Big Bud guy

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  1. Massey used them too in their 4 wheel drives. They used the 3150/3160 in the 1500/1800 and switched to the 3208 later on in the 1505/1805. We had a 1800 for 7 years. Bought it new and traded a JD 5020 for it. They were about a 210 hp tractor but we treated ours like a 300 hp tractor. The engine never let go on us. When we went to trade it, the salesman thought for sure the clutch was shot or at very least was going to need replacement when he saw the plow behind the tractor. We traded it for a Versatile 950. The 1800 was bought by a neighbor and I think it gave him good service too. On the other hand, a different neighbor bought a 1800 new and lost the engine twice before getting to the field the first time. He traded it off that fall for a Versatile 700 which was a much better tractor.
  2. The price is stupid but there are some places they can go and some situations you can use them in that a pickup won't work. We have 21,000 miles on ours.
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  4. The machinery we make a living with is mostly JD. My collection is multi color which includes IH tractors bought by the family in years last. First tractor I ever drove was our IH 240U. First tractor I drove and did some real work with was our JD 4640. Have a couple of friends that are multi color. One has a IH 656, JD 4020, and Case 1030. Uses them all. The other has his dads Oliver 77, his dads MH 44, a IH Farmall B and a Toro.
  5. Those are good questions. I've always wondered how much work horses could do in a day? We got our first car in 1921 and first tractor in the late 20s. Only one that farmed with horses was great grandpa starting in 1910. Grandpa started farming in 1944 with a Cat D4.. Nobody passed down any stories on what horse farming was like so I'm guessing great grandpa didn't miss them.
  6. I know several people who are celiacs including my brother inlaw. We tried forming a little growers co-op growing these special gluten free oats 10 years ago. It failed do to the manager and is crooked behind the scenes crap he tried to pull. But the point is gluten intolerance is real and there is a market out there for gluten free grains.
  7. Looks like they are both broken down to me. There is only $150 seperating the two. Asking and getting are two different things. The 60 is an LP which were made in far fewer numbers then the gassers. Maybe that is what the seller is banking on.
  8. We've done it a few times because the crop was weedy and we didn't want to swath. The thing we noticed was if any spots had any green in them, the heads never filled out completely. It's as if any moisture left in the plant went back into the ground or disappeared. When we used to swath the green spots would still fill out the heads.
  9. Nice. What model is it? We have a 4M?? or whatever the last one IH built. We bought it in 1950 but only to put up oat hay as we already had combines. It was last used in 1965.
  10. I did say JD had nothing to do with the formation of Velie or the manufacture of their products. All I said is you could get a Velie through some of their dealers. And, the Velie tractor first appeared in 1916. JD bought out WB in 1918. That is not a very big gap in years. I wouldn't bet on not being able to buy a Velie tractor at a JD dealership. Here is a Velie tractor pulling a JD plow at some tractor demonstration. A lot of dealers back then just like today used short line companies to fill out their lineup. Some of these dealerships were nothing more then general stores that sold the machinery on the side. Some JD dealers were selling Waterloo Boys before JD bought the company. Also, the St Louis and Atlanta Sales branches were listing the Big Four 30 tractor in their catalogs. So you could buy a tractor at some JD dealerships before JD bought out Waterloo Boy. My info came from JR Hobbs.
  11. Nice find. Those MMs seemed to be unique in their own way. I would like to have one some day since our first tractor was more or less a MM. It was actually a TC 21-32
  12. JD might not have had anything to do with the formation and manufacturing of Velie but for a short time you could buy a Velie car through JD. There was a local JD dealer around here a hundred years ago that also sold Veile automobiles. That is not a coincidence. The dealership closed up in the 50s. This is about as close JD came to producing cars.
  13. Over 20 years ago we went from a JD 265 with that POS Kawasaki to a 455 with the yanmar diesel. It was way too expensive of a machine just to mow grass but it hasn't let us down yet either. I perfered the foot control over the handle. Now it's regulated to tiller duty since we got a zero turn.
  14. Around here the only reason the color red didn't completely disappear from tractors was because of Steiger. If CIH hadn't acquired Steiger my dealer would have kept pushing the Versatiles they were selling before the merger. Actually according to tractordata the rigid steers were made up to 1995 as the 9240 and 9260. So they didn't drop them right away. IH not having a top of the line high hp tractor when everybody else did I think hurt them a little. I thought the reason why the 4840 was popular in the south is because they liked 3-point equipment and the 4840 was one of the few or maybe only tractor that could lift a 12 row planter or cultivator. Someone from down there will have to chime in. I would think a 3788 would compare favorably to a 4840 in marginal conditions. That extra driven axle makes a big difference. Nobody can dispute the 4840 was the tougher tractor though. About the only knock was the only 8 speed powershift transmission.
  15. Those Wagners were the first modern 4 wheel drive tractors and some what popular around here.