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  1. waiting for the school bus.
    10 points
  2. Ground chicken feed. The new frost plug heater on a timer for about 3 hours by the time I got home and 1 min of glow plug and the 560 fired up like a summer day.
    9 points
  3. Got the 1086 apart and the steering motor out.
    7 points
  4. That exactly right. But sometimes they take a nap.
    6 points
  5. When all this global warming BS started, I asked my Dad about it. He remembered really easy winters with little snow and cold. (You forget these) He explained that we only remember the real butt kicking winters. (68/69, 96/97) That was so true. I remember 96/97 with the ungodly amount of snow and then the flooding from the snow. It took a good year to get back to normal. So I am appreciating 23/24 so far. Weather is cyclical and changing all the time. Anyone who thinks that man can change what the Good Lord gives us is giving man more credit than we deserve.
    6 points
  6. Tidied up my driveway,blew most of it away with the 1256, I would have pulled another 1nch or so with the 2404 but I don't have gas on had and I didn't want to use the front end loader and dig into my 20 yards of new gravel and have it down in the grass.At the bottom of the hill you can see where we spent Sunday afternoon repairing a broken water line.
    6 points
  7. 5 points
  8. Here is another ultra cool photo with the same sled/truck
    5 points
  9. I know it's old but I always liked the old joke: What do you get if you play a country song backwards? You get your truck back, your girl back, your dog back, etc.
    5 points
  10. Not sure what the "country" stations play these days. But its not country by any means. Hence why I listen to prime country or the 80's on 8 on Sirius. That or the local Contemporary Christian music station.
    5 points
  11. yep, I wouldn't take a million dollars for my wife, but I wouldn't give you a nickel for another one just like her.
    5 points
  12. Have had a lot of different breeds over my lifetime and they all have their qualities but my parents had 3 border collies when I was growing up, smart dogs that you couldn't ask for more♥️ thrive in an active outdoor environment
    4 points
  13. Yes, with the coal burning (or anything) when you shut the glass door you hear the air whistle theough the slight gap at the top of the glass. With hard anthracite coal the glass stays clean as it produces no soot or smoke. Burning wood and it will discolor in a few hours.
    4 points
  14. Hard tires will last longer but not do as well in slick conditions. Soft tires will do better in slick conditions but not last as long. 🤷‍♂️
    4 points
  15. Yup its an old arts way. Have another that I still need to get up and running and keep whichever is the better of the 2. Usual batch is 200# corn 100# of supplement from the coop, which is mostly bean meal but also minerals. Dash of oyster shell and sometimes a slice or 2 of hay. More corn for cold weather and less in hot weather. They like it better than store bought and they eat less per day of mine. Takes longer to get it out and put it away than it does to grind it. Mostly because I have too much stuff in the shed.
    4 points
  16. I don't know how you fellas do it with straight pipes. Sounds nice but gets annoying. Maybe it's because it's blowing smoke and noise right in my face as well?
    4 points
  17. That might be a good thing, I'm not sure if he knows if he's coming or going. Sigh. Sniff sniff. Mark, just so you know this is the best humor I've had in several weeks.
    4 points
  18. Exploring. Found meat and weird beer! Very pretty little town we’re in. Had a great meal with my work group, a couple others brought their Husband/wives also so we had a full table. Had some local dishes and local beers. It was exceptionally good.
    4 points
  19. Local 1456 I bought. Farmer owned it since the early 80s. Originally came from Greenville MS area. From the factory it was: -open Station w/fenders -TA delete -24.5x32s -11.00-16s -hyd seat -belly fuel tank He ran it with 24.5x32s untill he wore them out then changed it over to 18.4x38s, swapped the hyd seat for a mechanical one, added a cab in the mid 80s. Belly tank never made it to Texas but tell tale signs of it were still there. Original fenders are long gone. I ended up with the 24.5x32 rims and wheel centers a few years ago and put them on another 1456. Pretty clean and decent 1456 especially for being a southern tractor all its life. Ive fixed up a few things and changed and added some parts. Still a work in progress. Needs a deep clean but weather isnt right for that now. Plan is to use it mainly as a winter feeding tractor.
    3 points
  20. This looks like my Shep, but he is way way too lazy to do something like this.
    3 points
  21. Problem with tires is when you find a good one, (good wear and traction) by the time they wear out the tread design and compound have changed. Buy the same brand, size, and model tire twice in a row and you won't get the same results. I've had enough crap sets of BFG to know I'm never buying another. I've never had a set that gripped or lasted. Continental last forever but sound like basketballs dribbling down the highway and you'll get stuck on a fart. 8700 lb truck needed 4x4 to drive across my dry lawn. I've had mixed results with Good Year kevlar and Cooper as well as General. Had a General separate plies and blow out the sidewall with 176 documented miles. No warranty coverage. Some of the best tires I ever had were Pro Comp A/T. Of course they were discontinued before I needed another set.
    3 points
  22. There is most likely as much oil in the hoses ect as the tank. I put a sticky heating pad on the big pump this morning, we'll see if that helps any.
    3 points
  23. There used to be some good classic rock stations that played "deep cuts" and album sides Some legendry albums like Abbey Road, Dark Side of the Moon etc can be played in their entirety or one side, very enjoyable once or twice a day.I think one station called it the 1 o'clock side show They also used to play tunes that were not hits but were just as good but not overplayed for the past 30 years- deep cuts
    3 points
  24. It's a way to push Hip Hop culture into areas that have resisted it up to this point. Hip Hop and Rap are by definition urban, kind of the polar opposite of rural country. If that's your thing, fine, listen all you want, but why push it on people? Think about that. I can't say more without going into the politics of it, but it's not some random thing.
    3 points
  25. My buddy used to be on service calls as an electrical engineer for cardboard box plants machines they made and sold, they had customers all over the world. Many times he would take his wife for the extra cost of the airfare, the company is already paying for your room and meals. Proof how efficient the Dutch agriculture system is, we had friends in Ont and her dad was Danish and made the best pepperoni I have ever had.
    3 points
  26. How did the ice fishin go? Brother went over last weekend and did well (I was working). Pic from Saturday and cleaned another 30 Sunday from a different place.
    3 points
  27. Got the 10 and 50 blade out and rearranged some slush!
    3 points
  28. What a way to send off January and welcome in February Mother Nature ain't fooling me She's savin up a butt kickin for March This ain't my first rodeo
    3 points
  29. Anyone have a IH W400 that is conveniently close to them ,they could measure the length and width for me? Yes ,I looked on tractor data ,they don't seem accurate. Looking to get one trucked. Any help greatly appreciated. I'll buy ya a beer at Red power...lol.. thanks,Casey
    2 points
  30. That lawn mower and empty box is cheaper....duh that!
    2 points
  31. I had an insulated tarp that I covered our old skid steer with and it had a plug in block heater. That combination kept everything warm for starting in -30C.
    2 points
  32. This response says something wrong here. Yet you seem to be ignoring questions about it.
    2 points
  33. Dad would take a 'drop light' and place it between the engine and battery when it would get much below freezing. The drop light had a 100 light bulb and was for warmth. There was plenty of room in the engine compartment of the slant six Dodge pickup. It helped. Only works with the old fashioned tungsten bulbs. Not florescent, LED, etc.
    2 points
  34. That is an interesting idea... My stove, not a Harmon brand but looks similar, has gasket all the way around the glass. I don't know if I would like it to draw that much extra air...Mine holds fire overnight or all day really well. If it was draftier...I dunno?
    2 points
  35. Plagued by stocked trout. Couldn't even get down to the pan fish before a stocker got ahold of us. Looks like a damn fine haul sir!
    2 points
  36. Good luck on getting into the 13MWZ’s if you’re a 44x34–unless you have really skinny legs. If you got a “Dad bod” like I do try a pair of 31MWZ’s, they are a more relaxed fit. I switched to them almost 20 years ago and they are the only jeans I wear—OK, who am I kidding, they are all I wear unless I’m at the lake in swim trunks. 38x36 if you want to send me a pair.
    2 points
  37. Judging from your picture. It don't work.
    2 points
  38. He sure has livened the place up! Or somethin? ... I feel like we're gettin the band back together!
    2 points
  39. back in 2008/9 we used to take battery from 1256 into shop when it was really cold. seems like on those cold days you had shop full of other things
    2 points
  40. The temperature has moderated here in Iowa and the snow is (slowly) receding. Drive home from work not nearly as scary as last couple of weeks, except, the deer! Good grief they are thick right now. Been driving the last 5-6 miles at about 30-35mph because of this! Haven't hit any, yet!
    2 points
  41. I would try a thinner oil before diluting your current oil.
    2 points
  42. Always enjoy the lessons here. I miss Anson and Wrangler’s input. His story about his Father’s hired hand and the Harley wreck was beyond hilarious.
    2 points
  43. l lived 2 years with an aunt and uncle in Buffalo Valley, Okla. to finish my high school years at the same school after my Mom and Dad divorced. They had a stove just like the one in this pic. lt was in the early 70's. Wasn't funny then, but looking back, this story was a bit amusing. One Sunday night, l had been over to a friend's house while my Aunt and Uncle was at church. When l got home the house was kinda chilly so l decided to build a fire in the aforementioned stove. So l grabbed a couple of arm loads of firewood off the back porch and commenced to stuffing the stove plumb full of wood. Then l got a coffee can full of some "fire starter"...sawdust slightly soaked with diesel and poured it on the wood in the stove, opened the stove vent along with the damper and carefully tossed a match on the diesel soaked sawdust. The fire got started with no mishap and before l knew it, l had a nice roaring fire. But... ln just a bit, the outside skin of the stove was glowing a nice cherry red. l went into the kitchen to get the old coffee perculator to sit on the stove in the living room. just before l got back in the living room, l heard a loud "KA-pop!!" followed by a low rumbling sound. l looked at the stove and the bright orange sides was heaving in and out like a fire breathing dragon. l stood there holding the coffee pot and wondering "What's happening here??" The stove sides continued to heave in and out and the stovepipe was starting to glow a dull orange. About then my Aunt walked in. And the stove did another "KA-pop!!" and vibrated a couple of inches across the living floor. Aunt Ruth hollered out real loud "What in the world are you doing??" And at the same time she ran over to the stove and started closing the stove pipe damper and the vents on the stove itself. ln a little bit, the sides of the stove stopped heaving and the vibration ceased. After a good sized butt chewing and some instructions on the fine art of building a fire in a wood stove my Aunt finally calmed down. And it took quite a while, (several years actually) she finally could laugh about the whole incident and in later years when my wife and would go visit them, she would grin and ask "Have you built anymore fires in a wood stove?"
    2 points
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