very sparingly I have used all the gears and the pto, today I plan to return to the ranch and re-mount the mower. Peter, Your tracks are coming off because either your bushings, pins or drive sprockets are worn. Look at your Sprockets, does the right side of your teeth, if the tooth is at 12 o clock have a larger radius than the left that is the side that drives the crawler forward. Your tracks have a pin and a bushing between each link.
Lower field is getting really tall and I am in love with the thought of mowing that field. from properly working the ranch Just thought I would add my story so far, to those already here. Idealy, the bushings take the wear and are replaced before there is damage to the sprockets.
Our problem is determining a serial number which I understand is on a small metal plate mounted on the seat upright. There is also a number stamped on the transmission case near the gear shift. Can it be used as a identification number in lieu of the missing serial number I have a mint condition 1949 MC Crawler. serial #mc-11476 It is a 2 cylinder Johnny Put Put with a factory front end bulldozer blade and a nicely built logging jammer wench on the back. But it s not his tractor because the monument company couldn t find one.
He would be very surprised to see his tractor on his birthday cake - and on his headstone.
I read this on another web site; If an Oil Pull has the old Du4 American bosch mag on, be sure it is safe and has a good winding and good impulse.
You could be killed outright with a bad impulse on an old Du4 or a Du2.
You can replace these with the new MFR or a MJA-c American Bosch magneto.
THANK YOU MH for giving my life yet another amazing experience. once the bushings wear out the sprockets contact the pins and both start to wear, .
post script; I am purchasing this tractor from the family, so that it may remain, on the ranch where it belongs.. When that happens all three will need to be replaced.