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1 hour ago, IHhogfarmer said:

 

The #9 is the only IH 3pt that I know of. Neighbor has one. The pto is messed up on it.I asked him about it and he asked if I wanted it....... too bad I don’t have a tractor with a 3pt cause I would consider it but I don’t think it would work to make a hitch for the Cub.  

Great Uncle has a 404 with a sickle bar mower that would look good it the 9 imo. 

Tony, a #9 would fit about the same time period as your 71. The rake was built in 1965 (not sure about other years tho. 

Colorado again. I may have to take a road trip. Got an old teammate in Greeley keeps telling me to bring a gooseneck.

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23 minutes ago, exSW said:

Colorado again.

Long distance...... know how that one feels. That’s what I only have one tractor. ?Everything else that is a steal is far away. 

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12/13/19 

therapy Friday this week .

today we can say we have turned the corner . 
First day of assembly . We worked on floor bottom and sub floor installed hay dogs and wire deflectors , etc 

the gear box is at machine shop having bearings pressed on and hopefully it will come back ready to install , in one piece .

i have removed many parts since blasting hole machine , so today I wire brushed rusty areas and put on IH oxide primer

I worked on wire guides and adjusting them to where they need to be 

few pic’ s of John getting chamber floor complete and some of me doing wire brushing of rust areas . 
last two pic’s are the chamber floor done with hay dogs and subfloor installed and a thrashed bale shoot rebuild as as new 

Tony 

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13 minutes ago, Farmall1066 said:

Its not my baler, and I’m getting excited!!! You must be thrilled to see it coming back together!! 
 

Blaine

It’s unbelievable to me that there is nothing left to take off ! 
parts are being repaired and now the fun begins , I hope !

two safety shields should be done by next week , then I can bring template machine home with new sheet metal so I can get it blasted and primed. Then all of sheet metal will be done .

tony

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It will really look like something with that new sheet metal. Then a person can start to really visualize it. Of course the sheet metal hides all the real work ? 

Looking good Tony!

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12/18/19 

we installed all the wire guides and slack arms , I had enough good guides that for all intents and purpose the guides are new no groves . 
new springs and pins on the wire slack arms . 
we then replaced the completed bale chamber floor. After we adjust slides and plunger rails we will be ready to install new  slides and wear plates on plunger and install it .

Merry  Christmas to all and a happy New year . 
John and I will be back at it on January 8th if we survive the Holidays . Lol 

meantime gear box is still at machine shop and several parts at blaster  and all sheet metal should be done when we get back and the template baler with the sheet metal be in our yard .

thank you all that are following and may you all be blessed with happy healthy Christmas and New year !

tony

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1/8/20

      Happy New Year !

       Back at it today and a cold one it was !  High Drizzly cold fog .

         We  got the plunger completed with all new wear rails, sheet metal , adjustment wedge,  Our old Knives were rebuilt and sharpened and are ready.

           Worked on chamber getting all plunger guides in place and replacing any bolt that had NOT been removed before. There are several slotted holes for adjustments of plunger clearance that we cleaned and made sure adjustment screws  threads are cleaned and new nuts ,for easy adjusting later.  The upper rails are little difficult to get to, bolts are somewhat hidden, harder to see what we are doing being we are too old and stiff to crawl into chamber. lol ,lol.

         I sourced a old period appropriate L.P. tank  and set it up on donor baler to get an idea of what we had to work with.  It may look totally awkward to most of you but basically all the balers I remember on propane back in the day were L.P. retro fits and tank sat on pickup frame basically like I have here. I plan to straighten the valve shroud on tank , blast it, then take tank to local L.P. company that have done  my others on tractors, have them install all new valves and gauge and certify tank.

         Fill outlet on bottom side of tank, I will have them put a 90% elbow and cut the little shroud over it, shorter, so to clear tin work for filling. Thinking of  Mounting  it on three inch square tubing, placed to match braces on tin work. Its a 32 gallon tank off a Ford 801.

     Few pictures of todays endeavors'.

       Tony  

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19 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

Tony that LP tank looks great where you have it mounted. Wonder how many hours that Wisconsin would run on a full tank?

It’s a 32 gallon tank off a Ford 801 power master , four cylinder like a Wisc. Albeit Wisc lettle less HP . 
IMHO , it will take it a full session and a half ,out here which generally would be 6-8 hours, depending on dew and hot sun 

Tony 

 

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1/15/20

Good “Baler therapy “shop day !

we got chamber floor done and all cinched down . 
finished working on plunger ready to install . 
was working on heavy side axle found serious defect , pulled another from donor 

Will blast , change bearings . 
Need to get baler on wheels to roll out for position to install plunger.

Gear box should be back from machine shop next week. 
Getting new sheet metal blasted and primed.
once we get plunger in , we’ll move on to the knotters

few pic’s 

tony

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3 hours ago, ray54 said:

I planted 20 acres of forage mix yesterday. Generally bale after the first of June,if you want to try it.

Thanks Ray54 , If it was closer , I would take you up on it .

   However, It will not be near baling in June.  I'll be taking time off in Feb. to Volunteer for World Ag Expo ,  then March will heat up gearing up for CAFES , I'll be tied up with CAFES at least three weeks in April,  Then End of May Figure a week for Best of West show at Santa Margarita, Then start preparing for trip to Huron South Dakota end of June be gone at least three weeks .

         So, defiantly no where near ready to bale in June.

     Painting may end up being slow or a problem as my painter is being a Care giver to a close family member with chronic health issue .

        My Goal is have it baling and done for CAFES ,April 2021 !

       Tony

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Tony,

The baler is going to be a great piece. You folks have really done a good job bringing this unit back to show quality. Just dont see that happen often. I can see why, what a lot of work!:)

 Regards,

 Chris

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On ‎12‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 12:06 AM, Tonyinca said:

Thank You Sugarmaker ,

       To answer Color , This baler is I.H. made in Stockton Calif . from 1962 to 1965  and it was yellow with black wheels , lights, and pick up reel, engine.

       Please , click on Farmall Fans 's web address above to view my complete story of what this baler means to me. In My initial posts on this thread .

       Yes , I hope to do bale day , which some of my friends do once a year in Tulare Ca. , Most of balers used are the I.H. 55W.

       I have a friend and neighbor restoring a Oliver # 101 baler about same vintage as mine , its also a three wire , and looking forward to showing along side him at Calif. Antique equipment show in 2021 and possibly baling along side him.

   Yes I have two hay mowers from the day , One a I.H.  fast hitch pitman type mower behind a Farmall C and the one we used the most with this baler a I.H. fast Hitch # 100 Balance Head mower. 

    I do not have the hay rake , We ran a I.H. three point ,PTO driven, basket rake.( don't recall the #) If I ever found one already restored, I would be very interested.

       Tony

        

Is this the one Tony?

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14 hours ago, exSW said:

Is this the one Tony?

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  Yes ! That is one like we had.

     Raked lot of hay ,oats, Black eye beans with it  hooked to a 300 Utility.

        If I came across one already restored or in mint condition ,I would consider it.

         Tony

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On 5/2/2019 at 10:26 AM, Tonyinca said:

Wisconsin VG4D

  Tony 

Here in Australia the local version of the 55 Series baler was called the GL-55 and it used an air-cooled Wisconsin V4 engine too. 

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On 12/8/2019 at 8:39 PM, IHhogfarmer said:

 

The #9 is the only IH 3pt that I know of. Neighbor has one. The pto is messed up on it.I asked him about it and he asked if I wanted it....... too bad I don’t have a tractor with a 3pt cause I would consider it but I don’t think it would work to make a hitch for the Cub.  

Great Uncle has a 404 with a sickle bar mower that would look good it the 9 imo. 

Tony, a #9 would fit about the same time period as your 71. The rake was built in 1965 (not sure about other years tho. 

If you get this rake you have a legitimate reason to get a tractor ...... :)

 

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7 hours ago, bitty said:

If you get this rake you have a legitimate reason to get a tractor ...... :)

 

EXACTLY! Neighbor has a 504 rowcrop wide front but it isn’t for sale. The 404 with the sickle bar I speak of is a utility and I visualize it would look real sharp 

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1/24/20

Great" Baler shop therapy" session , after a grueling week of appointments and meetings.

We installed plunger back in . 
Unfortunately my Dear Nieghbor Eddie stopped by just as John and I were about to start installing , so being he was here and helped us remove it , I thought it only appropriate for him to help us install it as I took pics ! Lol lol. 
We think we have her ready for gear box and plunger crank , hopefully next week

had to order few of the older style bearings .

we put axles back on and new wheel bearings and set her back down on tires.

i am working on getting all sheet metal prepped and will start sending parts to painter .

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tony

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