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  1. Not sure it was worth it in a few years it will rust out and be worth nothing
    6 points
  2. Gentlemen, I am overwhelmed by the thoughtful and supportive responses, thank you. The first driver was treated and kept overnight for observation. The second driver was flown out with a broken neck. Her passenger was flown out immediately on Life Flight. He reached his destination hospital where his many injuries were addressed. Latest word was all three should make a full recovery. The boy will have a tough road ahead but is positive. After a big event, we have a "hot wash" with all involved. We talk about things that we did right and things that we can improve on next time. I skipped i
    6 points
  3. If past voluntary buy back programs are any indication it will be pennies on the dollar or a gift card to some big nationwide retailer that's involved for the tax write off. Also whats being proposed isn't people giving up their weapons or a "Buy back". It is "Give us your weapons or else." Once they (government) has the guns they don't need the voter's/citizens permission for anything else in the future. All the gun talk from politicians is saying "We're not going after the hunters, sport shooters, etc., etc. The founding fathers gave us that right that "Shall not be infringed" because they w
    4 points
  4. It’s been something I have talked about for probably the last 20 years and I finally dug the poor thing out of the grainery this past winter and started tearing it apart. It’s been probably close to 30 years since I rode it the last time (I was probably 8 in the picture. I’m 38 now). Works out pretty good considering the next generation is coming in March of next year. They can ride the old man’s pedal tractor, but this time it stays indoors!
    3 points
  5. And in the end, anyone who wants to kill people still will. It's only the law abiding that actually are burdened. I am sorry for the situation in NZ.
    3 points
  6. No kidding I ask one of our female EMT's by text, to sex (sew) the hole shut in ambulance seat. Was I ever embarrassed.
    3 points
  7. Would have been better if the 45's and 47's ran the DTI817 instead of the DV800 IMO
    3 points
  8. The sun rose on a much better day for me today. You guys were a big part of that! Son married off, family reunion done. Blown Airbags on trailer fixed. Heck, even the calf that got snake bit on Saturday and head swolled up like a football, responded to treatment and looks real good today. My life is quieting back down. Prayers need to go out for the young man who is facing a long recovery. His sister who was driving and feeling responsible and the rest of their family. Thanks again guys, you are great!😃
    3 points
  9. It's not just Beto, it's all of your candidates. It's part of the Democratic platform now.
    3 points
  10. I didn't know what to expect when I clicked on this thread. 😳
    3 points
  11. There will be a revolt (at least here in the South) before confiscation of any kind happens. Really I think this just comes up around elections, just like reparations, government giveaways or any other hot button/idiotic issue. One big factor that has been discussed with people around me is we can't think of one sheriff's deputy that is going to go to someone's home to confiscate their guns and take the chance of what's going to happen for the 40k-50k they get paid. I figure they and their spouses will decide it's time for a career change first.
    3 points
  12. The 4366 and 4386 were good tractors in my opinion and if IH had went with a Cummins 855 in the 45 and 47 they probably would've sold twice as many as they did with that V8 550 which turned out to be total junk after a few thousand hours, but that's another IF and its just my opinion
    2 points
  13. Tried out the old sheller today that one of our landlords gave me , I did quite a bit of work to it last winter. It had been sitting for about 25 years thankfully inside. It cleans the corn as well as any new combine , it was fun but glad to get back into the 2588. Corn has dried down really quick with the heat and dry weather we have been having. Moisture went under 16% most of the afternoon.
    2 points
  14. This is Fergus. He’s 3 years old. Great Pyrenees. Just the sweetest dog and gentle as can be.
    2 points
  15. I have an 11 year old Great Pyrenees male. He’s really getting old quickly seems like lately. I’ve noticed even his bark is weaker. Sad to think of him getting old. He’s been such an awesome dog with such a great temperament. He’s helped raised our 4 children when they were outside. Smart breed for sure. (He eats Purina since he was a pup).
    2 points
  16. holy cow, my dog would be eating better than me at those prices - i have one, been through a ton of dogs over the years various reasons/age/deaths I vaccinate my own other than rabies, feed them purina, all have lived good lives, never had one with allergies, seizures, or wierd issues some people seem to have with their pets. All have been outdoor farm dogs/cats. Most have lived 10yrs plus other than a couple that got shot or ran over from their own foolishness. One case of distemper over the years. 4 cases of twisted stomach. One died of unknown causes. I spend 200 or less on dog
    2 points
  17. Seriously Mike, you have a beautiful collection of firearms. It makes me hurt to think they could be ended by some very sick individuals. Your are preserving some very important historical pieces. You sir, are a true Patriot. I would stand side by side with you to protect you and yours.
    2 points
  18. Did you run a similar cost analysis on above mentioned wives????? 😁😂🤣
    2 points
  19. Jeff, This is eerie. At the same moment this was happening, I was at my local VFD. I was getting some one on one training on each apparatus from one of our "old guys". I didn't join the department for years in part because of my sister's experience, but I made it official last month. Anyway, he starts talking about a call, and it's the call that contributed to my sister leaving the department and messed up my life permanently to a small or large degree. One of my close friends was hit by a car and killed on Halloween night, 1996. She was 12 years old and was hit less than a mile from
    2 points
  20. I fixed the spelling in the topic title. BJ
    2 points
  21. I thought maybe that was something needed when you pass a certain age!! 🤷🏻‍♂️ My bad!!😬
    2 points
  22. ...ditto !!!!........and I love American tools...............Just to qualify that statement...tools with USA stamped thereon....and made of good quality carbon steel Mike
    2 points
  23. Your wires on the gauge are contacting the mounting bracket. The terminals of gauge have insulators to keep them from contacting mounting bracket and you have wires installed incorrectly.
    2 points
  24. Seth is a Vermonter, but you have the right idea Dennis. We New Yorkers need a governor. Some New Yorkers need a speed limiter as well, but all New Yorkers need a better governor!!!
    2 points
  25. With all due respect, Atila, it’s not “most” Democrats (sensible people like you) that we on the right worry about, it’s the extreme ones that your party likes to elect to public office.
    2 points
  26. All my guns fell out when the canoe tipped over! Guess I'll protect myself and family with a pipe and the little ammo I have that fits the pipe.
    2 points
  27. Sandhiller, Thank you for sharing this account of service and compassion. Please take comfort in knowing that your story reminds us that despite the daily reports of greed, corruption, and malice towards others, people like you are making the world a better place. You make a difference.
    2 points
  28. Getting ready to go to my sons wedding rehearsal. Pager went off, two car accident 7 miles west. Left family, jumped in C4, lit it up and headed for accident. Two car head on, hill and curve. One car on the highway, one car beside it in the ditch. Never seen a head on where both cars came to rest so close to each other. 20 feet apart. Cannot imagine the violent impact. Some first responders on scene by the time I got there. I talked to the driver of one car. She was out and sitting in a chair. She seemed ok. Went to the next car, driver was out and crying. I got ahold of her and helped her in
    1 point
  29. My wife [Angelika] and I exchanged vows 9/15/1979 Dang were did the time go Ya I know its opening day of small game here in Mi. but at least I haven't forgot Luv ya Angie Mike
    1 point
  30. They had Buyer's Guides you could pick up at dealers that sold M&W stuff. They made several styles of dual rear tractor wheels, direct axle mount with the cast iron hub and steel disk wheel. Then a style of direct hub mount for tractors like Allis Chalmers with no bar axles, a cast iron hub that bolted to wheel weight bolt holes of tractor wheels, then normal 9- bolt dual wheel bolts to hub. They made the first Super-Sized gravity wagon, "The M&W Little Red Wagon", they made heavy combine rear wheel wheel weights for combines with big wide heads, forget what they called them. They
    1 point
  31. I been around 4 St. Bernard's, first one, Mack, when I was about 5 or 6, then George when I was about 16, then Pepsi when I was 35 or 36. Think all died around 10 years old. Mack & George were males, Pepsi was female. Mack probably suffered a heart attack one night, hot humid day, in the 90's, after chores he was panting, couldn't catch his breath, slobbering bad, tongue was blue, was getting water from the stock tank. Next morning he was a little slower than normal but getting back to normal. He didn't follow us to the hog pasture anymore. Have a shih-tzu now, little 10-1/2# 8, a
    1 point
  32. Finally got loaded about noon today. One thing about loading in Montana, your on ranch time out there. We were told to be ready at 7:30 am. The buyer showed up at 8:45, half hour drive to the ranch, then wait another 2 hours while they sort and weigh the cattle. Gets a little frustrating sometimes when I have a 700 mile drive ahead of me and they have known what day we were loading for at least a week. Oh, well. I did take some pictures. These two boys had to check us out as we were leaving.
    1 point
  33. Sadly when "new" laws are written in, that is exactly what happens! All of us legal firearm owners have had the rug yanked out from under us, and now we are breaking the law. Wrong thing to be doing. Like said before, the NZ ban was a knee jerk reaction! Sad deal! The thugs will still be armed as always, because laws don't apply to them anyway. I'll be damned if I'm turning in my guns, only to rely solely upon the police force to protect me. Completely backwards! Every household should have their own guns and be properly trained to use and respect them, you know, kinda like a fire extinguisher
    1 point
  34. It occured to me my replies could be incorrect. I had assumed B+ came to the switch. It maybe that B+ comes to gauge. In that case short could be anywhere from gauge to switch.
    1 point
  35. Pete is right , the bracket is shorting the wires to ground with no plastic insulators on the posts.
    1 point
  36. Giant 10lb freshwater drum while dae was down. Little one on the ol dock demon. Some wiper. Carp. Big ugly bullheads.
    1 point
  37. I think this is the best story I’ve heard about that combine....
    1 point
  38. If you can’t find something for it to do you could just admire and love it and feel good you saved it from the scrape pile. The Cat gen set I bought has a bad exciter so the guy felt like cost of repair was more then the value of the engine so the guy put an add on C/L . I bought the engine with the trailer/fuel tank it’s a 1957 Cat engine which purrs. I love to start it up listen to the rattle. It’s a testament to Cat engines and their history.
    1 point
  39. This right here is one major reason to oppose all gun control legislation. I sure am sorry to hear about this Mike.
    1 point
  40. Well Gary which do you suppose would need more maintenance, the Autowagon or the girls?!?!? I’ll just stick to working on my Farmalls. 😎 Well after a 15 hour day, we’ve staggered home with our loot from the auction sale! It pays to have friend with a Dodge dually and a large trailer. I doubt I’ll ever go to another auction sale with the volume of Farmall letter series tractors. There was a range from newly painted down to parts tractors and random pallets of parts. I bought five pallets of parts, there might have been just one thing I really wanted but you had to take the wh
    1 point
  41. I also thank the emts and volunteers who will go out at 2 in the morning no matter what when we make that 911 call we expect somebody to show up. have been on our local fire board about 6 years now I realize now the sacrifices a lot of them make and the time they put in for training I do notice that in our area though there are very few young people joining anymore they make the training almost impossible for these people to take , I cant imagine some of the stuff they have to see and endure,
    1 point
  42. Jeff, I fully believe in my heart that YOU were the Angel for this young man and God sent YOU, because He knew the young man urgently needed something YOU could provide. Keeping his mind awake, when it wants to doze and fade is SO important in these situations. God bless you for being there. Traumatic situations cause us to need to talk. You're doing it correctly. You have people here who care. Farm (IH tractor!) people are some of God's best! Those EMT's are amazing, loving, caring people too. I so admire them. I've never been trapped in a wrecked automobile, but it consoles my soul know
    1 point
  43. I am with mader656, I’m not sure if I can make things better for you, like you did for the young man!!! But you made the call to jump in and be there for someone in need, and that was probably more help than you realize. All you can do is talk to people who will listen, and talk with the one whom watches over all of us!! Thank all you emt’s for what you do!! I don’t think I have what it takes, I’m glad you all do!!!!
    1 point
  44. Thank you for what you did. Training or no, you made a difference. Talking helps your soul, listening is a small thing compared to the impact you made. God bless
    1 point
  45. Here's a good story on 400 series heads -back in the mid '70s we bought a 1466 that had been drove over the side of a bridge and broke in two with just 9 hours on it. it sat around for 2 years before it got put back together and in the meantime our IH mechanic noticed cast into the top of the head between 2 injectors was the word ''special'' -he had never seen that before and that tractor always ran better and sounded different than the other 1466's in the area. about 10 years ago we had a young mechanic from the West Liberty Iowa dealership working on my 856 an got to talking about tractor pu
    1 point
  46. Belle Fourche, 11:15 pm — geographic center of the 50 United States
    1 point
  47. IHRon, when you get to the ranches out west to load, take some pictures. Of the ranch and the loadout chutes/corrals etc. Always like to see good cattle handling setups.
    1 point
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