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    I spent most of yesterday cutting some good salvageable heavy angle iron off of the frame of an old 20 ft Towner offset disc for carrying the remnants of the old disc to the scrap yard. (not the big Towner 8 ft that I got back to going a couple of years ago-----its a keep sake) This old disc was manufactured in the late 1940's------------no wheel carriage and mechanical scissor action for placing in and out of angle. My dad used to pull it behind the TD-14 and/or D7 CAT. (Towner was manufactured in California) Point is: I could not help from admiring all of the really good welding on this old disc-----------heavy iron and heavy welding. All done by some old timers with stick machines. Most likely an old guy who learned his trade during WWII--------------then made his living burning rod all day and then catching a couple of "cold-uns" to wash the smoke out of his eyes come quitting time. You can really tell a good weld when scarfing off an old weld with the torch---------I appreciate that type of workmanship. Funny-----------but with these old eyes, the tip of the torch is not always where you think it is nowadays!!!! (seems like cutting and welding by the Braille method doesn't work that well) DD
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    For the past 3--4 years my welding prowess was diminishing , I blamed it on the welders,,, I blamed it on the sticks,, i blamed it on the wind,,, the wire , Dirty mig tips , Finally got a magnifying lens for my helmet , Holy Moly never knew I could weld so pretty !
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    It was hot and humid at Des Moines--20 degrees hotter than it was in Alabama that same week! It was in the 70's in Alabama that week and it was in the 90's in Des Moines. So if we get the same week that we got then we will be great--and can fulfill that promise. It is going to be great no matter what the weather is. I have not been to a Round Up yet that I didn't like--rain, dust, mud, cool, hot--I loved them all. This is shaping up to be one of the most unique Round Up's ever--especially for those that have never experienced cotton and all the southern equipment. The northern people are excited that it is in the south with cotton and the southern folks are excited for it to come to their backdoor for a change. The response has been wonderful and by all indications this will be a big one--you do not want to miss it make plans to attend! www.rpru2018.com
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    The total when they shut off the donation request was... $15.2 million!! What an outpouring of generosity.
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    Folks, Forgot the glamour shot!:) Hope things are good in Red land! Regards, Chris
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    Some big 2 wheel drive power from White Farm Equipment in 1980.
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    58k people have pledged $3.9 mil in 1 day. That is astounding.
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    Looking forward to it!! one question; let us know when we can get into the campground early. Got a spot reserved but may want to show up a few days early. jerry
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