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Offline Sour Kraut

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First tractor you drove ?
« on: June 17, 2017, 04:08:22 PM »
OK, so after Mom passed away last summer, we had the gigantic task of cleaning out the house and getting rid of old farm equipment.

My brother took the Farmall H, my nephew's cousin bought the Oliver 880, but I'm happy to report that the FIRST tractor I ever drove ( well, tried to steer, standing between Dad's legs ) the oliver 77, has found a home at my son's house.

Wonder what all the college professor types in the neighborhood think ?


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Re: First tractor you drove ?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 06:34:55 AM »
I do not remember what the first tractor that I drove was, my uncle had several. It was either a Massy Fergason or a JD.
The first one that I owned was a 53 Ferguson. Not a Massy Ferguson. It was built after Ford renigged on the deal with Ferguson and stole his 3 point lift system. Ferguson then stole the tractor design and they were both building the same tractors.
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Re: First tractor you drove ?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 10:40:30 PM »
Have to say... Ford 8N. Great little tractor. I think I was 7 when I learned to drive.

The Kubota I have now with just under twice the power, a bucket and a back hoe is a lot more functional.

There is definitely some nostalgia when ever I see an old 8N.


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Re: First tractor you drove ?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 11:04:21 PM »
My first tractor to drive was an Allis Chambers C, we also had a G which I liked a lot better.  Now I have 3 tractors smallest one is a 255 British Leyland, biggest is a 72 HP Massey Ferguson with big front end loader.  Would like to still have the old G.

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Re: First tractor you drove ?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 11:21:37 PM »
x2 on the 8N. Wish I still had it. :smile:

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Re: First tractor you drove ?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 01:51:52 PM »
Old farmall international, probably early 50 model or older.
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Re: First tractor you drove ?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 09:46:24 AM »
My first looked like this:
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6 volt battery.  Foot switch starter.  No road gear...
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Re: First tractor you drove ?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 02:04:01 PM »
I got a 601 and an 805.  They look like the 8n,9n but the first was a Massey Ferguson which was my friends.  The HP ratings of the new tractors are inflated compared to these models.  Most are hydraulic so they have to be de-rated again for that loss.  Of course the new ones do have advantages but longevity is not one of them.
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