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Farmer in training

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  • Birthday 10/07/1979

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  1. So the bottom of the shaft with the fork in between the the two dowels sticking through it is what engages the reverse gear or is there another part to it?
  2. You got that right. We run a six row 900 behind a 1086. We reinforced the rows a couple years ago because a couple actually got bent slightly from rocks getting jammed in between. Constantly checking behind you for drag marks in the bad areas. 4-4.5 mph in 3low in bad spots 4low in better areas
  3. I'm hoping the plow day doesn't get rained out. My boy cousin and uncle plan on going.
  4. I wish crop land was $4,000 an acre in my area. It's not uncommon to see lane going for $8-$10,000/acre in SE MN or $250+/acre rent. I've done some rough math and the figure I come up say a guy would have to buy land at around 1/3 if it's value and not do much better than break even. This is with 50+ bushel beans and 200+ corn
  5. Thanks. That paints picture I can understand. Was wondering specifically with these tractors what parts are different but that definitely helps me understand how the ratios can be the same with the same block and head
  6. I've also heard the compression was decreased slightly in the 1206 by using a shorter piston or higher wrist pin but tractor data doesn't show that. They show a slightly shorter stroke but same compression
  7. Yea I always thought the block and head were the same but I know very little
  8. So the block is a little taller and that allows for the same compression with a longer stroke? Or is it all in the crankshaft?
  9. These guys are really something else on here. Any thought I can dream up about these tractors, gets answered within minutes on here. I wish there were forums for other facets of life that I could ask questions and get that kind of accurate and definitive answers for! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  10. Thanks! Yea I was under the impression that they had the same block just bored and stroked.
  11. I was bored one day and looking over tractor data and comparing the two models and found all of these models have the same 17:1 compression ratio. As far as I can tell they all have the same block and head. So the question I have is, how do they all have the same ratio if they have different stroke lengths if that's the case? Is it a different crank? Do the 56s actually have more compression and the 1206 less?
  12. Thoughts and prayers for your family. And respect for your hero son
  13. " Well there's a light in your eye that keeps shining, like a star that can't wait for the night" Led Zeppelin Fool in the Rain
  14. I'd say with the exception of the sentry the 88 series are pretty darn good tractors. Im not gonna get into issues my neighbor has had over the years with his JDs from his 4020 in the late sixties early 70s all the way until now with his new JD. I'd say considering all the money he put into them tractors I would've switched brands long ago. But, all brands/models have bugs. At least the sentry isn't anything major.
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