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D17 and moving big bales ...

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03-30-2003 18:41:06

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I need a tractor to leave at a farm a few miles away from the home farm. It will only be used to move bales. I have a chance to buy a D17 narrow front gas and was wondering if this tractor will work for me? Is it heavy enough on the front to handle 1000-1200 lb bales? It's a series 4, so it has a 3-point. I know the guy who owns it and it has been babied for years.

What about cold weather starting?



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04-01-2003 16:41:30

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 Re: D17 and moving big bales ... in reply to tony, 03-30-2003 18:41:06  
The D-17 tractors were one of the best made.

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03-31-2003 23:13:38

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 Re: D17 and moving big bales ... in reply to tony, 03-30-2003 18:41:06  
tony i used my d17 nf to move 900-1000 lb bales for a long time without any weights but much more and i would add front weights.they start good in cold weather if tuned up. good luck david l wilson

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03-31-2003 08:15:38

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 Re: D17 and moving big bales ... in reply to tony, 03-30-2003 18:41:06  
She'll handle it. My boss has a series IV that has both a loader and 3 pt. He puts a spear on each end and hauls 2 at a time. I agree with the other post, you might need a weight bracket with the narrow front.


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03-30-2003 18:57:53

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 Re: D17 and moving big bales ... in reply to tony, 03-30-2003 18:41:06  
You might need a weight bracket on the front,the tractor will handle the bales.D-17's start well.

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