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Sky, Tell me about your DB/Case please, Where you got it, how long you've had it, what model, etc
Thanks much, Dave
The 950 or the 1594? The 950 i had since 1972-73 ? I was in the first grade when we got it i think? It worked its tail off until the mid 90s when it finally gave up (no fault of the tractor) it was user induced..
The 1594 is only a few months of possession and from what i have done with it so far,it has been incredible on fuel. Hopefully it will make a decent field tractor the next one i get will be a newer powershift with a loader.
My beef herd is growing to the point that square bales are getting old... feeding out 5-7 a day is a pain handling.. and a lot of money too..So i need a rig to handle round bales in the field and handle the baler. The 1594 can do baler duty fine but doesnt have a loader and is only 2wd and not powershift.
I picked up a few more fields this fall so hopefully hay next year will be good and plentiful.
Dave, you must have seen the 1594 on craigs list? It was from just outside Claremont. It was on there for a few months or more. I got it for 5k but it was listed at one point for 17500.00 then i noticed it at 7800. And watched it then he dropped to 5800. And i went and looked at it. It had a bunch of nit pick isses and biggest was very few windows left in it.. so i bartered and took it home. It runs fantastic and has plenty of power, just needs some cleaning up and paint now.
 

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My favorite tractor growing up was a John Deere 1010 bulldozer. It is where my love for bulldozers started and never has ended.

It was also the first tractor I got a moving violation for, as I really did not think a Deputy Sheriff would pull a 10 year old farm boy over for "operating a bulldozer on paved way". I was wrong on that, but not when my 5th grade teacher called me a liar. She told my mother I was a good kid but that I "lived in a fantasy world." When my mother insisted I was truthful almost to a fault, she said I was always telling stories of driving bulldozers, and my mother was like, "but he does!"

We always cut wood, and after my father cut the trees and bunched them behind the bulldozer, it was my job to drive the bulldozer to the deck, unhook the trees and go back into the woods where my father was working on the next hitch (or twitch as we call it). I had to put my foot on the dash and really pull at the steering levers, but at a whopping 3 mph a bulldozer is a safe machine to learn to drive tractor on.
 

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In about 1978 we got a brand new Ford 6600. I was six and still remember how exciting it was getting it delivered and going for our first ride around the paddock - my brother and I sitting on a mud guard each with Dad driving. We've still got it and it gets used a couple of times a week feeding out. It's a bit battered and bruised but I still reckon it is my favourite tractor.
 

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I have a 1967 International 1300B 4x4. Built like a damn tank, durable as a tank, rides like a tank, gets the mileage of a tank but oh so fun to drive.

Anyways, had it after all grown up but my favorite is my Grandfathers 1600 Oliver diesel. Inherited that tractor so it's still around, growing up I'd have to say a Oliver 88 diesel.
Forgot all about the MF Super 90 we had, seems like it was a high clearance but I could be wrong. Stock would run a little over 21 mph on the road which was flying back then, Dad and a neighbor turned the fuel up and turned the governor up so it was more like 26mph on the road. Never had engine problems after turning it up but could never keep the hydraulics working right, always steered okay but the rest was crap. Okay for running a silage blower or chopper though.
 

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Not sure if this counts as "favorites," since growing up on this small farm we only had two. John Deere model B, tricycle front end; and an International Farmall 100. We still have them both. (neither in running condition) My dad bought the B new in '47, and my grandpa traded for the 100 when I was a little boy. (he had a Super A with manual lift, and the 100 had hydraulic lift) Neither tractor had a 3PT hitch, so all of our implements were pull type. Many of the plows were horse-drawn that were converted to be used on the tractors. I was in my 20's before my dad bought the Ford 2600 shown in my signature. If my dad and grandpa were still alive, I think they would be blown away by the equipment that we have now. :D

I guess my favorite of the two was the B, although it was hard for me to drive as a small boy. It has a Horn hydraulic FEL, and the steering sector was worn out.
 
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My two favorites were a little Ford 1920 that had a real factory loader and a shuttle shifter for forward and reverse. I used to just drive that thing around for no reason because it was so fun.

The other machine which I was fond of (which we still have) is a Ford TW-5. Our hay ground is very hilly and I used to love to pull the mower up the hills, let her smoke and then hit the floor switch and drop her into low gear. Just loved hearing that engine.
 

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Favorite Tractor growing up would be a tie between our 1954 Allis Chalmers WD, and our 1967 farmall 656d. The WD is the first I ever drove, but I remember Dad feeding the cows evert night with the 656 and the loader. Still have both, the WD is on woodsplitter duty and the 656 is just a great all around chore Tractor, tedding, raking, grinding feed etc
 

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Ford 6610. It was my Dad's hay tractor and it seemed like any time he had a big job, that's the tractor he used.

Besides that, when I was a kid, the old Allis Chalmers G tractors were so appealing. I always wanted one to cut grass with when I was 8-13 years old. I recently saw that a few companies still build similar tractors which makes me happy
 

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my first tractor i drove on our farm as a ca allis.my dad had afew allis tractors. we found a wd allis he owned new and used on our farm in the 1950 s.he has restored it and looks great.

one of my favs was a mf 265 we used for 25 yrs.it never stopped going.13000 hrs and never had a rebuild .my other fav is a white 2-105 dad bought new in 1978. we still use it on a bale chopper or tmr mixer.
 

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My favorite tractor when growing up was a JD Orchard tractor....I never got to drive one, but this is my favorite.

and this was my 2nd favorite tractor.

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Regards, Mike
A man after my own heart. A 4020 is my favorite tractor of all time...a lot of power, and a timeless, elegant look. It was the first tractor I ever drove as well; my grandpa taught me on it and it was his favorite tractor on the farm. He was a very kind and patient teacher. I still remember to this day, he had some forks on the back and I was picking up empty utility wire spools and setting them around the farm as paintball barricades for us grandkids.

This is me on that same tractor at his funeral.

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A perfect one to be restored....family history.

Sheet metal looks excellent. You being handy with a spray gun would be a good fit for that tractor. I have seen the hood, fenders and the dash wrap clear coated and oh my gosh what a difference that can make.

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A perfect one to be restored....family history.

Sheet metal looks excellent. You being handy with a spray gun would be a good fit for that tractor. I have seen the hood, fenders and the dash wrap clear coated and oh my gosh what a difference that can make.

Regards, Mike
That's actually a great idea. The tractor is completely my Uncle's, he's spent too much time farming with his dad to ever let it get away, but would be fun to restore for him. My plan has been to restore Grandpa's old 1970 F250 farm truck for my uncle at some point. That's as close to mint as you can get as well, parked it inside for good and got a different truck after putting only 60,000 miles on it.
 
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