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#2806 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 07:23 PM

Right now my head hurts from thinking about it.  I'm off the clock tomorrow, so I'm gonna try not to think about it for a day if I can keep from it.


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 07:33 PM

How about this one? My sister has an 800 hour JX75 Case with the Case loader.
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Depending how her divorce turns out, I might send that to ya piece by piece.
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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:12 PM

Daniel, you wanna borrow the Buzzard? :dancingbanana:



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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:23 PM

How about this one? My sister has an 800 hour JX75 Case with the Case loader.
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Depending how her divorce turns out, I might send that to ya piece by piece.

 

Lets see now....in flat rate large boxes, that would take at least 115 boxes x $17.45/box..... $2006.00  Not a bad deal at all!  :D


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:25 PM

Daniel, you wanna borrow the Buzzard? :dancingbanana:

 

If the hitch on the MF1130 is suspect, I think The Buzzard's hitch might not handle the ton+ of tongue weight either!  :smilewink:


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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:52 PM

If the hitch on the MF1130 is suspect, I think The Buzzard's hitch might not handle the ton+ of tongue weight either!  :smilewink:

Good thing the tool bar is made from a rotting piece of 2x6 for extra strength then.


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Posted April 19, 2014 - 05:14 AM

That's a nice machine Dan, but I would look further out and for one with a cab and 4x4 for that $$ . there are a lot of rigs out there for sale and one could be worth the trip! Just be patient, " good things come to those that wait"
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Posted April 19, 2014 - 07:11 AM

That's a nice machine Dan, but I would look further out and for one with a cab and 4x4 for that $$ . there are a lot of rigs out there for sale and one could be worth the trip! Just be patient, " good things come to those that wait"

 

Yes Keith, you're right.  I think if I wait, I could find a better price for an equal tractor.  But I don't want a cab.  Reason is, when you crank a cold tractor in cold weather, then close the cab door, one's breath starts fogging the glass almost instantly, then I can't see to feed.  Even with a block heater, there isn't enough heat built up to clear the windows by the time feeding is done.  So I need an open station.  4WD could be handy just a few times a year, but the additional parts to break/wear out isn't worth it to me.  I'm just gonna bide my time for now & take a good hard look at the MF1130.  She's already 45 years old, but basically solid with a totally rebuilt engine.  But I will say, a turn-key unit sure would be nice with my time limitations.


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Posted April 19, 2014 - 03:17 PM

Daniel, you need to do whats best for you and your situation. Good Luck.



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Posted April 20, 2014 - 08:23 AM

This week should be a busy one.  2 places in fence to mend, chisel plowing out compacted areas from manure hauling then discing these areas so we can have it custom sprayed.  Normally I do the spraying, but things aren't normal these days.  A dozen or more cows to trim their feet, and then all the normal daily/weekly dairy chores.  Gonna have to put my best foot forward for the next several weeks.  I also want to bring the MF1130 from out at Dad's to start looking towards the possibility of going over it for use as the dedicated silage mixer wagon tractor.  


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 01:09 PM

Went out & fetched the old 1130 back home.  She fired right up, which I knew she would IF the battery was still up to par.  I can safely say she will almost surely become our dedicated silage feeding tractor.  Not nearly as much to do to her as I had figured, but I hadn't used it in a while.  One of the 1" x 6 1/2" bolts was missing from the underbelly hitch assembly, but the threads in the housing are fine.  She needs a new front axle pivot bushing, one new set of hydraulic remote couplers, and there is an oil leak at the lift/remote valves that needs repaired.  ALL the lights are in working order.  The steering orbital is worn, but is fine until she's used hard in the field, so likely won't be any issue at all just feeding silage the short times.  And the parking brake has to be replaced, which requires pulling one of the saddle fuel tanks.  The parking brake pawl assembly bolts to the side of the tranny & has a pawl with 2 teeth that simply moves over & engages a trans gear to lock the rear end.  The pawl is broken.  I can't remember if she has a block heater, but if not, she'll have to have one before next winter.  I also want to get a set of tri-ribs for the front rims.   I will take my home brew sun shade off the MF285 & put onto this tractor.

 

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 01:38 PM

Good looking old war horse.


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 02:24 PM

Well, that's cheaper than another tractor! Looks like it'll do fine!


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Posted April 20, 2014 - 03:14 PM

Yes, the 1130 will do fine.  Actually, engine wise, she's an 1100 now.  That engine is off a MF1100.  The turbo'd 1130 engine was really tired, and we had a spare 1100 engine.  So we rebuilt the spare engine out of frame, then one day made the swap without hardly any down-time.  We also put a brand new radiator in this 1130 a few years back.  Thinking of buying another tractor, then selling this old girl just didn't seem right.   She stays!  

  On another note, I put the 7 shank chisel plow on one of the 2745's so I can plow out the compacted spots in the corn fields tomorrow.  I went to fire the other 2745 & use it, but the brand new battery is dead.  We have a power drain somewhere on that tractor, so till I can find it, I'll have to pull a terminal off the battery when not using it.

 

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Posted April 20, 2014 - 07:31 PM

It makes more sense to use something you already have. Looks like a good old beast.




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