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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Could you be in two gears at same time. Lots of wear points in shift linkage. Not familiar enough to give you specific diagnostics.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Google Bower Farmall 560 rear axle bearing. A 2012 post that Pete23 replied to should be very helpful. Especially part about installation.
  8. 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.
  9. A burnt out resister will act just like that. A ceramic doohickey with a resistance wire or strip. Bypassed during cranking for hotter spark.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Chances are being a Hydro lot of stops involved the hydro lever and not the brakes!
  13. 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.
  14. Probably tele-depth linkage needs assisted living at its age. Also the pilot valve in the hydra-touch system may need refurbishing. Lots of regular valves have replaced tele-depth set up. They Tele-Depth worked fine in 1961.
  15. Dad and his best friend each bought a new 2-MH picker in 1962. His friend put it on a Super-M. Dad’s on 400 then Super-MTA. I ran it some starting when I was 14. Never remember fixing on it. Do remember greasing.
  16. First 06’s had lower relief setting than a 856 would have. But who knows what is original after all these years.
  17. We had a 470 disk and now a Krause with the floppy clevis hitch design. 470 had tab with hole in it welded under each side of clevis. Previous owner rigged it. Put pin through to hold up clevis. Krause has tab welded on backside of clevis and correct size piece of wood or pin wedged in holds up.
  18. It is probably more important to size the Ace pump model than how you plumb the return. It is a little counter-intuitive but a bigger hydraulic motor running at lower pressure is going to generate less heat than a smaller motor. I am guessing the pressure to run the pump will be a lot less than to raise a disk. Ace used to have several models and a good chart in their manual. You can probably find that online. If special plumbing helps they will cover that also. Hate to bring it up but running one hydraulic motor at a time was why God invented 4020's with side consoles and throttle valves on the remotes.
  19. Call Misgen Salvage in Ellendale MN and they may have my old distributor.
  20. I bought a IH truck with 446 in it with a Holley Gold Box (often referred to as Holley Ghost Box). Ran like crap so replaced the Gold Box. Still ran like crap. Then replaced with a Petronius and it ran great for years until camshaft went out fall of 2019. Not worth fixing IMHO. It went to salvage yard and I am now all diesel trucks and air brakes.
  21. Wold in St. Ansgar Iowa worth a call for rims.
  22. 13 inch is the "correct" rim width for 14.9 tires but 14 will work just fine. Had 16.9 on 14 inch rims till calcium chloride got them on my loader tractor and barely noticeable. Now have 15 inch rims and they were cheaper than 14 would have been.
  23. Wold in St. Ansgar Iowa.
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