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  1. And enjoy the little things today. Many are stressed. Many suffer ailments. We all have something that bothers us. Just take a second and enjoy something, because someone else always has it worse.
    15 points
  2. Do you guys protect your pickups with good bumper/grill guards? Found another pickup to replace the one that got wrecked and brought it home Monday night. All the deer in the ditch that normally don't even raise their heads when I drive by, got that "new pickup, gotta run in front of it" glaze in their eyes.😆 Soooo.............. Before During. Love the hydro for this kind of work. After And I don't know if you guys follow the old-timers rule that anytime you buy something new, you have to put something old on it. Like if you buy a new saddle, you put an old set of saddlebags, or fence pliers or hoof pick pocket on it. Pays homage to the past. This came off the grill guard that was on the '12 F250.
    12 points
  3. Finished planting last Wednesday, was supposed to shower but it held off.
    11 points
  4. my wife and I are doing up our next heating seasons' firewood so we invited Bessy to help out. She has done an admirable job running the processor and the conveyor. I forgot to mention that Jaws helped too.
    9 points
  5. I took the family on a vacation out to the black hills this week. I've always wanted to ride side by sides on the trails out there so I wasn't getting any younger. The first day the couple that came out with us rented a four seater and out we went. The rental place said Custer peak lookout was a good place to start and just go get lost. Well we got rained and hailed on for an hour before we could get back. It wasn't that good, the next day just 4 of us went and we left terry peak and just headed south and got lost. It was a much better ride. We wound up in hill city and the ride was excellent. 12 hours and 230 miles later we had a blast. The more difficult trails I couldn't take pictures as it's hard to drive and take a pic. I've got 2 days left to get lost for more pics.
    8 points
  6. ......you would never bother about covering up the private's at this beach.......NZ again
    7 points
  7. Particulate this
    6 points
  8. Got the 1086 out after the trip to California earlier this spring . Had to do some fine tuning when I got back home and it runs great , the neighbors in Wisconsin gave me a run for my money but finished 2nd 329. 4 ft and 23 mph range for speed . We normally are 12 mph class and the guys decided no speed limit and the track was really nice and I had a couple perfect runs . Danny
    6 points
  9. I don't wear protection. I like to get it wet. I take my chances!
    6 points
  10. We, Lisa and I have hosted numerous cookouts/thankyou/anniversary parties over the years. Last one we had up in Nebraska, there were right at 100 people, so we know how to do them. All that we said to say you all are invited to come spend the afternoon and evening at our place. No, there’s not going to be any red tractors, but there’s a red balanced head mower, so I do have red on the place. There will be lots of stories, a bit of bang bang, maybe a jack pot roping.
    5 points
  11. They made a big push here when the law first came out. Wrote a lot of tickets. Don't think they bother that much any more but like Ray says "it depends on the officers mood" AND YOURS, not the time to get tough with the popo! there is so damn many confusing laws on the books now, if you are being a jerk, he will find something to cite you for. Kinda like the old old joke. Why didn't you stop, didn't you see my flashing lights? Well you see officer, last week my wife ran off with a state trooper......................and I though you wuz trying to bring her back🤣
    5 points
  12. Buy a 3 axle and never look back. it's not worth buying a light trailer and then worrying about being over weight. You'll almost never buy to big of a trailer, but it's super easy to buy too small of a trailer.
    5 points
  13. Big patches in, I have a sacrificial rim to cut the lips off of, that be tomorrow’s job. It’s fishing season here and a friend just dropped off 8 crab all cooked up for me. These sea spiders were minding their own business in the ocean this morning now they’re going in my belly!
    5 points
  14. Sure nothin' fancy, 2019 F250, 6.2 gasser, 6sp auto, 3.73 rear gear What I think are neat improvements over my '12: rear doors open flat to box and the windows operate like real electric windows instead of just pushing out a couple inches. If I pull out the 4wd knob it locks the rear diff. Haven't pulled with it yet but seems to have all the power of the old one and so far is getting 3mpg better. It has the aluminum body that all the internet experts are making fun of, so will see how it holds up. Been told it will not be as tough as steel. Dash has more doodads and geegaws which I'm trying to figure out😆 Planning on putting my DewEze flatbed on it when things slow down next winter. Will put a B/W hide a ball in it for now. Need to get another fire radio in it Really liked the aftermarket cold air intake I put on my last one so will do it to this one too. My pickups from start to finish are ever evolving🤠
    5 points
  15. My aunt gifted me her late husbands WD9. My son and I picked it up a few weeks ago. We had never seen it until pickup day. We are happy with what we see. Time will tell what kind of shape it is in. It is heavily coated in oil and dirt. Hoping it is just evidence of small leaks and never having had a bath. The paint work was done during its working life and is in remarkable condition. It appears that not one piece is missing as the drain plugs/ caps and pipes are all with the tractor. Cleaning has started!
    4 points
  16. Returning a natural product back to earth from whence it came. I would say you are being extremely environmentally conscientious. 😃 Ima guessing the unicornsparklefartgas powered car guys in the link have never sat behind the wheel of a 70 Chevelle with a LS6 454 and M22 rock crusher. The temptation to return rubber back to earth is irresistible. 😄
    4 points
  17. 2-7000 axles will work I like 2 12000 axles put depends on your pickup gvw it will scare you how often you haul 25-35000 load plus trailer and pickup
    4 points
  18. 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.
    3 points
  19. I have to admit if I had one. I'd use it some. Where is the fun in just having it sit in the barn doing nothing. It would pull our disc and grain cart if I had it.
    3 points
  20. I think I can overlook the salad for that!! I doubt Chad would be impressed though!!😁
    3 points
  21. DING DING DING!!! Beveragè holder is today’s phrase thats pays! On 104.9, BIG POWER FM!
    3 points
  22. Did someone say axes?
    3 points
  23. Maybe a video of it running 😊
    3 points
  24. You know when i was in my 20s 30s I used to stop and look at the sky and the clouds and think how big the world was and how awesome and cool nature can be. I haven't done that in a long time that I can think of.....I would often converse with God during these times of reflection, thanking him for allowing me to live in the world he created. Probably haven't done that often enough lately either.
    3 points
  25. Mac - as requested the Elwell axe. Handle is a local Kruger production so likely spotted gum. Another that I scored. I looked at the axe that a bloke had in his cattle autopsy kit with horror. The head was held on (just) with a motley collection of nails etc. I said "That is bloody dangerous. I've just fitted a new handle to this one and sharpened it and I'll swap you. But I'll tell you that I'll end up with the better axe head." His reply was "You'll be the only bloke around here that would know that"! It was an Oz made Hytest - more about them here but I doubt that mine would be one of the racing ones, particularly when I'm using it. https://web.archive.org/web/20180310224540/http://foresthistory.org.au/afhsnewsletter05.pdf Page 2 onwards Later - some more on Hytest axes https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/hytest-axes-post-yours.115909/
    3 points
  26. Can’t do burnouts with a stamp collection!
    3 points
  27. Is the corollary true also? If I buy something old, do I have to put something new on it? Usually if you buy something like an old tractor there is almost always something new that goes on it. In my case, it's usually tires.
    3 points
  28. "'Zerk'' eh ?? ...we , down under, have always used the term ''Nipple''..... ...this is simply a measure of our more advanced society ..in the South Pacific....although for you red necks in the North....the use of the word ''nipple'' possibly brings to mind connotations aligned more to ''extraction'' ....rather than ''injection''..... I guess all this stems from the fact the new day dawns down under......some many hours before it bothers with the other hemisphere......thus we have that 'head start'' on you zerks up there.... Mike
    3 points
  29. Feisty, the rat terrier, relaxing on my lap. An old dog now at 14.
    3 points
  30. ..Milford Sound (or part thereof...) South Island NZ
    3 points
  31. ...I believe so....just another one of the vagaries of the English language...... ...another cutting comment from our noted music critique...... Mike Maybe he even likes 'Chopin' .....
    2 points
  32. Yeah I think we do, we have 7 total rn a d another we have to go pick up... there’s only a couple others I know about on the island, one pops and I restored for a local museum, think there’s another runner but I don’t know the fella and another guy has some in real rough shape. The old fella that organizes the shows came running over to me a few years ago when I drove the ‘27 fairway into the show. He said he’s seen Fordson’s rotting in fields but never saw one run. throttle linkage and shut down rod all finished. One more fair sized patch to go in. We’re looking to be in hood shape for Sunday.
    2 points
  33. She would look great covered in mud rolling my rice field. Rice and canes of course.
    2 points
  34. Dang, I've driven farther to pick up a rotten set of tractor duals that looked a whole lot better in the pics on Big Iron😄 Maybe I could just take the transport to North Platte get a load of fuel on and keep coming, that would get me almost half way there. 🤔 Of course, I would ask that the party goers help unload as much of it as they could so the trip going home was easier. 😉 I have four compartments so I could bring clear and dyed dsl and reg gas and E10. 😃 Would I still need to bring a side salad?🤠
    2 points
  35. Possible, but my line of thinking says they'd rather take a chance on a 71xx, 72xx, or 89xx Series Magnum, or another model that had a significant production run & has good parts availability, rather than one that's rare & has unique parts to that tractor only. Hydraulic filters for a 7288 or 7488 come to mind. Try finding replacements for those....
    2 points
  36. would like to go a few hours each day but will see how it plays out. For sure one day.
    2 points
  37. Won't be able to bring anything, but would like to get there one day. Just been a screwed up spring this year with the weather. Have beans to put out yet, corn to sidedress, second cutting of hay will be ready the week of the Roundup and I don't know how close the wheat will be coming by then.
    2 points
  38. He was the real deal Started out fixing cars ended up with several dealerships that his descendants still run Always wore a bow tie
    2 points
  39. That's one of the Milwaukee's own bulldogs or diesel electric motor cars. They were built in the Milwaukee Shops in the late '40s. The car body was home made & the genset & traction motors were EMD. They ran about 1000 HP & could pull 3 - 4 cars at 75 MPH, but the track they ran them on was usually rated for 50 or less. They were numbered 5900 & 5901. The 5900 stayed in WI in branch line & secondary service & the 5901 ran a secondary route in MT. The Official Railway Guide of 2/52 shows trains 117 & 118 operating to & from Harlowton, connecting with the Olympian there. Those are the only two passenger trains to grace that station at that point in history. Judging by the daylight in the pic, that's train 117 heading north or timetable west out of the station at 7:30A. It returned as 118 at 11:30P. The book does note that there is service after Great Falls to Agawam, but it's freight only by then. I'm glad you had me pause to write this out. Did a search & someone does have the 3D plans for the bulldogs done in HO, as well as plans for the Fairbanks Morse OP-800. The Milwaukee never had one of the latter, but they will have after I get done painting the car body. ;v) Mike
    2 points
  40. Yes it is Ron. Look at the size of those little hands on the front leg, love it when dad (or mom) is helping son or daughter learn how to hold a calf! It just makes me smile to see the young ones out there wanting to help😊 Sometimes they need a little encouragement😄 Yes sir. Pounded that into wife and kids, hit em, keep control of the pickup, don't go swervin to miss em and wreck or roll or worse. That is why I put the heavy duty grill guard on. Holy crap, $450.......it was like 200 when I put one just like this on my '12 maybe 6 years ago. But I did like it, I think it helped some, never really measured, can definitely hear it. For the OG's, it is kinda like flipping the breather lid on the 4bbl 😆 and am considering putting one on the new one but the price😲, I may wait a bit. Maybe I can see if I can make the old one work (I kept it) on the new pickup
    2 points
  41. Well I think the diesel fuel worked. I drained the rear end and it actually had hy Tran in it and didn’t look terrible. I had 18 gallons of diesel I took out of an old transfer tank so I dumped that in and went for a drive. The ta never missed a beat. One time it didn’t quite grab right away in the low side but that was just for a split second. I drive around for a half hour and shifted the ta a lot. Seems like it really snaps your neck when you let the clutch out with the ta back but I guess that’s a good problem to have. I bought the tractor from a neighbor who’s dad bought it brand new. It’s been right next to my home farm it’s whole life. It has original paint and darn straight hoods. I got it running like a Swiss watch, not a miss, flutter, or tick, I can’t believe how nice it runs. It’s still on 6 volt and I think I’m going to leave it that way. I’ll post some pictures when I get the hoods back on.
    2 points
  42. Been looking forward to it for 3 years. I'll be there starting Wednesday. Taking a few Cub Cadets. Going to suck to go to the pumps but hey I've been dealing with it for a few months now so I should be used to it, right?
    2 points
  43. Kind of like the cmas tree effect it looked smaller in the woods 🙈
    2 points
  44. I’m going leaving Massachusetts next Friday the 17th heading to Minnesota for a memorial service for my father in law then leaving the Duluth area Tuesday afternoon staying somewhere between Duluth and Springfield Tuesday night plan on being in Springfield Wednesday afternoon got a hotel till Saturday am then back east. I think it’s around a 3000 mile round trip for us at 6.19 a gallon for fuel today ugh
    2 points
  45. There were tons of 1116's and 1114's around here at one time. They were a very good swather in their day, plenty of power and capacity. Most have traded up to newer NH models. NH hay equipment has always treated me well.
    2 points
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