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Old 08-23-2019, 09:47 PM
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Has anyone dug into what Hesson etc. used for their swathers? I'm seeing a bunch of older machines in the almost free ads. They used a brake or clutch- brake system for the driver axle with trailing back tires. Is it one of those we see in old snow cats? Possible parts source? IDK.



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Default Re: windrowers/ swathers

The Hestons we had were hydraulic drive. with a drive motor and chain reduction at each side.
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Default Re: windrowers/ swathers

I think the ones I'm seeing are older than that. The large levers in the open say some pull is required. If I had the room I would drag one to the shop and find out, but right now neither room nor time.



Heck, I don't even have time to check spelling: Left out T in Hesston.
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Default Re: windrowers/ swathers

[QUOTE=Cidertom;20704603]Has anyone dug into what Hesson etc. used for their swathers? I'm seeing a bunch of older machines in the almost free ads. They used a brake or clutch- brake system for the driver axle with trailing back tires. Is it one of those we see in old snow cats? Possible parts source? IDK.

. a possibility of cheap is perhaps the parts support...after a certain number of years ...the mfg. ( which I believe now is AGCO) stops making all parts for a certain model. the options then go to used , either from a salvage yard in the Midwest, ..or buy another complete machine to scavenge parts off of . john deere had a few models , in the late 60's, early 70's, that looked similar. it ran on a dual set-up , of mechanical clutch/pressure plates/ brake bands, etc . for propulsion and steering.
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Default Re: windrowers/ swathers

I was thinking that Versatile in Canada made a swather that was steered by a variable belt drive system. Later I will call a man I know who had one. My memory is not quite able to put a name on that machine....

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The older IH swather- windrower had a variator drive and steer mechanism. Late 60s into 70 all migrated to a hydraulic pump for drive and steer.
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Default Re: windrowers/ swathers

Mostly sounds like: Not. I was thinking how many short run items used existing components. Swathers and snow cats are about as short run as it seems to get.
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