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  1. 18.4-38's vs 20.8-38's

    We had a 4568 with 20.8s, much more traction than the Steiger with 18.4s that replaced it. The versatile 835 also had 18.4s and lacked the traction. All 3 weighed close, similar power. john
  2. Stay or evacuate

    I say evac. Ike hit us hard, I had a young family so it was a no- brained. Ike destroyed the power grid and made a real mess of things. Things that can be replaced! We lived with no power for 2 weeks or more once we returned home. We chose NOT to evac for Harvey, it was the right call as we live on higher ground and got very little wind but a crap ton of rain. We had no damage. I'd evac if you are hit with CAT 3 winds or higher... cat 5 could move your house for miles,,,,piece by piece as you already know... best of luck, john
  3. Dad ran a low profile 915 for many years before trading for a 1480. Both machines served out farm well, the 915 was a very good machine. The 1480 was better! We combined with my uncle's 7700 quite a bit, the 7700 could do more in wheat and barley but the 915 did more in oats. The 1480 ran circles around his 7700. He traded the 7700 for a 8820 and in small grains and soybeans, the 1480 and 8820 were pretty much evenly matched depending on the toughness of straw. Never ran them side by side in corn,,, I'm guessing the 1480 would have out done the 8820. We had very little down time with our 915 but dad always cussed the fan. In SE Nodak, the wind is always blowing, so one direction it had too much wind, the other direction not enough. The fan design on the 915 was not very good imo. John
  4. Texas

    On the topic of evacuations, I was here for Rita which happened a few weeks after Katrina. Everyone saw the rescues of Katrina and wondered why those people didn't evacuate, so as soon as Rita became a reality, MILLIONS of people tried to evacuate. Most spent 20-30hrs in traffic jams going to Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. Temps were in the high 90s, cars overheated, People ran out of gas, people DIED on the road trying to get out. Lesson learned and not forgotten for most. Also, Rita hit Houston with more wind. Harvey hit Rockport and Corpus with the wind, Houston got the rain but very little wind. I firmly believe the Mayor of Houston made the right choice to NOT issue mandatory evacuations. John
  5. Texas

    We had 52" rain in 48hrs here in Friendswood Tx which is between Houston and Galveston. I've never seen so much rain and water destruction in my life. Today water was receding at an amazing rate and it was SUNNY!!!. We were able to get out and help some friends who had 2ft water in their homes. Our local officials said one in three homes here has water damage. We are so fortunate to not flood and power stayed on the whole time!I
  6. Fred B----hurricane Harvey

    I'm in Friendswood Tx, about half way between Houston and Galveston. We had several inches of rain Friday, then last night we had real close to 20",, it was raining harder than I've ever seen! We live on higher ground away from the creeks that flood so we have been ok so far however some friends close by have gotten up to 2ft water in their houses. Power has stayed on and the water has all drained away. It's a mess for sure! John
  7. 1680 cleaning fan and sieves

    On our 1480, we used a steel grain diverter very similar to the Maywes diverter. It really kept the grain flow even over the sieves and didn't overload one side. Dad bought it out of a farm magazine around 1989. IIRC, it clamped to the concave hanger tube on the R/H side of the rotor and layed against the auger bed. It worked very well! It's still laying in the old shop in a scrap pile. John
  8. Original paint 806

    Sweet old 806! Not a fan of the allied grain auger though, we had 2 of those hard cranking sob's
  9. Mechanic`s stool

    That's a good looking ass jack! Funny,,, I work on 50 million dollar jets and sit on a milk crate...........
  10. 1976 Case 1570 with 85 hours at the Racine plant

    A few years after I left the farm (1997?), dad bought a 30ft great pains drill. The 1086 really struggled with it, not enough traction or power. Dad bought a 1370 that was turned up to 180hp, in great shape and for little $. He loved the case, It was very reliable and served him well. I operated the 1370 a few times, loved the power and I liked the powershift, but I felt the cab on the 1086 was better except for the door which was backwards imo. The Case could pull!
  11. Grandpa's Regular

    25 yrs ago, I had a 36 F20 that had no oil pressure after sitting the winter. If I remember, I pulled the side cover from the block and found the pump shaft had sheared. I bought a "new" pump from a scrap F20, Pulled the oil pan and installed. No issues after that and a pretty easy fix. No idea if a Regular is the same... Like I said, it's been 25 or more years so I'm going off memory. John
  12. 436 ?

    I was about 14yrs old cultivating with our 1466 wide open throttle, suddenly it started clattering really bad and dropping rpm. I immediately cut the throttle and the clatter went away. I shut it down and walked home. Dad had it hauled into the dealership, found a sleeve had let water in, ??electrolysis?? something like that. Anyway, it got new pistons and sleeves and ran great after that. John
  13. Vintage pictures

    1994 harvesting soybeans with the Gleaner L and IH1480 1994 barley 1983 barley, IH915 That's all I could get today, Photobucket is kicking my ars
  14. Harvest 1989

    That tractor and combine look like a good combination. He's moving right along... John
  15. Fancy LIttle Mercedes

    I test drove a 2010 C63 AMG a few weeks ago, man that is a BEAST!!! It's a sedan with muscle car sounds and supercar performance! I also test drove a Cadillac CTS-V, also a beast. I think Ill have a new (to me) CTS-V in my garage in a few months unless I can find a cheap 2012 C63 AMG.....