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model B info and looking to buy

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01-15-2008 20:39:19

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hello all not new 5to tractors but thinking my Moline ztu is way to big
I like the B as it has a wide front and is a nice size so what im looking for is any info
that will help me decide on a good AC model b to get
just looking for a standard model road speeds as i take my tractors out for a drive once and while
if you know of have one for sale let meknow west coast preffered

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01-16-2008 14:40:44

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 Re: model B info and looking to buy in reply to buzz36, 01-15-2008 20:39:19  
basically the B model was built from 1938-1958. They started with a 116 inch motor and bore was increased about 1941 to get 125 cubic inches. The tractor weight is about 2000 pounds and has about 20 HP. Models after 1940 came with foot brakes, starter and generators. They have a basic small hydraulic system as optional equipment. THey had a mag ignition untill the late 50s when it got a distributor. All had 6 volt positive ground system as original. Option was a PTO shaft out back, and a belt pulley off the rear left of the pto. Most had the pto option.

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01-16-2008 10:01:34

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 Re: model B info and looking to buy in reply to buzz36, 01-15-2008 20:39:19  
Where on the west coast are you thinking?

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01-16-2008 20:15:32

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 Re: model B info and looking to buy in reply to ArleninOr, 01-16-2008 10:01:34  
Im in Reno NV do to space i like to get rid of the moline ZTU but always looking and can put a B somewere close by
I do live inthe city but usualy drive a tracotr to the local events on close by famrs drop me line if you have something like to find a mag fired B model hand brake preffered but not a requirement

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01-16-2008 01:40:02

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 Re: model B info and looking to buy in reply to buzz36, 01-15-2008 20:39:19  
Unless they are different over there, you won't get much road speed out of a B. Without looking, 7.5mph I think is the figure in my book.
All the best anyway,
God Bless,

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