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  1. And statements like that are what gets people in trouble and support Randy Sohn's comment. Hate to tell you, but 240s and 270s have some different drive train components. I know what some of them are from experience. I'll let you swim around in the parts book and see if you can find them.
  2. You'll get the 2 gear pumps as an assembly. Depending on your tire/wheel spacing, they are somewhat easily accessible on the RH side of the transmission. No calibration should be needed, but you may want to check regulated pressure on the tractor if it hasn't been checked in awhile. Then after you do that you may want to calibrate the master clutch for the transmission. Good luck!!
  3. Don't know if this has anything to do with your guys' observation, but I'll throw it out there for thought. When the 1200 series planters first came out with ground drives, there were several complaints about the populations in corn being higher than what the population/transmission charts shown in the manuals. Turns out the engineering people factored in a figure of 10% wheel slippage for the ground drive tires/wheels, which was way too high. Later manuals factored in a wheel slippage rate of just 5%, which was more accurate. Not sure if that is what is going on with your units or not; I don't ever remember any slippage factor being mentioned on the old Cyclo planters.
  4. People here have planted milo/sorghum with Cyclo planters for over 40 years with good results. Everyone around here used a 72-hole drum for milo. Don't recall what everyone used for air pressure settings but can't remember it being much different from other crops with a Cyclo. Know of several guys that still plant milo with a Cyclo planter-all they have to do is switch the drum, and set your population with the proper sprockets.
  5. Happy Birthday everyone!!!
  6. Was the tach working this time? You might have bearing problems on the hydraulic pump drive causing all of this, too
  7. Goes in the differential. Prevents the limited-slip clutches in the differential from chattering.
  8. The 35 Super 70 series tractors that are still around were built for introduction at all the farm shows in the fall of 1984 across the US. I can remember our IH dealer had a big dealer demonstration event that showcased their introduction that fall. I couldn't go because it was held during a school day, but my older brother went to it. Our local IH dealer had him drive it around to see what he thought of it, as he drove our neighbor's 3588(the first one our IH dealer ever sold in the spring of 1979) for 4-5 years. What impressed my brother was that several IH company people at the event asked him repeatedly about his likes/dislikes about the 2+2 tractor overall. He spent nearly an hour with them discussing 2+2s in general.
  9. TP, here's an interior shot of the single-door 5488 that survived the Case/IH merger. Looks like there was a plan to put the flow controls in a place similar to the Magnums. Not sure if that is a lever sticking out of the one slot for a flow control?
  10. Yes, TP, the flow controls for 7100s could be 2 different ways. #1 way was the knobs down on the valves themselves(which was another holdover from Case because the 94 series had the same knobs under the cab). #2 way(which was optional BTW) was the cables that ran up into the cab behind the remote levers. That setup created a problem all its own because the in-cab cable only allowed the flow control at the valve to be rotated about 90 degrees-and the flow control on the valve rotated 180 degrees total. So, if you adjusted a valve for maximum flow, you couldn't adjust it to minimum flow, and vice-versa. You had a jam nut right above the valve that you loosened up so that you could adjust the flow control linkage from the cab to allow more adjustment. Not the most user-friendly setup. The 72/8900 series moved the cables down on the floor area beside the seat, and allowed full rotation of the flow control on the valve. CaseIH had a sheet showing how much more flow was available to the remotes when they switched from the single-filter hydraulic system to the twin filter system when the new system came out. It was quite a difference in some situations. I have jokingly told customers that the early Magnums weren't a whole lot better for hydraulics than the old open-center system IH used on 06-86 series tractors. They're not quite that bad, but they do have to know their limitations. Some of these guys want to hook up these newer 1200 series planters to older Magnums and not run a PTO pump. Many times these guys will be disappointed.
  11. Same here. Some did have power steering and some truck frames used had the leaf springs still attached. I guess you could say they were ahead of there time because they had "front axle suspension" like many of today's fancy MFD loader tractors. Didn't need a computer to run the axle suspension, either-lol!! I hated working on those tractors with the truck front ends. No two tractors/truck front ends were the same. They used whatever truck frame was available and mounted it to a particular tractor the best way possible for strength. When you had to split the tractor to install clutch, you always had to deal with the truck axle. Some of them could be unbolted from the rear tractor frame without a lot of difficulty, and some of them you had to cut the truck frame to split the tractor. One long-time mechanic at our dealership owned a gas-powered chop saw just for cutting through those truck frames to split them. When you put the tractor back together then you had to weld the truck frame back into one piece as well. We always warned our customers that there was no flat-rate times for working on those tractors with truck front ends. They got billed for every minute we spent having to deal with the truck frame. I don't miss those days one bit.
  12. Used to be several of those in our area-some were still in use until 5-10 years ago. One guy used to put up a lot of hay with one of those and a 5488 IH tractor for many years. We were a Haybuster dealer all those years so you can imagine why there were several here. As far as loose hay is concerned, that was pretty much the "law of the land" for putting up hay around here until the late 1970s-early 1980s when the round baler came on strong. Farmhands mounted on tractors the way dale560 describes were very common around here as well. IH tractors from Hs/Ms all the way to 544/656/666s had Farmhand F10s/F25s mounted on them like the one Zach Grant has pictured; John Deeres from 2 lungers all the way up to 3010/3020s had them as well. One thing that set this area apart was a local blacksmith made quite a living for many years installing front axles from trucks under all those Farmhand tractors. Those axles were much heavier built and better suited for Farmhand tractors-especially once everybody started using Farmhands for big round bales. As far as putting up loose hay, they would leave the mowed grass sit for a couple days and then use a Farmhand with a haybasket attachment like dale 560 described to push the hay into small piles referred to as "bucker piles" around here. They would let the hay sit for 2-3 weeks until it was fully dried, and then make it into giant stacks like you folks describe. One thing about it that ranchers loved about that loose hay-it would last for several years in the haystack. You could feed 5 year old hay from a haystack and the quality of the feed would be just as good as the day it was put up. Sadly, most of the "ol boys" that put up hay that way have pretty much passed on.
  13. One area on the Magnum that I think the Case people changed quite a bit from the 50 series IH tractors was the hydraulic system overall. In all honesty, I think the early Magnums with the one hydraulic filter setup were a step backwards from the 50 series IHs-many former 50 series owners were a little disappointed in the hydraulic capacity/function of the first Magnums. With the IH 50 series, the PFC/PPH/piston pump had one job to do and that was supply oil to the hitch and remote valves-nothing more. On the first Magnums, the piston pump also had to supply steering and regulated functions(transmission clutches, PTO on/off, brakes, diff lock, MFD disengage). The idea was that regulated functions were momentary functions that did not require a constant flow of oil, so they shouldn't detract much from the PFC pump's output from the remote/hitch circuits. In certain situations they found that the farmer may use several of these functions all at once and that it did take away some oil capacity from the remotes/hitch. Sometimes in a headland situation the farmer would shift down, disengage the MFD, use the brakes, and reduce his engine RPM all at the same time, causing loss of hydraulic capacity at the remote valves. For somebody coming from a 50 series IH, this was an unexpected detraction to an otherwise well-designed tractor. This was fixed about half-way through the 7100 series production when they ran the regulated system off of one of the gear pumps instead of the piston pump. This occurred at SN#JJA027701 when they went to the two filter hydraulic setup. The reason I say that Case was behind this was that the 90/94 series Case tractors used the piston pumps for regulated functions as well. Another problem on the early Magnum tractors was that they only had a 12GPM pump that sent oil up to the cooler-which was far inadequate in an application that used a lot of hydraulic capacity. On a 100 degree day, it didn't take a lot to get the shutdown warning to come on on an early 7100 series due to hydraulic overheating. The later tractors used a combination from both gear pumps to get up to 64 GPM of oil to the cooler.
  14. That's why the 72/8900 series had an "engine hours" pad/button on their dash that allowed you to see the hours while the engine was running. Many complaints over that feature( or lack of).
  15. You're probably right... but most CNH manuals for CDC engines are just reprints of Cummins manuals with a few things changed for CNH's liking(part #s for special tools, for instance). The vast majority of information is the same between the manuals from the two companies.