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  1. So, I wuz running replacement heifers through the other day and about halfway I discovered I have a propensity towards using foul language. I am actually fairly good at it. ? Although it is common vernacular in these parts amongst my neighbors and me, with grandkids on the horizon, maybe I should try to clean it up a bit. ? After all I don't want mom asking the youngun "where did you learn that kind of language" only to hear "I helped grandpa work heifers". ? Wish me luck. Next time I am trying to push the young dollies up the alleyway and into the chute, maybe I can sound a little less rough around the edges and keep a bar of soap out of juniors mouth......................thou joggerheaded swag bellied hedge pigs. ?
    9 points
  2. I've found with age that nothing makes a person sound less intelligent than excessive cursing. That being said, yes I to am guilty from time to time but I try to keep it out of regular conversation. I've also been amazed how that part slides on, that heavy tire lines up with the studs, that cow goes where you wanted her to go, after a good cussing.
    7 points
  3. My employer gave us a small bonus for working through all this covid crap for the past year. I decided to treat myself to the rifle I was going to get before the Covid downturn scared me into saving every penny. I had looked at Ruger, Browning, Savage and CZ in a .17 HMR. I am a fussy and this new CZ 457 really fit the bill. It has very nice wood, the build quality seems very good and it has a real good quality feel to it, shoulders well, and has a 3 way adjustable trigger. I also like that you can buy other caliber barrels for it. I ordered this about two months ago and it just showed up. I am very pleased.
    6 points
  4. A little closer
    6 points
  5. My first boss told me a tale from when had a trucking business. He said he was loading sows for the small church pastor into a straight truck. Those old sows had never seen a loading chute and were not cooperative. A bucket was used to back sows up the chute and it was working until it didn't. Old boss said one of them with a bucket over head charged forward sticking him on top and through a wood fence. He said I cussed and yelled everything I knew. The preacher said I have never heard such language. Boss man said well preacher you never road a sow backwards down and through a loading chute.
    6 points
  6. It was big fun surprising Tony on Friday , the look on his face when his wife come pulling in the driveway with you know who riding shotgun , very excited to say the least ?‘This car show was something , the quality of cars , trucks , motorcycles (tractor) is something ? I have got another generation started on tractors , this little man just turned 5 years old last week and he thought that tractor was the coolest thing he had ever seen . Got time up there and a started it up and warmed it up for a few min and let him run the foot feet ? That kid was hooked ?, mom and dad doing videos along with about 50 other people , let’s say he was the life of the show at the end of the day just before the awards .
    6 points
  7. 2/27/21 Hot Rodders for Robin Memorial car show in Easton , Ca. Held its second annual car show. Covid did not seem to be on people’s minds much , it was a sold out event. my very first time showing my IH pickup along with my 1206. Only tractor amoung 500 cars pickups and Motorcycles Happy to say we brought home a top five plaque ! very rewarding day , Danny Anderson aka Dirt Boyzs surprised me on Friday and been keeping me company through weekend few pictures tony
    5 points
  8. I seen this today. No connection just sitting looking pretty
    5 points
  9. This seeder looks like someone already tried using it for sanding the driveway. I greased the U joints, pit cornhead grease in the gearbox and i will give it a whirl (literally) as soon as i can get the Allis Chalmers out. It seems fairly solid except that the corners are all cracked from the agitator flopping around
    5 points
  10. Down that line FWIW “I posted this on Farcebook and have already had one person tell me to shut up and be happy to be a guinea pig for something that may help others even though we’re told that getting the vaccine will not do anything that a vaccine is supposed to so. I give up, bring on the asteroid because we, as a species, are just too stupid to survive”… IF I GET VACCINATED… ●”If I get vaccinated can I stop wearing a mask(s)?” Government: “NO” ●”If I get vaccinated will the restaurants, bars, schools, fitness clubs, hair salons, etc. reopen, and will people be able to get back to work like normal? Government: “NO” ●”If I get vaccinated will I be resistant to Covid?” Government: “Maybe. We don’t know exactly, but probably not.” ●”If I get vaccinated, at least I won’t be contagious to others – right?” Government: “NO. the vaccine doesn’t stop transmission.” ●”If I get vaccinated, how long will the vaccine last?” Government: “No one knows. All Covid “vaccines” are still in the experimental stage.” ● “If I get vaccinated, can I stop social distancing?” Government: “NO” ● “If my parents, grandparents and myself all get vaccinated can we hug each other again?” Government: “NO” ● “So what’s the benefit of getting vaccinated?” Government: “Hoping that the virus won’t kill you.” ●”Are you sure the vaccine won’t injure or kill me?” Government: “NO” ●”If statistically the virus won’t kill me (99.7% survival rate), why should I get vaccinated?” Government: “To protect others.” ●”So if I get vaccinated, I can protect 100% of people I come in contact with?” Government: “NO” ● “If I experience a severe adverse reaction, long-term effects (still unknown), or die from the vaccine will I (or my family) be compensated from the vaccine manufacture or the Government?” Government: “NO – the government and vaccine manufactures have 100% zero liability regarding this experimental drug” So to summarise, the Covid19 “vaccine”… Does not provide immunity Does not eliminate the virus Does not prevent death Does not guarantee you won’t get it Does not stop you from passing it on to others Does not eliminate the need for travel bans Does not eliminate the need for business closures Does not eliminate the need for lockdowns Does not eliminate the need for masking I am not anti-vaccine. I am pro-choice. Want the vaccine? Help yourself. Just don’t tell me your choice must also be my choice." http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2021/02/20/february-20-2021-reader-tips/#comment-1412811
    5 points
  11. Working on a Ford, a man only has so much patience #@$&$%#
    4 points
  12. Your truck looks great Tony!! And the 1206 sitting next to it, that’s a great display!!!! I think people are done with “covid” and moving on!! I see more and more people not wearing masks, and trying to have normalcy!! Looks like it was a nice day for the show!!! Blaine
    4 points
  13. i think i have ridden that same family of sows thru some loading chutes - maybe distant relatives
    3 points
  14. We have a ongoing issue going on up and down the road my folks live on for the past year but no one has been able to catch the ahole in the act. Little over a year ago did donuts in a 2 year old alfalfa seedling. Brother and a neighbor heard the truck revving up but by the time anybody could get down there the truck was racing away. A couple of weeks later someone went out in the above neighbor's wheat field and did 2 donuts in the field. This field has a pond in it of varying size depending on how wet it is. It was wet when this happened and he cut 8 to 10 inch ruts in the wheat when he did the donuts. Nothing further happened last winter. But it started again this winter again. This time it was a rented empty soybean field we rent. The landlord heard the vehicle but was gone when he got back there. To get to this spot you have to run a lane along a woods so you have to know the layout to get there. A few weeks ago the hayfield we talked about above had someone try to enter it. After last year's incident, we place a black locust log across the gateway when it's not hay season to keep idiots out. Whoever it was ran into the log and then backed out and left. Further down at the end of the road there are some fields rented by another neighbor that had someone go out and do donuts in them. Good thing the log was there. We're pretty sure it's the same guy. He knows where all the gateways are because some of these are hidden. Knows the outlay of the properties he's hit. If his truck gets stuck and he leaves it, he may come back and find he no longer has a truck.
    3 points
  15. WE HAD A NEIGHBOR HALF MILE AWAY THAT COULD TALK UP A STORM AT HIS CATTLE.
    3 points
  16. Dad bought a '49 Ford single axle grain truck at an auction in the late '60. When he bid on it for the last time, someone behind him said "Jesus Christ". From then on, the truck was known as J.C.
    3 points
  17. I know what you mean. When I started college in '73 I was exposed for the first time to very consistent use of the F word. Started using it more myself just out of habit. Took a while to break the habit. Then working in an industrial environment put it in front of me again. Takes a conscience effort to keep it halfway clean. Re. the F word - like George Carlin said "that's the one you use for the end of the argument". Too many people use it now as every other word, and the only adjective they know. Takes effort to break a habit.
    3 points
  18. I turn 67 in a couple weeks and have a few leaks I didn't used to have plus a couple of lubrication issues, maybe I need to drink a cup of HyTran Ultra?? Does it help with exhaust issues? Asking for my wife.......
    3 points
  19. What would Jesus say? Not saying I don't let a bad one slip now and then, but this helps me some anyway. I have finally disciplined myself to not take the Lord's name in vain. Had to teach a couple of different grandsons by answering their "oh my God" to "do you think God thinks you're talking to Him?" Definitely made them think twice before saying it again.
    3 points
  20. That was my attention getter years ago new dad and I was all wadded up changing some pickup teeth on the baler when a horse fly got in the v of my overalls having himself a nice lunch. Needless to say I thought there was a bee in there and yelled out a few choice words. When I got undone and walked outside the boy says did you kill that f'ng bee dad? Didn't know him and momma had walked down to see me. OOPS
    3 points
  21. Here was looking at things from the backside ?
    3 points
  22. He is the Top Five guy himself , Mr Tony ? much deserved award with his truck and oh don’t for get his stunning 1206 . You guys would no believe the pictures people took of the 1206 , oh at a car show ? they couldn’t believe the detail on a tractor it was awesome, and then they step over and start looking at the pickup ? all I can say is , Wow !! Mr Tony let me drive the truck to the show on Friday afternoon ? it is something what Tony has done with this project , it is past perfect , top side bottom side , inside , under the hood ??? Danny
    3 points
  23. This is not new news, the transaction was official October of 2018, but McLaughlin Body, formerly of Moline with a satelite plant in East Moline was renting space in the old FARMALL Plant in it's Quad-City Industrial Mall stage of existence. But effective October 2018 McLaughlin Body BOUGHT the last 550,000 square feet of remaining manufacturing space. Those familiar with the plant, that's everything left at the west end of the plant. Until I stumbled onto the story yesterday afternoon I had heard nothing about this. McLaughlin makes cabs, they made cabs for FARMALL, I remember truck loads of CO-190 cabs and their Diamond T clones sitting in their yard in Moline across from Consumer's ready to leave town. And anybody that's spent time in a green combine has been in a McLaughlin cab. Think they made cabs for Case construction equipment too. The idea of buying the old FARMALL Plant is to reinforce the idea the company is going to be located in the Quad-Cities for good. No more renting or leasing plant space so they can pack up and leave if they get a better offer. Most of the rest of the plant has been torn down. There's a picture looking under the railroad viaduct that you can see clear across the Sylvan Slough to Arsenal Island. It looks like the Motor Building, the 4-story building right next to the main gate on the east edge of the plant may still be standing, but not much left between that and the west end. Last time I actually snooped around there was about 2011-2012, that leveled area was filled with green/yellow corn planters. Jim Wagner, past FARMALL Plant manager would turn in his grave at that thought. His #2 man, Bob Dorigan would not like it either. ANYHOW, a search for "Quad-City Times FARMALL Plant sold" should get you a half hour of reading.
    2 points
  24. So you got the shot and got sicker than those around here that just lived normal and got the real thing(myself included)?? Hmmmm I believe your ticket is punched the day you are concieved. I am just going to keep plugging away til the big guy calls me home.
    2 points
  25. My wife and I have now received our two doses of the Moderna brand vaccine for Covid 19. The first shot was no problem. The second shot several weeks later made both of us sick with flu-like symptoms for 3 days. It was not fun. Kinda made me feel violated in a way. My preference would have been not to get these two shots, but wifey railroaded me in to it. She said if I’m getting it you’re getting it. Other than that, I suppose it’s a good thing we have that behind us now, as we both want to fly again some day, both domestic and international travel, and we are thinking the airlines are going to make it mandatory to show proof of having had the covid vaccination, especially for international travel, before they let you book any flights. We were both issued paperwork and ID cards from The Austin Department of Public Health proving that we have been vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine. If you do decide to go get vaccinated, make dang sure you get documentation and ID cards for your records. Rick G.
    2 points
  26. So Tony.. which one got the award??? The tractor or the truck?? Just asking because they both are very capable!! Congratulations on the award!
    2 points
  27. If you don't have livestock, no one wants a fence, but a fence along the road solves most of these issues.
    2 points
  28. Get cameras, did that to a snooping neighbour as soon as he triggered camera I came flying, idiot could not work out why I knew he was there. After a while he became terrified of me as I told him if he kept this up it is very difficult to tell the difference between a kangaroo and human at night especially at 300m.
    2 points
  29. Already just have a little confidence in them.?
    2 points
  30. Just another case of people teaching other people to be offended by some imaginary thing. Seriously, why is one sound more offensive than another? Why is some word more offensive than another? Because someone told you it is. For **** sake toughen up Francis.
    2 points
  31. They did make it bigger. A whole five thousandths bigger. It used to fit loose and would drift out one side of spool. Supported on just one end the pin would break quickly. The five thou made it tight in spool but still loose in bottom rod. The left hand cab lever did more than anything else to prolong the life of that pin.
    2 points
  32. Like I mentioned and like I did, I made a point of not swearing around my kidz as they grew up, I also never swore when doing stuff with my son, but that all changed when him and I started hanging pipe and rebuilding GD pumps. The only others were my folks, didn’t swear around them either just out of respect, but there was this one time in 1969 happening around 2 in the afternoon and I have to be at work at 4, I put a clutch in the Z and I didn’t take the time to use a pilot shaft, just spin the pressure plate and tighten up when the tranny is in, well it’s hot, I’m on my back with this rock crusher Muncie on my chest and it will not center, finally I am out of time and energy and I start like a drunken sailor for about 2 minutes and in it goes, bolt everything up and climb out from under, the old man is standing there and asks if I’m done, yah why, he says your mother can open the windows again, I look and she had closed up all the windows so she didn’t have to listen to her sons tirade, she passed when I was 24 way to young and robbing my kids of meeting a great granny.
    2 points
  33. Picked up this ih model m 6hp engine today, always wanted one. Now I'm pretty full for how many engines I can fit in my shed haha
    2 points
  34. Hemlock is a very strong wood but can be prone to splitting when driving fasteners into it, predrilling is a must
    2 points
  35. Exactly. One of the things that always annoyed me was when people would say they don't curse but then use "substitute" words in their place. I'm certain we have all heard people do it or done it ourselves. Yeah, saying "frick" makes it ok.
    2 points
  36. being from MO I know they type, have had encounters with a few over the years, best thing i ever saw done was my landlord strategically placed some old barbed wire in the weeds where they seemed to like to come/go - saw the truck a couple times after that and got lic number. My landlord was retired HWY PATROL superintendent. Parents were contacted and wondered if their son had ran thru his fence. He said no why do you ask? They said he ran thru some barbed wire and it tore out all the brake lines, and a bunch of other stuff ( i cant remember ) and cost quite a bit of $$ to fix so they said if he ever saw their son out there let them know ? maybe your ditches or places they frequent need some barbed wire - its magnetic, it will stick to anything and blends well in the grass
    2 points
  37. Need some game cams and good hiding spot with rock salt shells. Scare him. We had guy cut corner 50 yards last year or so middle of the day. So my wife followed him since she was right there in the car. Got pics of plates. Sheriff paid the kid and dad a visit. Officer said "Judging by the dads furiousness I am pretty sure he wont even drive by again." You know a cop. Get plate # somehow. Safe for you....bad for him. Friend had kids drag racing his road. They start 1/8 mile from his house and go by flying (kids dogs etc). He even says if you want me to flag the race ill do it right here since its 3/4 mile of no homes past him. Strapped every gun to his body he could, face paint and anything to look intimidating. Hid behind his pile of crushed rock (contractor) and right as they zinged by tossed hand fulls of rock. Direct hits. Haven't seen em since.
    2 points
  38. That is some serious weight on the rear of the 706. Not sure what those weigh a piece but one inside and one outside looks like it would be several lbs. No long bar/short bar tires either. Things are looking up for you there ?
    2 points
  39. I will confess, I struggled with it more when younger, wanted to be cool with the dudes around. My conviction/moral compass kicked in, trying to clean up and not teach my children the filth from my dad who was an example of every other word all day long. He cleaned it up if he was in church which wasnt that often. I still have demons that come out when I get sideways with something not cooperating when I am struggling to fix it after 19 times of trying to get the nut to start on the threads, im leaning over teh engine, my back is shot, my neck is craming, my arm is raw trying to get it into a place it wont fit, my hand/fingers are cramping, my eyes cant see where my arm/hand is at, sweat is pouring into my eyes and burning, and i drop the nut for the 20th time and i have to climb off the engine and down back under the vehicle adn crawl around to try to find it and the %($*%^ing thing is stuck up in some crevice that isnt visible or known. Get kicked by my horse, that will bring out an expletive, burn my arm loading the wood stove, smash the hand/finger with hammer, break a window accidently, u know the random surprises that hit the pocketbook. Those are just a few of the demons that show up for me all the time.
    2 points
  40. ...its all good Steve..... ,,,I have met Hardtail, a time or two, ...up in the icy wastes of Alberta...he's a good bloke.....just "funnin: with him... Long story re the "F" word.... In 1980 I indented a new F100 from Australia.....I called it "The F truck"...my girls at school talked about Dad's "F" truck...you know where this is heading...!!!!'I had to explain ...in words of one syllable, to the Male teacher...the origin of the "Dad's F truck" terminology....I explained also how lesser brands also prefix their models...(like Dodge and Chevrolet)....It was all ok ...in the finish..... ....as my "F" truck....was the epitome of reliability...thus I get very distressed with those hurtful comments like "Hardtail " posted.... Mike
    2 points
  41. There was very little swearing in my house growing up. The worst I heard as a child was Dad when something went wrong was DAM! And that meant it was pretty bad because it was usually , "aw heck". However..... after I became a bit older say 18 and up I sometimes heard my Father say "aw Sh!t" and it was a revelation when I heard him use the "F" word over the phone to his brother! As I got older, I came to realize that my Father swore like many people, just not in front of kids. I rarely swear in normal conversation, my Wife says I just don't swear much at all unless I am using the word to make a point or in context with something. I will thank my Dad for that.
    2 points
  42. ...best of luck on that new strategy, Jeff ...our near neighbour..normally a mild mannered man......who composes poetry for ''relaxation''...just comes totally unglued when working with cattle......If it didn't get quite scary at times...it would almost be funny..... ....he is of average height......average build ...but the only bloke I have ever seen who could load a truck with 400lb wool bales three high.....now that was when he was in his prime......but the ''invective'' used throughout just about melted one's ear wax..... Now Lance.....you have got Steve all worked up over the "F" word...... please use more discretion in the future... Mike
    2 points
  43. Hey Jeff, my post in your other thread mentioned being by myself on a bus at age 5 to 6, that’s when I started with the blue jargon and it continues to this day, didn’t make a point of using it in front of my kids but things happen. I was told a few times, I’ve been told it shows a lack of intelligence, (maybe) I’ve been told to trade words with blue words ( never) I’ll never change, I don’t want to change. The funny thing is if I meet someone I don’t start out “ duck this and duck that” but more often than not they will start the conversation in that manner, my thinking is the long hair, tats, earrings topped off with a great looking black Stetson they figure I’m not a shrinking violet, so what the duck.
    2 points
  44. Most I ever heard from dad was dam or sh-t. Have tried to do the same. Worked in a machine shop years ago and it was tough not to bring it home.
    2 points
  45. Sandhiller, I was in your place once. I picked up the bad habit while in the Army. Every 3rd or 4th word would come out pretty darn blue. Then I actually listened to myself one day and realized how dumb I sounded. Believe it or not, it only took a few days to completely stop cursing. I haven't used anything worse than "fiddle faddle" or "holy crud" in over 20 eyars. Even when the 4# hammer hits my thumb!
    2 points
  46. I wish I still had my first car. 1966 dodge coronet 500 2 door four speed, with 391 posi. The plugs on it were real easy, they went right down through the middle of valve covers. It didn't do real good on gas, but it would get there like right now. Wish I still had it, I could probably retire or get killed.
    2 points
  47. Ok , so let me tell you about this rig ?, They have a diesel performance shop in Riverdale California and they guy at the show works there and was there visiting with people and well you guys know me ,? Holy $hit that thing has a 4 BT Cummins with twin turbos , P pump ??? well after I pulled myself together , I started talking with the guy and he proceeds to tell me all about it , they had some growing pains with it from the start , the first two motors had some difficulty and decided they couldn’t handle all the stuff being ramed in the intake and well , pushed some parts through the block . I ask who’s tranny there running and he tells me a guy in Iowa built the tranny and he tells me the name of the guy and I about fall over ,there about 35 miles from where I grew up ? Ok well enough of this talk , at the end of the day after Tony gets his award the guy comes over to me and says , hey would you like to go for a ride , ? I jump in and out of the lot we go and head out of town , of course I’m looking at the dash and there is two switches for nitrous , methanol water injection ?? Ok , he doesn’t even turn the nitrous on and he says hang on . I have rode in some very fast stuff in my life and let me tell everyone of you guys , my guts where out the back of the cockpit in two seconds and it started to go sideways at about 80 and he let off on it !! Oh Boy , now this is my kind of rig ?? can I ask what kind of crazy power is this thing putting out , well with the nitrous on it makes 780 hp ?? ‘As you can tell , I’m still pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming !! They race it at the local 1/8 mile track and he said there is really no one to run against . I thought I had some Proving Grounds here at the Dirt Boyz , I’m thinking I’m going to have to stop in there the next time I’m out and visit there shop ? ‘Danny
    2 points
  48. As I look at this baler I remembered my Dad has something on the edge of the grove. Went over and snapped a picture,,nope I was off,,it's a New Holland. Keep up the good work it's looking very nice.
    2 points
  49. Hardtail, I remember that time like it was a month ago, when you invited me to post on the Red Power Industrial site about the TD-18As I had. You later told me about the Coffee Shop. (your mistake!) I really hadn't planned all of this, but I've had red paint flowing in my veins forever. Every time I get a cut, I get reminded about IHC equipment I grew up with. Roger calls my site "Blue Smoke" at times. I can express myself behind a keyboard, but have me stand up and try to speak to a small crowd of people and I'm tongue tied. These had to be some of those first photos of the two TD-18As I had? After all, they were IH Tractors on a Montana Farm! My late brother Bill, on the other hand, fed news to 48 radio stations west of the Mississippi River. Give him a hot mike and he was all ready to blow blue smoke. He was even offered a full time position with ABC National News. He just didn't want to go to Vietnam, just to be able to say he worked for them. Bill at KALL Radio Station in Salt Lake City, Utah when Bureau Chief for the Intermountain Radio Network, known then as IMN. Bill was a darn hard act for me to follow. As a result, in high school, I acted up, because I couldn't measure up to him in my parent's eyes. Bill and I always remained friends though. I've long forgiven my parents for the frustration I caused them. Bill and I loved making music together from a young age. This was January 1, 1952, the day Hank Williams died. We were making music at an aunt and uncle's place. He was assistant Adjutant General of Montana after 37 years of service, a Brigadier General and a Master Aviator. Gary?
    2 points
  50. With the problems you list , no lift on a valve and a ticking noise. You probably are better off to just bite the bullet and spend the money on sleeves and pistons , full overhaul kit on engine with new cam. Put the cam in it might run for a bit you are just better of to go through it all.
    2 points
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