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#1 Tallbald OFFLINE  

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 07:05 AM

I posted a detailed "who I am and why I'm here" introduction in the general section. I want to share photos here though of my L185 that I shall bring home and restore into a tractor for me, "that crazy fella who drives his tractor and cart around in the neighborhood waving at folks".

Thanks. Don

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 07:19 AM

Don, that tractor looks to be in good shape. Just a bit of normal wear and tear. Looking forward to seeing your restoration! 


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 07:23 AM

Nice tractor to start on, Don! That hood looks like it might be fun to straighten out.


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 07:36 AM

Welcome aboard Don, sounds like you found a home enjoy.


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 07:53 AM

Thank you all. The front bumper was bent when I bought her in 2004. According to the man I bought her from, the second owner, his Dad ran into a tree while mowing. I dread working to straighten it. I'd like it right. I'm sure it's been done and will have to read some more. Don


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 08:35 AM

She looks like a clean, solid machine, Don. Some cleaning and a bit of tin knocking will make a big difference appearance-wise. Thanks for the pics!


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 01:28 PM

Thank you for the kind words. I'm on a limited budget and will need to do all the work I possibly can myself. I believe she's a solid tractor, and I do know the history of her ownership before me ( two different physicians who had her picked up, serviced and returned to them routinely). And she's been cared for mechanically if not cosmetically since she's been out on loan from me. When work begins I of course will share photos and findings. As well as ask a lot of questions no doubt. Don


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 01:31 PM

Thanks to all. Don


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 04:36 PM

 "that crazy fella who drives his tractor and cart around in the neighborhood waving at folks".​

 

Hey, I resemble that remark!


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Posted November 30, 2015 - 05:19 PM

I have learned that the two worst people for mechanical equipment are pilots and doctors in that order! Nice tractor good luck with the refurbishing. We would all be willing to help with any info and assistance from what I have witnessed on this forum! Lots of really great guys and gals here, they have never let me down.
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Posted December 04, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Looks like the tractor has very good possibilties for sure! More sheet metal and far less plastic compared to the newer models.


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