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Mark (EC,IN)

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  1. I still have this one, and I agree, that it is as much IH as any other 1460. I took it as kind of an insult, but "Old Abe" the eagle is in the middle of the steering wheel.
  2. I was mowing some roadside banks today and I noticed the mower wasn't wanting to start a couple times (sickle wouldnt take off).....seemned if I laid the bar on the ground it started better. Anyway, once I got it going it seemed to work fine, I just figured the belt was a little loose and that I'd tighten it when I got back to the shop. When I got done and was going to fold the bar over I noticed the big head deal on the back of the wobble box was actually smoking, I spit on it and it sizzled (it was hot). Also the belt didn't seem loose. Wondering where to start looking.
  3. The belt on my 1086 seems like it flops around all the time when the tractor is idling. I've tightened it a few times, but it never stays tight so I quit worrying about it because the AC has always worked good. I don't know if I have a York compressor or not.......it's the big black box type (you can see it in the picture)
  4. I'm old IH school when it comes to Sickle mowers. I have an IH 1300 on an MF35 that I used to mow banks with.
  5. I bought an IH 1300 mower to mow some banks with (tired of breaking the pitman on a Deere 38 mower) I found a setup manual and an operator's manual online for it, but, actually, they have confused me more. The operator's manual shows a lifting chain with a roller set up that appears to run against the mainframe of the mower. My mower does not have that, it has a cable and a roller deal. The cable and roller deal is shown in the Set-Up manual, but it says to see the Operator's Manual for adjustment. The end of the cable had a "wire rope thimble" (that is what is called in the Set-Up manual). Anyway, I wasn't sure where the deal on the end of the cable went, so I bolted the cable into the tractor's drawbar, which seemed to make the end of the bar raise as it should. Am I on the right track here?
  6. Thanks for that info, I was wondering who built it. I noticed Art also mentioned Ev Weber above...…I remember seeing a model of the Allis Chalmers combine plant that he had built one year at the National Farm Machinery show in L-Ville (I think they may call them dioramas)….but it was very detailed and beautiful work.
  7. Put this on the General Forum, and then thought maybe it should be in the toy forum. I purchased this at the final Farmall Land auction last week. I saw it a few years ago when the wife and I went there on vacation and thought it was really neat. After the museum closed and Jerry passed, I wanted something from there. Edit: sorry about the double post.....meant to be in toys forum.
  8. They say we never grow up and our toys just get bigger. Well, this is still a child-size toy so maybe we just grow up and still like "carpet farm" size toys. As some on here know I'm fond of IH 1206's. I saw this toy at Farmall Land a couple of years back while on vacation and thought it was pretty neat. When they closed the museum I watched the earlier auctions but never saw it listed. After Jerry Mez, unfortunately passed away, they auctioned the items he had kept after the museum's closing. I don't know who, but someone obviously custom-built it for Jerry, … I'd like to know but the auctioneers didn't know who built it. Anyway, I intend to give it a good home.
  9. I was late to the party, but glad things are going to be Ok.
  10. I posted in the thread below about 86 series having a poor reputation. I have a 1086 which I still use and like the tractor....I spoke highly of them in that thread. I plant beans with mine and started having some monitor problems towards the end of last season and needed to get the monitor out to take to Ag Express to have checked out. I still like the tractor, but if I could have laid hands on the engineer that said 'lets put the batteries here, they don't have to get to them often".......I would have strangled him this morning. The tractor also has GPS, Sprayer Controls, and sprayer foamer controls (still use it in point rows) ….. all these wires hooked to the same battery. Most of the mess on the floor goes out the back window when in use (not as bad as it looks) ........ but it gives you an idea what the top of the battery looks like. I got it out though and will continue to like the tractor .............................. until the starter needs changed the next time. Just venting!
  11. The 4520 was Deere's first turbo tractor. It was a lead sled, big and heavy for it's horsepower but the only real problem was injection pump related.
  12. A stock (non-turbo) will spit out a stock (non turbo) 4020 easly.........folks claiming they will handle a 4430 are blowing smoke.
  13. I can kill three birds with one stone … IH combine, a barn, and a silo in one picture! Silo built in 1962, originally used on a dairy, and then later converted to HM shelled corn and fed hogs out of it. It's used now to give directions
  14. I've seen several comparisons of 86 series and a Deere 4430. I can add a little about those models as I still have both. There are things I like about both. In reality, there isn't much difference in power .....they both will do the same jobs, the IH does have better low in torque. Biggest + for the IH is fuel economy, it will do the same job on about ha third less fuel Biggest + for the Deere is Hydraulics, they are much faster and better than the 1086 Cabs...….pretty much a toss up Biggest downfall for the Deere...…lets just say if it's cold out we will use the IH. Biggest IH downfall...…can't see the drawbar hooking up. They both have been good tractors.
  15. I had to reply to your post because my dad bought about the same equipment in 1966. He paid $6450 for a 4020 (18.4; 2 remotes; and a wide front) $1200 for a 145 plow (5 bottom) and $550 for a model 50 front mount mower.
  16. I have a hopper bottom bin that feeds my dryer (you can see it in the picture behind the 12-0). A continuous flow dryer is in the shed and an auger feeds it from the wet bin. It has no aeration, but it sets empty except for harvest. It empties totally which is advantageous over a flat bottom handling wet corn.
  17. Wow, I saw one that sprung a leak years ago, it let lose in the bottom (I suspect water and rust but don't know, it didn't have a drain), but it just started leaking, didn't explode. The portable ones are what always scared me, I never liked standing right over one when I was filling it.
  18. I like my 1086. May people complain they shift hard, I do adjust the tranny brake and the shift linkage every 100-125 hours, but mine shifts nice. I added an air ride seat, and the inside hand rail so I have no complaints about the cab either. It's been a good tractor
  19. 7and8and1456 It had been so long since I mounted this loader I had forgotten how I had done it. A lot of things make sense now knowing that the brackets were for a bigger tractor (a wider frame). I used a piece of angle iron on top of the loader frame (bolted to the brackets) to take up space, and prevent the loader from raising up when down pressure is applied (I knew it could pick the front of the tractor up). The loader has been on this tractor since the late '80's and has worked good. It has a 7' snow bucket which is a lot for gravel or something heavy, but most of the time it is moving snow or just carrying things around.
  20. The front brackets were with the loader, but there was nothing for the rear. Here are a couple of pictures I shot yesterday when I got the ones for the rear axle (didn't post because the weren't to good). There were just some holes in the tractor frame rails where everything lined up, we did no modification to the tractor or the front brackets to mount them. It will be a day or two before I'm back at the farm where the tractor is and if you want, I'll try and get some better pictures. Your brackets look like what I have, mine are just mounted back farther....I think my loader frame is closer to the radiator (you can see the cardboard cover).
  21. Thanks for the picture. It appears that the loader frame would be mounted a little bit lower on the tractor using a the actual 560 brackets. I can't say that I've ever noticed it being up a little higher ever affected anything in using it, and it almost looks like my set up is probably as strong if not even stronger (the tractor axle would have to give for something to go wrong). The longer main frame is also kind of handy when mounting the tractor, it makes an extra step on the rear.
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