Sorry about the year, the previous owner had it advertised as a '79, so that's where I went wrong. I knew their last years were in the late 70's, just not when. Can anyone confirm it's a '78 then? it is SN 254849.
Anyway, It's a belt drive with 3100 hrs. I am the 3rd owner, the guy I bought it from had it for almost 20 years and said It's only been rained on once that he can remember the whole time he owned it. Sure looks like it too. NO rust, just a little dusty. All of their fields were close to home and they had a big open front Morton to park it in at night.
Looks nice and nice original paint too. With a little rubbing compound it should shine up like a new one. There should be a lotta life left in 'er. We had a '73 6600 w/gas engine and gear drive that we traded on a 7720 in '79.
That's a nice looking 6600. Where are you located at? I see you have some green grass in your last 2 pics. And who did you get to haul your combine? I might need someone to haul a combine for me within the next month.
Go to www.tractorhouse.com. there are several 6600s for sale in the US and Canada. Some nice ones in the 3000 hours plus range with $4500 plus or minus asking prices. The 6600 would probably be a good machine for your pakistan venture. There are some cheap ones for sale that would be good parts machines to send over with a couple of good ones. Since you are also wanting to harvest rice, check in the Arkansas market for a rice machine and for cylinder parts that you could use to convert when they harvest rice, a conventional cyclender is not the most ideal
If you want some personal assistance, feel free to PM me.
I'm in N. Central Kansas. The pictures with the green grass were taken by the previous owners, they were in the ad for the combine, probably taken early fall. I had a local outfit haul it for me.
That 55 was our main bean machine for a few years before the 9400. Seeing those pictures brings back memories of bean cutting, especially with the other 55 you got from us without the cab. I remember as a senior in high school going out in january, 1970 and cutting beans with a couple inches snow on the ground. The header just missed the snow and was going as low as it could. Glad the 55 is working good for you.
Combiness, that 55 in the pictures was almost to the junkman if Brett had not come along.
Anyone else having issues with the grapple switch on the joystick for loader ? This is the second one in 2 years, the switch won’t make contact on the grapple control. Both times it’s been the open function that quits first. And of course you can’t buy just the switch anymore, you have to buy...
Hi all, new to this forum. Running a John Deere 6600 combine with 215 head, has the paddle style feeder house. I am always noticing a large amount of thrashed beans in the bottom of the feeder house. Does anyone else on here experience this with the paddle style feeder houses on the 6600/...