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  1. I will clarify, I did mention the slow reverse because that is a disadvantage several owners/operators I have read about, had for the 504. Everyone has their own opinion…..
  2. I have an IH 3pt rake and the neighbor has a 504 diesel that I might be able to buy at some point. Everything they have commented on is what I’ve observed about the 504’s. For what I would use it for on the rake, like you would use it, sounds like there isn’t anything to be afraid of if it is mechanically sound. One thing I have found in my research is they have a slow reverse gear. Don’t know if that would be an issue for you. I suppose some would want an older tractor like said above. Side by side, I’d probably take a 656 over a 504 because it’s more tractor…… but it all depends on what comes along and how well a tractor will work for you.
  3. I’m sure you have said this before. What do you use to take photos? I have always used my iPhone and get good photos but I know that’s not what good photographers use, at least for the most part is my guess.
  4. Good film. 1971 vintage. Farmingtonimplement has it on DVD 7. There is a truck version of that film from 1978. Many of the same scenes are in both films. What the IH photographic center would have done was take scenes from this film and splice it on the film strip of the truck film scenes.
  5. Man I opened this and wasn’t expecting it to be him. I enjoyed his input and his pictures…… especially of the 766. Prayers for his family.
  6. And the Deere WA-14 and WA-17’s are just Wagners painted green and yellow right?
  7. Too many to choose from, not enough experience on anything to have just one. That said, stand out favorites for IH to me are the Cub (I have a ‘48 model), the 1206, and 4166 (great-grandpa bought each of them new). I would like to own a JD 4630, grandpa had two of them when I was little. Than a JD 7020. I’ve always liked them. There are others but those are standouts.
  8. Well that’s actually what I was thinking. I don’t really know a lot of the history of the Big Bud’s/Wagner tractors. So if there’s very much commonality between the two I could really say. However I would guess there is some….. just by looking at the two tractors brands.
  9. I need a job when I graduate in May. Maybe I’ll come and help you restore…..
  10. I first saw a Yielder drill back in June. Thought what on earth is this thing. I had never heard of them before. Not to be off topic but a could Wagner’s for some eye candy. Both pics were on the same farm.
  11. Here’s some pics from the last few years. Farmall Land June 2020. Jim Hartman’s place. RPRU June 2023
  12. Ironically to this post, 49 years ago today great-grandpa traded in his 1206 for a new 4166. Both were bought from the same dealer. Don’t have any pictures but do still have the original bill of sale. Yes it did have a white cab while being a 74 model. Back to the 1206, he bought it new in July 1967 for $7,021. A John Deere 55 combine and IH 650 were traded for it. Great grandpa and great uncle went to one dealer and they did not have one but said dealer about 30 minutes away did. The one that dealer had was being used as a demo tractor and great grandpa ended up buying it. Great uncle drove it home. They hooked it and the 650 up to rod weeders I think and the 1206 was actually quieter. You notice it is a real Wheatland, narrower coverage fenders, swinging drawbar, hydraulics, big rear wheel weights, non-adjustable front axle, Wheatland sticker, no TA or PTO. First picture was taken in the Fall of 1967 I estimate and my grandpa and great uncle are on the platform. In 1969 about they put 34 inch duals on like you see in second picture and shortly later they put on 38’s. In 1970 I believe, an Egging Cab was put on and in 71 they placed a swap cooler on it. From not being there that is what I can recite from asking great uncle. I guess the 1206 could almost pull what the 4166 could. Oh one more story, probably in the late 1960’s neighbors had a Case 1200 and the 1206 would out pull it. Ironically, in July 2017 (50 years after 1206 was bought) great uncle ran into the guy that owns it. Supposedly his son was going to restore it. Who knows have no contact info. It’s somewhere around 45 minutes from home. Posted this because around 1972 when this was taken, he planted wheat with the 1206 and IH 150 grain drills. I guess in the 50’s he had Demsters then in 61 bought a new set of 150’s. Guess thats all he used till he retired in 1980. Gleaner F with 18 ft head and IH A160 truck he bought new in 1957. BOS for trading in the 1206 for 4166.
  13. Do they use drip irrigation in your area? I’ve learned that here in the Texas Panhandle they use it….. usually is right about planted row. In my area of Northeastern Colorado it’s either flood or sprinkler for irrigation. What do you mean by row irrigated? Is that like flood where it goes in the furrow? You saying row irrigated made me think of drip irrigation.
  14. I used to do this. Became trained not to grab anything really fragile. Took best care I could of dads stuff! Notice the Gleaners, those were dad’s and uncles. You can see the 1456 I mentioned above to the right of the 1206.
  15. I guess to show my 756 like I talked about above. I probably got the hat around the 2001-2002 timeframe too.
  16. Dad has several of his farm toys from when he was a kid. One bring the 10 drill. Missing a few parts tho. There is a picture of Christmas Day 1971 at his grandparents house and under the tree was a new 1/16th IH 1456 with cab. I think there was also a red 1/32nd scale tractor too. Dad was about a year and a half old. Christmas Day 2001 I was nine months old and got a 1/16th IH 756 Custom with Hiniker Cab. We both still have these tractors today. His has been restored, mine is original. I was always one for some reason to not play hard with my toys.
  17. Even looking back in ads today I catch myself looking in awe at a N7 and 12 row head. The bushel capacity made it the largest combine of the time being a Class VII.
  18. When Gleaner came out with the N7 in 1979 did they come right out with the 12 row corn head too? When would’ve the 8820 had a 12 row?
  19. There are a good amount of 86 series tractors in my area but I don’t know how many are 1586’s. I did see this one a couple years ago. Then I’ve got one of my own. 😀
  20. Flipping through my IH Farm Equipment Reference Catalog today and I found this one page December 1968 sheet on 700 series corn heads for the 8 & 915’s. Seems there was talk on here about corn heads so thought I’d post this.
  21. Sounds like the perfect environment for me…..
  22. Great photos! Looks like it was a great time!
  23. I got this 1970 brochure back in March. It is a neat one to have.
  24. Well I got home for break and I went ahead and pictured all combine pages for the summer/fall buyers guides. Hope you all can blow these up to read them. The first time a 15 series shows up was in 1968 which is the 315. 1969 1970 815 has a V304 128 hp gas engine, V345 144hp gas or LP engine, and a D407 120hp 6 straight six diesel. 915 has a V345 144 hp gas or LP engine, V392 158 HP gas or D407 120 hp straight six diesel. 1971 1972 1973
  25. Talking about tall stubble made me think of these photos, probably from 1972. Stubble doesn’t look all that tall which I’m sure is why the trucks are in the field. This is great-grandpas Gleaner F and IH A-160. I think the other truck is a mid 40’s Chevy by the looks of it. I’m gonna assume all these had gas engines? This is winter wheat planted with IH 150’s.
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