The Tractor thread...

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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:32 pm

I have a '72 Cadet, it's a 108. :)
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:09 pm

I want to say the one I have is either a 107 or 127 but I can't find the paper that had all the parts needed to repair it. The "7" sticks out in my mind.

I know it needs a PTO and cable and there were other things too. Looks like I'll be going to the shed tomorrow to get all the information again.
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:20 pm

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About to start on repairs on the hydraulics on the Wagner WM3 loader on my tractor. I plan to replace the cylinder for the bucket, it's really leaking and in bad shape. The main problem is the input shaft seal on the pump blew, so I'm looking at replacing or rebuilding that, as well as new seals in the valves.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:44 am

freetown fred wrote:If it's red, keep it in the shed--the Amish told me that??? they all seem to like their Olivers up here


Olivers??!! About the only thing they have going for them is they are cheap, and rightfully so. Some relatives of mine had a few Olivers around 100 hp, and the Waukesha engines were JUNK.

My dad has used JD equipment for 30 years, and has no plan to change. When you have 20 year old tractors with 10,000 hrs that have never been apart and still run like new...stick with what works.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:40 am

Don't shoot me, I was only the messenger. :clap: toothy
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PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:07 am

Picked up the newest addition to our collection! Figured we needed some more color to the bunch, so I added some Yellow! (Ok well actually Prarie Gold!)

1949 Minneapolis Moline RTU

Really fun tractor to run. Hooked it up to the brush hog and mowed a few acres of pasture to test it out. Runs and works real good.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:48 am

oros--google cnylivinghistory.org--it's in Cortland about 20 minutes from me--a real interesting place :)
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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:18 pm

http://www.minneapolis-moline.com/history.html
The following
Prairie Gold "Letter" models were offered between 1936-59.

"R" 1939-55 23.22 belt hp early years to 27.09 belt hp late years
"Z" 1936-55 26.84 belt hp early years to 37.48 belt hp late years
"U" 1938-57 36.48 belt hp early years to 51.27 belt hp late years
"G" 1938-59 55.00 belt hp early years to 74.95 belt hp late years

http://www.minneapolis-moline.com/models.html

very cool unit there... :)
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PostBy: oros35 On: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:49 pm

freetown fred wrote:oros--google cnylivinghistory.org--it's in Cortland about 20 minutes from me--a real interesting place :)

Very cool!

I'm a member of the Beaver Valley Equipment & Crafts Association here just outside of Pittsburgh. My grandfather was a charter member and I was at the first show at 3 years old! This will be the 28th show.

We have a show and tractor pull every September. I remember when there used to be a bunch of steam engines that came to our show. My grandfather would haul the coal for them. Now it has become too expensive to transport the steam engines, they only go to a couple of the real big shows a year if they even do that.

http://www.bvaec.itgo.com/
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:57 pm

I will soon be tractor-less. Over the last two years I have gotten very sick of 4.5-5 hours of lawn mowing per cut, so I finally pulled the trigger on a new zero turn mower. My Massey compact is worth too much to have sitting around, so I traded it against the zero turn. I will probably post some pictures of the new John Deere mower in the zero turn thread...31hp with a 72" deck, it should really eat some grass.
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Re: The Tractor thread...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:44 pm

Geeeezum, you up north guys are gettin all uppity on us. toothy
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PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:17 pm

markviii wrote:I will soon be tractor-less.

I'm so sorry for your loss Rob, our condolences to you and your family. :cry2:

I will probably post some pictures of the new John Deere mower in the zero turn thread...31hp with a 72" deck, it should really eat some grass.

Oh there we go! Thats what I'm talkin about! :verycool: I can't wait to see the pics.
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PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:33 pm

And lots of levers ,after about 10hrs running this thing you are whipped


Had a Cat D7 with a pony motor and cable blade and manual trans. Whatya mean 10 hours? That is boasting - I was beat after three hours but in those three hours I did a LOT of work. Bought it from my neighbor for $500 and I soon learned that the clutch on the pony motor was slipping and of course very soon gave out. Actually the clutch gave out as I was trying to put a track back on as I had it stuck in a ditch. Big grousers too - so when I say stuck I mean stuck! There is stood for 5 years until US army tank guy offered to show me how to put tracks back on. I lifted it up in bits with a 25 ton JDW track digger. Now to get it started I lit a wood fire under it, plastered in the ether (I know that is not good) and as it was a manual transmission put it in fourth gear and with a bull chain bump started it. Left it running day and night for a month until the project was completed. The guy I sold it too did had it running when it left me and we was going to move the top off a hill leaving it running and sell it.

Now you see about the non-paved roads bit. I think that operation also killed my back - but that is another story. I also have a yard full of old but operational tractors but that's for another post.
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:48 am

DVC500 at last wrote:
markviii wrote:I will soon be tractor-less.

I'm so sorry for your loss Rob, our condolences to you and your family. :cry2:

I will probably post some pictures of the new John Deere mower in the zero turn thread...31hp with a 72" deck, it should really eat some grass.

Oh there we go! Thats what I'm talkin about! :verycool: I can't wait to see the pics.


Old with the old, in with the new! I hated to see my Massey go down the road, but the mowing performance of the "new horse" eased the pain quickly. Sorry for the crappy picture of the John Deere, it was starting to rain and I couldn't bring myself to pull it outside. When I get some better pictures I will post them in the zero turn thread. The JD barely fits in my extra shop bay, but at least that gives me good reason to clean out the junk that has been accumulating in that bay.

The Massey compact was a GC2300 with a 60" deck, 22.5 hp diesel. The John Deere is a Z950a, 72" deck with a 31hp vertical V-twin gasoline engine (Kawasaki). It usually took me 4-4.5 hours to mow the 4 acre lawn with the tractor, yesterday I mowed everything in just under two hours with the John Deere. Obviously the bigger deck makes a big difference, but the reduced amount of turning and backing up is huge also. Something I did not expect is the dramatic difference in how much better the JD deck "flows" in heavy grass. In heavy grass I always had to slow down with the Massey so it didn't leave streaks of unmowed grass. The JD just laughs at it, and the difference in the appearance of the lawn is amazing.

I posted the last picture to give everyone an idea of how well the JD deck performs. I'm not sure what my ground speed was when I mowed that area, but I was moving pretty good. This thing blows the grass about 12' out the discharge chute, and does a MUCH better job of dispersing the clippings. I already had someone ask me if I was using a bagger or sweeping the clippings...nope, just blasting the grass over a wide area. It seems to have power to spare, and it is a pleasure to mow with.
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PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:19 am

Very nice JD you got there. :D Sorry to see the Massey gone, Rob. I'm sure you'll miss that bucket. :( I can't believe it took you that long to mow before. I have a 60" deck on my Cub Cadet. It's the same size tractor as your Massey. I mow about 3 acres and get it done in 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
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