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SONNY last won the day on October 30 2021

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  • Birthday 10/28/1946

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    Downs, Illinois, USA.
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    All big equipment! I farm about 140 acres, have serveral IH tractors and crawlers, (old ones). Build/modify equipment for our large garden, farmed by IH tractors!

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    Been off the internet for a while cause stupid microsoft tried to put w-11 on my 6 year old computer that wont handle it and destroyed the motherboard! Anyway I did cobble up another unit so I am back til they destroy this one! Lost all my passwords and the ones I had written down didnt work anymore so I been guessing at them! Just figured the one out for this forum today. also lost several thousand pix. but I have copies of the important ones and they are safe. Any of you guys had this happen to you yet? And I did even get me a different desk while I had everything tore up! lol!
  2. my 340 dont have reverser OR ta, so no help here! lol!
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    184 Lo-Boy

    Just got this one yesterday, --- Really rough but has possibilities. I think I have enough parts to fix it so the challenge is on!! LOL!! My plan is to take the 3-pt. off the broken frame 154 and the creeper gear, steering box, steering bell crank, and complete pto unit off of parts 185. Motor in this one was stuck a bit but I got it loose fairly easy. motor oil is black and almost empty so motor is probably toast. Could put the 185 motor in it if I had to,--at least the block. I like the starter and alternator setup on these,---NO belt drive starter! anyway a couple pix of the project as it sits in the trailer. Mower is fixable IF you wanted one --which I dont so it went on the junk pile for now. it has good blades, bearings, pulleys, etc. The shell needs some patches welded on it and it would be good to use. I mow with the Z-Force 48 so I dont need mowers on the 154, 185, or the 184. The parts on the 154 and 185 look like they are the same so thats the plan. If you know for sure , let me know. The 184 is a bit different in some areas than the others but look to be minor.
  4. They do come out,--and it does help hooking up the heavy stuff!
  5. Here are pics of the Abbot Bros. hitch. They are built like a tank! Pic 1 cylinder mounts,--one on each side. I used 4' bore jobbers on mine. Pic 2 rear view,---I had to cut and widen it 8 inches to fit 560. They are wider than the SMD was. Pic 3 is the under lead brace and bolts up on the front where the cornpicker cylinder goes,--also front of main drawbar mounts here Pic 4 is the cross bar the used and on the front is a ball that the round rod slides in. I never got mine welded back on after I widened the hitch. Anyway this is kinda an idea of how this one is made. It has all kinds of adjustments on it too.
  6. Matt!! HI! Ya, the cylinders go over the axles! --- Hey,--I will get pix of it and post them here for you, ---Mine is still on the older 560 ----still need to take it off and put it on the other 560. ( another "to do" that is not done yet!) The hitch has 2 main parts,--1 lower and one upper that all clamp to the axle where the picker,cultivator, etc mount to. Then the cylinders lay down next to your platform.
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    Not red but--

    Alki gas is this gas we are forced to use now that has corn wiskey in it! Damn crap destroys the motors! Hardtail!-- ole buddy! --- I am still kickin, still fightin the prostate cancer and still wearin diapers! lol! Been doin my 4.5 acre garden and donating most of the produce to the Midwest Food Bank in Bloomington, Il. We process what we need and donate the rest. Got the 420 to log with. Was lookin for a 340 IH but none to be had so I ran into the 310 Case and found out the reverse idler shaft was junk in it,---well there aint no more to be had since these 310's all ate them like candy!!! Guess it was a design flaw by Case when they started them. Anyway I ran into this 420 and its S'POSED to run. I figure it should be o.k. cause somebody spent a LOT of money on the new undercarriage on it. I was told by a friend of the former owner that they last ran it 10 years ago then parked it in a shed where it sat til I got it. It was on a concrete floor and in a dry shed so I figure it might be worth trying so I brought it home,--got the motor loose and thats as far as I got so far. Got busy trying to get ready for winter,--course you are NEVER actually ready! LOL! Did some loggin with the 1835-b skidloader this summer. Sis and I cut a bunch of trees down and saved the logs, tossed the brush into the Vermeer 1600 chipper ( slant power!!) and the midsized stuff was cut into firewood lengths and stacked on the street with a free sign on the pile. Nothing is going to waste,--the chips are being used for a path across her property and works well. She already had a chip path that lasted nearly 10 years and we are putting another layer on it. I need the small crawler to go down the hills to get more logs and the skidloader has its limits so gotta watch what I grab with it. The NH L-781 is here at home with the forks on it to move logs and stuff around with. A few pix of the saw and the log peeler, oh, and the 1835. I try to knock off some of the bark to get rid of the sand that the wind imbeds in it. I keep the logs clean to start with which helps. This is by no means a commercial OR professional operation!! LOL!
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    Not red but--

    The tracks on my 310 are junk so I ordered new chains and bolts from Pivot Equipment Parts in Indynapolis ,In. --- they had them in stock last year. If you call them ask for Jordan Troutman,--if he is still there he knows all about these and will make suggestions and answer your questions about the tracks. I also have a 420-w utility tractor that has the Davis 100 loader and backhoe. It has long axles so it can be set for row crops. A village 17 miles from here bought it new in 1956 or 57 and later sold it. The hoe got taken off and sold but I later stumbled upon it 10 miles of its original home and its now back with the tractor,---I dont have it put back on yet.
  9. JD 420-c loader I just got. I needed one and since I still cant find a reverse idler shaft for the Case 310 I found this little guy. New undercarriage and pads on it years ago then never used much,--ended up sitting in a shed for eons and motor was slightly stuck which I got loose fairly easy. When they last ran it,--probably had alki gas and that will stick a motor in a flash if not started often I will need a grille for it too,--they really messed this one up. I got the hood and front guard for it,--have no idea why they took the guard off in the first place.
  10. look on flea bay or Amazon! Sometimes you can find odd stuff on there. Some is reasonable some not,--just gotta pick thru the crop! I just got another old Craftsman all cast iron jobber and the motor just trips the breaker when you turn it on,---has the original Craftsman tag on the big old motor. The one I use has a motor with a shaft on both ends and it was a replacement at some point before I got that saw. These saws were built to last, cut great, and are not "tinny" sounding when running.
  11. Mine is a Abbot Bros. made in Blytheville, Ark. Its heavy, has 2 cylinders on top and will lift anything you hook it up to. Dont know how many the guys ever made but I widened this one out 8" to fit on one of my 560's after I got rid of the SMD's. Still have it on one 560.
  12. Glad my 504 is good! Looks like it was new before the blew up the motor.
  13. Maybe he didnt know how to use a clutch OR was too lazy!--todays people are getting scary!! As for working,---probably would IF pump/motors/oil tank were big enough. Not much weight involved. Hydro combines weigh WAY more than this and are hydro powered so ya it is possible to do but WHY????
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    corn spacing

    There is a field near here that is the 20's and when the wind and hail hit us last month, you can see a rabbit runnin across the field! its that flat,--stalks like your pinkie and wouldnt stand up. Field across the road from him is wide rows and only leaning so it kinda depends on where you are, and what you want to do with the corn, if chopping it,---then broadcast it will give you the tonnage.
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