Phil and I was waiting to load outside EMR metals Smethwick. Phil was out the cab talking to Alan, another driver at Holloways, I noticed a Transit recovery vehicle turn into EMR with this tractor sat on the back. I banged the window an pointed. Phil looked where I was pointing an shot off in hot pursuit. I watched him in discussion with driver an next minute they was lifting it off the back an Phil was pushing it round by the weighbridge. I looked at Alan an he was laughing his head off. Phil then shot back to the lorry all excited an Said "Guess how much I bought it for?" I said Pass, Phil then Shouted "£20". I was amazed.
But then I thought.... WHO'S GERNER BE WORKING ON IT?
A big thank you go's to Matt Holloway who very kindly lent us the works pickup to collect it an bring it back to the yard.
The back axle needs to be removed to fit the belt over the rear pulley. I first took off the grass deflector that hangs under the back axle. Then undo the 4 bolts holding the back axle. Oh yer plus the four bolts of the two front brackets. Two of the bolt on the front brackets were holding the grass deflector on, so I already had removed them. Oh having a Brummie screw driver (A hammer)nearby is always handy.
Ahh a comfy seat to relax after all that work I have done.
Two Jobs that was done after Phil bought it was a new bit of rubber fuel pipe between the tank an the carburettor, cuz the old one was like a tea bag...
"IT LET THE PETROL FLOOD OUT!"
I also had to buy a new battery, the original one the plates had broken up inside.
Phil has allsorts of stuff he collected over the years, he had bangon the right size bit of rubber.
I placed the old bit on top an marked it out.
Another part arrived, A powered sweeper grass box. Purchased off ebay but it has a problem, its slightly seized.
The fold over clips that hold it to the back of the tractor were seized up number one. A dose of penetrating fluid an my small prise bar loosened a bit.
Aswell as the idler pulleys.