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  1. If its not running warm and it's not leaking fluid externally, I'd keep running it. Bitty is right, its there to save fuel when the tractor isn't running hard.
  2. Haven't checked prices lately, but for years you could install a direct-drive 8-blade fan, bolts and spacers for about half the price of the fan clutch on the 71/7200 series Magnums.. This was direct from CaseIH.
  3. 230 Puma is Tier IVa emissions. 240 Puma is Tier IVb emissions. We've got a lot of large wheel base Pumas(170s and bigger on Tier IVa, 185s and bigger on Tier IVb), most of them are CVT transmissions. They are used on anything from loader tractors to haying tractors to spraying/planting tractors, among many other jobs. You can get either in 40kph(26mph) or 50kph(31mph) versions. The 50kph versions have to have a suspended front axle, as well as having brakes in the MFD hubs for 4-wheels braking. IIRC, the models you listed are only available in CVT transmissions, while the models smaller than these are available in either a CVT or a full powershift. There have been some software updates to eliminate the "range jumping" in the common field speeds. Probably the 2 biggest complaints on the LWB Pumas are the lack of a shorter turning radius and the cab in general. That's why you can get these same tractors as a mid-range Magnum; the Magnum cab is roomier, nicer overall...and the Magnums turn shorter because the engine is raised up above the front axle. If its an older 230, make sure its had the rollpin update for the transmission shift forks as the "e" clips they used previously had a tendency to fall out of the shift rails, causing the transmission to lose certain ranges. For the most part they are a good tractor. I've seen a 230 Puma CVT pull a 36-row corn planter in a pinch. The customer used his Puma after somebody pulled out in front of his Quadtrac while roading it, causing it to ruin all 4 tracks when he slammed on his brakes in an emergency
  4. SDman

    MX differences

    bitty, Gen. I(MX180/200/220/240/270) and Gen. II(MX210/230/255/285) MX Magnums should all take the same mounts. Gen. III Magnums(215/245/275/305/335) use different mounts. The only thing I would warn you about is that first-year production MX Magnums were supposed to use a frame reinforcement kit if you installed a dozer. This kit was essentially two plates that mounted on each side of the bathtub frame that reduced the flexing of the frame when a dozer was mounted to it. The second-year MX Magnums used a redesigned bathtub frame that no longer needed the reinforcement kit.
  5. SDman

    Hytrans is RED!!

    Pete, I’ll let you see for yourself and you can draw your own conclusions on what color it is. I’d call it reddish-brown or brownish-red. I’d agree with others that the new Hy-Tran doesn’t pass the “smell test” as compared to the old stuff. If you deal with much new CNH equipment, you will get to deal with green-tinted Hy-Tran. Just about every CNH factory uses it so they can check for leaks with a black light during quality control checks.
  6. In the time frame of 1983-84-85, he was as big of an artist as any in country music. Between farming with Dad's 1086, or running the neighbor's 1586 or 3588, or working in our hog barn, seems like ETC was always on the country station. Some of his hits I can think of: Angel in disguise Don't make it easy for me Love don't care whose heart it breaks Holding her and loving you What I'd say I'm sure there are many more I am forgetting. Rest in peace ETC. You will be missed.
  7. OK, now it looks like you need to go through the H8 process again, and this time go into the "clear settings" part of the H8 menu. It should reset the default settings in the dash. The tire radius should default to 847 for a CaseIH tractor; if the dash is setup for a New Holland, the tire radius should be a 5000-something number. Hope this helps you out.
  8. Think we ended up with somewhere between 16-18" of snow out of this. Think the area between Miller and Huron(25 to 75 miles straight east of me) got hit the hardest; as well as north of me around the Faulkton area. Those areas are all reporting 20+ inches of snow. At least we didn't get all the broken power poles like they did in the SE corner of the state...that will be a mess to deal with for awhile. We did get the "thundersnow" occurrence Wednesday morning. Lots of 3-4' snow drifts around the country. Wonder if we will be out in the fields by the first of May? Not at this rate.
  9. HW is the controller you need. Make sure you go into the "clear net config" menu, not the "clear settings" menu.
  10. As far as the special tool # listed, all that is is a jumper plug to put the instrumentation into the "HH" menu process. If you look at the plug where you install the serviceman's laptop, you will see that all the pins are labeled with a letter next to them. The jumper plug merely connects the "B" terminal with the "G" terminal(think "Boy" to "Girl" to help you remember). Installing a jumper wire between the 2 terminals accomplishes the same thing. After you install the jumper wire, turn the key on. The hourmeter area of the display should show "HH" if you did the jumper wire correctly. Now, look at the buttons at the bottom of the display. Should be 2 in the lower RH corner marked "h" and "m", 1 in the lower left hand corner marked "d" or "dim". Use the h & m buttons to scroll through the HH menus, then use the "d" button as an "enter" or "program" key. This matrix shows you the steps that Bart talks about. What you are doing is erasing the non-volatile memory in the dash. According to his instruction, once you do that, the dash should relearn what transmission the tractor has after clearing the NVM. Hope this is clear.
  11. Just so you know the leak at the nut/bolt is the o-ring on the spool behind it that the nut/bolt adjusts for feeder lower rate. As far as the adjustment, you are correct, turn the bolt in to slow it down, out to speed it up.
  12. If you think that’s bad, don’t look too close on Quadtrac axle housings on newer Steigers
  13. KHD was the parent company of Deutz-Fahr at the time, IIRC. I can remember the KHD name on Deutz-Fahr & Deutz-Allis advertising in the 1980s.
  14. The nut/bolt controls the drop rate of your feeder house/header. Can't eliminate it.
  15. I don’t believe there were many in SD...at least not that I am aware of. Most IH dealer buildings I know of around here were older buildings than the pylon stores or else the building started out life as something else before it became an IH dealership in later years. This is about the only one I am aware of in my part of the country. Interestingly, this one was only an IH dealership for 3-4 years according what little information I have ever been able to find. It was an IH company store building in Huron, SD from 1961-1965 or so.
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