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Tractor of the week. Week 11: 706


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This week's tractor is special to me.  I grew up riding on and learning how to operate Dad and Grandpa's 706 gas tractors.  They were both 1966 models.  Grandpa had the 263, generator and light 3 point hitch.   Dad had the 291, alternator and heavy 3 point hitch.  Grandpa's came with a narrow front and wore the 234 picker in the fall.  Dad purchased his with a Schwartz wide front axle.  In the 1990's, they were swapped, so grandpa could mount the new WL21 loader on his 706.  The Schwartz proved too light and an 8 bolt 856 axle was added later. These 2 tractors will never leave the farm in my lifetime.   In 2021, I purchased a 706 LP.  Plan to purchase a 282 and 310 diesel machines to complete my collection. 

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9 minutes ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

This week's tractor is special to me.  I grew up riding on and learning how to operate Dad and Grandpa's 706 gas tractors.  They were both 1966 models.  Grandpa had the 263, generator and light 3 point hitch.   Dad had the 291, alternator and heavy 3 point hitch.  Grandpa's came with a narrow front and wore the 234 picker in the fall.  Dad purchased his with a Schwartz wide front axle.  In the 1990's, they were swapped, so grandpa could mount the new WL21 loader on his 706.  The Schwartz proved too light and an 8 bolt 856 axle was added later. These 2 tractors will never leave the farm in my lifetime.   In 2021, I purchased a 706 LP.  Plan to purchase a 282 and 310 diesel machines to complete my collection. 

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Was either of the gas engines significantly better than the other power and dependability wise? Just curious in case I or anybody I know ever gets an opportunity to buy one.

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we have a 706 / d 282 10,000 hours ill bet .

I got it from my mentors estate . After he passed his wife told me to haul it to scrap yard .

I said " ill buy it " she gave it to me .

Its not beat up , but there is no red paint on it anywhere . It never saw a shed in its life .

 

 

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i waited over 10 years to acquire my grandpas 67 706 w/ 310 back he bought it new, in not sure if winter early 67 or late 67, we have a pic of him and the new tractor being delivered and there snow in the pic, on my farm i didn't really need this tractor but it was one of them things if i let it go i'd never find it again,

i rebuilt the brakes and working on some leaking fuel lines in the shop at the moment, and as far as i can say it will be the last tractor to leave the farm this time

only problem the previous owner knew i wanted it and held abit of ransom for it when it came to price but what ya gonna do i still enjoy this tractor and proud to own it 

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My great grandfather bought this one brand new. Unfortunately he died before the tractor was delivered to the farm. Pulled a 4 bottom plow with it and and wagons. Dad took the 7.5 15 fronts off an put either 11.00 16 or 14 16’s on it to go across the low ground and marsh better. Had the tractor several years and then it was traded off on a chalmers 7000 tractor. Not sure where the tractor is as I don’t have the serial unfortunately and the dealer that did the trade has long since closed. So I bought one a few years back that had the same rears (18.4 34) and was a gas and had a wide front. Did a lot of work too it, put a fender radio on it like the one was on there, added dual remotes and even put the bigger front tires on it with black rims. I wish it was the original one but this is the next best thing. 

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2 hours ago, Farming Enthusiast said:

Was either of the gas engines significantly better than the other power and dependability wise? Just curious in case I or anybody I know ever gets an opportunity to buy one.

The 291 is a bit trickier to overhaul due to the sleeve design.  Hard working engines, but thirsty.

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5 minutes ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

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This narrow front was his grandfather's. 

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This one makes me drool!

I'm ususlly not a big propane fan but I like that one. It has got to be very rare! Doesn't hurt that the owner is a great guy.

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Here is the 706 that the farmer has that dad and I help with wheat harvest. Real nice tractor. 
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Two real nice ones from FarmallLand. The LP is my favorite 706 I’ve ever seen.
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I fed hay to a gentleman's cows for a couple of months one winter

He gave me this as payment. 

It needs to be pulled in the shop and showed some love one of these winters.

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LolI got one too. First tractor I bought. Its a narrow front 282 with about 6k hours on it. It gets used for hay duty and cultivating. Last year we bought a cultivator and I really enjoy using it. Oddly enough it was the first row crop cultivator in this area. The only other cultivating that gets done around here is a garden with a cub or A. I guess back in the day everyone went to chemicals and skipped the 3pt cultivators all together. One of the pics is the day it came home. We hooked it to a disc to see how it did. After seeing some of these with duals I'm gonna have to start looking for a set of 15.5-38 hub mount duals again.

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Had this one running today. It's a 263 gas, factory TA delete, 2 PTO and remotes. I pulled it into this loader to see if it would fit good. Tractor is selling at the auction in two weeks  . My brother has another 263 and a 282 also. His 282 needs glow plug relay and switch currently 

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"Had" a late W706 gasser with wide fenders. Bought it out of Min. Sold it 2 years latter. Front end was loose ,steering was loose, shifting was loose,but those fenders were just faded a bit and not a ding any where.Should have kept that one.

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Bought my first 706 in January,  sadly its not even here yet, waiting for the snow to melt. It'll be the first one I'm going to paint up nice with the sole purpose of show and parades. It's currently set up with a sugar cane loader but that's all coming off and it'll be a plain ole Hi-clear.

 

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7 minutes ago, brahamfireman said:

Bought my first 706 in January,  sadly its not even here yet, waiting for the snow to melt. It'll be the first one I'm going to paint up nice with the sole purpose of show and parades. It's currently set up with a sugar cane loader but that's all coming off and it'll be a plain ole Hi-clear.

 

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Cane loaders might look tough but the hours are less than the rest of the well used ones.T A too, not common .

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3 hours ago, Farmall1066 said:

This little fart cost me some coin! This is my wife’s tractor, many times I tried to find an 856 wheatland and get rid of the 706 before I tore into it, but every time I walked past it, it just had that look to it, I couldn’t part with it!80A50519-0895-4187-9527-3C3FB62816CB.thumb.jpeg.eadf623c81e22a30d2def1600d1d97a7.jpeg

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what do them front rims come off of? 1066/1086? mine is set up the same way but i like the looks of the bigger wider tires, i just got the skinny fronts on mine 

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