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  1. 11 points
  2. Just let the air out of the other one.....
    10 points
  3. My Dad died 5 days after my ninth birthday. My Mom’s father died when I was 7(?) My father’s Dad died 3 years before I was born. Father’s Day was just another day. As I get older, and less secure of myself, I’ve come to realize that Father’s Day isn’t about being Dad. It’s far more than that. In my life I’ve had Men whom I’ve respected and looked up to, for wisdom and growth. For discipline and praise. Disappointment and discouragement. All of the above has shaped me into who I am today. Some of those Men were very quick on discouraging me, some of them were very sparing on encouragement and praise. I learned that discouraging words are sometimes spoken off the cuff without reflection on what those words can do to a young mans’ (boys’) self confidence. Encouraging words were usually spoken by people who I had little to do with in my life. I had a neighbor lay praise on me that was the most meaningful words ever said to me. I’ve had letters of encouragement mailed to me by strangers to me, but they knew my Mom and Dad. I once had an ex girlfriend’s Dad say something to me that changed my world. It was hard fought to hear encouraging words from family, when you did, you cherished it. Those words and those spoken thoughts were earned, and so very appreciated. Being a Father is more than being a Dad. It’s being an example. It’s being a mentor. It’s being a friend. I consider any Man a father when they go out of their way to help someone. Just being a friend to a friend. A sounding board to someone who’s down on themselves. It’s more than being a father. It’s more than being a Dad. If anything...... it’s about being a Man.
    8 points
  4. I would like to wish a very happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there who not only bust butt to make a living for their family but also guide the young men and women who will keep this country great as we turn over the reins to them. It is not an easy job but it is very fulfilling as well as rewarding. I hope you can all be with your families to enjoy a happy and relaxing day. You deserve it!
    7 points
  5. This was my contribution for the drive by.
    7 points
  6. And of course the Cub Cadets Spirit of ‘76! The #1 Cadet Sand rake for golf courses Some nice small pieces Interesting, having a two IH pushers I have t seen this one
    7 points
  7. X2 I was already feeling sorry for some kid somewhere. I have tools for dismounting those tires
    6 points
  8. We fired up steam engines today. My Father's (Grandfather's and Great Grandfather's) Day present! I don't run engines a lot anymore as sore bones makes for hard climbing around on them, and I'd rather watch "the kids" run them. Mike and Randy did saw a load of firewood and I did run the engine during that time, and I put it away when we were all done this afternoon late. This was the sight when I arrived this morning. SMOKE!! I took this photo of Mike turning on the blower of their Reeves at the woodpile. This is a side view of the Reeves setting there. I took this photo of the Peerless upright engine belted to the Appleton feed grinder. Mike wanted to saw the load of firewood logs he brought to the saw. I engineered the Case while the boys sawed today. I had to take a selfie to prove I was working, but I didn't wear a cap, Anson and Roger! Mike and I went over to his hayground to see if we could figure out why the F-12 wouldn't run. I think we've got fuel pump problems. The F-12 and F-14 Farmalls both utilized a fuel pump to a downdraft carburetor, the only IH early Farmalls to have fuel pumps. We're hoping to find parts for the pump. Doesn't Mike look like a "stumped farmer?" About all I can say for it, is that it IS an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. Before I went home, Mike parked the Reeves and I parked the Case. Gary?
    6 points
  9. Let the 2020 season begin ??. We had our first tractor pull /Test and Tune in Jordan MN last night . After a few years of battling with the Old Bull I think he is on track for a good season ??I have video not sure how to get it on here ? BJ or my western security official maybe can help Danny
    5 points
  10. Never was real fond of the factory steps on an open station. They are kinda far back for dismounting forward. We moved them forward and that helped, but not my favorite. Don't like any of the aftermarket steps either. None of them are built tough enough. I am a big guy and I do not like a step that moves when I stand on it. The boys and I built these for two of our 1466's now. They do not move at all when you use them. Getting off going forward works well as we have the bottom step out from under the top one. Was a little trial and error to get them the way we liked. Not a lot of room with 20.8's set on 30 inch rows. We really like them so far. Buddy said we should have done three steps, but I don't like that look and we are all tall so two steps is good. We have the spaces even between the platform to the top step and top step to the bottom one. A few pictures of our creation.
    5 points
  11. Happy fathers day to all the dads out there hope you have a great one
    5 points
  12. After reviewing the forum over the last few days I thought I better find some real pictures of me so certain individuals On here don’t think that was really me at the gas station .
    5 points
  13. I thought you were going to tell us that you had kids you didn't know about track you down. The tire isn't that big of a problem is it?
    5 points
  14. First big room this F-20 was used in the late 30’s-40’s to plant winter wheat into standing corn. This isn’t factory as I over heard. Notice the frame and planter mounted. To plant between 42 inch rows there was also one planter between each rear wheel. This 400 with an electral and the second one is the other side of the 400 This 600 was owned by Jerry’s FIL. Jerry repainted it in the early 70’s and then bought it at his FIL’s sale in 1983..... pretty special. The honey bee loader tractor combo and a 140 with a 1000 loader Beautiful 560 FWA A nice 706 LP and notice the Farmall beside it made of pop cans love this 1963 706 Wheatland with no TA. Just gorgeous A nice pair of industrials 2806 and 2856 Jerry has several Hi crops of course none short of amazing and of course the 68’s the 15 is powered with M & W turbos Here are a couple rows that were across the aisle from each other. Pics are from all over the room but decided to post them in chronological order of each series.
    5 points
  15. Cane grinder. The juice comes out the small spout near the bottom in the photo. A wood pole goes on the top so the mule can walk in circles powering it.
    5 points
  16. A good friend and neighbor celebrated his 80th birthday today. His son contacted our family and asked if we would participate in a tractor drive by for him. He is a lifelong IH farmer and just one of those people that has always been a pillar of the community. He bought a new 560 when they first came out and still has it along with 2 other 560’s. His brother and life long farming partner also owns the original one he bought new. We brought a 560, 660, 400 and 706 for the event. His family and hired men drove their family’s four 560’s. Wish I could have gotten a picture of the big smile on his face as we drove through his barnyard.
    4 points
  17. One even spun out with a left handed bit. I had better not do anything the rest of the day. I'm sure my luck has run out.
    4 points
  18. Even us greaseball truckers clean up ok... Walking my daughter down the aisle last summer.
    4 points
  19. and there aint no better feeling than being one
    4 points
  20. Me having fun at work (emulsion foam), and my most prized possession, my 2 1/2 yo little girl.
    4 points
  21. Well I’m a Allis man at heart and it’s showing. I figured I would show my new project off since I’ve showed everything else. This is my 1949 G that I just bought couple weeks ago. Had to rebuild carb and changed the oil. Luckily I haven’t had to do anything else. Got a couple more projects to finish before I can start the repaint process but hopefully that will be soon
    3 points
  22. Get some of this best stuff I've ever used.
    3 points
  23. 3 points
  24. A post where an easy out does its job? Either this is a fake image, or you have made not 1 but 4 deals with the devil... and of all days on fathers day... for shame I say... FOR SHAME!
    3 points
  25. You can come and show me how it’s done! I’ve got 4 to do. ?
    3 points
  26. Well said! Happy Fathers Day to all current and future Dads out there.
    3 points
  27. Awesome to me as well. Little fella has to learn sometime so might as well be now. My grandparents owned a 2,000 acre farm in SW Kansas and I spent as much time as possible on the farm during both winter and summer. Spring roundup was always looked forward to. I still remember the groggy eyed kid, still a little nervous about getting wet from the morning dew and dung on the britches until the first calf was roped and the rear legs had to be secured. After the first calf, the britches were wet from the dew on the grass and dung seemed to be everywhere. Hot branding irons and guillotine dehorners, and the smell of burned hide, nuts in the bucket Grandmother would prepare for lunch, that was fun.
    3 points
  28. Room two. Not as big but still packs a punch for what was there. Tractors, memorabilia, toys, cadets, and other items Unique FH Electral Jerry favorite: 1206 just cool
    3 points
  29. Here are some pictures, total videos and photos I had were 155!! There was so much to see and hard to get pics of everything....... unless just going down the row one by one. I hope you guys enjoy I think they are decent shots Really more than anything I wish we could all gather together to look over all the pics, better yet go through the museum together. The grain dryer was cool to see in person. Then First room when you walk inside This is when you was in the big room where he has a lot of tractors
    3 points
  30. Yes it’s an incredible place. Jerry is a great guy. He invited dad and I into his office and we talked for a bit. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to go.
    3 points
  31. I'm just tired. I'm on the forum because we got a shower to shut us down for a bit. The wife is napping. We have been at it for days with too little sleep. Trying to do 3 months worth of field work, planting, etc in a few days. I haven't turned the tv on for days. Barely heard the radio. Y'all need more rice so I'm busting my arse. I'm just tired. Thx-Ace
    3 points
  32. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmLaO0FYZqRnXLOyegFmIYA
    3 points
  33. Here is my dad and I at Farmall Land U.S.A in Avoca, Iowa taken just today. What a great museum to go to! I’ll have more pictures of the equipment in my thread “Farmall Land U.S.A.”
    3 points
  34. Black Labs Matter Now they are looting? ? ?
    3 points
  35. This is a long rant, prepared last night and sitting on my laptop screen while I debate whether to submit. I am the principle of a Bank Holding Company and also own several LLC's with activities ranging from farming and cattle feeding to a small manufacturing facility which provides employment for just over seven (700) hundred employees. Most of the farm and ranch as well as manufacturing company employees would be described by myself as the redneck variety. I TOO WOULD BE DESCRIBED AS A PROUD REDNECK! To my knowledge, most of my employees, like me, believe in duty to family, God and country. Be forewarned - long story! Shortly after completing Graduate School and with the prompting and very generous assistance of several individuals with access to substantial capital, several failing Savings and Loans as well as one (1) small bank were purchased and all assets consolidated into one surviving BHC. During the financial crisis of 2008 caused by greedy Wall Street morons, I foresaw and planned for the forthcoming onerous regulations to be placed on the financial industry. Under the BHC a separate entity was formed whose primary function was to purchase all non performing credits from the bank. I monitor and manage all the entities non performing credits, which may require asset foreclosure, replevin and liquidation. Purchase of the credits allowed the bank to maintain a superior capital rating and far less scrutiny of the bank activities. The annual bank examination and audit for capital adequacy, asset quality, liquidity and earnings is very straight forward and mundane and I have always received a superior and well capitalized rating. Every morning at 06:00 AM I receive a report of all new credits as well as term credits renewed with or without principal reductions. On this report I am primarily concerned with term credits renewed with no principal balance reduction. All employees, after completion of their respective performance evaluation, receive a written copy of the evaluation executed by their immediate supervisor and department manager, and if corrective actions are indicated, the evaluation is, after the fact, reviewed by me. All the evaluations disclose the current rate of earnings, a continued contract offer of employment with the new rate of earnings and all vacation and personal time accruals, future expectations of both the employee and the supervisor / department manager, and prior to signing the evaluation and renewed contract for employment, the morals clause in the contract is asked to be read and affirmed by the employee. If the terms and conditions of the new employment agreement are not satisfactory, the employee is free to leave. The BHC has a nepotism policy and it is strongly discouraged for a management employee to "date" a junior employee. I understand this is impossible to control and for the most part, unless blatant, no attempt on my end to control my employees personal lives is made. If a bank employee becomes involved with another and the relationship becomes serious, an in house attempt to remedy the situation via departmental or BHC transfer is made. Currently a high producing bank senior commercial loan officer became seriously involved with another officer's Administrative Assistant, the relationship involved a pregnancy and marriage, and the AA was transferred from the bank to my entity. This AA is approximately thirty (30) and is quite attractive. The primary function of the AA is to call on current customers from a list provided by me and to perform the required farm inventory and commercial credit collateral audits. What farmer will complain about an attractive bank employee visiting their premises to perform the annual inventory / equipment audit? A senior officer disclosed during a morning discount meeting a bank employee had attended several of the protests and was on the local television news, which is broadcast statewide. As the discussion continued the officer disclosing the information was doing so at the request of the officer who was married to the offending employee, my Administrative Assistant. I was stunned and informed the officer I considered this to be a family problem and I did not wish to involve myself, handle it. Husband/officer disclosed the matter had deteriorated to the point they are now separated and during their romance there was no inclination my AA had these Women's Rights concerns. I asked pointedly W**, my AA is the highest paid AA in the BHC, makes more money than all junior loan officers, her salary is approaching six (6) figures, what is her complaint? It is about the movement and equality for all. I now have two (2) employees whose lives have become entangled in this social injustice movement, one who is paying temporary child support and fighting for sole custody of his infant son and the other is on disciplinary suspension pending the outcome of the investigation performed by the BHC's legal counsel, violation of the morals clause of the employment agreement and ultimate termination, which legal counsel has determined will be (the date of this writing is Friday evening) Monday. Due to the actions of my AA, three very large farm customers have determined they do not wish this employee to visit their properties or they will move their business to a competitor. Generally I would not entertain the threats of a bank customer to take their business elsewhere however these three are longtime customers and have become personal friends. The social justice warriors simply do not understand their actions filmed and potentially aired on television affect more than themselves. Apparently I am too old and white to understand, but I do know there is no such thing as equality for all. What seems equal to one will not seem equal to the other. I discussed the matter with my daughter who is an under thirty (30) executive with a national human resources and payroll consulting company and she advised me to cut my losses and move on. Daughter said she too cannot understand the movement as their experience is the majority of these younger generation are not willing to work and expect handouts. My daughter was shocked by the behavior of so many in her generation. If you have made it this far, please accept my apology for the rant and my ability to vent some frustration.
    3 points
  36. Me hangin out in the hot tub...seriously....it IS me...just a couple years ago..?
    3 points
  37. Told wife I like diesel or gun power she came through.
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. Take the day off Christian, wife took me out for a late breakfast and now were going crop inspecting.
    2 points
  40. Happy Father’s Day guys
    2 points
  41. This is awesome to me. I hope it is to some of you too. The next generation of ranchers starts right here By the way this was the branding where the "marbles in a jar" contest was born. Ranch owners grandson. He is an animal, never backed down from any calf. Even when they flung him off, he dove right back in to try to get control.
    2 points
  42. Don’t have any tats and don’t really want one but that does look pretty cool. The corn ears behind it add a nice touch also.
    2 points
  43. Auctions are a tell tale example of how little some people know about other makes of equipment. The farm sold a 884 at a local consignment auction once and since I was planning to be there anyways I said I would keep an eye on it. I walked away to look at some of the other stuff and when I returned some guy was on the tractor cranking the heck out of it to try and start it. He didn't know about the fuel shut off lever. I asked him if he wanted some help getting it started and the loudmouth said "huh, probably doesn't run" and got off of it and walked away. I promptly climbed on, started it and cycled the loader and moved it for the small crowd that had gathered. Then the key went in my pocket until it was time to sell it.
    2 points
  44. Kind of proud of this picture. The most recent was taken at my wife's parents 50th anniversary. We don't take many pictures and since our church quit taking directory pictures, we hadn't taken a family picture in years. My wife Karen and kids Abby, Matthew, John and Amanda. Ages 21,19,17 and 15. Life is great, but time slips away to fast. The second picture seems like yesterday instead of 11 years ago.
    2 points
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