Thanks John you guys clearly know these machines very well!!
Is there any distinguishing features that could help me I'd the tractor model.(other than an serial number that is nowhere to be found)
Or is there some odd place where the serial number would be that I can't see?
Yes ,thats it ......the Chamberalin brochure explains it all .....700 series loader with JD#91 hoe.....791,....and so on......And who is the nameless expert?.........I used to live all this stuff every day......yet Ive forgotten the lot......doesnt seeem possible?
I assume you ve looked at the manual sale lists on ebay and gumtree.........Ive never seen a hoe manual,but the Champion tractor manuals are more common......and in a Mk 3 Champion manual you get most of the tractor ,except the planetary axle .As far as I know parts for the Borg Warner are still available,the Perkins for sure........The hoe hydraulics may be in a US John Deere manual for their hoes.
Numbers on some of these older machines are relatively lightly stamped so you might have to sand of some of the paint and / or rub over the surface with a marker pen then wipe of the excess with the hope that some will remain to highlight the numbers. It took me two days crawling all over my Scout to find the chassis number, and that was its fairly explicit instructions on where to look.