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  1. We started hayin last week, just a few acres to try everything out. Had a few breakdowns, but had everything working good by the end of the week. Thought you all would enjoy the pictures. Three of us put up about 800 bales in the barn, over a couple evenings, with no sweat or hired labor. All gathered with an accumulator behind the baler and loaded and stacked with the grapple. I did load 80 by hand, in a field that was too small and too rough to use the accumulator. And some orchardgrass yet to be mowed. I know some of you are cringing that we let it get that mature before we mow. But we don't have weather to put up dry hay around here until early May most years. So the first cutting gets a little more mature than I'd like.
    16 points
  2. I suspect that might be exactly the plan. If it is don't look for much change.
    7 points
  3. Been about 7 weeks, since the excavation. Feeling pretty good, nurse Goodbody has been taking good care of me. Heading out tomorrow for Pine Island, for an overdue security inspection at the Dirt Boyz Proving Grounds. Not a no notice inspection, just needed to give Danny time to make sure the beer is cold. Will be attending the Gold Demo Plowing Demonstration, at Pine Island. BK
    5 points
  4. Answered that one with ELD's. Glad some regs were relaxed under an administration that I can't mention and air miles went up from 100 to 150. No ELD's, no log books just time on duty and time off duty. Makes my little part time driving job more enjoyable for sure. And with less time spent on beaurocratic book work, I get more time in bed which makes me a............ ..............wait for it........ SAFER DRIVER!!!
    5 points
  5. Every time I see an update on the Detroitson, I want to crank up AC/DC loudly! What a Beast.😁
    5 points
  6. There’s days when I don’t want to come out into the world too. Lotsa crazy these days…
    4 points
  7. Neat old Shaker https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/09/27/its-hauling-days-might-be-over-but-that-just-means-the-restoration-on-this-1978-white-9000-is-that-much-easier-to-maintain
    3 points
  8. Girl I worked with in Purchasing about 20 years ago said the rubber in tires uses a lot of petroleum oil in it, and pretty well follows the crude oil price. And since Oil has ONLY gone up in price since this current President has been in office, both oil AND tire prices have only gone up. I can't think of the last time tire prices went down. My '51 M is sitting, leaning on a flat right rear tire, been flat for over 6 months, going to put a pair of new 14.9x38 MITAS 23 DEGREE tires that look exactly like Firestone ALL Traction Field & Roads except for the sidewalls. I keep putting off getting them hoping the price might drop even a tiny bit. I wonder if a brand new Lithium battery powered FARMALL M comes on brand new tires? I got lots more I'd like to say but the Moderator would POOF my post.
    3 points
  9. See what I can do about the AC/DC next video! TITANIUM for those bright white sparks!!!
    3 points
  10. Worked the last 23 acres left to plant after I got home from work then jumped on the 656 with 6 row 800 and planted about 12 acres of it before it got hard to see the mark and I ran out of seed. Dad will finish it tomorrow morning and we'll be done. Dad got set up to spray the cover crop rye in the water ways.....good evening all around.
    3 points
  11. Look dad that beaver already been skinnered😳
    3 points
  12. Maybe that was the idea behind this one Or you might be able to get a look at the beaver in the rear view mirror
    3 points
  13. Does anyone really think that the FEDS really care about what those affected have to say, especially when the overwhelming majority of those commenting oppose the idea? If there are ever any public forums on this, those attending, who oppose the idea, and vocalize their opposition, may well end up having the FBI 'investigate' them, as was, and is being done to those parents who spoke out against what is being taught in some school districts. You saw for yourselves how the truckers protest was 'spun' by the MEDIA, and law enforcement when Canadian and US truckers attempted to address their respective governments with their concerns.
    3 points
  14. Nice job! I know skid steers and bulldozers are good at lots of more important jobs, but I've gotten more enjoyment out of building roads and trails in the woods with my dozer than anything else I've used it for. Took these the other night walking to the barn, thinking how much I enjoy my "roads."
    3 points
  15. Always enjoyed watching the young kittens learn the world. When they are 5-6” long, hand sized, seems they would always climb up a broom bottom, sometimes start up the handle, then freeze and need rescuing.
    3 points
  16. New cat, first time mom had a litter in the chicken coop. Great place but something got her, from bobcats to owls. Very hard to keep cats out here, especially if they hunt at night. Anyway, little cats had their eyes open but wold not survive outside. So, mother brought them in the house and took over raising duties. They sleep in her bathroom at night but get turned loose during the day if someone is home. All litterbox trained and waiting to go to good homes. They have adapted well. Although I am a dog guy, they are kinda fun to watch play.
    3 points
  17. 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
  18. This must have set a record for a bus
    2 points
  19. I like to read the star herald, they always have a farm and ranch section on Sundays. Thought u guys might like this
    2 points
  20. Here’s the one I found cutting beans last fall.
    2 points
  21. Lol yep, I’ve heard that one! They also call them “green leakers” and “Driptroit”. If they’re not leaking oil, there’s none left in it! They’re also the worlds most efficient means of turning diesel fuel into noise... this guys driving like he’s mad at it!
    2 points
  22. Don't let this happen. Bite back? We have been too lax with this and it is time to take the world back as it was.
    2 points
  23. ...cold shower time, Jeeper ???... Mike
    2 points
  24. Disassembly steering column plastics, remove rh air duct and remove 3 bolt on inside of the cab, once removed from the front of the cab there's two seals that need to be replaced. Don't have to bleed the brakes either.
    2 points
  25. Could you put carbide blocks on the rear steelies and actually do a burnout on asphalt slinging a waterfall of sparks everywhere?
    2 points
  26. 4PM central time, corn is planted!😁
    2 points
  27. To the Craigslist sellers.......... It's a corn stalk not a stock. And it's a hay bale not a bail.
    1 point
  28. 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.
    1 point
  29. Hi guys, I was looking to attend Red Power this year and try to meet folks from here but my wife and I decided to pull the plug on any longer trips due to the crazy gas prices. Oh well, hopefully in the future. Maybe I can rent out the motorhome, because it seems to not be getting used this year. Thanks Joe, you did that!
    1 point
  30. I ran the 1206 on the JD 7000 6 row planting corn: Low 4, 41/2 MPH.
    1 point
  31. An elderly truck driver told me the best way to drive an old truck with a Detroit is to SLAM your hand in the door first! They drive better when you are ANGRY!
    1 point
  32. Three point disc mowers are the standard here. Very few crimpers. Most people raise Bermuda grass and a crimper is not needed with our hot summers. Lots of small hay fields up in the hills too. Disc mowers and round bales changed hay tractors round here.
    1 point
  33. What do you call it? Second High? So much easier to say "6th" ... 😁 and everyone knows what you mean.
    1 point
  34. 6th? 7th? On an 826? The authorities may have to revoke your IH card for talking like that. IH went out of business because they combined the speed and TA on one lever, and numbered the "gears" 1-8 on the 3088-3688. There was no other reason.
    1 point
  35. Thieman is made about two hours from me. They are also one of my employer’s customer. Would this work? http://www.thiemantailgates.com/pdfs/pickup-service-body/TT15-LIT.pdf
    1 point
  36. I knew you would enjoy that 4400. Looked like a good one. Glad to hear its doing good for you. They're tough ol' tractors.
    1 point
  37. No factory is disconnected. Red Dot works. It is how I bought it.
    1 point
  38. A friend had this Ertl Precision 1206, or l should say a box full of 1206 precision parts. We done a little horse tradin' and he built this 1206 for me out of some of the spare parts. l printed then added the decals on the IH oil filters. lf any of you are on Facebook and interested in restored and customized toy tractors, go to the Pirate Farm Toys page. lf l did it right here is a link to it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/227118887759457
    1 point
  39. Noticed the board,😁 also the steering wheel alignment is spot on, gonna need to saw on that when the steelies are spinning
    1 point
  40. 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
  41. Yes they do. Those 3 are well known and well kept. I been past a few times but I've never actually stopped to tour them. Someday. I was pretty small but remember when alot of these small towns had the elevators shut down and tore down. Still a few left that some local farmers bought and keep in good shape, but more of them are falling apart now. On a side note on elevators, we sawed some beams that were pulled from a elevator a few years ago. They were stamped 1932 I think it was, and they were just like cutting fresh cut spruce. In fact one or two of the beams actually had some sap stick to the blade
    1 point
  42. Ahh. I’ve noticed the term “hay” is used pretty loosely around here.
    1 point
  43. You are correct. Laminated rafters and no support posts in the mow. One BIG room! Has 3 small doors for elevators, 1 big door for loose hay and a stantion on the north wall to drop hay down behind the slats for cattle to eat downstairs. You can see the south end in this photo.
    1 point
  44. Dad was supposed to slow down this year and let me handle the workload, but he started talking involvement by new years. Now he is over almost all day! That's okay, this weather has me behind, so I am glad he is helping!
    1 point
  45. I knew you were gonna say that! My dad loves a cab, but the Old Man refuses to own one. Guess I'm in the same boat, I despise a cab too! Still, nice you got to get out and do some work with your dad. Sorta feel bad posting this, but I've managed to get 90% of my planting done in spite of the weather. We've had rainy day after rainy day here, but last week the weather broke and I managed to get all the ground worked and planted between Friday morning and Sunday evening. Of course, I don't farm on near as large a scale as the rest of y'all. My planting outfit, for comparison: It's not much, but it gets the job done. Sure do like this 186 IH Planter better than the old clutch lift Oliver I had. Now, just got to wait and see if it comes up! Mac
    1 point
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