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Picked this one up today, Martin Markham colt deluxe. Came from over the border from Wales, long journey but definitely worth it in my opinion. I have already got the 7hp version but this one had some tempting attatchments, so I had a deal with the owner. It was from a lady who's husband had passed away about 2 months ago and she was selling it, although she liked it, she wanted to let it go to a new home. It was restored around 10 years ago ( not the best restoration) but has kept the rust away and I have been told the gearbox was overhauled which is a bonus😀. Does not run currently but going to have a go tomorrow, should not be much. As you might be able to make out it was road registered, last in 1970😬, but I have the log book and original manual. It has the loader, trailer, plough, rotovator and the rear topper, all surprisingly in good condition for there age and purpose of use. Will get some more pictures tomorrow and hopefully get it running.IMG_6612.thumb.JPG.a6dbde1e56d0381e42f091c9a8d3d234.JPGIMG_6614.thumb.JPG.502f0e87f5e4b1f3c169755bb20bdc9a.JPG

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Managed to have a good go today at it. First thing was to see if it turns over and it did which was a good result. Next thing was to get a spark and after a quick clean on the points the spark was present. Put it all back together and turned it over, it fired but did not continue to run, must be a fuel problem I thought. After a quick investigation my thoughts were true.;)

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Got that sorted and it runs:D

 

Quick play around and realized the hydraulics were not working, there was no oil:scratchhead:, after a hunt around I managed to find enough and the hydraulics were working once again. This meant it was time for another play, this time with the loader. Overall i am very pleased with it and the hydraulics are strong.

Pumped up all the tyres and found out the tears are fluid filled😀.

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Then this happened which stopped progress, the new tyres are on order and should be here this week hopefullyIMG_6622.thumb.JPG.f17069dafef76d7a60079ec93e8aa998.JPGIMG_6623.thumb.JPG.7401bb77031bc3baee8196194b39bea6.JPGIMG_6625.thumb.JPG.2207db261801deb6abfd65b941711dd8.JPGIMG_6626.thumb.JPG.3f782d5080ff054eaa6de31f3fb5af92.JPGIMG_6627.thumb.JPG.cee0393a5f8c796de03d78e138841ef9.JPGIMG_6628.thumb.JPG.05be0ad64f6ed29be596cbbbb879001e.JPGIMG_6630.thumb.JPG.5327fbc2378874fd59720805c51d6196.JPGIMG_6631.thumb.JPG.3a3a4cdee2805c67d5d0630404a88150.JPGIMG_6632.thumb.JPG.9f9621ad35cd97c0f9d83d36bae182a2.JPGIMG_6633.thumb.JPG.0e4a7466620f261093e76012883ab3e8.JPGIMG_6634.thumb.JPG.c8ec61d36f1ca15247d36518de72f483.JPGIMG_6635.thumb.JPG.ca9fdf2319132d4707d369b7f4438faa.JPG 

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Good little set up Harry

 

So that means you got 2 ploughs now. Paul will be your best mate again now. :D

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9 hours ago, Triumph66 said:

That's a great haul Harry with all those attachments. What are your plans for the MM?

  • At the moment just to get everything working on it and fix a couple of hydraulic leaks. It will be one for the collection:D

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Hi I hope you don't mind me asking but you obviously know a few things about the Martin Markham colt tractors. I have a deluxe one that's been in the shed for about 20 years as it has what seems to be very common gearbox problems there are two gears missing teeth and I was wondering if you knew anyone with some spares? Thanks in advance

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22 minutes ago, s1landy said:

Hi I hope you don't mind me asking but you obviously know a few things about the Martin Markham colt tractors. I have a deluxe one that's been in the shed for about 20 years as it has what seems to be very common gearbox problems there are two gears missing teeth and I was wondering if you knew anyone with some spares? Thanks in advance

Pm Paul mackellow he might be able to help you

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