My name is Venda and I am from the Czech Republic.
I bought the Tractor Shibaura SD 2200 2 WD from a local dealer who sell used tractors.
When purchasing, dealer told me that if I buy the tractor in original condition with no repairs I canít get a warranty on its operation. The tractor has the original chassis parts, electrical system and bonnet.
Tractor was in great condition with 1850 operating hours. Vendor only changed the oil filling in engine and gearbox. He also replaced the oil filter, coolant and the battery 30Ah/12V. The engine heated-up, jumped after a few turns, gear change also does not cause any problems.
With just a few meters away I found it had a lot of play in the steering system. So I decided to repair the steering system. Iíve dismantled the steering, replaced bearings (DIN number 30206 J) and seals (40x62x8).
Because the tractor had no hitch, Iíve manufactured my own. Now I have two custom tow hitches (photo). Iíve collaborated with my son on the repairs, who designed the color change of the hood and refurbished chassis parts. You can judge for yourself if weíve succeeded. Take a look at the photos.