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15 years 1 month ago #1246 by Walt D7-3T
Replied by Walt D7-3T on topic Oh, Gee!

Close up....Need to get this old girl in the shop for a new paint job.




Gosh, here I thought you meant a repaint job for the dog. (Shut up, Walt. Go Sit down)

I just couldn't resist the Funny?? comment.

However, I seriously do appreciate the photos. I have many of them, from the old BB, as wallpaper on my PC at home. (I'm at work right now and using a MAC (YUK!).

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15 years 1 month ago #1299 by Woody
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98J:
Nice looking tractor. We have one that is very similar. You have some nice looking country over their in Oregon. Hillside combine territory for sure. Allways enjoy looking at your picutures. Pringel cab,Cass cab, or is the cab a HECO unit from Walla Walla on the D5?

Woody

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15 years 1 month ago #1304 by 98j
Replied by 98j on topic Fall Work

98J:
Nice looking tractor. We have one that is very similar. You have some nice looking country over their in Oregon. Hillside combine territory for sure. Allways enjoy looking at your picutures. Pringel cab,Cass cab, or is the cab a HECO unit from Walla Walla on the D5?

Woody

Hey Woody! The Cab is a Pringel....some HECO stuff on it also, like the
cab air filter & blower. What year is your 5 ??? This one dates from 1969....
serial # 648......a shot from earlier in the fall, seeding wheat with my JD 'B" drills.

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15 years 1 month ago #1305 by 98j
Replied by 98j on topic Fall Work
Handed the camera to the Better Half and told her to make me look pretty.
She said there was little chance of that, but that the tractor looked pretty
good!


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15 years 1 month ago #1307 by trakman
Replied by trakman on topic Fall Work
98J..see you pulling a Krause disk....how do you like it? They are made about 70 miles from me at Hutchinson, Ks. Even though they are made here in Kansas....they are not the most popular. Most everybody that has a "short line" disk pulls a Sunflower. They are made about 60 miles N/W of me at Beloit, Ks. I pull a 27ft 1233 that is equipted with conservation blades (small concavetity) and thats my only complaint. I still work the ground like old timers and these blades don't cover enough trash to suit me.

9U-D6 S/N4786 Cable Dozer..."Big Kitty"
RD4 S/N 6655 Ag Tractor..."Little Kitty" w/ "Little Kitty Scoop"

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15 years 1 month ago #1308 by Woody
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98J

Our D5 is a 1975 model, SN#98J1530. We have a Cass six sided cab with Heco blowers for the AC and heat. We just about traded it off for a D6D high horse power but never got it done. We put SALT rails on the D5 a while back that was a big improvment, takes all the squeal out of the tracks. Good tractors from that vintage. Thats a clean 1969 you have, nice to see someone who takes care of their equipment.

Are you still runing R12 in the AC or have you upgraded to R134A?

Woody

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15 years 1 month ago #1327 by 98j
Replied by 98j on topic Fall Work

98J..see you pulling a Krause disk....how do you like it? They are made about 70 miles from me at Hutchinson, Ks. Even though they are made here in Kansas....they are not the most popular. Most everybody that has a "short line" disk pulls a Sunflower. They are made about 60 miles N/W of me at Beloit, Ks. I pull a 27ft 1233 that is equipted with conservation blades (small concavetity) and thats my only complaint. I still work the ground like old timers and these blades don't cover enough trash to suit me.


Yo Trakman, ya little Dickens! Like the Krause real well....set it pretty light for what I want to do in the fall....just want to get some weed seeds to germinate and knock some dirt on to the stubble to get it started breaking down....will do 2x pass with a chisel next spring after hitting the field with Roundup.....gotta keep the FSA pinheads happy and leave plenty of residue! I hear you about covering trash.....and here is the answer: IH broken back, 9 eighteens with trash plates on.

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15 years 1 month ago #1328 by 98j
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98J

Our D5 is a 1975 model, SN#98J1530. We have a Cass six sided cab with Heco blowers for the AC and heat. We just about traded it off for a D6D high horse power but never got it done. We put SALT rails on the D5 a while back that was a big improvment, takes all the squeal out of the tracks. Good tractors from that vintage. Thats a clean 1969 you have, nice to see someone who takes care of their equipment.

Are you still runing R12 in the AC or have you upgraded to R134A?

Woody


Hey Woody! Had the pleasure of running a D6D for several years when SRS Ranches had one...hell of a Cat....know of one east of here that is turned up
over 300HP.......SALT rails are the only way to go...mine had them when I
bought it back in 89....replaced them with SALT when the time came....
Just did a major redo on the AC last summer....had a slow leak that we just
couldn't trace, so we put on all new hoses & better fittings....still has R12
in it.

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15 years 1 month ago #1331 by Woody
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98J

Yes I would agree the D6D high horse is an impressive tractor. We demonstrated one for several days many years ago. The high horse late model D5B is a nice tractor as well.

We also replaced all of the AC hoses and new expansion valve on the D5, I think we may be looking at a new compressor if it doesnt charge right this time. We also are going to keep the R12 because it cools better, expensive now days however. You need a big evaporator for the 134A to work well.

Happy Holidays to you, may the new year bring a bountiful crop.

Woody

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15 years 1 month ago #1361 by Deas Plant.
Hi, 98J.
I spent a little over 2 years running a 44X wide gauge D5B powershift with hydraulic bulldozer and very solid rippers. It only had 16 inch plates instead of your wider ag plates but it was still VERY hard to stop - I never did stop it - and it did everything I ever asked of it. I have to confess that that D5B was about the only thing I missed when I left that job. It was just a sweet little jigger to punt around on a job. I spent a lot of my time with it cutting house sites ready for concrete slabs, levelling them to +/- about 15 mm - 5/8 of an inch using laser checking as distinct from laser or GPS control.

I would reckon from your photos that erosion would be a constant concern in your part of the world. Almost all of Australia's wheat country is FLAT by comparison, at best gently rolling country and I have never seen a hillside harvester DownUnder. That is not to say they are not here, just that I have never seen one.

Thanks for sharing those photos, right up to your usual magnificent standard.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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