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About EquipmentJunkie

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  • Birthday 12/10/1968

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    Tractors, motorcycles, cars, trucks,...things with engines, especially diesel engines.

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  1. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    I agree with those suggesting that they concentrate on segments of the market. Medium duty trucks with daily delivery routes would be best. Lower speeds, higher percentage of idle time, stop & go traffic, and more regular routes to help with any hiccups of electrification. It doesn't take long to name of some big names that could delivery needed unit volume for economies of scale: Coke, Pepsi, ice companies, FedEx, UPS, food service, and lumber yards.
  2. 3pt lift control on Fordson Dexta

    I believe that there should be a bolt and wing nut to keep the lever in the lowest position. I guess it isn't anything special since the parts list says to source locally. Messick's online parts list gave me this line drawing:
  3. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    I want to be clear...I'm not against electric cars or hybrids. They both make a lot of sense for some applications. I get ticked when lectured by friends who think I need to drive one. Hybrids and electrics just don't make sense for my needs...and I don't have the cash to have two vehicles in my stable. I was the owner of two VW TDIs which were great for my needs. Now that Tier-4 emissions are here, I drive a high-mpg gasser. Modern gas cars are very efficient. A guy from church had to part with his VW TDI due to the buy-back and he went with a VW 1.8T. He says that his overall fuel cost per mile is less with the 1.8T vs. the TDI. I average 40+ with my Focus. Back to the truck...the concept has promise. I definitely is outside-the-box thinking. However, I don't trust the source until I see it.
  4. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    I agree with you Rawleigh99. That auto plant in Fremont never produced over 450,000 units when it was run by both Toyota and NUMMI. So far, the Model 3 is a mess. Even Musk himself called it, "deep production he!!" back on October 6. The sad thing is we skeptics are considered to be anti-Musk zealots if we dare ask any question based on reality. I just had a discussion with one of Musk's disciples yesterday. I'm supposed to dismiss Tesla's major hiccups with the Model 3, the solar roof, and his home battery system and wholeheartedly embrace the upcoming truck and new supercar. Color me skeptical if Elon Musk is attached to it. He is flirting with the SEC scrutiny when it comes to his repeated corporate predictions because Tesla is a publicly traded company. Short TSLA if you own it.
  5. Dad passed away

    Sorry to hear the news, Jere. I know that it has been difficult dealing with Alzheimer's. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  6. Anybody have engine conversion in a superduty

    I am now beginning to find that a 2-stroke Detroit requires a turbo to make them pleasing to my ears. My NA Detroit tolerance is now down to the time it takes an Oliver 990 or 1950 to pull a sled once down the track...then I'm done for a month or two. However, any turbocharged Detroit Diesel is fine for me. A 6V-53T would be pretty neat, but they are HEAVY. There is a guy running around this area who put a 5.9 Cummins in an older Ford Excursion. I understood that he really likes it. I believe that his engine was a 12-valve.
  7. Shipping container vs enclosed trailer

    I am seeing the sea containers here, too. We are considering one or two. To answer your question, I believe that they are sold here since the trade deficit is so large with Asia and it makes little sense to ship air back via container ship since freight back will be about the same as the container sells for here.
  8. hours on a magnum?

    About 10 years ago, a friend of mine worked at Hoober's and said he knew of a boxcar Magnum used on a TMR with 20,000+ hours and the engine was never apart.
  9. Red n Green

    Thanks for the info. Looks to be in nice shape. Healthy rubber on the rear! My uncle had a 3020 gas, synchro range w/ a narrow front. I've always been a diesel, wide front, and PS kind of guy. I still have a soft spot for 3020s.
  10. Red n Green

    Nice! Is that a 46A loader on the 3020? What year is the tractor?
  11. Quick thank you

    No doubt that this group is a caring and supportive bunch with lots of varied life experiences. The wisdom on life matters often arrive with an in-depth explanation as to why they recommend a certain course of action. Many of you come from a similar faith perspective which I greatly value. I don't say "Thank you" enough to you guys. But, I've lost track of the times I've told people, "One of the guys on the Red Power forum said..." Drglinski, thank you for getting the appreciation ball rolling!
  12. Took some pictures yesterday

    That is a stable to be proud of! Both the 1206 and 1026 are set up just like I'd want mine to be.
  13. Like a little ham with your corn?

    Wow, there were at least 3X the number of wild boars exiting the field than I was expecting!
  14. Mecum Auction Results - Reifsnyder Back Forty Museum Auction 9-16-17

    I forgot this beauty! This 1917 International F4 truck brought $28K.
  15. Mecum Auction Results - Reifsnyder Back Forty Museum Auction 9-16-17

    You're right. Given the condition of the 4100, I thought it would bring more. The 4586 was not pristine, but it very nice shape from my perspective. That seemed really cheap at $7K.