We successfully retrieved the 4020 from the ground and pulled it up to the driveway with no problems. I simply wrapped a chain around the bucket of his tractor and around the hitch plate where it goes on the tractor frame area. We lifted the back up so the tires didn't touch and rolled it backwards on the fronts with no problems.
She sits up nice and looks good away from the grave it had been sitting. We noticed the right side cylinder head was loose, so we took it off and found out why the tractor was abandoned. It threw a valve, it was sticking out and that is why he was unable to get the head tightened down flat, because the valve is stuck open. Must of broke a spring or keeper. The top of the piston looks good and my hopes for the engine have grown.
I got a better look at the bottom of the tractor and many hoses under there and wow....it is built and heavy.
I do believe I'm going to put the work in to get it back to life, just too cool of a tractor to let die. He also found the original owners manual to it in his father in laws. Place. His father in law sadly passed away last year.
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Well here she is out of the grave.