I might have a chance to buy a D4-12. I did have a small picture of it but I lost it now, so unfortunately I have none to show. The owner claims that the tractor is in decent shape but the gears in the transmission are bad. He took it on trade for something years back and couldn't give me any other details on it. I did not see any headlights on it, and I wasn't able to see the front end to know if the grille emblem was there.
I know of very few of these tractors in this area and they have always interested me. I thought his asking price was high, but he did seem willing to negotiate. Just wondering if anyone can tell me the basics on this model, if there is a common issue that causes the rear-end to fail, and if used parts can be found anywhere. I saw a rough salvaged Bush Hog with no engine for sale at a show last summer but didn't pay it much mind. Starting to wish I did now. I'd like to have one someday, just not sure this is one to go for.
Along with exhaust shields and headlight parts, I understand grille emblems seem to be the hard to find item. Has anyone thought about finding a way to reproduce them? I don't know much about making molds, but it seems like it wouldn't be too difficult to do something like this for those that are missing them.