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

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  1. who all grinds feed still?

    Yes, my "pets" like their oat chop so I grind a few loads of oats every year for them. Old school of course with a belt driven ancient IH hammer mill run by the Cockshutt 40 or 50. I know there are more efficient methods out there but its what I've got and it works so I'll run it til it breaks.
  2. Vintage Ads

    That is a real prize to have in your possession. A lot of the old brochures were just thrown out. I'm lucky to have saved a few over the years including this 1977 Versatile calendar showing some of their machinery available at the time.
  3. Mel Tillis

    Old timers will remember Mel Tillis. http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/8039477/mel-tillis-longtime-country-singer-and-songwriter-dies-at-85
  4. Vintage Ads

    -5F here this morning. Hopefully everybody has their Marvelube 5W oil in their engines ready for this cold. I don't recall my dad ever using anything lighter than a #10 in the tractor and car. But I do remember sometimes they would not start either. It got a lot lower than -5F as well. This ad from 1953.
  5. Vintage Ads

    From 1951, an advertising magazine I have. Its all Allis Chalmers obviously. Interesting to see a bit of history in the background as they work on building a dike to hold back the flood waters of the Missouri near Omaha , Nebraska.
  6. Vintage Ads

    This Bolens-Huski reminds me a bit of the Gardenaid ad that U.C. posted above. This one is from 1948. Quite the little two wheeled tractor but, judging by the size of that engine I'd bet less than ten horsepower.
  7. What to do with old tires ???

    We had a scrap tire collection site here in Sask. for a while where you could haul your collection in for free. It was a government funded program which unfortunately ran out of money and has been ended last I heard. I hope they can bring it back as I missed out getting rid of my collection.
  8. Veteran's Day

    Every year, 11th of November we gather in the little village hall where the legion puts on a remembrance day ceremony in honour of those who served. Including my grandpa in WW1 and my dad in WWII. I'll just throw in this pic of my dad (at left) taken during training at Camp Shilo Manitoba 1941. He mostly talked of his good memories and friends from the war years but he also saw the death and destruction of real war. And lived to tell the tale.
  9. 23 F🌡👀🤓burr this morning @44024

    All those temps would be an improvement on what we had yesterday. -5F at my place but I heard there was a record low set somewhere in the province. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/cold-weather-recors-1.4394761 Today the temp is better but with 50k wind gusts I think it will feel worse than yesterday. Wind chill factor is always the determining factor between nice and miserable days.
  10. Help me start my channel!

    All I have ever used is what came with the computer. Windows live movie maker. There are probably better programs available but this one serves my needs for now and best of all it is free.
  11. Carlisle tires

    I have a couple of Carlisle combine and baler pickup tires (400x8) and they seem to have stood up pretty well. I'm finding some new tires really are poor though. Got some labelled "Eastone) on the cultivator and the sidewall split in a short time. After the 1981 Goodyears had been on there for 25 years or so. Not sure but I think the replacements are Samson so I will see how they last.
  12. Help me start my channel!

    You've got a great subject there with the old garden tractor but you could use a little editing. Try cutting out the stuff where the camera is out of focus or just aimed at the ground. Throw in a few clips of different camera angles to keep it interesting. A little narration or at least sub titles can help explain what you are doing too. I don't claim to be any authority on making videos but I've seen what works for others. Its a lot of fun and also a lot of work producing a video.

    I got a good close up look at one of these hawks about 25 years ago when one flew into the window of the house and was killed. Miraculously the window did not even crack. We don't see a lot of them here. Mostly the big broad tailed ones that soar on the thermals of summer days watching for rodents. What they call sparrow hawks here are actually Merlins, a small falcon. They nest in the evergreens around my yard every summer.

    That looks a lot like the Sharp Shinned hawk I've seen here. They are a smaller hawk but bigger than a sparrow hawk (Merlin). http://www.hawkmountain.org/raptorpedia/hawks-at-hawk-mountain/hawk-species-at-hawk-mountain/sharp-shinned-hawk/page.aspx?id=575
  15. Vintage Ads

    Really nice but I can't see myself ever paying that much for a brochure. Wish I'd known years ago how much they would be worth eventually. I'd have picked up all the free stuff I could. Here is something I do have. Likely not worth much but still interesting. Remember the Ford "unibody" pickup trucks? This one from 1961.