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If You Could Have ANY Tractor, What would it be?
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Lynch in E.TX    Posted 01-31-2003 at 11:29:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
and don't say "One that don't break down."...(kidding) Mine would be a MF175 that was still brand new and unused or maybe a cherry MF 35 or 65. And one I really like for a smaller tractor would be a perfect IH Farmall 706 or 756 diesel.


Mike D.    Posted 02-01-2003 at 21:42:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
took awhile to figure this out, but for me it's an Oliver 1850 diesel.


Ken N Tx    Posted 02-01-2003 at 01:37:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mine


Ken N Tx    Posted 02-01-2003 at 03:21:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heres another good one to have


DeadCarp    Posted 01-31-2003 at 17:39:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
At this point, my requirements are pretty specific so i'd probably have to make one. With a budget of maybe $1000, i'd want everything happening in front to avoid a stiff neck, something that clears about 2 feet of ground so i could straddle stumps, something that's as easy to mount as a kitchen chair, hopefully a heated cab. I'd use it for woods and garden work so maybe 1-ton axles would do. Wouldn't be swinging anything near that heavy. Probably start with an old pickup of some kind .. different tires or air bladders could raise it up :)


Dave    Posted 01-31-2003 at 18:59:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
When my wife's grandpa died I got a home made tractor that he'd built. Best I remember it had what looked like a cut down jeep frame with 3/4 ton rear with mil tires and a 3 spd truck trans w/granny & pto. It had another trans on it too, before that one. The motor was a Brigs&Stratton, looked like a riding mower engine. I thought I would one day tinker with it, but when I closed down my transmission shop I didn't have a place to keep it at the time. So, I let my Daddy-in-Law (DL for short) scrap it...cause that's what he does.


DeadCarp    Posted 02-01-2003 at 04:09:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds a little like my "bug" (they call them jokers too). It's a Bronco frame, Maverick driveshaft, manure spreader back wheels, VW front, and powered by an old CCW snowmobile engine
and clutch. We usually tow kids and take it to the fish-house but it will pull pretty good too.


Dave    Posted 01-31-2003 at 17:19:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
About a 6320 JD 4x4, cab w/heat & air. With a JD loader and 3pt hitch backhoe. Plus a LOT of other implements. Plus a dozer, 23ton dump truck, saw mill, heck, might as well throw in a helicopter. Wonadem ud come in real handy!!
:)
DR


kraig WY    Posted 01-31-2003 at 16:46:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
JD 4020 Dsl W/loader-grafle, Cab with Heater/AC
(I'm a wimp)


rumley model E 30-60..the pink panther    Posted 01-31-2003 at 16:40:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i got the chance to help start one of these this fall.being able to hear the sound of that one cyl. engine run....very impressive! if anyone wants to see a pic email me and i will send you one. they're not real good pics ,but still kinda neat. PP


Slo    Posted 01-31-2003 at 16:36:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
MM UDLX


dig    Posted 01-31-2003 at 15:58:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
IHC SM-TA with a working TA and a all-hydraulic loader. Power steering would be nice too.


Larry    Posted 01-31-2003 at 15:54:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Another Case 400.


Duey (IA)    Posted 01-31-2003 at 15:10:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This is the biggest and the baddest!!!


steve II JD4000    Posted 01-31-2003 at 14:10:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a JD 4000 71 and JD A 44.. am't selling them but right now I dont have any acres to work on.. lost farm land. I too have a White 4-210 79.


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La.    Posted 01-31-2003 at 13:41:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wouldn't change from what I have.


Spence What do you think for 4 acres    Posted 01-31-2003 at 13:14:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right now I'm thinking of buying a ford-Ferguson 4 speed, with hi-lo range. Needs rubber on one side. PTO and 3PH work.

How do these tractors rate?


Mark A    Posted 01-31-2003 at 12:53:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
JD 4440 powershift with Cab, and someone to come by every 6-7 hours to fill it with diesel...........


fw    Posted 01-31-2003 at 12:32:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
IH 1066 turbo, those sound so sweet.


Donna from Mo    Posted 01-31-2003 at 12:09:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cliff says he'd choose an 1855 Oliver. If he chose a tractor with a cab, it would be a 2555 John Deere. I remember when the D-17 Series IV Allis he has was his dream tractor, but I guess we're never satisfied. Next thing you know, he'll be looking to trade me for a newer model.


Ron/PA    Posted 01-31-2003 at 11:53:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
A John Deere, 4230 with a full enviro cab.
Ron


Lynch in E.TX    Posted 01-31-2003 at 12:02:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I didn't think about that...it would sure be nice to have a air-conditioned cab on a tractor for the heat here in East Texas.


Les...fortunate    Posted 01-31-2003 at 11:51:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't think I'm allowed to mention the name of it on this forum.
";^)


Scott Hansen    Posted 01-31-2003 at 11:49:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The first 8N I had. I sold it and I shouldn't have.


Fawteen    Posted 01-31-2003 at 11:40:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have this overwhelming urge for a John Deere 830 pup-start Rice Special.

It is such a monster, it would be completely useless on my tiny little patch. I'd have trouble turning it around, much less do anything useful with it. I'd have to have a tractor-trailer to haul it anywhere. But it is SUCH a neat tractor that I'd get a great deal of pleasure out of just starting it and listening to it run.


I hear ya...    Posted 01-31-2003 at 12:00:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't really need my MF 175 for this 25 acres...but it is a great tractor...I also wish I could have gotten one of my Grandad's old Dozers. He had 2 Cat D series Bulldozers... and a big crane or two...and a Jeep PU that he built from the ground up from junk yard parts when I was 11...he had to weld the frame and everything...I got the first ride in it. I think his buddy got them just because my Mother didn't know about them and had no paperwork on them at the time of his death...but his buddys were good ole boys and he would like it that way...but I know he would have thought it was cool if I had gotten one of them....he worked on heavy machines his entire life, including the ones that worked on the Manhatten Project...I have his thank you certificate from the Dept. of Defense thanking him for his work on the bomb project. I guess that's enough for me...but it would have been nice.... Lynch


Capp    Posted 01-31-2003 at 20:36:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'll just stick with the old Fordson Dexta, it's like it's owner dependable.
Capp


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