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Found a 8237 tractor top from 1979 for the original owner. Very sound mechanicals, good cosmetics(except the pushbar), decals are okay, shroud is good. Needs one front tire. I will post photos very soon.

Paid a very low for it. Wasn't running, but spins free and burps. Will clean tomorrow.
 

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Good find. I seem to have 2 of them now, 2nd one needs a little work. From what I've read the 8237 was one of the best they made.

Never heard them called a tractor top though...
 

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Good find. I seem to have 2 of them now, 2nd one needs a little work. From what I've read the 8237 was one of the best they made.

Never heard them called a tractor top though...
I always thought the shroud looked like the hood of a tractor. I don't know if the marketing department and engineers got together thinking that it was design that would invoke a tractor theme.

How did the the bricktop get its name?
 

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8237 is a great machine. I currently have 2 of them. I have heard people call them the vader shroud, as in Darth Vader.
 

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8237 is a great machine. I currently have 2 of them. I have heard people call them the vader shroud, as in Darth Vader.
Yeah, they kind of look like a Vader mask. I thought the M LB's were the robot looking machines.

This morning I took the shroud off. Lots of water in the tank. Luckily the valve was in the off position.

I engaged the drive bale this morning, but when I pulled to neutral, the wheels stayed locked. The bale actually lifts the axle to the drive rollers. What would cause this?

Thanks for the help.
 

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