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  1. Super nice 856

    My uncle's has a similar fade, it was repainted in the early 90s with Central Tractor paint
  2. self propelled round baler

    I had a good chuckle at the 'why are they turning' comment. My grampy was one of the first round balers in the area, he started with an IH 2400, not sure of the complete succession but eventually ended up with a Vermeer and was a dealer of Vermeer. I can't remember the exact operation of the 80s Vermeer balers but there was something about when they tied that you had to reverse. Grampy replaced his 2-105 White with a 2955 JD in the early 90s, he had some repeat rear diff issues with the 2955 and the Deere dealer blamed it on the Vermeer, some cockamamie reasoning about the repeat reversing. He eventually replaced the 2955 within a couple years with a 3255 but from a different dealer. It never had rear end issues but by then the Vermeer had auto tie and the 2-85 did the most of the baling until it gave way to a 6400 JD. The 3255 had 14000 plus hours with no diff issues when it left.To ramble on some more with stories of Grampy's farm, we were using the 3255 JD on an IH chisel Plow one day, I can't remember the model but it would have been the same vintage as a 45 vibra shank cultivator, about 8-10 feet wide, the 3255 was needed elsewhere so we hooked the chisel to the 1850 Oliver, which needed either to start before the batteries wore out on the warmest of days, but once she went ran good, the Olly pulled that chisel equivalent of a gear faster than the JD but sucked the fender tanks dry doing it. Anyway to hear of a Vermeer with a different unloading process made me wonder if a Deere was capable of handling that situation
  3. Harvestore Silos

    Gramps had a Harvestore and a Slurry store, he bought them in the 70s, used the silo til 85 when he got out of cows, the tank til 90 or so when he got out of pigs, the silo and the tank were both tore down in early 2000s and used as grain bins by the buyers. The base and bottom ring of the Slurrystore are still here. The Harvestore base is part of the loading dock now. I remember the roof rot issue being talked about, if I recall correctly when they replaced it the new one was to have a lifetime warranty.
  4. Rantoul show pics

    What brand is the yellow 4wd tractor in second last pic?
  5. Brand new IH 656 on the set of MayberryRFD

    Definitely a Chrysler product, look at the big old gas cap in the left rear quarter panel, its the kind of gas fill tube that runs through the trunk. I'm not sure of model, whether it be a Dart or a Valiant, it's an A body Chrysler for sure.
  6. 70 Fleetstar

    The White is a 4000 model, it's a similar build as the Fleetstar with a Cummins if I recall correctly
  7. 70 Fleetstar

    The owner is updating/restoring the truck to replace his rusting mid 70s White truck of similar configuration. Sad to see the White retired but the Fleetstar is a good replacement. Owner moves buildings and likes old iron.
  8. 70 Fleetstar

    It has a inline 6 Detroit with a blower, up until seeing this truck I thought all Detroits were V engines, it has a 13spd trans We are swapping the hubs out to allow budd wheels, 6 new Alcoa copies to go on, I'll post more pics when we make some progress
  9. 70 Fleetstar

    This old girl came in the shop today Rearend stamped with IH
  10. Lamborghini tractors

    My dad sold Lamborghini tractors for a few years, as mentioned before Lamborghini is owned by Same-Duetz Fahr(SDF). The Lambos were away around the deal Duetz had with Agco, there were Hurlimanns imported here in Canada too. If I remember right the head office of Same Duetz North America (as it was called in the early 2000s) was somewhere in Texas. The Lamborghinis quit coming when they were able to bring Duetz back. A 6105 White is a SDF tractor as well as the utility line from available from Agco at that time. When the Lambos were here they ranged from 30-165 pto hp.
  11. Porta Power exhaust pipe expander

    The company that makes my bender would be worth looking into. They call there exhaust line is called Blue Boy, there company name is AMH. Google will point you there. Our pipe bender has been a great machine, 7 years strong.
  12. Anyone else love working up stairs of old barns

    Got to love old barns, in one of my cousin's barn they had many tunnels, they filled the mow with squares as there chores and tunnelled in on their free time. The only rule stipulated by my uncle was to leave 4 tier untouched for insulation, by March the tunnels were done. My grampy and uncles were one of the first round balers in the area, they put them in a door of the loft and rolled them around into place. One of my uncle's said the last year they did all square there was 36000 of them, so I guess the grunt involved in rolling 50 rounds about would be better. A dairy farmer I once worked for was used to town kids for employees, and would throw the squares on the elevator at a leisurely pace. I told him to just feed it to me, it was 'fun' at the time to exert myself like that, when the wagon was empty, I'd still have bales to pile and John would fill a gallon water jug and send it up on the elevator before he grabbed the other wagon. I would drink the whole gallon and go again. If only I was still in that kind of shape. John's barn was an old tie stall bank barn, the granary could be seen only for a couple months then it was piled in. One thing I'm sure that anyone who has been around old lofts has seen many worn barn boards, it's neat how the grains are displayed on such a flat angle.
  13. Springer's Retirement

    Very nice!! A friend of mine traded his 89 Dyna for the same bike, also same colour, this season. He rented a '16 Road Glide while visiting his brother in Florida this past winter and said he had to have one. I haven't driven the newer bike, even though I've been given the chance. I'm a couple/few years away (financially) from replacing my 91 Electra Glide Ultra Classic. Congrats on the new toy!
  14. My Sweet Loaner Car

    My first one was an 81 Parisienne that I traded a k car for, I painted the Pontiac IH red interesting to note. Most of my "metric" GM full size cars have been cheap as well, 8 of them no more than $350, a real nice 84 Cadillac with an unfinished 350 swap for $800, and my 77 88 for $3200. The 77 is a peach, factory Chevy 350, 107 miles, only thing I've done is dual exhaust, wheels and a wooden steering wheel. Ive done some banging inside or outside of all of them.
  15. My Sweet Loaner Car

    Cool loaner, our loaners are a pair of early 2000s Cavaliers, not nearly as classy as that beauty. I'm fond of those cars, have owned several of them over the years both as drivers and derby cars. I haven't been able to own every model in that platform yet but have had every make. I have a real nice 77 Olds 88 that i drive most days in the summertime.