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One of the most popular 86's in the country where I grew up in central Iowa. While there were a lot of 14's, 9's and a few 15's as well, the 1086 was very popular model around the midwest in the '80's and beyond. There are many 1086's still earning their keep today. We all know where serial number one lives, and I am sure Danny will share some pictures of it and his puller as well. As for our farm, we had a 1086 for about a month once that was a project tractor needing a motor. It left as soon as it was brought back to life. I hunted up a couple pictures once again. I really like the '79 Red Power 86's, so one of those and another one doing what it was built for. Now let's see some more 1086's y'all!

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Had a 1976 1086 SN 12633 That tractor would do more work on a gallon of diesel than any other tractor i ever owned.

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That 79 Red Power one you posted looks like the low hour one that sold on auctiontime or some other auction last year or somewhat recently? That tractor passed through here on its way to its new home I think to switch trucks or something.  The hour meter was not counting at that point, hopefully it was as low hour as it was supposed to be. It was still a nice tractor though. 

We have a 79 Red Power 1086 as well, I'll have to get on the computer for those pictures.

There's still a lot of them earning their keep but it's harder and harder to find a nice one anymore.

It mowed most of the rye for a couple years after we got it when we had cows, bought it to be the planter tractor, pulls the grain drill some as well. Dad really likes the tractor. About 4800 hours on it now. Original paint but had new interior when we got it.20180430_201130.thumb.jpg.5a5d553ad3817651fd748647756f69f6.jpg

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Here's my 1086. Bought it from a retired farmer in 2007. All this tractor does is planting for me. This is actually my favorite tractor on the farm. Really enjoy driving it in the spring. It's all original paint and I have replaced the cab interior. 1979 model.

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1 minute ago, IH FARMS said:

Here's my 1086. Bought it from a retired farmer in 2007. All this tractor does is planting for me. This is actually my favorite tractor on the farm. Really enjoy driving it in the spring. It's all original paint and I have replaced the cab interior. 

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Here's mine.  6175 hours.  Bought it from the 2nd owner.  It was well taken care of, it just needs the AC fixed.  I use it to plant corn/beans, spray and sidedress.  We even use it in winter to feed round bales since it is our only tractor with a cab. 2nd pic is my son planting for the 1st time by himself.  Besides getting the AC working, I would like to get new interior lining for around the seat and on the doors.

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This was a 1979 I bought when I got out of college.  Served me well over the years but it got traded off.  There were LOTS of 1086 in this area.  Very few still around.  

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2 minutes ago, billonthefarm said:

This was a 1979 I bought when I got out of college.  Served me well over the years but it got traded off.  There were LOTS of 1086 in this area.  Very few still around.  

Hmmm, didn't think you ever bought one that you didn't keep?  

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I bought this one in 2012 from the second owner, the hour counter said it had 5280 hours when I got it but he said it was changed at either 1200 or 1500 so that means it had somewhere around 65 or 6900 hours on it. 
 It was pretty well all original when I got it, but it’s been a money pit ever since! 
 First problem I had with it was the hydraulic pump, put a reman and had problems again so I put a conversion kit in it and it’s been good ever since. 
 Upgraded the AC with all new lines compressor and even cab fan.

 Put all new tires on it. 
 Had injection pump and injectors rebuilt.

 Repainted the cab interior and installed new upholstery, seat, radio, Cab mounts, auxiliary fuel tank straps,auxiliary fuel tank sending unit and main tank sending unit, turn single switch, Oil pressure sending unit.
 Changed the clutch, pressure plate, fly wheel, rear engine seal and PTO gear

 Replaced alternator batteries and new battery cables.

Seal kit in clutch booster and fixed leaking steering cylinder and new hoses.

 I’m sure I’m forgetting other things I’ve done to it, now it needs a TA! Someday I will paint it  C56A7A7C-742D-48C0-8D97-1C722164F248.thumb.png.061881e2868fe6f2ddd877e56211dce2.png

 

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my 1086 was my big tractor in the 90s. Plowing, mowing, chopping, and other jobs. These days, it is mostly on haybine duty. Been a good horse for the last 30+ years.

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Grandpa bought this one new on March 14, 1979.  A 1978 model, It is still on the farm with 4300hrs on it. The original 20.8x38 BFG tires are still on it with DMI dual wheels and a full set of flame cut weights just as it was brought home.  This is the only tractor he ever purchased new and also the largest tractor he ever purchased.  I’m very fond of this one and have the carbon copy warranty card bearing his name.  He has passed away but the tractor won’t as long as I am around. I’ve had my eye on purchasing it for a loooong time.  Told the wife before we got married that I would be buying it some day.  Our 9th anniversary is this week...

 

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17 hours ago, NY1468 said:

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Don’t be to sad @bitty Tim, it looks better now...

Someday it will be done. 

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Here is our 1086 , It’s the first one off the line , sn#8601  This tractor would of done the photo shoots , the show tour back in the day  and then was sold ofut of Hinsdale Engineering to a dealer just northwest of the Quad Cities . I tried to track down the original owner and when I found  out who he was it was to late , he was in a nursing home and passed away .

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5 minutes ago, DirtBoyz07 said:

Here is our 1086 , It’s the first one off the line , sn#8601  This tractor would of done the photo shoots , the show tour back in the day  and then was sold ofut of Hinsdale Engineering to a dealer just northwest of the Quad Cities . I tried to track down the original owner and when I found  out who he was it was to late , he was in a nursing home and passed away .

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Different rear hubs on it in the black and white photo......

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I just seen that , must of been left over casts wheels from the 66 series . There was some roll over of inventory back then so it got used up and those units sometimes went out to the public or back to Hinsdale and scraped .

‘Danny 

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