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Re: need some Case expertise

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03-18-2013 18:55:08

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Thanks,ACG , that is exactly what kind of info I wanted. I know my Q was vague as I stated in my original post it was a "wide open question". I don't feel any animosity toward anyone as no-one is obligated to answer posts on here and there are plenty of reasons for not doing so. I will try to be more specific from now on. Right now I don't know exactly which model/s will be up for sale and when. I just wanted to arm myself with the most info I could ahead of time. I appreciate your info , it is exactly the kind of info I wanted. One more specific question , though, I have heard the statement that the 1270/1370/1570,s outpowered their drive train to the point that most will be pretty much shot after this amount of yrs. Any credence to that statement in your opinion? Again,thanks, and I more than likely will be back with more Q,s eventually. RB

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03-19-2013 14:01:29

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 Re: need some Case expertise in reply to B-maniac, 03-18-2013 18:55:08  
Yes there is creditability to the rumor. The problem was many farmers of the time were old school. They would weight the he!! out of the tractors and hook bigger imps to them. Case was trying to reeducate farmers and teach them about lighter tractors which compacted less and pulled smaller implements faster, thus covering more acers/hr. burning less fuel, and increasing the longevity of the tractor. Case called this theory "The Rapid Farming System" They had handy pocket slide sticks that you could dial in actual ground speed, impliment width and calculate acers/hr-day, or specific time period. That was the reason Case designed the intelegence center dash module linked to a ground radar unit. It monitored max performance and like the slipstick you could key in imp width and it would display % of wheel slip, thus field efficiency. Loren

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03-19-2013 17:01:13

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 Re: need some Case expertise in reply to Adirondack case guy, 03-19-2013 14:01:29  
Know exactly what ya mean. Back in '62 our neighbor bought a brand new JD 4010 and this is what he loaded it down with , a fully mounted 5 btm plow , 2 clod busters and an anhydrous tank behind that. Far as I know it didn't have a turbo and even though it only had 81 hp to tear it up , I doubt that tractor lasted more than 10 yrs. Again , thanks for your info. RB

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