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oliver66



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:52 am    Post subject: Beans 2010 Reply with quote

Ran 4 1/2 acres of beans today with my "New" 1968 Oliver 525 Combine. Beans were 13.2% moisture and had a 56.6 test weight. Im gonna run another acre and a half tomorrow so ill get more pictures.


















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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics there, seems to be in very good condition.

I like how you cut the edges of your field with a lawn mower lol.
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oliver66



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SamN wrote:
Great pics there, seems to be in very good condition.

I like how you cut the edges of your field with a lawn mower lol.


Actually thats my granparents lawn. I farm right up to it but i have to be carefule when i plow because he is real protective of his lawn Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice combine. How many acres do you have?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDMan12 wrote:
Nice combine. How many acres do you have?


6 this year, but next year upwards of 20 so far (corn and beans), maby more. Im still checking on some fields.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice 20 acres it quite a bit for that combine isnt it? How much did your combine cost you to buy, seems to be in very good condition for 1968.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDMan12 wrote:
nice 20 acres it quite a bit for that combine isnt it? How much did your combine cost you to buy, seems to be in very good condition for 1968.


Na, it will handle 20 acres fine. Of course I wont cover them nearly as fast as that Axial Flow in your vid Laughing. I bought it from the second owner. It was sold new in a town about 30 miles north of me and stayed at the same farm for most of its life. It had been taken VERY good care of by the origional owner. Then the guy I bought it from got a hold of it and it got neglected for quite a few years. I bought it for $900 and put about another $700 into it to get it back up to snuff but it was worth it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

like the pics but i wold hate to climb on that after running our 9120 with 40ft draper but would like to mess round with something like that...agina great pics
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$900 is pretty cheep for that combine plus another $700 you should make your money back in a few years. especially if you keep expanding your farm like you are next year. How long did it take you to harvest the 4 and a half acres?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDMan12 wrote:
$900 is pretty cheep for that combine plus another $700 you should make your money back in a few years. especially if you keep expanding your farm like you are next year. How long did it take you to harvest the 4 and a half acres?


Well, thats kind of a loaded question? Actual harvest time was probably only around 2 1/2 to 3 hours. But it took another 4 hours to get all the bugs worked out because the combine hadnt run anything in 6 years, but it paid for its self this year. I cleared $2700 which will pay the last $700 for my combine and I can buy the Oliver planter Ive had my eye on for the last few months. Next year I hope to make enough to buy a bigger tractor. And I dont know if this would intrest you or not but this series of Oliver combines actually came out of the Cockshutt combine plant in Brantford Ontario. When White bought out Oliver, Cockshutt and Moline all combine production was moved to that plant.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya thats pretty cool. They just brought it across the river to michigan right to you. What oliver planter are you going to get? are there any bigger Olivers you are looking at?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDMan12 wrote:
Ya thats pretty cool. They just brought it across the river to michigan right to you. What oliver planter are you going to get? are there any bigger Olivers you are looking at?


I found an oliver 540 planter on ebay for 650, thats in really good shape. As for a tractor, i want to find an oliver 1655 deisel wide front and a 4 bottom semi mount plow.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just looked the 1655 up and the planter up and they look like really nice pieces of equipment if you get them in fairly decent condition. What other equipment do you already have?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDMan12 wrote:
Just looked the 1655 up and the planter up and they look like really nice pieces of equipment if you get them in fairly decent condition. What other equipment do you already have?


Well, i have an Oliver 66 wide front gas, Oliver 77 wide front gas(dads tractor), Oliver 241 disk, Oliver 3-14 plow, Oliver model 38 grain drill (dads), Oliver model 18 pull type combine (needs work), Stankee 6X12 Barge wagon with hoist on a New Holland running gear(dads), the 525 in the pictures, and a 2 section Oliver STH spring tooth drag. Plus more tractors and some other randome implements. Im looking at buying a Oliver 520 square baler because my friend has some hay ground but no baler.








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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does the pull type combine? corn? And does your 525 have a corn head?
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