So, I have some dumb questions about getting this thing out of the shed and to it's new home.
The plow is currently resting on the ground, and since it doesn't run, I can't really raise it. Is this simply a matter of lifting it and chaining it up?
I am assuming that the best way to get it out of it's current spot is a chain and the truck in 4 low? The area in front of the building is grass and uphill slightly. Unfortunately, we don't have another tractor available to pull it with, so that just leaves us with the wifes Pathfinder, since my 2wd F-250 is useless on anything but level, flat ground. Pretty confident it will be able to pull it out of there once we air the tires up.
Now, for what I fear will be the worst part. Getting it up on the trailer. I have a couple of ideas here:
1) Come-along on the front of the trailer to pull it up. My shoulder does not like this option one bit.
2) Attach a pulley to the front of the trailer, run a cable to the front of the tractor, then the other end to the truck pulling at 90 degrees to the trailer. Would have to make sure everyone is WAY out of the way of the cable in case of failure.
3) Pull the tractor up on a hill a bit, put the trailer downhill from it, use the hill to roll it on the trailer. This isn't as drastic as it sounds, it won't be a bonzi run to the trailer, think a more gentle slope.
I really think i will end up with a combination of 2 and 3, but I suspect that we will just have to think creatively and use what we have.
If worse comes to worse, I can borrow a roll back from a family friend, but I really hate to do that unless all other options fail.
I really have no use for some of the implements. This project is more of a sentimental one for the wife than expecting to end up with a tractor I expect to "farm" with. So the plow, for example, is not of much use to me. Is there much of a market for these? Couple of the replies seemed to think the 2 way plow was a bit of a find.
Her attachment is more to her great grandpa's tractor than the bits attached to it. We are hoping to get it running and such this winter/next spring to be able to run it in the Strawberry Festival parade. This may be a bit too optimistic of a goal, but we can try.
Looks like worst case scenario for the engine itself is re-sleeving, which really simplifies thing in a way. Turns it into more of a parts change than having to send things out to the machine shop and such. Wife is already asking for sandpaper to start on the hood.
Reckon this also gives me a reason to obtain, build a sandblasting rig, which also means a bigger air compressor. Ah, let the money hemmoriging begin!
Sorry for the rambling. Just happy to have found this and have a chance to get it back running and let her family see the old family tractor up and running again.