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About netto55

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    Stratford Ontario
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    Muscle cars. Older tractors. International 1086 International 766 International 884 International 674 International 574 The the powerful International 1066

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  1. I have had a situation early in my farming career where it was time to replace a 970 case tractor. It was under powered and no differential lock. Wanted a tractor with one so we could plow without having to ride the left or right brake. The local John Deere had a really nice 4230 John Deere with fully loaded cab. nearly as new a bit more power than a 970 Case and differential lock. It was a cold day and the salesman could for the life of him not get that tractor to start. He had boosted it and yes tried some either, still would not start.it was cold out mind you so told him needed an excellent starting tractor and if they pulled it into the shop and see if there was nay other issues. So I said I would come back another day. On my way home going past an Case IH dealer they had a repainted white cab 1066. So white cab 1066 is an early model and if they are repainted what did it originally look like. So I inquired about the tractor. The salesman said with real confidence that the 1066 would start as long as the batteries were up. and he said he was very confident that the tractor would have 150 hp and pull my 5 bottom 20 inch corn plow like a hot knife in butter. So we got up to the tractor and behold it started and ran smooth right away. He looked at me and said I am going to warm it up and pull it to the shop and prove the horse power on the dyno. As we got the tractor set up some mechanic s told me this tractor is a beast. So once warmed up they hooked up to dyno. I watched the dyno and this tractor pulled the dyno to 210 hp and it could hold it there at rated rpm speed. so as stated it has all kinds of power. We redid the cab interior and this tractor looked like a poster tractor with a straight chrome exhaust pipe. I had a lot of John Deere's around me and the John Deere dealer was disappointed i traded to an International. A friend had a 4440 with 20.8 X38 tires and the 1066 with 18.4 X 38s would at any time out pace the 4440. Just brute power. Never had a TA issue on 4,000 hrs that I owned the tractor. Everything worked. My brother in laws would come up and insist they drive the tractor just to here and experience the sound and power of the International engine. We could hammer mill ground corn with a Bearcat grinder and keep up to 12 row combine. It did everything I wanted to do. Now a John Deere 4230 or 4430 would have a better cab...yes. but a tractor has to have some balls and durability and be able to start when it is cold.
  2. worked with a 766 tractor before did all the medium jobs around the farm and silo filling. Had fuel pump rebuilt and engine. after a really good break in on a heavy disk it dynoed 116 hp. for field work better with 38 inch tires than 34 inch tires. great handling tractor
  3. Why are you using the Quick hitch? I see the plow has accommodation for top link. plow may trail better and drop the back more going into the ground I use to have a massey 880 plow and used that set up. maybe on back furrow switch to a deep suck share
  4. netto55

    Cool it

    worked with a 766 for a number of years. It had new sleeves and piston done due to cavitation. Fuel pump re built. it produced 119 pto horse power it was on a larger forage blower for 809 foot silo. Man could we unload wagons fast. And great on big manure pumps and agitation. Fast on the road and small enough to run a square baler. Had differential lock all around excellent tractor
  5. wow that bring memories. Here in Ontario I remember Vincent farm Equipment In Seaforth with a full line up of tractors but most of them came with cabs. A lot sold in our neighborhood. 966 , 1066 and 1466 were most popular One neighbor had the 1468 tractor with cab.. Remember it pulling a 32 ft cultivator
  6. netto55

    roof collapse

    Had this issue in Ontario with large sow barns back a few years ago. we had snow a thaw and then more snow until the load got too heavy Roof collapsed and sows were saved by the gestation stall that protected them. One barn we shoveled off with 25 guys. Had to have a high hoe take snow away at the eves as it piled so high
  7. Well a differential lock would make for full two wheel drive. I use to hit the brake on a non differential lock tractor and lose some power and make it hard on the drive system. Most Canadian 1066 tractors have differential locks
  8. Yes 856. Our neighbor had a 856 with custom cab and 20.8 x 38 tire this tractor had a real bite but could not rememeber about it having a diff lock Most John Deere had a diff lock right back to the 2510 tractor
  9. Toyota placed 1st 2nd and 3rd. Yes bring in dodge and have the big three battle it out.
  10. I see so many USA sold tractors in the 56 /66/86/series tractors that never had differential locks. Many other brands the same like Case in 30 and 70 series tractors I have driven and or owned 766 , 1086 and 1066 with diff locks and they were very effective in traction issues. Did the 865 tractor come with option for differential lock?
  11. They have a sound matt that is installed on car to make them quite may want to check that and really insulate the cab floor from tranny noise and can cover the cowl too from engine. then install the cab kit
  12. had a neighbor that bought a 856 with custom International cab. had 20.8 X 38s tires and duals. great tractor. He had some land with heavy clay and he pulled 4X16 and in light soil he has 5X16 and the 856 worked well. Big tractor in 1971 and he had only a clutch replacement once in 40 year she had the tractor A few years later he bought a 4320 John Deere and it pulled the same plows in the same soil and could do not much better than the 856.
  13. Had this same issue with a 574 rebuilt starter alternator and batteries and it end up being loose connections on the ammeter back of the dash tighten up the connections and After that best starting tractor. Please check this let us know
  14. netto55

    IH plows

    Plowed with 5 bottom 735 vari-width. which had lots of ground clearance. 720 slightly more clearance and option for bigger bottom width than 710 I believe
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