Siefring Red Farmer

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About Siefring Red Farmer

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    West Central Ohio
  • Interests
    Farmall 300, Family (3 Boys and a Girl and a wife with red hair), and the Family Farm I bought from my Parents
  1. Down Corn

    Helena Chemical sells a product called Tapout that will eliminate volunteer corn in Soybeans. It will also smoke any grasses you may have. It's about $10 per acre, which isn't to far off what deep tillage costs.
  2. 7288 smokestack

    New Weston, I wonder where that is?
  3. Not as Red anymore

    The browser is not working right now. If Mike, the Paper Farmer, is out there, please PM me.
  4. Not as Red anymore

    I'm not sure the brand. I need to look and see if there are any serial plates or anything on it.
  5. Not as Red anymore

    Does anyone know of a good location that I can download a manual for the M? I know where to get a shop manual, but not owners manuals. Is there a better shop manual than the IT manuals?
  6. Not as Red anymore

    That is my place and that is a White in the background. The White is the only non-Farmall/IH that is on the place. I did have to add IH wheel weights to it though so I can say it is at least part IH.
  7. Not as Red anymore

    This followed me home last night. An older gentleman just down the road got an ultimatum from his wife that he needed to clean up a bit and decided to sell this off. It is a mid to late '50 model. It starts and run pretty good. It's been converted to 12 volts, power steering, auxiliary hydraulics, duals. Now for the bad, one main rear rim is pretty well shot. The engine runs well but does not seem to rev up as high as it should, I'll have to check that out. The paint is not as red as it used to be. It will require a new seat soon. It will be fun to get her cleaned up and see if I can stretch its legs again.
  8. Cover Crops Anyone?

    I have used radishes blended with crimson clover after wheat. It worked well for me. The challenges are getting the cover crop to grow if it is a dry July. No till to seed them and maybe wait for good ground moisture or a rain coming. In my central ohio location, the clover and radishes have plenty of time to grow if they don't get seeded until the 1st week of august. The smaller seeds of the clover and radishes have are not as robust as the larger rye seeds and so I had a year where the cover crop was almost a total loss. The clover will not winter kill but the radishes do. Expect the radishes to stink when they thaw out in the spring. I planted corn into the standing clover and then burned them down when I put on my pre-emergence herbicide. This worked well but you need good row cleaners. Watch so the row cleaners don't wrap up with the green vegetation. You also want the row cleaners to sweep a clean row so the corn has good sunlight to warm the ground and push the new corn up out of the ground.
  9. I went and did it

    Jealousy overload here!!!! I went to an auction last summer that had a 3588. It was very well maintained with very good rubber all around. It brought $14K. Yours looks like a nice tractor. Enjoy and find me one now.
  10. 30 years ago today

    Congratulations. She probably wouldn't have done it if you liked another color. She looks like to good of a woman for that!!!!!!
  11. 695 wiring problem

    I ran the tractor for about 6 hours yesterday shutting it down and turning it on many times. No problems at this point. I'm going to consider it fixed. Thanks for the replies!!!! Now onto the next one. I had to 'screw driver' start my CIH 885 by short jumping it at the starter last night. I think that one is just a loose wire at the switch. I thought I fixed that one last year. Guess not.
  12. 695 wiring problem

    I did not get the chance to do as Jeff and Bitty suggested until last night, I was posting from work the day after (don't tell my boss.) I checked last night and all connections are very sound, not loose and all check 12V. I did put in an additional wire permanently from the starter to the switch. My only thought was that the original wire had accumulated some corrosion in a connection over time and this corrosion caused higher resistance and thus the lower voltage. All seems as normal now. I will run it hard this afternoon and keep an eye on it for troubles. If there is a short/partial short, then the new battery will drain relatively quickly so I'll keep an eye on that. I appreciate the ideas as I HATE dealing with electrical issues.
  13. 695 wiring problem

    Jeff, Here is what I did last night also. I ran an external power wire from the starter to the switch and disconnected the existing power wire. This new power was taken after the battery connection. I had very good starting after I had the external wire connected and measured very good voltage in that line as well.
  14. 695 wiring problem

    I found that wiring diagram, I just didn't know if this was accurate for my machine. I know the tractors are almost identical. I did not blow any fuses.
  15. 695 wiring problem

    I have a CIH 695 with a voltage problem. I checked the power at the key switch and I am only getting 6-8 volts. I am thinking that the wire has worn through the insullation somewhere and is leaking voltage. My main problem is that the starter will fail to engage reliably, until last night that is. My battery was dead and about 5 years old so I replaced it. After replacing it, all my electrical was dead. No Start, No lights, No nothing. I would like to just run a new wire to replace the old worn one but I am not certain on where it all runs. A wiring diagram would be most helpful. Does anyone have this? Thanks Siefring Red Farmer