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Cliff Neubauer

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  1. Should be a bolt in swap and I'm pretty sure the fan bolts will come out ok. The metal fan on our '05 2377 came apart and took out the radiator, I'm pretty sure Case had a program to replace the metal fans with plastic at one time.
  2. I tightened the nut (went about a quarter turn) and it didn't change anything except now it drops to 1193 mV.
  3. We have a Magnum 335 with suspended front axle that will fail calibration but has no fault codes. During calibration the front axle will raise to around 3800 mV then drop to 1228 mV and stay there for about a minute before going to calibration failed. If you do another calibration without moving the tractor it won't lift the axle at all but if you drive around before the next calibration it will. Any ideas on what to check next?
  4. Prices have probably gone up but a year ago you could buy a new 8 ton EZ Trail running gear with new implement tires for $2,000.
  5. Our 5140 is over 20,000 hours and I'm 95% sure that the engine is all original (I did replace the injectors). The 5.9 is every bit as good as any engine IH ever built and better than many of them.
  6. The 135 has 4 pinion front axle hubs instead of 3 pinions like the smaller machines.
  7. Michelin will guarantee the casing on their Bibsteel tires to be good for recapping. The Bibsteels on our 70XT have 1,500 hours on them and look like they will last 5,000+, I wouldn't consider any other tire. Our tire dealer has had several sets of Bobsteels recapped with very good results.
  8. I used cheap Amazon lights for those applications on our combine. I used two 18 watt leds on the end of the unloading auger, I think two smaller lights shine through dust better and reduce shadows.
  9. California is starting roadside OBDII testing, if they detect any faults your parked until you can pass all tests.
  10. The EPA is really cracking down on "deletes", some of the guys offering kits for pickups have received 7 digit fines from the EPA and they plan on going after the off-road market too. I'm not against deleting but if you take any parts off be sure to keep them somewhere safe so at some point in the future you don't have to buy $5k worth of parts to make it legal.
  11. A MX 240 was factory rated for front duals.
  12. The paint dealers sell is from Valspar, that is NOT the same paint used in factories.
  13. Not exactly the same thing but we ran a Harvestmore head that originally had mild steel floor sheets and we upgraded to stainless steel after a couple of years. The stainless sheets definitely fed better than mild steel and I'd probably pay the premium for stainless over poly in that application.
  14. My wife works for a company that sells amish made furniture online, all furniture foam uses a chemical that is only made in 2 factories and they both received major damage when Texas froze last winter. The company she works for (Amish Furniture Factory) has a 6-8 month lead time on orders, their sales for 2021 so far have already beat their total sales for 2019.
  15. I was told that on the new Deere tractors Deere reflashes the computers remotely every 6 months to limit the aftermarket companies from being able to tune them.
  16. In '01 we planted some sorghum Sudan grass and it rained all summer. Before we had a chance to mow it it was 13' tall and I think it took 2 weeks to get it dry enough to chop.
  17. For example a tractor with mechanical linkage hydraulic valves will still function when the linkages are worn out, it won't be a nice to use but will work, when a solenoid valve or wiring harness goes bad it throws a fault code and often the hydraulics won't function at all.
  18. We have a 555 (550 with hydraulic drive apron) and it was a good spreader, much better than the MFs it replaced that used the box for part of the frame and an axle that filled with manure and rusted out.
  19. Never done one on a smoker but generally hotter is better. At 650-700° this will cook a homemade pizza in 3-4 minutes, it takes at least a couple of hours to get it up to temperature.
  20. Bias ply skid steer tires will get flats if they get close to thorns. Firestone, Alliance and B F. Goodrich all offer steel belted radial implement tires, I'm hoping they will have radial front steer tires soon.
  21. We are changing over to 14 ply trailer tires, don't cost a lot more than a 10 ply but they are a much better tire.
  22. On an 5x88 series tractor the priority valve is the outside handle, on all other red tractors it's the inside lever.
  23. I wasn't overly impressed with Reynolds at first but the past 6 months or so she has been stepping up to the plate and hitting home runs.
  24. We have no-tilled quite a bit and still do occasionally do some corn and 30-50% of our beans. No-till corn can do really well "here" under the right conditions but a quick pass with a field cultivator ahead of the planter greatly increases the odds of having a good stand. I like the idea of strip tillage but I don't know of anybody within 30 miles of here doing it. One of the reasons we've gone back to tillage on some of our bean acres is to help with weed control, a few years ago a light tillage pass almost completely eliminated marestail, it's not as effective now but it still helps and reduces our dependence on herbicides.
  25. In some cases you are right, in other cases churches rushed back to meeting in person because that's what they are comfortable with, for most churches that wasn't being very effective before covid and it will be less effective moving into the future.
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