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Hey Guys,

I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. I've been reading for awhile and this looks like the place for good combine info.

I'm looking to buy my first combine and have been looking at the 1400 series IH, mainly the 1420,40,and 60. Most of them I find here in central MO do not have working brakes. What kind of expenses am I looking at to get the brakes working again and what is the most common malfunction on these.

Thanks guys,

Joe
 

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hi and welcome to the site the brakes never worked in a lot of them we had a 1979 IH 1440 from brand new and the brakes never worked and we never really cared because 1 we are in flat saskatchewan land and if we started rolling we just moved the control lever ahead till we were not moving our 2 1460's we have the brakes workes because the prevoiuse owners got them fixed and i am not shur how much it would cost probably around 500-1000 dollars
 

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On our 1470 (1460 that levels) I had to put a kit into the master cylinder. Not a fun job to do. Quite difficult to get the springs reconnected to the linkage when going back together. As I recall had to work through the access panel on the right side of cab. Also laying down on the top of the feeder house reaching up under cab to get to lines, bolts etc. Cost of the kit was around $40.00 as I recall. I have Raybestos MK234 and CarQuest M221 and M272 wrote down in the parts book. I did use aftermarket kits rather than CaseIH. There is a serial number break on the hillside machines and I am not sure how that corresponds with the level land machines. It is possible that they just might need bleeding to make work. You might want to check that first. Good luck with the project.
 

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unless you are in mountains brakes are optional on these machines. They are basicly like a TA in the old I H tractors just been fixed or need to be fixed. the Hydro is the effective brake otherwise about the exact same as an old chevy pu to fix just not as handy. buy the 1460, the 1440 has much lighter undercarrage (the old 815 undercarage) the 1420's have a very bad habbit of cracking and breaking all the back angle bracing under the engine compartment. Just a 4 row machine. (the old 715 under carraige, really too lite). The 1460 has the best balance and the best frame and under carriage (the old 915)
The prices aren't much difference buy the 1460. JMHO
 
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