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Definition of Row crop

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Ed

05-07-2002 17:04:32
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I have seen pictures in the photo section of tractors that were called "row crop" with both tricycle front wheels and wide spaced wheels?? I thought a "row crop" tractor was a tricycle front end with tires close together... I am confused after seeing both titled row crop?




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Jim N

05-08-2002 18:42:43
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 Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Ed, 05-07-2002 17:04:32  
Row crop tractors were designed to cultivate Row Crops such as corn, sugar beets, beans, potatoes, onions, etc. The rear wheels are larger in diameter than those on the equivalent standard models so the crops could pass under them. In some cases offset gear cases were used to provide clearance. For some specialized tractors there were chain driven offsets of up to 4 or f5 feet. Generally the rear tread width was adjustable, On the John Deere B from a minimum of 42 inches to a maximum of 72 inches or so. In most cases adjustement was by sliding the wheels on an extended axle. Some tractors also used adjustable wheels. In most cases the tread setting would be twice the row width but on occasion might be as wide as 4 rows (on tractors with mounted sugar beet diggers for instance) or a single row like the IH Cubs. Tricycle front wheels were either dual inclined outwards so the tread fit between a row, or single tire. Wide front ends were offered on most makes which were adjustable to match the rear axle tread, although again this was subject to wide variability.

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Robert in W. Mi.

05-11-2002 12:31:58
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 Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Jim N, 05-08-2002 18:42:43  

Now, here's a version of a "high crop"!! Robert



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David B

05-08-2002 14:51:40
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 Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Ed, 05-07-2002 17:04:32  
The old Case DC with the tricycle front was a row crop and they offered the non adjustable wide front to be interchanged just for plowing. Also they had an adjustible wide front DC"s and SC's that would have been adjustable for row crop work.



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Lew

05-07-2002 20:05:35
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 Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Ed, 05-07-2002 17:04:32  
Row crop tractors also stand taller than utility types.



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K.B.

05-07-2002 19:03:13
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 Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Ed, 05-07-2002 17:04:32  
Basically, it means that the wheels are meant to be able to pass between the rows of a row crop, corn rows for example. Narrow front, weather single or double wheels, will pass between the two rows, wide front will be able to do the same, but will need to be ajustable, to pass between various row spacings. Row-crop tractors will have ajustable rear wheels for the same reasons. Standard tractors and Utility tractors usally have non-ajustable axles.

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Dan

05-08-2002 06:19:21
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 Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to K.B., 05-07-2002 19:03:13  
K.B., how about the CASE DC4, the rear are adjustable but the front is a solid axle, I understand that its classified as as a RC. Is it.



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K.B.

05-08-2002 11:35:59
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 Re: Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Dan, 05-08-2002 06:19:21  
Good question. Mabey you should post that on the Case board. I don't know too much about the old Case's or how they classified their tractors, but if Case called it a row crop then I guess it's a row crop. Dosen't make a whole lot of sence to me, kind of a low-sitting tractor without ajustible wide front.



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Ed

05-07-2002 19:11:40
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 Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to K.B., 05-07-2002 19:03:13  

K.B.
Then a tractor with either a tricycle front or wide axel can be classified as a "row crop" as long as the front wheels and rear wheels are adjustable, Correct?



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K.B.

05-07-2002 19:38:37
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 Re: Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Ed, 05-07-2002 19:11:40  
Yeah, that's pretty much it, although I can think of a few Utility tractors with ajustable treads, like the IH 240 Utility, for example, could be equipped with ajustable rear tread, but sat lower than the Farmall 240 Row-Crop. Forgot to mention before that row crop tractors usally sit higher, again, think of the Farmall M and the International W-6. Basically the same tractor, just set up for different applications. The M will be row-crop, weather wide or narrow front, and sit higher. W-6 will be standard, non-ajustable, and sit low, mostly sold in wheat-growing areas where they don't grow any row crops.

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Gene Davis

05-07-2002 18:02:08
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 Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Ed, 05-07-2002 17:04:32  
A tractor is usually considered a "row crop" when the tread spacings (wheel widths) can be adjusted, whether they are tricycle type,single or adjustable wide axle front wheels. Gene



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Vern

05-07-2002 21:58:34
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 Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Gene Davis, 05-07-2002 18:02:08  
Then is the "A" considered a "Row Crop"? It has adjustable wheel spacings.



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G Taylor

05-08-2002 07:44:38
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 Re: Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Vern, 05-07-2002 21:58:34  
The A and B were rowcrops with the AR and BR being standard chassis.



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Vern

05-08-2002 22:15:27
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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to G Taylor , 05-08-2002 07:44:38  
Sorry; I thought was still on the Farmall page. I meant the Farmall A.



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Ed

05-07-2002 18:33:01
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 Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Gene Davis, 05-07-2002 18:02:08  

Gene, How can you change a single wheel tractor to a different track pattern? I know that on my IH "M" I can reverse the front tricycle rims on the hubs and open up the space between, but how do you designate a single wheel as an adjustable?



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K.B.

05-07-2002 19:08:12
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 Re: Re: Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Ed, 05-07-2002 18:33:01  
Well, they're not really ajustable, but will pass between the rows.



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TNR

05-07-2002 17:44:49
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 Re: Definition of Row crop in reply to Ed, 05-07-2002 17:04:32  
Example:Farmall M-row crop McCormick Deering W-6 Standard. Ms and 6s had the same enigne and some tranny parts and for the most part could pull say the same bottom plow,but try to put a set of mounted cultivators on a W-6 and it wont work.I think theres a pic of a 6 or maybe a 4(standard for H)in the photo gallery.



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