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Nedd

01-03-2018 08:46:19




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Anyone know the approximate road speed of a VA? Others on the website keep trying to get me to go on tractor rides but my sc's and dc's are too slow. I know VAI's are pretty fast but wondering about the VA? Thanks




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L.Fure

01-04-2018 06:32:36




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A string of vintage tractors went past our place last summer. I had no idea that one of these rides took place in SW Wisconsin. It looked like the faster tractors had time to stop at the first capital historic site, just up the rode from us, while the slower tractors were playing catch up. Once the slower tractors were spotted the faster ones took off. Some of the slower tractors didn't stop at the first capital to have a look. They just kept going, and went by our place with a look of determination on their faces.

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L.Fure

01-04-2018 04:07:49




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I was thinking the same thing last night. :D
Why couldn't the slow tractors take the lead in these rides and everyone else follow along at that speed? Better yet, have the fast tractors pull out as a group, and the slower ones start out fifteen minutes later?



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kenbob

01-04-2018 06:12:56




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to L.Fure, 01-04-2018 04:07:49  
Getting ready to go on the Freeze Your Nuts and Bolts Off Tractor ride in Marcus Iowa. I probably will be driving an MM and not my VAC as I don't have anything to haul it the 300 mi to get there. Brother's 8n always leads the ride as he is the slowest. Works fine that way. it allows some tractors to follow behind peacefully at 1/2 throttle.



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Pastor John

01-04-2018 04:36:37




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to L.Fure, 01-04-2018 04:07:49  
Tractor ride speeds are a always a good discussion and a a source of frustration for me. In my opinion a good lead driver maintaining his group speed could make 10-12-14 MPH rides work together. If they do not maintain a constant speed tractors will get stretched out or bunched up. A good rule of thumb is to drive your tractor in a group that is at least two MPH slower than your tractor so that you can catch up if needed.
Having said all of that it has always amazed me that drivers spend hundreds of dollars to transport and drive in a ride and then want to go 14-
18 MPH. It should be a Ride not a race.

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Case Nutty 1660

01-04-2018 04:34:03




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to L.Fure, 01-04-2018 04:07:49  
The ones around have been doing that for 20 years or more



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Nedd

01-03-2018 16:06:35




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to Nedd, 01-03-2018 08:46:19  
Thanks for all the information. I have 9x24 so 10.5 mph would be about it. I'll have to follow Pastor John and change out sprockets on the DC. I have the sprockets but will have to get better tires on the DC for road trips. Thanks again



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D Case Guy

01-03-2018 13:50:58




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to Nedd, 01-03-2018 08:46:19  
The early VA's on 24" tires were listed at 7.8 mph on 8-24 tires. The later ones were shown at just over 10 mph. I'm sure it was just the change in tire diameter (to 28's) that account for that. The early VAI even on 24" rubber was listed over 14 mph.



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Pastor John

01-03-2018 12:45:14




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to Nedd, 01-03-2018 08:46:19  

Eric week after next changing sprockets in the 1950 DC
Should get 17 Mph



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casecollectorsc

01-04-2018 03:53:25




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to Pastor John, 01-03-2018 12:45:14  
At 17 mph you'll have to have a string on your cap under the chin to keep it on!!



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Pastor John

01-04-2018 04:39:45




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to casecollectorsc, 01-04-2018 03:53:25  
Yes and I have one Steve!



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Case Nutty 1660

01-03-2018 10:10:25




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to Nedd, 01-03-2018 08:46:19  
Well I dug out a ops,, Ron's #s are pretty close to what it shows,, The VA I have owned for 30 years runs 10.5 mph according to speedo's on several different outfits I have owned through the years that followed it,, maybe it has some special order gearing,,(no way to know as the build card is one they lost) anyway sorry for the misinformation, I know my throttle is set to get 545 rpms on the pto wide open but I have not checked the engine speed cnt

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L.Fure

01-03-2018 09:54:41




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You would have to chain your VA to the back of a faster tractor enable to keep up with the rest of the tractors. A 300 and 300B with the triple range transmission will travel at 20mph in high range fourth gear.



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Ron Sa

01-03-2018 09:29:45




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to Nedd, 01-03-2018 08:46:19  
My table of tractor speeds, compiled from Nebraska test reports, show the VAC 4th gear is 8.7 mph. 3rd gear is 4.1 mph.

A slow 3rd gear is the among the reasons we opted to not replace our un-styled B John Deere with a VAC. The little B was faster and more suitable for mowing and raking---- which was its main task on the prairies of eastern Kansas.

We kept the C and D series because they were powerful---but their gear speed selections were also poor. One of the improvements we made to the DC was to replace the final drive sprockets with D sprockets.

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Case Nutty 1660

01-03-2018 08:54:32




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 Re: VA road speed in reply to Nedd, 01-03-2018 08:46:19  
10.5 mph is a VA std 4th gear speed
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