JD Engine Swap – ‘Dirty’ Deere

I’m really impressed with Clay’s engine swap, he’s successfully swapped the good engine in the grasshopper, Kubota 25hp diesel, into the John Deere. There was almost an issue with the driveshaft, but he was able to machine new holes for the mount. All of the electrical had to be reconnected/rewired. Too many switches. John DeereContinue reading “JD Engine Swap – ‘Dirty’ Deere”

Growing Garden & Chickens

Just some garden and chicken photos. We’ve taken a tractor break to work on some items around the farm as well as swap a zero-turn mower engine. The grasshopper is, well, dead, the axle sheared in half. So we’ve swapped the engine into a JD 757 Zero-turn which we picked up for cheap. When ClayContinue reading “Growing Garden & Chickens”

Massey 2135 Industrial Diesel

The last of our tractor purchases for now, with everything else in various states of restoration. The Massey Ferguson 2135 was the industrial version of the model 135 agricultural tractor. 42 Engine HP. It can use both a front end loader and a backhoe attachment.¬†Perkins 2.5L 3-cyl diesel engine, Currently restoring Farmall M, Ford 4000,Continue reading “Massey 2135 Industrial Diesel”

Farmall M 1953

Both Fords – 2000 and 4000 are well on their way to running this weekend, with the Ford 4000 ready to start this week. We were trying to buy a Minneapolis Moline UTU 1950, but it needed tires, and sheet metal. So, that is over $2100¬†including purchase price, before we even try to get itContinue reading “Farmall M 1953”

Homestead updates

Little homestead update, tractors are still in progress – photos of those later this week. We are racing the south’s summer heat, every weekend is a work weekend until we can work no more. Landscaping on side of the house – pavers need a little leveling out but otherwise, hooray, this is done finally. OfContinue reading “Homestead updates”

“Donkey” Mule and Chickens

So I come home from work last week after a particularly challenging day and what is in our driveway? At the time, I believed it was a donkey, just standing there in the driveway with our gate closed. On the gate is a note, stating “our donkey got out and they locked it up forContinue reading ““Donkey” Mule and Chickens”