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As I was raking hay past my 14, patiently waiting its turn.

I thought, you know the 86 series is IMHO one of the finest looking tractors ever made. 

Even this old warhorse in it's work clothes quietly earning its keep. 

And this is the first haying season with the muffler eliminator  👍🏻👍🏻

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15 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

As I was raking hay past my 14, patiently waiting its turn.

I thought, you know the 86 series is IMHO one of the finest looking tractors ever made. 

Even this old warhorse in it's work clothes quietly earning its keep. 

And this is the first haying season with the muffler eliminator  👍🏻👍🏻

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Are you nearing the end of haying operation. I will have to snap a pic of the 1486s in action also.

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1 minute ago, dale560 said:

Are you nearing the end of haying operation. I will have to snap a pic of the 1486s in action also.

A couple hours from finished up North (ran into green hay)

Then I move home and to the hay meadow just across the fence from me. 

I have been after it for years since it is so close and this year they let me have it on shares!

 

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I have to agree aswell my favorite is the 86 series especially the white side panels,  been after one for awhile, tried buying a 1086 yesterday with a bad T/A and made an offer based on that, I got a text later saying it sold for asking price so i'll keep looking theres still some really nice originals out there yet

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I put several hours on Dad's 886 (D360) back in the day.  It was pretty darned nice to run.  I think the 86 series looked nice as long as they had rear wheel weights, substantial rubber and the long, tall pipe wasn't bent.

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I am partial to the 86’s also.  Grandpa bought this one new.  It’s a 10 though. Always like seeing pics of them working (or ready to work in this case). 

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I don’t think I have any pictures of dad’s 1086, it left in 2001.

Would like to find another 10 or a 14 some day….

Great looking tractors you guys have there!! 
Can’t wait to see your 10 in action, Todd!!!

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We have had (2) 1586, and (3) 186 over the years. Always liked them a lot

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7 minutes ago, Big Bud guy said:

The 1206 and the 350 through 650 to me are better looking.  And I don't own any of them. 

Those are nice as well and so glad everybody don't like the same thing or I'd never get a bargain😄

 

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1 hour ago, sandhiller said:

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I thought, you know the 86 series is IMHO one of the finest looking tractors ever made. 

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👍🏻👍🏻

 

Especially the ones that start with 4!

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I think all the 06-86 were good looking. I’m biased Of those I’ve only run significant hours on the 56s. 
When I was a kid a farm my dad used to deal with had a black stripe 1566 fender I thought that looked sharp. It was their mom’s tractor even when they got a couple magnums she took the 15 out to disk no matter the weather 

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6 hours ago, Steve C. said:

the long, tall pipe wasn't bent

One of these days I'll straighten mine. Paint is shot too.

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8 hours ago, Steve C. said:

and the long, tall pipe wasn't bent.

Oooops

Ours has been bent since before I was big enough to run the 786. Tree trimming and tree removal were severly lacking back then. The 986 we had back then was the same way unfortunately 

 

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I almost ended up with one at a sale years ago, went for a TD25 and I think the bidding started at $500 and I jumped in at $1000 and that auctioneer really worked to finally get it off my bid

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“Power never came with so much comfort.”

Remember that jingle in the IH 86 series TV commercials when they were brand new? Lol….

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Almost done. 5 loads to go. The 88 and 86 we're flawless performers.

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12 hours ago, Steve C. said:

, tall pipe wasn't bent.

You mean they didn't roll off the line at Rock Island this way🤔🙄😉

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1 hour ago, sandhiller said:

You mean they didn't roll off the line at Rock Island this way🤔🙄😉

IIRC, they shipped with the pipe in the cab.

 

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