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    International 300U

    Love these machines! Well the transmission fluid looks gross.
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    International 300U

    Picked it up today. Drove onto the trailer! New front tires and tubes New aftermarket carb New starter solenoid New head gasket Head machined flat New gas tank bowl and shut off New points
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    International 300U

    Well the 300U purchase never happened. Would not drop price. I have been looking for a used tractors and tomorrow I will be picking up a 1952 farmall cub. No attachments but shop has gone through it and it runs really well. So it looks like my next project will be starting soon. As of right...
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    Loader tractor build - Research & Suggestions

    It varies depending on location. It went down to 3/16”.
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    Loader tractor build - Research & Suggestions

    The hydraulic valve is the tough item. I went with a brand hydraulic valve. I wanted a valve with a float and one that had a pressure relief valve that could be set low. https://www.brand-hyd.com/Products/Valves/Flow_Controls/ model - LV22TKTSA3BW
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    Loader tractor build - Research & Suggestions

    2nd post Q-Did you find if you had the traction and weight in the back end you could move topsoil and scrape ice off driveway easily with it? A-yes you need weight. I have loaded tires and cast iron wheel weights. Without any weight the rear tires spin very easily. I made a large concrete...
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    Loader tractor build - Research & Suggestions

    Mike Here are my thoughts. Q- Not sure if I want it in the one vertical post of the loader frame or a separate tank elsewhere? A- I went with a separate reservoir because I used it to offset the single arm loader. Q-How do I figure out how much oil I will need in the system? A-my general...
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    Loader tractor build - Research & Suggestions

    Mike, How’s the work going? I built a loader and backhoe following the Cadplans. The plans were pretty good so I followed them and only made a few minor changes. Been using loader for two years now and the backhoe just under a year. Happy to talk about any details.
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    International 300U

    Thanks! At this point I don’t think it is going to happen. I tried to get him down some but just wasn’t happening. His son-in-law will talk more with him over the holiday. As their first discussion suggested he just wanted it gone and he was going to offer an awesome deal. Either way my...
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    International 300U

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I am still thinking things over. I am not sure i would pay $3,000 for this tractor even with everything fixed. In my mind i am more around $2,500 range for this in good shape. So we are close but not there. Also all the online posts about TA problems...
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    International 300U

    Yes it does have a TA. I totaled up my parts list today. Looking like $1,600 to $1,900 in parts (that does include 2 new rear tires). list of items. 1) all hydraulic hoses bad 2) looks like rear main seal is leaking (have to split for clutch anyway) 3) 2 tie rod ends very very bad. Other two...
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    International 300U

    Thanks! The loader is a manual trip loader which someone modified to add a hydraulic cylinder. the engine oil looks great. No cloudiness and is actually pretty clean. The antifreeze is pretty full. Maybe an inch from the top of the radiator. All the internal fins were covered with...
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    International 300U

    Been looking at a neighbor’s tractor. Looks like 1956 international 300 utility, power steering with loader and rear blade. Has conversion to 3 point. Hasn’t run a 3-5 years. Last week I pulled the plugs and sprayed oil into each cylinder. Today I was able to spend a little time today...
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    Looking at a Farmall super A

    Trying to get some thoughts from people. Found a farmall super a currently not running but with good tires. It does have a cracked block in front of the carburetor (typical freeze crack location). The Individual doesn’t have an asking price so I through out a low price in a email. While he...
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