Thursday, July 2, 2015

JD 520

We have been restoring on a JD 520 for the month of June. I have built the engine, rebuilt the transmission shifter mechanism, rebuilt the carburetor, installed new tires, new battery box, new seat , new lights, new steering wheel, new radiator, new water pump, rebuilt the generator, new gauges, and various other parts.
Dale and I did the body work on the hood and grille, replaced the grille screens, and painted the tractor.
It cranked right up and ran nicely, the electrical was a little tricky to get working but everything works good now. We only burnt up one wire when the original switch shorted out. Pictures are on our Facebook page  Southeast Tractor Parts. Take a look there are pictures showing the whole process.

Eric Benton, Southeast Tractor Parts, Fixing them one at the time!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Some time later, June 5 of 2015!

I read an article out of the Wall Street Journal on consumer spending. He was (tongue in cheek) asking why were Americans not doing their part to stimulate the economy.  I think everyone knows why. People have less spending money today than they did several years ago. Health costs are higher, Taxes are higher, the cost of living is higher, everything is higher except our paycheck!

Eric at Southeast Tractor Parts  Living Day to Day