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  1. Keeping an eye on the camera. 8/19/22.
  2. No bottom, open for ripsawing.
  3. Two school projects, the white one as a high school freshman in 1964 and the gray one as a college freshman in 1967, IIRC with hand tools only. It took a long time to get the legs right. Brian
  4. If you are sealing the tube from the oil pump up and forward to the front of the oil cooler,the IH number is 252483R1, described in the Case IH parts website as a -218 size, 70 Durometer, 0.139 cross section with a 1.234” ID. Cat lists these numbers for -218 size nitrile seals: 75 durometer, 6F6673; 90 durometer, 4J0519. A 90 durometer seal is harder than a 75. Another option would be a Flourocarbon 90 durometer seal, 5P8210. The application chart says “highly resistant to compression set”. This may be the best option. I have not sold these Cat seals for this application, but I think the harder seal would help. Brian
  5. Red Green now works for New Green. It just needs more duct tape.
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    Could you expand on “travelers”? Is this like a migration, or maybe a periodic explosion of the local population? How often does this happen? Thanks, Brian.
  7. This one followed me home several years ago. They thought the ballast was bad, but it just needed a new bulb.
  8. Sorry, I forgot that the single piece lower links could be reversed to hitch to Cat I or Cat II implements. I have looked at quick hitches for my 485, but the variable Cat I dimensions make extendable lift arms look like a better solution. Hitched a rotary mower to my dad’s 666 with the extendable arms several times and when extended there is enough wiggle to allow much easier hookup.
  9. Note that the extendable draft arms are Category II size, so you will need to use adapter bushings or change to Cat II draw pins. Brian
  10. Here is a link to the specalog for the 904B that shows lift specifications, etc. https://www.kellytractor.com/eng/images/pdf/earthmoving/wheel_loaders/904b.pdf Compare away!! Brian
  11. I have studied this several times, but not recently. IIRC, the 585 tractors can have the same lift arm as the 485 or the extendable type that is about 3” longer. It looks like the extendable arms could be installed on a 485, but may require changing at least the lower castings of the vertical lift arms as they are different part numbers. Maybe the lift arms are thicker. Have often thought it would be a good upgrade. A salvage yard would be a good place to start for the pieces. Brian
  12. At my high school about half of the drivers were teachers. I had the guidance counselor in the mornings, and the band instructor or ag instructor in the afternoons. They were good for some interesting discussions.
  13. MCC, your first picture brings back lots if memories. My first jobs as a tractor operator were with a C Farmall, cultivating, mowing with a 27V mower and raking with a rake like yours. IIRC, the “rope” of the windrow varied with the hay moisture, how heavy the crop, and the crop itself as in grass vs legume. Seems like there was a crank that would adjust the cam track for the tooth bars to change the angle of the teeth and thus the lifting of the hay. Too bad the rake operators manual is long gone. Brian
  14. I grew up about 10 miles northwest of Winterset on what is now Hogback Bridge Road and it was the shortest route to town. Hogback Bridge is now bypassed, but have driven through it many times. The bridge is single lane and in the middle of an “s” curve so you could not tell if someone was coming through the bridge until you were almost on it. Have never been through the museum, guess it is too close to home.
  15. I worked in parts at the local IH dealership from 1973 until early 1984 when it closed. In 1979 or 1980 (don‘t remember which) we sold as many tractors in December as we had sold the rest of the year. It was said that some customers were told by their accountants that they needed to spend some money to reduce their taxes and money was very easy to borrow. When the bottom dropped out of grain prices many farmers had plenty of machinery and/or could not afford payments and our sales dried up. The dealership closed in January of 1994, still profitable, but the owner could not see a reasonable future.
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