Fixing up the Abandoned Vintage Tractor and putting it to work

14. feb.. 2021
330 245 Ganger

The rescued David Brown-25 is in rough shape, the exhaust manifold is badly rusted, the oils are full of water and the filters haven't been changed this decade. So I'll do some maintenance / repairs and get it back to work

  • I wonder if they're any tractor implements where you rescued the tractor from.

  • Sweet!!!! Nicely done! 👍🏻👍🏻 does it have a functioning PTO?

    Fernando YáñezFernando YáñezDag siden
    • I haven't tried the pto but I assume it works, it has a cover bolted over it

      Marty TMarty T16 timer siden
  • Looks to me like New Zealand is a land where you can find true treasure😄. It's fantastic.

    Arkadius SArkadius SDag siden
  • Are oil filters still available or did you cross reference that

    Rooster CogburnRooster CogburnDag siden
    • Cross referenced, took a bit of googling to find one

      Marty TMarty TDag siden
  • where do you find these things

    Todd MoodyTodd MoodyDag siden
    • Old farms and barns

      Marty TMarty TDag siden
  • Sorry but your tractors engine is not working corect. It has some pauses like rrrrrrrrrrrrrr--rrrrrrr-rrrrr----rrrrrr-rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-rrrrrr---rrrrrrr

    ZANBORST #1ZANBORST #12 dager siden
    • As it is not a diesel it will take some time to warm through. In some of the sequences it will be warmer than others.

      Paul HitchcockPaul Hitchcock2 dager siden
  • Part 3 please

    Turbo BoyTurbo Boy3 dager siden
  • Krásná a poctivá práce,bravo!!!

    Svatopluk HavryšSvatopluk Havryš3 dager siden
  • That tractor looks like lightning mcQueens slower cousin who got adopted out .

    Ꮙꅏꅏ ᏉꅏꅏᏉᏉꅏꅏ ᏉꅏꅏᏉ3 dager siden
  • What happens next mate? Me and the other people want to see more of this old Davy!

    Kyle SchmitKyle Schmit4 dager siden
  • Love the channel Marty keep the rebuild coming

    Harley FrieHarley Frie4 dager siden
  • How old do you think the tractor is

    Andrew BattenAndrew Batten4 dager siden
    • 65-68 years old

      Marty TMarty T4 dager siden
  • How old is the tractor

    Andrew BattenAndrew Batten4 dager siden
    • This model made from 1953 to 1958

      John SmithJohn Smith4 dager siden
  • She's good for another 70 years. The tractor that is.

    MikahMikah5 dager siden
  • Who, besides me, is thinking... why?

    P WilsonP Wilson5 dager siden
  • Nghe không hiểu nhưng thấy cảm phục, chỉ có những thợ máy yêu nghề mới làm được điều này

    Thành Nguyễn TiếnThành Nguyễn Tiến6 dager siden
  • Is all that rusted metal non-structural?

    Brian SmithBrian Smith7 dager siden
    • The most vulnerable part of a tractor re rust is the "tinwork" i.e. the mudguards, footplates (under the pedals), the hood and the seat, Everything else metal is very thick...except in this case the actual rear wheel rims are heavily corroded and that is a very important "structural" member...which is why Marty says he is not pushing the tractor with hard work and is looking to replace the rims...

      John SmithJohn Smith6 dager siden
  • from what I recall, my 25 had a sort of hemispherical metal covers on the gear levers. Might be wrong though. The gear levers were free to spin, they didn't have pin to locate them unlike the angled one on the grey fergie.

    Austin ShacklesAustin Shackles7 dager siden
  • I think this was set up before - since you got all pressure tires in all weels after all those years

    MrZielonyzxMrZielonyzx8 dager siden
    • @MrZielonyzx We planted it there about 3 months before. I flew the helicopter that dropped in into the blackberries. The paint looked like it was just a few months old then and the tyres were just inflated. Is that what you wanted to hear ? Marty has told the story, how long it had been there, how it got there, how he was given it etc. This is New Zealand, not fakeland.

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith7 dager siden
    • @Paul Hitchcock OK no problem Tractor had to be there only for few years and well maintained before

      MrZielonyzxMrZielonyzx8 dager siden
    • You need to concentrate on what is said in the commentary. The tyres were filled with water which, seemingly, is not uncommon with tractors.

      Paul HitchcockPaul Hitchcock8 dager siden
  • What are you going to do about the rust paint over it

    Caleb DeanCaleb Dean9 dager siden
  • For tractor tires, until you see cracks large enough to stick a Phillips screw driver in them there not worth replacing just because of dry rot

    Joe_ the_mower_manJoe_ the_mower_man10 dager siden
  • Something tells me this tractor was completely rusted over and someone slapped a thick coat of red paint over it. The paint shouldn't be in such good shape if the metal is that corroded.

    xixraymondxixxixraymondxix10 dager siden
  • Where did you get the new oil filter from? I'm in Feilding and we are acquiring a cropmaster 25.

    Mikey PNZMikey PNZ11 dager siden
    • @Mikey PNZ Has the tank got two caps ? My petrol 25 is the same as Marty's. Both are Petrol only and with the 25 they only had a single cap. The 25 TVO/Petrol would have two caps along with other differences discussed here. That engine would have similar internals to yours but there were differences with the petrol engines over the years. You shouldn't have to spend much to get yours going. Parts are available in the UK but freight is always expensive and of course very slow these days.

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith8 dager siden
    • @Kevin Smith Its a petrol one. it has the 25 on it. Single seat.

      Mikey PNZMikey PNZ8 dager siden
    • @Mikey PNZ There was an engine for sale near you. $100 on Trademe, I think Palmerston North. He has other stuff there that would sort you out. You say Cropmaster 25 but they are different machines. The Cropmaster precedes the 25 but they share many, many parts. Is yours petrol or diesel etc ?

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith8 dager siden
    • @Marty T Thanks Marty. How did you work that part is the right one? We are going to need a head gasket, rocker cover gasket. Maybe a piston and liner as one piston has water in it and it is seized. Working out if we can get these from somewhere before we start the project. The tractor is a DB25 single seat. Petrol tank is ok. It was my fathers tractor 20 years ago.

      Mikey PNZMikey PNZ8 dager siden
    • The Cropmaster is an earlier model than a 25. I have one of each, both petrol only models. There is very little difference between them but both did evolve over the years. The Cropmaster has a dual seat arrangement and you sit kinda side-saddle, the clutch pedal is over on the right side next to the brake.

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith10 dager siden
  • 18:15 Droopy Eye Red

    Alejandro MeriAlejandro Meri11 dager siden
  • Much enjoyed...Thanks for sharing...

    Ricky TartRicky Tart12 dager siden
  • What a awesome little tractor and a good ending for it, but I hope to see more of it too

    Xayde MeyersXayde Meyers13 dager siden
  • Spray wheels/ rims , wire brush, spray oil, then wheel bearing grease for ever

    Robert TolleyRobert Tolley13 dager siden
  • Tractors never seem to grow in my back yard

    Tech LandTech Land13 dager siden
  • Please make more follow up videos on the work you do on this tractor. I'd love to see how you replace the water filled tires if you decide to do so

    iDisOrderiDisOrder13 dager siden
  • 😍

    Yes sirYes sir14 dager siden
  • Hey mate I noticed that you run a 78 Evinrude on your boat on previous video and was wondering what you think of it as I've just picked up a 77 115 V4 Evinrude

    Ad HarrisAd Harris14 dager siden
    • @Marty T cheers mate Ive been told that they're thirsty girls

      Ad HarrisAd Harris14 dager siden
    • I believe mine is 1991 model v4 90hp, probably much the same as yours. Its a guzzler as all those old 2 strokes are but It just keeps on going, waiting for it to die so we can buy a 4 stroke but it won't give up haha. You need to hold your tongue right to start them sometimes, push in the key to squirt fuel and pull the choke up till it fires

      Marty TMarty T14 dager siden
  • Need to get you some Kerosene (Diesel might work) to clean grease and grime off........Also EXXON/ESSO Varsol=Mineral Spirits=Paint thinner will too.

    oldthudmanoldthudman14 dager siden
  • Don't have an ultrasonic cleaner....yet 😉. With your knack for finding things, you'll definitely get one soon im sure!

    Rover AdventuresRover Adventures14 dager siden
  • I see no issue with the exhaust being broken if anything it’s making more power

    R3tr0hax Media GroupR3tr0hax Media Group14 dager siden
    • @Marty T Where I come from we do that to all of our motorized equipment you don’t need to worry about the fumes an the fire risk lol Also you’re a good NOworldr because you’re read your comments like me good to see

      R3tr0hax Media GroupR3tr0hax Media Group13 dager siden
    • Fire risk and fumes

      Marty TMarty T13 dager siden
  • this would be an awesome restore!!! all new paint etc would be sweet with a over haul !!

    KyleKyle14 dager siden
  • What is with New Zealand and abandoned equipment?

    BrianRDubBrianRDub14 dager siden
    • The old tractors are worthless for tax purposes...but farmers like to hang on to them "just in case the new one breaks down". Time passes...the owner loses interest...Marty says "I'll take that off your hands"...

      John SmithJohn Smith14 dager siden
  • Well done, M8! You got rather lucky that the engine/gearbox/hydraulics were all serviceable. I suspect it will clean up nicely with a walnut shell bead blasting, coat of paint, and some fresh rubber on the wheels. Projects like this are great fun and it's always nice to be able to salvage an old piece of history and put it back to work.

    RitzRTRitzRT14 dager siden
  • Onya mate, very proud smile at 16:27 👍🏾

    nevamind68 Tnevamind68 T14 dager siden
  • Watching your wife drive reminded me of my young self driving one in the field during hay season.

    Dan Q.Dan Q.15 dager siden
  • really enjoy your videos do you sell what you have repaired or store the projects away

    luke dukeluke duke15 dager siden
  • Have you considered draining the crank case and filling it with kerosene to clean it all up squeaky clean? Nothing gets gunk out of a motor quite like a few minutes of idle lubricated exclusively by kero!

    LemonsLemons15 dager siden
    • Modern oils especially diesel oils with high detergency clean and lubricate. Just run it with a good oil, and change it after a short run...repeat until gunge has gone...

      John SmithJohn Smith14 dager siden
  • A tractor for the lady. Lovely. It suits her too!

    Cathy BCathy B15 dager siden
  • Hi Marty please upload this amazing content to youmaker. Many people are leaving youtube.

    Stephanie DescoteauxStephanie Descoteaux15 dager siden
  • What in the world do you do with all the tractors?

    Pearl KnittelPearl Knittel15 dager siden
    • I plan to take this one to my water access property and use it to launch and retrieve the boat

      Marty TMarty T14 dager siden
  • Right to repair is such an great thing! So nice to see someone fixing and using abandoned machines. Good on ya! Love the old red tractor, such an amazing piece of history and built to last!

    Cody BarkerCody Barker15 dager siden
  • Best tractor made in Britain for the world export. David brown cropmaster 👍

    Paul DrinkwaterPaul Drinkwater15 dager siden
  • professional scrap repairman :)

    Mustafa BeyMustafa Bey16 dager siden
  • I'd like to see someone try and start a new John Deere after sitting outside in the elements for more than a couple years....better bring a laptop with new software!

    Matthew SweetMatthew Sweet16 dager siden
  • How can anyone who turns a wrench not love an old workhorse tractor like this!!!

    Matthew SweetMatthew Sweet16 dager siden
  • I never knew you could use gravy as a lubricant.

    mark cmark c16 dager siden
  • beautifull little tractor , good video

    Darren WallingfordDarren Wallingford16 dager siden
  • I would love a restoration series on this thing. New parts, paint, the whole 9. It deserves it.

    USAF 1999USAF 199916 dager siden
  • What part of New Zealand do you live

    Arthur KallansrudArthur Kallansrud16 dager siden
    • Marty and family live in the Marlborough Sounds, Nelson Province, top of the South Island.

      John SmithJohn Smith16 dager siden
  • That's rusted pretty good welllll let's not look to hard at that lol

    jarrad carterjarrad carter16 dager siden
  • how much is it worth in this state?

    GameFitGameFit16 dager siden
    • Around $750 nzd

      Marty TMarty T16 dager siden
  • Such a beauty. Great work as always!

    Alex TeubertAlex Teubert16 dager siden
  • It must be so cool just knowing how to do all these things, just being able to fix up a tractor all by yourself, being able to diagnose and fix everything.. incredible!

    Jack BJack B16 dager siden
  • not bad.. not bad at all.. mighty fine in fact .

    involved bystanderinvolved bystander16 dager siden
  • Love your videos! What do you do with all the fluids you drain off?

    PapaPapa16 dager siden
    • Reasonable drained oil= chain bar oil for chainsaws, or fence preservative, or mix with diesel as a metal preservative/antirust; awful stuff goes to recycling.

      John SmithJohn Smith16 dager siden
  • Wow, worst oil I've ever seen. Your tractor will love the fresh!

    Benjamin TaylorBenjamin Taylor16 dager siden
  • Lovely too see your wife participate and learning,,, important if something happens too you,,, 👍🥀

    Erik HoffaErik Hoffa17 dager siden
  • What do you want red roses are red tractor

    Graeme JonesGraeme Jones17 dager siden
  • Them wheels are destroyed mate. LMAO

    Mums StuffMums Stuff17 dager siden
  • Develop some mad skills in your life, Like Marty, and you too can have free stuff.

    Shoot Between the EyesShoot Between the Eyes17 dager siden
  • Marty I think your wife might keep it for herself

    Richard MRichard M17 dager siden
  • On the next episode of This Old Tractor, Marty will be fashioning from reclaimed steel a pair of matching foot plates and a battery tray for Old Red. Stay Tuned!

    Mr.McGooverMr.McGoover17 dager siden
  • It's never good when your hydraulic/ gear case oil looks like white latex paint.. Lol!

    Mr.McGooverMr.McGoover17 dager siden
  • What about the rusty wheels?

    xorbodudexorbodude17 dager siden
    • @Marty T Marty, you will have a variety of options. Your wheels are the earlier ones similar to those fitted to my Cropmaster. The 25 was more commonly fitted with the larger 6 bolt centre and 28" rim. They were used on David Browns from about 1953 to 59 on models such as 900 and 950. The later ones could also have wider rims. The 6 (outer) bolt rims were standardised so Ford and IH may have the same bolt pattern. If you wanted to go the other way, and find rims to fit your centres, I think you would be looking at Cropmaster wheels.

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith17 dager siden
    • I will keep an eye out for a parts machine with better wheels..

      Marty TMarty T17 dager siden
    • And tyres

      xorbodudexorbodude17 dager siden
  • Parabéns você e muito bom no que faz

    Otavio CamargoOtavio Camargo17 dager siden
  • Marty watch this you should make one My Wood Splitter Doubles as a Backhoe! - Homemade DIY Wood Splitter Splits Large Rounds With Ease

    philip streechonphilip streechon17 dager siden
  • Tractor earning it's keep, nice .

    Grayman423Grayman42317 dager siden
  • your little shed addition is really coming in handy, keep up the great work.

    paulsautocmpaulsautocm17 dager siden
  • The ole tractor is earning its keep already!!! Nice Job!

    True Machine AutomationTrue Machine Automation17 dager siden
  • I trinken i found my new favorite NOworld channel

    space scopespace scope17 dager siden
  • I was just wondering if in Australia if you see something just sitting there can you just go get it? I'm afraid in Oklahoma USA you would have to find the previous owners and get permission or they could come back and get it after all the work you put into it. There is no such thing as abandoned.

    rick burrisrick burris17 dager siden
    • @Paul Hitchcock sorry about the location, don't think bad of me I am ignorant and thanks for the reply, I kinda thought that might be the case since he had the location but had to find it with a drone

      rick burrisrick burris17 dager siden
    • As far as getting permission is concerned, he did just that. Actually this is New Zealand not Australia hence the lack of hazardous wildlife such as Funnel Web spiders.

      Paul HitchcockPaul Hitchcock17 dager siden
  • Unpopular opinion: I hope he doesn’t restore it fully, they are only new once🙋🏻‍♂️

    Eoghan MacDonaldEoghan MacDonald17 dager siden
    • I doubt it will be restored. This is a working tractor besides there is no-one about to see it apart from the new owner, and Marty. There is a NOworld clip of a TVO model 25C being restored in the UK. That one will get the full treatment.

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith17 dager siden
  • Thank you for sharing your videos they’re GREAT reminds me of my projects.. I’m your neighbor in the Pacific Ocean 🌊 located in Hawaii. Hope to make it out there where you are sometime. Keep up the great work and be safe 🤙🏼ALOHA!!

    Del TrusdellDel Trusdell17 dager siden
  • I mean the filters probably havent been changed in this century.

    The Milestone LPThe Milestone LP17 dager siden
  • To think - David Brown went from making tractors to running Aston Martin, with the DB series of models named after him, such as Bond's famous DB5 and the current DBX.

    Brian JonesBrian Jones17 dager siden
  • greetings Marty from Phelps KY USA

    Dennis AdamsDennis Adams17 dager siden
  • Not rusted out like the farmall

    Yeshua is His nameYeshua is His name17 dager siden
  • it was so poor, but now it looks amazing! I'm imressed:)

    Stary Ciągnik TVStary Ciągnik TV17 dager siden
  • How’s that old camping trailer you got coming along?

    DusterNutbarDusterNutbar18 dager siden
  • all these places you go to look like prime weed growing land, Have you ever found anyones crops?

    joe prinsenjoe prinsen18 dager siden
    • @Marty T haha nice. beautiful place nonetheless, reminds me of tassie.

      joe prinsenjoe prinsen18 dager siden
    • Yes I can smell it a mile away on a hot day

      Marty TMarty T18 dager siden
  • Amazing that this stuff gets abandoned but how easily it can be brought back to life.

    Sean WorkmanSean Workman18 dager siden
    • @Paul Hitchcock having salvaged a few boats I can't agree with you more.

      Sean WorkmanSean Workman17 dager siden
    • Only ''easy'' if there is someone around with a deal of flair.

      Paul HitchcockPaul Hitchcock18 dager siden
  • 3:55 - And now we know where nougat comes from.

    N1RKWN1RKW18 dager siden
  • Lovely!

    Jack SasquatchJack Sasquatch18 dager siden
  • It's aaalliiiivvveeee!!!!

    Logan CLogan C18 dager siden
  • Makes his own gaskets? Oh be still my beating heart!!

    Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson18 dager siden
  • Oil filter was the best!!

    Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson18 dager siden
  • The master at it !!!!

    JAMES RivisJAMES Rivis18 dager siden
  • I’m 14 from Israel after seeing your Videos you give me the desire to learn Mechanics and now after yer of hrs work ie finally complete to fix moped by myself thanks to you ( now in the corona home study ie work on engine mor then I learn sometimes ween I learn 😜)

    gemar half ראובןgemar half ראובן18 dager siden
  • Isn't it a crime to cut down trees where you live? This video won't be good if forest officials see it.

    Muharrem DağMuharrem Dağ18 dager siden
    • @John Smith My tractor fiat 55 46 87 model. And the girl you're 😍

      Muharrem DağMuharrem Dağ18 dager siden
    • @John Smith Thank you for the answer. You enlightened me. Thank you for the follow-up.

      Muharrem DağMuharrem Dağ18 dager siden
    • Marty has planted all those trees you see in his forest...all 20,000 of them. He owns them. He cuts them. He plants more trees. These trees are like a crop...3 crops in 100 years in NZ climate...

      John SmithJohn Smith18 dager siden
  • Take a car from today put it in that situation and in 6 months you won't be able to open the door much less start and drive it.

    Careful DriverCareful Driver18 dager siden
  • What oil did you use for the gearbox

    UP05 TrucksUP05 Trucks18 dager siden
    • iso46 hyd oil, I will give it a few hours on that to flush it then drain and add multipurpose tractor oil

      Marty TMarty T18 dager siden
  • thinking of replacing the bottom of the fuel tank to carry a larger volume ?

    ken frazierken frazier18 dager siden
  • Awesome mate

    Ian ManghamIan Mangham18 dager siden
  • great job marty... good to see her indoors getting involved...bit of an on/off clutch hey? was a pleasant surprise to see a video from you...

    FilbyFilby18 dager siden
  • Thats a nice looking tractor. Great job as usual, you make everything look so easy!

    The Same SameThe Same Same18 dager siden
  • so the water in the tyres was there for ballast? im guessing thats how it got it there?

    Paul WPaul W19 dager siden
    • Yes, and the tyres were almost completely filled with water which is why the tyres kept their shape...

      John SmithJohn Smith19 dager siden