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  1. I couldn’t tell ya... I’m 15 and bought my squarebody and daily😂. But then again I work my *ss off lol.
    10 points
  2. Had a local protest here this weekend...
    8 points
  3. I love me a Hydro cause I grew up on a Hydro70 our neighbor owned and he bought it new in 1974 the year before we bought our IH dealership and moved to the country. He never had one issue with that hydrostatic transmission on that tractor, he did everything that the owners manual told him to do with the service on it and it held up superbly so I'm not scared of them transmissions and we sold quit a few hydro tractors back in the day and don't remember them ever giving trouble either. I just ran across that white cab 1973 Hydro 1066 and had to share that with the group and Ive always loved th
    7 points
  4. It's not a muffler it's an air cleaner, and there is a reason we were born with an immune system instead of an air cleaner! Don't be a sheep!
    7 points
  5. I started harvesting my pumpkins this week. The crop looks outstanding. I have a lot of good carving and decorative pumpkins as well as enough to sell by the truck load for deer. This is my first year raising pumpkins. It was something I always thought about doing so after purchasing my tractor this spring I decided to give it a shot. Plus it was a way to get The farming out of my system. The first picture was taken the 21st of July, the second was taken today. I have about two acres to play with and I only used maybe a third of it. If the pumpkins sell well I will most likely do the wh
    6 points
  6. Just a few more pictures
    6 points
  7. i helped the neighbor put on new door hinges and mount drivers door ( way too heavy for one guy to do ) installed a new gas tank, new fuel sender, he had done all new brake lines and all new brakes already, new master cylinder, the i started on teh fuel pump with him, the NOS one lasted overnight and possibly the ethanol ate into the sealant around the diaphragm and it was coming apart today. We tried the old original and it wouldnt work, then tried taking some parts out of a dual plunger unit but it wouldnt adapter either the diaphragm throw was too long on it. SO, we converted over to negati
    5 points
  8. I've heard in a loooooong time! When that old 436 chortled to life Sunday, music to my ears. It's a long story, the condensed version; Got done working on her back before the wind went through here, put in shed. Wind went through, barn laying on combine. Couple weeks later my cousin brings his forklift over and a couple other guys to help. Get the barn pretty much torn down, need to move the combine. The batteries were weak, had the charger on them. Won't start. put charger back on and jump with Dodge, let charge while we ate lunch. Still won't start, so, I run to Colfax and get new group 31 b
    5 points
  9. 13th annual charity tractor cruise halfway point
    5 points
  10. One of my local gun clubs had a walk in the woods handgun shoot today. My buddy and I went to check it out. 10 steel plate targets spaced out on the action archery range in the woods. All handguns up to .45 but no magnums except 22 magnum. I shot my 4" S & W model 17 in .22. Buddy shot his S & W Shield in 9 mm. Steel plates in all shapes from 10" square to X's, + 's, to 18" round to lengths of logging chain at ranges from 10 yards to 44 yards. Our squad has the most winners, two guys hit 33, young lady hit 17, and my buddy was third in C class with 8. All the other guys in our squad w
    5 points
  11. Was thinking about starting one myself. had a great grampa that was 1/32 Indian. Redline is my CIH dealership, I find the name offensive. Soon as I get my parts list compiled, may have to call ahead in case something needs ordered, I want to start a riot, oops I mean protest. Will probly take trailer. Is it ok when looting to use their forklift ? How does the bulk hy-tran delivery work in this case ? Is burning the place mandatory after the trailer is full ? I'm new to this.
    5 points
  12. For 35 years I worked in the oil industry. We used respirators (masks) often. Because of this I have taken every class that for respirator use that exists. Every year I had to wear a respirator and be hooked up to a machine that measured how effective certain masks were on me personally. Any paper or cloth respirators were actually forbidden in the facility I worked at because they had been proven to not be much better than no respirator at all. Now this was all to protect me from particle sizes much larger than a virus particle. Everything we are being told about the effectiveness of pa
    5 points
  13. twostepn2001, "Regardless of whether it's a new pic or a vintage, l think that pic of the M and dealer is still neat looking." I agree with you twostepn! Staged with a dented oil pan doesn't bother me. I like the photo! Maybe it is because I used to work behind the counter? I wish I'd gotten away with the clock we had, like the one in that picture. I looked at it thousands of times over the years. I have a bunch of photos here from Facebook to post. Maybe you guys don't like them, but I save them for here, because they fascinate me! This first one shows a big IHC Mogul tractor pulling a r
    4 points
  14. My parents bought my first car with the agreement I had to pay them back half on a monthly payment. So I got a job a few weeks before my 13th birthday washing dishes. My Dad claimed it kinda backfired because all I did then was work. I was building my tools and buying parts and didn't really care about anything else.
    4 points
  15. Mine was work or walk when boss in high school found out I could weld proficiently, I got a raise. Proud as a peacock I showed my parents, who immediately said since I make as much as my dad I could start paying for groceries. it doesn’t matter if your parents buy it or not it’s what they teach you in the process. mine taught me (not by their design) to be humble and keep my mouth shut lol
    4 points
  16. Well I got the shop mostly finished up this weekend. I still have some shelving to build for some tools and install the heater and exhaust fan but I can use it now. It ain't big but it's nice and a whole lot better than what I had.
    4 points
  17. The shooters around here that chase these things are leaving the 6.5 Creedmoor for the 6mm Creedmoor. We are raffling one off for the VFD and ticket sales are through the roof. Find a rifle you like that fits you well at a price you can live with. Have serious practice sessions with it. Get out and enjoy the hunt! Don't get caught up in the latest whizzer. Or pick the flyshit out of the pepper comparing ballistics They will all kill deer.
    4 points
  18. For close to 20 years saw this red tractor sitting abandoned in this field. Had no idea what is was for a model other than it was a 66 series. Fast forward to couple weeks ago was on a service call. Different job & hadn’t been done this road in 4 years. Turns out service mgr is friends with county administration mgr. Was told I can have the tractor for free. With permission went & had a look at it. She is rough shape, no idea what I would with it. Going to cost $400 Cdn to get hauled to the farm. Close to 40 miles away, it’s too big for my trailer. Have decent sized hill
    3 points
  19. Guy I work with built this years ago. Supper handy. We used it all the time on a 30k lb. forklift until they said we couldn’t have a hole in the fork anymore. Drive up and stick fork in until it hit the back and started sliding the thing. When you lifted it up the pin dropped in the hole and you were ready to go. Didn’t have to get off the forklift to put on or take off. The pin is welded to two legs that lift it when you set it down.
    3 points
  20. When we were kids we drove hand me down cars til we wrecked them. Then it was walk or buy your own. We wrecked them then bought our own. When my kids got to driving age the same rule applied. They wrecked them then bought their own. We had jobs in high school. So did my kids. And they played sports. And they got excellent grades. Proud Dad here.👍
    3 points
  21. Its important to note there is another side to this. Sometimes parents want their kids driving something safer, or more dependable than what they can afford, my folks gave my brother my moms Jeep Liberty when he went to college, got excellent grades, he went, graduated, bought his own truck, got a good job, now married and bought a house. Its not spoiled little snots exclusively driving nice rides bought by their folks, each situation is different. i for one wouldn’t send my kid off to some far away city in a pile of crap that's likely to leave them stranded in a vulnerable position. There
    3 points
  22. I always said you couldn’t trust a girl who drove a pickup. I dated a couple.....oooof. The pickup truck adds to the crazy side of the crazy/hot matrix.....😂
    3 points
  23. If you plan to have your hogs butchered at a locker make sure you can get a date for when you need it. Around here all the lockers are booked through 2021.
    3 points
  24. Who wants to place bets on if the A/C still has a charge???
    3 points
  25. Me and my wife recently purchased our first house this summer. Well with that I can finally move my stuff out of my moms house! This includes my 1/16 scale tractor collection. My wife is a city girl so she gets a kick out of anything tractor related! The plan is in the works in the next year or 2 is to build a garage big enough to store the real tractors at home, the 656 and 244! Anyway spend last night carefully washing the years of dust off them. This morning placing them on the shelves. Scott
    3 points
  26. Look in the stems closest to the roots for squash vine borers, they will cause sudden and fast wilting of the plant. The stem will appear hollow and rotted out inside and you may find the larvae inside. My understanding is that one should not plant pumpkins or similar squash in the same spot each year, rotate with grain or another non host crop. This helps in minimizing insect populations.
    3 points
  27. The stones wouldn't have landed yet from the spinning tires of the PowerStroke going to get the trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We would have had that sucker loaded and gone before someone changed their mind!!!!!!! We would have roaded another 14 40 miles to load it too!
    3 points
  28. Regardless of whether it's a new pic or a vintage, l think that pic of the M and dealer is still neat looking. But here is one that is the real deal. Pic of a 460 LP at the IH dealer in Slaton, Texas (about 15 miles SE of Lubbock) in 1963. This dealer also has the distinction of selling the first 806 on the south plains of Texas in late 1963. Here is a pic of it with a 6 row cotton planter in the spring of 1964. Although from a different nearby dealer, my Dad had the 2nd 806 on the Texas south plains..
    3 points
  29. I think you can buy your kids certain things and they can learn responsibility from it. It doesn’t mean they’re spoiled. We live far enough from school and town, that a vehicle my kids buy will need to last 15-20k miles a year. I don’t want to see them buy a rust bucket for $1000 that will be broke down more than they can use it. My kids are 3 and 1 so I have a long time to think about it. But at this point I plan on getting them 8-10 yr old vehicles that they can use to go to school and work. They can cover insurance, gas and repairs. I think there’s something to be said about giving your kid
    2 points
  30. Ah yes, the crazy/hot matrix, what a classic video.
    2 points
  31. Fixed rate is 3900 rounds per minute .Originally there were two rates ,2100, and 4200 which could be selected. When they fire ,it sounds like a big buzz saw. Once ,when I was trundling up the Kunar Valley ,( next to the border with Pakistan,) in a UH1N (Bell 212 )at 100 knots, one flew underneath me from behind, scared the living crap out out of me !.He was clipping right along, and threw out some chaff. Looked pretty cool, F/O tried to get a pic ,but wasnt quick enough. They have to be one of my fav orite aircraft.!!
    2 points
  32. I always enjoy the photos you find and share with us Gary.
    2 points
  33. “You want some thing to drive fix that “. So I did got it going,stopping and steering. Still needed some sheet metal. Dad gets in ,fires it up and proceeds to light that little 302 up. Up the hill to the intersection, back down,backs into the parking spot, gets out and puts the keys in his pocket. Says,“You just drive the red truck for a while” as he walks off.
    2 points
  34. And I just stepped on toes, didn`t I?
    2 points
  35. Good to hear you have the 3pt working again. Excellent help supplied by Snoshoe and J-Mech, away beyond my knowledge.
    2 points
  36. I prefer Durocs or Berkshires. I hate my hamps and yorks. They just have excitable attitudes. Duroc and Berk are also some of the best eating, marbled pigs out there.
    2 points
  37. Gheez Jake.....that is one place where you wouldn't wander outside to take .....to relieve yourself...... Mike
    2 points
  38. What TomH said. Had that happen last year. Don't take long for vine borers to decimate a patch.
    2 points
  39. Thank you all... It's working After a couple of try offs, it finally works. After I filled the hydraulic fluid to the level (a bit higher), started the engine, the hitch came up spontaneously. I shut down the tractor as the hydraulic pump sounded forced. I opened the cover again and the spool was out and stiff. Control lever did nothing. Pushed the piston with a screwdriver, the hitch came down softly. I started the engine again, the hitch came up. With the engine running, I pushed the piston once more, there was a hollow sound, the spool came in and the lever was actually contr
    2 points
  40. Cash or are you going to get a 1099? Different deals. Insurance and bonding? Just to CYA? i would take what you make at work, and decide how many hours. As for the lawn mower, use your own, otherwise it will be a problem, ran when parked ect
    2 points
  41. There has been a parade in town started in the depression for business to say thank you to the country people that shopped there.Was on Columbus Day in the beginning,now 2nd Sat in Oct. Came to be called Pioneer Day (Tony has participated and put pictures here),was cancelled during WW2 for 2 years I believe. Well officially canceled last week as no way to meet state rules. The organization that has come to in charge has many early tractors. Has traditional run crawler down main street as well as a lot of steel wheeled ones. I really thing time people to "protest" and drive tracto
    2 points
  42. Well, it's a better tractor with the 466 in it than the DV550. If you want a tractor for parades, you probably want the V8, but if your trying to farm you want the 466, hopefully it has a turbo.
    2 points
  43. Something is certainly missing without Capn. Sohn's perspective. (Concur)
    2 points
  44. Lining up to cross highway
    2 points
  45. I’m just not one to ask for help, this post has reaffirmed my faith in society... well, maybe not the whole of society but our little corner of it right here!😀
    2 points
  46. Dad and I went out Saturday. Went down to the Rush Family IH museum in Griswold that morning. Then Farmall Land in the afternoon. Then a private collection near Treynor. Was a day full of IH.
    2 points
  47. Leave is my vote. If you have no use or intention to restore her then try finding a home where she can be done and used. I see these things and think "hey". Then overnight realize i have "heeeeyy" projects sitting out back. I should pass them all on. I aint getting to them an someone else may have time and skills to enjoy them. My .02
    2 points
  48. well i finally got it home and got it wiped out, tomorrow will be vacuum work - lord sent this one our way - wanted a 6 passenger, didnt even know u could get the center seat in a lariat, couldnt believe this came up - way more truck than I was looking for and im not wild about the interior tan getting so dirty. I plan to get seat covers
    2 points
  49. Re: Bumped oil pan Good job-----eagle eyes👍 Looking closely at the oil pan brought back lots of old time memories. I have brazed up several cracked oil pans on Farmall M's in my days. Regardless of being a staged picture or not---------the picture sure is realistic to to what I remember seeing in my younger days. I collected up several toy M's while tagging along with my daddy on parts runs to the Greenville, Mississippi Delta Implement store. Frank Foresman was the long standing parts manager------extremely knowledgable, and a super nice guy. Frank (old enough that I s
    2 points
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