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WC and WD

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10-02-2002 17:28:46

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Whats the difference between a WC and a WD, is the rear end, transmission, engine, electrical system, body, and tires and wheels the same?

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John W.

10-07-2002 00:35:00

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 Re: WC and WD in reply to Ed, 10-02-2002 17:28:46  
NOPE,NOPE,NOPE,NOPE,NOPE,NOPE, and Nope. Although very simular in appearance, there are many differences between these models. Very few parts inter-change. while both are pretty good tractors the WD was a great improvement over the WC. The WD-45 was an improved model of the WD. That's progress, I suppose. John W.

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10-04-2002 05:19:23

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 Re: WC and WD in reply to Ed, 10-02-2002 17:28:46  

#1 Rearend ; Different

#2 Transmission ; Different

#3 Enghine: Almost the same, if not. The only difference is the heads and cranks and pistons in the wd-45.

#4 Electrical: Generator and lights look to be the same, control and or light switch are different.

#5 Body: Front grill and maybe steering box are the same.

#6 Tires: Are close to the same sizes 12 * 28 ( 13.6 * 28) Back, 5.50 * 15(6.00*16)front

#7 Rims : Not the same WD back rims had rails to move in and out.

There are more things that are different than are the same. They are A C and about the same size and horse power. Between the hand brakes ( how you can steer and use brakes ( a lot of hills here), drive is why I've got one setting at the end of the field). The pto is different to if the WC has one on it, I do thinK some of the WD came with the snap connectors, well wrong there. Stopped and look at the maunals no snap couplers, only the arms for the plow and other attachments etc. In my opinnion the wd was a great improvement and I'm running 2 right now and working on a 45, and got one more WD to bring home. I think if you take a care of them. They are one of the best made tractors for the money, the WD .

Have a Good One !!


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Jeff Mi.

10-04-2002 03:09:27

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 Re: WC and WD in reply to Ed, 10-02-2002 17:28:46  

A local farm equipment dealer just had a WD, converted to a forklift, for sale. I went to look at it and it turned out to be a WC. WD decals on a WC. If a large dealer can be fooled there is bound to be confusion. Have fun. Jeff

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Dave K (Fl)

10-03-2002 16:50:51

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 Re: WC and WD in reply to Ed, 10-02-2002 17:28:46  
Well some of the comments here are all wrong! We have both tractors and have had some since new. The WD has (that the WC does not) foot turning brakes, two clutches (the hand clutch giving independant hydraulics and PTO), spin out wheels, more horses, traction boost hydraulic system, adaptable easily to the snap-coupler system, and probably a few I forget at the moment.


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10-03-2002 20:02:42

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 Re: Re: WC and WD in reply to Dave K (Fl), 10-03-2002 16:50:51  
Hydraulics and pto are live, not independent.

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10-03-2002 16:02:55

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 Re: WC and WD in reply to Ed, 10-02-2002 17:28:46  
With all due respect to some of the posts below, the WC and WD are entirely different tractors with very few interchangeable parts. They look quite similar from a distance, but look at them closely and you'll see. Having said that, the engines are virtually identical and interchangeable with the WD running 100 RPM faster. Some cosmetic things like the hood, grille, gas tank and headlights are similar if not identical. The fenders look similar but mounting brackets are different and you can't interchange then without some cobbling. Then, virtually everything back from the engine is different on the tractors. Transmission, differential, final drives, and wheels are all entirely different. WC has no hydraulic system or provision for mounted implements except for things like cultivators, mowers, etc. One post said that the the only difference was that WD's had snap coupler and WC's did not. That is entirely untrue. In fact, no WD ever came equipped new with a snap coupler. It wasn't introduced until shortly after the WD45 came out. You had to manually attach the implements on the WD under the tractor. Every WD with a snap coupler has been added on.

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Farmall Daddy

10-03-2002 13:01:14

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 Re: WC and WD in reply to Ed, 10-02-2002 17:28:46  
I own a WC and the only difference in a WC and a WD is that the WD has snap coupler and the WC doesn't.

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Farmall Daddy

10-03-2002 12:46:34

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 Re: WC and WD in reply to Ed, 10-02-2002 17:28:46  
I own a WC and the only difference is that the WD has snap coupler and the WC doesn't. The rear ends are the same as far as I know.

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10-03-2002 20:07:54

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 Re: Re: WC and WD in reply to Farmall Daddy, 10-03-2002 12:46:34  
Looks like another immigrant from another board or someone who just wants to have some fun by misleading someone who wants a responsible answer for a legitimate question. Sounds like John (Wacko) W. or an imposter. If he really believes his post, he's dead wrong!

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10-03-2002 09:20:01

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 Re: WC and WD in reply to Ed, 10-02-2002 17:28:46  
I also believe the WD has independent PTO (hand clutch) and the WC did not.


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10-03-2002 14:38:22

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 Re: Re: WC and WD in reply to Dave_D, 10-03-2002 09:20:01  
PTO on a WD is live, not independent. WC pto is neither- pto stops with foot clutch.

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10-02-2002 21:13:14

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 Re: WC and WD in reply to Ed, 10-02-2002 17:28:46  
The WC and WD are very similar tractors.
The WD was basicly the replacement model for the WC. The WC was made from the early 30's up to 1948, The WD started production in 1948.
The engines are the same size and many parts will interchange. I belive the wd had a few more horse power tho.
The WC has a different transmission and it has no provision for hydraulics, and it has hand brakes, not foot brakes.
I'm sure there are other differences, but can't think of them right now.

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10-03-2002 06:46:32

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 Re: Re: WC and WD in reply to Zonie, 10-02-2002 21:13:14  

WD also had the hydraulic lift arms and the first snap coupler hitch on later models, and a different wide front. The rear ends must be different, too, as the WC rearend could be flipped if you reversed the tractor to give you 4 speeds in "reverse". That couldn't be done with the WD rear end. Throttle and hydraulics went to the quadrant set-up as well. Pto was set up different, some WC's didn't have one. Probably lots of other small things that are different, too.

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10-03-2002 14:36:03

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 Re: Re: Re: WC and WD in reply to Eldon, 10-03-2002 06:46:32  
WD differential can certainly be reversed- in fact, it's easier to do than on the WC. No machining involved, just disassemble, and reinstall pinion gears in opposite position. Many differences between tractors- almost nothing is the same from the clutch rearward.

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10-03-2002 04:00:46

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 Re: Re: WC and WD in reply to Zonie, 10-02-2002 21:13:14  
motors are the same but the WD turns 100RPM faster resulting in 6 more hp., WD has power adjust(spin-out) wheels

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