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    Yes, please.

    Here's a nicely restored International 660. SWEET!

    1961 International 660 Wheatland Tractor for sale by Mecum Auction



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    Wow, that's nice.
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    That's just purty...

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    What an incredible high quality restoration. Drat. I've got a broken down IH 460 Utility out by the shed that I'm contemplating scrapping. It's sad, cuz I know it's never going to look like that Wheatland. Sad, because the Utilities had a nice little chunky look to them, but, at best, I'd be swapping dollars to redo it, at worst, I'd be pouring money down a hole. I know it's the right decision to move on, but I have a hard time throwing stuff away. A great truth in life, eventually most things become valued or devalued by their weight.
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    Interesting to see that PTO still operates at 540 rpm.

    What are the two gears on the left . . . "D" and "TA"?

    That's really an impressive restoration!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphtt View Post

    Interesting to see that PTO still operates at 540 rpm.

    What are the two gears on the left . . . "D" and "TA"?

    That's really an impressive restoration!
    The 540 PTO has been standard for a very long time.

    TA was an option on some of the older Farmall and IH tractors. It stands for Torque Amplifier. It was basically an additional gearbox with two speeds and it's own clutch. If you were working in the field and the tractor started to bog down, you could shift the TA into low without using the main clutch in order to get a little more power. "D" is for direct, or high gear. "TA" is for the low range. This was an advantage because older tractors, and even some still today were designed with non-synchronized transmissions. In order to shift the numbered gears, you needed to come to a full stop. If you're pulling a ground engaging implement that's really biting in, coming to a complete stop could kill your momentum and make it very difficult to get moving again. That was the advantage of the TA- you didn't have to stop in order to get a little more torque.
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    That's some good info 56.

    The TA is not thought of as being well designed by some. They have been known to be the source and cause of many unhappy operators. Now days, it's usually better to just replace a worn out TA instead of attempting to repair it. There have been times where a TA has to be replaced when the tractor can no longer be operated even in Direct Drive or HIGH. That's one of the design flaws, IMO.

    On some of the later model IH tractors with TA's, they were operated with cables instead of linkage. It was not uncommon for the cable to rust and freeze up. This has led to costly repairs.

    I've seen several Farmalls that had the TA linkage removed since the LOW side wore out. There are many IH tractors out there that did not come from the factory with Torque Amplifiers, but was an option at that time.. I'm so used to seeing them with TA's, that they appear odd without them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by green and red man View Post
    The TA is not thought of as being well designed by some. They have been known to be the source and cause of many unhappy operators. Now days, it's usually better to just replace a worn out TA instead of attempting to repair it. There have been times where a TA has to be replaced when the tractor can no longer be operated even in Direct Drive or HIGH. That's one of the design flaws, IMO.

    I almost said "TA is for Torque Amplifier. It was a complex system that IH used to add weight to their tractors, and served no other known purpose."
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