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About Orchard6

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  • Birthday 09/27/1983

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    central west michigan
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    In no particular order farming, Red tractors, my family.
    Your crops may be green, but mine are red! Proud to be an apple farmer!

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  1. Definitely a caster wedge. The way yours is installed won't make it steer easier but will help take care of tire shimmy at speed. They use something similar on leaf sprung front axles on trucks to add or subtract caster as needed.
  2. Nice car! My buddy has a '64 Montclair with a similar story behind it. His great grandpa bought it new and passed away 5-6 years later. His great grandma literally drove it to church on Sunday and to the store once a week until the late 80's after that it was parked in a garage for the next 20 years! He got it out and running in the early 2000's. It gets run a little every year but needs some engine work. Everything else is real nice on it. Those Mercs are nice cars!
  3. Scotch-Irish on dads side. The family name was McGee but the "Mc" part got dropped off at some point in time. Not real sure on moms side. I know there is some Swedish in there but that's about it.
  4. That's going to be tough to find. Not impossible but tough. I know where a couple O-4's are sitting and one looks like a parts model but he won't get off of them. I've tried several times. Could you weld it back together for the time being?
  5. Were they seated before you worked on it? Are the sealing washers still on the plugs or did the fall off?
  6. This how to blog from Redrunrite helped me out on my 706. http://www.redrunrite.com/blog/ih-tractor-pto-unit-repair-information-b881d4/
  7. I haven't heard of or seen any new gauges with the proper logo. I think we're stuck with poor repops or if you're lucky NOS if you can find them.
  8. Take it easy with that kimco front axle! The steering arm bolts like to loosen up and cause issues. Nice looking rig though. We had one on 30" rubber that had a 2 post rops and canopy along with a 2250 loader. It was our "BIG" tractor for a lot of years.
  9. That's nice! It's a winner in my book!
  10. Ended up with 7/10! We'll take it!
  11. The rain keeps missing us. It's horrible dry right around my area. I've been watering newly planted trees for a week now. Today I had to start watering trees planted last year, we sure could use an inch or two over a day or two!
  12. I put up orchard grass bales 36"-38" right around 50-55 pounds. Much heavier and the horsey people start squaking about how heavy they are.
  13. I'm no help on the model number but the hitch setup is for the plow to "break away" if you encounter a rock or stump while plowing.
  14. You need to cut a few inches off the pto shaft. Since your fasthitch isn't really a true 3 point some of the standard demensions will be off a bit such as pto shaft length.
  15. We planted about 6 acres of Fuji apple trees (6,000 trees!) about 2 weeks ago along with a small 4 acre plot of Honey Crisp (1,000 trees) . We've got about 200 trees to replant in areas that were wet or dry from last years plantings and about 500 pollinator trees to be shoveled in yet. I got started on first cutting hay yesterday and hoping to bale that on Thursday.