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No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:36 am    Post subject: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Got up early before the heat set in and used the Steiger to field cultivate this twenty acres. Some of it had giant ragweed (we call them horseweeds) over two feet tall but it handled them pretty good with only a couple of drags. There was still some water in the ditches that drain the field (I've seen ducks swimming in the lower areas) that I avoided. There is a different sound this tractor makes as the motor idles and when the governor kicks in that is so impressive and distinct from the large motors I've heard. Kind of a cackling at idle and a bark when power is needed. Tim the tool man would be totally impressed.



 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Those old steigers do sound good the two I ran had cats. Is yours straight piped? On the organic dairy we had giant rag weed 6 feet tall had to swath the grain then in about 2 weeks we could try to combine it those old rag weeds when they hit the cylinder it was like a a buzz saw hitting a tough spot in the log
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No offense intended, but I hate the sound of a Cummins.
Years ago, I spent the night in a mom and pop motel
just south of Joplin, MO. Ten degree weather outside.
In the room next door, a truck driver had left his truck
idling all night, because it would not have started the next
morning. The truck had a loose bolt in the front bumper
that vibrated around and around hour after hour after hour.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If that cumapart would not start at 10 degrees then he had the timing set way off for a purpose or it was awful tired. A friend of mine, was telling me about one he had one time. The timing was set that way for a purpose and said it would not start without being plugged in below 50 degrees. He was always playing with things on those old Cummins.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just overhauled the 855 Cummins in my Big Bud. It does sound good but to me the Cats are better all around. Nice Steiger BTW. We have one too but with a Cat.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We had a MF4880 with the 903 V-8 that irritated the new suburbanites when we ran late at night.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am a 3406 C man myself,way more torque on the hills that a 444 !!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree. Our Steiger has an A series and you could plow at any throttle setting or take off with the plow in the ground. Can't do that with my Big Bud. We also have a B series in a KW semi.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This is straight up off the curve from the turbo and as far as not starting in the cold, I've never tried, never needed to, don't want to. I use gas tractors for cold weather work. Still remember as a kid using a 351 Case gas to pull the bigger 830 diesel to haul manure. Still don't understand why the wheels want to spin backwards, especially on snow. Had to drag the 830 out to the road to get any good traction.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

yep,... i have stayed in motels and got no sleep due to those noisy things rattling outside. i know what u are talking about. ok in a tractor but i hate those noisy trucks.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You werent tired enough then . I can sleep next to a cement mixer half full of ball bearings. And cummins has never made a bumper to my knowledge.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:35 am    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

3406A for me...clatter and bang right up till you let the clutch out in the morning no matter how long you let her warm up.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: No sound as great as a Cummins in the morning Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No offense intended, but I hate the sound of a Cummins.
Years ago, I spent the night in a mom and pop motel
just south of Joplin, MO. Ten degree weather outside.
In the room next door, a truck driver had left his truck
idling all night, because it would not have started the next
morning. The truck had a loose bolt in the front bumper
that vibrated around and around hour after hour after hour.
 
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