Archie is a 1955 Ford Workmaster 631 and is named after A.F. Playter, Matt's grandfather and a great guy. Matt claims that he learned how to drive when driving this tractor out in a hayfield on Archie's farm.
Finally Matt decided to take off all of Thanksgiving week 2000, during which he dismantled all the pieces, cleaned the fuel tank and carb, got a new fuel valve and screen for the tank, added 2 in-line fuel filters, cleaned the 40 years of grease off of the head, and now Archie runs great!!! Even though it took most of the week, it was definitely a labor of love. Matt also replaced the fuel gauge, light switch, and added a rear work light and a new seat cover.