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New battery box for Deere Tractors
Here area couple modifications I've made to tractors.
My 1943 Case SC originally had a 6-volt electrical system. I changed it to a 12-volt battery and coil. I also changed it from a magneto to a distributor. Works great. I've had the tractor for 42 years. I paid $1,300 for it used in 1949.
I also made some changes on my Deere 2520 gas tractor. To save money, I built a new battery box and mounted it on the rear axle to the right of the cab so I could use a standard 6 1/2 by 10-in. 12-volt battery rather than the factory's 4 1/2 by 19-in. 12-volt battery. The standard-size battery costs less and it's easier to service mounted on the axle. Also, I moved the air cleaner from between the fuel tank and radiator back to the rear axle at the left of the cab. It's also easier to service mounted there and it's easier to keep the radiator clean because now there's more space around it. (Russel L. Fuhrman, 762 Collegeville Rd., Collegeville, Penn. 19426)


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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #5