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  1. My 5488. Had it several years now. Dad loved it! So do I! Beautiful lines and color scheme. It gets to pull the second field cultivator and 9 shank disk chisel. I have used it to put NH3 on. Put it on the 12 row cultivator so dad would run it once. Worked great on the silage chopper. Had to overhaul it a few years ago. Everyone likes to run it. I put a ez steer in it. That intercooled 466 cranks out some horsepower!
    11 points
  2. but mom said I`m special...
    9 points
  3. In one of our chainsaw discussions he mentioned that the MS 261 is a pretty good saw. Well, my 250 is getting a little long in the tooth and there is still tons of tree work that needs done around the farm. Also, my inventory has been going down and decided to reinvest some funds. Think I'm going to love this saw, good compliment to the 362. The 250 isn't going anywhere but will get a lot less hours, likely regulated to stump duty.
    7 points
  4. Use two hammers and hit opposite sides of the "nut" on a couple of different flats while soaking with good penetrating oil.
    7 points
  5. As a singer I sing at many funerals & I was recently asked by a funeral director to sing at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a Pauper's Cemetery out near Lindale. As I was not familiar with the area, I got lost. Everyone that knows me knows I can be directionally challenged AND my navigation lost its signal. I hate Sprint!! Anyway, I finally arrived an hour late and saw that the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt bad and apologized to the guys for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to sing. The workers put down their lunch and began to gather around. I sang my heart and soul out for this man with no family and friends. As I sang “Amazing Grace”, the spirit began to move and the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I prayed a benediction and started for my car, my head hung low but my heart so FULL. As I opened the door to my car, I overheard one of the workers say, “I’ve never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.” Apparently, I was still lost ….
    7 points
  6. I found this OTC 6000lb engine hoist with engine leveler on facebook marketplace. Got it grabbed for $1200. Pretty happy with it. Retails new for $16000 and the leveler is $1300. Seller did plug it in this morning to make sure the electric pump still worked and it let the smoke out. I think I'm still plenty far ahead to buy a new motor. I dont have enough cieling height in the shop for an a frame and hoist so this should fill me needs.
    6 points
  7. Dosnt matter what generation ya are of ya had good parents , lots of millennials had had video games instaid of parenting. I was raised in the 80s and 90s by a great man who taught me how to work and be an adult and have a family, that's what I do because of him. I see alot of people putting down there own kids generation, well we're they raised right?
    6 points
  8. Yep, the old stuff still gets it done! I seeded about 50 acres a year with this little Van Brunt for the past two years. On this field, make one round and fill it back up! Dad even left me notes under the lid for seeding rates. He passed in 2017 before I moved back home and started farming. Sorry to show a little green here but I upgraded “massively” this spring. Twice the width and only have to add oats after about 11-12 acres. On this field I was able to scoot along in 4th gear with the SMTA. But the VB drill won’t be forgotten. I drilled in grass mix this spring and it did a more accurate job of lbs per acre. Plus the stand appears to have a better germination rate for me then broadcasting.
    5 points
  9. I thought I was the only one that realized how many people never leave college. I know people who went to college, got masters/doctorates then worked at the college.......that just doesnt seem right. Best teachers I ever had in my higher education experiences were adjunct who had normal jobs out in the field.
    5 points
  10. This one is an animal, lucky enough to purchase it from a member here on Red Power, pushing 300 horse and uses it, just a pleasure to run!
    5 points
  11. This is the one I use. I built the wooden large seed hopper extension on the top, so I didn't need to refill so often. Dad had the same model drill, but narrower, and planted with a Super C. I used my Super C for a few acres for old times' sake, but gave up fighting the C steering wheel, and planted the rest of the rye with my 656. Paid $25 at the auction for the drill, and now $35 for a square coupling to get the broken small seed shaft back in operation.
    5 points
  12. Hello , Here are pictures of a 5488 tractor from a French collector. Photos I took in the southwest of France 4 years ago. Very rare tractor in France, only for collection. Big black smoke when starting in the morning ?
    5 points
  13. whew! Finally I feel normal, I have five for each of my personalities.
    5 points
  14. got the 450 out for some exercise this afternoon. we are both old but still have our original parts, and getting the job done. the serial # of the 450 is 1957 same year i was born so thats kinda neat. i am the only one around here that does his farming with no cab, just some dirt sweat and beers. planting barley for more beer!
    4 points
  15. Buddy looking to bid on one of these 2 horses. 1466 has 3171 hrs and 1066 has roughly same hours. I knew the owner who died suddenly. Took care of his stuff imo. What can buddy expect these two to bid up to?
    4 points
  16. This week we are looking at the mighty 5488. The 5488 has been one of my favorite IH's since they came out when I was a kid. While we do not yet have a 5488 we hope to own one eventually. I always liked the the All Wheel Drive models the best, but there is a soft spot for a two wheel drive with the big 16.5L's on the front too! I have three pictures this time. The first is from IH sales literature, and the other two are 54's that caught my eye. Some of you may even know who belongs to that All Wheel Drive with all that rubber! Once again, let's see your 54's and hear about your ownership. Bring on the eye candy y'all!
    4 points
  17. Happy birthday Ron. Safe travels my friend.
    4 points
  18. Like Iowaboy, had a chance to catch up with an old Maytag buddy, Dan, this weekend, and a new one too. Went to his house to 'help' him rug a new depth-finder on his boat, he did about 98% of the work. Think I was just there for moral support, that's not a bad thing. When we were done I called the new buddy, we headed to his house to do a little fishing in the rain. I met Rick last fall when we sold Dad's 4230 and 605 K. He liked the package bought it complete including duals. Didn't even haggle on the price, because of that I would up giving him the JD hayrake Dad had. I loathed that thing. When he and his wife got to the farm and we started talking, I thought he seemed familiar. Then he told me his name, kind of rang a bell. I asked if he had relation that was an auctioneer. He said, "That's me". Been out of that business for a few years now. So I told him about the auction I was at about 10 years earlier, had a 1206 and a 656 hydro among other things. He remembered it well too. In the course of the week he came to get stuff four days, would up selling him an Allis C too. During conversation he mentioned he had two ponds, I'm always looking for ponds to fish, he said come on down. Took a few months but finally made it. He had to show us all his tractor stuff, glad he did. This 1650 he says is going to the state fair this summer. Lighting wasn't the best, it's nice! Didn't take a picture of the 504. Must have been a little braindead yesterday. Will get one the next time we go fishing there. Dan and I took a wrong turn on the way home, (I was driving) decided to just go with it. Went by Vetter's in Indinola. They have a 1466 sitting on the lot so stopped to look, not too bad. Looked at it on tractorhouse last night, $16,500!!! Won't be bringing it home. Dan's wife and daughter fed us supper, all in all a great day.
    4 points
  19. And your name is Ed.....
    4 points
  20. been trying to get my boy to shoot a little tighter....at the wild pigs that insist on ripping up our grass..... The lad plonks the odd good shot out there...but he shoots ''kack handed ''....(left handed in NZ speak....)...this with my lovely ..(to my prejudiced eye...)...250-3000 pre warning Mod 77 Ruger......The blokes who shoot left hand with a regular bolt action.....look awkward......and this boy of mine, for various reasons, is way behind the eight ball...so to speak...... All my reloading gear is still packed away....this after ten years at the ''new'' place....and as you firearms owner's realise...this equipment just can't be placed anywhere....due to the extremely dangerous end use for the "shots"" ...(the Cop's word...not mine ),, this during the ' assault ' on the law abiding NZer's that were relieved of thousands of firearms...in the interests of public safety....So ...to prevent some felon from breaking in to our unsecured home...and deciding to reload a bunch of 264 WM "shots''...then use our old 20 ton excavator to break in my firearm safe ..etc to steal the appropriate firearm........and then head down to 'grease ' a few immigrants that are percieved as not being New Zealand friendly........ I have to build another "gun room '' as I used to have in our other place.....even to do reloading in...thus today I visited the local Firearms Shop...and purchased the last two box's of Hornady 100 grain 250-3000 cartridges.......for a mere $74.90 NZ....per 20........and the dealer said all ammo is going up 20% in the next few weeks........Bit rough, eh ??? But what got my blood pumping an hour later...I saw a beautiful , late model F250 diesel being parked nearby.....I went and had a yarn to the American expat bloke who owned it....He is a legal permanent resident of NZ...good bloke about my age.....Brought his four year old Ford from Montana.....and by the time it was converted to Right Hand Drive..it owed him $120, 000 NZD's....and its for sale !!........However....after just about getting an erection when drooling over the double cab truck.......and then knowing.... realising that it was waaaaay over my truck budget......I needed a sedative and a drink of water ..before heading soulfully homeward in my 3 ton Rice Burner.....Life can be cruel........it is not for the faint of heart Mike
    4 points
  21. I worked all weekend but had a chance to catch up with some friends Friday night. Spent most of the evening fixing a friends camper. He came in from a few hours away and had a blown tire on the way. I had to “rig” his water line from blown tire damage but it held up. Wife snapped a pic of myself and the little man before things got busy.
    4 points
  22. Since you are covering the 5488, and this tractor just had its 36th birthday the other day, I’ll share some pictures of the 5488 that should never have been built...the last tractor built at Farmall.
    4 points
  23. How many guns? The correct answer is “yes” ?
    4 points
  24. enough definition = as much or as many are required - there is no such number/amount for any given situation as they are all different - you can never be OVER prepared can you ?
    4 points
  25. Well it is time to make some triticale into baleage. We have about 25 acres of this stuff broken up into 3 fields. Opening up the one closest to the house this evening. Calling for a few nice days. Tomorrow I will go full tilt on this and also mow some of our higher fertility hay fields that have a ton of spring growth on them. I'm covering just a few acres with junk but here are a few pics anyway. Anyone grow this stuff? First time here. Have always grown rye in the past. We will make 4x4 silage bales. Any guess on bales per acre? I have no idea what to expect... Also why the skippers? Seems like the side of the discbine is knocking some of the crop over. It is getting 99% of it. Just loosing a few stems that are getting cut off higher up. Definitely think and tangled.
    3 points
  26. 3 points
  27. Baling cornstalks last spring
    3 points
  28. While I won't disagree with any of the posts above, heck I lost a barge full of them in an accident similar to Sledge's too..... But........"Beware the man with only one gun, for he likely knows how to use it!" ???
    3 points
  29. I did, so sad...... maybe I should have said a barge full. I was referring to this in past tense ?
    3 points
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