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  1. Why I am an American I don't normally type long winded stories in the MPT but this one is worth telling. I am dealing with a customer today that has an obvious middle European accent. His is a very nice old man and we were having an entertaining conversation. I asked him if he was from Belgium or southern Netherlands. He said he was from Belgium but has been in the USA since 1961 and is a US citizen now. I asked him what brought him to America. His eyes welled up and he said "This is going to be a long story, if I can tell it". He said when he was 8 years old the Nazis took over Belgi
    41 points
  2. 3088,3488,3688,5488,6588
    38 points
  3. I sure enjoy the fact she loves farm chores! Bought some feeder heifers today an had to move some calves around. She called me asked if I was stopping to get her for chores so she could help build a pen an move the new calves. After we got that done we had to fill water tub an she went an grabbed these 2 buckets an filled ( half full) by herself an said “ Look Pap! I have buckets like you!” She fills my heart
    31 points
  4. Random pics of Red Power as we get started on spring field work.
    30 points
  5. While working on cleaning out old pictures from my phone, I came across a bunch from a project I built years back, I had more free time on my hands then, and put this together over the course of three years. I've always marveled at the architecture and character of older buildings, and decided to replicate a crib that was built in 1943 if memory serves. It sat on a family friend's farmstead. His father built cribs as a side business, and this was the one he built for himself. Shortly after I started my project, the original was demolished. The entire farmstead is gone today. Everyth
    29 points
  6. 4/17/21 Kingsburg , Ca . A little farm Swedish town held its 26th annual Car Show. great weather, big turn out , people ready to get out and get back to normal , they said largest attendance ever and approx . 300 cars. i was blown away when they call the 1966 International pick up , Best Of Show ! I had fight back wet eyes receiving that huge award. so gratified and honored . I hear the same thing over and over , “Never Seen A International given same treatment as other at a car show” few pictures of day our local branch of Edge& ta branch 8 had a display
    25 points
  7. ...after being pushed sideways from our Cattle lease block....decided to crank up the Portable Mill and try and sell a bunch of Douglas Fir....given the outrageous price of sawn timber in New Zealand . The first order of timber was for about two cube of 4x2's/ 2x2's and a slew of 6x1's.....delivering that tomorrow, about 80 miles away..... The Doug Fir is about 47 yrs old...but never was thinned. however, there are some good logs up on the hill My old friend turned 80 , a few months ago.....and never want's to die in town !!!! .I am a mere 78 , so we had
    23 points
  8. I have always said ,Red Power forum members are a Class Act ! I'll admit I have been on Coffee shop little less for some time , For me it goes back to when I joined in 2007 , Getting acquainted with mostly the older Guys, as I am one of the older ones now ,lol. Many of them have retired or passed and as a old fart many of the conversations now days , I have little relative interest in. There are a few souls that are somewhat annoying to me , there are others that seem to me to like to throw a fire cracker in the group and stand by to see results. I have to admit that I
    23 points
  9. Got some good seat time on the 1256 plowing my neighbors 30 acre field.
    23 points
  10. Got my duels mounted today. Put new radials on several years ago. Finely ran into a used set of radials to Mach up. Got them on today
    21 points
  11. Thank goodness my name didn’t come up 😳 Just so all of you know I was going to throw the towel in a few weeks back over one guy that was causing a lot of grief on here . But here’s the deal I enjoy helping you guys and that would be unfair to the rest of you over me getting upset with one bad apple . Most of you know that person is not on here anymore causing trouble so life goes on . ‘This is a really nice site , BJ and his team of folks keeping this all in order is a thankless job. Thanks to all of you and the forum members for keeping it all alive and well . ‘Danny
    21 points
  12. Went to a plow day with this tractor hadn’t taken it in 5 years had some fun when nobody was in the furrow in front of me put it in 4th gear and let it eat
    20 points
  13. I think I’d live trap him and drop him off in a gated community in San Francisco
    20 points
  14. I'm probably going to be the odd man out but dog needs to be put down. What if it hits a child in the neck next time around.
    20 points
  15. This week our model is the mighty 1066. I believe the 1066 is one of the most iconic tractors that International Harvester produced. Myself, well you all know my all time favorite is the 1466. I expect lots of good pictures today and some great 1066 stories. We have owned six 1066's over the course of time, but currently don't have one. We someday would like to find a nice black stripe as my Dad bought one on a farm sale in the fall of 1980. I don't have the serial # unfortunately, so it will just have to be as I remember it. It did not stay long at all however as it was traded for a new 1486
    19 points
  16. Our small town had their junior prom last night. Being the parent of a junior class member they expect you to volunteer for the after prom party hosted by community , my wife went to the planning meetings and helped set it up.. It really showed how well behaved and polite the kids are. I think 110 kids attended the party. They said everybody from prom came and the few junior seniors that didn’t attend came to the party. Community and businesses had donated about 10,000 or more worth of prizes and door prizes. Every kid won something. The big prizes were two 60 inch TVs one for junior and one f
    19 points
  17. Bit the bullet on a new tractor hauler today. I liked my little Half ton Chevy but every time I hooked up to it with the trailer I was pulling close to 10k. So wanting a bigger back seat I went looking for a 3/4 ton crew cab for the bigger cab. I knew I would be loosing gas mileage in going from a 5.3 to the bigger 6.6 gas gm gas and lower gears well almost getting a silver gas job I ended up liking this Red Diesel better. So I pick it up on Tuesday
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  18. Recently I was speaking with another Red Power Forum member (No, I assure you that it was not myself, even if I do talk to myself sometimes!!). This member lamented that there is an ever increasing number of people leaving or ceasing to participate in Red Power Forum, some due to conflicts arising on Red Power Forum, others due to natural causes. So I ask you, each and every one of you to please be respectful of each other. I have seen some less than desirable things in the past few months here on Red Power Forum and I have to admit that I am not thrilled with that. It is because we as
    17 points
  19. It gets mentioned it seems with increasing frequency about the members leaving that is sad. I just wanted to say I joined after doing research on my TD7C. I found more knowledge and statements on here than any other forum. Ever since I have enjoyed the banter and wealth of information available here. Fortunately there have been a couple of times when I was able to pay back or pay it forward when I was certain I knew what I was talking about. I have laughed and cried at posts. Enjoyed some fantastic pictures of places and animals. Bonus is I have learned much. I just want to thanks to
    17 points
  20. The verdict is. If you don't resist arrest you most likely don't have anything to worry about. Whether the officer made a bad decision or not in all these cases would not be a question at all if not for running and resisting
    17 points
  21. I picked up my new round baler today. Saved from the junkman. Its in decent condition for the age. Even has twine in the can. I was told the old guy that had it used it close up to when he died, stored it upstairs on the hay mow drive floor. I'm looking forward to trying it this summer, maybe about 5 or 10 bales worth, just to see if it will make a bale. I suspect that it may have been sold new by our local Allis dealer, but there are no dealer stickers on it. It lived about 18 miles away from me. .
    17 points
  22. Well...the decision was...paint. I thought it turned out great.
    17 points
  23. Local diesel shop needed a intake to use when they dyno engines, fits 5.9 cummin.
    17 points
  24. Again I don’t have one but I’ve gathered a pic or two here and there.
    16 points
  25. I got this in the mail a little over a month ago. Last month I won it on a Girard Auction. I was super pumped to get a buyers guide from the early 70’s. It has some water stains but still a really nice piece. Enjoy.
    16 points
  26. The missis grew up on a farm that had a 70+ foot superior windmill, so she always wanted one. I always wanted one also but it's alot of work. Well since the 1800s barn is gone from our farm I miss the old farm look so I broke down and found a windmill. It's a 35ft challenge.
    16 points
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  28. I spent the afternoon and evening today building this engine stand. Tired of wrestling engines around on the floor or bench with the cherry picker. I'll put her to the test next week with a DT466. I used a 60:1 speed reducer and a 2" shaft. Two rigid casters and one swivel with two locking feet on the rear corners. I'll have to make adapters as I go but at least I have the stand built now.
    16 points
  29. Last fall I picked up a deere combine to make some straw with from a guy who was cleaning up there farm and we somehow got talking about tractors and I said I am looking for something to cultivate my 3 acers of produce with, he mentioned that they have a old C with a belly cultivator on it that's been sitting in a shed last ran in 91 that they would probably re home so me and a buddy bought it together and brought it home. We changed oil and refilled the coolent and swapped out a wrecked rear tire cleaned the tank and carb and to the field it goes. It's so original it still has IH stamped plu
    16 points
  30. My 686 came from an auction about an hour away. It has the D312 and is showing 3267 original hours. Most of the paint is original. Currently riding on 16.9x38 Firestones.
    16 points
  31. I think all things change with time, some for the better, others not so much. I have been a member here since the early inception and it has changed over time. I find myself visiting here less and doing more in the Facebook groups, a lot of the old board members are there. It is not that the newer members here are any worse, its just you become friends with some and things sometimes move to different platforms for various reasons. I still try to visit here daily but do not participate as much I guess. One big thing that I have noticed is there is more political discussions here and less a
    15 points
  32. My buddies and I pulled and installed quite a few motors under a big crab apple tree beside dad's barn in the early 70s. Didn't build my first garage till 77. Funny though most, as this pic shows, were mopigs. 🤪 Direct Connection on the licence plate. That one ain't!
    15 points
  33. Think I found my long lost brother😂
    15 points
  34. Just bought a original red power 1486. It was on a sale 70 miles away. Going to use it on baler a bit this summer.and it has had a rebuilt engine just like every 86 series I have seen.
    15 points
  35. Luke’s little buddy—cow died Two days after calving and he bottle fed him the remainder, actually caught up decently! And Addi, “helping” drive Truck 904 in local parade caleb turns a year old in three weeks so we’re going to give a reprieve on work pictures 😉
    15 points
  36. Finally found and aquired a original wide leg two post Rops and Canopy !Feel like a 12 year old at Christmas !!
    14 points
  37. Town next door! I love it!
    14 points
  38. Dad's '75, in front of his p.o.s. 220 ridge-builder disk.
    14 points
  39. I am a tax payer in the sh*thole state of Minnesota, and I’m so sick and tired of what’s going on, and No Balz Walz not having any, won’t put an end to it, then 6 months ago sh*tting on us northern tax payers, by saying “there’s nothing up north other than rocks and cows”. Ok thanks!!! So here’s how I see it, burn it down, everything they want, torch it!!! Cause no matter what way the verdict goes, they’ll burn if innocent, they’ll burn to celebrate a guilty! So burn it ALL!!! Leave nothing, and remember Walz, we are just rocks and cows up here, and last I checked, rocks and cows don
    14 points
  40. Just saw this today, prolly' will disappear at the hands of big tech and sure as h3ll will not be picked up by the sewage media. <https:www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc7680614/ > is official government source, it's quite long but very well documented, Pretty much destroys the narrative we've had shoved up our a$$es for the past year. But then, most of us, (RPF members), knew it was all bull$hit all along. I want to puke every time I see obedient masked sheeple complying, especially the ones riding solo in their cars with their face diapers on, letting our freedom
    14 points
  41. My sister works at the local ih dealer as a parts girl, its pretty sweet. I will send a pic of somthing I'm working on and bam I get the part number and price right away, and if they have ot or can order it. It is very convenient. The other day there was a pile of lights with the boxes missing and was one clearance and I figured it was time. Got all the lights fornthe 1456 in led and Holy moly is it bright. Can't wait to see em in the field
    14 points
  42. The Ministry of Primary Industries are always on the hunt for Bovine TB reactors...thus a crew were working at the Rainbow Station whilst we were up there.....Helicopter...ground crew of eight blokes who were dropped in the valleys with 50 traps each.....They were duly picked up later in the day and again dropped back next morning....to check traps and bring out the opossums.....Oposums had to be plucked ...then taken for analysis by some bunch of , no doubt , unshaven "boffins ''of dubious political note......This to determine if there were any TB carriers amongst them...Tally was ju
    14 points
  43. Here is our family's, was bought new, my uncle has it right now. A guy it Kentucky has the one before or after it, I forget which. Started life with 34 inch wheels and then was changed to 38 clamps and as they broke got 6 hole wedgelocks. M&W turbo was added after warranty expired and a year round cab was added after many years too. It got the 14" clutch and then some rear end work along the way. It pulled an 8 row 800 planter was it's biggest job for many years, was the first one in the neighborhood at that time. The weight of the 8 row broke the 3pt until it was replaced with a 120
    13 points
  44. I'm not getting either shots
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