The tractor is down for the count right now. I was cutting along like nobody's business and next thing I know I see smoke! I knew right away from the smell that it was a belt. I hit the switch and turned it off. Poor thing had to stay in the field all night.
Now it is parked by the hitching post and it has been torn down somewhat. We had to cut the fan belt and remove the fan. the fan locked up. Apparently it is supposed to have grease in it. It had some hard globs in it. Pat worked on it and it is turning freely now. Now we need some grease to pack in it and hopefully it will be ready to go again. I helped remove the fan but my main job has been giving the tractor a blow job. I have been using the air compressor and blowing out the stopped up vanes that surround the radiator. You would not believe how much stuff has been packed in there. Pat said that he has never done that. He would blow off the grill but never did he remove the grill and get down to the nitty gritty. I can tell you, it was GRITTY!
We need to get a new muffler for it also. I would also like to get some paint, Farmall Red, and paint it. Decals would be nice also but I believe they may be rather high dollar items.
Tomorrow is Saturday. I hope that this is a good weekend. I need a good weekend.