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Everything posted by nepoweshiekfarmalls

  1. The front outlets are attached behind the seat on the junction blocks for the rear outlets.
  2. Front outlets for 56 series mount under the deck.
  3. Steering system, hydraulic system for remotes or dipstick tube are the only possibilities I can think of.
  4. "Fireball" looks ready to lite it up. Nice looking machine. The white panel and the 656 emblem are a nod to the early 656 tractors.
  5. The 1440/1460 combines use them too.😊
  6. This photo is just cool! That 1086 just looks bad a**! Thanks for sharing, Danny.
  7. We put a LOT of hours on those 2 706 tractors of ours. The engines were never an issue, except that 1000-2000 hours was average for engine life. BUT, we worked them hard and pushed their limits. The one 706 was never unhitched from the grinder mixer between overhauls once! Today, with larger diesels for the big jobs, they last longer after an overhaul.
  8. The changeover was in 1966. Serial number 37, 237, so this is a 1966 706 born with a 291 gas engine.
  9. 1026 with diamond cab. 1256 with ICB cab. 1456 with diamond cab.
  10. We featured the 56 series in Des Moines back in 2017.
  11. A man wearing a housedress......πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ
  12. Grandpa used to take front weights on and off. I don't. 4 to 6 will keep most of my tractors from bouncing around. Plus, I like the look!
  13. Depending on tire size of both units, a 656 and a 706 have roughly the same belly clearance. A 706 can have various rear tire sizes from 16.9-34 to 18.4-38.
  14. Pair of 706 diesels: 1 282, 1 310 on the same farm sale. These got away from me.😞
  15. 706 tractors from the Roundup in South Dakota.
  16. Here is a 706 wheatland LP that belongs to a good friend of mine. Love this tractor! The narrow front 706 with the clamshell fenders belonged to his grandfather. The 706 282 diesel with the ice cream box cab belongs to a neighbor that I grew up with. The 706 310 german belongs to Farmall Tom.
  17. I grew up with a pair of 1966 Farmall 706 gas tractors. Grandpa traded his 400 in for this one at Grinnell Implement in the fall of 1969. Dad had graduated from Iowa State and had rented 240 acres for 1970. With double the acres to farm, more horsepower was required. This one came with 263 gas, NF, no fenders, three point and dual PTO. It provided needed power for bigger jobs and wore the 234 picker in the fall. Over the years, the tractor changed appearance: first with a schwartz wide front and a Westendorf wl21 loader. Later an IH 8 bolt 856 front axle was mounted, as the Schwarz was not heavy enough. In 1971, Dad purchased his 706 at Grinnell Implement. Grandpa's 706 was not enough machine for all the demands of the farm, racking up a staggering amount of hours. Dad's has a 291 gas, Schwartz wide front, fenders, 3 point and dual PTO. Years later, it swapped front axles with Grandpas 706 when the westendorf loader was mounted. These 2 machines are still a large part of our operation today. Last year, I purchased a 706 LP tractor to restore. Dad's 706 thru the years. The little man standing beside Grandpa Wade with his backpack is me. Just off the bus and going to help grandpa hay the calves. Grandpa's 706 thru the years. I don't know how these captions and photos jumbled up on me!
  18. I was thinking of Garth Brooks' "Papa loved Mama"!
  19. These photos really do illustrate the effort IH went through to create a common look for the front end of these machines. 😊
  20. Go for it! My 1206 was not for sale when it was parked up on the Meskwaki Indian reservation. Everyone had tried. Then one day, my friend made an offer and the family took it! Persistentance finally paid off. Maybe today is your lucky (birth)day!
  21. I chuckled pretty good when you said that you did not mention stopping over to your wife! Mine called while we were together and She asked if I was having fun working on old red tractors with my forum buddies. She knows what makes me tick and supports me! I need to pick a day and invite all the forum members who would like to stop over for a shed tour. It would be a good time!
  22. Sounds like my life story as well. Grandpa taught me what he could, as we worked together in the evenings. Now, Dad is the old man and I am the one with the skills to keep the machines running.
  23. Best wishes for today and many more, my Friend!
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