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    806 with 2450 loader

    Tipping issue aside, a narrow front rides rough. I wouldn't want to be driving through pasture/woods to pile brush bouncing a loader on a narrow front.
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    Will I be committing sacrilege?

    That's where ours were split as well
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    Will I be committing sacrilege?

    We had a set that was made into a split set. It appeared to have been broken, perhaps by a big shear? If you have one, a band saw would remove the least iron and give you a clean edge. I think you will need spacers because the inside of the circle isn't big enough for the 15's hub. I would think an inch or so would do.
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    I might need a new battery

    I had one blow up on me while charging my 656. Thankfully my face was out of the explosion path. The clothes I wore that day were fine, but a newer pair of wranglers I wore when I took the battery to get replaced got ruined!
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    Tires and Rims

    I think the 9.5 will look ok with 34 rears. And I like the 10.00-16 with 38 rears. But you can determine whether you like them once you get the rears swapped and go from there.
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    Tires and Rims

    Like has been said you won't gain diddly putting 34's on the 756 height wise. But that is certainly a good size for that tractor. I love 16.9's on a 6 or 7, but it is cheaper to use the more common size of 18.4. A 16.9x38 is only slightly taller than an 18.4x34, so you don't gain much there either. I think your 826 would be just right on 18.4x38 and you can buy step up rims to do it if you go that route. You could always start with new 18.4's on new rims with the 7 and switch them sometime if you choose.
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    Older hybrid reliability?

    My wife is looking for something that gets better gas mileage than her Yukon, and Ford Fusion hybrids have struck her eye. But we would be looking at 5-8 year old cars. How are the hybrids holding up with some years on them? Are they needing new batteries by ten years old? Any other big problems to be aware of?
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    Older hybrid reliability?

    That's what I'm wondering about if the hybrids are good in the later years. It's easy to find information about the new ones, but nobody really does reviews on older cars!
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    JD 7000 planter

    Perhaps shorten them like a 6-row would use and drive your front tire on the mark instead of having it in the center?
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    766 gasser

    My 656 has the same 291 gas engine (not the original) and I use it every day all winter to feed cows. On extremely cold days I will plug it in just to save time getting it warmed up but it would start without it. The fast hitch from your 450 will not work on the 766, but the fast hitch implements will work on a 766 fast hitch.
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    milk premiums

    I've never really understood having a volume premium. I get that it's cheaper to haul, but that should be reflected in the hauling charges- a farm shipping 10-20k pounds would have the same cost as me sending 3500 pounds, but cost per cwt would be more favorable.
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    About drinking raw milk

    There are very real and serious risks to raw milk. You can do things to mitigate the risks, but you can never eliminate them. I've served our raw milk to all sorts of people without incident, but I have a clean and almost closed small herd.
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    Big Roy

    Not so much experimental, more of a corporate slight of hand trick to throw JD off their game. lol
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    656 706 hp

    I would bet the difference is mostly in the governor and some in the carb. The rest of the 656 will easily handle the extra power.
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    Stolen Tractors

    I;m really surprised we haven't seen more theft lately with the farm economy so bad. I know most of us are not gonna stoop that low no matter how bad it gets, but all it takes is a couple scum bags to start swiping equipment. Plus with all the small farms getting eaten up by big guys, there are more than a few old farmsteads without a house that have machine sheds unattended.
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    High Hours - Low Hours - How Many Hours...

    My uncle bought a 706 German new that the tach didn't work for at least five years, but still reads north of 20k hours. He also has an 8910 Magnum that shows around 6k hours, but is nice enough you would never suspect to put a 1 in front of it!
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    So what DID happen to him?

    I think the reason we are not getting better mileage is because nobody wants to drive a weak car. And realistically, it isn't safe to drive one! Imagine trying to merge in rush hour traffic with 65 hp under the hood while driving a little tin can car??? No thanks. BTW- if it was patented, you can look up the patent and try to replicate it for yourself. Let me know if any of you hit triple digit mpgs.
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    breaking bad show?

    I watched the whole thing on Netflix. I really enjoyed it, but by the time I finished I needed some light fluffy entertainment. It was just too dark and violent. Same thing with Sons Of Anarchy.
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    T/As' and Red Paint

    I've found high first TA is close enough to low fourth direct to do the same job. I seldom care about a tenth or two
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    886 Water in Oil

    The DT 360 uses both a different bore and a different stroke. You cannot use that kit in a d 360
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    Big Bud plant burned on Christmas Eve

    Wasn't there news a year or so ago that Big Bud had been bought by Rome to start building them again?
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    dairy cow sales in your area?

    My vet told of another customer with health issues who was thinking of selling. The sale barn told him to either bring them in the day before Thanksgiving, or they wouldn't have room till Feb! I've heard you can put a heard of good cows together for $1000 each, and springing heifers are not much more. Times of low milk prices are always a waiting game- those who can wait long enough for prices to rebound will survive. But I worry it has changed into a financing game- anyone who has borrowed more than the bank can afford to lose will survive. Those of us without much debt are gonna hurt until we have too much debt, or get out.
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    The only time I've seen anything similar to that involved the shaft being compromised, such as lifted with a forklift and hitting the shaft on a derby vehicle.
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    94-06 Dodge Ram 2wd to 4wd conversion

    I see an ad in the farm paper for a dealer with a '93 250 dually regular cab cummins 5-speed. It's CLEAN! But he wants big bucks for it too!
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    industial hemp and milk prices?

    I'm waiting for Wisconsin to legalize recreational weed. I have no desire to smoke it, but I'll gladly grow it for the potheads. Heck, I'll even bake them some brownies!! as for industrial hemp, there is no value without a buyer. I don't know of any buyers, so I'm not going to plant any.