Sounds like a real great auction We just don't seem to get them here anymore. Wish ya had some pics!!!!
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.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.
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.russ600 said:Hi
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.
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.corn cob said:how did steel wheels compare to rubber for traction