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Is a 660 a pretty good machine?

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RevJJ

09-29-2012 21:34:55
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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?




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chcase

10-03-2012 09:15:18
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 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

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ihr190

09-30-2012 17:30:47
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 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.



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RevJJ

09-30-2012 18:39:06
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 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.



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Case Nutty 1660

09-30-2012 22:57:28
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 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

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Tim(nj)

10-02-2012 16:33:57
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 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.

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55 50 Ron

09-30-2012 15:52:39
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 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.



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Case Nutty 1660

09-30-2012 06:43:12
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 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



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