Monday, March 26, 2007

Tractor Purchase

We have made the plunge and bought a tractor. Here are the relevant specifications:

2001 John Deere Model 4500 MFWD w/342 hours of use
39 hp, 4 cylinder diesel, 35 hp PTO & 3-pt hitch
12/12 Glide Shift Transmission with Power Reverser
Front End Loader and Backhoe
5' Brush Hog

Bought it--can you believe this?--off e-Bay. It was being sold by a used tractor dealer in Connecticut, and we arranged for a shipping company to haul it here. Bought it on a Monday, it arrived in the morning of the following Thursday.

Ground is too wet to drive it around the farm and start working. Not to mention that it came with no manuals so we are not sure how to use it beyond what was necessary to drive it into the barn. More pictures, hopefully of it being used, are forthcoming.