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About ihc56fan

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  • Birthday 06/04/1952

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    '56 series in general and fast hitch equip.
    756D 756 gas under restoration by my son and myself
    656 gas
    656H gas
    656 diesel
    656H diesel
    1963 Ford Falcon Convertible restored Both mine and
    daughters high school car

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  1. 4156

    Here is a picture of the under fender weights. It has an IH radio, needs antennae work. Not sure what the tire irons welded to the weight bracket are for. The PTO shaft on the hitrch is for the back of the engine to the top of the PTO unit. It has been cold and icy since getting it and have not done anything other than putting two 6 volt batteries in to replace the 1 12 volt car battery. Also discovered it has a murphy switch to get it started, but not until I replaced the battery because I could not get it started. Made a call before I did anything stupid and then it started rea lly nice.
  2. 4156

    That is the same tractor. Abilene Machine had for sale for over 3 years. They finally put it on Auctiontime. If I did repaint would anyone think it was sacrilege to paint it in the red and white? It sure would match the other 56 series nice. Also Rusty_Farmer mentioned rear saddle weights, What are they and where do they mount.. It has the side mounted rear weights on under the fenders. . I have a lot to learn about this tractor, got it to finished out the badge numbers of the 56 series. When not discing with it it will have a 914 combine attached. Don't know if it will be too wide for the combine but will find out. Combine needs a lot of tin work, mainly auger troughs and auger tubes. Any thoughts or info will be greatly appreciated.
  3. F 1256 s/n 12956 Dirk Rasmussen  Hamlin, Iowa   12,000 hours .  Grandfather bought new. Hiniker 1300A cab.

    1. 1256IHman


      Thank you Dirk!


  4. Snow in South Texas

    My 2 grandkids in Bee county got to play in their first snow. ( mom and dad try to stay out of Iowa in the snowy season.}. Always looking for Red tractors in the south when traveling not alot around. In laws are all green, except for a 656 pedal tractor from Iowa.
  5. Maybe dumb question, why no 1006 ?

    We went to Denmark 2 years ago. Talked to a farmer that was seeding rape/ canola in Canada and US with a Fendt and a Case /IH . I told him I had the IH 56 series and he said he had a 1056 in the shed. Would they have made a European model 1056 or was he pulling my leg. He seemed quite sincere about it.
  6. 656 hydralics

    Just want to thank you all for the information. Just told my son on Sat. that the 656 hydraulics were acting up. Sunday night checked out the forum . Today added 2 extra gallons of hy-tran and the the hydraulics worked again. Will put on the list to check out the suction tube. Thanks again.
  7. Spring 2017 Seeding

    Normally I would have the duals on the 14 but for only 10 acres this year and on bean stubble I did without them.
  8. Spring 2017 Seeding

    They are not the prettiest but they are fun!
  9. 440 baler

    got a 445 a couple of years ago to bale 500 to 600 bales of hay and straw. We used sisel twine but the knot would not always come off the bill hook. Would tighten tension and that helped that problem but then would pull the knot apart in the chamber. Thanks for all of everyone's input. I will check for the grooves in the chamber first and then maybe switch to poly twine. Again, I really enjoy learning from everyone.
  10. 711 mower blades

    Got a nice 711 but needs blades. I got a pair of right hand ones from dealer. Their book said the left hand ones were no longer available. Checked around on the internet but no luck. My son said he can determine the material used and make a pair, but not sure of cost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.