New (to me) GC2300! Project Status
I've just purchased my second tractor project. I sold my first (1984 Mitsubishi/Satoh Beaver) this past weekend and this one popped up that same day. Craigslist must have sensed the cash in my pocket. This is a 1 family owned unit with 615 hours but it sure does need some work. For now it runs strong and the loader is operational, but it leaks (maybe hemorrhages is a better descriptor) fluid from the rear drive unit. More on that later.
- It could use a paint job, but that will wait till warmer weather comes back. Any feedback whether it's worth it to have it professionally sprayed versus rattle bomb enamel?
- The 3pt lift arms were ripped off in a york rake accident. I have the innards, but the case was sealed up (poorly, hence the leak) and now the 3pt is rendered useless. I plan to get this going again. Any good salvage places where I could potentially source a whole rear drive unit? My first few hours of searching haven't turned anything up except a unit that was auctioned off in 2016 at purple wave.
-The FEL is missing the joystick and I have not been able to find a 'joystick assembly' to replace it. The closest I've come is finding all the part #'s on Agco's site, but piecing the assembly together gets pricey.
-The mowing deck is missing some of the mounting hardware. I assume I can find that on Agco's site, but if someone has these pieces kicking around, I'd love to give them a home!
Onto the pictures! These are from the Craigslist ad.