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About larv71

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  1. larv71

    Buying parts these days.... for anything

    Replaced ex manifold gaskets on 5488 last winter, and decided to install all new stud bolts priced them at local Carquest were cheap price but made in China. Decided to go OEM in spite of price difference hoping for a better quality. CASE IH box with made in China printed right under the part number. If I'm not in a hurry I shop around online for better price and quality.
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    Buying parts these days.... for anything

    I try to buy local if possible. We have a Carquest which is excellent dad and two boys own an d operate it. They go above and beyond to help. On the flip side Advance Auto is across street, you can go online order parts and pick them up usually 20-30% less,same part but poor customer service. I believe they own Carquest. If I'm not in a hurry usually use Rockauto always seem to be good quality.
  3. Worked in maint.for a RV co. got good at overhead door repair and sprinkler pipe repairs. Had two guys I told as long as they were there I had job security. Had a lady who drove our pickup and delivery truck. Chevy c4500 box truck. Went to pull it out one morning and and door started down before she was clear took out 16' door. Felt bad for her she took better care of equip than anyone there.
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    Dad bought a 966 new off the lot 38" rubber. Had clamp style, probably would have been ok but used cheaper T rail duals. Probably wouldn't have had any problems if we had axle mount duels. Eventually replaced both with wedge locks and the axle mt. duels.
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    966 - Loudest Tractor IH Ever Built???

    Have a 9 and 766. The 766 is definitely louder. Both have good mufflers. Have a Buckeye tile machine with a Detroit, the 9 and 766 are pretty mild compared to that thing!
  6. Bought mine online from Quality Farm Supply around $135.00 last spring. Have them on two tractors, one to go. Got tired of those adapters, no problems so far.
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    Monsanto roundup vs generic cornerstone5

    Have been using generic glyphosate ( Bucaneer Plus) for quite a few years. Use ammonium sulfate and a water conditioner/ph adjuster and have had excellent results. There are some generics out there that don't have enough surfactants in them.
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    Rims & Tires

    I'll post a pic as soon as I get the new tires on, replacing axle seals and three pt bsh&seals and cab mounts while tires are off. Thanks
  9. larv71

    Rims & Tires

    Tires are probably about 30% not very good, had fluid in them, one has a slow leak. Part of the reason for switching tires and rims. Was last tractor with fluid. Was going to look for another tractor for the planter and drill but decided to fix this thing up. LED lights, new cab kit, air seat plus some other things. Engine is good transmission updated, no dings in tin. Mech sound just needed some TLC. When I bought a magnum w/fwd the 5488 basically sat. Only has about 5800 hrs on engine. Son had bought this tractor for manure knifing but that venture didn't work out so I kind of inherited it. Didn't mean to write a book. Thanks
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    If I was only going to own one gun it would be shotgun. Own two 870's 20ga and a 12. Have always worked flawlessly. 12ga has a 30"full choke will shoot nice tight groups. My dad had Winchester's didn't like my Remington's. Kind of like red and green tractors everyone has their favorite.
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    Looking for

    Interesting how far some of these tractors travel!
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    Looking for

    Drove thru Polks lot in Ind. 826 sn#u013630
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    Rims & Tires

    I have a 5488 with 20.8 x 38s Wanting to switch to a step up rim. My rims are the std4" dbl bevel with with 7 lugs 7" apart with 16 wedges. I found a set of Titan rims w 18.4 x 42 tires double bevel but have 6 lugs 9" apart and 4 lugs 14" apart. Supposed to be universal fit. Were off a JD 4630. talked to a couple of tire dealers but neither one could be sure if they would fit. The 4 lugs at 14" should work. Anyone have any experience switching to this type rim. Thanks in advance.
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    milk price for jan.

    Mennonite guy close by putting up another huge bldg was told it was to house his replacement hiefers. Guy that helps install rotary parlors cant keep up. Also heard theres a digester east of me and milk being trucked in and dumped. Doesn't make sense. I agree with Red Tractor above ground prices not softening up nor land rental prices.
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    Frozen septic lines

    I have a jetter hose that connects to my high pressure washer like 12guy described, got it from Northern Equip approx cost $100. Run hot tap water thru it and it will cut thru your problem. Run from tank back to house it wil pull itself in. Have used it twice, once a septic system and once to clean a drain tile. When I worked in town we had a sewer line freeze up under a driveway. Had a access cover outside poured a gallon of Liquid Heat in (sulfuric acid) by the end of the day everything was.flowing. If I was using this inside you would need some good ventilation and wear safety glasses and rubber gloves.