mike_newman

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About mike_newman

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  • Birthday 11/08/1942

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    Motueka Valley New Zealand
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    30 IHC projects waiting--some completed

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  1. Question for overseas folks on your metric sockets

    AF......American Fine NC.......National Coarse BSW ....British Standard Whitworth BSF .....British Standard Fine ....and the bloody Metric stuff .....all used on older farm equipment down under Mike
  2. A Rich Vein of IH tractors ( Pics)

    ......all the tractors have those decals.........all "owner added''......plus his farm / business logo........tractors are immaculate...inside and out....as is the IH ancillary equipment...including a restored 56T baler...which has a run occasionally...never seen a '56T ' before Mike
  3. A Rich Vein of IH tractors ( Pics)

    ....Whilst checking out a D5 H and winch...for our logging ......came across this lot on a big farm , on the west coast of the North Island NZ....Farm employs four full time blokes...and all the IH tractors and IH ancillary equipment are used on a daily basis....or when its not raining (!!!).......We have had an extremely wet winter right throughout NZ All tractors are immaculate......and kept that way after field work... Mike
  4. Give and take word game

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  5. Herbert....in respect of your hydraulic ram (s) seals.......take the old remnants to any good bearing and seal supplier.....they should be able to replicate them..for you... This is the way down under here in NZ........and if we can do this here.....assuming you live in North America ........you will surely source a complete seal kit ..somewhere, by replication of the originals.......forget the IH/ Case dealers.... Mike
  6. Why/where are the other countries?

    ......back in the TV days, I always enjoyed David Attenborough's 'nature' related documentaries....always interesting. Remember one about those strange critters that as the season changes...the land dries out and those critters submerge themselves under pockets of softer terrain...like sand pockets ....awaiting the next rains....and with those rains, they emerge ...eat and procreate etc. The arid country(s) in which this all happens has great similarity to the vast wastelands west of Sydney, Australia..... Has it recently rained in Western Australia, ozfarm ?? Mike
  7. Why/where are the other countries?

    Oh, Ray54...that is just so deep and meaningfull............got quite emotional over the "Capital Comments".......sniff.......almost got teary over the great Red Brotherhood....... Mike ...or maybe it is the thought of this..again ..on a cold, snow sleeting morning...to get hay way up the back hill......that cracked distributor cap
  8. Farm accident in Pa

    ...was on the New Zealand internet news ......dreadfull event for the family to face.....
  9. Why/where are the other countries?

    .........sigh.....
  10. " The NEW way !!!

    ..doubt it.........if the (rental ) excavator wasn't so bloody ugly...could be like a memo from "the house of the rising sun "....but probably more like a memo for the "gathering of the lard "......like an alternative option for procreation........................for some Just my thoughts..... Mike
  11. Louie....this was in the South Island of New Zealand, about a dozen years gone.....the aim was to get as many crawlers as p[ossible...all pulling a "ground engaging tool '' (note the single harrow, behind each one !!)...all this to set a numerical record on the one day.....I think we fell well short of a similar event in Ireland....... There usually is a major tractor event in NZ every few years.......with normal "club ' show days interspersed throughout the summer months Mike (Can't find the pics I want....sigh )
  12. " The NEW way !!!

    ......It was a local machine......abandoned over time in a Pine plantation...the water the owner used for final drive lubrication had lost its purity...gone all rusty and this seemed to impact on both bearings and gears to the degree that one final locked up...gave up, you might say. A deal was struck...and it was duly salvaged via excavator and IH truck.....and after a heap of hours ...parts from FPSmith (Engine parts ) ....finals from other TD's we had....clutch discs...brake linings..master clutch etc etc....totally sand blasted/painted properly (two pot )......and it lives again.....It required one new liner..plus new rings..engine runs very nicely...starts easy also. No transmission noise when discing...all good..just waiting for the new decals... Use SAE40 lube oil.......as recommended by an old school IH mechanic....running 140 in the finals...very minor 'weep'' in one otherwise good...lucked in with track chains and rollers...all replacement "Berco"....in great condition. Built up the sprockets back to standard ..... Pleasure to operate Mike
  13. Why/where are the other countries?

    .......don't forget the odd one from New Zealand....... .......could be construed as a little play on words, here..... .......phrase any response...tactfully....... Mike
  14. ...from a crawler gathering event