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  1. I can't give you a good answer on that. Did some looking in the service manual and it talks about the possibility of plugs instead of zerks. It tells you to remove the plugs and installing zerks when servicing the axle assy. According to the parts book, its a metric M10 thread.
  2. Magnums were 114" std. length, 120" for long axles 1026 are the same that Matt mentioned for 56 series....100" for std., 118" for long axles
  3. We were discussing engines on 4000 swathers on here last year. This is some info I found in the IH 4000 swather manual. Early 4000s used a 232 AMC engine, later ones used a 258 AMC engine, and some used a 225 slant 6 Chrysler industrial engine as well.
  4. MXM175 & 190s used brakes that were supplied by oil from the tractor's hydraulic system...like most modern tractors do. Large-chassis Pumas and Mid-Range Magnums use that system, too. MXM155s on down used the brakes that needed the special hydraulic oil, just like the newer Maxxums do. As far as greasing intervals, keep doing what you are doing. I suppose you could get carried away and overgrease the wheel bearings, but I'm not aware of this ever being a problem on them. The biggest problem has been to get owners to recognize that there ARE zerks that need to be greased there. Doesn't
  5. With all due respect, you might want to look again to be sure. To my knowledge, all the Maxxums after the MX Maxxums, Pumas, and small-chassis Magnums have greaseable rear axle bearings. That’s the problem, these zerks aren’t listed in several operator’s manuals, and they can be hard to spot as some are in a recessed area on the housing. I looked at 3 different Maxxums/T6 New Holland’s in the shop this morning…they all have zerks. One of them was on the bottom of the axle housing where you wouldn’t expect to find them. Hate to see anybody spend $2-3000 on a repair that a few pumps of grease
  6. SDman

    1967806 B-Day

    Happy Birthday Dan. Miss your comments on here.
  7. That's one thing I have never mentioned much on here when comparing Deere to IH in the 1970s/80s....their dealer structure/organization around my area. They were about as different as night and day in their approach to it. With Deere, by the mid/late 1970s, Deere had consolidated their dealers down to where there was generally one dealer per county...usually in the county seat. And the name of just about every Deere dealer was "***** County Equipment", with the name of the county they were in being the dealership name. And that one dealership....was usually a big one. With IH, on the
  8. Interesting stuff. As far as educating operators....excessive idling is still one of the biggest problems with emission system problems. Since most of CNH's engine technology comes from Europe, they have always hammered on us that North Americans spend way too much time with engines at an idle...and I would tend to agree with them. Idling an engine does just as much damage as anything. Engines and emissions systems work best when everything is working hard and up to operating temperature. Has anyone tried OptiSpray by Yara? Supposed to be a cleaner version of DEF that isn't supposed leave
  9. The old Case energy cell engines....always sounded like somebody was holding an ether can to the air intake all the time with the constant pinging noise those engines made. Years ago a guy brought one of those to the shop with a loud knocking noise...sure sounded like a rod bearing/crankshaft knocking noise. What had happened was that one of the energy cells(the large nut-looking things on the RH side of the cylinder heads) had backed out a couple turns. Every time that cylinder fired, that energy cell would rock back & forth in its bore, making a loud knocking noise. Simple, cheap fi
  10. Used to cultivate a lot back in the 1980s. Dad still used a lister for planting corn so we used a go-devil the first 2 passes(pass #1 you set the discs so they threw dirt away from the small corn plants; pass #2 you set the discs to throw the ridge between the rows into the taller corn to kill the weeds in the row). For the third pass(if time allowed), he had a 4-row IH cultivator from the 1960s; IIRC, it was a model 463? Third pass cultivating was fun...you went as fast as you dared to keep it on the row. Neighbor of ours had a 3588 2+2 with an 8RW IH 183 cultivator. One year we were cu
  11. Well…since the 4366 is the tractor of the week, I will offer this one that I’ve known about for years but have been somewhat hesitant to post about as the owner is just one of those quiet types that don’t like anyone making a fuss out of things. To sum it up, it’s an IH 4366…with an 855 Cummins engine…and has a cab and powershift transmission from a 9270 Steiger. More about this tractor and it’s owner later on.
  12. Offering my sincerest condolences to Billy and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
  13. Most Maxxums and small-chassis Pumas have a sensor in the master cylinder to turn on a warning light on the dash to warn the operator when the brake fluid level gets low. A fair percentage of small Pumas/Maxxums & New Holland T6 and T7 tractors that come in the shop have this warning light on. Usually it takes just a few ounces to raise the fluid level to turn the light off. We probably do sell more to the shop than over the counter...but I have had customers and parts guys ask me which fluid those tractors take so that they get the right stuff.
  14. Here is the verbage of the bulletin that Cedar Farm referenced. Explains it pretty well. As far as comparing the capacity/ability of the PPH system to the hydraulic capacity/capabilities of today's tractors....don't get your expectations too high. Its really comparing apples to oranges. Back then, most hydraulic motors were simple gear motor setups that didn't need a lot of pressure to operate...didn't take much power and didn't create a lot of heat. Today's hydraulic motors are usually of axial-piston design which take more pressure to operate and create more heat...although their overall eff
  15. First off, is he using the proper brake fluid? It should be LHM fluid, which is mineral oil-based. DOT 3 and 4 brake fluids are glycol-based…they are not compatible with each other. Several European-built CNH tractors that were based on existing New Holland products use this system, including Maxxums and smaller Pumas. They also have a grease zerk for the outer axle bearing because the brake prevents hydraulic oil from lubricating the bearing. Many operators neglect greasing this bearing.
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