Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Combines & Harvesters Discussion Forum

Is a 660 a pretty good machine?

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

09-29-2012 21:34:55

Report to Moderator

Have never been around one to speak of. Are they a walker or a straw rack machine? What are their weak spots and strong points?

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

10-03-2012 09:15:18

Report to Moderator
 Re: Is a 660 a pretty good machine? in reply to RevJJ, 09-29-2012 21:34:55  
I own a 660 combine. Its a straw rack machine and most had the 201 gas engine. I own a few 1160 and a 1665 machine. Tho I use the larger machines I really like the 660. actually the 660 has been refered to over the years as the gutless wonder as at times it is under powered if a large head was put on I have had the best grain samples from that machine compared to other machines. Very good machine for its day of the 1970"s

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

09-30-2012 17:30:47

Report to Moderator
 Re: Is a 660 a pretty good machine? in reply to RevJJ, 09-29-2012 21:34:55  
Yes. For the age and size of machine, they are a great little combine. Yes, a bit under powered in good stand of wheat, just have to slow down. But that combine does an excellent job of cleaning and saving grain from going out the back. As Case Nutty said, CNH isn't the best in having many parts for them. I was able to get a few things, such as rubber bushings for the straw rack.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

09-30-2012 18:39:06

Report to Moderator
 Re: Is a 660 a pretty good machine? in reply to ihr190, 09-30-2012 17:30:47  
Thanks...was wondering how they'd perform in milo and maybe beans as well.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Case Nutty 1660

09-30-2012 22:57:28

Report to Moderator
 Re: Is a 660 a pretty good machine? in reply to RevJJ, 09-30-2012 18:39:06  

I have never ran milo or beans as we raise small grains here but they did make a 660 edible bean special so I am guessing they would do very well, a friend of mine has a 600 which is the same machine only a few ponies less motor and he ran it several times in 90-100 bushel wheat 10' hdr and a straw chopper he said it performed very well for it's size, if you just have a small acreage I would say one would do you a good job even if you had to run a little slower, I have a fairly large herd of Case combines and I have custom cut for years with them as well as doing my own crops, I figuare they will last more than my life time with proper care, first two are lit scans next is my friends 600 and the the pic above shows several of my machines in 88 bushel averaging wheat, these machines all are running the biggest available hdr they had and did a outstanding job threshing and cleaning as well as saving grain cnt

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

10-02-2012 16:33:57

Report to Moderator
 Re: Is a 660 a pretty good machine? in reply to Case Nutty 1660, 09-30-2012 22:57:28  
I remember back around 2001 being at a farm near here that had two 660s setting inside a shed. One had 'old abe' graphics and one had 'dollar sign' graphics. Both were gas and had cabs. The newer one had a pickup reel and floating cutterbar with auto header height control. The older one had a rigid head with a pickup reel. They and the pair of 2-row corn heads with them had been unused for at least 15 years, and were still very nice looking. The owner had switched to hay-only at that time. The property was sold in 2007. There never was an auction, the machinery just disappeared, and then the buildings were demolished . . . don't know what became of the combines.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
55 50 Ron

09-30-2012 15:52:39

Report to Moderator
 Re: Is a 660 a pretty good machine? in reply to RevJJ, 09-29-2012 21:34:55  
were any combines using straw racks? I was under the impression that straw racks were only in the older threshing machines.

Dad had a John Deere 5A combine (made in the 1940s) and it had straw walkers.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Case Nutty 1660

09-30-2012 06:43:12

Report to Moderator
 Re: Is a 660 a pretty good machine? in reply to RevJJ, 09-29-2012 21:34:55  
straw rack type, Case sold more of them han any other model in their day, in high yielding grain they can be a bit under powered but do a great job at cleaning and saving grain and are a simple machine to maintain and operate, just remember they quit making them in 1970 and CNH does not support many parts for them any more at all cnt

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters