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#1 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2014 - 01:34 PM

I thought this would be a good place to share these pictures. I took them when I was driving our MF 8160 last Fall. The tractor is pulling our Sunflower 6332 Land Finisher. I am preparing this field for wheat to be planted.

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Edited by Gabriel, February 14, 2014 - 01:36 PM.

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Posted February 14, 2014 - 05:57 PM

That's an impressive machine!
Hard to believe it needs suitcase weights to add weight to the front end?
Do you ever remove them?

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Posted February 14, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Very nice looking Masseys!  Thanks for sharing, those are some good sized tractors.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 08:34 PM

That will be a great garden.  :thumbs:

 

Tilling the soil is one of the things that I would love to do.  I'm a big HP guy at heart, I love nothing better than hearing diesel growl and watching dirt fly.

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 09:56 PM

That's an impressive machine!
Hard to believe it needs suitcase weights to add weight to the front end?
Do you ever remove them?

Joe

We only remove the weights when we need them for the other big tractor(not quite as big as this one). This tractor could actually have a belly weight right behind the others. I'm not sure how much it weighs. It does take quite a bit of weight to get the power to the ground.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 10:49 PM

Good looking rig & red too. Looks like a lot of fun.


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Good looking rig & red too. Looks like a lot of fun.

It is fun! As with all work, it does get tiring at the end of a long day. This tractor has the Dynashift power shift transmission, giving it 32 speeds forward & reverse. It has a 4 speed gear box with a high & low. If I'm pulling the Land Finisher, I will select 1st. gear, high range. Then, after the tractor is moving and the implement is in the ground, I can shift from A, to B, to C, to D, with the Dynashift control and all while on the move. Sometimes you don't have or need to shift through all those ranges, depending on ground conditions and what speed is needed. It is nice having all the speeds, as It really helps you fine tune your speed for whatever operation is at hand.


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 09:21 PM

how much horse does the Massy have ?   also how big is the finisher,  


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:09 AM

how much horse does the Massy have ?   also how big is the finisher,  

 

I think it is rated at 180 hp. The finisher is 20 ft. wide. If conditions are right, I can go 6 mph.



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Posted February 19, 2014 - 02:00 PM

Is your soil a real heavy black loam or lighter sandy,clay type soil? In soybean stubble we can pull a 28 ft JD 980 finisher with a 175 hp 4650 Deere, but we also have light lafayette type soil for the most part.


You got a nice lookin rig
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Posted February 19, 2014 - 08:53 PM

Is your soil a real heavy black loam or lighter sandy,clay type soil? In soybean stubble we can pull a 28 ft JD 980 finisher with a 175 hp 4650 Deere, but we also have light lafayette type soil for the most part.


You got a nice lookin rig


Thanks. Our soil is clay, loam. Does your tractor have FWD? In optimum conditions, how fast can you go?

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 08:58 PM

the Deere does not have MFWD just 2wd but it is a strong 175 or so we usually pull it around 4-5.5 mph and only 4" or so deep in soybean stubble , otherwise it will bury itself and all the trash too.  in cornstalks we usually try to go 6" deep and 4-4.5 mph,  How deep do you go in wheat stubble?  


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 09:28 PM

the Deere does not have MFWD just 2wd but it is a strong 175 or so we usually pull it around 4-5.5 mph and only 4" or so deep in soybean stubble , otherwise it will bury itself and all the trash too.  in cornstalks we usually try to go 6" deep and 4-4.5 mph,  How deep do you go in wheat stubble?


I don't think we have ever run a finisher through wheat stubble. We usually chisel plow our wheat stubble in the Fall. The tractor will pull at the same speed in chiseled ground, as well as soybean stubble. In chiseled ground, our finisher will go down 4-5". In optimum conditions, I can pull our DMI chisel plow(7 shanks and 2 ripper shanks) at 5 mph. If conditions are right, it will go 10-12" deep, with the ripper shanks going a bit deeper. Of coarse, it all depends on the right conditions. Last Fall we had good chisel plowing conditions, but it was a bit slick on top. To not loose traction, we had to not go so deep.

I'm a Massey fan, but the style your JD 4650 is, is probably my favorite of the JD tractors. Do you have any pictures of your rig?

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 09:39 PM

I do not have any action shots but as soon as we get in the field I will post some of our 4650, 4620 and 4430 in the fields ...
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Posted February 19, 2014 - 09:44 PM

there is not much that beats a good day in the field. Evan a bad day of breakdowns beats punchin the time clock.
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