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Question: there was the Farmall 560 and the International 560 (standard tread tractor), did they make a 560 utility tractor?
 

Just curious as the 606 and 656 Utility followed.  Were those based on the 460 utility or a 560 sized rear end (obviously the 656 had the 560 sized engine)

Along the same line but slightly different topic, I know there was a 460 utility.  Was there a 460 standard tread or were they all considered utilities when badged as an international?

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59 minutes ago, Mudfly said:

Question: there was the Farmall 560 and the International 560 (standard tread tractor), did they make a 560 utility tractor?
 

Just curious as the 606 and 656 Utility followed.  Were those based on the 460 utility or a 560 sized rear end (obviously the 656 had the 560 sized engine)

Along the same line but slightly different topic, I know there was a 460 utility.  Was there a 460 standard tread or were they all considered utilities when badged as an international?

No 560 utility and no 460 standard that I have seen.

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1 hour ago, Sledgehammer said:

No 560 utility and no 460 standard that I have seen.

Interesting that they were nearly the same as farmall but as internationals 1 was a utility and 1 was a standard.

was the rear case the same on a 560 and 660?  I know the 660 had planetaries so internally they were different.

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34 minutes ago, Mudfly said:

was the rear case the same on a 560 and 660?  I know the 660 had planetaries so internally they were different.

I don’t know the answer to that question honestly. 

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3 hours ago, Mudfly said:


 

Just curious as the 606 and 656 Utility followed.  Were those based on the 460 utility or a 560 sized rear end (obviously the 656 had the 560 sized engine)

Along the same line but slightly different topic, I know there was a 460 utility.  Was there a 460 standard tread or were they all considered utilities when badged as an international?

The 460 utility was replaced by the 606.  They share many parts in common.  The 656 utility is a updated 606. A front axle upgrade and some improvements in the rear end come to mind.

They did build a 460 wheatland,  that was basically a 460 utility with full coverage fenders.

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i have a 560 gas and a 560 diesel. Most of the plowing pictures have someone besides me driving them.

The gas:

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The diesel:

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The diesel has a starter from an 806, which really makes a difference in starting.

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I have a 1958 diesel. It needs the injector pump gone through so she hasn’t been used for a couple summers. The biggest tractor I have on the farm so I need to get that work done so I can put her back to work.  She pulls the 320 NH baler nicely.

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I had a Russian thistle problem in a field but the hay rake rolled those dead “tumbleweeds” up so I could burn the rows.

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The field turned out well. 

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I have a steep road into the field that sluffs off every winter and the rocks needed to be pushed off the side of the mountain.

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My favorite job is plowing. The plow on the right came to the farm in Minnesota with the 560 when I was 8 years old. Dad turned me loose plowing bean stubble with that setup, my first actual tractor job and I could just barely push in the clutch. He also pulled me out of school the following spring to disk with that tractor. I have a lot of great memories involving the 560. 

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I remember about seven years ago a 560 at an auction that was a row crop, with a wide front, fast hitch, with LP. I thought that was a neat tractor. 

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This 560 LP was the one my Dad farmed with back in the early 60's. Bought it in late November of 1963. The man my Dad worked for was also the local IH dealer so Dad always had the latest and greatest cotton equipment to use. Also had two older 560's that the other hands used. A few months later the owner got the second 806 LP on the south plains of Texas. The owner's son still had the 560 when l took these pics and offered to sell it to me but at the time l didn't have the funds to buy it.

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1 hour ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

Is this the one that was under the 234 picker last fall?

Yes it is. Kevin had been wanting to get it out of the picker and use it some more. Fuel had turned to crap for some reason. Had that 30year old fuel smell. And turned waxy. 

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My Grandpa bought a new 560 diesel in 1961, with a four-row 461 front mount cultivator.  He ran that rig for 50 years.  After he hit the 50 year mark he said he didn’t need to cultivate any more, so Dad switched to 30” rows.  Dad had a 560 gas, but it was a dog compared to the D282 powered one Grandpa had.  Grandpa’s brothers were always frustrated when they used to help each other plow in the spring.  They both had 560 gas’s, and the diesel would lap them every few rounds pulling the same plows. The 560D also got the 2MH picker mounted on it every fall until they quit picking ear corn in the mid 90’s. After Grandpa retired from cultivating Dad had his 560D repainted. I am hoping to buy that tractor from Dad someday. 

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This 1959 was my first tractor purchase in 1972 when I started farming.  I was the second owner and was assured by the po that the motor was original.  A couple of years later it started spitting antifreeze out the muffler and we discovered it had a welded up head!  Bought a new one and installed new sleeves and pistons.  Going on 13,000 plus hours now.  Still my auger tractor and handy machinery mover with that fast hitch.  Just sips fuel!  Oh yes, it has Minneapolis U fenders.

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On 5/4/2023 at 6:25 PM, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Mike

Whoever ran the baler, appears to have left a lot of hay in the field, or the pickup of the baler is in bad shape, or out of adjustment.

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