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Fix up of the 1967 IH #9 hay rake

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Here are a few posts of my doing repairs to get my IH rake into “field ready” condition. 
 

Here is when I got it, teeth were missing, one caster wheel gone, pto shaft stuck is basically what needed to be fixed. 
 

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Here is what the caster wheel should be......

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Here is how the other one was.....

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Bringing it home a few weeks later. This is the neighbors tractor (same one I used the rake on the first time as you’ll see)

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The pto shaft came off easy from the rake...... next it was a matter of getting the shaft LOOSE. 

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First I began taking the mangled wheel off using an 8 inch grinder to get in the corners of the iron. It took a while but got it off in one evening. 

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After a ton of blast and penetrating oil the shaft would not come loose. Finally I cut it off from the yoke to get a better way of loosening the shaft. After I cut it off, I barely pulled it and it came apart after all that time🙄 so I rewelded the yoke back on all within 30 min. 
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Here is a better view of the caster wheel correct caster wheel. 
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Then the rake had to be kicked outside. This is its current space to sit. 
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Next I had to look for another caster wheel or at least have something made similar to the original. I called multiple salvage yards across the nation and no one had anything...... except for this one in PA. 
 

This caster wheel assembly is off another IH 3pt rake a #11 (pretty sure) which is older that a #9 so I went ahead and got it shipped. The second pick shows where it was rusted and surprisingly after some blast and penetrating oil the shaft came loose from the mounting piece within hours. 
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Now the salvage yard I got it from didn’t bother to tell me the mount piece was bent far enough for the shaft to not go through, so it was up to the neighbors to get it heated and realigned. 

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There are five different adjustments, eight on the original. I think they are all within a 1/4” apart in measurement so it works fine. 
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Now to get a plate made to mount the “new” caster wheel assembly. There was a 1 5/16” axle on the caster wheel I got and it needed to be an inch like the other. So the welding shop was great to work with. They fixed the axle and made a plate...... and cheap too! 
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The notch (left) is for the bolt clearance. The bolt is to tighten the caster wheel at each height.

I painted the plate with IH red but partly did it so there was some “patina” to show. 

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Along the way I found there needed to be an idler pulley here for the belt drive. 

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I replaced 20 teeth. Lucky the ones I needed were at a local farm and garden store and I didn’t have to order them. They are rubber mounted. Some that were on there are JD teeth and a few are still the original, exclusive IH rubber mounted teeth. 
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Now came the day where I was able to use the rake. The neighbor brush hogged his pasture and most of the grass left behind needed to be raked. It made nice windrows. IMO it’s a great rake and IH had it right building it.  Hopefully down the road I can use it on some actual windrows. We don’t put up hay. 
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Now if you zoom in on the far wheel you can see the part of the rim is sticking out. It rusted through and the tube pushed out then blew. Tonight I got a new rim and tire put on just like the one shown earlier on the new caster wheel. 
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Great Job !

   Don't see many of those anymore .

      We had one and it did a great job for us.

        Been keeping my eyes out for a #12 to add to my collection.

       Tony

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Nice write up and good looking repairs 👍🏼  

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Nice job.

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Congratulations of the effort and results.  It looks great!

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Now you need a nice red tractor with a three point to pull that nice red rake around!

That looked like a fun project. Great job!

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22 hours ago, Tonyinca said:

Great Job !

   Don't see many of those anymore .

      We had one and it did a great job for us.

        Been keeping my eyes out for one to add to my collection.

       Tony

Yes I am glad to have this one! 
 

 

1 hour ago, BrodyNC said:

Now you need a nice red tractor with a three point to pull that nice red rake around!

That looked like a fun project. Great job!

YES! I know, I’ve been on the lookout for an IH in good shape, straight and mechanically yet low cost, and 1963 or newer. I hope to get something soon. I also have another implement in my name that is PTO driven and my great grandpa bought new in 1960 ( it’s not IH......BUT it’s not a Deere either. Lol. This will be a project for a later date). So now I have two implements that need a 3pt and PTO and purchasing a tractor will have more value imo. 

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Here are a few odds and ends. Last night my new rim and tire came so I got that on and this will be a better rim and tire than what was on there before. The rake basket is not complete level and partly because it’s been added on two feet. But the caster wheel closest in pic I adjusted one notch up and it APPEARS to look better down the road we’ll see how it performs. 
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And here is some literature. The above two are just poster pics I printed and laminated. The bottom is a 1966 Operates Manual. The brochure is from 1971 and notice that “Step Ahead” is mentioned more than once. In 1970 IH did a film of the #35 parallel bar rake and #30 wheel rake (you will see that one on the last brochure page). The spokesperson of the film was a guy by the name of Roger Forth and he did other IH films too. Anyhow just interesting info to me. 

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Cool project! I think a mounted, pto driven rake like this would be great! That old POS green thing I've got could go away then.

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Nice, that’s the hot set up 

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Very nice rake. The side delivery rake gives a rolling, twisting action to the hay. The hay in the wind row is woven together and picks up clean.

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