Fixing up the Abandoned Vintage Tractor and putting it to work

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The rescued David Brown-25 is in rough shape, the exhaust manifold is badly rusted, the oils are full of water and the filters haven't been changed this decade. So I'll do some maintenance / repairs and get it back to work

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  • Thành Nguyễn Tiến
    Thành Nguyễn Tiến2 timer siden

    Nghe không hiểu nhưng thấy cảm phục, chỉ có những thợ máy yêu nghề mới làm được điều này

  • Brian Smith
    Brian SmithDag siden

    Is all that rusted metal non-structural?

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    10 minutter siden

    The most vulnerable part of a tractor re rust is the "tinwork" i.e. the mudguards, footplates (under the pedals), the hood and the seat, Everything else metal is very thick...except in this case the actual rear wheel rims are heavily corroded and that is a very important "structural" member...which is why Marty says he is not pushing the tractor with hard work and is looking to replace the rims...

  • Austin Shackles
    Austin ShacklesDag siden

    from what I recall, my 25 had a sort of hemispherical metal covers on the gear levers. Might be wrong though. The gear levers were free to spin, they didn't have pin to locate them unlike the angled one on the grey fergie.

  • MrZielonyzx
    MrZielonyzx2 dager siden

    I think this was set up before - since you got all pressure tires in all weels after all those years

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    Dag siden

    @MrZielonyzx We planted it there about 3 months before. I flew the helicopter that dropped in into the blackberries. The paint looked like it was just a few months old then and the tyres were just inflated. Is that what you wanted to hear ? Marty has told the story, how long it had been there, how it got there, how he was given it etc. This is New Zealand, not fakeland.

  • MrZielonyzx

    MrZielonyzx

    2 dager siden

    @Paul Hitchcock OK no problem Tractor had to be there only for few years and well maintained before

  • Paul Hitchcock

    Paul Hitchcock

    2 dager siden

    You need to concentrate on what is said in the commentary. The tyres were filled with water which, seemingly, is not uncommon with tractors.

  • Caleb Dean
    Caleb Dean3 dager siden

    What are you going to do about the rust paint over it

  • Joe_ the_mower_man
    Joe_ the_mower_man4 dager siden

    For tractor tires, until you see cracks large enough to stick a Phillips screw driver in them there not worth replacing just because of dry rot

  • xixraymondxix
    xixraymondxix4 dager siden

    Something tells me this tractor was completely rusted over and someone slapped a thick coat of red paint over it. The paint shouldn't be in such good shape if the metal is that corroded.

  • Mikey PNZ
    Mikey PNZ4 dager siden

    Where did you get the new oil filter from? I'm in Feilding and we are acquiring a cropmaster 25.

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    Dag siden

    @Mikey PNZ Has the tank got two caps ? My petrol 25 is the same as Marty's. Both are Petrol only and with the 25 they only had a single cap. The 25 TVO/Petrol would have two caps along with other differences discussed here. That engine would have similar internals to yours but there were differences with the petrol engines over the years. You shouldn't have to spend much to get yours going. Parts are available in the UK but freight is always expensive and of course very slow these days.

  • Mikey PNZ

    Mikey PNZ

    Dag siden

    @Kevin Smith Its a petrol one. it has the 25 on it. Single seat.

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    Dag siden

    @Mikey PNZ There was an engine for sale near you. $100 on Trademe, I think Palmerston North. He has other stuff there that would sort you out. You say Cropmaster 25 but they are different machines. The Cropmaster precedes the 25 but they share many, many parts. Is yours petrol or diesel etc ?

  • Mikey PNZ

    Mikey PNZ

    2 dager siden

    @Marty T Thanks Marty. How did you work that part is the right one? We are going to need a head gasket, rocker cover gasket. Maybe a piston and liner as one piston has water in it and it is seized. Working out if we can get these from somewhere before we start the project. The tractor is a DB25 single seat. Petrol tank is ok. It was my fathers tractor 20 years ago.

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    4 dager siden

    The Cropmaster is an earlier model than a 25. I have one of each, both petrol only models. There is very little difference between them but both did evolve over the years. The Cropmaster has a dual seat arrangement and you sit kinda side-saddle, the clutch pedal is over on the right side next to the brake.

  • Alejandro Meri
    Alejandro Meri5 dager siden

    18:15 Droopy Eye Red

  • Ricky Tart
    Ricky Tart6 dager siden

    Much enjoyed...Thanks for sharing...

  • Xayde Meyers
    Xayde Meyers6 dager siden

    What a awesome little tractor and a good ending for it, but I hope to see more of it too

  • Robert Tolley
    Robert Tolley7 dager siden

    Spray wheels/ rims , wire brush, spray oil, then wheel bearing grease for ever

  • Tech Land
    Tech Land7 dager siden

    Tractors never seem to grow in my back yard

  • iDisOrder
    iDisOrder7 dager siden

    Please make more follow up videos on the work you do on this tractor. I'd love to see how you replace the water filled tires if you decide to do so

  • Maarten Bu
    Maarten Bu7 dager siden

    😍

  • Ad Harris
    Ad Harris8 dager siden

    Hey mate I noticed that you run a 78 Evinrude on your boat on previous video and was wondering what you think of it as I've just picked up a 77 115 V4 Evinrude

  • Ad Harris

    Ad Harris

    8 dager siden

    @Marty T cheers mate Ive been told that they're thirsty girls

  • Marty T

    Marty T

    8 dager siden

    I believe mine is 1991 model v4 90hp, probably much the same as yours. Its a guzzler as all those old 2 strokes are but It just keeps on going, waiting for it to die so we can buy a 4 stroke but it won't give up haha. You need to hold your tongue right to start them sometimes, push in the key to squirt fuel and pull the choke up till it fires

  • oldthudman
    oldthudman8 dager siden

    Need to get you some Kerosene (Diesel might work) to clean grease and grime off........Also EXXON/ESSO Varsol=Mineral Spirits=Paint thinner will too.

  • Rover Adventures
    Rover Adventures8 dager siden

    Don't have an ultrasonic cleaner....yet 😉. With your knack for finding things, you'll definitely get one soon im sure!

  • R3tr0hax Media Group
    R3tr0hax Media Group8 dager siden

    I see no issue with the exhaust being broken if anything it’s making more power

  • R3tr0hax Media Group

    R3tr0hax Media Group

    7 dager siden

    @Marty T Where I come from we do that to all of our motorized equipment you don’t need to worry about the fumes an the fire risk lol Also you’re a good NOlocalr because you’re read your comments like me good to see

  • Marty T

    Marty T

    7 dager siden

    Fire risk and fumes

  • Kyle
    Kyle8 dager siden

    this would be an awesome restore!!! all new paint etc would be sweet with a over haul !!

  • BrianRDub
    BrianRDub8 dager siden

    What is with New Zealand and abandoned equipment?

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    8 dager siden

    The old tractors are worthless for tax purposes...but farmers like to hang on to them "just in case the new one breaks down". Time passes...the owner loses interest...Marty says "I'll take that off your hands"...

  • RitzRT
    RitzRT8 dager siden

    Well done, M8! You got rather lucky that the engine/gearbox/hydraulics were all serviceable. I suspect it will clean up nicely with a walnut shell bead blasting, coat of paint, and some fresh rubber on the wheels. Projects like this are great fun and it's always nice to be able to salvage an old piece of history and put it back to work.

  • nevamind68 T
    nevamind68 T8 dager siden

    Onya mate, very proud smile at 16:27 👍🏾

  • Dan Q.
    Dan Q.8 dager siden

    Watching your wife drive reminded me of my young self driving one in the field during hay season.

  • luke duke
    luke duke8 dager siden

    really enjoy your videos do you sell what you have repaired or store the projects away

  • Lemons
    Lemons9 dager siden

    Have you considered draining the crank case and filling it with kerosene to clean it all up squeaky clean? Nothing gets gunk out of a motor quite like a few minutes of idle lubricated exclusively by kero!

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    8 dager siden

    Modern oils especially diesel oils with high detergency clean and lubricate. Just run it with a good oil, and change it after a short run...repeat until gunge has gone...

  • Cathy B
    Cathy B9 dager siden

    A tractor for the lady. Lovely. It suits her too!

  • Stephanie Descoteaux
    Stephanie Descoteaux9 dager siden

    Hi Marty please upload this amazing content to youmaker. Many people are leaving youtube.

  • Pearl Knittel
    Pearl Knittel9 dager siden

    What in the world do you do with all the tractors?

  • Marty T

    Marty T

    8 dager siden

    I plan to take this one to my water access property and use it to launch and retrieve the boat

  • Cody Barker
    Cody Barker9 dager siden

    Right to repair is such an great thing! So nice to see someone fixing and using abandoned machines. Good on ya! Love the old red tractor, such an amazing piece of history and built to last!

  • Paul Drinkwater
    Paul Drinkwater9 dager siden

    Best tractor made in Britain for the world export. David brown cropmaster 👍

  • Mustafa Bey
    Mustafa Bey9 dager siden

    professional scrap repairman :)

  • Matthew Sweet
    Matthew Sweet10 dager siden

    I'd like to see someone try and start a new John Deere after sitting outside in the elements for more than a couple years....better bring a laptop with new software!

  • Matthew Sweet
    Matthew Sweet10 dager siden

    How can anyone who turns a wrench not love an old workhorse tractor like this!!!

  • mark c
    mark c10 dager siden

    I never knew you could use gravy as a lubricant.

  • Darren Wallingford
    Darren Wallingford10 dager siden

    beautifull little tractor , good video

  • USAF 1999
    USAF 199910 dager siden

    I would love a restoration series on this thing. New parts, paint, the whole 9. It deserves it.

  • Arthur Kallansrud
    Arthur Kallansrud10 dager siden

    What part of New Zealand do you live

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    9 dager siden

    Marty and family live in the Marlborough Sounds, Nelson Province, top of the South Island.

  • jarrad carter
    jarrad carter10 dager siden

    That's rusted pretty good welllll let's not look to hard at that lol

  • GameFit
    GameFit10 dager siden

    how much is it worth in this state?

  • Marty T

    Marty T

    10 dager siden

    Around $750 nzd

  • Alex Teubert
    Alex Teubert10 dager siden

    Such a beauty. Great work as always!

  • Jack B
    Jack B10 dager siden

    It must be so cool just knowing how to do all these things, just being able to fix up a tractor all by yourself, being able to diagnose and fix everything.. incredible!

  • involved bystander
    involved bystander10 dager siden

    not bad.. not bad at all.. mighty fine in fact .

  • Papa
    Papa10 dager siden

    Love your videos! What do you do with all the fluids you drain off?

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    10 dager siden

    Reasonable drained oil= chain bar oil for chainsaws, or fence preservative, or mix with diesel as a metal preservative/antirust; awful stuff goes to recycling.

  • Benjamin Taylor
    Benjamin Taylor10 dager siden

    Wow, worst oil I've ever seen. Your tractor will love the fresh!

  • Erik Hoffa
    Erik Hoffa10 dager siden

    Lovely too see your wife participate and learning,,, important if something happens too you,,, 👍🥀

  • Graeme Jones
    Graeme Jones10 dager siden

    What do you want red roses are red tractor

  • Mums Stuff
    Mums Stuff10 dager siden

    Them wheels are destroyed mate. LMAO

  • Laz
    Laz10 dager siden

    Develop some mad skills in your life, Like Marty, and you too can have free stuff.

  • Richard M
    Richard M11 dager siden

    Marty I think your wife might keep it for herself

  • Mr.McGoover
    Mr.McGoover11 dager siden

    On the next episode of This Old Tractor, Marty will be fashioning from reclaimed steel a pair of matching foot plates and a battery tray for Old Red. Stay Tuned!

  • Mr.McGoover
    Mr.McGoover11 dager siden

    It's never good when your hydraulic/ gear case oil looks like white latex paint.. Lol!

  • xorbodude
    xorbodude11 dager siden

    What about the rusty wheels?

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    10 dager siden

    @Marty T Marty, you will have a variety of options. Your wheels are the earlier ones similar to those fitted to my Cropmaster. The 25 was more commonly fitted with the larger 6 bolt centre and 28" rim. They were used on David Browns from about 1953 to 59 on models such as 900 and 950. The later ones could also have wider rims. The 6 (outer) bolt rims were standardised so Ford and IH may have the same bolt pattern. If you wanted to go the other way, and find rims to fit your centres, I think you would be looking at Cropmaster wheels.

  • Marty T

    Marty T

    10 dager siden

    I will keep an eye out for a parts machine with better wheels..

  • xorbodude

    xorbodude

    11 dager siden

    And tyres

  • Otavio Camargo
    Otavio Camargo11 dager siden

    Parabéns você e muito bom no que faz

  • philip streechon
    philip streechon11 dager siden

    Marty watch this you should make one My Wood Splitter Doubles as a Backhoe! - Homemade DIY Wood Splitter Splits Large Rounds With Ease

  • Grayman423
    Grayman42311 dager siden

    Tractor earning it's keep, nice .

  • paulsautocm
    paulsautocm11 dager siden

    your little shed addition is really coming in handy, keep up the great work.

  • True Machine Automation
    True Machine Automation11 dager siden

    The ole tractor is earning its keep already!!! Nice Job!

  • space scope
    space scope11 dager siden

    I trinken i found my new favorite NOlocal channel

  • rick burris
    rick burris11 dager siden

    I was just wondering if in Australia if you see something just sitting there can you just go get it? I'm afraid in Oklahoma USA you would have to find the previous owners and get permission or they could come back and get it after all the work you put into it. There is no such thing as abandoned.

  • rick burris

    rick burris

    11 dager siden

    @Paul Hitchcock sorry about the location, don't think bad of me I am ignorant and thanks for the reply, I kinda thought that might be the case since he had the location but had to find it with a drone

  • Paul Hitchcock

    Paul Hitchcock

    11 dager siden

    As far as getting permission is concerned, he did just that. Actually this is New Zealand not Australia hence the lack of hazardous wildlife such as Funnel Web spiders.

  • Eoghan MacDonald
    Eoghan MacDonald11 dager siden

    Unpopular opinion: I hope he doesn’t restore it fully, they are only new once🙋🏻‍♂️

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    11 dager siden

    I doubt it will be restored. This is a working tractor besides there is no-one about to see it apart from the new owner, and Marty. There is a NOlocal clip of a TVO model 25C being restored in the UK. That one will get the full treatment.

  • Del Trusdell
    Del Trusdell11 dager siden

    Thank you for sharing your videos they’re GREAT reminds me of my projects.. I’m your neighbor in the Pacific Ocean 🌊 located in Hawaii. Hope to make it out there where you are sometime. Keep up the great work and be safe 🤙🏼ALOHA!!

  • The Milestone LP
    The Milestone LP11 dager siden

    I mean the filters probably havent been changed in this century.

  • Brian Jones
    Brian Jones11 dager siden

    To think - David Brown went from making tractors to running Aston Martin, with the DB series of models named after him, such as Bond's famous DB5 and the current DBX.

  • Dennis Adams
    Dennis Adams11 dager siden

    greetings Marty from Phelps KY USA

  • Yeshua is His name
    Yeshua is His name11 dager siden

    Not rusted out like the farmall

  • Stary Ciągnik TV
    Stary Ciągnik TV11 dager siden

    it was so poor, but now it looks amazing! I'm imressed:)

  • DusterNutbar
    DusterNutbar11 dager siden

    How’s that old camping trailer you got coming along?

  • joe prinsen
    joe prinsen12 dager siden

    all these places you go to look like prime weed growing land, Have you ever found anyones crops?

  • joe prinsen

    joe prinsen

    11 dager siden

    @Marty T haha nice. beautiful place nonetheless, reminds me of tassie.

  • Marty T

    Marty T

    11 dager siden

    Yes I can smell it a mile away on a hot day

  • Sean Workman
    Sean Workman12 dager siden

    Amazing that this stuff gets abandoned but how easily it can be brought back to life.

  • Sean Workman

    Sean Workman

    11 dager siden

    @Paul Hitchcock having salvaged a few boats I can't agree with you more.

  • Paul Hitchcock

    Paul Hitchcock

    11 dager siden

    Only ''easy'' if there is someone around with a deal of flair.

  • N1RKW
    N1RKW12 dager siden

    3:55 - And now we know where nougat comes from.

  • Jack Sasquatch
    Jack Sasquatch12 dager siden

    Lovely!

  • Logan C
    Logan C12 dager siden

    It's aaalliiiivvveeee!!!!

  • Richard Johnson
    Richard Johnson12 dager siden

    Makes his own gaskets? Oh be still my beating heart!!..lol

  • Richard Johnson
    Richard Johnson12 dager siden

    Oil filter was the best!!

  • JAMES Rivis
    JAMES Rivis12 dager siden

    The master at work...love it !!!!

  • gemar half ראובן
    gemar half ראובן12 dager siden

    I’m 14 from Israel after seeing your Videos you give me the desire to learn Mechanics and now after yer of hrs work ie finally complete to fix moped by myself thanks to you ( now in the corona home study ie work on engine mor then I learn sometimes ween I learn 😜)

  • Muharrem Dağ
    Muharrem Dağ12 dager siden

    Isn't it a crime to cut down trees where you live? This video won't be good if forest officials see it.

  • Muharrem Dağ

    Muharrem Dağ

    11 dager siden

    @John Smith My tractor fiat 55 46 87 model. And the girl you're 😍

  • Muharrem Dağ

    Muharrem Dağ

    11 dager siden

    @John Smith Thank you for the answer. You enlightened me. Thank you for the follow-up.

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    12 dager siden

    Marty has planted all those trees you see in his forest...all 20,000 of them. He owns them. He cuts them. He plants more trees. These trees are like a crop...3 crops in 100 years in NZ climate...

  • Careful Driver
    Careful Driver12 dager siden

    Take a car from today put it in that situation and in 6 months you won't be able to open the door much less start and drive it.

  • UP05 Trucks
    UP05 Trucks12 dager siden

    What oil did you use for the gearbox

  • Marty T

    Marty T

    12 dager siden

    iso46 hyd oil, I will give it a few hours on that to flush it then drain and add multipurpose tractor oil

  • ken frazier
    ken frazier12 dager siden

    thinking of replacing the bottom of the fuel tank to carry a larger volume ?

  • Ian Mangham
    Ian Mangham12 dager siden

    Awesome mate

  • Filby
    Filby12 dager siden

    great job marty... good to see her indoors getting involved...bit of an on/off clutch hey? was a pleasant surprise to see a video from you...

  • The Same Same
    The Same Same12 dager siden

    Thats a nice looking tractor. Great job as usual, you make everything look so easy!

  • Paul W
    Paul W12 dager siden

    so the water in the tyres was there for ballast? im guessing thats how it got it there?

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    12 dager siden

    Yes, and the tyres were almost completely filled with water which is why the tyres kept their shape...

  • Tastes Like Petrol
    Tastes Like Petrol12 dager siden

    Love your work. Always excited to see new videos from you. I don't own a tractor, have never driven a tractor and will probably never service a tractor, but I can't look away.

  • Jester123ish
    Jester123ish12 dager siden

    You only need the right tool when the wrong tool has failed....

  • Chris Bennett
    Chris Bennett13 dager siden

    She’s a keeper that one. Tractor is nice too. 💨

  • Kenth Gustafsson
    Kenth Gustafsson13 dager siden

    if you should turn the frontwheels inside out...in its original you get a much better tractor and save the bearings.

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    12 dager siden

    I am sure that will be a happening thing when the wheels get the treatment. The track adjustment on these older tractors was only achievable by the combinations of rim and wheel centre positioning. Having the front wheels so wide is not at all common, the previous owner may have been a reason.

  • Kenth Gustafsson
    Kenth Gustafsson13 dager siden

    Go to bed Dave Kinding!

  • Julian Storti
    Julian Storti13 dager siden

    The David Brown tractor was a petrol Kero motor, started on petrol then it had a curtain that pulled down at the front over the radiator to speed up operating temperature, once up to temp, switched to cheaper Kero for the days work. The tank in front of the steering wheel is a twin tank... the tractors are that good aston martin named their famous cars after the designerDavid Brown aston Martin DB. I think aston Martin bought the company for their skills at gear manufacturing..

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    12 dager siden

    As another commenter stated (and he has two) this was only ever a petrol motor, not TVO. Marty right at the start of this video pointed out the bottom of the main tank which showed no signs of 2 exits/pipes. So there were 3 models of the DB25; the diesel engine, the straight petrol engine, and the one that had two filler caps on the main tank, started on petrol and then when warmed up, ran on TVO (tractor vapourizing oil) Marty's one is a special model with Briggs and Stratton lawn mower engine petrol tank.....😉

  • Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith

    13 dager siden

    We have any number of comments here on this being a Petrol tractor. It is not a TVO/kero version. It was David Brown that owned Aston Martin for a period. There is a similar video on a 25 restoration in the UK. That is a TVO model and they also mention the car connection. nolocal.info/have/video/aYaopb6Qlpdpl64

  • Scott Foster
    Scott Foster13 dager siden

    Put diesel in a container and usea palm sander to vibrate the part,works treety good for a poor mans ultra sonic cleaner. You could fabricat a manifold pretty easily.

  • roy gunter
    roy gunter13 dager siden

    I would hazard a guess and say that the last time that filter saw the light of day was the day it was installed at the factory. It is great that you can get the old tractor running, any use of it is better than no use. Of course the cost of a set of replacement rims and tires would make the cost of getting the tractor working again cost prohibitive.

  • aceadman
    aceadman13 dager siden

    Never get tired of watching, and listening to, Marty fix stuff. He has such a good “way” about him. 😊👍👍

  • Crypto Dyna
    Crypto Dyna13 dager siden

    My jaw dropped when that thing fired up and pulled itself out of the brush. My little brother loved this video as well, nice work man.

  • er1073
    er107313 dager siden

    I am surprised that the manifold bolts didn't cease or snap off.

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    13 dager siden

    In the old days when manufacturers prided themselves on good quality, but also took into account the need for maintenance...the English manufacturers used to pay an extra penny for brass nuts to put on exhaust manifold studs. Brass doesn't rust; brass undoes easily...which Marty commented was the case here to his pleasant surprise. OEM today is a tight-arse, bean-counter led process...good engineering is frowned upon if it costs money....and if it lasts until the warranty runs out...it's good enough...

  • Douglas Ferguson
    Douglas Ferguson13 dager siden

    So great! Love it!!!!

  • Wags Automotive
    Wags Automotive13 dager siden

    Also use hose clamps on the shifter boots. Those plastic zip ties will eventually break, allowing more water into the gear box.

  • Wags Automotive
    Wags Automotive13 dager siden

    One piece of advice I can give you on a vehicle like this. When you drained the hydraulic fluid out, I would have put diesel fuel back in it, and ran it for a few minutes and cycled the cylinders to try to get as much of that nasty fluid out of them as possible. Then drain it again and fill it with hydraulic fluid. That way you have a much cleaner system. After seeing the oil filter. I'd have done the same thing with the engine. Filled it with diesel, and ran it for a few minutes and then drained it. I'm betting the oil pickup has pieces of the filter stuck in it, & the diesel would have helped clean all that out of there.

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    13 dager siden

    Marty commented that he filled the gearbox with clean second hand ISO46 hydraulic fluid (probably drained from the excavator) and ran that as a flush. The engine oil was new; I don't know if Marty took the sump off and cleaned it...he had to cut 25 hours of fixing and filming back with 30 hrs of editing to produce this vid...he may mention at the start of his next vid how he tackled the sump/engine sludge...I'd like to see how thick that was......

  • litefoot900
    litefoot90013 dager siden

    Aye right!

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