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Michael Halsall

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  1. The tractor is rare in two ways. Firstly most 660s were diesel and secondly those rear wheels are rare too. I believe those wheels wee a factory option. What type of farming was the tractor original used for? Regards from Michael H.🛠️
  2. I have found it. The tractor is a 1930 build. That tag, once I cleaned the grease off it, reads "*.18.30", The first digit is unreadable. The serial number plate is missing but I found the engine number KC 178315, which suggests 1930 build year. Regards from Michael H. 🛠️
  3. You'll need a shady spot to work in. Here in southern Australia we're being hit with summer heat and humidity! I'm following your restoration of this British built crawler with interest. Regards from Michael H.🔧 Australia
  4. I'll try that. I remember my uncle used to have an restored 10-20. I was told it was a 1926 model, the serial number plate was missing, but underneath I found the stamp you mentioned. From memory it said "TW ?? ??26" which may mean "Tractor Works ?? 1926"
  5. The 500 C used essentially the same model D-155 diesel engine, as the IH 385 & 395 utility tractors, so Case IH should be able to help with engine parts too. The earlier 500 and later 500 E were tough little tractors and there a quite a few still "earning their keep" like your 500 C!
  6. A question for people who know their way round 1920 to 1939 McCormick-Deering tractors, particularly the 10-20 & 15-30. Where do I look for Casting Codes and Engine serial numbers on these old tractors? I have learned from experience of that serial number plates are either missing or unreadable on these very old machines. I know that casting codes didn't exist before 1931 but engine serial numbes can help approxiamately date a tractor. Regards from Michael H.🔧 in Australia.
  7. Possibly to comform to European road registration rules.
  8. Great video! It appeared on my YouTube "feed" so I watched it! I know nothing about the Hydro transmissions built by IH so this video educated me! Regards from Michael H,🔧
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    Do you have a B-250, a B-275 or both? The part number for the B-250 grille is 704 139 R92. I only have a B-250 parts book! I don't know if the B-275 used the same part number. Run that number past Case IH or Messicks etc. Case IH don't seem to have a listing for the B-250 but have a listing for the B-275. A majority of parts are similar or the same. Regards from Michael H. in Australia🔧
  10. Put a photo of it here, it sounds like it's still a good machine!
  11. I have recently seen an online auction of a lot of unrestored farm machinery, here in Australia. An item that caught my interest that was an LA ? LB? farm engine. Serial number was LAA 53501. The serial number plate was unreadable, other than tha serial number. I didn't buy the engine but I'm curious to identify it. My GUESS is a 1.5 to 2.5 HP LA from 1939. Can anyone confirm or deny this? Regards from Michael H.😍 in sunny Australia!
  12. 😎 Happy Christmas and all the best for 2022! Hopefully this COVID problem will be conquered soon and we can get on with living a normal life again! All the best to the very knowledgeable boys and girls and the RED POWER FORUMS! Regards from Michael H.😍 in sunny Australia!
  13. Just a couple of questions about the B Series of the TD-5 crawler Here in Australia there was a TD-5 Series B sold in an online auction. It was a Ag. model with a PTO and Three Point Hitch. Its serial number was given as 4017ADT and it was described as a 1961 model. Serial numbers for the B series TD-5 aren't easy to find, the ones for the earlier TD-5 seem to finish in the #22 .. range in 1961 according to the Tractordata website. Did the B series tractors serial numbers start at #4001 in 1961? What is the difference between original series and the later B series tractors? Regards from Michael H.🛠️
  14. The No.55 baler is listed as having either C-60 (Cub) OR a C-113 (Super A) engine (1954 US domestic specifications) I have a service manual for the C-113 engine as fitted to the No.55 baler. According to my service manual there are two serial numbers listed for this engine. The POWER UNIT (chassis) serial number is on a plate on the carburetor side of the flywheel housing (55B..... ) The ENGINE serial number is stamped on the magneto side of the engine crankcase and to the right side of the magneto (IMAM.....) This engine is a specialised version of the U-2A power unit. The standard U-2A uses Farmall Super A tinwork. The baler engines looked very different to this as they had a mesh chaff screen box as their grille and an almost flat plain metal panel as their hood. Regards from Michael H.🛠️
  15. It's probably been asked before, were there any differences between the C-113 engine used in the original Farmall A & B tractors and the later engines used in the Farmall Super A and Farmall C tractors? The C-113 engine had a long production run beginning in mid 1939 in the Farmall A and finishing about 1958 as an auxiliary engine on the 55 Series balers, so I assume there were changes made to it along the way. Regards from Michael H. 🛠️
  16. I have found the 4030 crane tractor listed in the 1974 Australian IH general catalog. I believe it was based on the 574 diesel farm tractor that was listed in the same catalog. Engine is listed as an IH D-239 diesel and the clutch is listed as an 11" Dynalife. I have been in contact with the people who put the Youtube video up and suggested they try either a farm machinery wrecker's yard to source parts such as the dashboard panel and the bonnet (hood) and ask for a IH 574 tractor parts. Possibly a Case IH farm machinery dealer may be able to help with new parts as the 574 is still listed on their spare parts website. Regards from Michael H. in Australia🛠️
  17. Thanks muchly, I'll get this information to the owner who is trying to advertise the machine in an upcoming auction. Regards from Australia.
  18. Just a quick question. Where is the chassis serial number plate (data plate) located in a Payloader? 🔧The model of the machine is an H30C. The owner can't find it anywhere. Regards from Michael H. in Australia🔧
  19. Please educate me. An 8020 with a ???? in the middle and a 50?0. My knowledge of the JD multi-cylinder tractors only extends to the first and second New Generation tractors (**10 & **20 models) The 8010/8020 and Wagner built Deeres have always grabbed my attention due to their oddity value. Regards from Michael H.
  20. Are you talking about the JD 8010 & 8020 4WD tractors of which only about 100 of each were built? IH sold only 44 (?) of the giant 4300. Both were the 8010 & 4300 were probably too big for most farmers in the early 1960s and both were pieces of construction machinery gone farming rather than balanced, practical farm tractors. JD later contracted Wagner to build their second generation of giant 4WD tractors. I'll have to buy Mr Klancher's book to get up to date on big IH and JD tractors! Regards from Michael H.
  21. The question has probably been asked before, but what IH tractor was equivalent to the JD 5010? The JD 5010 was an enormous big standard tread tractor. I remember seeing one as a child and thinking "What a BIG tractor!" I've recently read that special tires had to be developed to fit the 5010, it was bigger than anything other than wheeled industrial tractors. Regards from Michael H.🔧 P.S. Has anyone here had any experience with a JD 5010 or 5020 Jolly Green Giant?
  22. The Austin engine was the same as used in the Nash Metropolitan car which was sold in North America. In Britain the same engine was used in Austin commercial vehicles as well as Austin cars. It was a sturdy but unsophisicated OHV engine. It was probably sourced by IH to save time and development costs. This engine worked well on British roads but overwhelmed on American Freeways!
  23. This is just a quick history question from me about the Metro-Mite van. This little van was fitted with a British sourced Austin "B Series" engine. What years was this engine fitted to this van (1959? to ??) ? Does anyone on this forum own or has owned one of these interesting little vans. Regards from Michael H. (Australia) P.S. I have been told that the Austin engine was a bit underpowered for the North American market and was essentially replaced by the IH 152 engine in the Scout etc.🔧
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