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jmandrze
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:44 am    Post subject: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought a JD 6600 edible bean a few weeks ago and the time has come to move it too its new home. Cost to truck it was more than I paid for it so I am driving it home on Saturday 29JUNE. Hope to be rolling around 7:00/7:30AM. The journey starts in Unionville, MI and will finish up in Columbus, MI. If you see a tan dodge diesel following a combine or a tan dodge diesel sitting behind a broke down combine, on one of the road listed below give a honk or point and laugh, whatever the situation dictates.

This is the route I am planning on taking. I ran it on my motorcycle to make sure there are no surprises and it looks do-able.



1. Clark Rd. – South
2. Hoppe Rd.- East
3. McGregory Rd. - South
4. Dutcher Rd. - East
5. Hurds Corner Rd. – South
6. Little Rd. – East
7. Kelitz Rd. – South
8. Severance Rd. – East – Over M53
9. Decker Rd. – South
10. Richards Rd. – East
11. Wood Rd. – South
12. Marlette Rd. – East
13. Gosline Rd. – South
14. Brooks Rd. – West
15. ButterNut Rd. – South
16. M90 – East
17. Kreiner Rd. – South
18. Wilcox Rd. - East
19. Cade Rd. – South
20. Wellman Line Rd. – East – Over M19
21. Bricker Rd. – South
22. Webb Rd. – East
23. Fox Rd. – South
24. Hill Rd. – East
25. Wales Center – South
26. Lambs Rd. – East
27. Palms Rd. - South


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How many miles??
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:28 am    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Right around 100 give or take.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You'll be going close by me. I will be baling hay saterday on marlette rd just to the west. I drove a combine home 60 miles couple years ago. Coil failed. Got it off the road and left it for the night. Came back the next day with tune up parts. Take tools with you. A chain or strap to get it off the road. SMV signs. I had 2 on the pickup following an 2 on the combine up high could be seen over the pickup. Good luck.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Chase truck is going to be loaded for bear, full tool chest, compressor, heavy duty ratchet straps, chains, clevis, water, and extra fuel. Just about everything except a welder and if we need that we have bigger problems.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Drive tires backwark to save undue wear???
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good luck with your trip I would of taught about driving mine home but it was 400miles away so had it trucked and it cost 1300 I knew the guy pretty well. I only paid 1500 for the 4400 and 444 corn head and a 13ft 100series platform
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have three combines that need moving can't get a trucking company to call back with a price. I'm getting to do what you are doing.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Now would be the perfect time if you lived here. Wheat harvest is about 48 hours away and there will be lots of combines and carts on the road. Folks will be used to seeing them on the road and hopefully a bit more cautious. Notice I said hopefully.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ive done a few things like what your doing before...I learned
early on...take spare hydro or transmission belts....these early
models take a beating in road gear pulling hills, especially if
they have set for a few years....nothing worse than hearing the
unload auger lever start hammering when the belt gives
way....just my two pennies...
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just curious. I'm from the "the thumb" and I don't know where Columbus is. I've been through Unionville many times.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:11 am    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Reminds me of when my oldest brother got married and started farming on his own 60 miles from home. Dad told me to take the 8N and pull the old G2 steel wheel MM combine to my brother's farm.

I got up and left just before daylight. I couldn't go full speed in 4th gear as it was too rough on the combine. Got to brother's farm mid-afternoon and decided I didn't ever want to do that again.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Columbus is half way between St. Clair and Richmond in St. Clair County. We are the tweener county, not part of metro Detroit and not really part of the thumb.

Combine is in really good shape, new belts almost all around always kept in a barn. So things are looking up on that front. Also the area is nice an flat, only 1 railroad crossing that has any type of grade to it. Hopefully I miss all the 4th of july folk heading up north, there are a few short section on paved roads that have my attention. The rest is dirt road where my biggest worry is running into another wide piece of equipment coming the other way.


I called several machine hauler, all were decent to talk too and said the big issue is the over width restriction and the permits and restrictions. When I got a few quotes back, I was a bit shocked at the cost for a short distance. So the choice to drive it home was easy.

Jason
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:29 am    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My neighbor, a few years ago, did the same thing. He bought a 6602 hillside model that had been sitting for eight years. He loaded up a truck with anything he could think of and went and changed batteries and put in fresh diesel and started it up and drove it seventy five miles through the foothills of Mt. Hood Oregon to his house. He had no problems other than he got it stuck on a logging road once. If your combine is in good shape you should be fine. Your road names bring back a lot of memories, even though I have been gone from that area for forty years.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Driving it home Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How fast does it go? My old JD 95 hung at 16 to17 on gravel road. I followed new JD with 30 ft. header last fall and he was going right at 25 on gravel. Whether that was wide open I don't know.
 
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