Dad was swathing wheat... I was combining another field... He said it started on the distributor side.... Three fire extinguishers, and a couple pails of water didn't put it out, so out came the fire dept.
You almost seem to say that like its a bad thing or something to be ashamed of Obviously a late one by the decals, lots and lots of those swathers still going, a good late one still brings upto $5000, was only a few years ago I was even still using my #10 18ft pull typeYou mean there are still guys using a 400?
Heck at least that swather has a steering wheel. I have an old coop I use to cut hay with, works great. We all don't follow the leader and buy the latest and greatest that a with a single payment on, we could buy several of the old girls.You almost seem to say that like its a bad thing or something to be ashamed of Obviously a late one by the decals, lots and lots of those swathers still going, a good late one still brings upto $5000, was only a few years ago I was even still using my #10 18ft pull type
Nope not in those, right from the beginning of the 400 thru the gas versions of the 4400 all were powered by a 200 Ford inline 6 industrialSlant 6 in there I'm assuming? like just about every swather of that vintage?
Actually Don I have run both as well and more from a "comfort position" I always preferred the 44. had a nice snug little cab and the controls were a lot more comfortably placed. That flat steering wheel on the 400 never agreed with my body and oh how those cabs on the 400 vibrated, funny they never put the 4400 cab on the 400 at the end, but then other than an extra tailwheel and few more pounds wouldn't have been much difference between them anymore The 4400 also had a much better hay conditionerThe main thing to remember about the Versatile 400 swather was how much better it was than the Versatile 4400 that followed.
I don't think 1 person who ran both thought any different.
Excellent, I was beginning to wonder who made the Massey swathers of that vintage, saw a Coop/CCIL? swather that was identical but green and a NH that was same but red/yellow. 655/775 were a nice machine to run.Nope not in those, right from the beginning of the 400 thru the gas versions of the 4400 all were powered by a 200 Ford inline 6 industrial
Some that had the Chrysler slant 6 were the ones built by Renn which were also sold under the Massey and New Holland names and the 800 and 830 Deere used those engines as well. Cornbinder used their own inline 4 and 6 cylinders. Owatonna and CCIL also used Ford inline 4 and 6 engines, of course these all post date the days of when those V4 air cooled Wisconsins ruled the roost.
As for Hesston, I cant seem to remember what they run for engines, never really had much to do with one. I believe one of the last to offer the Chrysler slant 6 was MacDon in the 7000 series, again which was sold under other names as well. Today I don't even think a gas engine is an option anymore