This Model L tractor starts easily and runs well. The
owner fitted it with live hydraulics through a front mounted hydraulic
pump, which is used to operate a Category 1 three point hitch.
The hydraulic components are all new and has a float position.
The three point hitch has some parts from a 40U, some parts are
fabricted. All of the hydraulic and three point parts are bolted
on (nothing is welded to the frame) and could be removed to return
the tractor to original (the seat bracket is modified, but a regular
seat bracket is easily obtainable). This tractor was used to pull
a four foot category one spring tooth harrow, which it handled
well. The rear wheel weights give it the added traction needed
for some implements.
The tractor itself has an interesting history. The
frame is solid rather than the hollow frame usually found on LA
or LI tractors. There is no tag or evidence that there ever was
a serial tag. Jack Kreeger, a recognized L series espert, thought
the frame was probably late LA or LI. This tractor has the more
powerful LA engine and probably an LA transmission, but has L
final drives and wheels. The brakes and the roller bearing steering
box are both the later style. The front axle is the shorter knee
type with 1 3/8" sp[indles. The steering box support is a
rarely seen cast iron type instead of the usual welded support.
The radiator was recored an inch shorter to allow room for the
hydraulic pump. Starting with a hand crank is not possible due
to the location opf the pump. Starting is by electric starter
operated with a solenoid switch. Sheet metal is way above average.
Tires are good with the correct 22 inch rear wheels for an L.
This would be a unique addition for any collection, whether it
is your first tractor or if you own several variations of L Series
Located in Woodland, CA
Transport arrangements may be possible