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  1. ray54


    That is why we started the leveling action before you started turn. When not pre leveling, I have gotten around the turn and oil was hot and would not bring the low side up. The Gleaner MH2's I ran the most had mercury switches. They where glass boards with channel etched in the glass. Mercury rolls down hill and make contact and hydro/electric switch starts hydraulics in action. But the mercury gets dirty after millions of cycles and takes longer to react. John Deere used a liquid chamber filled with anti freeze. Never had one of those apart. I believe IH used a pendulum in a liquid filled chamber. Used oil if I remember and lighter viscosity oil reacted faster.
  2. I entered IH model 32 disc harrow in google and got a number of hits for "International 32b Una Beam disk harrow" literature, all for sale on Ebay. Hope this helps.
  3. How old are we going. Are the axles like a 3 inch pipe with bearings or bushings inside the tube? Other than that was started by Dyer company bought out by IH I don't know of a model for them. The frame on those has of angle iron welded up which some called ladder frame discs. I have only seen 9 inch blade spacing on these. Then they made a over the blades frame IH called UNIBEAM and was model 32. Then improved with square shoulders on the spaces so blade could not cut into axle if they got loose that was a model 32a . IH made these in 9 and 11.5 inch spacings. I did get some picture a year to 3 years ago that had the tells if it was the old Dyer design. But was not my topic and no idea what the title of thread or who started it. I believe Mike Newman has pictures of his crawler TD 9 or was it a 6 pulling a Unibeam model 32. Maybe somebody is good with search or remembers more. The Unibeam design was such they where all made to take a hydraulic ram to adjust the angle of cut to control depth of cut. But there where devices to control the angle without hydraulics.
  4. ray54


    I ran sidehill combines about 40 years, and I would of done it different unless there where other reasons I could not see in this video. But I never had all wheel drive or leveling on the tail, just side to side. Those I learned from said never, NEVER back down hill. Yes I have spun out going up and you did back down, but always looked for other ways. If you could get to the top it was all easy. Just put the head down and ride the lever to start moving to the leveling to the down side, spin the wheel and touch the brake and bring it around. Then back up at a angle, then ahead picking up your cut. But that was after making a headland to turn around in. Yes I have had the whole rear axle break and fall off, on level ground you could drive the pickup right to the job. Have had the center break out of rear wheels and have them pass you, all fun. Yes the short turns are had on things. All what you get us to. With IH 1470 flat land puts me to sleep. Being in Europe and all the wars that have been fought there, people have a history of being hungry at times and better to grow food at home than think you can buy it and bring it in. How many BTO would worry about the few bushels lost that the 2 guys where forking into the header by hand. Waste not want not. They started harvesting grain on that with a cycle and bundles, and wanted a easier way.
  5. Good bad or other wise any swather I have seen is spin it around with the inside wheel locked if you want ..................................or don't sometimes. Having grown up running crawlers and steering levers and only having a day or 2 on my newer swather with a steering wheel. I have so much more control with the sticks. I tell the son I bought the newer one for him to drive.šŸ˜„ Yes Tony purchase the 350 already reversed.
  6. A very nice example of you don't need everything perfect to safely do what needs doing to a bovine. After watching the TV vet shows and having nothing for restraint of cows I have believed the above set up of 2 panels anchored, a for sure front gate or blocking of the runway and 2 pipes in the rear for not much money your in business.
  7. All the old pony motor starters are 6 volt. But unless your a die hard "has to be original guy" most just use a 12 volt battery to start them. I have a number of old D6's have not had a 6 volt battery in 30 years, and have not burned a start up yet. If you have a stubborn pony you may need to let starter cool if it is more than warm to the hand. This discussion was not long ago on ACMOC, but many ways to see if engine is free. Start at the fan, push on belt to tighten and pull fan. Or if no hydraulic pump or cable winch on the front a big nut on the crank shaft. Some of the pump drives are such you can turn crank with them. If all else fails there are ways to turn clutch and engine. Pony motors don't hold much oil so change often. If gas is not shut off they tend to dilute the oil. Let the pony do its job and warm up the main engine for a good bit of time before giving it the diesel. After you know the particular engine some may start with very little warm up. But your just cutting down how much compression you have by adding fuel before it is warmed up. Any direct electric starter on a Cat is most likely a 24 volt. But KOO who converted his in the last 20 years used 12 volt starters, and a kerosene heater under the engine and a tarp in extreme cold and no glow plugs. ACMOC has finally got a library of Cat service manels, parts books, and operators books. But you may have to join to see them, or maybe a free peek for a limited time to show what there is if you join. Good luck with all the new toys.
  8. šŸ˜‰ Get glasses or clean the ones your using. šŸ˜ My tractor data say 89 hp for straight TD 18, TD 18A is 112 hp, then was 181 series and the 182. .
  9. Had something kind of like that for nuts on battery cable clamps. The where not adjustable and more on a 45 degree angle rather than 90 like this pare. They worked good on the nuts that where corroded so no socket or wrench was right.
  10. šŸ™ I am guess no more grandpa duty to keep colds and flu away, as well as no energy to keep up. Stay as positive as you can. If it helps I say poke us here a bit. Snap and growl at us not the people in your house.
  11. I think it is condensation more than rain getting in. Not like a fuel tank you fill right up to the top. But still good to cover the shifter levers if it is outside.
  12. To easy your mind Mike the 8u (narrow gauge 60 inch ) and 9u (wide gauge 72 inch) D 6's started in 47 and where made to 58. So it seem they had inventory to sell of old new stock until the new got to many of the dealers. And the 3T D7 had just about as long of a run, but did end before the D6 model change. But they had to confuses the 17A D7 by adding a turbo as standard equipment some where in the middle of the run. It is unnecessary to get to carried away with which year a 50,60,or 80 year old tractor was built in my mind. As long as you know the serial number prefix so you are in the right parts book all is good in my world. As there are still a surprising number of new parts available for all the post WW2 models of Cat. But Cat is starting to NLA parts for the 50's to 70's models as the current inventory is used up.ā˜¹ļø
  13. As stated the 3T and 4T where the same machine. On a serial number list I found through the ACMOC website put together by Eric Christenberry shows the 3T come out in 1944. Not finding anything real fast to confirm, but had though the 4T and 6T tractors where built or at least assembled by other than Cat factories to help speed up production for the war effort. The list I worked off says 4T 5261 to 4T 9999 where 1945 build. On other things I think the rusted brake lining to drum would the first place I would look. I had this lock up a tractor that had rolled just 6 moths before. I was headed into steering clutch rebuild anyway so I removed fuel tank. But should be able to free them up going in from the wholes for doing brake or steering clutch adjustments.
  14. After Ian comment about drill out the dowel, if you are like me and never hit center drill it small and clean up with a Dremel. I know nothing about glue.
  15. Now that noise is out for discussion, can I throw smell in too? Have 1975 White 2-60 which is more Fiat than White but the exhaust is very stinky to most other diesels. Also a late 90's Kubota MU7040 that the engine looks just like the Fiat on the outside (have not had ether engine apart for any reason) it also smells about the same. I use the same fuel out of a 1000 gal tank. Are they maybe burning the fuel more completely as they both don't use much fuel.
  16. Farmer always like to grumble about something šŸ˜‰ with the right pushes this could become a oil thread.šŸ˜„ As the snow is falling in places already we need a good waster of time.šŸ¤£
  17. šŸ˜‰ Come on that was just a nice little foot message. šŸ¤£ Had a 6 on Dec 22, 2003. About 6 or 7 mile west. But like all good things government,šŸ˜µ I see they revised it to 6.5 by now. Being 60 or 70 miles west of another 6.5 in 1983, my first though in 03 was this must one heck of a quake at ground zero.
  18. ray54


    Peaceful Creek has been talked of very favorably on here. I have been very happy with what I ordered from Binder Books.
  19. Enjoy every day you can with him. He will be grown in the blink of an eye.
  20. ray54

    That time

    Prayers for you and the family.
  21. I guess you need to move this to the construction equipment page. I would have though somebody on this page would help you with the tricks of starting them. Because there are some tricks to them. I farm in crawler country and there where a lot of them here once but not many still running. But I never had one, but there is one thing you must do. That is cooling it down before shutting it off, or you will soon crack the head. Because of the propensity to crack heads good heads are very hard to find.
  22. Very scary stuff. How do you drive defensively from that kind of stuff. Hope somebody else comes forward and the trucker can be taken out the truck. The next time people may not be as lucky.
  23. A single ripper shank is not a great expense, and most farmers weld enough to make the mole. So no big amount of money changes hands. šŸ˜‰ Unless your meaning the fuel man. šŸ¤£ A company named Hensley what they called a tooth for putting on the blade. They mounted to the top of the blade. Worked good on cutting roots and such. They went away as most dozers started have ripper on the rear from new. If you could find one or the company is still around a lot less fussing than building your own for the rear.
  24. ray54


    Sheep are looking for a reason to die. Every predator is looking for a sheep, scare it good and it dies. So many places somebody needs to tends them 24/7 or soon you have no sheep. If you can get them raised they sell for good money. Much easier to keep on a small acreage than cows if the predator are not to thick. I put a good lamb chop right up there with a steak.
  25. Lithium mining just like coal mining. Or does doing it with third world children make it cleaner.
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