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  1. I got back my dads old Cats back 5 years ago from down in my home town in north east Iowa . The first one I got done and back down to our neighbors farm where we use it today , the original one that I was on since I was 6 months old in the spring of 1963 when he was building the golf coarse in my home town . I spent many hours riding on this machine as a kit and dad let me start running it when I was 14 years old . It was in need of a bunch of work but it had a new overhaul from Caterpillar and had about 50 hours since it was done . The under carriage was ok . I had to buy a donor D 6 Cat out in Colorado from a government surplus auction and it had 788 actual hours on it . I’m sure dad is rolling over in his grave as we hit that new dozer in the head and took all the good parts and put on dads machine . ‘We burned some Lang days and nights to get this done for the ACMOC Show in my home town two weeks ago . This show was a working show so I hauled the original dozer down from MN and my other machine was hauled into town from the construction company that was hosting the show . It’s the first time these two dozers worked side by side for over 50 years . My some came down and we had a weekend of pushing dirt and they both worked great 😊 If any of you get to north east Iowa stop into the new Caterpillar museum that was just opened two weeks ago , it is unbelievable what John Moyna /owner of CJ Moyna and Sons construction company /MTS factory where they build big scrapers, offset disks , rollers , quad track tractors , John and I went to school together and of coarse he rolled the red carpet out for me knowing I was going to have dads old dozers there at the show . He gave me the scraper that dad pulled behind the original dozer , he had it giving to him by the guy that owned these dozers my dad run for many years . So I guess I will have another project down the road .
    41 points
  2. hi to all of you loving amazing brothers/families/sisters out there - you cheerleading, your prayers, your hope, your thoughts, your words are sustaining us. My wife made huge strides in past 24 hours. Her oxy machine is OFF!!!! She managed a short trip to town to get more meds for us. Today was treatment 5 of ivermectin and sunday will be treatment 6. still on the dexamethazone and doxycycline - terri cant deal iwth the side effects of dexamethazone she cant sleep at all and says she has brain fog. Me, im sleeping hour or 2 at a time then awake a few hours. I think my sheer lack of oxygen helps me be able to sleep better im just so lethargic. I did have two pieces of digornios and a can of sprite today cant beleive it actually had a flavor and ate a half a blueberry muffin with extra butter for bkfast to take pills this morn. Gnawed on a piece of hard crusty bread for dinner to take pills. No huge appetite but something for sure. Taking all the supplements along with the meds to help with recovery. Definitely going to add elderberry plants to my fruit trees/bushes around here next yr they seem like nice berries. i think im gonna make it!!!!!! Its gonna be a slow sucker but I am so thankful and blessed.
    30 points
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  4. Just got back from the funeral of my friend Steve. West Nile destroyed his immune system. Second bout with Covid did him in. Overflowed every room in the church and moved outside. Big church too. Three pastors did duty. It was truly a celebration of his life. Won't bore you all the stories but one. When they put Steve on a ventilator, he said seven days is it. Then I am either going home 👈 (pointed west). Or going home 👆(pointed up). All those that attended him said they never saw a man die happier. When you know where you are going, death is not scary. So many people don't know where they are going and certain forces in this country are trying to keep them from searching, creating a lot of fear. Know where you are going.
    26 points
  5. South Dakota Whitetail I believe 😊 He is not quite ready for the Remmy model 7 youth in .243 his dad shot his first buck with But I have it waiting for him when he is 😃
    22 points
  6. Well after 52 days in hospital with the covid pneumonia , I brought my wife home from hospital last night. On o2 an ton of meds we're at least on the home stretch to recovery
    22 points
  7. good day everyone - more positives for us - terri is doing around the house projects picking up things and up/down stairs cleaning up from our disarray of hoses, machines, blankets, cups, glasses, pill bottles, scattered to the wind as we just didnt have the fortitude to do much. I kicked one of the oxy machines to the curb ( baseboard ) last night so on 4L vs 10L of oxygen and doing ok. Got pretty winded talking to my daughter on phone this morning so had to get back on the hose/leash after about 10 mins. My youngest had a horse show today about 8 miles from the house but couldnt go tethered to my hose. Didnt really feel like it but still wish i could have. My oldest daughter took her kids and face timed my wifes iphone and got to see Emma do her halter/pleasure event. That was nice. I plan to try to work maybe a half day monday from home on the computer and see how i do. God has been faithful, so many ways, through all of you and through those here. Side note, - reminder, its ever so close, my son ( 22 ) golf scholarship teammate/college roomate lost his dad yest to covid in wichita. My son did not share this at the same time we were both battling. I was trying to fight mine and his friends dad was in same place I was. His dad went on vent 3 days and didnt come off. Only a couple yrs older than me. My son finally broke down and told me how scared he was and we talked it thru yesterday. ITs been a tough week for him as a young man trying to grieve with his friend and worry about me. I am so thankful I have the relationship I do with my kids. Hold on tight!!! Ive never thot i could feel so blessed hooked to a breathing hose.
    20 points
  8. Rained out again today with another 1” forecast for tomorrow. Enjoy everyones harvest pics so thought I would share a few. A couple gratuitous puppy pics thrown in for good measure. Just getting started this past week and not real promising weather in near future.
    19 points
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  10. Well I combined everything full Saturday night and the elevator doesn’t open until 11 on Sunday’s so I had the whole fleet lined up and loaded this morning for pictures. I like seeing everyone else’s pictures and I appreciate the advice from you all. It’s not new but it’s bought and paid for. 3, 7120’s, a 7140, and a 2366 with a 1083 corn head.
    17 points
  11. Got the baler winterized and put away. Just had to snap this shot of the "14" before the duals come off and the Bale processor goes on😄
    17 points
  12. Big hood and bigger fenders, feels like you are climbing to the sky and this machine was tight! Always loved the 930 tractors.
    17 points
  13. terri is getting a little sleep after terminating the ( devil pills she calls dexamethazone ) she managed 6 hours sleep last night, me i got 3 but i also got a 2 hour nap yest afternoon. Im not going to quit them im going to taper off due to my extensive pneumonia and clotting issues. Both still on the antibiotics until they are complete not skipping on any of that for sure. Taking the supplements and ivermectin. managed a waffle with pnut butter/jelly this morn, going for the pizza sprite again next woot woot. I never knew food has flavor - its still off kilter but better than a dirty dish rag flavor. such beautiful weather and I cant take advantage of it, my favorite time of year so frustrating but compared to where i was a wk ago i will take whatever i can get since things are such a blessing to be able to breathe and even look out. blessings to all of you in whatever you are doing, be safe in your work, be grateful in your trials - robert adn terri
    17 points
  14. They wanted the old hitch removed and a new one installed. This is what they got.
    17 points
  15. I wanted to share some pictures we took today in MN. The 806 is mine, 856 my cousin JRound and the rest are my dads. We have a representation of every series from 1958-1985. I wish it was sunnier for better pics but got what we got for weather.
    17 points
  16. I started fresh out of college with a large corporation and have worked there 25 years as an "Industrial Electrician". Fifteen years ago I got married and moved into my wife's home which was an hour away from where I worked. I had it pretty good there, but the drive and mandatory weekends sucked. The electrical superintendent for our local township is retiring and I was fortunate enough to have been hired as his replacement. I am so very thankful to not have to drive through another winter and have to worry about being late to work by a minute ever again. My new drive is actually a walk of a quarter block down to the municipality building.
    16 points
  17. I have enjoyed reading everyone’s posts for the past year or so. Finally decided to sign up and join some of the interesting conversation. Picked up a 61 560D this week. My education growing up was on two of these my pap had. Miss the **** out of him and the farm. He sold the equipment off 20 years ago. I know where one of the 560’s are but have had no luck from the current owner to get it off of him. So, this one popped up local and decided to stop procrastinating and grab it. Excited to share with some like minded IH fans
    16 points
  18. Loaded up this 650 the other night for tomorrow’s fun pull. I brought my girlfriends TO 30 to a friend’s house near the pulls last weekend so she could practice she asked about a month ago about wanting to try pulling said she needed some seat time on the tractor first. Last Sunday we went over his house and pulled the boat up and down his driveway to about 7000# that’s all the little Ferguson wanted. I have wanted to pull this tractor on this track for a few years I’ve pulled my daughters M and our 600 so this year I’m trying this one. The pull is all for fun it’s a fundraiser for the local church
    15 points
  19. Thanks to all of you , I am planning on putting it out on a couple jobs when it works out , my son really likes running it , he was very close to my dad and loved hearing stories about those dozers . Wish he was still here , it would have been fun to have him help us with this project , I remember a lot of stories and life experiences with those two dozers . Here are a few more pictures from back in the day
    15 points
  20. Harvesting rice with my 1460 and 16.5' 810 header. I'm late and the rice is getting too dry. It should greener when harvested. Thx-Ace
    14 points
  21. We were able to have a couple of fun plow days in September here in SW Ontario. The first video is my friend on his new 650 Diesel. It needed fairly minimal work to get running, (minimal for us, anyways, it had stuck starting valves in the head) and then we rebuilt the hydraulic valves and he put all new hydraulic hoses on it. We plowed that day in hard, heavy clay ground. 4-14" bottom #70 plow in 2nd gear. The second video is my oldest son Cameron and I plowing with our W4 and 2 furrow #8c plow the following weekend in lovely clay loam ground. Running 2nd gear, 3/4 throttle. We don't much care for tractor pulls as much any more, we would rather fuel up and plow for 6 hours straight! What a great way to spend a sunny day! Cheers! FD
    14 points
  22. This tractor has life it's whole in this area. The local story is it got booged in its early day. They took 20 mules and hooked them up to, then started the traction engine. An it popped on the first turn or so of the engine. Mules needed no help getting it out. This Holt is also very local and has been part of the parade here my whole 66 years. This tractor is not near as old as you would think, portably about 20 years old. The crank shaft is the only original part the way I have heard it. There are pictures of Holts first attempts at building a crawler tractor, and this is built around that. Don Hunter of southern Calif built. He has past and it has been in the care of Tom Madden a big time Cat collector here in Paso Robles. Tom is drive the wheeled Holt on the left in second picture. I don't know the youngsters driving these Best's but the local historic organization that puts a lot of the paraded together and owns many of the old tractors does what it can to get young people involved. This Cat D6 was earning a living up until 1985, when the Ernest brothers put ever acre they had in CRP and retired. In the 1970's they finally got a AC HD 11b and then a Cat D7e but until then the old 1937 to 1940 3 cylinder D6's had been their prime tractors. They where some of the last to use pull combines to cut their wheat and barley here. From what I have been told A Case, IH 51, and one or 2 JD 36B.s. All pulled with D6 One of the first fuel and oil distributors in the area. Was supplying fuel and gas for the tractors owned by historic foundation at least until a few years ago. And a sponsor along with Chevron of the high school tractor restoration compotation. All the tractor in this shot have been done kids in the FFA tractor restoration compotation over the years. Tony on his MM. This is the main street in Paso Robles Ca. In a weeks time all scares will be hard to see. This parade has been held since 1931. With 3 years off for WW2, and last year. Always Been the "Pioneer Day Parade", so crawlers would not have been to pioneer in the first parades. And to end this shinny Red Ones.
    14 points
  23. After hay making l haven’t had a chance to get the farmall home .The youngest son and his family had some pictures taken with the H , this is true reason we continue to press forward😎
    14 points
  24. Got my 90 year old grandpa running the combine yesterday, he was having a ball. For Lorenzo who commented that he hoped to see this and anyone else who saw the video I posted back in the spring; grandpa planted part of this very same field in the MX200 in late May. He used to do quite a bit of the combining back in the day when they were running a JD 6600, he had never run the 9500 before yesterday and the 22 foot head was "a lot to keep an eye on" by his standards. At the end of the video I've got him on the M with a few 400 bushel gravity wagons in tow, front one is about two thirds full, back one empty and that's about all she can handle - need more wheel weights. It was a surprisingly hot day so I got him in the 1466 Blackstripe (AC works) to take the last wagon across the farm to the next field the combine was moving to.
    14 points
  25. Saw this tractor sitting and stopped to look at it. Looks to be an original at 5700 hr. Everything seems tight yet. The interior has been replaced, but all the pieces are there.
    14 points
  26. This past weekend, a bridge outside Victor, IA was named for my Mother's first Cousin, Kenneth Heitmann. Kenneth lost his life in the Vietnam conflict. He was a doctor and did not have to go overseas, but he felt it was his duty to serve. The entire Community of Victor is proud of their lost son. Several of Mom's cousins were on hand as well as the VFW.
    14 points
  27. I bought my 966 at a farm auction in 1984. It sold really cheap. About everyone else there but me knew that it had transmission problems. Cost me price again to get it repaired. It was my big tractor until I bought the 1086 in late 80s. I bought a Y-A-R cab for it a few years after it arrived. It has plowed, unloaded corn in the bunk, done all parts of haying, ran the corn dryer, and spent a lot of time hooked to the manure spreader. Arrival, with 20.8x34s. Both hubs eventually cracked and were replaced with 38" wedgelocks. Spent this summer hooked to the 8312
    14 points
  28. Not the prettiest, but it works.
    14 points
  29. Picked up my new ride yesterday 😎😎. I’ve wanted one of these since I was a kid. 5151 hrs, spent the majority of its life in PA running a snow blade and last owner did a little bit of hay and misc farm work. Drawbar and 3-point arms have almost no wear on them at all. The bad news: the hydro is out 😕😕. So I’m hoping I bought it right to feel like I still won after I spend big money to fix it…… I have the test gauges and copied service pages (really hard to read) from Herr’s, but does anyone have the full service manual in PDF form?
    13 points
  30. A while back my son Clay was carrying tools off a roof. The ladder moved dropping him ten feet to the pavement below and landing on the back of his head. It was bad. His recovery was slow but steady. The one thing that helped get him though his long days was Chase, his 6 yo red Visla. When the neurologist cleared him for limited work, he hired a man to help and went back to finish the roof where he had his accident. Only a few doors down from where lived so Chase tagged along About halfway through the day Chase ran into the street and was run over and killed by a pickup Clay called and through a very wavering voice told me what had happened and that he was bringing Chase home to bury him on the bluff overlooking the ranch and Niobrara. RIP Chase, you were a good boy. We talked a lot about what a good dog chase was but clay was having a very hard time dealing with the loss on top of recovering from his accident. About a week later Clay came out to sit by Chases grave and think some things through. Only to find coyotes had dug him up and drug off his remains. This pushed Clay over the edge and put him in a very dark place. He was making some progress when he texted he need to see me when I came in to the truck tonight. This is who he met me with! Gentlemen, meet Porter, a heavy boned, bright eyed, beautiful black lab puppy. Clay's smile, the sparkle in his eyes and the excitement in his voice is something I have not seen in a long time. No amount of medicine, no amount of nothin will do for Clay what this little guy will! Lord, thank you for sending us angels in the form of dogs to help us navigate our way through life. And most especially, for little angel puppies😃
    13 points
  31. the usual chopping pic, and how I started this season. Ran into some soft ground, so I'm finishing with this. The cab got smoky yesterday. Opened the hood and the muffler inlet had rusted off. New muffler is $950!!!!! Guess I'll see what the welding shop can do with it.
    13 points
  32. ❤️ Living with a very old dog means feeling your heart speeding up every time you see them a little more stiller than usual and approaching with the fear that they have stopped breathing. Living with a very old dog means being aware that some of the things you'll do together may be the last. Living with a very old dog means thinking ′′ this is their last summer ", ′′ this is their last July ", ′′ This could be the last morning". Living with a very old dog means they bark at any noise at any time, not because they know what they are barking at, its they feel they need to bark and let us know. Living with a very old dog means, you have to lift them up into the truck, the bed, the couch, the stairs. Living with a very old dogs means putting off commitments because it's important to be close to them. Living with a old dog means we trip over them because they are so sound asleep they don't hear us approaching them. Living with a old dog means accidents in the house, its ok they don't mean to do it. Living with a very old dog means feeling guilty because you know you could have done more, giving them more runs, more travel, more hugs, more caresses, more everything. I would like to say that living with a very old dog also puts us in the face of our own death, fragility, vulnerability. Living with a very old dog means we got to experience life with a very old dog, which is one of the best joys on earth!
    13 points
  33. When a self driving car can make it the 4 1/2 miles from the pavement to my house on icy roads in a heavy blizzard among the drifting snow.... THEN I will be impressed. Hard to dismiss the wonderful, talented, intelligent creatures we humans are!
    13 points
  34. I have my 966 for several years. Came from a farm sale 30 miles away. Been a good tractor. Spent quite a bit of time on the bale processor when I had cattle. Spreads a little fertilizer. Mostly my snow blower tractor. Think I will use it on my disk mower next summer.
    13 points
  35. Mom posing with our 966. Love that tractor, bought it with around 1200 hrs. has around 8000 now. Was our big tractor when I was little, now our planting, spraying, auger and hay stacker tractor. Not the prettiest, but almost oil leak free, still a few to tend to.
    13 points
  36. For 36 years my 966 has been earning her keep. When I bought my 1486 a couple years ago, I told the wife I would let the "9" go to help pay for it. You know she says. When we were first married I remember listening for the change in pitch of the straight pipe on the 966 to know when you were coming in from the hayfield at night. We don't need the money that bad. Let's just keep her around. My eyes leaked a little bit. Those first years were hard but the "9" as well as the other IH tractors I have owned, helped get me through.
    13 points
  37. this is my brothers tractor he had our neighbor do. took him a year and a half but the end result is fantastic.
    12 points
  38. 756 last night out for some late night stalk chopping. Had a 15' batwing hooked to her giving her the beans. 1st high, pto speed, and mower set just above the dirt. Makes her talk a little once the dew sets in. 😎 I walked by 3 cab tractors to grab my convertible last night. Nice evening to listen to the ol German sing me a song. Man those stalks are loud being chopped up. Been on a cab tractor so long I forgot.
    12 points
  39. There are many people out there I consider members of the entertainment industry. They provide me no end of entertainment with their intellectual skills and good judgement😆
    12 points
  40. For many people, this isn’t a vaccination vs not question. For many it is a personal invasion of privacy. No one has the right to tell you what you should do. I respect those who do choose to get this vaccine. I also respect Ace’s ideas above. If the OP just goes and gets this against his best judgement, it is not right. If he wants to get it, totally different.
    12 points
  41. Many of you know I have been hunting for a cabbed loader tractor for a while. What I really wanted was an 870 Case, since I have an 800 and an 830. We were out in Pueblo Colorado over Labor Day, and I had Lisa drive home. She is always telling me I do all the driving, well, since she was driving, I got to playing on book face, and found a 2090 Case with a decent looking Leon 707 loader. Offered the guy a 1500 less, and ended up with it! Sight unseen, 700 miles from home, or there about. Have a neighbor who has a 53foot detach who was bouncing back from Washington state. Got the tractor hauled home for way less money than I could have done it for. When I made the deal, I knew it had a burnt up wiring harness, $150 project plus my labor! No biggy! Well we got started working on it last night. It’s going to need a starter, wiring harness, hydraulic remotes, exhaust rebuilt, cause you can’t remove the loader, and it is quick attach, or should be, without taking the exhaust off! Lots of tinkering involved but hopefully it will be a good one!
    12 points
  42. my tractors are to powerful for that, check with the john deere guys
    12 points
  43. I have a neighbor who was big into the media scene a few years ago. I think he has been on a number of movie sets, and had a syndicated talk radio show for a number of years. Anyway, today was his birthday. He has always acted fascinated with trucks, and I am hauling locally, so I asked if he would like to ride with me on a couple rounds. I could hear his excitement through his text!! It was a not so good financial move on my part, but Mike was ecstatic and that made my day. I guess this is somewhat in response to Jeff’s post about Steve! Steve was always willing to share his normal life with the rest of the world!
    12 points
  44. Scrub maples near peak, Aspen's starting to yellow up. Fields that had water, green. Everything else drought tan and brown. I like the contrasts.
    12 points
  45. Awesome !!!!!! I am terrible at spelling, now I only have to worry about two letters .....
    12 points
  46. We rode in a Quad Trac for the first time, then went to the home farm picked rock with the 806 finished combing then took over chisel plowing on the 5488. We had a long good day. I'm showing the temp gauge because I can't believe how cool this tractor runs. This is about 5 hours in 2 medium 5mph 10" deep with 12 shank chisel plow.
    11 points
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