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  1. Yep, those are the same as the ones on my 7240. Also yes it holds 18
  2. my 7240 does that occasionally then will suddenly start working again. no idea what causes it but i've noticed it happens far less if i set the limiter dial about 90% of all the way up
  3. really depends how hard you're working it. most will just run full throttle all the time but if you don't actually need the power you're just pissing away fuel. most of what i pull is undersized so i tend to run around 80%-90% throttle
  4. guess that means up here case wants at least $200 for that(likely closer to $300) they really are getting insane with their prices.
  5. my 7240 is generally 3-4 bars. i have no idea what the range on that gauge is though
  6. mine takes everything i have to lift. been told by several people that the new struts are junk and don't generally last more then a few years so i haven't bothered to get them.
  7. there's 2 different ones. believe the change was made with the 72 series but might have been late 71s
  8. the dual pto was an option on the smaller tractors up to i believe the 30s. not sure if there's any kits but you can buy the pieces from CIH but likely very expensive. i called a salvage yard last year about it and they were able to find one in the US but it was something like $6500. lots of local mechanics i know around here are on waiting lists for any that comes in for salvage. my current mechanic said he gets one maybe every 2-3 years so they seem to be pretty hard to come by. only other option i found was a company that will take your assembly and covert it. if i remember right their cost was $4500 not including all the shipping
  9. they are pretty solid tractors and yes the prices are all over the place. i bought a 7240 with 8000 hours 2 years ago and so far it's been trouble free aside from a few minor things. as for 2wd vs mfwd the 2wd will turn might better but it sure is nice having power to the front when you need it. they also seem to be priced about the same so it's not like you'd save a bunch by looking for a 2wd but again prices are all over the place so never know what kind of deals you'll come across. if you're looking at a mfwd check the front hubs for leaks, can be pretty expensive to fix. also shift, throttle and clutch cables are common issues and not horrible to fix but the ones i've done have been about $200 per cable. another thing would be the accumulators, again not a huge issue to fix but i believe i spent about $300 for the one i replaced. of course be aware of any leaks it may have. oil pan is fairly common and i've been told requires the tractor to be split. front drive shaft can also leak where it exits the transmission, there's some O rings in there that require the tractor to be split
  10. my problem with them and really all the boxcar magnums is that you can buy the bigger ones for the same price as the smaller ones. **** there's been more then a few 20s and 30s i've seen go for far more then the 40s and 50s
  11. my 574 didn't. for winter starts you shouldn't need ether much or at all if you have a block heater. during summer you shouldn't need it at all. mine only really had issues once it go down to around freezing temperatures
  12. some people don't use a full rack then the extras might end up being "borrowed" or maybe just sold
  13. CIH has been discontinuing some of them. i had to get the fitting for the tank end of the return line a couple years ago and it was still available then but was very expensive. now it says it's discontinued so might have to look for something aftermarket.
  14. varied by area but yeah the early ones we're very overpriced with some dealers charging over $100k. there was also limited stock and some dealers got into a lot of trouble for taking orders with huge deposits when they knew they couldn't even get them anyway. not really sure what those dealers were expecting to do, they knew they couldn't actually get the car so were they just gonna string along the poor guy for a year or 2 till they became more available?
  15. i see quite a few large collections go to auction once the owner passes and they are typically far cheaper then buying them new so unless it's something rare i don't think the value will ever really increase or at least not enough for it to be a concern. when i walk into the dealer they have a pretty large amount of everything and anything they don't have on the shelf they can order for you so they still make pretty much everything. personally wouldn't be scared to open em up unless they are already very old but the newer ones will likely never be worth more then their purchase price and more likely will be worth less