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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2020, 07:27:34 PM »
Never ever heard of a 663 and clark was made an hour from me , one thing you need to watch out with the 664's is clark put out some 664's that had fork truck rearends in them, How do I know , we had one . I think it was made either 1980 or 1981 . It would bust the sun gear setup and clean house , hub and all would need to be replaced. I think it was 7 times over 2 years but Clark finally came good for it kind of, I think it was 50% of the total cost . Skidder worked well thou and Clark is still I feel the best skidder built , the skidders from the late 80's and early 90's are very well built
663 is on the tag, saw a pic of it. Thinking to big for me, but interesting/fun project. It is in Ohio if anyone else wants to check on it. The 18 x 25 rubber and ford engine are listed as options on the 662, so an odd ball. 

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2020, 09:48:55 PM »
I believe all the Clark skidders will be heavier than your 440c. About the only skidders lighter would be 205 207 208 timber jacks c4 tree farmer 440 a and b Deere and s7 internationalís. Probably some others that Iím forgetting like Garrett and smaller franklins but I know next to nothing about those
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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2020, 10:17:49 PM »
Theres an itty bitty pettibone "speed master" in racine ohio on FB marketplace right now for $5500.  Allie cleland.  

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2020, 07:25:53 AM »
I would pass on the 663 clark and go for the Pettibone speed master, that little thing looks pretty cool.

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2020, 07:30:30 AM »
I believe all the Clark skidders will be heavier than your 440c. About the only skidders lighter would be 205 207 208 timber jacks c4 tree farmer 440 a and b Deere and s7 internationalís. Probably some others that Iím forgetting like Garrett and smaller franklins but I know next to nothing about those
How about a Case 300 Skid King? Unable to find a weight on one and see a few for sale.
Theres an itty bitty pettibone "speed master" in racine ohio on FB marketplace right now for $5500.  Allie cleland.  

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Yes, I did see that. 12,200 lbs not bad my C is listed at 14100lbs. Not sure if that is the best to get in and out of, seems tire is in the way like my C. 

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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2020, 07:32:17 AM »
I would pass on the 663 clark and go for the Pettibone speed master, that little thing looks pretty cool.
I think I have passed?? For now anyway. Anyone want to know more on the 663 I will pass on info.

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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2020, 08:13:09 AM »
They must have called it a 663 ,because it did'nt leave the factory as a log skidder. I wonder how many they made with that long wheelbase?

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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2020, 06:36:11 PM »
They must have called it a 663 ,because it did'nt leave the factory as a log skidder. I wonder how many they made with that long wheelbase?
Not sure, there is a sticker for greasing on the cab showing a skidder. It also has a transfer case with a spot for the winch.

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2020, 08:08:53 AM »
The clark at auction went for $17k, for a skidder that seemed as clean as any older skidder I've ever seen that seemed a decent price.  I see broken down jd440s offered for that.  
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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2020, 10:15:31 AM »
I like the 666 or 667 with cummins in them or the 66F or 67F which was just a later built same machine but those machines now are well over 20 years old so if not taken care of it could end up pretty costly 

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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2020, 07:50:17 PM »
Where all the Clarks autos? 662, 664?


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