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Old Mogs are glorious, the original version was absolutely teeny and so utilitarian it made the contemporary Series One Land Rover looks a bit overstyled.  I like the 'bullnose' ones in the second picture they lasted in production for years, apparently the bog standard soft top version was sold as the cabrio. 

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I preferred driving the even possibly more basic SAMIL 20 or 50 which we definitely not a rip of of Unimog as that would have been unethical and they were only ever used a agricultural vehicles.    Even the Belgium MOL's I've driven  was more basic and still running aircooled Maggie D diesels.   Will have a look fo some photos.

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7 hours ago, castros_bro said:

I mainly like this,

Though it was in better condition before the briefcase photo, Soviet drill rig, 6 cylinder flat head with starting handle in the front, whilst on the back a diesel tractor engine with PTO as kelly drive, flat head single with pull start as donkey engine to start diesel engine., winch drum and cable to lift mast. And it all worked. And It was mine but unfortunately still in Kathmandu

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What manner of holes were you drilling?

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2 hours ago, willswitchengage said:

Mercedes also made a tractor loosely related to the Unimog, unimaginatively called the MC-TRAC. Fairly obviously inspired JCB's Fastrac imho.

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That's beautiful, I especially remember them as I had a Britains toy one for Christmas in the mid-80s. They were quite a big tractor for the day, 125hp was serious power back then. There are definite similarities with the Fastrac too, in terms of design and intended purpose. 

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Cat engine on the back driving  three hydraulic pumps to two hydraulic motors/gearboxes, FWD + RWD + front steering and/or rear steering  - no clutch but nice hydraulic winch for wrenching bits off Toyotas stuck in the Cuban mud.

 

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On 1/19/2020 at 11:13 AM, warch said:

Before I forget, have a Grimme self propelled spud harvester. This spent about a week marooned outside my folks place during this year's unusually wet potato harvesting season, whereupon the contractors basically gave up and went home. 

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That's the earlier version with two huge wheels mounted very close together at the rear and rear wheel steering. Later models have the tracks at the rear (also steerable) and what almost look like bicycle tyres up front with insane steering angle.

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Living in Kent I often get the odd glimpse of farm plant but that's about it. I had a job in Sittingbourne and would often encounter JD vehicles from the nearby farm - usually a 7rT or bigger frame 6Rs. Best spot was an early(about 630am) convoy of easily 10 6Rs, all pulling high sided carts, with a forage harvester at the head.

Second best spot was a Claas Terra Trac  harvester of some sort, with a Scorpion Telelift towing the header, causing all sorts of traffic problems in the back roads between Sittingbourne and Gillingham. I think I was the only person happy to see them. I do often see NH tractors on be back of trucks near Dartford. My g/f always sees something at the roundabout near ThanetEarth but I'm rarely down that far East.

Finally, I was supposed to have a tractor experience as a birthday present this year. About half an hour each in a modem 6R and a classic Case 1455XL - cancelled, obviously.

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21 hours ago, rickvw72 said:

Good thread, I teach at an agricultural college and we have many shite plant vehicles. At leat four old Massey Ferguson’s, Grimme harvester as above, but my favourite is this:

1989 JCB Telehandler. Still in use, this old things do much more reliable than the newer ones (not much change from 60k!)

it’s done 9000 hrs so not bad for age, Perkins phaser powered and complete with four wheel steer, four wheel drive, and a couple of ton lift. So useful. 

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Id like to see anything else you have to show, shite or otherwise. :)

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