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Home at Last!

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Fritz Maurer

11-23-2012 15:19:13
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They'll be no more rain in THIS grain tank... was in the barn about 1/2 hour after this pic




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Alliscman

11-24-2012 15:37:32
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to Fritz Maurer, 11-23-2012 15:19:13  

That's a nice looking combine, you wouldn't happen to live on route 18 do you? Saw a guy running corn with one over there the other day. This is a photo of mine, the guy I bought it from put a mudhog from a TR86 under it. He has another gear drive one in the barn and currently runs a 112 CS dominator that has the drums instead of walkers. Looks like it works really good, a L3 gleaner couldn't keep up with him last summer.

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JD Seller

11-23-2012 20:08:42
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to Fritz Maurer, 11-23-2012 15:19:13  
What model of Claas combines where the same as the Ford ones??? Was the Fords made just for Ford???

There where a few Claas Dominator machines around here. I think the models where 113 and 115. They where new in the mid 1980s. They had 8 row heads on them. Did a good job. The dealer that sold them dropped Claas and one of the combines set out side for the next twenty years. The weather and mice destroyed the cab. I remember riding it that machine when it was new and liking the auto steer on the corn head. It was a real high tech machine for its time.

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Fritz Maurer

11-23-2012 20:38:30
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to JD Seller, 11-23-2012 20:08:42  
At our local Ford dealer, the Claases were red,white and blue when Ford exited the combine business. They were like that only a year or two, then they were green and white. The Dominators that I can recall from that period were the 80, 96, 106, 116, and a really big one that had a number of cylinders, one behind the other, replacing the straw walkers. I do not know what model the 642 would be equivalent to. I'm sure Haley would know, maybe he'll check back in and tell us.

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JD Seller

11-24-2012 08:14:54
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to Fritz Maurer, 11-23-2012 20:38:30  
Now that you mention it the ones I was talking about had the cylinders and no straw walkers. I remember thinking that if they worked that would be better than the shaking the straw walkers did from a longevity stand point.



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Fordfarmer

11-24-2012 07:29:53
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to Fritz Maurer, 11-23-2012 20:38:30  
Seems like I've heard they were a Dominator 85... a series older than the 86/96/106/116.
I'd love to have one like that.



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haley

11-23-2012 16:35:20
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to Fritz Maurer, 11-23-2012 15:19:13  
Just bring it on to Central Ga and I will put it straight to work alongside its brothers and sisters!Pretty nice looking one with hydrostatic drive and a chopper to boot--Whats the story,Theres got to be one.



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Fritz Maurer

11-23-2012 19:36:19
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to haley, 11-23-2012 16:35:20  
This is the one that has the automatic header control for which I was searching for a parts list a while back. It also has automatic steering, intensive separation and the Harold Trimpe cylinder bars, which I do not like. In our own side-by-side comparison, the other 642 was equipped with brand new factory bars and concave, and did a far better job. The one in the picture was in my barn in Wellington until it blew apart in a late summer wind storm in 2010. I didn't really want to drive it 25 miles to the main farm, so it just sat out until now. When I went to pick my beans, the unloading auger wouldn't swing out, because the telescope of the PTO had become corroded. Enraged at myself for allowing this to happen, I dropped everything and decided that machine wasn't going to get rained on one dang more time. It was always thought to be a major hassle to haul it, but it turned out to be a snap. I was a little nervous about the 13' 6" , I was stopping at every bridge and creating a nuisance. Today was the last nice day in northern Ohio, and I got that thing in the barn about 2:30, we got bombed with snow shortly afterward; and I felt pretty good about that. Next summer I would like to find a 6-30 corn head for the automatic steering, or a more modern grain head. We're still running the old pitman heads with Hart-Carter FCB. As far as reliability goes, the old 642s are on par with anybody else, but... in terms of parts availability for a 36-year-old combine, they are the best.

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Alliscman

11-24-2012 18:41:03
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to Fritz Maurer, 11-23-2012 19:36:19  
I forgot to mention in my other post if you are local enough Stoller Salvage in Smithville wayne county Ohio has a Claas 106 they are parting out, they have a corn head there for it which I think is still complete.



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haley

11-24-2012 15:35:15
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to Fritz Maurer, 11-23-2012 19:36:19  
Hey Fritz,do you still need the header control valve? The last 642 I bought for parts has the valve on it that I think is like yours.When you can, take a pic of yours and I will see if it is like this one.If it is what you need it wont cost you anything but the shipping to get it to you because I have no plans to ever use it.Out of ten combines this is the only one that had one on it.



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Fritz Maurer

11-24-2012 16:05:03
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to haley, 11-24-2012 15:35:15  
Yes, thank you, I'll have it posted Monday.



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casenut1

11-23-2012 20:04:07
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to Fritz Maurer, 11-23-2012 19:36:19  
i see you live in Wellington, i'm about an hour southwest of you.



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Fritz Maurer

11-23-2012 20:42:41
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to casenut1, 11-23-2012 20:04:07  
You must be pretty close to Spallinger's Combine Parts.



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casenut1

11-24-2012 21:30:59
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 Re: Home at Last! in reply to Fritz Maurer, 11-23-2012 20:42:41  
no, 20 miles south of Mansfield.



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