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Michael Halsall

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  • Birthday 01/21/1957

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    Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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    Engines from TITANs to TURBO diesels.

    McCormick-Deering & McCormick standard tread tractors.

    Classic Crawlers

    IH Corporate History

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  1. The Hebard shop mule in this photo was built around Farmall A & B components. It would have been called the "i-2" Industrial tractor or the "w-2" farm tractor if IHC had built these in house! I am calling it the " -2" as the power unit derived from Farmall A & B tractors was called the "u-2" Regards from Michael H.
  2. I assume the Metric conversion slide rules were designed for the Canadian market. Canada went metric with the other British Commonwealth countries at the start of the 1970s It's great to see the 1950s Super W series tractors and matching implements depicted in the brochures. it seems to be hard to find original brochures of the any of the Super W series tractors. Regards from Michael H.?
  3. I have done an internet search for BTD-6 Service Manuals and have found a place in Britain called AGRIMANUALS.COM who specialize in manuals for various British built tractors. I have bought books from them and they happily posted them to Australia. The British built BTD-6 was different from the US built TD-6 especially in the design of the engine. The BTD-6 had several updates during its producton and it's important to know at what serial numbers these changes occured.
  4. Hi, regards from Australia. I have just read an article about a very rare surviving 10-20 TracTractor, here in Australia , fitted with a steering wheel rather than control levers. I haven't seen the machine or seen pictures of it, so would this "steering wheel" version be a very early production model? I didn't know that the 10-20 TracTractor was sold in Australia until I read this article, apparent less than 500 were ever built, so they were a rarity in North America too. Regards from Michael H. ?? P.S. Has anyone here actually seen a 10-20 TracTractor with a steering wheel?
  5. Great looking restoration! Be proud of all your hard work!?
  6. I am a collector of IHC "stuff". I don't own an IHC tractor (yet!) but I have a growing collection of IHC bits and pieces. I recently aquired an old manifold which I was told was from a Mc-D. W-30 tractor. I now believe is from a McC-D. 10-20 tractor. The exhaust pipe seems to have exited from the lower left side of the tractor. In photos of 10-20, especially the early ones, the exhaust pipe exits from lower right corner of the side curtain of the hood. In photos of the W-30 the exhaust pipe points upwards through the left side of the hood. I have found 2 part numbers on the parts I now own "1714D" on the manifold and "706DC" on a pipe. McC-D. 10-20 or W-30? Regards from Michael H. Australia ?
  7. Very cool information! 1954 was a very big year for IH's farm tractor division, as well as the above mentioned Farmalls there were the McCormick Super W-4, the Super W-6 TA range, the Super WD-9 standard treads and Super WDR-9 & WR-9-S rice field tractors. All featured the famous Raymond Loewy styling.
  8. I am a "tractor guy" and don't know a lot about trucks. I have just found a list of inline 6 cylinder truck engines and there is an IH BG-265 truck engine listed alonside the BD-264 engine. Both are listed with the same bore size (3-11/6"), so what is the difference? What is does "BG" stand for ? My second question is what are the Stroke measurement for the BD-264 & BG-265, the engine list didn't show them Regards from Michael H.? Australia
  9. Does anyone know the serial number break or approximate date when the first Farmall Super C tractor was built with FAST-HITCH? I believe it was some-time in 1953 and it was IH's first attempt at marketing their Fast-Hitch system before releasing it on all 100 Series Farmall models in late 1954. Apparently Farmall Super C tractors with Fast-Hitch are now quite collectable! Regards from Michael H. in Australia ?
  10. Does anyone know when power-steering became a FACTORY option on the later 9 Series tractors? Was it available on the Super WD-9, Super WDR-9? It is listed as an option on the later 600 & 650 tractors. What brand was the power-steering pump on the 600 & 650? Has anyone had experience, good or bad, with power-steering on these big standard tread tractors? Regards from Michael H. in Australia ?
  11. When the 434 and other models were sent to "export markets" such as Canada the headlights were fitted at the top of the grille. The 434 was the "big brother" to the British 276 tractor. The 434 replaced the 424 in markets outside of the US. The 434 (BD-154 engine) was a direct replacement for the B-414 and the 276 (BD-144 engine) replaced the B-275. The correct location for the serial number plate is on the RIGHT side of the transmission casing. Sometimes these plates have been painted over, but it's possible to scrape the paint off. There was an Australian built version of the 434 and some websites incorrectly list the British built 434 as being an Australian built model, the one in the photo is the British style which is correct for the Canadian market. Regards from Michael H. in Australia
  12. Searching by part number is the only way to go. I have found when searching for parts unlisted models it worked. The B-250 utility tractor wasn't listed on the old Case IH parts site but the B-275 was listed. There is at least an 85% parts commonality between the models Buy a B-250 parts manual and then input the parts numbers you want into the Case IH website and see what is available. There is chance that the Parts Department may be able to suggest an alternative part if they have correct original parts number. Regards from Michael H.? Australia
  13. Welcome! I'd put the above detailed questions to the very knowledgeable crew on the Construction Equipment Board of this website. That is the place to go find good information and hopefully spare parts for IH crawlers!? P.S. The DT-361 engine also used in the Farmall 1206 farm tractor, so it may be worth checking with a Case IH dealer as Case IH still keep parts for some of the classic Farmall tractors. Best of luck with the project, you seem to know what you are doing and are being hampered by lack of replacement parts!?
  14. Do you know what it was original supplied with, an implement, a tractor or a stationary engine?
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