What is your hourly rate? $65.00
I’ve fixed my tractor and it runs fine, will you just paint my tractor? No, when a tractor leaves my shop my name and reputation are at stake, therefore I will NOT partially restore a tractor without making sure that the individual components that make up the tractor are mechanically sound, not leaking and everything functions as it should. This adds expense, but when the tractor is finished it won’t be a disappointment to either of us.
How long does a complete restoration take? It varies depending on the size, complexity and condition of the tractor, a complete ground up restoration can take in excess of 300 hours.
How much will it cost to restore my tractor? Seriously, probably more than its currently worth…which is not a bad thing, considering the escalating prices of antique tractors and the fact that it can be a wise investment, either in a valuable piece of American history or a piece of your own history. Each collector or owner has their reasons for restoring, be it sentimental, economic or just for the fun and community of collecting and showing, the price, then becomes worth it.
Do you have references? Yes, please call or e-mail.
Will you restore other tractors besides John Deere’s? My preference and personal collection are John Deere’s but yes, I will restore other makes as well.
Where are you located? Southwest Washington State, see address below.
Do you work on diesel engines?Yes, I have a degree in diesel technology from Centralia College I have also worked many years directly in the repair of diesel engines on the farm and as a technician in a JD dealership.
Can you keep my tractor covered (out of the rain) before and after restoration? Yes, plenty of covered space.
What is “expo” quality? The national Two-Cylinder Club has guidelines that a tractor must meet in order to be considered for inclusion in the yearly worldwide expo. Generally this means that a tractor has been expertly restored to top condition. More specifically it means it would be singled out as “best” when compared to a group of other restored tractors having few or no flaws or inappropriate parts.
Do you sand blast the complete tractor?No, There is too great of a chance that sand will become lodged in bearings, seals and other undesirable places, if blasting is required and disassembly is not needed, then I will blast with “soda”. Soda is softer, water soluble and effective, so parts are not damaged and the paint, dirt and grease are removed.
If you have other questions please do not hesitate to call or e-mail