Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by WisIHCFarmer

  1. Also forgot to mention that we did bearings and seals on both front hubs this spring.
  2. So a little over a year ago I bought a 7130 and a big Square baler from a neighbor, the tractor had been rather neglected for the last 10-15 years. It has almost 10000 hrs, and I think it's been stored outside for a lot of it's life, at least judging by the paint. So I've been slowly getting little things fixed on it, oil leaks, put hytran in it, (just had some sort of Heinz 57 in it) front tires, built a monitor bracket, LED lights, and the latest project was the seats. The things I would like to do yet are, repaint all the red, it needs a new interior in a bad sort of way, and some of the plastics need replaced, I also would like to put 89 series mirrors on it, and eventually do away with the duals and go with super singles. The way it's set up now with the wheels all the way out, plus duals are really wide for all the road travel that I do. I included pictures of the buddy seat build, last year I bought a buddy seat that just bolted in, but was quite unimpressed with it, it sat way to high, and the backrest was way too small to do any good. So this last week I set to work on it, I cut the bracket down 4 inches, and bolted up a little frame with 1inch square tubing and angle iron, then made the cushions myself, (as you can see) and bolted them up. It does flip up out of the way, the buddy seat upholstery job leaves alot to be desired, but it's not finished yet, I'll cover the bottom with something. Last night I took the operator seat in to get reupholstered, and I'm fairly happy how it turned out. Next I need to either recharge or buy a new accumulator for the suspension, it doesn't currently bounce at all.
  3. Thank you! I'll check on those, yes I'm in Wisconsin. Asap in downing wasn't answering the phone yesterday afternoon, so I'm going to try to get ahold of them yet too.
  4. On my 7130, the right steering knuckle is shot, the bearings apparently have been out for quite some time. Today I finally got the chance to check it out and this is what I have I have only had the tractor for a year, so it must have been bad when I got it. 12 is the part I need, does anyone have any idea of where to find a used one? So far I've come up empty handed.
  5. We did the engine on a 6500 hour 1486 and had a fair amount of copper showing.
  6. Five miles north of rice Lake here, small world
  7. I'm referring to the main slip clutch, ours just has the traditional slip clutch with wear discs in it, at the dealer this spring they said that now you can get a slip clutch that doesn't slip as it were, it just kicks out under too high of load. I saw in the description that this one has it.
  8. You won't be to far from our area??? that looks like a nice baler, we have a rb465, and we don't have in-cab density or a cut out clutch, the cut out clutch would probably be one of the first upgrades I would do to ours
  9. Not a fan of bears here, I had a tag for one and killed one this year. They also like to climb around on our line wrapped round bales and tear holes all over in them.
  10. Very similar to what we do except ours is usually just a little wetter. The more cob the better.
  11. We have an H&S wheel rake that works pretty well for balage, actually most of the people I bale for use wheel rakes, I'm not sure how it works in Sudan though, we've never done any of that.
  12. We have been loosing alot of the burr oaks in our pasture to Burr oak blight, kinda sad when you see beautiful mature oaks dying.
  13. Nice pic. See you tomorrow ?
  14. My phone was down for a few days and I was unable to reply. Thanks for the replies, I'll probably just cap them off and go air ride.
  15. Any idea what they did with the hydraulic lines?
  16. My 7130 is a very early model, '88 . And I need a new seat and suspension, so I'm thinking it's an air-oil suspension in there now. I'm looking at k and m's, but most of those are just air suspension, I've heard of guys just capping off the hydraulic lines, is that something that would work? Or should I look for something with original suspension?
  17. It still amazes me how Dad's 1486 tri stripe and my 7130 are only 7 years apart.?
  18. WisIHCFarmer


    And there's a screw missing from the plastic shift cover, not that it matters, but for 35,000 you better get all the parts
  19. I know what you mean that their not always as nice as they look online, it looks like the 5488 and 7140 must have been on the same farm, they both had similar Trimble autosteer setups.
  • Create New...