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  1. Sparky

    1086 3 pt

    Remove your centerlink cover and inspect your draft control linkage. I'd suspect that the linkage has slipped around to the wrong side. Travis
  2. I already answered this on your facebook post...Anyway, since everything except the RPM works on the data center, trace the wires between the data center and rpm transducer. Test your RPM transducer if you can't find a problem in the wiring. Should be pretty easy... Also, once you get the RPM's to show, your pto speed will work, too. 😉 Travis
  3. Those digital hour meters are accurate.... Cable driven hour meters are only accurate at PTO speed... Travis
  4. It's pretty damn easy to change from a 3-pt to 2-pt and just change the position of the rockshaft arms.... and cheaper to do than replace all of your 2-pt equipment with 3-point equipment.... I love it when someone says a 66 series cannot have 86 series 3-point lift links...many of those were changed when someone traded their 66 series in on a 86 series. Neighbor of mine bought a new 986 and had his fast hitch from his 66 series that he traded in switched out with his new tractor... A lot of stuff has been changed around since these tractors were new 40-50 years ago. Trav
  5. My advice? Don't try to flush mount them....just use steel conduit and steel boxes. They aint going to get in the way. Make it easy on yourself. I tried what you're trying to do when I first built my shop back in '03....I've pulled all of it out and have redone it more than once.... Travis
  6. As stated before, make certain that you check for all the powers and especially the grounds to you data center....then if you are certain those are good and you still can't get your data center to operate...instead of throwing money at new parts, send it to Ag Express and have it repaired... Travis
  7. The steering arms are Left and Right....the spindles are universal, as far as the newer ones with splines. Buy a good aftermarket,(I prefer Hy-Capacity). As far as I know, there aren't any different spline counts. Travis
  8. I've never seen an oil bath wobble box on an IH balanced head sickle mower...If they would have been oil bath from the beginning, they'd last a lot longer. Travis
  9. My Dad bought a $6200 disc mower last year, mowed less than 50 acres with it, main gearbox bearing went out. $840 in parts later it was good to go. Been an awesome mower and I'm looking for one like it. 😉 Travis
  10. The biggest problem with using any kind of penetrating oil in this particular situation is that it's not even rust that needs broken loose. It's simply dirt. Throw it in a tank of water for a while and they'll come loose. Travis
  11. Meaning he leaves the parts in the electrolysis tub at least a week or more. Travis
  12. Not sure what tractor they're on, but if they are on a 706-1586 or comparable tractor, take them off and throw them in a tank of water. It's just years of dirt holding them together. Travis
  13. I've never needed a tool to install them. Never had any trouble, either. I suppose a tool would be nice... Travis
  14. Better have a pretty good flaring tool to flare that line. It can be done, but that line *is* still available....I'd just put a new line on. Travis
  15. Change your Hy-Tran every 1000 hours. Change your filter every 250 hours. (I change the coolant filter at the same time, to help keep track). Travis
  16. Seven gallons low? Good Lord...would love to help you out with a good answer, but some guys are just their own worst enemy. I'm not a fan of overfilling like a lot of guys think to do, but in your case, it wouldn't hurt. Before doing that, remove and inspect and possibly change your hydraulic filter.... Travis
  17. Sparky

    1466 water pump

    I've been installing Hy-Capacity pumps for 17+ years and they've been good to me. Go aftermarket, you'll be fine.... Travis
  18. I highly doubt that.... Travis
  19. Yep, got a 966 and a 756 that will do it...and I don't even run them five gallon over like all the armchair mechanics tell you to do. O-rings are fine, the steel 'baffle' is still on the dipsticks...I'm not sure what it is. Can't just plug the hole, either, as that is also your breather... Travis
  20. Here in Iowa, I was always taught it's a big fine if a shop is caught using compression fittings on brake lines, but I see them come into my shop all the time, and I know the shop that is doing it. Heck, even Oreilly Auto Parts sells compression fittings for brake lines....I don't get it. It's not that difficult to cut and flare brake lines.... I was also taught that Copper is a no-no on brake lines, and was banned from being used sometime in the 60's...and now they've came out with nickle/copper line.... Travis
  21. Worst part about the vertical Delco distributor is that you cannot find drive gears for them should you ever need them. I found that out the hard way this last winter. Travis
  22. Believe it or not, the pto will work just fine without a suction tube...as long as your Hy-Tran is on the 'full' mark and you're on level ground. Had a 1066 without a suction tube on it for years... Anyway...I'd bet that a seal/o-ring got cut or didn't get replaced. Considering your spool doesn't have a new bellows on it, I'd imagine something is missing, possibly. Pull it out and inspect. It's unfortunate that the mechanic is nine hours away. Shop local. Travis
  23. Not yet, and I've considered a missing check valve, but won't know until I remove the MCV. Travis
  24. No. Like I said, everything works fine, steering, brakes, T/A....all works perfectly fine. I doubt its a weak pump. Travis
  25. I've been searching the posts for an answer, but haven't found anything for sure. Got a 756 that I just replaced the hydraulic tellight in...now when hot, it pretty much stays lit. Checked the wiring, not grounded anywhere, so I put a gauge on it... T/A lever ahead it has 0-1psi... T/A lever back it has 3-5psi... Halfway in between it has 10psi... Would I be correct to assume the problem lies in the MCV and not the T/A? Everything works fine, steering, brakes, T/A all work fine... The history of the tractor is unknown, so I'm not sure how old the T/A even is. Wit
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