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  1. 5010-5020-6030 heavier. A 1456 as much pto hp as a 5020. If I was a collector would want one of each. Coffee group member had a 6030 back in the day. First time he pulled it in hard plowing front end came off ground. He said all he saw was hood when he looked ahead.
  2. If tractor does not move lever back sprag is out. If it free wheels in Hi-TA the direct drive clutch is out. Will the tractor pull itself at all in HI-TA? Sure sounds like a TA job in the near future. Hope I understood you correctly. I am surprised it moves at all.
  3. A week or two ago there was a set of Bower inner axle bearings on flea bay for 560. I wouldn’t be afraid of a used Bower. If you go that way the outer bearing should be of later 560 design. The Bower roller bearings basically ended inner axle bearing failures.
  4. Is that a New Idea Horn loader? Dad had two. First was narrow front model. The he found one with a wide front boom someplace. Had it on a 400.
  5. Now we know it is out of gear in neutral. Take a brass rod or wooden dowel and tap in on brake rod (assuming they are like 400 or 560). Won’t hurt but probably won’t free them up. If you take covers off brakes you will probably find what is rusted together.
  6. Could you be in two gears at same time. Lots of wear points in shift linkage. Not familiar enough to give you specific diagnostics.
  7. Dad never had a 560. 400’s and SMTA. Uncle bought a 560 in about February of 1960. It had at least the first improvement package. He had inner axle bearings go out but by then Bower flat roller bearings were available. He replaced the ball bearings with Bower’s and never had another drive train issue. He ran axle mount duals too.
  8. I was born in 1949. Dad had a 400 he bought new in late 1956. First rear axle bearing was in 1967. Next one about 1974. If you are observant you will probably catch it before damage done. My uncle bought a new 560 after first update package but before flat Bower bearings came from factory. Luckily for him when axle bearing went out Bowers were available. A used Bower bearing will probably outlast new ball bearing. But I would probably go with the new ball bearing on an M. FWIW IH went through the should have used a roller bearing drama on the 1566-86 in the rear axle planetary drive set-up.
  9. Google Bower Farmall 560 rear axle bearing. A 2012 post that Pete23 replied to should be very helpful. Especially part about installation.
  10. If a parade queen ball bearing style as it came with fine. Later 560 flat roller Bower bearing will fit. Have seen used on Flea Bay. If Bowers on inner’s looser fit on outer axle bearing is recommended.
  11. A burnt out resister will act just like that. A ceramic doohickey with a resistance wire or strip. Bypassed during cranking for hotter spark.
  12. Dad bought a new 153 cultivator in 1971. It had duck foot sweeps as most did around here. WRONG! After several years lightbulb went off and I got sweeps that had a nice crown to them. MUCH less slabbing.
  13. Buddy had an 806 with what he called cotton picker axles. The ones with outer flange. Was a canning company tractor when they still grew asparagus. Did stuff on wide rows. Buddy got it down to fit 30 inch rows may have had to reverse dish on castings. By Owatonna MN.
  14. Chances are being a Hydro lot of stops involved the hydro lever and not the brakes!
  15. It was July 1969. My Dad had a Farmall 400 bought new that was getting it’s first engine overhaul. In the shop was a 450 with a Cummins 4 cylinder. Too much engine for rear end according to owner. He pulled a silage chopper and said it was good for that. Half the power through PTO and as needed to pull wagon and chopper up the hill.
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