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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. I think mine is upstairs in the closet. It doesn't fit very well any more either!
    1 point
  19. I remember taking manufacturing engineering classes when I went to college and all they talked about was JIT at factories. Engines didn’t have near as many electronics or emissions controls back then, but I brought up situations we encountered at our farm. Wrecked semis, problems with electronics, drivers not showing up, lines at places to load out or unload. They didn’t care about any of it because JIT was cheaper. No warehouse, no money tied up in inventory, there was no down side as far as they were concerned. All of these problems were completely foreseeable to anyone who had real world experience. I can see how these policies got instituted because it is all they teach in school, and most people in the class don’t know enough to even question the instructor. When I was in school you weren’t allowed to question JIT, it was conceived by God himself.
    1 point
  20. Depends, you can be cheap without being penny wise and pound foolish.
    1 point
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Another Commander Gatti magazine ad, from 1940. BK
    1 point
  26. i have. He walks by Floyds barbershop.
    1 point
  27. 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
  28. We have a dyson v10 ultimate and the wife loves it says it will run about an hr on a charge it’s never went dead on her yet and ordering straight from dyson when we got ours we got 75.00 in accessories for free
    1 point
  29. 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
  30. A good looking crew fpr help. Sure looked to be a nice weather out for that king of work. Nice looking Super MD.
    1 point
  31. 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
  32. I guess if it were me id check wide open throttle first with no load, it should be around 2,600 rpms. Then under a load at wide open throttle id be happy with anything above 2,400. Just going from experience with my tractor, you’d have to have a heck of a load on it to get it below 2,400. One easy check to do would be to check injection timing, with the rotary pump it should be 18 degrees BTDC.
    1 point
  33. Love the pipe wrench hoist As always nice work
    1 point
  34. 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
  35. if that let's go the radiator cap will be hooked to the other end good looking job
    1 point
  36. 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
  37. Mike, thank you for that photo of your dad on that Industrial TD-40. They came with the rock guard rear sprockets, widened frame, widened pads, a crankcase guard and the front brush guard for the radiator. Ours had the winch, but they took off the brush guard and crankcase guard because it was used for farming and pulling a "Carry-All" scraper building farm dams for livestock. This one is an "International" and not a McCormick-Deering, like our other ones, and has an aluminum stamped emblem with International. This one was pre-WWII. During WWII, it was used to make lengthened B-17 runways at the Lewistown, Montana Airport. The Yaeger Brother's bought it completely "shot" and rebuilt it. The "wishbones" that held the the track rails held aligned were even broken off. And that shafting has to be three inches diameter of cast steel. Dad welded them back into place and they are still holding, according to my cousins who ended up with this TD-40 when the brothers split up their partnership. The industrial is the middle TD-40 with the rear mounted winch, in this photo where Dad got his TD-40 dozer crawler stuck. This photo reveals how much wider the Industrials were. Their track pads or grousers are wider and spaced further from the body of the crawler on the inside. This is the first TD-40 TracTracTor I ever crank started at age 10. This is Dad's dozer crawler with my nephew (his grandson) Randy on it. He's 65 years old now! Notice it has standard sprockets. The front TD-40 in the "stuck photo" above also had standard sprockets. We traded this unit in on the first TD-18A we bought. My cousins also bought this one from Bourke Motor & Implement in Lewistown. This is son Mike and nephew Randy moving the Case steam engine out of the shed with our McCormick-Deering TD-40 TracTracTor. It has the "rock guard" sprockets as well. But it came originally with open sprockets. It got new sprockets during it's 1950 rebuild from crank to PTO by uncle Audie. It had been worn out in the 1930s and early 1940s, logging in central Montana. The McCormick-Deering dealership of Bourke Motor rebuilt it completely during WWII under the Blue Ribbon program. All parts, genuine IHC and when finished, painted red, "like the new ones!" (But, I repainted it back to Gray like it is supposed to be. It was built in July 1936. PS: These are all IH Tractors on a Montana Farm! I added this Blue Ribbon Service mailer. This is another later IH Blue Ribbon Service bulletin. This is a McCormick-Deering service vehicle with Blue Ribbon Service working on a Farmall F-20. My 1943 McCormick-Deering Blue Ribbon Service lapel pin. Anson and I like this year! I had to post this sign from ancient times, when it hung on the Bourke Motor & Implement Dealership for McCormick-Deering in Lewistown, Montana. I worked for them a couple of different times. The day JFK was shot was the first time. I worked there much of 1974, 1975 and part of 1976 as a salesman and parts man. I had to post this signature of the sign painter in Lewistown. He was somewhat famous. Ed McGivern's Sign Shop at 108 West Main in Lewistown. This is Ed McGivern, the sign painter from Lewistown, Montana. I remember him painting gold leaf signs on doors of attorneys, doctors and dentists in the Montana Building and the Bank Electric Building in that town. He was also the fastest gun alive at that time. The October 1974 issue of American Rifleman had a writeup about McGivern and his timed feat in Lead, South Dakota. The target shot with five holes through it in the bullseye in 9/20th second. He only used revolvers, as automatic pistols wouldn't function fast enough. My late father in-law, Lynn Simpson used to work with McGivern's son at Marshall-Wells Hardware in Great Falls, Montana. Lynn told me that every summer, the son took off early on Fridays to help his father at Montana fairs. The son's favorite "trick" was to throw a (?5/8" or 3/4"?) flat washer into the air. Ed would draw and shoot. The son would pick up the washer and hold it up with a hole through the washer (naturally!). Then the son would paste a postage stamp on the washer and throw it up again. This time there was a bullet hole through the postage stamp! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ McGivern entertained Fergus County's Central Montana Fair crowd at Lewistown's Fairgrounds. I didn't see this photo being made, but I do remember him shooting there in the late 1940s. In this photo, five clay pigeons were thrown into the air. All five of them have been splattered by McGivern's five bullets in the air. Gary😁 PS: Here I am building a clock again, when only the time of day was needed. Rainman
    1 point
  38. Busy times, injection pump job on skid, then 4 tractors split for various repairs engine or trans.
    1 point
  39. 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
  40. ...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
  41. Tough to stomach, keep the faith!!!
    1 point
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  43. I like this truck late 30"s dually pick up likely 1 1/2 ton- canvas cap on the bed
    1 point
  44. 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
  45. Aw yes......the old "Briggsky-Strattonowsky" aircraft engine....
    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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