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Our tractor of the week # 6 is the 806. And yes it is out of order as last week was # 7 as most of you know. I simply messed up. Anyway we are looking for 806's this week. I do not remember lots of 806's around really. Where I grew up we had two neighbors with 806's. One of which was a narrow front gas and the other was a wide front diesel. We worked some with the neighbor who had the diesel and I ran it several times. Always kinda liked it, but that is really the extent of my 806 experience. So what do y'all have for 806's to share this week? Our first picture comes once again from IH literature.

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This is the first cool IH tractor that I bought. I’ve done some upgrades but really need to adjust the shift linkages!9D0E47CB-19B5-4AB2-A798-7529E283585D.thumb.jpeg.1417764225f3ed299d7b2bd98c9f1ead.jpeg57FC439D-15CF-48DC-A3F7-DE8E1BD39803.thumb.jpeg.29ac06cc8932258a01b211e8cf2ccbec.jpeg

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Again I don’t have one but I’ve gathered a pic or two here and there. 

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48 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

Again I don’t have one but I’ve gathered a pic or two here and there. 

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  I like the plow and 234 picker pics.  

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19 minutes ago, 766 Man said:

  I like the plow and 234 picker pics.  

I’m sorry, I forgot, that was an 856. My apologies. I’ve slept since I took the pics and video

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Here is our family's, was bought new, my uncle has it right now. A guy it Kentucky has the one before or after it, I forget which. 

Started life with 34 inch wheels and then was changed to 38 clamps and as they broke got 6 hole wedgelocks. M&W turbo was added after warranty expired and a year round cab was added after many years too. It got the 14" clutch and then some rear end work along the way. It pulled an 8 row 800 planter was it's biggest job for many years, was the first one in the neighborhood at that time. The weight of the 8 row broke the 3pt until it was replaced with a 1206 setup and then it held up better. 20.8s with water and weights for  traction with a V plow in the winter keeping lanes open for the milk truck. It got 56 shifters and grille as well. It was repainted at the dealer a little over 30 some years ago and I painted the hoods as a few years ago when we had it in the shop. Copy2ofIMG_0001_zps1c7fc8f2.jpg.7f15e5063a28d38c8e43f1c1be930b77.jpg

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I don't have near the love for a 1206 that many people do, I like this 8 more. If I wanted a 12 I'd just get a 1456. 

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What she lacks in Original......she makes up for in Horsepower. 
Wedgelock 34 on the right,   I need to find one for the left. You’ll notice that left clamp is a different shade of red. They use to fail sometimes pulling 21’ disc back when it had to pull them (with clamp on duals. Oops).

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Here’s dads.   Ex pulling tractor we found out after we bought it.    Turbo.   Got a new clutch, TA, 42” rubber and other things fixed last winter.   

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This is my 806, a 67 model. I got it a few years ago and I am the second owner.

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Here is one a couple miles down the road they redid a couple years ago 

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Another nice one that lives a few miles away.

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3 hours ago, stronger800 said:

What she lacks in Original......she makes up for in Horsepower. 
Wedgelock 34 on the right,   I need to find one for the left. You’ll notice that left clamp is a different shade of red. They use to fail sometimes pulling 21’ disc back when it had to pull them (with clamp on duals. Oops).

My old 766 has the opposite - a wedge lock 34 on the left and original clamp style on the right.  Popped several bolts on the left side plowing sod and pulling a mounted chisel.  Never broke one on the right.  The left hub finally developed a crack and I replaced it with the wedgelock.  We ran clamp-on duals too, but since it was only the left side that gave us trouble, I suspect the wheel casting wasn't the best.

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Picked this one up a year ago

 

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Here is my '67 with M&W turbo. She ain't pretty but she ain't a bad ole tractor. Gets used almost daily for something. 20190601_201707.thumb.jpg.c214532a21dbfac147d1622b713f9d61.jpg

This one is a '67 I did a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration on for a fellow forum member a few years back. M&W turbo as well. 

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Picked up the all wheel drive 806 in 1983, paid $500.00 . It was a total wreck. Fixed everything and used it until 1995 doing tillage. Restoration was done again in 1999 and don't use it much anymore.  The two wheel drive gets used alot. Paid $1500.00 for it with the rear end out. Fixed it in my shop and has been a very good tractor.  Would someday like to repaint it but it's always hooked up to something. 

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They're good tractors. Mine is an early '63. Gasser, narrow front, 3PT & lives a charmed life as I don't have any big equipment to utilize all those horses (until last fall when I got a 540 plow). Needed something to replace my 400 that crapped out on me & this is what was available & close to my budget at the time. It's a bit of a gas piggy, so the 806 will be taking a back seat to the 560D this year.

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Dad wanted a bigger tractor than the Farmall 300 we  had in 1967. After trying out 6 or 8 new tractor brands, including a new 706, he heard about a 1964 806 for sale in the Finger Lakes that had been used one year to run an irrigation pump, before the owner died. It arrived- narrow front, no fenders, one remote. (He did buy the 550 plow that was demo'ed with the 706). But what a horse!! This is after it was here several years, with a Schwartz wide front. It got fenders a couple years later, from the new 826 when the 826 got its cab. My brother still has it, 12000 hours on the original never-opened engine that still has the RD pump.

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In the mid 90s, Dad went to a herd reduction auction in northeast Kansas, for an 806 that had low hours. Before that one came up in the sale order, there was an International 806 that went cheap, so he bought it. Then he won the low hour Farmall. When I came in from the barn that night, there were about 4 messages on the answering machine- "Bill, you there?", "Bill, pick up!" etc. When I called him back, he asked if I could use a 1456. There was one that didn't sell at the auction (didn't bring enough), but the price the sellers wanted was cheap enough for me, even with trucking figured in. At the time, my biggest tractor was the 1086, so a 1456 made a nice match. The 3 tractors made a nice load for the hauler. Mike has the 1964 Farmall 806, and I have the 1965 Int 806 and the 1456. Both 8s at plow day here a few years ago. (The 3bottom plow was the biggest trailer plow I had to hook to the 806. We are still getting it set in the picture.)

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In 2015, a local 806 showed up on C'list. I wanted to recreate Dad's first 806. I bought it with the click in the rear end from teeth off on reverse gear/park lock problems. We used it on the bushhog until the rear end set up totally. Still waiting for it to get to the top of the list for repairs.

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That is my experience with 806s.

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Here is one of ours. 1964 model. Originally had a narrow front and clam shell fenders. Dad and the uncle overhauled the motor and put the wide front on back when I was a kid. Repainted it 3 years ago with new 18.4s and has an original ih muffler on it. Just a barn queen now lol. Even got an original radio for it and it works! Hoping to take it to our county fair and possibly 4th of July parade this summer. 

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Well here’s mine.  Was the main horse for several years. Now she doesn’t do to much.   Actually I don’t farm anymore so my herd just kinda mingles lol B9669C46-7FC2-42C8-A43C-350F90C6415B.thumb.jpeg.bfafe82670d8e5ecade71037adc91108.jpeg9FBD6031-1C49-4EB5-9452-7142DD2B131E.thumb.jpeg.1056e2870dbb2b8cc9a0ca1885566713.jpegAB997221-4602-4A9B-A153-716FECE51A63.thumb.jpeg.f14f96bc973be1ce152d3769fd461e2e.jpegnew fronts before long.  Lol.  

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Warning for a photo dump of the same tractor...

But here's my 66 806, bought it in late 2016 from a tractor jockey/salvage yard. It had 2 spun rod bearings, and was dusted. Built the engine from scratch, added the turbo setup. Always changing something on it. Have something planned for the next month or 2 so stay tuned. 

But enough rambling on to the pics. It gets used for a little of everything around home. If it's got a hitch it's probably been hooked to it.

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