2255 or 2-105 Cool vs Practical

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2255 or 2-105 Cool vs Practical

Postby Sean D » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:57 pm

Have a small hay operation. Use a couple 1850's a 1550 and a S88, all diesel. Fitting new ground this summer in 95 degree heat and bone dry conditions made it pretty clear, I have to get a cab tractor. All my tillage tools I sized for the 1850's, 5 bottom 565, 12' Fronteer disc, 15' cultimulcher. The only thing that needs a little HP on the other end is the 1359 discbine and 4590 baler and honestly even the 1550 does fine slow and that Waukashaw is about spent.

I'm looking at 2 opportunities, a 74 2255 and around a 76-77 (solid grill) 2-105. Both have cabs, both 540/1000, both priced right and in pretty good condition for their age, neither currently has AC so equal sweat boxes.

The 2255 eliminates any need for a little blue pill, lol, but that's going to lead to re-purchasing tillage equipment or potentially tearing up what I have at 160hp. Could make the jump to beans then too though on a somewhat real scale. So that statement just cost me another 100K, sunflower chisel plow, disc, cultivator, x wing packer, 6100 planter with 6900 splitter, plus another building to put it all in, better figure 150.

The 105 has at least some common parts with my 1850's and is sized correctly for my current operation, plus it's a FWA model. For a couple grand, I can put AC in it. Know at least enough to be dangerous about the 354, don't know squat about the 3209.

I run pretty good equipment and enjoy the heck out of working on my Olie's, doing my best to make them right and eliminate any agrarian engineering. Grower not a shower so either will be put to work at some level.

All comments and opinions welcome!!!!


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Postby chucksoliver77 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:39 am

post this on the oliver forum on yesterdays tractor, you could die of old age before you get an answer on here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby neutorwy » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:44 am

You have to go green.
I think the 2255 is the coolest late Oliver
Had a chance to buy one in 1979, but stayed with the family , other green.
Have always kicked my self.
Plus it will probably increase in value ++++
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Cool 2

Postby neutorwy » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:48 am

One other point we had a Field Queen chopper with a Cat V-8
I loved the sound of that engine. It's the second best sounding diesel when
pulling, the best is a Detroit 2 stroke.
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