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  1. Mathew, I think that you are trolling your own topic. You came to us asking for help. Farmall Doctor took time out of his day to give you some very sound advice, including the specs for the flywheel step. Instead of being appreciative, you went out of your way to be antagonistic. It is like J-Mech reincarnated. Good luck on getting help on your future posts! PS: The way I see it, you have two choices. You can suck it up and apologize to the community and be welcomed back in good standing because this group is very forgiving, or you can double-down and attack me or others -- your choice. I honestly would like to see you continue on this forum because I am sure that you have knowledge which others of us can benefit from, and vice-versa. Have a great day! (I mean it sincerely) Red Tech
    7 points
  2. @DirtBoyz07 - Danny do you have a North Dakota branch also? snapped this pic tonight.
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  3. I finished my fall plowing this morning. Had a little headland strip that was blocked by 6 round bales. The bales shipped yesterday so I finished the field and moved the W-9 and McCormick model 70 home. It snowed just above our elevation last night, you can see it on top of Bald Mountain in the background. About 20 of this 30 acre field went under. I’ll plant orchard grass and alfalfa there next spring. The last ten acres will get broke up next fall. I used the SMTA and a Case 4 btm plow at a couple other fields over the weekend. This is a more comfortable combination and runs a little faster then the W-9. I plowed a little under 50 acres this year I spent some auction sale money today also. Bought a tandem New Holland rake setup. This will cut my rake time in half next summer! Its located in Ennis, MT so a bit of a ways away to pick up but the price was right for a hydro-drive unit. And finally, the A earned her keep a couple weeks ago digging taters. I dug four types and put almost six 5-gal buckets worth in the root cellar. So that’s my fall work wrap up of IH tractors on this Montana farm!
    6 points
  4. Either your flywheel is wrong, your clutch disc is wrong, or your pressure plate is wrong. Any which way it is, the way you put it together is wrong. But you already knew that. Not sure why it was easier to take it apart 4 times and then diddle around with homemade spacers then take the flywheel off and have it made right. Only to have to split it again prematurely to remove the spacers... No time to do it right but plenty of time to do it again. I know for a fact FarmallDoctor has plenty of better things to do then argue with someone online who isn't going to fix it properly no matter what he or any other mechanic tells them. I've got flywheels back ground incorrectly, isn't a big deal just messes the timeline you plan on up. Hopefully it lasts despite the unnecessary complicated repair
    6 points
  5. After a very long. Laborious process. The project has a new home. It's still a bit small. But I'll be moving all production of custom tings to the new 1800sq/ft shop. It took an act of God to purchase it. But it's finally in my hands. In about 2 months I'll have renovated the shop side and will be able to have production runs of guns and gear now. Shop side is cluttered and ugly. But it'll get there.
    5 points
  6. Wow, that is scary! Glad she didn't get hurt worse!! Makes you glad for airbags doesn't it!! That is why I want a dash cam in my new truck! The driver should not get away with that! He could easily have killed her!
    5 points
  7. A sheep research operation here was only about a mile out of town and were having losses - with no carcasses remaining. The next move was a series of "Warning. Radioactive Tracers in Use in these Animals" signs and losses fell to zero. There were actually no tracers in use but the logic was that the culprits were educated enough to know two things about radiation - 1. You can't see it, and 2. It sends you sterile
    5 points
  8. twostepn2001, your Spam items didn't excite me very much. But I've been eating REAL Spam since the early mid-1940s. I have four cans in the pantry right now! Every once in a while I get an urge for my world famous health food sandwich. Recipe: Two slices of multi grain bread, slather some Miracle whip on one side of one, and add this! I think some of the most appreciated Spam I ever ate was about 15 days after they removed the stage 4 malignant tumor from my skull, palate and my left upper jawbone, I was allowed to eat "semi solid food." That butterscotch pudding tasted great too. I had to do a selfie holding the spam at our little apartment where Sharon had slept while I was in the hospital for 11 days. My arm is where they got my "new palate" to suture into my upper mouth. And a patch came off of my left leg to cover my arm. And notice that 8-16 IHC Mogul on my shirt! But there's a crowd of Spam chef's here in the Helena area too. My dentist is the leader of the pack. He has all sorts of spam recipes. However, he was enviously jealous that I toured the factory's museum in Minnesota. Back in 2010, when I stayed at the "Byrne Bed & Breakfast," Roger took me there! (My dentist has a photo of me there too!) While I was touring the factory, Roger snapped this photo of me visiting with a couple of troops and General Eisenhower, discussing the blessing Spam was to our troops during WWII. And mostly women operated the plant during the war too. Ike said that US "flying boxcars" parachuted out thousands of cases of Spam over Russian cities during WWII. They had no source of protein there. And keeping this page on track, here is a little upright steam engine that had powered some kind of machinery in the factory that I'm inspecting. Gary😉 PS: I got this notice on Facebook:
    5 points
  9. That’s great , I am glad to have all of you representing Dirt Boyz Proving Grounds around the world 👍😎 I’m guessing Brady Boy must of signed him up so he must of passed the test , Billy is the Western Division representative 👍 Danny
    4 points
  10. Spam, or the various other 'potted meats" are something I never get tired of. During busy seasons when I'm in the tractor or combine all day I'll live on spam and pickle sandwiches. Or spam and tomato if they are ready to eat. I'll throw in a picture of a stook loader from Canada. Manitoba I think.
    4 points
  11. Wire stretcher for gripping and pulling wire.
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  12. I had posted pictures of this grainery last spring but can't find that thread, so, here's a new one. Yesterday I had the 856 out checking the anti-freeze. Beautiful day, spotted this old eye-sore, good time to get that on the burn pile. Got a chain and hooked up. Made it down the hill and across the grass. Had to cross one little corner of bean field. It sunk in and the bolt pulled out of the runner, crap! Of course, needed to get back to town, stuff to do before work. Thinking about it, decided to hook on with the 10, it weighs half again as much and twice as many traction tires. Drilled new hole for the bolt/chain. Hook up with the 10 after installing the quick hitch for higher hooking point, made it about six inches before the bolt pulled out again. Big surprise. What to do, back up the the yard, get truck, shovel and another chain. Wrapped chain around runner a couple of times. This time when I let out the clutch it followed. Slow process but it is by the burn pile now, will probably put the loader back on the 8 and hopefully push it in. Burn this winter after snow gets on. Few pics of the process.
    3 points
  13. Or how many women are involved!!! LOL! This is Runner after all!
    3 points
  14. Let's start off with the commercial side of things. Backup generac. Live air to power the whole shop. And a dust collector.
    3 points
  15. There are so many unqualified drivers on the road right now. I sure wouldn’t bet he even had sense enough to know he did it. Every time I go to Freightliner, there’s hardly any drivers who come in for parts that even speak English. The industry has been totally destroyed.
    3 points
  16. Pretty sure he was trying to help you bud. Take it easy.
    3 points
  17. Even if it collapses, the soil is still loose in that area, therefore, improved drainage. Can't really hurt.....
    3 points
  18. If it makes you feel better vt I had no clue.
    3 points
  19. I wasn't having much luck with the stock coulter on my 10" brinly plow and trash, especially bean trash as of late. I found a guy (Gary Blackman) who was selling notched coulters that help with trash. He lives about 45 min south of me so I went and got one yesterday. I can't wait to try it out.
    2 points
  20. Before my time but 1976 was a good year.
    2 points
  21. Looks a little rough, but listed pretty cheap on local classifieds. Looks like it still has it’s V8.
    2 points
  22. Found this picture of my great grandmother in October of 1955, thought I’d share. looks like it was taken outside of a dealership? And she’s sitting on a regular? Should’ve been taken around Steubenville, ohio
    2 points
  23. And if you missed it. We had to build a kitchen to make it legal.
    2 points
  24. I believe this is some sort of a bedroom...not much room for activities
    2 points
  25. Thankful that she’s OK. Scary stuff, and it can happen fast.
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  26. Dang that was a close one! So sorry it happened to her but glad she walked away. A now retired coworker had similar happened to him one early morning right in DesMoines. Spun his car completely around but not near the damage as your wife's. Same deal driver never stopped. He was able to drive away after he calmed down. We missed it by a few minutes drove by as he sat there.
    2 points
  27. Found this on the net Crescent Tool Co No 384-2 Cable Wire Grip Puller 1/4-7/16, 7,500LB USA
    2 points
  28. In this era of fast retreat to the primitive remember this for straining fences - You cut yourself a suitable sized tree fork with the stem about 3 inches diameter and trim the stem to about a foot long and the handles to suit, Then bore a hole through the stem. To strain a wire insert the wire through a hole through the post, then through the hole in the fork and twist tight with the fork. Then hammer a round tapered punch of suitable size into the hole in the fence post so it locks the tensioned wire. Unwind from fork and tie off. Then hammer the punch out of the hole and tackle the next wire. Makes a chain strainer seem high technology. Later And remember you'll be boring those holes with a man-powered brace and auger bit, so brush up on sharpening too
    2 points
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  30. Yes that is who they were. Surprising how something so revolutionary as modern skid steer was born out of necessity to clean turkey barns. It is amazing at what the modern skid steer evolved into. Way back in the day melroe claim to fame was a plow packer. Then they made harrows, drills another revolutionary product the spra coupe. This was modern fore father of all modern self propelled sprayers. They also made belt tooth combine pickup attachment and plows.
    2 points
  31. Sure hope you don’t need any help from here in the future, might have a little trouble getting help after that rant
    2 points
  32. Chain showed up. I’ll post more pics tomorrow but she’s on the mend.
    2 points
  33. Thanks for the well wishes. I combined some corn, and had rib steaks for lunch. Good day.
    2 points
  34. You guys are no fun.
    2 points
  35. I hate to be "That Guy", but it's my full-time job, and that's certainly not the way that I would go about it. You didn't measure the flywheel step? Hopefully your 'spacers' didn't put the pressure plate too close to the IPTO drive shaft and release bearing sleeve, and cause undue pressure on it and your crankshaft. You might be ok, but that's certainly not how it was intended to operate. Be attentive to how it operates, and I wish you luck.
    2 points
  36. Nice articles about him and the Year Around company in the Heritage Iron magazine recently.
    2 points
  37. Gramp talked about the Australians in WW2 frying donuts in mutton fat. Said they weren’t terrible hot but cold they looked glazed but it was waxy fat. This from the same people who think vegemite is edible, so consider their taste.
    2 points
  38. Don't forget to vote.....
    2 points
  39. Wow… that’s really all I can come up with
    1 point
  40. Yes they had a bunch of businesses he or family was associated with. Was it Dahl or something like that that came from bobcat to Steiger then onto concord.
    1 point
  41. You're talking about my good old buddy Peter Christianson. He's had his hands in a lot of different places over the years around the Fargo area.
    1 point
  42. I believe the mole would follow the depth of the ripper? Theoretically you could set the mole higher if you had a way to attach it, but my assumption is it’s going to pull in a straight line from the attachment point.
    1 point
  43. OBG don't misunderstand me!! lol l love Spam!! Guess l have perverted taste because l like potted meat and vienna sausages too!! One of my favorite Spam recipes is to chop it up into small cubes and mix it with some frozen au'graten potatoes and then fry it. And l have tried "your" recipe of sliced Spam and Velveeta cheese. Love it!! One story l read many years ago was about a Navy C-47 loaded with cases of Spam heading to a Marine base somewhere in the south Pacific crash landed on a small island and was abandoned. The natives of that island got the cases of Spam and they loved it. So to get their help in locating downed US airmen the Navy started dropping cases of Spam weekly to the natives in return for their help.
    1 point
  44. Definitely - can be up towards cast for age https://meat.tamu.edu/tamu-tenderstretch/ And I judge that "tender" from a lot of experience of tough meat one way and another In the vein of your "Big Bone stew" - My father and an uncle were big time earthmovers in the horse drawn era, which meant a lot of camping on the job. One of their recipes was "Tomahawk Stew" - nothing went in chopped smaller than could be done with a tomahawk. And at one of our local agricultural colleges the kitchen did a Sunday night clean up of meat left from the butchering training course of the last week so as to be ready for the next weeks production. That stew was unofficially known as "Hoofs and Horns"
    1 point
  45. Here’s a picture of the Titan, that I found on the web
    1 point
  46. That's basically what you've got; a souped up H. The 300 is 169 CI stock, most (like mine) have been updated with new pistons and sleeves to 175CI. A stock, standard M (not Super, etc) according to the Nebraska tests has 33 hp on the drawbar. A stock, standard 300 rates 35 hp on the drawbar according to the same tests. Of course, we have to take weight into consideration. And we all know that most M's have been updated in the past 70 years with gasoline heads, firecrater pistons, and all the other goodies that were marketed to help farmer Jones keep up with the rest of, well, the farmer Joneses. But, the same can be said of all the tractors of that vintage. I can't list all the things that have been done to my 300, but I know it's got larger sleeves and pistons like the 350's had. The old man that had it before me used it as his "big" tractor on 80 acres in the bottoms, and farmed mostly corn and soybeans. I do know he did several upgrades to it before he died and I wound up with it, at least according to his nephew. When I bought it going on 10 years ago, I took it to a friend of mine's dyno, and I'm 99% sure that it dyno'd 45 hp but I can't remember for certain now. It's pretty darn gutsy for what it is, that is for certain. Mac
    1 point
  47. The breeding ewes and selling feeder lambs was usually a good money maker for us. We had mostly white face cross bred ewes and 30+ years ago there was a good market for the wool. We had to keep the wool from the suffolk and hamps seperate as the black faces did not bring as much. Now I think they will take your wool but basically pay you nothing. Always had ewes in timber pasture in the summer. Towards the end Dad started having problems with coyotes and wild dogs. He tried a llama as he heard they would protect the sheep. That did nothing. Then he bought a female miniature donkey, that pretty much ended the problem.
    1 point
  48. I bet! She is a beauty in her original paint.....
    1 point
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