JD Humm

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  1. 86 and 88 series foot throttle

    I put one on dad's 1256 back in the 70's, ordered it through the parts counter, don't remember if I ordered individual parts or if it came as a "kit". That was sure a handy addition to that tractor.
  2. Really?! Come on

    Talking about a high of 30 and snow and freezing rain here in NE Kansas tomorrow and Monday. I have had enough of the crap weather.
  3. A "Binzebo" for anyone interested

    The Threshing Bee grounds at McClouth, Ks has several "binzebo's" set up for vendors to use.
  4. The First Tractor Owned

    First tractor I owned was a 67 model 1206, I bought it late in 1973. I was 19 years old at the time.
  5. Lost my sister this afternoon

    Lost the youngest of my twin sisters this afternoon, after complications from surgery. She was one of a set of twins, both are 5 years my junior. Mary and Sally turned 59 the 2nd of March. She only outlived dad only by three and a half months. I was there with mom today when she passed as was her 2nd husband and his immediate family. Hard to think of younger siblings passing on before me.
  6. Lost my sister this afternoon

    This has been hard on mom. Dad passed away in mid November which was expected but mom did not expect one of her two youngest children to pass away so soon after dad. Services have been scheduled for Monday afternoon.
  7. prayers desperately needed

    Prayers sent, so sorry to hear of little ones having such illness.
  8. Super C

    We have two Super C's with wide fronts, the wide fronts are hard to come by. I actually prefer the tricycle front end for ease of handling.
  9. How to deal with elderly parents

    Dad got mean the last three years. Accused me of stealing his things (with one of my sisters egging him on). For awhile he would grab my shirt collar and try to hit me when I would go see him, I finally had to quit seeing him because I didn't want to put him or myself through that on a regular basis. He also put mom through pure **** the last few years, he got violent with her a time or two. I did go see him a few times the last month before he passed. He had very little to say but I am glad I went. . I certainly hope I do not put my family through that kind of stress when I am even farther over the hill than what I am now. I have three sisters, now none of us speak to any of the others.
  10. Case IH 1660 Combine

    Reason I was asking was years ago a neighbor traded two 7700's for a 1660. Never really did hear him say anything comparing the machines. He did put his 8 row Deere cornhead on that 1660 with a Bish Head Changer and as I recall he moved right along with it.
  11. Case IH 1660 Combine

    Off topic I know but how did an earlier IH powered 1660 compare to a 7700 Deere capacity wise??
  12. How to deal with elderly parents

    Dale sorry to hear what you are going through. My dad died just before last Thanksgiving after a tough 8 years or longer with Alzheimer's. I won't get into the long story but I have three sisters who left me to take care of things, never lifted a finger to help and now none of us speak to each other.
  13. Allis tag

    I did a lot of elevator work in several coal fired power plants over the years, used to see many items in those plants with AC name plates on them, including the main power generators.
  14. 2+2 from concept to the field

    We had a lot of corn planted in1980 and had the looongg stretch of over 100 degree temps. Wound up disking most of the corn under as it would not even pay combine fuel to harvest it. The next summer was just the opposite, too much rain. We were still mudding out winter wheat in September, wheat harvest should have been finished by mid July. Between two crap years, the high interest rates and low crop prices, we sold all the row crop equipment at auction in 1982. Dad kept two tractors and his haying equipment and I went to town and got a job. 4 years later my ex and I divorced, we had 3 little girls. I hate the 80's to this very day and always will. Worst 10 years of my life.
  15. Cold start. Who want some

    My 1566 was the easiest starting tractor I have ever been around. It would light right off at 20 degrees with no either. Seemed like if it would spin over once, it was running. Had to start it at 20 below one morning to feed cattle but I did have it plugged in overnight, no ether needed to start it then, either. Dad's 1086 was a good starter but not quite as good as that 1566 was.
  16. Dealer prices from 1968

    I bought a used 1206 in 1974, had a cab with heat, duals and weights, new rear inside rubber, 4000 hours for $8900. Used tractor prices did not change much from 68 to 74.
  17. Another IH Related Modelling Project!

    Very nice! Wish I had your talent and patience Darryn.
  18. original 1256 toy

    Dad was given this toy 1256 and an IH fender radio when he bought his new 1256 in 1969. This toy has sat on a shelf for nearly 50 years. The plastic front weights have been missing for years and the box is long gone. The other photo is his 1256. I think the photo of the real tractor makes me think of dad more than any other photo I have. He sure was proud of that tractor. This is mom and dad, standing beside the 886 and baler, maybe 20 years ago.
  19. original 1256 toy

    Dad put the Exel cab on his in 71 and added Eagle Air AC to it in 75, the ac was still in good working order when the tractor was sold. I always loved running that tractor, it was very snappy and had lots of power.
  20. original 1256 toy

    BJ Bruck (IH man 1256) from this forum also tried to help me track it down but he came up with the same dead end I did. The man that bought it at our auction traded it to the local IH dealer in 1984, that dealership went broke and the 1256 was sold at their liquidation auction. It supposedly went to southern Kansas and that is where the trail went cold.
  21. Original Price For ERTL Precision Series 1206

    I was thinking I gave around $125 for mine, I bought it when they first introduced that model. Receipt is long gone.
  22. original 1256 toy

    No Rick, we had a downsizing auction in 1982, that photo was taken a few days before the auction. Have tried to locate it a few times but the trail goes cold a couple of years after it was sold.
  23. 5488 interior color choices

    Wow, what a find!
  24. 5488 interior color choices

    What is the story on this cab?? Where did you find one that had not been in the field?? Maybe I missed something.....
  25. Funeral for my neighbor

    A friend of mine who passed away in 1999 went to the cemetery behind his own 1456, driven by his grandson. The pall bearers were all dressed in bib overalls.