Posted 5/26/2023 20:47 (#10245026 - in reply to #10244873) Subject: RE: Farmall h as a first tractor
Sanilac Co. Michigan
My very first, all my own, tractor was a 41 wide front H that was frozen up, had a worn out clutch, no electric start, just magneto and Armstrong starter. Around 1972 and it was free to drag home. Learned how to do a complete overhaul and found out you could replace the whole clutch without splitting. I think at the time I had maybe $120 in it including an auto part store valve and head grinding! Couple gallons of IH red paint, a fine textured paint brush and TSC decals and I was one proud teenager! Ha, that was back when you could walk to the back of TSC and buy all the stuff in stock and off the shelf!
Had it for many years and used it for most everything. Used it for baling and that was a huge mistake I only did once. If you're intent is to bale with it get that out of your mind. Find anything else, a 66 or 77 Oliver, even a WD Allis that's got some kind of live power feature. That or buy it and look for a baler with an engine mounted on it, but cross that tractor off your list as possible baler tractor.