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  1. Just something simple to try. With the engine off, grab the PTO shaft by hand and see if you can turn it. It should turn by hand...like if you need to turn the shaft to line up your splines to the PTO shaft. If it doesn't turn at all, your clutch plates in your PTO unit are probably warped, causing it to be locked up at all times.
  2. First off, Tier IVa models began at 2011 production; that's when they went to DEF on all models; also, that's when they went to all electronic-controlled engines. On the Tier 3 models before that(2007(?) to 2010), you could have either an electronic engine with 4-valves, or you could still get a 2-valve engine with mechanical fuel system on certain models. That HP-size/class of tractors is such a wide-range of models with so many options it would make your head spin.....and I don't care if your talking red, green, blue, pink or purple tractors....they're all that way. You can go from a fully-dressed model with all the features of a big tractor(PFC pump, electronic remotes, electronic hitch, etc.) to a cheapie model with bare-bones features(open-center pump, mechanical remotes, mechanical draft control, etc.) to anything in-between. You could have 2 of these tractors side-by-side that look the same, but one is half the price of the other depending on configurations/options, so shop accordingly. If you don't need all the fancy stuff, you can sure save some $$$$, but don't look at a cheapie model thinking its going to do everything a top-of-the-line model will do and then be disappointed. I've seen that happen too many times when guys are shopping for this HP size of tractor. Good luck on your tractor shopping.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Happy Birthday to BJ and everyone else celebrating one today!!
  11. 198960C1 is the switch part #. The ether switch is the same part #.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Happy Birthday, Travis!!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Question.....does Husker Harvest Days charge a commission on stuff sold at HHD? The South Dakota State Fair chased all the machinery cos. away back in the 1990s by doing this. Don't remember if the going rate was 2 or 3%, but on big purchases it adds up quick. A private individual started a machinery show in Mitchell about that time....all the big machinery cos. went there and never came back. It also helps that the event(Dakota Fest) is held a couple weeks before the state fair, too. If you go to the South Dakota State Fair for machinery today, you will hardly see any of the big ag cos. there. CaseIH is represented only by my employer....no official CaseIH representation. John Deere is represented by the big Deere dealer that has a store there.....what's funny(or sad, however you want to look at it), is that just about ALL of the Deere machinery at our state fair is 3-5 years old or maybe older. They just show some of their used inventory....not unusual to see 2 or 3 John Deere combines there with 1000/1500 hours on them for a display at the fair. Seems strange to see equipment like that at a fair. I would love to go to Husker Harvest Days sometime, just not the right time of the year for me to get away from work. At least I hope to get to see the CaseIH combine factory at Grand Island next year during RPR. Never been to the GI factory.
  19. Have you checked the suction screen at the bottom of the axle where the axle lube scavenger pump pulls the oil out of the axle to send it back to the reservoir?
  20. Did this problem just show up after you removed the steering priority valve to service the park brake cover/pawl? Or was it a problem before?
  21. As far as the hydraulic pump, that usually shows up as a problem with header left. #1, the oil supplied to header lift is after all of the previous circuits have been satisfied. That's why the header lifts faster at full engine rpm, and the header hardly lifts at all when the engine is at low idle; while steering should operate the same regardless of engine speed. #2, the relief valve setting for the header is set higher than the steering/unloader relief, so if the pump has excessive internal leakage, it should show up when trying to lift a heavy header. As far as the steering going over relief while the combine is standing still, I could certainly see that happening, especially if there is no header attached. Also, IIRC, most Axial-Flows turn better in one direction than the other because they use an unbalanced(full bore piston on one side, ram side on the other) cylinder. I still say your secondary relief valve is dumping your steering & unloader swing pressure.....and then not resetting itself. The relief valve is about the only common denominator between the 2 circuits. On the newer units with electric-over-hydraulic controls, they would have the same problem. Sometimes you would disassemble the secondary relief and find the relief valve plunger would get sticky in the valve. I've had guys just shut the machine off briefly, and then restart it, and steering function came back immediately. I've also replaced the plunger/spring assy. on some and never had issues after that.
  22. Why the duals on the 9501? Flotation...stability? Don't think I ever saw a PT combine with duals until this one. The 9501 Deere PT was just like the 1682 CaseIH, a late offering in a dwindling market. Don't see many of either one. I guess I knew a 7701 Deere was rare, but didn't realize they only made them one year. I drive by one all the time on a popular road I take on many service calls. Looks to be in very nice shape overall, but has sat outside for many years.
  23. Wonder if we could have BJ start a "Red Power Support Group". "My name is acem, and I made a derogatory comment about my wife on Red Power, and she saw it". "Hi acem, welcome to the group".
  24. Still amazes me that the 8th Air Force suffered more casualties in WWII than the entire US Marines Corps. Seems like I read years ago that a couple of the crew members of the Memphis Belle actually had to fly another mission or two over Germany after the famous 25th mission that they made the movie out of as they had not had their full count of 25 missions for some reason or another. Seems like one of the waist gunners and another crew member fell into this category. Robert Morgan, the pilot of the Memphis Belle, later flew B-29s in the Pacific. Think the B-29 he flew was named "Joltin Josie, the Pacific Pioneer". He was one of many pilots that said flying a B-17 was easy, flying a B-29 was a workout. Also, a mission over Germany was not necessarily treated the same as a mission over France, especially after France was liberated. Most of the guys that flew 50+ missions flew medium bombers over shorter distances. Think they sometimes got credit for flying more than one mission per day if time allowed.
  25. Its funny you mention the rolling shutdowns that were experienced here in the Upper Midwest when Texas froze in the winter of 2020/2021. My town was one of them that lost all electrical power for 2-3 hours one morning due to a planned shutdown to prevent the grid from collapse. Lets just say, it did not go over well with the townspeople. First off, our electricity provider had 2 large generators in our town for backup for many years. Don't recall the brand(seems like they were Fairbanks-Morse?), but they were big diesel generators that needed an entire building to house them. In the early 2000s, we had a terrible ice storm that knocked out a lot of transmission lines/power poles in our area(eastern South Dakota as a whole was hit hard). Those gensets ran for 10 days straight as our only source of electrical power. Fast forward to about 10 years ago, and the utility company had the generators removed....said there was no further need for them...and they were no longer emissions-compliant. Then the winter of 2020 showed up...all the way to Texas. There were several small towns in this area that rotated "electrical musical chairs" by losing their power for several hours at a time. Add insult to injury....we had 60-some brand-new windmills that had just been put up in the summer of 2020 about 10 miles from here, and these were in addition to 27 windmills we had installed about 10 miles away in another direction back in 2003. Not a single windmill was turning at that time.....once the cold front moved through, there was NO amount of wind for several days. Wind power really failed us there. Also, we have 4 large hydro-electric dams here in SD along the Missouri River that weren't doing anything, either. The water level of the river was so low they were not producing any electricity through the dams, either. If it weren't for coal-burning power plants, the upper Midwest would have been in a rather precarious position at that time. Just about every grain elevator in eastern SD would not take grain during that timeframe as they were worried they would lose electrical power at the most inopportune time.
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