Big Bud guy

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  1. I can't think of anyone else that had a direct start 6 cylinder diesel engine in the 60 hp class in 1953 along with live PTO, live hydraulics, and power steering Can you? I know JD didn't and I know IH didn't. Oliver might be about the only other one. When did the WD9 series get a live PTO? The chain final drive you refer to came out in 1929 and apparently was good enough to take up to 90 hp and stay on the market for over 30 years. IH could have taken a lesson from Case on how to design a final drive. Big Buds used a chain in the drivetrain so that must make them the biggest pedal tractor ever made.
  2. I have a neighbor who last summer plowed up a 200 acre field with a 1470 Traction King and 22ft JD 150F chisel plow. You could hear that thing bellowing 10 miles away!!
  3. True today but at one time Case did dominate the industry with their steam tractors and threshing machines. Kinda like how IH dominated the tractor market in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. I think Case sold more steam tractors then the rest of the competition combined. Also, what is more rebuildable? The gas start diesels IH came up with or the 377 in my Case 500.
  4. We used to have a hog operation and I don't mess them days of grinding feed. Our first one was a JD 700. Then we bought a NH 357. When we got out of the hog business we sold the NH since it was still worth something and overhauled the JD and kept it since it has a hay table and we still occasionally grind feed for steers or other projects.
  5. Don't worry. It's in the blood of IH fans to dislike Case since Case comes before IH. Case made some fine engines starting with the 377. I agree with the other guy about putting in a 504.
  6. Cousin has a 5488 MFWD with a loader. It's pretty much reduced to running a grain vac. Only 50 series I have ever seen.
  7. Mixers are kind of a new thing here at least for the common joe blow ranchers. Some of the Hutterite colonies have been using them for years for their dairy operations along with a few feed lots but now beef producers like us are starting to look at them. Didn't really know which mixer was the best other then what I was told about the Supremes. The stepped floor was appealing to me also. We are closing in on our 2nd complete year and the only break down was breaking the shaft between the gear box and the first auger. Called the factory and there was actually an updated stronger shaft that was suppose to go on it. We paid $18,000 for it so so far its been cheap to run. One thing I found out is almost everybody and their dog makes a mixer now. Our local JD dealer carries Haybuster and that's what they tried to push on us but I can't see any reason to buy one over a NDE.
  8. At one time the CTS was taking up a forth of JD's production capacity. Considering JD's overall market share and what a forth of that would be I would say the CTS did pretty good for a specialty rotary. Its too bad JD didn't develop it further because it had way more potential then a single rotor. Last spring I saw 4 T670s in Glasgow MT. Go up into Canada you will find more. At least I have seen them. The T670 still shows up on the JD website and reading the description it sounds like they did some more upgrades to it even comparing it to the NH CX8090. So it sounds like JD is still throwing good money after the bad in regards to conventionals. One thing I noticed right off that bat was JD's feederhouse was wider and I liked the fact and still do that they enclosed the whole back end to run the chaff through the chopper with the straw. I know some guys that are like that too. But also know a lot of other guys who run either red and green and couldn't care less about who was on the market first and or JD finally came out with a rotary. We have one neighbor we cut for who runs a 2388 and he couldn't care less if our combines were rotary, conventional, JD, Case, or that fact Case has had a rotary since the 70s and JD has not. He is just glad when we show up. What you need to understand and I hope you already do since you work at a dealership is a lot of us buy what we run because of the company and dealer support and not necessarily the machine. What would you do? Buy a good combine from a superior dealer or a superior combine from a crappy crooked dealer. Not all of us are blind. We've cut alongside AFs with our conventionals on our own place and helping neighbor's out. Reason we resisted going to a rotary was because we didn't want to take it up the you know what at our local CIH dealer. And the support was mediocre at best compared to the JD dealer we were dealing with at the time. I have one neighbor that was running a STX and AF. Can't remember the models. Our last remaining stand alone store that sold red had to finally drop out and switch over to NH. Will guess what? My neighbor now has a NH 4 wheel drive tractor and a CR. Not that it matters because the money goes back to the same company. JD had been working on rotaries on and off since the 50s. In fact their prototypes were further ahead then what IH had at the time in the 60s. JD even called theirs "Axial Flow". It was a business decision to not introduce a rotary when they could have.
  9. We bought a reconditioned NDE 2806. Capacity 1,150 ft3. We have JD 8300 on the front of it and the 2 speed is a must even with a tractor that big. Before buying it we talked to several feedlot owners and about mixers and all of them said stay away from Supremes.
  10. Kinda sounds similar to the bounty program IH had on Massey combines. Wonder how the IH customers with a 15 series fared when they were made obsolete after IH quit production of conventionals. Also, why did JD continue making conventionals if nobody wanted them and the values were supposedly dropped? I have neighbors that upgraded from a supposedly worthless 9600 to a 9650 conventional. Technically JD's first rotary was introduced in the early 90s called CTS. Initially it was available in just a "Rice Version" and later on a "Small grains" version. That last model of available in the States far as I know was the 9650 CTS. If the settings are right it was a superior combine to the AF and even the STS. We had our local Canadian CIH salesman whom we had bought several items from in the past tell us that CTS was kicking his butt. It took care of the one design flaw every rotary has except the Lexion and the old Versatile TransAxial. But JD eventually dropped it because the industry thinks only one rotor is needed no doubt because IH got to the market first in a big way. If the NH TR had been more successful off the bat and grabbed the rotary market share everybody might have tried copying them instead.
  11. Got one neighbor that bought one of the first quads in the area. He almost swore off Steiger as a result and it took a STX 375 to bring him back around. Even that one had a few small issues but overall has been reliable.
  12. I thought they used a continental.
  13. Go to the Nebraska test website. That's the only place to get the correct information.
  14. There is a 350 utility diesel sitting half mile from me. Hard to find or not?
  15. Our local farm show had the quad track, a 9RX, and a Versatile Delta track on display. I looked them over and like you couldn't tell a bad thing about any of them. All I know is if you gave me any of them for free I would drive it. I have to admit thought since we used to farm with Versatile, bringing back the old paint scheme made them kind of appealing.