On the way to another place ran across these. I should have taken more time. I like the colors and attempted to capture certain aspects of these magnificent machines some of which I was actively involved with operating and working on them. Did I mention I'm a Deere guy? Have a couple newer Deere's at work and sometimes just not that impressed. New or old manufacturers have got this down.
New Generation" in '62.
This video below shows a man starting up one of these monster diesels using a pony motor. The whole thing is good and is six minutes long. He finally climbs into the seat about four minutes or so if you want to scroll over to that.
I mentioned above about hand starting these motors. If you've never seen this take 40 seconds and watch this. This tractor I believe was Deere's biggest of that time period. The smaller tractors that hand cranked of course turned over easier. As battery's and electric components became better that era came to an end. My guess in the very early 60's. This is a gas motor as well. These D Models were never made into diesels. The clicking noise you here is the magneto-the device that makes the spark.
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