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  1. Thank you BJ and Sallie! Good to see some of the old threads again.
    20 points
  2. Buddy just bought this 2700 original hour 1466. Was bought new and the owner said if it wasn't working it was in the shed. Working ac , original interior looks like new yet, hydraulic seat. Even the leveling screws on the 3 point turn easy. Owner said they never used the pto ever and didn't do many acres. He wanted a 1466 for years but was holding out for this one. Will get tires and a polish and set to 30 in rows. Also 20.8 38s.
    18 points
  3. Pulled at Boyceville today. Only tractor in class. Camera screwed up and took still pictures. Carried the front end for 300 feet. This picture is about 25 feet off the starting line.
    14 points
  4. Neighbor inherited this gem from his uncle,it has to be one of the last M’s built, has all the goodies power steering , live hydraulics and PTO .
    13 points
  5. Thank you for bringing back this part of the forum! Thx-Ace
    11 points
  6. I Missed My "Red Power Family", We Have our Problems, We have Always Had Problem's, This Site Is Still The Largest Amount Of "Christian Minded", Loyal to our Families, Loyal to Our Farm Neighbors, Loyal to the Folks That Have Control of this Site, "That anyone will Stumble Across on the World Wide Web"!! Thank you Neighbors. Jim Droscha
    11 points
  7. Although not a contributor I love keeping up with this thread. So much knowledge and history. It is a treasure.
    11 points
  8. Here is a nice M in a fall setting hopefully that cheers us all up
    11 points
  9. I would enjoy going to the coffee shop and sitting at the “liars” table, if I had time! It was nice going to the “coffee shop” sitting on the couch unwinding at night or with my cup of coffee in the morning, learning from fellow members. I didn’t get as much accomplished today as I hoped to. I have third cutting down and have been wanting to bale some hay with the baler I bought at my wife’s grandpa’s auction. Taught my daughter to drive the D17! Hopefully everything goes good tomorrow!
    10 points
  10. Welcome back dog thread🎉🎈
    8 points
  11. I got my pump all back together, which was not that difficult. I made all new paper gaskets out of the readily available FelPro rubberized gasket material available at most auto part stores and online. The one lip seal for the camshaft seal was easy to source from McMaster. The biggest unknown was, would it work. It actually didn't take me that long to put together a test bench. I was going to pull the motor off my Craftsman table saw so I wouldn't have to buy a new motor just for this single use, but then a friend of mine suggested I just leave it in place and use the table saw table to mount everything to. Genius. All I had to do was get the 3500 RPM table saw motor down to the 550 RPM to drive the pump called for in the manual. Luckily, I was able to do this with two pulley reductions. Again, I just ordered four new V-belt pulleys from McMaster to step it down. I went 1.5" to 4" (motor to blade arbor) and 1.5" to 4.5" (blade arbor to pump). I should have used two 4.5" pulleys because my final pump speed was about 650 RPM under load. I was able to get that down to ~550 by raising the blade arbor so the belt would loosen and slip a little. It worked great. I ran the pump at the original settings it had when I pulled it off the tractor and saw why I was having power issues right away. I was getting less than half the fuel delivered I was supposed to. I adjusted the plungers (a lot) and got them all to consistently deliver the 48 ml required. I ran the test four times to be certain I got it right. Now I can't wait to get the pump and injectors back on the tractor to see how it will run now. Here is a picture of my setup. I also took a bunch of video I will compile and post to YouTube if anyone wants to attempt this themselves. The hardest part was actually making all the fittings and lines. Since the pump and injectors use nonstandard fittings I had to make them all from scratch on my lathe. They turned out well, it just took some time. I didn't spend more than a couple hundred dollars to do this whole job (rebuild injectors, rebuild pump, construct test bench).
    8 points
  12. Unloaded the straw that we baled last month this afternoon. Planning to mow the first cutting of the new alfalfa seeding this next week.
    8 points
  13. I don't think anything happened on your thread to cause any problems, Gary. Seems like the problem was in some other threads on the Coffee Shop. The only connection to or mention of your thread has been that people have cried the loudest for it, IH Tractors on a Montana Farm, back. Seems you have a lot of dedicated fans. At least, that's my take on it.
    8 points
  14. Nice to see the coffe shop back again. Named differently but nice to see the old posts back again. Hopefully we can carry on and get back to enjoying everyone’s posts.
    7 points
  15. In corn.....good corn, but down some. Stalks gave up late and put it all in the ear. 18-20% moisture. 1978 1460 with 963 (tall corn dividers removed for down corn) 1979 S1700 39,287 miles......345 w/4+2
    7 points
  16. ...learned that nigh on 60 odd years gone whilst ''doing time'' at the Caterpillar dealership...learning to weld .....in the track component/general repair department ...there was an older bloke, a welder , whose had the usual issues with his wife of many years.....thus he often would 'camp'' in the smoko room...and as there was always endless work for welders ...due to the number of small crawlers , of all marque's.... in this area.... (rolling hill country and apple orchards and therefore, sprayers being hauled up and down with tracks.....these days, it is all four wheel drive rubber....)....anyway, the old bloke would start work during the night , so when the rest of us turned up for work, around 7.30 am.....the big shop would be smoke filled from the welding......plus this bloke smoked a pipe, continually, to the degree , that on the old style welding hemets, he had punched a hole through the lower half of the helmet, thus he only to lift the visor once in awhile to check the work.... That way, tthe pipe, untill the next'' refill'' could remain in position..... There was a Caterpillar D8 Model 2U in the shop, for some reason, the large spigot bearing in the middle of the flywheel had failed....The clutch had been removed in its entirety ...thus revealing said spigot bearing.. Unfortunately the "old Welder" had had yet another "fracus'' with the ever lovin' spouse, so he had come to work at about midnight , as he often did, and decided to get on with the spigot bearing removal, via the weld/shrink method......however, he must have had such a fog of smoke in his eyes from another welding job, and his pipe , that he actually welded the ''outer sde'' of the bearing ..to the big flywheel.... It was well welded...the shop ran only DC welders, and 7018 was always the ''go to '' rod That caused a major issue , removal of flywheel etc......plus a dressing down of the welders and aspiring (myself ) welders, like I have rarely heard since...on the vagaries of bearing cup removal, via heat..... Mike
    7 points
  17. I picked up a hand crank corn sheller at an auction today. Really have no need for it but it’s in very good condition and I’ve always wanted one. I’m wondering if anyone has a source for or knows what was used for a belt to run the lower fan. I don’t think I’ve ever seen 1 that still had it. But I assume they must have at 1 point.
    7 points
  18. Fixed up our 986 a few years back. Got the shifters right which is why I like it. Decided to paint it, the Rops roof was rusted out and couldn't stop there lol. Rake and bale with it, enough power for that it's a '76.
    7 points
  19. Started silage this past weekend. Corn looking very good in this part of Ontario this year. The MX200 took over on the forage harvester (previous years a 1486 got the job done) but the 1486 wasn't off the hook this year .. the bagging machine was working it real hard. Rented the bagging machine to hold an extra 8-10 acres worth of silage. Video link below:
    6 points
  20. Some from the grain truck the other night
    6 points
  21. ....that was held in Richfield, Wi. this past weekend. Enjoy! Mike
    6 points
  22. What's everyone's bean yields so far? First field I did for the neighbor was 40-44 for two fields. I started mine yesterday and the first field was 52 and 14.5% when I started 13% average. Next field was was 45 and averaged 14%. They're going in a bin with a fan and talking rain Monday. I'd rather turn a fan on for a day then watch them split open and drop out. As soon as I'm done with beans I'll start on corn and dry in the bin. The stalk quality isn't very good and I don't want it to go down. Don't look at the volunteer corn, that was last year's sweet corn patch.
    6 points
  23. If they are both worth fixing , fix em both..save 2 more red tractors that way. 🙂
    6 points
  24. Then I decided to give the 1486 a bath before suppertime. Tomorrow, the combine comes out of the shed for fall work.
    6 points
  25. Poor hammer.... Need to go with the Manmer next time 😊
    6 points
  26. Too far to town where some meet at the gas station for coffee. Just stop when I meet a neighbor on the road. Can kill a half hour easy. Works without an internet connection or cell phone service. Been working for years.
    6 points
  27. Ok its a Super M LPG with a couple of nice pumpkins
    6 points
  28. Bought another 2350 loader and was glad it had an IH quick attach. Got and even bigger surprise when I got it home and saw it was the adjustable version. Dont see many of these. In fact this is the 1st ever IH 50/55 Series loader adjustable quick attach Ive seen in person. came out when IH introduced the 2355 and 2455 loaders. 55 series was 6" wider than 50 series. after I clean it up and get it lined back out it will be a good fit for my 2355 loader.
    6 points
  29. Put a turbo on 986 a few years for dad but it only sees the chisel maybe once a year for 5 acres and the disc to touch up fields and the grain cart in the fall. He was complaining this summer not enough fuel (it was fine) but I turned it up one turn and told him no more.
    6 points
  30. .......the Australian made IH's used that identical IPTO.......I fitted one on the back of a BTD 8 ...which enabled me to run a big old trailing excavator..... ...the IPTO came off a A554 tractor that i brought, new........Not a good picture.....but the red paint is the giveaway !! Mike
    6 points
  31. Just for fun I thought I’d share some nice IH originals I have found over the last few months. I enjoy finding nice ones like these. The 1976 1586 came from Kentucky, the 1972 966 Hydro came from South Dakota, the plow I found at a local thrift store, and the feed mixer came from Iowa earlier this month. I had been looking for a nice one since May. My dad had the same plow when he was a kid and still had it but it was missing a spring can luck had me end up with this one😀
    5 points
  32. LARGEST GATHERING Of Early IH Tractors! Albany Pioneer Days September 16-19, 2021 Albany, MN I posted information about this on the General Forum a while back when this thread was down but figured it was more in tune with those that follow Gary's thread. I was not at the show but some friends of mine sent me photos of just some of the early tractors that were there and they are shown below. I've also attached a video of some of the action.
    5 points
  33. 5 points
  34. Still have all my toys from my childhood and many, many, many,many more! These photos are most of my tru scale toys. Had them on display at the MIAPA show in Marshalltown the first part of August.
    5 points
  35. Hopefully we didn't loose too many contributors. Lots of good content on this part of the rpm forum.
    5 points
  36. @Old Binder GuyGuyGuyGuyGuyGuGuyGuyGuGu not sure what happened there but welcome back
    5 points
  37. How about this, we can post again. 😊Missed you fellas. I hope everyone is doing well? Better check in...
    5 points
  38. If you don’t have anything to say that isn’t snide, please keep it to yourself. Once again, part of the problem not the solution. I will ask again. What purpose does it serve?
    5 points
  39. Save them both! As few 606 tractors left, I would hate to knock one in the head to save a 504U. Besides, 2 tractors are handier than one!
    5 points
  40. Big day out for the M ! Finally got to drive it on the road to the airport where it will live. Took about 35 minutes and everything worked fine, not even any fluid leaks, it was a nice day and very enjoyable, could have kept going. I stopped about halfway and had a look around and it was all good. Now to remove that front end loader and fit the row crop front end. I have to say this is one well built machine, I have owned a number of old tractors in my time but this is the first vintage International wheel tractor. It is a tribute to the guys who designed and built it, especially since it is 71 years old ! Nothing is broken, or rusting away and everything fits properly. There is no plastic, no vinyl or fibreglass only good quality American Iron & Steel that will still be good in another 70 yrs and beyond. Dave
    5 points
  41. Here is my 986 hooked to the planter this past spring. I ran this planter with an 885 previously. That tractor was struggling with it the entire time. The 9 was a nice update to say the least
    5 points
  42. Radiator back in today after a good strip and clean. It was 50% blocked . Took it for a drive around the block and it runs cool, however it is a cold day. Will need to adjust the shutters to get the best temperature on a normal day. Wow it gets along at a reasonable pace in 5th gear, I had to hold it back, too scary !
    5 points
  43. Thanks again to the owners of this forum for allowing us to participate, I think I speak for everyone when I say we didn't realize how important this is to us until it was gone. A big thank you also to BJ. Acting as the moderator can be a thankless job. I'm guessing there are also many things that happen behind the scenes that keep this site running. I know I wouldn't know the first thing about any of that stuff and am glad there is someone here to handle it. This forum is the best one I know of to navigate through. Thanks again for the job well done, it's very much appreciated.
    4 points
  44. I too, express thanks to the ''Team '' behind this fine forum..... My breakfast reading has returned .... Mike
    4 points
  45. It doesn't require a welder, an acetylene torch will do the same thing. Just heat 2-3 spots glowing hot and let cool. When rebuilding large axles, I would get all my parts lined up, go through heating all the bearing races. By the time I was done heating, the first ones were ready to remove. Also, for the cone side, cut the bearing cage, remove bearings, heat 1-2 spots cherry red, take an air hammer to the center if the hot spot while still glowing... expands the race so they tap off easy.
    4 points
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