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  1. Well after 52 days in hospital with the covid pneumonia , I brought my wife home from hospital last night. On o2 an ton of meds we're at least on the home stretch to recovery
    14 points
  2. 756 last night out for some late night stalk chopping. Had a 15' batwing hooked to her giving her the beans. 1st high, pto speed, and mower set just above the dirt. Makes her talk a little once the dew sets in. 😎 I walked by 3 cab tractors to grab my convertible last night. Nice evening to listen to the ol German sing me a song. Man those stalks are loud being chopped up. Been on a cab tractor so long I forgot.
    9 points
  3. Now for something you've probably never seen before! Have a friend of mine that is getting married this fall and also ordered a new enclosed carriage. We were talking about it in the shop one day and the idea of putting the IH western interior in it came up. He loves the design and wanted make his a little different than all the other carriages so we ordered a roll of it and sent it to the carriage shop and the buggy got delivered a few weeks ago. Has gotten a lot of comments and compliments on it, sounds like he is the first to put it in at least around here but will not be the last! Wanted to share this unusual project with you guys. Also, a buggy is not any cheaper than a vehicle! Think around 13,000 or a little more depending on options and then you still need a motor (horse) in front of it.
    8 points
  4. My dad, 7 yrs departed, had several go-to sayings. One, for my obsessive ways: "Not just everybody wants to hear all that" It wasn't to tell me that he didn't want to hear it, it was to help me understand that everybody didn't want to hear it. Another, for my complaining ways: "You need to enjoy the job" What he was saying was, be grateful for work, for occupation, that it's going well enough, and how it ought to be going (by my estimation) instead is where you need to refer to the last go-to saying. Another good one was to explain people... "Folks are different... some more so than others" I asked him one time why up north of us there was less urban cluttered up places scattered around. "city water".... <stunned expression>... "what?!?" "city water... if you got to maintain a well, you can't be someone that's drugged up and can't work on anything" I'd have never thought of the evils of city water, but he was right. He got smarter as I got older, and by the time I buried him, he was Einstein (and I wished desperately that I'd embraced the apprenticeship more thoroughly and earlier). Left me his English shepherd dog, though... I think that was to complete the training. She gives me the same looks that he gave... the look of <shaking head>, "dumb___" Hope she finishes the job.
    5 points
  5. If you can walk up to the animal, make your imaginary X and hit that spot. I have never had to use more than my Ruger MKII And I will throw in another attaboy for checking up on the situation. I go by more than a few drug busts and many regular stops on HWY 83 at night in the truck. Often wonder if one of these times I will come up on one gone bad. Conceal carry for a reason and hope to never have to use it.
    4 points
  6. Chrome paint on his hooves? I wouldn’t try painting his exhaust pipe....😊
    4 points
  7. I am willing to pay more for USA made.
    4 points
  8. Wish 100,000 other companies had the “Made in America or it’s not made” mentality.
    4 points
  9. Been a long time since I posted here. Thought I would share a picture of my new toy, 600 gas. Wanted one for years and found this on Craigslist 30 miles away!
    3 points
  10. Mike, I was just wondering about my reprimand. The Japanese Toyota Highlander belongs to Mike and Pam. I was just storing the Model T in their garage while Mike was mixing "C-O-B" (Corn-Oats-Barley) feed he sells, and after the steam engines were put into the shed for the winter. I finished mixing it for him yesterday. I'm on the Reeves engine furnishing steam to the Peerless upright engine that's furnishing power to turn the Appleton Feed Grinder that grinds corn for C-O-B. Those of you from "corn country" will smile when I say Mike buys the corn at the feed store. It's not grown within 300 miles of here. Now, if you saw this car with the IH Tractors on a Montana Farm, the Japanese are going to be mad that you may have called this Hyundai I drive with a Japanese car? And, visa versa, the Koreans might be mad for their Hyundai being confused with a Japanese car? I don't know, therefore, I'm not sure? (Because I finished mixing Mike's "C-O-B" yesterday, I was able to get the Model T Coupe out of his garage so he could park his "new to him" Toyota Tacoma pickup back into garage again.) And after my Model T drive, I was able to get that cute little rear end back into that stall of the shop, yesterday. I do know there isn't one Japanese, or one Korean car in this lineup containing IH Tractors on a Montana Farm! Three Fords and One Chevrolet. A Reeves and a Case. A 1944 IH Farmall M "Toot," a 1939 IH Farmall H "Annie", A 1936 McCormick-Deering TD-40 TracTracTor "Audie or Fred (ambidextrous usage)," 1935 McCormick-Deering Farmall F-12 "Johnny" and Mike's IH 300 Utility with loader. It doesn't have a name that I know of? Unless it is some of the #@$&*+#%$ names Mike calls it when it refuses to start.🙃 But that's not very often! It can be out of gas, distributor cap with "green" terminals, spark plug wires, etc. Randy took this photo with his fancy camera on a tripod and used the timer. He barely made it there with me and Mike when the shutter clicked! He didn't even have time to get his arms at his side. The only other IH Tractor on this Montana Farm is "Tony," the 1940 IH Farmall A. Gary😁
    3 points
  11. ..more great photo's as per usual, Gary thankyou ..... ,,,However...re the above picture....it is easy to see that the picture is taken in Australia.....no mud in evidence......and those are ''eucalyptus'' trees in the background.... commonly called ''gum trees'' Now ..i have a ''gripe'' with you Gary....just a little gripe...but ...a gripe none the less... You post some incredible pictures from yesteryear...and some fascinating pictures of your seemingly, vast shed complex's....but...recently there was a picture of a Japanese car..."littering' one of your shed pictures.....I live in a little country ...littered with those Japanese cars.... I know they are excellent vehicles......but please Gary, in the future , try not to ''taint'' your wonderful ''IH tractors on a Montana Farm "' site, with Japanese cars ...OK ??.. Consider yourself severely reprimanded........ Thankyou Respectfully...Mike
    3 points
  12. "Herr's" have helped our Barnyard diagnosis's, Herr's sold a Complete Gauge Kit to My Son Jeremy, Jeremy Followed Herr's Instructions and a Success!! The 186 Hydro traveled across our farm fields under it's own Power. We Didn't Have a "Eureka"!! Moment, More of a "Well I'll Be Darned"....How Did that Happen.. Is that supposed to Do That?? I Failed to Mention the "Oil" in the Hydro, The oil Level was the correct amount, The Oil is "Split Pea Soup" Color, almost a 30 weight feeling, Pulsing through the Veins of this 186 tractor... I Didn't want to start another "Oil Thread" topic attached to a 186, But perhaps this oil in this 186 did contribute to a Hydro Failure. Jeremy Hasn't removed the Oil Yet, from his 186, Jeremy is still Diagnosing a Few thing's, .....We are trying to Shell Corn & Finish Soybeans. What was Found was "Two" large Relief Valves within the Internals of the Hydro Unit, Herr's Instruction Manual showed What to look for. Besides the Battery's Needed to be Removed and the Side Cover's of Hydro Tran's Housing & Kept Extra Clean, Several Small Steel Lines removed Before a Mechanic can Reach the Relief Valves, Trans Oil Leaking every where, (Jeremy Didn't Care about the loss of this Green oil) Then a person can Determine the location of the Valves. Herr's Phone Conservation with Jeremy Reveled that the Internals of these Relief Valves, ...these valves were "Scared Internally" and will stick "open". These Valves will Be Replaced. New Hytrans will Replace the current Oil in the Hydro unit. Linkage on the Hydro lever will be Replaced while the 186 is Dissembled, Filters, & other Leaks addressed. The 186 Engine at PTO speed Trans in High Range, Slowly advance the Hydro Direction Lever,...Apply the Brakes and you can Bring the Engine Down in RPM's I think the Internals are Solid,. Within the the Hydro Unit, Jeremy will Follow Herr's Recommendations about Replacing Parts. Herr's "Sold" or "Shared" important Information to "Us", That Mean's a Lot to "Us", And Other Producer's. The Same "Herr's" Guy's and there Family's that we Meant at RPRU, are the Same Friendly Guy's Sharing Information on the Phone, "Herr's" could have Said, "According to the "Gauge information" from the Gauge Kit we Sold You, That tractor is Dead, ...Bring us the Tractor and we will Fix it for you,... And we will Send you an Invoice for a compete Hydro Repair"., ....This Company Could Have,....."Herr's" Chose to Be Honest with Jeremy about what he determined was wrong with this 186, A Good Feeling of "Farmer's Helping Farmer's". Jim Droscha
    3 points
  13. Just don't steal it from me please! 😂
    3 points
  14. There's an oring on each end of the steel tube, # 30 in the parts diagram. Remove the front oil cooler header, #7, replace the gasket & the two orings. A few things, I have the best luck w/ the original IH orange orings, p/n 343398R2. Regular black orings just don't last or cut it, in my book. Two, the oil cooler will tend to seep oil after the front header is removed. If it is still seeping, or there is oil on the mating surface for that gasket, it will not seal. It needs to be bone dry. Three, the bottom bolt that holds the front header to the cooler, it is a bearcat to get at. Hold your tongue just right, wrestle & drop your wrench a few times, and pinch your fingers.
    3 points
  15. And this right here is why I throw gimpy legged frogs in the water. It is a meal 'OL Mr Newman from New Zooland just can't resist. And although his discourse would be at home with his slippers on in any conversation of the educated elite.............................. It is a pure diamond on a old tractor forum Thank you for comin' through Michael😃 I see you have other posts but I am off to the beautiful Black Hills of SD to get my back poked and prodded upon. Will catch up later
    3 points
  16. JOKE OF THE DAY....WHAT DO YOU CALL A AMISH MAN WITH HIS HAND UP A HORSES REAREND....A MECHANIC.... HA HA HA
    2 points
  17. This came up in my email, sitting in the office this morning, thought I would share. https://www.henryusa.com/news/henry-expands-capacity-with-new-wisconsin-facility/?j=1283184&sfmc_sub=23042595&l=Consumers&u=16527363&mid=100016878&jb=5059&utm_source=Consumers&utm_campaign=Ladysmith Extension (Consumer)&utm_medium=email
    2 points
  18. It’s all about shot placement. Thanks to the OP for checking on other people. Not enough of that any more. 👍🏼
    2 points
  19. I actually sent the OP an apology for things getting sidetracked a few hours ago. I was merely defending myself from being belittled by another poster. (Which is how I perceived it) Didn’t know there was anything political about it. My apologies.
    2 points
  20. This is exactly why you buy parts and services they are selling when the time comes to need them. Even if the parts are a little more expensive than the “other” place. They are stand up guys at Herrs.
    2 points
  21. Wonder what they're listening to 🤔
    2 points
  22. Funny story...I live on a street on the south side of town that is a short-cut for those heading north eventually making their way east. One Sunday afternoon, I was sitting in the living room watching TV. Above the sound of the TV's broadcast, I started to hear a low frequency rattle coming from various parts of my house like windows and doorways. It seemed very strange as it was slowly getting louder and a more pronounced on/off pulse. My curiosity got the best of me, so I got up out of my chair to look out of the window to see what it was causing the racket. By the time I got to the window, an Amish carriage came rolling down the street and I realized that it was a sub-woofer from the stereo inside of the Amish carriage! Within the past few weeks, my co-worker said that he and his Amish neighbor were talking about those stereo systems in carriages. Those young Amish using the thumping stereo systems need to tighten the fasteners holding the wood frames together on a monthly basis! The sub-woofers literally shake the carriages apart.
    2 points
  23. After that fancy, western IH interior, he will need to upgrade air fresheners from the classic tree to something more fitting:
    2 points
  24. Always thought these shotties were pretty cool. I have my grandpa's field grade. But if I tried to load and shoot as fast as this young lady. I would have eight bloody stumps for fingers😄 I know I just kicked the door open for a certain ******** *** **** ***** ************ *** who likes the old ratchet action boom sticks in obsolete calibres ( I even spelt it wrong just so you didn't have to struggle through the reading part even though I think you stopped at the video Mike ) Oops, gave it away☹️. 😄☺️🤠
    2 points
  25. Don’t worry about the block heater, plumb in a tank heater, 30-45 minutes and it’s ready to start
    2 points
  26. back in the 70s, our family butchered one steer a year for our own use. One year, the lucky animal was an Angus, that refused to go down and die. Think Dad shot it more than 6 times before success. (Not his first rodeo, either.) At the family group Christmas later, one of his siblings' gifts to him was a nicely simulated book entitled "Home butchering, or Get the Lead Out".
    2 points
  27. Used to be number one We are just watching the slow motion train wreck. They were number one in racing tires at one time to.
    2 points
  28. This is out of a 1680. Antifreeze in the oil. Hope to rebuild it
    2 points
  29. Dave M - if there are no brackets on the opposite side of the table to mount to the tractor, you will make your own or stake it down and belt it up that way. I learned my sawing skills from my father on a stake down which was replaced by a front mount. The brackets were bolted to the frame and adjustable in width to fit different tractors, hence Dad's JD B, Allis WD, and IH Super M. Each took a different belt (which I have kept because I now own the front mount saw) and I now use a 3 point mounted one on my 460 Utility with fast hitch/3 point adapters. They all are dangerous as many have pointed out,, but any powered saw is - it's just a matter of not forcing the wood through a dull blade and watching every moment everyone that is helping or is near the saw. In 60 years of being around buzz saws, never more than a broken rear window on the '53 Chevy pickup that my brother and I were tossing the blocks into. When staking the saw down, stake the saw before attaching the belt, even a few days before you intend to use it. Determine the forces exerted on the frame from tightening the belt and angling the stakes to hold the saw in place.
    2 points
  30. Seriously, all of you, i was just asking about tires.
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. i use a .303 brit for putting a cow down, when it's the very undesired task to do. have had the 100+ yr old bolt action since the 80s. back about two years ago, i had a elderly charlois downer that you couldn't let suffer. got the loader tractor, dug a hole, came back, 4-5 rounds rapidly (i want rapid relief for them)... funny thing... i'd not thought at all about these army (probably national guard) maneuvers that'd been flying thru the area in the morning. i had ear plugs in (my hearing's awful) to do the shooting. i heard "boom, boom, boom, boom, boom" and pulled out a plug... looked up, and here's a military helicopter right over me and the cow and the <forgive the brand> massey. first thought: put... the... gun... on... the... ground. i do this. then i wave up at the bottom of the helicopter like a nice local idiot farmer (not a stretch for me) that doesn't understand. don't know if they waved back or not. they eventually eased on away. then i buried the cow. goes to show, ain't ever a thing on your place that's entirely local.
    2 points
  33. Thanks for going to see if someone else needed help
    2 points
  34. .......''old ratchet action boom sticks..'''????...in obsolete calibers.... Uhhmm I see....Gheez, sandpaper...just how low can you go....?? There are several ''Mike's "" on this fine forum......I assume however, that this latest attack on classic lever action repeating American made Firearms , is aimed , squarely , at me....and thus my love of these classic firearms is further ridiculed..... It is a very subjective issue.......and I have a philosophical overview of most firearms....except, of course ...the current craze for plastic ''leggo'' abominations, masquerading as ''boom sticks '' (Quote...)...although when the first flush of excitement wears thin...I guess the ''plastic leggo abominations " could be melted down and made into something useful...like a "' chamber pot "" for ol' grandpa Jeff Sandhopper....or perhaps a ''spitoon ''....for the ''menzshed''....they would even have their own handle..... Subjectivity , in a philosophical context, has to do with a lack of objective reality.....there is no objective reality, for me , in certain consumer goods....plastic at that...thus I will not pursue this ''tainted '' subject as a point of philosophical discourse.... ...and as for the Lady with the super slick hands...she would be great asset...along with the old Winchester.... when the left wing nuts come a'callin'........ ********* *** **** ***** ************ *** (I have no idea what the ''code'' above is...but ...for the sake of zero tolerance on further philosophical discourse....I will play along with it....something quite devious, I imagine..from ol' sandpiper his self...)
    2 points
  35. It's all in good fun Just chummin the waters a bit😄 He has a very unique way of dropping words on a page that always makes me smile 😊
    2 points
  36. This isn’t a great pic. But the little guy in overalls and boots is me sitting on the weights of that same black stripe 1466 when it was brand spanking new in 1976. Also in the pic are my grandad, dad, and a uncle. The other tractor is a 1972 1066 they also bought new. The 14 is here for the duration.
    2 points
  37. My nod goes to the venerable 966. Had mine for 35 years, one inj pump and one engine overhaul, fuel, oil and batteries. It has been a great tractor for me.
    2 points
  38. I fired up the Super and the 12" Brinly to plow the garden at the house this evening. Moisture was perfect and it turned over very well.
    1 point
  39. this is my brothers tractor he had our neighbor do. took him a year and a half but the end result is fantastic.
    1 point
  40. Wife drives through Ted Turner's Fawn Lake Ranch on the way to see one her patients. She snapped this today.
    1 point
  41. to be non political, Seth go with the circular tires, they seem to roll best vs the square chiseled ones - I am sorry for anything I said that hurt anyones feelings or caused stress regarding goodyear
    1 point
  42. This is my 856 I purchased this year. My first big tractor to own and love it.
    1 point
  43. 1897 Winchester is one of the guns I regret selling, there are not many that I regret getting rid of but it was a fun one to take to the range for sure.
    1 point
  44. About 15 years ago we had a dog that was in bad shape. Needed to be put down. Dad wanted my 270 to do it. We aren’t much for hunters it’s the only thing in the family besides an old rusty .22. Anyway there was a fairly notorious escaped con running around about that time, one of if not the largest manhunt in NY history. Dad waited a few days/weeks till he was spotted few hours away then decided it was time. Let a shot out just as a state trooper came down the hill 1/4 mile away from the back of the farm. Waited a good 10-15 minutes for them to pull in the driveway wanting an explanation but they never came. I still think they saw what was going on and left us to our misery. Some law enforcement officers do have a heart.
    1 point
  45. thats a rarer than rare find ! even power steering.
    1 point
  46. Here is the 856 Custom that I grew up on.
    1 point
  47. Does Carol feel the same way? LOL
    1 point
  48. And mine, It’s a 2856 though. Over 13000 hours.
    1 point
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