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  1. wisconsinihcollector

    IH McCormick Disk - 35A?

    Yes this is a 35A. I worked for a farmer back in the early 80's who had one. I was very worn out, the bearings on the gangs were very worn, and the disk gang bolt broke, and had to be welded up. It has a linkage that provided for a level lift, as the wheels went down, a link moved the hitch to keep it level. It had a very rigid framework, and didn't flex at all! Needless to say it didn't like rocks!
  2. I have a four row trailing IH 800 plate planter. It came with all of the Lincoln Ag plates. Over a hundred plates for a four row planter! It also included some genuine IH plates for corn and beans. For corn there are both 16 and 24 cell plates, your manual should have the seeding rate charts for them. The chart in my manual is pretty accurate. There is a large selection of plates still available from Lincoln Ag. I've found a lot of used plates at farm sales and at flea markets at tractor shows. All IH plates are interchangeable, from the 100 series horse drawn planters to the last plate planters made. I use a test stand to check for the proper plate with the seed I'm using before going to the field to make sure the seed works with the plate.
  3. wisconsinihcollector

    FARMALL Plant vs Racine

    I’ve been reading with interest people’s comments on the plant at Racine WI. I’d like to share some recollections of a visit to the tractor assembly plant. It was about thirty years ago, when a neighbor and I toured the plant. In 1988 I had an opportunity to tour the Case IH plant in Racine and see the (then new) Magnum series tractor being built. It was the old Clausen Works right on the lakeshore. We arrived about noon, the plant was down for lunch break. At one o’clock, a guide met us, provided us with safety glasses, and started with the assembly line where the engine was fitted to the tractor transmission-rear end. Each unit was on a stand that moved along the line. Parts were added as it moved along, three-point hitch, front axels, and the like. By the time it reached the end of this line it was ready to run. Next, there were three test cells. Two were in operation during our visit. At this point there weren’t any wheels or tires installed yet. Clamps were attached to the axels, and the pto was attached to a dyno. Fuel and coolant supplies were provided. The tractors were fired up and put under load. The hydraulic fluid was treated to show up under ultraviolet light if there were a leak. We were told if something were to break they wanted it to break here. Our guide told us they would abuse them worse here than a customer would in the field. Next, we passed a room that was filled with machine tools, we were told this was the old Case tooling that had been moved out to make room for the tooling brought from the Rock Island Plant. The room wasn’t lit so I couldn’t tell just how big the room was, but I think it was big. We were shown some of the CNC tooling at work. Gears were having the teeth cut. We were told the gears were heat treated before tooth cutting, and this was more difficult and expensive than the methods used by the competition. Then we went to the cab assembly area, the cabs were manufactured at East Moline and shipped to Racine. They were assembled and tested before installing on a tractor. Once hooked up the cab controls, all the cab controls would act just as if the were on a tractor. The displays would respond as well to the tests. The cabs were then installed on to the tractor chassis. A new computerized spray paint booth would do most of the painting. A few areas would need to have a person paint them. Another room was filled with tires of all types and sizes. If the build order called for a specific type and size it would be installed. On the way to the foundry, we passed the engine assembly area. In 1988 they were still manufacturing the 504 cubic inch Case engine for the industrial side of the family. In the foundry the were knocking the sand from some castings. They were 100 pound IH front end suitcase weights! In the same area they were induction hardening the rear axles for the Magnum tractor. Outside the building was a big pile of scrap cast iron. There were engine blocks, transmission housings, and other cast parts that didn’t meet the grade, and would be melted down, and reused. Our guide told us this was the same area of the plant where the Case steam engines were built, and compared the changes from then until now.
  4. wisconsinihcollector

    Home Made and Handy Direct Drive Threshing Machine

    I was checking out an upcoming online auction, and found this unusual home made set up. I assume they came from the same place. The threshing machine has a chain drive to the main cylinder drive, and a spline shaft to hook up a PTO shaft. The McCormick Deering 10-20 has a spline shaft in place of the belt pulley. I think they would have parked the tractor next to the separator, and ran a shaft between them, instead of using a belt. The threshing machine is a McCormick Deering 28 inch.
  5. wisconsinihcollector

    Corn Picking with the 14P and Farmall H

    I'm not sure what brand the hoist it is. When I purchased the wagon, the previous owner had fitted it with a self contained hydraulic system. He used a twelve volt pump similar to a snowplow, and wired it to a push button near the back of the box. A lawnmower battery will operate it. It works really well at shows, you don't need a tractor with hydraulics to operate it. You can see the pump right behind the front wheel in the second picture.
  6. wisconsinihcollector

    Corn Picking with the 14P and Farmall H

    Dan, Nice looking model 24. Is that a Farmall H or M that it is mounted on? Also the drive on the 24 is unique, because it operates from the belt pulley drive shaft, nit the pto.
  7. wisconsinihcollector

    Corn Picking with the 14P and Farmall H

    augarcreek Yes this is just west of Rice Lake WI. This is only the second time I've tried check-rowing corn .This is a picture of the corn in June. It's also the first time I've used the 14P in the field. The little barn and silo are a part of the farmstead display. If you look at the top of the hill behind, you will see a much larger barn.
  8. wisconsinihcollector

    Corn Picking with the 14P and Farmall H

    Today I used the 14P corn picker to harvest the check-row planted corn. I used the trusty H to power the picker. I'll add some pictures of planting it last spring with the F12 and F110 planter.
  9. wisconsinihcollector

    Terrible day! Pictures!

    Well it does happen, two years ago the local FFA chapter had a tractor raffle. I had bought the tickets in mid summer, forgot all about it until they called, and said I'd won, and when could I pick it up. The prize was a 1949 J I Case model SC.
  10. wisconsinihcollector

    Combining soybeans Today IH 80 Combine

    Harvested soybeans today. First time I've ever raised them. Took some time to adjust the machine to do a decent job.
  11. wisconsinihcollector

    One Hole McCormick-Deering Corn Sheller

    Sorry it took so long. I think this is a new old stock feed tray, and I think these numbers are the part number, Hope this helps.
  12. wisconsinihcollector

    Funny noise in my new to me M-TA Thought is was an axle bearing, but...

    Thanks for the information! I figured it must be something like that. Since it was requested, a picture of the tractor. The stars were in the left side rear wheel hub. It needs some work, electrical, and a better tire on the left side, but no too bad. The engine runs well and the Torque Amplifier work as they should.
  13. Since I got this new to me M-TA, I've had to take care of a few things. But this noise from the left wheel area made me nervous. So I jacked it up to check it out, and turning it by hand, the noise seemed to be coming from the wheel hub itself. I removed the very rusty bolts that hold the wheel to the axle, and look what was in there! There were four star shaped pieces of cast iron. Do these have a reason for being in there, or just the work of a prankster from the past? Judging from the bolts I'd say it's been a long, long time since this has been apart. Has anyone found something like this before?
  14. wisconsinihcollector

    IH/McCormick Model 80 Combine

    I have a 80 combine. I bought it as a fixer-upper. The weakest part of the machine I found is the straw rack. The bushings get worn, and the wood mounting blocks inside get loose, and the straw rack tears itself apart. Along with the support arms on the outside. On mine I removed the straw rack, repaired it. Replaced all the bushings, reattached the interior mounting blocks with bolts and self locking nuts, beefed up the outside supports, and reassembled the unit. It has performed very well since the repair. Things I like about the machine are it is the easiest combine to unplug than any other I've operated, and has a lot of capacity for it's size.