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  1. Sorry I need to figure out how to post pics on here. As far as length my later dual spring 2400 manual says 424-428" I think on belts,make sure the length of all belts are as close to same length as possible an inch or so different not a big deal. Like others have said, try to fix that drive roller that is supposed to be rubber coated. It also helps when trying to start a new bale to feed crop in either the right or left side of pickup not middle. Those old balers require a few tricks to operate smoothly, I have learned alot about mine over the years but, dang good balers when u figure the tricks out how to operate. Good luck.
  2. On my dual spring 2400 it just had rubber on the roller that drives the belts. I have baled corn stalks with mine but with all the 4" belts still on I have trouble with belt twisting so mine just does hay. Here are some pics of our balers if I can upload them. Nope can't get them up how do you downsize pictures to get them on here??????
  3. Make sure bottom belt is turning, try opening the end gate a bit to get the belts started turning have a duel spring 2400 that Dad and uncles bought new and make between 1350-1600# bales and makes almost 400 bales a year ,slow going but has paid for itself many times. It has 10,000 bales on it now. maybe if what I said won't work try some hay in it too. PM me if need more info.
  4. The reverse gear is pretty much the last gear to come out of reared when taking apart. Good luck
  5. If tappets show pitting replace them or they will ruin your cam, If your cam is within spec then leave it, otherwise check with your dealer on a camshaft case ih may still make them, $$$ I bet new case ih tappets too.
  6. Yep magnums are pretty easy, as for 86 and 88's there are plastic backed headliners available for them also with no glue needed a little more money also.
  7. The 756 diesel is also a wet sleeve, but German engine, as far as next step up for hp would be the 966. The 886 had same engine or 358 German on the later built ones. As far as shifter troubles wear and hours are key factors in all models. They all need attention as linkages wear imo.
  8. Well in our 544 hydro gas it seems sluggish, hydro seems to pull alot of power out of it especially in high, at road speeds. Doesn't seem as sluggish in low range, the D239 is way better imo.
  9. We rebuilt ours and had it bored 30 over,still same weak power plant though.
  10. I put Phillips head style bolts on mine, worked good!
  11. Ah,they are probably still busy protesting lol!! God bless President Trump!!!!
  12. If I was going through all the work you are on the 1256 I would replace the TA IMO.Remember that is the main drive for the transmission. But if you are not going to work the tractor at all, it may last a few years????? Good luck.
  13. When the front damper pulley went bad on our 1486 the rubber squeezed out and it made a funny noise. Replace it if it looks bad before it's too late.
  14. Looks very nice, all the hard work is well worth it when you get to see it finished. I really like the look with those firestone tires on back my favorite tire choice out there. Awesome job it will last another 50 years!!!!
  15. Wow that is something you don't see everyday! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!