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  1. Mother thought we should give the kids some time off so she's watching the grandson and I'm watching the heavies. With the help of his dogs Tuff and Cash.
    7 points
  2. Picked up 1/2 of the equipment needed yesterday to go out on the road for a year after I retire, still want to pickup a slightly used Streetglide to pull this but will use the Fatboy for now. Not crazy about the color but it's mint, testament to previous owners, thus one is a 1996 Deluxe model, been looking for one for awhile off and on, the company factory burned down in 2003 and that was the end of Tiny Mite 🥺 The Michelin radials are 8" NLA, looks like back to bias ply.
    6 points
  3. I had to tear apart my zero turn because the half starved, mostly dead, parasite infested stray that elected us as her saviors decided to burrow in there as far as she could go. I feel your pain. BUT, I've said this on the forum before. You can tell a lot about a man from the way he treats animals. Especially so when those animals are domestic breeds or species. Good on you for your tolerance.
    6 points
  4. If the camper is rockin’ don’t come knocking. Or in the case of this small gem, if it’s flipped on it’s side, come help. LOL Looks like a nice one. Congrats
    6 points
  5. This has a Perkins diesel. It has recently had quite a bit done to it. Rebuilt injectors, injection pump, new starter, etc... It has been around here since the early-mid 90’s and can sure hold its own for its age/size
    6 points
  6. Nothing iz more evil than a damm Boll Weevil!!!!!! ********** Hay ya'll-------me and old Anson are still around. We just ain't been running no fast horse races recently. SLOOOOWW is the word!!! DD
    6 points
  7. Always enjoy the happens in Macs area as well as Gary's and all the other regulars here. Good to see Anson and Wrangler!
    4 points
  8. Thanks Gary. I’ve got an older T-handle version mounted up on my Grandfather’s pack from WW2. Why buy something new when you can use something with history for less money? We do end up gravitating to a lot of the same things. You know what they say about great minds....😁 I’ve been working on a trail system in the woods near the house. Saturday morning it was nearly impossible to even walk through. Now, you can take a leisurely stroll. I wanted to make a trail for deer to use among other things and was careful to only remove the invasive bush honeysuckle that chokes off a lot of wooded areas here and leave any real trees.
    4 points
  9. Planted all of our corn on Friday and Saturday. New to me planter worked great and the 1086 didn't miss a beat. I have all the beans to go. I haven't been able to spray burndown yet and the cereal rye is really starting to grow.
    4 points
  10. I bet he’s not married.
    4 points
  11. Grandson and his dad enjoying what's important.
    4 points
  12. I’d hate to see what happens when he sees a squirrel or gopher in the ditch lol.
    4 points
  13. This Oct. will mark 60 years since as a young Lance Corporal, MOS 6511 (aviation ordnance) attached to the "Vagabonds" VMA 225, MAG 14, 2ND MAW based at Cherry Point NC when we received orders for our squadron to deploy to the USS Enterprise CVAN-65 which was steaming South off the Atlantic coast toward Cuba to take part in the blockade of Cuba due to the Cuban missile crises. We would be the first Marine squadron to serve aboard a nuclear powered carrier. We were deployed from Oct.20 to Dec.9 1962. Our pilots flew our A4D-2N Skyhawks onboard & we arrived via COD (carrier onboard delivery) aircraft. I will never forget as a KANSAS FARM BOY looking out the window of the COD & seeing the Enterprise looking the size of a postage stamp on the water & a lump coming up in my throat thinking there was no way they could land on a ship that small as I had never seen a ship or flown over or onto a carrier. We (the ordnance crew) spent the first three days loading our aircraft with 250 lb. general purpose bombs on multiple bomb racks, sidewinder, Bull Pup, Zuni & shrike missiles plus 20 mm cannon rounds depending on the mission assignment for each aircraft. We were going on pure adrenaline those 3 days as we only got a total of about 3 hours sleep. after the crisis ended we flew training missions & I was able to take these photos on the Enterprise.
    3 points
  14. Even though I handled about 100 frt axle castings on a normal workday at my first job at FARMALL for 4-5months, the only info I ever got on them was they were from the Memphis IH Foundry. I have NO idea what all metals they poured. By all means look up "Spark Test" on the internet and watch a couple videos showing cast gray iron, and cast steel, and I DO know for a fact the John Deere cast frt axles were DUCTILE IRON, so watch a video of a spark test on Ductile too. IH to my knowledge only had one ductile iron foundry, located in Waukesha, WI., they mostly cast smaller parts, and a manufacturing engineer I worked with at a food and chemical equipment plant designed tooling and jigs, fixtures to machine lots of those castings. Huge difference between a forging and a casting, a casting starts as molten metal poured most often into a sand mold, forging is a usually round or square piece of steel heated to bright orange or yellow hot and either beaten into shape with repeated blows with forging dies, or the piece is hit repeatedly with blunt die blocks into reasonably close shape of the finished part, then finish machined. The frt axle casting is absolutely a casting. Was about late January, or Febuary, 1977 FARMALL stopped getting the frt axle casting from Memphis and got them from the Deere Silvis, I'll ductile iron foundry. Look at the underside of the casting on a tractor and about where the wishbone joins the right side of the axle tube and raised letters "JD" about 1/2" high should be on the bottom of the axle.
    3 points
  15. Duly noted... and per your website I'm not in an eradication zone and as such the regulations don't apply. But that's the reason my agent laughed, and I suppose I should've mentioned that. ETA: I had a more lengthy reply typed out and decided that out of respect for fellow members that I will refrain from any comments that might be considered un-Christian. I will however part with this statement: I didn't come here to cause trouble. Only to share what I do with my old Red iron. My sincerest apologies to Gary for disrupting his excellent thread. Mac
    3 points
  16. Well, what started as me looking for a “pickup truck” project for me and my son, turned into a slightly larger project when we purchased a 1978 4wd Loadstar 1750. We ran across this when searching for a new project and we just kept coming back to it. We received it 2 months ago, the previous owner never ran it – he purchased it at an auction. The battery cable was cut so we plan to replace it, change out fluids, and see if it turns over – we will see what we have from there. I was able to get a Line Set Ticket and I see reference to D-150 engine as well as DV-550 for electrical system – not sure exactly which is has. I would appreciate any help deciphering exactly which engine this has as well as any other input is welcomed. I have searched through threads on the board, very informative and a lot of helpful people here. Thank you
    2 points
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  18. Rain and clouds moved out in time.
    2 points
  19. I’ve slept in worse places. Looks to be in good shape. The AC might be a little lacking for summer time though...
    2 points
  20. Dont eat too much 😱
    2 points
  21. Heres what I did on my 856 they new style push/pull
    2 points
  22. May have told the story before but.... My buddy at work went for a test ride with a customer who was having a repetitive driveability issue on his truck. This guy didn't have a passenger side seat in the truck, so buddy was sitting in the bunk with his laptop hooked up to the truck, customer was driving. They got out on the freeway bob-tail, and the customer gave it the beans.... Matt, sitting in the bunk was paying attention to the computer.... until he had vehicle speed on the screen and seen 124 MPH... thought he found a problem, until he looked out the windshield and realized it was reading correctly.
    2 points
  23. Looks good, Sledge. Love the little Gehl skidsteer, is that one of the one's with the 4 cylinder Ford engine? Neighbor had one on his sale a few years back, ran great, went for $500 if I remember. I still kick myself for not buying it! Anson, glad to see you're still kickin'! Mac
    2 points
  24. Looks like they pulled sleighs with trucks as well 1930's Lincoln, Maine
    2 points
  25. MacAR, you have as much right to be here as I do. I'm not the owner of the site, just an instigator. Gary😉
    2 points
  26. I should sell these online “Custom” DETROIT STOP STICK
    2 points
  27. IIRC Mike Newman might have posted something like that
    2 points
  28. If you have that kind of money she's likely along for the ride
    2 points
  29. Surprised A C don't stand for Amphibious Car. Could be ACAC
    2 points
  30. Rocker gear and injectors installed. Just have to set lash and injector height now but she suddenly got harder to crank by hand... 21:1 compression might have something to do with that but I’m not sure...
    2 points
  31. Boll weevils must be something like our "potato bugs" we raise here in Montana? If you plant potatoes, you have potato bugs. It sounds like if you plant cotton, you get boll weevils? Automatically? I think I have about 10 of those old DDT sprayers out at Silver Creek. I'm keeping a close eye on the cotton in my navel. If I see a boll weevil there I'll get one of those sprayers down and put some DDT in it and spray the heck out of them. I don't raise enough cotton to pay the Boll Weevil tax. Gary😉
    2 points
  32. OK, so here is the trouble Buddy got me into! Wabco 444 grader with a Detroit. I guess I am just a sucker for old crap that is orphaned and hard to find parts for!
    2 points
  33. Back in March at the Maine Forest & Logging Museum we hosted a film crew and had the 1934 10 ton Lombard out and about in the snow. This particular Lombard was sold new to the city of Waterville, Maine and was used for plowing. As such it was setup with wheels as opposed to the skis. Often they were sold with both. Here are a couple of videos: This is some footage I put together throughout the day. The old beast ran fantastic. Here is a short film I put together using some rare historical footage showing one of these beasts in action back in the day.
    2 points
  34. Our 248 industrial has a VA pump. one day it refused to start. Tank was full. Checked throttle /cold start. All ok. Changed filter. Bled it. Still no start. Not even a hjnt of smoke ftt try on exhaust. Spoke to a couple of pump shops. After a lot of no parts available. You need a new pump etc. I thought I may as well remove it and take a look. Was pretty dirty inside and a bit rusty looking but nothing obvious wrong. Gave it a thorough clean. Replaced seals and o rings put it back on and now runs fine. I have no idea what the problem was but when it was off I did flush tank and lines pretty thoroughly. Our 856xXL would show bizarre symptoms when there was a fuel restriction. if we ever get what appear to be pump problems first job is always be 100% sure fuel to the pump is correct. That usually solves 98% of the problems. the other 2% are usually much more if a headache and a lot more expensive!
    1 point
  35. Truck looks like a Morris minor.
    1 point
  36. Well that would make it the c-cx series if it exists. It may just be my tired mind showing me the wrong pictures again. Thanks again.
    1 point
  37. [just so you know, my county agent laughed at me when I asked him about growing cotton here. Your article seems incorrect as well, as he knew of no reporting requirements for small plots. Plots over a certain size, however are required to be registered.] I'm surprised to learn there is a government county agent that thinks the boll weevil problem is funny and planting small plots is OK. Earlier we were paying $28/acre for boll weevil eradication. There is a plow up date after harvest on cotton. They will check it. If there is one plant hostable, you will be notified, first with phone call. If not taken care of, you will get a letter from the state. Next there will be a hearing, then a fine levied. If not paid, they will start proceedings to put a lien on any real property you may have. I know because I had a neighbor embroiled in that situation. Maybe your county agent just does not know about the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Program (ABWEP). If you want, look up abwep.org. under FAQ, page 7. Also, there are many articles including by the government on the subject. The state boll weevil eradication programs are funded by cotton growers, state and federal government. Our government has big money in the boll weevil irradication program. They are not going to spend money without controls. While I appreciate humor, there are things like income of livelihood, which probably should not be joked about. This will be my last word on this subject.
    1 point
  38. Seeding was tremendously late here in the neighborhood. We did 3/4 now and will fall seed one property after taking rye off . Planting corn as soon as field conditions permit. Have a third of the manure to haul yet. Plowed one field to get a ditch along the top and bottom of it . Not bad for 18k hours on pistons and sleeves and it still pulls fine . Wish it had Firestones on it though . Almost done spraying the first pass
    1 point
  39. Todd, I love that IH Tractor on an Illinois Farm photo! You and I have a way of collecting the same sorts of things! The entrenching tool at left is an early WWII. The folder at right came out later. I packed one of the folders for four years too. I found that digging a foxhole required some reconnaissance to find some easier digging. (And I never dug one under fire! Whew!) Somewhere I have one of those WWII military picks too. (That six-pack of Coke at left. That was the big cattle drive commemorative from 1989, when Montana Centennial Statehood came about. I still have that unopened six-pack.) Your antler mount is very tastefully done. Gary😉
    1 point
  40. Here’s a 1/32 side discharge Manure spreader I Retroed back to a IH a couple years ago. Still have very little to finish yet.
    1 point
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  42. Finally got to plant some sweet corn today.
    1 point
  43. Slightly customized 1086 I did because Grandpas had white dual wheels when purchased new. That is in front of the barn I built for little guy this past winter.
    1 point
  44. I think Gus is saying, Jeff as good as we are right now your not gonna believe the crap that is coming down the pipe at us in the future
    1 point
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