I said the Cub Cadet was going to be the last tractor ..... I was reminded to day that I had committed to another and that I should hold true to my word. As my conscience was bothering me about the commitment I said yes I did and went tonight to get the National Walking Tractor. I didn't have to go far for it as it was in the back shed. It has been there for a very long time. We used it for many many years and then we put it away and I kind of forgot about it. My brother got it for us at a garage sale one day about 15 years ago. It served us well all around the yard and don't really know why we stopped using it. My wife ( and task manager) reminded me the other day and again yesterday and today that I had said I would get it going again for her. So tonight I took it to the garage and started the restoration of it. Not sure where to begin but I started by taking it apart. To my surprise all the bolts, screws, and cotter pins came out in good condition. Got to where there was to many mosquitoes out for me and it was getting cold. Supposed to get down to 29 again here tonight in Northern Michigan so I called it a night. Hope I can get it going again so the wife can use it. That will make her happy.
Time to watch the ball game and have a cool drink while I contemplate the restoration. Thanks for reading and I will let you know how it goes. Roger
Wait, What, Huh you guys want to see pictures, ya don't think I have it, Oh so it ain't so unless there are pictures, Ok if you insist here are some before and while starting the tear-down pics.
Pic of the motor ( ha, ha )
As a side note, I found out that theses are still being made in Lincoln Nebraska. Stll neat looking little sprinklers. thanks. Roger