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Posted June 11, 2016 - 11:19 PM

I believe I posted about my 1959 John Deere 95 when I bought it a while back and I said I would post more pictures when I got it home. Well I have had it home for several weeks now and I kept forgetting to post pictures.

 

The first pictures are of the swather trailer that I borrowed to haul the combine, it was terribly and wide a hassle to pull. The combine was about a foot to long but we were able to squeeze it on. Loading was easy with their New Holland tractor, we were able to pull it right onto the trailer.

Once it was home we used our little Kubota (20hp) and pulled the combine off the trailer and into a driveway at the end of the property. The other day I used the Kubota again and pulled the combine up closer to the house where it would be easier to work on due to easier access of tools and electricity.

I cleaned the carb, sanded the points and put on a small gas tank to test it since the tank on the combine is half full of 15 year old gas. I filled the cylinders full of oil a couple days before and the old combine was ready to start. I had to prime the carb a little with some gas but the old thing fired right up and it runs like a new machine. I didn't even half to make adjustments on the carb.

I let it run for a minute or two then shut it down and I started greasing everything. After it was all greased I fired it up again and then ran it through all of it's motions. Everything seems to be working and now I need to replace the back tires and clean the gas tank.

A friend of mine wants to see it cut so he said to bring it over next week when his wheat is ready and we will give it a go.

I am hoping to use this combine next year for cutting my Organic Old Fashion Turkey Red Wheat, I'm hoping to get it planted this fall.

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Posted June 11, 2016 - 11:22 PM

I have a video of it running that is uploading, I will try and get it posted Sunday


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 05:59 AM

Great to hear it didn't take much to get it running ,,and good too ! I bet you wish every engine you had sitting started that easy .. I know I do lol
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Posted June 12, 2016 - 07:03 AM

How wide is the grain table?  Looks like it would be over width to haul on the roads for Iowa.  Sounds like you got lucky with that machine.  Not many of those old girls around any more.  Now days if it don't have a 32 foot grain table it is obsolete.  Good luck with your project.


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 07:28 AM

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I really know nothing about combines, if anyone see's or hears anything out of the ordinary let me know, I know it looks like one chain and one drive belt might need a little tightening.


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 07:32 AM

Awesome
Glad its living again.

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Posted June 12, 2016 - 07:41 AM

Great to hear it didn't take much to get it running ,,and good too ! I bet you wish every engine you had sitting started that easy .. I know I do lol

 

Yes I do wish everything ran that good, I told my brother (he helped me on getting some wiring sorted out) "this old combine runs better then my '81 chevy pickup" lol.

 

 

How wide is the grain table?  Looks like it would be over width to haul on the roads for Iowa.  Sounds like you got lucky with that machine.  Not many of those old girls around any more.  Now days if it don't have a 32 foot grain table it is obsolete.  Good luck with your project.

 

I believe the widest part of the header was around 17', I only had to haul it 15 miles and it was all on old back roads that know one drives. I had to scout out a path home the day before hauling in my little pickup, I found the smoothest roads with out low hanging trees or electric lines. I had a lot of people on another forum tell me I'm going to get arrested for hauling that wide of a load and how the fines will be huge and so on. I figure the farmers around here drive their huge CLAAS combines that are wider then my little JD without the header. I was following a combine last year down a paved road and the combine had one tire on the white stripe on the right side and had the other tire on the white stripe on the left side of the road


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Driving and hauling is two different things.  Implements of husbandry, which covers all farm equipment is exempt for about all laws of the road.  But they are still required to yield half of the roadway, even if they have to drive it in the ditch.  In your case a wide load sign, escort and permit would be required.  Main thing is you got it home with out anyone getting hurt.  Didn't sound to bad either.


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Nice..I see those things sitting all over out my way..just going to waste..lots go to scrap.Happy you saved this one!


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Nice..I see those things sitting all over out my way..just going to waste..lots go to scrap.Happy you saved this one!

 

A lot of these old combines around here were scrapped, I even scrapped some my self. This old combine has duct tape on some the the auger tubes and on the elevators, I will see how long the old thing last, I only paid $500 for it so I'm hoping to get a few years out of it then part out what I can then scrap it and buy another one. I'm going to be cutting 5 acres of my own wheat with it next year and hopefully 10 to 20 acres in a couple years. I'm hoping it's going to last a long while since I'm not cutting very much.


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Driving and hauling is two different things.  Implements of husbandry, which covers all farm equipment is exempt for about all laws of the road.  But they are still required to yield half of the roadway, even if they have to drive it in the ditch.  In your case a wide load sign, escort and permit would be required.  Main thing is you got it home with out anyone getting hurt.  Didn't sound to bad either.

 

I wasn't worried about it at all, only farmers drive these old roads and that's when they are working their fields, I have hauled much more precarious loads a lot further then this one.

 
Here is a old Gleaner we hauled to scrap, we hauled it without the head so it wasn't terribly wide but it was very tall and bulky, I drove it over 20 miles into town on a highway (only way to get to town) and my old pickup could only pull it at about 35mph. We had another pickup following that time, but I have never been so glad to pull into the scrap yard before.

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Posted June 12, 2016 - 11:56 AM

You come across Hydro cyls on any of this farm scrap you might sell cheap?


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 03:51 PM

I am not sure if its my laptops bad speaker or not, but it sounds to me like there is a dog type clutch slipping on it somewhere.  It is really noticeable when it shuts down.  It just doesn't sound right to me.  I have never been around a 95 JD.  We had a Case 800 and 600 when I was a kid.  A neighbor had a 105 JD back then.  I would find some books or a knowledgeable person to help you get it set up for your crops.  You will need to know what cylinder speed and what fan speed you need to run.  You will also need to adjust your reel height and speed for your crop but they are in field adjustments.  We updated back in 96 to much newer machinery and dad sold the equipment off 2 years ago. Here's a video of our IH we got rid of.  I wish it was still here some days but oh well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really know nothing about combines, if anyone see's or hears anything out of the ordinary let me know, I know it looks like one chain and one drive belt might need a little tightening.


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 03:54 PM

I wasn't worried about it at all, only farmers drive these old roads and that's when they are working their fields, I have hauled much more precarious loads a lot further then this one.

 
Here is a old Gleaner we hauled to scrap, we hauled it without the head so it wasn't terribly wide but it was very tall and bulky, I drove it over 20 miles into town on a highway (only way to get to town) and my old pickup could only pull it at about 35mph. We had another pickup following that time, but I have never been so glad to pull into the scrap yard before.

That looks like an L model.  That was the biggest Gleaner Allis made back then.  I can understand why the ole Chevy had it's hands full.


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Posted June 12, 2016 - 04:56 PM

I don't know anything about them but really neat machine and impressive it's in that good of shape for its age!

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