Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:11 AM
Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:33 AM
Neighbor had a gas 350 rowcrop as his main tractor on 160 acres for many years. Pulled 3-14's with it but the little C-175 wouldn't lug like a good M. He ran EVERYTHING hard and it survived the abuse. They were a nice little tractor, stingy on fuel/gas on light loads, the T/A, LPTO, and three valve hyd was real handly, and the Fast hitch would be a nice option, too bad it doesn't have P/S, but that was more common on the 450's. Another somewhat rare option on the 350's was the heavy-duty rear axle option, the 2-3/4" dia bars (M/SM/400/450 size) instead of the normal 2-1/2" bars like the H/SH's all had.
If it's in decent shape, usable matched tires all around, especially the rears, sheet metal all there and not beat up they are a handy little tractor to have around.
Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:43 AM
Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:09 AM
The spin-out or Power-Adjust rear wheels are a nice option. My Buddy who has a pretty nice collection of Allis D-series says they do have their own issues, the "Z" bars breaking loose from the rim, and the clamps working loose but sometimes they resist ALL attempts to loosen to adjust tread width. I'd like to find a set of either power-adjust rear wheels/rms or later 400/450/560 cast center double-bevel rear rims/wheels for the M so I could narrow it up enough to trailer to shows.
Yep, a nice set of 350/450's would be neat to have around. I'd NEVER get rid of my stg II Super H but I would semi-retire it if I could find a decent 350 to put under the loader. They are just that much handier with the LPTO & T/A.
Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:27 AM
Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:18 AM
Posted 19 December 2010 - 04:09 PM
I never ran a Farmall 350 alot, but spent alot of time on a 300. I was always amazed at how much more go they had over a H, almost so much it was like they weren't even related. They wouldn't lug with a stock M, but they'd keep up to one with a stock 248 setup. We had a 350U for awhile. That was a nice little machine. I know I wish I had it now, it would work great on our 3pt pto buzz saw.
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:22 PM