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856 Custom

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About 856 Custom

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  • Birthday 01/28/1968

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    Wapakoneta, Ohio
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    56-86s. Classic Mopars. Wife & I like tractor shows, classic car shows, feeding cattle out. Grew up on RED.

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  1. 12 year's of school was enough for me. Sat up machinery and played go-for at a farm machinery dealership winter of '88-'89. Started driving truck in '89, did that for ten and a half years. Just farm now. Wouldn't change a thing about my past if I had the chance. No regrets.
  2. Exactly! How many falls in 5 year's as a example is it dry enough to use a disk ripper for what it's intended for? I bought a 875 ripper in 2017. '17 wasn't a bad fall for using it. '18 was way too wet. '19 wasn't a ideal fall. I sold it in September. People who called me about just couldn't understand why I would get rid of it, and I told them how often is it dry enough to use it. I ran a Krause 4809 disk chisel for years and always got the bills paid, then I fell into the ripper fad. Anyway, the 875 got replaced with this 2018 unsold Kuhn Krause 4810 11 shank disk chisel. Kuhn Krause has the
  3. This '14 140A I got the end of December of '16. It's a early one, so it came with the POS seat and the hydraulic lever's someone should be ashamed of themselves for designing. Seat got replaced with something from K&M. And I made some operator friendly hydraulic lever's when the seat was out. That made a better tractor quick out of it. She's crude yes, but I'm a old 86 series veteran and I know all about crude and rough riding so this feels right at home, only on a much updated level. I like the roomy cab, better A/C. Shifts better. I wanted 2 wheel drive for what I use it for. It turns ni
  4. Had and overplayed the 1984 album back in the day. Was a lot of controversy when DLR left and Haggar stepped in. Many of the old VH listeners never took to Haggar and lost interest in the band. Eddie was very talented yes, but Hendrix had him beat imo. Rip Eddie.
  5. Looks nice. I just can't get by the fact that the 8900 series is 22-23 year's old already. I think of them still as new. Lol!
  6. It was a nice riding tractor, and I worked alot of fall plowed fields with it pulling a 28.5' 1010 field cultivator. Engine only turned around 2000 rpm if I remember correctly. What I didn't like about it was the obvious, that cab. Being also used to the 86 series cab at the same time, which tractor you want to sit in on a 80+° dusty day?
  7. The 1644 dad bought new in 1994. Ran it until 2004. Had just turned 3000 engine hours. Was the most reliable combine ever on the farm. The 2388 replaced the 1644 in 2004. It was a 2001. It decided to take a early retirement in October of 2013. Currently running a 2588 I have no pictures of, lol, since 2013 that I plan on keeping for a very long time.
  8. Wasn't my favorite tractor, but since there's 6030 talk, this is the one dad had from 1985 till April of 1999. Mom took this picture the morning I drove it to the annual consignment auction. It was a 1974.
  9. Combine gets the Stihl leaf blower taken to it first, then the air hose for a better job. Then I spray diesel all over internally, feeder house, rotor area, sieve area, etc. Put a couple pouches of fresh cab in the cab. Mice don't seem to like the diesel so pretty much stay out of the machine. Tractors just get put away and fresh cab put in the cabs. Spring is when I spray the tractors off. I've never been too big on serious pressure washing tractors or especially the combine. Keep the outside tin looking decent and call it good. We have enough spring sweating of equipment with the temperature
  10. Dad bought one new in 1979. Had the Ford engine think it was rated at 145. Double drive 15' head with a Love cutterbar and double drive 6 row cornhead. Dad said it always shined in beans, meaning did a very good job. Pi$$ poor design of the grain head. Hump above the cutterbar and a downward slope after. So if a rock made it across the hump, it was all downhill from there, in more ways than one. Also poor excuse for a rocktrap in the feeder. If you have 2 rotors turning in together, and a rock gets in, something is going to happen. Can tell if one has swallowed a rock without even running the
  11. Don't know a thing about the Burkholder fella in Pennsylvania who has the high hour one for 25k, but says hydro just rebuilt. If he's got good paperwork one that rebuild, might be one to consider? Idk. Finding one cheap to buy will come with a price in the end I'm afraid. Need lots of $$ in repairs.
  12. 86 series tractors did a tremendous amount of work for us from 1976-2018 when the last one left. They helped the farm grow over the 42 year's they were here along with paying alot of bills from their service. I can't find anything negative to say about them. I still can faintly remember the (new cab smell) of the 1086 when it was delivered November of 1976.
  13. Good project for someone who actually wants to make something out it in the end, besides another cheap showpiece in their weed patch. I know alot of guys on here have a fair amount of parts at home, and engine's sitting around too. Probably even some nice tires stored someplace on the farm. I can't see the engine being any good, especially if it's in a climate freezing happens if water froze in the cylinders before the exhaust let go
  14. Those two outfits are owned separately by two friends who are in their low 20s. They don't usually bale together, as each have their own business. Last weekend they were baling together pretty much wrapping things up for the year. That's my old 1486 I owned from 1996-2018. He helps around here now and then, and also bales some hay for me usually using my Hydro 100. I'm pretty proud of those young guys. Both have good work ethics, which is kinda hard to find in today's younger generation
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