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Posted April 29, 2016 - 09:31 PM

Well, the farm is enlarging, just bought a John Deere 95 Combine, also getting ready to buy a small field and start raising old varieties of wheat for flour. I picked the combine up for scrap price, it was running when parked in the shed for who knows how long ago. The farmer who owned it used it to cut 10 acres, he then planted the 10 acres to grass for the CRP program, he was going to break the ground again to farm it but he passed away before getting a chance.

The engine on the combine turns over, everything looks great, has what looks like a new sickle on the header, all the belts look great and besides it missing the coil it all looks complete. The biggest down fall is it has around 15 gallons of gas in it, I could smell the gas before I opened the gas cap. The gas looks black in the sediment bowl so I'm assuming the carb is needing cleaned out.

 

I still need to haul the combine home, the pictures I got aren't that great, the shed it was parked in had no lights and the camera glared off of the skylights on the walls.

 

 

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Posted April 29, 2016 - 10:24 PM

The 95 was a real machine in it's day. Big step up from the 45. That cab looked real inviting to me. Quit helping on the farm before ever getting to drive one.

Good luck with it.


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Posted April 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM

Nice looking rig. Glad it's been cared for and seems mostly complete.
Hopefully Missing coil = coil failure on another piece at 5:30 some Sat nite. Had to get one somewhere.
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Posted April 29, 2016 - 11:17 PM

The alternator was also missing, but we found it on a old single cylinder engine, looks like he made a generator or something out of it. Who knows were the coil is?


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Posted April 29, 2016 - 11:26 PM

I spent many happy hours on the old 95 before we changed up to the J.D. 6601 pull type. Still prefer the self propelled combines but they just got too pricy for us. Now I hitch a ride with a neighbour every fall in one of those monstrous machines that cost over half a million dollars and does everything but bake bread with the wheat as it goes down the field. How things have changed!
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Posted April 29, 2016 - 11:58 PM

Congrats, looks great! The 95 wasn't sold in Germany. Here the combines were built in Zweibrücken, not only for the european market. I like the John Deere design of the late 60th.


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 06:29 AM

Does a older combine like yours does the same quality of work as a newer one but maybe just slower ?
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Posted April 30, 2016 - 08:15 AM

Looks to be in decent shape. Hope it will run well for you.


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 10:31 PM

Thanks all,

I do not know if these old combines wast much grain compared to a new combines or not?. A friend of mine who has a decent sized farm told me to bring it over when they are cutting they're wheat and I can try it all out. He also said it would blow out all the rat nest since I'm going to be using it for food grade wheat.

It seems like everyone I talk to out here has either had a John Deere 95 or has ran one at one point or another. These seem to be a very popular model of combine, I hope it will last me a couple years, worse comes to worse, I'll send the old thing off the scrap yard in a year or two if it gives me to much trouble.


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