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  1. 8 points
    Have had this posted on bulletin boards, no calls, need help. FOR SALE JD 1508 BATWING 1 owner, quite possibly the ugliest one in existence that still functions. Has never cut brush bigger than a 4x4 could run over. Gear boxes don't leak oil as long as you don't put any in them ( has had gun grease in them for 10+ years ) Greased any time something broke. Not a shield on it so don't let wife or kids ride on it, mother in law up to you ! 4 hard tires good, folding cylinders were OK last they worked before hoses were ripped off. Has vibration, possibly more than 1 source, but with good radio & air ride seat you get used to it. Doesn't require inside storage, has some paint left. 1000 RPM but 750 feels better. Includes some spare parts that ain't broke but not many. All season use as snow blower, wood splitter, or to level off a semi load of gravel. Comes with a handful of 6011 welding rods & an old Lincoln "buzz box" I found in the hog barn. Already has some welding on it, but still needs enough to become experienced at welding. Has a really tough CV joint as it has busted several PTO shafts off tractors. Selling cause I think something is getting worse on it & I can't find what it is. Serious lookers only as there is considerable risk in demonstrating. This mower has sentimental value to me since I used it to cut a marriage proposal to my 1st wife in a CRP field back when it had only been rebuilt 1 time. Most REWARDING mowing I ever did ! 1500 firm ( might take less if cash & paid before you see it ) Call Tim after supper before bed.
  2. 8 points
    Looks like a good haul. My wife asks me what things are for that I bring home. I just tell her they are for people to buy at my auction when I die some day.
  3. 5 points
    Since the International 1466 is the boys and I's favorite tractor, we felt this one needed saved. We have a bit of a love affair with these 1466's. Currently have five of them, and all but one are projects. This ole girl showed up at the bone yard. Checked into it a little as it looked way too whole to junk. Couldn't see anything wrong except for the fact that it appeared to have stood for several years. Was told it ran, but wouldn't move. Asked if we could see if it would run and we were told have at it. Jumper cables to the Powerstroke and tada, she was alive. No clutch release, so we could not get it into gear. Assumed the throw out bearing had gone east. Negotiated a deal and took her home. Split her apart and the throw out bearing had seized all right, and then it was run until the PP fingers were literally worn in half! New clutch, PP, bearing and good to go. Makes us feel good to save another one. Cab is coming off and fenders going on. Then we will do some farming and see if she is any good. After that a full restoration will be in order.
  4. 5 points
    Could be worse. Could be some grease monkey mechanic sitting in his garage in Pennsylvania wasting time on the internet instead of being productive....
  5. 4 points
    Guess if you put down your money and are waiting for your new 2020 Ford Exploder, you may be waiting just a BIT longer to get your new "state of the art" SUV. I heard thru the grapevine many thousands of them are sitting in a Chicago lot awaiting all the Ford techs (all of whom are working OT) to figure out all the wiring and puter issues. Guess when you twist the dial to put in park, step out, away it goes! Rumor has it Ford is including a pair of wheel chocks with every one.... he he he. JK.
  6. 4 points
    Saw signs for a sale Saturday, on my road barely a mile away! Nice collection fairly rare tractors 🚜 and more! At this time i don’t really have extra $$ hanging around as the printing press is broken so i did not stick around to see what things brought. I was way to worried one of the big standards would , maybe go cheap and I would be really peeved at myself....🙄 Most were running and used fairly regularly . Pictures!
  7. 4 points
    Have heard some, with a push of a button will park themselves. Didn't know they would go out and find their own parking space too🛸💨😄
  8. 3 points
    My wife and I were browsing around in an antique shop and i saw found this. I only found a listing for this dealership from 1958 with nothing else. I thought it was pretty cool/nostalgic so I bought it 🙂 Its pretty old for sure looking at the 3 digit phone number
  9. 3 points
    I actually do a good share of the cooking, cleaning, and laundry but.... can’t help but laugh at this.
  10. 3 points
    My wife would like the heat on her side and AC on my side setup so she doesn't need to bring a blanket along when i drive....🤣😂
  11. 3 points
    Is that what it means when my 10 year old tells me, "You just got burned"?????
  12. 3 points
    Ford aint the only manufacturer to have lots full of new stuff waiting for techs to fix them before they leave the plant.......
  13. 3 points
    Bought this mower at a sale yesterday for 5 dollars. Thought what the heck, throw some mixed gas in and give it a try... a few primer pumps and 4 pulls it was running! Kids were fighting over who got to mow with it and asked to mow more tomorrow
  14. 3 points
    You. Only you would ask for pictures. But I have to congratulate you on not asking for directions!!
  15. 2 points
    I have a H, M, 400, and 450 but this is the first hand crank I have. I am thinking that it might never get used but I can restore it with the tractor. The lot included 5 hydraulic cylinders like the cultivators used and the axle brackets for the cultivators along with the really rusty wrench for the drawbar. Best thing is that it wasn't extremely expensive as it was $5 for the pile. I debated bidding on other things I am certain that I would never use but refrained from raising my hand.
  16. 2 points
    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!
  17. 2 points
    Did you graduate to wearing a turban and crapping in a bucket, too, “steering wheel holder?” 😂
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  19. 2 points
    it only takes one and we are doomed..............the rumors and gossip will be like a wind driven prairie fire !!!!
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  21. 2 points
    Way to go mto! Now ya went and did it! Gonna have an infiltrator to go report to the other wimenz......and why would you wanna explore the dark side? 😮😁
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    Yes, she hasn’t killed me yet so I must not have gathered enough junk to be worth it 😁
  24. 2 points
    We got both home today. 1086 made it without a hiccup. I know it hasn’t been started in close to 20 years. The 10 has 7000 hours but pretty much original everything yet but missing a 3pt lift link. We put 10 gals of fuel in and headed out. The 1586 blew back Heater hose we had to shut valve and then about 4 miles later blew oil cooler hose. We cut it off looped it between fittings and kept going. 1586 wasn’t run for 8 years or so but she was full of fuel and runs well. 5900 hours or so. Click in reverse from park and we figured out clutch slips badly but that can be fixed. Owners nephew was there and great nephew the hoods for 15 were in another building they gave them to us and wondered what we did to get them running. I said put a battery in away she went. About 2 hours of running brother is real proud of 1086. This one has short lever and bent lever
  25. 2 points
    I think that I'll start using that on my wife!! I guess that I should ask first. Does that work?
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    Keep your thumb tight against index/fore finger & not around the crank to save from #&$@#! ....when cranking.
  28. 2 points
    Congratulations. I know how you feel. I buy things at auction that I have no use for. But it’s usually cheap and it makes me happy. I brought some things home once and my father asked if they payed me for hauling off their junk. 😀
  29. 2 points
    No toys eh? So all those old Mopars are investments? 😜
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  31. 2 points
    The computer I'm on now has Windows Vista. Everyone tells me it's a bad and outdated version but it works well for me. I guess I see it like an old tractor. If it still does it's job and works well why trash it. Same with my flip phone.
  32. 2 points
    Headed to Sundance WY this evening. Got a copilot too. She’s excited to go to Wyoming because the state capital is the same as her first name (Cheyenne). Might be a long trip for me, though. She never stops talking when she’s in the truck, my ears won’t get a rest until she goes to sleep.
  33. 2 points
    The overkill oats hauler. All other tractors had something attached to them!
  34. 1 point
    Bought a non running 15 and 1086 at sale 800 for 15 and 1500 for 1086 . Both dual pto 3pt 3 hyd. Got both running today going to drive them home tomorrow. Put battery in and 15 fired right up the 1086 took longer but the 10 probably hasn’t run for 20 years.pic of 3788 that brought 1100 I think. Brother thought beat up 1486 brought 400 guy wanted 2000 for it a couple years ago. 806 and 656 hydro another member on here bought. The 1586 has 66 series hood and needs some cosmetic. Both need left side battery box and stuff but surprising interior isn’t bad on both just need cleaning
  35. 1 point
    I’m definitely not the fastest rig on the road, but I do tend to drive faster on the longer hauls. I attribute it to the fact that our job isn’t done until we’re unloaded. No 10 hour breaks hauling cattle. If it’s 50 degrees or below I’m not afraid to stop for an hour or two, but that ain’t happening when it’s 85 degrees. Coming out of Valier MT last fall was a 16 hour drive to get there, sleep for 6 hours, then a 17 hour drive to where I unloaded, and an hour drive home. Oh, yeah, the ranchers were disorganized enough that two of us truckers helped them weigh and sort cattle all day, so that 17 hour drive started at 5 pm. Needless to say, I was tired when I got home.
  36. 1 point
    I'm in Iowa but I have the other qualifications I guess.
  37. 1 point
    Gave my thots to an older sister last night about no worldwide open women`s forums. She claimed there were many. I asked where as I`d like to explore them. She had no answer. Mentioned some "chat" rooms but they were limited to being "allowed" in by previous members. That`s a cat of a different color imo. So she asked where I go and told her Red Power. She said she`s gonna join so beware guys And if /when she does, she`ll tell lies about me!
  38. 1 point
    Guess I got the BIG variety of corn for this field for 2019? Never see ears so high off the ground!
  39. 1 point
    I have a Waukeshaw XA engine that is apparently the same as the 6-speed engine. It's on my Dad's old #8 combine and it still turns over and has spark after sitting since 1960!
  40. 1 point
    I loved reading and that helped me get through school but was terrible in math. Only got though college by taking my 1 required math course during a winter session course. With no one around I was forced to do nothing but math for 4 weeks. Just barely passed with a C. My Pop rest his soul (would be in his 90's now) never got past the 7th grade but was an amazing carpenter. Could build homes from the foundation up. (Literally, from taking the transit out to an open lot, laying out the foundation right up to the roofing) Was capable in all trades: plumbing, masonry, carpentry of course but did not like electrical. Always told his 5 boys to leave that for the electricians. He retired into remodeling kitchens and baths. Turned the garage into his shop. He tried to teach me how to build cabinets and the like but other than gluing laminate for countertops, I was pretty much useless. He had virtually no education but could drop a corner sink into a counter top perfectly everytime. Same with laying out stairs. I've seen many good carpenters screw up steps over and over, the old man would just take a few measurements, take the pencil out from behind his ear, draw a crude picture, and ther e thou have it, perfectly fitted steps. The talent skipped right past me, that's how I ended up in college in the 1st place, I would have starved as a carpenter! I miss watching my pop work. Never frantic or rushed, easy pace, efficient motion, and even if he was just using a shovel always seemed to get a more done then the next guy.
  41. 1 point
    I've got a story about one of the good guys, Hugh Pite. He's got an MG salvage yard of sorts in BC. I wrote him about some some part for my TF. He had it and said to send him a check. I sent it off and two days later the part arrived! He'd already sent it before receiving the check! That's never happened to me before. The scammers who post a picture off the web and sell a non-existent machine or the one who "buy" your item and send a fake check way over the agreed amount should all be lumped in with the Nigerian princes who want your help getting millions out of their country and the "Microsoft engineers" who want to fix your computer, and castrated! The one who prey on the elderly are particularly nasty and deserve harsher treatment.
  42. 1 point
    My condolences to the Darst family. Darrel was the originator of the IH Specialty Tent that featured rare/odd IH items at the Red Power Roundup. The first one was in 1993 and it had the OLDEST Farmall Tractor known and the LAST IH tractor made along with Tracto the IH Tractor robot, an experimental IH no-till planter and a very early built IH Scout. Here is a piccy of the first and last tractors along with an IH 660 and a 1-owner 826 gold demo that myself and Neal Stone brought to the show. This was taken in our driveway. We hired Merlin Frederickson ( a JD collector to haul them for us) and He was IMPRESSED at all the IH there at the show. The IH Specialty tent made appearances at other Roundups and has eventually turned into the show feature exhibit.. Darrel is a large collector of everything IH, with a great IH refrigeration collection.
  43. 1 point
    Little Case 646 garden tractor loader caught my eye. They are fairly rare and that one looks in too shape.
  44. 1 point
    or the saying we start out in diapers and end up in diapers, hope I can skip that part,
  45. 1 point
    I remember a PE teacher giving me a rough time about my inability to do pull ups. He said that my classmate had no problem. I told him that smaller people only have to lift 85#. I have to lift 235! How much weight can he hold over his head? He agreed that I was in good physical shape when I invited him to come toss and stack small square bales of hay with me some 90 degree afternoon! 😊
  46. 1 point
    12_Guy, You reminded me of a deer story of a co-worker back in the early 1970's when I was a painter at Billings Chrysler-Plymouth-Toyota. Don was leaving work one afternoon to go hunting with his dad the next day at Red Lodge, Montana. It was dark early by the time he reached Red Lodge. Before he got there, he hit a very nice buck deer on the highway with his car. The deer was lying on the highway in the headlights of his car, when he decided it'd be a great buck to tag. He'd tag it, so as to not get fined and the deer confiscated. He punched a hole in the deer's ear and tied the tag to the ear. He drug it around back by the nice antlers and opened his trunk. He put the deer in his trunk thinking he and his dad could gut and field dress it when he arrived there. He pulled up in front of his dad's house and went to the door. He asked his dad to come look at what he had in his trunk. With a flashlight, he opened the trunk and out jumped that nice buck, that ran down the street and got away with his hunting license! OBG😀
  47. 1 point
    Nebraska sunset on the way to Schuyler tonight.
  48. 1 point
    The original engine is complete and runs, but clearly needs a full rebuild. That doesn't worry me at all as I plan on keeping the original engine and transmission anyway. The plans for this truck is to take one of my antique tractors or engines to local shows. I don't want to simply put the sheet metal on a newer truck, but want to keep this truck as original as possible, and have the power and reliability of a newer diesel engine.
  49. 1 point
    2002 Peterbilt 379X. C-15 6NZ with a C-16 tune in the ECM, set at 600 hp & 2050 ft lbs torque. 18 spd tranny, 3.55 rear ends. 1,536,000 miles, overhauled at 1,235,000–never opened up before that. 48” flat top sleeper. 20K lb pusher axle. Wet kit. Espar for bunk & Espar hydronic for engine. 24.5LP tires. Trailer is a 2018 Wilson, quad axle with rear lift. Straight thru top deck, 3/4 doghouse.
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