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I've used my 105 for about 10 years now, and it runs good. Do about 175 acres of row crops each year. Need to go a bit slower in today's yield, but it does a clean job in both beans and corn. It is a 1969 Corn Special, has 4600 hrs. The engine is a 404 diesel, same as in a 4020 but rated at 105 hp.
 

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They had a quick tach throat and would work on the new heads, well at least up to 1980 or newer vintage heads? The 444 corn head is a newer head. I also use a 216 flex head for beans and for the hyd. reel, I added a self contained hyd unit off a Oliver or early White bean head. Then run a wire to the cab with a self centering toggle switch for faster or slower.

Hydro/diesel's were an option on later 55, 95, and 105's.



 

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a nice little winter project would be to plumb in an accumulator off of a 7720 or an ih combine to use with the flex head. almost like an auto header height control, and you can run a bunch faster and not have to worry too much about stones.
we run a 105 and 95 in dry beans and had another 105 and 95 for corn and 2 95's for wheat up until a a couple years ago. at one point we had 9 95's and 4 105's with 2 of the 105's and 6 of the 95's in operable condition. when scrap went high we cut a bunch up. i had more calls for parts in the month after they were gone than in the whole year before. we are not a parts yard, but when you have a few parts machines out back word gets around. the local worthington yard sent customers to me several times.
 

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Brew, as sam said, they are just halfway between the 6600 and 7700 in cylinder width. Their 404 engines were as big as the 7700's, but the 7700 had around 145 Hp.

The Model 105 was indisputably the world's largest combine from 1961 to 1968, when the biggest Whites and the Case 1660/1665 came out. Those all had 52-inch cylinders.

The race was on for the world's largest. John Deere again, beat the record with the Model 7700, but the M-F 760 beat it, in mid 1971. The John Deere 8820 pulled it again, in 1989, followed by the Model 9600, uninterrupted.
 

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No Sam, there's nothing at all wrong with my stats. History proves it. What I should have added, though, is that the Model 8820 finished as the world's largest CONVENTIONAL combine, which is what I usually do say in these posts.

Yes, the White 9700 is larger than the J.D. 8820, but no smaller than the Gleaner N7, although the N7 had more bin cap and Hp.

The J.D. 9600 is as equal to the White 9700 as physical size can get between a walker vs. rotor machine. Of course bodies on walker combines are longer. Then the rotor on the big White had more threshing/separating capacity.
 
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