Tractor had a makeshift 3 point without a place for a toplink, pretty well junk and needing an aftermarket system. Sheetmetal was decent. Tires were holding air but all pretty well shot. The steering shaft came down along the engine up into the front somewhere in front of the radiator. I started it up and it seemed to run ok but the steering was very tough even with the tractor running. What is the dipstick type thing that stands up vertically between the front grill and radiator? How come down on the tricycle front end about 1/4 way down it has a 1/8" pipe plug in it? I take it has manual steering?
Is the serial number cast into the flange on the bellhousing on the carburetor side of the engine? That is the only # I could find on the tractor and it was like so: D17 19964. The decals said series IV and it had 2 M&W high compression piston stickers on it.
What do you think?