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Recently took on this project to revive an 815 diesel combine. Hour meter shows 931 hrs which I believe to be accurate. Planning to use it to cut Milo stubble hay. Best I can tell it hasn’t run since 2004. So far the radiator is rusted out on the bottom, the water pump is locked up, and had to overhaul the starter. I’m sure that is just the beginning of the issues to come. Lol!  Did get it started though but could only run it for 15 or 20 seconds. 

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14 hours ago, cwburrell said:

Recently took on this project to revive an 815 diesel combine. Hour meter shows 931 hrs which I believe to be accurate. Planning to use it to cut Milo stubble hay. Best I can tell it hasn’t run since 2004. So far the radiator is rusted out on the bottom, the water pump is locked up, and had to overhaul the starter. I’m sure that is just the beginning of the issues to come. Lol!  Did get it started though but could only run it for 15 or 20 seconds. 

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I would guess that is a last year made. Just going by the dash. That silver covering was on a few of later ones here. Another thing is the shield flipped open by tire. Never seen a combine with that one on yet.

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On 4/26/2020 at 11:14 PM, Cool1566 said:

Cool project! Hope you have success!

Has it been under roof the whole time since it last ran?

Yes it’s been parked under the shed but it still seems to have collected a lot of moisture due to the open sides. Better than out in the open though. 

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On ‎4‎/‎27‎/‎2020 at 7:02 AM, dale560 said:

I would guess that is a last year made. Just going by the dash. That silver covering was on a few of later ones here. Another thing is the shield flipped open by tire. Never seen a combine with that one on yet.

My 915 had the flip up shield like that as well as the dash like this one. I really liked that combine. Served me very well for 3000 hrs

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14 hours ago, 1480x3 said:

My 915 had the flip up shield like that as well as the dash like this one. I really liked that combine. Served me very well for 3000 hrs

The 915 dad had maybe flip up shield was removed before he bought it. He had a 815 also before it don’t remember the shield on that one but I was 13 when that one left.  I agree those later 15s were better combine than people describe them to be.

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Cool project, look forward to seeing it. We had 2 815's back in the day, a gas and a diesel. The gasser met a fiery demise, the diesel got traded on a 1480

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Are you needing a radiator? I have one sitting in shed that jus needs soldered where fan shield rubbed thru. 

I will message you in case you dont see this.

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I still us a 1978 model 815 to shell about 12 acres of corn per year for cowfeed.  I had a gas burner which was a older model  that most of the parts are the same such as the radiator and most all the cleaning  parts.  It does a good job, just slow compared to the newer machines everyone uses today.

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I finally had a chance to get back to the 815 project. It fires up and runs good but I can’t get it to move. It tries but it’s not able to pull itself out of the holes it’s settled into. Acts like something is bypassing in the hydrostatic drive and not building pressure. I changed the hydraulic filter but didn’t seem to help. Anyone have any experience with this? 

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On 6/17/2020 at 2:35 PM, ole 815 said:

Are you needing a radiator? I have one sitting in shed that jus needs soldered where fan shield rubbed thru. 

I will message you in case you dont see this.

I did find a radiator here close by out of a salvage 1440. Thanks though

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44 minutes ago, cwburrell said:

I finally had a chance to get back to the 815 project. It fires up and runs good but I can’t get it to move. It tries but it’s not able to pull itself out of the holes it’s settled into. Acts like something is bypassing in the hydrostatic drive and not building pressure. I changed the hydraulic filter but didn’t seem to help. Anyone have any experience with this? 

Check your foot n inch pedal to make sure it's not partially depressed as it would allow hydro pressure to bypass. Does your 815 still have that large sheet screwed under the cab if so maybe remove it and look at the valve from underneath . Hopefully it's that simple.

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15 hours ago, HYTRAN said:

Check your foot n inch pedal to make sure it's not partially depressed as it would allow hydro pressure to bypass. Does your 815 still have that large sheet screwed under the cab if so maybe remove it and look at the valve from underneath . Hopefully it's that simple.

I checked the pedal this morning but everything seems to be fine there. Returns all the way up and the valve operates. 

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