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  1. ...got ''roped' in to do the last 15 days , on the "Toll Gate '' of the 'local' high country Stations open road period...(December 26th....thru Easter Monday )...this gives Folk from here and overseas visitors...(waaaaay down this year due to some "flu ' epidemic..... ) a chance to see how real people work in large remote "Stations " ( Farms)....with not only the weather, terrain against them...but a plunge downward in primary produce returns ...and idiotic new "Farming Reforms " being brought in by the Socialists ....however, the tourists don't see that aspect of farming life per se...... Had a daughter with me for one week then the old Cook turned up for another few days...stayed in the old Rainbow Station homestead (1861 vintage...)....Honda Generator...Gas fridge and stove.....and a big open fire place in the old part of the "cob" house... I understand a similiar construction method was used in the United States...in the more arid areas....as Australia also used a similiar method....walls around 15 to 18 inches thick.... Road s ......a network of a hundred miles or so linking several Stations, are very rough in places...had to have the D53 Komatsu parked near the big shingle screes..to clear the track after heavy non seasonal rain and snow..... Averaged about fifty odd cars (4x4' s) and motor bikes a day, going either way..My job to watch the road and the usual crop of idiots who love ''off roading '' and require extraction from various predicaments that they manage to get into......and collect the tolls.....Qiute busy most days !! The old house has had a very primitive flush toilet and in an adjacent room, a bath... water.heated by a 'chip heater''...with all the naked plumbing in full view beside said bath ... The old Cook's first 'bath ' up there , provided a moment or two of mirth.....just on dusk, and I gave the generator a pull...and the ""pall"" in the bowels of the recoil starter parted company with its companion Chinese engineered parts....Could not find any other cord to roll it over so left it for morning Got the old Cook ready to immerse herself into the hot bath .....lit a candle to illuminate this spectacle.......and speaking of ''naked plumbing''.... and being physiological scarred over the years , and not needing any more of that , I put my blindfold on before lowering the Cook into the welcoming warmth...got her in safely...but at that moment when we had all relaxed as it were, the resident female starling.....who lived in the ceiling....must have thought the new day had dawned...(the candle light...)....roared out of the ceiling..brought down into the bath a bunch of nesting material...swooped around, did a beautifull barrel roll and took a 'dump 'into the bath...then away, back into the ceiling.......Naturally ...this was my fault...as though I had planted that darn bird up there,.....sigh The old house pictured...the Toll Gate Kiosk"..very "agricultural "..morning looking towards the Cattle Yards...my 57 yr old daughter looking for a deer ..or chamois up one one of the side valleys....The open fire in the old homestead.... Had a great few days.. no contact with the outside world, of course........quite a few Red Deer trophys came out plus a few Chamois heads...(Stags are roaring at present.....envied those young men as they headed skywards to catch a deer or chamois......about a three and a half hour sweat session to the tussock tops...) Mike PS "the Cook ' refers to my bride of many, many years
    16 points
  2. Bought Mikes kit got it charged up today seems like it’s working real good.
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  3. Suppose I offended black bears now?
    6 points
  4. We have not watched one minute of network television in my house since mid-May. I simply couldn’t take any more...
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  5. Got the 806s and chisel plows hooked up last night and dove into a 40. Took a round to get things set but then was working pretty good. Narrow front 806 is owned by a friend of mine and is a 1963 with RD pump and M&W turbo, along with his Wilbeck Digger Disc. His 806 was under my 234 picker this past fall. Wide front 806 is mine. Has a IH turbo setup. And dads Wilbeck. He ran L4 and I ran H1.
    5 points
  6. Pulling my chisel this weekend with the 5088, your ground is not near as hard as mine, been a really long time since this alfalfa field was tore up.
    5 points
  7. Fauci is my hero..........."F'ing a$$hole under constant ignorance"...................Picture perfect example of what is wrong as a whole with our government.........
    5 points
  8. we had a guy, or perhaps I should say the Tri State Antique Tractor Club HAS a guy, because I am no longer a member, who I dubbed "Wheelie Bar Bob, because when grandpa dug out his Farmall H from the shed after 15 years and got it running on most of its cylinders so they could take it to the tractor pull together, Bob comes along and tells them to pack it and leave because they aren't set up like one of Jerrys pullers. he seems to take great pride, started in on me because my wheelie bars weren't designed the way the drawing was in the "rule book" but when pressed he wasn't able to tell me why they were wrong or that they were in some violation ( I am happy to argue with him). he runs around trying to say everyones hitch is set too high, or that you can't use a fast hitch drawbar ( nowhere do the rules state this) generally when he shows up the entire group groans with disgust he hates everyone and EVERYONE hates him. he is one of the ones I mentioned before who likes to ruin shows and other events for anyone who is just getting interested. the fact of the matter is that if the afore mentioned kid with a bone stock poor running H ever did hook to a sled and managed to stay running long enough, its unweighted and has about a 13" hitch height, its either going to stall or spin out with 3 blocks on, but that kid is going to feel like about a million bucks and be itching for more....he got more that day because I insisted he use my tractor, which bob threw a fit about too but again, couldn't find anything in the rule book to say some random kid couldn't use someone else tractor, but I digress.. anyway one day Bob backs up to the sled ( green tractor, go figure) I popped a tape measure off my belt and set it behind his hitch..20"..damn, he snarled at me to hitch the chain, however bobs wheelie bars were pinned up in transport mode, I said "sorry bob, I cannot let you pull without your wheelie bars down, your either going to have to get down here and fix that or you will be disqualified"..he told me to F-off, but the assembled crowd gave me a standing ovation.
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  9. I forgot about having these pictures of Dad's 826 hydro that he bought new in 1971. That is me on the ridge at Keech's, before I started plowing it, 1971 or 2. The 826 pulled that 550 5-16s from 1971 until Dad traded it on a 1086 in 1977 or 8. Never any trouble with the hydro. my neighbor down the valley about 3 miles always said he could tell when I was plowing, from the hydro whine echoing. After we had the 826 for a couple years, Dad gave my brother and I a choice: we could either get a Christmas bonus, or he would get a cab for the 826. What we decided- the first and only cab tractor until the 1086 showed up. I was disking my garden when I took this picture. Disk was set up to spray and incorporate Sutan, pulled by the 806 with duals and pulling a 12' drag behind the disk.
    4 points
  10. One answer to ALL of your questions; Government has tried to eliminate God in everyone’s life. God has been pushed out of school God has been eliminated from Government buildings And the final push, God is being eliminated from Churches. You can’t worship God because it means that you don’t need Government ruling over you. We can’t teach you about God or Jesus Christ because those that are sheep might wake up We can’t allow you to follow the Bible because then you won’t accept sin as a right and not a sickness These idiots worship money and power. They embrace their sins as morality and a reward for wokeness. Notice how they turn on their weakest when it deems a threat. Has there been any more about nursing home deaths? Of course not. Any crimes against humanity for the border crisis? Of course not. These people have no moral compass and truly view us as subordinates and disposable. We no longer have an election process because us peasants can’t comprehend the ways of the world. We as a nation and on the world stage are rapidly approaching end times. The vaccine push and now vaccine cards isn’t the first push for the mark of the beast, and you can rest assuredly that it won’t be the last. I don’t. It makes my blood boil.
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  11. 4 points
  12. Making a loader for one tractor fit another one.
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  13. And, I, as most may have gathered, think 'wokeness' (the new term for 'political correctness')is a shi*tload of BULLSH**T. But at least, Pepe LePew and Speedy Gonzalez were funny.
    3 points
  14. Wheels at Wanaka is a show held every two years in Wanaka ,Central Otago. It basically is several shows all put together in one 50 acre location, cars ,motorbikes ,trucks ,tractors , earthmovers ,tractor and truck pulling and many other displays. It is the only show of its type in NZ. Here are just a sample of what was on display. I know how much you guys like photos .Sorry some of the photography is not the best. Hopefully IH Kiwi will have something to add. Marty,NZ
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  15. Found a couple "useless" coopins................................
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  16. I hate to argue with anyone, BUT, I think the A pump cam would snap or threads pull at that high of torque. Too many get these all mixed up, the P7100/P3000 using the big 30mm taper, spec is 144 ft lbs, could sure take 175 ft lbs. The A pump is same size nut and taper shaft as the rotary Bosch VE. Please don't try torquing one of those small ones that high.
    3 points
  17. But wait , there’s more.....an OZ built A554 Farmall....pretty rare sight even in our neck of the woods
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  19. A few from tonight.
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  20. I also enjoy this thread. I did get a chance to take mine out a couple times, riding right out of our new house. No chance to go to the UP riding again this year☹. I really do like a snowy winter!
    3 points
  21. I keep tellin ya boys, We through the king of england out for less I realize some of you are to young to remember when that was in our history books in school
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  22. Our town had a parade last summer amd my at the time 4 year old drove the wheatland for about a 45 minute parade. Everyone loved it
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  23. Dad was busy doing ads for Hamm’s beer.
    3 points
  24. Here's an updated pic of mine and a couple of a buddy's. Wish mine looked as good as his. Got a pic of his 966 too, just in case they are the tractor of the week sometime.
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  25. This has been around longer than me, i can pick it up and walk but would prefer not to, measures 28.5” to the tip of the horn.
    2 points
  26. You mean you want to do this?
    2 points
  27. I sold all 11 of my Farmalls today and bought a few JDs . I hope to add to my JD collection as my new desk job allows . I also like my new apartment building that I moved into at the city. It allows gracious parking for my prius . Pictures to follow as I am at the barber shop getting shaved
    2 points
  28. My dad in law is one of 12. Seven boys and five girls. Dad said at times it was mayhem. He has some interesting stories of growing up in the hills overlooking Fairview, SD.
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  29. My son and I started on an 806 gas to DT436 conversion last winter for his FFA project. Covid hit. School got cancelled and he graduated so it got stuck on the back burner. Started on it again last month little by little. Rebuilt the engine and bolted it up without a clutch to see what cutting we needed to do. He started cutting down the front mounting ears the other night. narrowing it to the width of the bolster. He painted the rear plate to see what needs to be cut off. We will pull the engine away and cut that painted area off. From what I measured everything will measure correct if we use 806 diesel frame rails. The hole in the hood for the turbo is up in the air yet as is a lot of little things. And I need to have the radiator lower inlet moved from left to right. At last years RPRU in Huron a guy had a D361 for sale. I don't remember what he was asking. Whatever it was it would have been cheaper.
    2 points
  30. I’ve started attending a Methodist Church here. Decided in about September I had heard enough pandemic sermons at the Lutheran Church I’ve been a member of since my kids were born and baptized. The 86 year old preacher at the Methodist Church walks the sanctuary prior to service shaking hands and hugging necks. Two people out of the average 40 or so attendees wear a mask, not a single pew is closed. The preacher stands at the back and shakes every hand leaving- yet to have an outbreak.
    2 points
  31. Here is our black stripe 1566 we had for about five years. We sold it after we restored it.
    2 points
  32. Is this covid discussion over OR do I have time to get some popcorn made before the next round?
    2 points
  33. Wow, Didn't respond to this because I didn't think the OP needed my thoughts that I think its a man made cure for a man made disease that is grossly over-hyped for the majority of working age americans..................But you guys did good without me.............Carry on, even with NE bouncing his bus over all of you, and then backing up, its a great read.
    2 points
  34. I find it interesting that nobody comments on people with Ford/GM mirrors extended and no trailer.
    2 points
  35. Here is mine, the arms aren’t much different and they retract real easy once the camper is off, but the front bulkhead of the camper makes it imperative I extend the mirrors, but when the camper is off always bring them in.
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  36. I do not know if having the 'ghost mirrors' fully extended, and folded back, prevent the back doors on his RAM from being opened, but, according to some, when Billy Bob Big Rig has the mirrors fully extended on his Dodge, it indicated that his "back door' was available for 'opening'.
    2 points
  37. Angle of it will effect the strength needed and how high it does or doesn't lift . If it lifts it 16" up it would have half the power as if it was 8" lift
    2 points
  38. Some days I think everything would be fine if we didn't watch the fake news!!!!!!
    2 points
  39. Having 6 kids, I can really relate to that.?
    2 points
  40. They can't let this virus thing go. It's a major tool for the great reset.
    2 points
  41. Sorry double post. First day our 1566 black stripe is back to work after an overhaul and a working paint job. She will get many hours on this job
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  42. Fast forward five years, when fowchee will be saying something like "you know, we're still not out of the woods. The 47th wave of the 28th variant looks especially bad, so just hunker down for a few more years. This will all be over when we've hunted down the last of the anti-vaxxer hold-outs. Do your part, get your quarterly shots, and call or text our hold-out hotline to report any who won't do what they're told. Remember, we're all in this together."
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  43. Some photos from the tractor pulling. Marty,NZ
    2 points
  44. Here’s my dad’s 1566, its to hot to farm with anymore, and don’t get pulled much anymore either, should put it back to stock and play in the fields again!!
    2 points
  45. I’m liking all of them , I had two of them, one of mine is out at some good friends of ours in Indiana ( Old Ivan ) and the other one was the one I built for tractor pulling .the one with the cab was all original other than the stripe he had painted on the door ? it has set out two night since it was new , she is a cream puff and went to a great home ?? Danny
    2 points
  46. we use a lil buddy heater in ours, carry them in/out with us because we have had stuff stolen unfortunately, we use sliding plexiglass windows so they are not very air tight, it get plenty hot in there - id say if it was all shut up and air tight, it would be concerning, i have noticed i have gotten a lil light headed after a few hours in ours but maybe it was my worrying nature. I roll up a jersey glove and stick it in the corner of a couple windows to keep the air moving. I dont sleep in ours though. If I was going to sleep in one i would use an externally exhausted heater with a CO2 alarm also but again im a worry wart.
    2 points
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