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  1. Probably is worse with the grain cart due to more pressure. Most modern grain carts have restrictors in their plumbing somewhere as the cylinders used for the auger swing & unloader gate are small....and today's tractors got much higher flows than necessary for grain cart cylinders. Since everybody with today's tractors think they have to run their flow controls at 100% all the time....well, we won't go there today. You might try turning your flow controls down all the way to see if it helps....then adjust your flow up until you get the fastest cycle time...and leave your flow control there. Anything else is just extra flow/pressure that isn't needed for the job. As far as those cartridges in your Magnum.....they've been used on practically every big Magnum since Magnums came out, and on every Steiger built in the last 20 years, and all the New Holland Genesis tractors as well.....and they are a wear item. I probably replace an average of 50 couplers a year on all the tractors I work on. They will either not hold a male tip in or else they will leak internally like yours.
  2. When the axle is fully raised, it should see a value above 4000mV. Check your pot. linkage on the suspended axle....the nut that locks the pot. rod to the linkage arm would get loose, then the linkage would move without turning the pot, so your pot. was not moving fully.
  3. Good question…that I cannot answer. I would think most power units before the Great Depression would be flathead-style engines, but it might be an engine based on a Farmall, too. Here’s some pictures of a Farmall Regular at RPRU 2014 with some aftermarket additions that were offered for the Regulars.
  4. Here’s a photo of the combine from the side with my grandfather. Yes, we are pretty flat in this part of the world.
  5. This is a picture of my father and grandfather in 1941 operating a Farmall Regular my grandfather bought new in 1929 for $395 IIRC. It took my grandfather 11 years to pay off the Farmall Regular. My Dad used to show me he still had all the paperwork verifying this in the 1980s when he was going through financial problems. Unfortunately, after the passing of both of my parents and oldest brother that took over the farm, I have not been able to find that paperwork anymore. The combine is an IH #8 combine that I believe was purchased around the same time as the Regular.
  6. Striker is right….welcome to the world of green stem soybeans. Find a variety that doesn’t offer green stem harvest conditions…and you’ll have the business of every farmer out there. It’s just the nature of the beast…and the reason for the introduction of the AFX rotor instead of the elephant ears used on the original IH standard rotor. In reference to the OP, it was rather commonplace around here to remove the front 2 sets of straight raspbars when guys had the standard rotors for fall crops….in our case dry corn and sunflowers(nobody raised soybeans around here in that time). Like Striker said, they would tend to overthrash fall crops. Then guys would put them back in next summer for extra thrashing in small grain…especially hard thrash spring wheat. Several guys would remove the bars when they installed large wire concaves for fall crops, then install them back on the rotor when they installed small wire concaves for small grain. If you’ve never had the “pleasure” of combining green stem soybeans, consider yourself very fortunate.
  7. In regards to DEF storage/use in seasonal equipment for us in the northern climate, this is something that can/will happen due to repeated freeze/thaw cycles and long periods being frozen…the liquid urea can separate from the water, leading to what’s referred to as “crystallized DEF”. The stuff looks like chunks of dry fertilizer or golf balls, take your pick. If it sits long enough, eventually it will blend together again for a DEF solution that shouldn’t give you any problems; however, if you need to use it sooner rather than later, you will have to get this stuff out of your DEF tank or else you will have problems. We run into this on Steigers every spring when they are waking up from their long winter’s nap; combines don’t have this problem as they get to sit for another 3-4 months before waking up for another season. CNH recommends draining the DEF tank for long periods of inactivity and flushing them with water. Trust me, hardly anybody does it. If nothing else, I recommend running the DEF tank down as low as you dare before putting the machine away for the season(alarms start coming on when the DEF tank gets below 10% full).
  8. The same pump that supplies DEF to the engine during normal operation does this. The DEF module has what is called a reverting valve…in normal operation it supplies DEF to the engine/after treatment system. When you shut the engine off, this reverting valve reverses the direction of fluid flow…the DEF system pump evacuates the fluid in the lines back to the tank. With pretty much all machines with DEF, you will hear a buzzing noise on the machine for 60-90 seconds after shutting off the engine…that’s the DEF system doing its evacuation cycle.
  9. DEF systems utilize engine coolant running through the sending unit to thaw it out.
  10. Longer than that. I’ve seen DEF stored at room temperature last 2-3 years with no problems. Also, keep it out of direct sunlight. If in doubt, they make DEF testers similar to antifreeze testers that measures the % of DEF in the DEF fluid. Should be 32.5% liquid urea, 67.5% deionized water. That’s been the established spec since day 1 of DEF.
  11. Found a couple stories online about the Dain. Looks like this one was in Minnesota most of its life. The guy that found it/restored it was Frank Hanson, who passed away in 2002-2003. Looks like Deere bought it from his family in 2004 for an undisclosed price. Interestingly, there seems to be no information about the fight between him and Deere over the existence of the tractor itself. You suppose the family more or less observed a "gag order" from Deere as part of selling the tractor to Deere? I'm sure Deere would rather have that story die as it doesn't present Deere in the greatest of light. https://www.farmcollector.com/company-history/slipping-through-the-cracks-of-history/ https://www.gasenginemagazine.com/tractors/the-john-deere-dain-experimental-tractor/
  12. On the ag side, CNH went to Tier IV emissions in 2011 for high HP applications, 2012 for lower HP applications like skid steers. I'm guessing the construction side was similar. I'm not sure on the construction side, but the 3.9/5.9L Cummins engines pretty much disappeared from CaseIH equipment by 2005 or so. They were replaced by the 4.5L/6.7L NEF series engines by then. They were made for several years with no DEF/emissions equipment. The NEF engines were every bit as good as the Cummins engines.
  13. This here is motor return...what I posted above is case drain. The motor return circuit can handle full remote capacity...you won't return too much oil.
  14. Yes I would recommend returning the oil to the filter head. IIRC, they changed the motor return to the filter head on the later Magnums as it was felt that this setup offered lower return pressure than returning the oil to the valve stack end cover like on your 5288. I remember installing several of these back in the day. The biggest problem installing this kit was that you had to turn the hydraulic line returning from the oil cooler(#22 in the drawing) 90 degrees while making sure you did not kink the hose while turning it(easy to do).
  15. @Dan Robinson Hopefully he can give you more info on these pics. This is a 315 him and another IH collector acquired about year ago IIRC.
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