Sonny, I know. But I am on somewhat of a tight budget here. I am not a young man anymore and I live on social security and a bit of income from lamb chops. I finally got this tractor after dreaming of having a vintage Deere for years and years. But at this point in my life, I just can't run out and buy all of those really nice tools. And I am no mechanic. Sure, I can dabble a bit and do some repairs on my truck, but at the end of the day I am just a simple retiree who spent thirty years working behind a desk in a big city. While true that the Model 50 will give me a hand here on the farm, it will mostly just plow snow and move round bales of hay. I want to maintain her as best I can with the service and parts manuals, and I have to do that with the minimum bag of tools. Fortunately, she is, at the moment, in fine operational order. I will be happy if I just keep her so!The first thing you need is a BIG air compressor! Them "baby toy" things wont handle air tools I have an IR 18.2 cfm 80 gallon tank model and these impact wrenches take 125 psi to do any good! Your best bet is to stick with BIG hand tools and a torch!
Ariens93gt20, I am bound to find one eventually at the frequent garage sales around here. In the meantime, I have 1/2" sockets up to 1-1/4", a good torque wrench, a decent breaker bar, heavy hammers, and various other tools from working on my trucks over the years. I also have 12v electrical stuff. Hopefully, what I have so far should hold me for a while. Hopefully.An electric impact would be a much cheaper way for him to go.