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I was a sent a link to this machine tonight.  I dont see many of the row crop utility tractors. I know the 544 was available as a row crop, utility, or this version. I also know that it was one of the models used in the gold demo program. I can’t say I have ever seen a high utility gold demo. Does anyone have knowledge of this or are they just that much more rare? B1D51537-2CA9-4B37-8D12-D71967CD5A19.thumb.jpeg.30298ef6c80f69e7d4fe4732fbe86068.jpeg

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Just now, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

I know of at least one.  It is a verified gold demo.  Will be a the Roundup in Spencer this June.

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I got to check one out, some years back, when it sat by a tractor jockey. He said it already was spoken for & heading off to Iowa to get restored. Wonder if that isn't the one?

Mike

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10 hours ago, DT Fan said:

That would look good in my stable!

Honestly I wouldn’t want it in my stable… I haven’t got time to wax it, and I would be afraid to use it! 

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3 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

Honestly I wouldn’t want it in my stable… I haven’t got time to wax it, and I would be afraid to use it! 

Well, I actually meant the original one posted. That one Brady Boy posted could come live here too if it wanted though.

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About $500  cheaper than a Farmall version. Dad bought a new one ( diesel 544 Row-crop utility gear drive) in 69. I have a 656 and a 544 diesel row-crop utility hydro. I used to own the 656 demo that was at Stu Parquett's. They were very 

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6 hours ago, acem said:

What was the purpose of the row crop utility?

38" rear tires, vs 30" on the normal utility for a little more ground clearance and better traction, shorter turning radius vs the Farmall, price advantage like Eason said.

The swept back front axle suspension on the row crop/ hi clear utilities wears the pivot points worse than the straight across axle on the Farmalls, especially if a loader is added to the mix. I don't have a 544, but do have 656 row crop/hi clear utilities. 

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We sold some row crop utilites both 544 and 656 unfortunately most with 2000 loaders which was not a well balanced unit and the standard spindle was way to light lots of front-end trouble.

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3 hours ago, R190 said:

We sold some row crop utilites both 544 and 656 unfortunately most with 2000 loaders which was not a well balanced unit and the standard spindle was way to light lots of front-end trouble.

I replaced the spindles on my row crop utility and 2 Farmall 656s with spindles from an 806/ 826. All carried 2250 loaders. Solved that problem.

 

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