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My old IMT 539
This is mine 539 first series (1981.) tractor. Very reliable, low cost tractor that doesn't need any kind of maintenance...

I'm very pleased with it, and i hope soon it will be completely overhauled and painted.
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another picture
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rear wiew...

Asyou can see, there are no signalization lights on this tractor (working in the woods) and there is no need for them.
You can pretend you don't notice that ;-)
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left side...

Nothing special here...
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Front side...

Considering lights, only left one works, just the high beam, this is why it's bent downwards :-D

You can also see that two parts of the hood are new (primary painted). when working in the woods, you're bound to hit a stump sooner or later ;-).
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left side of tractor...
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right side of tractor...

If you look better, you can see a custom foot accelerator pedal... I projected it myself, and the hand accelerator is still completely functional...
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Bobo, this is the one that looks like the MF 35 / 35X that you mentioned the other day I guess?

Cheers from Australia,

The Cowboy :-)
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Engine, left side...

Rakovica IMR M33/T engine
Specifications:
29.5kW, 2000 rpm nominal, max. rpm 2400, max torque: 131 Nm@1300 rpm, 2.5 liter, 3 cylinder engine, piston diameter: 91.4mm, piston travel: 127mm

As you can see, a lot of fuel/oil mixture on it, but no major leaks, or oil loss in the oil pan...

I can't remember when we last changed the fuel filters, but i remember we did...

Notice the sticker... OPTIMA is bosnian oil company. I think it still works, but i'm not sure...
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Engine, right side...

Better wiew of the custom accelerator ;-)
Custom horns (only one works)...

If you look better, under the generator, there is a piece of garden hose attached to the valve cover. When working in hard contitions, oil sprays on the generator belt, and riuns it wery fast (matter of hours), and the garden hose keeps oil from touching the belt...

Nothing special here, just oil from valve cover.
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Wery rich instrument panel...

From left to right:
Oil pressure gauge, turn light switch (busted), rpm/hourspeed meter, coolant temperature, under it: air pressure gauge, and the generator control lamp...

Never mind the hours, the clock mechanism is busted, and doesn't count well..

Tractor worked arround 17 acres of land in wery hard driving conditions. We always mistreated it, and I washed it 3 times in my life, so you get the point...
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My father half way to the farm... His coleague cought up with him, and took this picture, one sunny day 1981. Tractor was half hour old...

This is the only picture i have of that tractor when it was new... :-(

This is it for now...


TasCowboy, yes, this is the tractor I was talking about the other day ;-)
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I learned to drive on a MF 35X that it seems to me is the same as this tractor. We used it a lot with a threshing machine in the 1960's.
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I have a International B275 and that has been 100% reliable too! only thing needed was a fanbelt because it was worn from the high hours. It has not needed any repairs and i have only serviced it once in about 10 years:-[ I wish all tractors were that reliable!
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Mine 539 has destroyed about 5-6 fanbelts, we only once "tuned" it's valves, hydraulic pump failed after 17 years of hard work with the gearbox. The reason that pump failed is that we NEVER changed hydraulic/gearbox oli, and it got full of iron dust from grinding gearbox gears, and pump failed, because oil was like liquid metal... We put a rebuilt pump, and new oil in it. It cost us about 200€ + fuel to Serbia and back...
Upper right hydraulic arm broke twice and we found one with a crack in it and it works for 3 years now, and it seems like it will stay on the tractor for a long time. We changed liquid hoses, liquid pump and fan (we had a metal fan which was not centered, and it wore the bearrings to nothing :-( .Air instalation was removed, because it was not needed, and the air bottle was under the tractor so there was little clearance and we took it off. Compressor is still on the tractor for inflating tyres...

Low pressure fuel pump left this world year ago

3 sets of rear tyres were changed and 2 sets of front tyres. This tells you how little paved surface has tractor seen... 90% of the time, it was working land, so, we don't have big tyre wear...

Custom work did on the tractor:
Shortened air intake, because it got in the view, and it looked very ugly. Now it's ~15cm shorter, and it looks decent...

Foot accelerator pedal was added, because, the hand accelerator did not want to stay in desired position (i greased it when I was little, and never got the time to ungrease it). Foot pedal is way better than hand control...

8 pool ball was put on the gear shifter, because it's easier to change gears (it is heavier than the original ball, ant it gives momentum to the shifter handle and gear changing gets easier) + il looks cool ;-)

Original exhaust was under the tractor (left side) and we got the vertical exhaust, because when planting tobbaco, the smoke was killing us... It was supposed to be temporarry, but lazy as I am, it stayed up...

Original horn, replaced by two stronger horns. When I mounted them, I realized only one works, and it does a poor job... Lazy (again) to put the old horn back...
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I am sometimes lazy also! why work when you get the same amount of money (nothing) when you sleep;-) My leyland had a problem today, I think it has seized (No oil) :-[ So i will not be lazy For a few days:-D I hope the crankshaft is ok Because that will be expensive (more than the tractor is worth)
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whoops... That's very bad...

I'm not lazy when it comes to checking oil, fuel, coolant, and air pressure every time before i start the tractor in the morning...

How did you loose oil? How much will repairs cost in the worst scenario?
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Yes, very bad. It was blowing the oil out of the exhaust since the summer (I just filled it with new oil everyday) now (yesterday) the oil pressure was "normal" so i did not check the level:-[ When i tried to start it today it will not turn over and it is very tight it will not tow start either. so i guess it is the crankshaft bearings? But maybey one of the pistons has melted and is stuck in the bore? I will not know until I open the engine. Also the oil blowing can be the valves or the rings? Leyland (engine) parts are very expensive pistons cost £50 each and cylinder-liners £40 each. rings £15 per cylinder, valves £5 each and bearings maybey £50 for all of them and fixing the crankshaft maybey £100? and gaskets £50. so it is going to cost over £1000:-( if it is bad. But i will just find another engine If it is that bad! Maybey change it to 6 cylinder;-)
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sell that leyland in parts... It's too expensive to fix if you ask me...

If one piston melted (hardly) than you must change all pistons, piston rings, bearrings, gaskets the all set... If the prices are what you wrote (smiley shooting himself), I also think an other engine will do the trick, and you take all the good parts from the old one...

Six cylinder? will the transmission hold, considering we are talking about older tractor... I mean, clutch could fail very quickly, half-axles could snap...

Good luck with the tractor, I hope it's not annything serious...
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I dont want to sell it:-\ I will try to fix it first with the old parts. then if it does not work i will just leave it until i find a engine of something! I have seen many 6 cylinder conversions and they have no problems. some have "tweeked" 200hp engines for tractor pulling with No problems! The transmissions is used from 45 hp to 82hp leylands with no modifications. But it is more easy to use the original engine. I will post some pics on farmphoto when I (Try to) fix it
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Najpopularniji traktor u Srbiji. Ladno sa njim vuku dve zmajevke psenice. :-P
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Kad sam bio u posjeti kod rodjaka u Srbiji, vidio sam kako sa 539 vuku neke 3 manje prikolice. Prvo sam mislio da su prazne, a bile su pune kukuruza u klipu...

Ne bih ti vjerovao da nisam svojim ocima vidio... Tamo je sve ravno i moze se s 539 igrat kako god oces, ali za oranje nije, posto je zemlja u vojvodini dosta teska...

539 je jako dobar traktor, i ovdje kod nas ni veliki seljak ne moze bez 539, jer je dobar za kultiviranje, okretanje sijena i slicne radnje, gdje su veci traktori tromi i puno trose.

Iako sad imamo i 549 DV, bez 539 nikako ne bih mogao.

539 je u mom kraju 80% traktora, a ostalo je tu i tamo koji manji torpedo, koji ursus i jedno 15-ak vecih IMT-a (560 i veci)
nadje se i koji zetor i MF, ali nisu vrijedni spomena. Svi se pred 539 mogu sakrit u misju rupu.

Nas 539 je citav svoj vijek (oko 10 000 radnih sati) radio oko 15 jutara zemlje, i svoje sate je 80% vremena tukao na njivi. Registriran je bio samo kad je kupljen, i nikad vise ;) jer nije bilo potrebe. (nikud nije po cesti isao).
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