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  1. Had a bumper crop of food grade pumpkins this year!--- guess the old 340 and tiller blessed the ground for us! lol! The big guy is only 31 pounds and we have had bigger ones in past years. The pie was for my Birthday yesterday! --- some have cake,--- well I had pumpkin pie! lol!
    20 points
  2. My daughter turned 14 a month ago, got her permit and all that fun jazz. It's roughly $500 to send to a class that's full for a while or $75 and get a driver's license check and do it yourself. I'm not real smart but I know enough math to know there's a big difference there and I though at least I'll teach her the correct ways of defensive driving. She needs to log like 40 hours of driving with me and the whole family went for a trip to the Wisconsin dells area to get a combine part and a dyno. Perfect time to start in on the driving! My student would be perfectly happy driving 35 and waiting for 15 minutes to make sure no one's coming at an intersection. All while the substitute teacher in the back seat was telling her everything before I could say a word. Now I know why the drivers Ed teacher I had in school smoked so heavily. My daughter isn't real happy when she heard she'll be changing a tire, driving with a trailer and learning how to back a trailer before I sign off on her paperwork. I had to laugh a little cause my son will wait until he sees her get in the drivers seat to buckle up and say a quick prayer.
    9 points
  3. From HCOP. Cannot speak to originality of the NF but it’s 100% a NF on a 766 wearing a 234 picker/sheller
    6 points
  4. Made it to hillsboro for this
    5 points
  5. My Father In Law worked for "Atlantic Richfield" oil Company,.. Sinclair Oil Company was the Name of the Corporation on the West side of the Mississippi River. My Father in Law Grew up in a "Gone with the Wind"...White, "Grand Looking House".. Out In the Country, near Lansing Michigan, Surrounded By Large Productive Farms in the 1930's-40's. He Learned to Fly during WWII, He was an Officer, He was a Firm Handshake type of Gentleman,.. We Became close Friends, ..I miss Him. My Father in Law Never Farmed,... Never really needed to Help the local farmers,..He Enjoyed Building Engines & Car Chassis in there Family's Indoor Heated shop. His Father was an Executive for "General Motors", Oldsmobile division, He Passed away 10 years before I started Dating My wife to Be... My Father in Law Came from an Intelligent Blood Line,, My Wife is Intelligent that same way, as are My Children, I can see this Trait in My Grand children. ***My Future Father in Law would visit our Farm operation while my Girlfriend & I were dating & Watch our Farm equipment, all International Harvester, Do tillage work, Baling Hay, PTO chopper Harvesting Etc..,He would walk beside a 5 bottom Plow, stop & Pause and try to analyze the effectiveness of Rolling dry soil Verse's wet soil. ***One of his Favorite Statements was, "It Takes an equal amount of energy to move an equal amount of friction",.. One Afternoon they had a Farmall 706 hooked to a 4 bottom plow, also had a Farmall 460 in the same field, both had new 15.5-38's, the 460 was loaded with rear wheel weights, Both Gas Engines & Fast hitch tractors. His Experiment was filling both fuel tanks to the top of the fuel necks, How many gallons of fuel was needed after two hours of Plowing on Both of the Tractors, This was on My "Mother in Law's" Fathers Farm, Grandpa Sniders Farm were long Fields, no hill's parallel to the county gravel road, Easy to measure for time and distance, A Land was already established, the 460 had been plowing with the fast hitch 3 bottom, so a 4 bottom plow wasn't difficult to operate, the 4 bottom plow was kept after Grandpa Snider traded his 450 Diesel 15.5-38's,.. several years ago, for the 706 Gas. They were also disking corn stalks with a "M" next to the plowing Demo,.. The Neighbor to the North was plowing that spring Day with a 4010 gas also 15.5-38's 4 bottom semi mounted plow & his son was plowing with a John Deere 70, 3 bottom Trailer plow they didn't know they would be invited to the Plowing event. Those folks stayed on there side of the Fence line, Headlands almost lined up at each end, Neighbors were plowing down a thick covering of hog manure, so the tire slippage would be different. All 14 inch bottoms, International plows & John Deere Plows My Father in Law topped off everyone's fuel tank and away the event went, the two Deere tractors pulled there own plow's,... Every one evolved thought it would be a great idea to get that "Hog Poop" rolled under!! By the 2 Hour Mark, The number of furrows were counted,... For the most Part everyone was allowed to come to the same end of the field within a minute or so... The 3 tractors gas tanks were top off, the second round of 2 hour plowing began. The 460 was in 1st gear, once or twice they tried 2nd with the TA back. The 460 was unhooked from the 4 bottom & hooked to the 3 bottom that it normally used. 706 was In the field plowing for the next 2 hours, 4th low was the normal plow gear. By the end of the 4 hours of Plowing Lunch was ready for all the Participates, and the fuel Measurement began, My Father in Law had Some other folks that stopped on the Gravel road, next to the field to inquire about a collection of fuel cans & a clip boarded table, help do the measuring of fuel for each tractor, In all fairness, the John Deere 70 spinning in hog poop never got the Weighted down pressure that the mounted plows received, The John Deere 70 Burned "twice" as much fuel in two hours as the 460, and gained 6 furrows more across the field. 706 Gas's competition was a 4010 Gas, The 706 used the TA when there was a tough spot, the 4010 had 80 horsepower to power through the spots. The end result was the 4010 used a 1/2 gallon more fuel per Hour than the 706 did, both tractors were at the headlands at the same time, Slippage?? Per furrow Comparison, the 706 plowed more efficiently than the 460, I'm guessing but the 706 would have been a stock 263 engine, the 460 would be a 221 engine. In that 2 hour period of time the 706 turned twice as much ground as the 460, I don't recall all of the Details that were shared with me those many years ago. I Heard My Father in Law say Many times at Farm shows, How does a person Think those 2 Cylinders are more efficient than an IH 4 Cylinder or an Oliver 6 cylinder. My Father in Law also Got involved with another Farm purchase & fuel comparison, A 1600 Loadstar with a 304 V-8 or a 1700 Loadstar with a 392 V-8, Same Neighbor also Had a 1964 1600 Loadstar, with a In line 6 cylinder, 263 cubic inches? Raining Today, Some Traveling down memory Lane, Jim Droscha
    4 points
  6. Talking cursly to them?
    4 points
  7. When I took my test, the trooper at the test center asked me if I lived on a farm. I always thought it was because of the way I handled the clutch. Now I wonder if it was something else, like how I parked or backed up. I didn't tell him I had been driving since I was 12. I guess all those years of lining up wagons for the bale elevator or grain blower paid off in my spatial perception.
    4 points
  8. That's what I'm talking about Dad. My requirements for any kid to drive 1. Check your oil 2. check your tire pressure 3. change a tire 4. Drive with a trailer Just to name a few
    4 points
  9. My daughter went the official training route and then moved to the big city, apparently it was smash up derby drivers Ed My son took none and got pulled out of school by the cops 2 weeks after getting his license apparently on film for drifting/stunting on day 2, best thing that ever happened scared straight, he's cheap too and didn't like the $687 ticket and increased insurance premiums as if they weren't high enough already, at the time he wasn't working and Dad might have mentioned a few days jail time in lieu of the fine
    4 points
  10. We Also Taught our Children to Drive on the Public Road ways, ...We Didn't think of "It" for our Farm kids as Driver training... 1990's was the years of Hauling Loaded Thrower wagons of hay back to the Dairy farm and have the Hired Help unload and stack the Hay bales correctly in the Barn, While an Underage age "Child of Mine" ( under the age of 12 years old) would Zip back to the fields at Full Throttle to Fetch another full wagon. I always thought My Kids were better Tractor Driver's than any of the Hired help that was available!! When the Time Came for My Young Kids to Take the State of Michigan Driving Exam to Have A Legal Driving License,.... That I knew they would Pass., My Wife and I Had One Rule Involved.. "Before",... Anyone of my Kids Could Go to the Secretary of States Office for an adult Signature on the Temporary Permit. Our "Farm Raised & Educated Children" Must Maintain a "B" Grade point Average for 2 Semesters!! Or... Ride The School Bus for the Rest of School years!! It worked Great for My Daughter, Straight "A" student, My Son Thought we were Cruel,... But several Months later after his 16th Birthday all was Good. Must of Worked, My Son's Children, ...Drive the same Field's on our Farm, with some of the same Tractors & Farm equipment and are Extremally Contentious of How to Operate the Equipment. My 2 Cents, Jim Droscha
    3 points
  11. I didn't get to drive to school, BUT I did drive to, and back home from driver's ed. My Dad just said to take the back road into town, instead of Highway 37. We had one guy run over the 'pretend' stop sign and poke a hole in the oil pan, and when we drove out in the country, we were always on the lookout for the girls weeding beans. The teacher had us go to Omaha to drive in the city, even though I didn't have much experience on paved roads., I wasn't as vocal, and didn't know the words I know now to express my opinion of the cidiotic drivers. One thing you did learn by driving on dirt and gravel roads was how to drive on slick roads, and how to 'drift' through the corners.
    3 points
  12. Thanks for the birthday wishes guys! These pumpkins are the Dickinson type crossed with amish pie giving a good quality food grade pumpkin! Ya, they are NOT jack-o-lantern type at all. We started this cross over 40 years ago and keep growing a few every year to keep refining them. Kinda got hooked on them a long time before that when I saw a big field being harvested and found it neat, so started finding out what varieties were needed and started crossing them and re-crossing til we have these, and right now there isnt a variety name for these that we grow.--A lotta work but kinda fun,---PLUS really tasty!
    3 points
  13. Took my drivers Ed through school although I can’t say I learned to much. I’d been driving around the back roads around home for years already so I had developed some farmer habits already lol. Was no way I was driving that little Saturn car of his with both hands on the wheel. Still don’t see how people can drive like that all day. Went to take my drivers test in a 3/4 ton dodge diesel. Guy doing the test scolded me once for not having both hands on the steering wheel. You farmers are all alike he said lol. When we first took off in his little Saturn car he was watching and after a few blocks he said it’s obvious you’ve been driving before didn’t have the heart to tell him for about 10 years already lol.
    3 points
  14. I’ve got a 73…or 74. I’d say it’s 73, same as the numbers would be on modern sleds. Those being built now, will be ‘22s
    3 points
  15. Tomorrow will be a day long trip for me - I will take you all along and update as I go - I will be heading to Hillsboro KS, Eldorado KS, from there Wyandotte, OK and then back home to Lone Jack/Kingsville area where I live in Missouri. Kind of a giant triangle. My wife is staying home to can what's left in the garden. It involves picking up things. As some of you know, ( thread now locked ) know I am in a situation with my work due to covid mandates. I am trying to get prepared for what might happen or if nothing else try a career change if the lord had that planned for me. Stay tuned..........
    2 points
  16. l have posted this video about this time for the past 6 or 7 years. lt shows the basic steps of harvesting cotton and the ginning process. The harvesting portion is pretty well outdated since most cotton growers now use the JD module baler. That has eliminated the need for boll buggys and the rectangle module builders. But the hauling and ginning is still pretty accurate.
    2 points
  17. I think I need to change some unwritten rules. First one is the driver controls the radio. The drivers Ed instructor should control the radio. Second one is passengers other then the instructor need to wear a muzzle.
    2 points
  18. Remember a few posts back I reused the reverse idler bushings? I couldn't let it go, I bought new ones, pressed the old ones out, pressed the new ones in and honed them to fit. I think I have a sickness. Lol
    2 points
  19. I will refine the gouging when I restore the cab (or replace and restore it) . Took more removal than I thought it would. I have to hook up the handles and I will probably install pioneer tips on the valves and use shorter hoses from remote 3+4 straight to the loader for now. It appears that the metal tubes are different from the open to closed center systems and I will have to make new ones for 3+4 . I have a double acting check valve on remote 1 I still have to get a new tube for the remote to transmission drain and both steering lines need to be replaced because they interfere with the exhaust
    2 points
  20. My Dad was the driver training in our family, at his airbase in WW2 he was one of a few that could back up tandem trailers so apparently that made him the man around the farm. We all started young with the Farmall H so we could clip pasture, then the farm pickup but not on the road. At about 16 we got our permits and drove this 1968 Volkswagen "Squareback". That old car must have had a tough clutch as I never recall it being replaced and it was sold in 1986. Dad liked it since it taught us to drive a stick and was very hard to get caught speeding in since it barely went fast enough. Later we drove the either the IH pickup ( before my time) or the Chevy. We had to back a short tongue trailer around a "course" he would make, after a few heated exchanges he would be happy enough my performance. He always said that learning to properly back trailers was something every driver should know how to do, I certainly agree since I think most don't!
    2 points
  21. I had just done a west coast turn in a Falcon and found I needed to do a 135 FO ride in a Challenger that evening. I was pissed! I had only 45 minutes and 3 TO/LDG in the plane to serve as a Part 91 FO until I was sent for a 3 week initial. Well the FAA check airman, our POI, was out of Maine and had thousands of hours in Beech 99 Turbo Props. The FAA typed him in a Sabre and he became "best qualified" as Principle Operator Inspector for the operator I was flying for. Anyway, the ride went well but I busted 200 knots in the traffic pattern on a V1 cut. The Challenger was well overpowered at weights under max landing and you'd actually have to pull the operating engine back. After my ride we let the FAA guy fly. He was a great guy but his experience was in noisy props, which get louder as the speed builds. The Challenger was dead quiet and the controls hydraulic so there was no feel difference. I tapped him on the shoulder as we went through 300 knots. 😁 (speed limit below 10,000' is 250). On 2 engines at light weights the plane could climb 6000 FPM. It would accelerate pretty quick in a normal climb. A month later I took a combined type ride/ATP with the same guy. My written test results had come in and I'd never looked at them, just tossed the envelope in my briefcase as I was flying my pants off. On the night of the check ride I passed him the results and he exclaimed that they weren't opened and how did I know I'd passed. Well, I'd aced most every FAA written, all my mechanic and pilot tests so I was sure I passed and expected another ace but he triumphantly said that I had 1 wrong, a 98! He was really a great guy. Most FAA types would never do a check ride at night. He went on to fly N1 - the FAA flagship for 2 tours in DC.
    2 points
  22. Got my drivers license in 1958, test was given by PA State Police. A big no-no was to stall the engine in a stick-shift car, that was an automatic fail. I was in my Mom’s ‘51 Chevy, had to do the 3-point turn around, stalled the engine…. Immediately pulled on parking brake, re-started car, released brake, continued with the turn. Cop is stone-faced, says nothing, I figure I’m flunked. We return to starting area, he does his paperwork, hands me my temporary license. I was one happy 16 year old! Go forward 8 years, I’m taking my flight test for Private Pilot’s license. Examiner asks for a 360 turn to the right. In a single engine prop plane a turn to left is much easier due to engine torque so I execute a perfect 360 to the left. When I’m done the examiner says ‘now give me one to the Right like I asked for the first time’. I do decent 360 to the right, but I’m sure I just made myself a re-test candidate. We proceed with the rest of the required maneuvers, land, he disappears into his office, reappears in 5 minutes and hands me my new license.
    2 points
  23. I was thinking more like a new farm truck chassis and just stick a pump and pipe motor in it. Farm trucks don't get the scrutiny that over the road stuff does. I have done a few late module engine swaps if you have the wiring diagrams it is not hard to get it to work. There is always marine ECUs for later engines. Cummins is even has crate engines and ECUs for swaps just supply the power as instructed
    2 points
  24. Years ago, the early style motor was impossible to get parts for. I’m sure it’s less likely now. Are you familiar with these machines? I have kept mine for the last nearly 20 years since my kids outgrew it, with only the intentions of putting it up on a shelf in our garage with a ‘72 full size arctic cat Puma that my mother bought new. They both run, and are in good/great shape, but I can’t remember the last time either of them has been out on the snow. I have a niece and nephew that are young, but it when it was time for them to learn to ride, I found them a pair of modern era (‘10) mini snowmobile’s, and there is just no comparison between the capabilities of the two machines. A kitty cat can only travel through about 2 inches of snow. 4 inches would be a stretch. I used to take the walk behind snowblower and make a track, or just blow all the snow off of the lawn so that the kids could ride the kitty cat on what was then essentially snow tainted grass. Then The sun would come out later in the afternoon and sometimes it would become brown grass. Kitty Cats bring good money, “120s” bring twice as much…or 3x…..but, they are worth it. IMO. You can’t lose money on either one.
    2 points
  25. We have both boxcar Magnums and 5X88 tractors, and we like them both. In tight spots I actually like the 5X88s better, faster to shift from Reverse to Medium than to shift the powershift. The only problem with them is that they are 35 to 40 years old, if they were taken care of, they will be a good tractor, if not, you are going to have to put some money in them, but that is true with about anything. The Sentry controls the high/low shift in the speed transmission, and could sometimes give a fit, but the fact they are that old and still being used says something about their durability, call Mike Links at Triple R Tractors, https://www.triplertractors.com/ he specializes in them and can tell you what to look for, he posted on here how he tests them to make sure the transmission is good and he might even have one ready to sell, and if you do get one, Mike can get you about anything you need for it.
    2 points
  26. Happy birthday Sonny🥧
    2 points
  27. You want one with a Suzuki motor. I believe the early ones 71-72, had a Kawasaki motor that parts are obsolete for. The Suzuki motor lived on for another 40 years or so
    2 points
  28. Took a few pictures yesterday of us running corn. Didn't run any today on account of the 6/10s of a inch of rain overnight and today. As wet as it is I could swear we had a 1 and a half. Wife also took a couple pictures last Saturday of our son Matt sitting in the 2wd 7120 while I was dumping corn up the wet bin. Yeah his Dad is a dirty bum currently 😆😄😂
    2 points
  29. Add from a 1972 farm mag I have at home for a 234 picker
    2 points
  30. Local salvage yard had a guy bring them his gasser ih, don't recall what he said, 560-756 for reference. It was, however an IH. Anyway, he had this thing in little falls j.d., titan machinery, and two other shops trying to get this thing to run. It would never go, just cough and sputter. Finally it shows up to the salvage yard, and says, fix it, or scrap it. So they set their tech on it, he plays and plays and plays with it trying to get it going. It just won't go, after a while, the tech comes in and says I can't get it to do anything buy cough and sputter. Owner of the salvage yard walks out, gives it a once over and just says I just may have figured it out.... Guy had starter done on it, and it was spinning the engine backwards..... Used starter from the yard and boom, it was going in half a crank. Don't over look the simple things boys, use the K.I.S.S. methods. Keep It Simple Stupid.
    2 points
  31. It would drive me insane to look at for any length of time. I was recently at a backyard scrapyard and the loader tractor, a very beat JCB 2wd had both back tires on backwards. They were struggling around in the slop something fierce. Lol
    2 points
  32. Always go back to the last thing you did….
    2 points
  33. If it's a single wire sensor, can't you ground the wire out to turn light off and just put plug in hole
    1 point
  34. I took delivery of my late uncle Warren's 186 . 2350 loader skid loader q-tach, reman engine has 25 hours on it. Needs rear rims, I will try to Long Farm treat the wedge lock hubs with a glorious amount of iron hanging off . Hoping to add a set of duals for batwing mowing . Needs a cab or lots of cab refurbishing . Also want to add a second two remotes I have laying around to make it 4 rem and add a joystick at the same time for an independent loader valve. I have a sway block drawbar support but will need to get the correct lower links to convert that. It came with the new knees for the front axle. Also a repaint in it's future This is all a while down the road as it's a back burner project for now
    1 point
  35. Bees go from plant to plant. Planting different types in same area will yield seeds that aren't pure but instead crossed. One of the reasons we never saved any seed as our goals were different.
    1 point
  36. Never had driver training. Dad went with me to Secretary of state and had to sign papers that I had experience driving. I had been driving his pickup since I was 12 years old hauling wagons of grain to the elevator. Wish I had that old 64 Chevy pickup with 3 speed on the column
    1 point
  37. I started tech school in 1998. They gave us a list of tools to buy when we joined the program. I bought all craftsman at the time, if I recall it cost me around $1000. Then when I started working on cars for a living I replaced them with better brands as I broke or lost them. The screwdrivers and ratchets didn't last too long in the field, but the wrenches and sockets are still in great shape after 20 plus years of hard use.
    1 point
  38. They got the power back on ahead of schedule I had an old Generac 4000 with a Tecumseh we had rolling black outs one August and it stopped working so I had to get a replacement on a Sunday I checked on getting parts for the Generac and they were NLA The generator tag on the Powermate says it was made in Nebraska by who I have no idea.
    1 point
  39. Happy birthday sir!!!!! I grow pumpkin like that and the seed is called Kentucky Field pumpkin. Could be different for each state. Pembroke
    1 point
  40. Others that were having problems seemed to have been resolved I believe OBG was having numerous issues and indeed the problems was on his end after a PC cleanup all is good
    1 point
  41. Probably the most copied scene from the whole series...... but to me the best part has no words, only the look on Woodrow's face says it all........he knows what is coming next.
    1 point
  42. Our dealership sold a 234 none husker and a 666 gas to a customer who raised about 100 acres of sweetcorn. I remember a service call to his farm and he gave me a bushel of sweetcorn to share with guys.
    1 point
  43. LOL nope they walked sideways or they used hand tools or winches to plow anyway here he is seeding the same field using a tiller and air seeder
    1 point
  44. Yep and they blame the decrease in the frog population on climate change when its really the brine decreasing the number of females born
    1 point
  45. Same here. Stupid brine and salt. Trucks are junk in no time. I put diesel and motor oil into a pump up sprayer and coat my stuff if I'm using it in the winter. The 58 Willys and the F600 4x4 won't go in the salt at all unless it's an emergency.
    1 point
  46. That is the same bear arrangement as used in the model 32 which is without the wheels and angle is infinitely adjustable. I have bearing on the shelf I believe, but in a old semi no lights and baby sitting the 6 month old grandson we need to pick up in town could be noon my time, and I could forget. For future use after operating a hour get out and feel for heat in bearing. If hot you can remove outer cast bearing cadge, the seals on originals are steel. Drill the smallest whole possible with a needle point on grease gun fill bearing. Seal with silicone gasket maker. Let silicone set before using. I have several regreased bearing don't put many acres on mine but the first one is close to 10 years.
    1 point
  47. If it doesn't have a turbo I would not put an eliminator on it. I've heard they are really loud just being a NA engine. If it has been upgrade with a turbo then an eliminator is the way to go, as it's not much louder without the muffler on a turbo tractor.
    1 point
  48. Well, I had to do something to get in the "putting together" stage instead of the "taking apart" stage. I pressure washed the housing once more. I took the nice reverse idler from the new gearset and slid it on my shaft. Fits perfectly. No slop at all. I was going to get new bushings for it. but i don't see any reason to.
    1 point
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