Thanks for you insight to this topic. I am actually the third owner. First owner traded his 806 off to use this to plow, found out these weren't meant for a plow and traded it in after 200 hours. Second owner bought it and installed that Kent loader and used it at a fertilizer plant its whole life until I bought it on an auction the end of June in Arkansas City KS.
It has 5300 hours on it now. I got it home, drained all oil, engine and hydrostat and then changed all filters for everything. Oil was milky when I drained it but no brass in the housing or shimmering on plugs so that is good. Tractor sat outside a lot in its previous life. I had it up at Herrs Machine Hydrotatics in Washington, KS last week to do some testing on it and this winter I will be rebuilding the hydro in it. The mechanics at Herrs thought it was in great shape other than when we put gauges on and found out hydro was weak. But the housing they thought looked good and tractor in general is nice. I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet like I had hoped but I am taking off the Kent loader and putting an International on next week and going to use it to move hay around the hay until we slow down this winter to split it and have Herrs rebuild the hydro.
I am looking for a 1066 to have around in case why I am redoing mine I forget how something goes together or what not and I can rob some exterior parts off of another 1066 if mine aren't good. Plus I just want another 66 series around.
Do you have photos of your 1066 hydro?