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  1. Started My 806 L.P. restoration

    Did they ever decide what caused the failure? Parts? Machine work? only curious so that myself and others can learn from it.

    Yes, but for different reasons. More of a musty moldy smell now. Just think 50 lbs and “don’t freeze”.
  3. 666 basic questions

    I would love to have a diesel 686 with a roll bar and canopy. I think they would be extremely handy size. The only thing I don’t like about them is the mechanical TA. I think IH could have upgraded that to the hydraulic version easy enough. Or even better used the back end of the 674/684 and had a 6 cylinder row crop version. By this time the 766 and 786 were the same physical size as the 9, 10, 14 series tractors. A smaller frame version with 8 speed and hydraulic TA would have been great. as a note, I also really want a diesel 756, but they are hard to find and really expensive when you do find one.

    On a related note. Found this box in the basement; repurposed of course. i believe this box is probably close to 50 years old.
  5. self propelled round baler

    I believe the reason all balers had to reverse early on was that when you dropped the bale you had to pull forward before closing the rear gate since they didn't have bale kickers. I think all balers now have that function or something similar.
  6. self propelled round baler

    That makes some sense. Seems like you could just drive the pick up wagon the other direction on the field, but maybe there is more contour on the field than I remember.
  7. self propelled round baler

    I saw it. Why did they turn 90 degrees before releasing the bale. That didn't make sense to me. they should have made it outbof their continuous round baler. I also don't like that the pickup is under the cab, behind the operator. It should be more like a combine with the pickup out front.
  8. New Tractor Shed Started ,Sept 7,17

    Can someone please explain to me the purpose of building permits? In my opinion if I want to build a crappy structure with no foundation for an out building (i.e. chicken coop), that's my business. I guess if the county/state wants to know so they can tax it and make sure it's actually in my property and meets setbacks, that I can understand, beyond that it's not really any of their business. It should be a rubber stamp at that point, for the fire fighting stuff, where I live it doesn't matter, while our volunteer fire department is very good on the ambulance, the mostly just contain any fire they are called to. Meaning they haven't had a driveway burn yet. Again why should the county care if your building burns down. That is part of living where you live and between you and your insurance company.
  9. Pole barn header

    There is NO weight on the gable end. The truss carries it all just like it does on the other trusses. If the truss couldn't carry the weight, you would need a post in the center of every truss in your pole buildings. Onthe long sidewall, the truss needs something to sit on, hence the need for a large beam if there is no post.
  10. Sticky fingered women

    I don't know whether this comment is hilarious or sad.
  11. Pellet grills vs gas grill

    I specifically said my pellet grill. I guess I should have stated my Traeget pellet grill. 500 F is about high end for everyone I know with Traeger or similar pellet grills. I probably know 20 people with them. Your brand sounds higher end or at least heavier construction to hold that amount of heat. Maybe better controls. Can wood get that hot.... Sure but the pellet grills I've been around don't.
  12. Pellet grills vs gas grill

    Yes, but still takes more time. Gas grill will run 650F plus pretty easy. My pellet grill might hit 500F but I usually try to keep it closer to 400 - 450F. It takes 10 minutes to warm up, the gas is warm in less than 5. they are both great just different styles of cooking.
  13. Pellet grills vs gas grill

    Gas grill is a lot quicker, wood fired is easier to manage heat, but it takes longer to heat up and cook. In my opinion, the wood, and slow cooking leaves a better, juicier taste. That said, there is nothing wrong with a gas grill either. I use both. Gas for everyday stuff when I'm in a hurry, wood pellets for weekends or when I have more time. If I had to choose 1, I'd probably go with gas, but I also love my wood pellet grill. just not quite as practical when the family is hungry and I want to get food on the table quick.
  14. 1206-501

    Why would he be upset? An auction is generally a pretty good indication of market value, especially on eBay. If he doesn't understand that then nothing is going to make him happy. I also assume that his eyes will roll into his head when he finds out it's going to be $40k to make it right.