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  1. 7 points
  2. The route my parents took to school.
    6 points
  3. all I farm with is "vintage" equipment. Newest tractor is a 5288 and JD 750 TLB. No back orders for computers. Enough roofs and umbrellas to stay out of the sun.
    5 points
  4. We got rained out with a day left of harvest so I made a run down the nearest antique tractor threshing bee. Haven't been there in years. The have had this JD R/WD-9 tandem for a long time and I even posted a few pics of it long time ago. But today they needed someone to drive it so one of the members who knows me asked if I would do it so I did. Now both tractors were running but only the R was in gear. The guy who created this contraption used a cable master/slave cylinder to run the clutch on the WD-9 and the club member told me it can be finicky at times. So when they run it on the show grounds where there is lots of things to run into they leave the 9 out of gear so whoever is driving it can stop in a hurry. This is the first time I run a tandem tractor like this. Maybe anybody who has run a 2+2 can sympathize but this thing if you aren't paying attention you can get into trouble with it fast. I was hesitant to drive it out of the lineup because I didn't know how it was going to handle. And before anybody says anything, the reason I was steering back and forth so much was to show how good and tight it steers. It was not sloppy or wore out.
    5 points
  5. This toy model is based on a real one. Will give an idea at least. Only 40 where made for a toy show in 1989. @wheatkingDad likely has one also.
    4 points
  6. Same here. I started out many years ago farming at the mercy of the elements and I wouldn't want to do it again. Sunburn and windburn so bad I could hardly sleep at night. Dust bothered me so much I'd scratch my arms and legs til they bled. There were good days but the bad ones far outweighed them. I'll take my modern (30 year old) comfortable cabs any day.
    4 points
  7. I don’t 100% agree, I know it isn’t exactly the same but we have a number of generators that make water. I have attempted to get them dry but they get condensation in them and turn the oil to milk, it is pretty severe. The biggest issue is they exercise for short intervals and under no load in areas that rarely loose power. I would suspect his truck is suffering similarly. the best solution is to send it east, i will store it in the barn and give it routine exercise for you, it’ll be here ready to go whenever you need it and well cared for in the meantime.
    4 points
  8. Harvesting the hard way, near Colfax WA. BK
    4 points
  9. Personally id take it somewhere once a month. if nothing else to keep the mice on there toes because home is moving....
    3 points
  10. Original BFG’s on The 1086 Grandpa bought new. 20.8x38’s still on there right now at around 4300hrs
    3 points
  11. The elk seem to be constantly expanding their ranges in Nebraska. We had a small group living in our neighborhood all summer last year, and we’re not exactly in what used to be considered the “elk zone”. They traveled from field to field as the corn came out last fall, and were gone when all the corn was harvested. We saw them just west of our yard one morning during corn harvest. I think a yearling would have been excellent eating. I’ve heard lots of stories about elk in the Niobrara River country north of Whitman, Hecla, Mullen, and Seneca, so not far from Jeff at all. I hope to harvest one one day before I’m to old and crippled, and that day is approaching faster than I’d like.
    3 points
  12. Gummed up delivery valve in pump, no smoke out exhaust equals no fuel in cylinders.
    3 points
  13. Watch all you want. Doesn’t bother me. I can still have an opinion. It’s not hatred.
    3 points
  14. Now Sledge, don't go picking on ol' Seth...., ...we have followed his posts for years and one in particular of Seths many attributes stands out like a beacon.... ..somewhere along the line in his DNA..or genealogy.....he has that extremely rare 'gene' bestowed upon him, which enables him to be one of the favoured few amongst us ''homo erectus'' beings, who can actually start a HUSQVARNA chain saw....and this, friend Todd, will enable him to keep his family warm in the robust North American winter of discontent , that is ahead of all you blokes........... ...so , give him credit for this rare attribute...... Mike (..normal folk, use STIHL chainsaws...which anyone can start and use......)
    3 points
  15. Looks pretty legit to me and them Goodyear front and back tires will tell ya, the old style Goodyears
    2 points
  16. Just send it to me or Jeff. I am pretty sure it will get a few miles on it at either place. Since I got my bid truck, I only put 20,000 miles on my dually a year. Down from 45,000
    2 points
  17. Well heck o mighty Jake. You're in luck. I just happen to run a shelter for under used "dezulls" ! 😃 Send her down and I will see to it she gets properly exercised. All fluids will be brought to operating temps naturally and fuel will not be allowed to become stale. I will make sure the 4x4 gets used (high and low range) and will keep the rust off the GN ball. And as a bonus, once a month I will send you pictures of our adventures 🤠 She will be parked next to my 99 black Cummins dually who being a few years older will act like a big brother to her. I will promise with 75% certainty that I will not put a DewEze bale bed on it😉 And anyone signing up for monthly fuel money donations, I will send you this adorable plush little truck critter.🥰
    2 points
  18. Driving down the road is going to be superior to leaving it parked and just warming it up. You need to stir up the axle oil, roll the flat spots out of the tires, and get some fresh air blown about the underside of the body. When you say Jake brake, I assume you mean exhaust brake, not the same thing. By my thinking, that is probably going to do more harm than good since it's a valve blocking exhaust flow.... Engine sounds like it's working, but it's actually choking on its own exhaust and building up carbon. In normal driving that carbon would be burned off under load but... I'm going to assume you park the truck in some way that prevents easy access? As eluded to above, taking it for a spin once a month or so would be the best plan in my opinion. If driving it is not an option, for a warm up cycle, I would lightly stall it on the converter - put in second, hold the brake, bring to 1/2 throttle for 15 seconds, run in neutral a minute... repeat until at operating temp. And make sure to roll it forward and back a bit to get oil on the ring gears.
    2 points
  19. I bought mine a month and a half ago with 6150 hrs on it, love it but I wouldn’t pay 48k for one with 1500 hrs of experience.
    2 points
  20. Let's not forget the blood dumplings, or so I'm told was one of the fall delicacies during butchering time . Also, pickled pigs feet, Or so I'm told by my dad, whom was Norwegian Swede. I always told him, he could have my share 🤮 Mark
    2 points
  21. Really your transmission temperature lags your engine coolant, so it would take long idling times for it to reach normal if ever, some of the early Dmaxs had something in the program that would lock and unlock the converter in cold weather idling, after starting to get transmission failures they removed it, the other thing is sometimes things sitting can be as hard or harder than use, seals dry out, springs lose tension, etc, it sounds like your racking your brain to prevent this, no chance of an hour drive a few times a year or some fishing or hunting?
    2 points
  22. Well true. This much is a pretty sure bet when you stop to consider. We’re not going to see today’s electronic computer tractors lasting, running and out doing field work as long in to the future as these old favorite war horses of ours are still so fully capable of today. It is indeed hard to picture a 45 year old 340 Magnum of today getting lovingly restored for display in tractor shows in the future, let alone imagining one still making itself useful accomplishing field work that long from now. What a joke. The golden age of tractors has come, and gone. These over priced, over complicated, troublesome, unreliable pieces of crap they’re building today are not going to stand the test of time like the ‘06, ‘56, ‘66, ‘86, ‘88 series or even Boxcar Magnum series do today. I suppose this may be part of the reason prices are spiking on these oldies but goodies to some degree right now. Having said that, I still think the 48K plus asking price on the subject 1086 here is WAY out of line. Some sellers are just “going fishing” with these outlandish prices in some cases, hoping a sucker will bite. Man I don’t know….. there’s so many crazy crazy things going on these days, it’s maddening.
    2 points
  23. We've only removed the straw chopper from the 7721 once when flax straw was wrapping on it. Normally it is not necessary. Just remove all the spreader deflectors except for the two outside ones. Trade places with those two so that they will now deflect the straw towards the centre of the windrow. Pull the knives back out of the chopper so it won't break up the straw. Just blows it out into a row. Way easier than removing and reinstalling that heavy thing.
    2 points
  24. Good to hear no one was hurt Bill.
    2 points
  25. That sir is a cold, cold shower right there. Mike
    2 points
  26. No charging stations here. We burn fossil fuels and every spring is global warming. Every winter is global cooling. Our idea of climate change is how many layers you need to put on or take off over the course of a work day. Men are men and women here like that.
    2 points
  27. Newest thing I farm with the the 1688 that I haven't even used yet. Still cover every acre with an '87 Case IH and an '81 5088. Old IH tillage equipment and a 950 IH cyclo planter. Some day I might join the new age but until I can't buy parts, I see no reason to update. We had you beat on Tuesday. Plowed 6 acres old school for a neighbor, was a good time. Disregard the off colors....
    2 points
  28. Poor woman already has to put up with enough........don’t you think? 😝
    2 points
  29. It amazes me that nobody bats an eye when a clapped out high hour tractor with an automotive paint job full of chinese aftermarket parts brings this kind of money at a Mecum or Aumann Auction but when an original paint, lower hour tractors sells high it's criminal. Pretty sure the fact that this tractor does not have A/C played a 0% factor in the minds of the bidders willing to bid past the $7500 mark for it. We live in times of 100K pickups and $20-$30,000/Acre farmland in lots of places. The $35,000 payed for a 1466 to sit in the corner of a guys shed is probably not going to be missed. Personally I would rather have that 1466 in the shed than a boat or RV or 50HP compact tractor. A 70's era high horsepower fender tractor with original paint. The farm boys vintage muscle car of 2022.
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. That 9501 is the next model newer than my 7721 but they did not sell nearly as many since the pull types were falling out of popularity by that time. And yes, that 3020 is fine on the flatland with a turbo added for extra power but it would have problems on any little hills when the grain tank gets much weight in it. I've had to switch on the mfd on my 7130 Magnum on some of our hills when the grain tank is getting close to full or else there is wheel slippage. I think the combine manual recommends minimum 120 hp tractor up front.
    2 points
  32. Those 5.3s like a little turbo boost they hold up well to boost and make good power There are some cheep aftermarket turbo manifolds out there
    1 point
  33. warm n dry here way too warm for this time of yr, 95ish and i gotta be in a stupid outdoor wedding ALL DAY just shoot me now
    1 point
  34. Seems that I am not alone in considering "The Best Years of Our Lives" the best WWII movie made, and far better than ANY than those that "General" John Wayne ever starred in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAQ3fubRn68 And, the MEDIA did NOT spit on those who returned.
    1 point
  35. Charge pump relief valve is stuck open. The big fitting on top of the charge pump. I guess the charge pump drive shaft could be sheared off, but not likely.
    1 point
  36. Ether can be hard on those engines. But without glow plugs they are impossible to crank without ether. Try WD-40 sprayed straight into intake with filter assembly removed. Do this with glow plugs working and while engine is cranking over. If it starts keep giving short blast of WD-40 to keep it running for a bit. Also make sure there is more than 1/4 tank of fuel. Those trucks were notorious for the pickup screen breaking off. When the screen breaks off it starts sucking air at 1/4 tank. Good luck. Sounds like you got a great truck!
    1 point
  37. Funny, it must have been the one nice day because it isn't a snow storm.
    1 point
  38. If I could somehow make a living farming the homestead or even 600 acres I would definitely do something along those lines. I mean no disrespect to the guys on here who farm with cabless tractors . But I spend way way way too much time in a tractor in all 4 seasons of the year to no want at least a cab with heat/AC.
    1 point
  39. We are fifteen miles southeast of Hay Springs, so we don’t have to travel far to be in their regular, everyday habitat I need to take a closer look at the regulations on landowner permits. When we saw the bunch on our place last fall, I didn’t realize until sometime later that they were fair game if I’d had a permit. Apparently the “elk zones” that there used to be have gone away. Haven’t heard of any in the neighborhood this year. They did do some crop damage when they were here. th
    1 point
  40. When I was there, we lived on the west side of 16f. Couldn’t get a landowner permit for Elk. If we would have been across the highway I could have. Cousin lives on the Table south of Chadron, and he has had elk and sheep for years.
    1 point
  41. It’s my Scandinavian ancestry mike😉 I considered moving there but don’t really like rotten fish or head cheese 🤷‍♂️
    1 point
  42. This is a stanadyne or Roosa pump? Not a power stroke? If it is older style with mechanical pump your pump is gummed up or rotor drive sheared off. Newer one I can’t help much.
    1 point
  43. I have turn signals and 4 really bright randomly flashing yellow LED lights on the rear fenders of my 806. I've come up my road many times and get ready to turn into the drive and people just go right around me when I slow down. More often than not they are on the phone. Glad no one was hurt!
    1 point
  44. Make sure coupler spline on hydro pump itself didn’t strip. Or like has been mentioned control pin can come out not often but it does.
    1 point
  45. It amazes me how fast your season goes by up there! It seems like we're planting corn down here, you still have two feet of snow on the ground. Then, I'm thinking about getting the combine out for maintenance and you're done combining!
    1 point
  46. 1 point
  47. Better be the whole front axle assembly 😂. I'm sorry, but these corporate companies are no longer making these parts that I know of, if so, they would still hold the pattens, so no one can make them, they are sourcing these items, putting them in a box, selling to "brand loyal" customers for ten times the price. For that mark up, I will buy 5, wear them out and still be ahead , to each their own, some people think leasing is the best way to go, turn in, and get a new machine every 4 years too. Never own it, but accountants tell you it's smart 🤔🤔. On paper anyhow, as long as you are "making" money, but hiding it from the IRS Mark
    1 point
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