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  1. Happy Birthday, Lorenzo!!. Speaking of today's birthdays, I see "RedFan" has a birthday today. Does anybody know if he is still around/alive? He was a "bloke" from Australia that used to post questions about IH equipment fairly often. IIRC, he had a 2+2.... a 3588 IIRC. He also had a 2188 combine. Looks like he last posted in 2008. I forgot about him until I seen his name on the birthday list. Just wondering what happened to him?
  2. Goodness....did we all grow up around early 706s with D-282s? Dad bought one new in early 1964 that we still have at the farm. Was his main tractor from 1964-1978 when he bought the 1086 to replace it as his main tractor. The 706 has just shy of 10,000 hours on it the last I looked. Hate to say it, but the 282 in that thing nearly broke Dad. Think the only thing original on that engine is the block itself. My brother cracked the head in the early 1970s plowing with it; I broke the crankshaft cultivating corn with it in 1985(that's a noise you'll never forget when it happens to you BTW). Think its had 3-4 sets of sleeves and pistons, injection pump. Dad bought a 550 5-bottom plow with it when he bought it new....I think that was probably a little more than what it should have been pulling. Most of the equipment he had for the 706 was probably a little more than it should have had behind it. Seemed like the 282s in the 656s ran forever....the tighter press fit of the sleeves and the slower RPMs on the gear drive models made them more reliable. We had several 656 Hydros out here that ran the faster RPMs, but most of those were cattle feeding/haying tractors....its not like they were pulling a plow for hours on end. The engines in them seemed to be pretty reliable. Several guys around where I grew up felt that the 282s went downhill as IH sped up the engines like they did in the early 706 diesels and the 660 tractors. Although the early 715 combines spun those engines at that higher speed....seemed like they had a good reputation overall other than the occasional head gasket. One thing I can remember our old IH mechanic that I worked with paid close attention to when doing a head gasket on those....he would take a sled gauge(like you normally use to check sleeve protrusion at the top of the block) and measure around the head bolt hole areas on the top of the block to see if the block was "pulling up" in that area. It was pretty common to see .002-.004" higher right around several of the bolt holes....he always felt that this greatly reduced the clamping of the head gasket between block/head. He would just take a pretty aggressive file to those areas around the bolts to get it flat with the rest of the top of the block. Seemed like maybe he mentioned IH even mentioning something about checking this back in the day....wish I could remember all of his little secrets on IH stuff. About 25 years ago, we did the whole gamut on our 282 in the 706; milled the top of the block and planed the head; had the block line-bored as one of the main bearing caps was loose in the block so we had to replace it. After all of that, that 282 would start down to -20 with no block heater. Its probably the best cold starter on the place, even better than the 1086 which starts just as good as any other 1066/1086 out there.
  3. Head bolt patterns for both engines. The 4 bolt/cylinder head bolt pattern on the top of the block matched the 4 main bearings on the bottom of the block as far as overall engine strength was concerned. In all honesty, when IH came out with those engines in 1958 or so, I'm sure most everybody else was previous envious of IH. IH came out with an engine design that was pretty universal for all the applications they wanted it for....trucks/tractors/construction equipment. The same basic block between the gas & diesel versions of those engines allowed engine flexibility with a minimum of frame changes between them. That was right at the time where there was still a lot of debate over whether a gas or diesel engine was the most practical engine in a lot of different applications...these engines allowed either choice. One could make a valid argument that, like many of their offerings, IH probably should have retired these engines a good 5-10 years earlier than they did, but chose not to. When they came out, some of their competitors were still using two-lungers, pony motors, and other old technology to compete with these new engines. By the time these engines were retired in the later 1970s, the competition had moved past them, though.
  4. Whenever these engines are mentioned, I always remember Pete23's comment about the difference between the D-282 vs. the C-263 engine. The D-282 used 14 head bolts...the C-263 used...15 head bolts.
  5. Which light? Got a 125 in the shop right now.
  6. For a long time, the terms "CVX" and "CVT" were pretty used interchangeably in CNH's marketing....CVX was the worldwide name, CVT was the name used in the US mainly. Then about 3-4 years ago, all of our CVTs in the US became renamed as CVX transmissions. Both of the CVTs that are built at the Basildon, UK, factory trace their lineage to Steyr, as far as I know. The CVT technology was the main reason for CaseIH buying Steyr back in the 1990s....even before CNH was formed. The small CVT is used in the Maxxums and small-chassis Pumas, while the larger CVT built there is used in the larger Pumas and Mid-Range Magnums. Personally, I like the smaller CVT just because it has just 2 ranges, whereas the larger CVT has 4 ranges....much smoother operating overall. Both of the Basildon CVT transmissions themselves have been a very good product overall. Have quite a few of both of them out anymore.
  7. Are you talking about what we call the Maxxum series of tractors in the US that CaseIH has offered for the last 10 years or so? That would be the only CVT model that I can think of in that size. A 120 would probably have the 4 cylinder 4.5L engine, the CVT would be the same one used all the way up to the small-chassis Pumas. The CVT itself has been a good unit. That size of tractor can have a lot of variables in hydraulics(electric or mechanical remote valves), hitch, and other things as that HP market is very competitive. You can get 2 tractors side-by-side that look the same, but have so many different options that one can be twice the price as the other one.
  8. That's what I was wondering....and hoping it isn't for the OP's sake. That's why I don't like Hy-Tran in an older white Case with no known history of previous transmission repair. The glue used on all of the clutch pack, diff lock, and PTO linings was NOT water tolerant. Case used to use what they called PTF fluid in those....basically a glorified 303 oil similar to Hy-Gard from the green company. It forced water to the bottom of the transmission. CaseIH learned about this the hard way in the 94 series tractors. In their haste to put Hy-Tran in as factory fill oil in the red-painted Cases, they started seeing the glue debonding from the steel of the plates....plugged up hydraulic filters faster than you could change them. After everyone got to doing some failure analysis, it was found out that the water suspended in the Hy-Tran was causing the glue to breakdown, causing a lot of early transmission failures. Once the supplier changed the glue to a water tolerant composition, the problem went away. Again, I hope this isn't the OP's problem.
  9. If you want to see IH's counter salespoints to this setup, watch this video. At about the 9 1/2 minute mark, it shows all of IH's perceived advantages to the IH 40 & 41 cornheads that they offered for the 151/181 combines at the same time over Deere's setup. A 4 row cornhead back then would be thought of like a 16 or 18 row cornhead nowadays. I thought $15K was pretty cheap in today's collector market....but I see the auction doesn't close for another 81 days or so. What do you suppose that unit will end up bringing for final sale price? IH 4 row cornheads
  10. Yes, the 2+2 would need the lift assist wheels hooked to another remote. Personally, I don't think I would recommend a PPH pump-equipped tractor on a 1200 planter, mainly for issues of hydraulic cooling capacity. Those tractors weren't even recommended to run a single hopper Cyclo planter with tractor hydraulics due to this....a 1200 fan system runs at higher pressures yet. I guess a guy can try it, but I'm not going to recommend it. Then you would also have to come up with a case drain setup for the 2+2 as well.
  11. The combination lift-assist/gull-wing setup was T'd into the external lift cylinder raise hose. FWIW, we had another operation that ran a 12-row stacker with a 7110 Magnum with MFD for 2-3 seasons this way. I'm sure it was a load for the 7110, but it seemed to work for them.
  12. A 1200 stacker with ground drive will need 2 remotes.....one set for the marker fold & stacker fold, and the other set for the fan circuit. Your monitor switches the circuit between marker fold and planter/stacker fold. Now....IIRC, the stackers had an extra plug-in in the planter harness near the marker fold/lift valve that would allow you to fold/unfold the planter with no monitor. You plugged in your 7-pin trailer light connector to the tractor and it would power up the stacker fold/unfold solenoid valve so that you could fold/unfold the planter by just hooking up the proper hydraulic hoses and the trailer connector. Too bad CaseIH didn't keep something similar on the later 1200 series planters.....with them, if you have no monitor, you have no planter fold/unfold functions. PITA. You will see the vacuum fan has 3 hoses, 2 big ones and one little one. The little one is case drain....no more than 25 psi in this circuit allowed. Make sure you hook this guy up first or you will blow the vacuum fan motor....more than $1K the last I knew when you make that mistake. Does this planter have what they call the "gull-wing" option? The ones we sold did. When the lift-assist wheels fully raise, there is a linkage at each wing that will raise the outer 3 rows/wing when making headland turns....helps keep the outer rows up out of trouble when making sharp turns. Also, one thing to be aware of....1200 planters do NOT play well with any IH/CaseIH tractor that has a #1 remote priority valve. The first pages of most 1200 planters ops manuals will instruct you to not hook any circuit of a 1200 planter to the #1 valve. The 1200 planter hydraulic pressure requirements are so much higher that sometimes you will have problems with downstream (#2 through#4 remote, also the 3 pt. hitch, too) circuits operating properly due to the priority valve not being satisfied.
  13. Hydraulic drive or ground drive? If its ground driven, the only constant hydraulic function will be the vacuum fan, which can use up to 13 GPM maximum. Most of the time with corn or soybeans it will take somewhere between 8 & 10GPM. Vacuum will run anywhere from 18-22" in corn, 15-16" in soybeans.
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