1984 - Volume #8, Issue #2, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Slick Shifter For IH TractorsYou can eliminate gear grinding on 86 series IH tractors with the just-introduced "Slick Shifter" from Birch Ltd., Bennett, Iowa.
The shifter is operated electrically by two solenoid valves. One is activated by a switch on the clutch when the clutch pedal is depressed. The other, mounted on the shift lever panel, is activated by the gear shift lever when it's put into neutral and hits the sensor.
The valve body that relieves the pressure is mounted on the hydraulic oil pump cover plate. To install, you remove the cover plate and drill and tap in six holes, using a template that's provided. The valve body sits on the outside of the cover plate.
Power for the system comes from the tractor battery via the fuse box to the switches at the dutch and gear shift. Martin notes that he feels most of these systems will be installed by implement dealers but that a farmer with a good shop could do the job.
Slick Shifter sells for $300. Systems for 66 and 06 IH tractors are in the works.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Birch Ltd., P.O. Box F, Bennett, Iowa 52751 (ph 319 893-2962).
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