As you can see from slkpk's photo he was stationed somewhere above the arctic circle during the cold war so you may need to explain volcanic ash to him and for me too! :sidelaughin country Vietnam 1966-1967
I posted a possible solution on your other thread - check it out.
I hope you get your problem straightened out so that you can enjoy your new tractor. I can't bear the thought of you stranded outside in that terrible weather you get over there. Perhaps you'd consider trading some of that nasty weather you have to put up with to slkpk and me for some of our beautiful mid-western winter weather..... I'm sure he'd go along on a deal like that.