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  1. Finney or Bitty i am not. No doubt. My mower deck was Swiss cheese, i had a parts machine that I thought was in great shape, turns out it was all smashed in and rolled down in the front. I looked for a better one but finally needed to do something. Between a sledgehammer and backhoe i got it squished into a close to proper shape. Then added some structure. The skids were 75 each plus shipping so I figured I could do that for less. I think it is a little better than it was.
    21 points
  2. When fabricating it is very important to remember which hood is on your head before grabbing the welder leads.
    9 points
  3. After many months my T340 started and ran for a few minutes this morning. Getting the ceiling up in the shop got in the way some. Then I had those medical issues a couple of months ago. Had it apart for a water pump and wiring. Not done but getting close! The only down side is the couple of months on heavy medical restriction and I'm lacking in upper body strength and my stamina isn't where I'd like it to be. Hope the have the T340 back outside and usable by tomorrow evening. The next on the block is the Ford 800. Then the 1947 7u D4 Cat. The 800 has a governor issue and the Cat needs some work on the pony engine plus the hydraulic pump leaks. I did get an old Wheel Horse D200 back in operation. Had a gas tank issue and sat for several years. Wiring was trashed. The D series WH was kinda big for it's day. Tipped the scales at about 1200 pounds give or take. At the time the "other" big garden tractors were about 800 pounds. I'll try to get a few pictures up over the next couple of days. Guys, speaking from experience, when down physically you have to get back up! You also have to know your limits. I can work 2-4 hours but that's it. If I push it I'm down for 2-3 days. I'll build back up. Just gonna take time. Be well and safe my friends....and adversaries. Rick
    8 points
  4. Everyone leaves you alone if you pack your trash like this.
    8 points
  5. 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.
    6 points
  6. Ahhh i see you have caught on to my master plan🤫
    6 points
  7. 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. 😄
    6 points
  8. If I had a super 70 I would use it all the time. It would fit right in with my fleet.
    5 points
  9. Geez Snoshoe hard to believe the thinker is failing with all the excellent help you offer on here
    5 points
  10. I will add my mill is a hobby as much as anything. I have made a few things that I wouldn't have bought the lumber for. Local guy here that bought a woodmizer in the 90's or late 80's ended up running his saw head by pushing it. He thought it was better than the power feed he had on the mill maybe because he could be more responsive to different conditions. His family had a sawmill for 50+ years . An ash burl I sawed up. Wish I had found it in the woods a few years earlier
    5 points
  11. 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.
    4 points
  12. Got the crop in the other day . The ground was really powdery after disking. Hard to get footing with a full drill, need to get bigger tires. Finally used the 52. It did a good job but has quite a little blow by
    4 points
  13. BTW, Todd what happened to your other neighbours ????? Give us a clue !!! Mike
    4 points
  14. Can we call a spade a spade and realize govt is too big and they are making problems to justify all the idiots they have employed?
    4 points
  15. One time I was wearing one of the clear face masks for sandblasting. I had a mouthful of Redman chewing tobacco, and I forgot to raise the mask to spit. It made a helluva mess.
    4 points
  16. Well nuts going back to last year and earlier this year, I was planning on coming up from TX, but now not going. Airline tix are too dam high, and rental cars unavailable or too dam high if you can even find one, and gas too dam high. Hope show is great and everybody have fun. Last I heard my now ex 1976 Black Stripe 1466 is supposed to be there. It now resides north of Cincinnati, OH, so not too far from the RPRU. Can someone get some pics of it for me at the RPRU? Here is one of my pics of it while I owned it up in SE MI. One identifier would be the Thomure Mfg. chrome stack, (unless it got switched back to a muffler for some reason) and of course serial tag under the belly 30313. Also had new Firestone tires front and rear. Miss it dearly.
    4 points
  17. Got one of these in the mail...
    4 points
  18. Do any of ya'll have a harness hitch available???? Wrangler sez he will pull me if I can get him a harness set up. Nothing like a friend's friendship!!!! It is not that I am running to slow----the world is just spinning too damm fast!!!!!! Good luck everybody-------keep on putting one foot in front of the other!!! (getting to be harder and harder to do over here in Mississippi) DD
    4 points
  19. Do you think my grandson and his mother's dog are in tune with each other 😄
    4 points
  20. I never thought i would say this Dave.....but thats some impressive wood! Lol
    4 points
  21. I often am amazed by the absolutely huge world all made up by tiny little atoms and yet I am here for a reason
    4 points
  22. I hear what your saying loud and clear! Towards the end of my baler project June of 2021 , I could tell something was happening to my stamina, breathing ,patients. I hurried to finish, thinking I was just getting older and after two years of hard work at project I was getting tired. Well, got her done just before leaving for RPRU in Du Quine end of june into July did not feel right feeling horrable but had no reason though all I needed was a vacation , RPRU and trip went well had good time but fought, little stamina and lack of enthusiasm on everything because of being tired all the time. Week after home from RPRU was taken to ER with A Fib which I had never had,that I was aware of , Hospital four days , lot of meds added , thought I was okay but kept getting dizzy and having A fib events. December 14th pass out at home coughing ,back to ER Severe Double Pneumonia ,in covid ward for a week ,even though I tested negative for Covid , for two days in hospital I thought I was gone ! Sent home week later with all oxygen equipment , on oxygen 6 weeks at home , Starting to get moving, Cordiologist says A Fib is bad need Ablation back to heart hospital Feb 28 ,2022. Made it, but my stamina goes from about 9am to 3pm with lot of little rests in-between and then I need a nap or two ,if I am standing on cement i fade fast, but I keep plenty of chairs in Shop ! Here I am 76 and Doc is saying from what I went through It will take at least a year to recoup stamina ! Going to try RPRU again this year going by MH will carry oxygen with us just in case , My wife enjoys driving as I do ,so we will divide the duties . Oldtanker, lets keep pushing because our window of opportunities is gradually closing , Covid shutdown took two years off our retirement activities and now we have to push ,not too hard but like they say in the MH adds ROUGHING IT SMOOTHLY. Best to you ! remember, 67 and 76 is still young , I keep praying for quality till 86 Will see what God thinks .lol Tony
    4 points
  23. Found a “tool box” in the “stock room”... off for a drive to trevers. I swear I won’t have any on the road...
    4 points
  24. 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!
    3 points
  25. The getting old isn't the biitch so much as its the ailments, after the fusion last year the leg is good but something else reared its head in my foot, like ot said I too am good for 1 hour stints then stay put for a bit, with the steel knees, screws and plate in the ankle and my shoulder scraped out life aint bad, the only thing that pizzes me off is the RA in the hands and wrists, I know we ALL have worked with our hands for years and just never think of any other way, but I tell ya after some screwing (no not dat) and my hands swelling up it sure slows you down, the thing that blows me away is at 75 and reading all your different ages we still have what it takes albeit a little less and a little slower to want to keep going, says a lot about our standards in life. This is my buddy, thinks he's a parrot.
    3 points
  26. There was something satisfying/soothing about listening to the chatter of the sickle while mowing, and looking at what you had done, with NO streaks of uncut grass/hay, or sloppy, NON-square corners. Ranks right up there with plowing, or better yet, plowing at night, where you are alone with your thoughts.
    3 points
  27. Definitely one of the biggest pluses of rural life and your connection with the environment
    3 points
  28. Dad missed an 8 acre patch the day he had the stroke. His memory of events is fuzzy. Rinsed the sprayer out last night and I went out and sprayed it.
    3 points
  29. Corn and beans are looking good.
    3 points
  30. Making progress. Washed the planter and tucked it away. What green planter? 😄 Could not resist this photo opportunity. Never had them next to each other. Preparing the nitrogen side dress toolbar. Look who is back in the seat again! Sprayer and side dress toolbar are ready to go.
    3 points
  31. Well said, Todd. I have needed help from the creator to get through this spring. He reminds me how wonderful this world is every time I head out to the field to tend the crops.
    3 points
  32. Here are a few more pics of the processor. My daughter thinks she can make a video on her phone we'll see. I put this together mostly with stuff I had laying around. Hoses are all new as I don't trust old ones much and a burst hose creats such a mess. The pto shaft turns a 1964 ford 3 speed tranny which I drive from the tail shaft end to get higher rpm on the pump. Being that the pto is only 540rpm and the pump should run around 2000 rpm. The pump is a Vickers two part pump 25 gpm & 20 gpm. 25 gpm to the saw & 20 gpm to the spliter. Feed chain is driven by power beyond also the log clamp. As you raise the saw the feed chain is activated through a spring loaded selector valve you advance the log to the length you want and then you reverse the valve which starts the saw and down feed of the saw. Down feed is controlled by a micro valve so you can adjust feed for types and sizes of wood. Granted there is a learning curve and some saftey issues that I am aware of but I'm the only one that runs it. I built this about twenty years ago.
    3 points
  33. I am sorry to hear of your trials Anson. There are quite a few rigs around here but don't know offhand of anyone with extra. I will ask around. That picture is priceless. Hard to describe to someone who has never owned horses, what they can do for you. I wish you well sir.
    3 points
  34. 57' capacity cutting 52' 12x12.
    3 points
  35. 3 points
  36. Looks like you have your very own osha inspectors🤯😱🥸
    3 points
  37. The tanker gig ended early today, so the thistle gig began. Even the mundane chores can be beautiful, if we choose to see it. Again, like Todd said, take the time to see the beauty. All wild flowers as well as a couple that are deadly to critters, but they make for a pretty bouquet!
    3 points
  38. ...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' .....
    3 points
  39. 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.
    3 points
  40. 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
  41. Track extensions are not a big deal. You only need one, maybe two, at the most.
    2 points
  42. MF 32 sickle mower on our MF 50 diesel use to be the main hay cutter on our farm. Still use it occasionally.
    2 points
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