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Giant New 4-WD Tractor
A farmer who climbed into, over and around the new Cameco 805 tractor at the recent California Farm Equipment Show in Tulare, Calif., was overheard saying: "I like it. It's built heavy and the design is simple. No electronics. I could fix it my-self."
The comment was music to the ears of Cameco representatives who were making their first trip to an agricultural machinery show. Although Cameco tractors have been on the market for years, the California equipment show was the first time they've ventured into the conventional ag market. Up till now, most of their tractors have been used in sugar cane fields and also for earth moving, forestry, and other rugged industrial uses. Many of their tractors are shipped to other countries around the world because of the simplicity and ruggedness of the design.
The company's new Model 805 has a 525 hp. Cummins KTA-19C engine, a 12-speed twin disc powershift transmission, outboard planetary Clark axles with posi-torque differentials, and open center hydraulics with remote outlets. It's also fitted with a swinging drawbar and an air conditioned, hydraulic-tilting cab.
Steering is articulated. It's fitted with duals and hydraulic-operated multi-disc oil bath brakes. Capacity of the dual fuel tanks is 530 gal. Shipping weight of tractor (no fuel) is 57,000 lbs.
Sells for $285,000. Smaller size 2 and 4-WD models also available.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cameco Industries, Inc., P.O. Box 968, Thibodaux, La. 70302 (ph 504 447-7285; fax 504 447-5735).

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1995 - Volume #19, Issue #2