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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Anyone know the approximate road speed of a VA? Others on the website keep trying to get me to go on tractor rides but my sc's and dc's are too slow. I know VAI's are pretty fast but wondering about the VA? Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

10.5 mph is a VA std 4th gear speed
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My table of tractor speeds, compiled from Nebraska test reports, show the VAC 4th gear is 8.7 mph. 3rd gear is 4.1 mph.

A slow 3rd gear is the among the reasons we opted to not replace our un-styled B John Deere with a VAC. The little B was faster and more suitable for mowing and raking---- which was its main task on the prairies of eastern Kansas.

We kept the C and D series because they were powerful---but their gear speed selections were also poor. One of the improvements we made to the DC was to replace the final drive sprockets with D sprockets.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Nedd wrote:
(quoted from post at 17:46:19 01/03/1Cool Anyone know the approximate road speed of a VA? Others on the website keep trying to get me to go on tractor rides but my sc's and dc's are too slow. I know VAI's are pretty fast but wondering about the VA? Thanks


You would have to chain your VA to the back of a faster tractor enable to keep up with the rest of the tractors. A 300 and 300B with the triple range transmission will travel at 20mph in high range fourth gear.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well I dug out a ops,, Ron's #s are pretty close to what it shows,, The VA I have owned for 30 years runs 10.5 mph according to speedo's on several different outfits I have owned through the years that followed it,, maybe it has some special order gearing,,(no way to know as the build card is one they lost) anyway sorry for the misinformation, I know my throttle is set to get 545 rpms on the pto wide open but I have not checked the engine speed
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Eric week after next changing sprockets in the 1950 DC
Should get 17 Mph


 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The early VA's on 24" tires were listed at 7.8 mph on 8-24 tires. The later ones were shown at just over 10 mph. I'm sure it was just the change in tire diameter (to 28's) that account for that. The early VAI even on 24" rubber was listed over 14 mph.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for all the information. I have 9x24 so 10.5 mph would be about it. I'll have to follow Pastor John and change out sprockets on the DC. I have the sprockets but will have to get better tires on the DC for road trips. Thanks again
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:53 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

At 17 mph you'll have to have a string on your cap under the chin to keep it on!!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:07 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-casecollectorsc wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:53:25 01/04/1Cool At 17 mph you'll have to have a string on your cap under the chin to keep it on!!


I was thinking the same thing last night. Very Happy

Why couldn't the slow tractors take the lead in these rides and everyone else follow along at that speed? Better yet, have the fast tractors pull out as a group, and the slower ones start out fifteen minutes later?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The ones around have been doing that for 20 years or more
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:36 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tractor ride speeds are a always a good discussion and a a source of frustration for me. In my opinion a good lead driver maintaining his group
speed could make 10-12-14 MPH rides work together. If they do not maintain a constant speed tractors will get stretched out or bunched up. A
good rule of thumb is to drive your tractor in a group that is at least two MPH slower than your tractor so that you can catch up if needed.
Having said all of that it has always amazed me that drivers spend hundreds of dollars to transport and drive in a ride and then want to go 14-
18 MPH. It should be a Ride not a race.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:39 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes and I have one Steve!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Getting ready to go on the Freeze Your Nuts and Bolts Off Tractor ride in Marcus Iowa. I probably will be driving an MM and not my VAC as I don't have
anything to haul it the 300 mi to get there. Brother's 8n always leads the ride as he is the slowest. Works fine that way. it allows some tractors
to follow behind peacefully at 1/2 throttle.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: VA road speed Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Pastor John wrote:
(quoted from post at 13:36:37 01/04/1Cool Tractor ride speeds are a always a good discussion and a a source of frustration for me. In my opinion a good lead driver maintaining his group
speed could make 10-12-14 MPH rides work together. If they do not maintain a constant speed tractors will get stretched out or bunched up. A
good rule of thumb is to drive your tractor in a group that is at least two MPH slower than your tractor so that you can catch up if needed.
Having said all of that it has always amazed me that drivers spend hundreds of dollars to transport and drive in a ride and then want to go 14-
18 MPH. It should be a Ride not a race.


A string of vintage tractors went past our place last summer. I had no idea that one of these rides took place in SW Wisconsin. It looked like the faster tractors had time to stop at the first capital historic site, just up the rode from us, while the slower tractors were playing catch up. Once the slower tractors were spotted the faster ones took off. Some of the slower tractors didn't stop at the first capital to have a look. They just kept going, and went by our place with a look of determination on their faces.
 
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