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Posted November 08, 2014 - 07:31 PM

A little background; I grew up farming with Two-Cylinders, primarily a 1953-60 & 1958 720D ES, along with various "B's", "A's", "G's" & an "MT" Dad bought as a "saddle horse" when I was 14.  I spent a lot of hours & miles on the MT hauling hay & grain over the years.  I'd wanted a one-row (M or 40) for the last 50 years.

 

About a month ago this 40S came up on KC CL  HPIM3273.JPG

 

$50 worth of gas & 200 miles later:  HPIM1372.JPG  HPIM1373.JPG  

 

Had time to drive it around the yard some after we got home, felt pretty good!   HPIM1374.JPG  HPIM1375.JPG  

 

I do have the correct 3-pt top link, battery door (didn't want to loose it on the way home) & one front weight.  It will (eventually) get a complete paint job & I hope to build a 3-pt plow (I have the plow, just need to make the frame) & a front snow blade.  ~~  Lowell


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Posted November 08, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I'm glad for you. That's pretty nice!


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Posted November 08, 2014 - 08:01 PM

Grandfather's 1948 model M with N0 5 sickle and manure trip bucket.

 

Peter's 1949 model B, still in current use as a back up wagon puller and pusher.

 

Nothing like a Jonny Popper.


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Posted November 08, 2014 - 09:38 PM

I still have an M and an MT that need to be sold, but they do sound great.  To me, it is a different sound than the horizontal two bangers on the A, B, G, etc, a little more steady.  I love to hear the MT load up going up a hill in road gear.  It always sounds like it just can't do it, but darn if it doesn't!

 

Ben W.


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Posted November 08, 2014 - 09:44 PM

Congrats Lowell!

 

Great machine. I have used a MT to pull a church float in a parade over the summer and the hay rack at the "trunk or treat" this fall.  I agree that the inline 2 cylinder has a great sound, especially when you get it in that sweet spot when you can hear each cylinder hit then the silence.  

 

 

There is an "M" that has been on CL up here for a couple of months.  Bringing that home would get me in REAL trouble.


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Posted November 08, 2014 - 10:18 PM

We always called the MT the "putter"!  I, too, like the sound.


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 12:28 AM

A wonderful, good looking tractor! Congrats, Lowell!!!


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 07:20 AM

Good score on that one, Lowell! Have fun with it!


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 07:22 AM

Still there!  http://dubuque.craig...4733824991.html


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 07:51 AM

Looks a bit high for condition to me.  There was an M in your area restored with plow cultivator, front blade & I think one more implement for $5k (if I remember right) recently.


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 07:57 AM

What spelled the end for the 'johnny popper' ?



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Posted November 09, 2014 - 08:40 AM

Looks a bit high for condition to me.  There was an M in your area restored with plow cultivator, front blade & I think one more implement for $5k (if I remember right) recently.

 

I saw that one too.  This one does seem high.  If I had a place of my own, the guy from church that has the MT said it would be mine.  


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 08:42 AM

What spelled the end for the 'johnny popper' ?

 

 

The New Generation tractors spelled an end to the "johnny popper."  These tractors (the 1010/2010/3010/4010/5010) were a response to the inline machines of other manufacturers, especially International.  The key of the inline design was that it was possible to generate more power from similar displacement.  I have a book somewhere on the NG tractors but it is AWOL since moving...


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 10:05 AM

What spelled the end for the 'johnny popper' ?

Can you imagine the size the cylinders would have to be for two of them to produce today's horsepower?


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Mts may sounds nice but ya cant beat the sound of a nice tuned up G.

http://youtu.be/xnRs...cJOkOouf8CmP-kg

Right now we are restore a john deere 440 crawler that is right after the 420 430 series and before the 1010 2010 but it had a 2-53 detroit diesel in it sounds awesome and wouldnt want the gas version of it


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