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    7130MFD, 1660 Axial, 71 Loadstar, 59 B-110, R160 S160, Cockshutt 40 & 50 "The Merc"

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  1. Anson, that JD cab was called the "roll guard cab" at the time. I'm not sure, they might have been built by Hinson but don't quote me on that as I have not done the research. Came out about 1970 I believe and was quite up to date and innovative for the time. I remember riding in them and being impressed. Ford got around any hydraulic system shortfall on the 6000 by having an accumulator in the system that allowed fast lifting on demand. Here is a little older Ford ad from 1955 featuring the model 800 "red belly" as some called them. Referring to the red painted engine and drive train. Also the smaller 600 series.
  2. International 4186 ad from the late 70s I think. Interesting roll cage looks like it was added on around the cab.
  3. Looks like an R 120, maybe R 130 in decent shape .IH sold a lot of them here in Sask. and I still see them show up for sale in various conditions. I don't often see one that still has the wheel covers.
  4. Ryan, nice panoramic shot of the crop. It looks good. And you guys are right, it sure cooled down by evening, which will help keep our thirsty (dying) crops going for a few more days maybe. But it also raises the possibility of an early frost. Hardly any bloom left on the canola fields by my yard so it might be an early harvest on that. Flax, I have only seen one field locally and it is nothing special. I look forward to not punishing my combine and myself trying to push that miserable wiry straw through the combine this harvest. No more watching for smoke at the feeder house or listening for the familiar growl of tight wrapped straw grinding against the inside of the combine body. I've never tried growing peas. There used to be a lot of them grown here and I still see a few fields. I'd be a little scared to swath them as I've seen some real disasters when high winds hit a swathed crop of peas. There were huge piles of swath left all over the fields and the only hope of harvesting was to use a pitchfork to feed them into the combine. Got no new crop pics. Maybe I should try and take a few pics of the cracks in the ground.
  5. We figure about 14 years for the Ford as it was used to move all the fill the year the shed was built and then parked in the back corner. The444 Massey I think might have run once in the past five years.
  6. Well played. The guy sounds a bit of a psychotic. At least it didn't degrade to the point of this one in Canada.
  7. Looking good. How is the grass and pasture holding out? So dry here that there is little to no re-growth happening. Only in the low spots around the (gradually drying up) sloughs. This is one year I am glad I only have a few cattle to pasture. These past wet years they could not begin to keep the grass chewed down. This is a shot of most of my "herd" last week when I spotted this little new calf had joined the herd..
  8. Art, I beleive the Dexta was a slightly newer version of the old Fordson Major that I posted. Although they look very similar. And Ford haying equipment was very rare (almost non-existent ) here. Almost as rare as this Dearborn combine from 1951.
  9. I believe Rugby to be the geographic centre of North America. Pretty sure that is on the decal of the Rugby hoist on my IH Loadstar. I'll just post an unedited drone pic of the neighbour's canola from a few evenings ago. You can see the lighter patches showing up where the blossoms drop off on the lighter land. Also those dark patches where nothing seems to be growing. I can't explain what they are but I see a lot of them this year. Maybe salinity patches.
  10. Yes, all the guards I welded were cast but I just welded them up same as mild steel with a 1/8, 6011 rod. They stood up to the job as good as a new one and at a fraction of the cost.
  11. Art, thanks for those pics and ads for the 6000 Ford. This fellow mentioned he had picked up a couple in Iowa and they had some type of mounting pin up on each side of the front grille casting and I wondered if it was for support arms for some type of row crop equipment. Those were three point, row crop tractors with the wide front axle turned around to the long wheelbase setting. They are headed to the U.K. as well. We never saw a lot of the Fords here from that series. Little N series were everywhere as well as quite a few of the bigger Majors. I think that was a British built tractor. Like this one from 1953.
  12. Sorry, they are not Internationals, but that Massey Harris is some kind of red power and it sure sounded good when it finally started up. Not as smooth as the Ford six cylinder diesel but pretty nice.
  13. Since I've been working with a Ford 6000 Commander last week I looked up this old Country Guide ad from 1966 that shows a pretty good example of what the tractor looked like when new. Wheatland version of course with no 3 point hitch but it did have the 10 speed Selectospeed power shift transmission.
  14. You know you can weld those broken guards. I've done it for years with New Holland Mower guards, Massey swather, probably a few more I've forgotten. If the top part broke off and is lost I'd just cut a piece of scrap metal the right shape and size and weld it up with the old stick welder. Worked fine. I still have the odd welded guard on the New Holland haybine.
  15. At least it was cool today. Sunny and windy with no rain again. The crops on the high spots are showing burning from lack of moisture. I took this shot tonight of a wheat field that has some lighter high spots in it and you can sure see them well from 180 feet up in the air.