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  1. Emily, a man much wiser than I told me long ago... Tuck the positives in your pocket and throw the negatives away. God is good all the time..
    9 points
  2. I know everyone up North is knee deep or more in snow, but here in South Alabama it's 80 degrees and sunny. Way too warm this early. The Azaleas out in front of the house are blooming. They should start blooming about mid March. They will be long gone by Easter. My peach trees are starting to bud and I had to spray them. They normally don't start to bud also until mid March. The fig tree also has leaves. When we have a cold spell or two in March it will hammer the fig tree.
    7 points
  3. Thanks again gents. Good to see oldtanker again. Hey Rick, got a question or a question for anyone. She gave me this shirt as a gift after breakfast. Has me confused.
    6 points
  4. February 26, 2023 Journal Entry by Emily Leinenbach — 3 minutes ago Zach is continuing to do well with CPAP. We are still anxiously awaiting and praying for more diaphragm movement/strength and facial movement. As a person can imagine when you are in a situation like this for a long time there are a lot of “collateral challenges” and risks for secondary problems. We pray for avoiding those issues as much as possible. We are extremely grateful for all those helping us, those offering to help us, and all praying for us. We continue to pray for complete healing. We again pray for diaphragm strength, facial movement, and stronger cough. We pray for nerve recovery and strength in arms and legs as well. We pray for physical and mental strength and for at least one area of progress or reassurance each day. Thank you.
    6 points
  5. I'd had trouble getting on here the past couple of days. RPM Sallie got me back on. I guess I just have to find the correct starting place on the correct venue. I don't know anything, so just decided to throw some things here I've gathered over the ages. This first one was recent, but it happened a long time ago. This can happen to any brand. This was a postage stamp size photo my cousin had in Lewistown that I photographed with my phone when I was down there for a family reunion two years ago. The 1918 Aultman-Taylor 30-60 gas tractor and Grandpa Yaeger's 1917 Dodge touring car. At this late date, I'll collect any old photos, good or bad! A horse pulled, ground driven grain binder and some men discussing it. I can't tell the brand, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was something made by McCormick or Deering, or one of the companies like Champion they bought out, to eliminate competition. An at least a late 1923 Model TT Ford Truck is copying JI Case, I think? These Model TT's will darn near climb telephone poles. Not fast, but they have the same worm gear drive a Fordson tractor has. However the cars and truck of this vintage have to climb the hill FAST! They have no fuel pump and the bottom of the gas tank's sediment bulb is at basically the same height as the carburetor! If you have a long hill to clime we have to back up them. I've done it. A late photo of a 1912 Chase truck in Canada. A swarm of Maxwell automobiles in Dazey, North Dakota. I probably have posted this photo before, but if you didn't see sights like this when you were a kid, then check this photo out. You missed something. I saw so many similarities when I was a kid. This early (small crank disk) 20 hp Case engine and threshing machine took a bad fall. I would have cried but would have loved watching this happen. I'd bet this shouldn't have happened. This 25 hp Case straw burner is making a great threshing scene. A New Huber return flue engine is moving a church somewhere. And you can see how much excitement it causes when a new Advance (or any brand) engine arrives on a railroad flatcar in a small town. I personally wouldn't have stopped the engine in that downhill attitude. It can be destructive if not dangerous, left too long. And this photo excites me. This 32 hp Reeves cross compound Canadian Special is the very steam engine my dad and brothers farmed their farm with in central Montana from 1920 through 1928. It has had a lot done to it, including a different boiler from a sawmill in northern Canada. The most recent restoration was quite involved, but I'm so glad it is being taken care of. I did get to go back to the National Thresher's Association's 50th anniversary show at Wauseon, Ohio in 1984 as a guest of the owners, since I represented the family. It was great getting to operate it under steam. I played in it hours and hours and hours and hours as a little kid. I smoked my first Camel on it too. I turned rather green. This was it when the Yaeger's plowed with it. This is where the engine set from 1942 through 1954. They pulled it up in the "junk pile coulee" when WWII broke out. It is setting in the lower right-hand corner and wasn't really visible from the county road above our place in the distance. Gary😉
    5 points
  6. My 686 seems to manage a 2 row planter alright and it’s less than 100hp 🤷🏻‍♂️. The JD planter was a plot planter where I used to work. A couple years after I moved on it showed up for sale. I was the last person who had used it. 7000 row units with plates on top instead of finger pickups.
    5 points
  7. No No! You aren’t allowed to do anything ag related with a compact, not even for your own use/entertainment… ever! grounds for immediate banishment! 100+ is the minimum horsepower required to plant a garden! And don’t you think about mowing with that!
    5 points
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  9. I cannot say how humbled I am for all the bday wishes. Thank you gents. Means a lot. She told me this morning that she was gonna give me a special present that I constantly ask for. I rushed and took a quick shower, scrubbed my teeth good, gargled and neatly brushed my hair. I stepped out of the bathroom with nothing on but a smile. She said "better get dressed before your eggs/bacon/pancakes gets cold. I stood there in dismay as she pulled out the last few ounces of HPs magic elixir syrup and said " enjoy your special present of Wobbit's remaining syrup" ......sigh..... I hate him...
    5 points
  10. What the heck, This is not the Minnesota I grew up in https://www.cbsnews.com/minnesota/news/wild-turkey-terrorizing-neighbors-in-coon-rapids/ there is no way this would have happened when I lived in Coon Rapids, it would have sounded like the Wild West for a very short time. glad I am in a firearms free zone
    4 points
  11. Brother in law came out this morning to go riding so we took off from home and went on the rally on the local reserve. It’s only 5 miles from home so it’s nice to be able to just leave from here. Ended up going up across the river on some familiar trails that we have logged on before. One spot where we almost rolled the skidder into the river but the winch saved the day. Always think of that when I go through there. Same road we had to winch the semi up fully loaded after it rained all day. Fun to look back on those spots and see how much they’ve changed since then. Split off from the rally for a bit after that and headed off to one of my favorite spots that we were at just a couple weeks ago. Took the river back to the local ski hill then headed into the bar where they were providing lunch for the rally. Nice big plate of chicken wings. Headed back home a different way off the rally route back to the school again. Was a 160 km ride. Was glad my brother had carried some extra gas from home with as I was starting to get low already at the 120 Km mark. New sleds harder on fuel then my old one. Can’t make a 200 km trip with it. Wasn’t riding super hard today but wasn’t exactly taking our time either. It’s just so east to speed with this new sled. You look down and wholly cow you’re cruising along at 130 km/hr.
    4 points
  12. I didn't get any photos after unloading. We ended up having to hook up the monitor to raise it with the tractor and pull it off the side. It was heavier than we could lift the way we were trying. 955 12/23 front fold from Redline equipment in Ohio. Was there on consignment.
    4 points
  13. Trying to unload are new bean planter
    4 points
  14. I posted this log before, but I went to move it today. Had to stretch the hoe all the way out to move, you could just about slip paper under the rear tires. you cant see it, but there is a marble walkway i had to get it over to get it out.
    3 points
  15. After she drys off from her bath. All ready for planting season.
    3 points
  16. Closer to what we will hook to it for planting. This tractor is getting take off 18r50 Michelin duals
    3 points
  17. Well success. Went back down with the shop vac and hot water again. Was blasting it with as much hot water as I could and all of a sudden I could feel the hose move and the vacuum started sucking air again. Almost had to be froze up. Still baffles me how when everything else was thawed. Just have the spare pump plugged into a outlet so have to get the float wired back in yet. Things are looking good so far though. Hopefully stays that way lol.
    3 points
  18. '' ...a straight flush beats a full house ''...that bit of home spun philosophy sign written on a sucking '' turd turfer'' somewhere in my travells in the US of A..back in 2015 ...very amusing !! Mike
    3 points
  19. There's an awful lot of green paint in this thread. Just sayin...
    3 points
  20. Got some riding in, up in Wisconsin this weekend after some good snow last week. Tracker pic of 1st day ride. Had to stop in and heckle the skiers on Heckler Hill during the Birkebeiner, near Hayward Wisconsin. That was fun watching some fall...🤣🤣
    3 points
  21. I also planted English peas, snow peas, radish's, and lettuce. My rows are about 87 feet long. I set out 6 cabbage and 12 broccoli plants. I will go to the COOP tomorrow to get some turnip seed and put them in. That will do it until late March when I can plant green beans. Sweet corn can be planted usually the last week in March and still not have to worry about a late frost. If you plant corn mid March a late frost may get ya, Early April cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and squash can be planted or set out.
    3 points
  22. I already have potatoes in the ground. I planted 38 seed potatoes Thursday. I used the compact to plow, disk, and rotortill the garden. I then put the middle buster on the back to dig the trench for the potatoes. I also use the middle buster to dig the potatoes. Makes life a whole lot easier.
    3 points
  23. The last of the really good looking tractors. The Boxcar Magnums. Loved my 7220 2WD. After this series, tractor looks went down the toilet. All brands.
    2 points
  24. ray54, They were able to do stupid things back then too, and got stupid prizes. This Model TT Ford Truck is set up to Typewrite, photograph selfies and drive. So doing stupid things is nothing new! Gary🤪
    2 points
  25. nice models above guys. Here’s a pay hog I built few years ago. The pictures aren’t the best though.
    2 points
  26. Johnson OME in Evinrude even though they were basically all the same company they had those names on different sleds. I had a 1970 Johnson skeehorse 437 have electric start reverse wide track actually had a lot of neat features I had the original sales receipt from when the guy bought it $1995 In the original flyer that said in bold print 25 horsepower like wow lol
    2 points
  27. Newest sled I own is a 1973. I bought this 71 to clone the only sled my dad ever owned. It needs the carbs gone through. Dang. I got projects for life.
    2 points
  28. Before I plowed the garden I sucked up the leaves around the house. It took about a day and a half using a hand rake and the mower mounted 14 bushel bagger. I ended up with 14 loads when it was all said and done. I did it in early December and got 4 dumps. I will have to do it again at the end of March when the last leaves fall off the oaks. I hear the trees referred to a pin oaks, live oaks, and water oaks by the locals. I just know they start dropping leaves in early October and finish in late March.
    2 points
  29. In 1985 I thought the Manta snowmobile was the coolest thing ever!
    2 points
  30. Ran across this on another forum and remembered this thread here.........that is all..............
    2 points
  31. I had a similar problem almost 20 years ago and I think it was that the suction line had frozen inside the tank. I had not put a layer of straw bales over the ground where the tank is and that is what I blamed it on. Had also had the tank pumped out by the septic truck earlier that year so there was not enough "organic matter" in the tank to hold the heat. Those things combined are what i think caused the suction line to freeze. We had to take the lid off and lower a sump pump in to the tank to take the level down and give me time to thaw the line. Seems to me I had to run a lot of hot water into the drains and finally got the line open enough for the basement pump to work. Since then I don't get the septic truck in to pump it out nearly as often.
    2 points
  32. I was on the other end of the spectrum this am....Ha Ha!!!
    2 points
  33. Last of the milk shipping from here is leaving in tomorrows truck. Got the base sold a few weeks ago and we shipped all the cows but what the kids will milk for the refrigerator. Have a few pigs to raise along with 220 beef finishers .
    2 points
  34. Nothing like a hoe with decades of experience!! They know how to handle the big loads front or back
    1 point
  35. The house on the rock in central Wisconsin has a bunch of the automated instruments. Most are now non functional but in the day they were air powered and did work. I like this guy's videos. Lots of holes to punch... https://youtu.be/fnb7EqfykF4
    1 point
  36. Almost bought a Moto Ski when I was a teenager. Parents decided against it.
    1 point
  37. Hay for the goats with the 1456 and an oil change for it also. I power washed the 1086 as it had manure all over from feeding hay this winter.
    1 point
  38. Thanks again Gary good stuff as always. But how could implicate the crash of thrasher and Case engine on operator error.............. he surely was not talking on his phone. 🤣 But then again he could of been watch a cowboy get bucked off his half broke horse from the fright of the racket the engine made.
    1 point
  39. Yep after 3 hours that's pretty much what I come up with. Gota grab a couple 90's tomorrow and size it up. Thanks for pics
    1 point
  40. I've had quite a few over the years. Arctic cats were a 72 cheetah 440, 73 cheetah 400, 70 panther with a wankel, and two pumas, one was a 292 the other was a 340. Also had a Deere 600 and a 79 Polaris txl340. I owned all of these sleds at one time or another when I was in high school. We all would fix our sleds during the week, go for a ride on the weekend, then fix all week again. I swear we kept Dennis Kirk in business. Currently have all arctic cats, a 90 jag 440, a 94 puma 440 that I can't get to run right, and a 96 zr580.
    1 point
  41. Then you have the DT's are D's and TT's are DT's thing. Then if it went through SRC it could be stamped TT 466 and be a D 414. Internals have to be measured to know.
    1 point
  42. We all know you miss his kind words when he's on here.😀
    1 point
  43. Happy " B " Day !! I Hate him .....Nevermind! HP 🤤
    1 point
  44. Well there are a lot of built parts in those tubs! Needle bearing differentials, shaft supports, wider gears, lot of custom parts in a puller
    1 point
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