2nd LARGEST Tractor in the World??

Feb 22, 2020
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We were told this tractor is tuned to over 900hp and weighs around 90,000lbs. To give perspective the BIG BUD 747 (world's largest ag tractor) weighs in at 120,000lbs and tuned to 1100hp. Our BIG BUD 600/50 weighs 52,000lbs and tuned to 600hp. Overall the 740 is a very impressive machine and we can only imagine even more so when deep ripping the hard pan.
Thanks Travis for letting us see the beast!
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  • Im a huge deer guy but i love big buds

    donttalk2me loldonttalk2me lol3 days ago
  • Crazzzy the denial of the flight turns into something cool on your road trip! Everything for a reason!

    Joseph HicksJoseph Hicks7 days ago
  • Those oil pumps, we call them nodding donkeys.

    Dennis LaughtonDennis Laughton10 days ago
  • You still haven't seen the Versatile "Big Roy" !!

    Mike YoungbloodMike Youngblood10 days ago
  • My wife and I drove through the central California valley last year and felt similar awe.

    Paul HuntPaul Hunt10 days ago
  • 6:10 big bud 747 is a popular tractor to the point of a living meme the 740 is a legendary tractor im in to farming and i never herd of this till now its a legendary tractor

    gypsiskigypsiski11 days ago
  • I was at the factory in Havre during the build of on of these tractors, it was in the assembly process and they were buying used rail car axles to cut and fabricate a very short billet driveline between the engine and transmission. Ron Harmon toured us around and also showed us the scrapers that were hooked up in a line of 3 or 4 that were used in strip mining as well. It was a joint effort between Big Bud and I think Friggstad. A lot of great ideas during the 70s and 80s. Tremendous growth and development of machines and new farming systems that are the current technology in use now. I saw a lot of different machines that opened new horizons for efficiency and coverage of large acreage.

    rick nelsonrick nelson12 days ago
  • So seeing the cables hanging off of the front axle...what happens if that monster gets stuck? What pulls it out?

    Joshua GathrightJoshua Gathright15 days ago
  • The 740 big bud or the big Roy versatile I have seen it it’s massive

    Jerron WellsJerron Wells15 days ago
  • Were you guys in Kern Country? In the Old River area? I was told as a young kid the first Big Bud tractor was built for the Rossi Brothers cotton farm in the Old River area. I was also told the Big Big tractor got its name after old name Bud Rossi. It looks like you guys where travel through the Lamont and Arvin area. I’m was born and raised in Kern Country.

    Hank LealHank LealMonth ago
  • A really great video, You have a 1,2 and 3 series big buds you really need to get a series 4 740 to go with the rest of the fleet. It's easy to spend other people's money but l bet you would be the only place to see all 4 in one shed. What a sight that would be.

    John CookJohn CookMonth ago
  • When u say 747 I think of the plane

    #### Beans tac#### Beans tac2 months ago
  • its san waking

    kate covekate cove2 months ago
  • Welker Farms really needs a series 4 740 Big Bud to complete the set.

    Adam AndrewsAdam Andrews2 months ago
  • You definitely should be#1 on the list if ever there's a chance to purchase that bad Bud.

    yz misfityz misfit3 months ago
  • Robert is not “the old man” but I prefer “the senior advisor” don’t ask how I know

    lanny fensterlanny fenster3 months ago
  • I just really love this video! Just now it's about same count on views and subscribers, but I can understand it well. I've watched it at least 7 times. Thanks Robert and Scott again for the cancelled flight!

    Uppsalahazze MarkstedtUppsalahazze Markstedt3 months ago
  • Big Bud is an amazing feat of engineering. With the recent machines being produced, how is the efficiency per acre, if that can be calculated?

    Robert HornRobert Horn3 months ago
  • Would it be ok for me to mention the city that these big buds are in ?????

    Felipe TorresFelipe Torres3 months ago
  • What is this Baldwin ? Is it a Big Bud copy ? usworlds.info/slow/video/lIWie6mvcGemZ4M

    Grant DuBridgeGrant DuBridge4 months ago
  • Even the smaller Big Buds are massive.

    Jake JohnsonJake Johnson4 months ago
  • Hollywood didn't see the 740

    Frozen WolfFrozen Wolf4 months ago
  • Hey Welkers, giving you a shout out from Kentucky. Those tractors are 👀 “Bud-luscious” God bless

    Christopher EavesChristopher Eaves4 months ago
  • "Great piece of American iron" except for the (Komatsu) engine. The 747 IS a GREAT piece of American muscle with the Detroit engine.

    helpall ofemhelpall ofem4 months ago
  • That would be laser receivers on scrapers. They used laser levelers before GPS was a thing.

    dregihtnekdregihtnek4 months ago
  • Welder common sense. Refreshing They need to buy and cleanup CNN, MSNBC , etc.

    Richard StevensRichard Stevens4 months ago
  • The old man is sharp‼️

    Richard StevensRichard Stevens4 months ago
  • I know this is an old video but i have a serious question. In regards to the facts you spoke of (the big buds being needed in that valley of california) my question is, why were the big buds originally built in Haver Montana? What was the original reason they decided to build them, and did farming in Montana have an influence towards it.

    SoullessMeatVehicleSoullessMeatVehicle4 months ago
    • Yes, they were built in Montana for local large farm acreage needs. Others saw the quality and had a need so they requested/ordered tractors from Big Bud to fit their needs.

      Gregory CrossGregory Cross4 months ago
  • Build a new barn & make them an offer Does the 650/50 have the A/C option? If you’re sharing a room put Hollywood on the portable bed with the bar thru the middle

    Gene MurphyGene Murphy4 months ago
  • It’s actually pronounced Wa keen we have lots of words that have Spanish influence Vallejo is va lay ho we even named a submarine Marino G Vallejo but my favorite is Krapramento where the politicians generate fertilizer; sorry about the gas prices they tax the krap out of us just added 2.?¢/gallon on 1 July and since we are buying less gas (less taxes for them to spend) they put a $175+ tax on electric cars If you have the time there is a GREAT truck & tractor etc museum in Woodland just north of Krapramento Thanx for visiting please leave a few dollars behind

    Gene MurphyGene Murphy4 months ago
  • They are some nice tractors. I like old Iron!!

    J Essary FarmsJ Essary Farms4 months ago
  • Straya ---🌳-----------------------------------🚜---------------------------🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾_______________🦘___________🌳_| shut the gate Mate!~ cheers👍 🕺 Nothing Better than watching a Farmer Harvest a crop after the big drought ended in OZ the Grain hasnt stop flowing 🌾🌾🌾👍🚜

    Mark ArnottMark Arnott4 months ago
  • Get yourself a folding bicycle. Great personal transportation for those visits to eateries or shopping while at truckstops, Fridays 11km trip to your car would have been 1 hr of exercise. It would fold up and fit in the truck of your Dodge.

    Big'un44Big'un444 months ago
  • love it

    david tylutkidavid tylutki5 months ago
  • Love this video. I grew up on a farm but driving truck now. I love tractors

    Gary MillerGary Miller5 months ago
  • I hope they have used them for actual work now. It's nearly a sacrilege to have this tractors collecting cobweb! To compare with the 950/50 I put in the link for a running one in mint condition (if someone not seen that yet :) usworlds.info/slow/video/iY2XpqDDgGiXrH8

    Uppsalahazze MarkstedtUppsalahazze Markstedt5 months ago
  • My wife and I traveled through that area of California a few years ago and we were just as amazed at the size of the crops and the solar farms

    Jess CrotzerJess Crotzer5 months ago
  • What happens when it gets stuck 😂

    ethan hubergethan huberg6 months ago
  • Dang yall was near me I usually go to the ag show every year in tulare

    Rockets trains n hotrodsRockets trains n hotrods6 months ago
  • You all said USA built the name of moter sounds import was it usa all so😷🇺🇸 cjd

    Case Douma srCase Douma sr6 months ago
  • I bet that bugger would easily drag a 84 ft air seeder!

    a oa o6 months ago
  • How does thus compact the soil. I like it, but

    speshulspeshul6 months ago
  • I can't imagine what it'd cost to restore that. Such a cool ol tractor

    Dave StinsonDave Stinson6 months ago
  • He said "Its hot in this country." LOL its a state lol.

    AngelncelestineAngelncelestine6 months ago
  • Great video!!

    Kathleen MKathleen M6 months ago
  • Could you put a big Detroit in that big bud.

    Weaver KevinWeaver Kevin6 months ago
  • The motor is not American komotsue.

    Weaver KevinWeaver Kevin6 months ago
  • what a waist... people in california don,t take care of there equiment .

    richard dubucrichard dubuc6 months ago
  • Seeing it in real life it’s so much bigger than I thought. That’s what she said

    Yur Gonna LaughYur Gonna Laugh6 months ago
  • long term fallacy----soil in relation to the farm field is never "compacted"---when it "rain's" mud and soup arrives--but--"cementation" may occur--use of "lime" in large quantities-(slake-etc.----may resemble compound used in"'brick's")--compaction "theory" started in late 60's---then 70's as I recall--great delusion--PDA--Pennsylvanis Department Of Agriculture-?--compaction is used in highway building so as to have an underlayment without "air spaces"--to prevent cracking of newly laid cement or asphalt-----after the pavement is installed--barring flood effect's--(underwash)the soil never becomes wet or moist again--water goes "straight" down when it rain's--not sideway's------Super c Farmer--1950's(and on---for a while-remember---"think"----by "SKYTRAINZASTRON"--UFO---Research--(my website--)---I remember when a John Deere 820 was the biggest we had--8 bottom's---good enough---then---Good Luck--we can alway's use some---can't we---?-----Crown Point--Indiana--near Lake Michigan---and Chicago---where a great many IH machines were once built--also---see my twitter pages-with notes on why Artificial Intelligence connected with an "Alien Astronautical Incursion" may have delivered agricultural technology to Earth---as well as many other industrial syst--em's--Clark-Michigan--Le Tourneau---Caterpillar---related "Earth Moving" tech effect's---slowly became obvious-very large operation's--Captain's LOG---Star Date---as yet not precisely ascertainable--The mystery of "when it occured--"---I also enjoy "Corn Star" and Mike Mitchell---great "entertainment--?---well that may be--but work is just that---work---robomatic or not-check the farmer's alphabet--Farmall---A-B-C--------H-M--and "Johnny"---too-----additional ---harder pull- note-possibilities--change in soil composition due to granulation size--loss of organic material---change in volatility of fuel's-----unnoticed change in "rate" of engine wear leading to power loss-implement size ratio variation--(two-or three plow rated machines were alway's a questionable matter)---organic content---main condition of resistance to rooting--soil texture---granulation--long term--one article stated that compaction occur's only on wet soil-(that's when your wheel sink's in)-I suggest the children go back to making "mud pies"--one piece of hallucinatory red tape too many--conclusion--there must be an "alien presence"---micro-analyzing over a hundred year's of tillage---suddenly percieving that the soil substance is hardening--?---compacting---?--I quit---and suggest that the" pull of gravity" has increased and that is the cause-that's why thing's are harder to pull anyway(maybe it has--?)---see your local astrophysicist or geologist for an answer---micro-analytical hell hole--nearly as bad as a dust bowl story-wait a minute--I just figured out ba couple more "effect's"-The Earth has been said to be slowing it's rotation since it began--so "gravity effect" would change and thing's weigh more---and the final obsevation is the 'dead weight" mass of tractor and implement--if your driving to the "east" the "independent mass" of the vehicle taken as separate from the planet will want to "stand still" in effect--therefore going east will alway's be easier--toward the sunrise--I'll bet you never thought of that--?---don't forget to remind the "ag man"--If I find anything else I will inform you----Sandhill Sandwich--Oh---and one more--the entire slope of the Earth surface where "morain's" exist--"--there is a stretch of road from dayton-Ohio going toeard Huntington-West Virginia--where truck driver's hace discovered they use up fuel at a high rate because the several hundred miles of terrain slopes all the way up to the West Virginia mountain's but this effect is not "visible"---you can only find it due to increase in fuel usage--a long--long slope--see--?-(I learned this personaly from a truck driver when I drove a pilot car escorting overdimension load's)--I figured there could be more--(Internet item--there is a place in Nova Scotia where the road is apparently flat as far as can be seen---but if you park your vehicle it will roll unless you set the brake)--mystery upon mystery---

    Carl HelsingCarl Helsing6 months ago
  • Have LEGARMS spoke this mutch before and since this in any video?? He's so exited about that BUD 😝😝👍👍

    TicdanielTicdaniel6 months ago
  • What is the purpose of the scraper's

    Jacob BishopJacob Bishop6 months ago
  • 00:10 That’s what she said

    Buford McadooBuford Mcadoo6 months ago
  • Fat tires. Tractor doesnt look any bigger than any other big 4wd.

    Robert ClarkRobert Clark6 months ago
  • So they should have called it "Bigger Bud"...😉👍🏻

    Olaf SchmidtOlaf Schmidt7 months ago
  • Komatsu 6D170 engine maybe?

    jeeprocks86jeeprocks867 months ago
  • Waa-Keene! Waa-Keene! San WaKeene! I gotta tell you guys everything! Seriously, loved the video and hope you buy/restore those tractors. Did I ever tell you guys I was actually inside the Big Bud factory probably in the early 70s. Impressive then, seems even more impressive now, gonna have to drive up and check out “ Big Equipment “! Thanks!

    william murraywilliam murray7 months ago
  • Great video!

    Floyd FergusonFloyd Ferguson7 months ago
  • In my area of WI, they put in about 200 windmills. They are about 250' from ground up to the hub and the blades are 100' tip to hub so from the ground to the highest point is over 350'.

    thr8061thr80617 months ago
  • Fantastic video guys!

    thr8061thr80617 months ago
  • That was pretty cool, thanks for showing us these Buds!

    Dan WeaverDan Weaver7 months ago
  • I think that might be the 3 biggest tractor because there is big bud (no.1). Earthquake (no.2).

    Seth BurgessSeth Burgess8 months ago
  • Wasn’t the 650/50 actually a 3 wheeler because there were extra mounting points for an other wheel on the rims.

    Luca GothLuca Goth8 months ago
  • A big tractor for a BIG farmer ;)

    FernandoFernando8 months ago
  • It's the San waa keen valley

    Jack FunkJack Funk8 months ago
  • would be cool if you could own a big 740 and a 747 really would be nice for your guys farm.

    w1_hqw1_hq8 months ago
  • I wonder what time of year the solar panels are planted, and what size do they reach before harvesting them.?🤔?. Rich (UK)

    richardj ellisrichardj ellis8 months ago
  • What do you mean when you say it doesn't have a drawbar.? Surely ALL tractors have them.? Rich(UK)

    richardj ellisrichardj ellis8 months ago
  • Big and bad and good.😂ha.!

    richardj ellisrichardj ellis8 months ago
  • Why is there two wire ropes going from front to back underneath the tractor.? Rich(UK)

    richardj ellisrichardj ellis8 months ago
  • Surely, that BIGger Bud can't be 40tons.? Rich (UK)

    richardj ellisrichardj ellis8 months ago
  • The Central Valley is an amazing place. As you saw one side of the road is oil, the other oranges, almonds or one of the most famous race tracks in America

    Steve BSteve B8 months ago
  • I love Nick.

    FlashFMAFlashFMA8 months ago
  • Just to correct you, the ACO 600 tractor that was built in South Africa was larger than this. 804 hp

    Louis BothaLouis Botha8 months ago
  • 7:22 Komatsu is Japanese, not American but y’all should put a C-15 in it and then it will be pure American!

    Don LosDon Los8 months ago
  • I live in the Netherlands and we dont have that big tractors we have the quatrack in our country but i always wanted a big Bud

    Ruben De JongRuben De Jong8 months ago
  • Buy the 740!

    Davin CrookDavin Crook8 months ago
  • buy it

    itz litzitz litz8 months ago
  • From one farmer to another, San Joaquin (Valley) is pronounced San Wa-Keen.

    Arjan HeerArjan Heer8 months ago
  • Did you know that there is mods for the big bud and big brute that you own in farming simulator?

    Pike FisherMan5Pike FisherMan58 months ago
  • Dont see your dad this excited in many videos. Giving the run around of the 740 hes so excited :)

    Marcus KooneMarcus Koone8 months ago
  • Great video

    marco tofmarco tof8 months ago
  • Great video guys. That 740 is a beast for sure, but that 650/50 brought back memories. I used to work for a farm that had one, oddly enough. Series 3, 650/50, had a 12V-71 Detroit in it. Used to pull an 82' Frigstad to cover fallow ground in northeast Colorado. The third summer I worked there, the boss traded it off for a Steiger IV Tiger, the KP-525. Last I can remember, that Bud wound up somewhere in Michigan, supposedly to be restored and more or less enjoy "retirement." If I ever get the chance, I'd love to see that machine again. Truly pieces of ag history.

    Jon McAdamJon McAdam8 months ago
  • About 8 inches down is colecha which is like concrete it was the same in Az .

    Scott JaecquesScott Jaecques8 months ago
  • About 8 inches down is colecha which is like concrete it was the same in Az .

    Scott JaecquesScott Jaecques8 months ago
  • Really cool stuff, Leg Arms and Dad Welker!!! God bless!

    Kris BowerKris Bower8 months ago
    • Thanks, Kris!

      Welker FarmsWelker Farms8 months ago
  • Don't get caught holding something in your hands in california. That is a big ticket. You can just have hands free. know your laws before you start doing something like that in arizona a woman was putting on her makeup and she got a ticket because down their both hands have to be on the wheel at all times

    David CardinDavid Cardin8 months ago
  • Very good

    Farming workFarming work8 months ago
  • Fantastic video. It is great to see Leg Arms who did an excellent job. And “Dad” as a 72 year old it was great to hear from you. I am coming back to Walker Farms - thank you. More please!

    David LucasDavid Lucas8 months ago
  • Guys, wind power os PC but a LOSER. What props it up is politics and the $23 per Megawatt Hour tax subsidy that we tax payers are paying. Actually, wind generators destabilize the grid. Thos are cool tractors!

    Lane DexterLane Dexter8 months ago
  • @Legarms, Is that your belly rumbling @10.52?

    farmertrigfarmertrig8 months ago
  • I grew up in the town the 747 was on display at the local museum(independence,IA) until 2014. I remember as a kid climbing on it. I think the 747 is in another museum in iowa now.

    Stuart SmithStuart Smith8 months ago
  • Cool!

    Lexke81Lexke818 months ago
  • What a pair of Wankers

    chris macleodchris macleod8 months ago
  • No Tractor is complete without a piece of bale twine (13:30) to hold something together.....Lol.... Awesome video, Thanks for sharing...

    Ben DowneBen Downe8 months ago
  • should buy the 740 big bud

    tomthumbtomthumb8 months ago
  • not talking smack....talking Bud. lol

    Shelia HarmonShelia Harmon8 months ago
  • I think we just watched Leg Arms have a tractorgasm. Awkward......

    doogie bowserdoogie bowser8 months ago
  • Saw one of these new I believe while going to college in Havre. One of my instructor was a old field mechanic for Big Bud. He had a lot of great stories.

    William JohnWilliam John8 months ago
  • the good ol AZ grand resort and Hotel!!

    Cam HookCam Hook9 months ago