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  1. Around here that would bring pretty good money, even with the broken chain. Small spreaders have really blown up in price the last couple years.
  2. I went back and forth for a while on whether or not I wanted to keep it on the 856 when I bought it. I’ve decided that I like it. I have the doors and windows for mine. Cuts down on the wind and cold a little bit during the winter.
  3. If it wasn’t for the horrible hydraulic system it would be a decent little chore tractor. We bought it cheap a few years back when our 656 Hydro went down. It’s got a couple problems. The shifter boots are shot and are letting water into the oil, the oil seal is out and bleeding hydraulic fluid into the clutch housing, and I’m 99% sure that one of the steel supply lines that run through the trans housing up to the front pump has a crack or hole in it (common problem on these). I have it split at the clutch right now just checking things out. It looks surprisingly good. Tomorrow I’ll split it at the trans to get in and do some troubleshooting.
  4. Rolled the 2840 apart last night.
  5. Tore into the 2840 the other day. No real progress yet, just draining fluids and disconnecting lines getting it ready to split. Sucked up a full shop vac of dirt from under the operators platform.
  6. My 856 acted up similarly last fall when I was working wheat ground. It’d fire right up and run, but not long after it’d start surging every once in a while. Ran like that for a few days and then it got to the point where it would surge and then stall out. Ended up replacing the fuel filters (needed done anyway) and blowing out the lines, including blowing air back into the tank. That fixed it and it’s run fine since. It started happening on the last tank of fuel before the bulk tank was empty. Figured I must have picked up some crud.
  7. Not quarantined here, still have to work. But the weather is finally nice enough that I feel like starting a few projects I’ve been putting off. Going to be pulling the JD 2840 into the shop this week so I can split it and hunt down the internal hydraulic leak that has pretty much made it useless. Also finally started on a 3pt sprayer to cover my hay ground. The pump on my old pull type croaked and it was a piece of junk anyway so decided to start fresh. I had picked up a pair of tanks for 10 bucks a while back and had an old Oliver disk frame in the fence row so only have 5 bucks into it so far. Pretty well have everything cut and mocked up. Gonna have a lot of welding to do.
  8. I got a kick out of this one.
  9. Deerfield

    Hi clear

    There was a 145 sold here locally (South-central PA) the other week that I had been looking at. It brought $6500 which I thought was plenty. A few years ago it wouldn’t have brought half that.
  10. That’s the sold price.
  11. Needed a way to load van trailers out of the loft without dropping bales out onto the ground and then throwing them into the trailer. A couple 20 foot 2x6’s and some leftover plywood and I have a bale slide. Makes it easier and safer to load trailers and keeps bales from breaking on the fall.
  12. Agreed. That would be really handy.
  13. Working on getting new hay seeding done that I was originally planning on doing this spring.
  14. Found this picture of a similar piece online. It is indeed a clevis used with horse drawn implements. The different loops allow for different pulling angles (maybe some sort of old fashioned draft control).
  15. Finished the lighting tonight.
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