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  1. Hello, I recently purchased an Allis Chalmers 7060 and I want to change the engine oil. I am not familiar with the oil by-pass filter and I want to make sure I do everything correctly. When replacing oil filters, I have always filled the filter full before installing to prevent a dry start up condition. When I change the by-pass filter, should I add some oil to the cannister before installing the filter top? The operators manual doesn't mention any oil needing to be added when changing, but I want to make sure I don't have any problems after I start the engine. Thanks for any thoughts, David
  2. Hello, One of my neighbors is looking for a Marvel Schebler carb. for his brother's forklift, i am not sure of the exact year and it has the 153 gas engine. Someone took the carb. off for whatever reason and he can't find it. He really doesn't want to buy a brand new one for a machine that might not run. Anyone have one that they would like to sell, or know where he could get one at a reasonable price?
  3. It's a 2018 model with 10,000 miles. Dealer is asking $ 46,779.00 and I have offered $ 43,500.00 It's priced cheaper than the Ford and Chevy trucks that are comparable.
  4. I have been looking to add a second truck to the farm and I am currently looking at a new Dodge Ram 3500 with the Cummins diesel. I was always a ford guy, until their diesel engines almost broke me with far too many problems to list. I switched to a Chevy Silverado with the 6.6 Duramax and have been pleasantly surprised with how well it runs and have had very few problems. All of the new trucks are too expensive, but I have found a Dodge Ram 3500 that is cheaper in price, but I don't know anything about them. I did a test drive and the truck seems to drive fine and the engine has plenty of power. I just don't know enough about the Ram trucks to make a decision. Are there any know issues with the Dodge trucks? I have always heard about transmission issues, but that's about it. What should I be concerned with if I buy this truck? Thanks for any thoughts, or opinions. David
  5. While discing yesterday with my 1566, a strange series of events occurred that may have caused an engine failure. I put fuel into the tractor from the farm tank and I didn't notice that somehow a group of worms had gotten into the end of the fuel nozzle. After discing for a few minutes, the engine started skipping and missing and eventually shutoff . I checked the fuel filters and they were empty, so I knew I had a fuel supply issue. I disconnected the fuel line and removed the drain valve on the bottom of the fuel tank. There was several white worms blocking the fuel flow, I cleaned the drain valve and reassembled everything along with new fuel filters. I bled the system and the tractor started up and seemed to be running fine. After about 30 minutes of discing the motor seemed to skip every so often and it was blowing a lot of black smoke out of the exhaust pipe. For some reason the engine temperature started to go up and the engine just didn't sound right. I was trying to get to the other end of the field, the engine slowed down like it was out of fuel and eventually shut off. It pushed some water out of the overflow, so I let it sit for a couple of hours to let it cool off. When I came back, I checked the radiator and I had to add about 3/4 of a gallon of water to get it full. I tried to start it to see what would happen and it started right up and seemed to run fine. Within a minute of running, the engine started making a slight knocking sound around the water pump area. I shut the engine off and let it sit for about 4 hours. I started it again and it didn't make any noise until a minute, or two of running. Could the worm issue have caused an injector pump, or injector issue that caused the engine damage? What would be in the water pump area to make a knocking noise? I am going to pull the valve cover off to look for anything unusual, but I believe it's another issue. Any thoughts, or opinions? Thanks, David
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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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