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Ethanol critics; International Harvester tools; Alamo Group; All-States Ag Parts

Hurt by ethanol

I don't think much of your ethanol. [See “The heck with ethanol critics,” December 2007, page 4.] It may be good for some people. But it is hurting cattle people bad. Feeder calves went down $0.30 a pound in the fall from last spring because feed is so high.

Fertilizer is high because of so much corn being raised.

But I guess no one thinks of the hurt it is doing.
Mrs. Lester Tuggle
Worthville, KY

1,000% agreement

You will probably get plenty of comments on your editorial that appeared in the December 2007 Farm Industry News. I, for one, agree with your comments 1,000%! Our Project Development Manager, Sara Wilcox, made the same comments at a Brock seminar she spoke at this past summer and was not treated graciously for her opinion.
Ernie Moody
Chairman, Board of Directors
Illini Bio-Energy, LLC


IH Socket Set

I have an International Harvester socket set that I purchased when an IH dealer went out of business in my area. I need replacement parts for a ½-in. drive ratchet.
Aaron Freese

According to John Henigan, Case IH customer relations representative, both Case and International Harvester had a program years ago offering a lifetime warranty on tools provided by either company. To find replacement parts, contact your local Case IH dealer or parts manager. To find your nearest dealer, go to and find the Dealer Locator. Then enter your zip code and the site will generate a list of the five Case IH dealers closest to you. The Web site has a “contact us” feature providing e-mail information. Or you can call the Case IH Customer Relations Department at 262/636-6011.

BMB mower

Where can I find parts for a BMB 12-ft. mower with two rotaries and eight blades?
Albert L. Reynolds
Booker, TX

Alamo Group purchased BMB in 1986 to provide manufacturing capacity for the Rhino product line of agricultural equipment. Call the Rhino Parts Department at 800/446-5158 or send an e-mail to Or write to Rhino at 1020 S. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City, IL 60936.


Tie rods

I am looking for tie rods for a Case IH 2096 tractor with MFWD. It has a ZF front axle. Case IH does not make them, and I have been unable to find any aftermarket parts for it.
Kevin Peterson

All-States Ag Parts, Urbandale, IA, would be able to provide what you are looking for. All-States Ag Parts has seven salvage yards in addition to two full-time salvage buyers that travel the country looking for parts and antique to late-model machinery. The company offers a one-year warranty on all parts, whether used, new, or re-built. Call All-States Ag Parts at 866/609-1260 or visit

Manure tank

I am looking for parts for a 1,500-gal. liquid manure tank manufactured by Hawkeye Steel.? It was manufactured in Waterloo, IA, in the 1980s. If you can give me any advice as to the availability of obtaining parts I would appreciate it. Thank-you.?
W. Yuska?
Buckingham, IA

Contact Hawkeye Steel Products, Box 2000, Houghton, IA 52631, 319/469-4141,


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