I wasn't looking to get anymore tractors but this one came up unexpectedly, I originally bought it in a package deal with 4 tractors and sold it a while back. Last week I found it was for sale and decided to buy it back. It is more or less complete and has no attachments with it.
This tractor was made July 28th 1970 according to the serial #
Has Elec-Trak tires on it.
Comes with an Original cover.
It is in good shape as far as rust goes, most are rusted bad in the rear battery box area. This one only has 3 small holes in it.
The wiring however is a mess, has no charger, some battery cables are missing and the are lots of cut, taped wires in it.
Here's what the early electronics look like that were used in this tractor.
This is what they call the Toaster, resistors in the speed control circuits.
It is possible, parts are available to fix the original, "electro mechanical" or "click-clack controller", but you will spend time, $$$ and probably always be fixing it.
What I got this tractor for, since it has a decent body, not needing a ton of work, is put a modern electronic controller and charger in it. Most of the rat's nest of wires will be removed by using the new controller, solves lots of problems.
This is just the start of the project and it's going to take a while but it is something that I want to do.