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7and8and1456

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  1. 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)
  2. 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/
  3. Nice. How many of them actually see use in farming operations now?
  4. "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!!
  5. "My worst problem was not being able to get by tree branches because I farm near alot of rivers and streams ", This will take care of those tree branches and limbs. I have had one for several years now. http://www.limbhog.com/home/1917763
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskeg
  7. I believe that tractor is a Farmall model 36-24-36, one of the rare white and bronze demonstrators. See the two point fast hitch hooked to the plow? Only Farmall had two point hitch. Also easy to see tractor is equipped with TA. All 36-24-36's have TA. A 36-24-36 is highly sought after for addition to any collection. Lots of guys would like to get their hands on one or two of them.
  8. "I’m looking for around 110-115 horse. " "It doesn’t farm just a toy". Why bother?
  9. Below is from parts book . Will it work? Do you need all parts description and numbers also?
  10. What was that tractor? What caused the fire?
  11. Site below has photos of some of the landing sites on the moon as seen from lunar reconnaissance orbiter (released in 2011). https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/apollo-sites.html
  12. For those who have no knowledge of sweet sorghum syrup, lots of video on YouTube . Go to YouTube and search "Making sorghum syrup".
  13. I used 185 units for a lot of years and then ( and now) used 295 units. Here is picture from operator manual for the 185 unit. 295 units are the same as 185 for pressure spring and parallel linkage of the unit. If you are referring to the hook-like devices on the front of the unit, they are merely pieces of steel rod . Bent into shape and flattened on one end with a hole drilled through the flat and another hole drilled into the rod for a small split spring pin. Would be simple to make if you have one for a pattern. If soil is relatively loose or soft , yes one spring will keep the unit in the ground.
  14. Pictures of my 1970 built 1456. I bought it from Leaman's in Pennsylvania in 1993. They had gotten it in Iowa. Most of it's use here is on the forage harvester. I have the emblems ( which need painting) and Turbo decals, but it runs just as good without them !
  15. Yep, Bedstraw. https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/58
  16. Get a picture of the engine serial number. It is located as seen in picture from operator's manual (below).
  17. I made this. Flat bar stock with hole drilled in it. Welded it to piece of pipe.
  18. Put top link in lower hole of attaching bracket on the tractor. Makes a big difference in the geometric motion of how the implement lifts upward.
  19. They were here ( northwestern North Carolina) in late May 2013.
  20. May as well legalize fentanyl now since jury in Minnesota decided that it had nothing to do with death of George Floyd.
  21. Plows from years ago had adjustments to increase "suck" for increased penetration. Picture below is from my operator manual for a 620 two way plow my dad bought new in late 1960's. Later model plows may not be just like this, but should have some sort of adjustment to accomplish the same thing.
  22. What is red and yellow in second picture?
  23. One of those things could be fun... And noisy !!!!
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