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  1. Anson, I can't give you an answer about if a "Johnson Bar" is named after some Norwegian named Johnson. I even did some internet searches and didn't come up with anything other than it's a control bar with a hand grip on top and the term goes back at least 150 years. Gary, the Oil Pull operating that experimental combine appears to be a 20-40. Now on a different subject, how have you guys been doing during this virus shutdown? As for me, I followed our state guidelines . . . at least until a couple weeks ago. We kept our grocery and Fleet Farm shopping to once a week along with staying away from any type of groups. I didn't go to my friend's shop where we work on old tractors for over a month and then only recently started going over for a couple days a week. A couple weeks ago, I finally started getting together with a few friends and having coffee on Saturday mornings. Due to our age (and other issues), most of us are pretty much all considered "vulnerable" but figured we'd had enough and decided to get back together. I still where a mask when shopping and use "social distancing" as much as possible along with limiting some interactions. All the old iron activities are cancelled AT LEAST through June along with several others later in the year. Most of the 4th of July celebrations in our area are cancelled and several of the county fairs will not be held either . . . it's a tough year for most all organizations. The last time things were shut down like this here in Minnesota, was during the Polio epidemic in 1946 . . . another virus. Hang in there friends and stay healthy!
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  2. Todd, I had these two TD-18A crawlers. They were the only other IH crawler that had dual exhausts. Anson's (and my uncle's) TD-14 had one exhaust stack. This is Anson! This is a pencil drawing from my friend Don Greytak of Havre, Montana. The picture above reminded me of something I just learned about three weeks ago on Facebook. Before Don Greytak took up pencil drawing seriously, he was an iron or metal sculpturist. It's unbelievable the things he formed (not cast) from iron. Don is 83 years old, going on 84 and still works at his drawing board each day. He spends many days on each drawing. He's gone from numbered prints to only original art, nowadays. He's one of the most amazing artists I've ever known. My grandfather knew Charley Russell, who used to stop at different ranches on his way from Utica to Lewistown, Montana. As I check out, here is Don's latest "School's out" drawing, but I know he had the picture drawn, before Covid-19, and "school's out." Gary? PS: The TD-40 here would be a recent IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. Randy was trying to find Reverse.
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  3. Or maybe he and his brother gained fame making bandaids and merthiolate? Anson should know because of their cotton balls? Gary?
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  4. I figured he might be related to Mr Big Johnson of T shirt fame.......
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  5. Mr. Johnson probably came from the same town as Mr. Murphy, the guy that made Murphy's law.......
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  6. Yeah it does. It's from Great Falls, a big dryland region. Guy baled straw and loaded trucks with it and did 'yard' work. Why in the world it has them row tires makes no sense to us. When my brother asked him he said it was common for "small" tractors around their neighborhood. His Puma has 380 50s on it too. I mean the potato guys here all have 15.9 type tires on big Magnums and 8R Deere tractors. We are gonna swap to 46" (or 42" since the 7140 has new drivers and 75% 20.8r42 duals) rims with the $ from the junk yard. They came factory with 42-54". He has 46" rims for the centers, plate rims is what they call them. Junk yard guy who is taking the 7140 said he cant hardly sell 50-54" tires anymore. Tons have came in being swapped back to 46". Just rough riding. The 7140 will go to his place with 50" tires on unless we can sell them locally. Tire guy thinks he has a lead on guy who will get them if 75% or better. They look to be that. I dont get why people want low profile rubber on a tractor. Why not just 15" 42 or 46? Guess that's why guys are switching. The 54" look like rubber bands. I wish the 2-3 that were perfectly set-up for us would of been closer. But it was 7-9k bucks to get ones in from the mid-west etc with normal tires. The farmer made us a very fair deal and freight with the excavator was a no brainer so we figured the tires would not break the deal.
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  7. Anson, I'm trying to remember the difference between the two TD-18As I had? I know the 1953 had a high low for each gear, but that would leave two reverse and six forward, I believe? The steering clutches were spring assist, but it wasn't much of an assist. I THINK the TD-18A 181 Series was like you explain the TD-24? Maybe one less main gear forward, but I think it had a long Johnson bar? It also had the hydraulic steering clutches. Gary?
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  8. Did my prep and painted the block and Genny and starter . never thought I could even paint a color picture . Lol tony
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  9. After some prep and a wash down with Acetone , I tried my hand at a little high temp primer Starter & Genny are rebuilt but need a little more prep And I need to lift engine for under coats After, engine will be painted in High Temp Gloss Black . Finns will be left natural for better heat dissipation . All sheet metal is powder coated black tony
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  10. ……..this is what you like to see, sandhiller……. ,,,,,my good friend from Kanab...he has been out here four times, hunting red deer.and chamois …….the most "hunting savvy " bloke I have had the pleasure of being out in boonies with . …..Those dogs are a challenging target, when they hit top gear..... Mike
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  11. ...after that sad image above...… thought this would be a more pleasant image....suiting the topic heading ….. …..a small handful of the Rainbow Station's Angus cross, herd......watching me as I chewed up my lunch...…..this before the pastures burned off...... Mike
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  12. Been anxious to find a use for the newly acquired 1486 so threw on a 3 pt bale unroller I built and fed some hay to the cows after our little blizzard last night. Bonus was I got mother to cake for me? Think I'm really going to like the "14" over my 966. Can't wait to get it on the baler this summer.?
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  13. She got the wrong memo...
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  14. Just thought I would post a few pics of our spring calving cows and some of their calves.
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  15. Pulled a calf out of a heifer once soon as calf was out she jumped up jumped out of a nice corral jumped two or three fences and never looked back raised it on bottle.
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  16. Couldn’t ever be that easy. Not with cattle in my experiences but I’m a slow learner and keep dealing with it. We had our only heifer give birth last night and to my surprise all is well so far but it didn’t start out that way. Went to feed and she was missing. The day before I was just thinking she was about 8 months bred so I should be pulling her up quick but like everywhere else things are muddy so a few days won’t hurt. I was wrong. Found her across the creek trying her hardest to push but wasn’t having any luck but I left her alone a bit before I moved in. walking up on her with my rope (not sure what I was planning on doing with it but I had it ) she gets up and walks away and she has feet hanging out. This happens 2 more times across 2 creeks before I get her close to where I want her. Then she goes in the horse lot where I got tired of her making me exercise so I just threw a rope on her ( still not sure what my plan was since I was on foot but I like to wing it and don’t plan very well). She heads back up my main alley and my wife cuts her off from going back out in the pasture with the ranger. My pens and gates are not done or this wouldn’t of been a problem. With her stuck between us and exhausted I decided to deal with it here. Wrap the rope around a post and have my wife work the front side while I pulled. No luck with that so I put a rope on the calf’s legs and pull with no luck again. I called in reinforcements with a calf puller cause between me and the heifer we were both exhausted. Help gets there and we get the calf out and alive. After several checks through the night the calf was on his feet and had tried sucking but was still pretty weak so I gave him some colostrum just so I would feel better. As of 10 this morning both were fine. I cuss them Up and down when their instincts Are telling them to run from me and fight for their lives but at the same time I love that I have the opportunity to take care and raise them. Here’s the little guy.
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  17. Damn rotten stinking worthless coyotes. This is why I shoot every one I see year around. Hope he gets coyote/coyotes responsible for this. If I'm ever home, will spend a little time out looking. Neighbors calf, he had to put it down. Thermal is in the works and may get moved up on priority list.
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