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  1. Hello everyone , it’s been a few very busy days around here and spent the day loading stuff for people . The sale was ok , but it is what it is , I wish the tractors would have brought some more money but the market is changing and people are being very careful with their money today because of the economy. The 1206’s left for the Dakota’s late afternoon , not sure who bought them . The 1086 is leaving tomorrow late afternoon , not sure where the guy is from but he said he is 13 plus hour drive one way . I hope you guys understand I can’t say where they went unless the new owner says it’s ok . ‘I hope to see them again someday at a show , I have enjoyed taking them around to the Red Power shows for all of you to enjoy and because of this have met a lot of you and become good friends . I will still be bringing the 5388 to the shows and my 1086 narrow front . Danny
    17 points
  2. I'm happy for my daughter to have been selected to sing at the FFA convention this fall. She graduated from homeschool this year so I'm also grateful for my wife to school her and the others. I'm told that they will be on RF TV even . Not sure if this link will work so I added a picture also https://www.tiogapublishing.com/the_wellsboro_mansfield_gazette/community/local-ffa-member-grace-bishop-chosen-to-perform-with-national-ffa-chorus/article_ed287e00-453b-11ee-a310-0be580686e85.html?utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2ksJ9Ln73RrNaz7vP44cnEhPjSKrp7y-DIJgt_dqNTBiYuuD_7m2g-Dbo
    12 points
  3. I got my little genius 1 bottom plow put back together after the restoration. I hope to use it behind my T4 crawler this fall after we harvest soybeans.
    12 points
  4. .....the rocks are never ending .....recently loaded all the big ones on to the Caterrpillar for a five mile run up through the river bed to place then in two groynes very close to the Station Head Quarters...as always despite having endless big rock, the several hundred tons ,placed, will prove totally inadequate...when the next 50 year flood turns up....We had one two yrs ago , so its due anytime.... Also had to pick up the numerous willow trees that the most recent flood had ripped out....and lay them back into the now naked river bank,...set them in the river bed and lay them 45 degrees to the bank ..not the easiest of tasks...hence you won't see any pictures of those efforts...( )..however, they are in place...but the big bonus for me personally was the fact of about ten 300 yr old New Zealand Silver beech trees , scattered about in one area.....Now, the idiots that run this country will let you 'firewood'' a downed native timber tree..but without a permit and screeds of paper work , this tree cannot be milled ...However..to be fair, we left the ones that were partially immersed in sand and gravel...and took out the ones that looked quite clean of imbedded stones..in fact had no issue with cutting these to length to fit on a Mate's 6x4 Isuzu for the trip home ...to the mill .... Three loads ...a hanging offence ..mind you the loads were kept below water level.....Safety first !!!...and hard to notice after dark.....It was completed on a Sunday....Beautiful timber for interior panel work... Then with that task completed, the Excavator was shifted a few miles south, on the Kenworth...and I had to place more rock over that cloth you can see in second last picture, cloth that was uncovered after a big flood....Had to dig the toe out, place specific size rock therein...and smaller rock to the top ground level..This at the Military Exercise base waaay up the Wairau River Valley on the Rainbow Station.... Mike
    9 points
  5. More shed shuffling of red tractors, Dad pushed our liquid tender in with the M and I brought the seed over in the Hydro 84.. Tomorrow should be planting hay ground.
    8 points
  6. Back to bush hogging with the 806 and 8 ft Wood's
    6 points
  7. My hobby would be reading and occasionally posting on this forum. I have been called “simple” more than once in my life….
    5 points
  8. Are these two from that crew? Mike
    4 points
  9. My little farm, my boat and hunting with my beagles!
    4 points
  10. I will pull my kid out any time I want to. Whenever I am doing something that will be more enriching than the mindless drivel that is being taught in school these days, they can expect to be a kid short.
    4 points
  11. Guys... I gotta get off this ship... just bought helmets for chickens. I don’t have chickens rn but they were on sale, never know when you might need one...
    4 points
  12. ....was placing rock near the small Military base few days gone......and heard this NOISE !! ...then it became obvious what the noise was all about...with the rotary winged aircraft sneaking down the river then spray flying up off the water......landed nearby and another two aircraft arrived...Made a change from the normal routine of rock placing.... Mike
    4 points
  13. Parts stores are like tractor dealers. The people are more important than the brand.
    4 points
  14. He likes his toys. Very seldom does he tear one up. His new ball lasted less than 10 seconds. I guess he has to go back to his bowling ball.
    4 points
  15. G;day Russ ...yeah, it is raining down under...and as such the excavator work has ceased...for a few days and thus I went out the back with one of the 'good' shepherds...to check on the black girls and feed out mineral and salt supplements etc...and the 'men '' rounded up several dozen black girls and herded them up to ""Stockyard face '' an area of several hundred acres, where they will be for awhile.... There are another 100 in another large valley ...plus another hundred or so in yet another area of the 12,000 odd acres of back country ......Come spring and a bit of new growth , the whole mob of around 400 will be together , for calving etc...thus along with 4000 sheep down on the flats , there is a bunch of work for the hounds...On the two Stations here, there are five shepherds , each with seven or more dogs ...ranging from training 'youngun's ' thru to the aged and the infirm..... The dog tucker is mainly ''biscuits '' ,,which comes in ton pallets ......but any animal that has to be destroyed for what ever reason...ends up as dog tucker.... The dogs are kept in dog "motels '....no TV or anything but cold water always there... an elevated 'porch' so that if overnight the hound needs a dump , the resulting mess is hosed out , without getting his sleeping quarters wet ....Most Stations look after their hounds well....and if you noticed on this topic, recently, I posted about our our old Huntaway , which we got from a hill country farm....as she was getting a bit old for the hills ...!! ..picture cattle coming off "Stockyard Face'....(last year...) Mike
    4 points
  16. Covered mine with a tarp. Forgot to yesterday bringing it home from the Fair . Had to thunderstorm breezed by . More exciting stuff to follow New precision oil gage replacement coming soon
    4 points
  17. Last field done. Now for a nice 5 mile tractor ride home.
    4 points
  18. Small project I been working on.
    3 points
  19. With the holiday last weekend, I neglected this again! This week's tractor was popular on farms of all sizes: the Super C
    3 points
  20. here's a picture of the 10 that I could have gone the rest of my life and not taken. Needed the wedge-lock tool that was on it. Things didn't go well, then got worse. Long story short, wound up pulling the dual, (used the board method) the hub, three solid weights, and loosened the inner half weight to get that stupid thing off! Pro tip, don't leave the tool on the axle with a set of inner weights and set it up for 30" rows. Anyway, got it removed and secured the inner weight. Will have to wait until tomorrow to finish putting her back together. Resetting the tread on the 856 is turning into quite a project! Draining the fuel out of the 826, this is painfully slow. Glad I only put about three gallons in it last year. Maybe tomorrow will go better?
    3 points
  21. It has always been ok with any sort of parental note here. It has always happened also. I know two guys who skipped school to go hunting (6-8 years older than me) and one of their Fathers wrote a note saying “Darren and Brad have contracted the 24hr polio virus and will not be at school today” It was a note from a parent and it counted as an excused absense.
    3 points
  22. About a year ago the manager from the Oreilly store showed up working at a gas station I frequent. I had gotten to know him some over the years. He told me he had to leave because he was only making $10/hr and just couldn’t pay his bills anymore. I couldn’t believe how little he said he made there. No wonder they can’t get decent help. You could literally go anywhere and make more.
    3 points
  23. That looks like a symbiotic relationship between the pool and plants (canna lilies?) Excess water goes to the plants and they provide the shade. With Emma as the driving force 😀
    3 points
  24. Yes I built it myself. Over two years I collected parts I figured I'd needed and then in six weeks evenings and Saturdays I got it together. Two things I found out years later is that a belt drive is not good in the brush! It was a belt like a timing belt but much heavier duty. So I changed to a #100 chain. Secondly I didn't know that F12 rearends came in six different gear combinations! Needless to say I have two that are only compatible in second gear which is okay for me because I only use it in four wheel drive when I need it. At the time I built it 1996 it cost only $4000. Engine rebuilt new hyds. new tires and winch. I finally came up with a name for it FARMALLIS. Up until last year we skidded 10-15 cord of wood out with it. Now I've gotten too unsteady on my feet in the woods to be safe so we'll be selling it.
    3 points
  25. ...right with you on the top line.... ....and for the second line.....my few remaining friends above the grass , regard me as some sort of ''nut case''.. because I still like operating things with tracks.....sigh ....so......to sum up......""simple '' and ''nut case'' have a lot in common ..... Mike
    3 points
  26. I will go to which ever store has a good parts counter guy. I don't care the brand anymore. Its all made in China junk anyway!
    3 points
  27. That field 1 this field number 2. Headed to last field of the day.
    3 points
  28. .......took a trip out back today, with mineral / salt lick blocks for the girls.....They look in good shape considering what there is to eat.....Point is, at the moment there is only a hundred out there ..on about 4500 acres......spring growth is still 6 or more weeks away.. Mike
    3 points
  29. Lots today. My son ran his H with the quack digger this morning. While the Mrs raked our rained on hay with the 706. Then we put the kiddos H on the drill and put some late hay seed in. Got the loader off his 460 and ran the roller over the new seeding. 10 foot drill 18 foot roller. 🐒 Then off to the hayfield to pick up that raked hay... Finally, ran my H on the elevator to put some of the hay up. Too much labor even for Labor Day. I couldn't believe she put my sweatshirt on to unload! So hot. 🔥🥵 said she didn't want "hay picker arms" for pictures when the grandbaby is born later this week.
    3 points
  30. Worked until 6 am. Slept some and then mowed trails with the 686.
    3 points
  31. Well now Mike, one of my hobbies includes tracks too, care to join me 😁
    2 points
  32. Nothing wrong with that. I think most of the “regular offenders” here are top shelf people. 😊
    2 points
  33. We have a very good Napa one direction about 15 miles and a very bad Napa about 15 miles the other direction. Supposedly the bad one had been bought out by the good but I haven’t seen it yet. There is a CarQuest locally but the workers barely have a pulse. CarQuest in the next town over is pretty decent. Bottom line is, I feel ownership has a lot to do with service. Growing up the local place was an independent outfit. We had a saying about that place…“here at Sam Smith auto, where you can buy better, but you can’t pay more”
    2 points
  34. The local NAPA guy here owns the store. Mabe 30 years in the business. Wife and son work there too. I make sure I call them first, when chasing parts. He can get me stuff no one else has. Costs a bit more as well.
    2 points
  35. That’s a good price for a 1086, but considering its significance, I would have guessed it would bring more. As long as he’s happy, that’s all that matters.
    2 points
  36. The Skidder is built out of a WC Allis engine and transmission and two Farmall F12 rear ends. It is articulated and has a 8000# winch on the back. here are a few more pics.
    2 points
  37. ...the 'men' getting a little irked at the fact they are not getting out....yet !! Mike
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. Raked with the 756 and baled with the 1066, half way done!
    2 points
  40. Baled with my 186 and 648 NH 5 acres wet marshmallows (4X5) for the deer for a landlord today. I then baled 58 bales of straw and 28 of second cutting with the LBX432 3X4 baler and hauled them in before going to a landlords labor day picnic/party . Didn't get any pictures besides these while going by the sunflower patches
    2 points
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