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  1. Grampas30

    F12farmer

    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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. wire wheeled the old paint and rust off and then Rustoleum rusty metal primer covered with Rustoleum Industrial Black.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. So my 300U with loader has 5.50-16 fronts on it. They are old originals with the knobby sidewalls and pretty close to shot, lots of cracking and splits. I would like to put 11L-15's on the front like whats on my 806.They are actually slightly taller. I plan to use the tractor for some yard(turf) work and think 4 rib 11L-15's would be the ticket to minimize turf damage/ sinking. Looking at available rims trying to understand offsets and backspacing. 1-1/8" offset on two of them.... but one says 6-3/4" backspacing ($73) and the other has 8-1/8" backspacing ($140). Anyone out there put wide tires on a 300U or similar and if so what rims did you use?
  11. I recently purchased this 300U. Fire craters, Power steering, Fast hitch, TA, live pto, converted to 12 volt and electronic ignition, Stan Hoist loader with both buckets, 200 rear 8' blade, rear chains and wheel weights, new rear rubber, extra set of used front rubber, owners manual and Lastly a IH windbreaker. This wind breaker has seen better days and its spent a fair amount of time as a mouse hotel, Is there anyone selling replacement canvas for them?
  12. A "professional applicator" would have told you about it and then applied an activated charcoal spray to neutralize the chemicals, Probably would have still killed the grass but it could have been reseeded a few weeks later. It can still be done to speed up the recovery but the chemicals have leached down in the soil deep by now.
  13. The DOT has already mounted a electric brake controller in it. They pulled trailers with pintle hitches and electric brakes. There are also two different styles of plugs on the back, neither of which fit my trailer but it shouldn't be bad putting the right one back there. might just have all 3 types.
  14. I just bought this 2000 4700, DT466E, Allisson 5 speed OD auto, air brakes, AC, dual air seats, 22.5's, 35,000 lb rated truck from the Iowa DOT auction. Bed had a brine set up in it and is totally shot, rusted so bad the tailgate fell off and the left rear corner is sagging. Nobody would bid on it because of the bed, everyone there wanted dump trucks they could use, I got her with one bid. I want to pull my gooseneck trailer with this. Anyone have a gooseneck set up on a 4700, looking for options and opinions. thanks
  15. Grandpa bought My 36 F30 in 37 with a dealer red paint job, used on the farm, then on my uncles acreage until he pushed it in the weeds, it was sold to a neighbor who wanted the Heisler OD and rear wheels but he never got around to getting the heisler off. I got it back from his son for what his dad paid my uncle for it. My son and I restored it. It was never more than 10 miles from home or the original dealer until i started hauling it around.
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