Do you need a HT23? I'm probably going to permanently adopt grandpa's HT20.. if so the 23 will have to find a new home so that I can invest the proper money that the 20 deserves. It has sentimental value... the 23 doesn't. I'd be interested in possibly doing some trading sometime in the near future.. or selling it outright.
His 20 is in great shape, but the decal on the muffler side has wrinkled and toasted some from the heat. The rubber foot pieces are worn but mostly intact. The fuel pump crapped out years ago so he added an inline pump. Other than that the tractor is great.
Pap is in his 80's and parked the tractor around 5 years ago after he had a problem with an oil leak? He claimed that the front seal was leaking. We think he overfilled the tractor with oil and that it probably "forced" the oil out. I'm not sure if it really needs a new seal or not. He was just getting to the point where he really couldn't do the maintenance on his own, but to proud for anyone to help him. It's been parked since. He pulled the sheet metal loose on the motor but that's where it ended. He flushed/changed the fluids every year and kept it in the garage it's whole life. It was purchased from Lashley's tractors in Senecaville back in the 70's. Lashleys is still in business to this day.. and grandpa, although his current memory isn't good... can still tell old storys fine. I think i've heard about how he traded his old large frame in on this model.. and how they cut him such a great deal. The salesman that sold it to him was the owners son.. and it was his first tractor sale. That son was the second generation.. and his son is now the owner/operator of the business and is the 3rd generation to run the business. So I wanna keep ahold of this one.