Ford 861

Re: Ford 861

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:02 pm

I have no experience with modern tractors in that class, so I'll have to take your word for it. If I have to upgrade it will be to something with a cab & AC. Mowing out in the sun and fighting the bees sucks.
Rob R.
 
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Re: Ford 861

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:13 pm

and if you think that is bad wait until the Kenyan monster slips through Tier 4 final. Then nothing will run right. Two days a year over 70* and 300 days freezing you need to spend an extra 30 grand on A/C? :D
coalnewbie
 
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Re: Ford 861

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:15 pm

I don't handle the heat well. 300 days per year trying to avoid frost bite...seems like the warm weather always sneaks up on us. I was thinking that the cab would do a hell of a job blocking the wind and might have heat to go along with the AC.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Ford 861

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:26 am

coalnewbie wrote:I just bought a Ford 861 that I have been chasing for a while. The good news is that I am kinda following Robs ideas, like his 801 but gas. The terrifying news is that I am exactly following Stings choice and that means I probably need therapy.

http://images.craigslist.org/00404_l2ox ... 00x900.jpg

811: Select-O-Speed, no PTO
821: Four-speed, no PTO or 3-point
841: Four-speed
851: Five-speed
861: Five speed, live PTO
871: Select-O-Speed
881: Select-O-Speed, dual-speed PTO


I am sorry senator - but I have no recollection of having sex with that tractor!
Sting
 
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Re: Ford 861

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:46 pm

I have been hobby farmin with an 861

It came home in a drug deal about 35 years ago ----


Stop it Hillary. I wonder if phrases like I told a Hillary will now get into Websters.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Coal Size/Type: Rice,
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Re: Ford 861

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:48 am

May be

It Depends!

Ill have to get back to you on that
Sting
 
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