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  1. You look around an old farmstead, almost every tool and machine prior to the internal combustion era would last permanently and require nothing other than manual power to run....good luck with anything made today not needing power and lasting more than the warranty period.
  2. Was the separate reservoir because hy oil and trans oil were different back then? Not Hy-tran? Personally I'd have the reservoir where the belt pulley is, especially if you aren't using any belt stuff. I would think a live remote outlet more useful today than a belt pulley. I think even with the lowered tank you aren't going to be able to use the flat belt anyways. I've run flat belt stuff with a W-4, the belt will likely contact the tank at some point unless you are careful :-)
  3. Might have someone do this one by the sounds of it. Not worried about getting it apart....just about getting it back together.
  4. How do you install a grease fitting and where? So the job takes some o rings, sealant between trumpet and frame. How much hyd oil is lost? Better just to drain anyways?
  5. The 495 ground to a halt literally. The bearing on the outer end of the rear axle (where wheel bolts on) is scraping. How big of a job is this? Looks like trumpet housing has to come off? I assume this job is the same on all the 74/84/85/95 series etc?
  6. Looks great. Can't go wrong for $700.
  7. Those Bradford tractors were the main power on most small farms back in the day here. I have no idea why IH clung to their US designed utility line for so long when their UK line had all the modern features of the era (3pt, diff lock, live PTO, direct start diesel, 8 speed trans)
  8. You have to squeeze the bottom ridge so the first ring/ridge goes into the boot then pops out once inside. Use a 510 with cast boots here. I found putting the bottom on first lets you turn the boot a little so everything "pops" in place.
  9. Looked at the original sales listing, looks like it came from a really old farm that went out of business. Seemed like they were an IH farm big time back in the day. The 5120 went cheap...
  10. It's also the MF 1744
  11. Advertise it, 2 row planters are worth a fair bit, at least here, for the hobby guys. Practically every 3 pt tractor can lift and use them. If you have all the plates you are also in good shape. I've seen the older 2 row MF and Ford listed for $800-$1000.
  12. Used to get 125-130 on a 8x16 rack stacking behind the baler. 8 high. Two guys on the wagon to get that load, one on top of the stack, one tossing bales from the chute up.
  13. Next to impossible to make hay here before July. Easy to get a cut of silage / round bale silage very late May early June if you are sealing or wrapping it. Two days last July that made the hay TOO quick, ended up baling 2 days worth of hay in one day. Normally structure day to split baler tractor's time between mowing/baling etc, so double baling meant no mowing.
  14. Years ago they didn't hay until an arbitrary day passed on the calendar, i.e. Can't hay until after July 15th. If it was sunny and dry, they put hay up I look at the weather now, it a "rain event" is definitely coming I plan around it. Otherwise I subscribe to the "It doesn't dry unless it's cut" I don't care if just mowed hay gets rained on. I care if it's dry, in the windrow and I'm baling..... Can go from mowing to dry grass hay in 24 hours here if right weather.
  15. Cut the shaft. Had to do that on a brand new mower to fit a tractor much newer than a C.