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Everything posted by billonthefarm

  1. This 1066 was built the last month of production and it has 3 1/4” axles.
  2. Not the largest physical tractor I own or have driven but the most power I have ever had under the hood.
  3. Vents are red in real life. I never knock another guy on the way he does stuff. With auto steer it’s no big deal to just keep working while you eat. I did use to stop and sit on the end and eat.
  4. I have been an elected township official for going on 24 years. No one ever wanted my seat. I currently serve as supervisor. People complain and then sit at hime and wait for change without lifting a finger. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expecting different results.
  5. I understand your thought process and I agree that we shouldn't need term limits BUT our legislative branch decided to limit the president to two fulls terms because they didn't trust the voters to do their job correctly. Actually these deeply entrenched long term politicians are virtually untouchable in a re election bid. So much wealth, so much power, so much influence that it is virtually impossible to mount a serious opposition. You are completely correct in theory but in application I am 100% in favor of term limits.
  6. I don’t think there were much better cabs until the soundguard cab in 1973. The IH factory cabs weren’ Quiet, but offered protection from the weather. Would keep you warm when it was cold and cool when it was hot if equipped with a/c. They will still do that yet today. Adding some sort of sound dampening material such as dynamic mat helps reduce the noise level. Keeping all the cab foam and dash pad in place also helps. In 1976 they had certainly been surpassed in comfort by other manufacturers but these cabs were certainly as good as any aftermarket and better than a heat houser.
  7. I have a soft spot for 1066’s, especially black stripe ones. This a 1975. Early, just over 500 after the first one. Clamp wheels, diff lock, tilt wheel, had a factory cab originally. Can’t wait to play with it!
  8. Every time I see someone using one of those planter I have flashbacks. Had a 12-30 800. Hated it. One of the better days was when that thing left the farm!
  9. Looks really nice. It cost a bunch to make it look like that. I would use it! If you aren’t going to use them why have them? Might not use it for mowing brush or hauling manure but I would use that sucker! It would look good with a little dust on that paint!
  10. I started out on one of dads farm tractors over 30 years ago. Pulled in dyno classes for a few years. Pulled antiques for a few years then for a few years I watched and didnt pull. About 6 years ago a friend asked me to bring one of my tractors and support the local pull they were trying to get going. I didnt give it much thought but it only took one hook. I built this and having the time of my life with some great friends.
  11. Wow, that’s doing pretty good! They won’t normally do that. How many rpms?
  12. My tractor has the block that came in it when it rolled out of the Rock Island Farmall Works. It has 466 cubes because of a 466 crankshaft and overhaul kit. Same block it’s always had. Backing the screw out will get you 200hp give or take a few. Probably can’t spin 20.8’s in high one. I have played with a tractor on the Dyno. Outer air filter if clean is very minimal restriction at those power levels. That inner one will steal several horse power. Take the inner one out and leave the outer.
  13. Farm stock means different things in different places. I call this farm stock. It’s competitive but not top tier.
  14. 966 and a model 80. Had more snow in October than December and January!
  15. It’s no secret, I love old school. We have had lots of red muscles tractors over the years. Few had any modifications at all. We had a couple with aftermarket cabs. One has a set of year around step fuel tanks. several had DMI dual hubs and wheels.
  16. “Remember who you are and act accordingly!” I forget where I got that. In context it was a father to his teenage son but in reality applies to us all.
  17. Lot of variables. I farm a decent amount. Have on farm storage for all my grain. We haul it all to the E plants and barge terminals. Usually do all of our fertilizer and chemical work. Always have a list of projects in my shop. Still do a fair amount of tillage. Then throw in the time I spend doing the book work. Grain farming you can stay as busy as you want. They local guys who work off farm generally hire chemicals, fertilizer applied and try to have oversized equipment and that really helps their work load. Lots of truckers available to haul grain for hire too. Just depends on y
  18. Congratulations! Pretty cool. Have been down to watch several times.
  19. It was a shop in Galesburg IL we use. MFC hydraulics. They have other locations. Simply took the cylinder apart. Drove their with the parts. They matched the packings, O rings, back up washers and shaft seal. Went home and put it together. When I did the boom cylinders they had to order some of it. Took a day. I think parts to do both boom cylinders was about $100. There are lots of places like this. You may have to look a little to find one close to you.
  20. I did one of mine a year ago. Seal kit from the local hydraulic place was about $25. Took us an hour in the shop to tear it apart and put it back together. Kits are high from$ from CNH.
  21. I did one of mine a year ago. Seal kit from the local hydraulic place was about $25. Took us an hour in the shop to tear it apart and put it back together. Kits are high from$ from CNH.
  22. I was running dads 1066 chisel plowing in a field 1 mile east of my house. I was surprised. I remember it was this time of the year because the radio station was giving away turkeys in a game every few hours.
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