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  1. I should have looked at my 485 parts book. The serial number breaks for side drive shaft and Bosch valves are at 18000 which Tractor Data lists as 1986. They list 495 production as 1991 to 1994, but have no annual serial number data.
  2. Here in Iowa my gas supplier will not fill a tank that does not have a tag, but is not concerned that my tank has a 1967 date. They do inspect regulators and require replacement after 10 years.
  3. Some differences between the 84 and 85 series tractors: 84 series has the IH hydraulic remote valves..85 series has Bosch valves. 84 series AWD drive comes out of the right side of the range transmission...85 series drive exits the bottom of the range transmission giving a “centerline” front driveshaft. And of course the tinwork. Internally the 3XX and 4XX tractors have only 2 spider gears in the differential while the 5XX and up models have 4 spider gears. There are likely higher capacity transmission bearings used in the higher horsepower models. Have never compared part n
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    460 Farmall

    Some thoughts about transplanting an M engine into a 460: 1) The frame rails are probably the same width which would make the front engine mount easier. 2) IF the 460 backplate will bolt to the M engine, again easier. 3) The M flywheel will likely not fit into the 460 clutch housing. The 460 flywheel is probably smaller and lighter. That may lead to more vibration, especially at idle. Smaller flywheel would mean less starter torque to turn the engine. Starter ring gear part numbers are different...probably different diameters. 4) Would need to check the distance from backplate to th
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    460 Farmall

    IIRC the 460 has a narrower center section than the M. The 300, 350, 504, 340 are others that use the narrow center.
  6. I used to help a neighbor pick up round bales. He had a two-wheeled lowboy trailer behind a John Deere 60. One of us stood at the right front corner and hooked the bales onto the lowboy and the other stacked while Omar drove. Remember using two hooks most of the time. It always amazed me that the bales of alfalfa were wound tight enough that the hook would only penetrate 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch. Usually hooked them in the ends, tho. Omar’s wife Olive always treated us to iced tea for breaks and a great meal at noon. Omar would often leave the last cutting in the field for the cows to eat in
  7. Another place to try is Arrow Material Handling Eq in the Kansas City area. https://www.arrowmhp.com/
  8. The man who owned the IH dealership I worked at was a WW II Navy vet. He would take the needle off of a gauge like that and then reinstall it at zero. Always wondered how accurate the gauge was after that. I seem to remember an automatic switchover inside the flowrater that switched from the 600 lb to the 3000 lb gauge as the pressure increased. If so, maybe auto switch also needs fixed.
  9. In 1973 I was delivering New Idea pull type corn pickers in central Wisconsin and the dealer winched a WD or WD45 Allis with a pipe frame loader into their tilt bed truck. Not chained down, just the winch cable to hold the tractor. They picked up the picker and drove across the yard to place it for storage. Normally I would help with the unloading, but that time, I just unchained and stood back out of range of any fallout. To their credit, there were no mishaps.
  10. Here is the upgrade we did to a crossing last summer. It doubled the width of the old concrete crossing that is on the downstream (left in the picture) side. Dug out about 18” down to more solid dirt, then put down heavy duty engineering fabric that was wrapped up to the top of the stone on both upstream and downstream sides. Riprap was placed and then packed with the excavator. Last year was very dry and no water was flowing when the work was done. Sediment is already filling in around the riprap which I think will be the key to holding it in place. The real test will be in a wet year a
  11. Mechanical seed scarifiers (graters) often use sandpaper to scratch the seed coat. Here is a link to an article about scarification. Scroll down to the Mechanical Scarification section. https://scialert.net/fulltext/?doi=rjss.2012.38.50
  12. Maybe give them a call and ask if they can email you the mounting instructions?
  13. Almost looks like a hog catcher, but they used to be made with cable.
  14. Looks like a machine for a landfill.
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