twostepn2001

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About twostepn2001

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  • Birthday 03/18/1953

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    West central Texas
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    IH 664
    Ford 8N
    Farmall 560LP
    1969 Ford F-100

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  1. Red Power Round Up 2018

    Probably get slammed for this since l grew up in cotton country, but around here it was harvested with a stripper instead of picker. So my dumb question is....what is the difference between a low drum and a high drum picker? Way back when, l've watched my Dad mount a #30 stripper on a 560 by himself in about a half a day with just a little help from a "illegal alien". And that included changing from a wide front to a single wheel front.
  2. New joke

    His name was Bubba, he was from Texas ... And he needed a loan, So... He walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan Officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Paris for an International Redneck Festival for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000, and that he was not a depositor of the bank. The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan, so the Redneck handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. The Redneck produced the title and everything checked out. The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest. Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the Redneck from the Texas for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's private underground garage and parked it. Two weeks later, the Redneck returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest of 23.07. The loan officer said, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a distinguished alumni from Texas A & M, a highly sophisticated investor and multi-millionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the world. Your investments include a large number of wind turbines around Sweetwater, Texas. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?" The good 'ole boy replied, "Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?"
  3. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Saw this pic on Facebook and wondering what it is. I mean I can see it's a Holt tractor but what is that "extra" wheel or roller on the front? I've seen a lot of pics of early Best and Holt's mostly here in this thread but just never saw one like that.
  4. Red Power Round Up 2018

    May not be IH but it is red and an important piece of cotton harvest equipment. Will they be any module builders there? Probably be enough tractors there somewhere to power one for a couple days..... :-)
  5. Blakbird sped check

    I know the story has been posted here several times but here is a video of the actual pilot, Major Brian Shul telling the story.
  6. Anyone Read The Blogs From The Octane Press

    The latest one they have posted is a 2-part story with the engineer that developed the 1482 pull type combine. They always have interesting stories to tell.
  7. Favorite Truck Ever?

    A 2007 Freightliner I drove had a Mercedes engine rated at 500hp and a 13 speed. l don't doubt it cause l could run with the big boys on l-20 at the 80mph speed limit loaded with a 185 Bbl of crude oil. Then about 6 months before l retired they gave me a 2011 Freightliner Coronado with a Detroit 550 hp. It was ok but l liked the older truck better. Had a lot more leg room in the Classic than in the Coronado.
  8. Cannot imagine anything worse

    Sad sad situation. Prayers sent for the family.
  9. 756 lpg tractors

    That is a odd looking setup on that tank, never saw one like it. Seems smaller than the "standard" tank. Here is a pic of the 656 LP that belonged to John A, a former member here that passed away several years ago. According the serial # his was a early 1966 model. The grille is different because the original was smashed and he found a replacement at a tractor salvage. May be just perspective but the tank looks bigger.
  10. 5488 interior color choices

    This was the options in the '86 series cabs. Black, Burgundy and Western. Don't know if the were the same in the 88 series, but the Western was available on the 2+2's.
  11. 756 lpg tractors

    I don't know about other areas of the US, but here on the plains of Texas, SW Oklahoma and eastern New Mexico, LP's were popular up till the early 70's because of fuel cost. 5 cents a gallon for propane/butane vs. 20 or 25 cents a gallon for gasoline back then. And although l like red the most, l also like just about any color of LP.... lol
  12. 756 lpg tractors

    They aren't really rare, but 756 LP and 856 LP's are few and far between.
  13. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Just be warned......before you even think about it....he'll have you wrapped around that little tiny finger!! lol
  14. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Congratulations Great Grandpa!! You think you had a chance to spoil grandkids just wait till the great-grandkid thing kicks in!! Believe me......l speak from experience!! lol
  15. New joke

    lt's called tractor porn......DUH. :-)