hydro vs stick transmition
Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:52 AM
I sold Case/IH, IH, and Farmall Tractors and Equipment...one part at a time, but now retired !
I live in Springfield, OH near the International truck plant.
I worked full time and then part-time in Urbana, OH in the parts dept at Farmers Equipment Inc., the Case/IH Dealer. Now retired
Farmers Equipment now with four Ohio locations: Urbana, OH 937-652-2233; Lakeview, OH 419-568-7750; Elida, OH 419-339-7000; and a Parts Only store in London, OH 740-490-7416.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:19 AM
Since they both have their advantages depending on the job the answer is to have one of each !
Two or three of each actually.... I've had as many as SIX in My shop at one time....oddly three gear drives and three hydros, but only three were Mine.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:01 PM
you need an excuse???
yeah i like billohio awnser now i have a nother execuise to go by more cubs
1956 Farmall 100 - s/n 15956J, 1-F11 two-way plow, 1-F36 disk, #22 mower ...
1980 Cub Cadet 582 - s/n 672818, repowered to 18hp, creeper, 44C deck, snowblade, 10" Brinly plow ...
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4x4 - RED, of course ...
... and a collection of die-cast car, truck, and tractor models that seems to be growing like weeds!
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:33 PM
Proud owner of a (May 1970) 147 w/an IH spring assist, 48" deck, 42" blade, #2 trailer and (on loan) Dad's #2 tiller.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:33 PM
I have more control with a hydro. I've used both and think the gear drive wastes time, money and fuel, just IMO. I can appreicate both, but a hydro is for me.
Not sure how a GD wastes money, or gas, my GD's mow on about the same amount of gas as my hydro's. The hydro's do save time, you can mow as fast as conditions allow, where with a GD you're stuck with three speeds.
I'd run a hydro before I'd use a GD w/creeper. Hydro is the best tractor for a tiller or snow blower, but I've blown a lot of snow with an 8 HP GD, the first full 36 inch pass is just really slow.
I did try to spot spray around all my trees & bushes one time with my 129 Hydro. ONE TIME was all it took, I use the 70 or 72 now ONLY. You run out of hands, one on the wand, one on the wheel.... Hmmmm Now how do you move the hydro lever and steer? With the GD you can shift to 1st or rev when it's convenient and ease the clutch in or out when you want to move. Plus for broadcast spraying the GD holds a constant ground speed much much better than a hydro.
Other nice thing about a GD is there's no hydro "creep". You can set the brake on the clutch pedal or shut the engine off and put them in gear and they'll be in the same spot when you come back. With my hydro's they always seem to like to move forward or backward a bit. And you can tow a GD, where with a hydro you shouldn't, even if it has the automatic dump valves.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:52 PM
100 is on my lawn wheel rake. and is used for pulling heavy stuff around.
682 has a deck on, use it for picking up grass, branches, etc yard work.
2 cubs, best of both worlds.
WEGMAN FARMS: 325 acres of corn, beans, oats and alfalfa crop rotation.
80 cow Holstein milking operation.
Tractors on the Farm: Case IH MX Magnum 200, MX Magnum 180, McCormick MTX 135, Case IH MX 110, IH 686 D312 diesel, Farmall DX55, Farmall Super M, stage II, Case 650 dozer. IH 1420 combine. Run Red
My Tractors: 1972 IH 1066, 1957 Farmall 350, 1950 Farmall H, Cub Cadet 100, Cub Cadet 682. Cub Cadet 149, 1951 Massey Harris 44, 350 V-8 conversion tractor.
SEARCHING FOR: International 966 Diesel. Serial number: 29192
Gone but not forgotten: International 3088 open station w/ Elwood MFD
Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:53 PM
66 706D NF FH,59 560D,54 TD-6(sold),Model 46 baler,Model 76 combine,Model 155 Spreader,Model 56 planter,100 FH mower,463 FH cult(2),782 Cub Cadet(2),682 INTERNATIONAL Cub Cadet,1650 cubcadet w/50A mower and 1A(?) rototiller,311 FH plows(3),FH subsoiler,Fast hitch carry-all,10'8" FH disk,FH post hole digger(needs ring gear),FH landside hitch(I think) and looking for more!
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UT Martin '87
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