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  1. Who Still has Silos Around the Yard.

    I am doing hog chores at my neighbor for a few days and was just looking at these big silos. I can remember when they were the same size and they added to the one. This was probably in the late 60's or early 70's. His father in law that lived there before fed quite a few cattle. Now it's hogs and the silos probably haven't been used in over 30 years. I have one that's 18x55 and I believe these are 60 and 80 feet tall. Everything gets bagged or make piles like they did before silos. Still see some bunkers being used. I remember the neighbor chopped with another farmer. The neighbor had a 4430 and the other guy an 856. The 856 on the chopper used less fuel than the 4430 on the blower. I still remember our silo being put up in 1968. They ran scaffolding all the way up the silo as it got put up if I remember correctly. Those guys walked around up there that high off the ground like they had no fear at all. It wouldn't be a job for me!! Heights aren't for me. I believe they had a cable operated crane that pulled the blocks or "staves" one at a time. I think these are Hanson silos. The paint job matches a concrete corn crib I have. I didn't get a picture of my silo since it was getting dark, but it's an Appleton from Wisconsin?
  2. Tying the 5488 to the ground

    I figured it's been modified since it's yours!!!
  3. Abilene machine clutches?

    Is that a hydraulic clutch? If so you need to adjust the front rod by the mcv, not the back one to the pedal. Just checking. Your clutch may still be good if that is the case.
  4. Tying the 5488 to the ground

    Wow, that poor rear end!!! Who needs MFD with all that weight?
  5. Who Still has Silos Around the Yard.

    Don't be insulted, just around here very few are used anymore. Got a picture of my silo and the Hanson corn crib this morning.
  6. Prayers needed

    Prayers sent. A bad deal especially with his son there.
  7. Hydraulic levers on 966.

    Most of them are taken off. I think I only have one tractor with them on, the 1066. And they are backed way down. If the bolts that hold the auxiliary valves together aren't torqued to the proper amount the valve spools will stick in the bores. I believe I torque them to 25 ft lbs.
  8. 3688 anything special or just another old tractor?

    Those are good tractors, basically a 986 in updated sheet metal.It has very low hours for it's age. DOes it have a 3 pt. hitch? I'd put it on Big Iron or Auction time to sell it. I have stuff in my shed collecting dust for a lot more than 3 years. They are called rainy day projects!
  9. Can a Bent Grain Auger be fixed?

    My 594M Sudenga auger took a hit from a tree a few days ago. The tree missed the 61' Westfield beside it and nailed the 65' Sudenga, the better of the 2.The bottom section of the tube is bent just above the rear support. A new bottom section isn't available for probably 2 to 3 weeks. Anyone know of a dealer or salvage yard place around NW IA, or SE SD that would have a good used one around? Or could it be repaired? Apparently they use 4 sections of auger flighting. It's too good of an auger to junk out in my opinion. (KIMG0415.JPG) (594m-2.JPG)
  10. Anyone else working on theirs?

    I guess I didn't know there is a game. May have to check into that!
  11. Can a Bent Grain Auger be fixed?

    I checked on the new bottom tube section from Sudenga and it's $1540! It's 40' from the auger intake to the band that connects the top section. Each section of flighting which is 16 or 17' is $540. (3 16' and a 17' in this 65' auger.) They are pretty proud of their parts.
  12. 5288 EGT probe

    The last one I bought for my 5288 came directly from Weed Instruments who was the supplier at one time. Maybe still are. Mine had a decal on it and I found the part number and called them and they sold me one direct. I have had this one now for maybe 10 years. 'The CaseIh ones didn't last more than 2 years for a while there.
  13. Anyone else working on theirs?

    Come on Pete, you know I never followed the crowd!!! TR86 New Holland. This is my third one of the TR's. The last dealer I worked at sold CaseIH and New Holland and also White, but I ended up with a yellow one in a deal too good to pass up. Went for a TR70 to an 85 and now an 86. Wouldn't mind another with a few less hours if the right deal comes along. I never did a lot of combine work at the dealerships I worked at back then except for air conditioning and engines and such. Not the actual working part of the combine like the rotors and augers etc. I do more now on my own machine than I did then.
  14. Anyone else working on theirs?

    Gee Pete, didn't know you were such a BTO! That combine has more dollars worth of tires than I paid for my combine! I've been working on mine evenings for about 2 weeks checking augers bearings etc. Had the straw chopper off for some welding. I'd post a picture but it's the wrong color for this forum!
  15. Can a Bent Grain Auger be fixed?

    I was at the local tractor salvage a while back and told them I needed parts for a C Allis. The parts guy says" I thought you were young enough you wouldn't need that stuff."
  16. Can a Bent Grain Auger be fixed?

    It just needs to last more than 3 hours!!
  17. Can a Bent Grain Auger be fixed?

    Thanks! I'm no pro at welding. I create more holes to patch than anything!
  18. Can a Bent Grain Auger be fixed?

    Was his a galvanized auger too? Does it work very well to weld that stuff, or does it need a special welder setup.?
  19. Happy B/day Farmallfan,NY1468,Kevingweg

    Have a good one all!
  20. Grain saver on 1020 head.

    I have a grain saver on my 973 too. Works good. I saw a header once with I believe 1 1/2" pvc clamped just behind the sickle. I think it was cut in 3 foot sections so it could flex and a piece of hose joining the sections. It had round clamps like they use for electric conduit holding it down just behind the sickle.
  21. Mr. Rick G

    My sympathies Rick to you and your family.
  22. 234 picker brackets

    I stopped and talked to my cousin about the 234 and he said it's his brother's.He said don't get your hopes up. I need to call and talk to him I guess. They had it on a 706 with a 282 diesel. All of the brackets look like they are there. It has a cleaning fan under the elevator and it has taller corn screens or extension above the snapping rollers. Would you be interested in buying the whole picker if he would sell it?
  23. That's why they didn't have an access panel for the air filter on the 66 and later tractors. People were taking them out too often and hitting them on tires to clean them. I have 2 tractors with those precleaners on them (966 and 1066)and would take them off if they didn't have a hole in the hood to patch.
  24. 234 picker brackets

    This white screen somewhat fits this 756 gas in my shop now. The angle matches the side panels beside the radiator, but the attaching holes are farther up. Maybe for a 706 or 806 gas? They wouldn't fit my 706 282 diesel either. The fuel filters and alternator are too far out.