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856 Custom

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  1. In this area people farming with pre 1985 equipment aren't there. I know of one, but only farms 200 acres. Most era tractors are 1990s to current. Anymore anyone farming over 300 acres has a 12 row planter because of the weather anymore. Have to look hard to see a 6 row planter anymore
  2. I'm 50 miles away, probably about the same as BJ. I know of a few others on here that are closer. All else fails, let me know and I will run over there and get it picked up for you. What you want to do after that is up to you
  3. Looked at your sale bill on proxibid for the first time a little bit ago bitty. Looks good, and the tractors are doing really good already. Hope things end up good for you
  4. Deere will sell higher. It will have better hydraulics, but burn more fuel. 4430s in general have lots of hours by now and bring way too much for what they are. I was a Deere guy I'd skip the 30 & 40 series and go 50 series and have a better tractor all around.
  5. The reason your hydraulic oil is cooler than the engine coolant is because the oil cooler sits in front of the radiator and I know you know that. The fan is pulling the heat from the oil cooler into the radiator and upping the engine coolant temperature. So what's going to be cooled first? We weren't worried about the hydraulic oil temperature, we didn't want to "melt" the engine. If you're guys were moving right along with 6x16 plows with a hydro they were in sandy ground, because our 1086 pulled 5x18s and it knew something was back there in our soils.
  6. A Hydro 100 with a TO4 on a 85° day will pull a Kewanee 1020 20' disk a maximum of 3 MPH. It will also pull a brillion 25' cultimulcher a maximum of 4 MPH on a 85° day. The temperature gauge pointer will be right on the middle mark, or just off of it to the left. I watched that gauge as much as where I was driving in the field from 1981-85. It was the 80s. Your made due with what you had. The 1086 was on the field cultivator and the 986 got swapped back and forth between the disk or cultimulcher. All 3 tractors had a driver and were run at the same time. The Hydro was still relatively new yet, not 40 years old like now. It had 6000 hours on it when dad sold it in 1996. Hydro was still strong. The D436 was beginning to use oil. Dad said it's done it's time here, and it's time for a change. Like Jeff-C-IL said, they weren't made for and have no business doing high draft loads.
  7. Bitty I had tandem 5100s in the '90s with the IH hitch. Pulled them behind a Brillion 25' cultimulcher with the 1086. We've got some hills, not near what you probably do though, but just kinda hugged them over like you do with a planter and they worked fine without rabbit tracks or overlaps. Made a folding sighting outfit i put on the weight bracket with chains dangling down to the wheel tracks of the back drill. That was easy sighting then where to drive
  8. When I was typing last night I saw you replied so I missed your pictures of the barn layout. I see now how it's made. Yeah, there's a (few) like that still up in my area but it's slim pickins. That style just can't be utilized much nowadays. I suppose you can tear out the mow and redesign the doors, but almost more practical to put up a building. I think the family will have a coronary if they get a quote for a metal roof. Around here the Amish would put a roof on something like that and I'm going to guess you wouldn't have a whole lot left out of $30,000 if any. I've got a barn similar to that size but without the low everything, i can get cab tractors in it anyway, with a similar roof design but without the windows in the roof, and it cost me just about $10,000 the spring of 1996 to have the Amish put it on. It had asphalt shingles on prior when I bought the place. Why someone put asphalt shingles on a barn of all things is beyond me.
  9. Probably should start a prayer request for that barn. I think most of you know why looking at the pictures. The roof doesn't look too hot anymore. And it's hard for people to spend money on a new metal roof on barns way smaller than that.
  10. While that loader is unique on there, it just makes the tractor clumsy for any handy usage. About like that 1066 hi crop bitty has he's contemplating swapping out axles on. I'd take it off too and maybe someone on marketplace or craigslist would want it?
  11. I think it's good this topic got brought up again. It's going to make everyone reevaluate their situations and rates. If everyone else in the world can charge what they think their worth, shouldn't the people in the baling business be able to do the same. Shouldn't have to work like your a charity
  12. When i normally get called to big bale, 3x3 square's, is first cutting alfalfa grass mix. I charge by the foot of bale length. Had been at $1.25 a foot for years. Last year went to $1.50 a foot. First cutting isn't so bad because you get lot's of material. The one guy last year I baled 222 8' bales for him that afternoon. If i charged by the hour, it would have to be a insane rate to make that $2400. Like what's been said, have to adjust how you charge that you can come out ahead. Not the person you're baling for. What I've heard around here last year was $1 a bale for little bales, that's just bale, nothing else, because of twine and fuel went up. And that's fine too but you can't drive across 25 acres in a afternoon in short hay because of dry weather and punching out 5 bale to the acre.
  13. I've found the words No, I just don't have the time. Also, well the baler is getting some age on it now and I just want to kinda preserve it's life just doing my own stuff. If you baled for someone before and their fields are rougher than a cob you know your not going back there at any price. I big bale for two people when they ask, and that's all the custom baling I do. Lots less headache's that way.
  14. If your not picking them up and storing them $50 a ton, or you get 60% of the hay. There's no buddy discount's weather you run a 273 and mow with a 479 with a 706 or a BC 5070 and a H7230 ran by a 986.
  15. Generation X'er here. The 1970s and 80s were the best generation to grow up in, IMO. Everything went to pot after. Lol! We are the last generation that remember going to the IH dealership when IH was still in business. I agree with the ones saying you like what dad had when you were growing up. My dad liked to collect letter series because he grew up with them. He always wanted a 1206 when they were new, but never happened. In 1987 me and him bought a 1206 to redo. Dad liked it, I didn't, and I still don't like 1206s. Have my own reasons why. We had a 856 Custom dad, my uncle and grandpa bought new in 1970. There's a picture of me sitting on the seat when it was delivered. It was at my uncle's biggest part of the time and I remember it well but I'm not really into the 56 personally. I'm more of the era of the 66 & 86 I guess. My childhood tractors dad had through the entire mid 70s through the 80s was a glow plug 656 Hydro, a Hydro 70, Hydro 100, Allis 185, and a 1086. Today I have two Hydro 70s, a Hydro 100, and a Allis 185. Still missing a nice original 1086. It's not a must have anyway. Never was into the 50 series. I skipped those purposely for my own reasons and went directly to the 8900 series. I look at that decision as a very good one financially.
  16. Looks nice! I remember you talking about that tractor before you bought it. Low hours etc. Be glad you bought it when you did! That would be a $90,000 tractor in today's market
  17. Not a gasser fan, but I could sure enjoy a gas 450 n/f with the fast hitch, one heck of a lot more than that local 966 n/f with the red IH cab I got a year ago. That cab ruin's the whole tractor for me. I used it last year to rake some hay and thought never again. There was a 450 gasser around here from '84-'90 and dad traded it off for a 1063 cornhead. I hated to see it go.
  18. Overall looks like they had a very good sale. 2+2s evidently going up more than I thought, and 3788s no less. 1086s sold good IMO for what they are. High hours, unknown hour's. Park issues, canopy's on a couple. Few of those Johnny Popper's didn't sell too good, but looks like that 8640 and the gutless wonder 4230 made up for their losses.
  19. I'd be worried how long it would last sitting stationary on a manure pump. Cabs junk. $4500
  20. Nice find! If you would've said that cab was going back on I'd have thought why would you want to punish yourself. Lol
  21. Dream on ... It's not been too many years ago a old 15 had to be a original cherry to bring around $16,000. And common ones brought not quite half of that. $8000.00 tractor right there in my book, since the paints all screwed up.
  22. Sold both of ours a month ago. Seems we live too far south to get enough snow to ride anymore. Tired of looking at them.
  23. Can's like that? We had 13 of them. Filled them every morning after milking back in the day. Were used to dump fuel in the tractors or combine till I bought a used transfer tank at a farm sale in 1998. Dad had his set and my uncle had some too along with 5 gallon plastic containers that previously had liquid soap in them for the pipeline and tank from the milkhouse. It's the way things were done back then and nobody complained, but I'm sure thought there has to be a easier way. Use that stuff nowadays probably get laughed at. 86 series tractor one man would stand on the 3pt and the second man would hand full cans and take empties away. Combine was a little more entailed as climbing the ladder with full cans. You kept the caps on the cans till you gotter up the ladder. One diesel bath is all it took to learn that.
  24. Came out of hibernation since November yesterday to run the auger to load corn. Temperature was in the 60s. Topped off the fuel tank when I was done, and back in the shed it went. It's only got around 4300 hrs. If it had a good detailing it would be pretty sharp. Detailing and doing any type of carpentry work isn't my cup of tea. Lol
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