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SC DC hand cranks

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01-25-2010 15:44:56

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I see hand cranks for SC and DC tractors. Some have spinners and some don't. I was under the impression that the ones with spinners were for CC tractors. Can some one explain exactly what type of hand crank came from the factory with each model. If there are more than one type for a model, at what serial number were they changed?

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01-28-2010 19:13:10

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to watsonsgotit, 01-25-2010 15:44:56  
Neighbor hire me to work corn ground for him when I was in the six grade. Was disking with the SC and disk plugged up. Used crank to clean it out and laid crank on disk and drove off. Boss was very unhappy with me. We looked for it for a hour and did not see it. Think he found it later planting corn.

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J Heitkemper

01-25-2010 19:22:14

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to watsonsgotit, 01-25-2010 15:44:56  
hey there Dennis.. Can Only tell what I know , The Sc Cranks I have handled all HAD spinner handles , Got to watch the worn ones that like to put a blood blister on your hand ......SC sure cranks easy compared to Cranking a DC .. I can Crank a SC around the clock up to 5 times , The DC , a Quarter Turnwill genarally start it ,,As a young Man , When I stalled the DC outHot , I have Cranked around the clock fast to get it to fire up , aslong as it was trying to fire a MANcould do it , But it will leave the BEST MAN Winded ... never have seen a spinner on the DC crank, And To be honest they are built like a crank ought to be ., They are the best tool to do any emergency prying to get anything going again , or setting agate back on the hinges , You can leverage the tongue hitch of a implement up to the drawbar pretty handy if the DC has cultivator lift arms .. and you can finish off a copperhead with one good whack ...Pretty durn good for starting a magneto fired 1951 DC when its 15 below , when the rural electric is down ... anyone else found any handy uses for the DC Crank ?

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01-26-2010 08:12:18

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to J Heitkemper, 01-25-2010 19:22:14  
My Dad would have skinned me alive if he found out I had been using the SC crank for these kinds of things......but he would have done it though!! (<:

Jim G.

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01-26-2010 06:04:19

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to J Heitkemper, 01-25-2010 19:22:14  
best tool to pry a stone out between disk blades tom

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01-26-2010 16:20:20

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to dctom, 01-26-2010 06:04:19  
Back in the early 70"s I was doing a plow job for the county in a park they were building. Had to leave the DC sit over night. The local SCUM found a new use for the crank, They used it to smash the mag, all the gauges the hood the carb and the battery! Then they used it on the county"s JD 3020 and on the cat dozer that were there. I had over $300 in damage. I think the guy from the county said they had over $4000. Never caught them, but from then on the crank went home with me at night... P.S. NO SWIVEL handle

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Glenn F.

01-25-2010 19:05:09

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to watsonsgotit, 01-25-2010 15:44:56  
I cannot answer your question, but I believe it was Don Livingston who told me the SC and DC cranks were the same in any given year. The earlier ones had spinners and the later ones did not. I think there were a lot more spinner cranks made. I have spinner cranks for my '54 SC and '52 DC, but they may not be original to the tractors. I much prefer the spinner type unless they are loose in the handle. Then they can pinch your hand pretty bad.

I do know our '51 came new with a spinner crank. Over the years Dad made no attempt to maintain a battery. We probably cranked it for 30 years or better. Very well do I remember crank starting that tractor when I was less than ten yars old. It has always been an excellent starting tractor.

Not to mention, Snap-on has yet to come out with a tool as versitile as the DC crank. It seems there wasn't anything that couldn't be fixed with the crank, a Crescent wrench and/or a hammer!

Old times.....

Glenn F.

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01-25-2010 18:21:10

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to watsonsgotit, 01-25-2010 15:44:56  
HI BT. When I was growing up we had a DC and an SC and as previously mentioned the DC crank was one piece and somewhat heavier than the crank for the SC, which also had a sleeve or spinner.

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BT in NE

01-25-2010 16:33:17

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to watsonsgotit, 01-25-2010 15:44:56  
I hope I can help you. I have a picture of my greatgrandpa's CC when it was new and it shows the crank with a spinner. On the SC tractors the cranks had a spinner also. The DC's had a crank without a spinner and were a lot bigger in diameter and length compared to the SC. BT

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Tom Railsback

01-25-2010 16:42:43

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to BT in NE, 01-25-2010 16:33:17  
B.T., all of the DC cranks I have ever seen are identical to those for the CC. My Dad bought a new DC in 1949 and it has the same one as a CC.

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Tom Railsback

01-26-2010 08:15:37

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to Tom Railsback, 01-25-2010 16:42:43  
O.K., I went to the parts book. It shows that the one without the sleeve on the handle was standard as of sn 5600000. Prior to that the book shows the "pincher" sleeve. the same as the CC had.

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01-26-2010 14:21:39

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 Re: SC DC hand cranks in reply to Tom Railsback, 01-26-2010 08:15:37  
Thanks Tom, that is the information that I was looking for.

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