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  1. I think it is a 13 foot head. I know grandpa took 5 28 inch rows with it. It is a corn bean special. It is a gas hydro, I assume use 1st gear?
  2. So I am getting the 715 ready to harvest soybeans for my first time. I would appreciate any advice. Is the owners manual spot on for settings?
  3. She is not being unreasonable, it is not like she is telling me that I have to buy a john deere. Plus it is premission to buy another tractor, never a bad thing.
  4. That was the price of the tractor. Back to a high hour magnum or mx110-135 being the most likely candidate
  5. Oh I know I spent my childhood riding on the fenders of a 1256 or stuffed in the corner of a 3594. But this is what my wife wants and it is reasonable in my mind. My boys are 2 and 3.5 and I know how much they can get into. My fear is them using a shifter or hydraulic lever at a bad time.
  6. Unfortunately the rule is no seat belt no ride. Was hoping to find something that has a buddy seat for 10-15k.
  7. I am casually looking at tractors with a cab so I can more safely bring my boys along with me. I saw a 3688 near me and in the picture of the cab it looks like there is a fair amount of space to the left of the seat. I am wondering if a buddy seat for a boxcar magnum would fit? How different are the cabs between 88 series and the 1st gen magnums? Thanks for the help!
  8. Its alive!!!!!!!! I want to give a big thank you to everyone who helped with all my questions.
  9. I have nice spark now. The contacts inside the cap are pretty worn. That is why a wanted a new cap. I am disappointed that the listing were not more clear.
  10. Update. I have spark now. I have been very busy but finally had time this weekend to work on the tractor. Now I want to rebuild the carb. I had to clean the old parts really well to get spark. The new parts did not fit, are the new parts wrong or do i have a funky ignition? Old parts on left. On the bottom picture you can see the spring for the point is curved the wrong way
  11. I am no-tilling with it. The farm is lighter dirt that responded really well when grandpa was farming it notill
  12. That would be amazing my book says nothing about dry fertilizer. Even if you could just find the chart with the different chain and sprocket settings that would be helpful
  13. What sprocket settings are you using?
  14. I am trying to get the planter set up but my book does not mention anything about setting fertilizer rates. My goal is 200lbs per acre. Grandpa is gone and no one else in the family knows what it is set for or how to change it. Looking on line it looks like there are three different rollers. Is there a way to measure to see which ones i have on the planter? Thanks for the help guys
  15. Thanks for the helpful pointers I have been busy with my two boys so no progress. I have watched a couple of you tube videos so I think i know what to do.
  16. Thanks for the idea to use a hammer and punch. I was all set to start drilling it out. I got it opened up. I have never done points before so I have no idea if anything glaringly wrong. I have new points to install and then I see if it has spark. I will order a new cap ( the contacts looked corroded) and plugs and wires, I have seen worse but I dont want to fight this forever.
  17. Hit a major snag yesterday. I checked for spark none (not surprised). I went to work to get to the points and one of the three slotted screws the head stripped out. I would be grateful for suggestions on how to proceed. Thanks
  18. Still waiting on parts, but I got some stuff done this weekend. I had ordered some brake parts so that is fixed. I removed the gas tank and cleaned that out. The rear tank support was rusted out on the bottom. I ordered one off eBay and that came saturday. I had to do some welding to get the three bottom bolts out. I wanted to hook a battery up to check for spark but I ran out of time. Instead I pruned my apple trees and rototillered the garden.
  19. Thanks guys I really know just enough to get myself into trouble.
  20. My uncle told me it was still a 6 volt system and it looks like there still is a generator. Defiantly not an alternator. The lights are gone. Right now the first steps I need to accomplish is 1) drain the old gas out of the tank. 2) the glass sediment bowl is missing 3) change oil 4) carb rebuild kit. When i order the sediment bowl and carb rebuild kit tomorrow should I also order an ignition rebuild kit?
  21. Ih spent millions upon millions developing the axial flow combines and the new transmission. I wonder if they would have made it if they had spent that money on paying down there debt?
  22. You sure this is a magneto? I thought it was a distributor. I really dont know. It has the push button starter on the dash. I have red wires going to and from the button and black wire going to ground. H's are positive ground right? Wire colors are wrong?
  23. Yup busted I bought the trailer without fenders and I needed to use it but i didnt like any of the options available to me so I built my own out of a plastic 35 gallon drum.
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