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A 850 you don't see very often

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FLOLDFORD

11-08-2013 15:11:58




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A friend of mine had his 850 kerosene tractor at the Florida Flywheelers show this week. I have never seen one in person. Took a few pics to share. It does have the correct tank and the 3 way valve. Serial number has a K at the end. He is still looking for the correct manifold as the original was broken and not repairable

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lonestarjeff

11-18-2013 09:29:37




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
I didn't know there was such a variation in the hundred series....thanks for posting!

Jeff



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wayde

11-10-2013 19:07:29




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to poorhunter, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
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freds

11-09-2013 19:48:23




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
Some of the old JD A's used a gasoline start with some type of distillate fuel after warm up. It was referred to locally as "power fuel". An older neighbor had a hand flywheel start A. Starting, as I recall, was to open compression release valve on each cylinder, start on gas, close valves, warm up engine, switch over to "power fuel". I do not know how it impacted power but I would think the compression ratio was low and each spark plug was required for firing when using the heavy fuel.

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Dollar Bill

11-09-2013 13:53:56




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
John, as I recall, they start up on gas and once they're warmed up, they switch over to kerosene.
The special manifold for them had a built in heat sink to warm the kerosene and make it detonate easier. Dual fuel tractors were more common during the war when gas was rationed. Heating oil was a necessity and more readily available.

Obviously, power was a tad less when running on kerosene as it was somewhat less volatile.

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John in La

11-09-2013 13:12:42




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
Considering Kero is a form of diesel can someone explain this system a little.

I thought the Kero tractors were just that; never knew they ran on gas also.



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gatcchelguy

11-09-2013 09:07:49




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
Don't very often see a X00 series with power steering either.



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Fordfarmer

11-09-2013 07:35:16




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
Thanks for sharing. I've never seen a kerosene tractor of any make or model around here. I bet we all know what's on Sounder's wish list now! :)



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soundguy

11-09-2013 13:06:38




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to Fordfarmer, 11-09-2013 07:35:16  
I actually passed up a 641 AN that was for sale from? messicks maybee.. it was listed onthe other board a while back.

with parts tot he vaporizer carb NLA.. i wasn't sure about taking it on as a project, since I like all my machines to run.



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Kirk-NJ

11-09-2013 03:25:33




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
And with the powermaster gear decal too. Very Nice.

Kirk



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Dean

11-08-2013 17:08:42




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
He will need more than luck to find the manifold.

Dean



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Texas!

11-08-2013 16:57:05




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
That tractor was built at the very end of X00 production. The highest serial number that I have heard of is 144875 which a member of this forum owns.



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soundguy

11-08-2013 15:24:00




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 Re: A 850 you don't see very often in reply to FLOLDFORD, 11-08-2013 15:11:58  
Nice!



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