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8 hours ago, Qc.Can.IH man said:

Last Saturday (Feb 18) I used my hydro 186#3 to load 2 loads of hay to deliver to customers. 
I like to use this one to unload the trailers and stack in the dome because it has the PFC hydraulics and loader lifts a lot faster than the other 186.

 She needs a lot of love to become perfect and pretty but for now she gets the job done!

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A Hydro 186 is one that I'd really like to have. I have a Hydro 70 with a weak hydro but it's still a great loader tractor. Just have to listen for the noise from the trans and adjust the sr lever accordingly. A 186 would be  one of my bucket list tractors.

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Came out of hibernation since November yesterday to run the auger to load corn. Temperature was in the 60s. Topped off the fuel tank when I was done, and back in the shed it went. It's only got around 4300 hrs. If it had a good detailing it would be pretty sharp. Detailing and doing any type of carpentry work isn't my cup of tea. Lol 

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14 hours ago, lotsaIHCs said:

A Hydro 186 is one that I'd really like to have. I have a Hydro 70 with a weak hydro but it's still a great loader tractor. Just have to listen for the noise from the trans and adjust the sr lever accordingly. A 186 would be  one of my bucket list tractors.

I really love my 186s!  If I had to choose one model of the 86 series it would be the hydros.

 The first one I bought in 2008,put the loader on it in 2012. It’s my snow clearing tractor in the winter and I use it to load the square bales in the field summer. I’m pretty sure it has the original hour counter in it, showing almost 10,200 hours on it now.
 The second one I bought in 2018 at a farm auction about 45 minutes for me, that one I paid the most for it because it had just under 2000 original hours.

 The third one I bought in 2019, I don’t know how many hours it has because it doesn’t have the original tack and is non-functional. The Hydro will slip under hard pull but it works fine for loader work. I had the loader and put it on as soon as I got the tractor.  
 I’m always looking for more 186s.

 Here is a picture of my three,The left one is at 77 and it was the first one I bought, the middle one is a 79 is the second one I thought and the third one is an 81

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Drysleeves said:

I have a 78 with 16,000 hours on the original hydro, built in the clean room at Farmall. Engine dropped a sleeve at 9000 and did it again a short time later. We found out there was a slight flaw in the block so now she has a 466.

The hydro is another aspect that gets a lot of criticism. Some people  say it's junk but it sounds like if they're taken care of they can have a long life. I haven't driven an IH hydro tractor but with equipment that I have driven if it sounds like it's straining I back off until it's not. 

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After being snowed in since Tuesday night. 

Mother was chompin at the bit to get to work and see her patients. 

She snapped this out of the office window while I was poking a hole in the drifts up to the house so she could get out to the county road. 

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After dozing a trail out of the place, I traded the 966 for the 1486 to get cows fed. 

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Used the 3pt bucket on the 966 as a blade to clean away from the shop door

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After cleaning snow away with the 966, I used the 656H to set out some more bales so they are easier to load with the processor. 

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1 minute ago, sandhiller said:

After being snowed in since Tuesday night. 

Mother was chompin at the bit to get to work and see her patients. 

She snapped this out of the office window while I was poking a hole in the drifts up to the house so she could get out to the county road. 

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After dozing a trail out of the place, I traded the 966 for the 1486 to get cows fed. 

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Used the 3pt bucket on the 966 as a blade to clean away from the shop door

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After cleaning snow away with the 966, I used the 656H to set out some more bales so they are easier to load with the processor. 

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  yeah..I had to put a jersy on this morning....   gosh, that cold breeze......:rolleyes:

...Yes Jeff....That looks bloody cold....In the last fifty odd years, the snow levels down here have diminished, markedly

hopefully you will gain some long term moisture on your  land........?

Mike

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7 minutes ago, mike newman said:

  yeah..I had to put a jersy on this morning....   gosh, that cold breeze......:rolleyes:

...Yes Jeff....That looks bloody cold....In the last fifty odd years, the snow levels down here have diminished, markedly

hopefully you will gain some long term moisture on your  land........?

Mike

Yeah, the moisture is a God send

but the -15° and wind again this morning🥶

Getting tired of this ritual🙄     😉     😄

 

 

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5 hours ago, Farming Enthusiast said:

The hydro is another aspect that gets a lot of criticism. Some people  say it's junk but it sounds like if they're taken care of they can have a long life. I haven't driven an IH hydro tractor but with equipment that I have driven if it sounds like it's straining I back off until it's not. 

IH must've thought they had some chance of the hydro concept as a universal range powershift style tractor given the 1026 and later 1066 Hydro. In the fall of 1970, a 1026 Gold Demonstrator showed up around here and got fastened to a 550 plow that was typically towed by our 806 Diesel. The 1026 would pull the plow but as the oil got warmer the ground speed slowed and then the fuel consumption skyrocketed beyond what was sketchy initially to a level of abhorrence when compared to the 806. The hydro tractor was and is still a gem in low draft variable speed work.

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7 hours ago, Drysleeves said:

IH must've thought they had some chance of the hydro concept as a universal range powershift style tractor given the 1026 and later 1066 Hydro. In the fall of 1970, a 1026 Gold Demonstrator showed up around here and got fastened to a 550 plow that was typically towed by our 806 Diesel. The 1026 would pull the plow but as the oil got warmer the ground speed slowed and then the fuel consumption skyrocketed beyond what was sketchy initially to a level of abhorrence when compared to the 806. The hydro tractor was and is still a gem in low draft variable speed work.

What exactly goes bad in the hydro transmissions when they go out? 

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8 hours ago, Drysleeves said:

IH must've thought they had some chance of the hydro concept as a universal range powershift style tractor given the 1026 and later 1066 Hydro. In the fall of 1970, a 1026 Gold Demonstrator showed up around here and got fastened to a 550 plow that was typically towed by our 806 Diesel. The 1026 would pull the plow but as the oil got warmer the ground speed slowed and then the fuel consumption skyrocketed beyond what was sketchy initially to a level of abhorrence when compared to the 806. The hydro tractor was and is still a gem in low draft variable speed work.

Exactly! I have used my hydros for seeding, corn planting, spreading fertilizer, spreading manure, spraying, tedding, raking hay, on the small square baler, on a rented round baler and a snowblower. The hydros are made for those jobs and they excel at them!

My hydro without the loader usually spends the summer on the tedder.

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 My other two hydros mostly do loader workwhich consists of loading the square bales

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and stacking in the domes.

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I have a customer that I deliver bales directly off the field with the tractor and wagons,there is a steep hill between the field in his place, the Hydro really has to work hard pulling 42 3x3x6‘ the square bales on two wagons.The Hydro is so strong and will kill the engine.

 Here is a night picture of the exhaust pipe when pulling the loads up the hill.

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1 hour ago, Drysleeves said:

I'm guessing that particular 186 is outfitted with a hair dryer given the flame out the pipe....

Believe it or not…no! It even has a muffler under the hood.

My other Hydro with the loader has one, but the Hydro is starting to slip so you would never be able to make it do that! Lol

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3 hours ago, Drysleeves said:

I'm guessing that particular 186 is outfitted with a hair dryer given the flame out the pipe....

My FIL had a stock Hydro 186 that would do the flame thru the muffler thing on a manure pump. 

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On 2/24/2023 at 11:19 AM, Qc.Can.IH man said:

I really love my 186s!  If I had to choose one model of the 86 series it would be the hydros.

 The first one I bought in 2008,put the loader on it in 2012. It’s my snow clearing tractor in the winter and I use it to load the square bales in the field summer. I’m pretty sure it has the original hour counter in it, showing almost 10,200 hours on it now.
 The second one I bought in 2018 at a farm auction about 45 minutes for me, that one I paid the most for it because it had just under 2000 original hours.

 The third one I bought in 2019, I don’t know how many hours it has because it doesn’t have the original tack and is non-functional. The Hydro will slip under hard pull but it works fine for loader work. I had the loader and put it on as soon as I got the tractor.  
 I’m always looking for more 186s.

 Here is a picture of my three,The left one is at 77 and it was the first one I bought, the middle one is a 79 is the second one I thought and the third one is an 81

 

 

 

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Guy told me once, you never hardly see only one IH hydro on  a farm if they have any hydros.Usually they have more than one.Well he told me that when I had my first one and now I have three. 

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I had to clear some snow around a bin with soybeans in it contracted for February, not many days left. Grain vac is coming next week, so got the 1066 out with the snow blower.  Could use a set of chains on that one but would have to move the wheels out.  Chains won't clear the wheel opening on the cab on 30" rows.  

 

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54 minutes ago, Jacka said:

Guy told me once, you never hardly see only one IH hydro on  a farm if they have any hydros.Usually they have more than one.Well he told me that when I had my first one and now I have three. 

My hydro 186 is down and I miss it. Engine finally gave up the ghost. Need to fix her...

Really want a fender hydro to go with her.

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23 minutes ago, acem said:

My hydro 186 is down and I miss it. Engine finally gave up the ghost. Need to fix her...

Really want a fender hydro to go with her.

Hydros are the most loved by the ones that own them and the most talked down about with the ones that DON'T own them.

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5 minutes ago, Jacka said:

Hydros are the most loved by the ones that own them and the most talked down about with the ones that DON'T own them.

Like 86 series tractors and Cyclo planters. 

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