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  1. The CNH Maxxums(not the CaseIH MX Maxxums and 51/5200 series) trace their lineage from the CaseIH MXU/New Holland TSa series, introduced in the mid-2000s. That tractor more or less continues on as the current line of Maxxums as far as the drivetrain is concerned. The MXMs morphed into the current Puma line still built today by CNH, although there's been so many changes since that they aren't really the same tractor.
  2. The biggest heads we normally have around here anymore are 45', regardless of whether they are draper heads for soybeans or corn heads for corn.
  3. Art, when IH brought out the Axial-Flow combine in the late 1970s/early 1980s, one thing that IH pushed about them was their ability to "field grind" ear corn. There were several service bulletins written on suggestions for combine setup to do this. Generally speaking, you set up the combine like you would for wheat.....small wire concaves, run the concaves tight to the rotor, run the rotor fast like you would for wheat. After the concaves, they wanted you to remove the grates, so that all of the grain, stover, and fodder fell into the cleaning system area....where they wanted you to remove the sieves so that EVERYTHING ended up in the grain tank. I've seen and heard mixed results doing this. A CaseIH dealer a couple hours east of me had several guys do this over the course of several years. Supposedly, it could be tough on rotors and concaves doing this. And then you might have a problem getting that stuff out of the grain tank, especially if its high-moisture corn. I do have a customer here that has tried something similar with a couple 8240s for several years. He removes the sieves, but does leave all of his concaves/grates in the machine so not so much stover and fodder ends up in the grain tank. He combines this stuff very wet(30-35% moisture), and packs it into a silage pile with his silage. He must do okay with it....he keeps doing it year after year. I don't remember which one, but one of the Farmington Implement IH DVDs shows an 03 series IH combine setup for grinding corn in the field with a combine. It shows the sample in the grain tank....would probably make good cow chow.
  4. This is a drawing of the whole steering priority valve. I suppose you could have a plugged orifice at the steering signal fitting, or something is wrong with spool in the middle of the priority valve. Hard to say.
  5. The vacuum fan motor on a 1200 planter can take up to 13 gpm max. Actual flow depends on several variables; crop being planted, desired vacuum rate, # of holes the the seed disc, etc.
  6. Go back to your batteries. Look for the smaller wires that connect to the battery terminals themselves(not the big cables). Bet you'll find the wire terminals on the small wires damaged/corroded/rotted out.
  7. For the last 10-15 years, the state of South Dakota has been busy trying to research crash site locations for bombers lost in WWII during training missions...and there were many that were lost as there were many bomber training locations in the Upper Midwest. The last I knew they were going to erect a marker/monument of some kind at each location they can verify. Many of these planes crashed with a loss of the entire crew. When you stop and think many of these pilots were in their early 20s without a lot of previous experience, its amazing there were not more planes/men lost due to accidents. This road marker is in memory of 2 planes that flew into each other, causing the loss of the entire crew on one plane.
  8. Happy Birthday to BJ and everyone else celebrating one today!!
  9. 198960C1 is the switch part #. The ether switch is the same part #.
  10. Your description of it not firing with ether reminds me of a couple 7.3L IDIs that had sat around for an excessive amount of time that we had at the auto shop years ago when I worked for my old boss. We felt enough oil on the cylinder walls had drained back into the crankcase that the rings were not sealing properly....low compression. IIRC, those old IDIs were north of 20:1 for a compression ratio...so a lack of oil on the cylinder walls made it that much worse. We used WD-40 like MarkG described above to spray into the intake manifold so the engine would at least try to run on its own and get all the parts lubricated with oil again and try to get some oil splashed up on the cylinder walls to help the rings seal. Another thing I have seen tried is to use some Marvel Mystery oil in a pump spray bottle that you spray down the intake while cranking.
  11. Item #4. Charge pump is on the outer end of the hydro pump. Its a gerotor-style pump, just like the engine oil pumps Chrysler used for years on their V-8s. I'm not sure it can be removed in-chassis on a 1660...the charge pump is right inside the sheet metal paneling.
  12. I suppose in small grain country, chopper removal isn't all that often. In our area, choppers should have been mounted with velcro as we were always removing/installing them. Most guys removed choppers when combining corn, all those cobs and fodder would beat the heck out of the back end of a combine with a chopper installed....and beat the heck out of a person or another piece of equipment in the nearby vicinity of the chopper. Same with sunflowers....choppers were like running a tree chipper running small trees through it in sunflowers. With wheat straw, we combine both spring & winter wheat in July when its very warm....anybody wanting good quality straw that time of the year will remove the chopper...and then reinstall immediately when you are done trying to make baleable straw. Even conventional combines have problems making good quality straw when its 100 degrees out. And then for the #1 reason choppers were universally hated around here.....the area between the back of the straw racks and the chopper itself would plug with green weeds. Don't know how many 9600 Deeres around here got a complete set of new straw walkers due to that problem back in the 1990s. Every Deere 9600 owner around here knew how much straw walkers cost.....from personal experience.
  13. Happy Birthday, Travis!!
  14. Charge pump relief valve is stuck open. The big fitting on top of the charge pump. I guess the charge pump drive shaft could be sheared off, but not likely.
  15. One thing that nobody mentioned that helps out that 3020 immensely is that the straw chopper is in the storage position...that saves quite a bit of HP. Seeing that chopper setup reminds me of one GIANT leap in combine technology was the fold down chopper setup that Deere introduced on the 95/9600 SP combines. On the Titan models Deere sold previous to this, it was about a 3-4 man project to remove/install the straw chopper, especially on the 8820s that had a 65" cylinder. Major PITA job if you had somebody that wanted to save some straw for baling...and then put it back into the machine later on for normal straw chopping conditions. With the swing-away setup that the Maximizers had, it was much easier to do.
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