What to look for when buying a 1594?

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Post by jimc1390 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:15 pm

always the same from mrs clemo(ie the hand brake) she doesnt buy the idea that tractors are an investment!!i like the big wheels but i would jack it up and try and feel for some play in the reductions. db never recomended duals on the 1594 so not sure what these are like, apparently it caused the housing to flex and chip away at the gear? but hope you have her she really does look a beast!! ps be really interesting to see the serial number
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Post by Scooby » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:33 pm

mitch wrote:My lovely wife thinks three tractors is too much by the way. I tell her there an investment, she is not convinced.
Mitch
If I may be so bold Mitch this tractor buying habbit of ours needs a little more ingenuity.

Study and save a few pages from one of your financial newspapers. Argue that the share market is very volatile and that the financial markets are seeing the "dead cat bounce" phase at the moment. Explain to your good lady that, apart from the possible exception of gold and land, that tracors would appear to be the only safe investment at the moment (witness the phenomenal prices being paid World-wide at the present time).

Then it's time for the coup de grace. Explain that the intended investment is actually for her pension which will kick in in the event of your early demise.

The only thing you have to watch for then is to check that your tea isn't spiked. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by mitch » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:02 pm

Dealer called and it has been sold. Could have moved it three times this week apparently! Good on outside but bit tatty inside he said. He does have a 1690 coming in, no pics as yet. FWA Cab. I have the impression that 1690 is the worst DB ever made, am I correct. He is not sure if it is a Hydrashift or manual. Will get some pics of it Monday.

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Post by jazo » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:37 am

not much different then 1594 really, bit older
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Post by Madders » Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:55 am

there's nothing inherently wrong with a 16..... especially the turbo version, work like a hungry bullock.

I'd love one...there's a contractor over here still using these as mainline tractors (AMG??) I think he goes as on here, he will tell you how they are I'm sure.

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Post by jimc1390 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:23 am

i would of had a 1690 turbo instead of my 1594 any day, couldnt get near one!!!!
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Post by mitch » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:59 am

Pictures of the 1690-non turbo. Seems straight but had a lot of dumb modifications done to it. Not as spec'd up as the Euro versions?? Whats with three holes in the bonnet? Scooby it seems that quick hitch for 6 pots is not standard over here. Is it a hydra-shift (not familiar with insides of a 90), no lever on dash?

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Post by John.Newman » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:52 am

Quite a tidy looking tractor Mitch. Looks like a few mods in the cab though with hydraulic control levers and seat mountings changed.
The best way to overcome the tractor number problem is to build a big shed, and when you have put your 3 tractors in it (all to one end) say "look dear, enough room for another 10 tractors" and you may be able to reach a compromise on 5 or 6 more.(wishful thinking perhaps?)
In my storage shed, there are 6 parked there now and enough room for another 3 smaller models. (Incidentially, the shed was paid for by my wife).

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Post by john1694 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:55 pm

It's a synchro - probably with a cab and wings off a 1490 dropped on it.
2 of the bonnet holes are from dual air-cleaners - this one has a mod on the right side.
For me this looks too much like "the house that Jack built" to spend any serious money on. I would want to know its history.
1690s were good tractors - no mistake. But this one?...."bells are ringing" in my head...
Check it out WELL.

ps - I wonder if this is the second cab...the original being fired??

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