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  1. I found this forum on the evening of Dec 31, 2017. Wife was working night shift as an RN at the local nursing home and I was on the internet looking for something when I came across the RPF. I browsed around and what I saw interested me so I decided to join. It took awhile before I was brave enough to post. But I read. Since those humble beginnings I have become (or was) fairly active. Through this forum I have gained considerable knowledge and made what I consider close and valued friendships. People from all over this great country of ours and the world for that matter. I have cultivated these friendships because these people share my morals, ideals, beliefs and concerns. It is easy to be comfortable around people that feel the way I do. But it is also healthy to be around those of differing opinions. That is how we grow, how we learn. I am curious why the Meisner's started this site. I would think, to give people who love International tractors a place to gather and discuss. A very noble and I am sure at times thankless endeavor. My question and I mean this with all sincerity, do you know who your members are? The amount of knowledge and love for the IH Company is very apparent. I think all of us on here have an interest in red tractors as a common denominator. But it is also a very diverse community of people with varying backgrounds. Complex individuals. People who are driven to succeed, to take chances, gamble on themselves. Not afraid to fail and pick themselves up and start all over again. Are not used to taking no for an answer. They are willing to do the hard work and sacrifice to keep this country safe and humming along. A little rough around the edges at times but that is the world we live in. Make no apologies. Not satisfied to sit back and put their future and future generations in the hands of just anyone. When they see something wrong, they call it out. Are also loyal to a fault. If you earn their trust and respect they have your back no matter what. No quitters here. I also think most on here have a well founded interest in the direction the country is going, whether they agree or disagree. They will discuss it when they get together. That is what leaders of a community do. I will admit my world is pretty small but this forum expands it exponentially. I have learned so much from the interaction with people from all over in the Coffee Shop. I wonder if you know how important the platform you (used to) provide us with is? It is a treasure trove. Lifetimes of experience and knowledge. In a lot of cases the only record as I am sure it is not all contained in books. I don't want to get into "this is your site, you can do whatever you want with it". I think we deserve more than that. I am humbly asking you to open the Coffee Shop back up. We need a place we can respectfully educate, entertain, sometimes vent but a place we feel like we can go to be amongst friends. Thank you for your time, Jeff
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  2. Since they were clean I snapped a pic.
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  3. as I was coming off the meadows this summer. I always can't wait to start haying,............. and really can't wait to finish😄 When I take a pic of my 1486, I always think of Marla from A League of Their Own way out there in center field🤣
    29 points
  4. We hosted a 1206 only day here on the farm. It started as just shop talk. Then it went to, let’s see how many we can gather up. So we got 12 tractors that show up. It was a great turn out.
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  5. . things were left abandoned on the old farm site. they figure sitting around 20 years. was parked by the bush , now its in the bush. brought it home couple days ago. removed glow plugs and squired snake oil into the cyl's. tryed the hand crank and it not stuck. tank has diesel in it, good sign. should not be hard to get it going once i get time. cab will be coming off first thing . its actually a pretty straight tractor.
    22 points
  6. Thank you BJ and Sallie! Good to see some of the old threads again.
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  7. Buddy just bought this 2700 original hour 1466. Was bought new and the owner said if it wasn't working it was in the shed. Working ac , original interior looks like new yet, hydraulic seat. Even the leveling screws on the 3 point turn easy. Owner said they never used the pto ever and didn't do many acres. He wanted a 1466 for years but was holding out for this one. Will get tires and a polish and set to 30 in rows. Also 20.8 38s.
    18 points
  8. jI got the old 49 B going for dad hes a 1940 model - i got him on it so he could drive it around - it hasnt been running since 04 when the tornado hit and tore it up - it was the first tractor i drove at 6 because i could operate the hand clutch and stand on both brakes to pull the hay wagon for small bales - its been a project went thru carb with guitar wires yesterday and tore the mag down and went thru it again drained out all old fuel n oil and replaced it - he had a great time on it today
    18 points
  9. A few pictures from the drone footage that I took. They had 30+ tractors from only local guys. Quite a few golf carts and side by sides along with just a few cars to help with traffic.
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  10. I will start this and add as I go. Anyone else is welcome to add to this. No order just as I took them and stuff I found interesting.
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  11. U.S. Marine, Sgt Johanny Rosario (25) U.S. Marine, Cpl Hunter Lopez (22) U.S. Marine, LCpl Kareem Nikoui (22) U.S. Marine, LCpl Rylee McCollum (20) U.S. Marine, LCpl Jared Schmitz (20) U.S. Marine, LCpl David Lee Espinoza (20) U.S. Navy, Maxton Soviak (20) U.S. Marine, SSgt Taylor Hoover (31) U.S. Marine, Cpl Daegan Page (23) U.S. Army, Ryan Knauss (23) U.S. Marine, Cpl Humberto Sanchez (22) U.S. Marine, Sgt Nicole Gee (23) U.S. Marine, Ricky Thompson (21) 13 U.S. Service Members killed in Afghanistan on Thursday and slowly they’re releasing the names of those who have passed. It didn’t hit me hard yesterday but it was on my mind all day. But once I saw the names, pictures, their stories and etc, crap hit me like a truck. Remember their names. Remember them. Till Valhalla❤️ stolen from FB… RIP You died with dignity, your Earthly endeavors are done. May God Bless you all with Eternal Life and when God sends His Warriors may you be privileged in joining them 🙏🙏🙏
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  12. I rebuilt all the wood parts of my cider press, painted up the metal parts, (IH red of course) we did 3 5 gallon pails of apples. Got 4 gallons of cider! Didn't plan very well, scrounging for containers 😂. I have 3 intermediate press blocks, and then the big one. I need to create a better stand, this was impromptu.
    16 points
  13. Just for fun I thought I’d share some nice IH originals I have found over the last few months. I enjoy finding nice ones like these. The 1976 1586 came from Kentucky, the 1972 966 Hydro came from South Dakota, the plow I found at a local thrift store, and the feed mixer came from Iowa earlier this month. I had been looking for a nice one since May. My dad had the same plow when he was a kid and still had it but it was missing a spring can luck had me end up with this one😀
    15 points
  14. I got my 1086 back from the CaseIH dealer after they put on an AP air Sanden AC kit. In the meantime I ordered new tires for the duals and a new Fehr cab kit. Next project is a new wiring harness and other mechanical needs on the 1456 in the background.
    15 points
  15. We're back. Finally north of the border and at the lodge. Now to pick up where we left off. We have boxes and boxes of parts that were ordered and stored oh so long ago. Tearing a boat dock apart to get the lumber to make a platform so we can saw the ole magician assistant in two. Or thirds in this case. Will post pics and update the progress. As time permits. Still got a lodge to get ready for Moose hunters.
    15 points
  16. Well new to the site and figured I’d post a pic of my new project. Been wanting one for 30 some years. Dad had an 856 with an M & W turbo it was one **** of a unit. Hoping to get her back to its original glory
    15 points
  17. Been tough year, blew turbo then cracked head. Finally got tractor back together and if weather holds I will be pulling tomorrow night. Hope to have video to share
    15 points
  18. This is my last pic. Got a few more videos to upload later. God bless America!
    15 points
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  20. Pulled at Boyceville today. Only tractor in class. Camera screwed up and took still pictures. Carried the front end for 300 feet. This picture is about 25 feet off the starting line.
    14 points
  21. Wrapped up the tractor pulling season this weekend with our final pull of the year in Bancroft, NE this Saturday. Brother made some changes to the 856 for the final pull, mainly installing these radial tires I had. That made the 856 have to go on more of a diet to make weight, but the work paid off, it just barely made the 8700 lb weight class, and the 856 performed great. Here's his winning pass in the 8700 lb class.
    14 points
  22. I went over to Wisconsin and played with the WTPA Saturday and Sunday night in LLSS class. 5th out of 11 Saturday and 6th out of 13 Sunday night very good tracks.
    14 points
  23. Our Regular in winter of 1956. Note upgraded seat. In another month we found the plows! Pic taken in Beadle County SD with my new Brownie Hawkeye camera.
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  24. I’m light of this week's events I want to offer something to y’all. And don’t accuse me of startin’ nuthin’, cause this is free, on the house, no charge.
    14 points
  25. Neighbor inherited this gem from his uncle,it has to be one of the last M’s built, has all the goodies power steering , live hydraulics and PTO .
    13 points
  26. had a rain here so gave me more time to check this thing out. got fuel system cleaned out and had to replace injection pump with one i had to rob off my other tractor. she fired up on her own power. runs pretty good. took it for a field ride and things appear ok. need to get some better rear tires on it and couple more sets of weights and get it field ready for fall work.
    13 points
  27. This is my 1930 Regular in it work cloths
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  28. Thank you ALL for the input. My friend stopped by and helped me work on the mower deck last night. A carpenter's hands are better than no help eh? He told me some anonymous person paid for 6 weeks rental of the van he is taking his daughter to Philly in for brain cancer treatments! Hallelujah! We both got weepy AND got the mower deck aligned and drive belt replaced. Weeds, here we come!
    13 points
  29. Thanks Jeff for your comments. You are truly a cowboy poet at times good sir! I think you have rather eloquently said what a lot of folks on this site are feeling. We do tend to be a passionate group on here. To Dennis and Sally, thanks again for this site. It really is appreciated.
    13 points
  30. Ok, fine. Call it whatever you want. I was trying to put something on the forum to keep people involved. Much of blacksmithing is “heat and beat”. I didn’t need to forge weld anything or craft any special pieces. That just means nothing was broken too badly. I was also illustrating how, with the right tools, you can make certain things pretty easily. Anyone big enough to swing a hammer could have straightened that piece out just like I did. Does that make you feel better?
    13 points
  31. Grandpa's first tractor purchased new in Baxter Iowa the year corn got frosted out and there wasn't time to get it replanted with horses. The next year iirc he couldn't pay the farm rent due to the depression setting in. He kept the regular and kept farming and by the end of ww2 owned several farms. Haven't had it started in a couple years I need to get it out.
    13 points
  32. (No explanation necessary)
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  33. .....incessant rain has brought my job to a halt...just to muddy in the area where we are tipping rock into the river...... The Johnny D just can't get traction...even with a very heavy tongue weight, on the draw bar.......to push the hendricson tandem's back through the soft ground..... Found some good rock, stockpiled for the Transpower Electric Supply Co.....just enough to make a 'halfarsed '' groyne...at the head of the small rock , we are tipping into the river.... Some of that ''shot'' rock was the maximim weight for the Excavator.... Picture of the Mountains, after a recent snowfall....and a lot of rain..... (hence the puddle ....)...and shifting one of the mob of ewe's off one of the many brassica paddock's... Mike
    13 points
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