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  1. Where did the 1456 get its extra HP?

    Talk of compression ratios reminds me of this oddity. We used to have a Case 420 skid steer with a a Shibiura 2.2l turbo diesel 4 cyl. 22.something to 1 compression ratio. Thing would NOT start without cycling the heater unless it was hot out. I don’t know for sure but I assume it was direct injection.
  2. My unpopular opinion.

    Each to their own. Depending on the engine, it’s cheaper to install a Pertronix electronic ignition in a worn but usable dizzy than it is to get a reman dizzy so one can use points and not curse them. Both engines that I converted to Pertronix ignition started and ran better than they ever did or could have have with points. I would caution, though, don’t install a Pertronix Ignitor II in a governed agricultural engine. They just don’t work right.
  3. Don't want to be that "harping on tires" guy, but...

    Check the load rating on radial tires vs bias ply. Quite a difference. It may not matter to you. I have an MFD tractor with a loader and even with radials the front tires are way overloaded.
  4. I think many people have suspected this...

    Restless leg syndrome is miserable. I’m very grateful there is a drug out there to control it. I suffer from it and I’m not the one who has it!
  5. life in our corner

    The dissection incident reminds me of something that happened at our dairy when I was college age yet. A student I knew, a ranch boy from Montana, was riding along with the local vet. By chance they got called out to fix a DA at our dairy. When the vet started cutting the student passed out and fell back into the nearest water fountain.
  6. Vermeer r2300 rake repair

    The R2300 is hydraulic fold, the R23 and R23A were manual. Very good rakes. I like them better than a high capacity wheel rake for pretty much everything except corn stalks and high volume oat hay. The key to making these rakes work well is to play with the tilt of the basket with that threaded rod on the back of the basket, and to play with your ground speed. Seems like 6-8 mph is the sweet spot.
  7. Tell me about an MX190

    Regarding the 18 speed trans, I had a New Holland TM120 that had an 18 speed power shift. Lighter transmission obviously but the same characteristics as the old Magnum trans, rougher shift between 6-7 and 12-13.
  8. Tell me about an MX190

    I think the last year for the MXM was 2007.
  9. Cummins 24v help PLEASE

    No kidding. At least he didn’t have to retrieve it with a Scaterpillar.
  10. Need Cummins 24v help PLEASE

    The engine will run well, except maybe won’t quite make full power, with a dead lift pump. The problem is the injection pump is harmed by the lack of fuel pressure, and eventually fails.
  11. Need Cummins 24v help PLEASE

    Good chance the VP44 is failing. Ditto what CIHTECH said about a fuel pressure gauge plumbed right at the injection pump inlet, only I have seen 5 psi is the minimum. Those pumps NEED to have one, or they will get die way prematurely when the lift pump fails or gets weak. The lift pump is electric for those who don’t know. The fuel pump does not run when the key is in the on position but the engine is not running. The pump will run for a limited time if the starter is “bumped” and the key is left in the run position. Since its an ’01 it will show codes in the odo window, early models won’t.
  12. New member has question in the front row

    Now you made me drool. I would like to have a 1256 with a Hinson cab to go with my 856. The 12 would get stalk chopping duty in the fall. One can always dream . . . *sigh*
  13. Fireman`s Rule

    I’m not sure I like where this could go. I was taught in gun safety that there is no such thing as an accident. Someone somewhere did something wrong/negligent. So where do you draw the line?
  14. Most Regretted Farm Purchase

    The New Holland 195 isn’t very good at keeping the gate tight shut with slop either. For some reason the engineers didn’t position the cylinders such as to hold the gate tight shut, which allowed the gate to float up an inch or so. Dumb.
  15. Can you explain this a little more? Were they trying to foreclose you so they could mop up red ink on other deals that they lost money on? I have heard of that in the 80s, pull the loans on a solvent operation so they could make up what they lost on an insolvent operation.