There were still a couple of small bugs:
- there’s a leak of oil from the cylinder head for a few minutes during warming up – I will check the head bolts or change the gasket
- the tractor is nose-heavy – I will add some weight to the handles
- the right steering control did not disengage well – I adjusted it and it is better but still the machine steers a bit to the right
- the clutch is not disengaged at the “disengage” position – I will have to recheck that…
I rolled it around the driveway for a half an hour. It was hard work keeping it balanced and straight so I was tired afterwards but it’s nearly ready for the garden. A break-in period of 30 minutes per gear could take all day tomorrow but I should finally get the plough dirty. I’m not sure what gear I was in because the high/low shift lever is labelled in Chinese. I was in the lowest gear in some range and barely approached half-speed on the engine… ;-). I’ll try the other range tomorrow with a wagon in tow. I don’t fancy running along behind. The high range is nearly four times as fast.