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There can't be too many. Do you know how many were built?
 

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Here are a few JD 60 Low seat tractors
do u think the low seat pulled in the field better than a high seat model. I have never seen one myself. a friend has a 80 low seat I guess u could call it that. he also has a D model , don't know if he has it done yet, as I've not been to the parades the last few yrs, due to feeling good. I love to ride my old model 50 thru parades. heck our little grandson standing between my legs new more people then I did back then-ha!!! I blamed that on working away for so long.lol he was happier then I was them couple yrs we rode in the parade.
 

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do u think the low seat pulled in the field better than a high seat model. I have never seen one myself. a friend has a 80 low seat I guess u could call it that. he also has a D model , don't know if he has it done yet, as I've not been to the parades the last few yrs, due to feeling good. I love to ride my old model 50 thru parades. heck our little grandson standing between my legs new more people then I did back then-ha!!! I blamed that on working away for so long.lol he was happier then I was them couple yrs we rode in the parade.

I dont think the low seat pulled any better then the High seat in the field.The only thing differnt between both the high and low seat is the design.The low seat looks more like a styled AR.John
 

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I have a low seat 60. They were modeled after the styled AR's and built at the same time as the RC 60's. The 70 was never split, it was always built on the conventional 70 RC frame. which for you history buffs, is the same frame type as the all mighty G. Even though the low seats and high seats used the same rear rim/tire combo i would almost say the high seat only cause i think they were a little heavier without adding weights. But i dont think in a head to head you would see a significant difference in pulling and i dont think the gearing was much different, however, since i dont have a high seat 60 yet, i cant tell you haha

I also have a 60 orchard, which is even lower, 26 inch rears and a straight slung front axle, not the slightly curved one, but built on the low seat AR frame. the subsequent 620 orchards were never built on the rc frame, they retained the AR/60 LS frame until end of life, which was actually during the 30 series days.

The 80 was never considered a low seat, it was just a standard tractor. the only variant you might find is the Rice Special. But it, like the R, its predecessor the D, and its offspring, the 820 and 830 were only considered standards, or wheatlands if you like. The 80, if i remember correctly, was the first standard tractor you could get with optional power steering. My 80 & 830 do have optional power steering.

Even though the AR, 60 LS & O, and D's didnt have power steering, they do turn amazingly easy, even better if you are just barely moving, they turn easier than my 60 RC without PS. I should have added that the BEST turning non power steering deeres were the B's or the 50's! light front end, i HATE mowing, but with the 50, it is very tolerable and on almost no gas! Those 50's/520's/530's are very hard to beat

There were around 2900 60 standards built, about 900 of them were of the High Seat design, so they are a bit harder to find.

All of this is, give or take information, and free...so i make no promises or guarantees. HA!
 

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So i wanted to do an edit, but it wouldnt let me....but...i was watching RFDTV and in 2014 mecum had the spring gone farmin auction, and it was the jeff harmon collection, he ran a 60 hi seat standard, no power steering, through, wasnt perfect, but very nice, and it only brought 4500. a 70 GAS standard, which is more rare than the diesels, similar condition with PS brought 5600, then an 80 in what i thought was very nice shape only brought 5250. 80's are more rare and a first line model. Surprised and how soft i thought most prices were on that auction overall. I know it was about 2 years ago, but i dont get to see large nice collections sell like that. So it was interesting to watch, maybe on the private market each would have brought different money.

Still on my quest to find a 60 hi seat standard haha
 
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