Tractors and equipment that marked history

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Tractors and equipment that marked history

Post by kintino » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:17 pm

I have always been curious to know which tractors or top selling equipment used by farmers in your region or country.

In Brazil for example the MF 275 was the best selling for 3 decades, had 8 generations and discontinued last year (had a commemorative version of 40 years), other models that were darling here:
ford / NewHolland 7630 (still manufactured by NH)
ford 4600/6000 series
Valmet 128 and 148 (are relics)
MF 50x
CBT tractors (tractors derived from the first of the Oliver or MM Tractors)
TC series harvester (derived from the old TX and still manufactured, simple and inexpensive to maintain).

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Post by chedly_farms » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:05 pm

Here in the states, John Deere's most iconic tractor (and I'd argue that it's the most iconic tractor in the US as a whole) is the 4020. That model was THE tractor for a long time. A lot of places, they are still used.
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Post by fenixguy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:19 pm

I'd say the Ford N series is one to add to the list. First introduced in 1939 and there are plenty of them still being used today. My grandpa has two fully-restored ones that are pristine.

Here's the before and after of one of them.
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And the other one with new tires.

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Post by norfolk farmer » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:27 pm

The little grey Fergie has to be up there when it comes to iconic tractors.

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Post by Mwal » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:40 pm

I would have to say the 1066 international. It seems like everyone has one of those even still in our area. I would also have to agree with chedly_farms if you don’t have have a 1066 in the yard still, you have or had a 4020. I would also add the 8440 they seem to be everywhere from construction sites pulling a disc to farms in the field for a while.

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Re: Tractors and equipment that marked history

Post by Walrusman02 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:52 pm

fenixguy wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:19 pm
I'd say the Ford N series is one to add to the list. First introduced in 1939 and there are plenty of them still being used today. My grandpa has two fully-restored ones that are pristine.

Here's the before and after of one of them.
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And the other one with new tires.

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That guard of the front is different from mine. Idk how to post a picture, otherwise I would. Just outa curiosity, is there an advantage to the new front tires over the ribbeds that were on it previously?
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Post by chedly_farms » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:58 pm

If you've never driven a Ford N on a brush hog, are you even a real farmer? lol.
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Re: Tractors and equipment that marked history

Post by fenixguy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:17 pm

Walrusman02 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:52 pm
That guard of the front is different from mine. Idk how to post a picture, otherwise I would. Just outa curiosity, is there an advantage to the new front tires over the ribbeds that were on it previously?
Both of these bumpers/guards came with the tractors when we acquired them. They are not the originals.

Same with the front tires, that's just what was on them. The tractor in the bottom picture has new rear tires. The rear tires that were on it didn't match and were badly dry-rotted.
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Post by PrincessJessi84 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:25 pm

we have an old ford on our farm that looks just like the one u shared fenixguy.. except ours is a early 70s model.. no one alive knows for sure tho cause it caught fire in the 70s so grandpa "rebuilt" it and spray painted it blue.. as a result we have no idea the year or exact model cause grandpa kinda Frankensteined it
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Re: Tractors and equipment that marked history

Post by fenixguy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:15 pm

PrincessJessi84 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:25 pm
we have an old ford on our farm that looks just like the one u shared fenixguy.. except ours is a early 70s model.. no one alive knows for sure tho cause it caught fire in the 70s so grandpa "rebuilt" it and spray painted it blue.. as a result we have no idea the year or exact model cause grandpa kinda Frankensteined it
Pic? Those I shared are from the 50's. The 70's Fords looked quite a bit different from the 50's.
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Post by Thedebe48 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:25 pm

chedly_farms wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Here in the states, John Deere's most iconic tractor (and I'd argue that it's the most iconic tractor in the US as a whole) is the 4020. That model was THE tractor for a long time. A lot of places, they are still used.
Very good observation! I agree. I'd also say the JD 4440 was pretty iconic as well. Seems like I still see those things everywhere.

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Post by ThatCanadianGuy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:54 pm

I would have to think there were more acres harvested in the 1980's with the JD 7721/7720 than all other combines combined in Western Canada. You didn't have to look very hard to find one and still don't, lot of farms still use a 7721 as a primary machine or have one as a backup.

That said I have never ran one lol, Grandpa had a IH 1482 and we ran CIH machines at my uncles.
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Re: Tractors and equipment that marked history

Post by Dagrump » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:32 pm

When I think of tractors I would like to have "new" today I think of an Oliver 70 series a 1941 model and a Farmall M. The Oliver I drove in my youth in the 50's and I always admired a neighbors "M".
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Post by PrincessJessi84 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:07 pm

fenixguy wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:15 pm
PrincessJessi84 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:25 pm
we have an old ford on our farm that looks just like the one u shared fenixguy.. except ours is a early 70s model.. no one alive knows for sure tho cause it caught fire in the 70s so grandpa "rebuilt" it and spray painted it blue.. as a result we have no idea the year or exact model cause grandpa kinda Frankensteined it
Pic? Those I shared are from the 50's. The 70's Fords looked quite a bit different from the 50's.
I wish I had pics.. unfortunately because of some family issues I likely wont be able to get them anytime soon.. no I know its not as old as the one u shared.. but.. its before they changed them if that makes sense.. I really wish I could provide more info.. let me see what I can do and ill see if maybe I can get a pic.. but yea its a nifty lil tractor.. 3 cylinder diesel at about idk.. 40-50ish hp.. we use it to spike round bales for the horses in winter and bushhogging as well as scrapping the roads smooth again with the spreader box.. still runs like a champ short of some natural wear, brake downs which don't happen often at all.. in fact the case backhoe is way more problematic than the old ford.. that thing is the biggest POS ever.. its always something breaking.. but we cant go on without it and lets be honest.. for someone who isn't into construction or actual farming and stuff, backhoes r expensive and should only be replaced as a last resort

EDIT - I feel like I should be more clear about the "farm".. its not a traditional farm.. it was my other grandpa who was the legit farmer and he hasn't been with us for a few years now.. the "farm" im referring to is a 300acre chunk of partly untamed wilderness.. we have several large barns from when grandpa (not the farmer grandpa) ran demolition and excavating and numerous pcs of large equipment (most of the really good stuff was sold after grandpa passed).. it was old mining ground from the 60s.. some of the buildings r still standing like the old weigh house.. u can still find some of the old huge belts laying around in some of the spots we haven't cleaned up.. we have about 60 acres of good pasture that we keep 5 horses on.. there r a couple miles of gravel roads we have to maintain.. and the best part.. 8.. yes I said 8 naturally stocked ponds that r the best private fishing holes ive ever fished.. we only allow family and very close friends to hunt as we enjoy the wildlife and don't want it killed off.. either way.. its a LOT of work keeping the place in order.. if we slacked for even one year that place would swallow up everything.. so we keep the roads as smooth as possible, keep the pasture clean and bush hogged, and slowly push back some of the wild growth to promote new growth and just make it a generally more enjoyable place to go.. as it stands most of it isn't even accessable.. grandpa didn't care much for the land so we have only really been able to make progress after he passed.. although he always let us keep the ponds in good order as most of my family enjoys fishing.. and wow.. I just looked up and realized im a long winded fool.. srry about the wall of text
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Re: Tractors and equipment that marked history

Post by Walrusman02 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:19 am

how do i post a picture from my photos. On iphone
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