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  1. The dealership that I worked at sold around a dozen of the 88series. Had some issues with the pressure switches on the Sentry system and some minor electrical issues. The majority of internal transmission failures was caused by too fine of spline on the hi/lo clutch packs. We probably had 9-10 transmission failures due to disc teeth failing. It didn’t seem to matter horsepower size as we saw equal failures across the whole line. The countershaft in the speed transmission was also an area of concern. They had gears on the shaft that were free to float and the shaft was drilled and lube pressure was used to prevent wear. However the gears being helical cut caused gear teeth to fail due to misalignment.The replacement countershaft had the gears keyed and gears had to be heated to install on the shaft. We only had two tractors that had this problem. IH stood behind the 50 series pretty well and paid for some that were out of warranty. There was never an official “Update” program nor were we instructed to stamp the serial number plate. That would have been done as a dealer action.
  2. The original Dreisbachs burned down around 40 years ago. They built a new building and had a good business until the older generation retired and went separate ways. Was sold and now is home to the Hall County Health Department. Back in the day, Dreisbachs was the place to go for great steaks.
  3. Here is a link listing many of the motels in Grand Island. You can find more info at the Grand Island Convention and Visitors Bureau website. I live 10 miles north of G I https://visitgrandisland.com/plan-a-trip/places-to-stay/hotels.html
  4. We sold and installed 3 spragless TAs back in the day. The first one worked very well. Unfortunately the other two didn’t. The problem with them was when shifting the TA under load, the tractor would almost come to a stop before it would abruptly engage. HyCap tried machining a bevel onto the TA spool in the MCV. That did improve shifting on one tractor but not the other. We didn’t sell anymore after that. Had customers ask about them from time to time but had to inform them about our experiences.
  5. There is a rubber hose in the rear compartment near the ring gear that goes from the suction tube upward to a fitting coming down from top cover. I have seen that hose split above the oil level and cause oil to aerate. If you replace be sure and use oil resistant hose. TheItem 17 on attached parts illustration
  6. Yes the hydraulic hose will cause horsepower loss. I had a customer’s 986 that I dynoed with a hydraulic hose then put on the OEM hose. It gained 15 horsepower just changing to the correct hose. Do not use heater hose. Just put on the correct one.
  7. Need to replace the hydraulic hose from final filter to pump inlet. OEM hose is much softer and will dampen pulsations from gear pump. Hydraulic hose will cause loss of horsepower
  8. But what do you do when the beans are dry and the stems are green? Bean fields around here are rapidly changing from green to yellow so leaves will drop soon. Some guys will be harvesting in two weeks or less. The moisture level will be low. The stems will be tough. Ever since the seed companies bred the plants to stand better and not lodge we have had to adjust for this. I agree that it would be nice to wait but the moisture level in the beans indicate otherwise
  9. Removing them will help keep the green material moving through the concave area better.
  10. The bulletin you referred to recommends that you remove the short straight bars that are located by themselves. They are only needed in harder threshing small grains. They actually retard the flow of material in corn and beans.
  11. There was a change to the lube valve spool to help with this problem, especially in cold weather. There was a service bulletin issued. Unfortunately I don’t have access to those any longer
  12. You’re not going to have 540 pto rpm at idle. Only at rated engine rpm will you have 540 rpm. Speeds that you quoted sound normal
  13. Have to have hydraulic pressure for TA to do what you want. Take the inspection plate off on right side of TA housing where flywheel is located. Use a bar with a flat end on it and pry on the flywheel ring gear. You have good leverage there.
  14. I saw your post on the sheet metal problems. I sold several salvage 50 series to a local guy so you might give him a call. His name is Jeff Ewoldt and he works in the service dept at Ne. Pererbilt here in Grand Island, 308-382-1044

    Larry Blauhorn

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