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  1. No. 5400s were available in either 15' or 20' widths. With or without a coulter cart in front of them. Could also get them in either regular drill openers(Minimum-Till or Mulch-Till models) or with Early Riser planter openers(Soybean Special models). Like Alan said, 5500s were 2 15-foot models hooked together in a front fold configuration. They were available in either Mulch-Till or Soybean Special models as well. 5500s were fairly popular around here.
  2. ...and the countermeme. Personally, Busch lite ranks right up there with pond water to me.
  3. Make sure you check the pressure of the accumulator above the brake valve. The #1 reason the brake valve leaks is because the accumulator no longer has a charge.
  4. Happy Birthday, Chris!!
  5. Tier 3 New Hollands that are the same counterparts as a long wheelbase Puma would be the T7000 series (T7030, T7040, T7050, and T7060). Tier IV tractors would be the T7.xxx series, starting with the T7.210. They do offer a smaller series T7 in T7.170/185 & 200 models, but that is a smaller chassis...not sure if the axle diameter is the same. The New Holland-based tractors used that offset wedge setup for wheel/axle hubs that are unique to the Basildon tractors(Maxxum/Pumas in red, T6s/T7s in blue). The Mid-Range Magnums use the long wheelbase Puma drivetrain, but they use the same axle setup as the large chassis Magnums have always used(the old Case tapered hub wedge).
  6. First off, do you have the updated terminators installed? Doubt this is your problem, but something to consider. What you are describing is a common issue I have seen with the armrest controller(big circuit board underneath your armrest console). Many times this will be accompanied by either a loss of hydraulic controls, loss of upshift/downshift functions, etc., but not always. If you look at the area of where the harness plugs into the back of the armrest controller, you should be able to see a green light at the back of the controller. That green light should blink at a rate of once every two seconds, if the controller is powered up and communicating properly.
  7. Lots of damage in eastern South Dakota from the same storm. 3 deaths so far.
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    I would say in the time frame from the mid 1970s until the late 1980s, IH had the biggest share of the market in box drills around here. At that time, many farmers here had 2 sets of drills...press/disc drills for spring wheat and hoe drills for winter wheat. In press drills, the IH 620 became very dominant in the mid/late 1970s here. Even most John Deere owners had 620s. IIRC, they had a bigger box capacity than Deere and IH made them up to 14' wide, whereas Deeres were only 10' or 12' wide...not that that made a big difference as you just hitched 2 or 3 or even 4 drills together for more capacity. The neighbor I worked for in the 1980s had 3-14' IH 620 drills together for 42' in one pass. Pulled them with a 3588 2+2 for years. IH also offered a factory endwise transport system for moving those multi-drill systems between fields. IH and later CaseIH drills were just as popular when the 620 was replaced by the 6200 in the early 1980s. I still see a lot of 2 or 3 drill sets of 620s/6200s around here, although most of them are in a farmer's "retired machinery" lot. Most haven't moved in 20+ years. With hoe drills, the 150s were pretty popular, although I would say Deere had better market share in hoe drills than they did in press drills. When the 7100s replaced the 150s in the early 1980s, IH held its own in market share throughout the 1980s. The 7100s had bigger box capacities.
  9. Since we are talking about using old names on new products, CaseIH introduced their latest Magnum demo which uses an old demo theme...the Black Knight. Not sure when they will be produced since I think the Racine plants are still on strike.
  10. Mother Deere is already there...their planters run 48(?) volt systems for all the planter drives. They've had that setup for 3-4 years now(maybe longer). They offer a generator that mounts to the PTO on your tractor to supply power to the planter. This is a setup on a customer's new Quadtrac. Looks like Deere finally come out with something to compete against IH's Electrall.
  11. Every CNH Flagship combine(both New Holland and CaseIH) have had 24-volt starting since they came out in 2002-2003. Steigers have had 24-volt starting since 2003 production. I'd hate to see a Flagship combine try to start with a 12-volt starter in extremely cold conditions...especially a CaseIH one. They have a PTO gearbox mounted to the back of the engine that has numerous hydrostatic pumps driven off of it. In cold weather it takes all of the engine's power just to turn all that crap first thing in the morning. When CNH came out with the STX Steigers/TJ New Hollands in 2001, they originally used a 12-volt starting system with 3 12-volt batteries in parallel with the 42 MT Delco starter. Once it got below freezing, those things had lots of starting issues. They had 3 problems: 1) It was 12-volts instead of 24; 2) The later 42 MT Delco starters were junk. IIRC, the later ones were built overseas...they were just very poor quality, and 3) Steiger mounted the batteries on the other side of the tractor from the starter...lots of voltage drop when battery cables are 12-15 feet long. This was all rectified when the 24-volt starting system came out in 2003. Now, shortly after the 24-volt system came out on the Steigers, they introduced the 39MT gear reduction starters to replace the 42 MT Delcos on the older 12-volt start machines. I replaced several 42MTs with the 39MTs under warranty...guys were much happier with them. I've often wondered if the STXs would have come out the gear reduction starters to begin with, that maybe Steigers would have never needed to go with the 24-volt system, but who knows. Then when emissions came out, the DEF systems on TierIVa machines needed 24 volts because the system was borrowed from Europe and was already setup for 24 volts. On both the Steigers and Flagship combines, we had a combination 12/24-volt system. On those, the alternator only charged one battery...the 12 volt battery. The 24-volt battery(the second 12 volt battery hooked in series) was charged by a battery equalizer...which was more or less a trickle charger as it only charged the second battery at a rate of 10 amps maximum.
  12. Max. flow requirements for 1250 planter bulk fill is 13GPM....Classic Magnums should be able to flow 22GPM out one remote. My first thought would be a broken, damaged flow control spring in #3 remote. Using #1 remote on bulk fill is a no-no. The tractor's flow control is wide open, the planter's electronics/hydraulic valving determine the amount of oil needed. This, in effect, means that the #1 remote is never fully satisfied, so no oil goes on down to the #2/#3 remotes.
  13. First thing....make sure the manual release valves are fully clockwise on the suspension valve. They allow for manual release of the suspension if you have to do any maintenance to the front axle suspension hydraulic system.
  14. IMHO, there is something to that. Another thing that comes to mind is that we sold 3-4 Quads a few years ago to mainly Deere customers. According to them, red Quads were $80-100K cheaper than a comparable Deere at the time. I'm sure it didn't take CNH long to figure that out, so CNH raised their price accordingly. In the meantime, Deere upped their price accordingly; now its time for CNH to raise their price. Its a vicious cycle....
  15. 3200s were made by Northwestern in Wisconsin(Eau Claire IIRC). This one was bought new by my father in 1975.
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