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Info on farmall 560 for pulling

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07-31-2002 21:48:58

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I am looking at getting into tractor pulling and would like to start with a farmall 560 gas or diesel. Is this a good choice and if so, which would be better. I would start in stock class and possibly upgrade to more advanced classes as money permitted. I also found out recently that there was a dealer installed turbo option available for the 560D. Is it any good and are parts still available. Also, is it legal for pulling if it is any good or worth the effort. I've been to many tractor pulls over the years but I don't have a lot of knowledge about building or buying a tractor for pulling. Any help that anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated. Winters coming before we know it and I need a project. And if it matters, I live in east central NE. Thank you very much in advance.

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08-05-2002 19:18:04

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 Re: Info on farmall 560 for pulling in reply to smokey, 07-31-2002 21:48:58  
560's are a great tractor depending on where you want to pull and how much you want to spend. Murphy's motor service builds great engines anywhere from 400cid to 500cid using a 301 block. Lemons just built one using a 360 block that is around 740cid but prepare to spend big bucks. An easy way to build a motor is to use a 301 block and bore it to 4" which eliminates the need to have sleeves installed. the only down side is that you need to hard block the engine because of the thin cylinder walls. any stroke up to 5 7/8 fits into a 301 block rather easy hope this helps.

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08-01-2002 20:52:03

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 Re: Info on farmall 560 for pulling in reply to smokey, 07-31-2002 21:48:58  
Sounds like you near the Feedlot Special 560, which is from Schuyler. I would talk to them or the guys that built their engine up at Wayne's Repair Service in Leigh. I think that they have a website that they have been working on at I hope that this helps out.


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08-01-2002 07:57:32

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 Re: Info on farmall 560 for pulling in reply to smokey, 07-31-2002 21:48:58  
Smokey look in the classified ads there is a 560 gas for sale in ohio that is a pulling tractor.

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08-01-2002 04:25:47

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 Re: Info on farmall 560 for pulling in reply to smokey, 07-31-2002 21:48:58  
I pull a 560 gas and I love it. It usually pulls real well. My Father pulls a 560D and he does real well in the (real) stock classes. WE have to go on a dyno after the pulls. If you are not limited to going on a dyno I would like the diesel all you have to do is turn your pump up and raise your RPM's and 90+ hp is real easy to get.

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08-01-2002 07:49:49

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 Re: Re: Info on farmall 560 for pulling in reply to baystatebinder, 08-01-2002 04:25:47  
Thanks for the info. Does anyone else have any info on what types of modifications you can make,etc. What are some other resources, such as books, web sites and any other magazines besides The Hook, which I already get, that can keep me pointed in the right direction? Thank you very much in advance.

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08-01-2002 09:37:18

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 Re: Re: Re: Info on farmall 560 for pulling in reply to smokey, 08-01-2002 07:49:49  
hey i have the ad in the classifieds it is a good runner and is compleatley striped the only thing left is pto it is bored to a 292 it weighs 6500 right now but it has calcium in the tires i was told it would weigh about 5500 when the rest is out i am very nagotible on price call me at 1330-627-2504 or email me at thanks jimmy
p.s i pull the 65 and 7000 in 3rd and 7500 8500 in 2cd i have weelie bars a hitch and a belly bar i will work it into the price

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08-01-2002 11:12:23

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Info on farmall 560 for pulling in reply to jimmy funk, 08-01-2002 09:37:18  
I hear the easiest way to make power in a 560 is to get a German Diesel and put spark plugs in the injector holes. Just a thought...

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