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  1. Here ya go. Nothing fancy. 2012. 475hp. 10 speed. Full delete. 300,000 miles. Should be a dandy farm truck.
  2. Truck that is! Might as well be a Binder!
  3. 10 shank 6000 conser till is a good load for a decent 1066 “here”.
  4. My advice is before you do anything else, investigate your brake problem. Could be minor, may not be. Those brakes are great until they aren’t.
  5. Right out of college in about 1990 I worked at the local IH dealer and plain as day I can remember a whole box of those black and yellow M&W turbo filters. Place closed up several years ago and they probably got pitched.
  6. We are a couple hours se of all the wind damage from that storm. It rolled thru here and was scary looking but nothing to cause problems for us like in IA. The pull today was a RWYB 12,000lbs class. 3 big block Deere’s in it and I was the only non sanctioned tractor. I didn’t place very well but I snuck past some of those guys and ended up 11ft back of 2nd so I felt ok about it. Tractor ran good. If you want to watch it jump on FB and hunt up the Back Roads Pulling team the entire class video is on there.
  7. Thanks guys! Put a coat of wax on and loaded up for a pull tomorrow. Gonna be tough one but me and ole Smoke Rings will give it all we got!
  8. Hasn’t been a farm sell that low of a price for awhile. Still 10K and up!
  9. Everything I know about any kind of farming other than corn, soybeans and cattle outside of central IL I owe to people like Tony who take time to share how things work. So thanks to all of you who Take time to post pics. It is always appreciated!!!!!!!
  10. Yesterday the pull wrapped up and we all stood around the trailers another two hours telling stories. Nobody wanted it to be over. We have so much fun it’s probably against the law!
  11. Been to several pulls in the last few weeks. It’s nice to be out and about with friends having fun!
  12. I miss chopping corn silage. It was a job I enjoyed. It was the beginning of harvest. We always had a group of people together to help. I ran the chopper. It was nice time of the year. Warm days and cool nights.
  13. Its just like any time there is competition involved. You can speed as little or as much as you want. If your tolerance to lose is low, its going to be expensive. My tractor is about as cheap as you can do something that will get you in the hunt, you will not be a perpetual winner, but you will have a chance every hook. By far the most expensive thing was the tractor. I bought a good clutch with a steel flywheel. It has a t/a that will take big hp. It has a 13mm 100 pump. Still running a 3lm turbo. We built the weight brackets and side shields.
  14. We had two new ones. This 10 and the black stripe 14 I still have. Good memories!
  15. Dubuque County IA Fairgrouds to the tri State Farm stock shoot out. 13000 lbs. Finished 12 out of 31 very good running tractors. I ended up at 296.44’. If I could have squeaked out another 2.6 ft I would have finished 5th. 2.5 feet less and I would have been 16th. Winner went 304’. Heck of a good set of tractors. They paid out $2k to the top 16 places.
  16. I took a minute after coming in from mowing the yard and dug out the warranty card for dads 1066. I have no idea where it is. He traded it in 85 or 85 for the black stripe 1566 we still have. That was at Westbay Equipment in Galesburg IL. Looking at the card the tractor serial would have been 15002 right. Is the other one the engine serial? Anyway, I was just thinking and thought maybe I should try to see if it is still out there somewhere! On a side note I noticed that we have owned that 1566 all these years and not put 1000 hours on it.
  17. I have played around pulling antiques and stock farm tractors my whole life. Then I put this together a few years ago. When I made that first pass at 20 mph dragging the sled behind me I felt like I was on the nose of a rocket. Dang did it feel good and it still does every single time!
  18. He went 294’ and a few inches. Winner went 301‘. Usually you are looking to go around 300 ft. Yes the sled always wins.
  19. We took Smoke Rings and ran up to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds at Davenport for a ECITPA pull. A real photographer was there and caught some nice pics. Had a great night. Snuck into 5th place in a tough sanctioned class.
  20. Gonna spend some time tomorrow cleaning this girl up. Hasn’t been used much for a decade and it’s hard to believe how much it’s deteriorating just sitting in the shed. 4100 hours. Runs and drive like a new one. Charged the air and it worked great. New flor mat and I should get a new dash cover. One thing at a time!
  21. I have it somewhere but I cant find it right now. S 3726 was about modifying the rear pump mounting flange for a different oring. Thanks Eri
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