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I purchased 2 706’s over the weekend to use for parts for a 706 wheatland my wife wants for her tractor.  One 706 happens to be serial number 668, an early production tractor, the down fall is, it was previously used as a parts tractor.  Good thing is it came home with most all parts to put it back together.  8D0590D6-B114-4C17-9833-208E1AEE411F.thumb.jpeg.ca9bf36f42ac4cd2c0b4f5ae2db11879.jpegBD576E62-F2CB-41FE-A82A-B753295881F4.thumb.jpeg.19d9916cdeb17217d8a4fcdfec528fd6.jpeg938A720E-4DBE-4DFD-BDEA-F1B82AD9D8D5.thumb.jpeg.5c097959440ba6e6f05626942ffc9032.jpeg

Notice the early production 706 diesel had the rare east coast west cost engine in it!!😬🤣

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I have never seen the 3 point lift arms have the caps over the splines, or a transmission dipstick like this before either.  

The original engine to 668 is in the other 706, and it runs good! 

This is the wheatland my wife and I are going to make hers.03387982-2DCF-4D31-AD25-4D4162A7BEE4.thumb.jpeg.771715cd9d8c74f0638e14ebe3bc82d9.jpeg

 

 

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HA! This is funny Blaine.   Lookin for some parts and you got another project and a whole lot more cash to spend.....     happens to the best of us.   Just make sure you get the wife’s done first!

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I don’t know if I want the undertaking of 668 coming back to life.  It would be cool, but I have my sights set on other things after I get Melissa’s wheatland going!!

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There is a lot of differences in those early 06 tractors. I like the Wheatland you have!

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40 minutes ago, Brian stortenbecker said:

There is a lot of differences in those early 06 tractors. I like the Wheatland you have!

Yes there are a lot of differences! I’d like to make it a tractor again, but I’m not sure if it’s in the cards right now?! My wife fell in love with the wheatland, so now I am in the process of resurrecting it! It sat for 12 years or more, I’m hoping it doesn’t break me!! She is actually excited to help work on it this winter, so I’ll post progress pictures when we get started!!

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I like restored Wheatland tractors.  Oddity in my part of Illinois.  Oh, they were around, but not many at all.

I will say though, I'm just not at all into the 06 tractors.  Oh, they look great restored and all, but I just never liked them.  56 series had the things the 06 series needed.  Off, topic... sorry.  Good luck on both! 

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Really good to see such an early F706, keep working away at it. Lots of parts available in the USA and a popular model.

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Thanks for sharing.  Mine is also a 1963 706D and really similar to the one you brought home.  The short hyd levers and that dipstick are just like mine.  I did put on a rebuilt trans cover and the new cover takes the newer style dipstick.  I saved the old one though.  The lift arm covers are on mine as well.  I wonder when they changed that.

The Wheatland looks like a great project that you can work on together.  Good luck!

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8 hours ago, johnny_red said:

Thanks for sharing.  Mine is also a 1963 706D and really similar to the one you brought home.  The short hyd levers and that dipstick are just like mine.  I did put on a rebuilt trans cover and the new cover takes the newer style dipstick.  I saved the old one though.  The lift arm covers are on mine as well.  I wonder when they changed that.

The Wheatland looks like a great project that you can work on together.  Good luck!

Thank you! My wife is actually excited to get started on the wheatland! It is going to be her tractor. 

I really would like to fix 668 up, but I have other irons in the fire.  I’m not sure when they made some of these changes? Maybe someone here has more knowledge on the 06’s?! 

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My 706 has those shaft covers but not the dipstick. We are the second owner of our 706. The original owner took it to the dealer and had the 756 shifter setup installed back in about 1970. I can't imagine what that cost to have the dealer change  over the shifter with new parts... Thx-Ace

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12 minutes ago, acem said:

My 706 has those shaft covers but not the dipstick. We are the second owner of our 706. The original owner took it to the dealer and had the 756 shifter setup installed back in about 1970. I can't imagine what that cost to have the dealer change  over the shifter with new parts... Thx-Ace

About $250

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2 hours ago, acem said:

My 706 has those shaft covers but not the dipstick. We are the second owner of our 706. The original owner took it to the dealer and had the 756 shifter setup installed back in about 1970. I can't imagine what that cost to have the dealer change  over the shifter with new parts... Thx-Ace

What is the serial number of your 706?

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I have 706D #539 and the only thing that got changed was the park brake lever -a friend  has what we think is the only one in this part of ILL  with the foot park brake lever that never got updated with the hand lever an he hates it so were going to swap them one of these days. You should fix 668 -there don't seem to be many early ones left anymore. Just take your time and work on it when you feel like it -you don't have to do it all in 2 weeks.....lol

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5 hours ago, jimw said:

 Nice wheatland , like the tires on old 668

Thank you!! I’m starting to like the wheatlands now that the 706 is here.  I like the tires on 668 as well, but they are about rotted out.😢

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1 hour ago, ihcbill said:

I have 706D #539 and the only thing that got changed was the park brake lever -a friend  has what we think is the only one in this part of ILL  with the foot park brake lever that never got updated with the hand lever an he hates it so were going to swap them one of these days. You should fix 668 -there don't seem to be many early ones left anymore. Just take your time and work on it when you feel like it -you don't have to do it all in 2 weeks.....lol

I know it doesn’t need to be done in 2 weeks, but I’m not sure I want to put that much time and money into the 706 when I have the chance to buy back the 856 I grew up on? The 856 is in about the same shape as 668.

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Ill try to get my serial number tomorow.  Dad bought the tractor back in the mid 70s. Thx-Ace

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Nice find but...running a hardened chain across a engine deck surface is a no no.  Cast iron is soft an will easily gouge.  Plan on decking that block if you put it back together!

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56 minutes ago, 460 said:

Plan on decking that block if you put it back together!

I think decking is the least of what that block's going to need to be viable again.

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My 706 is sn 2237.

It has the 3 pt shaft covers the cover on the auxiliary remote valve, short valve levers, etc.

Thx-Ace

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6 hours ago, 460 said:

Nice find but...running a hardened chain across a engine deck surface is a no no.  Cast iron is soft an will easily gouge.  Plan on decking that block if you put it back together!

Engine it junk, block also, it just came along for the ride! Scrap when the price gets a little better!!

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The reason I’m not sure I want to spend a lot of money bring 668 back to life is this, the 856 I grew up on has a chance to come back into my possession.

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It needs a lot of help, low range might be going out, every seal on the rear is leaking, and it needs a TA.  10,300 hours on a working tach, it left our farm with around 6900 hours.  It starts right up and runs just as smooth as the day it left 20 years ago!!

The previous owner before us must have really wanted a 1206, the rear wheels and nose where white when we got it! 

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The tractor you grew up on is the most rare of all---1 of a kind.   Not often you get a chance to buy it back.  Having a wife who wants her own tractor is also pretty rare.....go with that!   NO reason you can't sell the remains of 668 to somebody who would value that, after you have that cool Wheatland running for the wife.  

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9 hours ago, Jeff-C-IL said:

The tractor you grew up on is the most rare of all---1 of a kind.   Not often you get a chance to buy it back.  Having a wife who wants her own tractor is also pretty rare.....go with that!   NO reason you can't sell the remains of 668 to somebody who would value that, after you have that cool Wheatland running for the wife.  

That’s exactly my thoughts!!! As far behind as our corn is, I’m thinking it’s time to start doing some work on the wheatland now, instead of waiting til harvest is done! Cause who knows when that might be?!?!

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