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  1. Post brackets are made and painted 2150 with hardner while painting a rops for my brother. They are made out of a scrap piece of 8x8x1/4" tubing I drilled eighty six 9/16" holes in them Hopefully I can get the walls up by father's day
    12 points
  2. well fellas i just got the call - directors and skip level managers and current mgr in my temp postion who they apologized to for the short 15 min notice of the call - she had no clue what was happening anymore than i did I was told i was being moved back to my old positon KINDA - because KS has legislation on the books along with 13 other states I am being allowed to be placed at the overland park campus - being moved from my old office to Kansas. I like the work better as I will be working on physical stuff vs taking phone calls - trade off is i wont be able to go to MO to work on stores yet because of policies around covid and vax etc....but in the 14 states with legislation we are being allowed to cohabitate vax/unvaxed in those offices in those states for starters. As things continue to be lift supposedly people will be able to return to the others. I will not be working from my old MO location because they say it does not suit business needs due to geographics adn my inability to service MO locations. I will likely never be able to return there so my new commute is 40 miles one way vs 20, which in my truck at 20 business days/week at 15mpg and 80miles per day at $5.00 ( higher now ) will be between $700/800 dollars /month paycut or close to 10K/yr. Not sure how i really feel about all this but its what is happening and where I am. I need time to digest and setting into the whole thot of it and live it a few mos to get a grip on it. I still plan to do other things and my side hustles, cdl permit, so nothing has changed, I dont trust this whole thing. Thanks for all teh prayers, I guess the lord isnt through with me in this situation yet I need more chiseling/polishing. I am not surprised as I am a continual work in progress. Not sure if I will get a hoopty car or what just right off will see how this plays out - i report to the new location 7/6 officially adn ot my old boss and co workers. Two have since left......... Carry on folks and again thank you for all your prayers I am blessed by all of you.
    7 points
  3. Difference is, we or our kids play basketball voluntarily, and can take our Adidas and go home and do something else if we want. Not a life changing situation unless you're a coach or pro player. When your employer of many years changes the game on you, and threatens you with termination (unless you comply with a rule that your doctor has determined will do physical harm to you) because it is bribed or coerced by rulemakers of questionable repute, that's a whole different ball game.
    5 points
  4. Kind of surprised by this, must be some parables you can align with, could go for more economical transportation, I think the thing to take out of this is you have seen their true colors and it has opened up your horizon, they are never getting the old Robert back
    4 points
  5. Well, I've already stated it was my intent to put the 12 to work instead of hauling it to shows, so... When I got it home there were a few things that had t be taken care of before she got used. First on the list was fluids and filters. The air filter was like new and dated December of 1975! That supports the sitting for decades theory. Fuel tank had a little crud in it so a flush was in order. The fuel filters looked okay but changed em out. The engine oil looked fairly clean with no excess soot or grime and more importantly, no water. I bought a full 55 gal of Hy-Tran so I could over fill and prevent any priming issues before they began. Here's where things went south. After pulling all the plugs including the axle bells, I had 11 gal of oil and 20+ of water! Yikes. Makes me wonder how anything worked and so glad I had only run it up and off the trailer before servicing. While I had the plugs out, I pulled the platform and trans cover to flush out what I could with a weed sprayer filled with clean diesel. Rebuilt, the cover with new parts like shift cam, detent and even bored the cover and turned a bronze bushing to tighten up the shifter slop before reassembly. I also got the parking brake adjusted and working before filling it back up. Next was the obvious exhaust leak at the turbo. Yep, it's a Solar. Think I found the issue.😵 I ordered two different turbo sleeves (one from online and one from the stealership) and they both came wrong so I cleaned everything up and turned a new sleeve fit to the Solar and the elbow. Because none of the parts I was ordering would fit the Solar, I stopped by the local Harley shop and got a used set of piston rings from the shop owners Harley drag bike. I don't know the specifics, but I know they measured close enough to get them to work for sealing up the sleeve. All sealed up. The turbo is on my list to pull off and service. Hopefully in winter. More later...
    4 points
  6. Well Robert, at least it buys you time to think more about it without being under the gun!
    4 points
  7. A solar panel company approached us about leasing 1,000 acres here. We told them that we live here and will die here and they don’t have enough money for us to do what they are proposing. They mentioned over $1,000/acre annual payment to us. We didn’t even entertain their offer. It would destroy the countryside and would likely never be fit for anything again. There are things more important than money.
    4 points
  8. A little levity in an increasingly unleavened world 🌎 Not a shameless request for "likes" as per #10. Just spreading a little cheer.😄
    3 points
  9. Yes, I am side dressing 33% nitrogen on the corn. Using a 3 point 6 row applicator with a John Blue squeeze pump, driven by a Buffalo ground drive unit. Asherman units apply the liquid into the trench. An IH front weight box and several 100# weights (and a 560 slab weight) provide needed downpressure. Pull it in low 4 at 31/2 MPH with my 1206.
    3 points
  10. Advice? Don’t get started. Bad habit. $$$$$$$$ Lol, just kidding. Good luck.
    3 points
  11. It's raining, so what better thing to do. A.cple.steps along the way
    3 points
  12. Yes, I indicated it then bored till it just cleaned up then threaded it. It’s now an odd ball thread but I’m making a new kingpin to suit. There really wasn’t enough material to sleeve it back to original size. It’s cast iron also so no welding. I also cornered the market on a replacement kingpin lol!
    3 points
  13. ^ Waukesha diesels Too bad White choose to drop the Oliver name . those grey tractors have their heritage in Ollie's 😎 I painted this Ollie for a friend a few years ago and really didn't want to give it back to him,😉
    3 points
  14. I'll bet that the sound and sight of the Yellowstone River falls in the park are now even more awe inspiring than this.
    3 points
  15. Custom operator in Switzerland build this unit
    2 points
  16. Dad side dressed one tank full and sprayed a triangle shaped piece of corn on the old calving pasture while I was at work. Hard work on a 100 degree day! I ran until 10:40 last night and applied 3 more loads of nitrogen. Nearly emptied our bulk tank, so COOP will deliver more today. Beautiful night to be out in the field: lightning flashing to the northwest and the moon to the east. I wanted to keep going just in case I was rained out today. Corn is growing so fast!
    2 points
  17. Also I have found Discount Hydraulic Hose to be reasonable. i had some 1.25 or 1.5" lines to replace on the hardnose of my dozer and they did a great job and I received them within 2 days of ordering. Now that was pre-supply chain problem days, but they have lots of options, like clocking and chafe guards, which you will need for this application. They were a third cheaper than the local place where the manager of Linkbelt, who sold the dozer to me, could get the corporate discount
    2 points
  18. Wow, that takes a lot of fast running water to move rocks like that!! How high did the river get there in town? The power of water never ceases to amaze me!
    2 points
  19. Here's some seeding pics These ones are self explanatory lol. The tow straps have been getting stretch tested alot. I will say that Morris deep tiller is pretty easy to unhook, drag out of the mud, and hook back up, all without a jack lol. I'm pretty good at it now We put a couple new tires on the 14 and I was surprised to see this on the old ones And a little rim repair. I'm not a great welder hence all the grinding 😂 And for some more normal seeding And a few of the setbacks
    2 points
  20. And he will be back to doing something he enjoys more than what he is doing now. Happy to hear that you are still employed Robert. As said above you have some time and if you do decide to leave hopefully it will now be on your terms and time table. As far as you other endeavors, it's always good to have options.
    2 points
  21. Sounds like there is some stability now. Hopefully that is less stressful.
    2 points
  22. yes sir it does and I am doing some serious pondering now
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. 5500s are nice when it comes to hauling sand bags...this was a load I took to the community or Reed point to protect the town from flooding.
    2 points
  25. I have been telling people this for the past six months. I have done a couple cab corners while the trucks were in for collision repairs. I don’t see aftermarket rockers and cab corners being on back order, but hard to say nowadays. We use Keystone parts.
    2 points
  26. Just scattered heavy showers here the past three days. Heard reports of up to 3/4 inch and a bit of hail some places but I don't think I've had a half inch out of three days. Sun came out this afternoon and everything looked so green that I took the drone up for some pictures and video. Neighbours were spraying wheat. It was early seeded and looking good.
    2 points
  27. Hay I am not ready to put money down saying which one of that pair is "the lowest of low down pole cats", or which has less sense. But your and my world would be better if both where not being listened to.
    2 points
  28. Most body shops around here are so backed up with collision repair that rust repair is at the bottom of their list. Most shops don't even want to do it
    2 points
  29. I know of one that had a gooseneck on a flatbed dump. I don’t remember what the hoist was? I do remember that it had two lever locks on the bed to frame to prevent the hoist/bed from raising while the trailer was attached to it. It’s possible the hitch was built into the dump body and not frame mounted thus avoiding the hoist? for what it’s worth…
    2 points
  30. Here's us at the Stillwater Bar around 98, went for a dip in the river, good times 😎
    2 points
  31. 24” over the bed, 36” in the gap and 19 and change over the saddle. She’s a beast! I’ll probably start another thread for the bike engine fix and general fix it/machining pics I guess.
    2 points
  32. In this area the best way to get ripped off is to have ANYTHING on your AC system fail. A well dressed pseudo tech with a $100,000 vehicle and no parts, spouting fancy signage will show up for a service call with a camera (to take pictures of all the bad in your system) to build a sales presentation for the new super efficient system to replace a failed compressor start capacitor with. They are very adept at selling new systems, know damn little about making repairs to keep old system operating. All my non-tech neighbors have replaced their systems, mine came with the new house in 2005. 2 start/run caps and a blower fan and it is still on the original system charge!
    2 points
  33. Thanks for the pics. I agree the wiring does not look bad. You might want to have a sit down with Grandpa and see what he sees for the future of the truck. If he is not on board, then talk it over to see if there is something you can do to change the way he feels about the truck. Remember that there may need to be some giving in on your side too. You can isolate the starter so it is the only thing getting power and ground directly from a battery. This way no worry of a short elsewhere. If she don't turn pull it. A starter is a great place to learn how to do a rebuild. Often times old engine starters can be gone through to the point of good working for very little to no money. I don't know you or your Grandad but if the two of you made it out to the truck to work the first time you can make it happen again. You have the beginning of a great story here. Good luck
    2 points
  34. Which would be cheaper, to bring live hogs into California (IF that is even allowed, unless they are "free-range" raised, or to bring in pork products, after they are slaughtered out of state, although I would imagine that hogs killed out of state would ALSO have to be raised under 'free range conditions to meet California law.) The main thing to take away from this, and past legislation, IS THAT California has declared all out war on agriculture. IF the Peoples Republic of California can pass a law that has negative repercussions to the other 49/56* states, THEY WILL DO IT. *56 states refer to a comment, which the MEDIA happily and unquestioningly accepted as 'truth', by #44.
    2 points
  35. i like seeing how much i can pull, cant stop, totally out of control, overlength, overweight and not get ticketed isnt that what guys do ? im mean heck we head off into bottomless mudholes, we jump on unknown horses, we build ramps for our bicycles that are held up by a stack of bricks and live to tell about it. Heck i grew up with no seat belts - im surprised im here so back to regarding 3/4 tonnage I have no clue what my truck was rated at never looked at any stickers or nothing, I used it to do what i needed to do. I never worked for any farmer that ever asked me what soething weighed or much less cared, got the chunk of whatever on the trailer and went, got it off teh trailer and went back for the next necessity. Was it safe, not sure, was it legal, not sure, was it done yes it was just like it needed to be. I pulled 5 kids in a lil red wagon, i know it was overloaded and so was I but dang it was memorable.
    2 points
  36. OK you win, you're right I'm wrong.... 🤪 Do I need a CDL for this rig?
    2 points
  37. Only if you drift off row! 😉
    2 points
  38. I just picked up this barn-find Super 77 in January and fixed it up to my liking. It was a two owner tractor originally purchased here in town. I spent hours cleaning and polishing the paint after removing surface rust, and had some "Oliver" decals made that look like they have been on there since 1955. Of course I spent countless hours going over the mechanicals and fixing everything up to be Field Ready. It was a really fun project to resurrect this winter. I always wanted one...
    2 points
  39. That is why at 72 I still get job offers.
    2 points
  40. I think you are wrong. You show up for work on time and do what you are told. Some kids today don't know how to do that. You are a lot more marketable than you give yourself credit.
    2 points
  41. The swing blade mills can double cut, that is go down one side and come back up the other. A 10" mill can cut a 20" inch wide board.
    2 points
  42. That's 10 miles from me, I've given up on being able to afford farm ground. I know some of the family that sold it after their mother passed away. $8 corn changes allot of things, most not for the better.
    2 points
  43. a Swiss shop made this
    1 point
  44. Pretty much all the parts interchange, at least on the two Ford 505s I've got, with the 1300.
    1 point
  45. That’s a nice run of pictures. Unfortunately reminds me a lot of what we went through about 10 years ago when we were so horribly wet. We had 3’ of rain that summer. Most rain we’ve ever seen I think. Looks like it was a expensive spring for tires. We could use some on the versatile too but to put new tires on it’s worth more then the tractor now😢. It’s still got the original Firestone tires on all around on the outside duals. Don’t think the new good years we put on a while back will last as long as the originals. Ones already cracking up some. Hopefully the sun comes out for a while now and things will dry up a bit. Really hope it smartens up for harvest.
    1 point
  46. I always saw Jeep people running around with those sun shades that say, ‘It’s a Jeep thing... you wouldn’t understand’.
    1 point
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