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  1. Our family owned the first 6 with the long shoe- JJC0047412-JJC0047417 it was also the first batch of Cummins with the 2150 high idle RPM, which didn’t work out (not enough torque curve) so when they brought them back up to 2650 they didn’t tell us the large shoe drive pulley was smaller to keep sieve RPM up to speed with slower engine RPM!! Took about 15-20 separator hrs to shake the cleaning system out of a couple before Pro Harvest caught it and got us the replacement 5 sided belt and larger dia pulley Also this was part of the batch of 1680’s with soft piston rings so we lost 3 motors in ND at approximately 400-500 hrs when the rings let go crank case pressure would climb until it held all the oil on the top side and starved the crank and main & rods would go, sometimes a rod would come out the side of the block....
  2. I forgot to mention the L&O photo was taken in 91 they were some of the first long shoe 1680’s
  3. We started cutting on Kinkler’s in 1985, we just picked up 480 acres of windrows and cut 3 quarters straight then in 86 we started cutting all of it until 1995 .. here are some photos of our operation mid 80’s and the one with 11 is on L&O acres by Ipswich.
  4. I’m not on Facebook but I’ll get someone to ask there. Gordon and David are both gone now, not sure if whoever is still there would know about it. I wouldn’t have known much except for knowing David back in the 80s . We harvested on the same farm for a couple summers NW of Blunt SD . He talked about the film crew spending almost 2 summers filming and traveling with them. David said the finished film was really well done.
  5. Just curious if IH ever released the feature length documentary they did in the early 80s of Haynes Harvesting? I know it wasn’t released because of legal issues at the time but it was completed and viewed by the top brass at IH and a couple copies were given to the Haynes family.... it would be fun to see the complete film if it’s anywhere to be found..
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