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  1. The features this year are Allis Chalmers and classic Australian cars. Last nights street parade was cold and was a bit damp but today the sun came out and was a nice day. Hopefully tomorrow is just as nice. Hopefully Brett (35 desoto) didn't freeze to much last night as we let him loose on our W6. I don't know if he liked the southern cold open air experience but it could be worse. I think the show may be a bit smaller this year but still had a reasonable turnout with a nice line up of Allis Chalmers machines on display. I will try to get some photos of the classic Australian cars tomorrow. Because I know you guys like photos ,here are some of the tractors that were at the show today. Marty,NZ
    13 points
  2. What is it about walking in the woods that is so peaceful? 3 years ago my brother in law made some trails through the woods with his skiddy and brush mower. I used my skid loader and sheared more trails with the bucket. (not easy on pins and bushings!!) We now have roughly 3-4 miles of trails through our woods between my place and the main farm. (adjoining property) Took the dog for a walk this morning, 24 degrees and calm, and it’s just so peaceful in the woods! Didn’t see any wildlife, but I’m sure the wildlife saw me! I did have my phone with, but never grabbed any pictures, other than this one of Willow when we got home! I think I tuckered her out?! This isn’t exactly the trail system. I used a markup in my pictures app, and I fat fingered roughly where Willow and I walked this morning in red. The blue is other trail systems. There is a river that runs through these woods, so I tried my best to keep the trails on the upper banks to see the river. My property is the north piece, the main farm is the south with bins and sheds.
    11 points
  3. I asked a question about something for my 9 year olds grandsons Farmall H. And a couple people on here get in a personal word match about there own personal fights among themselves on my post.. And we need to learn this forum is to help each other with stuff not get all HUFFY at each other... ITS JUST WORDS !!! We need to know that some young people like this forum too. And without them this Hobby will go down drain and there wont be any forum in the future to talk about our great hobby... Just saying !!!!
    11 points
  4. Thanks for all the replies and help with answering questions about narrowing down a tractor for me. I bought this 856 out of Ohio. Got it home last week, everything that I have tried seems to work good on it. Front end seems tight, runs a touch over 50 psi on the oil pressure. It’s not starting the best the block heater is burned out. Just a whiff of ether and it pops right off though. I replaced fuel filters and put some injector cleaned in the tank. thanks Nick
    9 points
  5. Well, a 6 pack of injectors, oil change, and overhead run, and we are back in business! Carrying better oil pressure than it has in a while. We will see how she pulls Monday.
    5 points
  6. It could posted anywhere. I did clean up the topic in question. BJ
    5 points
  7. Another winter storm coming in, may be a little overblown, again. The last one left enough white stuff I can't get to the fence-lines that need work so time to relax! An old girlfriend bought this puzzle for me two years ago. I put it together then, about lost my mind as there was one piece missing! Anyway, fast forward to this year, found the missing piece! Had to get it back out and do it again. Really like these, the irregular outline ads a dimension of difficulty. Ran the chainsaw so much last year I didn't even set up the card table, trying to relax a bit this winter. Lots to do when it warms up!
    4 points
  8. ??? Rice and toast. ??? Just a thought , perhaps you should try some of the Friskies
    4 points
  9. ?--------its taken me my lifetime to get my "junk" into that rusty/dusty stage. And now I find out Roger can do it overnight!!! Makes me feel like I have wasted 77 yrs of my time. Looks good Roger.? DD
    4 points
  10. I guess my point was the pleasure I get from watching them all chowing down on their special meals. I know this may be TOO deep for some...sigh.
    4 points
  11. Not gonna get one. We ,at least today, still have the right not to. My life/death is in his hands.
    4 points
  12. we got bluegill, sunfish, perch, brim, whatever you wanna call them around here, then catfish of varying species, of course bass and crappie. White, smallmouth, largemouth, rock, hybrid/wiper bass too. Then lots of trash fish of various suckers, carp, buffalo, drum. Walleye in a few spots, muskie, heck all kinds of stuff. I am not a fisherman, they never bite good enough for me to sit out there in the hot sun and sure as heck not going to sit out there and get eaten up by skeeters n chiggers on the bank. i chased a good number of all of them back in the day asa kid from ponds, creeks to lakes and rivers. Lately the only thing we really do is go snagging for paddlefish/spoonbill - a family tradition of sorts for mom/dad. Dad doesnt go anymore, but boy mom does. Mom just wont quit............ Mom was out doing donuts in the snow in the mule this week cause the battery was dead on the 4 wheeler and she couldnt get it going. Yes mom is 80 and she gets out in the snow on the 4 wheeler and does donuts like a punk kid. Guess mom is getting a new battery for the 4 wheeler for valentines day!!!!
    4 points
  13. I usually give them all something special Saturday night. Kinda like Dad got us all pizza or fish sandwiches Saturday night. Gave Mom the night off from cooking. My thing is giving the cats/dogs/cows/horse a treat Saturday night. The cats get canned Friskies, the horse and cows get straight alfalfa and tonite the dogs got dry food with beef gravy, Kraft dinner, chicken and beef tips. Horse and cows got a couple flakes of wet wrapped alfalfa. I'm having rice and toast as she's away....again. Can you blame her? Watching these animals chow down is a simple pleasure many dont understand.
    3 points
  14. I figured she kept one piece just to haunt you... ?
    3 points
  15. I imagine it was but I don't even like to use that way. It does not have the feel of a standard clutch pedal. Also if you have your speed control lever to high of a speed and you let the pedal out it kinda squeals and lurches.It just dosen't seem the best way to operate it.I much rather use the lever,you can control from a crawl to a dead stop effortlessly. But to each his own.
    3 points
  16. My sister likes puzzles; for Christmas this year my niece gave her one but painted out the pictures on the box, including the name of the puzzle so she couldn’t look it up on the internet!!!!! She has no idea what it is supposed to look like. I told my niece she is evil...she just laughed!
    3 points
  17. Thanks! Figured that it was probably the vaccine, as it's being fairly well documented until zuckerberg et al manage to suppress/ ban/remove each article about it. Still counting on ivermectin if it becomes necessary.
    3 points
  18. I understand that. My neighbours probably think I'm crazy letting all that potential crop land go to waste just growing natural woods but I like it and plan to keep it that way. Most of the neighbours seem to have declared all out war on trees and they are going down. But they seem to enjoy hunting, snowmobiling, etc on the wild land that I have saved. I keep a few trails too. Run the rough cut 6 foot rotary mower over them every summer to keep the new growth under control.
    3 points
  19. Yes sir, woods are definitely peaceful. Bright country sunshine tops off a walk in the woods. Sure lifts one's spirits. How the h*ll anyone can live in the city is beyond me. Guess missing simple pleasures like country life is what makes city people constantly angry.
    3 points
  20. Well you're indicateing it's leaking from the pinion shaft that the steering arm bolts to. Yes there is a grease seal but just above the bearing is an oring that seals the oil. Take cap off top. Unlock and remove nuts on pinion shaft. Drop shaft out bottom. Note timing marks on rack and pinion. If resealing cylinder. Pinion must be dropped first. When reassemblying cylinder. Sleeve must be turned to adjust rack and pinion clearence
    3 points
  21. GM, the automotive arm of the Green Deal Administration. Volvo is working on electrically powered excavator. Gillig has a city bus powered by alternative energy, almost always funded by tax payers. Wonder what would happen if the people riding the bus actually had to pay for the ride? This technology works great so long as it is funded by tax payers.
    3 points
  22. I hope she likes it - i finally got it done
    2 points
  23. Me and the missus fish often on the gulf coast. Sometimes by boat, sometimes from the edge and sometimes wading
    2 points
  24. I was thinking of spending a ton of money on somthing super hard and wont perform very well and possibly learning half way through the build that I was not aware of the the money and time spent on having a not very powerful truck and also a slug down the road and wishing I never started it, any advice on putting tungsten pistons in a Komatsu v12 so I can throw it in my pickup? Just wondering
    2 points
  25. Completly discredited myself with first post but nothing wrong with your memory. It's mine thats going haywire
    2 points
  26. I honestly have never seen a Wago brand connector for sale here, maybe the next order i make to Grainger I will get a few to inspect, unless they are WILDLY more impressive than the Ideal brand i have seen i don’t think i will be impressed, but i will look them over. As to failed wire-nut connections, i too have seen many fail however i have NEVER seen one fail that was properly installed. My personal favorite connector is an ideal 30- series bras set screw, but at over 1.00 each they are not economical to use for general purposes. We carry 30-222,30-211 and 30-210, they come in very handy and solve some problems at times justifying their cost.
    2 points
  27. This is one of my control cabinets I designed for a project going on right now. Been doing this for over 23 years. All Wago terminal blocks mounted on DIN rail. These are the screwless type.
    2 points
  28. YIPPEE!!!!! thats good news, keep us posted, sometimes the Lord shines on us at the most challenging of times - GO NICK!!!
    2 points
  29. Yes but I can show you plenty of situations around here where they expect you to do it hot .
    2 points
  30. Got $3400 in my system installed myself done in 2016, 40 x 48 x18 tall. Insulation, pipe, manifolds, pump, valves, water heater, etc. Pipe was two 1000 ft rolls, i cut to 8 250 ft runs. LOVE it, Set it on 65 and forget it. Around $1000 bucks a year in LP. Don't know if that is a good deal or not, but every time i'm working in there i think about the decades of winters working on frozen dirt. Don't really care if it was $2000 a year for LP, worth every penny.
    2 points
  31. I have a tool box I built with Knapp-Vogt slides 30 years ago. It has spent this time in a pickup bed. But have not driven truck in way to long now. They lasted good if I would not move truck just a little closer without closing, they would over extend hitting the end without a stop. But any slides with a high weight rating should be good for a in shop box. I have no idea of the current cost or availability of Knapp-Vogt slides. My BIL had been manager of a lumber/hardware store and said they where the best back in the 90's.
    2 points
  32. I know that. Arent they allowed treats early?
    2 points
  33. I am going on a date every Friday night. I take my wife to her double night shift through midday and pick her up then . Sometimes we even stop for food . Lol
    2 points
  34. Another thing that I do that helps a lot. I carefully drill into the inlet of the sediment bowl and push in a piece of 5/16 tubing. The length depends. I usually try and have it an 1" or so above the bottom of the tank. That way all the junk floats to the bottom and can't plug the inlet. It works great.
    2 points
  35. Used to go a lot before marriage and responsibility. Catfish in the rivers. Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, in ponds and lakes. Several of us would take a trip every spring to a destination. We all had Jon boats with outboards. Life got in the way several years ago so those trips ended. About 5 years ago I tried fly fishing and got hooked (pun intended). Now, at least one buddy and I go once a year to Eastern TN and spend a few days grilling red meat, catching trout, and enjoying that crystal clear running water. (7 fish limit) I will still wet a line a time or two every year and catch some stuff locally but not like I used to.
    2 points
  36. Should be outlawed. Bags slit for creating such a travesty
    2 points
  37. Should be posted in coffee shop
    2 points
  38. The change of their logo was only the first step. The next step will be changing the meaning of logo to government motors?
    2 points
  39. The job of a connector is to provide a secure mechanical connection, one that holds regardless of reasonable strain put on it. A properly installed twist on wirenut, has 2 full twists of wire outside the connector, so the strain is not on the actual connection, it also has properly stripped and properly aligned wire inside it, the correct length wire, and the correct size connector. Those ice cube or wago or as they are locally known “Hans” connectors, rely on a tiny bit of spring steel making a narrow point of contact, this connection is prone to heating with applied load because it isnt a great connection to begin with and when it does it weakens the spring that is holding it leading to failure, if you are lucky it fails internally and you need to find and repair, if you aren’t .. well.. Ideal had to recall a chitload of those a few years back due to failure. The same applies to these back stabbed outlets and switches that are so common, strip the wire and wrap it clockwise around the screw, tighten to rated torque. Unless they are used as listed for some very very light load, like a few LED lights.
    2 points
  40. This is what happens when you give your dog to much latitude and he thinks he’s something he ain’t.
    2 points
  41. Truth with floor heat that you can't have quick temperature swings but this applies both ways. Today we had a 14'x22' garage door open numerous times and 5 minutes after any of those times you couldn't even tell. The concrete slab retains the heat for a while
    2 points
  42. It's just lip service to placate the new administration and it's supporting voters. Kinda like telling your 6 year old kid you'll buy him a pony when he grows up and gets to be 12. When the administration changes next time the course of things likely will as well.
    2 points
  43. Have to dismount and finish welding along with add battery hold downs yet . Been busy changing a few tires on the 7250 pro and garage door fixing because of the cold weather
    2 points
  44. Sorry I mentioned anything. No need to get grabby about it. I myself have gotten some of the jabs of your remarks in the past so I wouldn't mention the 15 year old thing. I just chose to remain silent. If a guy wants to add a 4.00 filter to his fuel system to add a little more protection. So be it. He was asking if anyone else had used them. And I have been using those filters since the 90's on my 30 plus classic tractors so I am speaking from experience when I say they catch the small stuff. If you have not used them, then your comment is just an opinion.
    2 points
  45. I made this second battery box for a customer's cold blooded 686 german diesel. I patterned off of the factory second box on our 1967 Farmall 656 Diesel. The other battery is under the steering column. We are still running the factory generator with the two 12 v batteries also. This way you have nice big short cables, and it gets the battery off of the operator's platform.
    2 points
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