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  1. Thanks. I thought that it might be a G&H decal on the Land Pride, but just couldn't tell. Kahn Tractor is great to work with. We've sold to them for nearly my whole adult life. Dealt with Baker Tractor a little bit, but virtually nothing in their last five years in business.
  2. Jeeper, you have a really nice combination there. It should work well for you. The tractor cleaned up really well. What does the dealer decal say on the power rake? I can't quite make it out.
  3. Not a bad purchase at all. It should do what you need to do and will be worth the same or more when you're finished with it.
  4. Harley abandoned that hydraulic controlled feature not long after that. Their adjustability was not 100% effective since there were a few links of chain between the lift linkage and the powered roller assembly. The cylinder helped lift the machine, but it still floated when digging got tough. Also, that Harley machine you looked at had a dry chain and I often heard that more aggressive customers would buy the drive chain by the roll since it snapped so often. Harley eventually went to a double-50 chain in oil to pick up some strength and longevity. The Preseeder always had that hydraulic feature, too. The whole machine rode on the rear roller so you had the advantage of added weight for more aggressive digging. But you also had the ability to just barely skim the surface to rake off only the rocks. The feature of the oil-bath chain enclosure was a market first, added in 1986. Later machines used either #80 or #100 domestic chain for strength. Good, used Preseeders are getting tough to find. The models 725 and 805 often command $5,000 to $6,000. Older, fixed-angle model 800 machines can be found for about half that.
  5. Yes, probably a good chance that there are parts missing. I know of one company who couldn't release some implements because the lack of decals held things up.
  6. Many times, the drum that the carbide points are welded to will wear thin and the full life of a second set of carbide teeth will not be realized.
  7. Duh, how could I forget about your 4400? You'll be fine with the Land Pride PR 2572. Land Pride just copied a lot of Harley's design. Those two companies were fierce competitors. Harley built nearly everybody else's OEM units: Deere, Case, New Holland, and probably a few others. I sold the Preseeder machine. It was a much better and more versatile machine, but it commanded a 20% premium over the others. Landscapers are generally happy to haggle a whole day over $50, so the Preseeder machines were quickly dismissed as too pricey. Fast forward 30 years and there are a lot of Preseeders still being used that are now on their third tractor.
  8. What tractor are you using? The first series of Land Pride machines are heavy and long so it will need good three-point capacity. Generally fine on a utility tractor, but it kept them for being used on a lot of compacts when they were new. The bars on the PR 2572 work better with New England rock conditions. The PR 2572 is much better than Harley of the same era, but I would get nervous about parts availabilty of a ground-engaging tool of that age. The cast chain cases were problem areas. FYI - I heard on good authority last week that Land Pride currently has $450M of equipment on backorder right now. Not a typo. Therefore, if you need parts for older machines, it might be tough to get them.
  9. For landscaping, turf seedbed prep?
  10. I like their Firehose Flex pants. Expensive, but they wear well. My problem is that the same sizes vary in length and the fit can get really loose...feels like I'm wearing a tent. My last couple of pairs were like that. It kind of soured me from them. I don't like the cut of Duluth's shirts. I stick to L. L. Bean, Carhartt, or maybe even Orvis if I find a deal on eBay.
  11. Tractor Data shows an 826 gas was available ("International Harvester C-301 gasoline"), but there was no Nebraska Test for the gasoline model.
  12. Like acem said, the 826 plugged a hole in IH's product line. Also, the 826 was a good bit lighter than the 856 which made it priced more competitively against the Deere 4020 which was still often lighter than the 826. In manufacturing, weight = dollars. Therefore, a lighter tractor is nearly always less money than a heavier one. With this comment, I'm looking Kubota square in the eyes.
  13. That looks good. It appears like Hoober's must have sold him a Geringhoff folding header.
  14. Ours does, too. But they would not accept more than 30 flourecent bulbs per month from a business...so I made disposal a monthly habit for about 18 months. I could have cheated, but didn't since I was literally driving past anyway. The savings from LEDs was significant and measureable on each month's electric bill. Add the additional brightness, the power company's incentive, and lower maintenance of bulb cleaning, I really don't see a downside to LEDs.
  15. Simple, pre-emission machines that are clean are bringing strong money. Did you also see the prices at that auction for the Ford utility tractors and the Case 1845C? A very nice 4610 brought $36,500 and a low-hour 5610 brought $26,000. The winner was a 641-hour Case 1845C that brought $41,000!
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