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TP from Central PA

Quest is over, 6*88 2+2 showed up

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Finally ended up with a 6588 after looking for one for a few years now, tried to buy a few over the years and nothing worked out.  This one came out of Iowa and is a good starting point.  Lots of older 2+2's around but I wanted the later control center on the 6*88's so it limited my choices.  Well, search for the tractor is over, now the search for parts starts.image.jpeg.db82c8d8ae79cf34f92076bc1644ba5f.jpeg

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bitty    0

I like these beasts. Going to be a class at Nesbit to pull it? 

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21 minutes ago, bitty said:

I like these beasts. Going to be a class at Nesbit to pull it? 

I don't think, the last one lasted the longest ever, don't want to add to it unless you want 24 hours of continuous tractor pulling.

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Looks good. Always nice to finally find something you've been looking for. What are your plans for it?

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1 minute ago, Sledgehammer said:

Looks good. Always nice to finally find something you've been looking for. What are your plans for it?

Fix it, then I don't know.............I just always wanted one.

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2 minutes ago, TP from Central PA said:

Fix it, then I don't know.............I just always wanted one.

It's your money, sounds like a good plan :). Is there much wrong with that needs fixed?

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ny bill o    0

nice addition. they will almost "walk on water". if you hook a semimount plow on, be aware a 3588 (probably 6588 too) will break the hitch off a white 598 if you crank it around too tight.

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53 minutes ago, ny bill o said:

nice addition. they will almost "walk on water". if you hook a semimount plow on, be aware a 3588 (probably 6588 too) will break the hitch off a white 598 if you crank it around too tight.

My 598 won't fit a fast hitch, pins are bent out at an angle from exactly that. Nice looking 2+2 there TP, would love to get a 65 but would probably just confuse me since I have all 86 style shifting. What does it need?

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5088    0

How does the shift levers and hydraulic console compare with the 33-3588s?  I know shifters are rt vs lt but I've never seen the cab of a 65.  Actually I've never seen a 65 whatsoever.

 

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2+2 Guy    0

Congratulations on finding that. Looks like a nice one. Welcome to "the love em or hate em club". I still love my ol 3788. :)

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Congrats!  I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of this animal.

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DOCTOR EVIL    0

When we first moved into this house 20+ years ago every fall I'd get to fall to sleep to the sounds of a DT-466 screaming in a 3588 chisel plowing a couple nights in a row.  Neighbor's tenant was ALL red, still is. Back then M, 300, 706, 966, 1486, and 3588.  Had a New Holland combine back then, now has 1666, and still has the 1466 & MX-200 & MX-210, CIH995 utility.

Nothing brought a smile to my face like that DT-466 SCREAMING in the distance.

Keep us posted if you get it fixed and find something to do with it.  Sounds like a great project!

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BOBSIH856    0

Do you still grow tomatoes? Wonder how the 2+2 will do in front of the harvester.

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rcb    0

Congrats! I'm still looking for my 2+2. Maybe one day... but if not I'm not too fussed. Looks great!

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5488ih    0

Was that the one for sale out by Iowa city, Iowa a few weeks back?

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2 hours ago, BOBSIH856 said:

Do you still grow tomatoes? Wonder how the 2+2 will do in front of the harvester.

I swapped from the growing end to the machine repair end, take care of a few harvesters now so it won't be in front of one.  Although I would love to try it on one in the mud.

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32 minutes ago, TP from Central PA said:

I swapped from the growing end to the machine repair end, take care of a few harvesters now so it won't be in front of one.  Although I would love to try it on one in the mud.

Do you work for Pik Rite? 

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7 hours ago, 5488ih said:

Was that the one for sale out by Iowa city, Iowa a few weeks back?

Yes, came from a agtalk member.

No, I don't work for Pik Rite but stay busy with Harvesters because of Pik Rite, when they branched into products other than harvesters the knowledge there went down about them.  I enjoy them, they are a challenge.

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Pete1468    0

I liked dad's 6788 for everything but cultivating.  Looks like a nice one.

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4 hours ago, TP from Central PA said:

Yes, came from a agtalk member.

No, I don't work for Pik Rite but stay busy with Harvesters because of Pik Rite, when they branched into products other than harvesters the knowledge there went down about them.  I enjoy them, they are a challenge.

Back in the day(50's and 60's) there were a lot of potatoes grown around here (southern carbon county) but now you need to drive 15-20 minutes south into Lehigh county to see them. Was a a sale with two Lockwood airsep potato harvesters and thought they were really amazing pieces of machinery. Imagine a tomato harvester must be even more complex. Are a lot of acres grown in your area of the state. (Can't say I've ever seen a field of tomatos) those harvesters must be engineering marvels 

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