What about the “MT”?

  The John Deere model “M” Tricycle (narrow) front is an interesting tractor.  I found one for sale up in the Waterloo, Iowa area so decided to go take a look.  It was running with a little smoke, and really only needed to be cleaned up and a new set of front tires.  I bought it and brought it home.  There were a few unoriginal parts that were an easy fix, and a big job of cleanup after years of oil and dirt accumulation.  I did not need to open the engine since it was running OK, and that was a big help.  I did strip it down and get all the dirt and rust off, and then a good coat of primer.  Also did not need too much tin work, since everything was pretty straight.  The tool box on the side was from a Fordson, so it had to come off!  After a good cleanup, she was ready for a new paint job.  She also needed new seat cushions and a new steering wheel.  The muffler was replaced and a few other minor parts.  The fluids were changed and she was almost as good as new.  I did put an electronic ignition in and she always started right up.  Also I found a 2 bottom plow for this tractor that had already been restored.   After showing her off for a couple of summers and an appearance at the Iowa State Fair, I sold the “MT” to a man from southern California.  Now the little “MT” is warm the whole year long.


                                                           1950 JD “MT”

                                      The JD “MT” at the Iowa State Fair


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