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  1. Here are some fieldwork pictures I have taken from early September on. From chopping corn to where we're at currently. Shelling corn.
    14 points
  2. Doing some cleaning at the farm over the weekend. My sister found this in a closet. I had wondered where it got off to a few times over the years. A wild guess would be that it was ordered in 1982. 39 years ago! The amazing part, it still fits! Well kind of anyway. It never was loose on me, must have 'grown' between ordering and getting it. I might add that for most of my adult life it wouldn't have come close to fitting, hence my pride that it does now.
    9 points
  3. I would go get them. Just the fact something they used everyday to make a living to support you when you were young means a lot. My biggest thing with the tool box of old stuff is just maybe later on in life kids will know how hard we worked to make a living. I know I spoil the heck out of my kids just because we had a decent upbringing but were expected to work. My thought is when they see a tool box full of worn out craftsman tools. They will realize how many times I left before they were up to pull a truck transmission out at 5 AM or left to work after they were sleeping just to earn money to make it through life. The axial flow combine thread is the same. Whenever I see a old Gleaner F combine I can still picture Dads going through the fields , and the 815 and 1460 getting worked to death day in day out.
    3 points
  4. take the seat off, put angle irons across bolt 2 cub cadet type seats to angles.
    3 points
  5. The old hitch was attached to the body, made for an extremely rough ride and strange behavior all around, also we felt it was underbuilt. Dad and i came up with this, mostly he welded it, i did the grinding, light layout and painting. The cross members the 16” channels weld to lay inside the frame and run 18” forward and the rear spring hangers and helper perches bolt through them, about 20 bolts in each side. 30 ton pintle and an 18” long 2.5” receiver. Please excuse the runny paint job, it is tough to do a nice job on your back with your face 12” from your work, i was more concerned with coverage.
    2 points
  6. If we can get the weather to cooperate we are hoping to get a plow day in on the 24th. If you are around Farmington IL, bring a plow and hunt us up!
    2 points
  7. Great find. Memories from days gone by. Even better it still fits. You must be doing something right Mark
    2 points
  8. To find one would be a great auction item for a retirement fund.
    2 points
  9. Looks great. I'm slightly embarrassed to say I only made it to one plow day this year and that was back in the spring. The plow is greased up and stored. I spent most of my time this year working on getting a functioning engine in my 73 before winter (it's my plow tractor).
    2 points
  10. ,,,with respect acem....and @sandhiller.....those vaccines for stock.....according to our local veterinary blokes...take years to go through all the various clinical tests etc ...before being given to the Cockies to use...thus they are ''safe' ...and indeed , do the job they heve been formulated for...... ...unlike the current situation where this so called ''vaccine '' is being "'Faucied" on all us peasants....without any long term clinical trials... ...and indeed..if it could be proved, beyond any shadow of doubt...that there were the necessary clinical trials for this Covid thing....wouldn't that open that old can of worms.... The situation that @searcyfarms finds himself in ...is beyond appalling Mike
    2 points
  11. Some say those days were hard....id like to have been alive then. U could still be free. I dont feel old at 42... but im older than most at work. I manage a crew of younguns. This kid(22) kept calling me "son" one day, pissed me off a little. I finally asked him what his address meant...he gave me some bs about his lingo. Told him i AM old enough to be his father and i AM his supervisor, address me accordingly. Ida liked to have slapped this spit out of his mouth...but these days ida spent a night in jail for that and probly caught a formal charge. 100 yrs ago it would have just been a lesson in respect.
    2 points
  12. The Harvester Promo video
    2 points
  13. Here is a link to a old magazine on e-bay I found this photo in the ad looks like the trailer was being towed with a dolly https://www.ebay.com/itm/363191353763
    2 points
  14. Not a lot of Photos of it Here is one of the trailer being loaded
    2 points
  15. Well...when I read the topic heading....I thought ol' Finney had undertaken more ''involuntary '' shed back wall modifications.....but no...its all good.... ....and the day looks very pleasent...... Mike
    2 points
  16. October 26th, 1881, 140 years ago at 3:00 this afternoon the one western happening that pretty much anyone who has read anything about the west knows about, the gunfight near the OK corral. seems like yesteryear.
    1 point
  17. And now for something completely different. (if I may borrow a phrase from Monty Python) https://designyoutrust.com/2019/01/the-luxury-apartment-on-wheels-camping-in-style-in-a-1930s-jungle-yacht/
    1 point
  18. We finished our corn and popcorn. Still have 40 acres of bns to go
    1 point
  19. I think sometimes on tractors they are just backwards because someone screwed up or bought a used set and didn't care. When I see that or a truck tire on the front I need not look any further. Not that I blame a guy for trying to get by, but its fairly safe to assume if you see this then said owner doesn't spend much on the tractor to keep it going. Not always though
    1 point
  20. I think mine is upstairs in the closet. It doesn't fit very well any more either!
    1 point
  21. Depends, you can be cheap without being penny wise and pound foolish.
    1 point
  22. I don’t know if it’s just me or not but I think the IH 4070A and 4070B are by far the best looking cabovers out there in my opinion.
    1 point
  23. Amen brother. That's what my used hytran goes to. A dollar general mop and a bucket of hytran out on a hot summer day, then come back in 2 days and do it again. Hytran wont stain it with nasty black crap that gets on your clothes when your trying to chain something down.
    1 point
  24. I pre-paid for ALL winter, $1.649/gallon, got the contract in the mail and handed them the check an hour later. For the record, that's the highest price I've ever paid. Unfortunately I'm old enough to remember Dad paying $.50-$.60 a gallon.
    1 point
  25. Oak is good but will not last if not treated low beds and top line trailers use Apatonge it is expensive but will last a long time I have built many truck beds and trailers over the years and I'm sold on wood decks on trailers Just have to treat the wood We just finished a steel beaver tail deck with ramps on a one ton for a customer and he wanted a steel deck he hauls a stump grinder on it He's coming back next week and we are going to put expanded steel on the deck to improve tire grip in in wet conditions in this application wood would be to slick also I still believe in putting oil on my wood decks it make's them last and keeps the steel crossmembers from rusting so fast witch is a problem where the wood lays against the steel same thing happens when a steel lays on crossmembers
    1 point
  26. somewhere I saw a photo of what looked like a a school bus seat on a 1066 with a cab on it should be easy to do
    1 point
  27. i have. He walks by Floyds barbershop.
    1 point
  28. I agree with that . PT will rot non treated screws in a year. I need to replace my wood next year so I am going to the Amish and get 1 1/2 " OAK
    1 point
  29. I bought my 1460 over 20 years ago. I don't have alot of acres but my rice is hard on a combine. I have to do something to it every year but it's been a great machine. I plan on keeping it up for a long time. The early 1440/1460 combines (with mechanical hydraulics) are probably the simplest combines ever built. Come down and visit. I can show you what wears out! Thx-Ace
    1 point
  30. That sounds like great fun to me. I used to get out a pistol and a hand full of eggs. I’d toss them up when we had get together and “poach” the eggs. 😊. It was only after I hit them all I would fess up and tell them I had birdshot loads in the revolver. Wouldn’t get it every time but we used to toss up quarters and shoot them with .22 pistols.
    1 point
  31. Building moo cow feeding area
    1 point
  32. That’s a very interesting story about Ed McGivern. I have a book of his and recognized the name instantly. I never knew he was a sign painter but I sure knew of his shooting exploits.
    1 point
  33. We got 3.3” of rain that day! Rain forecast for tonite/tomorrow. Not sure when but we will try again!
    1 point
  34. I have seen folks mount tires in reverse on combines on the theory that you can back out if you start to sink in mud.
    1 point
  35. That same thing happened on 915, threw a rod out of the 414 at the end of season. Fixed it over winter the next year 1990 was exceptional crop year. First hour out had to change triple drive belt it just wouldn’t hold being oil soaked for a year.
    1 point
  36. That should be good, a 'name' that only the elite can pronounce, which really should separate the "theys and thems" from the "he's and she's, or his and hers, of the genders making up the LIBERAL alphabet. The "Land of the Long White Cloud" could easily apply to the I-25 corridor of the Front Range Of Colorado.
    1 point
  37. if that let's go the radiator cap will be hooked to the other end good looking job
    1 point
  38. I won't go into all the reasons as they're listed above, simple, they work good, parts commonality. But the big thing I want to point out, it only takes one rock a couple seconds to turn a $15,000 combine into a $5000 combine. Do your homework and know what to look for. This goes for any brand or color of machine. That said, too bad you're so far away. Dad's '78 1460 is available, there's only about 2 acres on the rebuilt threshing system. He'll be lucky to get $2000 as the engine went bad.
    1 point
  39. Busy times, injection pump job on skid, then 4 tractors split for various repairs engine or trans.
    1 point
  40. Figures you would pop out of the woodwork to make a dbag comment..... If anyone needs to be banned its that A-hole
    1 point
  41. ...just to go with Jeeper61's picture.....My Dad on his TD 40. complete with factory supplied winch....picture taken pre WW2..Note the ''filled in "' sprockets..... Mike
    1 point
  42. Tough to stomach, keep the faith!!!
    1 point
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  44. I like this truck late 30"s dually pick up likely 1 1/2 ton- canvas cap on the bed
    1 point
  45. Pat, glad to hear you got it fixed. If I may ask, does the owner run this out of fuel very often? Those engines have to be the worst CaseIH engine to get the fuel system bled out to get it running again. And the ones I've had most problems with injection pump failures tend to be guys that run them dry on occasion. Just wondering....
    1 point
  46. You wanna come to Kansas and show me how to do that. I figure about 2 weeks of training and you might have most of it, or me trained. 😅 Nice job!!
    1 point
  47. Make them fire you. Don’t resign.
    1 point
  48. Been pretty quiet down here for awhile. Thought I'd post these pics here;
    1 point
  49. And this is the XB39. The Spirit of Lincoln B29 with Allison liquid cooled engines.
    1 point
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