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  1. 1 minute ago, Red1566 said:

    Why is it so jumpy when it’s light?

    My theory was that the tires had enough bounce to kind of set up a feedback condition until the weight of the grain in the tank compressed them some.  I remember upping the tire pressure some too.

    Make all of the feeler adjustments by the book and by all means shoot some penetrating oil on the sensor tube bushings.  There is a mechanical linkage kit available to replace the cable that moves the header potentiometer if your header hasn’t been updated to that.

    Yes, the spring adjustment is pretty important for proper function too and don’t forget the coil spring on the left side.  If they are too springy, that can make the control bouncy.  Good luck.

  2. The fast hitch should bolt right up.  The hydra touch is a hydraulic valve in the valve stack that gets feedback from the hitch position via a series of rods and levers and a spider gear arrangement that allows the hitch to move to the position of the fast hitch lever.  If your 560 originally came with a drawbar and no fast hitch, there may not be a hydra touch valve present.  No problem, you can run the hitch off of one of the hydraulic valves and have up and down only like the 400 and 450’s had.  The draft control really has nothing to do with hydra touch.  It is adjustable linkages that turns pulling force into down force for traction.  Only really worked with mounted equipment.  Good luck.

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  3. I bet your serial number suffix is cc for heavy tillage third gear.  Not sure either when the factory installed the 560 upgrades, but an old time IH parts guy told me about the factory program to install the upgrade parts in a tent set up at dealerships.  A diamond shape stamped on the serial tag indicates the tractor went through the upgrade program.  My 1959 560 serial 17,XXX s z cc has the diamond stamp.  I am the second owner (since 1972) so I can’t ask the original owner about it any more and my parts guy friend died a few years ago.  I asked him what all was in the upgrade and he said it was a whole wooden crate full of parts but didn’t know what all was in it.  I really miss being able to visit with him…..his blood was IH red!


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  4. Something else I would check is where the tight spot is between the rotor and the concave.  I believe the recommended spot is about 7 o’clock as viewed from the rear, but your owners manual can confirm that.  I have found that to be not so important in corn or beans, but can help with the thresh in wheat.  Also some varieties just plain thresh hard.  Good luck.

  5. Rule of thumb I heard was 100 horsepower limit for clamp on duals.  If you’re not doing serious tillage or bouncing around on uneven ground though;  I think the clamp on’s should give you the stability you want.  Good luck.

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