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Author Topic: Just brought IH S7B Skidder.  (Read 11103 times)

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Re: Just brought IH S7B Skidder.
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2011, 09:14:02 pm »
Okay mate. Mine has the rounded cab. I dragged a 66 ft long Blue Gum hardwood log with her yesterday. Small end was 22 inch girth. Butt was 3 feet 2. No worries, she drug it in Low range Second gear. The log is turning out some beautiful Sleepers and fence Palings....

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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2011, 11:32:26 pm »
whooo doggy! Now your loggin' 8) 8) smiley_deadheader_ride_alligat smiley_deadheader_ride_alligat  Sounds like the IH has plenty of snoose! That is a big chunk of wood 8) 8)
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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2011, 11:47:44 pm »
Yeah, She is goin' well. Have fitted floodlights to her, as I have a firewood customer who always comes up after dark!! Discovered they had a "LIGHTS" setting on the main power switch. Helpful.

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Re: Just brought IH S7B Skidder.
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2011, 01:54:02 am »
lights is a nice touch.  something I need to put on my machine.  I have the light fixtures and all, just need to put them on.
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2011, 08:19:05 pm »
Yeah, is kinda helpful. Does anyone know how much drama it is to get the fuel tank out?? Every time I fill her up, she sucks something onto the fuel pickup and cuts off the fuel. If I disconnect the line and blow back in the tank, she is fine untill I next fill it. No biggie, just a pain.

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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2011, 10:29:29 pm »
Yeah, is kinda helpful. Does anyone know how much drama it is to get the fuel tank out?? Every time I fill her up, she sucks something onto the fuel pickup and cuts off the fuel. If I disconnect the line and blow back in the tank, she is fine untill I next fill it. No biggie, just a pain.
my jd 440 does the exact same thing. i put a filter on the end of my pick up line but then awhile later that too clogs.. when i get my machine home i wil steam clean  the tank instead of taking it out. hopefully the slash goes out the drain.  then alcohol to dry it up lol..
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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2011, 10:44:24 pm »
Sounds like a good idea mate. She did it to me yesterday while dragging uphill. Kinda scary till I got the blade down. :D disconnected the line, blew back in tank, quick shot of AeroStart and we were away again.

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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2011, 09:13:05 pm »
Had to change the tank in a 540a deere once. lets just say we did center pins while we had it in half....................
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« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2011, 10:45:24 pm »
Blimey maty
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2011, 09:33:44 pm »
The old girl broke down on me 2 days ago. The big nut that holds the hub to the housing on the left hand rear expanded, came off the thread and let the hub move 3 inches out and off the housing, Causing her to break a tooth off an axle. Got another nut, an axle and am back together again. Has anyone else had this problem?? The lock bolt looked pissy, So I loctited the nut back on as well.........Kinda a pain as it filled my planetary with steely oil..... :'( Took longer to clean everything than to

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Re: Just brought IH S7B Skidder.
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2017, 07:03:44 pm »
I just bought this old gem, S7B Ford Paylogger with gearmatic 19, would say it's a rare beast in the uk?, any experts out there on these machines?, might need start looking for transmission spares, the rest seems straight forward enough.

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