In conversation with the previous owner, the topic of changing oil in the motor, transaxle, and hydro system came up. To which the owner said, good idea, gas was put in the hydraulic tank. Because the engine would not start, A suction syringe was used to empty the tank and oil replaced before attempting to start the tractor.
The tractor had belonged to his aunt and became a point of contention with family members. It got passed around to different family members, where it wore out it's welcome in each house hold. The last family member had just sold his house when a brother dropped it in his yard. Thus the ad saying "I want gone asap"
It appears to have been maintained, with little use in it's early years. The fan blades are intact, pto clutch feels smooth, and steering sector has very little backlash.
The head scratcher is the lack of an engine oil filter. There are no cutouts in the tin for an oil filter. Tin says it is a B43M-
Just another project,
Nice score Eugene! I don’t think Case/Ingersoll opted for oil filters on their B43 Onans until a few years after yours was made. That said, the block may be configured for an oil filter. If so, all you need is the oil filter bracket and cutting the tin is fairly easy. Boomer probably has the oil filter bracket and templates for the tin.
Personally, I think you should keep the herd number to 11. Then again, I’m a fan of Spinal Tap.....
I work on enough tractors, mowers, etc, that I just order a roll: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fuel-Line-1-4-x-25-Spool-Roll-MADE-IN-USA-GAS-HOSE-Thermoid-Priority-Ship-/171144229476?hash=item27d8fdb264 ...