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I can't remember but I'm thinking the price was about half that. That was almost ten years earlier so it's about right.

Inflation was crazy back then. Neighbors bought a new 1066 when they came out. Traded it in on an 86 series and got more in trade than they paid for it new...

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I've never heard of a hay cuber.  The description makes it sound very similar to the process of making pelleted feed.  There are so many things that affect how well the product feeds through the die, it sounds like a nightmare to try and make work in field conditions.  Maintaining capacity would be tough as the die and feed rolls wear.  And the dies are very expensive to replace.

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19 minutes ago, IH Forever said:

I've never heard of a hay cuber.  The description makes it sound very similar to the process of making pelleted feed.  There are so many things that affect how well the product feeds through the die, it sounds like a nightmare to try and make work in field conditions.  Maintaining capacity would be tough as the die and feed rolls wear.  And the dies are very expensive to replace.

According to the literature JD says you could have only up to 10% grass or none alfalfa in the hay to make good cubes.  

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41 minutes ago, IH Blood 1206 said:

Picked this book up at a sale.  Looks to be a dealership buyers guide or maybe a salesman's guide.  Incredible how much equipment IH made then.  What an exciting time it must have been.  This book is in excellent shape. So happy to have it.

 

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those are very nice. I have the #40 . I believe the number assigned is also the year,expensive on EBay to buy one

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IH came out with Spring guides than a Summer/Fall guide beginning in the 1966 model year. This went through 1973. I have all 66-73 Summer/Fall Editions. 1972 is probably my favorite. I love the cover being taken ant the IH Photographic Center and it was the first of these I got. 

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15 minutes ago, IH Blood 1206 said:

Wow I had no idea they would be worth that much. I feel guilty for what I paid!  Mine are going in my display cabinet regardless.

I have seen them go for $4-500 CAD at live auctions. can you imagine having the whole set?

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There's one here for our Canadian friends. The older hardbound catalogs are some of my favorites & this is one of them. No, it's not a mint copy either. I prefer thumb-able copies of various literature that I do't feel bad for looking through without the white gloves.

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I'm cutting right to the chase with these & posting the s3xy color plates (my favorite feature of older books!). If anyone would like to see any of the other equipment in the catalog, let me know. There's also the historical info in the beginning. AND, a page left intentionally blank.

If these don't orient right, blame *^#^@% technology!!

Mike

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^ I did not know a Canadian version of those books existed. Thanks!

 

 I don't want to cause a hijack but I found this article interesting , One line I found funny though was he went "deep into Canada" LOL (3 hours and if he kept going along the same highway he was back into the USA in 30 minutes)

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On 8/17/2023 at 8:35 AM, Big Bud guy said:

According to the literature JD says you could have only up to 10% grass or none alfalfa in the hay to make good cubes.  

For some reason, I think the alfalfa had too be extremely dry.  Most of these units wound up in the California-Arizona-New Mexico-Texas-Oklahoma corridor due to the arid climate.   Apparently there were a few sold in the midwest, but often when alfalfa is ready to harvest here, the humidity keeps the hay too damp to make a good pellet.   Apparently Massey Ferguson made some sort of a hay wafer machine that was supposed to compete with the JD cuber.  It was  a pull behind unit that looked like a weird cross between a square baler, corn picker, and forage chopper.   Not sure if it ever went into full production or just prototype.  

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22 hours ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

There's one here for our Canadian friends. The older hardbound catalogs are some of my favorites & this is one of them. No, it's not a mint copy either. I prefer thumb-able copies of various literature that I do't feel bad for looking through without the white gloves.

Anyway....

I'm cutting right to the chase with these & posting the s3xy color plates (my favorite feature of older books!). If anyone would like to see any of the other equipment in the catalog, let me know. There's also the historical info in the beginning. AND, a page left intentionally blank.

If these don't orient right, blame *^#^@% technology!!

Mike

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I would be interested in anything about the potato planters.

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23 minutes ago, snoshoe said:

I would be interested in anything about the potato planters.

There's a whole two pages in there.

Mike

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2 hours ago, M35A2 said:

Apparently Massey Ferguson made some sort of a hay wafer machine that was supposed to compete with the JD cuber.  It was  a pull behind unit that looked like a weird cross between a square baler, corn picker, and forage chopper.   

You aren't too far off because the JD cuber used a forage chopper cutter head to chop the alfalfa before entering the auger housing.  

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9 hours ago, snoshoe said:

I would be interested in anything about the potato planters.

I have a potato planter/digger  parts manual if there's anything you would like scanned from it. 

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