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Author Topic: 1990 170 franklin grappel  (Read 1364 times)

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Offline coxy

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1990 170 franklin grappel
« on: January 16, 2015, 06:32:07 pm »
what did they have for a motor  and how were they this one look to have 28ls on it  and it looks like only single function how good were they       thanks

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Re: 1990 170 franklin grappel
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 06:37:53 pm »
Chances are its a 6bt cummins if not then a deutz. My dad had a 92 tree farmer c6e single function. they are pretty similiar. If its been taken care of theyre pretty tough. Not really fast but tough
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Re: 1990 170 franklin grappel
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 07:31:47 pm »
Mine is a '92 with the Cummins, tough as nails and will pull a lot of wood. The winch will rip chokers in half if the tree fetches up. I have 30.5" rubber. Single arch, very happy with it.
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Re: 1990 170 franklin grappel
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 07:33:34 pm »
Does your 170 have a clark tranny southside logger?
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Re: 1990 170 franklin grappel
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 09:27:54 pm »
All the franklins  I have dealt with have a franklin transmission with a Rockwell or Clark torque converter.

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Re: 1990 170 franklin grappel
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 10:39:46 pm »
Ok i wasnt sure. My dads old c6 had a 3 spd clark I kinda thought they were kinda similiar
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Re: 1990 170 franklin grappel
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 12:01:28 am »
4 speed forward, 2 reverse, electronic controlled power shift, not sure on the make, other than checking oil and changing the filter I have not touched it. 
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Re: 1990 170 franklin grappel
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2015, 12:19:47 am »
id say ur trany is a franklin then. My tj 450 has a clark ive heard clark is a good tranny but im havin trouble gettin mine lined out
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Re: 1990 170 franklin grappel
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2015, 07:24:22 am »
The 1990 660 Franklin i had had a 6bt 177 h.p. cummins,franklin transmission. i dont know why the different numbers but its basically a 170. I had a franklin m36 dual arch grapple and winch on it,was a great machine.
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Re: 1990 170 franklin grappel
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2015, 08:29:31 am »
Folks
Maybe somebody can confirm the facts or enlighten me. Didn't Franklin buy out Tree Farmer and then centralize all production in one plant?
Tree Farmer use to be manufactured in Thunder Bay but the production line was moved to Montreal and after that I think Franklin ???
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