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Poll: Vote now for featured tractor of the month of November 2012 (92 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote now for featured tractor of the month of November 2012

  1. Massey Ferguson MF10 - Bud (25 votes [27.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.17%

  2. AMF 1010 - LTD (13 votes [14.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.13%

  3. Voted Gilson 53040 - Thops (8 votes [8.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  4. Gravely C-8 - HowardsMF155 (9 votes [9.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.78%

  5. Bolens H14 - 8tyman8 (8 votes [8.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  6. Bolens Power Hoe - Nato77 (10 votes [10.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.87%

  7. Suzue Grain Binder - timtractor (19 votes [20.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.65%

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#16 plumberroy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Being this is harvert month, I want to nominate my Suzue grain binder and Chain Machine stationary thrasher.



I purchased these two items at a South Dakota State University surplus auction in Brookings, South Dakota.

The two items were used in their grain test plot areas to take harvest samples from the wheat or oats areas. Each test plot areas were bundled using the Suzue Binder. Then each tied bundles were thrashed using the Chain Machine stationary thrasher, the grain was cleaned, and then weighed and teasted.

The Suzue Binder was made in Japan. These units are still in production today. The machine is ran by a Mitsubishi engine. The tires are on 8 inch rims and have deep rice lug style tires. The hardest part I have ran into with this machine is that all of the decals and printing of instructions on the machine is printed in Japanese Script.


In the fall or spring the grain is planted in 12 inch row widths. This binder harvests two rows each pass. The grain enters the front area and at the lower area of the plant is cut by a sicle blade. The grain is then held until enough grain has enter the machine to make the correct size bundle. The unit then engages the needle and knotter assembly which then ties the twine around the grain to make the bundle.

This picture courtesy of NDSU college of North Dakota.




The small thrasher was made by the Chain Machine Co. of Haven, Kansas. The machine is powered by a Briggs and Stratton 3hp engine. The main operations of the machine is grain enters the upper area and the beater knobs thrash the wheat seed out of the heads. The seed the drops into seed collection cup with is then turned to drop the seed kernals downward. The fan blows air across horizontal to the dropping grain to clean out the chaf and plant stems from the clean grain. The clean grain then exits the machine from the bottom.


Those two machines would make a small farm self sufficient I can buy grain mills but small scale thrashers and harvester are not available If I ever win the lottery I'll come see you :D
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#17 timtractor OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 12:09 AM

The binder unit is still available today new.

Mitsubishi_MB220.jpg

This is the new Mitsubishi binder.

#18 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 04:48 AM

Only 8 days left and just 66 votes so far.Let's get some more votes in guys.

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 03:31 AM

Nice batch, to choose only one is going to be tough!

#20 jd.rasentrac ONLINE  

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 06:44 AM

The binder unit is still available today new.

Mitsubishi_MB220.jpg

This is the new Mitsubishi binder.


You can get different chinese brands, too. It's a rice binder :thumbs:

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 07:12 AM

76 votes and only 5 more days to get them in. So if you have not voted yet,please do so.

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 08:47 PM

If i vote,,,,,, do I get to pick one to keep!!!!! :rolling:

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 10:06 PM

Hope this will get it going. Here is my 1966 Massey Ferguson MF10. It showed up for sale about 10 miles from me. When I went to look at it, it was under a tarp and buried in a couple feet of snow. It was missing the gas tank and was pretty sad looking. I bought it though and we managed to get it loaded. About a week after I bought it the previous owner called me up and said he had an extra set of wheels for the rear if I wanted them. He even brought them to me.
I spent the winter striping it competely down, sandblasting, primer and painting it. I had a new seat cover made copied from the old one. I think the only thing missing is the rear tail light and the steering wheel cap. I put ag tires on as most of its work is around the ranch. Mowing around corrals, raking and hauling feed. I set the rear tires wide as I'm on uneven ground often. Here it is being used bring apples and pears to the press. We have manual grinder and press we use to make juice. This year we ended up with three hours of cranking the grinder and pressing for 16 gallons of juice (not counting what was drank during the pressing). Sorry It don't know how to set paragraphs. Hope this gets thing rolling as I enjoy this months "tractor of the month".


Nice looking tractor--modeled after the full-sized ones I used to see as a kid.

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 10:09 PM

I would like to nominate my 1973 AMF(American Machine and Foundry) 1010.
Somebody may have noticed that it looks very similar to a Massey Ferguson 10. From my research, it is identical to a 10 except for the sheetmetal and paint.


Some great pics! I especially like the one with the tree in the background.

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 10:11 PM

Hi !
Here is a nomination (November 2012) from Sweden.
This is my Gilson 53040.
I bought it 2 years ago to get the snow away from our yard and driveway. The tractor has been named "Snörvel" that is a swedish play with words that in englsh would be like combining "snow" with "dripping nose" in one word.
Snörvel was probably born as a lawnmower in the early seventies and i have no knowledge about his adventures until he came to me as a snowmover.
I had som trouble with the engine, but after a lot of good help here at GT he is now ready for the winter.
As he was unusuable due to engineproblems i took the oportunity to repaint both the tractor and the plow.
The next project would be to construct som more tools for him so get som more work in the summer.


Nice paint job!!

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 10:14 PM

I'm going to nominate my 1974 Gravely C-8 tractor. I expect that one day, when my kids are grown, one of them will say "Can I borrow the Gravely?" and it will be there, ready to go!




No fair!!! Using cute kids to try and win the vote!!!! (Great pics and narrative)

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 10:21 PM

Being this is harvert month, I want to nominate my Suzue grain binder and Chain Machine stationary thrasher.






I spent 6 weeks in Korea in 2008 with my job. The binder reminds me of the small grain binders and rice combines I saw there.

#28 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 04:56 AM

82 votes and 4 days to go.

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Posted October 27, 2012 - 08:45 PM

Just got my vote in.

If i vote,,,,,, do I get to pick one to keep!!!!! :rolling:


Lets not make voting any harder then it already is!
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Posted October 28, 2012 - 04:57 AM

3 days left to vote on this one.





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