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i remember when the 8000 came out, local dealer sold a bunch of them, for around 8000 dollars new back then, we had a chance to but a new 9600 with cab for 13,500 later on but had to pass on it back then, still like that style, still a lot of them here in central wis. Cherokee Garage was the dealer back then, was quite a step up compared to the old 6000,

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66 series a little before my time at FARMALL,  NY Bill's info is better than anything I had or have.  A LOT of big tractors got 34" rear rubber.  The 4320 I broke-in one night came on 18.4x34 Firestones.  He had the 4320 and FIVE 4020's and later a 4230, all on 18.4x34's. You would have thought he had duals that size.

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My Dads 966 had 18 4 34 rubber I always thought it was a wheel requirement Dads had the axle clamp type wheels not the wedge lok style

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2 hours ago, pt756 said:

i remember when the 8000 came out, local dealer sold a bunch of them, for around 8000 dollars new back then, we had a chance to but a new 9600 with cab for 13,500 later on but had to pass on it back then, still like that style, still a lot of them here in central wis. Cherokee Garage was the dealer back then, was quite a step up compared to the old 6000,

  I was a little young then to know much but it seemed like it was said the 8000 was the better part of a thousand dollars less than a 4020 or 856.  A greater difference between the 8600 and a 4230 or 966.  Quite a bit of the land around here was and is less productive than a lot of other areas around here never mind the Midwest.  The thousand dollars or so difference was a very big deal to those that bought based on price.  There were a few 8000's sold in our township new but no 806 and only one 856.  A lot of those farmers liked to cal themselves IH guys to boot.  

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Just now, Matt Kirsch said:

Wedge locks were available in 34" and clamp style in 38"

I know but I always seen the smaller wedge locs on the wheatland style tractors not the row crops all the wedge locs on row crops around here were the "38s 

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Ford tractors were built in Highland Park, MI till around 197x then Romeo, MI till 1988.

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my 966 had worn 20.8x34" tires when I got it from the original owner, but he had had the rims widened. With clamp style hubs.  When the tires needed replacing, I bought blocks to change to 38" rims and tires, because blocks plus used rims plus new 38" tires, were less money than new 20.8x34s. When the clamp centers cracked, I went to 38" wedgelocks and took off the blocks. Just about the time used 38" wedgelock centers started getting scarce. Quite a journey to get from 1984 to today.

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