Well, I bought a tractor, and I even bought an ugly one which was more useful than the “pretty” one! That’s gotta be a first.
Actually, the Ferguson TO-35 is a handsome machine when restored (or at least semi-fixed up, which I hope to do some day). The mechanical pieces are a dark green and the hood, fenders and wheels are medium grey. It has six forward speeds and one reverse, and importantly live hydraulics and a 2-stage clutch. Both of those make it easy to tow a brush hog for mowing safely.
The missing fender and seat aren’t actually missing, and neither is the grille. This is the perfect machine to perfect (ha ha!) my metal bumping skills on.
I also bought a 5′ brush hog and a 6′ blade for grading. Man, am I turning into a hayseed, or what?