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  1. Case/IH. Hy-Tran is the only Transmission/hydraulic oil that absorbs small amounts of water, if water absorption is a requirement use Hy-Tran.
  2. If the tach/hour meter in your second picture works and is accurate, a 1380 hour International 300 is unbelievable, that's about 22 operating hours per year. Call Binder Books for your manuals, you need an Operators manual for operation of the tractor and maintenance and adjustments, and a parts book for exploded parts views, and a Service manual for more complicated repairs. I hope you got a loader bucket with that tractor. That would be very useful. I'd plan on an engine oil & filter change, a hydraulic oil change, and a transmission & rearend oil change. Case/IH HyTran is used in the transmission and hydraulic systems. Your favorite straight 30W would be fine for the engine, or use a 15W-40 diesel oil like Shell To tell a or Mobil Delvac 1300.
  3. The E4OD out of SON's '93 Lightning is sitting out under a shade tree. He parted the truck out. Tranny has about 205,000 miles on it, has a shift kit to speed up shifts. Must be rebuilt before using, it shifted O-K before it was removed about 5 years ago. And I do have an A9L computer too. Truck had 60,000 miles on it when he bought it. I figured a complete rebuild would be needed by 100,000 miles but it survived twice that many miles. I drove Son's Lightning to work for 4 days, 60 miles each way. Cruising 65 and drafting anything I could find I got 14 mpg. SON would air up the tires to 50-60 psi and get 16-17 mpg. My '96 PSD isn't as quick or fast but got 18-19 mpg as my daily driver.
  4. Early 460's could have had 2-1/2" axles. Not sure when the 2-3/4" were made standard. The 2-3/4" axles bowed with the weight of a 2M-H picker, no surprise the 2-1/2" axles broke. The deep well rims are not interchangeable with the double bevel. Have to swap cast wheels too. Deep well wheels have six spokes or holes. Double bevel wheels have eight spokes or holes. IH tried to make it easy.
  5. I'm actually surprised anyone uses a steel wheel bar rake anymore. Neighbor who owned the baler had a 3-bar New Idea. It was a very old rake, still did about 60 acres of hay & straw every year. Dad had a 4-bar New Idea just about identical to MTO's picture. Our new rake was a David Bradley 4-bar on 15" rubber tires front and 10 or 12" tires rear. We used it on all the hay, it did a good job. The old New Idea had several broken teeth but had a rear hitch and I'd hook the DB rake behind it to rake straw. Covering almost 14 ft per pass at 6 mph made quick work of 40 acres of straw. Had to go slow and make real wide turns because those tall steel wheels would really bend or distort from the side force. Couple neighbors had wheel rakes, Farmhand's I think. Problems they had was pulling them fast enough without bouncing off the tractor. Biggest advantage I see in wheel rakes is the quick maintenance they need because of so few moving parts. Lots and lots of zerks on bar rakes. By the time I got two rakes greased and hooked up I was almost better off raking with one rake. My brother-in-law's Dad bought the DB rake at Dad's first auction, and it's still around at one of their farms. That was 45 years ago. Neighbor here rakes with a new basket rake, not sure of the brand, probably a Kuhn. Lots of moving parts to drive all the baskets but it really handles the hay gentle and makes a nice windrow.
  6. The 4-F43 plow We had on the 450 was easy to set plowing depth. It had the optional guage wheel. I've even seen guage wheels on 2 bottom plows.
  7. YES, it did!
  8. The left side dual added several hundred pounds of weight hanging out there, Had to be careful you didn't get too much weight bearing down just on the dual finishing up the dead furrow. It still helped the tractor ride nicer. If you hit a tough spot and the left land wheel spun or slipped a bit the dual did touch the ground a little. I think it was a year or two before I started doing fieldwork Dad pulled the dual hub off as well as the dual wheel off the SM-TA and ran it backwards on the '51 M. Dad had a family friend helping with fieldwork and they both plowed lots of days.
  9. I can't remember which IH Farmall book it was in but Yes, there was a picture of the ASRS under construction in one of them. They built the storage racks, installed the three rails, set the hoists up, and built the building around it. Dept. 80 where the front half of 2+2's were built and married with back half's was right beside the ASRS but offset. They had somewhat of a company photographer, but it wasn't a full time job. Bermuda Ken would know his name. Times were different back then. Employees didn't all carry phones with them with cameras they could email pictures anywhere instantly. I could have been fired for taking a picture inside the shop. Even people on plant tours had to surrender their cameras. The shipping/receiving dept. had a camera, a Polaroid instant camera to take pic's of damaged inbound freight and loaded outbound shipments to protect against freight claims. Back in the 1960's and '70's there were two CAT plants, two J.I. Case plants, two IH plants plus a regional sales office, and lord only knows how many Deere facilities, there was Harvester, Plow- Planter, Spreader Works, and Cylinder Works, the Davenport Plant, and PDW, parts warehouse. There was the test farm south of Coal Valley, the Tech Center on River Drive, and several other Distribution centers that consolidated shipments from the area to Canadian and other foreign country locations. Every major trucking company had a terminal in the Quad-Cities to service the shops. Plus dozens of local truck load companies. Heck, Farmall alone had four trucks running around the Q-C's every day 8-10 hours a day picking up parts at outside machine shops. There was a Travel all, couple single axle LoadStars and a tandem FleetStar. Plus the company I drove for had 2-3 tandem tractors and drivers that were radio dispatched by the shipping/recieving dept. at Farmall. We were getting 3-4 full 45 ft trailer loads of parts from East Moline plant every day, then they offloaded about half their work to Canton on top of the 2-3 truckloads a day they already did. Think there was 5-6 trucks from LVL every day, maybe more, and there was 4+/- loads of engines per day from Melrose Park, Il. When I first started on Salary at Farmall, in production scheduling, we used to do a fair amount of machining of gears for other IH plants. Somebody finally realized how badly people at other IH plants treated US and how bad we treated the other IH plants and that all stopped. We still bought lots off other IH plants but we didn't make anything for other plants.
  10. In the top picture you can see the south wall of the plant just beyond the viaduct under the RR bridge and above the parking area. That part of the plant was where the storage tanks for fuel & Hy-Tran were. Cab storage was to the left, and further left the tire dock and just beyond the tire dock was the water tower. Motor dock was quite a ways to the right. Second picture you see the building GONE and a pile of dirt. Third picture the tall building to the very left was the Automated Storage and Retrieval System used for my tires, wheels, and rims. I'd be interested why they haven't taken it down. Tennaco/Case took the smaller one built on the far east side of the plant and moved it to Racine. I saw one of the 80 to 90 ft tall hoists negotiate the hard right turn from 7th Avenue Moline east bound onto I-74 southbound. I suspect somebody has something stored in that warehouse. Each space could hold a pair of 20.8x38 tires or one 30.5x32., or two special skids of rear rims with four rims per skid for common sizes, two per on big sizes, and up to 40-50 smaller frt wheels. There were three monorail hoists with storage on both sides and 16 bays high and 29 bays long. 2784 bays total. When I was still there they were putting bankers boxes on the special skids and wrapping them with plastic and storing them. During the big strike I got to ride the hoists straightening out loads in bays that tripped the light beam sensors as being out of position. You were right at 100 ft off the ground at the top in that ASRS. Sad to see a plant where so many dedicated so much of their time and talent to building the best tractors possible, with a couple exceptions, being torn down and hauled away.
  11. Read a couple short analysis articles of our N. Korea problem in a Time magazine from late March last week. Our best hope is that one of his political opponents puts out a HIT order on him. Said he had many people that didn't like him. Second best chance was a combination of his two personal problems. He likes to drink, a lot! He likes to drive, really really fast. Those two things don't mix well. Other than those two things, the five writers pretty much said we were screwed because he is unstable enough to try to attack us.
  12. I think you are REALLY selling the DT-466 short. Mr. Goodwrench, shop manager at the company I drove for told me about a regional east coast trucking company that used DT-466 powered tandem tractors instead of V-6 Detroit's like 6V-92TTA's, 6-71's, 290 Cummins, etc. They used 13 speed RoadRangers and the drivers were O-K with the performance and average fuel economy was almost double what they got before the switch to the DT-466. Engine life was 200,000-250,000 miles and a complete new or rebuilt engine would be installed in A DAY. That trucking company was written up in the IH truck dealer's monthly news magazine. Mr. GoodWrench had been Shop Service Mgr at Riverside IH Trucks on West River Drive in Davenport, Iowa. before coming to work managing our shop. Really, the DT-466 replaced the V-266? That was an early Scout & half ton pickup engine only wasn't it? And discontinued in the 1970's? I remember reading here I think it was International discontinued all specific 266 engine parts not shared with 304/345 engines, bet that was ten years ago. The 6-71's do deserve a place in truck history, in a museum with a pile of oil dry under it. The guys that kept them running back in the 1960's and 1970's are all gone now. I have to laugh at these Military and Marine ratings. Yes, an unlimited supply of cold water makes overheating almost impossible, but doubling HP doubles stress. I'd hate to have my life depend on a 485 HP 6-71! The tired old specimens I've driven barely got me home making +/-200 HP! If you don't like the DT-466 there's always the DT-530 & 570 by whatever Max-Force name International calls them now. I could see someone bad mouthing the T444E, the 7.3 L V-8, or the 6.0L and 6.4L, but saying those things about the DT-466 is like saying the LT-1 350 Chevy engine was junk! I remember the day the Traffic Manager at IH Melrose Park suggested we put Detroit engines in Farmall tractors. Oliver tried that with little success.
  13. Easy engine assess via PLASMA CUTTER! I bet it's a later model 3388 or 3588, has the 23.1x30 tires that didn't get popular until 1980.
  14. I saw that on Fox & Friends this morning. The two cars they showed were red. They need some kind of race gas to make their claimed 1100 HP. What I wanna know is how many people are going to buy a 700+ HP Jeep they showed on Fox & Friends last week that can run 180 mph? I think they claimed. A Jeep is not my favorite brand of vehicle. Wife's 2.0L Edge EcoBoost has plenty of power leftover at 80 mph to climb all the hills on Rt 151 between Madison, Wi and Dubuque. It's rated 245 HP. 80 mph is about a $200 ticket.
  15. I rented a Stihl top of the line pole saw about 5 years ago. You get that thing extended out as far as it goes and it's heavy. I could run it a half hour and then had to rest a half hour, then cut up limbs with my 025 for a half hour. I rented it over Labor Day weekend so got it three days for the price of one. Took me all three days to trim what I wanted. Lot more work than a conventional saw. You might be OK with it because I bet most of your cutting will be at it's collapsed position.