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Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14 Hay Cutting

Got in a productive afternoon of cutting hay in the hundred acre woods and also on the hillsides of the next quarter. It went well until a knife guard broke late in the day. I was sort of prepared, having a spare in the toolbox. Unfortunately I did not have the right wrench to loosen the bolts. I finished up the patch I was working on anyway, leaving a narrow strip of uncut grass from the broken guard. I wasn't going to finish today anyway so now there will be a little more for tomorrow.

In other news, the IHC B110 truck has no rear brakes. I didn't think I was going to get the rear drums taken off to inspect as they require a special brake puller to remove. I got a little creative and came up with a crude but effective improvised adapter and was able to pull the drum off without too much trouble. Now the search for replacement wheel cylinders. Its only a 55 year old truck. Shouldn't be too hard to find parts.

Here is the adapter plate. Don't laugh too much.


2 comments:

  1. Ralph, Oh the hours I have spent with a NH 479 Haybine. Wobble box failures, conditioner roll bearing failures, once the whole mower broke in half.
    We outfitted them with stub guards and adjustable hold downs similar to a grass seed windrower in later years.
    The disc mower was a wonderful invention! Although, the sickle works better in alfalfa and clover.
    Hope it goes well and you have no rain!

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  2. Budde, would you believe this old 479 is the best cutting machine I have ever run on this farm? Just imagine how bad some of the past ones must have been.

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