|Old 'Horse Harrow' brought back to life. |
That's an old horse harrow that me and 'number one' son rescued yesterday. I painted it up about 12 years ago and used it for a garden ornament. The old lever was ceased and the spades, blades (what they called?) wouldn't turn. Number one soon got it working. He's now in the process of welding a three point linkage to fit on 'Anna Ford' my Ford 3000. You can see her back wheel in the picture complete with spike. I adore my little tractor but the silage bales are getting far too big for her to manage. So we have been looking for something bigger for a while. Last Saturday morning we went 'tractor searching'. Below is our new arrival on the farm.
|'Maggie' our new tractor. She's a Ford 4000 and was built in about 1968. A lot of these tractors are being renovated and shipped to the developing Third World. They want the Ford 5000 more than any other tractor because they are four cylinders and more powerful. It's also relatively simple to make new parts for the Ford and Massey Ferguson tractors. We still can't change the date on the digital camera. Did I tell you the story of when I went to Argos in Killarney and bought the 'digital' camera and I asked the woman on the counter in all seriousness:|
"What film does it take?"
Any road. That's number one son taking 'Maggie's' roof off and cab. She's now minus mudguards and inside the shed. Number one son's got his 'renovation' project and I'm minus a lot of beer tokens. I sold two cattle last week and they paid for the new tractor. So at least we have no finance to find every month. Will post more renovation pictures over next few weeks.
Anybody else renovating any farm machinery?