One of our retired farmer neighbours loves his old tractors, in this case an original little grey Ferguson. It still runs like a Swiss watch, starts first-time every time and with the big circular saw-bed on the back it is a mainstay of our log production for the wood-burner. The giant log-splitter is attached to a newer, but still old, red Massey Ferguson 168 with its flow and return hydraulic system.
A complicated business utilising vintage tractors but when you have six of them, 'never trade one against a new one because you can drive a harder deal', they all have to be looked after and serviced even if they do look a bit tired.
Mind you, if you'd worked half as hard as they have, and still do, you'd look a bit tired.