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Absent Minded Farmer

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  1. Let's see it working in rocks, clay & heavy corn trash. Otherwise, it's a nifty looking machine. Mike
  2. A very nice find! Can't wait to see it in action. Mike
  3. Ahh! That doesn't sound so bad. I'll give it a try tomorrow & post back. Then.... see if I remember how to PM someone.😁 Mike
  4. The stone is good & solid yet. Not sure how easy it will be to get out of the frame. If you're interested, I'll look at it tomorrow. Mike
  5. Is this the stone you refer to? Mike
  6. Think I still have a grinder around here for parts. I'll check in a while & post back. Mike
  7. Reminds me of the Eimco rocker shovel. Kind of a goofy contraption.... ok, it's a really goofy contraption. But, I'd wager it beats a shovel. Mike
  8. Agreed with mmi. Rowse is great to deal with for those wobble drives. They bought out the patents from IH & are still making them to this day. I almost wonder if the bearing on the pulley shaft on the wobble box is shot? There's a grease fitting between the pulley & case that often gets neglected. It's easily hidden if there's some grass wrapped around it &/or some grease. Mike
  9. Ah! That's the other place I've seen them used. Thanks! Mike
  10. Are you putting something on the shaft when you install the new seal? Anything soft, thin & durable would do. Latex glove is one option. Throw a thin layer of grease on that & slide it in place. Also, since the shaft has been on there since antiquity, you may have a groove worn into the PTO shaft. Might want to add a Speedi Sleeve to cover that. SKF makes them. Not sure who else. One other thing.... Have you gone through two separate seals or are you using two seals at once? If that setup is like the one on my H, you can reposition a new thinner seal to get away from the groove worn into the shaft. That is possible due to the fact that the old seal was twice as thick as the new one. Hence the room to move it in & away from the groove. As for two seals at once.... I haven't tried that personally, but have heard mixed results. Mike
  11. There should be enough clearance under the tank to get it out. The sediment bowl will most likely be in the way & the radiator shutter rod if there is one. A couple of the bolts are pretty long, but should come out ok. I'd say that unit weighs 70 lbs or so? Never put one on a scale. They are pretty darned heavy though. I could move the one I put on my 560 (near same as yours) around with no problem. When it came time to install it, I used an engine hoist. That way there was no risk of dinging anything up, especially the gasket. Mike
  12. Whatever they used to tie these trucks down to the auto racks. Probably four point with the chains & super glue the tires. Whatever it was, those buggers are on there!! Can't find my favorite image of a bi level rack, upside down & hanging off a bridge over a highway. The cars that weren't wiped out didn't look like they moved an inch. Mike
  13. No play & it turns smooth. It doesn't really feel stiff of draggy with the wheel on it. Going to guess it should be ok. Will keep my eye out for a bargain on one of those bearings, just in case. Can check through the gauge wheels I've accumulated, too. Mike
  14. The castor wheel on my 120 mower has some weird looking bearing. It's a ST686. A couple sites have them listed as also used on the row marker discs on the Cyclo planters. My question is, are those sealed bearings that are on the shaft? Can't find any way of getting them off to grease. The grease that's in the cap is yellowed & I figured I should do something about that. The bearing seems to be a little stiff. Which brings up another question, are those preloaded bearings? Might explain why it's stiff & then I'll just keep going with it. Thanks! Mike Image borrowed from the internet.
  15. I would guess the same rule of thumb applies for the 330? Also, agreed on the M. They are one good luggin' tractor. I've worked a couple & owned a 400. My uncle had an International 544 hydro & it was not the beast that his SM was. Could easily tell the difference between the two, hauling a load of hay up the embankment to the barn. Not so much with the flat rack, but the big thrower wagons. The 544 was his prized smaller job/putz around tractor & was a dream on the 76 combine. The only thing that would have been better for that would have been the Farmall version as you sit up higher. Mike
  16. Was trying to think of a good place around J-ville & found out the couple I knew of had been closed for years. Might just hit up the cheese section at most any Woodman's. They stock a majority of the good cheeses found in this state. Unless you really have a penchant to visit a cheese store, of course. Think all the good Ma & Pa stores in that area are gone too. The times..... they are a changin'.... Mike
  17. My apologies, I had to stop going over it & start making hay. It looks like a great book. Wish I had something like it when I was a kid as it's set up well & reads good. All those nice red tractors & machines sure are a plus, too! Good luck with sales! Mike
  18. I had not even 10 feet left to go yesterday when the good ol' gum dipped Firestone gave up the ghost. Got a new tire years ago, figuring it would go at any minute (the receipt in the bag for the tube is dated 2012). The thing is, the replacement has tread on it where the old one was smooth. They're both 6 ply. The new one will stand about 1" taller than the old one when inflated. Does any of that make a difference? Miller Tire has the smooth ones & they are not identical. Those are only 4 ply. They're also $45.85 before shipping & the tire I have was $18, discounted to $15 & was sitting on the shelf. The tube was $6. Mike
  19. Doesn't say on the Aumann site. Guess either call or just drop by the Huber place tomorrow. Can't imagine they would be open for that later than 8:00A. Mike
  20. Mount a row unit on it from your favorite plate type corn planter & use it to figure out what plates you need for your seed. Could probably take it to shows, too. Mike
  21. Nope. Just the manual screw valve on the bottom of the tank. If it's humid I'll drain it once a week. Otherwise it's done every other week. Mike
  22. Only when I pop it off manually. The strange thing is, it hasn't done it at all today. Wonder if it was just too danged hot yesterday? We had 92º with an average dewpoint of 68º & it was out in the sun. The intake filter's clean as well as the cooling fins. The oil is good, too. Mike
  23. Thanks guys! There isn't any change in cut in/out pressure. I'll pull & change the pop off & unloader valve. Seems to be common stock & fairly cheap, considering. Mike
  24. I pulled the pop off valve to see if the howling would stop after a loss of pressure & it did. I'll have to put an ear to it & see if the sound is emanating from that point. Sure sounds like the whole thing is howling/ringing. Mike
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