- Jun 4, 2005
- Getting old. Sold the ranch. Sold the tractors. Moved back to the city.
My thoughts were going up a set of ramps with 1950's brakes on a half running tractor. Sounds like your truck is lower at 37" than I would have imagined.
Correct. That NPR uses 16" rims to keep the bed low.
I'm restoring a 1951 Minneapolis Moline BF tractor down to the nut and bolt level
and I spent a good deal of time relining the brakes and getting the linkage working correctly. My tractor club requires a brake inspection for insurance purposes before allowing one of these old babies to participate in club functions.
Of course, one of the reasons I got the NPR is to haul old tractors that I find on CL etc. back to my shop for restoration. As you say, these could be half running (or completely dead) and the brakes could be garbage. That's why I'll install that 9000 lb winch on the bed.