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12 minutes ago, Drysleeves said:

How many hours behind 1680 sn 1? Would like to see a pic of the serial tag since I saw 1480 sn 1 on the line at East Moline in early 1978.


Its a bit dirty now!

I think 4700 maybe?  I don’t recall

it has several non original wear parts haha

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2 hours ago, cjf711 said:

Dad finished conventional beans with the first ever 1680 built (serial number 1)

I hooked up the disc and bervac , changed oil, greased everything, replaced a hose to sow some wheat this weekend hopefully

dads 4386, my 6588

 

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Awesome to see another number 1 combine.  I have 2144 #1.

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Dads early 1978 1460 decided to give up her rear axle Wednesday afternoon. We pulled the old one Wednesday night. (Stripped it of cylinder and spindles as part of the core on the replacement)

He went and got a salvage yard replacement for it today.  Almost completed install, but replacement axle has longer pivot pin and we need a spacer collar.

Of course that happens with 5 acres of beans left and rain forecast. 

Thank goodness for forks on the loader!

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Clipped a newly seeded alfalfa/orchard grass field to knock off the marestail before it seeded out. This is the other half of the field I was plowing in a couple days ago.  I also finished hand pulling Hoary Alyssum out of the alfalfa piece. Can’t spray it out so the only way to get rid of it is to pull it. Been a long process. The stuff will make a horse founder pretty easily. 

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The new seed had a great start for next year.  I’m almost done with field work for the year, will spray another field this weekend for Canadian thistle. 

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12 hours ago, Mr. Plow said:

Dads early 1978 1460 decided to give up her rear axle Wednesday afternoon. We pulled the old one Wednesday night. (Stripped it of cylinder and spindles as part of the core on the replacement)

He went and got a salvage yard replacement for it today.  Almost completed install, but replacement axle has longer pivot pin and we need a spacer collar.

Of course that happens with 5 acres of beans left and rain forecast. 

Thank goodness for forks on the loader!

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So that axle quit after 45 seasons.....must be a flawed design....

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11 hours ago, MT Matt said:

 

.  I also finished hand pulling Hoary Alyssum out of the alfalfa piece. Can’t spray it out so the only way to get rid of it is to pull it. Been a long process. 

 

 

I thought I was the only one crazy enough to do that. For me, it's Carolina Elephants foot, a perennial and prolific seeder. The cows won't eat within a foot of it and there are thousands of plants. Even Duracor won't kill it. I've pulled a ton dump truck load so far, and that's about a 1/4 of what I need to do. I'm waiting for more rain, since when it's dry, the stem just breaks off from the nodule.

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2 hours ago, Drysleeves said:

So that axle quit after 45 seasons.....must be a flawed design....

Ha ha!  The early ones had lighter pivots (this one is an mid 1978 model) Not common failure, but not unheard of.  1600 series added struts from axle to rear corners of the separator frame to help take out all of the twisting.  Once they start to crack its all over.

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After last weeks debacle we had a ok run doing beans. Nothing to write home about. Ran Monday, dew never dried off Tuesday. Ran Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday til it started Raining last evening. Beans have been so so moisture wise. But looking forward in the weather. I doubt moisture is going to get much better. 

A little over a 1/3 done with Beans. Also got our winter wheat planted ( 55 acres) hence the planting pictures. 

Last picture is of the soggy weather this morning that put a stop to us.

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22 hours ago, Cool1566 said:

Is the tractor with the ROPS a new one to you? Is it a 966? Looks to be a straight tractor. 

Good eye.  Neighbor has owned this for a LONG time and decided to let it go.  Straight as a pin.  966 with a M&W hair dryer and a wet bolster.

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18 minutes ago, billonthefarm said:

Good eye.  Neighbor has owned this for a LONG time and decided to let it go.  Straight as a pin.  966 with a M&W hair dryer and a wet bolster.

You have quite the lineup of ‘66s! They are definitely my favorite tractors. 
Line them all up for a photo some time so we can drool over them! 

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