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db1486

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  1. The steering is on the front pump, or mcv pump. So yes they are separate. We keep the tractor in the shop if there's room but usually we got things in there to fix so most of the time they're outside. The last couple years we never put the tractor in the shop unless to work on it. And the steering is just as quick whether it's in the shop or not.
  2. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I saw all these nice ads this morning lol. Something about those big pull types and the 66/86 series tractors that I love. Maybe because it's what I grew up on, and still run. Keep these ads and pictures coming. I know I'm really enjoying it. Thanks to everyone posting!
  3. I like that ad there. Minus the 1010 straight header, that's our main unit! Same tractor and combine.
  4. I wouldn't say that. We've bought new born Holstein's before for replacement calves and they fare pretty well. Some of them do get a little too friendly though.
  5. We use a 1486 and a 766 for feeding in the winter, every day and right down to -40. The 766 takes a few minutes for the steering to get easy but the 1486 is quick right away. And we just use regular hytran. Maybe a pump is getting weak?
  6. We had a 6601 for a few years. Was a real simple and easy to run combine. It was just too small for us. We went back to a 914 for straw. It blew the 6601 away in the field too!
  7. It's crazy, isn't it. I had to replace the latch and pin on my mustang ctl and it was almost $200! But the tarp strap I had been using was getting in the way, so I had to bite the bullet.
  8. It was a poor snow year for us to, one of our worst. We normally would not be able to see any brush. We do ride 800's. But at less than 7,000 feet (we never went over 4,500 yesterday) you keep so much power it's like having a bigger motor. Riding Alaska is different,Some day I'd like to venture up to Alaska, but that'll be many years away I'm sure! I made my first trip to the mountains at the start of the year, and was it ever nice! And different. I'll be going back every year now I'm sure. Is yours an etec? They are one powerful motor. I just bought a 600 etec since there known to be super reliable. But where is it now! In the shop with the motor ripped apart!Yes, an 800 ETEC, I really like the power and fuel economy. Very much so. Hope yours turns out well. I really enjoy the mountain riding. If your ever able to get up here give me a call, we will tear up a few slopes If I can ever make it up there I'll definitely let you know. Not sure if I'm gonna ride revelstoke again or try sicamous or Valemount next winter.
  9. It was a poor snow year for us to, one of our worst. We normally would not be able to see any brush. We do ride 800's. But at less than 7,000 feet (we never went over 4,500 yesterday) you keep so much power it's like having a bigger motor. Riding Alaska is different, Some day I'd like to venture up to Alaska, but that'll be many years away I'm sure! I made my first trip to the mountains at the start of the year, and was it ever nice! And different. I'll be going back every year now I'm sure. Is yours an etec? They are one powerful motor. I just bought a 600 etec since there known to be super reliable. But where is it now! In the shop with the motor ripped apart!
  10. Oh man, I am jealous now! Looks like nice riding there. We've had a short season here. Three weeks now since we had snow to ride on. Nothing like riding in the mountains though! Must be a 800 your riding?
  11. Oh there is 3 hot smooth wires! Friendly 50 of these. He (steer) is taller at the shoulders than our suburban. Troy, Looks like he wants a treat or at least a scratch on his forehead. Maybe some Ritz crackers! They like them.
  12. Looks like a 4166. I should put a loader like that on ours!
  13. Here is one with an even bigger resemblance. Got this out of a brochure dated October 1968. The 106 should be a very rare combine as they were only made for 2 years. Makes me wonder why JD even bothered with it since they were going to replace so soon with the 6601. Thanks to everyone posting these ads. I love looking at them and seeing how things have changed, and stayed the same! That 6601 sure is low profile, but they forgot to mention in the ad that you have to take the chopper right off to drop straw! I wonder if you could do like I do with the 7721. Avoid lifting and removing that 50 some inch wide chopper to drop windrows by just removing the deflector vanes except the outer vanes. Reverse them so they "funnel" the straw inwards. Back off the chopper knives so it is just basically blowing the straw out in a row. I do that all the time with the 7721 and it works great. BBG that 6601 looks small compared to my 7721 but it was huge to anyone used to an old model 65 pull type. I forgot to mark the date on this scan but judging by the tractor I'd guess it at 1960. JD sold a lot of these combines here. We solved the chopper removal pretty easily. Bought a 914 and sold the 6601!!!!!!
  14. Here is one with an even bigger resemblance. Got this out of a brochure dated October 1968. The 106 should be a very rare combine as they were only made for 2 years. Makes me wonder why JD even bothered with it since they were going to replace so soon with the 6601. Thanks to everyone posting these ads. I love looking at them and seeing how things have changed, and stayed the same! That 6601 sure is low profile, but they forgot to mention in the ad that you have to take the chopper right off to drop straw!
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