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 10-11-2004, 14:24 Post: 98107
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dear sirs..
im an army contractor over here in kuwait.
should be home in five months,
i live in thrush missouri..[middel of nowhere]
i run cow calf .. on 110 acres.
im running an 1965 farmall 706 with loader..
[gas]... and its plum wore out.
veryhard to start.. im giving up on the ol'girl... going to get a DIESEL ! but what kind ? price is of concern..
im looking to at least pull a baler, and pick up a 1500 pound bale..
later on ?? if i can afford it. i'ed like to buy a used 4x4 round baler. so ?? im needing at least a 40 horsepower PTO..??? im interested . in a 4x4 with shuttel shift.. if i can afford one. used 1995 or newer ?? maybe ??
i havent been keeping track of tractor prices . been a long long time... i saw a new hollad in a paper for 14000 !!!! and a kubota l4300 45 hp?? if i remember right.
about the same price..
im thinking ?? i could maybe come up with half, and make a small payment.. need a loader too... caint live with out one ! ha !
i shure hope someone will e-mail me back... and let me know what they think.. what brand..price, ect.. who's the best.. ect..
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 10-11-2004, 20:36 Post: 98133
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buckweet,

Didn't see all of these requirements when I replied to your question on the other post. Picking up the 1,500 lb. bales and running a baler sheds a different light. You need a good all around farm utility tractor. Depending upon the amount of features you can do without I would suggest the Deere 5205 or the 5220/5320. The 5205 is the more basic of the two but offers the 8F/4R SyncShuttle trans. whereas the 5220/5320 offers the 12/12 Power Shuttle trans.

I get the clear impression that price matters here and I would say the 5205 is more the machine you are after.

I am not sure if you saw the Deere 4710 tractors the 101st Airborne Avaiton Brigade had over there? I contracted those machines for the 101st before I retired.

The Deere 990 and 4000 Series compact tractors can do a good bit of farm work but they are not built and designed for the really heavy tasks such as toting a 1,500 lb. round bale or running high pto hp machinery. They can do it but are not best suited to it.

I think the Deere 5205 is right in the range you need.






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 10-11-2004, 22:08 Post: 98147
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Don't know what the cost is today but it used to cost about ten grand to put the Cummins 5.9 or 359 cu.in. engine in that tractor for over 100 horsepower. The 706 gas engine was good for about 3500 to 4500 hours max before rebuild and that still leaves about 10,000 hours of chassis life left. That also seems to be about the rated engine life of the engine.






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 10-12-2004, 05:33 Post: 98150
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My Uncle bought a new 706 back about that time (65), it was quite a tractor but my how it loved it's gasoline. When you say "Wore out", do you mean whole tractor, loader and all or just the engine? The weakest point of the tractor was the Torque Amplifier, if it's shot there is a TA eliminator package made by somebody that cost's less than replacing the torque and you still have eight forward and at least two reverse gears left. IH made thousands of that style engine, so if salvage parts are needed they should be easily obtainable. I guess my point of this is whether you would put enough hours on the tractor to justify trading just because of a diesel engine. I still use a Farmall 656 also a 65 model that I've overhauled the engine twice in since buying it new, there can be lots of good hours left in some of those old tractors plus they were real simple to overhaul compared to some of todays hi tech computer controled nightmares. My thoughts and prayers are with you folks over there on a daily basis, so please be carefull and come home safe, we do truly apreciate what you're doing over there. Frank.






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 10-12-2004, 07:13 Post: 98156
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I agree with Chief,. the 5000 series is probley one of the smallest unit's you would want to go with for doing your hay work. I have one of the price buster 5000 series models, The 5205, and can say it's a very strong machine. I'm very pleased with it! good luck with your choice.






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 10-12-2004, 13:52 Post: 98195
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thank you for your kind replys...
yes my old 706 is wore out.. overhauled three times.. replaced T/A twice.
loader is loose n' sloppy. but its a great gas guzzler !!!
hard to start. cold blooded as can be... Laughing out loud !!!
so ?? a john deere 5200 ??? is your all's pick ??? i was kinda looking at new holland ??? im looking for a tractor that will start n' run... ''when i want it too !'' Laughing out loud !!!
as far as running a big baler with high outputt pto.... i guess i could always use my uncles 966 farmall. just to bale with... but ??? you know how that is. when you [borrow] someones stuff... for me anyway, something always goes wrong.
im not the greatest with a wrench... but i can be a pretty fair ''parts changer''
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 10-12-2004, 14:00 Post: 98197
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could someone ? please explain ?? 12/12 shuttel shift ??
i've never used a ''shuttel shift'' but ?? everyone says its the way to go..
i'ed love not to have to cluch n' brake on every bale.
is that right ? or ?? do you still use clutch ?
my uncle says ? he thinks my old 706 would be worth between 3 or 4 thousand, with loader.
i'm going to try n' putt 7 thousand along with that if i can.
my payments shouldnt be too awfull bad ?
i guess i should say its not that i caint afford what i want...its just that i hate to make payments of any kind ! ha !
shoot, my pickup's 25 years old ! one ton 75 chevy. still going strong ! my girl friend says i could live in a cardboard box n' be happy. Laughing out loud !!!
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 10-13-2004, 09:23 Post: 98248
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I think you have the right concept: shuttle shift does not require using the clutch. I think you still gotta use the brake though.....

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 10-13-2004, 09:41 Post: 98251
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buckweet,

The 12/12 Power Reverser is real nice but you will have to buy the 5000 Twenty Series tractors to get it. A 5420 or 5520 is a sweet machine but takes a HUGE price jump compared to the 5205. You can get a really nice cab and other features such a 540e pto with the 5000 Twenty Series tractors. Basicly, the Power Reverser allows you 12 different speeds in either direction and allows an immediate change from forward to reverse with the flip of a lever. Very good for FEL work but not sure how useful this would be working with round bales.






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To bad your 706 is that worn out and well aware of the gas problem with them. The forward low and reverse of a 706 is simulair to the shuttle used on the NH only you don't need the clutch and it shuttles all the gears not just 8 as with your 706. You can also find the hydraulic shuttles on the full featured Kubota M-series tractors. They introduced shuttles to the industry back in the mid to late 80's. I would be looking at the M6800 model or the M8200 or even a M9000 model to replace the 706. They were an extremely well built tractor and we had many out pulling a five bottom 16" plow so don't go to light on the new one. I'd have to say a fairer comparison from deere to your 706 would come from the smaller 6000 series.






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