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  1. I have my 966 for several years. Came from a farm sale 30 miles away. Been a good tractor. Spent quite a bit of time on the bale processor when I had cattle. Spreads a little fertilizer. Mostly my snow blower tractor. Think I will use it on my disk mower next summer.
    11 points
  2. Mom posing with our 966. Love that tractor, bought it with around 1200 hrs. has around 8000 now. Was our big tractor when I was little, now our planting, spraying, auger and hay stacker tractor. Not the prettiest, but almost oil leak free, still a few to tend to.
    11 points
  3. I bought my 966 at a farm auction in 1984. It sold really cheap. About everyone else there but me knew that it had transmission problems. Cost me price again to get it repaired. It was my big tractor until I bought the 1086 in late 80s. I bought a Y-A-R cab for it a few years after it arrived. It has plowed, unloaded corn in the bunk, done all parts of haying, ran the corn dryer, and spent a lot of time hooked to the manure spreader. Arrival, with 20.8x34s. Both hubs eventually cracked and were replaced with 38" wedgelocks. Spent this summer hooked to the 8312
    11 points
  4. For 36 years my 966 has been earning her keep. When I bought my 1486 a couple years ago, I told the wife I would let the "9" go to help pay for it. You know she says. When we were first married I remember listening for the change in pitch of the straight pipe on the 966 to know when you were coming in from the hayfield at night. We don't need the money that bad. Let's just keep her around. My eyes leaked a little bit. Those first years were hard but the "9" as well as the other IH tractors I have owned, helped get me through.
    10 points
  5. You guys aren’t in NY. It’s just not that hot here. The average tech at the dealership is not as old as my 1066, and why the A/C doesn’t work doesn’t come up on their scanner when they try to plug their laptop into my cab. 20 years ago, yes, there were two local shops that had A/C guys that would come out and fix something, hit them with a recharge and be on their way. But the better of the two guys got old, and you could tell he did not want to climb up on tractor cabs anymore. Now retired. The other one, so busy, he doesn’t even do A/c work. He’s busy enough just keeping things running, for the guys that could break a wheel barrow. So we’ve got a few with no functioning or poorly functioning A/c. They look neglected? The black stripe one with 1600 hrs, A/c has not worked in years. But it’s ok.....because it gets used about 3-5 hrs a year, top access panel has never been off the cab, so it’s staying put. The one with the black stripe door on it (gasp) I’ve told the dealer, order everything new, everything, didn’t ask a price, just do it when you can, and set it up with the front mount parts like a 86 series has. I remind him yearly. But he’s busy too, and knows A/c isn’t a big priority for me. He’s an AP Air or whatever it is dealer, told me he can get all the parts, but he won’t let me go ahead and pay for them....because he knows he has no time to put them on. And I’m not installing parts myself, knowing I need him to charge the system and probably trouble shoot any issue that could come up. I do buy door seals and window gaskets thigh. Neglected.... about the same as this 40 year old 892, that I think is about the same design as a 900, maybe not. I repainted the head a few times. Wore the rolls out. Auger Out. Spout liner out. Replaced it all as needed. Before, needed. I think that lower roll there was a grand. Auger was a lot more. A/c compressor cost that much?
    9 points
  6. Not the prettiest, but it works.
    9 points
  7. went for a walk in the hay field a couple weeks ago and took this picture.
    5 points
  8. You apparently have never spent much time around a Northeast dairy farm. There are probably more cab tractors of that era without doors as with. Just the way it is. A/C systems of that era do not survive well on a dairy. It is a temperate climate here so most of the time is comfortable with just some air movement. Most of these tractors on a dairy work year around so the fact they are still working is a testement.
    5 points
  9. I put a Thomures on my 986 when I added the turbo and it fit perfectly and no noise difference in cab
    5 points
  10. Got a few from here and there. I think the high clear is the same machine from different shows.
    5 points
  11. Found this gem sitting on the dealer lot this morning. It can't hurt to dream right?
    4 points
  12. Since we have returned, once again we have a tractor of the week. Let's take a look at all those 966's still out earning their keep.
    4 points
  13. Scrub maples near peak, Aspen's starting to yellow up. Fields that had water, green. Everything else drought tan and brown. I like the contrasts.
    4 points
  14. the usual chopping pic, and how I started this season. Ran into some soft ground, so I'm finishing with this. The cab got smoky yesterday. Opened the hood and the muffler inlet had rusted off. New muffler is $950!!!!! Guess I'll see what the welding shop can do with it.
    4 points
  15. When a self driving car can make it the 4 1/2 miles from the pavement to my house on icy roads in a heavy blizzard among the drifting snow.... THEN I will be impressed. Hard to dismiss the wonderful, talented, intelligent creatures we humans are!
    4 points
  16. An older gentlemen who had a large fabrication, repair and demo called me and said he was selling his equipment. I got the clamps and a box of regulators. He has a couple of fork lifts, a acorn table 5ft X 12ft and a couple of gang boxes full of shackles I want but couldn't get the yet as there is equipment all around them and he wants to keep the fork lifts until he gets everything out.
    4 points
  17. No door......this guys stuff has to be junk
    4 points
  18. My 900 is a late model in that series. I have run a lot of haylage and corn through it, and have rebuilt most of the wear parts and the corn head. It will serve my needs for as long as I use a chopper. That would be one solution. Taking the doors off is another, cheaper, and I don't have to find someone who could and would do the A/C repairs.
    4 points
  19. Recently, the state Fireman's convention was held in Grinnell, IA. Saturday evening, they have a firetruck parade. The family and I had to go in and watch, firetrucks are so cool! Several IH machines were present. The campground covered an entire farm at the edge of town. The atmosphere in town was crazy all weekend, those folks know how to party! I saw one truck uptown with about 40 people in the back and 1 fella driving in the cab. They kept yelling at him to stop as he was backing out an old 1950's Ford Cabover. Nobody was even coming, they were just messing with his head. He was becoming frustrated. I said to him, "Nothing like 40 back seat drivers!" He responded "No s****!"
    4 points
  20. ...taken a few days gone...rain has eroded the snow, now Mike
    4 points
  21. Everything upright, no one in hospital, sounds like a win! Lol
    3 points
  22. Testing the packing quality. Kids! Lol
    3 points
  23. I'm so glad this is back up!!! I know I don't contribute much but sure do enjoy the stories and pictures!!! Hope all are doing well. I just got done with a broken ankle. But as soon as that cast was off in the hay field I went. The new clutches in the semi's were too stout but the tractors wasn't. Just as I thought things were finally going good, the Boss (Wifey) caught Covid. So in quarantine the family went (luckily no one else caught it). But we are all good now but that stuff has sucked all the energy out of her really quick still. So we are back up and pushing forward. Thanks again for whomever brought this back!!! Still using an International TD-14 a lil on Newton County, Arkansas Farm🤣🤣🤣 Jesse😁😁😁
    3 points
  24. We finished up here Sept 9 after what we called a dry year. This was a 105 day silage variety and another 104 dual purpose split every 16 rows throughout field. The 3950 chopper/ 2 row head would only take it at 4 mph or less. The 5288 could go faster but just end up plugging the feed rolls on chopper. This was on james river riverbottom which helped and we at least had subsoil moisture to tap into. We figured it did about 17 ton/acre
    3 points
  25. 3 points
  26. On another note- I cant believe how some can bash people for taking the doors off. Its ridiculous.
    3 points
  27. You killed Rockie?!! What will Bullwinkle do now?
    3 points
  28. Had a safe and fairly sound silage harvest here. Pretty much wrapped up, little late corn and barley corn left yet but not much. 4850 dropped a valve, my magnum needed injectors and then my ac quit right at the end. 2wd Magnum filled in for the 4850, it did extremely well for being 2wd and no weights just the duals. It didn't seem to loose traction much easier than the 48 on big singles. This was our first year with the bigger green carts and we sold ourselves on the duals, no contest that they hold on side hills better and have more traction than large singles. Broke a spindle on a cart, empty though. Bearing went out in fan gearbox on one harvester. Maybe some other small things that I'm forgetting. Lot of fun again as always working with friends. Would be fun to come play along with you other crews some.
    3 points
  29. so thankful for rural america we get it done nothing but praise - so sad for the families that lost lives that is sad
    3 points
  30. I came home from the West Indies to a six month welding job......building a sculpture for Woolaston's Orchard.....funded by his now bankrupt American business partner.....At the opening of this historic event Clarke was attending ...along with a bunch of left wing nut jobs...some with the intellectual aptitude of a toothbrush...I prepared my self for this momentous occasion, by putting on my best #1 Levi's.....a blue button up, denim shirt , brought in the USA....My Marlin Firearms belt buckle......and the dark leather ''cowboy'' boots , also brought in the US....In other words I wanted to look like the only red neck there....Further right wing than Ghengis Khan..... The moment came, with Phillip Woolaston coming over saying....""Come and meet the PM , Mike "" I hoisted myself up to my best five feet ten inches.... and with deep breaths , heart beating wildly...approached the Clarke woman.......and shook her hand......and she looked me up and down ......the ''satorial elegance" , I displayed , must have had the desired effect......because, in her deep baritone , she said ....""Good job ''.....and that was it ........and Brett...if you think I wish to shake the hand of the 'Talking Mule ''.......or could be coerced into that....forget it ....!!!! Granted, the subsequent counselling helped me through that traumatic event... but never again.. Mike ( there is a light sheen of sweat on my brow..just reliving that ghastly moment.....)
    3 points
  31. I wanted to share some pictures we took today in MN. The 806 is mine, 856 my cousin JRound and the rest are my dads. We have a representation of every series from 1958-1985. I wish it was sunnier for better pics but got what we got for weather.
    2 points
  32. The 1460 is all ready to go. Notice the new lower drum and chain in the feederhouse. Also rebuilt the header valve and repaired the unloading auger. Today, the 15' header will go on. See if we can decipher the issue with the cutter bar riding high on the RH end. Been fighting it for 2 years. If we fail, the trusty 13' header will go on and we will take 'em 5 rows at a time again.
    2 points
  33. Nice place! Congratulations! Yea if NAPA doesn't have those points in stock they should be able to get them. All State Ag or Steiner's should be able to get a carb kit to you. Know you guys ain't too into the Fords but here goes. The NAA built 1953/54 is commonly referred to as the Golden Jubilee. It was only the Golden Jubilee with special nose badge for the 1953 year model, celebrating Ford's 50th year as a company. They were red bellies. Grey sheet tin and red for the engine and transmission. The 600 series came out with a couple of different paint jobs. Could be a red belly, or red, grey grill and fenders (Workmaster series, started in 1957 as the 6X1) Lot of improvements over the N series with an OHV engine and live hydraulics. The 600 series start in 1955. Seeing as it has a 3 point and PTO it's not the 601. With the 3 point and PTO that would be a 640/641 if it's a 4 speed transmission or a 650/651 with the 5 speed. Won't be able to tell until you have a model number but that may have a 2 stage clutch. If it does with the 5 speed it would be a 660/661. PS was an option on all models. Seriel/model number is located here on both the 6X0 and 6X1 series. Rick
    2 points
  34. Maybe you could 3D print a 3 point for your M.
    2 points
  35. My concrete buddy had to do some stuff in a house basement that he didn’t pour. This is exactly what he did. They marked each run out precisely.
    2 points
  36. Give your local fire department a donation and see if they can bring their imaging camera
    2 points
  37. Nice line up of good old tractors, easy to work on and built to last. Those tractors will still be around when the later ones will be scraped much like the H's and m's
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. I had a 1086 with an eliminator and the original long straight pipe that thing was alot more quite than any I have heard with a curved stack. It wasnt noticeable in the cab at all. Ive always thought the staight pipe was the reason
    2 points
  40. There is no shops near me that do this type of work. None of the auto places have enough time and only one that I know will do ac work at all. They are a 50 minute drive with a tractor away , not sure if they have big enough doors to fit in the shop . If you had a dealer do this type of work if they had any time it would cost what you can but a 66 series tractor for.
    2 points
  41. Leaves are sure changing quick across the river now. Won’t be long and they’ll be all bare. Didn’t put on a lot of miles but got out for a little ride while it was nice out anyways. Only Downside to this nice extended weather is the bloody sand flies are horrible. Has to be the worst fall we’ve ever had for them. They just swarm you. In your eyes,ears and any other spot they can burrow into.
    2 points
  42. I kinda agree with this. I grew up in the 80s farm crisis aftermath. We didn't have much but what we did have we treated like gold. Chances were that nothing new was coming down the pipes in the foreseeable future so you better treat it right because it's gotta last. And having a hogged out cab with no AC wasn't good practice. Especially if you were going to spend all day,everyday for weeks in one. Bought a used 7230 Magnum this summer. The AC wasn't quite working right when we got it. I got it fixed so it'll freeze you out now and cleaned up the cab upholstery and it's a very nice environment to work in. ( not that I didn't already know this)
    2 points
  43. I going to say flying squirrel.
    2 points
  44. The 86 series cab with the doors off and the rear side windows open are decent in the summer. We took the doors off both of the 1586 and the 3588 for the summer. Put over 20,000 hours on the first 1586 we had that way. Fan and all the other switches in the roof never worked when we got it
    2 points
  45. New holland 900s were very good choppers. There were a lot of those units around here back when they were new. They were very simple to operate and maintain. We ran two gehl choppers when we used pull types, a 1250 and a 1260 auto-max. There were a few John Deere pull types around but most of those were owned by guys with green in their veins.
    2 points
  46. Stone the crows Mike !!! I never realised such a glorious honour had ever been bestowed upon your fine self 😆.... personally I couldn't wait to miss that
    2 points
  47. Just did one with treated lumber from the lumber yard, it was mostly 2x10s.
    2 points
  48. Looks good Bill! I suggest a muffler eliminator pipe. Less heat under the hood and not much louder overall.
    2 points
  49. Baleing yesterday with the Allis Chalmers 303 square baler. It was purchased out of Marshalltown.
    2 points
  50. ..its all good, Jeff..had a bit of fun along the way... ...once again, I say.....if you could see the grin on my old face...as I earnestly endeavour to educate the great unwashed ....it would remove any doubt , whatsoever, as to the ''validity ..or otherwise , of my black tea sermons''...... I would sit down any day and have a ''brew '' with these blokes on here...Hard to see that happening in the near future...... ..My comment re the ''patience bit '' was a sort of direct quote, from a pseudo ''celebrity '' from your country ....My patience for this sort of banter is inexhaustable ...as for your ideals of black coffee..no worries there...drank so much of that , though, got a bit hard on the old gut thus cut back on it.....in fact , I would be very keen to partake some of your ''black cowboy coffee''..more so if the partaking of it was in Nebraska.... In 1972 , one night I drove a 1967 Mustang , with a stick shift and 283 (?) cubic inch V engine, from Pomona, LA..to North Platte in Nebraska...(What has this to do with billy tea....you are thinking...) Nothing .... That drive was 1404 miles...took me 24 hours, including the usual coffee /tucker and toilet stops...Nothing to brag about ,but you would be amused to know, that I got a Motel, before realising that every bloody train track in America , passed through North Platte..That Motel shook about every few minutes back then... Good memories, though...think it was Interstate 15, the highway that took me to North Platte..bit of nostalgia...that trip ..Spent 12 weeks in the Western States...just cruising around looking at the myriad interesting things to see...... Mike
    2 points
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