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Re: Home at Last!

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11-23-2012 16:35:20

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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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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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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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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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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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