the tractor :
deutz is a german brand that started building tractor in the late 20's. from the very fisrt one, they all are diesel propeled.
after WW2, they started developping air cooled disel engine. and they kept this conception untill the 90's, were NOx emmission level forced them to go back to Water cooled engine.
those types of engines (1 2 3 4 or 6 cylinders) share sleeves, heads pistons and heads. so they are very easy and cheap to overhaul. Each cylinder assy can be changed without interferring with the others (one head / cylinder). well one a one cylinder engine, the advantage becomes less evident...
mine is a D15. D for diesel, even if there were no other type of engine and 15 for... 14 HP! (well, marketing I guess).
it as one cylinder, which is cooled by air blown from a turbine bolted on the flywell.
it has 6 Forward speeds, 2 reverse, 3 pt hitch w live hydraulics, and a std PTO . whats makes it very versatile, although 2 or 3 more HP would makes it perfect!
rear tires are the same as cub's.
in the 50's and 60's in Europe, balling hay at the field was a novelty. so some firm started building ballers. they are now called "low density" baller, because balles weight never more than 6 to 8 kg.
the one that I restored is a "RIVIERRE-CASALIS". This brand was specialised in forrage harvesting machine. they collapsed in the mid 80's. the factory was in Orleans, near Paris. mine was built in the mis 60'S.
it's PTO driven. but it can be engine diven. the pto drives a gearbox, which output is a flat balt pulley. the flat belt leads a flyweel you can see on on the picture.
the tractor has enough power for the baller as it is a low density.
here is a link to see it working (at low speed). http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xerh71 ... _lifestyle