Mountain Heritage

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About Mountain Heritage

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  • Birthday 01/31/1975

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    South Mountain, Ontario, Canada
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    Furniture Maker by trade. Very proud owner of a IH 3688 2wd, IH 982 with Sims cab, IH 782, IH 782 parts tractor, IH 100 w/fenders & lights, IH 2B tiller, 12" Brinly plow, Brinly cultivator, IH #4 trailer, IH front blade, IH push mower.

    Shhhhh! .... Don't tell the wife!

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  1. 6R 1200 planters - good, bad, ugly.

    Differences in quality, longevity (under normal use), performance of Yetter vs Ausherman for the fertilizer openers? In pictures both seem to be fairly beefy, is one favored over the other for parts availability or other reasons? What about the small closing discs/finger tooth wheels, is there ever any issues with these not having enough pressure to keep them in the ground when no-till work is being done? Do they ever tend to ride up on the ground surface? I see there is a coil spring/shock type mechanism that they work off. The PTO pump to run these, they run about $4,000.00 for a new set up according to dealership. Is there much that can go wrong with these if already installed on a planter, or is it better to go the route of installing a new one on a planter that doesn't have them - to reduce the headache's of them not working properly? I am thinking there isn't too much to them, a pump, some hoses, and a reservoir for the oil? is it hard to keep the cooler clean to cool the oil properly? I see some are 1000 and some are 540, if a unit is found with a 1000 PTO on it, I can still run it off a 540 with the adapter can I not, or is it set up for that RPM only, and the proper size is needed? My tractor has both on it, but my father's only has 540 on it, that's why I was asking. Chain tighteners for the drive chains in the center to set your populations up - are they any good? Personally I hate the ones on the JD 7000's that you have the two plastic idlers that need to be tightened with a pry bar. I never found they would tighten properly or stay that way, even with a lock nut on the bracket. The ones on the 1200's seem to have a quick set method then just tighten them down, seems to be easy to use. No one ever finds they loosen with the vibrations and such in the field? Anyone find the marker arm discs need to be upgraded to the serrated ones and perhaps have more weight on them, or does the hydraulic cylinder keep them in the ground enough when doing no-till say into soybean stubble? I see some that have just smooth discs and others have the serrated ones that look like they would leave a heck of mark in the field.
  2. 6R 1200 planters - good, bad, ugly.

    So what is the normal wear and tear part that needs to looked at before buying? Is there something that was known to go wrong with older model 1200’s? Anyone know what a rebuild of normal wear parts?
  3. 6R 1200 planters - good, bad, ugly.

    So what is the normal wear and tear part that needs to looked at before buying? Is there something that was known to go wrong with older model 1200’s? Anyone know what a rebuild of normal wear parts?
  4. 6R 1200 planters - good, bad, ugly.

    The CIH 1200 series planters (6 row), are they any good? What's the skinny on them? PTO pump required or not to run them, how do you know if you have a large enough pump on tractor? I can't find any specs on the required size pump to run the planter properly. As of now I'd say 80% or more planting will be done with conventional tillage - might try some no-till on bean ground on the lighter soils? But for now, lets say most will be conventional tillage. Is there anything on these planters that simply isn't a good design? Something that should steer a buyer away from them hands down? Been using a Green 7000 4 row for past 10 years and its getting tired to say the least. Comparing the two planters, they both have some things going for them (or should be a good idea in theory). Myself, I'd rather deal with the IH dealer than the JD dealer, but that shouldn't be the deciding factor I wouldn't think. Seed coverage is good with the IH planter? What about seed placement and using the dry fertilizer? That's where we were running into issues with the JD, skipping, not dropping fertilizer right, among other issues. Seen one post when searching forum about someone changing out the closing discs for finger discs from another company - this more so for no-till or just another way of getting ground thrown onto the seed? That fat little closing/packer wheel on the back - looks neat, but does it do the job? Would any of you pay someone to take your 1200 series planter away because it gives you too many problems? Any info is helpful. No interest in going larger than a 6 row and would rather not go back in time older than a 7000 series JD. I know the IH's are pricey to buy, but then again, once you figure in the cost of repairs on another JD, they aren't too far behind! What does the average 6 row 1200 go for used in your area (in decent shape and needing the odd parts replaced)?
  5. Member loses barn & cattle last night

    So Dale, how are things going? Did you ever get things settled with your barn? Hopefully you are back in full operation now? You've been quiet lately, you must be busy! Crappy summer for making dry hay, so I would imagine you would be pulling your hair out trying to get it dry and inside for your customers this winter.
  6. 720 plow

    I plow in first gear between 1700 - 1800 rpm. Anything more than 1800 I find is too fast I have been using my plow for past few days, getting it closer to being set right. Still some tweaking needed but it sure rolls growing over nice, doesn’t leave it standing up. Looks good from road driving by!
  7. Galvanized dump trailers

    Did he ever say anything about stuff he didn’t like about the trailer? Should have got bigger or didn’t like how gates worked etc? Nice to know if contractor is using it and it still looks good now, that’s a plus! Myself I just want something that is worth the money, hopefully Canadian made and something that will stand up to use and weather too. I like that the frames are box, less places for salt to lay until spring when you can wash it down good.
  8. Galvanized dump trailers

    I thought they were decent. They aren't tanks, but they certainly aren't a piece of sheet metal either. These units have the push button control, two push buttons. They have 3 stage masts on them with gravity down. So they may take a little longer to come down, but its not like I'd be on the clock to get back on the road with it. I like the idea of having either hydraulic hose to tractor or the battery operation for behind the truck for the road. I only have a 1/2 ton - it has the "tow package" that GM & Chev offer (bigger brakes, oil cooler, etc., for hauling campers supposedly). I wouldn't get anything bigger than a 14 foot for sure and that might even be too big for what I need. Since its galvanized, its adding to the price, so likely would stick to a 12 foot one as of now. There's a firewood guy not far from me I seen has one. Going to stop and see him and see how he likes it and if the size he got was the right choice or not in his opinion. He hauls it with a Ford F-150 (dog on Ford likely has its tongue hanging out with it empty!! haha). These trailers come with 4 D rings welded to the floor in the corner as well as a "rack" on the side for ramps to be set into and secured. They have a rail at the back for ramps to hook onto as well. Some of the videos You Tube has mentions the rail acts as a rear bumper to help prevent the tailgate from getting damage when backing into things??? Say they have breaks on all four wheels instead of two like some competitors have. The powder coated ones look nice, but I'd be scared they would fade and start to peel in a few years. Like someone else mentioned, who wants to have to paint their trailer to make it look decent and save it from the weather if they don't have to. I don't mind making my thing work and earn their keep, but I like to keep them looking nice while doing so. But that's just me and my pea brain head.
  9. Galvanized dump trailers

    Yes, good idea if I had a trailer. I have an old snowmobile trailer that is rotted out and not worth anything. The wagon idea is getting old and a PIA some times actually i have no worries about the trailer getting scratched, I just want to prevent as much as possible it rusting and rotting out because I don’t have any place to park it inside out of the weather when not in use
  10. Galvanized dump trailers

    Doing some research and looking for some input from those who have one or been around one. Tossing around the idea of buying a tandem axle dump trailer for behind the truck to primarily move blocked & split firewood. The idea of throwing it onto a flat deck wagon is getting old and time consuming. I am thinking even if I can't get into the area I am cutting the trees, I can load the blocks into the bucket of the tractor and dump it into the dump trailer back at the barn to bring home to my place (about a 5 minute drive from farm). It seems the window of getting wood out of the fields is getting smaller and smaller lately (between harvest in the fall and before things get to be a muddy mess). Idea was if I was to buy a dump trailer, it would have to be set up to be multi-purpose in the end. Needs to be low enough to hook ramps on to move ATV, mowers, garden tractor, etc when needed as well as have the ability to haul ground or rock when needed too. It wouldn't get used weekly by any means I am sure, but would be used more than just for firewood. Been looking at N&N Trailers (Canadian made trailers) that are galvanized. They are a bit pricey, but thinking if I am not using it all the time (like a contractor would be), it will be sitting out in the weather more than I would want it to be. So far, adding to the shed to park it in when not in use isn't an option. So with it being galvanized, it should in theory be able to sit out in the weather and be used in the winter (salt on roads, burrrr) without it rusting away like most regular painted trailers I see. So if that's the case and I do decide to go with galvanized - what if any, other than the extra price, are the draw backs? Anyone have or had one and NOT liked it? Does the material (top soil, ground, stone, etc.) stick to it and not clean out nicely? Does the coating flake off over time, leaving rust spots anyway? Literature says the axles are galvanized as well - does this weaken them in any way or do anything negative to them? Still trying to decide if a 10 foot or a 12 foot is the way to go? Garden tractor will fit in either one nicely with a little bit of room to spare. Any draw backs with the electric power packs they put in dump trailers? This company says it has the built in charger for the system when not in use. Good idea in theory if it works at keeping the battery charged. I don't like the painted idea of a trailer if I can get away from it. I have seen WAY too many a rusted box on wheels. Been looking for a decent used one, they are not plentiful at all. Any ones I do find that are decent - they are not much different from buying new the price they are asking for them! Crazy how much used stuff is anymore?!
  11. Galvanized dump trailers

    Doing some research and looking for some input from those who have one or been around one. Tossing around the idea of buying a tandem axle dump trailer for behind the truck to primarily move blocked & split firewood. The idea of throwing it onto a flat deck wagon is getting old and time consuming. I am thinking even if I can't get into the area I am cutting the trees, I can load the blocks into the bucket of the tractor and dump it into the dump trailer back at the barn to bring home to my place (about a 5 minute drive from farm). It seems the window of getting wood out of the fields is getting smaller and smaller lately (between harvest in the fall and before things get to be a muddy mess). Idea was if I was to buy a dump trailer, it would have to be set up to be multi-purpose in the end. Needs to be low enough to hook ramps on to move ATV, mowers, garden tractor, etc when needed as well as have the ability to haul ground or rock when needed too. It wouldn't get used weekly by any means I am sure, but would be used more than just for firewood. Been looking at N&N Trailers (Canadian made trailers) that are galvanized. They are a bit pricey, but thinking if I am not using it all the time (like a contractor would be), it will be sitting out in the weather more than I would want it to be. So far, adding to the shed to park it in when not in use isn't an option. So with it being galvanized, it should in theory be able to sit out in the weather and be used in the winter (salt on roads, burrrr) without it rusting away like most regular painted trailers I see. So if that's the case and I do decide to go with galvanized - what if any, other than the extra price, are the draw backs? Anyone have or had one and NOT liked it? Does the material (top soil, ground, stone, etc.) stick to it and not clean out nicely? Does the coating flake off over time, leaving rust spots anyway? Literature says the axles are galvanized as well - does this weaken them in any way or do anything negative to them? Still trying to decide if a 10 foot or a 12 foot is the way to go? Garden tractor will fit in either one nicely with a little bit of room to spare. Any draw backs with the electric power packs they put in dump trailers? This company says it has the built in charger for the system when not in use. Good idea in theory if it works at keeping the battery charged. I don't like the painted idea of a trailer if I can get away from it. I have seen WAY too many a rusted box on wheels. Been looking for a decent used one, they are not plentiful at all. Any ones I do find that are decent - they are not much different from buying new the price they are asking for them! Crazy how much used stuff is anymore?!
  12. 720 plow

    Putting a spot welt on it will cause it to break in the future??
  13. 720 plow

    I have it set up for 30” corn rows. It’s fairly narrow I guess compared to other tractors? But I soray with this tractor and apply nitrogen too, moving tires in and out would be a pain. It’s hard enough keeping wedge bolts tight on it as it is. Still thinking of throwing a spot of weld on the axles so the hub can’t slide out the axle on me! Mentioned what the plow was doing to my father, said very likely it is the shares needing to be changed. He had that happen to him one year with his plow, not a 720, but a heavy Salford semi mount. Changed the shares on it and worked great, like cutting into butter. I guess you can’t always get the full life out of the shares sometimes like I figured you could. Thought you could wear them down until they got close to the front of the frog, then strip it and start again with new ones? Guess that’s not always the case!
  14. 720 plow

    I tried out my 4 furrow 720 plow tonight for the first time. For the most part, it worked pretty good with partly worn out shares & shins. I am going to change them soon, but wanted to try it out with the old ones on it. My problem was getting the front furrow into the ground deep enough & making the front furrow cut a wide enough path. Ended up moving the arm that 3pth arms are attached to over to the right, towards the furrow. That allowed it to cut a wider path in the ground. Still may move it more yet, it started out with about 6" of ground being cut. That didn't work out right! I am guessing it was on a tractor with a wider wheel stance than mine. Figured out that when I was letting the tail wheel down all the way - it was too much and it was shoving the front of the plow out of the ground. I have a land wheel set up to the desired depth, but I still shouldn't be dropping the tail wheel all the way. So going to get some of those stoppers for the cylinder this weekend. Once I kept it up some it ran nice and level and rolled things over nicely. All and all, it did a decent job for the first time out I think. Need to do a little more tweeking on it, but getting there. Don't regret buying it, that's for sure. Looks good behind the 3688 too I think. Anyone have any tips/tricks when using these plows? Something that isn't explained in the manual that is handy to know? I got my manual from IH dealer, they just printed it off for me. Charged me so much a page and I didn't have to wait for it to come from seller on E-Bay or something like that. I just put them in plastic sleeves and throw in binder and keep it in tractor. Did that for all my equipment so far. It comes in handy at times.
  15. LaRosh wheat harvest 2017

    seen their video's before, they do a great job on making them I think. Awesome to see the RED in the fields! Now if they would just trade in or give away that green thing hauling the grain buggy! lol