Been out working on demo of the camper and mowing the grass driveway at my property the last couple of days. Today we were supposed to be building a temporary shelter for the tractors and some materials. Well to say the least the Fordson didn't want to start. The Fordson was parked right where I wanted to build the shelter. So I grab the cables start the 8N and hook them to the batteries. Nope, and the 8N has a brand new battery. So I grabbed another new battery and ran it down. The whole time it would get a couple of burps and just stop. The engine requires 700 cranking amps so I jumped the two new batteries together with the same results; a good fast crank with a hit and miss firing then nothing. Ok, fine, let the darn thing sit dead, I'll tow it out. Well may physics be damned, all the 8n could do was dig ruts while getting nowhere fast. A word to the wise, don't buy a pre glow plug era diesel tractor unless you have a shop you can work on it in. So now it's hours later and I'm sitting on my deck back at home writing this down to show some of the bad that comes with the good. We did manage to place a trail cam for security and did some more exploring. Everything is greening up nicely and field flowers are starting to make an appearance. As for the Fordson it'll be picked up by my buddy and taken to his lot where it'll be sold or sent to auction. The front end loader will be moved to my John Deere 2510 painted to match and put to work.
Now for something fun.....https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOe5VtW5uo