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I DO NOT want to stir up any drama here, but I have a question. I read on another forum that there was/are 644 TORQ tractors in existance. Does anyone have a picture of what they look like?

I don't really see the need for an all out dabate on the origin, I just would like to see a picture of one.

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A small FEL barn gem has been located near where I live. A friend who knows nothing about Case GT's went to look at it for himself and then called me. He said that the tractor looked similar to mine (1974 646) and that it said TORR on one of the loader arms and no other numbers or brand decals were present. I asked him if it could have said TORQ, but he was pretty sure of the 2R's. There are a few local businesses with the name TORR, so it is very possible.

I am going to look at it with him tomorrow night. I will post pics if I find anything exciting.
 

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Most likely, you read about that on MTdF, hence your concern over asking about it. One particular person on MTF created that shitstorm and it rolled over to another forum shortly after. If it puts your mind at ease, that person is not a member of this forum nor will he ever be.

Currently, there is one known TORQ 644. There are no production numbers to consult so who knows how many were made, let alone how many still exist or where they are. There are no photos that I'm aware of, however I suppose I could try to get some since I not only know the person who owns that TORQ but I've also had a long conversation with him.

I suggest that you just quietlTy go and see the barn find. I think that upon seeing it, you should be able to tell if it is a TORQ or it is not, just by the decals. This should be a red and yellow tractor. Get the serial number and PM it to me. After all, you have your own tractor to compare it to.

Now....you know what loaders normally bring, thanks to the many discussions on this forum. If you want another 600 series, then inspect it carefully and try to buy it as cheap as you can, no matter what the decals indicate.
 

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The only reason it's a touchy subject is because everyone has a guess as to what makes them different from the regular models.

To my knowledge nobody really knows what the differences are and everyone wants to be right.


It's like a Ford v Chevy debate without 1/4 mile times. :lol: :lol:
 

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It's like a Ford v Chevy debate without 1/4 mile times. :lol: :lol:

Not Really :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

It's more of a Chev vs GMC or Plymoth vs Dodge or Ford vs Mercury. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

Same tractor just different options. :thumbsup:

Stewart
 

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The tractor has been aquired...

However, it is NOT a Torq model. It is a 1974 Case 646 with a horrible 10+ year old backyard paint job. (Hardly a "barn gem"). My friend was correct, TORR was written on one of the loader arms in cheap decals.

After asking the owner, there was/is a property maintenance company named TORR that managed some trailer parks in the area. This is where the PO believes the tractor came from.

As of right now, I'm not sure what I will do with the tractor. It has been beaten, abused and neglected throughout its 37 years of existance. It will most likely get parked and covered up until I finish the current 646 project that I am working on. I don't really need another project or 646 loader, but I couldn't let it go to waste.
 
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