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I went to Mt. Sterling Friday to check out what was for sale at a consignment auction they were having Saterday and They had a W9 on steel. It was still in its work cloths but looked good. Never been that close to one but that thing was big. Anybody got a idea how much one of those would weigh? They also had a 900 series ford tricycle with two row cultivators and p/s along with a couple of DC's, John Deere A, several super c's with cultivators one had dual side dressers and a C Case on steel. Would have loved to had the W9.
 

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I do to Mike but I forgot the camera at home and was about 30 miles away when I remembered. I would have loved to have the W9 but figured it was way to heavy for anything we had to haul it.
 

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A W9 on steel should weigh about 7000 lbs. My WD9 with no weights, pully, but has hydraulics and electic start and 18.4 x 34 tires is 7400 lbs.

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missouri massey man said:
I'd love to have any Ford tricycle. There is only one anywhere near here I've ever seen. Of course my first choice would have been the W-9 too Gordon.
I aint going to lie that ford caught my eye pretty good. You dont see many with the cultivators but if I had to choose that W9 just looked like a tractor.

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A W9 on steel should weigh about 7000 lbs. My WD9 with no weights, pully, but has hydraulics and electic start and 18.4 x 34 tires is 7400 lbs.

Cheers

Russ
Thanks Russ, I had no idea of the weight but knew it was heavy. Congradulations on the W9. Always liked them. By the way welcome to the forum.
 

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Gordon, I'd take the Ford or a Super C.. The W9 would make a good conversation piece, but like you say, too heavy to haul.
 

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how did steel wheels compare to rubber for traction
 

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corn cob said:
how did steel wheels compare to rubber for traction
I have heard the answer here both ways. The Nebraska tests consistently showed the advantage to rubber. However i can definately remember seeing some new tractors at some dealerships as late as the early 60's down in the Texas Rice country that were definately on steel; so there had to be an advantage towar steel in their soil conditions. Dad always told me the two main reasosns He went to rubber as quick as He could was rubber gave and were no where near as rough riding as steel; and when a person had to cross paved road the rubber didn't tear up the pavement. I have spent some time on steel wheeled tractors and Dad was right; there ain't any give.
 
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