Intent is huge in the eyes of the law. I dont think there is a court in the land that would do a thing to you if you moved the tractor to a better storage location and protected it from weather, and then tried to become the lawful owner of the tractor. You are preserving the condition of the tractor, not "hiding it" so it wouldnt be considered theft. Remember, intent.
If you have the means, haul it home and put it in a shed to protect it. You can worry about the details of ownership, bankrupcy, the land the tractor was on has been sold and all the other things later. Like has been said, sometimes these things take time and it may even turn out that you are the only one in the world that cares about that tractor. Take it home and protect it...
Once that is done its probably best to just wait things out, although if your father hasnt filed bankrupcy you might want to buy the tractor from him and get a bill of sale. It may turn out it has a clouded title but you can worry about that later when you find out for sure if the tractor was used for a loan.
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