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  1. Hey, ole buddy! What ya doing with that Hiniker cab? I need some odds and ends off of one. Just some odd things. Any interest in selling some pieces?
  2. Ran one of those things on a 1466. It worked ok. Eventually on a 7120. The 7120 handled it with ease. The more front weights the merrier! Planter was quick to transport and handy to get around with but I never did like it in the field.
  3. 2001 2366 with 2208. It does have the rear weight bracket. Only 2 lift cylinders. In good corn that is 20-22% 2.5-3 mph. 16-18% corn you can get over 3mph even in really good corn. No issues just can’t drive as fast as we did with a 1063.
  4. These new tractors with suspended axles, suspended cabs, air seats and soft radials tires all ride much better than anything before them. I will say guys have mentioned 2+2’s and they did ride very good but not like these new tractors.
  5. We had a saying, “cattle are always looking for a new way to kill themselves!” They sure could get into the darnedest situations.
  6. These little blowers work just fine in a few inches of snow or feet. My Fair likes deep snow and it isn’t as good around the building because it just doesn’t clean up in front of itself when you stop. Like in front of shed doors and the like. The 80 doesn’t leave a pile at all.
  7. Everyone has their favorite way of moving snow. A tractor and snowblower has been mine for a long time! No piles. No rocks in the grass. Every pass 7’ of snow disappears. It works good on 3-4” of snow and if need be you can attack 3-4’ of snow! I cleaned out the bar lot at home and when I finished the snow plow hadn’t been down the road yet so I headed to my parents 1/2 mile up the road. Took me half an hour as the snow was as deep as the blower in places so it was stop and go but I got it done. I saw the hiway commissioner today and he said my path with the snow blower made it way eas
  8. I have 4 different 720 plows and they all have that cylinder. I would take it apart and take seals and or rings to a hydraulic shop and get them. I bet less than $25 will fix you up.
  9. People loose track because the focus is on bigger is bigger all the time. Magazines never talk about the guy that farms 400 acres and works a job in town. Truth is there are far more smaller part time farms than big farm operations. 97% of all farm operations are still family owned. Something like 90% gross less than $300,000 per year. That’s a lot of medium to smaller and part time farms.
  10. Same here. Empty shelves everywhere.
  11. Would like to find a 770 or 760 in my part of the world. Very unusual to see offsets here.
  12. I have it. Started to notice it 3-4 years ago. Sitting here in the house with the tv on right now and it is pretty obnoxious. It does vary some. I try to wear muffs on the open station tractors and older tractors with cabs. Too many years of old tractors, high powered rifles and I really think the fans on grain dryers didn’t help a bit either. It never really stops but it doesn’t always bother either. Run a fan in the bed room. Being around loud noises makes it worse. They say hearing aids can help.
  13. I used to have 3 tractors on timers plugged in at night any time the low temps would get below 30 when i had cattle to feed. They were all on heavy duty timers with dedicated outlets and 25 ft 12 gauge cords that were wired in the timer. I kept the plugs in polished and clean and tried to pay attention when unplugging if the plugs were cool, warm or hot. The timers were generally set to run for a couple hours prior to morning chores but if it was going to be -10f or less I would adjust them to be on for 5-6 hours. Never left them on all night.
  14. They aren’t hard to torch out if you really have too.
  15. Here in central IL we had less than one inch. Quiet weekend.
  16. Drones make it easy to do. This is the farm I live on. I have 2-3 older ones.
  17. 1066 is a little lighter which is a benefit. 1466 has the 436 over the 414 would should give you a little more powerful. LOTS of 1066’s out there for sale. Not so many 14’s. 1066 could have diff lock. Might be some help at stock HP might be a problem above stock HP. Either can become a 466 engine easily. Tons of people have done both. Lots of used pieces out there. Have fun!
  18. B E A U TIFUL! Absolutely awesome!
  19. I am sure location did come into play as well as personal preference of the salesman and the dealer principal.
  20. 14’s were spec’ed out and ordered by the dealers with NO pto. They simply ordered a dual pto unit from whole goods and installed it in their shop. Nearly all 14’s here have dual speed and many 15’s but they did not leave Farmall works with the dual speed. This applies to 1456, 14 and 1586’s.
  21. Tough to tell what has been going on with this one. Has some good signs of being both a factory open station and a cab tractor!
  22. We bought a new 1466. Tractor came in without pto. Dealer ordered a dual speed pto attachment and installed it in his shop prior to delivery.
  23. I am completely blown away. I saw that and figured it had to be a joke! The amount of work and the quality of his work is amazing. Would love to take it for a spin!
  24. Remember there was a big push during WW2 to scrap anything that wasn’t critical to production so any of that stuff that was a round with some limited use was probably gone when the war was over.
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