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  1. if memory serves the bigger tractors have a longer setback from the hex axle bracket to where the pin goes through to lock the subframe in place. Ours had the hydraulic subframe so you had to use pins but I'm pretty sure all subframes, whether they were rockshaft or hydraulic lift, have the little triangle piece welded to the subframe that catches the axle bracket in order to hold everything in position.
  2. thanks for the pics. Not much margin for error mounting a 234 on a 966, for sure. Used to have to shove the elevators out and at the same time ease the 706 into the gathering unit til the center mounting bracket contacted the frame, which then held everything in position til you got the lifting forks engaged under the gearboxes and could latch the hinged part of the subframe also, the spinner head on the sheller's wagon auger is a nice thing- really fills the wagon a lot better. I sometimes smile a little from the combine's seat when filling the wagons that still have eyebolts where we fastened the tarp straps that kept the chute centered
  3. Now *there* is a cruise ship I might ride.
  4. Thing is, in the end you know what you have if you go through the engine. It makes a difference that ComancheStarFarms knows what they have with the truck engine- but for something out of a salvage yard... unless someone has the documents you *don't* know. When I was in their shoes a couple of years ago I considered going with a used combine engine, a C-IH reman, or out-of-frame overhaul. I gave up the used engine option fairly early because I figured I was going to feel like a real monkey if, two or three years down the line, the combine engine laid down on me for whatever reason.
  5. What happens to the engineless grain truck? Sell it for scrap? Seems a shame.
  6. I run four tractors- nothing newer than a 5088 or older than a 1256- regularly but could get by on two newer ones- say, a boxcar Magnum and an MX120 FWA & loader. But the way things are I have cabs when I want them, open tractors when I don't, and a bit of cushion if one goes down. I figure hammering around with a bunch of old binders is my niche in the neighborhood, which is chock-full of shiny new green iron.
  7. Sharp tractors, looking forward to seeing more. On and off through the years I've considered picking up a 450/400 but there are already a Super C, H, and M on the farm wanting attention- and work, mostly- I don't have for that sort of tractor any longer.
  8. What engine does it have? If it's the 310 German diesel that narrows it down to 1979-80. The 1420 was the Axial-Flow replacement for the 715 and came out in 1981.
  9. It's aftermarket. Remember seeing them for sale in the back of Successful Farming, Wallaces Farmer, etc way back in the early 80s. Never seen one in the wild though. Still have a box full of those magazines upstairs, should go through them sometime.
  10. My sympathy to the Mez family and his friends. Had the pleasure of meeting him at Farmall Land several years ago. He was a great host and real gentleman to visit with.
  11. I get e mail updates from a couple of regional and a couple of national newspapers plus the mail brings us a daily print newspaper. The derailment was featured in all of them and the one local newscast I watch. Wherever you go there are people who will help, and wherever you go there are people who won't. Same as it ever was.
  12. Some corn being shelled for high moisture feed. Nothing moving in soybeans yet. A fair amount of spraying being done on alfalfa because of armyworms. Neighbor took off 4th crop a week or so ago and there was no regrowth at all because of them. Rare problem for this area. After a very dry spring and early summer we are getting steady if not heavy rains and the drought monitor moved from "moderate drought" to "abnormally dry".
  13. According to the manual for an '84 1460 the grain distribution paddles on the augers in the auger bed cause the chaff to throw left. To cure this they offered an optional left hand auger with reverse rotation.
  14. hobbyfarm: yes, I do think parts are missing but I'm not sure. I think you have an early H cultivator like this one: Somebody will know more but this might be a good start.
  15. H/M is my thinking as well, based mainly on the lighter cylinders- not sure when they changed to the heavier ones- for the four rows maybe? But it appears to have parts from something else mixed in and the main frames are missing. I'm pretty sure the sweeps, standards, etc are pretty interchangeable throughout the IH cultivator families
  16. Beans are so touchy about diseases that have built up in the soil after years of being in a rotation. Even doing a couple of years of corn then going back to beans makes a lot of difference. So fresh ground is like the effect of crop rotation- only on steroids, you might say.
  17. to get the variance, you have to explain the hardship that would be created by following the ordinance- so yes, talk about the drawbacks of a low slope roof and tell the board about the car lift. The car lift might open up some questions about whether you plan to go into business or just work on your own stuff. Also, you might go around and talk to your new neighbors and try to grease the skids a bit- locally the board puts a lot of weight on whether the neighbors are ok with something or not
  18. They used to take used-up steam locomotives, fire 'em up one last time and ram 'em into each other for entertainment. Heck, lynch mobs were thought of as fun for the whole family.
  19. The Forbes article basically says the CEO told the engineers he wanted them to think outside the box and do things his way. The engineers told him they had thought outside the box and what he wanted wouldn't work. The CEO pulled rank and told them to make it work. They couldn't- not for lack of trying, but because the CEO had been wrong from getgo. There went the whole shebang. It's one thing for someone like the first Henry Ford, who was a mechanical genius, to try to impose his will on the engineering department and another for a guy who spent his whole career managing people and money- in short, *not* an engineer- to do that. It is just amazing how often that happens in this world, though.
  20. must be this sale: https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3586312.html awfully nice tractors. Interesting project to convert the straight truck into a gooseneck grain hauler
  21. your operator is going to need some modifications made on the tractor before going to the field. I probably sat on Grandpa's F20 and made tractor noises when I was that age
  22. SDman: great photo. You folks sure had the ground to make the overhead grain tank work. It would be interesting, to say the least, to run one of them in our hills. You'd want to be careful where you unloaded for sure.
  23. I'd change out the fuel filters too. That darn injector pump is *so* spendy to work on and I'd want new fuel running through it as soon as possible.
  24. Welcome aboard. The 7 sure looks good for having sat out all these years. It must have looked really nice when it was parked- do you know the story behind it? I think a coolant change would be in order sooner rather than later, and maybe before you start it up you should see if you can drain water out of the rear end and final drives?
  25. Not sure I've ever been around one of them running. They must be kinda loud without any exhaust stack? My granddad had an F20 and an F12, both on steel. When I was little back in the early 70s they were still rusting under the trees but Dad sold them. I think they were supposed to have been fixed up by the new owner but that's another thing I can't ask Dad about now.
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