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  1. I started on this project a couple years ago. Been a fun journey. Finished it up Friday night and went pulling Saturday. “Ruthless” will join “blowing smoke rings in the dark” on the pulling circuit and it is going to be fun!
    15 points
  2. l thought maybe someone would have mentioned it by now. D-Day was taking place 78 years ago today. My Dad was on a troop ship about halfway across the Atlantic when he was woke up by men hollering and the ship's horn blowing. His first thought were "Damn!! We're sinking!!" But then the Captain came over the loudspeaker and said "The invasion of France has began!!" Just a few weeks later he was in a Sherman tank trying to bust through hedgerows and cross flooded fields.
    8 points
  3. You got a great deal there. The W6 is a neat old tractor on tractor rides to ,we normally drive our 45 W6 to a vintage show we support every year (a bit over 10 miles from Dads place). We have also driven it the 50 or so miles between Dads place and mine a couple of times. Most people think we are nuts for driving it so far but it is really nice just to slow down and cruise along. We even get volunteers to drive the tractors to the show and home afterwards. IH Kiwi on way to the vintage show (compulsory refreshment stop). Our 45 W6 and 45 Farmall H can be seen in the reflection in the shop windows35desoto driving the W6 back to Dads after the last show. Marty,NZ
    6 points
  4. My Dad was on an airbase in England. Leading up to June 6'th they knew something was up with all the materials and equipment being stockpiled. Rows of jeeps stretching for miles! Then came special orders, they were to paint black and white stripes on the aircraft. They painted plane after plane after plane...... During the night of June 5'th into the 6'th a constant drone of aircraft, non stop for hours. By daylight they all knew the invasion was underway. Always remember.
    6 points
  5. I'm a very private person with my faith. In my youth, I got sick and tired of defending myself to people. Well, this I'll say. My favorite book of the bible and the one I've read the most is Job. It may sound crazy, but it really is a good news story. It makes me feel good for a lot of reasons. First, blessings and curses, or what seem like blessings and curses, seem like either a blessing or a curse because of our narrow perspective. No matter how we try, our perspective will never include everything, so it's therefore narrower than whole truth. Second, if Job can keep the faith, what am I complaining about? His lot was worse than mine for sure Third, it's not about me and my earthly life. It's about what am I *supposed to be* doing with it. I admire your efforts to be positive. It's not always easy.
    6 points
  6. Lately everything I have posted has a negative turn. There’s been so much positive happening in our lives, but we seem to focus on the negative. For example, up until 3 weeks ago, we were considering selling what few cows we have, because it had been so dry. Made for parking the truck easy, I could go anywhere. Well, 2.75 inches of rain in less than a week, and I can still get my truck into the lot, and we aren’t selling any cows, unless the last one doesn’t calve soon. Life is good, even with all the garbage going on around us. Take the time to enjoy the little things.
    5 points
  7. I see the problem now. Your top link is red instead of black. That will cause all kinds of problems. I think the supply line is #3.
    5 points
  8. I will pray that that won't be necessary.......or that you find a nice M to power it.......😁 or at least drag the logs up.
    5 points
  9. The VFD is going to need to run all the time when you want the compressor to run, using electricity, they don’t like to freeze either. With compressor load you might find you want to up the VFD even more, but that would depend on how much you are willing to spend. By the time you have set yourself up to make a 3 ph work you would be money ahead to replace the motor with a 1 ph.
    5 points
  10. I think I may have posted this before....but I think it's funny and thought of it when I read the comments about letting the air out and sitting on the floor. 😀
    5 points
  11. Since nobody in DC seems to remember that 06/06 is the anniversary of D-Day, I will. Mike
    5 points
  12. Older gentlemen who ran the welding shop in my hometown was a tank mechanic in France during 1944. Had some good stories to tell. He made it to just shy of 100 before he died. Truly the Greatest Generation, we can all still learn a lot from their lessons.
    5 points
  13. Just a little fella. This came from an old timer I used to trade with.
    5 points
  14. We’re travelling mode this afternoon!
    5 points
  15. Don’t know if anyone remembers this thread from last summer. https://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/topic/141605-what-do-you-do-when/#comment-1584263 Anyways I had to give up on the 910 when it overheated and blew the top of the radiator off. Plus although it did cut, it had some issues. But my JD dealer took in this gem so I bought it. Came with a swather trailer too. Don’t know the exact year but it’s an early 80s model. Basically same design as the 910/912 just everything beefed up about 20%. Being diesel and hydro is a huge plus and has some new parts on it.
    4 points
  16. a little bit far away from Iowa , Illinois or Wisconsin ! however you are invited to visit us whenever you want,you'll be welcome ! you also allowed to send me a message for more infos : we can help you : jc@cointe.fr or ihf@cointe.fr
    4 points
  17. I went to bid on the 5288, I was willing to go about 12. I still think it was a good buy for someone. The weights were worth $800 and new tires. , another $2000 ? I bid up to $5000 on a rough looking but good running 4010. It went for 51 or 5200. I think the guy that bought the 154 paid to much and his wife was definitely pissed. She was kinda cute standing in the rain all day.
    4 points
  18. That girl sure could use some support.
    4 points
  19. Thanks two, I knew the day but I thought to wait til one of you posted, my old man wasn't involved in D day as he was on the italian campaign, and as ot and I have written about he drove a bren carrier, I did hear the stories, my mother being dutch was under german rule for 5 years and detested the nazi base, so it didnt take much for me to get them talking and hearing the stories of war that they and all of you know what happened, what really piisses me off with the shiit that calls themselves politicians now is what the fight was over 80 and more years ago and what we are putting up with now is not that different from what they were fighting against, I won't say anymore as to get this poofed. One thing to all, remember this day from so long ago if for nothing else than remembering the rights we are so constantly appeasing to the forsaken scum politicos we have running NA and how these rights were fiercely fought for and for us to keep.
    4 points
  20. 4 points
  21. Been kinda wet here. Very thankful that I have a chainsaw and enough woodlands to build an ark if needed..... Rick
    4 points
  22. Finally got to work on the W6, got the oil changed, put a new battery in it and new spark plugs. Starts right up, clutch feels good , brakes work and doesn’t have any odd grinding or noises, took it for a 1/2 mile tractor ride and had a blast😎
    4 points
  23. Hello all, We are publishing a new children's book that uses red tractors to teach 8-12-year-olds about farm technology, and would like a couple of knowledgable people to pre-read the pages and note anything odd they see before we go on press. Bermuda Ken has already offered, but we'd like 2-4 more We will have files shortly, and would send you a link to preview the book online. We would need feedback in about a week, and you would need to be reasonably computer savvy to read the book online. I'm attaching some sample pages to this post just to give you an idea what is inside. If you'd like to volunteer to help, drop me a PM here or an email at lee@octanepress.com. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer! Cheers, Lee P.S. Anyone recognize that setting from the photo on the cover of the book? We're honoring an old friend . . .
    3 points
  24. Not much of a mention that I have heard other than a couple articles I read. Lots of gratitude for that generation.
    3 points
  25. Eddie is home ! His wife is trying to keep him resting instead of farming !lol. Thank you all for your prayers ! I was a little worried , Shop would never be the same without us taking a break and settling the worlds problems ! Not to mention when I get tired of working on projects ,HE COMES UP WITH MORE IDEAS and gets me riled up. Good friends are not at every corner got to keep this old fart around ! Tony
    3 points
  26. I'll say my .02. That d310 is a neat little motor that is well capable of running 10k hrs plus. You'll spend just as much swapping it out and alot more aggravation. A 312 is a good motor. 360 is a screamer but i hated mine because it was too loud. I would of had 4 mufflers on it if I could have. That 310 engine you have isn't that expensive to overhaul. I did mine few couple years ago myself. I didn't have to touch the cam bearings, or crank so I got off cheap. Completely redone the head, and an OH kit I think I was into it for around 2k. I had a liner o ring leak. Actually I threw a cluth in it maybe even for that money too. Where I went wrong was I spent that much again on a turbo to hang on it. Only wrong was money, it woke that old kraut right up and made it a fun ride
    3 points
  27. the only way organic milk can make people pay more for it, is to convince them that there was something wrong with my conventionally produced milk. And there was nothing wrong with my milk. So, No.
    3 points
  28. Aren't free range animals also known as wild game?
    3 points
  29. I'm OK with plnt based protein but not meat substitutes. Beans, peas, etc are great. Fake meat is bad. If you don't want to eat meat there are already good alternatives. IMHO YMMV
    3 points
  30. We need them back
    3 points
  31. And a more positive outlook on life and less medication would cure most of the "mass shootings " we have seen in the last 20 years, but I digress.
    3 points
  32. Nice Scout in the background
    3 points
  33. This is my little Kubota that I mow with. Smaller than the others being discussed but does what I need it to do. Dad bought it new in 1986, still runs like a champ and Kubota still has parts.
    3 points
  34. That’s pretty much the same story my grandfather told. He was a mechanic in the US Army Air Corps. He was also in England. I never heard him talk about the paint, but he said they were up all night working on aircraft. He said he didn’t know what for until the next day.
    3 points
  35. I’m thinking Kenworth by the slope of the hood (W900) but the hood is aftermarket. The other thing that tells me it’s a W900 Kenworth is the chrome covers on the front of the air cleaners. Peterbilts have the air pipes going straight in from the filters, while Kenworths have the pipes going forward with a short 90 on them to direct the airflow under the hood.
    3 points
  36. We thank your father for his service, it is a shame they don’t teach about this in school’s any more!😎
    3 points
  37. Both past their first flush of youth and gravity takes over
    2 points
  38. Sort of like ape-hanger handle bars then.
    2 points
  39. Mike sadly no boating lately. A load of salt water is about as close to being on the water as I have been lately. Have been doing the same as most others ,having to use the so called roads. Although that can be a challenge some days. As for the electric lorry the donkey wants us to have , my euro 6 rated Merc has an alternator and some batteries so with the 13 litre (530hp) diesel generator surely must make it a hybrid🤔😄. Marty,NZ
    2 points
  40. On the plant based meat. I don't think it is better for you in any way. Last I looked at the nutritional info was awhile ago though. It is just an alternative for those who think eating real meat in inhumane. My 2 cents.
    2 points
  41. I agree @Dasnake the old saying of “you could deep fry a dog turd and get it to taste ok” comes to mind. Alter anything enough and you can make it edible. Same people pushing this are the ones who want everything free range and organic and to me those things just don’t go together. Nothing against organic farming or free range animals. If you can make good money at it then I’m all for your success.
    2 points
  42. Grand father on my mom's side was in for the landings in North Africa, Sicily and Normandy. I really wish I had known him. He died when I was very young. I would love to have heard his stories. Rick
    2 points
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