1981 - Volume #5, Issue #3, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Easy Shift For IH Tractors
"It eliminates grinding of the gears, reduces wear and tear on the shift mechanism, and eliminates binding caused by a tight brake," explains Lynn Graham, president of Buckeye Tractor.
The attachment mounts on the tractor between the brake lever and clutch throw-out cross shaft in place of the transmission brake operating rod. "Most tractor owners can install the mechanism themselves since it's all mounted externally. It normally requires adjustment only when the tractor clutch is adjusted," Graham points out.
In operation, the brake is applied when the clutch pedal is depressed to stop rotation of the transmission gears. The brake is then automatically released to allow normal shift action. There is no interference with any other tractor function, and the attachment doesn't alter operation of the torque amplifier, says Graham.
He notes that the attachment will work on models that do not have "TA". Oil pressure is supplied by the tractor, but the unit is of closed center design so there is oil flowing only during actual clutching operations.
The attachment fits IH 706, 756, 766, 886 and larger models in each series, including smaller 4-wheel drives and other IH models with a similar type transmission brake. Sells for $289.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Buckeye Tractor Co., Lynn Graham, President, 11313 Slabtown Road, Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830 (ph 419 659-2162).
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