This is the first springtime start of our 1993 MTD Yard Machines tractor Special Edition. It has a 16 HP horizontally opposed twin cylinder from Briggs & Stratton which usually purrs like a kitten. For this startup, it cranked quite a bit longer then usual, probably due to the carburetor being empty of fuel.
Before this I pulled the front wheels and cleaned the bearing surfaces…after this I washed and wax it. Last year we sand blasted and painted the mowing deck. For a few more pictures and it’s official webpage, visit:
This tractor probably won’t get used much this year. It has a 42″ mulching deck (conversion from side discharge) but I’ll be using my reel mower for the lawn and I’m about to receive a 1970’s Bolens from my uncle for trailer pulling/dirt pushing. They’ll be lots of video of the Bolens coming up.