I am a member of our local Fire Dept. We are a paid on call Fire Dept. ran basically as a volunteer service with the exception of getting a stipend per run and for training. We are fortunate to have a budget that will allow this. That being said our "payroll" is set up so that we make runs and training all year and get one check. And it happens at or last fiscal business meeting on the third Monday in November. This is very nice timing as I'm sure you would agree.
Normally this check goes to make a nice Christmas for everyone. Well this year old Dad is getting in on things. Earlier this summer a local fella saw me outside piddling on the JD 345 with my other toys out in the driveway. He stops and asks me if I would be interested in another tractor. To which I replied "Does a fat baby fart?" A trip by his place a day or two later reveal this JD 110 of 1964 vintage as best as I can tell. It came with a sleeve hitch and a tiller. He named his price and I told him that if it was still around in November I would be by. Well it was and I did.
He went through it front to back as he put it, painted it and put fresh rubber on it(which still has the whiskers on them). His son had gotten into these and he decided he wanted one too. He said the transfer case was leaking at the wheel seals so he parked it. Then came along the grandkids. They where playing around on it steering and shifting while it was not running. Next thing he knows the transfer case appears to be in two gears or something as it is locked up. Figuring I would have to open the transfer case to replace the seals anyway I'm not to concerned about this (hope that faith in not unfounded). It came with the tiller pictured. It appears to be free and with a little appropriately place lubricant should work just fine. All things considered I feel I am all right on this deal as the selling price was $400.00 for the lot. The picture of the tractor is from this summer and the tiller pics are from last night.
Edited by Nxt2doc, November 18, 2015 - 09:58 AM.