Thursday, May 3, 2018

Check out this International 464 Tractor Brought Back to life After a Barn Fire



International 464 is Brought Back to Life After Barn Fire


All States Ag Parts is giving Jim B. a "high five" for his efforts in restoring this International 464 after a barn fire nearly destroyed the tractor. 

Jim did an incredible job of restoring this tractor. The All States Ag Parts crew at our Bridgeport, NE location are proud to have contributed most of the International 464 parts used to complete the restoration.

We've posted some before and after photos of this now beautiful tractor.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

14-Point Planter Maintenance Checklist


Ensuring the proper seed depth, seed spacing and seed-to-soil contact is critical to the performance of your planter and ultimately the success of your harvest. If one kernel of corn out of 12 doesn’t emerge it could mean a loss of $12,000 on 500 acres.

We have re-published this 14-point checklist for planter maintenance with the permission of Professor Duiker at Penn State University.

14-Point Planter Maintenance Checklist


  1. Meters. Metering units have to work well or you’ll get frequent skips, doubles and triples. To guarantee optimal performance, take metering units apart every winter. Remove dirt and clean the hood with soapy water (no kerosene, diesel or oil should ever be used in metering units!). Replace cracked plastic covers. Replace broken fingers in a finger-pickup meter. Seed brushes need to be replaced when worn. If a groove has formed in the chromium house of the metering unit it is time to replace it. The belt (in finger pick-up meters) should be flexible, not have cracks in it, and should be clean. Clean with soapy water and let it dry before putting it back in. Put the metering unit back together. The rubber belt should be placed back in the right direction, or your meter will malfunction. You can lubricate with graphite (NO OIL or WD-40).  It is recommended to take your finger pick-up metering unit to a dealer to have it calibrated every year or every 300-400 acres. Take a bag of your own seed with you, and give him the correct speed at which you’ll be driving. If you have a vacuum or air meter, check for leaks and appropriate vacuum or air pressure.
  2. Planter unit. Accurate depth placement can be compromised if planter units are loose or wobbly. You should not be able to easily lift up your unit or move it sideways. Look across your planter units from the side. Are they all at the same height? If one unit is either up or down compared to the others, it needs work. A common problem is that some bolts are loose or additional bushings are needed. You also need to replace cracked or broken seed hoppers.
  3. Seed opener disks. Seed opener disks need to have a minimum diameter (check operator manual) or they will not place the seed at the appropriate depth. Seed opener disks also need to come together in the front (they should usually touch for 3”, but this may vary depending on planter). Stick two business cards between the openers and move them as close together as possible. If opener disks are worn too much you will get a “W” shaped seed slot instead of the desired “V” slot.
  4. Seed tubes. The end of seed tubes may wear to the extent that they curl inwards, catching seeds. There is often a hook halfway up that can easily break off. Seedtube guards need to have their minimum width and be fastened correctly or 
  5. damage to the seed tube is likely.
  6. Seed firmers. These help to press the seed down in the furrow, guaranteeing more accurate depth placement of the seeds. The tension can be adjusted with a bolt. If the seed firmers are worn too much they need to be replaced.
  7. Depth wheels. Depth wheels should run tight against disks. Change washers from in- to outside (or vice versa) of depth wheel if necessary. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, the depth wheel arm needs to be replaced.
  8. Coulters. Check the diameter of the coulters, and replace them if needed. You should adjust the depth of worn coulters that are still usable.
  9. Row cleaners. Check for wear. Adjust to compensate for wear or replace if worn too much.
  10. Closing wheels. Closing wheels need to have an intact spring, and need to be checked for damage or wear. Bearings cannot be wobbly or too tight. The bottoms of rubber or cast iron closing wheels need to be 1.5”-2” apart. The closing wheel arm cannot have too much play or bushings or the entire arm may need replaced.
  11. Alignment of coulters, opener disks, and closing wheels. Take a rope and pull it straight from the front coulter to the closing wheels. The firming wheels, seed openers, and coulters should all be in line. Closing wheels should not run on top of the seed furrow.
  12. Insecticide boxes. The insecticide boxes should have no holes or cracks. Tubes should be blown out with air as well as the slot on bottom of meter.
  13. Fertilizer unit. Fertilizer opener disks should have a minimum diameter (check manual). The bearings should not be wobbly or too tight. Hang a bucket below the tube of the unit, and do a test run of 175 feet in the field. Weigh the fertilizer in the bucket, multiply by 100, and you have the fertilizer you’ll put on in pounds per acre (at 30” row spacing). Adjust as needed.
  14.  Chains and sprocketsCheck all chains and their sprockets. If they are worn too much they need to be replaced. They need to have the appropriate tension and should be greased regularly.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Get Your Tractor Ready For Winter

Heater cabs, tractor tire chains, skid steer enclosures, and more are available from All States Ag Parts for most tractors and skid steers.

Simple tips to winterize your vehicles and equipment to combat winter's worst weather.

Battery Care
A high cranking amp battery is best for cold weather. At least 800 to 1000 cold cranking amps (CCA). Check battery connections. Prior to cold weather setting in check all of your battery terminals and grounds. Remove any oxidation and make sure connections are tight and secure. A battery heater can help keep your battery cranking power at its maximum during cold winter weather.

Tire chains
Four wheel drive and ag tires do wonders in the dirt but on a sheet of ice quickly lose their traction. Add rear tire chains and, if needed, front ones (4x4 only). All States Ag Parts carries a complete line of tractor tire chains, as well as skid steer chains.

Antifreeze
Check correct antifreeze to water ratio in your radiator. For most areas a 50/50 mixture works well. Check the back of your antifreeze container and use the appropriate ratio for your climate.

Engine Oil
Synthetic oil can help your engine turn better on those really cold days. Synthetic oil does not thicken as quickly as conventional oil when cold. In addition, use an engine heater to warm oil and maintain proper oil vicsocity.

Hydraulic oil
Just like engine oil, cold hydraulic oil can become very thick and take time to warm up. You can help reduce the time by using ATF or synthetic hydraulic oil. Use a tank heater to keep hydraulic oil from thickening.

Keep Yourself Warm
Check your blower motors or add auxillary heaters to keep your cab warm. All States Ag Parts has a great selection of vinyl heater cabs that will keep you warm in your tractor. We also have enclosures for skid steers.

Call today 877-530-4430.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Salvage Update - April 17, 2017

Recent salvage arrivals at All States Ag Parts. Used parts for John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Ford, New Holland, International, Bobcat...

Call 877-530-4430 today for the best selection of used tractor parts! You can also request used parts online at:http:// www.tractorpartsasap.com/ usedparts/ When calling mention the stock number (EQ-#, EN-#, CP-#) listed on the photo for quickest service OR you can use that same stock number and search for that unit on our website (which might have additional information and photos, although some items may not yet be listed on our website)http:// www.tractorpartsasap.com/

John Deere 24T
Black Creek, WI
877-530-2010
International 5288
Fort Atkinson, IA
877-530-3010
Owatonna 285
Bridgeport, NE
877-530-5010
Owatonna 285
Bridgeport, NE
877-530-5010
J I Case 600
Black Creek, WI
877-530-2010
Ford 6600
Black Creek, WI
877-530-2010
Case 850
Black Creek, WI
877-530-2010

Monday, April 10, 2017

Salvage Update - April 10, 2017

Recent salvage arrivals at All States Ag Parts. Used parts for John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Ford, New Holland, International, Bobcat...

Call 877-530-4430 today for the best selection of used tractor parts! You can also request used parts online at:http:// www.tractorpartsasap.com/ usedparts/ When calling mention the stock number (EQ-#, EN-#, CP-#) listed on the photo for quickest service OR you can use that same stock number and search for that unit on our website (which might have additional information and photos, although some items may not yet be listed on our website)http:// www.tractorpartsasap.com/
Case VAC
Black Creek, WI
877-530-2010
Hesston 1150
Bridgeport, NE
877-530-5010
Ford 8000
Fort Atkinson, IA
877-530-3010
J I Case 1030
Bridgeport, NE
877-530-5010
Gehl 880
Downing, WI
877-530-1010
J I Case 2670
Bridgeport, NE
877-530-5010
AGCO ST47A
Black Creek, WI
877-530-2010