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Wisconsin Ron

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  1. 22 hours ago, pt756 said:

    speaking of the amish or mennonite steel places, there is a outfit near stanley wis called Hixwood, they just keep getting bigger and bigger, probably 10 years ago watched them roll metal interesting, at tHAT TIME A WHO;E BUNCH OF TRAILERS SITTING IN LINE FOR JOBS AS i DONT THINK THIS GROUP DROVE

    Hixwood sold out to a English outfit about a year ago. All them trailers belonged to trucking outfit out of Thorp. I think new owners are doing their own trucking. 

  2. Got a couple German 686 here with stanley ovals on them one is ok, one is a rattle trap. The other two German 686 have original ih Canada oval mufflers which I think are best but one of those are getting pretty rough. I think 756/826 diesel ones work just fine and will probably try a round one when that one finally deteriorates.  Not at all familiar with this keba product you mention but it wouldn't take much to impress me over stanley.

  3. 22 hours ago, Dan Robinson said:

    If you want to use the tie rod end style, you will need to change the steering cylinder to an 86series cylinder. Otherwise you will turn all the way one way and part way the other. 

    If you want to keep the cylinder that's in it, you can use the new style tapered pin, but still have to use a new square block. 

    You can still use the old style block cylinder and new style tie rod end if you are willing to grind new notches in your tie rods. 

  4. Check fluids first and make sure it runs before he invest in fresh fluids and filters. Probably be wise to crack oil plug a little before attempting to crank it over to check for coolant in oil. Then the owner know more about what he has. That's pretty much how I'd start. If everything seems good I'd change engine oil when warm. 

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  5. 6 hours ago, mike656 said:

    Is the rear end on a 686 farmall heavier duty than a 656 farmall?

    I 99% sure it isn't any heavier. Own one 656 and four 686 and they seem the same. Also own 544 and rear seems the same except for the brakes are smaller.

  6. 20 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

    I bought a 56 a few years ago for $300? The dogs in the hub had failed and they made it a solid drive axle. Seems to work ok. I raked maybe 3 acres with it since I got it and it picked up ok. Mine is only a 4 bar, but has the ability to be a 5 bar, the holes are there. If I was dealing with much fine grass, I’d make sure to get a 5 bar rake 

    I have heard that 4 bar NH56  rakes exist but have never seen one. Could somebody that owns one post a picture. 

  7. A D466 in a 3688 should be pretty easily done. I think 3488s run a d466. A dt466 from combine be a little trickier I imagine cooling and exhaust wise. Didn't some combines run a dti466? Would that complicate things further?

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