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  1. quadtrack

    RowTracs and Quadtracs are two different designs with two different undercarriages and tracks. RowTracs are available with 16", 18", 24" or 30" track widths; and can be setup for row spacings of 20", 22", 30", or 40" using different axle housings to space the undercarriages as necessary. Quadtracs can be had with 30" or 36" tracks. The width of the undercarriage is not adjustable.
  2. 7130 vs 7120?

    Back in the day, we used to install several dual PTO units in 7130s/40s. I'm showing my age here, but you used to be able to buy a whole complete unit from CaseIH for $1500-1800 or so and just swap out the entire unit. Those days are gone, though. Little harder and more $$$ to do that nowadays. Technically, a 1000 PTO only was standard on a 7120, with the dual-speed unit being optional. That being said, I've never seen a 7120 with just a 1000 PTO unit. From a 7120 to a 7130, the engine is the same, but the transmission is heavier-built. The final drive planetaries are wider on a 30, the clutch packs in the 30s have a couple more plates per pack than a 20 on the later models(earlier 20s had the same clutch packs as the 30s, but CaseIH cheapened up the later models by using fewer plates on the 20s). From a 30 to a 40 is mainly engine changes. The 40 has a lot of different things changed due to the intercooler(pistons, injection pump just to name a few). As far as the MX240, unless you find a late-model one with the factory 3-shaft PTO option, its cost-prohibitive to put the 3-shaft setup into a machine that only has the big shaft 1000, which is what most MX240s came with.
  3. Gear oil question

    Back in the 1990s, CaseIH Magnums and New Holland Genesis tractors used the exact same Dana Spicer MFD axle. CaseIH called for 85W-140, New Holland specified 80W-90. Later on, New Holland changed their spec. to 85W-140 as the 80W-90 would not hold up under extreme conditions.
  4. Forum issues

    Same here. Both on iPhone and my laptop.
  5. Cool old Kenny

    What were the 3408 Cats and KTA 1150s rated at for hp in trucks back in the day? I'm sure its pretty small compared to today's newer engines. Also, did the trucks with those engines have a beefier drivetrain behind the engine as compared to their regular 6cyl. counterparts? Neat to see there are some still running around nearly 40 years later.
  6. Former I-H Dealership In Onawa, IA.

    WOW, 3 old IH Go-devils(or go-digs, as they were called in some places) in the last picture.. Used for cultivating corn planted with a lister. Looks like they are all 8-rows, too. Ran a 4RW version for several years in the 1980s. Those, along with the moldboard plows beside them, are pretty much all things of the past anymore. Thanks for sharing. Brings back a lot of memories.
  7. millbank SD IH dealership

    Just about. It was October 1, 2008 when the sale was completed. Watched my old boss and Mr. Meyer and their lawyers sign all the papers first hand. That name rings a bell. He had it after Storsteen's closed? Seems like Storsteen's closed in the early 1980s. I assume the new owners renamed it Valley Farm Equipment?
  8. millbank SD IH dealership

    I think Pete's pretty close on everything. IIRC, it was Storsteen's(sp?) in the 70s-early 80s. The dealer from Aberdeen that took over was formerly Mickelson Equipment in Aberdeen, a Case dealer before the merger. Wasn't there somebody in between those 2 dealers in Milbank? Can't remember now. I highly doubt Titan would have obtained those records from the former owners. We never had access to what my former boss sold before the Titan boyout unless he happened to have kept it on his own for some reason. When my former boss sold out to Titan 10 years ago, all of our previous correspondence with CNH disappeared on CNH's end-for some kind of legal reason is my understanding. All of our previous ASIST/technical support documentation from my old dealer was gone immediately after Titan took us over.
  9. Steiger 450

    Well, you guys are in luck today. I was able to take some pictures of just about every setup for the crankcase filters on FPT/Iveco engines today. I'll try to describe them in order. Pic #1 shows the flat filter setup used on most older 10/13L single-turbo engines like the Steiger 400/450 tractors you folks own, as well as Wilson's 385 Steiger. If you look in the middle of the picture, you see the blue outline of the filter that is under the square cover. That's the filter itself. In the second pic., I show how the blowby gases are ran back to the air intake for the engine to be burned by the engine. For some reason, the combines did that all the way back to Tier 3(this picture is from a 9120 combine). I believe the Steigers vented the gases on Tier 3. In the third picture, I show the cover on a 550 Steiger that shows the location on 550/600 Steigers, as well as most Tier IVb engines in 11 & 13L sizes. The filter fits on the back of the injection pump drive gear. Pic #4 is a pic. of that filter-its also used by the Cursor 9L in the Magnums, sprayers, combines, baby Steigers, etc. Pic #5 shows the location of the filter on the Cursor 9L like on Wilson's 7010. Its under that manhole cover. This pic. is of its yellow cousin, a CR9060 New Holland.
  10. Steiger 450

    Have your dealer look up service bulletin # 2016-071 CIH N SB. Its not a mandatory recall. One of those "fix as fail" things. 3385 does deal with the fan clutch circuit. It is controlled by the big computer right inside the LH door of the cab as well as the engine computer. There is a lot of service info for this code, so I doubt you'er the only one with problems. Make sure all the softwares are updated as it looks like that has been a problem before. Could be a harness issue as well.
  11. Pull type combines

    Used to be a lot of PT combines in east central SD back in the 70s-80s as well. Thanks for the pictures
  12. My first combine

    Looks like sunflower pans on the 1482?
  13. Steiger 450

    The 400 yes, the 600 no. With FPT's Cursor engines, they have a crankcase breather filter. The filter is supposed to separate the oil from the gases in the engine blowby/ventilation. On the original Cursor10/13L engines, this filter is a flat filter at the back/top part of the engine . With Tier III and earlier engines, the fumes were just vented to the atmosphere like pretty much all diesel engines have ever done. With Tier IV engines, the fumes are then brought back into the air intake, where they are supposed to be burned by the engine. Sometimes the fumes contain a lot of oil, and eventually the air intake piping starts to take on an oily appearance. It has been noticeable by many people, but its just a normal thing with those engines. A couple years ago they came up with this kit which is more or less a filter system that does a better job of separating the oil from the blowby. I believe it was derived from the setup that is used on the 16L engine in the 9240 combine. On your 600(550s/600s use a 13L with 2-stage turbocharging and common-rail fuel system), that filter is attached to the back end of the camshaft. It uses the centrifigul force to separate the oil from the fumes-a much more effective setup. All the newer FPT Cursor engines(9L, 11L, Tier IVb 13L) use the same setup as your 600 does. However, that filter also needs changing on your 600 as well. 1200 hr interval on that IIRC.
  14. Steiger disk

    CaseIH kept offering the Steiger disc for a few years after they bought Steiger. Model 696. Originally was a Wilbeck disc. Several were around here. They used airplane tires for the center tires. The wheel bearings would overheat while a salesman was pulling one down the road behind his big truck at 30+ mph. They're not fun to work on alongside a busy highway. BTDT
  15. Case 94 vs IH 50 Series

    As far as the full-time MFD, that was just because it was the quickest, easiest, simplest way to get an MFD available on the large-frame Case powershift tractors. Case called it "Constant Traction MFD". Much easier(cheaper) to develop a dropbox that has no way to disconnect the driveline rather than to develop an MFD clutch, valve, and plumbing to provide an on/off for MFD. They probably could have used a mechanical cable/shift fork setup like the 96 series/2294s used, but that was probably considered too "cheesy" for a tractor you are trying to sell as a flagship model for the entire series. I know guys have complained about tire wear when roading and poor turning radius on them since they were new. I have seen some guys remove the MFD driveshaft/rear yoke assy. when they were going to road the tractor long distances. I remember one guy that used to remove the driveshaft on his 3394 when he would use it for haying in the summertime. He felt the front tires wrought havoc on his hay ground when he turned at the headlands. He would remove the driveshaft/yoke, then take a plastic pop bottle, cut it in half and use a hose clamp over it to make a crude cover over the MFD output shaft so that he didn't have to worry about hay wrapping around it. You have to remember the 33/3594s were not Case's first time of offering a full-time MFD tractor-they also offered it on the previous model in the 3294. The 3294 was full-time MFD for a valid reason. They used a small frame powershift transmission from a 2294 and put a 2394 engine in front of it. The full-time MFD would take enough extra power from the drive train to allow them to run a smaller transmission in front of a bigger engine. The 32 & 3394 were rated the same hp, but the 3394 was a large chassis powershift.