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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.
  15. Gearclash


    If a rod is gonna let go, that is the best outcome. No question the whole engine needs to be replaced. I once put a Briggs single cylinder back in service that chucked the rod. Little dent and crack in the case, the crank journal wasn’t burnt, so new rod, patch the crack, and back to work. I also messed with a Continental L478 (inline 6 gas hog) that had sent a rod through the block. Blew a hole in the case that a guy could shake hands through. Someone had sleeved the cylinder, ground off the worst of the carnage on the cam and crank, patched the gaping hole in the case with 1/8” sheet steel and lots of bolts, and put it back to work
  16. I’ve about done it all over the years when it comes to ensiled products. Tower silo, pile, bunker, bag, baleage. Bags are way at the bottom of my list, expensive per ton and a royal pain to deal with. Baleage has a place but I would recommend a cutter baler. Un cut baleage is just a pain to handle. Plastic cost is high on that as well. Baleage vs chopper is a situational call. If you need a silage chopper for corn, may as well do the hay that way too.
  17. Front left track come from the same store that sells dull hacksaw blades??
  18. It’s been that way for 20 years. What’s different now??
  19. I am not at all convinced that [consumer] borrowed money is the cause of the current inflation. There is some 10 trillion of new high powered money floating around out there made by the Fed that higher interest rates won’t make disappear. Plus all sorts of dumb problems that have hindered the supply side of supply/demand equation. The correct way to deal with the current inflation problems is to raise taxes on consumer-spenders but that has no chance in this world of happening. Raising interest rates at this juncture does not strike me as a good idea. Not saying that interest rates shouldn’t have been a little higher all along. For now the economy (the python) needs to be left alone so it can digest this pig (Fed stimulus).
  20. A lesson I learned from the Flint MI lead tainted water debacle. Apparently lead contacting water in pipes is not automatically going to result in lead in the water. If I remember right it was the acidity of the water that precipitated the trouble in Flint. Some cheapskate didn’t want to treat the water to keep the ph up and prevent lead from leaching into the water. Maybe @dale560 can set me straight on this.
  21. CIH LBX332 = New Holland BB940. It’s very possible the next newer models (NH BB940A and the CIH LB333) use many of the same parts. The model preceding the BB940 would be the BB590; not sure how much there is in common between those. I don’t think there is a CIH equivalent of the BB590.
  22. Care to elaborate? That is a New Holland baler with CIH decals; I’ve been keeping an older NH big square baler going that is infested with NLA parts.
  23. Will the tractor free roll (speed up if you don’t use the brakes) down hill?
  24. I would give Rowse a call. They are good about supporting customers directly.
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