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Re: JD 2950 vs IH 886

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09-16-2013 06:05:36

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Run away from any IH that still has the TA in it. Unless you like spending a couple thousand $$ to rebuild it. We have a 1086, but the TA has been removed.

Both tractors are actually pretty good except the TA issue. TXJim is correct about the JD having better access. Whoever at IH thought opening the doors that way should be hung. They do make a door hinge reversal kit though.

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T in NE

09-17-2013 21:31:26

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 Re: JD 2950 vs IH 886 in reply to johndeerefan, 09-16-2013 06:05:36  
I think a lot of the "TA issue" is guys going from the JD powershift 2-speed to the torque amplifier, which IS NOT A POWERSHIFT!!

And I don't get how it's so difficult to get into an 86 series cab. Beats having to squeeze between the pillar and wheel, or sliding the wheel clear in, on the JD cab. I think you have to be trying to hang yourself from the shifter.

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09-19-2013 07:03:09

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 Re: JD 2950 vs IH 886 in reply to T in NE, 09-17-2013 21:31:26  
I do agree a lot of the TA issues come from people trying to use them to increase or decrease speed all the time instead of using it when the engine pulls down in a heavy spot. But still, most people don't use it correctly and that causes them to wear out quickly.

On the doors, they open like a car door so you have to squeeze in between the door and tires. Our 1086 has duals on it so it makes it a lot harder to get in and out of.

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T in NE

09-19-2013 19:45:41

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 Re: JD 2950 vs IH 886 in reply to johndeerefan, 09-19-2013 07:03:09  
The 786 we had had 38 inch rubber set wide, and the 2+2 had duals, and they were never a problem getting in and out.

A neighbor borrowed our (200+ HP) 1066 to pull a manure tank one time, no matter how many times we told him, he'd pull the TA way too early, and it would slow him down. He normally used something like a 2950, not much on the bottom end. With an IHC you pull it down about 1400-1450 before you pull that lever.

756 took one TA in it's lifetime, my uncle used it for pulling wagons and the planter, plowed with it too. We put two in that 1066 in the 15 or so years we had it, but the second one went in after dad slid down an icy hill with the wheels spinning forward. Tore the hub out of the clutch disk, too.

That 756 is the reason we ran red tractors, grandpa had a 4020 on order at one dealer, went to another that carried a short line for some parts, and they were backing the 756 out of the shop taking it in on trade. He took it for a spin and took it home with him.

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T in NE

09-19-2013 19:49:05

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 Re: JD 2950 vs IH 886 in reply to T in NE, 09-19-2013 19:45:41  
That said, now that I've had some time on a 4020, I wouldn't mind having one of my own, very handy for a chore tractor, but I think a 966 would out-plow it for having the TA.

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09-19-2013 09:09:36

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 Re: JD 2950 vs IH 886 in reply to johndeerefan, 09-19-2013 07:03:09  
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My JD 4255 quad-range that has a hyd hi-lo similar to IHC TA has been shifted up/down 1000's of times rd baling & plowing without a failure. It has over 10,750 hrs on it. TA's have a long,long history of failures ever since it's inception.

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