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Tractor of the week. Week 7: 1066


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Bought this one out of Tennessee, but it originated from a vegetable farm in southern Florida, I have a lot time an money into it, and it could use some more time and money!

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This one came to me as a cab fire victim, originated from somewhere in the middle of nowhere North Dakota.  


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This one doesn’t look like a 1700 actual hour tractor, but it is! My dad is the 3rd owner, and  the 2nd owner never put it in a shed.  Here is a picture I took of the air filter, that I changed out back in 20216A2DE70D-51F9-49A7-8115-6BA515C579D3.thumb.jpeg.33005106c4b058e8afd40b225687bb0e.jpeg

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10 hours ago, bitty said:

We are debating on fixing it as a high crop or swapping out the axles and putting a narrow front on it. We will get it to run before deciding on what to do.....

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You'll probably enjoy it a whole lot more doing what you're considering than leaving it the way it is now.  It's your tractor so you can do with it whatever you want. Late 80s Anderson tractor had a hi crop hydro 70 diesel with 2400 hours for sale for $7500. They never did sell that tractor. It got parted. I'd have been a little older I'd a bought it and swapped out the axles and made something useful out of it.

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2 hours ago, from H to 80 said:

I wonder how many of these old horses ended up as pulling tractors. It seems like almost half of the pullers i see are 66 series and mostly 1066's,a testament to the engineering that went into these rigs.

I asked a guy at a tractor pull once that was competing with a 1066 why they are so popular amongst pullers , 

He quickly replied,   “Because ther’e cheep.”

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1 hour ago, lorenzo said:

I asked a guy at a tractor pull once that was competing with a 1066 why they are so popular amongst pullers , 

He quickly replied,   “Because ther’e cheep.”

I don't think that is exactly true anymore!

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2 1066's here at my place.

The 1971 my dad bought in the early 80's on a dealer auction in South Dakota, had around 3500 hours when he got it. I bought it from him about 25 years ago, has 8600 hours now. It gets used for pretty much everything, spring tillage, hauling grain and manure etc. image.thumb.jpeg.f6d486284e8dfc9fe457480c42588c1c.jpegKIMG2123.thumb.JPG.118e1a4131b65541a12913457d929990.JPG

The 1973 1066 I bought off Auction Time a few years ago. Came out of Kansas, looks like it didn't sit inside much! Replaced the cab interior and eventually will get it painted. Supposedly has 3000 actual hours according to the son of the owner, says they bought it new.  I use it for spraying and loader work in the winter and sometimes it's on the 6 row 800 planter. Depends on the weather or it goes on the 806. Got tired of getting wet when spraying with the 826 open station tractor. 

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7 hours ago, from H to 80 said:

I wonder how many of these old horses ended up as pulling tractors. It seems like almost half of the pullers i see are 66 series and mostly 1066's,a testament to the engineering that went into these rigs.

 

5 hours ago, lorenzo said:

I asked a guy at a tractor pull once that was competing with a 1066 why they are so popular amongst pullers , 

He quickly replied,   “Because ther’e cheep.”

Depends on the depth of tractor pulling you are seeing.  If it still looks fairly stock, probably 100% 1066, anything that is built specifically for pulling, engines shrouded, fuel tanks up front, aluminum wheels, and roll cages, more than likely 706 rear ends, just 1066 appearance 

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3 hours ago, Farmall1066 said:

 

Depends on the depth of tractor pulling you are seeing.  If it still looks fairly stock, probably 100% 1066, anything that is built specifically for pulling, engines shrouded, fuel tanks up front, aluminum wheels, and roll cages, more than likely 706 rear ends, just 1066 appearance 

Why a 706 final drive?

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4 minutes ago, Drysleeves said:

Why a 706 final drive?

Cheaper, lighter and more available and plenty of strength 

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33 minutes ago, Drysleeves said:

All my Deere friends ridiculed IH for their supposedly inferior final drives and here's a lowly 706 rear end running most pulling tractors....

Well there are a lot of built parts in those tubs! Needle bearing differentials, shaft supports, wider gears, lot of custom parts in a puller

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4 hours ago, acem said:

Here's our second. Dad bought it from a friend (original owner) when he retired. Very tight tractor. It's making shavings in the transmission and I need to tear it down to fix it. Been sitting for a while.

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Thanks for the serial number Ace!!! Looks like a straight ole 1066!! 

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I can't help but think that IH made a bunch of money off this model while making farmers happy too!  Some might argue the DT414 was the best engine IH built.

Scott

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16 hours ago, 460 said:

I can't help but think that IH made a bunch of money off this model while making farmers happy too!  Some might argue the DT414 was the best engine IH built.

Scott

I agree!!! I always thought the 1066 was that perfect fit tractor! Made a good chore tractor, and yet big enough to do field work! 

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On 2/15/2023 at 1:54 PM, bitty said:

Screenshot_20221211-193758.thumb.png.0011c27aa769230a27969f4220e22207.pngone we just got at an auction in December needed to be overhauled. One of my brothers two we call the fatso ten it has 900/60r32 Firestone unloading on the go . The one my boy @GeorgeB230 pulled at the county fair . Second from the bottom one is a 72 1066 we bought new with me in the seat about 2 years old in the picture, (I was born in 72 also) . I remember it having a year round or hiniker cab when I remember it. Traded it in 87 for a new MFD 8050 pumpkin. Bottom one is in our sale in March. I'll have to get more pictures as we have a hydro, high crop and one more row crop 

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The fatso ten ....

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