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Gleaner k2

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  1. 2 hours ago, J-Mech said:

    No joke.

    I give the crank a spin after each piston goes in so I know if I have a tight rod bearing, or maybe a tight cylinder.  I might have overlooked something when doing my checks.  You bolt all 6 in and go to turn it and it's tight....  now which cylinder was it???


    TGFain.... buddy, I think you should have maybe gotten someone to help you on this.  I'm really concerned with as many questions as you are asking..... and questions I think should have got asked, but didn't.... that you may end up learning a very expensive lesson on why you let professionals (or at least get help from one) rebuild engines.  An IH D361 is a bad engine to learn on.


    Before you go any further....Did you hone fit (with a bore style locking hone) the pistons to the sleeves? 

    Thats why my 361s are sitting collecting dust just not ready to gamble the very expensive lesson that could be learned quit yet! 

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  2. 54 minutes ago, IH884 said:

    Hopefully you get it bought.  Always a market for 4 x 4 loader tractors.   A 4x  4 loader tractor is far more useful than a 2wd.    If the loader is oversize then may have to find the correct loader for it and that might solve the steering problem.  A 784 with 2250 loader to match would make a valuable unit after you finish with it.  There was a thread a ways down about a hard starting 674.   Often on those the precise location of the start position was hard to find making them hard to start if you did not have the handle in the correct location.

    Wouldnt that be something if thats all it was! My luck never goes like that! 

  3. Went to a little junk yard about a hour from me today just to see what he has drug in!  Has a 784 guy dropped it off said it was wore out so they made a deal then the yard owner said now that i bought it whats wrong with it! Guy said it was hard starting used either and finally he couldnt get it to start again so he said the heck with it parked it and bought a new one sat outside for 3 years! Tachometer says 3100 hours pedals all tight not much wear 3pt drawbar look good definetly looks like a 3100 hour tractor possibly! It has a odd loader im not sure what it is but heavy and its 4wd which i like and the guy told the yard owner the transmission and front end our in working order did say it was hard to streer at times! I have no experience or never been around a utility ih what would a complete rebuild cost me for the engine? I can get a rough idea i think on engine rebuild cost hoping maybe the engine just needs a freshan up maybe bearings and rings of he didnt feed it to much either! But im sure she drank a can or two trying to get it to start the last time 😡 but the BIG question is the cost to rebuild the injection pump not a lot of info out thier on the injection pump! Thinking this be a good replacement for the 656 with loader! Wife says you buy it something gotta go to pay for it! 😢

  4. If the block is good why couldnt you cut off the u shape braket and make two new ones and weld them to the end of the shafts!  i have heated them up and sprung them open to get them out or the road and heat them up and bend back together no problem putting them back together! 

  5. 1 hour ago, redtop1460 said:

    I wish they had stuff like this in the Northeast!

    Thats what i was thinking i have seen alot worse looking stuff running on farms all the time than in the pics of that stuff in that yard! 

  6. 4 minutes ago, Owen Aaland said:

    It should be no problem. There is a plastic button on the bottom of the installation plug to keep the pump from turning before it is installed. You just wore off a bit of the plastic.

    I would feel better if that stem they put in was plastic! It was aluminium

  7. Well i screwed wrench yanking this weekend! Swapped injections pumps on my 986 got it all ready to fire up! Hit the key boom running thought GREAT it wasnt 180 off! Shut it off looked at the pump said to myself you idiot you didnt pull the little stopper do hickey and put the plug in! It even has BIG tag on it! Anybody know how bad that screws up the pump? The do it yourself college of hard knocks isnt always cheaper! 😡

  8. A question for the older guys on here! Has it always been that the people in the working class dont think ahead? or plan? I work at a garbage transfer station as a excavtor operator 7 years now! For those who dont know they dump out the collection trucks and load on a semi to go to a land fill! Now we all heard for days that the cold was coming! Im in charge of the tipping floor i have one helper a excavator wheel loader and a yard truck! So my helper (a good learner) and i made sure everything was tip top shape for cold fuel treatment block heaters working air tanks drained ect! 40 degree wind chill everything fires up and we ran the past two days no problems! Now i do have a manger above me and he figured out quick when he started thier to just leave me alone everything on the tipping floor be taken care of! Now for the drivers and our under 30 years old educated maintenance crew! Well thier lack of experience in preparing for cold weather really showed! Trucks froze up fuel gelled air lines froze trucks not plugged in ect ect the site manager had his hands full trying to get all the monkeys straightened out! I had trouble keeping my mouth shut when are moron high school drop out maintenance manager told me I dont know what its like to work in the cold! I said yea your right! At 32 I will always appreciate growing up on a dairy farm and being taught how to think ahead and how to plan and prepare and have a back up plan on how to get it done! On a slim budget! How can people not think ahead or plan! And at this large company i swear poor thinking is a management qualification! The stupidity of adults blows my minds! My first job off the farm was a small company it was a good crew! When i started in the trash it opened my eyes to how stupid people can really be! 

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  9. Its sad! I dont know where we are heading! I didnt read it all but the lawsuits are just ridiculous anymore! I dont if any other towns are doing it yet but clarion pa wants to tax you for storm water! Any water that runs off youth property and into the storm drain system thier gonna figure out the amount of tax by the square footage of property you have! 

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  10. Pull up on it i spray wd 40 on mine on a 966 everytime i grease the tractor mine use to leak oil when i got it cause the valve rod was pitted and leaked no parts availible i had machine shop make me a new rod for the valve cost me $50 dollars! Now i lube it so it doesnt rust! 

  11. 16 hours ago, gonzo 1066 said:

    I have used Hy Capacity     Been a dealer for them for 20+ years.    I would guess that I have installed well over 30 of the HD units, have not had a failure yet.     You have to understand that there is a installation procedure that has to be strictly followed to make any TA last.  

    Is the procedure to follow written out and sent with the ta that hy capacity has or is it some tricks of the trade to make them last? Im planning on doin my own ta in a 966! The ones we did in the past we pulled the center section an sent to the dealer! 

  12. Anybody got any ideas on how to clean up a old hayfield? Picked up some grass hay fields manly orchard grass that wasnt baled last year! So all the old junk is still out thier and i want to avoid any off the old stuff in the 1st crop this year! Would it be smart to go bush hog it off early before it gets growing if i can get in without tearing it up? Would a flail mower be a better choice then a bush hog i never had a flail mower besides a new idea cutditioner id buy one if it work to mow it off grind it up so it rots faster? Or am i just stuck with junk in the first crop this year? 

  13. 10 hours ago, tractorholic said:

    You are saying the idiot lites in the dash are supposed  to flash? I know they do not on my 706. For some reason I think one of them might on my 756. I will have to check

    Didnt know this either! My 80y was just red! I remember the light on our 1066 when it first come would flash then it quit for years so i put a new bulb in now its just red! Guess i need the right bulbs

  14. 10 minutes ago, lorenzo said:

    Picture might  have been taken several years ago considering the fact that its from a negative that someone flipped.

    Probably 35 MM or perhaps 110.

    The digital camera was actually invented in 1975 but didn't really become main stream until about 20 years ago.

    Now its hard to even find someone to develop 35 mm film these days.

    I used to shoot for Hemmings Motor news and had pictures in several of their calendars and coffee table books years ago back in the days of 35 MM film.

    Had a few  magazine covers published and various other publications over the years.

    Always had my film developed locally and became good friends with the camera shop owner.

    I remember him telling me that he was afraid the digital camera was going to put him out of business and sure enough it did.

    He sells cars now.

    Hard to believe its been that long ago.

    Time flys when your having fun! 

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