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While hunting for pictures this time I discovered that " Tractor of the week" has been done before here on Red Power. I did not know that or I may not have done it. I still think it is fun to see everyones tractors. I will continue for a while, still have several models left. This time the 856 is up for photo shoots. One of the most popular tractors on midwest farms back in the day. I did own one for a short time years ago. Unfortunately I could not find a picture. Mine was replaced with a 14, as y'all know I am a serious fan of all 14's. Now on to some 856 pictures. I hope to see lots being farmed with. Lets go y'all!

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We had two of them when I was a kid . I remember driving the one still there once I was driving. It was awesome for it's size 

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I grew up on this 856, was sold in 1999, and I just bought it back last spring!! Needs a TA, wheel seals, a bunch of gaskets, and orings, steering wheel work, seat, and a bunch of other misc. work, but it’s back home!! 10,413 hours on a working tach, and as far as I know, never been open up, and looks like the original pump on it yet!E7973FF2-AD9F-44EA-8AE4-84BCDDDC8A84.thumb.jpeg.451fb3831b82322d859c751ab127e762.jpeg

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My Nieghbor Eddie 

Back in February 2021  getting the 856 and Freeman baler ready for the season .

 I remember this girl when bought new ,was worked hard on a cotton and hay farm , owner used every inch of her then retired her as he switched to grapes and did not need it. It sat behind a shed in ill health for years , original owner dies , Eddie saves her from the scrapper and or the air board ! Buys it from Estate.  Gave her a good amount of TLC and she is now an everyday worker and chore tractor. He also knew her from new and saw what she went through and I think she has a permanent home . 

He does not pamper them but she gets what she needs.

tony 

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24 minutes ago, jass1660 said:

Isn’t the bottom 856 technically shelling corn?

Yes, you are correct. I termed it that way because the tractor is wearing a “corn picker” and I believe the actual sheller was an option on those. It wasn’t meant to confuse the children....

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9 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

Yes, you are correct. I termed it that way because the tractor is wearing a “corn picker” and I believe the actual sheller was an option on those. It wasn’t meant to confuse the children....

My kids keep asking when am I going to grow up.....

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17 minutes ago, jass1660 said:

My kids keep asking when am I going to grow up.....

That’s up to you I guess. 

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12 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

I believe the actual sheller was an option on those.

Yep I guess it was quite an upgrade mounting a 234 compared to past pickers. Not a lot of manual work. The picker frame could be mounted on the tractor then the picker or shelter unit. Or either of the two units could be taken off with the picker frame still on the tractor. That’s what I’ve reaped from films and advertising.

I will have to share the 856 from my buyers guides for 1968 and 69. Love looking at those!

There is a 1/16th 856 row crop wide front toy at a local farm store I’m keeping my eyes on…..

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A couple of 856's I have had through the shop this year. The one in the picture with the 1456 has all of the turbo stuff from a 1256. The other 856 has a homemade turbo setup on it. I know the history on both tractors and they have both been worked hard most of their life. 

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Dad replaced his 656 gasser with an 856D around in the late 70's.  Workhorse of a tractor that served us well for about the next 15 years.  Replaced by a 986 when it started popping out of 4th under heavy load.  Only thing I didn't like about it was the Year Around echo chamber, oops, cab.  I think my ears are still ringing from that.

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My 856 on round baler duty. Was my main tractor for 10 years, it still does a great job on the baler. 81xx hours and still runs like a champ.3E1B264A-9CE0-4F13-AD23-2502774F3E9B.thumb.jpeg.6ca7f44821d91fa90a350cb5c5d0c8cb.jpeg

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11 hours ago, WishIhada1466 said:

A couple of 856's I have had through the shop this year. The one in the picture with the 1456 has all of the turbo stuff from a 1256. The other 856 has a homemade turbo setup on it. I know the history on both tractors and they have both been worked hard most of their life. 

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Do you have a pic of the other side of the 856 with homemade turbo setup?

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