Borrowed a friend's 5 yd truck and trailer this morning and picked up the newest addition, a D4 7U 4793. It had sat in a field for over 10 years, then started once a year ago and moved under it's own power. I was surprised it started as easily as it did this morning, only took an hour and a half. Thank GAWD for electric start!!!! Sure was nice to hear the main engine cough, burp, fire and settle into a nice rumble . Good oil pressure and temp gauge barely gets into the lower side of the green. .gotta check that thermostat too!
Only a few minor?? problems with it. Carb needs taken apart and cleaned, steering clutches need adjustment, main clutch needs adjusted as it won't snap in. (Could condensation be absorbed by the clutch disk and swell up????) Also, the starting clutch needs some adjustment and the pinion lever needs freed up a bit. Then, time to back into the friendly Cat dealer and get some fuel filters and if . . IF they have it, a new oil filter or two. Then off to NAPA for a couple'a buckets of Delo and 80W 90, gasket mat'l and a few tubes of Ol' Gorilla Snot (silicone).
For it's age, how long it sat and what it was used for, I can't complain