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About Grampas30

  • Birthday 05/24/1969

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  1. you have a magnet that works on brass?
  2. Not my Intent, I get to spend all day at a show usually with family, and I make enough to haul my tractors and the baler, buy tie wire, and feed everybody. Got a rope maker too, just let the kids make a rope out of baler twine and give it to them, makes them happy. Makes us happy. Thats all its worth.
  3. yes they did, My Father In Law built ours and it was featured in Farm Show, Still have it, still use it. Bales sell well at Tractor shows and especially well at pumpkin patches. We get around 20 bales out of 1 regular bale. At $4 each thats $80 a bale
  4. My 300U still has it's factory gauge and a working thermostat. It will come up to the very edge of "run" in about ten minutes and it stays there. Hardest I work it is pushing snow, but she stays right there no matter what else i use it for. Provides decent heat with the windbreaker on for winter.
  5. the County I work for buys Navistar trucks on a regular basis for snow plows. Navistar has serious issues, one truck went back to the dealer 4 times before completing its route, another was delivered and parked by the fuel pump to fill up, then was towed back to the dealer, 3 more tows after that. two of them throw exhaust temp warnings every time you slow down, one of the brand new ones made it through its route and went back to the dealer the next day. They eventually get most of the bugs worked out of them but It really makes a guy scratch his head and wonder how they could sell one of these trucks to someone who depended on them for their livelihood. Hate to say it but we're kind of hoping that the German engineering influence brings some much needed quality improvements.
  6. The hydraulic powerlift was first available on F12 #60834 which would be a February of 36 build and a GREY tractor. Soon after it would have been available for retrofit to earlier tractors.
  7. When I rebuilt my pump it would barely pump, compared my plunger rod with another one I had in my parts stash and it was quite a bit shorter. Put in the longer rod and she pumps and runs so much better
  8. Enginaire Pump, I have the one my Grandfather got new with my 36 F30. It came on rubber tires and since very few farmers had a compressor it was a required piece of equipment. It has a small piston in the part that threads in and DOES NOT put air fuel mixture into the tire. You can still buy these new by the way.
  9. got the gooseneck ball all mounted. decided to add a 2" receiver hitch/ bumper/light bar to the rear. Now it has a 40K gooseneck hitch, 30 ton pintle and a 15 ton receiver hitch that is the same height as the receiver on my pickup for hitch up convenience. The actual bumper is 3/8" thick 4" square tube that I pierced and welded the receiver tube into. The uprights are 1" by 4" bar stock and its bolted with 6- 3/4" grade 8 bolts through the frame and half inch bar stock that is now welded to the 30 ton pintles frame that attaches to the rear spring hangers. 4 1" thick gussets were added to the uprights and square tube. added a couple 3/4" weld on D rings for the safety chains and made a rear filler plate out a piece of the old box canopy. Welded light mounting boxes to the top of the tube to mount all the trucks original dump box lights in and added a set of LEDs that run off the old sander light circuit. Waiting on a junction box so I can wire up the the 7 way plugs I added and a set of mudflaps she'll be ready to roll.
  10. 4 rib fronts seem to wear better than 3, at least for us anyway. Kept 3 ribs on the 1586 to steer better in the dirt, 1086 chore tractor got 4 ribs because it spent a lot of time on the road. still gotta set the toe correctly
  11. If I understand it correctly you have to go to Navistar and tell them what your wanting to do. They have to inspect the truck and make sure the tires are speed rated over 75mph and they want your intended load etc.etc. they then send this to Allison for approval. Both have to approve in writing and then you pay them to reprogram and unlock 6th gear. The MD in my 4700 is locked out of 6th too. Not going to bother till it's the last thing on the list.
  12. wire wheeled the old paint and rust off and then Rustoleum rusty metal primer covered with Rustoleum Industrial Black.
  13. i'm going to keep it, but since it's constant drive with no way to shut it off, i am removing it for now. Don't want to blow a hose on the road and be stranded until i could get a hose made.
  14. Got the box off and about 50 miles of sander and brine control wires removed. Have most of the hydraulic hoses disconnected and cut loose. . Waiting for the trans blockoff plate before removing the live pump and the rest of the system. Removed the air powered tail light cleaning system. Got the 40K gooseneck ball mounted and the fenders in place. I've found a bunch of bolts in the rear that are corroded in two or almost corroded in two so I'm replacing all of them. Stripping off old coal tar paint and rust. May have to eventually get it blasted.
  15. The F12/14 had an entire line of Quick attachable implements that bolted onto the rear axle brackets. That system carried over to the letter series tractors until the introduction of the fast hitch.
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