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  1. The 504 International (utility model) Diesel that my father bought in 1967 had underslung exhaust. It was okay out in the field, but was a stifling, unhealthy to be around polluter when used as a stationary PTO power source ( silage blower). We unbolted the underslung adapter from the exhaust manifold and got a sufficiently long piece of correct diameter steel pipe, threaded on one end and screwed it into the existing threads of the manifold. Of course we had to make a hole in the sheet metal hood for the pipe to pass through. A muffler was affixed onto the new vertical pipe through the hood.
  2. In some of those videos the steepness/slope of the hillside is exaggerated by the way the camera is held. Easy to see by the trees in the background and the corn stalks not being parallel with the edge of the pictures.
  3. How large is the forage sorghum and what are you mowing it with? Are you just chopping the width of the mower swath or merging two swaths? 12 knives in the 900? What length of cut is the 900 set at?
  4. "Anyway I bought an Acme thread nut that fit the adjustment screw, and welded it to the top of the casting. I bought two nuts so there's a second one floating around in the shed. I'll see if I can find it. We did make a mistake when welding the nut on. Instead of welding it directly to the top of the casting, we should have cut 2" off the top of the casting, THEN welded it on." A friend bought an 826 years ago that the previous owner had made repairs to the 3 point screw and housing. He had a machine shop cut more acme threads up the screw and then had a piece of solid steel shafting the same diameter as the housing cut 1-1/2 or 2 inches long, center drilled and threaded inside the hole with acme thread to fit the screw. New piece of machined steel shaft was then welded to the housing. With threads on the screw now farther up the screw, it still gave plenty of adjustment when needed.
  5. Here is Timken/Fafnir site with farm equipment companies' OEM numbers crossed to Timken/Fafnir bearings. https://www.timken.com/resources/5768_timken-fafnir-farm-line-interchang Here is Timken Seal site with numbers from all sorts of machinery manufacturers. Those manufacturerer OEM numbers are listed and Timken numbers are given. https://www.allsealsinc.com/pdfs/Timken_Seal_Interchange_and_Cross_Reference_Guide.pdf I've used both sites several times in looking for parts. Any auto parts or bearing supplier (with knowledgeable people) can cross reference most any seal or bearing ever made.
  6. Paint in aerosol "rattle cans" practically non-existent on the shelves in stores around here.
  7. My 1969 856 is a Custom model. It has a 2000 loader on it. I use tractor mostly for powering the silage blower, some loading chores and occasionally tillage with field cultivator.
  8. Parts book shows different subframes and front mount brackets. So no, not a direct switch from one to the other. I can post pages from parts book if you need to see the difference. Will take me a little while to get it done.
  9. I used the 856 yesterday on the silage blower. It worked perfectly. A question was asked about the pressures. I did not check it but will sometime soon for curiosity sake. The spool is screwed into the "nut" at the top as far as it will go. It has always been there, I have never moved it. I have no reason to believe that the pressure could be low as being cause of disc failure. This simply by fact that using silage blower ( which is a heavy, near constant load once load begins) the engine lugs down correspondingly with the volume of silage going into it. In fact, a few times over the years, there have been times when the pipe got clogged for whatever reason and slowed the engine enough to kill it. My thinking is that if pressure was not sufficient, the PTO clutch would be slipping with all that power being applied to it. The blower is never started under load, it is impossible. No other machine I have that this tractor has powered is or can be started under load. PTO is always started being "feathered in" with tractor at low idle speed and then advanced to high speed before any load to machine is applied. Thanks for your opinions.
  10. In 2017 I replaced the PTO clutch pack in my 1969 856 due to PTO failure while powering silage blower. Tractor is used on blower each year to put about 500 tons into silo. While putting the last few loads into silo last fall (2020) the PTO failed. I ordered a new clutch pack and got around to installing it yesterday. The plates and disc removed from the PTO are seen in pictures below. Most of the discs were devoid of any facing material. Two or three had a little very worn facing on a portion of the face of one side of the disc. Others had no facing on either side. At least one had pieces of facing still left intact but not stuck with adhesive to the steel disc. Some of the plates and discs had steel to steel wear marks and bluing from friction heat. I bought the tractor in 1987 and used it to pull forage harvester harvesting 8-900 tons yearly until 1994, then as the blower tractor for 20 years putting up 8-900 tons a year, so a lot of use on what was most likely the original factory PTO clutch pack as I had never reworked it. It is strange to me that I got only 4 years of service from the 2017 installed clutch pack. Anyone else had PTO clutch pack failure in a few year period of use? Have any idea of what could have caused the short life of 2017 job? The new pack that I just installed has different colored facing than the old set, so most likely from different manufacturer. I do not know where old set was made. New set is from ALTO USA in Alabama (https://www.altousa.com/page/heavy_duty)
  11. I have Solideal Extra Wall SKS on my two Bobcat 753 machines. Never had a problem with them. Wear them down until they are slick and fabric starts showing . https://www.tracksandtires.com/catalogue/solideal-xtra-wall-skid-steer-tire/
  12. Nice. How many of them actually see use in farming operations now?
  13. "There must be something to screwing insulators on to your tractor cab? Any one?" The tractor cab pictured has wire strung on the insulators. Perhaps when parked in shed or barn an electric fence controller was connected to the wires on the cab to shock cats or raccoons when they tried climbing the cab sides to get on top of the cab to take a dump. HaHa!!
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