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This thing had me thinking of selling a 1456 to buy this little sweetheart. Had to have come from up north. Auctioneer started at $12.5k and dropped hammer at $7100. More than likely seller bought it back. I want one bad now. 

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Looks like a deal ....

 

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I sure would like to have a 544, but they bring insane money for what they are.  Lots of 544 gassers here years ago, I always thought they were a good old mill, everything the 504 should have been.

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Was the F544 the last on the line so to speak?   (56 series).   I don’t believe there was anything smaller than a 666 in the 66 series.  There was the 574 and 674, then the 84 series tractors, but those were Utilities.

I would like to have a F-544 diesel hydro in that condition.

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19 minutes ago, Mudfly said:

 

I would like to have a F-544 diesel hydro in that condition.

I want mine in Diesel gear drive NFE trim.  But like Tyler says, same money would get you a 706/756.  That one did really have low low hours.  Can't figure out why the new rear tires with only 1250 hours.

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Looks like a good one and would have been a very good price at the hammer 

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Have had my eyes out for a diesel hydro since I got a gas gear drive at the beginning of the year. It would end up a narrow front but that's easy to swap. 

Does seem like a chunk of change but then again has 4 new tires and some weights and decent paint, that adds up fast too.

Hard to imagine those hours being right, did it feel like they were?

ETA: just looked back through the pictures...something doesnt look right on the tach. Being a 544 shouldn't it have a 5 speed tach instead of the 4 w/high and low? Hmm

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I wonder about the hours..............it was painted, 3 pt balls and all.  I also don't recall any of them here having the flashers like that on the fenders, but most of the 544's here were early ones.  The one my grandfather had was really nice, but it was gas..............They unloaded it when they bought a diesel Massey cheap.............

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Tractor is a 68 model by the S/N  Wrong tach  Should have only 1 flasher and it should be round  Only the 72 73 models should have the square flashers   Nice tractor though!

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Had the 544 gasser on the NH Tedder last weekend for the 1st time.  Just a nice tractor to use for this type of work.  Dad always liked his 544 and now I can see why & glad I got one to bring back to life.  After 2 days of use and approx 25 ac of hay, it used 3 gallons of gas when I filled it back up.

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neighbor happened onto a 544 diesel with ROPS and fast hitch at a consignment sale. under $3k. I'm jealous. its his raking tractor.

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I would love to have a 544 utility hydro diesel but they are pretty hard to come by it seems

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Dream tractor, guess I will keep dreaming.

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9 hours ago, 664 CDN said:

That is actually  a  Farmall  664 .

Explain!?

jerry

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2 hours ago, SMOKER 1 said:

Explain!?

jerry

I,m thinking he means; a 664 is essentially a 656 utility with the D239 engine and a Farmall 544 is essentially a Farmall 656 with the D239.

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I looked at a gasser hydro, once back in NY, dealer went to start it and it caught fire.  I did not buy it.

 

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2 hours ago, TomH said:

I,m thinking he means; a 664 is essentially a 656 utility with the D239 engine and a Farmall 544 is essentially a Farmall 656 with the D239.

After reading your answer a dozen times and getting my brain to function, you are correct.  For some reason I always thought the 664 was bigger than the 656 but after looking at Tractor Data, I am wrong.  IH did some weird numbering right there.

jerry

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664 is a 656U with 239  German engine.

even the fenders are the same.

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8 hours ago, SMOKER 1 said:

After reading your answer a dozen times and getting my brain to function, you are correct.  For some reason I always thought the 664 was bigger than the 656 but after looking at Tractor Data, I am wrong.  IH did some weird numbering right there.

jerry

Jerry IH knew they were coming out with the 674. They didn't have it ready to release with the 574. When IH built the 656 they built both a utility and a farmall. The 666 was only available as a farmall. Dealers in the south were losing sales to the MF 175 and the Ford 5000. The 664 was a fill in until the 674 was ready. They needed the number to be a little higher than a 656 but because it was a 4 cylinder the 664 was the next available number. Note 664 60 hp range 4 cylinder, 666 60 hp range 6 cylinder.

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We had a 544 international for a while, nice enough, but I didn't like the mechanical TA for our purposes on hilly ground. It also had a heck of a grinding noise from the rear end whenever it was on a side hill. It got sold,but it was a decent runner.

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15 hours ago, 664 CDN said:

664 is a 656U with 239  German engine.

even the fenders are the same.

Yep. Here's couple pictures of a 664 for those not familiar

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I can picture a 544 with a cat 2 quick hitch, full set of weights, dual hubs , fender radio, and sitting next to a 1456 with all the same options, like an ih mini me

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