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  1. IH says a 3/8 inch and a 1/2 inch plate for spacers making the 7/8 inch. That is proper anyway. Those were available yet in '91 when I asked, I put mine on the 826 at the time. Built my own spacers.
  2. Actually, last time we talked, I asked that very question. He told me I am the only person who has asked to buy it. We are actually friends, and I don't think anyone really knows it's there. He said one day he will probably give in to me. Still sad to see it rotting.
  3. Can't let go, or maybe just plain lazy. A person really don't know. I know a guy who's dad passed in about '82. He has since inherited everything as he is the only heir left. There is an International tractor in one of his buildings that has not moved since his dad passed. I have tried to buy it several times as it was well.......... and every year it sinks further in the dirt and rots away some more. He just can't sell it cause it was Dad's. I get that, he never farmed either and rents out all the land. I get not being able to let go to an extent, but letting it rot away is simply just wrong. Wouldn't you rather have someone take care of it as "Dad" did and be proud of it? No, just let it rot away. This example I stated is not no Farmall M either! I would love to have it!
  4. Yes, remove the hitch and not more than eight feet wide. I can measure ours if you want. Ours has been hauled a couple times with the just removing the hitch.
  5. Okay, I need more pictures of the 66 with the big donuts! What model is it?
  6. Climbing the silos and being up there never bothered me. I don't like it as much anymore. It is a funny feeling being at the top and looking into that empty hole, a guy feels much safer when they are full. Not really sure why either. However worse than the silos is a grain leg! I was asked to do some welding on the top a 135 foot leg some years ago. I was laying on my back on the catwalk welding, when I removed my helmet to inspect the weld I was looking straight up at the sky. It was a nice day with clear blue sky, mostly. When a few clouds went by overhead I wasn't so sure if they were moving or me! Didn't like that feeling one bit.
  7. This is RED POWER. I don't come here to hear anything else than IH talk and farming with them. I never liked any of the political posts. I like the rules, it keeps it civil. Like others said, don't like go somewhere else. Not to mention the fact that how is talking about here going to change anything? You need to write your congressman or go to town meetings and such. We help fellow tractor friends with problems by discussing it here. You telling us to wake up is not needed here.
  8. Serial tag missing is very common. Loaders, front mount cultivators, tool boxes all in close proximity to that tag. And a lot of people just are not careful about not banging into the tag. Just cause it isn't there doesn't mean it was intentionally removed. As far as the differences in the blacks and whites, about as soon as I think I have found a pattern something new turns up. Thought we knew when things like when the black shift levers started. Then a never painted one owner shows up at our shop that is a '74 with black shift levers. We have had original '75's that have silver. Just like the louvered side panels, there were in fact factory blacks with those. And like has been said, anything can be changed. We have a black 14 without a tag. Had a guy tell us it was a fake. Well we know the history from new, it is legit, but has had the entire rear half switched out in its life with a white one. So really it is nearly impossible to know without knowing it from new.
  9. The Harvestores were really popular in certain areas it seemed. There were a lot of them where I grew up. Most were on dairies, but not all. I had my share od dealing with them as a teenager as I worked for a dairy that had four of them. The high moisture corn units with an auger unload never gave any issues. The chain was a bit more work, but if you gave it attention they really weren't so bad. Just really big to handle. Couple more pics of blue tubes.
  10. Okay, if we are getting more than one bird with a stone, I will fit right in. As far as silos go, we have two. Ours are both Page (am not sure that is even spelled right) cement staves with Jamesway ring drive unloaders. One is 18 x 60, the other is 20 x 60. The 18 foot was always used for shell corn and the 20 primarily silage. I never minded the silos, except when the unloader would break on Sunday morning when I was trying to get to church. We haven't used them for several years now. I really like silos, I think they make the farm look right. I always wanted 4 30x90 Harvestores for high moisture corn. Not that we really needed four, but thought it would really look cool on the place. I have some pictures with our staves in the background. There are two pictures with the different neighbors silos in the background and a picture of three 20 x 70 blue tubes on a farm we visited. I like the silo thread idea, hope we see a bunch!
  11. WOW! You y'all don't disappoint! Keep them coming. Few more from myself.
  12. I really enjoy pictures, especially IH tractors and equipment pictures. So since I usually come this forum hoping for someones farming with IH pictures posted and rarely have a pile to look at, I decided to start this thread. I ask that you share your pictures, but you are strictly forbidden to post a picture in this thread that does not have an IH tractor or piece of IH equipment in the picture! Pretty simple right. I have some to start and would like y'all to add yours. Now some of us have 15,000 pictures, so share some and then add some more later and more later and so on. Like our "Awesome Picture" thread, but these must have something IH in the picture. Ready..... Go.......
  13. There are ways to tell if it is an authentic black stripe. Big list of little things. Pictures would help, but you are kinda stuck like bill said. Really doesn't matter, they are old enough for everything to have been changed.
  14. You could fabricate a large IH slip clutch spring under the gas pedal for better tire life and fuel economy. Just a thought.
  15. Do not do it by the acre! Do it by the hour. You will wish you had never gone if it doesn't go well. I have been there. By the acre or the hour which ever is higher in the end. All your profit is gone if it takes too long.
  16. Yep, what he said. That is off a 915 combine and some John Deere fuel filters put on for some unknown reason. Wanted left side space for some reason maybe, who knows. It is for sure off a 915, even though they had 414's new. Been at least one or more 915 on our farm since '79 so I may have had a look or two.
  17. Obviously the ruler changes from the tractor to the plate or the other way around. Can't be any other reason.
  18. Funny thing about the seat position in an 86 and the ride. Today it is a bad idea, so some say, John Deere comes out with the 7800 and it is revolutionary. A 7800 is really a green 1086 when you think about it. Was the 86 perfect? No, did they hold up well? If cared for yes. Were there more failures on the 86's than the 66's, probably, because more was demanded of them. Saying that all the 86's had issues is an invalid statement. And, if you don't like them, fine. Then sell it and go get something else. If you have never had one you may be impressed with one.
  19. No reason that the 86's were and are bashed. Most people who bad mouth them have never owned or run one. All the rear end guts are basically the same as a 66. Don't hear everyone talking problems with those. It is simply a lot of talk that really holds no basis at all. Do they break? Sure, so do any of them. The boys and I have a 1486 that my Dad bought new. It has had 20.8's it's entire life and was the main tillage tractor for years. It has roughly 16,000 hours on it. We have never touched the rear end. Has had two clutches and TA's. Oh, and it isn't set stock at all, I turned it up to around 225 in '98 when we bought a new 28 foot 4800 field cultivator. Since it has had a 466 installed that is over 335 on the dyno. I'd say they are tougher than a pine knot! Remember some people can bust a ball bearing with a toothpick. In my opinion there is no basis for the bad mouthing. The 86's are good and reliable tractors.
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