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  1. tractorman21

    Planter Seeting Help

    The planter is set on 15" row spacing. I made an error in trying to figure out the setting and came up with 16. The first person to respond said 18 and that's what I have come up with. I am going to measure off an acre and see how it turns out. It's either going to be a little thin, or a little too thick. It's been raining here in Va. for past week and some of the fields have standing water and I am not sure when we'll get back in the fields to plant. Thanks again for the replies.
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    Planter Seeting Help

    We have a Case IH 5400 Soybean Planter and I need some help with figuring out how to set the planter for a different type of soybeans. I have been planting around 150,000 seeds per acre with the planter set on 25. Those soybeans have 2,705 seeds per pound and the new variety has 3,512 seeds per pound, but my dad still wants to plant around 150,000 seeds per acre. I have tried to figure the setting out a couple of different ways and I am coming up with a planter setting of 16. Does this sound close, or is there another way to figure out the correct setting? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, David
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    Case IH 1660 Combine

    I spent a couple of hours and really looked the machine over on Saturday. Using the checklist that was provided on here, I found multiple issues that I wasn't comfortable with and I decided to back away from any future negotiations. After spending some time looking over the combine, the 5,900 hours of use clearly showed themselves. Numerous bearings needed to be replaced, there were multiple hydraulic and engine oil leaks that need to be fixed. The front seal around the crankshaft was leaking pretty good and running down the side of the combine. The rear of the combine right underneath the screen area on the right side had been broken and welded back together. The elevator chains would skip on the sprockets because they were so loose, the front chain in the feeder house was the same way and some of the bars were bent. A couple of the augers under the rotor were missing chunks out of them and the auger in the grain tank was completely wore out. I liked the size of the machine and the potential of being more productive in the field than our current combines, but I was scared of it being a costly upgrade. I will keep looking for something with a little less wear and hopefully it will fit into our budget. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and opinions on this combine.
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    Case IH 1660 Combine

    Thanks for the replies and the wonderful checklist. I would have never known to look over all of those specific parts and pieces. I hope the owner is ok with allowing me the time to properly check out everything. In a brief conversation with him, the combine has a lien on it, he needs to sell it and he plans on getting out of farming. He is probably going to want at least what he owes on it, or possibly more. Thanks again for the opinions. David
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    Case IH 1660 Combine

    I am going to look at a Case IH 1660 combine with a 20 foot grain head and I am wondering about the Pro's and Con's of this machine. I help my dad farm and we have been using F2 Gleaners for the last 20 years, but I want to upgrade to a larger machine. The Gleaners are relatively inexpensive to run and fairly simple to repair. I have zero experience with Case IH combines and I am not really sure what to look for. Are there any known trouble spots to look at? As far as normal wear, what should I be looking at on the rotor, or the other internal parts? The owner says the machine has 5,900 hours and he has replaced various parts and pieces throughout the machine. I spoke to a Case IH dealer and he says the Cummins engines are good for 10,000 hours if properly serviced. The machine is 4WD and has fairly decent looking tires, overall looks good, but it does need some TLC. We haven't discussed what he wants for the machine yet, what should be a good starting point on price? I have been able to buy a few of the F2 Gleaners in the past and they were in the $ 5,000.00 to $ 8,000.00 range. I am thinking this combine is going to be considerably more expensive, but hopefully worth it. Any thoughts, opinions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks, David
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    UFT Mower

    I looked at taking the black extension off, but the pto shaft would not work. The shaft would be so short and probably not very safe. The mower is designed to run off of the 1,000 rpm shaft and when you get everything up to speed, it's all moving extremely fast. The pto shaft is really thick walled and heavy duty and I don't think I want to modify it in any way. I think I have a mower that is just too big for me. I just need to figure out what I am going to do with it.
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    UFT Mower

    Here's a couple of photos of the mower.
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    UFT Mower

    I recently purchased a UFT Mower Model 6234 and it's about 20 foot wide. I can't find any information on this mower, or the company that made it. Does anyone have any experience with this type of mower and where could I order parts for it? Any ideas on what this thing would weigh? I hooked it up to our dual wheeled 1566 and it seems like it's too much mower for the tractor. The tractor doesn't seem to be able to fully raise the mower for road travel. Thanks for any help.
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    1330 Transmission Controls

    Hello, I bought a 1330 cub cadet mower and the transmission controls seem to be acting funny. The mower wants to move forward when you start the engine and moving the control lever doesn't seem to do anything. The mower doesn't seem to be very fast going forward and it will not back up. The rear end was replaced in the mower, but I don't think the linkage is mounted correctly. I have tried to find some photos that show how everything is supposed to be, but I can't seem to find anything. The control arm on the transmission has been welded and I am trying to make sure everything is where it needs to be. Thanks for any help, David
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    1566 Hand Pump

    Hello, I installed a hand pump on my 1566 and steering doesn't want to work. When you start the tractor, the front wheels will move a little bit, but the steering is very tight. Any thoughts on what the issue could be? Could I have done something wrong with the installation? Is it possible to have crossed some lines? Thanks for any help, David
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    Hello Everyone, I was using my 1566 today pulling a land leveler and I noticed that the steering wheel kept trying to turn to the right. It's been a couple of months since I started the tractor and I don't remember it trying to do that before I parked it. Is something starting to go wrong with the hand pump, or do I have another issue? Both front tires had an equal amount of air pressure and the tires are in good shape. I planted about 500 acres of soybeans with the tractor last year and it always steered great. Thanks for any thoughts, or opinions.
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    Radiator Value

    Hello Everyone, I have a unique question to ask? Is there any value to an original IH radiator that came out of a 1566? We have 2 1566 tractors on the farm and we ended up replacing both radiators over the last few years. They each developed a very small leak and would loose about 2 gallons of water in a little over a 5-6 hour period of running time. We didn't couldn't find a radiator shop to fix them in a reasonable amount of time, so we replaced them with an aftermarket radiator. My dad is in the processing of cleaning up around the farm and hauling away some unwanted junk and scrap parts. He has about 25 radiators and wants to scrap the IH radiators as well. Is there any value to them for being original IH pieces for the restoration guys? Thanks for your thoughts.
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    Anti-Freeze Quantity

    Hello Everyone, I am getting ready to change the anti-freeze and coolant filter in my 1566 and my 1086. What is the right amount of anti-freeze to use in those tractors? I am thinking 2 gallons for each one. Is that too much, or not enough. I am in Chesapeake, Va. and we usually don't have an extended amount of freezing temperatures. It can get really cold for a week, or so and then it will warm back up to non-freezing temperatures. Thanks for any thoughts, or opinions. David
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    International Hough 60 Loader

    The loader has the 6 cylinder Cummins engine.
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    International Hough 60 Loader

    Hello, I am trying to find some exhaust parts for my dad's International Hough H60 loader and I need some help. On the driver's side, I need the elbow that bolts to the exhaust manifold and then clamped to the muffler. I have looked high and low and I haven't found anything. Does anyone know where I could possibly find that elbow? Thanks for any suggestions. David