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Baled with my 186 and 648 NH 5 acres wet marshmallows (4X5) for the deer for a landlord today. I then baled 58 bales of straw and 28 of second cutting with the LBX432 3X4 baler and hauled them in before going to a landlords labor day picnic/party . Didn't get any pictures besides these while going by the sunflower patches 

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On 9/2/2023 at 8:56 PM, Cool1566 said:

I love a 766 in the hay field. Made for it in my opinion. 

Me too. Except I was really missing the 14 in the hills. Just a bit underpowered to be on that baler. On the flats it's fine

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I attempted, and failed to change the tread-spacing on the 856. Don't think the front will be an issue, had the right knee wiggling yesterday. Right rear is playing ball, Left, not so much. Anybody got tricks to get those wedges loose?

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2 hours ago, DT Fan said:

I attempted, and failed to change the tread-spacing on the 856. Don't think the front will be an issue, had the right knee wiggling yesterday. Right rear is playing ball, Left, not so much. Anybody got tricks to get those wedges loose?

I followed procedure in the manual and kept pressure on the wedge with the tool. Take a sledge and whack the top of the axle shaft a few times should help some. 

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39 minutes ago, DT Fan said:

Todd, I had plenty of pressure on the wedges, whacked the axle more and harder that I was really comfortable with and still nothing. I did get the deck washed today, didn't even have to employ any sketchy scaffolding!

Bummer on the axle. Sometimes they can be a bear. 

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Had the 340 out this morning to fluff and rake, but not before I fixed the suddenly leaking sediment bowl and discovered a broken u-joint on the rake! Then the old 37 baler decided to fight me, broke 12 bales out of 52 but I think I've got it narrowed down to the bill hook tension. At least we got it baled before the rain set in. Needless to say, second cutting ain't been much fun.

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Lots today. My son ran his H with the quack digger this morning.

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While the Mrs raked our rained on hay with the 706.

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Then we put the kiddos H on the drill and put some late hay seed in.

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Got the loader off his 460 and ran the roller over the new seeding. 10 foot drill 18 foot roller. ūüźí

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Then off to the hayfield to pick up that raked hay...

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Finally, ran my H on the elevator to put some of the hay up.

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Too much labor even for Labor Day. I couldn't believe she put my sweatshirt on to unload! So hot. ūüĒ•ūü•Ķ said she didn't want "hay picker arms" for pictures when the grandbaby is born later this week.

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Tried to get the 826 running today, not getting a good flow of fuel. Pulled the line off the filter housing, blew back through it, still not much flow. Can't see any obstruction in the tank, may have to pull it off and have a serious look. Next, hit the starter button, battery shot! That's two in as many weeks! Probably going to have to break down and get a new one to have around. My success rate is getting pretty low lately!

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Covered mine with a tarp. Forgot to yesterday bringing it home from the Fair . Had to thunderstorm breezed  by . 
More exciting stuff to follow 

New precision oil gage replacement coming soon 

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More shed shuffling of red tractors, Dad pushed our liquid tender in with the M and I brought the seed over in the Hydro 84.. Tomorrow should be planting hay ground.

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Did something unusual tonight.

I drove my 826 home tonight in the dark without lights. Bout 4 miles in the dark.

So I was out checking the crops just before dark and I mentioned how good the samurai has been running since I put the new carburetor on her. Then she started sputtering and died. I opened the hood and checked. No fuel to the carburetor while cranking. So I've either got a bad fuel filter or pump...

So we walk 3/4 mile to where I left a loadstar last week (out of sight and behind a locked gate. Carb is dry but after cranking a bit she starts. Backing up I noticed something wasn't right. Using my phone light (it's dark by then) I noticed the flat front tire on the passenger side...

I go to get the 1086 (one headlight works). I check the tires first and notice a low front tire...

That leaves me with the 826 with no working lights. So I pick my wife up at the gate and she rides on the fender while I drive home without lights. Luckily my eyes are good and I can see pretty good in the dark. It really helped that I didn't meet any traffic to mess up my eyes.

We made it home just fine.

Sorry, no pics.

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here's a picture of the 10 that I could have gone the rest of my life and not taken. Needed the wedge-lock tool that was on it. Things didn't go well, then got worse. Long story short, wound up pulling the dual, (used the board method) the hub, three solid weights, and loosened the inner half weight to get that stupid thing off! Pro tip, don't leave the tool on the axle with a set of inner weights and set it up for 30" rows. Anyway, got it removed and secured the inner weight. Will have to wait until tomorrow to finish putting her back together.

Resetting the tread on the 856 is turning into quite a project!

Draining the fuel out of the 826, this is painfully slow. Glad I only put about three gallons in it last year.

Maybe tomorrow will go better?

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Finally put some seed in/on the ground.  It doesn't put out quite enough lbs per acre.  I will go back over it tomorrow night.  I hope to get my son to plant some tomorrow and he'll be the 5th generation to farm with the M.  He has driven it before but not "farming."

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12 hours ago, IHandJDman said:

Finally put some seed in/on the ground.  It doesn't put out quite enough lbs per acre.  I will go back over it tomorrow night.  I hope to get my son to plant some tomorrow and he'll be the 5th generation to farm with the M.  He has driven it before but not "farming."

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  I know that this is an IH board but the drill sure looks nice as does the M in its work clothes.  

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