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Pasquali 971

Postby Indy4570 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:49 pm

so I have always been enamored with these gnarly 4x4 diesel beasts. I had never seen one in person till the other day. I even found a parts source in the US for them. seems there were Pasquali dealers in the US at one time before somebody dropped the ball and all that changed.

this one needs a few things, fuel tank repaired, it has a small leak, and some front rubber might be a good idea. The paint was hastily done and needs to be redone. 9 forward speeds and 3 reverse. 2 PTO speeds and one thing I find hard to believe but I have found this listed in several places, the 971 is a 33hp tractor! For me if it follows me home it will pull logs up from the bottoms due to its engine out front and the low center of gravity making it very unlikely to tip over. I think it would be handy in dressing my driveway after a heavy rain has washed most of the limestone halfway down the hill. I think it might handle my 4ft brush hog with ease. at 33HP it would be the most powerful tractor on the place. This is not an articulating tractor although some pasqualis were including some 971 models. I heard it run and watched it crawl around. price got lowered today, decisions decisions......
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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby T-Mo » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:26 am

I seen them on the Gone Farming Mecum auction, but I haven't seen one in person. Kind of like a Steiner or Ventrac tractor, I guess.

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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby Indy4570 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:31 am

I learned something new about these, the smaller front tires were used on the non articulating versions in order to gain a tighter turning radius. the fronts are 6.00/16, the rears are 7.50/16.
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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby Indy4570 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:36 pm

I had to buy this, it got too cheap. has needed some work but I got er done. it is a BEAST. in lowest gear I have to set stakes to see it move, in highest gear I am too scared to use it!!!
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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby T-Mo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:39 am

Congrats on buying it.

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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby Indy4570 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:33 am

T-Mo wrote:Congrats on buying it.

Thank you!

oddball tractors dont get much love on this site but honestly, if it has an engine and tires I love it! OK I love tracked buggies too ;) the more oddball, the better I like it!
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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby SONNY » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:25 pm

WOW! I always wanted something like that to use in my gardens! --- Congrats on buying it!

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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby ricky racer » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:04 pm

Man, I want one of those!! That is cool!!
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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:56 am

I've looked at one of these, somewhere along the way, and I was amazed how beefy they are built. Got to be a tough little tractor. I think it would be fun to play with one, a bit.

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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby Indy4570 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:56 pm

I finally had time to learn a bit, the beast has no less than five neutrals. it has two sticks for gearing. one seems to be 3 ranges with neutrals between each range. it has one reverse position on the top stick however you have reverse in all three ranges so reverse can be hairy in a higher range. It does honestly go faster than I feel is safe on top of the hill in high. In High reverse it actually goes over 10mph! In high 3rd it goes 15.22 mph. I have not come close to full throttle in high gear in both sticks. So it has

H
N
M
N
L

on the bottom stick, the upper stick is

3
N
2
N
R
N
1

this gives it 9 forward and 3 reverse speeds. In low 1st you can get off and walk faster than it moves. In the Hills I have that has been a challenge, to go slower. most of my tractors with exception of the 790 JD have no hi/lo. The 50 TO20 fergie does have the Hupp HiLo gearbox in it. I love having a low range when I need it. The Pasquali was made for the mountains for vineyard use in Italy.

As far as I know it is in 4wd all the time. The beast has so many levers! left side front, 3, PTO, front diff lock, and 3 point. front right side, 2, upper- gears, lower-ranges, maybe the right side is PTO speeds cuz I think under the seat is also a PTO lever., under the seat is also the brake pock/hand brake. It has steering brakes, and a lock/hand brake that I have yet to make free. It has 2 PTO speeds, 540 and 750. full hydraulic 3 point hitch. brake HP is 35 but this is considered a 33hp tractor.

the bad. it suddenly didn't want to steer coming up the drive after I got it. I removed the steering box. it was full of 90wt. the basic mechanism is a worm gear, steel encased nylon or plastic female and a steel male worm shaft. I could find no reason for it to be so hard when it wasnt before. I relieved the center a bit, tried several different lubes, CLR seemed the best. I replaced seals and bought a new bearing and thrust washer set with seal for the top and put it back together. I have not put oil in it, was thinking ATF? any thoughts on this? it was well greased when I reassembled everything. It steers pretty good right now. What I don't want is whatever I use to cause the plastic worm portion to swell. the bearings and seals were available but I ended up getting the set from Spain as it was more complete. The fuel tank was leaking a tiny bit but a high rev of the engine broke the dam. From the factory it had a rubbery fiber mat to protect the tank from vibration under the tank, over the years it collected and held water, the tank was swiss cheese on the bottom. I considered trying to find a welder to fix it but it had a fuel filter built in the corner. The difficulty finding the proper element combined with so many holes and some close to the filter portion made me decide to go with a different option. I could not find the same tank but one for a different model, the same size with only a very few differences seemed the ticket, again it came from Spain. amazing how the tank was here from Spain in 3 days and it takes a week to get a package from St Louis and I can drive that in 4 hours.

Anyhow, I drove it all over today and loved every minute of it. Honestly the Hinomoto has been my go-to tractor these days as it is small and powerful and 4wd. I have used the 4 ft brush hog I got with it and I love the york rake moving leaves. I drag a small trailer around with it as well, toting firewood. But one day soon I will find a log to challenge the Pasquali and do some dragging up from the bottoms. I did get new front tires n tubes for it, will get those on soon.

I still have my cubs and maybe one day I will figure out why they run one day and refuse to run the next. My 140 has done the mowing for a few years now. The JD is in desperate need of repairs. For now two foreign diesels are doing the work with 4WD and lots of power but diminutive stature.

Is it heresy to consider making one of my Farmall cub front blades fit the Hinomoto? OK, somebody trade me say an old wheelhorse blade for a cub blade ;)
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Re: Pasquali 971

Postby Gary Dotson » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:45 am

Just make mounting brackets for the tractor, so the Cub blade will fit, without modification. I've had one of mine mounted on a Yanmar and later a Kubota. It wasn't difficult. I later acquired a proper Kubota blade.


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