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11-16-1999 18:33:48

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I've been looking at buying a 1948 or 49 WD but from looking at the messages posted I have a few questions. First, how is the power for plowing and disking? Second, the hitch system is something I've never seen before but then I'm not big into buying lots of tractors so my experience level is pretty low. Is this a 3 point system or are implements going to be hard to come by?

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11-17-1999 04:31:50

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 Re: WD in reply to T, 11-16-1999 18:33:48  
One of the drawbacks is you can't run to the local farm & fleet store and buy a plow or mounted bush hog unless you convert to a 3 point hitch. You should be able to get these things at farm sales. Just takes a little time to find them. As far as plowing or disking, a WD will run circles around most anything built in its era. The Traction Booster hydraulics are one of the first draft sensitive systems made and they worked much better than just hanging a bunch of weight on the tractor. Like the other guys said, WDs are cheaper than 8,9,2N Fords and there is no comparison when it comes to plowing or disking. Hope this helps, Brian.

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11-16-1999 20:52:10

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 Re: WD in reply to T, 11-16-1999 18:33:48  
i have a wd andpulled 2 -14s with it ,a 10' kewanee disc. a 1 row picker and wagon. etc. the "straight" wd has a pin where the wd45 and later have a snap coupler bell. i have found a plow for it and a subsoiler. you can change it over to the snap coupler if you preferr. i left mine original. and used it as mine main tractor till i got a 59 d 17. the cultivators are frontmounted. and can be gotten for $30-40.oo at an auction on average. i also got a 2 row mounted picker for mine and a loader. this tractor will put out almost 10 more hp than a ford 2;9;or8n. and be cheaper to buy! and to me is safer because it's not as light in the front end as a small ford. it's also got the live clutch,and can put a line on it for a remote hydraulic cylinder.

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11-16-1999 19:03:09

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 Re: WD in reply to T, 11-16-1999 18:33:48  
They have the power to pull a 3 bottom plow, maybe a 10' disc if not too deep. The hitch is called a snap coupler. Actually, the WD hitch wasn't called that, but many have been changed to the snap coupler. They are both the same thing, just something a bit diffrent underneith. I've seen many plows around for that hitch, a few discs, and some various other implements. You can also buy a 3 pt hitch conversion for them as well.

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