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  1. I completely forgot about the little gold mine I can across a few weeks ago.. I met an older gentleman in his 80s and he wanted me to figure out why his Ford 3000 wouldn’t start, it had been sitting awhile.. I ended up getting it going for the man and we we got to talking about tractors and stuff and he mentioned his barn down the street that he worked out of 15 years ago. he said I was more than welcome to go and check it out and tell him what I think. the only thing I could think was, is any of this for sale???!!!
    6 points
  2. He will not sell building and some things inside like compressor, welder,and basic tools but everything else is for sale. I will be going back to get all the equipment manuals and everything inside the filter room for servicing the equipment he once owned and the parts room full of NOS cat, komatsu, dresser, international, terex, hitachi, and fiat Allis and more parts.
    6 points
  3. Like right out of the gate!Bought this MS362 a little over a year ago to take care of the trees the 18" bar on my 250 wasn't big enough for. Got the 25" standard bar. Love the saw, but it got heavy if I did any limbing with it. Long story short; th3e 'light' bar is,(I think) 19 ounces lighter than the standard one. Actually took the picture a couple of weeks ago, thought I should test it out before reporting. Test complete, I LIKE IT! It makes the 362 almost as easy to handle as the 250.
    5 points
  4. East TN, about an hour north of Knoxville. We consider ourselves "Appalachian Americans," after distancing ourselves from that awful old stereotype, "hillbilly." As an old feller said to me recently: "This holler I live in, is mean. And the people just get meaner the farther up the holler you go. Well brother let me tell ya, I leave ALL the way up it, at the end of a deadend road, upstairs, at the end of the hall, in the back bedroom!"
    5 points
  5. Sleepy Eye MN, same one from the little house on the prairie books and home of the Sleepy Eye mill and stone wear
    4 points
  6. 25 years ago I found a 20 year old bank receipt from Iowa in my yard in Fort Wayne, Indiana right after a major tornado in Iowa. Obviously I can't prove this was carried here by the storms, but its being blown from an attic in the storm seems to be a possible explanation that seems more likely than any other I've come up with.
    4 points
  7. Ninety years ago this afternoon (March 19, 1931) the Tri-State Tornado killed 695 people and destroyed horses and farm equipment just days ahead of spring field work. After being notified of the tragedy, International Harvester in Chicago within hours loaded trains with McCormick-Deering 10-20's and shipped them immediately, saving the crop season for farmers. This was the scene near Owensville, Indiana. Gary?
    4 points
  8. Born and raised in northwest Illinois, Stephenson County, seventh generation from Germany, family farm just missed being centennial farm by a few years, back in the late seventies 110 acres wasn’t enough to make a living for more than one family so got in an apprenticeship, saw a lot of the USA, now retired and looking to buy some land to teach my grand kids (ninth ) generation about how important farming really is?
    4 points
  9. 20 miles east of Binghamton, NY and I81. The Susquehanna river and I88 are the north and south borders of the farm. Interesting topic. I did a member map in 2004 while I was laid up from surgery and forbidden to do anything outside. This is what I came up with. I had another world map, but it didn't survive changing 4 or 5 computers.
    4 points
  10. gracing the people of nebraska with my presence. Lucky you! Lol! We have a little 200,000 yard job in omaha. Not sure on exact location yet but will update soon. I will be in an IH 580 quad pulling a deere 24yd scraper.
    3 points
  11. So Emma dosent break her leg when she jumps out.
    3 points
  12. If you looked in the IH Parts Book, there were various heat ranges for the Champion plugs. So, if you had a tractor using oil, you should have upped the heat range to get a good clean burn. There were also lower heat ranges for tractors running hard in the higher heat of the south. The tools, (various heat ranges), were there if people used them.
    3 points
  13. We had a stop light in town when i was a kid, it was at the car wash!
    3 points
  14. George HW Bush was in the Navy and flew TBF Avengers, somewhat similar to the P-47 in the photo but not the same. That caught my eye because I was recently reading of the two paddle-wheel powered aircraft carriers on Lake Michigan that trained thousands of pilots from the Great Lakes Naval Station north of Chicago, Bush among them. No tractors or Montana farms here, but the story of the carriers which were 2 paddle-wheel lake liners that were converted to carriers for training may be of interest to some of you. Read more at https://militaryhistorynow.com/2016/08/29/fresh-water-flattops-the-u-s-navys-forgotten-great-lakes-aircraft-carriers/ and google will show other articles. There's a book on them out there too.
    3 points
  15. That’s the spirit! Keep an eye out for anvils and hammers when you get there. I know a guy.....?
    3 points
  16. That wouldn't be Copperhead Road, would it?
    3 points
  17. If he sells I can come down there and store that f-350 with the crane at my place if you don't have room for it.
    3 points
  18. Roger's photo of him on his steam locomotive wearing his "Choo-choo" cap reminded me of this photo of a Facebook friend, his steam locomotive, Choo-choo cap, and don't forget his corncob pipe. In the midst of steam power is this 15 hp Case engine pulling a Case water tank wagon and an early hand feed, slat stacker threshing machine. I don't know if the threshing machine is a Case "Agitator" or some other brand. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to all threshing machines. I recognize a few, but just a few. Here is a 15 hp M. Rumely steam engine pulling a Rumely Ideal threshing machine. This 25 hp Case steam engine with extra width front wheels is freighting stones, likely to a rock crusher. This is a neat photo I just absconded with on Facebook, last night. "Tractor Day" in Carson City, Nevada. A few agriculturally minded city folks were in attendance. I see an Avery gas tractor at left, an IHC Titan 10-20 and an IHC Mogul 8-16. Maybe Roger can help us out with the rest of them in that line? I do think the rear gas tractor might be a Bull three wheel tractor? A McCormick-Deering 10-20 tractor threshing in North Dakota. An IHC F-20 on rubber on this farm, homestead or temporary quarters for seasonal workers? This isn't an IH Tractor and it's not on a Montana Farm, either. I posted this for Anson. There is a Massey-Harris tractor here that is a stress test for his heart. You know, it looks like the battery could be cleaned up and serviced, for longer and more extended usage? The terminals are likely corroded, if we could see a little more of it? Here is a farmer visiting with his wife on their IHC Farmall H, she's cultivating with. A John Deere, a Caterpillar and an IHC Farmall Regular set on this machinery lot at a dealership of some sort. This is especially for Anson. He likes those Mississippi mules and these northwest USA ones are pretty closely related to his, and these are pulling a combined harvester. This is a Case tractor pulling a Case combine that is unloading grain into a Ford Truck. This would make Tubacase47's day! I don't know who I posted this for? A John Deere tractor pulling a John Deere Combine. John Deere bought the Holt metal combine company sometime after the 1925 Caterpillar merger between Best and Holt. Grand Forks, North Dakota's air cooled Franklin dealership in 1905. A couple million dollars are parked here "yesterday" but in today's dollars, at this family reunion! A Model A Ford panel pickup is driving in a creek, delivering mail. If this had been a Model T Ford with wooden hickory spokes, I'd have thought maybe he was taking a handy opportunity to wet and swell his spokes, to tighten his wheels. But the steel spokes of a Model A didn't need that! A hard rubber tire IHC Truck with a lowboy trailer is hauling this gas powered "steam" shovel. I think I may have posted this photo a year or two ago? It came up again on Facebook, so I downloaded it to put here again. It's two ca 1937 IHC D-model trucks. The fascinating part to me was the one on the right with a "sleeper" cab! I bumped into these next two photos on Facebook last night. This first one is of a "waist gunner" in a B-17, shooting his "Maw Deuce" (M-2) .50 Caliber machine gun, doing his best to protect the "Flying Fortress" in the air over Germany in WWII. There's a huge pile of .50 cal. brass on the floor, under his feet. Each M-2 aboard each B-17 was loaded with 27 feet of .50 cal. ammunition before taking off. So if you've ever heard the old saying, "I shot the whole 9 yards", this is where that saying came from. This would be horrifying to anyone flying this plane. This is not George H.W. Bush, although he flew one during WWII. Lieutenant Edwin Wright, 404th Fighter Group shows off Propeller damage to his P-47 Thunderbolt, October 1944. According to the bend in that coconut size hole, it had to have been shot from behind, missing the fuselage, vertical stabilizer and rudder, and all wings on this side. I can't imagine the shake from the imbalance either. Just a little damage, shortening a blade puts a horrible shake in an airplane. Mike & Randy binding oats in 2018 at Silver Creek. Toot, Mike's 1944 Farmall M too!, is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm too. Gary?
    3 points
  19. Looks to me like a standard gasoline powered blow torch. They were mostly used to heat soldering irons used in the copper roofing business. The loop on the top is used to position the iron in the flame. Were also used directly to solder radiators and pipes. Most farmers had one when I was a kid in the 50's. They were replaced with propane torches and electric soldering irons. The electric version of the soldering iron is still used to make up battery cables. I have attached a photo of ours.
    3 points
  20. thats interesting, couple cannonballs stuck in the courthouse here in lexington mo about 40 miles NE of me
    3 points
  21. thats some pretty cool history
    3 points
  22. gotta love the buck owens and dwight yoakam version
    3 points
  23. I'm from Hicksville, OH. Hicksville is located in Defiance County, in Northwest Ohio. We are about 17 miles from the Indiana line.
    3 points
  24. This would be a great time for everyone to check their member information to the left of the screen. I think this is called the Avatar. If all would at a minimum, put their state on, it would be appreciated. Sometimes things come up and it would be nice to have a general idea where that member lives. Just filing out the location would help. Thanks!
    3 points
  25. Rockingham County of Virginia, right in the heartland of Shenandoah Valley.
    3 points
  26. A school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, an ancient wooden device called a “slide-rule” as well as a code device called an “abacus” that he claimed was a calculator. At a morning press conference, the Attorney General said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of maths instruction. “Al-Gebra is a problem for us,” the Attorney General said. “Al-Gebra has terrorized many young people for years. They derive solutions by means and extremes and sometimes go off on tangents in search of "absolute values”. “They use secret code names like ‘X’ and ‘Y’ and refer to themselves as ‘unknowns,’ but we’ve determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.” As the Greek philosopher Isosceles used to say, “There are 3 sides to every triangle.” When asked to comment on the arrest, President Biden said, “If God had wanted us to have better weapons of maths instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes. White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by a President..
    2 points
  27. Then why not they sell the motor stock with NGK? I'm not saying I use only Champ plugs. I use them all. (Most all.) I put whatever OEM suggests for customer vehicles. My Honda SUV and motorcycle get NGK. Kohler gets Champ. GM gets AC Delco, Chrysler gets Champion.... just depends on application. Never had an issue with the right brand and type for the right application. Let's add spark plugs to the list of things we don't discuss just like oil threads.
    2 points
  28. Had military buddy from Marion/Carbondale area I roomed with in barracks at Darmstadt, West Germany. He was member of the area's Shelton Gang.
    2 points
  29. Thanks for the food joints! Sometimes the reviews you find online are less than accurate. Some places are gimicky with ok food. Its the good family owned hole in the wall joints only the locals know that are usually the best. Im hoping we work 7 days a week then i make out pretty well on perdiem and i get home faster! Its only 200,000 yards so it shouldnt be terrible.
    2 points
  30. Mopar Champions Ford Autolite GM AC Delco Getting harder to read plugs with naked eye with Efi and poorer fuels, normal looking plug now would have burned down lean in the old days
    2 points
  31. Well, I guess I'll say my part. Like Moodnacreek said, in 71 I rebuilt a 66 Chevelle 396 and fought it for a week. It ran like I had missed on the timing chain or set the distributor wrong. Finally the garage owner said to pull the plugs out and check them in the plug tester and I did. (Champions) Not many have seen one of these cabinets I would bet, it had a air hose hook up and built in coil set up. You would install the plug and flip a switch for the coil, then increase air pressure and watch the gap thru a window. Six out of eight plugs would not arc well or at all after 125psi, tried a set of a/c and went to 145 without a problem. Now days Champion are as good as the next again, but at that time they were having major issues.
    2 points
  32. Central calif 20 miles east of modesto my brother and I are seventh generation dryland grain farmers our home ranch is leased out to almonds but we still dryfarm some rented ground
    2 points
  33. Looks like a Gates PC707. Great hose machine and it will crimp the new style Gates one piece global ends. I have had one for probably close to 40 years (or more) and I make hoses almost every day. I did have to buy updated dies when I changed over to the new global ends, but that has been a long time ago.
    2 points
  34. It’s an sae-400 welder Occasionally the mans son in law uses the air compressor to fill tire in lawn mower. Other than That the grass is knee high coming into the drive way and it has a paved parking lot with grass on it lol he owned a construction company 20 yrs ago and sold everything but shop and a few trucks,tools and supplies. He had vandals about 5 years ago and had an 8ft chain link fence put up around the property
    2 points
  35. I spy the gates crimper hope you can still buy that style of fittings. That would be handier than a pocket on a shirt
    2 points
  36. Currently in Red Wing MN. Hope to move closer to the homeplace near Zumbro Falls,MN.
    2 points
  37. My maternal grandfathers people also came here under those circumstances in the early 1800's landing in Alabama. Dad's people trace back to Ireland, came over here in the 1600's. I grew up in VA and have been here most of my life. Last 30 years pretty much right in the center of the state.
    2 points
  38. Spent several weekends around Bakersfield 20 years ago. We’d take pigs to farmer John’s in Vernon then sit till Monday to load up fat Holsteins for back east. Made it to the crystal palace several times and heard buck Owens live on saturdays.
    2 points
  39. Great ,Great Grandpa Joseph (b 1809-1863) on Dad's side from Trpik (Turpes), Czech Republic. Great Grandpa Wenzel (b 1854- 1926) from Trpik to Bear Valley, WI Grandpa Tony (b 1894- 1977) Bear Valley, WI to Madison, WI Dad (b 1924-2020) Bear Valley, WI to Madison, WI Paul (Rainman, b 1951- ) Madison, WI to rural Dane County, WI
    2 points
  40. Always good to hear from the Netherlands, as well as the rest of Europe and the world. My heritage is completely Dutch with my mother’s parents having come from the Netherlands, as well as my father’s mother. My father’s father was the son of a Dutch immigrant. I live in the NW corner of IA a few miles north of Alton IA. Grew up a few miles east of Sioux Center.
    2 points
  41. Grew up in Sudbury Ma, about 25 miles east of Boston, Family acreage was sold off now I hang myHat about 80 miles Northeast of Boston in Royalston Ma, North Quabbin Valley , maybe 5 miles from New Hampshire border, Surrounded by many square miles of State park land , Small town with about 2000 people ,Very rural (for mass) Tractors and old trucks in peoples front yards ? My place is just north of the intersection of rt32 and rt68 The bigger building is the barn . House is kinda in the trees
    2 points
  42. North central Indiana. Grew up in a cornfield just outside of Kokomo, migrated north to the Logansport area after I got married.
    2 points
  43. Thanks!! In Mid-Michigan, Cross the Blue Water Bridge, You are in "London" Ontario, Canada. Great City to tour, Beautiful Farm acres in that community, About a 2 1/2 Hour drive for our Family. Several Years Ago My Wife and I Toured "London England" , also Toured Large Dairy Farms and equipment Manufactures, Stayed at a Few Bed & Breakfast's in that area. Great Memories, Jim Droscha
    2 points
  44. hey, new jersey here, farm has been in our family since 1700s. if you look at a map of n,j, where i78 and i287 cross we are about a mile and 1/2 south west.
    2 points
  45. Across the pond. 25 miles west of London. In a tiny village called Loudwater. Blink and you’ll miss it.
    2 points
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