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Thinking of rescueing and old JD 55 combine, some questions.

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10-06-2012 19:00:17

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Thinking about making an offer on a very old JD 55 HI-Lo style combine that I know of in my area. Has seen most of it's life in a shed, but has sat outside I'd say at least 5 years or so. Know very little about it other than it's a two owner machine and it needs a steering cable guessing that's why it got parked for good. I farm with my brother and have a JD 9510 and my dad farmed with a 55 like this when he started farming, so I think it'd be fun to play with. My dad thought the steering cable might be our limiting factor as it's no longer available. Would however like to know if it's repairable, or if you can make one. Don't want to spend much money, just looking for another hobby I guess. Thanks.

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10-08-2012 20:39:17

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 Re: Thinking of rescueing and old JD 55 combine, some que... in reply to K-stater, 10-06-2012 19:00:17  
Any thing is fixable...sometimes you just have to get creative.A Hi/Lo isn't really that old-early '60s.Now,if you could find a 'roundback' with the flathead Hercules engine,that would be old(late 40s to mid 50s)!.Good luck on a 'fun' project!

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