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  1. Convincing dad not to switch oil!

    I do as you do as you do I buy the cheap hyd oil when on sale that local farm store sells and we use it in ih 1486,1456, 966, 560 and jd 1520, 1530, 2030, 2840, and 74a cat dozer. we do not use in the ih farmall h as it is to thin and will leak out.
  2. Glad I`m a poor nobody

    Being in my seventies and losing some of my brain cells I told my wife that I am having trouble remembering if I had a unhealthy experience with women 40 or 50 years ago or not.
  3. Veteran day

    Vietnam vet here. I will have been discharged 48 years this coming January. I have no problem missing football games.
  4. plowing

    thanks guys!
  5. plowing

    I rent my farm out as old age and some health problems have caught me. I decided to start my dads old 560 which is bored out to 291 cubes and hooked it up to the 3/16 fast hitch plow today. I plowed up the first 3 terraces next to my house. the old 1963 560 gas purred like a kitten. this tractor was on this farm 4 years before in was drafted into the army and I ended up in Vietnam. What a great feeling! My dad died on November 1, 2016 and I thought of him as I sailed across the field on his old tractor.
  6. 560 gasser upgrade

    sorry, I was trying to say that this block after boring was suppose to be about the same cubes as the 706 farmall tractor gas motor.
  7. 560 gasser upgrade

    Back in the 1970's my dads 560 went to burning excessive oil at 1500 hours. At that time there was a complete overhaul kit to bring this motor up to 706 cubes. A local machine company came to the farm and bored out block to accept the larger pistons and sleeves to make this motor I thought 292 instead of the 263 block. we still have this tractor and I still does not burn any oil. the tack quit at 3999.9 hours years ago. this tractor has not been ran very often for the last few years but I plow up terraces with fast hitch 316 plow to blow the cobs out of it most falls. we stepped up the rpms after overhaul as I think the motor was running to slow (a little less than pto speed when it came out new.)
  8. On my 3rd reading of this book

    I got mine from my local library from a interlibrary loan and I was able to read it for free. it was a shame that this great company was ruined by mismanagement.
  9. They arrived Saturday

    great shirts, we use that same red logo for our anti- industrial wind turbine signs as we continue to try to keep these tax supported monsters out of our county!
  10. Pulling ripper with 1086

    If I were you I would quickly park this ripper in the fence row before you end up with a very expensive rear end repair. I do not think you will gain much of anything. but a lot of farmers like some exercise even if it does not pay out.
  11. 1456 tach drive

    my low houred 1456 had the tach quit a couple of months ago. i do not run this tractor but 5 to 20 hours per year. i keep hoping to find the energy to look into this problem. i am going to check out drive cable first and then go from there. good luck with your problem.
  12. was the name Freeman?

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    2. red211


      Just sat down to eat supper and saw this, can you say small world!!!!!   I would like to talk sometime when We both have a few minutes to spare.  Do you farm now, work somewhere or are retired?  I work for Myself running a 943 cat, D3C, C185 NH and a KW dump truck.  Super busy right now, guess that's a good thing...  Let Me know what times usually work for You and will try to make a call work out.   My number is 615-428-2284, I answer any time between 5:00 and 9:00.   Thanks for the replies, sure is odd finding someone that not only knows the area but owned the same land.  Who would guess.

    3. 74A-472


      my wife and I are staying and looking after 2 granddaughters in Parkville this week as a daughter and son in law are on vacation at a resort in Mexico. we are busy getting them to their school, ball practice, piano lessons, dance lessons and ect. I just came back home later this evening to pick a few things we need to stay there the rest of the week. I do not know what draws the son in law and his family to places out of the United states for vacations . I was drafted and ended up on a 1 year tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968. when I returned  home at the old Kansas city airport from Vietnam in 1969  I told my wife of 3 years that I will never get on a airplane again. I will try to give you a call down the road when things settle down here.  (Ron)

    4. red211


      I can't imagine what it was like over there, thank you for your service.   I have no desire to leave this Country on vacation.  I said once I would NEVER go to New York City, L.A. or leave this Country.   I have eaten those words with a working mission trip to N.Y., twice to L.A. and six trips to Brazil.  None were vacation but did get to do stuff besides just work.  It has proved to Me that I was right that I don't want to go any of those places to vacation.  

      I was with Family coming through Kansas City around 70, not sure of exact date but it was dark and a jet was going down right into the buildings.  I thought it was crashing but Dad laughed and said the airport was there.  It was right after that they opened the new airport but can still see that jet going down in the city.  No worries about calling, winter is coming and stuff slows down for Me.  Thanks for making contact, it's a small world for sure.  I will stay in touch here.  Good luck with the kids,  talk about keeping you going!!!!  I know it's all good but I am sure Y'all will be due for a break when They get back. Randi

  13. What is a FARMER?

    also have spent some time around Stewartsville Mo, but cannot put a name to your 315 acres east of Stewartsville Mo.
  14. 856 info

    the only 856 tractors that I have heard of the turbo was added to the tractor by owner.. I never owned one but always was told they were one of IHC,s better tractors.