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Gearclash

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  1. The struggle continues for our little guy. Some significant improvements but also some significant concerns have arisen. May God give us strength to continue.
  2. Agree. I’ve done some stupid heavy slugging with a 3/4 ton diesel and a 3:54 rear ratio. Never once wanted a 4:10. Just needed a few more gears in the trans.
  3. Some equipment from the CIH era doesn’t play nice with Hytran either. Found that out first hand.
  4. Cat has a great cab. Like most though, can’t see out very well at all. I’ve all but given up on newer skid steers. If I need something bigger than my 1835Bs I will get a compact wheel loader.
  5. Officially you are correct but they are invariably referred to as a “D2000”. I see they were made in the USA.
  6. With the possible exception of the D2000, all New Holland built big square balers have been built in Zedelgem. I say “New Holland built” because in Europe New Holland was selling a rebadged Hesston 4x4 big square for a time.
  7. So you would not be so very far away from Zedelgem Belgium. That city is of some interest to me as we own a New Holland big square baler that was made there. Keep posting pictures please!
  8. Description on Fifer’s says it is is 4WD and runs.
  9. The PTO shaft is worth around a $1,000 if new. 540 is worth more than the 1000, but the 1000s wear out much sooner. I also tend to have some misfit equipment but I found from experience that neglected round balers are a lost cause. Setting outside for 4 years with a partial bale in it in VA (or near) is an absolute deal killer for me. That machine will have no end of bearing problems in the future.
  10. Saw this last week on Fifer’s lot south of Sioux Falls. Might be a Scout behind it too. Maybe they aren’t Scouts, I don’t know my IH vehicles. But I know an IH emblem when I see it. Didn’t have time to look close. Didn’t even want to be on the lot for that matter.
  11. Safe travels Ron! Especially on that cowpath they call a road that goes past you. Last time I went to Sioux Falls I made the mistake of taking that road . . . what a pain. Slower than that all get out on a day I kinda wanted to hurry. For good measure, we were partway down the one open lane behind the pilot car when we met some fruitcake in a Mustang coming from the other way . . . on the shoulder. Idiot.
  12. Run. Don’t walk. Pickup wrecked + bale in the chamber for 4 years + monitor gone + wiring cut + wheel missing + setting outside for 4 years = hopeless case. Salvage unit now.
  13. I would take a torque converter over a hydro for loader use.
  14. I would be happy to try to improve your English! One of the regrets of my life is that I have not the gift or inclination to learn a language other than English, so as atonement maybe I can help others better master the English language? If I chance to see them, I like watching youtube videos of agriculture in Europe.
  15. Almost certainly a linkage problem. Trace the 3-4 speed trans linkage to the shaft that goes into the trans. I would bet that the pitman arm has slipped on that shaft. You are looking at a tractor with the synchro trans. Nice trans. In some instances a power shift will be better, more productive, other times the synchro is better. In any event the synchro should cost you less money to own long term.
  16. @Steve C. We have no idea exactly where this is coming from. The hospital we are in says they have seen at least a dozen cases just this summer; that is typically what they see in a full year. The only other thing I know is that this strain of E. Coli (0157) is the strain that can cause problems with undercooked ground beef. It is often present in beef fecal matter. We, of course, have a lot of beef animals in this area and we have beef animals on our farm place, but there are people getting this that do not have direct exposure to beef.
  17. Very interesting topic. Reminds me of 2019; extremely wet year following another wet year. Water table was very high. My brother has to use a loader to finish cleaning his dairy manure pit as it gets filled with sand laden manure. The structure has 8” concrete walls 10’ high and a 6” concrete floor. Big circle 110’ in diameter with an access ramp. The water table was so high that it was pushing the concrete floor up by the time he had it mostly empty. I didn’t see it first hand but they said you could see the a “wave” in the concrete in front of the wheel loader if he drove across the floor.
  18. Update on our youngest child who is in the hospital. Yesterday morning they took him off the vent. So far he has done well, although with some ups and downs. He still needs quite a bit of oxygen to be able to maintain his blood O2 levels. He is in considerably less pain now than he was before the crisis of the small hours Monday morning when they put him on the vent. My wife was pleased to report tonight that he is maintaining his own blood sugar levels now without insulin. For reasons unknown he suddenly went diabetic very late last week. Today marks 2 full weeks he has been in the hospital. Still no urinary output yet, at least not being externally excreted. We need those kidneys to get back to woking again. We could very well have long road ahead of us, but I will take that over no road. God is good to us! The little girl referred to above was able to go home earlier this week. She had been in the hospital for 30 days.
  19. As long as it is the same type of pickup they will be interchangeable. Might not even be too hard to swap a different type on. Not a big deal to swap either. There was very little change in pickup design during the entire BR series run. Half way through the BR700A run they changed the floor roll bearing arrangement (that supports the pickup) but that won’t be a hindrance.
  20. We used to have one. Came from the days when my dad cut alfalfa with a sickle mower. Set in the grove unused for decades then it went for scrap. They would occasionally decide to wrap the crop on the rollers and that could make a person learn new and descriptive swear words so I am told.
  21. I’ve picked up a few snippets here and there about the lumber situation. So far as I can tell, a lot of the consumer price increase has been driven by logistics. Seems to be plenty of wholesale goods, just can’t get it from point A to point B in sufficient quantities. I believe that as my nephew is in the trucking biz and he had someone offer him whatever he wanted to haul steel rebar from TX to this part of the world. They just couldn’t find anybody to haul it up here. The crazy thing is people aren’t backing off of construction with these exorbitant prices. Asked the lumber yard guy that brought some stuff out and he said lumber sales are not down.
  22. I can believe that. Back in the day I did a fair bit of baling in HI 2, although HI 1 was more frequently used. Raking I use mostly HI 3. This with the 4 speed.
  23. Update. As of today it seems our little boy is holding his own. It is possible that in some ways he is in better shape than he was 24 hrs ago but that is hard to tell. We are thankful things are holding steady. We try not to look at the obstacles that remain. The little girl I referred to above (had the same E. Coli bug our guy got) might get to leave the hospital this week. She has been there for a month. I hope they get to go home soon!
  24. You got that right . . . these modern cabs are so tight and have enough glass they turn into oven right quick with no AC. Open ta door you say. That is ok unless you need to hear a round baler monitor beep to stop the tractor . . . and you don’t hear it over the engine noise when the door is open. 🤨
  25. Having been there and done that I don’t think there is any engine that can produce a crackle that can carry for miles like that D360. It is awful. Makes a straight pipe 2 stroke Detroit sound almost pleasant.
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