|My 1959 Dexta
I needed a mid-size utility tractor.
-I wanted diesel
-I wanted live PTO
-I wanted creeper gears
-I wanted an old tractor
When I saw an add for a "cheap 1959 DEXTRA with live PTO", I had to go look!
First 1959 is the same year I was born, and second, I wanted a rebuild project.
I was not disappointed. It was in dire need of rebuild. With somewhere between 7-10K hours, this thing was wore out. The engine barely ran, the steering loose, leaking rear axles, hydraulics that randomly worked to top height. For a rebuild project--I was to be challenged. I'm still working on her. But I use her and pull her hard!