Ed Leaman

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About Ed Leaman

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  • Birthday 10/16/1955

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    Willow Street, Pa.
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    BOAT TAIL BUICK'S Big old road trucks Hunting!! Rare tractors of any brand

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  1. Ed Leaman

    Prepping for Bloomsburg RPR

    Guy that owns it claims It was a one off built by IH and was found on and owned by a golf course in Iowa somewhere several years back. I believe our hosts on this site may have some history on it.
  2. Ed Leaman

    2856 industrial value help!

    Others on here may know how to trace it back, I don't have the connections for that but its in much better condition than most industrial's; I think the tractor should bring in the teens some where. The wheels that most of them wore are readily available if someone wanted to run them down. Most likely the tractor had 26's or 30's on, I'm guessing that when the 3 pt went on they swapped into those wheels and tires,. The std size does not work in row crop situations very well. I have seen the solid center 2 piece industrial type wheel in 34's and 38's so the more I think about it the more I doubt if the light 38" cast wheels were on at the factory. Small group of serious collectors out there on those tractors, you may need to advertise it in The "Red Power Magazine" print version or venues like tractor house or Auction Time. Or consign it to a good IH oriented sale that will be advertised nationally.
  3. Ed Leaman

    1586 with 4 speed

    There is a whole lot of work and some parts involved in putting a four speed in one of those. The gears and shafts needed are custom items. Not an off the dealer shelf deal by any means. ed
  4. Ed Leaman

    B450 value

    they are gonna range from that 3K to 7500 if the right people are watching when it sells and if its solid all the way through. They dont' seem real snappy but they have a lot of torque, will hang on and lug if set up right. ed ps there are a fair amount of them found in Mexico as well as other distant country's with warm climates
  5. Ed Leaman

    Prepping for Bloomsburg RPR

    In the event you want to have the most unique golf cart on site, this one is for sale (not mine) just thought it was too rare to not post it here.
  6. Ed Leaman

    TA Factory Delete Question

    Towability is one of the few advantages to a TA delete setup
  7. Ed Leaman

    86 Series 13 GPM MCV Pump

    like wise
  8. Ed Leaman

    2856 industrial value help!

    That is a rare combination if it came that way from new. And I beleive it was possible to order that way, would be smart to document the history on it. easy to add the parts on the rearend, but even the wheels are unusual for the industrial's. Price has definitely slipped on the 2000 series tractors but they are still the lowest production version of the various series they started from. I think they will rebound but thts just my 2 cents
  9. Ed Leaman

    1586 with 4 speed

    I think Allied put those out for just a short time. If they were readily available there would be lots of guys on the way to install them. If Hy cap builds it today its a well kept secrete. ed
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  11. Ed Leaman

    Wide front ends

    Worth the switch for loader use (stronger) and if you break the IH most of the parts are easily found. Adds value to a tractor for sure over the swartz. Although I think A&I might be making some of the swartz parts available now .
  12. Ed Leaman

    Farmall mdta what’s it worth

    The market for good solid SMTA-D 's that are properly done is still in that range in east here, Mr Porter. Yours would bring that price today I think. On those tractors the key is to be done mechanically right before the paint is applied! Three sold here this winter that were starting and running, pretty decently equipped, fair restoration at best and painted to look good at 30'. The highest if I remember correctly was in the 8500 range the other 2 were in the 7's. Was handled by one of the bigger names in the auction world so should have been fair market value. One of my neighbors just bought one off a farm near here at 5k, is to run and work but in work clothes and shows 60 years of experience. If he does all the work himself he still will spend more than first cost on the tractor to get it show ready. Many times a really ugly and or parts level tractors will bring as much as a runner in this part of the country. Location has a good bit to do with value as well. And if anyone is buying to restore for a profit. You need to be buying ahead of the curve or "bubble" and try to know what is going to be the next "must have" model! If its red you need to be looking at special variations of the 66, 86 and 88 series. But that is just my 2 cents. ed
  13. Ed Leaman

    Suggestions for a reman T/A on my Farmall 450

    ag parts is our source, and in my opinion all things are pretty equal between the two compamy's from Humbolt Iowa. That is with everything except the hydraulic TA's found in the later tractors. but $585 will get you a well built Ta for your 400 and another $300 gets you everything inside of the 7" clutch compartment another 300 or so gets the main clutch. Unless the tractor is going to make 150 HP or more the sprag type or (HD unit ) is not needed and that is the only difference in the units. I have yet to see anyone prove that the sprag found in the HD unit will outlast the factory rollers in normal HP applications. If the sprag was pressure lubed it would be a whole different story and if you make enough power and are going to the track you will need the sprag. But for farm use the ramp and carrier is still my choice for farm use.. We could supply if you are looking for a source.
  14. Ed Leaman

    Difference in rear wheel casting

    That's a wheel that is pretty uncommon. Saw an identical set last weekend here in Pa on a 504 rowcrop. And I am not remembering ever seeing that design on the small axle tractors . but then again my memory is not what it used to be
  15. Ed Leaman

    Difference in rear wheel casting

    Definitely two different 8 hole wheels, in the 3.25 axle size. and I may be wrong bout more or less offset on the ones for the hycrop. but there is one part number wheel that is hycrop designed. As for the pic of the 756 Hy in this post I think it actually is wearing wedge wheels and probably 34's.