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    South Central Michiganf
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    Farming, music, rodeos, and all around good times. We farm with a 2013 Farmall 105U, 1996 Case IH 3230, 2 1990 7120 Magnums (1 fwa, 1 2wd ) 1, 1981 IH 786, 1,1963 Farmall 460 gas, and 1 1948 Farmall H. Also have a 2001 2366 combine with the corresponding heads. a 2005 2377 combine. A Case IH 6500 conser til chisel plow and even a 56 forage blower. Also own a 1988 9370 IH Eagle semi tractor to pull hopper bottom.Everything else is a conglomeration of stuff to make the farm go round. Am a IH guy born in the Case IH era.

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  1. who all grinds feed still?

    Yup, I've never seen it used but Dad used it a lot in his younger years. We even have the other piece of the cob conveyor still. It was taken off when we no longer had ear corn so we could get it up tighter to stuff when we parked it Here is a pic of the sheller.
  2. Convincing dad not to switch oil!

    I'd tell your Dad to split the difference. Don't go TSC but get some oil from a reputable dealer. We get our oil from the dealer that we buy fuel from. I know there are a number of you screaming don't do it. But we have been doing it like this for years with absolutely no problems except for normal wear and tear. Mind you that a number of these tractors are almost as old if not older than me and predates me to the farm.
  3. who all grinds feed still?

    Our grinder mixer is probably the oldest entry so far on this post. Pictured here from a couple of years ago is our 1963 Farmhand F-81 grinder mixer that we grind with weekly. It is uglier than sin. ( The paint Farmhand used in this time period was crap, when I was young I thought the true Farmhand colors were rust brown and yellow) but gets the job done. We grind corn with some oats and some other supliment mixed in to make our cattle feed. We grind what we want for oats in the batch, switch the screens from the finest screen we have to the corcest. We used to fill a 16×50 silo with high moisture corn until 2011 when after we filled it that year the silo tipped over. We never rebuilt the silo and went back to using the Farmhand to grind feed for the cattle.
  4. 1066 getting hot?

    I check that too. Ive seen low coolant situations act exactly like what you describe. Start simple and work your way towards thermostat and water pump.
  5. Retirement

    Isn't that the truth.
  6. Unusual Phobias or fears

    Snakes, end of story. I can be up on a tractor in a cab and see one slithering away from me for dear life and the sight of it makes my skin crawl and im not anywhere near it. A few years ago I had a snake burrow right next to my mailbox next to the road. Every time I would try to get the mail they would come out of their hole. I had to get my brother to get my mail and set up some mothballs around it because I couldn't do it. Heights, no problem, Tight closed in areas no problem, (live in a old farmhouse with some really tight crawl spaces ive had to get into from time to time, Rats, mice, no problem, Snakes, "Houston, we have a problem"
  7. Poor UPS service

    Around here UPS is the good one and the other 2 services suck. I have said Fed EX couldn't find T$$$ in a strip club A few years ago dad ordered from a company that shipped Fed Ex. My brother and his now wife had already had a abundance of trouble with anything that was shipped Fed Ex. Apparently we live in the Burmuda Triangle. According to them none of the houses that my parents, my brother's family, the farm where my Grandparents used to live and a number of our neighbors exist. Well Dad placed the order and got a email that said it was being shipped Fed Ex. We all knew that this was not going to go well and they didn't disappoint us in the least bit. (Sarcasm ) It got to Michigan just fine. That's when the trouble started. It kept bouncing from distribution hub to hub. After a week it finally ended up at the hub in Jackson, that is the right hub. It then would get on a delivery truck, go for its daily ride and end up back at the warehouse with Dad being notified that his address didn't exist. He would call and tell them that it did exist. He even told them directions how to get there. This went on for another 4 days. This got to be extremely irratating because 2 1/2 miles south of Dads house is a large brake parts manufacturer. They are there with deliveries and pickups every day. We watch the delivery truck drive by the house on a daily basis, but yet they can't figure out the house exist. Finally, on day 5 of the daily ride for our package the driver managed to call Dad to ask for directions and Dad talked him there. When the delivery was complete the driver said that he was down to Brembo (car parts factory I mentioned earlier) almost every day, and he drove by here all the time. Dad asked "didn't it ever occur to you to look at the address sign next to the road to check out the address". " No, the GPS and computer told me nothing is here so I never looked" He then asked if this was a new house. "Yeah, in 1976" Dad replied. (this was 2014) There has been a house and barns here for well in excess of 100 years and they can't figure out there's a house here. There was a house here until the mid 60s when it burned down. Then a few years later there was a trailer until the house was built in 76. Not exactly new construction.
  8. Key word there, 66 series. Those cabs were crap. A 86 series is way better.
  9. Hey Santa.....

    IH 7488 2+2
  10. I first saw it and my first thought was someone put some big rubber on a 786. Then I read the 1486 model number. I have to admit that it doesn't sway me either way. We have a open station 786 that was that way from the factory so the appearance to me isn't that foreign to me. It looks a lot like the 786 to be honest, just big rubber. With that being said, If someone hacked the cab off to do this I personally think that is a little off. Apparently they haven't had to ride on to many open station tractors down the road in the middle of winter with the temperature about 15 and the wind blowing at you 15 or 20 mph.
  11. 1975 Loadstar stretching its legs this past year

    My family is the other way. I don't miss the hydraulic brake problems our 75 Chevy C-65 had towards the last we used it. I would rather deal with air brakes with heavy loads than hydraulic brakes but that is just me.
  12. Midwest storms

    I know that a number of members live in the Northwest Ohio area that was hit by a line of severe thunderstorms yesterday afternoon. I was wondering how those in the area faired. I knew Celina was hit by a tornado and there was straight line wind damage around Wauseon, Archbold and areas around them. I also know that the weather was rough in Indiana with the area around Portland being hit. I was just wondering if anyone had any damage or problems or not. I'm sorry this was meant to be in Coffee shop.
  13. 1440 controls?

    1420 was introduced later in the 1400 series run. I don't know what year exactly. The 1420 was the smallest 1400 series made. Had the D358 engine in it. Parts are unique to the 1420/1620 unlike the bigger 1440 on up. So cheaper aftermarket parts aren't as plentiful as the bigger combines are. I wouldn't be afraid of a 1420. We used to have its predecessor. A 1620, the only difference was it's newer obviously and ours had the 5.9 Cummins instead of the D358 IH engine I'm it.
  14. 4186 When you have time, no panic

    Do you happen to have a truck 466 on hand? If it were me I would see what was wrong with the DT436 and go from there. The original engine in the 4186 isn't a rare bird engine at all. (DT436) It is quite common across the larger IH tractor for that time period. That is also a option.
  15. Fall Harvest 2017 Thread

    We have one of those too as well as a stand alone dryer with a wet tank.