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  1. Hold on here. Now DIESEL has a 60 day shelf life??? First I've heard of this. What's the justification?
  2. To me that looks like the EARLY style PTO that you'd see on a 1939-1940 H or M. If I remember correctly, they are NOT the same. The way the early one drives off the transmission is different. I can't guarantee that, just what I vaguely remember... There's really nothing to lose except some time and effort in pulling the PTOs and seeing if they'll swap. The early style was also 1-1/8", requiring an extension/adapter, but that PTO on your W9 doesn't look that small...
  3. I don't think it makes much difference flood vs. trapezoid.
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    IH Cab

    It may pay dividends to check with a different dealer, as sometimes dealers don't want to bother with the older stuff and will just knee-jerk tell you that parts are not available simply because the tractor is old. I believe the part you need is 539820R1, door catch spring, and the caseih partstore website says they are still available. $64 each. You can order them online from Messick's. They have two listings, one for Case at $65 and one for New Holland at $55.
  5. The elephant in the room here is that some parts for the injection pump are just about impossible to find and VERY expensive when you do find them. I know a guy locally who has gone through two D310's in short order due to bad injection pumps and it being cost prohibitive to fix them. Some fool will pay big dollars for a 310 with a bad injection pump so he's just selling the engines right out of the tractor, getting his money back and then some. This time he's going back with a 12 valve Cummins. The other elephant in the room is that overhaul kits are not what they used to be. Guys are still talking like it's 30 years ago when there were a lot more of these tractors around and still in heavy everyday use. There was a huge market for overhaul kits and several companies making them. Things have dried up. These tractors don't get the hours like they used to by and large and the demand for overhaul parts is dwindling. We're down to only a couple of suppliers now, one being Reliance, and many of us know how Reliance stuff holds up... Lower demand, higher prices, poor quality parts... you are bettter off buying something that's got some life left in it rather than something that needs an overhaul. The other thing I have to say is, even tired engines will make hay, and you can buy a LOT of oil for what an overhaul will cost.
  6. Around here everything's two weeks to a month behind. There really wasn't much choice but to wait unless you want to make sloppy mush for feed. We chopped our corn two weeks ago but it was extremely green and heavy to the point where we only dared put about 1/2 a load on these 40 year old self unloading wagons. Only as much as you're willing to fork off.
  7. Regardless of what you do, you're going to end up with something you don't want in there, be it a few quarts of contaminated oil, or a few quarts of contaminated diesel fuel. My concern with the diesel fuel idea is you've now got $100 worth of contaminated diesel fuel to dispose of or store, on top of the drained oil. I wouldn't dare run it through an engine, so what to do with it? Personally I'm a firm believer in just dump and refill. 30 gallons of fresh oil against a few quarts of milky stuff, the milky stuff is going to mix in and you will barely notice it. If you can work the tractor, that little bit of water will cook out. If you can't work the tractor, it's just going to get milky again from setting around anyway.
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    fast hitch

    Agreed. Yes, but not necessarily in your area. There are ALWAYS people on here giving advice to buy a tractor with a fast hitch for a garden, but without implements the fast hitch doesn't do much good. The implements aren't common and there are always people looking for them. Put a low enough price on them and someone will buy them but if you want to get top dollar you're going to have to market on Facebook or Ebay to get a wider audience.
  9. It's a CaseIH corn head off an 8750 chopper. I'm just wondering what/how he managed to get it mounted on a JD chopper.
  10. What is this unholy contraption? (Same auction)
  11. A bagger would be shoving silage into the bottom of the silo and pushing the whole pile UP the silo from the bottom. You're talking about lifting dozens of tons of material straight up. A 150 HP tractor will snort blowing a few hundred pounds at a time up a 10" tube. It would take tens of thousands of horsepower to lift a 20', 24' or 30' tube of packed material straight up. Under normal use the bagger is only pushing the weight of itself and the tractor powering it along the ground, on wheels, along with whatever resistance the cable drums make.
  12. Wouldn't you need to have a torque converter to make a powerglide work in this application?
  13. Just FYI, the current version of the forum automatically double spaces between paragraphs when you hit Enter. I noticed this right off the bat. There does not appear to be a way to change it at least in the quick reply area at the bottom of the page. You hit Enter and it automatically double spaces. The secret is to hold Shift while hitting Enter so it single spaces.
  14. We've still got one of those Badger hoods. Used to be on the middle silo when it was only 40' tall. Ours had an electric motor mounted on the blower that turned a crank which rotated the pipe/hood back and forth, while opening and closing the hood with a cable so it would shoot the silage around the perimeter of the silo instead of just piling it in the center.
  15. I wouldn't call that "lost" I'd call that "stolen."
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