JD Humm

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  1. I remember that ad from 65, it was just after the 1206 and 656 were introduced. Dad bought a new 656 late that fall.
  2. Step daughter Crystal and her husband, first sargent Justin (not supposed to give their last names or where they are stationed). Photo was taken at a military ball they attended this past week. Justin is a career soldier. He was stationed in Germany for several years, that is where our two grandsons were born. Justin did five tours total in Iraq and Afghanistan and another tour in South Korea in the past ten years or so. I hope he is finished with the war tours.
  3. Wow, what a sad deal.
  4. 706 was our newest and biggest gasser, but we had larger diesels starting two years later, all sold at our auction in 82. Everything after that was diesel.
  5. I am in the Kansas City area also, had a doc's appointment in KC at 3:30 pm. On the way in the truck thermometer said 87, on the way home it said 92. We were at an open house at Natalie's horse instructor's stables Sunday, it was hot, humid and almost miserable out. I am ready for jacket weather.
  6. Hope he has more than lawn mower brakes for stopping power.
  7. Why do they offer so many models of combines now?
  8. A few years ago my company did the elevator installations at the new NNSA facility near Grandview, Mo. Honeywell makes non nuclear components for nuclear weapons at that site. While visiting that site I always wondered just how many nukes were being reprogrammed to take this site out.
  9. A late friend had a new gas 503, bought it in 67, one of the last built and I was thinking it had the 806 gas engine in it which would have been the 301. He ran that machine hard for way over 20 years, it had more hours on it that any other three combines put together when he finally parked it in the early 90's. It was still in operating condition and he parked it inside, used it as back up when he bought a used 1440.
  10. I remember hearing the adults talking about the Cuban missel crisis when all that was going on, I was in second or third grade and even the teachers were talking about it to us in school. Also remember the Duck and Cover drills, should have been called "Bend over and kiss your a$$ goodbye" drills. I always figured if they ever start lobbing those missles back and forth at each other, I hope the very first inbound missle lands right on me and mine's heads, I don't want to be around to deal with the aftermath and I don't want any of them to have to go through that agony either.
  11. That happened to dad's 1256, it was the countershaft nut that backed off. Ruined the countershaft and a gear or two, been too many years, I don't recall exactly what all did have to be replaced.
  12. A life long friend of mine and his brother grew up on a 5000 diesel, they tried but even those guys could not tear it up. We had a 706 gas at the time, that 5000 diesel would push that 706 all over the field.
  13. So what does the government do with the items they take? Put them back in service?? Wonder for what on earth they would have a need for a V12 Allison?
  14. Yes I am sure it was be cost prohibitive to get a B36 in the air again. Glad to see some are still pretty much all intact for future generations to see. Doing okay, finally off the most confining of the post surgical restrictions, even going back to my part time job for a couple of hours each day this week.
  15. Randy I figured you would have some first hand information and knew these guys, thanks for the reply! I would love to see that someday, it is not all that far from us. Is that the only intact B36 left??