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Got me a new addition to the farm!

Discussion in 'Tractors & Farming' started by tanman_2006, May 20, 2015.

  1. tanman_2006

    tanman_2006 Just a farm kid...

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    It is a 1997 CIH MX120 sporting a 5.9l Cummins with 4500hrs

    800 mile round trip hauled at 75mph.

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    Already had to replace both front tires and only went down the road in it and lifted 1 bale. My typical new tractor luck

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    Tractor drivers in training

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  2. Will L.

    Will L. Well-Known Member

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    Don't blink to hard, they'll be driving it for real too soon.
     
  3. NVW

    NVW Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Tanner
     
  4. schiker

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  5. btfarm

    btfarm 330,000 Worth and counting Staff Member Moderator

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    Good for you Tanner. Good lookin' younguns you have there.
     
  6. BoostN

    BoostN Well-Known Member Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice, good luck with it!
     
  7. tanman_2006

    tanman_2006 Just a farm kid...

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    Thanks everyone, I think I'll enjoy the tractor. I was really shooting for a mfwd of the same size bit there haven't been any good deals so I just bought the best deal on a clean tractor I could find. When I replaced the front tires I went a size wider for floatation and I am seriously considering going to 42" rears for some extra road speed.
     
  8. SmithvilleD

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    Tanner, were the new front tires 11.00x16 or 14.00x16?

    I just picked up a fairly clean old IH 1086 that will mostly do CRP mowing & maybe ~50 acres tillage to establish some new CRP ground. When I replace the fronts tires, might go a bit bigger a little for flotation & also to improve the ride.
     
  9. Burning oil

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  10. SmithvilleD

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    Can't do that. The DT414 (think DT466) engine is the best thing about these tractors. Maintain the coolant and they're fuel efficient & on the opposite of end of the durability scale as compared to 6.5's.
     
  11. tanman_2006

    tanman_2006 Just a farm kid...

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    They are 14L 16.1's 12ply I think. Helps to tube them if going on a regular 16" wheel.
     
  12. SmithvilleD

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    Thanks Tanner. Very sharp MX!

    Think I'll scout the salvage yards for '88 series front rims. Hadn't noticed the 14L rims were 16.1 - not exactly 16's. Guessing going to 10 inch wide rims is a good idea to any ride benefit even if I just go from 10.00 to 11.00x16's.

    Do you have any brand preference? Been decades since around tractors daily; I'm told lots more poor quality implement tires out there these days.
     
  13. JayTheCPA

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    I get the impression that one of them might paint it pink and accent it with sparkles :D
     
  14. tanman_2006

    tanman_2006 Just a farm kid...

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    I bought american farmers. Iirc Firestone's are around 500/tire and the american farmers were about 130/tire.

    The wheels have the same back spacing from 1086's up to the earl MX series and Magnums. They used the same front axle design for a long time.
     
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  15. SmithvilleD

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    Thanks. So sounds like 8 bolt, 16x10.00 rims from any of those should work best for 11.00 x 16 - guessing my 1086 probably has 6" rims with it's current 10.00x16 tires. I'm compiling a parts/upgrades shopping list before I hit the Ag salvage yard. Wonder what they'd charge for an air suspension seat out of the newer tractors?
     
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  16. Will L.

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    Buddy of mine wanted air ride in his buggy. While was helping him swap in a new rearend to his 71 1500, I commented about using his old air bags for his airride. After the axle job, we mounted them to his seat frame and home made base plate. Used 1/2" pipe inside of 3/4" pipe as guide for the front corners, 1/2" on base and 3/4" to the seat. Also drilled a few holes in the pipes so if he wants he can pin at mutiple heights and kill the air.

    On a tractor you might be able to use an old air shock.
     
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  17. tanman_2006

    tanman_2006 Just a farm kid...

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    Blue is her favorite color so she has NH toy tractors! But they do have my little pony stickers on them lol
     
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  18. tanman_2006

    tanman_2006 Just a farm kid...

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    On the seat id go to your local dealer and see what they do with the old seats they pull out. I got 2 out of Big 4x4 9170's and put them in my allis 7050 and 7060, just needed seat covers the suspension part was still decent.
     
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  19. bluklewis

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    Nice stuff you got there.
     
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  20. MrMarty51

    MrMarty51 Well-Known Member

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    Nice tractor.
    At first, the girls will be fighting on which one gets to drive. Later, it will be a fight to which one is not going to drive te tractor. :);)
     
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