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  1. A local guy was injured very badly in a combine accident the other day. Figured I'd take a second to realize how lucky we are. Dad and I finished my corn tonight and I thought it was a great time for pics with the setting sun, my farm place is just over the combine.
    18 points
  2. Fall 2020, so far. Long ways to go!
    9 points
  3. Probably should ad my wife running the grain cart unloading on the go also
    9 points
  4. Started soybean harvest the other day.
    5 points
  5. The next pics are of us running beans. We ran 60 acres early then didn't have anymore ready so we planted what wheat we wanted to plant. Weather held us back a few days, then we ran corn for a few days and now have switched back to beans. Here is the pics of us running beans.
    5 points
  6. Local dairy called with a bad spindle in a disk It was a double spindle in the same tube one pointing in and one pointing out. So no pushing it out set up to pull it and put about 12,000lbs on the pull cylinder and things started bending. So had to split it on two sides and it was still a hard pull. It had actually galled in the tube. I cleaned the tube up with a die grinder, pressed the new one in and had to use the push cylinder to close up the gap where I had split it.
    4 points
  7. She does shut the hand held radio off sometimes. But the favorite thing to do to her is ask what she made for supper after working with me in the field all day. That one pushes her over there edge every time.
    4 points
  8. And pics of us running corn. Ill post more as time progresses.
    4 points
  9. Thought id share some pics of fall harvest 2020 so far. First group of pictures is us chopping corn in early September
    3 points
  10. check out this farm cat 1964 706. Originally a gas tractor but repowered with a Cat 3208. 7 hours on the tractor since repowered. New clutch, T/A, and hydraulic pump all put in. New paint. 4” chrome exhaust. New LED lights. Tires in excellent condition. Dynoed 170 HP on the PTO.
    3 points
  11. THIS ^^^^ IS THE REASON WHY! Americans, I’m talking about the people who came here and adopted this country as its own. Has accepted the country and it’s founding documents to be relevant to today’s society as well as society in 1000 years. Those Americans are sick and tired of the Democrats blaming the Republicans and the Republicans blaming the Democrats for everything. These career politicians who don’t care about anything but themselves are the reason. Americans are people, not social classes or races. Not male or female but hardworking people who want a better solution. Americans who want opportunities for their own success and their children’s success.
    3 points
  12. IF certain factions are allowed to continue unchecked I fear 2020 would be considered a good year compared to what has the potential to become. We need leadership in our governance and not puppets being provided with talking points and fairytales. It takes leadership to tell people the truth, instead of subverting it into something it isn’t, or failing to see the truth when it’s presented. It takes a populace that is suspicious of a government who dictates one thing to that populace, yet does the complete opposite when it comes to their own people. It takes commitment to insure freedoms and the consequences are being allowed and enforced when it isn’t. It takes a government willing to recognize mistakes and threats to that freedom, especially when it comes from within that government. It takes a media that isn’t glamorized by power or money that is concerned about truth and not peddling it’s own ideas. It takes a responsibility to teach our history, admit the mistakes and victories of that history and learn from it.
    3 points
  13. The one world government plan? Where individuality is banned. Where freedom of thought, freedom of expression and freedom of self wealth are banned because it’s too demoralizing for people who expect the government to provide. That isn’t a world I want to live in, and I don’t think I’m alone in those thoughts.
    3 points
  14. The anvil that my "opa" brought over on a boat when he immigrated from Germany. He used it in his trade as a blacksmith in Snyder, Ne. When he died, my uncle bought it and when he passed, I bought it. It will stay in the family as the boys know it's history. Excuse my poor attempt at spur making, never was very "arteestic"?? The vise in the top of the pic is from my uncle also I think of them both when ever I use them. Probably the best part of family items is they keep the memories alive.
    3 points
  15. Anson, I "absolutely swore at them!" Gary?
    3 points
  16. This subject went off the rails a long time ago. Time to move on. Worst than a political discussion.
    3 points
  17. Not as glamorous as what some of you are doing but I'm working to put my pumpkin patch to bed for the winter. I was going to try to plant some rye as a cover but there isn't any rye seed to be had locally. I disked it earlier when I got the pumpkins off but it was starting to grass up again. After today's disking I tried my newly purchased cultivator, it plugged after 50 feet. Too many vines and I didn't even get to the grassy spots yet. I then hooked to the Massey Ferguson 74 three bottom plow I just aquired. I wanted to see how it worked and if the D-15 Could pull it. It pulled it well and the plow did a good job considering the condition of the wear metal. Plugging was an issue but some of the vines are wrapping on the coulters. They may come off before the job is done.
    3 points
  18. Pictures of us planting wheat.
    3 points
  19. I really enjoy helping my neighbor , he is 70 years old and in 2011 they lost there oldest son in a car accident and he was working with his dad on the farm and was a full time electrician. He is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet , he really enjoys keeping up on maintaining his equipment , the combine even gets waxed every summer ?? It sure is nice running all fall and not having anything major happen because of taking care of your equipment . This combine is a 1998 and has close to 5000 hrs engine hours on it now , very nice machine This is our place in the background, what a view from up here in the field ? Danny
    3 points
  20. So, Should anyone expect the future to be any different then the way our government has lying to us in the past? Time after time after time we vote in a bunch of Professional politicians that Campaign a bunch of false promises only to be foolishly misguided into another four years of disgrace and disappointment.
    2 points
  21. Neighbor is a 85 y/o farmer. One day I pulled in and he was unloading a jd gator load of wood in front of his outdoor wood boiler. Of coarse I asked him if he needed any help and he didnt have much of a wood pile. Grandpa always said you could tell alot about a man by his wood pile ?‍♂️ So he said no to help like I figured he would. He said I cut a gator load a day and no more. I asked why just a gator load and he said he didnt want some other SOB burning his wood if he didnt wake up ?
    2 points
  22. So....let’s continue to keep the business’s closed. Let’s continue to force restaurants, airlines, cruise boats and other service industries into bankruptcy. Let’s continue with fiscal relief policies to add debt to the balance sheets and consequently bankrupt countries in the process. Sound like a plan? From the start of this, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around all of this. There’s no way our monetary policies are sustainable under the current policies. At what point does the world reach that same conclusion? Do we just forgive debt on a worldwide level? Does the debt become just an arbitrary number and we don’t worry about these debt levels? Doesn’t quite seem right that we as a nation or as a world can spend far more than what is being generated by commerce, yet as an individual once you’re past that tipping point your economic disaster becomes your destruction...
    2 points
  23. Silly girl wants as much of the bed as she can get . She was snoring when I took this photo.
    2 points
  24. Thanks. I did clean up the face just a little. I had never done that to an anvil before but took it to a buddy’s place and flipped it over on his mill. We leveled the base off the face and then flipped it right side up and took .020 off the face. That removed all the marks from the previous user of the anvil. I am happy with the results but would not do that to a family heirloom personally. My friend Vince went to school for tool and die. He has his own machine equipment in the feed mill at his family’s business which he now runs. So, if anyone ever makes it to West Salem IL, go to George’s Farm Supply and ask for Vince. Tell him Todd sent you and you like IH stuff. He has a 1967 IH 3/4 ton 4x4 that he repainted 20 years ago when we were in high school. He has even found a factory 5spd manual to replace the 4spd it came with. We spent a lot of nights cruising town in that truck back then since we didnt have a Studebaker....?
    2 points
  25. ..interesting topic......down under we had many options , gear box 12/18 speed.....front suspension options ...i,e. 12 pack spring or 3 long leaves.....no Budd wheels, thankfully .....and the seating was great......(except for the luck less passenger....)...and of course the twin headlights helped the performance.....Of course this was the era before the really big horsepower, in the six cylinder engines.......thus they performed well on the many hills we have here...... In my area of contracted work, the Mercedes advocates said the Macks won't hack the pace.....We installed hour meters for servicing the trucks......and after thousands of hours on the engines...with zero capital maintainence...the Mercedes brigade quit that rhetoric..... Only had one incident...parked a fully loaded truck with logs, at a friends place , for several hours......saw his kids up on the ''poop deck '' behind the cab.....Got going and after a few miles there was a helluva noise .....sparks flying out behind the cab...managed to pull off the highway..totally , as the maxies cut in.... The noise was the chain destroying itself against the chassis rails....(found the remains of a high tensile logging chain....(rack chain )...around the drive shaft).....it had removed the power divider.....completely, and torn the air lines out....My stupid fault for not checking after seeing kids 'playing around ''.... Only repair ever...... Great trucks...the old R models .......as mentioned above....all made by Mack in Allentown PA Mike
    2 points
  26. Red wing boots are made a 1/2 mile down the road from me.
    2 points
  27. If the inside is a well kept as the outside it is a nice machine. Not sure when the color of the pickup changed but I’m not sure the black decals with silver lining are right for the white pickup coloring? My Brother has a late 435 with original paint on it and it isn’t painted like that. Not trying to take away from that baler. It could be very nice and color scheme doesn't determine machine quality.
    2 points
  28. Looks like a good match for a 4020.
    2 points
  29. This 5088 don't have many hours but last summer it's lost oil pressure and the blowby got worse, a couple years ago the rear pin in the heavy front axle came out turns out it the bolster was bad the guy that had this job before me had the axle re bushing but not the bolster so it kept breaking the small pin that held the rear pin in. They got tired of throwing money at it we had a parts tractor with a good standard front end and bolster so I swapped it out while I had the engine apart for the inframe. I'm still waiting on my head to get back from being redone.
    2 points
  30. It's took me a few days to post pictures but it's finally together got a couple of oil leaks to fix but she sounds good and runs great
    2 points
  31. Thank You. This was the first project for that anvil. I did some trading with another blacksmith for the anvil a couple weeks ago. 168lb Arm&Hammer anvil. Dates to 1941 which would be towards the end of major anvil production in the US. They are still made today but not the big name companies that once turned out thousands of anvils a year. I put it on a piece of ash.
    2 points
  32. No scythes, but before she passed my Great Grandma gave me a set of shoes from the first team of horses my Great Grandpa bought in 1928.
    2 points
  33. Limed(806man) a farm we finally got a lease signed on for long term. Land was just blah. Trying to improve the soil health. These are ones we couldnt get on since wet spring. The cover rye went nuts and just matted field. Couldnt dry out. Hope lime helps loosen soil. Disced it in along with wheat cover just along ditches. Want to get on early enough we can reseed fescue next spring
    2 points
  34. The short heavy blades. My dad would call a brush hook. The long thin blades he called a grass scythe. They were used for mowing hay or with a cradle for harvesting small grain. My job was to use either one to cut thistles in the pasture. The brush hook would pull those big bull thistles right over on me. With the grass blade. I could set blade on ground. Hold end of handle up to put a little angle on it and jerk it right through. Thistle would fall away from you. If you got to far away and thistle hit to far out on blade. Handle end of blade would raise. Tip would go in dirt. Blade would bend. And Dad was not happy. Me. There was no way I could win.
    1 point
  35. It looks pretty mean!! Should paint the engine to match though
    1 point
  36. Add it to feed like old hay to balance the diet
    1 point
  37. Google brought me here and I haven’t found my way out yet. I had some questions on my 1086 a few years ago and found my answers here. When I first got it home and unloaded it my dad was playing with it and driving around. He grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota with green tractors and never been around an 86 ih. He liked it and after telling him about Red Power he got a subscription.
    1 point
  38. People are confused. Ih used at least three different detent pistons. If there was no place for an oring as he has repeatedly stated. It takes the 06 style piston with oring on it. As I understand it he has drilled his actuator trying to make an oring work on the nail he was using as a piston. It would take an actuator to fix. Replacing actuator with proper length loctited in bolt would give usable spring centered valve with no detent. Plugging hole in back is probably ok as long as lever never moves. Putting valve on pressure will turn spool into hydraulic piston. FWIW
    1 point
  39. Lol. Drove an old Mack off and on for a couple years. I can’t remember what model but it had an offset cab and a HUGE air cleaner on the side, Amy e late 70’s. Was bought out of the oil fields aNd made into a septic truck. It had a very hard life with lots of new drivers. Went all over in the hills in the winter on ice, and through the mud in the spring. Seat had no suspension, there was no passengers seat, had two ranges (And reverse) and only 5 gears for each (I think). Only went into gear at one rpm, no matter what speed. After that I know why there are so many concrete trucks that are Mack’s. Not powerful, not fast, but it worked no matter what. dang thing should have killed me several times, lost the steering twice. Had it slide down icy hills backwards more times than I want to remember. Slide side ways on ice off roads into ditches, drove parts of the “Ice Road” to Prudhoe Bay, learned what happened when a tire blows, and then when a steering tire goes, got to throw triple rail chains on, and Learned when to do it (before I was stuck). Thing was tough, just what you need for a new driver. they have started buying Mack trucks for state truckshere, and some in the oil fields. Market share in Alaska is growing and they are getting everything from Washington so there should be support available
    1 point
  40. Been helping my neighbor get his beans out , some absolute beautiful weather here in southeast MN the last few day . We hope to finish up tomorrow afternoon , we started at 7:30 this morning and they were back up to 13.4 and the last load I took out was down to 10.8 . All has been going good other than the hose split on the turbo psi right at the turbo and wouldn’t tell the pump to go up to full fuel , took me awhile to find that ? so if your having a power problem , check the vent on the fuel tank, the metal tube off the filler neck , plugged ?had all new filters but changed them again , electric charge pump good , manual lift pump on the motor , good . Had to call in the favor line from my buddy at Case IH , got any ideas , check the psi hoses from the turbo to the inner cooler , to the intake . Well first hose just off the turbo had blown off and had a slice out of it . Smoking hot a couple burns along with a new hose I had at the shop , back up and running last night . ‘Danny
    1 point
  41. this old Pete has been sitting for probably 20 years at this garage, I drive by it often There were a lot of stories about the top end of this old girl back in the day and I probably would remember them wrong but what I will say is she had the top end of some cars made back then ? and the driver was known to be a lil kraazy ?Its starting to show the neglect! Shes got a hood eh?
    1 point
  42. Local church is going to try processing a couple on their own, I believe mostly as an act of getting as many folks involved as they can and later use the meat to prepare meals and take to the needy. I know years ago many farmers around here would process their own in fall or early winter. As gonzo says we may have to require those skills or push for more local lockers again. Fed out 3 to 5 a year for a few years. Was having trouble finding a local source to find a few every year. Feeder needs work and I haven't tried it for a few years.
    1 point
  43. You could take lessons from Ed Ames?
    1 point
  44. Me and Missy 20+ years ago
    1 point
  45. humm, dual carbs rule also, K.O.O. says duals rule.
    1 point
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