I just got home from work, and again.. I've spooted another tractor on the side of the road that needed 'smelling'.
This one was full grown.. Fiat.. dual rears, 4 remotes, cat 2 hitch, full enclosed cab, ac, 2wd, PS. Painted orange sheet metal, white chassie. I couldn't find a serial number or model number on the machine anywhere. I could make out one decal in the operators cabin.. was written in another language.. so I'll gues imported model?
I had a little 5' box blade attatched to the back of it.. looked real funny, as this tractor is the size of ..oh.. roughly a ford 8000 or so.. maybee a 7000 series... or at least inbetween.
Can anyone even vebture to guess at what model this might be .. any ideas are appreciated. Sign said ran good, cold ac. I didn't see any leaking diesel or oil / hyd fluid under the machine. Some of the operators cabin is in disaray.. like the foam insulation on the roof is a bit rough.. it once had a radio and has been removed.. seat needs re-upholstered.
It appears to be missing quite a few running lights.. though all the sheet metal is straight.. no direct collisions with trees I guess. Had a massive weight plate holder at the front.. must have held 10 large suitcase weights.
Ironically when i told my wife about it.. she said.."now thats a tractor, I might even learn to drive .. cab and ac...
so there I am... I can't get here near my NH 1920, ford 8n or NAA, JD B, or my IH cub.. yet the last two HUGE tractors I looked at ( a ford 8000 earlier this year ) and this fiat she gets interested in...Go figure... I don't even have a trailer big enough to haul this beast.. I'm guessing it is about 4 - 4.5 tons..... and not only that...I've only got 13.2 ac anyway... I can see the neighbors now.. they'll think I've flipped If I came pulling up in that thing with say. a 10, 12, or 15' mower on it. I guess it ~would~ cut my mowing time down from 5 hours to uh.. 2 hours?.. I'm not sure whether this is an absurd thought.. or one of those good deals... etc.. any of y'all get the idea that I got too much sun this summer?