Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Willamette Valley, West Oregon (starvation flats)
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Re: Considering N6 Yes or stay away???
robmgrig, just no competition here locally for combine tires. Chances are if you need one it will have to be brought in from another store. Combines around here are seldom roaded and often the combines live their entire lives on the original tires. I more or less restored a 8N ford a few years ago. Looks and runs goo and works great for small field patch up jobs. All 4 new tires, tubes and rims from Tennessee delivered were under $1,000 Local best price was well over $2,000.
There are no scrap yards around here for combine parts. There are several 'broken' JD 7700's around tho and right now i'm robbing a return tailings elevator off one of 'em. Yep I backed into a small stump in the weeds next to a field I cleared a few years ago.
Case and IH rotary combines around here are few and the ones for sale they want more frogskins for 'em then i've got. The older Gleaners are a possibility $ wise. I probably got a case of
'buyitis' but I would like to play with a rotary on my little farm. I'm hopeing my offer on the series 3 will got through. Have to admitt that the 2 early serial # ones I found have some problems and may be more troubles than they are worth, even tho they were used last year by the original owner.
Thanks for all the help and advice,
Dwight E. Lambert, Albany, Oregon