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  1. From what we have heard today, it was a water wrapped tornado, that’s why it’s wasn’t visible.  I’ve never heard of a water wrapped tornado before, but heard it a few times today?! 8054FABB-D20E-4EA5-A735-9F34820F488B.thumb.jpeg.bd532914a451e8bb7c75832526f8dcdf.jpeg

    Talking with a few people, and seeing the damage, we figure this is the path, the circled  places are the places with damage. I’m the blue dot, and the bottom left circle is about where it started, the upper right is where it did the most damage and stopped.  Only on the ground for 2 miles.  

  2. Had some pretty crazy weather this evening!! Trees down, some bin, and building damage, just don’t know yet what it was, tornado, or straight line wind?? 
    It lasted maybe 20-25 seconds at best?! 5B237B57-585E-4023-9E26-CC8FA3FE7D2E.thumb.jpeg.fab10146fd9628007b596a9bfbac8d69.jpeg






    a sheet of 1/2” plywood from out by our grain bins went through the wall!


    Everyone is safe, the damage was only a mile south of us, and a mile north of us.  Uncle just across the field to the south lost his shed, and neighbors to the north lost 4 grain bins, and a shed! No power at the moment either! 

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  3. Nice looking 856!! You will love that tractor! 856’s are peppy little tractors, and yours has a turbo, you’ll like it more and more each time you run it!!👍🏻👍🏻

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  4. Go to a Mills Fleet Farm, or possibly Running’s, and get the cheaper version of the IH 3 piece cushion set.  I picked up one from Mills Fleet Farm for my 1066, used the pleated bottom cushion, and got the back rest cushion, and upper back rest cushion, and brackets from K&M.  4E6C7E4C-096C-4404-8E9F-6FAF72499394.thumb.png.d0162c569aa45b887cf94afd9c720081.png

    This is the one I bought at Mills Fleet Farm! 

  5. 22 hours ago, brahamfireman said:

    Beautiful,  just a couple small holes drilled the lip on the very back. I wanted them because I'm guessing very few people knew they were 1966 only fenders.

    As far as I’m concerned, at $1050 was still a good buy if they were that nice!! 

  6. On 5/18/2022 at 6:57 AM, brahamfireman said:

    1966 Set of flat top fenders with only the left side hand hold sold for $1050.

    That was my other reason for going.  Were they nice straight, solid fenders?

  7. If anyone here buys Firestone ag tires, buy them early!!!! They need more cure time!!! We put a set on our 7250 3-4 years ago, they look like they have 5000 hours on them from stubble damage!! Was told Firestone doesn’t cure their tires as long as they use to any more!! So we are buying at least a year in advance, and every sunny day, they sit outside, and sun bathe!!! Just ordered 4, 620-70-42’s for our Steiger 385, those are getting the same treatment!! 
    I have no idea how other manufacturers are on their tires, but Firestones definitely need more cure time!! 

  8. 7 hours ago, brahamfireman said:

    No Bostrom on Saturday.  I did watch 2 806 gassers sell at the north branch sale for 2500 in pieces, and 3700 with water in the oil. I passed on both.

    706 went for 3500 or 3700.

    Dang it!! I knew I was going to forget about that sale! I was planning on looking at the 806 in pieces, to try bring home for some parts.  Guess that isn’t happening now! 🤣

  9. 43 minutes ago, brahamfireman said:

    I just watched a nice clean 806 diesel with a GB loader and bale spear sell for $6500 at auction Saturday.  For prices like that just buy another tractor and be going tomorrow.  You'll have $4000 just into a rebuild, plus down time.

    Was that the Heidelberger auction by North Branch??

  10. 7 hours ago, snoshoe said:

    Those are insulators not friction. We always used an epoxy. Seemed to work well.

    I’ll have to try find something at the hardware store when I go pick them up! 

  11. Tore the brakes off the 1256 wheatland today, both inner friction discs came off the pistons from oil, what is a good adhesive to use, to adhere the new friction discs?

  12. 13 hours ago, DT Fan said:

    You're definitely doing the right thing, that poor old girl needs some love! I hope the damage to your checkbook isn't as bad as the valve-train.

    These things happen, bought an Allis CA last December. It's turning in to a bit of a money pit. Does run really good though, so no overhaul in it's near future.

    This is not what I wanted to see the internals look like.  I just about parted it out, maybe still should, but I’m moving forward with it, and overhauling it!! 

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  13. 8 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

    I will guarantee that I am going to be in the left lane and tie up traffic in hopes that the public outcry will be enough to get something this stupid recalled. 

    I agree 100%!! If they are going to limit trucks to 60-63, cars should be 65-68!! Fair is fair!! No reason a car should have a speedometer with 160 mph on it, or a 1/2 ton pickup with 120 on the speedometer!! 
    I will not comply with this stupid mandate!! 

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  14. Luckily no damage from the wind, but the storm that caused the damage to the south and west, still had enough wind to wake me up at 11:00 last night! I thought we were in a hurricane! I’ve never heard wind like that in all the storms over the years I thought were bad!! 
    After 36 hours of rain, we are somewhere around 6-7 inches of rain!! Sounds like MN is predicting to be down 3 million acres of corn this year! 

    This is my front yard this morning!

    One of our fields!5447F1B6-B4E5-45CB-8A37-A30F662F810E.thumb.jpeg.676fa77d79d9612ba43f30a7b2801352.jpeg

    Neighboring field!CF39DE4C-9DEC-4EC9-BC84-4AB9A1EBCB20.thumb.jpeg.7676f943669d1ccca7883667f03e261d.jpeg

    The only 38 acre field we have planted, that may need replanting?!10470140-B00E-455A-B489-1E61466C9491.thumb.jpeg.e600d0509e8d828b72f7b38973556d1f.jpeg

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  15. I’m in the beginning stage of overhauling the 1256 wheatland I just purchased last summer! I can’t believe what a mess this engine is, for being a “good” running engine!! This is the engine that the crankshaft had 1 rod with a .010, and .020 bearing shell in number 2 rod! Well today I came to the decision for full overhaul! Nothing is going right, and I just keep going deeper, so overhaul it, and move on! 
    My question is, how good are these pumps? Can I rebuild it myself, or get a reman? Seems that reman pumps lately are topics of poor workmanship, and being junk.  Looking for some advice! Thank you! 

    And here are some pictures!  It would have never ran again without major failures! I pulled the head because somehow mice carried seed corn into the water jackets of the head, probably a sandwich bag full? And after stripping the block, and prepping for the machine shop, this came out of the block! Rust, and more seed corn!EBD5ECDB-DA81-4AA9-AE1A-A66C14B2C8E8.thumb.jpeg.be028dc3a135fa99fc7102127858f0c9.jpeg0A2590DE-66B3-40EB-A7CA-49886EA4C8AF.thumb.jpeg.93d286c28af8c2ef297add54b29a3e91.jpeg

    All but the gasket material came out of the block!!!!! 

    3 of the 6 pistons had slop in the sleeves, #3 piston tried to exit the sleeve, was no carbon on the upper right side of the sleeve, just wear marks, here’s #3 pistonF0330CE7-AF75-4263-9DDF-A23B8D19DFFE.thumb.jpeg.1e1acee82ed5367a4ab8bce51040ba39.jpeg

    lifters were all pitted, and check out #1 intake lifter!! 😳 6069F2B9-C0E1-4C96-B531-D467B0B89CC7.thumb.jpeg.0a0e2d1cf34a74d13317b3d8836cfee7.jpeg4EE19428-2F51-43D8-8C3A-7344B83CF6E7.thumb.jpeg.924fef7f5a2644e4791399b8e64ccd10.jpeg

    cam is shot, as well!! She’ll run like a dream when done! I hope! 

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  16. 3 hours ago, Tonyinca said:

    Last I saw recently  was 7500.00 asking , Dont know if he got it or not.

    The last one I actually saw sell was 6500.00 about five years ago


    I’d love to have an M&W oil pan, but not for these prices!! 😳😳😳 

    Sad thing is, we had a very rough 1456 years ago, it had an M&W pan, but we weren’t smart enough to keep that pan when the tractor sold, just figured another one would show up. 😢

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  17. 6 hours ago, nepoweshiekfarmalls said:

    You definitely want the Hy Capacity rebuild kit, not the A&I!



    I used A&I with no issues on the first rebuild, the second rebuild I got the bad part, and then my parts guy went to Ag Parts, and finished the second rebuild.  I’ll have to try Hy Cap on the next one. 

  18. 20 hours ago, nate said:

    Why can’t anyone make the correct replacement parts??

    They think it’s a 1 fits all world! Well that’s not the case! 
    3 years ago I was going through the shifting rebuild process on a 1066, 1 main piece was wrong, splines were welded incorrectly, or the roll pin hole was drilled wrong?! Which ever of the 2 was wrong, it didn’t work, period!! Took the parts back to the dealer, parts guy saw the issue, got me another part coming, sent the one I had back, 2 days later, same thing wrong with the next new one.  He called the supplier, they knew they had a problem, but until that run of bad parts were sold, they didn’t know when I would see the correct part?? Mmmm, why not pull all the bad parts, and scrap them, and make them right, your not going to sell parts that don’t work!! So ended up going through another aftermarket company!  Their parts were right, and better! 

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  19. 35 minutes ago, VacDaddyt said:

    Have the grounds dried out any? I am not keen on the idea of driving 1 1/2s hour to find it a big soup bowl of mud tomorrow. 

    It’s supposed to rain and storm overnight, so if it’s not a muddy mess, it may become that tomorrow??

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