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  1. Wheel Tractor... My 1456 Tracks.. A few hours on a Cat D6 and 955 Loader Other wheeled machine .. A short time at controls of an EMD GP9 ( railroad locomotive) weight of 265,000 lbs. with 16 cylinder 9,072 cu. in. 1750 hp engine. Fun !!!!!
  2. Was that bus built by Thomas Built Buses? If so, it was built about 35 miles from me.
  3. I have that Buyer's guide . Below is another view of the same tractor at that location. If IH "airbrushed" a picture of a 1206 to represent it as a 1256, then they did a good job of airbrushing in a hydraulic seat seen in the cover picture and the one below also. 56 series literature states new hydraulic adjustable seats as option. 1206 parts book never showed a hydraulic seat. 1256 parts book does. Tractor pictured with gear shift levers and fuel filter canisters could have been a pre-production unit with some changes yet to be made before final design production started. Edit to add that the radiator side sheet metal panels and hood side sheets and their respective mounting bolt locations are correct for a 1256 and not 1206.
  4. I believe that it was just a piece of some type of common foam. I always removed what was left of it from my tractors when I had to remove the radiators for various reasons. I can't see any real need for it. It got wet , held water against the steel lines supplying oil to the power steering and caused those lines to corrode and eventually leak. I had the radiator off my 756 last week to replace water pump. One of the steel lines was leaking oil from corrosion, so I removed it, cleaned it up with a wire wheel brush and emery cloth strip. Removed all rust , got it down to clean, bare steel and applied brazing metal over the tiny holes that had rusted through . My repairs held hydraulic pressure, so all is good now. I recommend not replacing that strip of foam.
  5. I now understand why a tractor would have had two fronts and one rear. Makes sense if someone never needed 2 rears. But when you consider that to install a second set of rears at the factory, the cost would have been only a few dollars more at that time.
  6. Here are pictures of factory installed rear hydraulic coupler systems. First shows couplers plumbed directly from valves. Second shows flexible hoses that attach to in-line check valves at the top , then turn downward to break-away couplers .
  7. Tractors could have been equipped from factory with hydraulic valves in many configurations. No valves , one valve with one set rear outlets, two valves with two rears, two valves with two fronts and two rears. Two fronts and one rear set I find odd.
  8. Someone added a third valve to that tractor. They acquired and used a bracket the same as the bracket that supports the hyd. control levers found in the normal position to the right side of all 06, 26, 56 and 66 series tractors. They mounted it to the left side seat support. It required that mounting holes for bolts and the operating shaft to be drilled in said seat support. To make it work, the mounting bracket is mounted a quarter turn off of up-side-down from how it is mounted in its normal position. The shaft ( called the base assembly in parts book) that the control lever is inserted in, is the same as the shaft ( base assembly) found on normal right side position , but it is totally up-side-down. The base assembly seen is from later production 06 tractors. The early production tractors had short cast iron levers. The steel rod that is the control lever is mounted in what would be the underside of the control shaft ( base assembly). The steel rod was heated and bent to get it in a position to be accessible beside the seat. As far as adding the third valve, early production 06 series tractors were all equipped with open both side valves with the outermost valve having a bolt on cover plate , some of which had built in power beyond capability. If tractor in picture had that valve , simply removing the cover plate and bolting on another valve, either open or closed side, would work. Attach operating lever connections for the valve and then attach hoses to go out toward the back. 06 tractors with two valves would have had two front sets of outlets with two sets on the back fed by steel lines. Why this tractor had only one set powered in back is unknown. Some one wanted two sets on the back and devised a way to do it by adding a third valve. https://partstore.caseih.com/us/parts-search.html?csid=e6722205555ed06c7c005c2936722814&sl=EN&currency=#epc::mr64287ar1293818
  9. OK. Will scan and post after I get back in from morning chores. Merry Christmas !
  10. Is tractor Farmall (Row crop) or International ( Utility model ) , Gasoline or diesel engine ? There are several pages of diagrams in operators manual. I just need to know which to scan to post here or e-mail to you.
  11. I have parts catalog for the 504 tractors. It has a good diagram in it. I'll scan and post it here after I get back in from chores this morning.
  12. I am no air spotter expert by any stretch . But in the second picture the wingtips are not visible, hence one could not say there are, or are not winglets. In viewing many photos online of DC 10 and MD 11 aircraft today, I have seen that the engine cowlings are different. The MD 11 appears to be more cylindrical in shape on the underside front to rear as compared to the more rounded appearance underside front to rear of the DC 10. (comparison pictures below) . To me, the aircraft in question in jass1660 second picture has cylindrical shape on the under side of the engines, same as in my comparison photos. Only way to be certain as to what it is, will be to ID the tail number.
  13. https://www.ups.com/aircargo/using/services/domestic/svc-aircraft.html First one .... Can't quite see enough identifying features to be certain, but it is most likely 767 Second is MD11
  14. Glad you got it out. "BTW- on this tractor, the center tube is not flared, its just straight. I held it up to a straightedge. Could the flare be on earlier models?" When you state there was no flare on the center tube , are you referring to the cast center section? The inside bore of the center section is constant diameter inside for its entire length. . When I referred to a flare , the outer surface of the knee-pipe is expanded to increase its outside diameter slightly for about one half of an inch on the end of the knee pipe to make it fit snugly inside the center section. The ends of the knee-pipe on my 56 series tractors have a definite flare formed in them. I looked at part numbers for both 56 and 66 series tractors for comparison. The axle knees are different numbers for the different series. So , yes it is possible that the 66 series knees did not have a flare formed on them. I did notice that the steering knuckles are the same numbers on both series though. It could be that having a flare or not having one could be the reason for different numbers.
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