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  1. So for the past two years our county fair has been canceled because you know why. Last year they did hold a 4-H show during fair week that was closed to the public but opened up the annual meat animal sale. 2020 they did an online sale for the 4-H kids. Both years the prices were very strong. Our county fair has been on a downhill path for many years. This year was pathetic. Part of it is location they draw a lot of attendance from the small city it’s held in and those city scum drive others away. The fair board doesn’t help things and usually caters to them. Only good grandstand show is the demolition derby but scrap metal prices have been killing that for years. They even manage to kill the tractor pull by cutting prize money. It used to be a full week long Monday-Sunday. Then they did a free “preview day” on Monday, no rides just animals and a few concessions. This year they charged for Monday and rides didn’t start up till Tuesday at 4 pm. But pay full price on Tuesday. I went down Monday and Tuesday for the hog and beef shows. My nephews didn’t do great but pretty good, and back Friday for the sale. Midway was half empty and attendance looked way down from years past. I’m sure the papers will say Monday morning they had record attendance because somehow the fair board can manipulate numbers quite well. What I saw made me sick when I think of what I saw 25+ years ago when I was in 4-H. Now the bright spot. The 4-H meat animal sale was great! Businesses came out strong in support of the kids. A few individuals that usually buy went home empty, but the kids did very well. Hogs usually average 60-75 head been as high as 100 this year they had around 41+? They seemed to average $5 per pound plus. My one nephew got $8.50! Beef numbers have been as high as 70 head usually around 30-40 head this year only 16. I heard one person say they averaged $4.50 per pound. I think both nephews were over $5. Lambs seemed to do quite well also with more than a couple over $15 per pound! Goats and chickens are less than 10 years in the sale and I was at the beer tent when they sold but I’m sure they did well too. Sorry for the long rant but I thought that sale was the best part of the fair and I was extremely happy to see the support the kids got.
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  2. Poor fella drove 450 miles for reasonable priced brome grass hay. He can only get premium alfalfa near home. Dry lot, high dollar roping horses. We know each other.
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  3. 7/22/22 Sometime back chit chatting with Randy Van Whye of Pine Island MN., I mentioned that I had been looking for a #12 IH fast hitch pto basket rake like I had raked beans and hay with in th 60-70’s , Looking for a number of years. lo and behold he not only found me a rake but also a IH fast hitch rotary hoe like we used to crust break seedling cotton after a rain . today they arrived delivered by Valley transport of Mn . few pictures of arrival tony
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  4. I just found the original paper work when my Dad bought a new Super MD on March 24th, 1954 from the McCormick Farm Equipment Store, Watertown, South Dakota. The $3,955.77 price included 13x38 6 ply rear tires, w/ 6.00x16 4 ply front tires, w/ combination lamp, w/ tilt back seat, w/ radiator shutters, w/ rear wheel weights, w/ hydraulic engine driven pump, w/ wide front end. With the best part being, the serial #: F48932J If this tractor is still out there, send me a picture of your serial number tag, with this #, and your name and address. I will then send all the paper work I have to you. This is a long shot but if located, the paper work should go with the tractor.
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  5. Vt they caught 83 in 5 hrs they other 7 to fill their ticket were caught the next day in less than an hr. Half we fileted and we will freeze them. The rest will be smoked and canned and some frozen. Td9 we live about 6 hrs away from chitna and the copper river. Its worth the trip and the experience though. We could not afford to eat like this without doing it ourselves. Last year with prices sky high, i tallied up about 800$ for our halibut catch...which didnt include our limit of rock fish, cod and the few salmon we caught. We are truly blessed. I couldnt imagine being in a choked up city.
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  6. I am glad but not surprised you will keep a handful around. Once a cowman always a cowman. And great entertainment for the kids😉 😄
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  7. My poor wife is groaning and hanging on to the checkbook as I envision all that I want to do to them ! Tony
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  8. I always put them (pump or motor) in vise, shaft down, fittings to the left. Timing spec's stapled to the wall next to said vise. Pretty much any hydraulic drive motor or hand pump has to be timed.
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  9. As conveyed in all of these well-wishes, I am sure you will prosper wherever you apply your effort. Good luck as you move forward.
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  10. 1 is a line to put distillery syrup in mixer wagon for dairy cows. 2 is billet carts for CNC lathes. 3 is starting a jib crane.
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  11. I’m pretty sure my 856, and my 1066 narrow front are! 🤣🤣
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  12. Tim, first off, best wishes on your future endeavors. Big changes like this are always a challenge, but you have to do what is best for your situation. This thread takes me back to the mid-1980s when the Reagen administration/1985 Farm Bill introduced the "Dairy herd Buyout Program" that was supposed to eliminate excess milk production. I remember Orion Samuelson had a report on how many long-term dairy operations were coping with selling off their herds. For many, this was the most difficult decision they had ever made in their life...and their most life-changing decision as well. When you've done something for so long that you enjoy doing, to walk away from it has tremendous consequences. A lot of dairy farmers equated selling off the herd with losing a close family member.
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  13. I used to have one of those wolf shepherd cross dogs it worked really well for those.
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  14. Those kids work so hard on their animals. Nice to see them rewarded!
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  15. Getting a reprieve this week with highs in the 80's. Then back up to the upper 90's to welcome August in (can you believe it is almost August!!!) Still very dry with a 50% chance of thundershowers this afternoon Hoping for some rain with the lightning. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
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  16. Sounds like fun, sounds like a great catch you have there. Wife included 😂😂, you must be on the coastal side I am presuming. Smoked salmon is very good, I'm jealous , you are a lucky guy Mark
    2 points
  17. Good luck with the sale, bitty!! You could open up a repair/welding shop and end up working the same hours as you are now!! If you get bored with all of your spare time, after the herd is gone…
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  18. Do you find reasonable accuracy with the ruger? honestly some of these shootings lately have me reconsidering my previous philosophies on personal carry . I always maintained if I couldn’t hit it with a pocket pistol, it wasn’t enough of a threat to shoot. But lately i have been thinking of all the people around me, those of us that carry generally aren’t just doing so for ourselves, but for our friends, family, neighbors, loved ones and even strangers. that kid in the mall last week was taking 40 yard shots. In the heat of the moment, without formal training i figure he did pretty well. i feel confident with a 40 yard shot with my 1911, it’s heavy, relatively long barreled and steady with really nice sights. My LCP I might have better luck just throwing the gun at an attackers head at 40 yards. I took the laser off it because it was too touchy. And with fixed low pro sights, it’s really a close quarters gun. The LCP max would be better by a long shot but I think I want to step up even more.
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  19. Iron can be replaced, family, not so much.
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  20. Since you did not comment hoping your all alright. Hope his insurance is better than his driving.
    2 points
  21. Well, It has not rained in quite a while. 90 plus degree temps. Crops are burning up and hay is not growing like normal. Got some time yesterday and today. Brother painted some of frame and installed lower fuel tank. We got fluids filled up. And got it cranked. Spent about an hour and a half on dyno. Runs and drives. Need to check pressures yet and on to cosmetics.
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  22. Is that why you have a ‘bad back’? You can’t keep your hands off the………….. oh, never mind.
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  23. Its a 310 Deere backhoe chassis with a Midwestern side boom on it.
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  24. Pics later. Maybe even of the fish. Congratulations
    2 points
  25. I like these threads where we get to learn about pricing from decades ago.
    1 point
  26. My wife hasn't been this hot since 1984!
    1 point
  27. When I got my CCL I spent quite a bit of time looking at carry guns and holsters. I ended up with the Glock 43. For me it was the one that fit the bill. I have a LCP, LC9, SR9C and I still prefer the 43. It’s no where near the top of my list for guns I enjoy shooting but to fill the job of carry gun it was my pick. No regrets. Good shooting gun. It’s my only Glock!
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  28. They must hate the drivers
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  29. Great story , Twolines..and I am talking of the fishing part....the personal part sounds great,also, but don't let it it to ''raunchy''....because there quite a few blokes on this site, over 70 yrs old, that shouldn't be reading that stuff...they could go blind ..or worse...... palpitations and the like Mike
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  30. Saddest part about that entire program was they branded the cows on there head so they were known to go for slaughter. That’s besides people selling out their cows that were family to them. My moms uncle and cousin quit milking in the early 90s but their cows all went to herds that were still milking.
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  31. its so hot I almost went to visit my ex so I could be around something cold
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  32. You’re not wrong and in cold weather it’s fairly easy to conceal a full size pistol but summer is a challenge and I will not open carry unless I’m just around the farm. The XD45 I keep in the vehicle I’ve shot the most and would feel confident with 40 and 50 yard shots at human size target but I rarely ever carry it due to size. I need more practice with the hellcat to feel completely comfortable with it but again I rarely carry it either. That little 22 mag. NAA revolver might as well not have it past about 20 yards and even then as short as the barrel is those rounds aren’t coming out like a 6” plus barrel. But I do have it everyday!
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  33. Update on one of the decals it says Tailored hydraulics and on the back of the seat it appears to have said operator comfort.
    1 point
  34. And after time passes and youth and beauty fades a sense of humor til the end 🥇
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  35. Lol. Lol. Thousands and thousands of them. Im starting to think every single tractor that left the factory was a gold demo.
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  36. The cowl mounted indicator for hitch position and traction control activity was called "Pilot Guide". My 350 Diesel Utility has it.
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  37. I assume your referring to an oil leak and not water ? there's many places oil can leak out of under the seat
    1 point
  38. I’m in process off getting insoles made it takes awhile . I’m in the care of a podiatrist he’s the one that just saved my foot had to go about a 100 miles to find one I liked.
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  39. I’ll see if I can snap a couple pictures of the old decals next time I’m by the tractor I just haven’t had time to get back to it. But after looking at a few brass tacks decals online in sure that’s what it is.
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  40. Oh forgot to mention, if any crap has got past your filters there are individual strainers in The injector body themselves. Remove the inlet fuel line from the injector then remove the male flare adapter, there’s a filter in there. You could pull the injectors and bench test the spray pattern, clamp the body in the vise, fill with fuel or penetrating oil, place a piece of paper a couple inches below the tip and give it a rap with a soft mallet, observe the pattern on the paper and watch for atomization not straight spray lines. Then refill the injector, cap the outlet line and put 60psi of air to the inlet. If the nozzle drips you have a needle/seat leaking.
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  41. its not corrosive, its a by product from bourbon, its really gotten big around here the past few years from all the new places popping up, everybody and their granny haul it around here from water tanks that look like they're from WW2 to old milk trucks to those square plastic tanks with the metal cage around them, one thing it is when they get it from the distillery is really hot either they cut it with water or they let it set for a day or so before turning cows on it
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  42. Brought a Porch Electric wiring harness for my 766. Got 3 wiring harness for the tractor, then laid them out beside the old harness. Found a wrong eyelet was installed on one of the harness. The other 2 harness had the part numbers switched. Called up Eric, told him what had happen on the harness I got. He went above & beyond to repair them to his standards. Very impressed with his business, if ever need another harness for a IH tractor will call him again. After a 20 year storage of my later Grandfather's IH L-110 half ton, it needed some tlc. It need some new spark plug wires, could only find carbon suppression wires locally. Found Brillman website, called them up. They would make me solid cores wires for the truck. They didnt have set premade for engine. Measured up the lengths & sent them the info. Couple weeks later they arrived. Got great services from them also. Told they could make a new harness for the whole truck if I send it in.
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  43. Took the day off again and went and helped my brother cut a trailer load of firewood. Had a 1 cord permit so we got that filled up with some birch. Hard to get to so he brought his little trailer that he rigged up to pull with the quad. Princes auto special but of course in typical machinist fabricator fashion he took it apart to make it better lol. Made new hubs and spindles for it as well as a new walking axle. Couldn’t buy hubs to fit the atv rims so he made his own lol. Worked great for what he needed it for. Took off on my own after and out about 30 miles on the quad before I went on my way home again. Mostly familiar trails but shot off on a couple different ones. Was a nice little break aside from getting poured on with rain after he left lol. Got back to the truck and I was completely soaked.
    1 point
  44. One stripped big block. Got the grind number off the cam. It’s a reasonably bumpy bump stick...
    1 point
  45. Told my wife you all would like picks of her fileting fish and she asked "bikini or camo?" Then she chucked a carcass at me....sorry guys, no luck....guess ull have to come visit to see the ginger queen..lol
    1 point
  46. One thing to keep in mind. On phase generation set ups the hot legs must be used for any control voltage, meaning the generated third leg can not be used in the control circuit. I was down in Hardin MO last week to pick up some machinery from a guy. He had a rotary phase converter setting unused in his shop, I don't know what he wants for it, but I felt his deal on the gear head drill press I bought was very good, and he gave several extras. Let me know if you need a phone #. Good luck with it all.
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  47. Hank enjoying the dog days of summer
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  48. What's the tricks to putting the range and speed transmissions back together? There are two sets of splines to align... The front is on a good tractor handler
    1 point
  49. No matter how much money you have it in, it will be cheaper then a new one and probably last longer
    1 point
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