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  1. People call my iron pile scrap. I call it spare parts.
    9 points
  2. New Year but not a new year resolution,because I know I couldn't keep it.I have a problem with throwing stuff away.Nuts, bolts,buckets and buckets of nails,fencing,steeples,used bearings that I replace one that was bad while doing it replaced other one so I keep the old one that wasn't burnt-out yet.Belts from round balers that were sold.Pins from chassis's that would never fit anything else.Old wrist pins from rebulit motors. PTO knuckles,shafts from equipment that was scrapped,any bearing that would slide off kept them and sprockets, sheeves,grease fittings .Sheet metal from tractors that were bought for parts, side sheilds for a 4020 that's been gone for 20 years.Electric control boxes,motors from choppers long scrapped. Scrap iron that's too good to junk but I can use someday (or think).Buckets,buckets and more empty buckets.Grease guns that won't work,not even my favorite ones, should have been thrown away years ago still hanging up waiting for them to heal themselves. Broken sections of way heavy log chain I was gonna piece together. Roller chain of all sizes (most wore out ), saved even though it won't fit anything anymore. I would love to throw things out,never look back and if I need it then go buy it. But I am not that type,I would like to be but I know I wouldn't be happy the way I am now if I did. Crazy kinda logic but is basically illogical. But I will probably not change and my kids will have to deal with it . I am I the only one? Happy New Year.
    6 points
  3. A little chilly out so thought I'd take a few moments and post a few. Paul
    6 points
  4. My wife is complete opposite. she orders so frequently the amazon drivers give high fives passing in the driveway
    6 points
  5. I think I finally got the video thing figured out! I hope this works for you guys to see. Today was the first time of using the blower we had about 3 or so inches of fluffy snow. The blower worked great as you can see.
    6 points
  6. You will likely need a donor to make it easier. You are going to want a DT engine a NA motor is going to be lite on power for a truck I have a factory 1750 4x4 DT-466B and yes the dog house and the firewall are different and possibly the radiator support. Quick search finds this in a wreaking yard https://www.chesaningauto.com/product/ih-international-1750-loadstar-dump-truck-for-parts/ Couple of photos of mine
    6 points
  7. My name is Dennis and I have a problem.
    5 points
  8. Nope, I believe we can start a support group. At my house it starts with the "junk drawer" in the kitchen then spills into the "junk room" (one of the spare bedrooms) which some of the things that can't get wet like the 7 Square D power boxes from 200A down to 50A I bought on clearance 6 years ago still in the boxes, then carries over to the horse trailer that has several gangboxes of my boilermaker tools in, drill press, several hundred feet of chain, buckets of bolts,studs, nuts washers, ball valves,etc. Then down my "junk aisle" which is a roadway going to the back 40 where trailers, tractors, pipe, beams, purlins, 10-12ft carbon handrails I got for panels in case I get cows one day, tractor weights, shop doors , a bundle of 2x12x 22ft boards and assorted other pieces, 30 18ft treated poles and legitimate scrap that I just may need one day and it doesn't cost a dime to stay where it is. It may be junk to others but it's my junk and I need every bit of it plus some.
    5 points
  9. Our shop is overflowing a bit. To many auction sales over the years and then not having the ability to throw out what you can’t use. Not necessarily my choice but I have to work around it for now anyways. I always tell the neighbor we probably have one of everything I just don’t know where it is lol. Some of it has indeed come in handy over the years and gotten us out of a bind or two for sure though. Without the auctions we wouldn’t have some of the parts for our old stuff that we do so it’s not all bad.
    4 points
  10. I got a Ford... pretty much any Ford is a beater truck right? I got Ford jokes for days y'all
    4 points
  11. Here is a bit more about how early roads were built and the Adams Leaning Wheel graders. Some of these early roads were built by digging a trench (ditch) and casting the dirt up into the center of what will be the road bed. The Adams Leaning Wheel graders shifted the pitch of the wheels so they would lean into the cut and be able to move more fill into the center of the road than the conventional graders of the time. The first photo below shows a 30-60 Aultman Taylor tractor pulling 2 Adams graders and you can see how the wheels could be angled as needed. The second photo shows a Cat 60 building a road with single large Adams Leaning Wheel grader. The graders were were the most common way the early roads were constructed with the larger and more elaborate Elevating Graders (also known as Muckers) being the other primary machine to build roads. The Elevating Graders were basically a plow that dug into the ground and the dirt it lifted up would go onto a belt and be elevated into a wagon alongside the machine. The wagon would then dump the dirt where needed. The first photo shows a Big Four pulling a Mucker. The next three have a family history will me. My Dad started in 1927 working for the Leon Joyce Construction Co. as a mule skinner and these photos are of the outfit he worked for. The first photo shows an Elevating Grader being pulled by mules, the second shows a Mucker being pulled by a Cat 60 with horses/mules used to carry the dirt away and the last photo shows the progress to "cat wagons" being pulled by Cat 30's. My dad is running the Cat 30 and wagon in the left side of the last photo. He used to say he went from a "mule skinner to a cat skinner in just three years".
    4 points
  12. Years ago a friend stuck his shotgun out the door at midnight on New Year’s Eve…….and shot his cable tv cord off. No football on New Year’s Day!
    4 points
  13. Not even by cranking the steering wheel?
    3 points
  14. Nope, can't do it. I will have you excommunicated for your sin! (Waiter, excommunicate that man)
    3 points
  15. 1970, I lost my license for a month, mom worked at a bank and with me driving city call she took a one month LOA and drove my truck, 3/4 ton ford fleetside with slabbed in box, whenever we pulled into a shippers door we heard hey theres a chick driving, she still laffs about it today.
    3 points
  16. I've been 'sorting' stuff on Dad's workbench for a few years now, not fun! There is a lot of good usable stuff and a lot of garbage! Trying to separate the good from the bad. Now, as I have no children, I think about who would do this for my stuff? After loosing my cousin a couple of months ago this question has been around my brain more and more. I have a pretty good hoard of parts and 'stuff' at the farm. Have hunting and fishing stuff that would leave any sane member of society scratching their head. Hopefully I have 30 or more years to deal with this 'problem'.
    3 points
  17. This unfortunately will be left for kin to deal with once their gone, not a great job at that point either, if you can't locate or decipher the good from bad it's gone too far, this maybe from a generation that went through really tough times. I consider myself a class 1 hoarder but seen picks of others and maybe just shed training wheels, I do keep lots of stuff listed above, if you have machine tools and welders it can be very valuable some days, given the supply chain issues currently and the sub standard parts quality it's has its place but there is a line
    3 points
  18. Just received this yesterday from a friend i didnt see over Christmas. He said he believes its 1890s.. it will receive a full resto and be put back into use. It was sold to him as a coffin plane but without the pronounced angles i dont think it qualifies.
    3 points
  19. Twist you up faster than 80's banker
    3 points
  20. “When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail” 😊
    3 points
  21. Promised to take some pics for Sledge next time I was in here. They still run lathes, drill press, forge blower, trip hammer, and grinders off of line shafting. In winter they fire up the coal forge and pound out batwing mower blades for sharpening. Have oiled sand temper pit with hood and quench tank. Place has been around forever...(five-ever, as my daughter says). 3 brothers and their father run it, father passed away last year at 99 or 100 years old.......like a trip back in time in there. Where I get all my steel for projects.
    3 points
  22. Put a 345 or 392 back in it. They are good engines, easy to find and fit. Thx-Ace
    3 points
  23. I just picked up this old truck up. Not really a beater. Not a show truck either. Gonna be a run around truck. It’s just like the truck dad had. First truck I drove. 1976 K20 Custom deluxe in Crimson Red. Vin says it had a 400 small block but now has a 350 and a automatic. Bought it off the original owner. 70,000 miles. Far from perfect but I am having fun!
    3 points
  24. This is coming up on a local sale here in March. According to tractor data there was less then 2600 of them back in the day. I'm sure much less now. Assuming it is alright in the engine and hydro dept this would be the ticket for raking, tedding, and baling small squares. I would seriously consider it if it didn't go crazy in price. I don't have any details on hours. What do you think it would bring here in the East? Any other comments?
    2 points
  25. .....for the hunting fraternity ...of which there are many on this forum....I have often mentioned "Chamois " and "Thar" whilst pontificating on New Zealands hunting options.. ...I guess very few of you blokes would be familiar with either of those two particular. game animals.....animals that were introduced in New Zealand, years gone, this from Europe....where only the wealthy elite are priviledged to be able to hunt them....And have to be chaperoned by a guide..... ..Down under, with a permit from Department of Conservation.....which costs nothing...any "Joe Average " with the necessary horse power in his legs....and with still a bit of fire in the belly...can hunt these animals...but....and here is the but....there is no drifting along , standing on the back of the 4x4...with firearms at the ready......this is sheer hard , gut busting effort...because these game animals live ''way up there' I have good pictures of Chamois only..but still on a format which with my legendary incompetance with ''white man's magic' ...simply means thats where they will stay....for awhile So, whilst watching a very good NZ Hunting TV production....I took a few pictures from the TV...of these animals...The pictures are not of great quality...but you can clearly see at least what a "Thar"" looks like...the picture of the "Chamois' needs looking at closely...to see its''horns''...and how different they are from thr "Thar" Some years back when my great American hunting friend from Southern Utah, was over here.....We got up into similiar country as pictured...but..the weather crapped out for three days...and anyone who has been enveloped in mountain fog and rain, will know those frustrations.... then add the dreaded ''time '' schedules into the equation..... Fifth picture down is the Chamois....(didn't have much time to set up and pick the pictures...!! )...you can see the type of terrain that these animals frequent.... Mike
    2 points
  26. Easy now Sparkatrician!!! Happy wife, happy life.
    2 points
  27. Lisa wants to get her CDL, so she got to practice today. Had to load alfalfa meal to go to Jackson TN Monday. She doesn’t have the splitting down yet on the 13 speed, but she can back it about anywhere.
    2 points
  28. Don't have a beater as such currently, but have had over the years. The '96 I bought new and has treated me very well! It has 285,000 on it and has never given any trouble. I special ordered it. The '15 is new to us in the last couple years. It has 247,000 on it. Really like it! Only ever been Fords here, and I have loved em every one!
    2 points
  29. I bought one 10 years ago off a vegg farm in NJ. with a gas engine I'm putting a 312 in now I got it to run my square baler and hour meter said 3200 hrs hydro is strong If you can drive it take off in low range at full throttle full forward and slam it into rewind if it goes backwards without hesitation the hydro is good learned that from Ed Leaman
    2 points
  30. I went through this with my 1586 ended up that the separator plate was warped and had a low spot. I took it too a machine shop with a magnetic base grinder, that solved the gasket problem. mine was blowing the gasket on the bottom rear corner, it worked fine until it got cold,i believe that the thicker oil built more pressure than the gasket could take. You may be able to find a good used plate ,if yours is bad, a new one is NLA.
    2 points
  31. We had a designated scrap iron pile that we would dig through for assorted reasons but when the Chinese held the Olympics and scrap went through the roof we hauled it all off old cars,trucks a combine plus two F-20's. Fourteen thousand dollars worth of junk,now i don't have to dig through that pile i go to town and buy new, know way that in my lifetime that i could have dug that many dollars worth of pieces out of that pile.
    2 points
  32. There were two places where I would always replace the bolts on the John Deere tractors that I worked on. #1. When re-installing the battery boxes/steps on 30 series and newer tractors #2. When re-installing the exhaust manifolds/turbochargers. I would ask the service manager to add $5 or so to the ticket to cover the cost. And, I absolutely HATE the sight of red/blue/black/rainbow colored silicone squeezed out when someone had used it as a gasket.
    2 points
  33. Personally I would find a good block and rebuild it. A cracked block is just scrap to me
    2 points
  34. Isn't "junk" the thing you need today that you threw out yesterday? Our boys are taking over the ranch and cleaned out my shed - without discussion. I said that I would accept that so long as they bought the new stuff that would be needed
    2 points
  35. She's a keeper. being able to back up is far more important then the splitter issue. what a joke having guys right out of T.D. school and can't back up, totally worthless to me as a ''driver''.
    2 points
  36. For anyone worried about leaving it behind, don’t. I have seen many estate sales with ‘contents of shelf’ or ‘everything in north end of shed’ being lot descriptions. And they sell! Auctions are a great way to meet like minded people. Even if you have to bid against them!
    2 points
  37. better to have and not need than to need and not have
    2 points
  38. I ate a cold slick meat Turkey sandwich at work with a hand full of BBQ potato chips. Pretty fancy I know, but that’s just how I role 😊
    2 points
  39. I bought a hydro 84 that had been owned by a Mennonite. nails instead of cotter pins all over it.
    2 points
  40. Our Farming community has 2 3688"s, I was told recently Both farmers installed Turbo's within a couple of years of ownership, One 3688 is paired up with a 5288 in the field, the other farmer has it Paired with a 1566, It wasn't till a Few years ago that I Realized that 3688 was Manufactured as a Naturally aspirated Tractor, I've Been around both of those 3688's,..Dualled 18.4-42's, Muffler eliminators, Could be Mistaken for 1486's watching these tractors Rolling in the Field's with large tillage equipment. I'm sure both 3688's have 10,000 hours each, No Major Mechanical issues have been needed for the Tractors, Are the 3688's the best kept secret? At auction sales 10 years ago, the 3688 was purchased for $8500. Dollars, A Great Investment. Jim Droscha
    2 points
  41. Guy was more of a carpenter than a mechanic possibly . Doesn't mean it wasn't fixed correctly. I think a nail has more holding abilities IF it is bent well enough to not fall out
    2 points
  42. My thoughts too, get out of his way this man's on a mission, hope your previous employer appreciated your skills not so easy to come by these days Looking forward to a noisy burnout with a shower of sparks instead of smoke😁
    2 points
  43. Finally got mine trained she’s buying me guns now .
    2 points
  44. Nope, normally stuck at work and they frown on that.....a lot.....
    2 points
  45. No shooting tonight, but spent some time in the gun room going over new acquisitions since the last time oldest son was home. Not as many as I would have liked But more than Mother knows about🙊😄
    2 points
  46. i think i got this, i dont have to act or anything i am a dumb farmer - i have been agriculturally and livestock challenged all my life.
    2 points
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