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  1. Mudfly

    International 784 Tractor TA (Torque Amplifier)

    You were also having problems with low hydraulic pressure as well, correct? I thought you mentioned that I. Another post. You need to mention that in this post since the 2 problems might be related.
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    1066 gear issue/question

    Since this is a new to you tractor, i'd likely want to replace the hytran(rear end oil) anyway, so I'd drain the housing and while you have it open inspect for your missing parts and other debris. Clean it out as best you can, flush if still dirty, and refill once you have it put all back together. Somewhat expensive for the fluid, but likely needs to be changed anyway and would remove any chance of having something hard go into your gears or debris plug up your hydraulic filter.
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    Thanks. As I said, that was a really cool project too.
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    Didn't someone on here make a 1406 with the IH DT429 engine (I think that's the right number)? That was a cool project too. He had to heavily modify the right frame rail if I remember correctly.
  5. I've got a few non IH that I would like to have Case crab steer. 2470 or 2670. (Just because I think it would be useful in tight quarters and muddy conditions.) Ford 7610 series 2 full Cab with FWA and dual power. Cat D4 high drive Oliver Super 88D Any really good 30 to 40 HP modern diesel utility tractor with FWA and LOTS of attachments. IH wish list all low hour and mint condition of course. SMTA (because grandpa had one) 4186 (again cause I think the rigid frame FWDs are interesting) 4386 - (no idea why, no real use for it) Farmall 756D (smaller than a 856, and 826, but still has the 4x2 trans and hydraulic ta.... would replace with a 656D but the 5 speed and mechanical TA is the reason I wouldn't want that) Maxxum 5240 w/ FWA and full cab and loader
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    1066, where to bolt speed multiplier on PTO?

    How much would it cost to get a 1000 rpm pump with the right flow rate? maybe find a hydraulic drive center pivot haybine/discbine that is being parted and use that pump. anything sounds better than the setup you are describing.
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    1066, where to bolt speed multiplier on PTO?

    What rpm does it multiply the 540 up to? Seems like running on the 1000 rpm shaft would be a better idea.
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    Suppose it beats a spade...

    **** no. I don't think the front spindles would hold up carrying that weight just driving around. Let alone what any digging would do to the frame.
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    Ih 986 vs Farmall 140a 2016

    Something has changed then because the Nebraska test has it listed as a six cylinder in 2012. IH Farmall 140A.pdf
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    Ih 986 vs Farmall 140a 2016

    Are you sure its a 4 cylinder? I'm not saying that tractordata is 100% accurate, but it says that the engine is a 6 cylinder - 6.7 Liter Fiat engine. 140 HP even if that is engine horse power is a lot out of a 4 cylinder, unless its a 6L or more 4 banger. I'd confirm that if I were you.
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    HMMMMM......two 4100's on same sale

    You can control their destiny! Bid early and often!!
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    150 H.P. CASE 'Road Locomotive'

    Gary, I just wanted to add a little bit of modern context to the discussion. Your experiences with the actual equipment is invaluable. Thanks for sharing. I wish I new someone close to me that was interested in steam as I wish I could learn more about it. I grew up in Northern MN and while I'm fairly young (born in '79) my grandpa ran his own sawmill on a flat belt (54" insert tooth circular blade with an approx 55 HP 4 cylinder Waukashaw power unit run on propane) so I understand a lot of the technology of a similar era. My dad and other grandpa both worked for the Railroad (first the Great Northern, then BN, finally BNSF) although they were on the maintenance crews and not on the train crews. Between the two families and living on a small dairy farm growing up you could say that I was born into a love of tractors, trains, and older methods to get things done (including steam). Honestly if I had the time, I would love to buy back my grandpa's old sawmill (sitting in the weeds rotting away not too far from my farm) and set up a stationary wood fired steam engine to run it. Maybe when the 3 kids get a little older and we stop moving around quite so much, I'll have some time to start another hobby.
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    150 H.P. CASE 'Road Locomotive'

    With respect to the term pressure vessel. This is an industrial term that i believe dates back to the days of steam. Pressure vessels are anything that contains pressure; boilers, air tanks for air compressors, various structures used in refining (crackers), etc. I think its anything over about 50 psi, but may be 125 before its really regulated. ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Boiler and pressure vessel code is a decedent of the first engineering standards that governed how boilers were built. I did quite a bit of design work previously for various portions of pressure vessels to different portions of ASME code, depending on what you are doing the safety factor is likely closer to between 4 and 5x working pressure for non-standard components. Standard components would be things like flanges, tee, elbows, pipe, etc and those are closer to 2x safety factor as there is a lot more history working with them. Meaning that we know exactly how those components react under nearly any circumstance. Where I used to work, we had to destructively test prototype designs before they could be certified to go into ASME designed or "stamped" systems. Most of the products that we had were 1500# rated which actually has a working pressure of around 3600 psi (material dependent) so those prototypes would be pressure tested up to around 20,000 psi. We had a couple of products that were 2500# rated which was 6000 psi working pressure (again material dependent). I was actually in the room (behind a brick wall) when we destructively tested a cast prototype part up to 33,500 psi before it let go. We were VERY cautious about making sure that the part had very little air in it, only water. When the casting let loose it popped about as loud as a small rifle (30-30) and dribbled a little water out. Not very exciting which is good. The only real energy stored was the amount of expansion on the casting that needed to shrink back down when the pressure let off. I was also told (luckily I wasn't there) of a destructive test that was done with air pressure by another company. Big mistake. That test was the equivalent volume of a 10 inch diameter pipe that was about 5 feet long, although it was a complicated shape casting. Needless to say they made a giant pipe bomb. When it popped at about 3000 psi, it blew the roof off and took the door out out the concrete room. Luckily no one died. Air/steam is very dangerous when compressed.
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    Opinions wanted.

    I'd take the 484 anyday over the 2404, but the price will probably reflect that. Who is running the auction if you don't mind me asking? Hard to say in your area both are small to mid-sized utility tractors so the cabin and farmette/small acreage crowd might be there to bid on both. Or maybe the 2404 is gas so they think it would be too expensive to run with the 10 hours they would put on in a year (sarcasm)or it might be a little older than they would care to deal with so it might go a little cheaper in comparison.
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    Added cost of farming deer country

    I’ve found a couple, but never in the field and never with a tire. the one buck was definely in “decline” the year he dropped that one. To old to have a typical rack.