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chiken roost steering verses others

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j hikemper

01-24-2012 20:46:11




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Guys you will have to agree ,,DC or SC Case steered easier than ANY tractor equal in size and age .case had the angle of the steerin just rite as opposed to so many vertical steerin wheels made by others that i have run ,, You Quikly learn to keep your thumbs out of the spokes of the steerin wheel whenn plowing or disc new ground .Never in All the titespots i have been in was the FENCE HOOKER a problem Hookin a fence or anything else out front,, and the steerin arm never is in the way for servicing ,,albeit , i have never run or tried to mount a corn picker on any of the chiken perch tractors , , i can only guesss that it was a little tite , and with the extra weight up there it probably would be harder to steer , but stiill easier than a manual steerin IHC or deere with a picker or loader , .when i was a kid ,i recall demonstratin to my neighbor how easy Pops' DC steered from lock to lock while siitting in the barnlot shutoff , He quiped' Now Go see if You can Do that on that WD ,sure was not easy to do , fast forward to now , . few weeks back . wd allis with new idea loader sneaked up the drive to settle a hay bill..that was ok by the hay buyer and me since i spent some seat time on a wd when i was a kid cultivating and always thought it would be neat to get an allis , the case tractors dont seem to mind probably because they are nearly the same color.. LOL .. Man with that loader on the front of that wd it is hard to steer !and too top heavy for my hills and hollers,.. I do recall cultivating and raking and steering ok 35 yrs ago ,but the neighbors wd did not have a loader hangin on the front ,,there is a fella comin to buy the loader tomorrow .

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McKerrow630

01-25-2012 18:44:13




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to j hikemper, 01-24-2012 20:46:11  
Great looking tractors. Really enjoy seeing different type of crops as well soil. Thanks for the pic's. Todays kids ride in the cab with air and a radio and Dad tells them what gear to run via cellphone..............humm My Dad would wave his arms and the expression on his face told you if you where missing any hay while raking!!! Hee Hee God Bless



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JimEvans

01-25-2012 18:10:08




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to j hikemper, 01-24-2012 20:46:11  
I have a DC with Adjustable WF and a super-six loader on it. Even with a full bucket, I can steer it with one hand. The last M I drove had a loader on it and you pretty much had to stand up and use both hands to steer it. It was really tough to modulate the clutch while standing up and cranking on the wheel. We had a WD45 with a WF and a load and it steered pretty hard also.

The DC does have an advantage with steering ratio. It is about 6 turns lock to lock.

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McKerrow630

01-25-2012 15:13:03




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to j hikemper, 01-24-2012 20:46:11  
We had 3-point carrier on are SC, when it was full of corn silage you steered it with the brakes(front would barelly touch the ground) well I about 8 I think, I was backing into the cowbarn, well I hit the right brake alittle hard and wham! frontend into the doorway of rock-motar wall the "chicken roost" didn't fair to well. Lucky for me the case dealer had a new one upstairs. Thought he never sell it!!! He gave Dad "the kid discount" hee hee. Dad said maybe we should use the 530 on the carrier from now on. God Bless

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McKerrow630

01-25-2012 16:06:59




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to McKerrow630, 01-25-2012 15:13:03  
meant the"Left Brake" (wish had hit the right may not hurt anything). God Bless



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Don Rudolph

01-25-2012 14:27:23




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to j hikemper, 01-24-2012 20:46:11  
Jim,

My neighbors were all Allis as their brother was the Allis dealer. My daughter is now married to the Allis dealer's grandson. Anyway, I had the misfortune of driving several WD 45's while helping neighbors out. Talk about a chiropractors gold mine! That foot clutch way over in left field was really something. Everybody made fun of the chicken roost steering because they couldn't find anything else to whine about. I love those old DC's. If Clausen would have put an extra gear in them they would have sold twice as many. Don

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pete 23

01-25-2012 10:57:40




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to j hikemper, 01-24-2012 20:46:11  
Good to see some liked the case steering, me, I hooked a fence, don't remember if it was the DC or SC that brother in law had, but , anyway , I think I reached to the wrong side for the clutch or tried to push or pull in wrong direction. Jumping back and forth from a A John Deere, H Farmall and a couple of case tractors you never knew what your hands and feet would do in a panic situation. Spun a B John Deere around on the end of the field also, when I hit the right brake instead of the clutch.

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Nick@KY

01-24-2012 22:18:40




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to j hikemper, 01-24-2012 20:46:11  
I agree Jim,the Case chicken roost steering was the best manual steering set up going.I have had the steering wheel go to full lock on an M farmall and an 8n ford taught me to keep my thumbs on the outside of the wheel.

Here are a couple of pics of Case Quick Dodge steering in action,the tractor is my 53 DC-4 footclutch (I put the tricycle front on for cultivating)I am running 3rd gear wide open.

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This picture shows how easy a DC is to operate.The picture was taken in'96 and my youngest is 6 years old.He is in 1st gear just above idle and I have a string tied to the coil wire,in "Case" he gets into trouble.He is discing the tobacco plantbed up.

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More pics of the DC Side dressing amonia nitrate on.It works better than the newer tractors because the seat is located far enough to the rear to see into the hoppers.

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This picture shows how well the Case cultivators work for dragging tires to push dirt under the plants an leave a smooth rounded berm that resists erosion much better.

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Nick

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danjwv

01-25-2012 14:17:09




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to Nick@KY, 01-24-2012 22:18:40  
Kool pnictures nick. I really like those cultivators on the sc.
Got any new toys lately.? Danjwv



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NickatKY

01-25-2012 18:56:30




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to danjwv, 01-25-2012 14:17:09  
Dan;
I have not bought much lately.I bought a 53 SC foot clutch parts tractor and some literature.
I have mounted cultivators for VAC,SC/DC and 300 series tractors. 2006 was the last year I raised tobacco.The next year I repaired the Heart Shape bracket for it and put the wide front back on. Nick



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dc in illinos

01-25-2012 10:17:54




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to Nick@KY, 01-24-2012 22:18:40  
Hi nick love the pictures.As I too have a 53dc-3 foot clutch I love the Tractor just as much as you do still am learning about case of that era.and am wishing thath I had as many case implements as you have posted pics of with your dc thanks for the nice pics and good advice (from past posts) god bless bob



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j hikemper

01-25-2012 07:43:01




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to Nick@KY, 01-24-2012 22:18:40  
I like the string on the coil idea , good idea with that disc back there ,INSURES the precious hope of the next generation ,,,.. , when i was 11, Pop put me on the 51 DC discin on new plowed ground ,, told me to keep it in 1st and hang on to the steering wheel! LOL.. the followin yr ,, me and the Gentleman DC were in charge of working the ground down in 2nd and then finishing in 3rd with a 3 section harrow behind the disc,,discing and raking are still my favorite jobs,,...Pop and his uncles liked to refer to the DC as a Gentleman ,, (at your service and POWER to be reckoned with )

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Ande

01-25-2012 06:08:16




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to Nick@KY, 01-24-2012 22:18:40  
Hi Nick,
Really enjoyed your pictures,as I"m a real Flambeau Era Fan.Enjoyed seeing you putting it back to work.Like Tom said,makes you want to put them back into use!
Thanks so much for sharing.



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Case Nutty 1660

01-25-2012 04:19:43




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 Re: chiken roost steering verses others in reply to Nick@KY, 01-24-2012 22:18:40  
Great pics Nick!!! makes me wish I had more things to do with my Flambeau tractors, I like to see the "next" generation learning with real hands on instruction too, I was running a 700 combine at that age alone but with the knowlage that if I had/got into trouble my rear would suffer!! ah the good ole days!!! thanks again for the tour by the way that looks like some nice working soil you have cnt

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