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  1. They will move. Period. If you want an exciting experience, stall a legacy CIH Maxxum while climbing a steep hill. You have about 2 seconds to stand on the brakes like your life depends on it (because it does!) until the hydraulic pressure in the forward or reverse clutch drops to zero and the tractor rolls down the hill.
  2. Here is 1-1/8” on a cheap dial caliper that only reads 100ths, not 1000ths like that nice one Todd has.
  3. I’ve rebuilt a number of cylinders of similar design on Case skid steers, no tricks to them at all. Never hard to get apart. Makes me think the threads on yours are rusted, although that seems unlikely as there is an O ring and backer ring between the threads and the flange of the head. Could be rust between the O ring and the flange edge. Can’t remember now, those might be buttress threads. I would advise penetrant at the flange, and heat. Be careful with the heat. Also support the barrel right under the head when you try to crank on the head. I would suggest applying torque via the pin wrench, and at the same time hit the other accessible pin hole with an air hammer in the direction of rotation.
  4. I would sure think it would move it, bat wing and all. Could unhook the mower? Use 4L, that will give the pickup tranny a break.
  5. 4wd drive vehicle will tow it provided you aren’t trying to cross the mountains. Be sure to put the range transmission in neutral and have an operator on the tractor. If the engine will run you have normal steering and brakes. I once towed my MX150 out of a damp field and some 15 miles down the road when it had a wiring problem that disabled the FNR/PTO controller. Pulled it with a 3/4 ton pickup.
  6. That depends entirely on the rake and the operator. The old ground drive bar rakes really kinda stink because you can’t vary the ground speed to the basket speed. I have spent a lot of time running the Vermeer Twinrakes (hydraulic drive basket style V rake) and they will make a nicer looser better drying windrow than any older rake I ever saw. In fact I ran rakes nearly identical to what is pictured in the first post. Don’t EVER want to go back.
  7. Tire width to rim width relationship doesn’t need to be a guessing game. Tire manufactures almost invariably list the preferred rim width and also any acceptable rim widths for a given tire.
  8. The majority of barns here are similar. There are some guys that do own their own hogs. Also have one notable exception right by me. Guy that owns all his own hogs, does all the work himself (I think mostly next generation now) and uses a non conventional feeding system. Not just a few hog either. Few buildings go to cr4p faster than a hog barn. Poultry barns maybe.
  9. My 856 mixer wagon tractor wet stacked terrible last winter. So bad there was “oil” running down the muffler. Duty cycle was too short plus I think it didn’t like straight #1 diesel either.
  10. Draw a 1 mile radius circle around my house and it will cover about 27,000 head of hogs. Upwards of 10,000 of them are around a 1/4 mile away. Sioux County has about 35,000 people.
  11. Almost certainly running rather lean. Does closing the choke somewhat make the surge fo away? My guess is the idle and/or intermediate jets are plugged or restricted.
  12. Looks good, but don’t turn too short with them duals on!! Got the T shirt for that one!
  13. If that is free standing the anchors will jack out.
  14. Eliminate needless words! Eliminate needless words! Eliminate needless words! Or so said Will Strunk in his book about proper English usage.
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