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    Owner of a hydraulic hose crimping and tube bending shop, specializing in IH hydraulic and other tubes. Also dealer for Western snow plows. www.artshoses.com

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  1. Separated Hydraulic Fitting

    As others have correctly stated, that is a standard fitting. It is probably 3/8" or 1/2" NPT going into the valve. The swivel is NPSM, if the male end is tapered of the inside. The female will look like ice cream when it comes out of a scoop (cone shaped or flared)- only with hole in the middle for oil flow. Your hose must be 1/2" ( 12.5 ... on layline indicates 12.5 mm or 1/2". I would guess the male npt then is 1/2". an industry base number many manufacturers use would be 1501 with 4 digits following, giving the size 0808 would be 1/2' by 1/2". NPSM stands for " National Pipe Straight Mechanical. This means there is a mechanical seal rather than using the tapered threads to seal as with NPT.
  2. Farm Tool Trivia

    We had one of these laying round. I always wondered what it's original purpose was. I was pretty small when we chopped hay and blew it in the mow. We did chop straw and both were miserable to fork out. Chopping shorter would have worked better. We use only one knife for oat straw and some years it was pretty long..
  3. cost of hauling milk grassland again!

    Aren't they investing in a new 5000 herd facility near them? Sounds like they will get rid of all you small guys and haul from the new producer. If that's the case they will need cows to milk. Must have to buy up all the small guys that get the boot.
  4. 450D Tractor Fuel tube from Tank to Water Separator

    Dan, I would take 10. I didn't think of it but mmi suggested changing over to newer style adapter. Anyone know what thread is on the other side of the adapters for this? I would guess 1/4 or 3/8' npt. If so I could use an adapter with flare fitting and flare tube. Pete, you're right, it seems everyone that comes in is cracked at the fitting. I use a softer steel tubing so hoping it will last longer. This is a working tractor yet so I'm looking for a more permanent repair for the future. Thanks for all your help.
  5. I just got this tube assembly from an owner that had a leak at the cone in the picture. I cleaned it and rebrazed it despite someone trying to repair it with solder. Then I copied the tube in case I have someone that needs one. (second picture) Now I need a supplier for the nut and cone. Anyone know if the tube nut and cone are available and where.
  6. Harvestore Silos

    I agree with Reichow and Gonzo. You can't put junk in and good get quality out. I think guys were pushing the moisture limits or expected rained on hay to be top quality. Some guys today will bale hay if it is rained on, then use it for non milking animals. I don't believe those silos caused guys to go broke around here. There were plenty of other reasons, economy of the 1980's, overspending, poor managing, etc. As a kid growing up in the 1960's and early 70's , I thought anyone with a blue tube was on the cutting edge. My brother and I were the silo unloader and that was no fun. Old Tech, when I go up to Door or Kewaunee cty it seems like there are a fair number still in use. As commented, I would hate to clean up the mess after bags, or bunkers. How much spoilage is there in those types off storage? Again, I see guys storing feed in bags and the ground is all rutted at certain times of the year. How much ground are they getting in the feed?
  7. Harvestore Silos

    Use to be a lot of them here since we were big in dairy then- up to the 1980's.One neighbor who had a least four told me when the lawsuit happened that they didn't claim anything since they had good success with theirs. His are gone now. Around here when they quit making a lot were taken down and I believed set up somewhere else. One thing I heard was forage had to be put up dryer than other storage methods or spoilage or other problems occurred. Another farmer in the area still uses his to feed steers. I have a friend with one and he quit using it because it needed an unloader. But he sold his herd and didn't need it anyway. Still, I think the bottom unload feature has some merit. You're always using up the oldest feed first, you don't have to wait after filling to let it ferment, you can fill in spring with haylage and then refill with corn silage later in year. You're getting more use out of than a dedicated silo for one crop. This could offset some of the initial investment.
  8. Is she stills going to let you post incredible pictures on the Forum? If not the forum is going to have to vote whether you can marry her. Congs and keep the pictures coming.
  9. farm sales tax california

    Wisconsin is tax exempt for most farm items. When I sent tractor parts out of state, I don't charge tax. I believe all states are tax exempt for most farm items- at least for now. Correct me if your state is different.
  10. 4586 -what are they worth

    4586 sold at an auction this last weekend. 5000 hours, good tires, looked clean- $17000.
  11. 5088

    Nice line up of tractors. The picture of the 685 with barn in background. Is the overhang for a hay fork? Does the door swings open at the bottom? Never see those around here like that. Usually the door runs vertical alongside the barn. Yours would protect the track.
  12. Brand new IH 656 on the set of MayberryRFD

    I don't believe that tractor was in any of the episodes. Thy did have Ken Berry with a Ford (4000 model?) in one episode. An Art your right, Ford sponsored the show. The credits even bring that out. I do believe a few other makes made cameo appearances though. The blue car in question has a script on front fender and rear vent windows ( maybe nonfunctional). I don't believe chey 2 / Novas had those. Looks like a Dart.
  13. Hand held cut off saw.

    I have a Milwaukee portable bandsaw, use it daily for cutting tubing, etc. it is my favorite tool in the shop. Even customers marvel about it. I would think it is safer then cutoff saw. It's Quiet, quick. Blades are reasonable. Still, I cut my finger on it a month ago.
  14. Red 4WD Tractors, Book

    Got mine Friday as well. Only to page 300 right now. Check out page 295 - how close it came to being gone. Might as well have dropped IH right away if this had passed.
  15. My highschool ride

    I started working at the local Ford dealership in early 1975. One job I did more than I liked was warranty on a new engine size, the 360 in pickups. They had a problem with valve guides wearing and thus using oil. The fix was grind valves after repairing guides and update valve seals. I remember intake valves so carboned up, I don't know how the engine breathed. Besides this initial problem, they got poor mileage, had driveability issues and no longevity. In 1977 Ford started using 351M and 400 engines instead. Guess what? Same problems as the 360. I personally had three vehicles with that engine and each one ended up needing bearings and some a crank. Some of the 351's would crack in the lifter gallery causing coolant to get in the oil. Block then was junk. Good thing was the intake could be pulled for inspection without draining coolant or removing the distributor. Could be off in les than a half hour. I swapped literally dozens of those engine over the years. Then Ford went to the 302's and 351's in their pickups. The 302's had no power or gas mileage and ate up cranks like there was a reward. Someone commented on this forum that the 351 had the power of a 302 and the mileage of a 460. With Fords' 4.6L and 5.4 L I notice that most coming into the shop have exhaust manifold leaks, due to bolts breaking etc. These can be expensive to fix. Had Fords for 35 years and would not buy a newer Ford pickup. Beside not wanting to climb up into a truck because of age. Noteworthy is GM has had problems with fuel pumps and Mopars rust out so bad. What's good truck today?