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About leeave96

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  1. What kind of weight is being placed on these draw bars with the grain carts?
  2. Forgive me if this link has previously been posted. If not, I’m hoping you folks are watching this guy and his 856 project. IMHO - incredible.
  3. My 2 cents - get him an old Marlin 336 30-30 lever action rifle and a cheap Mossburg pump 20 ga shotgun. He can upgrade later - he has a lifetime to do it. Get him into a hunter safety course. Good luck!
  4. Looks like a nice tractor. As far as the hours, as old as these machines are, IMHO it’s more about condition. Don’t remember who said, “how old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were”. Sometimes I think we’d be better off if there were no hour meters. As to the 34’s, I seem to recall when looking at a very early 986 with 34’s, someone said they were standard at that time, but I don’t know.
  5. Has the percentage of people reaching into the fridge and drinking straight out of the jug, when no one is looking, gone up or down over the past 30 years? Sorry... BACK TO LURKING!!!!!
  6. Asked a similar question on NAT... 3pt mounted sprayer, how large (gallons) do you hang off of your 86 series tractors and still keep the front end safely on the ground - especially in hills? Thanks, Bill
  7. leeave96

    806 gas

    IMHO the route to go is a Ed Leaman kit and a Cummins 5.9L engine.
  8. I know the 2000 series that replaced the 11x5 MF tractors had major issues and even after the upgrades, they had a reputation... From what little reading I’ve done on the 3000 series, I gather they were pretty good tractors. I think you can look at a point in time at most any make tractor and find fix or replace daily. IH certainly had their share of issues with the 06 series tractors, engine cavitation and for me personally, a really lousy design for a C291 gas engine IMHO. When looking at IH tractors (and I still like them and think they are a great bang for the buck), most all of the ones I considered appeared wore out from the previous owner to the guy selling. I just never stumbled on one I could live with, one that didn’t need dropped off for major repairs on the way home. I expanded my search to include JD and MF 1100, 1130, 1105 and 1135 tractors. I would have bought a JD, IH or MF given my timeline to purchase - if condition and reasonable price were good. The MF 1105 came up for sale and I jumped on it - after doing a lot of reading and asking questions about these series tractors. I’d like to find a decent open station 1105 one of these days, but for now, I’ll tinker with the IH 756 gasser. I seem to recall reading this somewhere. We’re just haying, so I don’t know if I’ll ever need the hydraulics capacities, but I’m to understand the 11x5 and 11x0 tractors had excellent closed center hydraulics. Thanks!
  9. I really like the 1105. Mine has a cab and just over 4800 original hours. It handles the Krone mower conditioner like a dream.
  10. Thanks - this is a year old thread. After an exhaustive search we bought a MF 1105. Still got the 756 though.
  11. Haying is over, nice to have some down time - but stay busy, albeit a slower pace. 756 gasser has been idle since spring. Bought another make of red tractor to run the Krone mower conditioner. But now I’m beginning to give it a bit of attention, I think the 756 can still make a decent rake, tedder, wagon mover and light chore tractor. The last debacle I did to the 756 was hook the battery up backwards, so troubleshooting that and the crank, but no start that came with it. Also cutting firewood again. I use my JD utility and carryall to hike the firewood out of the woods. It’s fall on the farm and here are a few pics...
  12. Saw this old IH Scout with no top at the Harvest Festival in Union WV yesterday. My first car was a 1970 Scout 800A w/196 cu in 4 cylinder w/4 speed, so I had to snap a pic or two. Anything less is just a car...
  13. When I was looking for another tractor, one of the models I liked was the an 886 with a D360. I had some concerns with regards to power and wouldn’t know first hand until I would put it on my docs mower conditioner. However, in the back of my mind, I thought a turbo would be the fix would I have needed it. IMHO - an 886 with a turbo would be a nice tractor.
  14. We had a really good first cutting of hay. Second cut was pretty much non-existent. I've got one more field clipped, but don't expect much from it. The mighty 756 gasser was not used this year, it is doing fence row duty until I can get to it this winter... Hopefully my other color red and green equipment is not to offensive...
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