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About Redpower1256

  • Birthday 03/07/1982

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    North Central Texas
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    IH related items of any form, old iron, firearms, baseball.

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  1. Picked up both books at RPRU. Haven't taken the time to read them yet but looking forward to it.
  2. I've heard such. Personally not an issue for me, as the most "modern" IH I own is a 1256.
  3. The Shell CNH containers (gallons, quarts) look like the Shell containers at any other auto or supply store, but black. My local CIH dealer (chain) doesn't intend to handle the Viscosity stuff anymore. I was personally kind of over Hytran, as it's tough to stomach over $100 for a 5 gallon bucket; but I will miss the No. 1 SAE 30 engine oil.
  4. This. Worth every penny. Have done this on my 806 & 1256. Makes things a whole lot less messy of a filter change.
  5. I enjoyed it (my 3rd RPRU) but like others thought it was a little spread out and less vendors than the other RPRUs I've attended. In seeing pictures posted by other I missed quite a few things, but overall seemed like a good show. Got to the grounds Thursday morning during the downpour which made things a little miserable for a bit. Friday was absolutely a perfect day. Didn't go Saturday as we left out from Carbondale about 8 am and drove all the way back to Tx.
  6. Yeah, sure, that's it.....guess that some expressions are lost on some folks.
  7. My thoughts exactly. Have one with almost 300k on the clock and still runs like a top.
  8. Won't make much difference in your tractor. I can no longer stomach the cost of HyTran personally, and have since switched to Shell Rotella HD fluid. But even the "cheap" stuff would work for your Cub.
  9. "Wrong" by factory/originality standards, but a fellow can do as they wish with their own machine. Not my cup of tea but not my tractor.
  10. No idea Brian. I couldn't get much info out of the guy - he wasn't in much of a friendly mood to say the least.
  11. Hey, finally one of these I can participate in! I bought this in November 2008 at what was a bank sale. Guy had a few good years baling hay with paid for older red stuff, then ran out and "bought" all new green stuff and things dried up for him... Anyway, for $5,550 I brought it home. 6k on the tach, I suspect it had a cab originally at some point with all the holes in the cowl and a sticker about maintaining clearance between tires and cab wall - also fenders are white under the red paint, suspect they came off a 1206? Anyway, didn't appear she was used too hard and she's been a good horse for us. She's developed some more leaks and really could use an overhaul at this point, but we don't use it that often anymore, if it gets 50 hours a year these days that's doing something. Hope to get a total resto done to it one of these days. First pic was pretty near when I got it home. Added the K&M steps and have since added a hand rail. Second pic with an old JD Surflex working terraces around Christmas 2019. Third is my 11 yr old niece, she says the 1256 is her favorite tractor.
  12. Good luck with Red Wings here, I get about two years of every day wear out of a pair. I haven't bought the USA made ones (too much $) that can be resoled so I can't speak for those. My most recent pair has been Thoroughgoods, but with all this rain I've been stuck in the office so I can't speak much for them yet.
  13. I think you're on the right track. I have a slightly more modern Ford disc that has a similar type set up, and yes, they look like rod or main bearings. I have never tried to source parts for mine, as I just plow the garden about 6 passes twice a year - I just grease the hooey out of it before I use it.
  14. Right. I personally can't stomach the cost of HyTran anymore, especially when the newest IH on the farm is a 1256. I'm sure the 36 year old spec covers my IH's just fine.
  15. How long are the planes going to be in McKinney? I have no desire to pay that kind of money (don't like flying anyway) but love the WW2 birds.
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