County 654 in Germany

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County 654 in Germany

Postby county654 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:51 am

Hi,

my name is Matthias and I am glad I found this forum.
I am a farmer in Germany and was able to buy the tractor of my childhood dreams a couple weeks ago.

By reading my name, most of you guys know already what tractor it is: a 1966 County 654 8)

I opend this thread, to talk a little about spareparts, and in the following time about restoring the tractor.

My basic goal is to finish the project for the 50 th aniversary of my County.
Regards Matthias

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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby Pascal » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:42 pm

Hi Matthias,

Welcome on this board! Alwasy great to see another County-lover on this board! :beer:

Here's the leaflet..and believe it or not: it's in the German language. :mrgreen:
Please send me a PM if you would like to have the original pictures. They're about 8MB each. :eyes:

Front page
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Middle section
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MIddle section per page
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Last page
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Enjoy!

It is possible for you to post some pictures of your 654?
If you need any help with posting, please let me know.
Best regards,
Pascal

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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby county654 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:36 pm

Hallo Pascal,
great to see the leaflet :clap:
I will send you my mailadress, so you can send the copies.
I would like to post some pics, but I can not find a button to add attatchments :?

The tractor is in its working cloth, but in fairly good condition.
Regards Matthias

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1963 Super Major
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby Pascal » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:09 pm

Hi County654,

I have mailed you the leaflet.

There's no "attach button" on this website. I upload my picture to the website Photobucket and use their link to place the pictures on this
website. If you like, you can mail me some pictures and I will upload them for you.

Nothing wrong with a tractor in working clothes! :mrgreen:
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Pascal

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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby Pascal » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:48 pm

Hi guys,

This is the beautiful County of County654!

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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby henk » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:06 pm

Beast with a hevy nose
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby frode » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:54 pm

Wow, looks like its in very good condition considering it is ~45 years old :) Has it been restored before?
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby county654 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:51 pm

@ pascal

Thank you for posting the pictures.

I already did some "plastic surgery "onthe tractor: took of the ugly roof and the "Heavy nose"......and the County looks even better.
This tractor was one of less than 100 Countys ever sold in Germany. I don´t have exact date by now, but it looks like there are less than 30, maybe 40 County tractors existing over here 8)

The produktion date was Feb.17 th 1966, County number is 16251. The machine was licensed on one farm, only 80 km from our place, until 1989.
The motor probably hab problems by that time, so it was replaced and a guy bought the tractor for pulling just a few biger logs per year out of the forest. That was the reason for the heavy front weight.
He probably repainted the machine in a rather poor maner, fixed some wireing put an ugly but comfortable seat on and left the rest pretty much untoughed.

One driveshaft, on the left side, is missing but the rest is in really good shape.
Regards Matthias

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1963 Super Major
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby Pascal » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:28 pm

Hi County654,

You're welcome.
Please let me know, if you want me to post other pictures of your County.
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby county654 » Mon May 20, 2013 8:57 pm

Last weekend there was a nice vintage festival in the neighbouring village.
It is held every 3 years, but this time was the first possibility to share a tractor to the visitors.

I will try to post some Pictures in the following days.
Regards Matthias

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1963 Super Major
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby Pascal » Sat May 25, 2013 8:45 pm

I am looking forward to the pictures. :mrgreen:
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby county654 » Sun May 26, 2013 2:23 pm

Hi Pascal,
my first photo attempts:

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Regards Matthias

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1963 Super Major
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1966 County 654
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby BearCreek Majors » Mon May 27, 2013 2:03 am

Nice! :clap:
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby county654 » Thu May 30, 2013 2:12 pm

Thanks BCM,

far away from the standarts of your tractoers, but a nice start for me :D
Regards Matthias

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1959 Power Major
1961 County Super 4 drainagemachine
1963 Super Major
1964 NP Super Major 4x4
1966 County 654
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby Pascal » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:01 pm

Great pictures of a great tractor! :clap:
Best regards,
Pascal

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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby county654 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:53 am

We don´t have snow like today very often. So I took the County for a joyride :lol:
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Regards Matthias

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1959 Power Major
1961 County Super 4 drainagemachine
1963 Super Major
1964 NP Super Major 4x4
1966 County 654
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Re: County 654 in Germany

Postby BearCreek Majors » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:19 pm

Looking good Matthias! :clap:

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