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 John Deere 4020 High Crop

This well used tractor was used daily in the fields of Florida, and now is being restored to its original green glory.

The only tin left on this tractor was the severely damaged hood, front side shields and the side screens. Everything else had rusted away from years of fertilizer and chemical spraying and the fenders had been substituted with some crude homemade replacements.

The motor and transmission were found to be in good working order and there were many missing components and controls. The components that were present needed repaired. The hydraulics remotes leaked, and the seat and suspension system needed to be completely rebuilt. The foot throttle had been torched off, maybe to remove floor or who knows why really, so a replacement had to be found along with many other parts.

We replaced the front main wiring harness, rear light harness and all the gauges and switches. Rick is lightly sanding the frame, and will follow by blowing off the entire tractor, and then sweeping and washing the floor.

The tractor is covered while the tin is being primed and sanded. Used fenders for a 4020 high crop are not available so new John Deere 420 replacement fenders were modified by reducing their height and bolting on a base plate.

Possibly a building or tree had fallen on this John Deere 4020 smashing the hood down into the radiator. So a porta power is being used to push out the front of the hood to its correct dimensions and spreader bars help in obtaining the correct width. A body hammer is used to straighten out the front edge. Someone else "had attempted" to hammer out the dents with a big hammer causing a very bumpy surface, so bondo will now smooth out this hood. The hood now gets a coat of “Fill in Primer”, and another sanding. The final coat of primer is tinted green which cuts down on the amount of paint required. Finally, the surface is sanded with 400 grit paper which will remove all sanding marks.

The tractor will get two coats of John Deere green paint and one coat of clear, and the tin gets two coats of clear.

Another job, well done at Kuhns Equipment Repair !

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