Friday night, the neighbor and my husband headed south to my brother-in-laws rental farm (that would be a farm he is renting, not a large place to rent things) My husband said the despite the rotten rim,
it rolled right up onto the trailer. I know it is hard to tell, but the picture above is of the rotten rim. It is nasty looking in person. So does the seat.
This tractor has been sitting in an open field for at least 24 years. My husband and the neighbor from across the way were quick to get it running.
The mason jar is original.
Did I mention it had a hand crack starter?
My husband had it running, started for the first time in 24 years, by the evening. Now to find a new rim, a manifold, clean out the gas tank, buy some arms, and we are good to go.