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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

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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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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14524466 01/31/20
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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: toad] #14524532 01/31/20
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My 4020 and 4430 lets me enjoy the great outdoors..

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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14524981 01/31/20
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A neighbor close by has a cream puff open John Deere that can't have many hours. If he ever has a sale that could be a nice tractor for light work.


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14526769 02/01/20
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roundoaks 4430 looks like it can handle its chores.

I had an older 4020 that never disappointed me. I never really understood JD hydraulics tho...


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14526987 02/01/20
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When it comes to feeding hay in the winter, I wouldn't trade this one for a half a dozen open tractors...........and I've hauled about as much hay on open tractors in years past as on cab tractors. Each type has it's own merits, and I've spent many more hours on an open tractor than on a cab one, and actually prefer them for many of the jobs around a farm. But a cab tractor has it's perks, and I take advantage of every one of them.

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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: JamesJr] #14527207 02/01/20
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You just knew that someone would eventually post a tractor with a cab on a open tractor thread. laugh


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: roundoak] #14527343 02/01/20
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Originally Posted by roundoak
You just knew that someone would eventually post a tractor with a cab on a open tractor thread. laugh



I didn't want to be the first, but since nobody else did..........just couldn't wait any longer.

Not a real good pic, but I use this one more than the bigger ones.


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14527441 02/01/20
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Some of the first after market cabs were not so good. I have a Automatic cab I bought for a Super M years ago, it's for sale.


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14528289 02/01/20
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James, I like that 115! smile

Since we are talking about cabs.... ( grin )

The new New Holland CTL I bought has not only a cab, but it's supposed to be pressurized.

I guess to keep dust to zero inside.


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Re: Open Tractors? [Re: wabigoon] #14528390 02/01/20
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Me, an' neighbor Rog were the last to plant with an open tractor. Jake at last got me to plant with a cab.

I told Roger he earned the T O B I award. Tough Old Bird Indeed.


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