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  1. Speaking of to hot, Willow is not liking summer this year, jumped in the 7220, and she jumped in with me, must know it has A/C?! 🤷🏻‍♂️🤣
    6 points
  2. Left western Mass this morning at 1 here I sit in a hotel in Grayling Michigan on our way to Floodwood Minnesota for Sunday noon time pretty happy with the truck got a little above 18 mpg across 90 then with
    5 points
  3. This was in the Subaru of New England import lot at the Port of Davisville Rhode Island former Navy base and home of the Seabees Ernie Boch, Jr. owns the distributorship of Subaru cars in New England he is a billionaire and keeps a lot of his toys in the garages in the back ground His dad ran several Toyota dealerships in the Boston area I see all kinds of high end boats and motorhomes in this lot and have followed several Hemi cars in that were out being exercised on my way to lunch. I normally eat lunch at the harbor park down the road A view from that park is the second photo.
    5 points
  4. Wherever those from Kooklifornia land, let’s hope they get their heads out of their rear-ends, and not vote for policy/people that created the reason they needed to move.
    5 points
  5. My thoughts on governed trucks.
    5 points
  6. 6/17/22 Guys sorry for sucky pictures , my wife saw them and asked me why on earth do you think you friends want to see THAT ! I said well ,”going 75 through NM desert there is not much to take pictures of ! “Thanks for responses at least you did not hang me ! Lol today AMARILLO to Oklahoma City was great , freeways are great traffic not bad scenery cannot get any better for this old farmer. fuel still running 5:45 to 5:65 p gallon going to be here three nights , maps say 8++ miles to Springfield Ohio ! Hope to leave here on Monday be there Wednesday . few pictures of today , probably no better then yesterday ! Lol Notice Amarillo put me next to bathroom , ARE THEY TRYING TO Tell ME SOMETHING ? The Rv parks are not as full as last year , even tough it’s Father’s Day weekend coming up i get to sleep next to a running oil well tonight ! I need to figure how to share in the output ! tony , btw those funny colored tractors on truck we’re headed to Calif central coast vegetable areas !
    5 points
  7. My daughter and I getting my junk ready for Red Power. It isn't the best but at least can be clean.
    4 points
  8. Liked crossing the bridge this morning now heading across the UP as suggested love the ride so far
    4 points
  9. If she could wield two cast iron ladles, that might be more dangerous that dodging a big frying pan 😳 Mother told me a story from when she was a child. She was one of 4 kids. One brother was sent out to the burn barrel to burn the trash. I’m guessing he was 8-10yrs old. The barrel was 5-10 yards out into the pasture through the gate. They had an ornery ram at the time. My uncle put the trash into the barrel and lit it with a match. As he turned around, there was the ram squared up and meaning business. Into the barrel he jumped stomping out the fire. By this time I’m sure he was hollering a little bit. My Grandmother was a quiet woman and always calm. Out of the house she came with a large cast iron skillet and laid the ram out with it right there. You don’t mess with mamma bear 😊
    4 points
  10. ...picture from the road, heading in to Milford Sound South Island NZ
    4 points
  11. Or they might break even on what they put into the tractors over the years (hopefully my wife isn't reading this 😁)
    3 points
  12. California has been loosing population for a few years. California has been loosing industry for decades.
    3 points
  13. 6/13/22 Carol and I left home for our first leg of trip to Ohio . We in Hendersen Nv visiting my daughter . 6/15/22 we are in Gallup NM . an observation of hiway traffic so far , I would guesstimate traffic at about 10% above pandemic days of shut down . trucks are working hard many packs on roads and every fuel stop with parking is loaded with trucks , Also miles of trains loaded with double stacked 40 ft containers ! So industry is moving but cars , pickups , Rv’s really noticeable , we counted five class A’s DP ‘s and about same in fifth wheels From Fresno to Gallup NM . Last year when we went to RPRU in Da Quoin we had to reserve RV parks head of time they were packed so far no problem . Just fyi could all change when we get to Amarillo . few pics of so far .last pic was leaving home , then parked at daughters cul da Sac. My daughter Tammi , Carol , Brooke my Granddaughter ,my three loves of my life ! Brooke is really into volleyball and driving her 300U at cafes parades . tony
    2 points
  14. Dave ....sometime back you asked about the Case trackloader I had..or specifically why I liked it so much...Well. for 79 reasons I couldn't remember on what topic , this query came up....thus as it is a very bleak Saturday afternoon .down under....and further, as I had been digging out a culvert "head' (with 21 ton excavator...) earlier this day...and upon getting out of the machine , I went arse over kite and involuntarily immersed part of myself into the turgid mess of mud and cold water......mainly the lower half..... So I called it quits for the day...and came back to camp....a shower (very hot )...and fire is going....nice cup of tea..life is good again.... I had several old International track loaders, as befits the budding earth moving contractor..these old girls were based on ther British TD 6 ..or the BTD8... They were ok, old, even back then, but not the ''ship wreck on tracks'' as we often see on this site... All direct start diesels....but all had lost that first flush of youth... Fortunately , I had yet to lose that...and armed with initially a Diesel Mechanic Brother...and my own knowledge from learning to weld, properly, via the local Caterpillar Dealership...working on worn out undercarriage from D2 /TD6/ Cletrac and a few British Crawlers..up to HD 21 / D8 etc ... plus fabrication...we were set for this earth moving business.... The British built International crawlers seemed to have this inherent fault of crown wheel and pinion failure....our first BTD 8, brought ''pre owned'' and very low hours came with a tooth or three missing off the crown wheel...so it required the first 'matched set''....replacement..plus the usual drama to fit the new parts... The BTD8 track loader,when it also required the oblgatory crown wheel ...and pinion replacement, was a major effort to get at its bowels, with all that loader frame around the back end etc..You needed a contortionist on the staff... The loaders performed ok....all had 4in1 buckets ..so when it came to replace the IH , I had the opportunity to purchase a Case 850 ...at the time a current model, low hours, it was a 'repo'' as I recall... It was an ideal size, being totally legal on a 6x4 truck..yet heavier that the BTD8...and it proved an excellent machine.. Its travel speed was quite something...and the engine although just 301 cubes was a real performer..It eventually did several thousand hours, with the only negative feature, the track sprocket and chain wear was rather savage...due entirely to track speed and the instant turns via two very short control levers ...set up in the middle of floor platform....One could just use the left hand..to work both directional shifts...brilliant system...and this let the right hand control the Four in One... and the other loader functions... It had no peer when it came to shifting slips, on forestry roads...because of its tight maneuverability.it could out perform a similar size 930 Cat or 55B Michigan (I know , we had both..)..and then , one could groom up the carriage way,using the four in one, in the 'open' position... In that era, the Forest Service gave us untold work Now , when the 955 / 977 Cat operators of that era read this..they will scoff..but the only advantage those aforesaid machines would have over the 850 Case..or 1150 Case..is that they would outlast them..but they were slow and heavy by comparison...You could do magic things with the four in one bucket.....Just about impossible to get stuck on the worst bush road... even when 'road lining' Case was heading to a job, on the back of a friends International 6x4...He was stung by a bee..lost concentration for a second or two...and rolled the whole outfit into the Motueka River..Driver survived...truck and loader didn't... Don't have many pics of Case, on this format...The BTD 8 pictured in the swamp is not ours...but ours was identical The Case under the slip is the result of diminished cognitive ability...the bloke that was responsible for that ...normally drove a truck.....I rest my case (A pun, Dave...) Mike
    2 points
  15. Dilute it and spray it on the neighbors lawn when he gone. Then watch him mow every 3 days
    2 points
  16. Maybe I will take the drive and controls out, and leave the rest set up. No one will know.
    2 points
  17. 6/18/22 plan is three nights here ! wake up this Am and friendly guy next to me is washing his coach. Hum , did not plan on doing that , this is a farm coach should look a little dirty , Don’t you think ? tony
    2 points
  18. The hexagon shape is probably more conducive to scooping from the edges with a spatula, there are a lot of fine details there, does it warrant the price...the nice part is quality USA made that provides an option usually absent today
    2 points
  19. Unfortunately that usually doesn’t happen. They usually get frustrated and move away, but continue to vote the same and think the same. Eventually they wii ruin wherever they move.
    2 points
  20. I bought the wife a cemetery plot and she hasn't used that either?
    2 points
  21. I have an 18" cast iron that we used for our Canada fishing trips. I always said I would marry a woman who could handle it one handed. The wife won't handle the 18" but she did bring two cast iron ladles to the marriage. The first I had ever seen.
    2 points
  22. Need to get the titanium replaced with something heavier like SS if you are going high compression with kickstart! LOL
    2 points
  23. Your shaft requires slight preload as cones are outside races. As shaft warms the longer it gets and the bearings get looser. The longer the shaft. The more preload necessary. If cones are inside the races. No preload needed as bearings get tighter as shaft warms. Quite often these require end play. Again the longer the shaft the more end play.
    2 points
  24. ..thought she was going to move her bowels....they do that...don't they ??? Mike
    2 points
  25. Tony , Billy stopped by this afternoon , he is headed to the east but had to do a quick security check here at the proving grounds 👍 I had to get the 5388 so he could do a quick test drive and Alex and I had to give it a quick was job , change fuel filters and drain some fuel off the lower tank . Danny
    2 points
  26. It’s a 6.6 Duramax in a 3500 if I keep it under 72 it was gaining mpg slowly I did the math on the first tankful and it was just under 19 I’ll fill up in the morning and should get to Duluth on a tank
    2 points
  27. We've been busy the last few weeks. Got our nitrogen sidedressed. We finished a week ago today. Didn't get any pictures of us knifing Annhydrous Ammonia. We been trying to do first cutting hay since the end of May. Did 1 12 8acre field Memorial day. We sprayed it off and planted soybeans because our new seeding took off with flying colors. Then we have monkeyed around with the weather until this week. Rained Monday but since then it's been off to the races bailing hay. Done 23 acres in 3 days. 3/4 of it in small squares. Some pictures of the last few days. Yeah we are using a big enough tractor on the round baler but it wasn't hooked to anything and we didn't have to unkook
    2 points
  28. 👍 Is the trailer to haul some new treasures home?
    2 points
  29. Sure ..... remind me another place with a beautiful bunch of tractors to wish I could buy 😁 Hopefully they will have a good sale and hopefully everyone will get to see the collection that wants to before then
    2 points
  30. A tip or suggestion. The Cracker Barrel restaurant in Richmond,Indiana I 70 will let you park your rv over night on the lot in back . They said it was a benefit perk for eating the meal there. We stopped there on the way back from Kansas City. The Check out inform us in the discussion as we checked out. i don’t remember how the topic came up . Just remember a huge rv in the parking lot with a little white guard dog watching us as we walked back to the Holiday inn .
    2 points
  31. That's been the case here in the States for as long as I can remember. Certain small pieces come in package quantities, like hardware (nuts, bolts, washers), orings, some gaskets, cases of oil filters, and so on. Its pretty much the norm to open the package quantity, sell the number needed, and the rest go on the shelf. Sometimes that sucks, for like an oddball gasket, or an uncommon filter. For us here in the states, there is an alternative outfit called The Depot, they are good about buying broken package quantity parts from dealers wanting to get rid of a opened package quantity part, but unable to return it to CNH. If by chance they have it, a guy can get it from them individually, without having to order the full pack of 5, or whatever, from CNH & only need one. Any dealership I've ever worked at, if a customer needed a part, and it came in a multi-pack, we ordered it, sold the customer as many as he/she needed, and the excess was stocked on our shelves. If its common enough, the remaining others will sell. Anywhere I've been, we never forced the customer to buy the complete package quantity.
    2 points
  32. This is for the benefit of anybody with a bare-bones charging system, I.E., one with no charge indicator or ammeter, this following test is quick and dirty and always works. while the engine is running, alternator spinning happily away, hold a steel tool to the bearing housing on the back of the alternator. if you have done everything correctly, a strong magnetic field will attract the for-said steel object. As any electrical generator /alternator depends on magnetism for operation, the presence of a strong attraction will indicate if you are charging. If the bearing housing does not suck fast the wrench or screwdriver you are holding, then you are not getting any charging from that alternator.
    2 points
  33. Soybeans are liking the 1 inch rain last night. With the 98 degree temp today you can almost see them growing.
    2 points
  34. I would at least close my mouth😄
    2 points
  35. I’d hate to be the guy in the doghouse on that picture!
    2 points
  36. Old tanker , yes very proud of granddaughter she is the gem of my eye . as to Doc , I hope you get clearance soon and when you do push for it . On 12/15-16/21 I really thought I was gone with pneumonia and after my heart , it’s been seven months and I am just know getting stamina back ! That is why we have taught Carol to drive , I get a rest and nap , keeps me going . I never thought in December of 21 we would be doing this again ! I give thanks every nite praying for you clearance soon ! I really just got doc approval in April cus I told them I had a show to put on in Tulare ! Lol tony
    2 points
  37. Farmer John has been around a very long time. Had a uncle buying truckloads out of that plant before I was born and then supply the independent grocery stores. Before Smithfield bought it up Farmer John shipped lots of live pigs in from all over. In todays world it make$ and cents to kill it where it grew and only ship the parts to Caly. With business like Smithfield needing workers, I read all employees are able to pick which other plants they would like to move to. PETA(as catch all, for all of that thinking) has been pushing all animals but wild or emotional support to be out lawed. The Petaish people just proposed a ban on any new livestock harvesting facilites in Calif. But in lobbing at the state house they glued themselves to the podium. Disrupting all business that day and moved themselves farther back in getting what they wanted. The local/fresh mantra is playing well and a good number of small slaughter facilites are popping up or expanding.
    2 points
  38. 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...
    2 points
  39. It was once said (regarding elections) "As Maine goes, so goes the nation", BUT we are now seeing how "The People's Republic of California" is able to dictate policy (on EVERY subject) that the other 49 states are forced to accept and follow. I, too, fail to understand how ONE state can control interstate commerce coming into that state, whether it be laws pertaining to animal husbandry, trucking coming into the state, the abrogation of decades old guarantees regarding the water RIGHTS of agriculture. California IS a cancer that has proven itself deadly to American industry, traditional American values, and almost anything that affects the daily life of the rest of REAL America.
    2 points
  40. We sold and installed 3 spragless TAs back in the day. The first one worked very well. Unfortunately the other two didn’t. The problem with them was when shifting the TA under load, the tractor would almost come to a stop before it would abruptly engage. HyCap tried machining a bevel onto the TA spool in the MCV. That did improve shifting on one tractor but not the other. We didn’t sell anymore after that. Had customers ask about them from time to time but had to inform them about our experiences.
    1 point
  41. As guy who builds barns on occasion I would not touch that job with a borrowed 30foot pole.
    1 point
  42. I was extremely lucky and unfortunate at the same time, had new S&S cases to the tune of $1K in the 90's, had run a dizzy but was a bit erratic and worn out, had switched to a mag when this happened which was the best ignition system, the problem was mine had no trigger option so kicking the mag is only turning half engine speed and was almost impossible to start with the kick, I did live on a big hill but any journey would mean every stop was on another...this day I was almost home slowed down to cross the rough railway crossing on the rigid and missed a gear, so upon releasing the clutch was in a higher gear, pulled the clutch in downshifted and perhaps got too happy with the right hand, cylinder had loaded up with fuel and when the mags fire relit kaboom, was 2 miles from home running on 1 hole. Upon examination, pushrod covers were gone, falling out after the lifting, but it was the rear cylinder which failed and with very tight fit did not lift enough for the piston to come out of the sleeve and wipe the cases, new cylinder immediately bored to 60 over to match the other jug and re use the slug, running a Mallory utility electronic distributor now, not quite the performance but dead reliable
    1 point
  43. i think a lotta guys go by feel, if its tight to begin with thats not good, bearing load and shaft play are of course two diff things, some depends on gear type too, that straight gear is going to need less end/shaft/gear play - straight gears are less forgiving than slanted/conical type because you have less metal engaged from the get go
    1 point
  44. During a performance of Aida an elephant committed a grave social indiscretion on stage. As Sir Thomas Beecham (the conductor) observed during the clean up - "A distressing spectacle ladies and gentlemen. But, Gad, what a critic"
    1 point
  45. Sleeper teams are all mileage pay and we have some brown runs that are but majority are hourly and I stay in the right lane.
    1 point
  46. Most pinions i have ever done on dana axles are 3-8” lbs I actually have a torque wrench (screwdriver) that sensitive, but many use “feel”
    1 point
  47. The track chains look fantastic the sprockets are sharp and pointy teeth indicating worn, could reach up in between the links and feel if the pins are round or flattening out, rollers seem OK and pads are alright
    1 point
  48. 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.
    1 point
  49. This is good to hear. I'm more concerned with how large a portion of our meat is produced and processed by a handful of foreign mega Corp's than I am of some state regs in a state I dont live in. I only know of one farmer locally that owns their own hogs, and they have to handle their own retail sales because it's the only way they can sell them.
    1 point
  50. I was originally not a fan of these tires, but since this will be a mowing and possible snow blade machine I thought I'd try them out. Carlisle Versa Turf radials, 26x12x12R. Look kinda mean with the rounded fenders.
    1 point
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