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  1. Those tools are part of a tool kit for those tractors. The kit is CNH part#380040093. Don’t know if that helps you any. I have them, but my arm isn’t strong enough to throw them all they way down to the land down under.
  2. SDman

    IHC 5000 Windrower

    MacDon also had a couple other brand names for their products that could be sold by Massey-Ferguson dealers and New Holland dealers at that time as well, didn't they? Seemed like I remember going to a MacDon school in the early 2000s or so and they were showing us how they manufactured products for just about all of the big ag equipment manufacturers at the time. Think they made just about everybody's pull-type swathers in the 1980s as well. I was going to ask if anybody had ever seen a 5500 IH swather. I've seen them in IH advertising, but I don't think I've ever seen one otherwise. They were supposed to be the top of the line model? Many 4000s around here, but not very many 5000s were ever around here, either.
  3. Through the years in visiting with several people that worked for IH dealers at that time, the impression I've gotten from them was that IH found out that the large chassis IH Hydro transmission was at its HP and torque rise limit with the 1026 and 1066 Hydro models with turbochargers. After those, they didn't install a factory turbo on a Hydro tractor again. Probably for warranty cost reasons. If the customer wanted to install a turbo on his own....that was his problem, not IH's. First off, look at the 1026...it was produced at the same time as the 1456. The specs. for the 1026 engine are more like the 1256, which was discontinued at about the time the 1026 was introduced, than of the 1456. If IH thought the hydro drivetrain could have stood up to it...why wouldn't they have used the 1456 engine instead? The 9/1066 Hydro created another set of problems for IH. Customers directly compared hydro drive tractors to their gear-drive counterparts in terms of HP, fuel economy, and overall performance. While the Hydro models offered convenience, I think there were a lot of complaints that a Hydro 1066 would be outdone by a 1066 gear-drive in similar conditions in situations that needed all-out HP(like in tillage operations). There had to be a reason that IH went away from the 666/966/1066 Hydro models to the Hydro 70/100 models right in the middle of 66 series production...and dropped the turbochargers from the Hydro models altogether. I can recall a few stories told to me about some of this. Some of these stories I will share were relayed to me by people no longer with us. The first story I can think of about this was told to me by a mechanic I worked with years ago that has been retired for many years. He told me that when IH introduced the 66 series in the fall of 1971-spring of 1972, the dealership took a demo 1066 gear-drive out to a perspective customer. The guy ran the tractor a few days; loved the power and fuel economy. He came in a couple weeks later to order a new 1066....only he wanted to order a Hydro model. Both the salesman and this mechanic tried in vain to get this guy to reconsider his choice of a Hydro as they knew his main use for this tractor would be tillage work. They were not able to convince him otherwise...he wanted a Hydro. So...they got him a Hydro. This mechanic said he spent a considerable amount of time with this customer and tractor for that first year. The guy first thought it was such a dog compared to the gear drive 1066 he demoed. Then he complained about the noise of the transmission, especially when it was pulling hard. Then the transmission & engine both would overheat when it was working hard on a hot day. This mechanic wore himself thin trying to satisfy the customer that first year; he finally just had to tell the guy that he was comparing apples to oranges when comparing a gear drive tractor to a Hydro model, especially in the conditions he was operating in. After 3-4 years of operating the 1066 Hydro, they were able to get him to trade the 1066 Hydro in for a new 1066 Black Stripe, and finally get him the tractor he needed. The next story was told to me by a partsman that worked at another IH dealership about an hour north of here. He talked about his dealership having a field day demo in the spring of 1970 or 71. They had 2 tractors pulling plows that day; a 1456 pulling a 7-bottom plow and a 1026 pulling a 5-bottom plow. The 1456 really impressed farmers that day as it handled the plow rather well considering everything. The 1026, on the other hand, was less than impressive. The first thing everybody at the field demo commented about was how you could hear the Hydro in the 1026 squealing/howling/squawking even when you were on the other side of the field from it. He said that was the day he realized that the Hydro transmission had its limitations. One of my former service managers talked about whenever there was a warranty problem with a 1026 or 1066 Hydro, the first thing the IH rep looked for when he saw the tractor was to see if the seal wire on the injection pump had been tampered with. If it was, the IH rep. walked away immediately.
  4. Its amazing that so many of the old IH branch houses are still in overall good condition after all these years. Sure seems like you see a lot of pictures of them in many different parts of the country. I imagine most of them date to the days of WWI and 1920s...when IH was still a young company. A few questions I have about them... Did IH have a common design for them? They all seem to have a similar structure design. Maybe they were the basis for IH's prototype/pylon stores later on? One common design that would be recognizable to the average person, even if they weren't an IH customer. How long did IH use these facilities? Into the 1950s/60s? Seems like most IH people in my neck of the woods that worked for IH dealers in the 1960s/70s/80s talked more about getting machinery from IH at the IH branch house in Watertown, SD, instead of the one in Sioux Falls. I think the one in Watertown was a newer facility(1950s or so?) Did these facilities deal with all IH products? Ag machinery, trucks, construction, power units, refrigeration, and parts? How many people were employed by such a facility? Looks like it would take quite a crew for a building of there size.
  5. That is correct...that's the priming pump for the fuel system. Its mounted on the back side of the engine computer. Fuel flows through a cooling plate on the back side of the ECM to cool the ECM during normal operation. Its not a real easy item to replace. You'll have to remove the ECM, cooling plate, and fuel pump as an assembly from the engine. IIRC, the fuel lines use connectors that snap in place...you'll need a crowsfoot to release the tabs to release the lines. Before you do this, you might want to put a pressure gauge at the fitting at the top/middle of the filter head of the front fuel filter and check pressure of the pump/fuel system. Should be 5-7psi with the pump running.
  6. 1917 IH branch house fire See if this link works. It gives the story about the fire.
  7. Yup...that’s the one. And that is the Super M that the restaurant on the bottom floor uses for advertising. My old boss and his wife dined there a few years ago. He posted on Facebook that he remembers picking up a lot of new IH machinery at that loading dock with his dad in the early 1960s. Sure felt strange to him to see the old warehouse turned into a restaurant.
  8. If you drain the row unit gearbox completely, its supposed to take 4 1/2 pints to fill each one.
  9. Old IH branch house in Sioux Falls, SD is still standing and has been refurbished into apartments. Its still referred to as the Harvester building. The bottom floor has a restaurant/wine store the last I knew, complete with a restored Super M that pays homage to the building's former owner. Interesting story about the Harvester branch house history in Sioux Falls. The original building was built in 1910 or so, and was destroyed in a fire in 1917 towards the end of WWI. It was determined that it was the work of saboteurs that were affiliated with the German government who rode railroad cars looking for buildings to destroy. They were caught in Minnesota. The fire destroyed more than $1 million worth of IH equipment and property(that's in 1917 dollars, not current value). IH did eventually build a new building at the same location...the building that is still there today.
  10. SDman

    IHC 5000 Windrower

    Dale, I'm pretty sure the 4/5000 IH swathers were built up in Hamilton, Ontario. I think just about all of IH's SP swathers were built there over the years. I don't believe the 4/5000s were ever developed as a joint project with any other machinery manufacturer, they were all IH developed as far as I know. Yes, I know they came with either AMC 258 or 225 Chrysler gas engines in the case of the 4000, but otherwise they were IH. They were released about the same time the 86 series IH tractors came out(76-77 or so), so IH wouldn't have needed to work with anybody else as they were still in good shape financially at that time yet. Yes, the 6000/6500s were a MacDon machine. IIRC one thing about them...they used John Deere wobble boxes as MacDon used them on pretty much all of their products in the early years.
  11. Do your remotes valves work? Steering gets its oil from the gear pump on front side of transmission. From there it goes through a priority valve to give steering it’s oil. From there it sends oil to cooler/filter and charges the piston pump right beside it. Piston pump handles remote/ hitch functions.
  12. SDman

    RIP Neil Peart

    RIP Neil I hope the Good Lord was waiting for him in a Red Berschetta(sp) like Rush sang about back in the 1980s. And for us down here, I hope we never pass the “motor law” that the song talks about. People familiar with Rush music will know what I’m talking about.
  13. Yup, that’s the original style muffler that our machine had years ago. The heat shield and exhaust tip like right for the OEM muffler. Unfortunately I don’t think we’ve ever been able to locate that muffler for better than 20 years. For awhile we used a tractor muffler that sat upright on top of the exhaust manifold(seems like the muffler was from a C Farmall). The last time it needed a muffler, my brother found one for an older IH self propelled swather with the intake coming in from the side with dimensions pretty close to the original muffler. Then he put a curved tip on the outlet port of the muffler so it wasn’t blowing exhaust on the loader arm.
  14. This goes both ways.... I haven’t seen anybody on here brag about spending $2500-3000 for an IH 50 series Sentry box and think it was a cheap repair to keep a nearly 40-year old tractor going. Face it, the tractor’s nonfunctional without it. Sure you can buy the Hy-Capacity test box much cheaper until the transmission locks up in two gears and then you have a high $$$ transmission repair to deal with. How many guys have bought classic Magnums thinking they were going to operate newer farm equipment that needs a lot of hydraulic capacity...only to find out the hydraulic capacity on a classic Magnum can’t operate a lot of newer equipment? I also remember when electric-over-hydraulic controls can out on combines in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Everybody said they wouldn’t last. Don’t think I can ever remember seeing a combine sent to the salvage yard because the EOH system didn’t work anymore. New Holland Genesis tractors are just as old as the 8000 series Deeres with almost as much electronics. Most of them are still going strong as well. Today’s equipment just has a lot more “stuff” to it that can go wrong. Doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to. But today’s equipment can also do more things and have more features than older machinery. I can remember back in the 1990s when Ford was having a lot of problems with their power window/door lock switches and everybody whined to my old boss that they wanted a “no frills/plain Jane pickup without all that crap”. So my boss ordered one in with manual locks/crank windows/rubber floor mats. He sold it a year after he got it for a big loss. Nobody wanted it.
  15. Dan, I got to thinking some more about this. I've changed that hydraulic filter more than once over the years....I don't remember it being a paper filter like what you have, I was thinking it was a metal cartridge-type filter. Was the original IH filter a paper one? I wouldn't have been around the first few times it was changed. Also, I see the ROPS/roll cage on that one was painted white. I wonder if that was a change for 1976? Ours was a 1975 model and the entire machine was painted federal yellow except for the white wheels and platform under the seat being white as well. Those fenders are interesting. Ours never had anything like that. I assume it was an option of some sort? Also, yours still looks to have the original muffler with the 45 degree elbow on the exhaust outlet so the exhaust goes under the loader boom. We haven't been able to find a correct muffler for ours for years. IIRC, my brother found one for a self-propelled swather that had the inlet in the side and got a curved exhaust tip to direct the exhaust under the boom. Great find!!
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