Today we had a new member join our family.
We had been contemplating buying a tractor as we are going to need one eventually on our 18 acres. With so much brush to clear between the trees we thought about buying a billy goat brush cutter, but once the brush is cut there won’t be much use for that. So, we came across a great deal on this little beauty.
Its a 1985 John Deere model 850. 25 HP two wheel drive with a three point hitch.
It needs a little love, but since I was a diesel mechanic in the Marines I can handle anything that comes up.
It needs a new starter (current one works but is a bit wonky), a new muffler (rusted out), and two new front tires (a little dry for).
Other than it starts and purrs like a kitten. We started touching up the faded paint just for fun and because I still had a can of JD green spray paint in the shop.
So this will make clearing and working a whole lot faster, and we would need one eventually so here we go. The Lord provided the deal as we were trying to plan things out. The price was really good and really….who doesn’t love a tractor. Btw, Maria named her Debbie Deere…