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About RBootsMI

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    St. Johns, MI
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    Logging, trucking, diesel power, Oliver, IH, and Silver King tractors

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  1. Let's just say that one of those did exist (not that stupid) but wasn't that wide front end the "old style" with the tie rods out front? Or were they available later on after the tie rods in rear came out? If that was an incorrect front end for the year of tractor, that will totally ruin the value of that super rare tractor!
  2. Bottle bombs

    Trucker lemonade?
  3. Unusual Phobias or fears

    I hate snakes, make me jump when I see them. Heights don't bother me at all, but I hate manlifts or ladders. I cut a 68" diameter walnut tree for a buddy that was about 110 feet tall. It had no limbs for about 55 feet. I had to use a 60' manlift to get to the limbs, so I could climb out! Climbing trees with no ropes doesn't bother me at any height, but I sure hated the manlift ride up there. I climbed a 50' pine tree and cut a weeping willow out of the crown of it, then topped 2 of the tri tops out of it. He asked if I wanted a ladder to get as high as I could so I wouldn't have to climb as much of it. Heck no! I hate ladders, they are all springy and wobbly! I also don't like being near the edge of a cliff, I feel as if I'm going to be pushed over the edge. Does anyone else feel like they are being watched when they walk through the woods at night in the dark without a light? Always feel that way Ross
  4. Building a Sentry Module

    ZachGrant and dansuper27, I am following your posts to this topic closely. I only wish I had the electrical skill some of you guys have. A big thank you for the time you are all spending trying to figure this out and all the time spent cleaning all that epoxy junk off those boards! You guys will get it! Ross
  5. One excited little dude!

    That ridiculously huge muffler is 3 times his size!
  6. This guy is a patriot

    I like his country stuff, but have liked Staind much better since I grew up with all of it. From any interview I've seen him do, he seems like a very polite, respectful person.
  7. What I've been doing today

    You load the gravel, I work it on the other end. The last 2 pictures are of our local pit. That's the 23A pile across the pond there. Ross
  8. Gas start motors

    Well, they really don't have a specific name. They are hard to find parts for though, especially cylinder heads that aren't cracked. A gas engine in a Farmall M would be called a C248, while the Diesel engine in a Farmall MD, essentially the same tractor but with a diesel engine, is labeled as a D248. Same displacement, but absolutely nothing interchangeable between the gas and gas/diesel engines, not even the magneto. Pretty much everyone calls them as you did, the "IH gas start diesels"
  9. Gittin` the "wood"

    You guys don't think little junior would actually do something wrong now days do you?
  10. They arrived Saturday

    So must be the companies that didn't want to make them, are supporters of the kneelers?? I like them!
  11. corn is late , really late

    Hoping to finish up beans here this week if it dries out. The 3" of rain we got this weekend sure didn't help us. Then hopefully corn will be ready to start within a couple weeks. Early start on the corn hopefully!!!! Ross
  12. behlen power steering

    Whew, I'm glad I found your post, I was just getting ready to make my own lol. I took mine on my 450 apart to reseal. It didn't work right either, felt like it had a little assist and then nothing. Mine has a stand alone pump. Once I got it apart, it's obvious someone else has been in there before. I've been in these before, but they were working units, and I just put them back together how they were with new seals. Only problem is that was so long ago, I don't remember exactly how things were in them. This one was assembled incorrectly though, that is for sure. Where the short roll pin is supposed to be was a long roll pin driven in, locking the 2 dollars. If I'm not mistaken, isn't the short roll pin only supposed to catch the inner collar in the V notched collars? And after that, which side of the V notches is the roll pin supposed to be in? You guys say it's self explanatory, but I guess I can't picture what the V notches do exactly? Hope this helps both of us lol THANKS Ross
  13. Glenco question(s)

    We have a 9 shank Glencoe, just like the model you speak of. It works very well on the cornstalks. We pull it with a 1486 in H1. We could pull it faster, but we have ALOT of rocks here. I pull it all the way down. We have to run it over our soil here in the fall on river flats, otherwise you'll never get onto the fields in a timely manner in the spring. The ridges it leaves help the wind and sun dry the soil down where it needs to be to work it. I've pulled it with the 1086 as well, she pulls it pretty good, but it is currently down with a bad countershaft bearing. When I'm not pulling it with the 1486, I pull it with the 5088, although she ain't got the guts the 14 has so I have to pull it in M3 or M4. They don't work very well in very dry, grassy conditions, I just cuts ribbons out of the soil only where the teeth are. I think it works better with a little moisture. I have tried to pull it with out 1066, but here in our heavy soil, it was gonna be way too hard on it, and she's semi retired, so I nixed that idea before I ended up screwing something up on it. Ross
  14. Toss the part in a pile of charcoal, cover it, light er up. Let it get good and hot after a couple hours, weld it, toss it back in the pile and cover it up with more charcoal. Let it burn out. Be the best looking thing you've ever welded.
  15. How bout some good ole Kentucky tobacco

    Here's a question for you guys: When handling the green tobacco, in massive amounts such as cutting it, can you get a nicotine buzz off from it absorbing through your skin?