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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14402843 12/25/19
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I don't need or want that kind of nostalgia, it's too cold.
Got rid of my last open tractor a couple years ago. AC 190
Gave it to the mechanic who used to work on it.


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14403011 12/25/19
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Spread into the wind, cold but clean.

Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14467179 01/14/20
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Best, low cost winter soft cab for tractor with 4-post covered ROPS or 2-post with canopy is $79.00 2-seat golf cart enclosure from Northern Tool. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200325703_200325703. Zippers on both sides and all four corners. Large windows on all four sides and rear window goes all the way down to see the 3-point or PTO. Easy to put on or take off.
I have it on a Ford 445C industrial loader tractor. No problem with windows fogging up, there's enough heat coming back from the engine and radiator to warm the inside of cab.

Re: Open Tractors? [Re: stantdm] #14467753 01/14/20
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Originally Posted by stantdm
I still use an old Oliver 550 gas for pulling my spray unit around and until I bought a skid steer with a heater a few years ago it was my snow clearing tractor. I didn't mind it when it was cold until got into my 70's.


Now THERE'S a lousy machine to have to spend a day on...…...… cold OR warm.

My dad LOVED his 550. I hated it. That doofy double H shift pattern........ !!! Dad's gone. The 550 ain't. But it's basically a barn ornament. Plowing snow...……..crawl in Big Orange...……..coat off...….heater on......… Nugent in the CD player......……. Git r done !!


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14467762 01/14/20
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If I gotta work open...…...…….. our IH 584 is a peach !! A pure JOY to operate !!


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14469246 01/15/20
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I worked on neighborhood farms as a kid in the late 80’s. Cab tractors were around but rare and were almost all Internationals.
I spent most of my time on an Allis Chalmers D-17, Massey 180 or IH 966. Loved every minute of it!

Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14469259 01/15/20
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Our 550 has treated us well for nearly 30 years.

We only use it for a 6' bush hog, a rototiller, and a snow blade.

But it's treated us well.

I'll continue to say that until I need to find parts for it. Lol

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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: Bocajnala] #14470850 01/15/20
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala
Our 550 has treated us well for nearly 30 years.

We only use it for a 6' bush hog, a rototiller, and a snow blade.

But it's treated us well.

I'll continue to say that until I need to find parts for it. Lol

-Jake


Maybe you need a parts tractor ??? 🙄😁😏


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: muleshoe] #14470935 01/15/20
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Originally Posted by muleshoe
I don't need or want that kind of nostalgia, it's too cold.
Got rid of my last open tractor a couple years ago. AC 190
Gave it to the mechanic who used to work on it.


Worked on many of them back in the day. Think I did on yours. (probably Don's back then)

Did you gift it to Freddie?

Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14471057 01/15/20
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The oldest open tractor on the farm.

1948 Ford 8N Granddad bought it new. When I was 14 or 15 Dad and I went to an auction and he bought a Wagner loader for it with snow bucket and dirt bucket. Spent a lot of time plowing out widows and city slickers within a 5 mile radius. Good off the farm money for a teenager.

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Newest open tractor on the farm.

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