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Redpainter 108596 344 Line to dump wheat the 74 IH either
Line to dump wheat the 74 IH
With the 74 IH loaded with wheat, I'm in line to dump wheat
in warehouse #1.
Re: Line to dump wheat the 74 IH
Hey i drove one of these IH loadstars when i was in Canada
this spring... For a Dutchie, it seems weird to have a
petrol V8 in a commercial vehicle like this... You guys had
more luck with the fuel prices i think..

I've been loading a grain box full of rock, to use as a
foundation under a patio i was making for my aunt... My aunt
didn't like the 4" ruts i drove in her lawn.. :-D
The exhaust manifold gaskets were gone, so driving this
barking V8 with the splitter gearbox was a lot of fun,
having it bark inbetween every gear step, to make that
splitter engage before releasing the clutch pedal...:-)

The absence of brake fluid was problematic in the Ontario
hills, when i tried to downshift to make the turn to the
field, the splitter missed and just rattled, it didn't
engage. So i had to let her roll down to the valley and then
back up untill i was at the dam over the ditch around the

I must say i very liked that old loadstar, though i would
rather not pay the fuel if i had to buy it at a Dutch gas
Re: Line to dump wheat the 74 IH
Hey Renze, sounds like a wild ride out West. We have had
trouble with brake booster going out on this truck several
times during the winter sitting in the shed. The other
truck has a problem with the brakes now. Probably the
booster. I guess the booster will burn the brake fluid,
someone said. This one was starting to bark too, but the
mechanic got it fixed. Many years ago alot of guys ran
trucks without mufflers. What a sound. Older loadstars are
bad for bad door latches. This one has an updated latch that
works well.
Re: Line to dump wheat the 74 IH
Well i didn't go faster than 30 to 40 km/h because i knew it
didn't brake. I've driven brakeless tractors before, and
usually downshift (braking on the engine) would do enough,
if you look ahead far enough. But i had to rev up to engage
the splitter (synchronise shaft speeds with the gas pedal),
but the truck rolled downhill and i got out of the reach,
the splitter not engaging just rattling the teeth clutch.

Yes, the sound is unbelievable..:-D
The kids of my family's new neighbors, that immigrated
there, from Holland, were very impressed with the V8 bark
(so was i, but i didn't say..) and the noise of a jake
brake. Jake brakes are not allowed in Holland, because of
the noise. In Canada the jake brake was not allowed in city
areas i believe, but we have towns to wake up, everywhere,
so no jake brakes.:-(
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