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  1. I was on the phone with a customer earlier this week. He has 2 JD 8xxxR machines; both down with back ordered components that have an undetermined time frame.  He was thankful for the dependability of his 4955 and pair of boxcar Magnums to finish his spring work!!!  You talk about an irritated person.   He was mad at mother Deere.

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  2. 15 hours ago, IHhogfarmer said:

    I’m not surprised you can still get most if not all parts for a John Deere 7000 planter. Those things are as overrated as the Deere 4020……. not saying they are bad or I’m annoyed with them. There is just a lot around. Lots of them in my area (of both machines). 

    I rebuilt our 7000 before this season.  Purchased almost everything from A&I or Shoup.  It plants like a new machine now!  If the pivot for the lift keeps going, it will run forever.  Simple,  accurate,  works great for no till.  I will defend my 7000 planter!!!!

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  3. 21 hours ago, Matt Kirsch said:

    Who would think you could get parts for the liquid fertilizer squeeze pump on a 40 year old John Deere 7000 4-row planter? You can. 

    This spring the distribution manifold developed a pinhole and started dribbling fertilizer on the ground right from the get-go. The only thing I could find online for a squeeze pump was a complete John Blue unit for $850. Considering Dad only paid $700 for the entire planter, and maybe has $2000 into it in parts and upgrades. I couldn't wait a week for a new pump to show up, so I put the seed in the ground, dribbling a stream of fertilizer the whole way.

    Once the dust had settled I went to Deere's website and turns out that you can still get parts for those pumps! $135 for a new manifold and it was here in two days. I've got 11 months to put it in, which means I'll be ready to plant again before I look at it...

    I think John Blue made the pumps for John Deere.   John Blue has a good replacement parts network.   I bought a new 8 row pump last spring.   Was cheaper than all the wore out parts!!!  The manifold and back shield were the only parts still good on the old one.


  4. 17 hours ago, nate said:

    Went to a local tractor pull last night.   Saw some friends and they are going to bring their “2” 5 millionth look-a-like pulling tractors to the show if everything works out.    Looking forward to the show!

    Talked to him for an hour late last week.  He is excited to come!Screenshot_20240530_103518_Facebook.thumb.jpg.ada96d4c016c2a68e7cbc3f784090232.jpg

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  5. Guess they could not make enough money to justify holding it.  Transportation of tractors also cost more and the location was more challenging to haul them in and out.  Duals were too wide, cabs too tall.  

    Just some insights from an acquaintance that sold tractors with them.

  6. I know Ken Updike is working on a book on prototype tractors.  When it is released,  it may shed some light on some of these questions.  From what I have read, IH had some more advanced prototypes to replace the 450, but was afraid that the new tractor would be too different than what their customers were used to.  So, they chose the time tested design of the M with the new 6 cylinder power= the 460/560.

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  7. 29 minutes ago, Only RED in the shed said:

    Will there be any venders there that might have F20 gasket sets on hand? Was going to order from Rice but if there could be some there I'll wait

    It is possible,  but I cannot guarantee it.   The list of indoor vendors is lengthy and I have not seen a current edition. 

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  8. On 5/27/2024 at 1:34 PM, Alan Dinan said:

    Then it was Jody Banks from The Fall Guy

    I had a poster of Heather Thomas in a hot tub wearing a pink bikini on my bedroom wall growing up!  Also had the poster of the 88 series tractors on the curvy gravel road and Catherine Bach in an ad for Honda 3 wheelers.  Diverse wall art!

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  9. Finally started on soybeans tonight.  Still some places too muddy to plant,  but this field is hilltop and planted good.  Planter ran good and I finished 2/3 of this field.  Used 9 bags of seed and 35 gallons of fertilizer.  1206 has a slight flutter.  Might be time to service the fuel filters.  Been 3 years now?


    Ready to go at last???


    Checking depth.  Needed up another 1/2".



    Get 'er Done!

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  10. 30 minutes ago, IH Forever said:



    Todd at the Farmall Shop sells Viscosity?  I've bought from him at shows but never been to the shop.  I'd like to find a source for Viscosity oil relatively close, may have to go there sometime.

    Bring your own 5 gallon buckets to fill.  Cost me $19./ gallon.  They pump it out of a drum.   Can also purchase a full drum. 

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  11. On 5/17/2024 at 7:19 PM, bitty said:

    I added a canopy for sunshade off a junk golf cart. Change of oils yet and I think it's ready for the show . 




    Look out, Folks!   The Bitty is loose, the Bitty is loose.  Run for your lives!!!!

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  12. Thursday is the last day to sign up for the Demco tour, so they can make the meal reservations.   Sign up for this or any of the other wonderful tours at RPRU2024!

  13. If the transmission and final drive on the 706/ 806 was so crude,  why is it that most pulling tractors use that driveline behind obscene horsepower?  

    The accusation that IH was not concerned with operator comfort and convenience...... I have driven both a 706 and a 3020.  If you have long legs, the hydraulic controls are not handy.   I have no issue reaching those levers on my 706!!!!

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  14. 12 minutes ago, DT Fan said:

    Bob's tractor is looking good, time is getting nigh. It was in process back in November when I went and got oil.

    Kind of wondered what you were up to this weekend.

    Yeah, both Bob and Mark are concerned about finishing it on time.  Still does not have a wiring harness, decals and hydraulic hoses.

    I have been busy at home.   Planter is full of soybeans,  waiting on dry weather.   Fixed a bad bearing on the squeeze pump drive on the nitrogen applicator.  Then focused on the MTA. We had another 8 tenths Friday night and scattered showers Sunday and today.   Downright sloppy around here now!

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