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#1 chieffan OFFLINE  

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Bought this tractor down in MO about 8 or 9 years ago.  Put the loader on it the next year.  Cut a lot of hay ground and ran the baler for several thousand small bales of horse hay.  Was doing custom haying for about 6 years till I tore my shoulders up throwing hay bales around.  Has been a real trusty old tractor, 1955 model year.  Still starts right up and runs good after it warms up.  Quit the haying a couple years ago on Dr. advice after shoulder surgery so really don't have use for a tractor this size.  After I bought a compact decided I would sell this one and get a smaller loader for the Kubota B7100.  Listed it locally and put a price on it I could work on.  First guy to look at it bought it, brought the asking cash 2 days later.  Now that is how I like to sell things !~        IH400-1.JPG                 IH400-2.JPG


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Nice tractor. Glad you got your asking price.
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 01:09 PM

It will probably serve them well for another 40 years
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 04:00 PM

I see weights on the bucket?  Really need those there?  And not understanding the wood platform part, attached and swivels down to carry hay?  Or just leaning up there?  Blade on back must be a Hay blade then?  :smilewink:


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 04:15 PM

O the good old days of throwing hey bales , yes it is a young man game . God i don't miss it . Sorry you have to sell such a good tractor but it going to a good home

get us some pic of that kubota.

 

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 05:34 PM

I see weights on the bucket?  Really need those there?  And not understanding the wood platform part, attached and swivels down to carry hay?  Or just leaning up there?  Blade on back must be a Hay blade then?  :smilewink:

Geeeezzzz!  City Slickers !! :shoot2:   :poke:   Those weights are actually frame rail weights for the older letter series of IH tractors.  They mount on a bracket on the front of this tractor.  The wood platform is mounted on a pair of long points that fit in the fast hitch to carry anything you want to put on it.  The rear blade is just that - a rear mount blade.  Doubt it would blade hay very well.  :firejumper:   :rocker2:  


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 07:04 PM

Heh! Blade comment was joke.....you said was Hay tractor!
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 07:22 PM

Can't tell what number farmall it is, 350,? 1957 ??

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 09:14 PM

Sad to see a trusty old friend go down the road.

I'm a sappy guy I get attached to my tractors and tools...
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Can't tell what number farmall it is, 350,? 1957 ??

 

IHC 350 to 450 would have been my guess. 



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Posted January 21, 2016 - 05:34 AM

Do many trains go by your property are they looooooooooooooong ones ? I like the openness of your area.

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Posted January 21, 2016 - 07:51 AM

Heh! Blade comment was joke.....you said was Hay tractor!

I Know GL - Thast why I joked back.  All in fun. :thumbs:



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Posted January 21, 2016 - 08:05 AM

Sad to see a trusty old friend go down the road.

I'm a sappy guy I get attached to my tractors and tools...

I was a little attached to that one, especially when using it about every day.  Very trusty old tractor.

 

IHC 350 to 450 would have been my guess. 

It is a 400  1955.  The 350 and 450, if in original paint had the white grill and white down the side panel.

 

Do many trains go by your property are they looooooooooooooong ones ? I like the openness of your area.

I am about 5 miles North of the BNSF main line between the West coast and Chicago.   Normal is around 12 - 15 trains a day.  The local runs both ways every day.  Several unit trains of ethanol and grain and of course the coal trains out of Wyoming.  Several get over a mile long with over 500 axles.  Take off 18 axles for the power units (2 up front and one DP unit), divide the remainder by 4 and you get the # of cars. Once in a while will see one with power in the middle too.  Helps to prevent breaking couplers that way.

 

It is nice and open out here.  Closest neighbor is a mile and a quarter away.  Dirt road going South to a hard surface and a good rock road going West to hard surface.  Rolling hill country.


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Posted January 21, 2016 - 08:22 AM

O the good old days of throwing hey bales , yes it is a young man game . God i don't miss it . Sorry you have to sell such a good tractor but it going to a good home

get us some pic of that kubota.

 

Patrick.

At first I used a bale wagon that pick them up but had to hand stack them.  Them went to an accumulator behind the baler that drop them in a group of 8.  Picked them up with a grapple on the loader and set them on the rack. Took them off and stacked inside the buildings the same way.  When I had a large order I used a 5th wheel trailer and when 5 wide.  Grapple would only go 4 wide so they all had to be hand stacked.  That is when I tore my shoulder up.

 

The Kubota as I got it home, not running.  Been to cold to work on it.

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Posted January 21, 2016 - 09:29 AM

The "Golden Years" my arse!


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