Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tractor Renovation

As I have stated in the past, part of what we do in the winter is repairing and refurbishing equipment.  With the cost of golf course equipment regularly exceeding that of a luxury car, making our equipment last as long as possible is very crucial.  I feel that you as members should know what we do to protect that investment.
JD 5210 in season laying sod.
Currently, we are renovating our John Deere 5210 tractor.  This tractor has been a workhorse for us during the past 16 years and is now in need of attention.  Throughout the renovation process, we will be doing the following:

  • Replace engine and transmission seals
  • Replace the steering linkages
  • Replace the clutch
  • Replace several hydraulic lines
  • Have the dash gauges repaired 
  • Repaint the tractor and apply new decals
  • Add an accessory electrical box
  • Top it off with a new seat
JD 5210 during the renovation process.
This is a major undertaking as a large part of the tractor must be taken apart to achieve the results that we are aiming for.  The ultimate goal is to renovate the tractor to like new condition.  With continued care and maintenance this tractor should provide for the club for at least another 16 years.  Our last tractor lasted over 40!