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About edwardporter1

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  • Birthday 03/23/1954

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    Meeteetse Wyoming
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    Anything IH, History, my family

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  1. I started several years ago with 10 bred Heifer Angus. I got a fair amount in infrastucture , corrals water tanks etc. They multiply every year. This spring, God willing I may have 24 calves so I ts a slow return building a herd. Got 10 steers to the sale next week and a freezer full of meat. Just starting to get a return. Those big cows can sure eat a lot of hay in the cold winter. Will be glad to turn them on the range in May. Just jump in now , I agree with R190
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  3. Sharp truck.
  4. Like those Wide coverage Fenders Nice lineup!
  5. They used to dig Kaolinite near where I used to live. Big pits that are now overgrown with brush and trees. I found a brick made from the stuff. It embossed with Kaolin, Pa. on it. Like many industries that went the way of the DODO.
  6. Last time I got a W-2 Form , I was 16 yrs old. Self employed all my life 46years of trying to keep it going. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to get a check every week.
  7. Years ago while out snowplowing one night ,I came upon some idiot stuck in a snowbank. I was in a hurry as I had a lot of driveways and roads to do, he flags me down . Wanted pulled out. I said no, His reply was " Not very neighborly of you". My reply " I ain't your neighbor". Like Hillary says " You got to pay to play"
  8. How about $5k to clear a lane 4 miles into a neighboring ranch. That how much the contractor charged the absentee owner. For that money I would have shoveled it with a trowl1
  9. Driving on 70 thru Indianopolis a few years ago ,rounded a bend downtown a 40ft container on the road. Car carrier in the median , some cars still chained to it . Top layer cars in the ditch, smashed car near the can. Police talking to flatbed semi driver. Looked like a chain on either corner of trailer. Looked to me they were locking him up and throwing away the key. Bad deal, not securing the load properly. I haul those cans with chains on corners , Big straps every 8ft. . I think about my wife and kids. No cowboy or hillbilly loading goes on in my life
  10. I saw the news too. I got a lot of Craftsman tools in my box. Agrre they ain't what they use to be. Sears closing more stores too. Circling the drain. A death of an American icon! Maybe Mr Trump might help. Seems to me he has been successful keeping things in America.
  11. I deal with Sam Null in the Middletown store. Super guy, he put many a mile delivering parts all over the Mid atlantic. I call him with the info and sometimes my description of the part and he can decifer the part I need from some pretty vague description. They work with Torgensons out of Billings Mt. Know guys there to hook me up but I prefer my relationship with Hoobers. Glad your a part of their organization. Say hello for me
  12. When I started farming in 1970, I was doing business with White Bros supply in Middletown, De. Great people who worked with me to get things started. They were the IH dealer closest to me. Hoober bought them out and expanded to include Steiger. Had a separate dealership for those big tractors down the road from the IH building. Built a new building and combine the 2 lines. They have been buying dealerships since then and I think they are the 3rd largest independent Case IH family dealership in the nation. They have parts and service second to none. Great people to deal with. I still order my parts from them even though I live 2200 miles away. Always get the proper parts and advice. The local Case Ih dealership near me is rather weak on everything. Hoober is top notch. You do pay for it but its service can't be beat.
  13. Contact Ed Leaman at Leaman Tractor Parts.. He is a FWD guru.
  14. Haven't figured that out yet. Seems like a quick attach is foreign to some too.
  15. I had a 1980 Paystar 5040 that had the same problem as you , double framed, ate out by salt. I had a friend tackle the project in his garage. The truck had a tree spade mounted on it. I weighed the cost of a glider, too much $$$. I had rebuilt the big cam 400 and did the rears so I knew what I had so we triple framed the truck and lengthen it 3 ft so I could move some real tall trees without damaging the heads. $15K later I had a really good tree mover. Cut the frame just about to the front shackles. Put Mack cross members . A lot of drilling and Heavy 3/4" bolts and 1" . It was a real stout truck. I will try to find a pic. Your truck looks good. I would reframe it by a reputable guy. NO HACKS