What was your first tractor?

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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby J&D Cattle » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:14 am

2001 John Deere 5310 2WD w/ loader. Bought it in 2013 with 285 hours on it. I'd love a cab but I can't justify it when this one is like new and I need a hundred other things.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby greybeard » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:12 am

TN Cattle Man wrote:Don't remember the year, but my first tractor was an old Ford 8N...

Same here.
2nd one was a used Case 600/Case-o-Matic gas burner. Dang good tractor.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby cfpinz » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:38 pm

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cfpinz wrote:Ford 5000, worn out pile of junk when I got it. Rebuilt pretty much everything on it except for the transmission and rear end. Sold it to a guy across the mountain, still going good from what I hear.

You sure your first wasn;t a John Deere? I know that's your favorite brand


Only owned one JD, it actually was my favorite now that you mention it. Favorite one to see heading out the driveway on someone else's trailer!
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby dun » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:30 pm

cfpinz wrote:
dun wrote:
cfpinz wrote:Ford 5000, worn out pile of junk when I got it. Rebuilt pretty much everything on it except for the transmission and rear end. Sold it to a guy across the mountain, still going good from what I hear.

You sure your first wasn;t a John Deere? I know that's your favorite brand


Only owned one JD, it actually was my favorite now that you mention it. Favorite one to see heading out the driveway on someone else's trailer!


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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby f150fatboy » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:49 pm

IH B414 diesel, still rake with it sometimes.
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Postby Rafter S » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:19 pm

I inherited some tractors, and recently bought a New Holland TL100, but I learned to drive on a Ford 9N and a John Deere 60. I'll never forget that hand clutch on the 60. I was pretty young, so when I wanted to stop I'd stand up, grab that clutch with both hands, and rare back for all I was worth and hope for the best.
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Postby greybeard » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:42 pm

Rafter S wrote: but I learned to drive on .......a John Deere 60. I'll never forget that hand clutch on the 60.

Drove my brother-in-laws a bunch. Worse than that hand clutch was trying to get used to a steering wheel that stood up nearly vertical like a ship's wheel..
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby snoopdog » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:43 pm

TO 50, Great tractor ,bought for 1500 sold for 1500 , used several years .
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Postby Clod Hopper » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:35 pm

John Deere 2640 tiger stripe with a hydraulic reverser.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby Rafter S » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:12 pm

greybeard wrote:
Rafter S wrote: but I learned to drive on .......a John Deere 60. I'll never forget that hand clutch on the 60.

Drove my brother-in-laws a bunch. Worse than that hand clutch was trying to get used to a steering wheel that stood up nearly vertical like a ship's wheel..


I kind of liked that vertical steering wheel. And if you got tired of sitting you could drive standing up a while. I remember my father's partner used to step out on the axle and pee while driving with one hand. "Kids, don't try this at home."
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:45 pm

1967 Ford 5000 that was converted to MFWD by a company in England named Roadless. Tractor was used in the woods extensively for logging before I got it. Got it with a twisted off PTO shaft in-between the transmission and transfer box. Split it and did a clutch and the two broken shafts and its been going strong ever since.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby cfpinz » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:04 am

dun wrote:
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That was back when I had long hair.
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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby dun » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:13 am

cfpinz wrote:
dun wrote:
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That was back when I had long hair.

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Re: What was your first tractor?

Postby slick4591 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:52 am

JD 1503. Still using it.
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