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Re: 830 industrial serial number

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couple questions

12-09-2012 04:50:56

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You say "Educated guess after he studied the shipping records)that were equipped with industrial features; and that only one of them is known to have left the factory painted green"
Knowing JR and having a 30 series serial number register, they did not keep color codes on any of the waterloo built tractor. This one that JR mentions likely isn't yours because there is nothing that makes your tractor special in the register. Unless he knew of your tractor before you bought it, I would bet there is at least one more that JR knew of. Lets not forget you are quoting a 13 year old article. "Could this one be the earliest one built or known remaining and could it be the green one that J. R. Hobbs wrote of? Seems possible to me"
So you are saying this may be the earliest one, if you use the argument that there are 24 with industrial features in the first 1400, then logic says that there are almost 2 in every 100 serial numbers so your would be at least the 4th or 5th built. "There is NO doubt in my mind that the tractor we are offering was painted green on the assembly line, nor do I have any doubt that it was wearing Industrial accessories, options or heavy duty parts if you wish, when it came out of the plant for delivery." What industrial parts does it have besides the frame. These frames broke and were replaced often. There was an 820 that yellow from the factory that sold at Polk's labor day auction that had a green frame on it. There was no question that this was yellow from the factory and had the frame switched. Could your frame have been switched? What is the casting code? Could the tractor just been a green one that had the frame broke and switched with an 840 frame then painted yellow?
"One additional question? At what S# did the "I" actually show on the serial plate of the 830 industrial tractors? Was told that not all tractors had an I on the tag." Even a true 830I did not have an I on the tag.

I think you read an article and you are trying to make this tractor fit into JR's description. I think you need to talk to Jack Cherry at the two-cylinder club.

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12-09-2012 16:10:31

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 Re: 830 industrial serial number in reply to couple questions, 12-09-2012 04:50:56  
Not sure what further questions to ask or answer, but if the tractor does not reach its reserve it will be on a ride across the I 80 corridor headed east tomorrow; and if anyone wants to see for themselves it can be arranged and/or if Mr Cherry has time and would like to see the tractor we will have it stop off in Grundy Center and he can give us his opinion of it.

you are correct, the only article I have is the one from years back. I received a copy of it about two days after we tied into the tractor. I would like to know more about the serial number registry. In particular are any of the "early industrials" in the pre 1400 serial range specifically identified in any way? If so is it possible to arrive at a more accurate production number? What is lowest one mentioned? Back to my question about the I in the serial number. What makes it an industrial? how it is equipped or how the tag reads?

On our tractor the tub frame is green against the metal, just like the rest of the tractor and it doesn't appear to have ever been unbolted. For sure the last owner didn't do it for monetary gain. It does have what appears to be a hydraulic reservoir tank under left side of platform a heavy drawbar, and i was told the front axle is heavier than the ag type.
We will have to let the JD experts and collectors decide if we are wrong about our present opinion of the tractor.
thanks for your input

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Deeres on the farm

12-10-2012 10:18:23

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 Re: 830 industrial serial number in reply to leaman, 12-09-2012 16:10:31  
Look at this link:
How in the world do you consider this the same axle?
Like the poster above said, there is no I on the serial. NO I anywhere. The letter I is not on any 830. You can take any 830 before 1400, add an 840 frame and you have a 830 with industrial options. They are not anything special. You will never ever know what the first 830 with the industrial options. You would have to start at serial number 1 and work your way up, and I am sure by the time you hit 10, one of the tractors had been scraped with the serial still on and nobody will ever know what the first one is because it could have been any 830 that was scraped. There is nothing else to tell them apart in the serial number registor. Only appearances.

leaman, you need to get a sharper knife, because every 830 had a layer of yellow primer on before green. So I can almost be 100% there is not green right on the metal.

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12-10-2012 12:07:41

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 Re: 830 industrial serial number in reply to Deeres on the farm, 12-10-2012 10:18:23  
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That was my I had 830 in the link.

Like I said, the front axle is an ag axle but according to the seller is has square axle housings on the back. Thats why I said someone would have to go through alot of work to switch everything out.

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12-10-2012 09:08:27

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 Re: 830 industrial serial number in reply to leaman, 12-09-2012 16:10:31  
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I was the one that sent you the message asking about the axles and it does have the correct axles as you describe them. I used to own the 830I #2337 and everything you described to me sounds right. Although it seems odd that it has the ag axle on the front but it could be an early thing.

So everyone, let me ask you this. I can see the argument of the frame being switched out but why would the axle be swapped out?

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