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todd.crow

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  1. I really hate to say it, but when we installed the DT414 into our IH 766 this spring, I called Thomure also to get the muffler, knowing that I would probably be getting a Stanley. I didn't think that I could get anything else. After we got it installed, we couldn't even get it tight on the turbo outlet pipe. It just flopped around. I called my CIH dealer, and one of their stores had a muffler in stock, and were willing to transfer it to my local store and I was free to take it or not. Turned out to be not a Stanley! 🙂 If we couldn't get a non Stanley, I was going to put a straight pipe on it cause I couldn't stand to look at that muffler.
  2. We have a AWS Air Bar on our 20' 1020 head that we have on our 1992 1660. We would never run any bean head (auger or draper) without the air bar after having it. We figure the air bar paid for itself the first year. For us, it was cheaper to buy a different head with the air bar already on it than to purchase the air bar and install it on our current head. Ours is a AWS, I really like that there is no gearbox to drive the blower to go out on it, just a simple belt drive system. We really don't notice the power needed to run the blower, maybe with a bigger head on this machine we would, can't really say. Really the only con that I can think of is the trash that gets blown around the head. I purchased a debris deflector to keep the trash from collecting on the feederhouse and restricting the view of the head.
  3. Here is our 3788 just after she got done with spring tillage.
  4. What I did for my Crown, is get a piece of 5/8" x 8 material I think, and cut them from that. The teeth are thicker than 1/2". One side of the tooth is a 90 degree and the other is at a angle. Helps that I have a plasma now, but I did this with a Oxy/Ac before. Like this:
  5. I replaced all the lights on our CIH 1660 with the LED pachage from Larsen Lights. If it wasn't for the crop getting tough at night, we would rather harvest at night due to the better visibility. I will say that LED are addictive. Started with the 766, then the 1660. Then the 3788 and 1486. Now we buy a tractor, and order new lights for it when we are hauling it home.
  6. Thanks for all the information on connecting the sprayer pump to the tractor. What I am really wondering about is the hydraulics that control the booms. There is a 5 function electric solenoid hydraulic block on the sprayer that controls the booms. Currently it is setup as closed center. When I engage the hydraulics in the tractor and not use any functions for the booms, the pump on the tractor makes the same sound as if you are at the end of stroke on a ram or simply have nothing connected which makes sense. So what is the pump doing then? Going into high pressure standby? The only other choice with that hydraulic block on the sprayer is for it to be open center, I don't think that is what we want. I guess when I am in the field the hydraulic spool for the sprayer pump will be running also, that will probably make a difference to. I don't know about all of you, maybe you only have to set the booms out when you enter the field and then not mess with them until you leave, but my ground you have to be moving the booms all the time across the field to keep them out of the dirt.
  7. I have my new to me 5088 hooked to my new to me Fast 9420 sprayer and have a couple hydraulic questions. The sprayer has a hydraulic driven sprayer pump and a electric solenoid hydraulic control block that is used to control the boom functions. I want to make sure I hook things up correctly. I believe that I have to hook the sprayer pump up to the outermost hydraulic lever in the cab, and then hook the return hose to the case single return line on the back of the tractor. My question really pertains to the hydraulic block that controls the booms. It is setup for a closed center system now. The only other option is to set it as a open center valve. My guess is I need to connect this valve to the other control valve on the tractor and somehow lock the hydraulics on to that valve. How will the pump react to this setup? With this is my first experience with a PFC type hydraulic system and want to make sure that I have it setup correctly and not burn up the tractor hydraulic pump. Thanks
  8. We found that our 1974 766 has the casting places for fill port and dipstick, all we needed to do was drill out the castings and install the dipstick and fill port.
  9. I have also dealt with Tyler on manuals for my 9130 and 9150 Steigers. I also was trying to get them while they were shutdown because of Covid. The manuals were also not listed on their website, but a quick email once they reeopened and they were on the way. I can't say enough about the iteration I had with Tyler and was amazed at the quality of the manuals and the prices were just icing on the cake! I have since ordered manuals for my JD3020 and some accessories for my CIH combine. Looking at an IH 5088 tractor and as soon as the tractor is home I will be ordering a set for it!
  10. I have a 2012 Kubota RTV900. It has 2500 hours on it. Traded a 2006 Polaris Ranger on it, I couldn't make that switch fast enough. The Ranger had 1400 hours on it and I couldn't keep it running, stranded my parents several times on various parts of the farm. It also needed a complete rebuild of the front end when it left. The RTV, I have had to change the fan belt. Other than oil changes and the 50hr greasing is all the maintenance we have done. I would agree with Missouri Mule on the complaints on the RTV though. We did the exact same fuel filter change! I will add, that the ground clearance and ride on the RTV models is not the best. But Kubota is supposed to have improved some of that with the new RTVX models. Also, it is heavy. A plus and minus. Gets stuck easier than the ranger types, but can handle (and survive) much more work than a ranger type. But I love my Kubota RTV, you couldn't get me to give it up. Use it like another tractor on the farm. My brother just bought one after using the one at the farm, and just loves his as well.
  11. We built a 23 row 15" planter out of a 12 row 30" cyclo. Had to add a third seed box to feed the extra rows
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