Montana based Metal Fabrication Shop located in the Bitterroot Valley.
I've kept an eye open for old tractors, mostly John Deere, and one Allis-Chalmers to restore. I still use them around the property cutting wood, spreading gravel, moving snow, etc.
My John Deere 40.
My John Deere 50 with a rear blade I built for the 3 point to plow snow, keep the driveway and road maintained and so forth.
My John Deere 60. This was the very first tractor I ever bought. This is what it looked like when I bought it in South Dakota.
My John Deere 60 after it was restored. I built a loader and bucket for it to move gravel, sand and wood chips.
My John Deere 70 (Gas model). It was in pretty bad shape when I brought it home.
The John Deere 70 Gas tractor after I got it fixed up and painted.
My John Deere 70 Diesel. The worst one I've ever restored. It was a money pit!
The John Deere 70 Diesel after the engine overhaul, 4 new tires, narrow front end, paint, hydraulic system repair, power steering repair, flywheel repair, a new block, and 50 other things!
My John Deere 80. It's pulling a 10 ft. tandem disk I built back in 2015.
My John Deere A. It hadn't ran in about 10 years before I bought it.
My John Deere D. It's great for pulling logs and I've plowed with it a few times. Wonderful tractor.
My John Deere MC (Crawler). It was in bad, bad, shape when I bought it.
The John Deere MC Crawler after restoration. I built a new front blade for it and put new hydraulic cylinders on it.
My Allis Chalmers WD-45 tractor. Engine was siezed, tires were shot and it hadn't ran in years.
The WD 45 after restoration. I converted it to a narrow front end and built a 3 pt. hitch for the Snap Coupler.
A 1/3 scale baler I built. It makes bales 12" long x 6" x 8" and you pull it behind a lawn mower. Painted in the John Deere theme.
A John Deere # 44 plow before getting restored.
The 2 bottom plow after getting painted, new tires and coulter wheels.
A gas powered bandsaw that goes on the back of a tractor on the 3 point. I can cut firewood branches and logs with it instead of using a chainsaw.
The 3 pt. saw in action behind the John Deere 70 tractor. There is an article on this build if you go to www.farmshow.com and search for 3 pt. bandsaw.
I built a box scraper ( 6 ft. wide) to use behind one of the tractors to keep the road and driveway maintained.
My John Deere # 39 Sickle bar mower I restored.
My John Deere # 8 Sickle bar mower after restoring and painting it. It's mounted on the '50'
A 2 bottom plow I rebuilt and repainted. It's mounted on the Allis Chalmers tractor in this photo.
My custom fabricated ATV cart built in Oct. 2019.
I use this cart around the weld shop to haul out scrap iron, haul firewood, take out ashes and it seems to work great.