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Larry    Posted 12-22-2018 at 17:55:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Nice Ford 600 Tractor
  • I have no idea who has this for sale. Not a bad looking tractor for the money. Looks like he painted it up. Same city as I live in. I have no affiliation with them. Main question I have is are rear tires on backwards? Sure looks like it to me. Would someone do this on purpose?

    Jim.UT    Posted 12-24-2018 at 09:37:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • For the money it's probably worth a look if you're in the market, but the sloppy paint job say "look close...problems hiding under the paint". I see a well-used tractor as evidenced by the worn tire, beaten up fenders, missing shift knob. I do like the swinging drawbar. That assembly is worth $100 to the right person if you don't need it. Without getting too deep into it, I can see $1500 worth of parts if I had to part it out...maybe more.

    Dave H    Posted 12-24-2018 at 08:39:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Baaaa Hum Bug. In my part of the country they call that a DuPont restoration. Paint slobbered on the tires and heck yeah the exhaust pipe also.

    duey    Posted 12-22-2018 at 20:11:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Swapping side will cure that...

    If you wanted the rear wheels wider-spaced and could lift the whole back end, you can swaps sides and the tires will face 'properly'. If you wanted to turn them back in again but could only jack one side, this might be the result.

    Theoretically, This tractor would back out of a poor traction area better... but I still prefer the conventional facing.

    Some folks just don't care.

    poderac    Posted 12-23-2018 at 07:10:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I was always told that was correct if the tractor was to be used mostly on pavement, the normal way if used mostly in dirt. Is that wrong?

    John in Mich    Posted 12-23-2018 at 14:53:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • They are backwards for normal ag work. The idea is that they are designed to push dirt out to the side and be clear as the tread comes back into contact with the ground to provide pulling traction.
    Having said that, we did run ours backwards when cultivating. Better? No. Just easier for a 12 year old to handle widening the tread with loaded tires for a two row cultivator. Later, as I got a little bigger, stronger and (maybe?) smarter I was able to remmove both rear tires and switch sides so the tread was always pulling.
    What had happened was that we had some rented fields that tended to be wet. Greasy dirt would load up the tread and lose traction. Stuck a few times.
    Later again, we changed our planting width for both corn and soy beans to 34". We set the tread width to accomodate both plowing and cultivating without changing them. Of course, the plow had to be adjusted to the right a bit to maintain the 14" furrow. And, the cultivator teeth adjusted to one setting.
    This setup saved a lot of down time for changing things and worked well for our Dearborn Wood Brothers Corn picker and the 6'Combine.

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