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  1. My new bumper sticker on all of our trucks.
    43 points
  2. Scratch built 1/16 IH 55 13 shank chisel plow. Thanks goes out to Brent Balk for getting me detailed specs and pics, Denny Wagoner for 3D printing shanks and Jeremy Richards for wheels and tires.
    8 points
  3. We start reloading ammo! Dillon 550. Gonna start with .380 and 9mm. Also have rock chucker which will start with 30-06.
    7 points
  4. I could expound a whole lot more on this, but it would make the thread go poof. All I will say is we need to pay attention to history.
    6 points
  5. Buddy of mine knows I'm an IH scatterbrain so he sent me this today. If it's been shared I apologize un advance. If not I enjoyed the read.
    5 points
  6. I don't know why, but I was wandering through the 1000 pages of photos the state has archived on line, and came across this neat pic. The only thing it said was "Fall tillage, Sturgis, S.D. Anyone recognize anything here? Mike
    5 points
  7. Yes sir. Good eye. That belonged to my Grandfather. So did this Buck knife. He bought it in 1955. Buck knives were advertised in the back of sporting goods magazines back then. At that time they were made in a garage in San Diego California I believe. Grandma used it to de-bone chickens according to my Mother
    5 points
  8. Bailey the door stop, Quigley the ostrich.
    5 points
  9. Can I like this post more than once? ????????????
    5 points
  10. Been collecting a few toys here and there. So I built a shelf to put them up on. This started by looking for a 1/16 scale 450 farm all wide front after I bought a real one. I have found a wide front in every model 450 it seems but a strait gas. This is a picture of most all my red indoor toys and some of my 9 year olds decorations. And I am still looking for a 450 gas wide front farm all I did just purchase a 450 international. I do have a couple 2+2’s in the collection because who doesn’t want one of those
    4 points
  11. Not a true collection, just some stuff I ran across when I was a youngster and saved. ? The neatest would be a pin fire cartridge which of course I can't find at the moment. ?
    4 points
  12. Can't complain about the young folks if we allow them to be force fed this crap. If the schools won't do it, and we can't make them. Then it is up to us to teach our young people of the great wars and the men and women who gave their lives to keep our country strong and independent. And with further thought, time to put our foot down and straighten out the bs curriculum of our schools. If they can change it away from what is important, then we can change it back. As far as gender.........I did a 4473 for a guy the other day and like VT mentioned, he had his choice of male, female or non-binary. I have a simple test if you are confused. It involves a knee and a groin. You will know which you are........................
    4 points
  13. Big and Rich song, 8th of November. Based on a battle in Vietnam. The lone survivor gave Big Kenny the top hat that he wears in some of their videos.
    4 points
  14. I have an Uberti 45-70 military carbine, fun to shot but kicks like a mule. Here is picture of 555 grain bullets that I casted.
    4 points
  15. Mike, I'll check and see about a match to that log truck. Gary, thanks for the offer of that store front, but when I consider sending a couple loads of machinery to Montana, I get a little worried. After all you never did find that load of melons from Anson! I think that old iron is safer sitting in my shed.
    4 points
  16. ...Just wrapped up the seasonal hay/balage and silage operations...(hey...almost a pun...!!)..at the Rainbow Station......just got to stack up 400 plus bales of peas and oats baleage next week... I was asked to place and roll the silage in one of the smaller pits.... this with a 6140 JD....I had not done this "pit" silage stuff before.....so started off tentatively .....which seemed to irritate a young bloke....a "ring in" who came armed with a bigger JD....and a bloody great bulk bin thing to cart the' product' from the paddock to the pit... He got a wee bit stroppy...so I asked who the **** he was......he duly told me.....then proceeded to wax lyrical re the cost of his JD's ..his bulk bin thing....(Yeah Mate...you can pick those things up for 80K...) and so on....I listened ...enthralled at the numbers he was tossing at me re the aggragated value of "my" (his) equipment......and he had rolled silage pits "hundreds of times''......well, of course, I hadn't achieved this sort of greatness in the "silage pit rolling field".....so after further instructions....I went back to the job.....The local contracter had employed a very pretty , well porportioned lass...and very capable on the big rake , which followed yet another Johnny D which had the big fore and aft mower's going...and this young bloke was very obviously showing off to this girl...at my expense...never bothered me too much...my desire to breed with young girls diminished many years gone.....so.....I had a plan.....Asked the kid , how did he want to approach this pit.....this because it was still half full from the previous year......uncovered of course...but very soft, I noticed when the Johnny D's front legs went over it....He looked at me sadly ...like I was the village idiot.....said...."I'm coming in from the back, of course " Great, I thought, so off he went for his load , so I got up and heaved some fresh "Cuttings " into the front wheel marks of the JD...and beyond...... You can see the result in the first picture...it gave me great satisfaction..........and it took a buch of time to hook him out.....and he wanted me to help clear the crap , around the bulk dumper...I jumped out of the JD and told him that he got the freakin' thing stuck..he could shift it......now I have to reset the right hand side steps on the JD after he pushed them up and trapped that door shut.. I guess you had to be there, but it was fun to watch ...he sunk that old Johnny D down to ground level LOL Turned out he was a Grandson of a Farmer where we worked over 40 years ago, logging native timber for ''wood chip "..... Other picture's self explanatory.....more pleasant job than working with some 20 yr old blowhard who is living on the endeavours of his Dad and Grandad Mike
    3 points
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  18. It works nice to seal trailer floors ? I put that stuff on everything.... I give it to my bil with an oil heater as well. A source tells me it burns very clean in a wood boiler a qt at a time. Especially on green wood I'm told ?
    3 points
  19. I have seen little compared to my parents, who lived through The Great Depression and World War II. But here I am, reading that we fear retaliation, if we utilize our 1st Amendment rights. I fear we too are being led to the cattle cars of history.
    3 points
  20. You can still get older and quality without it saying Bridgeport on the face..... Cincinnati, South Bend, FM, Hitachi, Kent.... just to name a few. Dang it. Now you reminded me how much I would like to have a vertical mill, lathe, and precision grinder. I really need to get a shop built.
    3 points
  21. That is the reason you need to find more experience. There are cheaper ways than in the field with your money on the line. Some will disagree but some book learning about what crops interest you is good. Some things need doing when the crop and weather all comes together ? some are much more forgiving. Hard to explain from the other side of the screen. Just something to add to your list of things to think about. As well as how will other people in your life react if plans need to change at the last minute. You promise to go to the ball game (or anything else) , and the bugs move in spray today or the crop is gone. A bit extreme but then again harder to schedule any ag practice without the experience, and still not a exact science with it. But a few with no personal experience do manage to succeed in farming, some luck as well as good planning helps. Most will answer your questions here and never sugar coat the answer. A few will tell you just forget it. But even if you never make a dollar on the real growing of a crop, if you have money to invest the billionaires are parking money in ag land. If your willing to get dirty and sweaty most farmers will be willing give advice if you ask.
    3 points
  22. Couple stories from War veterans in my life and how they contributed. The guy Steve that taught me how to drive teams/harness - his dad was a horse/mule man that hauled food/supplies, trained them, drove them, trained soldiers with horses/mules and took care of the animals in WWI in the ARMY. The guy Steve himself did it in the ARMY in WWII. What a wealth of knowledge he was around horses. How crazy is that father/son doing the same thing during both WWs. Next was my great uncle, he was in the navy in WWII. He was aboard the Kitkun Bay aircraft carrier. He told me a few stories, they had a couple kamakazies hit them, other ships big guns hit them, near misses from torpedos, fires on the deck from plane attacks, big damage that almost sunk them they listed bad and some jumped off but got back on and then they got towed at some point, i cant remember all the details. Got it fixed adn went back out for more battles. He made it home obviously to tell me. He was a tuff ole bird. A neighbor/farmer that I lived by survived WWII in army. Didnt get details but he was shot when bending over to help another who had been shot. Bullet when up thru his back, liver, kidney and lung. He lost a kidney and a lung but survived. His wife got cancer and he took care of her at home until she was gone. The neighbors told me he wouldnt let them take her to the hospital to die there. Then he raised all 4 kids himself. Never got remarried. Was farming cattle, hogs and hay when i met him. I would take my kids down in the winter and he would have giant jigsaw puzzles out in the front room where he could have plenty of light to work on. He drove around the last 5 yrs or better on oxygen. Still haying, farming, checking cattle dragging the o2 bottle around with him. He would stop, rest, go more, etc.....never asked for help and hated accepting any. My uncle in vietnam. Made it home from the navy. Said they mainly lobbed shells for ground support. Got shot at some but nothing bad. He lost a few friends. Guy I worked with from Army Vietnam, tank commander, he was one of two that made it in their whole unit when attacked one time. He told me all he could remember was after they had all been disabled, he moved his dead buddy out of the way on top of the tank and just started firing with the machine gun mounted up top and held the button until it ran dry, he grabbed one of the screaming guys as he ran by and that was the other survivor. He was wounded but went back later for more. He was an angry man, scary. He was divorced, had kids who were distanced from him. He lived alone and ran a mercenary training camp on his property for extra money. I felt bad for him but he was so angry and bitter I couldnt do much but pray for him. They are all around us, they have given us united history and personal history and many are our parents/family/friends. No words could ever honor them enough. No history could ever tell their stories good enough. I hate that they are being forgotten. Long live our heros. You have blessed us beyond measure.
    3 points
  23. The 2 inch plate will make a nice work bench.
    3 points
  24. When will politicians realize BAD GUYS do not worry about licences, its a proven fact up here and anywhere else idiots want licences and registration.
    3 points
  25. I have directions for whoever is driving it down. Come down i-29. Go east on i-80. Call me when you're close to Stuart and i will come meet you so you can follow me home??
    3 points
  26. I just have a small collection. Got a couple old odd balls. Here is one that isn’t marked on the casing next to a 12 gauge. The last pic is an unopened box of 45 ACP from WW2 made in Evansville Indiana (1hr away from me)
    3 points
  27. My neighbor says he may be too old to cut the mustard but he will still lick the jar
    3 points
  28. A. Uberti & C. Gardone Vt. Italy Cattleman .357 mag Don't know how old it is, bought it used when I was wee pup..........makes it least 50 years old?(probably nothing special though) But, I like it?
    3 points
  29. ......some interesting stuff on this Winchester display board......Only one thousand of these boards were made....according to ''the book ''. One , at least found its way down to NZ....it was discovered about 25 years ago amongst all sorts of ''stuff'' in a hall, located in a very old, small, town... ....Although the "board" lives with me....it belongs to my Canadian domiciled Brother....it is a real treasure for the Firearms enthusiast.... .....and my modest collection of shot gun cartridges.....pales into total insignifcance, after seeing ''augercreek's'' collection..just magnificant !! Mike
    3 points
  30. ......speaking of Ladies......there is a book out regarding the trials and tribulations of the hundreds of New Zealand and Australian Nurses, serving in the First World War.... ....another story of incredible courage and dedication to the wounded and dieing soldiers.....in shocking conditions......and because the "ANZAC" girls were just that ....Aussie's and Kiwi's .....they were regarded as 'inferior' to the British nurses......another burden among the ever evolving issues of lack of any adequate supplies..be it food, water and of course lack of medical supplies... ..Wife said read this book.....it is a wonderful, but horrifically captivating story... Mike
    3 points
  31. I would agree except that it is impossible to forget that which one didn’t know. Sadly we don’t seem to teach history anymore. I have never heard of these ladies before now. Great story I shall not forget. Thanks to all of our Vets. Thanks for this thread.
    3 points
  32. The world wide depression enabled many dictators, quasi dictators and other totalitarian governments. Hitler in Germany. Mussolini in Italy. Stalin in the USSR. The empire of Japan was a totalitarian government but not a democracy and probably not due to the world depression. FDR in the USA was not a dictators but was not far from it. He ignored the tradition of Presidents only serving two terms (died in office during his 4th term). Tried to pack the Supreme Court with additional Justices, etc. All these governments were democracies, actually republics. Just because you have elections or a king dose not mean you have freedom or oppression or will do what is right or wrong. Thx-Ace
    3 points
  33. The weather man said we are getting an Arctic Clipper from our Canadian friends. No offense, but I didn't know we requested one. Cold is fine, but you can keep the wind.
    2 points
  34. Depending on how long it takes to burn a set off your trucks, I’m not sure I would buy steer tires for a few years down the road?! I’ve heard of certain DOT officers checking tire manufacturing dates, and if they are more than 7 years old, your out of service.
    2 points
  35. I run it in my leaky tractors, particularly two 1086s with loaders on them.
    2 points
  36. After WWII signed up for a little longer to help take surrender of the Japanese forces in China. He had a great time in China. Japan was winning the war in China when they surrendered so their troops were in good shape. When the japs were processed they were stripped to their underwear and dusted from head to toe with ddt to kill lice, etc. Then they pulled their underwear out and shot ddt in to kill crabs! He then came home and tried to get on at a very large ranch his brother, Ashley, managed. Ashley said no he was to go to college on the GI bill. Well since they just fought the war to end all wars he signed up for ROTC for beer money. He attended college at New Mexico A&M in las cruces and his unit was the 7th cavalry at fort bliss (El Paso TX). Immediately after graduating college his unit was called up to go to the Korean War. He was a platoon leader. The fighting was bad early on and they suffered heavy losses. Some units were folded together to make up for casualties. Dad said the north Koreans and Chinese were coming at them in such large quantities they could not kill them fast enough with their machine guns. Eventually they pushed them back north. They were rotated to Hokkaido, Japan as reserves. Dad said they were expecting the Russians to enter the war by invading Hokkaido. Dad liked talking about WWII but not Korea. By the time he was 25 years old all he had done is go to school and war! Thx-Ace
    2 points
  37. Might as well put address where we can send the checks to....
    2 points
  38. I just happened to be at an auction and everyone must have been sleeping because i ended up with a few tackle boxes full for cheap cheap. Instant collection ??
    2 points
  39. Cool stuff! I have acollection of old fishing tackle and lures also but that has never been unpacked from the last move (over 10 years ago already). I have been looking for an oak framed display cabinet to display all my old hunting and fishing stuff. Someday...
    2 points
  40. I am thinking about it but I might get lost and end up at my place ..... have I mentioned that the 89 series are awesome .... I assume that the 20's are as nice as our three 50's are
    2 points
  41. Her favorite stick, I think it weighs more then she does.
    2 points
  42. Geez how much birthday partying did you do yesterday, nice hat though.
    2 points
  43. I knew a gentleman who was in the OSS in Greece. I never could get him to talk about ti though. He said he took an oath of secrecy and intended to honor it! I think he saw or did things he would rather forget, as so many of those in combat did.
    2 points
  44. More importantly, "WHERE ARE MY NLA PART NUMBERS???!!!"""
    2 points
  45. Anyone mention this place yet? https://ammoseek.com/ Mike
    2 points
  46. Gary.....amongst your usual array of interesting pictures.......that one of the 'log truck '' on that trestle bridge......is that the same make of truck as pictured in Lorenzo's ""The Awesome Picture Thread"on page 38..???? I realise they are not the same truck.....the one on page 38 is ''cab-less''...and RHD (interesting ...)..but as far as I can see....the running gear looks similar.....albeit hard to see the 'trailer''...because of loose tree bark.... Perhaps Roger might be able to ID that truck..?? I am curious...and interested in those old trucks..... I guess they were not exactly ""laying rubber'' on that trestle.....but the construction of same would have been equally interesting to see first hand.......and ''screw those ''Work Safe " dickheads"...!! Mike
    2 points
  47. Roger, there's a store just almost identical to the one above at Clancey, Montana. It used to be an old grocery store and now it is an antique shop. Maybe I need to take a picture and let you Photoshop it in? Either that or haul your stuff to Helena and we can stage it in person! Gary???
    2 points
  48. 2/3/21 Baler Therapy Wednesday . after taking pick up reel apart four times we finally have all the bars synchronized and doing what they suppose to . We prepped bushing drive housing and installed new machined bushing and housing and I believe reel is ready to install before we put on teeth and stripper slats . I was not able to get a 18” tire under auger drive , so swapped it out for a 16 “ which is what book calls for . This is a recap aircraft tire and six hole implement rim . Will need to paint it black before done . then we concentrated on getting engine running . Made a make shift fuel tank and had a few glitches because I changed all electrical on this engine from positive ground to Negative and from points to electronic ignition, new carb and fuel pump so getting everything close enough to start took a while but with help from a friend Steve who is a mechanic we got her going . few pic’s ,I have video of it running but need help posting it on here . tony
    2 points
  49. This site was created for IH collectors and enthusiasts. Our forum is not a platform for political opinions and discussions. Any and all of these posts will be removed. Dennis Miesner Owner
    2 points
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