I bought a Pasquali 997 with a front end loader in October 2007. I’ve got the engine (Ruggerini (92/2 35 hp) torn apart at the moment as I am soon to receive some parts from Jack at American Pasquali. ( http://pasqualitractor.com/page.php?2 )
The rest of the machine will get a going over to fix/tweak/take a look at things in the very near future. The way these are built is amazing….very substantial…a Pasquali tractor makes Kubota tractors look like they were built by MTD. I only wish there was more of a network of them here in the US. Most internet searches turn up precious little. Any problems I’ve have so far with the machine have been my own doing….long story there… I’ve managed to change every filter (and added a few) on the machine over to commonly available (Baldwin’s etc.). I machined an adapter so that the engine filter is the same as my pickup truck. I also converted the tachometer from the mechanical drive to electric. I have a set of mismatched agricultural type tires on it at the moment...two brand new fronts are 9.5 X 16 and the rear are well worn / dry rotted 7.5 x 16. When I start to mow this summer I was planning on making adapters to mount 6 bolt Chevy truck rims…as I have a real nice set with tires just doing nothing…. So far I intend to keep the electrical charging system as is. I believe it is only about 200 watts…ok for charging the battery…but in the winter I plan to snow plow and I need lots of lights to keep from getting run over by the big town plows when I’m out on the street. At the first hiccup on the original charging system I’m planning to change over to a belt driven Delco… The starter on this is a real beauty…it’s a Magneti Marelli and looks to be bullet proof. I do believe there is a Bosch that will also bolt up in its place…if there was ever a need.
I know there has been some effort to get a forum going for Pasquali tractors but there does not seem any place to anchor it…maybe here?
Lots of Pasquali pictures… http://www.farmphoto.com/FPv2/forum.aspx?fid=206