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  1. Cushman Engine Rebuild Help

    My friend Michigan by Teledo is looking for someone that can weld up and regrind a 1958 Cushman crankshafts. I don't know much about Cushmans but I'm sure someone here has ! Any ideas , thought I would ask to see what info is out here to pass on .
  2. Cleaning work clothes

    Call meguiars check this video out it will look great meguiars color restore video i used this on the corvette and got about a 1000 more fore it. It hard work , all the angles and radius on the tractor I'm guessing couple of weeks or more with machine. If you use machine don't use a lot of pressure or you will burn through paint . Use hand on sharp corners, look for more he videos on you tube. That's my thoughts
  3. Heet ISO

    Sell a lot of it ,nobody comes back and wants dispute
  4. Combine dilemma

    I think from personal experience buying a AC 72 ,here goes , it will take some efforts to get it ready . I have to say you will put a about 1500 into it Minium, to get it going efficient. I say with out seeing it run .you really need to put a tractor to it and safely run it at speed if possible cause that will tell you a lot about what needs to be done. the header needs work first , you need a effient cut for grain loss especially birdsfoot. Auger repairs pins or bearings and drive Pitman shaft and wear repairs cylinder work , and cylinder pan rusted out ,rock damage ,cylinder adjustments freed up and set for crop, gleaners ,and pan repairs . Very important to machine efficiency Elevator chain and bearings ,adjustments to get grains convey to gleaners and to hopper. Pto gear box oil change and drive repair? Belts and belt drive ,I had to replace gleaner drive belt and pulleys combine the buckwheat cause the straw what's were also long and belts would come off . Got a lot of work in mine and still not done ,but I need the securely of knowing my machine is ready to go,into the field at anytime. If it's not, its my problem for it not being ready it taken me three seasons to get going and still breaking stuff , inexperienced operator like me has to just run it in field and break down to know what's important hope this helps you .something is going to bust that some of what I see ,my machine won't do five acres reliable ,that just the facts in my opinion good luck with it
  5. Beekeeping

    I ,was amazed how many bees were in the buckwheat when I first planted it , I thought wow ! there's hope , the advice to hook up with a strong apiary person will pay big in long as already advised , I think this is a great post for everyone interested in starting up ! I see the tractor supply is selling bees on line ,
  6. Pickup chains...who else uses em..

    I got chains for going into white river Colorado elk hunting , that a musts have. I use them again to pull a combine out of a barn and to get home . I won't hesitate to chain up in icey condition if I must go somewhere. But I rarely use them.
  7. Beekeeping

    My son and daughter in law are apiary. I think it very difficult to master . They have exiperence numinous failures , in Columbus , urban hives while going to ohiostate , and at the farm now only one hive is I think going. Most of the hives are in the barn ,not in use. So I applaud your effort , good luck , it ain't easy
  8. Your opinions - 3 point on a C

    Never heard of it the hydra creeper so if can think someone has aready done it
  9. Your opinions - 3 point on a C

    Notice my type of 3 point hitch will not allow the Pto belt pulley
  10. Your opinions - 3 point on a C

    I have to take blame that I did not have the 3 point set up on lift set in the slides of lift so the tiller had a draft control (float) , see photo of rock shaft lift bar arm . But the tractor will not go slow enough to roto till at rpm 1500 , idle is about the right speed and there is not enough power to tiller . always something. Be a great tractor with hydro drive !
  11. What's your favorite snack

    I like saltine crackers stacked with one a butter knife peanut butter another cracker with my favorite jelly Butter knife sloppy . Make sure that you put enough on. Sandwich together. Cheers Let know that f you like it , I can eat but don't a sleeve of saltines.
  12. Engine coolant ph

    That's is a good question ? As close to neutral or 7 as possible . Just my opinion
  13. Your opinions - 3 point on a C

    Medioque to very poor , good for picking up hitches and saving your back . Tremble for post hole digging rock shaft touch control limited range of motion. Very low lifting capabilities ,very poor , will burn up the system if you don't have temperature guage that works , that will cost you many dollars and time , you must have temperature Gage's if lifting a heavy implement I rate it a d minus that is my opinion Good luck
  14. Oat growers!

    We're going into cover crops , you need to get more water available to the roots. More earthworms , help I wish I had more data to prove or compare but just getting going . I think there are others out ther that can help , we have conventional tillage our soil till it's dead , the water just runs off instead of down to the the roots and no place to store it when it ,if it gets there . Dig some test Pitts and see where the hard pan is and do a test to see how much water it will absorb ,then compare that to the future test . Got to measure only way I see a change better or worse. I like to listen to Gabe Brown on this subject . As an example any way share the results , it will help me for one ,interested in your dats, about yield thank So!
  15. What USED to sell newspapers?

    Extra! , Extra ! ,read all about it!
  16. Farmall C alternator frozen, literally

    The neighbor use cut an inter tube and slide it over the magneto on his M that was outside, you could try it over the alternator!🚜👀
  17. I see that TCS has the combines on Clearence , and a lot of them ,I thought they were high !
  18. safety shields

    I total agree ,must have
  19. Farmall H with Cultivator

    Priceless , really like it , dressed for work . It is to me !
  20. T 340 opinion

    Wonder what you all think about the t340 ? I think it's a tracked Farmall h . Good with a loader in soft ground , marginal with blade in clay, great in snow work .
  21. Hand (crank) starting the H and 4-Series

    This is one bad exiperence cranking the Farmall C with a set of SC Fire creators Pistons. The C stalled on flat land , this crank did not have a roller handle ! I crank 360 rotation with fire craters ,MISTAKE! It kicked back so bad it ripped the calisis off the palm of my RIGHT hand ! I had strips of skin where my calisis were. I cryed end ,it hurt so bad ! 1. DO NOT CRANK WITH THUMB OF HAND AROUND CRANK . IF KICK BACK, THE CRANK WILL RELEASE WITHOUT THUMB IN WAY , THE OTHER WAY THE THUMB GOES WITH THE CRANK ,OUCH , 2. DO USE A CRANK WITHOUT A ROLLER HANDLE , UNLESS YOUR POSITION THE ENGINE FOR TIMING. MUST HAVE THE PUSH BUTTON OFF POSTION. IF YOU DO AND IT KICK BACK IT RIP YOU HAND FROM THE FORCE. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE 3. DO NOT CRANK MORE THAN A 180 DEGREE ON A FARMALL ,PULL UP CCW FROM 180 to 0 (top) ! No 360 rotation ! 4 . Keep your FACE out of crank rotation , expensive mistake , my brother reminds me his friend cranked our hit and mis engine and the crank spun off and slit his forehead open , my Mom was sure mad at my brother . Or worse yet , the people at hit mis enterprizes told me he knew a guy that had to have a lot of dental work done cause the crank , it hit him in the jaw, DONT CRANK HIT AND MISS ENGINES Moral of the story , 560Dennis does not reccommend cranking ! Safety first always
  22. Super M ignition points

    Thanks , interesting
  23. Hand (crank) starting the H and 4-Series

    ME TOO,! got so I catch the paint can that covered over the muffler from rain. The exhaust blow it straight up and if it timed it right i caught it . Didn't have to get off the tractor to pick it up ? Bonus points. Thunder! Farm kids have so much fun ! See you had to catch it or if it fell to the ground the tire would run over it and crush it. Dad would ask what happened to that paint can over the muffler? I HAD TO CATCH IT ,IF I WAS TO LAZY TO TAKE IT OFF before Did the hill start i think I had the Farmall C in high for best receptions. Coach use to say throw the football anywhere in my direction and I would catch it! He did know how I could do it ! but it was easy from Farm Practice LOL no problem had to maneuver a 3500 lbs tractor going in high gear and catch a can in the air ! lol ,in one hand lol thanks great memories, cranking a tractor all bad,memories all bad for me , forget it , I won't let the kids do , i had the farmer up the road teach me to use my leg to cranks those Allis Chalmers silage blowers . They were notorious for kick backs, and breaking arms. . Rocky said use your leg has way more power to crank with. And took the energy of the kick back or really reduce the kick back I use to crank the Farmall sc with My leg ,put my foot on the crank stand on the wide front if no hill available . Crazy i dont recommend cranking period !
  24. A Lost IH "gun" in Italia

    Wow , ! I did not know they made that ,but why not during the war everybody made something. Sicily ,have to look to find it if I can go !