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Tractor of the week: Week 6. 856


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Welp, today I learned that gas 856's existed... I learn something new every day. I've always preferred gas to diesel whenever I could find them, whether in trucks or tractors. Thank you for sharing. 

Mac

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1 hour ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

The results are in and your choice for week 6 is the 856!

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Oh! The one with duals!! I'm in love!

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1 minute ago, MacAR said:

Welp, today I learned that gas 856's existed... I learn something new every day. I've always preferred gas to diesel whenever I could find them, whether in trucks or tractors. Thank you for sharing. 

Mac

  I'm kind of surprised as to the number of 856 gas tractors sold in this region.  Sold new as they had area dealer stickers on them.  A few years ago it seemed like there was an 856 turning up at an auction every month.  Now I don't see any.  Things always happen in bunches it seems.  

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2 minutes ago, 766 Man said:

I'm kind of surprised as to the number of 856 gas tractors sold in this region. 

Strangely enough, not many tractors that size sold around here at all. Mostly 656 size and down, due to the small size of most of the farms. The really big operators (very few) had a 9 or 1066, but mostly the 806 was the "big time" operator tractor. Which doesn't really make sense, given our very hilly terrain. I'd think the extra power of the big units would've been more desirable. 

Mac

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1 minute ago, MacAR said:

Strangely enough, not many tractors that size sold around here at all. Mostly 656 size and down, due to the small size of most of the farms. The really big operators (very few) had a 9 or 1066, but mostly the 806 was the "big time" operator tractor. Which doesn't really make sense, given our very hilly terrain. I'd think the extra power of the big units would've been more desirable. 

Mac

Around here most farms were looking for a tractor to pull a 5 bottom plow.  A lot of 856 and 966 tractors sold.  By 1980 the sky was the limit.  In the hill country a new 656 would have been typical.

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Father in laws 856 custom

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2 hours ago, DT Fan said:

Aaron, how does the gas compare to the diesels? I'm sure it uses a fair amount more fuel, how does the power compare?

who ever would have thought that a gas would run cheaper per hour than a diesel, todays screwy fuel prices.

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2 hours ago, DT Fan said:

Aaron, how does the gas compare to the diesels? I'm sure it uses a fair amount more fuel, how does the power compare?

Thirsty if you are working them.  Only 10 more cubic inches than the 756 gas.  I am thinking 15 horsepower less than the stock diesel.  Most diesels are turned up.....

Nice for winter weather when you need them to start. Mine spent most of its life wearing a loader.

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2 hours ago, Farming Enthusiast said:

In tough going, would an 856 run with a 966 or even a 986? 

Yes on the 966, for years worked with our neighbor with dads 856 & their 966. I prefered dads 8 over their 9. Don't know on the 986, the 436 may have had a little more than the 856.

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17 minutes ago, dale560 said:

A 856 propane in very nice shape was sitting in the shed of collectible tractors at Anamoose ND about 10 years ago. It had a dealer sticker from Kansas I think if I remember right. Hadn’t seen it after that though.

If it was at Peet's ,,,,maybe S. Knight has it as he bought a lot of Petes stock?

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6 hours ago, Rusty_Farmer said:

Alright.....who's has one of these I could bring home?

I know where this is! I actually almost bought it, but turned the current owner on to it, and he was happy as h*ll when he got it delivered! 
I told him, if the day ever comes, that he needs to get rid of it, let me know!! 

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