Fixing up the Abandoned Vintage Tractor and putting it to work

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The rescued David Brown-25 is in rough shape, the exhaust manifold is badly rusted, the oils are full of water and the filters haven't been changed this decade. So I'll do some maintenance / repairs and get it back to work

  • 18:15 Droopy Eye Red

    Alejandro MeriAlejandro MeriTunti sitten
  • Much enjoyed...Thanks for sharing...

    Ricky TartRicky TartPäivä sitten
  • What a awesome little tractor and a good ending for it, but I hope to see more of it too

    Xayde MeyersXayde MeyersPäivä sitten
  • Spray wheels/ rims , wire brush, spray oil, then wheel bearing grease for ever

    Robert TolleyRobert TolleyPäivä sitten
  • Tractors never seem to grow in my back yard

    Tech LandTech Land2 päivää sitten
  • Please make more follow up videos on the work you do on this tractor. I'd love to see how you replace the water filled tires if you decide to do so

    iDisOrderiDisOrder2 päivää sitten
  • 😍

    Maarten BuMaarten Bu2 päivää sitten
  • Hey mate I noticed that you run a 78 Evinrude on your boat on previous video and was wondering what you think of it as I've just picked up a 77 115 V4 Evinrude

    Ad HarrisAd Harris2 päivää sitten
    • @Marty T cheers mate Ive been told that they're thirsty girls

      Ad HarrisAd Harris2 päivää sitten
    • I believe mine is 1991 model v4 90hp, probably much the same as yours. Its a guzzler as all those old 2 strokes are but It just keeps on going, waiting for it to die so we can buy a 4 stroke but it won't give up haha. You need to hold your tongue right to start them sometimes, push in the key to squirt fuel and pull the choke up till it fires

      Marty TMarty T2 päivää sitten
  • Need to get you some Kerosene (Diesel might work) to clean grease and grime off........Also EXXON/ESSO Varsol=Mineral Spirits=Paint thinner will too.

    oldthudmanoldthudman3 päivää sitten
  • Don't have an ultrasonic cleaner....yet 😉. With your knack for finding things, you'll definitely get one soon im sure!

    Rover AdventuresRover Adventures3 päivää sitten
  • I see no issue with the exhaust being broken if anything it’s making more power

    R3tr0hax Media GroupR3tr0hax Media Group3 päivää sitten
    • @Marty T Where I come from we do that to all of our motorized equipment you don’t need to worry about the fumes an the fire risk lol Also you’re a good FIstreamr because you’re read your comments like me good to see

      R3tr0hax Media GroupR3tr0hax Media Group2 päivää sitten
    • Fire risk and fumes

      Marty TMarty T2 päivää sitten
  • this would be an awesome restore!!! all new paint etc would be sweet with a over haul !!

    KyleKyle3 päivää sitten
  • What is with New Zealand and abandoned equipment?

    BrianRDubBrianRDub3 päivää sitten
    • The old tractors are worthless for tax purposes...but farmers like to hang on to them "just in case the new one breaks down". Time passes...the owner loses interest...Marty says "I'll take that off your hands"...

      John SmithJohn Smith3 päivää sitten
  • Well done, M8! You got rather lucky that the engine/gearbox/hydraulics were all serviceable. I suspect it will clean up nicely with a walnut shell bead blasting, coat of paint, and some fresh rubber on the wheels. Projects like this are great fun and it's always nice to be able to salvage an old piece of history and put it back to work.

    RitzRTRitzRT3 päivää sitten
  • Onya mate, very proud smile at 16:27 👍🏾

    nevamind68 Tnevamind68 T3 päivää sitten
  • Watching your wife drive reminded me of my young self driving one in the field during hay season.

    Dan Q.Dan Q.3 päivää sitten
  • really enjoy your videos do you sell what you have repaired or store the projects away

    luke dukeluke duke3 päivää sitten
  • Have you considered draining the crank case and filling it with kerosene to clean it all up squeaky clean? Nothing gets gunk out of a motor quite like a few minutes of idle lubricated exclusively by kero!

    LemonsLemons3 päivää sitten
    • Modern oils especially diesel oils with high detergency clean and lubricate. Just run it with a good oil, and change it after a short run...repeat until gunge has gone...

      John SmithJohn Smith3 päivää sitten
  • A tractor for the lady. Lovely. It suits her too!

    Cathy BCathy B3 päivää sitten
  • Hi Marty please upload this amazing content to youmaker. Many people are leaving youtube.

    Stephanie DescoteauxStephanie Descoteaux3 päivää sitten
  • What in the world do you do with all the tractors?

    Pearl KnittelPearl Knittel3 päivää sitten
    • I plan to take this one to my water access property and use it to launch and retrieve the boat

      Marty TMarty T3 päivää sitten
  • Right to repair is such an great thing! So nice to see someone fixing and using abandoned machines. Good on ya! Love the old red tractor, such an amazing piece of history and built to last!

    Cody BarkerCody Barker4 päivää sitten
  • Best tractor made in Britain for the world export. David brown cropmaster 👍

    Paul DrinkwaterPaul Drinkwater4 päivää sitten
  • professional scrap repairman :)

    Mustafa BeyMustafa Bey4 päivää sitten
  • I'd like to see someone try and start a new John Deere after sitting outside in the elements for more than a couple years....better bring a laptop with new software!

    Matthew SweetMatthew Sweet4 päivää sitten
  • How can anyone who turns a wrench not love an old workhorse tractor like this!!!

    Matthew SweetMatthew Sweet4 päivää sitten
  • I never knew you could use gravy as a lubricant.

    mark cmark c4 päivää sitten
  • beautifull little tractor , good video

    Darren WallingfordDarren Wallingford4 päivää sitten
  • I would love a restoration series on this thing. New parts, paint, the whole 9. It deserves it.

    USAF 1999USAF 19994 päivää sitten
  • What part of New Zealand do you live

    Arthur KallansrudArthur Kallansrud4 päivää sitten
    • Marty and family live in the Marlborough Sounds, Nelson Province, top of the South Island.

      John SmithJohn Smith4 päivää sitten
  • That's rusted pretty good welllll let's not look to hard at that lol

    jarrad carterjarrad carter5 päivää sitten
  • how much is it worth in this state?

    GameFitGameFit5 päivää sitten
    • Around $750 nzd

      Marty TMarty T4 päivää sitten
  • Such a beauty. Great work as always!

    Alex TeubertAlex Teubert5 päivää sitten
  • It must be so cool just knowing how to do all these things, just being able to fix up a tractor all by yourself, being able to diagnose and fix everything.. incredible!

    Jack BJack B5 päivää sitten
  • not bad.. not bad at all.. mighty fine in fact .

    involved bystanderinvolved bystander5 päivää sitten
  • Love your videos! What do you do with all the fluids you drain off?

    PapaPapa5 päivää sitten
    • Reasonable drained oil= chain bar oil for chainsaws, or fence preservative, or mix with diesel as a metal preservative/antirust; awful stuff goes to recycling.

      John SmithJohn Smith5 päivää sitten
  • Wow, worst oil I've ever seen. Your tractor will love the fresh!

    Benjamin TaylorBenjamin Taylor5 päivää sitten
  • Lovely too see your wife participate and learning,,, important if something happens too you,,, 👍🥀

    Erik HoffaErik Hoffa5 päivää sitten
  • What do you want red roses are red tractor

    Graeme JonesGraeme Jones5 päivää sitten
  • Them wheels are destroyed mate. LMAO

    Mums StuffMums Stuff5 päivää sitten
  • Develop some mad skills in your life, Like Marty, and you too can have free stuff.

    LazLaz5 päivää sitten
  • Marty I think your wife might keep it for herself

    Richard MRichard M5 päivää sitten
  • On the next episode of This Old Tractor, Marty will be fashioning from reclaimed steel a pair of matching foot plates and a battery tray for Old Red. Stay Tuned!

    Mr.McGooverMr.McGoover5 päivää sitten
  • It's never good when your hydraulic/ gear case oil looks like white latex paint.. Lol!

    Mr.McGooverMr.McGoover5 päivää sitten
  • What about the rusty wheels?

    xorbodudexorbodude5 päivää sitten
    • @Marty T Marty, you will have a variety of options. Your wheels are the earlier ones similar to those fitted to my Cropmaster. The 25 was more commonly fitted with the larger 6 bolt centre and 28" rim. They were used on David Browns from about 1953 to 59 on models such as 900 and 950. The later ones could also have wider rims. The 6 (outer) bolt rims were standardised so Ford and IH may have the same bolt pattern. If you wanted to go the other way, and find rims to fit your centres, I think you would be looking at Cropmaster wheels.

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith5 päivää sitten
    • I will keep an eye out for a parts machine with better wheels..

      Marty TMarty T5 päivää sitten
    • And tyres

      xorbodudexorbodude5 päivää sitten
  • Parabéns você e muito bom no que faz

    Otavio CamargoOtavio Camargo6 päivää sitten
  • Marty watch this you should make one My Wood Splitter Doubles as a Backhoe! - Homemade DIY Wood Splitter Splits Large Rounds With Ease

    philip streechonphilip streechon6 päivää sitten
  • Tractor earning it's keep, nice .

    Grayman423Grayman4236 päivää sitten
  • your little shed addition is really coming in handy, keep up the great work.

    paulsautocmpaulsautocm6 päivää sitten
  • The ole tractor is earning its keep already!!! Nice Job!

    True Machine AutomationTrue Machine Automation6 päivää sitten
  • I trinken i found my new favorite FIstream channel

    space scopespace scope6 päivää sitten
  • I was just wondering if in Australia if you see something just sitting there can you just go get it? I'm afraid in Oklahoma USA you would have to find the previous owners and get permission or they could come back and get it after all the work you put into it. There is no such thing as abandoned.

    rick burrisrick burris6 päivää sitten
    • @Paul Hitchcock sorry about the location, don't think bad of me I am ignorant and thanks for the reply, I kinda thought that might be the case since he had the location but had to find it with a drone

      rick burrisrick burris6 päivää sitten
    • As far as getting permission is concerned, he did just that. Actually this is New Zealand not Australia hence the lack of hazardous wildlife such as Funnel Web spiders.

      Paul HitchcockPaul Hitchcock6 päivää sitten
  • Unpopular opinion: I hope he doesn’t restore it fully, they are only new once🙋🏻‍♂️

    Eoghan MacDonaldEoghan MacDonald6 päivää sitten
    • I doubt it will be restored. This is a working tractor besides there is no-one about to see it apart from the new owner, and Marty. There is a FIstream clip of a TVO model 25C being restored in the UK. That one will get the full treatment.

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith6 päivää sitten
  • Thank you for sharing your videos they’re GREAT reminds me of my projects.. I’m your neighbor in the Pacific Ocean 🌊 located in Hawaii. Hope to make it out there where you are sometime. Keep up the great work and be safe 🤙🏼ALOHA!!

    Del TrusdellDel Trusdell6 päivää sitten
  • I mean the filters probably havent been changed in this century.

    The Milestone LPThe Milestone LP6 päivää sitten
  • To think - David Brown went from making tractors to running Aston Martin, with the DB series of models named after him, such as Bond's famous DB5 and the current DBX.

    Brian JonesBrian Jones6 päivää sitten
  • greetings Marty from Phelps KY USA

    Dennis AdamsDennis Adams6 päivää sitten
  • Not rusted out like the farmall

    Yeshua is His nameYeshua is His name6 päivää sitten
  • it was so poor, but now it looks amazing! I'm imressed:)

    Stary Ciągnik TVStary Ciągnik TV6 päivää sitten
  • How’s that old camping trailer you got coming along?

    DusterNutbarDusterNutbar6 päivää sitten
  • all these places you go to look like prime weed growing land, Have you ever found anyones crops?

    joe prinsenjoe prinsen6 päivää sitten
    • @Marty T haha nice. beautiful place nonetheless, reminds me of tassie.

      joe prinsenjoe prinsen6 päivää sitten
    • Yes I can smell it a mile away on a hot day

      Marty TMarty T6 päivää sitten
  • Amazing that this stuff gets abandoned but how easily it can be brought back to life.

    Sean WorkmanSean Workman6 päivää sitten
    • @Paul Hitchcock having salvaged a few boats I can't agree with you more.

      Sean WorkmanSean Workman5 päivää sitten
    • Only ''easy'' if there is someone around with a deal of flair.

      Paul HitchcockPaul Hitchcock6 päivää sitten
  • 3:55 - And now we know where nougat comes from.

    N1RKWN1RKW7 päivää sitten
  • Lovely!

    Jack SasquatchJack Sasquatch7 päivää sitten
  • It's aaalliiiivvveeee!!!!

    Logan CLogan C7 päivää sitten
  • Makes his own gaskets? Oh be still my beating heart!!

    Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson7 päivää sitten
  • Oil filter was the best!!

    Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson7 päivää sitten
  • The master at it !!!!

    JAMES RivisJAMES Rivis7 päivää sitten
  • I’m 14 from Israel after seeing your Videos you give me the desire to learn Mechanics and now after yer of hrs work ie finally complete to fix moped by myself thanks to you ( now in the corona home study ie work on engine mor then I learn sometimes ween I learn 😜)

    gemar half ראובןgemar half ראובן7 päivää sitten
  • Isn't it a crime to cut down trees where you live? This video won't be good if forest officials see it.

    Muharrem DağMuharrem Dağ7 päivää sitten
    • @John Smith My tractor fiat 55 46 87 model. And the girl you're 😍

      Muharrem DağMuharrem Dağ6 päivää sitten
    • @John Smith Thank you for the answer. You enlightened me. Thank you for the follow-up.

      Muharrem DağMuharrem Dağ6 päivää sitten
    • Marty has planted all those trees you see in his forest...all 20,000 of them. He owns them. He cuts them. He plants more trees. These trees are like a crop...3 crops in 100 years in NZ climate...

      John SmithJohn Smith7 päivää sitten
  • Take a car from today put it in that situation and in 6 months you won't be able to open the door much less start and drive it.

    Careful DriverCareful Driver7 päivää sitten
  • What oil did you use for the gearbox

    UP05 TrucksUP05 Trucks7 päivää sitten
    • iso46 hyd oil, I will give it a few hours on that to flush it then drain and add multipurpose tractor oil

      Marty TMarty T7 päivää sitten
  • thinking of replacing the bottom of the fuel tank to carry a larger volume ?

    ken frazierken frazier7 päivää sitten
  • Awesome mate

    Ian ManghamIan Mangham7 päivää sitten
  • great job marty... good to see her indoors getting involved...bit of an on/off clutch hey? was a pleasant surprise to see a video from you...

    FilbyFilby7 päivää sitten
  • Thats a nice looking tractor. Great job as usual, you make everything look so easy!

    The Same SameThe Same Same7 päivää sitten
  • so the water in the tyres was there for ballast? im guessing thats how it got it there?

    Paul WPaul W7 päivää sitten
    • Yes, and the tyres were almost completely filled with water which is why the tyres kept their shape...

      John SmithJohn Smith7 päivää sitten
  • Love your work. Always excited to see new videos from you. I don't own a tractor, have never driven a tractor and will probably never service a tractor, but I can't look away.

    Tastes Like PetrolTastes Like Petrol7 päivää sitten
  • You only need the right tool when the wrong tool has failed....

    Jester123ishJester123ish7 päivää sitten
  • She’s a keeper that one. Tractor is nice too. 💨

    Chris BennettChris Bennett7 päivää sitten
  • if you should turn the frontwheels inside its original you get a much better tractor and save the bearings.

    Kenth GustafssonKenth Gustafsson7 päivää sitten
    • I am sure that will be a happening thing when the wheels get the treatment. The track adjustment on these older tractors was only achievable by the combinations of rim and wheel centre positioning. Having the front wheels so wide is not at all common, the previous owner may have been a reason.

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith7 päivää sitten
  • Go to bed Dave Kinding!

    Kenth GustafssonKenth Gustafsson7 päivää sitten
  • The David Brown tractor was a petrol Kero motor, started on petrol then it had a curtain that pulled down at the front over the radiator to speed up operating temperature, once up to temp, switched to cheaper Kero for the days work. The tank in front of the steering wheel is a twin tank... the tractors are that good aston martin named their famous cars after the designerDavid Brown aston Martin DB. I think aston Martin bought the company for their skills at gear manufacturing..

    Julian StortiJulian Storti7 päivää sitten
    • As another commenter stated (and he has two) this was only ever a petrol motor, not TVO. Marty right at the start of this video pointed out the bottom of the main tank which showed no signs of 2 exits/pipes. So there were 3 models of the DB25; the diesel engine, the straight petrol engine, and the one that had two filler caps on the main tank, started on petrol and then when warmed up, ran on TVO (tractor vapourizing oil) Marty's one is a special model with Briggs and Stratton lawn mower engine petrol tank.....😉

      John SmithJohn Smith7 päivää sitten
    • We have any number of comments here on this being a Petrol tractor. It is not a TVO/kero version. It was David Brown that owned Aston Martin for a period. There is a similar video on a 25 restoration in the UK. That is a TVO model and they also mention the car connection.

      Kevin SmithKevin Smith7 päivää sitten
  • Put diesel in a container and usea palm sander to vibrate the part,works treety good for a poor mans ultra sonic cleaner. You could fabricat a manifold pretty easily.

    Scott FosterScott Foster8 päivää sitten
  • I would hazard a guess and say that the last time that filter saw the light of day was the day it was installed at the factory. It is great that you can get the old tractor running, any use of it is better than no use. Of course the cost of a set of replacement rims and tires would make the cost of getting the tractor working again cost prohibitive.

    roy gunterroy gunter8 päivää sitten
  • Never get tired of watching, and listening to, Marty fix stuff. He has such a good “way” about him. 😊👍👍

    aceadmanaceadman8 päivää sitten
  • My jaw dropped when that thing fired up and pulled itself out of the brush. My little brother loved this video as well, nice work man.

    Crypto DynaCrypto Dyna8 päivää sitten
  • I am surprised that the manifold bolts didn't cease or snap off.

    er1073er10738 päivää sitten
    • In the old days when manufacturers prided themselves on good quality, but also took into account the need for maintenance...the English manufacturers used to pay an extra penny for brass nuts to put on exhaust manifold studs. Brass doesn't rust; brass undoes easily...which Marty commented was the case here to his pleasant surprise. OEM today is a tight-arse, bean-counter led process...good engineering is frowned upon if it costs money....and if it lasts until the warranty runs's good enough...

      John SmithJohn Smith8 päivää sitten
  • So great! Love it!!!!

    Douglas FergusonDouglas Ferguson8 päivää sitten
  • Also use hose clamps on the shifter boots. Those plastic zip ties will eventually break, allowing more water into the gear box.

    Wags AutomotiveWags Automotive8 päivää sitten
  • One piece of advice I can give you on a vehicle like this. When you drained the hydraulic fluid out, I would have put diesel fuel back in it, and ran it for a few minutes and cycled the cylinders to try to get as much of that nasty fluid out of them as possible. Then drain it again and fill it with hydraulic fluid. That way you have a much cleaner system. After seeing the oil filter. I'd have done the same thing with the engine. Filled it with diesel, and ran it for a few minutes and then drained it. I'm betting the oil pickup has pieces of the filter stuck in it, & the diesel would have helped clean all that out of there.

    Wags AutomotiveWags Automotive8 päivää sitten
    • Marty commented that he filled the gearbox with clean second hand ISO46 hydraulic fluid (probably drained from the excavator) and ran that as a flush. The engine oil was new; I don't know if Marty took the sump off and cleaned it...he had to cut 25 hours of fixing and filming back with 30 hrs of editing to produce this vid...he may mention at the start of his next vid how he tackled the sump/engine sludge...I'd like to see how thick that was......

      John SmithJohn Smith8 päivää sitten
  • Aye right!

    litefoot900litefoot9008 päivää sitten
  • The wife operates better than you do.......Kidding...

    marco polomarco polo8 päivää sitten
  • ,,,,,,,VERY NICE,,,,,,,

    ecomountainman1ecomountainman18 päivää sitten
  • She’s a keeper and the tractor is nice too.

    alohathaxtedalohathaxted8 päivää sitten
  • Excellent upload - as always. While running the tractor down to the tree, did you have to top up the fuel tank to get the job done? (Seems the size of the engine would burn all the fuel in that small aux fuel tank quick). Will you look into repairing or replacing the main fuel tank? Thanks for sharing!

    Andy KAndy K8 päivää sitten
    • I had just enough to get the job done

      Marty TMarty T8 päivää sitten
  • that model 25D is exactly the same as the one i learnt to drive a tractor on at 5! in 1965. Got a lot bigger since, both me and what i drive! The hitch is the rare floating hitch, which makes it easy to offset chain harrows etc, you are missing the bonnet side panels, mine was the rarer diesel model worked on our farms fromapprox '55 to '78, we kept it for haymaking as my mum liked driving it and it was brilliant for hayturning and bale hauling. we had a supermajor and a 990 DB for all the heavy work, the 25D got put in bed for the winter;0) nice vid

    steve kingsteve king8 päivää sitten
  • Awesome video as always Marty. It’s nice to watch a Family orientated video. God bless you and your family Marty.

    TheDieselStopTheDieselStop8 päivää sitten
  • Some farmers in the US will put water in the tires to add weight to the tractor.

    reconphilreconphil8 päivää sitten
    • Or calcium mix, or beet juice both of which are far heavier than straight water

      John SmithJohn Smith8 päivää sitten
  • Very lovely

    Garey MitchellGarey Mitchell8 päivää sitten