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  1. 13 Speed M

    Yeah, that is a good point. It would work in a similar way to how the Hydra-Creeper works on the Farmall Super A and Super C tractors. The only difference being that the Hydra-Creeper drives off of the PTO shaft, which is meant to transfer full engine power from the countershaft. I don't know that I would want to transfer 40+ horsepower through the oldham coupling used on the belly pump... I think it should still end up having 15 speeds. The pilot shaft would be back driven through the constant mesh gears, so 5th would still be there, and it should still have 3 separate ratios. The Heislers and M&W's only have a single 5th because they get the extra speeds with a second set of constant mesh gears. When in 5th, the countershaft isn't connected to the main shaft. The main shaft is being direct driven from the pilot shaft in 5th.
  2. 13 Speed M

    You could purchase an M&W or Heisler 9 Speed to gain additional speeds. Any additional external transmission would have to be installed between the clutch and the transmission input, which is a pretty tight fit. If it is small enough to fit, it probably won't hold up to load very long. If you did install a 3 speed ahead of a 5 speed, it should end up having 15 speeds, assuming they are all usable.
  3. Extra Hand Lever on SW6?

    That is a Super W6TA. The giveaway is the distance between the fuel tank and the switch box/steering shaft. The W6 and Super W6 had the steering column and box tucked tight up against the tank. Left lever should be TA and right lever should be IPTO, like Owen said.
  4. Ih problems

    I believe that the cast I-beam front axle was still optional. IH allowed any almost any AG option to be placed on the industrial models, too. Our 2500A has the adjustable straight axle (not swept back), Synchromesh transmission without fast reverser, differential lock, high flow 18GPM side mount hydraulic pump with a dedicated filter, 540PTO only, CAT2 3 point hitch, no hydraulic remotes, and the standard 574 grille (not the cast grille surround). A larger hydraulic cooler was standard (same as a 574 hydro).
  5. CAD software?

    CoCreate was a stand alone company; their program was what HP originally used to design its printers and plotters in the 80's and 90's. They created a division and then spun the division off and it became its own company. Around 5 years ago, PTC (makers of ProE) bought the company and products and merged it into itself. PTC Creo is supposedly heavily based off of OneSpace Solid Modeling. OneSpace SolidModeling was a non-history based CAD program and SolidDesigner was their 2D version (like AutoCAD). The non-history based layout is great for file size (files are tiny), and for companies that do a lot of modifying, re-using, and re-sizing existing designs. It eliminates the problem in SolidWorks where you have a design table of 40 different versions of a part that blows up because a dimension or feature used to define it is zero or negative on a few versions. With non-history based, you don't need to plan ahead of time which features will be moved or re-scaled in the future when creating a part, you just start making it and decide later what is important. When I used OneSpace, the company used that and SolidWorks at the same time on a daily basis, which was hard to get accustomed to. The two required such different thought processes that you had to be careful and make sure you weren't carrying habits from one program into the other and ending up with very sloppy, unstable, and hard to manage files.
  6. CAD software?

    As others have said, it depends what you are trying to do and whether you are planning on using it to make a living or not. I have used AutoCAD R12 to 2012 and LT, TurboCAD, DraftSight, PTC ProDesktop, CoCreate OneSpace Solid Modeling, AutoCAD Inventor, and SolidWorks. Of them, SolidWorks is the current one I use and is probably the easiest to learn to make something in, but it is the least stable and has the most bugs and work-arounds. If you are getting a version and not paying the monthly fee for their product support, wait until SP4 or 5 comes out, otherwise you will spend more time fighting the software than working. As others have mentioned, trying to reuse and modify existing assemblies in SolidWorks can be truly painful if the previous part was created without "design intent" (their buzzword for knowing what features will appear or disappear on different versions of similar parts). Be wary of new features and Toolbox; they often change or come and go and this can throw old assemblies into chaos. Also, once you get over five to ten thousand parts in an assembly, the program gets slow regardless of how much computer you have pushing it. I've heard good things about google sketchup, but have never tried it myself. If 2D CAD is what you are looking for, I would highly recommend DraftSight by Dassault Systems (makers of SolidWorks). By giving your e-mail address and filling out a survey, you get a year license to install and use the software. Also, it has probably 90% of the functionality of AutoCAD LT. After the year is up, you can repeat the process every year to get another year's license. Not sure about the working model. Are you trying to design some type of a linkage and want to see if it works/moves properly? Or are you trying to see if two parts will interfere with each other? With 2D CAD, you can use construction lines, curves, and rotate commands to model linkage movements, but what you draw is what you get. The 2D CAD is literally a digital drafting board, mimicking the drafting arm, t-square, protractor, stencils, and drafting pen. It won't tell you or show you if two parts won't fit together ,if the fasteners are the wrong size, or the clearance holes are in the wrong spots. The 3D CAD is more similar to creating a prototype part out of clay. The 3D CAD allows you to move linkages or parts in real time and see how they work, measure how far they move or turn, spin parts and assemblies around to look at them from any angle, make parts appear transparent to check hole locations or to check for interferences, and the views of the 2D drawing are automatically created based on the 3D part file created in the program (you just need to choose and arrange the views and fill in the dimensions and tolerancing).
  7. IHC top ten produced tractors?

    Top 10 in terms of number produced? Popularity? Best reputation? Highest drawbar pulling power? There are an infinite number of ways it can be answered... If it is in terms of number produced, the letter series will dominate the list; they were produced so long and in such large numbers compared to the later series with shorter production dates, less demand, and more models available at a given time.
  8. combines in your life

    For corn pickers, we had a 1940 Farmall M and New Idea 305 fully mounted picker from 1985 up until 2004. The M had full fluid in both rear tires, and high altitude firecrater pistons in the engine, and the 4 mph 4th gear, so it felt more like a 560 than an M. Dad went through a lot of snow picking corn with that outfit. In 99, the clutch ran out of adjustment and it got parked. From 2005 to 2014 we used a New Idea 6A pull-type picker or we contracted out the combining (we didn't really have much corn those years and local coops wouldn't accept cob corn anymore). From 2014 until 2016 we used a New Idea 325 pull-type with a 329 Supersheller attachment on either the 806 or the 966. It does an excellent job shelling the corn (the loads are almost clean enough to dump right into a planter in spring), but we broke the frame once, the hitch once, and an axle stub once from crossing sprayer ruts on wet years while shelling. On dry years, it works really well and has no trouble keeping up even at ground speeds up to 4mph, provided a second person is emptying wagons. On wet years, it doesn't pay to pull it out of the shed until there is a healthy frost or it dried up. For combines, we used an early IH 105 combine with a 10'9" head from 1980 until 2016 for all of our wheat and soybeans. Ours was open station with the non-pivoting unloading auger and belt drive, but did have the scourkleen and bagger attachment on it, a pickup reel and lifters on the guards , so it gave a pretty clean sample in the bin and cleaned up the field pretty well, even in downed crops. It was small and maneuverable and could fit through narrow driveways into the small odd shaped fields that are prevalent around our area. I always loved the sound of that C-153 humming through the field at full tilt. The engine had firecrater pistons in it and an oversized main jet in the carb, so it actually had pretty decent power for such a little combine. If you started plowing dirt with the head or were going too fast, the drive belts would slip; the engine never really lugged down much. I really have no complaints about that machine (other than the dust and grit from sitting next to the grain tank without a cab), it pretty much always started and always did the job up until the day the grain pan and sieves failed after a pivot bolt broke. All of the damaged parts were NLA and the remains of the few donors in the boneyards had been shipped to China over a decade ago. For 2017, we upgraded to an IH 1440 for both corn (944 4 row, 38" rows) and soybeans (820-15' flex head). Definitely a whole different level of machine compared to the 105...
  9. 1400/1600 series combine cab offset,why

    On the older conventional IH combines, centering the cab would have seriously hampered access to the cylinder/concave and the straw walkers. Unplugging a cylinder was bad enough out in the open without having to deal with crawling under the cab and dealing with hoses and linkages... Also, those older combines didn't have swing out unloading augers, so you needed to be close to the unloading side to make sure you were lined up with the gravity box without plowing into it. The old ones had the single auger from the bottom of the tank angled outward, not the modern vertical lift auger and horizontal unload auger. On the new ones, height from the ground is all that matters, not distance from combine to trailer/wagon. On the old ones, the angle of the auger meant you had to carefully manage the height and the distance. If you look at an IH 105, the operator was offset all the way to the left and the header was offset all the way to the right. It was necessary in order for the fixed unloading auger that traveled almost vertical from the bottom of the grain tank to have any chance of reaching a gravity box without backing up to it. It also made it possible to road the combine on narrow roads while only taking up one lane without taking the header off. Which was a good thing; the head included the feeder with it, so you were disconnecting bolts, belts, chains, pins, tying up hydraulic cylinders, and you had to re-level it when you were reversing the process... On the 1400/1600's, I would assume it was for visibility of the unloading auger and access to the gearcase to the right of the cab. Move the cab much further over to the right and all you would see is the corner of the tank.
  10. Farmall M Engine Problem

    I agree with iowaboy, sounds like intake manifold gaskets are needed along with dusting the head to manifold flange surface of the manifold if its warped. Easy test is to spray WD40 around the manifold mating surface on the running engine (avoid the hot areas from the exhaust side of the manifold, you want to spray around the intake areas). If it picks up and smooths out, there is a leak.
  11. 1440 controls?

    All of the 1420's came with electric over hydraulics. The entire line (1440, 1460, 1480) switched to electric over hydraulic after the 1420 was released in 1981. If you are looking for information on axial flow combines, try googling Axial Flow TImeline or document GH-2165-13 from CaseIH. It gives you years and serial number ranges for the various feature updates and model introductions over the years.
  12. 1440 controls?

    I believe you can retrofit either the cable/mechanical style AHHC (automatic header height control) on the 820 and on the 1020's, but the 1020s are much more common with the electronic system and the 1020 seems like it involves a few parts and linkages. I haven't checked parts availability, but it shows that a kit used to be available on CNH's part search.
  13. 5488 Rear Axle Seal and Bearing

    I did this same test to our Farmall 806 with 18.4-34 radials filled with air and 750lbs of wheel weights on each side. With the indicator set up vertically 1/2" from the bearing retainer, I saw 0.008" deflection on the left side and 0.012" deflection on the right side. I can't tell you if this is good or bad; I've never seen a spec for this... I replaced axle bearings on a 350 utility last winter that I couldn't do this test to because the indicator ran out of travel. It was over 1/4" at the end of the shaft and the bearing was missing most of the cage and several balls. The crazy part was that it didn't make any bad noises other than an occasional clunk every 15 minutes or so.
  14. Information on 2500A Loader backhoe

    If it says 2500A on the serial number tag, it is the same tractor as a 574. That being said, they both used the same D-239 engine just that the 574/2500 had a 2200rpm rated speed and the 674 had a 2400rpm rated speed. Like others have said, oil goes in through pipe plug under the backhoe seat. One other point to note, most 2500A's came with the high flow auxiliary pump option, where a larger gear pump is mounted on the right side of the transmission under the operators platform. Given yours has a backhoe, it would need it. Tractors with this option have two hydraulic filters, one cartridge filter mounted to the MCV on the left hand side of the transmission, and another cartridge that is inside a cannister with a band clamp under the right side of the operators platform. Depending on your local dealer, they might not have the one on the right side in stock.