I believe I posted about my 1959 John Deere 95 when I bought it a while back and I said I would post more pictures when I got it home. Well I have had it home for several weeks now and I kept forgetting to post pictures.
The first pictures are of the swather trailer that I borrowed to haul the combine, it was terribly and wide a hassle to pull. The combine was about a foot to long but we were able to squeeze it on. Loading was easy with their New Holland tractor, we were able to pull it right onto the trailer.
Once it was home we used our little Kubota (20hp) and pulled the combine off the trailer and into a driveway at the end of the property. The other day I used the Kubota again and pulled the combine up closer to the house where it would be easier to work on due to easier access of tools and electricity.
I cleaned the carb, sanded the points and put on a small gas tank to test it since the tank on the combine is half full of 15 year old gas. I filled the cylinders full of oil a couple days before and the old combine was ready to start. I had to prime the carb a little with some gas but the old thing fired right up and it runs like a new machine. I didn't even half to make adjustments on the carb.
I let it run for a minute or two then shut it down and I started greasing everything. After it was all greased I fired it up again and then ran it through all of it's motions. Everything seems to be working and now I need to replace the back tires and clean the gas tank.
A friend of mine wants to see it cut so he said to bring it over next week when his wheat is ready and we will give it a go.
I am hoping to use this combine next year for cutting my Organic Old Fashion Turkey Red Wheat, I'm hoping to get it planted this fall.