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Tractor Advice Needed
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CA, WD45, or D series

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Greg

12-11-2002 18:10:20




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I'm looking for an AC tractor for my new farm purchase. Desire to bushhog 7 acres flatland and keep 4 overgrown hilly logging roads cut. Which would be better for the task, a CA, WD45, or D Series tractor??




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ACmaninNC

12-12-2002 16:29:16




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 Re: Tractor Advice Needed - CA, WD45, or D series in reply to Greg, 12-11-2002 18:10:20  
I would recomend a D10 to a D15 to bushhog. Very good tractors.

AC



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larry

12-12-2002 16:15:36




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 Re: Tractor Advice Needed - CA, WD45, or D series in reply to Greg, 12-11-2002 18:10:20  
what ever you do rember that mower will drive tractor with the clutch down the only way to stop is by putting the hand clutch in neutral had a d 15 on 7 ft john deere could go anywhere and never flip just keep blades sharp seen a lot of near accidents and fences streched by guys who forgot to through hand clutch in neutral not nice to be in bad place and forget



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Ron

12-12-2002 05:30:35




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 Re: Tractor Advice Needed - CA, WD45, or D series in reply to Greg, 12-11-2002 18:10:20  
What ever you use, have a PTO slip-clutch on the PTO shaft, and make sure you adjust it so it CAN slip, if it has to..!!! That will take a lot of the shock out of the drive line.... The older WD PTO is not quite as strong as the WD-45 PTO....the lower gear box was strengthened in the 45...but, I have broken mine once, in the WD-45...The top "Ears" break off that hold the idler to the top of the lower gearbox.. The 45 gearbox would fit the WD also...would be a good up-grade...!! But..it HAD seen enough service, for 4 tractors.!! Many 1,000's of hours of custom combining and baleing...also Bush Hogging.... If I bought a WD-45.I would take the lower gearbox off, and have it Magnafluxed...just for peace of mind..!!

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Eldon

12-11-2002 20:49:53




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 Re: Tractor Advice Needed - CA, WD45, or D series in reply to Greg, 12-11-2002 18:10:20  

Go with the D series....double the gears and more comfortable...



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Farmer Brown

12-11-2002 20:04:31




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 Re: Tractor Advice Needed - CA, WD45, or D series in reply to Greg, 12-11-2002 18:10:20  
I would recommend a D17.
It sounds like you need a large heavy duty bush hog and the CA would be small for that.
If the bush hog has a stump jumper disk on it the WD would be OK, but other wise you can strip all the teeth off of the idler gear above the one on the PTO shaft when the blade arm hits a stump. (A stump jumper disk shield the arm that the blades swing off of so that the arm cannot catch on a stump or other immovable object)
The D17 has a tougher PTO and also heavy enough to pick up a HD 3 point bush hog if you go with a mounted one. A D14 or 15 would have enough HP to run a pull type, but might be too light on the front end for a mounted one, if it is a heavy one.

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steve

12-11-2002 19:53:57




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 Re: Tractor Advice Needed - CA, WD45, or D series in reply to Greg, 12-11-2002 18:10:20  
WD45 would be more common and therefore cheaper in most areas of the country. Plenty of HP, but a little older. CA is a nice tractor, but little more expensive. D15 and 17 would be great, live hydraulics, maybe 3 point, etc, but the $$$ would be 50 to 100% higher. Dont pass on a straight WD if you get a good buy on one. Around the midwest you can find a nice tractor for $1000-$1500 (WD45).



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