I'm helping my brother-in-law (I hope, anyway), by getting the AC d1X up-and-running, replacing belts/hoses/wires and whatever. (He got it from my brother who got it from my brother-in-law who got it from HIS brother-in-law who got it from ...)
I suffer CRS and although I think they said it's a D-17, I don't remember for sure, so my first question is, where do I find the model and s/n, and where can I go to find out what year it is? I poked around the archives a bit, and think it may even be a series II (If it is a d17) based on the fact that it has wheel weights.
It has a New Idea loader on it, just a drop-bucket, and I'm pretty sure THAT will be easy to figure out, but it has a lot more levers and things to push and pull than my 641 Ford, so I think that acquiring a manual would probably be a good idea. So the next question is, would an IT manual be sufficient, or would it be worth tracking down a re-print of an original owner or operator's manual?
I pulled the nose/radiator assembly off. Is that a power-steering unit there? Where does it get oil from, or do I add it up there, and if so, with what?
My brother hasn't used the tractor in 6-9 years, since he got his diesel International, which is why he sold it, just to keep it from setting up. I think he had trouble starting it, and I can see that he would because the battery cables seem too light for a 6-volt system.
My part of the project is just to get it starting/running/charging reliably, and make sure the lights work, but it has these interesting "options", so I won't be able to resist the urge to play, too, and I would like to know whatever I can about the toy, so thanks for any help you can give.