1963 John Deere 1010 RUS
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    1963 John Deere 1010 RUS

    This is me "new" tractor. It was owned by my father's best friend who died of cancer last fall within about 6 weeks of diagnosis. It runs great and I'm sorting out some small problems here and there.





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    Ford 8N
    Case VAC
    Farmall H
    Case SC
    John Deere 1010
    Sears Custom 7

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    Looks good. Are you going to give it some new clothes.?




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    Looking forward to the work you will do on it.
    If it isnt broken, dont repair it.

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    You're building quite a colorful collection Ernie. What's the plans for this tractor?
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    I'd like to find a set of cultivators for it and use it for vegetable production for the farmers market. I may paint it some day. Most of the major mechanical work is done.
    Ernie N Ky

    Ford 8N
    Case VAC
    Farmall H
    Case SC
    John Deere 1010
    Sears Custom 7

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    Ernie congrats on the new addition. I wish you luck in finding cultivators for it. I don't remember the post 2 cylinder small JD's being very plentiful here. I remember when I got my Grandaddy's 40S and a local used equipment dealer that preferred JDs asked me if I had the cultivators for it. Yes sir I do. I interpreted what he said afterwards to mean that the cultivators were worth about as much as the tractor.
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    My BIL has his 1010 stored here at my place for about ten years now. His has 14.9 x 28's on the rear, so there must be something different about it.... I don't know, but his is a '59 and the shifting lever is on the right side of the steering wheel. I couldn't see in your last picture if yours is like that or not. Another thing, yours looks to be of a higher arch on the front than this one. This one sits more like a 3000 or 4000 Ford.

    At any rate, yours looks to be a very nice tractor. Here's wishing you luck on finding cultivators and whatever else you need.

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    14.9 x 28 is a common size now. Gone now are all the wonderful smaller tire sizes we used to be able to get.
    If it isnt broken, dont repair it.

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    Mine is an RUS which is a single row, row crop tractor. His is probably an RU which is a row crop utility. They had no drop housings on the rear axles, lower front end, and a wider platform. The running boards on mine are only about six inches wide and it's a little hard for a big fellow like me to get on and off of it. Also the earliest tractors of the series had the shifter on the dash. The 1010 series is based heavily on the 430 series that it replaced and if you look at them and squint just right you can see the lineage all the way back to the M series.
    Ernie N Ky

    Ford 8N
    Case VAC
    Farmall H
    Case SC
    John Deere 1010
    Sears Custom 7

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