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  1. Yeah, just don't know what things will bring. Here in my area of Northwest Ohio (Nice) used equipment is bringing unbelievable prices on farm retirements. Example 5 year old 500 bushel wagons selling for 16k, what you could have bought a new one for 20 months ago?? 2 people wanted that tractor pretty bad to get it to that price.
  2. Rick I looked at 1086s on Tractor House there's more pictures of it there .
  3. It's a '77 going by the serial number. Yeah, I don't know, personally I'd have to look it over in person before I could say legit or fake. Dad and grandpa's was a '76 and we had that for 21 years so I remember what it was originally. This one here has the same front and rear tires as ours did, and they didn't amount to a hill a beans. Front's went first because it almost looked like they glued the ribs to the outside of the casing and they started to split straight across the ribs. Our rear tires made it to 2800 hours, which was 1988 at the time, but they should've been replaced 5 years earlier. Asphalt ate up those style tires like ant's eat sugar. Wondering what happened to the original floor mat? Ours was still like new after 21 years. Also see the sound barrier floor mat is in backwards. Both armrests tore off. ๐Ÿค”. Legit or not, be a cold day in July before I gave that for any 86 series. Drove them routinely for around 40 years. Get something with a powershift and be done with it.
  4. Those pictures bring back memories. Thanks for sharing. That was about my favorite job of the year filling silo as far back as I can remember. However, don't miss it anymore, especially when looking down at the ground. Lol! We had a set-up like that in the picture. That bottom green part in the picture bolted on the blower. That was old. Was on a Fox blower in the early 70s and went on the IH 56 when it was bought new in '79. Had a motor on it and plug it in and it rotated the pipe side to side and if you look closely, there's a arm on it. A chain hooked on the arm and ran all the way up to the distributor. If you look at the distributor picture you can see it's made for it to move in and out. While the pipe was rotating it went in and out with the movement of the arm on the outfit that's on the blower. We liked that set-up and used that for over 45 years. Got the silo fairy level while filling. When she started blowing silage out the hole in the roof where the distributor was you better be with the program and shut everything down otherwise you'd have a plugged pipe. Lol! Anyway, when it got full like that, figure 6 more loads will go in, then loosen up the drive for the outfit on the blower and someone got to crawl up the outside to the top of the silo and manually turn the pipe and operate the part of the distributor and adjust how close or far you wanted the silage to throw while filling. You could get the silage pretty close to level that way. Was little forking to do. We always raised the unloader right up to the tripod far as it would go. Then put a piece of black tape on the cable and make a mark on the silo and keep a eye on it by the blower tractor every load. Dad knew someone who's cable let go while filling and buried his unloader. Luckily it was only buried 6', but 6' too much!
  5. We had a 1020 20' with the SCH bar dad put on in 1991 when he bought the head new. I should remember what your asking how that went together but it's been gone since 2003. First thing dad did was took off permanently, the rock guard. Short beans and that guard don't work well together. Uncle bought a used 1440 cable machine and a 820 around 1994. That 820 with the factory bar, buzzed those beans off right at ground level perfectly. Dad's 1020 with the SCH couldn't do that. It left stubble. When I bought a 30" 1020 in 2004 i was going to put a SCH on it. Service manager at the dealership told me he didn't think I should do that. Said the 3" cuts pretty good, so I never put one on, and it did cut closer than the 20' ever did with the SCH. If a head already has a SCH on I'd run it, but I don't think I would switch a 1020 over to SCH. Just my opinion only.
  6. I kinda think too someone made those for New Holland but who I don't know. We had one under a J&M 250 box with 24" extension's dad made out of tongue and groove. Had the wagon from new around 1975, till 2002 or so with no problems.
  7. $8800 for all that was done on a 310 no less, is a very good deal. Sounds like you had it pretty much gone through. That pays in the end. I read now and then people doing, (Half-O-Hauls) to save money, on very important parts of the engines and I just ๐Ÿ™„
  8. Guy I know went in with his father in law's repair business many years ago. His wife has 2 sisters BTW. The business is located where his father in law lives. Father in law has a small farm I'm guessing 60 acres. Was there a couple years ago and he said his father in law recently told him how things are going to be distributed after his death. His wife's one sister will get X amount of bare land, the other sister the same, and he gets the house his father in-law lives in and around 4 buildings, plus a small dab of ground. Father in law thinks he's doing him a favor since he can inherit the building the repair work is done, plus a wood frame barn, old chicken coop, and a old grainery building. Guy said what do you think about this? I said sounds like you're getting the shaft and inheriting a bunch of deprecating building's, and a couple obsolete building's in today's world. He said yes, that's what I think too. He's never brought up this subject since and I mind my own business and have never brought it up to ask what he got worked out. Just none of my business doing that. The father in law thought he was really doing him a favor, but was actually going to give him a good screwing. Try to find out how things are set up beforehand. After the death of whoever owns whatever, is too late to make changes
  9. Last bin I rented 9 year's ago I think I paid 12ยข a bushel. Not sure, but I know it wasn't any lower than that. That was just air. Motor burnt up once on the sweep and I replaced that at my cost. I always put corn in it and air dryed. He would show me his electric bill when the fan was running and we came to a agreement between the difference of his prior month bill and the following months bill and I'd pay the difference. If you want to know exactly how much, you can have a meter set only for the bin, but that's ridiculous money for them to do that (here) anyway. Bins/ home storage are always open. Elevators aren't. Another thing to remember is all it takes is some windy October/November afternoon and takes the corn down. Very rare, but it does happen. I've used my reel twice since 1999. Be pretty upsetting thinking about the thousands of dollars lost from the wind damage because of the times you couldn't dump because of relying on someone else to dump you
  10. Saw a 826 Hydro today serial number 11708 at Ottawa Ohio coming up on auction at Seifker auction this Saturday It's got a interesting dash
  11. I've got dealer support close for Kuhn, 10 miles, but I don't like the dealership. Next Kuhn dealership isn't too terrible much further though. Around 25 miles. Krone dealership about as far as the second closest Kuhn dealership. Nearest Claas dealership around a hour. But we're talking hay rakes, which rarely have breakdowns. So not really a big deal on distance for parts support.
  12. That's interesting that they keep their position in windy conditions. Being not experienced I'd think it would be worse with a rotary rake. I was thinking of a size like the Krone 46t. Double rotary out of the question here too. $$. Lol!
  13. I've got a New Holland HT-154 12 wheel, wheel rake. Been a struggle getting hay to dry this year. I hear rotary rakes are the way to go. Thinking about getting one over the winter. Tired of roped windrows that can't get air through them. Who's got rotary rakes, and any regrets getting one. My main choice is a Krone. They look like the heaviest made.
  14. I knew at a very young age what I was going to do when I grew up. Be like dad and grandpa and farm! School I had no use for. I was a C, D, & F student starting around 5th grade because I didn't care. Yep, I'd get my butt chewed out report card time from dad. He'd say your going to bring book's home and study! So the following week after each bad report card, I'd stand in front of the locker at the end of the day and decide what books am I going to bring home to make it look like I have homework? I'd bring 2-3 book's home, and never open them. Just made it look like I cared. Then after that first week following the report cards thing's would cool down and I would quit bringing book's home. I didn't believe in homework. I spent enough time in school each day. I was very good about memorizing stuff and that helped, but yet I didn't give a care. Fast forward to going into my junior year which was 1983. Wanted to go to a vocational school and take Ag Diesel. Dad never wanted me to farm. And when I was going to sign up for the Ag Diesel class he said very sternly, I believe you better take auto mechanics because there's a future there. When dad talked like that you best do what your told. So I take auto mechanics. Senior year a Honda dealership in Lima was looking for a young man. They talked to my instructor at the vocational school if he had anyone. Instructor called me and another guy in his office and told us what's going on. He said to us he told them I'm going to send the best 2 I have over to you for a interview. So me and the classmate drive over there in his '76 Monte Carlo. I told Dave, the classmate, I'm not going to work on car's my whole life. If you want this job you can have it. Anyway, few days go by dealership calls the instructor and says, I'll hire both of those boys. Well I declined. Instructor thought I was nuts and asked why? I told him I don't enjoy working on automobile's and I'm not making a career out of it. I said I'm going to farm. Lol, after that my instructor nicknamed me farmer and so did my classmates, all in good humor. I never ever, told dad what I purposely did. Declined the automotive job. That would've been very unhealthy for me. I just finally told Mom 2 years ago. She had no clue I was (told) which vocational class to take or that I intentionally declined the auto job. I think in the end, when dad got sick, he was glad I stayed. It wasn't easy because he made things pretty rough, in hopes I'd go down another career choice. I think about dad every day and I still wish he were here. He was just being a dad, wanting his child to have something better than himself.
  15. This isn't super old, sure doesn't seem like it to me, but my how things change. Bought the 8940 fall of 2001. It's a '98 came off Case credits what some called, 3 year 900 hour, (giveaway lease) $63500 selling price and it had 903 hours. Tractor like that be available today the sky's the limit $$
  16. Pictures worked. We'll be expecting more as we all like pictures. Lol! See a 2+2 in the background. Have a couple of those 700 bushel wagons too, but their J&Ms. A 760&755
  17. Dad and grandpa got a new 1086 November of '76. Dad said it (listed) for $27000. That's standard cab, 2 remotes, and no weights or duals. Traded in a Massey 1150 with 1400 hours according to the oil change intervals here inside the old cupboard door in the shed. Each paid $5000 a piece for the 1086 with the 1150 on trade. They kept the duals off the 1150, but not the hubs. Duals went on the 1086 then
  18. My 8940 would use a gallon in 100 hours. Had the rear main replaced last winter. Tec sent me a picture when he got the tractor split. It was loose as a goose and he said that's one of the worst I've seen. This past spring it used no oil, stayed on full. It's got around 3900 hours and I've had it since 900 hours so it was the original
  19. We went up there late August of '19. Stayed in St Catharines. Was interesting to see Canada still packages milk in carton's like we used to get around 40 years ago. The falls were nice. We were standing along a railing looking at the falls, some old Asian guy comes up, grabs our hands and puts a token in it and asked our name's and said something to the effect of peace be with you. And he's holding some container wanting money. He didn't get a red cent from me, and he took his token back, my wife who's too good-hearted gave him a dollar and he let her keep his gumball machine token and walked away. Lot's of people from all different kinds of races there. Nice to visit once, but I'll never go back. As what already been said, saw lot's of 70s IH tractors through New York I was really surprised. Day before we were to head back home, I developed a runny nose and cough. The day we came back, wife drove the whole way. I had a fever, constantly blowing my nose, coughing, felt what I feel is the worst I've ever felt in my life. Got home, walked in the house and the house is warm. Then we find out the refrigerator isn't working. We got struck by lightning when we were gone. Fried the board on the furnace/ac and also fried the refrigerator. Wife's cleaning the refrigerator out and I said I'm going to the doctor. Went to the doctor, got examed, doctors staring at me and said I want you to get a chest x-ray. So I go across the hall and get one. That checked out ok, but doctor gave me some powerful pills to take. Took a couple days, but felt better. To this day I think I had covid and others including the doctor thinks so too.
  20. School starts the 23rd here. Had a segment on the news last night, district north of us needs driver's. They showed one of their busses parked in a parking lot with a banner on the one side saying (Drivers needed). Back when I rode bus a neighboring farmer and his wife both drove. Each had their own route, own bus. They were average sized farmers at the time, 70s, early 80s. He also was a township trustee for many years. His wife drove our route for a year or so, and that woman kept order on the bus! She didn't take ๐Ÿ’ฉ off anyone! Lol! I'd heard he was the same way. They were good people though when you rain into them in public, but when they were driving bus they we're all business.
  21. If he's interested in salvaging it, could buy it off the insurance company for salvage. Sometimes they like that. Makes things simple for them. They will deduct the salvage value out of the insurance check, whatever value they decide the tractor was worth. Take the insurance money and buy something else.
  22. That kinda held true in the early 80s. One friend bought a '71 Caprice around '84 for $100. I bought a '71 Impala the same year for $125. Another friend bought a '73 Bonneville in '85 for $125. Another guy bought a '71 Chevy truck 2wd 307, 3 on the tree for $100 around '86. All running and driving vehicles. Might be a little rusty but were reliable. Gotta remember minimum wage around '85 was $3.35 a hour though. Had a friend a couple years older than me who got a summer job for a few years at the county garage. He was getting $4.50 a hour. That was good money back then for a 18-19 year old.
  23. I've got shield's galore from the TR70 bought in '79 , 1640 in '90, 1644 in '94, 2388 in '04. Big chain shield from the New Holland 371 tank spreader bought new in '79. Parted a '68 Charger in '85. Have the hood, grille assembly, glass, gauge cluster and other misc stuff from the car. All that stuff has been in storage for years. Machinery sheilds need junked. Car parts need sold. Found a small block Chrysler Elderbrock aluminum 4bbl manifold I forgotten about when I was looking for those field cultivator parts a forum member needed. Have a what was working fine in 1985 big block Chrysler 727 transmission that's been sitting in a building since it was pulled in '85. That's just some of the stuff. See all that stuff just needs to go. I'd never use it if he$$ froze over. More I get rid of, the less crap someone has to deal with someday. I've told my wife about the car parts, but she's never layed eyes on them. Lol! There's alot of stuff dad (saved) with the mindset of might come in handy someday, and he's been gone since January of '99 and it's still in the place he put it. I'm guilty about doing that too, lol, so I can't say anything.
  24. I don't know what kind of paint the Illinois guy used when he painted it with the paintbrush, but I used the gun and 2150 red when I painted it.
  25. Bought that off Ted Everett's auction in 1997. It didn't look near like that when I got it. Came from a dealership in Urbana IL, and someone painted the whole tractor, cab & all with a brush. Looked decent from a distance, awful close up. I repainted the whole thing. That picture was taken the fall of 2001 when I traded it on the 8940.
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