If you are in need of the gears i have 4-5 of those trannys sitting here.just pm me.Don't sell it because of a bad engine. Lots of engines out there and a bunch of experts on this site that can you help.
I striped out a trans gear on my 1886 today pushing #2 stone, I'll find the parts and I'll fix it.
Ypu should absolutely try. If he sold it, what would it be replaced with? Probably a box store mower that will only last a few years and cost just as much as he is selling that 1886 for. I bet you could find another complete motor for fairly cheap that you could drop into it.Thanks for all the support.
Full disclosure: This is my dad's tractor. He has had it for roughly 25 years. When the engine blew out on it a couple weeks ago, he was nearly in tears. He doesn't think he has the money/knowledge to fix it so he figured he would have to sell it. He doesn't really use the Internet so he asked me to try to sell it for him.
I actually agree with all of you and would like to see him keep it and try to rebuild it. This is the tractor I mowed our lawn with when I was growing up. My dad used to till all of our neighbors' gardens with it and plow their driveways. To be honest, I had forgotten he still had it and couldn't believe it was still running. It's a **** fine machine. They just don't make them like this anymore, do they?
Maybe I can still talk some sense into him.....?
Talked to him about it last night. He said he wants to replace it with a larger tractor. He'll be retiring in a few years, so he'll be without the services of the inloader at the ready-mix plant. He wants to have a tractor big enough to plow the snow out of his driveway. This past winter it drifted 4-6 feet high a couple of times and his 1886 wouldn't have been able to handle it.Ypu should absolutely try. If he sold it, what would it be replaced with? Probably a box store mower that will only last a few years and cost just as much as he is selling that 1886 for. I bet you could find another complete motor for fairly cheap that you could drop into it.