Massey 10 dually
Posted April 01, 2011 - 06:17 PM
When I get out to the storage shed I'll measure the under axle clearance for you and let you know what it comes out to be.
Do you have a cultivator for your tractor now? What tractor are you going to use? How wide is your tractor and how narrow can you make it? If you wanted to cultivate the sweet corn even when it is quite tall you could always make a cultivator that tills the full width of the tractor and plant your rows several inches wider than the tractor is wide and just cultivate between the rows and not have to drive the tractor over the corn. Farmers used to plant corn and beans on 38 inch rows. Depending on your tractor you wouldn't have to plant your corn much wider than that to fit between the rows.
You could make your cultivator work so you could drive over the rows when the corn was short and it would be easier to see the corn this way when it was short. When the corn got to tall to drive over the rows with the tractor you could go between the rows if it needed to be cultivated. Just some ideas for you.
The 38 inch spacing for planting was a carryover from horse drawn equipment days. 38 inches was wide enough for a horse to go between the rows.
I'll get the actual clearance for you this weekend.
Posted April 04, 2011 - 08:13 AM
I'll be looking for one to dedicate to this project. The 38" row concept is good as I have 8.9 acres, 5 of which coud be dedicated to crops and space is not an issue. I grew up in the 60's when mounted cultivators were common and still see the benifits of having the cultivator up front where you can see what your doing. I grew up on an Avery Model A and a 44 Massey Harris and a Massey would suit me fine if I can find one around here.
Posted March 18, 2013 - 05:24 PM
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Posted March 18, 2013 - 05:28 PM
Sweet tractor, it definately has a big tractor look to it.
Posted April 05, 2013 - 09:02 PM
do you have anymore pictures of this build by chance?
Posted April 13, 2013 - 11:11 PM
Posted May 01, 2013 - 01:26 PM
The value only matters if you plan to sell it. If you plan to use it... go for it! I've though about (when I get to working on my 140) making it a round fender... just because I like the look of the round fenders.
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Posted May 01, 2013 - 01:42 PM
Bobby, That would look neat, post pictures when you get done!
Posted May 01, 2013 - 07:03 PM
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Posted May 02, 2013 - 07:50 AM
I just never want to ruin them...
I can relate to that. Actually it is exactly why I wish someone would come along with non-patio 140h3 and trade me... Surely someone out there would really like to have a red patio 140H3... if not I guess I'll just do with it what I want!