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  1. You are a talented man! Nice job.
  2. The 4-bar linkage is unique for that era. Also, it looks like there is a skid steer quick attach on the front of it. That means that some metal bender knew what make and model the loader was.
  3. My dealings with Anderson's has only been in the Kubota era. It has been three years since we shipped anything to them.
  4. I struck out with my lead. His father had a dental practice in downtown from '25 to '68, but he has no recollection of the IH dealership. His suggestion was to check with the historical society. You already did that, so I'm at a dead end unless I hear more later.
  5. I reached out to a friend of the family who grew up where The Hershey Story Museum is now located. I'll let you know if he knows anything or has photos. By the way, it is my understanding that a lot of the milk from my grandfather's farm in Manheim was sold to Hershey Chocolate years ago.
  6. I love it! A Hydro 70 on bone shakers is definitely a "hat special".
  7. My preference would be a Euro-style quick attach for a 2250 due to the Euro's ease of hook-up, the positive locking, and the fact that the ag industry is going this way. The downside is that the Euro buckets and other attachments are a bit more expensive and a bit more difficult to find. I say this even though I've sold over 15,000 skid steer couplers for tractors loaders in the last 24 years. Have no fear, Euros are available, as well. PM me if you want more info.
  8. For me it's the 1206, 50-series, Boxcar Magnums, Deere 4320, and a large-frame 55-series.
  9. That makes sense. I thought that it seemed like the 466 and 619 were too new for the era. We all know that there were plenty of 404 and 531 engines that didn't last long.
  10. The Deere 435 tractor and the 8010/8020 used Detroits. The hay cubers had Detroits, as well. The first Deere choppers, 5200 & 5400, used their own engines. I think that the 5200 had a 466 and the 5400 had the 619. My neighbor growing up had a 5400.
  11. Just my 2 cents...I am going to guess in 20 years you'd be kicking yourself for not buying one of history's best tractors at that price. Many of my purchases always factor in the cost of escape if things don't work out. Seems like this tractor gives more wiggle room than most.
  12. Correct, I should have specified Tier-2 for marine applications. (Some 71-series engines had to undergo major mods to be compliant) Marine applications carried on for a number of years after over-the-road trucks and buses were finished. OTR applications were probably done for Detroit Diesels roughly around '90-92-ish. I believe that fire apparatus was granted an extension, as well.
  13. The 2-cycle Detroit Diesels are impressive engines for what they are. You got a lot of power per pound. My father always hated them as a mechanic. As a kid, I could tell what engine was under a truck's hood by looking at how oily front axle was when sitting in the opposite lane at a traffic light. When the light would turn green, my ears would always have my answer. I suspect that they would still be built today if those 2-cycles would have been able to meet Tier-3 emission standards. They were great for high-rpm, constant load applications like gen sets and marine power. How did the saying go..."Detroit Diesels were the most efficient means known to man for turning diesel fuel into noise and smoke"? By the way, thanks for the photos of the DT-466 in that Super Duty, WisIHCFarmer. The sight of it almost caused me to tear up! Just kidding...but I'd love to see some video of it posted once it is out driving.
  14. Look what I found in the archives:
  15. The 2200 loader has a narrower frame since it is a mounted loader. The loader frame tucks closer to the sheet metal, so you have better visibility forward. The 2250 has a wider frame for taking the loader on and off without damaging sheet metal. I am guessing that there are several times as many 2250 loaders out there than the 2200. You never know what you can find, however.
  16. Quick question...is your snowblower a pin-style or quick attach? I see your loader has the optional quick attach. Never mind. I just scrolled up to the photos at the top. Rather innovative the way the snowblower mounts and floats, yet still has the bucket cylinders control it. I hope that it works well for you.
  17. Nothing said about fluids or radiator, but the data designates a turbo. No, not a Jake Brake. The decelerator pedal is simply a reverse accelerator pedal. Push it down to slow the engine speed. These decelarators are often found in 4WD ag tractors, wheel loaders, dozers, and maybe a few other machines primarily used for long periods of higher engine rpms. In 4WD ag tractors, the decelerator pedal is used to slow down for the turn at headlands.
  18. Wow, that machine is in great shape! Congratulations on your unique purchases. There can't be many out there like it left.
  19. We put a P-pump 4BT in a '72 Bumpside Ford. It runs great and has excellent fuel economy, but the fact that it's a 4-cylinder makes it vibrate like crazy. I think that we would have done a 6BT if we were to do it all over again. Can't beat an inline-6 for smoothness.
  20. That DV800 will be a hefty engine...in the neighborhood of 2,675-lbs. I dug up an Implement & Tractor Red Book from 1980. According to their test # 1317, fuel consumption numbers I find for the 4786 is 12.8 horsepower hours per gallon. Mark G. is nearly spot on with his prediction for fuel consumption. The DV800 guzzled 20.175 gallons per hour at maximum available power and 17.6 gallons per hour with 75% of pull.
  21. Keep up the good work! I thoroughly enjoy seeing your photos and videos of each tractor.
  22. You made rapid progress on this project. I'm impressed! I am glad that it works well for you. It looks stout, too.
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