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What is the matter with me? I get a flat tire and my first solution is to by another tractor.

Bought another 706 on Saturday. I had offered the guy 1500$ last year and he told me it had a knock and he was going to fix it.

Well he disassembled it and now I bought it for 600$, going to tow it home this weekend I hope. Only about 10 miles from my place.

I have a tow bar made up for it now. Pictures to follow.

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Just so we are clear here, I got a flat tire and the only LOGICAL solution was to buy another 706. Yeah that's what happened.

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These are not the best tires but the outside air doesn't steal all the inside air from these ones, at least for now!

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The fronts are a lot larger tire than I currently have on the other machine.

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Not only are the front tires larger but this one has the wide adjustable axle in it also. I figure with the loader this axle may migrate over also.

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There are also a fair amount of trim pieces that this one has in good shape. Compare the 2 grills and rad shells,

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This beauty has a very nice arse end on her. Very clean compared to mine, BUT I am not removing my 3 point for any reason. I also wanted to show that I have replaced the rope link with something more substantial.

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Now here is where the dumb ideas start to come to the surface................

Looks like a good spot for a 300 ford 6 cylinder doesn't it?

A quick adaptor and I could have a fuel injected motor that starts at 40 below without being plugged in and a little more HP to boot.

Hey its gonna be a parts supply and bush tractor otherwise anyways and ford has a IH connection so I may not even feel tooooo guilty.

Imagine this baby with a front mounted blower on it>

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Just some left over pictures.

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I was ecstatic to find this one had a PTO guard on it.

The cab is full of miscellaneous parts also.

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The last thing that I hope works well is the fuel tank sending unit that the other one needs.

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This is the stuff along with the crappy brackets that prompted this thread. Gonna straighten out the bottom of the bucket and square it all up. A coat of paint and it will look better than the rest of the tractor.

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You have to admit though for 250$ this was a pretty good deal.

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Cancade welding in Brandon Manitoba apparently made this........................

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So guess which side tried to stay attached to the tractor when the bracket failed. Gotta give it an A for effort that it wasn't ripped off entirely. A little bit of love tapping with the Harley Davidson adjusting wrench (BFH) and some welding and we should be good as new.

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Lots of scabby looking stuff welded to this thing that needs some extensive time with a grinder to repair.

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I'm enjoying you pictures, story, and progress. Keep it coming. 

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Thanks Dax, I had my friend come over and we busted all the axle clamps loose. We can swap the wheels over soon and then I can get back to the loader stuff.

I love posting pics and have found some short cuts over time to help with that.

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SOOOOO I went and got the Skidsteer with some forks and a bucket so we can change all the wheels and tires over between the 2 units. Both are blocked up and ready to go aaaaannnndddd its raining! Damn, get to it when it dries out I guess????

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Geez, looks like all you have around there is wheatland 706's! I'd love to find a cheap 706 (let alone a wheatland), even in the condition of the second one you bought for $600.  Last time I saw a 706 for sale nearby, it had no sheetmetal, at all, no rear rims or tires, no front end, no seat, no 3 point or fast hitch, and a D282 that was set up and missing half of the parts on it. They were asking $1500 for it, and it sold after a couple months. Who knows for how much though. Should have bought a late one owner 706 with the German 310 in it about 4 years ago for $2900. It had good tires, immaculate sheetmetal and paint, and ran very well, but had a lot of banging going on in the rear end. One of those, wish I would have bought that type deals.

Ross

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I like that ice cream box cab! 

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2 hours ago, Gleaner k2 said:

I like that ice cream box cab! 

Yes the cab on the second machine is very nice looking but I am a LARGE boy so I will stick with the other one for now. I cleaned it all out this weekend and fixed a broken cross shaft that operated one of the hydraulic circuits. I can see why it breaks as it is poorly designed. I am cooking up a better idea in my head as we speak!

I also got the doors to kind of close and installed the door limiter strap after re-engineering it and hammering it all straight.

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5 hours ago, RBootsMI said:

Geez, looks like all you have around there is wheatland 706's! I'd love to find a cheap 706 (let alone a wheatland), even in the condition of the second one you bought for $600.  Last time I saw a 706 for sale nearby, it had no sheetmetal, at all, no rear rims or tires, no front end, no seat, no 3 point or fast hitch, and a D282 that was set up and missing half of the parts on it. They were asking $1500 for it, and it sold after a couple months. Who knows for how much though. Should have bought a late one owner 706 with the German 310 in it about 4 years ago for $2900. It had good tires, immaculate sheetmetal and paint, and ran very well, but had a lot of banging going on in the rear end. One of those, wish I would have bought that type deals.

Ross

There are a lot of these around here. I also have a 606 sitting in the yard too that needs some TLC. It runs but has no electrical system at all!

It has to be pull started but mechanically it is quite sound. When I got it, it was seized and now its just taking up yard space until I rewire it all and add the standard Delco alternator to it.

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Got both tractors jacked up on one side and ready to go.

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AND I have the beast skid steer to do the heavy lifting..........................................

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This little crack opens right up when you put some air in the tire and then it sprays like a fire hose until you turn it to the top. That's why we are doing this little dance, isn't it?

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This picture was just to show that we have loosened the axle clamps on the centers. But it also shows the condition of the rims a little bit.

I honestly didn't think the new tractor had fluid filled tires because the rims are in such good shape.

Tops ugly, bottoms nice!

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