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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 04:00 PM

Our Waterman Lions Club Tractor Show was today. It was very hot and humid and all the rain we've had cancelled the tractor pull. Still and all there were a lot of people and a lot of antique tractors.

 

This is one tractor I haven't seen at the show before, a IHC 234 Hydro.

 

 

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I've showed a photo of an older pulling tractor before; a M-M UH with an Allison engine. After the tractor parade, they pull started it and drove it around for the crowd to see. Incredibidible!!!


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Posted July 18, 2015 - 07:23 PM

Yeah, so where's the MM picture???? :(  The newer small tractors from Case/IH are New Hollands with paint changes. This one of those?  Looks pretty new, nice to see a smaller tractor now days, that new. MOst are gone in any brand.



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 07:51 PM

That is a true IH, one of the last series of tractors to be built before the merger in 1985.



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 08:01 PM

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 09:33 PM

That is a true IH, one of the last series of tractors to be built before the merger in 1985.

Actually that series of tractors (200 series) were bought by IH from Mitsubishi for their line of diesel compacts.  Still a nice tractor and I'd love to get a hold of one for myself to use.    Stewart



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 09:49 PM

Neat MM there. Can you imagine working on that Big engine?  ARen't they like 16 cylinders or something??  I've seen Die-casts offered for that tractor and pictures, never got to see in person. Coool!  Must take an Army of guys to keep it going and operating for pulls I bet.



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Posted July 19, 2015 - 06:11 AM

They pretty much don't pull it anymore. Last time was 2011 and they sheared the coupler bolts in the drive shaft(constant problem). The original builder and crew are all old men now, and they just like to show it off like this and keep it in good shape. It's our local legend.

 

It's a 12 cylinder supercharged and when it gets warmed up it darn near sounds like a jet! The official HP is somewhere around 1000 to 1300 depending on the model.

 

Side note: Bill Wade the builder, was the head mechanic for Arnie 'the Farmer' Beswick who drag raced Pontiacs back when. Bill is an accomplished machinist and mechanic.


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Posted July 19, 2015 - 07:49 AM

Actually that series of tractors (200 series) were bought by IH from Mitsubishi for their line of diesel compacts.  Still a nice tractor and I'd love to get a hold of one for myself to use.    Stewart

You are correct!(about Mitsubishi) I had a 254 at one time. Tractor would not move, meaning clutch slippage. Split it in two, had the flywheel turned and clutch rebuild (just did not trust a A&I unit...did have to use their throwout bearing). Get it all together AND still it would not move like it should...slippage~ Come to find out there it two clutches, the other is a wet clutch in the tranny...replacement is NLA so had it rebuilt as well, then I quickly sold it and barely broke even not including our labor. Tractor had less than 300 hrs.  






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