Thanks guys for the kind words.
The funny thing is that I had been looking at green
tractors and kept running across red
ones that were better deals. This one cost me $1700 including delivery of 100 miles one way.
The first tractor I ever drove, of course, was our '48 cub, but the second tractor I ever drove was a neighbor's H. He put me on it to rake hay and I had a blast.
It was always in the back of my mind to recapture that feeling from almost 45 years ago.
And it really is dirty; the horizontal surfaces just don't show in the pics. Plus I've got to make those tires look black.