5488Duke

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  1. Glenn, That is a really nice fleet of 88's you have there.
  2. 750 monitor installed in cab Wiring run under floor and then up to hook into Nav II While I had the right rear wheels off, made a mud flap to keep all that dirt and mud from collecting in the battery box area!!
  3. Installation of Nav II under seat Getting tractor ready to install all the hydraulic connections. Installation of hydraulic valves and controls for autopilot under the hood in front of existing steering hand pump.
  4. Thanks Red Power Forum! A few months ago, I started the process of putting a better Auto Steer system in our 5488. Started years ago with Ag Leader and just using the light bar to drive the tractor straighter. Then updated the system a couple years later to an OnTrac 2+ but that seemed to cause issues with releasing steering wheel on the headlands to turn and had drag on the steering wheel from the motor and blocked the gauges and throttle to some extend. Saw several guys that had EZ-Steer with the rubber wheel driving the steering wheel, but seemed like some guys had some trouble with that from time to time. So after looking over all the options I decided on AutoPilot with the integrated hydraulics running the auto steer movements. Problem was dealer was talking with Trimble and was having trouble getting the information we needed to get the correct parts and installation instructions. Enter the Red Power Forum...and a very late call from another forum member who was a wealth of knowledge having done an 88 series tractor for his family years ago. His advice and installation knowledge proved to be invaluable in getting our system up and running. I also got help from BJ to get this video uploaded for you guys to enjoy. I will have some more pictures to post of the install later.
  5. Jon Bonham of Led Zepplin top pick Neil Peart of Rush second pick. Both have the ability to use the drums as the melody of the song instead of the rhythm or beat. They set the stage for many others that followed. Rick Allen from Def Lepard who now drums one armed has to be honorable mention to come back from his accident and adapt to still play the songs he did before
  6. I also get some silicone and put a dab in each screw hole before tightening down roof screws. Helps keep them from leaking
  7. It should take at least 10 feet. Close to three feet across and about two feet front to back. If you had that much water come out of your vents then your vent drains may be plugged also. One on each side runs down can corner trim and then comes out by front of battery box on each side. Was planting this spring and water started dripping on my 5488 and found both drains had some dust clogging drain hose. Opened up end of hose at water poured out. Open drains just help it drain out of ac unit or drain the rain water that gets in. Still need to seal up roof.
  8. Heard first hand about that white stuff flying around out west!! Daughter was driving back to Denver Sunday and got stuck in Blizzard conditions in Colby Kansas. Shut down I-70 and luckily got a hotel room. Couldn't even see to drive or walk to the walmart. After the storm let up, they realized that the Walmart was right there within walking distance of the hotel and that a tractor dealer was there also, had no idea when then rolled into town that those were there, due to the blowing and snowy conditions. Got back on the road early this morning and made it out to Denver and went straight to her job, no time to go to apartment this morning.
  9. Prayers for you and your friend and family. Just remember that during these times it is our closest friends that bring comfort and a shoulder to lean or cry on. Even though you dread the trip, remember that they need you and your comforting words more than anything.
  10. Prayers for your family sent. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this tough time.
  11. You can take the bolts out of the top and bottom of the cylinder mount, then remove vertical pin that holds the bracket the cylinder and tie rods mount to. After pin and cylinder are out, you can take bracket and both tie rods out and get it on your work bench. Good time to check play in the bracket and pin area and replace bushings etc as needed. Also can check those cylinder trunnions to make sure they are tight. Get all your tie rods ends changed and everything else tight and you will have a new front end!
  12. Very Nice!!
  13. 89vmax, it sounds like your problem is the movement in the linkages due to wear. I had the same issue, basically most of the travel in the lever slot was taken up just getting from raise to lower positions and two of them you could push and hold for float but not enough travel to lock into float. Like Mike said, there is adjustment underneath the 3 point control cover, slotted screwdriver can make the adjustments, but if I adjusted to get float I then lost being able to lock into raise position. I ended up removing seat and floor under seat to watch all the linkage move and had to get several new parts. My wear was in the L shaped piece and the bolt that fastens it onto the bracket that bolts on top of each remote, the "chain link" looking connecter that hooks to the L piece and then hooks into the remote stem also had some wear. After replacing those pieces I was able to adjust all three remotes to have plenty of travel to lock into raise, lower and float again. Its somewhat of a pain to get into those pieces, unless your wheels are set out wide, that is why I took the seat and floor out and it was still a task to get your hand in there to get them loose and back in.
  14. The outline is the check valve one will be on the left side and one on the right side if you have three remotes. Hydraulic lines come from valve stack behind the right hand battery and tire and run to the check valve block then come out the back and go to the rear of tractor to the remote coupler housings.
  15. 5488 MFD is the only one left on our place, had two years ago had a 5488 2wd, 5488 MFD, and a 5288 2wd. Both 2wd's were sold to other guys in the area. As far as I know they are still around.