To me, the wire seems not related to your problem. It might be the wire for a third function.
Once you say it's cranking, then you say it's not. What does it?
You may have at least one or more shorted out glow plugs. That's why it throws the fuse. Did you repeated glow plug cycling with your...
Why would you play with a propane tank? Go to a wrecker and get an air tank off a semi truck. All kind of shapes and sizes are available with standard connections for air lines present. They run on higher pressures than your domestic shop compressor will provide.
And no, they do not explode...
No option for the shuttle. Except you go up to a bigger series.
It has the turn buckle style stabilizers. I personally prefer that style over a pin system.
I'm not changing attachments every day or multiple times a day. The non extendable links should not be a problem for me.
To the previous...
I had a chance to look at a 5080D.
At some point, it's a budget tractor. But in many points they are different from other budget tractors.
No other tractor that I searched had real 4 wheel brakes.
The front axle itself is immense.
Radial tires at a decent size and no cutting wheels at the...
Did the Deutz have a loader installed when you looked at it? Where was the loader joystick mounted? I found some pictures where the joystick was mounted on the side of the dash.
I found out Deutz has manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia. Would be interesting what's on the ID plate.