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  2. New Sled

    Some specs of my new baby, 1992 Polaris Wide Trak LX, 5250 miles. Apparently there was only around 700 made in 1992, this was the first model yr for the LX. 488cc liquid cooled Fuji power. Surprisingly, it has the P90 clutches instead of the P85 a normal Indy 500 would have. Kinda sucks, I have a electric start and numerous parts for the P85. Low, high, reverse transmission. 156" x 20" x 1" track, new just a few hundred miles ago, and there was nothing wrong with the old track - that came with the deal. Articulated rear suspenion skid.... The back 12" of frame pivots independently to improve ride. Extra windshield and a cover. Original owners manual. Towing capability was rated around 1000 lbs on the standard rear hitch. This sled was so successful Polaris continues to build it today...... the hood is redesigned and they dropped the 488cc liquid for the 550cc fan, but the basic chassis is the same. And it's Red, almost even the correct shade.
  3. Grumpy...

    I got grumpy today...heard the first bell of the holidays good cause but I hate jingle bells, made me realize There is 30 days of the wretched Christmas music coming, 12 songs with 900 versions, that makes me grumpy...
  4. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Columbus here what part are you?
  5. Dad's (Blue) Tractor

    I agree with Tony. I love the looks of those 8 and 9000 , 86-9600. Open station with those unique fenders they look real cool. Guy I work with had an 8000 and he says it was a beast and worked great.
  6. Dad's (Blue) Tractor

    The 8000 - 9600 were pretty stout old tractors. Good friend of mine put way north of 10,000 hours on a turned up 9600.
  7. Know this John Deere fan?

    Dude is Sick ! Sorry J.D. Even you do not deserve this face.
  8. Dad's (Blue) Tractor

    Those are sexy looking tractors and not many restored or at shows. Show it with your Reds and you'll be surprised of response. Nice, Tony
  9. Custom decals

    Out Here in Ca . we have a privately owned franchise outfit called;" Fast Signs ." They are fantastic in working with me on custom decals . Take them a picture and few details and they will make it for you. You must have something similar in Montana. Tony
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  11. who all grinds feed still?

    ^^ That's a tough looking rig. I would bet that is still a workout for the SMD. Nice rig! are those radials on the back?
  12. Vintage Ads

    One of the more popular Versatile products in this part of Sask. was the 400 self propelled swather. I believe it was their first hydrostatic drive model. They sold a lot of these as well as the model 10 pull types. From a 1972 ad.
  13. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    I was talking about this earlier this week at training. We both were shaking our heads while discussing millennials. He was mentioning a realative who was harping about being over qualified for her job, which sure didn't seem like the case. But a self driving diesel over the road unit would be right up the laziest generations alley, They could engage the autopilot and play on the net, watch a movie, take a nap, and still be getting something done. And taking the place of two drivers would change the market. Then add to that having a follow on semi (or two or three) with no one at the helm and you are getting a lot of freight across the country with very little labor. Regarding the electric power OTR units, I don't know what Tesla and his Ponzi scheme have planned, but I would guess that a hybrid unit would be more likely. Having a small generator with a battery bank powering an electric truck seems much more likely in the near term. The small gen sets (20kW) are very efficient and would make inroads on emissions while the electric portion of the vehicle would be able to do the work with current technology. The batteries are even available with life cycles that are realistic . There are some amazing videos where these systems are used in exotic cars,
  14. Engine with 436 crank but no IH # number

    Your overseas aren't you? After navistar was formed they had agreements with several companies to provide engines. Perkins and Detroit sold rebadged navistar (ihc) engines but I thought they were 466s
  15. Convincing dad not to switch oil!

    Well its like I said if I were in a jam. I keep hytran on hand all the time so I can only think of once or twice I had to do this. You might be right but if your alternative is to run your tractor low on oil or use a couple gallon of cheaper oil I would take my chances on mixing is all I was getting at. I agree it is not ideal.
  16. babysitting tax question

    Wrong. I have been there and checked it out with my wife and son. He is all that matters to me. I want him in a good place. I could care less whether she is licensed properly if she does a good job. And after my wife and I check out the rest of the places and that's the one we like the best we will use her regardless. My point is child care is very expensive and can be a tax break. Since I pay for this give me one reason I shouldn't be able to write it off because she doesn't want to claim income. I am pretty sure she can watch up to 6 kids in home without getting licensed. She doesn't want to pay taxes is the bottom line.
  17. babysitting tax question

    NO, she is a middle aged woman working from her home. She should be claiming income and is not, which is why I cant write it off.
  18. Light switch 806

    When you put a new switch in, cut the resistor wire off the back of the switch and put contact grease on the connections
  19. babysitting tax question

    It sounds like your wife has a good thing going on here. I would be very happy to have this.
  20. babysitting tax question

    That's fine if she wants the extra days off work but why should she charge me for it meanwhile I have to pay another person to watch my kids. I completely understand the normal holidays as that it expected and I am ok with that. I think she should charge for the holiday, not the extra day as well is my point.
  21. Light switch 806

    Thank you all for the help.
  22. IH air cleaner for 826

    Serial number of your 826 for the registry if you don't mind? Please and thank you!
  23. Farmall Super HTA for get this $140,000 and yes that is correct

    I agree with everyone here. A Super HTA is a waste of two good tractors. When I see them at shows and on rides, I walk on by. I won't give them the time of day.
  24. Corn Picking with the 14P and Farmall H

    Augercreek, I'm moving from NE Minnesota to Rice Lake next summer. I bought a place just over a mile away from the Hungry Hollow show grounds and plan on joining the club. It will be a better area to exercise my (other red) tractors. DWF
  25. New Sled

    I have one of those also. Yours looks like it is in better shape than mine cosmetically. I’ve pulled a face cord of firewood out on one of my sleighs though. They pull like no other in low range. Also very comfortable with a full size passenger or up to 4 small children (going slow of course)
  26. life in our corner

    Well got the lease signed....here we go. Milk prices are perfectly timed....ugh. Praying it will all fall into place. Made agreement to get some cows/hfrs from S about a hour. Robots are getting ordered next week. Ufdah...spreadsheets, banker, accountants keep telling me it will work. We go plenty of equity and generally know how to make things go. Old banker told us 4-5 years into it with dad he never thought we'd make it. Nice, we switched banks soon after. And doing nothing will get us where the last 3-4 guys who sold out were. Really feel a robot dairy will be good for kids too. Easy to get them involved raking stalls and cleaning VMS up etc.
  27. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    Exactly. Where is the electricity going to come from? How many new power generating plants have been built in the last 5 years? Is there anywhere in the country with the political will to build one? It makes my head want to explode to see all these anti energy types extolling the virtues of electric cars and trucks. No nuclear, no coal, no hydro, no natural gas, no fuel oil. Solar and wind can't get it done with the technology that exists. Best thing for trucking would be to get rid of tier 4 and trim back the regulations.
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