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  1. my old massey 850 and 65 chevy was picked for august. picture is this fall combining.
    9 points
  2. I used to Ice fish all the time, but I don't use that much ice anymore. A farmer up the road got a new sled and asked if I would make him a rack to hold his gear
    8 points
  3. Since the weather was good earlier this week, I went on a couple service calls away from the dealership. I was thinking about ChrisNY's post about older combines last week when it occurred to me that I would be near a couple old, retired IH PT combines on my way to/from the dealership. The first combine is an IH 914 PT. These were built for more or less the entire decade of the 1970s, and were eventually replaced by the 1482 Axial-Flow PT in the early 1980s. They were based on the IH 915 SP combine in regards to size/capacity. This particular one is a late model machine as the grain tank is red like the rest of the combine. Earlier model 914s had a white grain tank. I think the "red top" 914s were only made in 1978-79 model years. I can remember in the early 1980s, dealers valued "red top" 914s much higher than " white top" 914s due to their newer age. IH pretty much dominated the PT combine market at that time, although there were some 6601 John Deeres and 751 Massey-Ferguson PTs around at that time as well.
    7 points
  4. I like seeing those pull types still around. 20-30 years ago there was still lots in use around here. Same with pill type swathers. Now there's not much left running anymore. We try to keep them going. Got 1 914 still running and a 1482 and a 1682
    7 points
  5. Jim, In 1957 Paul and Daddy bought a new holdover 400 LP (450 had just come out) and a new 140 IH pt combine. Man, we thought we had the world by the tail: live pto, ta, plenty of power. Here is Paul unloading wheat into our 1951 Chevy truck with a new Flasco box. Would I love to relive those days! Both tractor and combine came from Schmidt Implement in Willow Lake, SD. Best, HMR
    7 points
  6. The next IH PT combine I was near was an IH 402 PT combine. These were built in the mid/late 1960s and were replaced by the 914. These were built with the size/capacity of an IH 403 SP. This one still looks pretty good for a 50+ year old combine.
    6 points
  7. Not sure why they care if I sleep without snoring anyways. I’m only asleep while driving maybe 10-15% of the the time at the most. 😬
    4 points
  8. Never admit on any forms that you snore.
    4 points
  9. Lie about the Cpap, point blank. They will put you through hoops like you can’t believe
    4 points
  10. Here are some pictures of other odd pull type. I used to see a bunch of self propelled versatile 420 and the pull types were odd ones around. Until now I never realized versatile pull type was engine driven. The newer trans axial actually seen one new in Canada dealer lot in early 1989 and one was getting pulled down Hiway a couple years ago. The white and Massey pull types were around some to. Used to be the old JD 96 and then the 914 was everyplace.
    4 points
  11. I don't ice fish. A friend of mine tried to talk me into going a few years ago and I told him that if he wanted to sit around and drink beer he should warm up his camp. Working outside my feet are cold every day. The last thing I want to do is go stand on the ice or sit in a tiny shack on the ice staring at a hole in the ice waiting to pull a fish through it.
    4 points
  12. I have saved every rim I see that's only one bad spot on it. Take one rim to cut pieces to fix the first two
    3 points
  13. I dunno, seems logical to me. The air cleaner bone's connected to the, carburetor bone. The carburetor bone's connected to the, fuel line bone. The fuel line bone's connected to the, sediment bowl bone. The sediment bowl bone's connected to the, fuel tank bone. So hear the word of the fuel system! Sorry, I'm short on sleep...
    3 points
  14. Apparently not all the fine units like these sold at Mecum last week?
    3 points
  15. Go find a different person to do your physical!! Got my last one at some fly by night chiropractor. At least he filed it. I got 1 quite a few years ago, in Martin SD. Thought everything was great. Same last name and all. 8 months later I get a letter saying my license was suspended because of no med card. Dropped it back in intrastate and didn’t have to get a med card again until I went back on the road.
    3 points
  16. What he said!☝️🤫 Is your personal Dr. the same one who did the c-d-l physical? I used to think it was stupid that my personal Dr didn’t do these things, I don’t think that way anymore.
    3 points
  17. Finally got some decent riding in this winter. Kind of up near poor farmer's neck of the woods. Well a little ways away I guess lol. Nice weather just below freezing and lots of snow. Trails are sure nice around here but it seems like there hasn't been much sled traffic this winter. I guess it's been cold till now. We rode up through to the south edge of where the big fires were last summer. Amazing to see how everything is burnt. Big spruce stands are just black tooth picks standing out there now
    3 points
  18. I was told when I first started driving to fight the sleep study/C-Pap thing tooth and nail. Not sure if it was a kickback thing or what at that time but they would try to put you on one if they could. Guess if you need one and it helps you that is great. But keep it out of the DOT phys. Anybody asks, I sleep like a just fed baby🥱😴😉
    3 points
  19. I didn't get a pic but they got the doors shut Thursday. Was at the farm today moving snow, was nice to see. Really wish Mom could have seen this thing in the finished state.
    3 points
  20. I always thought fishing in general was dumb and ice fishing was purely stupid!! Neighbor gal of Sandhiller talked me into ice fishing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The next spring she got me to go fishing and I fish off and on every since.
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. You definitely want the shields on a gasser if you're going to do any picking in my opinion. My Super M with the 2MH gets plenty warm while picking. And I've only done two loads with it since I've mounted it.
    3 points
  23. just wondering if any of you ''steam guys'' could use some mobil 600w-super-cyl-oil. our son has some he needs moved out of the shop in Mn. Mike
    3 points
  24. The terror his poor parents must have lived through. And now it's over but the memories of that final night will haunt them. I can't imagine having to go through this. I feel so bad for them. Prayers for peace understanding and strength.
    3 points
  25. This child getting its bath in a washtub by the kitchen range, sucking its thumb struck a chord with me. This photo shows a fancy, huge barn on a homestead. I remember a few places like this in central Montana, where there were huge, beautiful barns and a plain little shack for a house. The man was looking out for his horses and livestock, plus needed to have a place for feed in tough winters. The houses never got upgraded, as they got into the Dirty Thirties and ended up leaving for the west coast. This one is in North Dakota. This is an early wagon and implement dealership in North Dakota. Some of them are teetering on being IHC implements. Weber and Champion? I know Champion. I thought this fellow had made quite a unique snowmobile, or moreso an "icemobile" made with an early Harley Davidson Motorcycle. I know Anson likes horses and mules, and they do pull wagons, etc. This is a mule pulled street car. I remember Dad taking me on the bobsled in 1947, the winter before they sold the last of their workhorses. This was feeding cattle in North Dakota. The loose hay had been hand pitched making the haystack. Then it was hand pitched out of the stack onto this bobsled. Then hand pitched to the cattle. The good ol' days. This bobsled is hauling a big log to the homestead. I'm sure it was cut and split for firewood? This is a modern photo of a friend's Geiser portable steam engine, but a nice pair of horses are hitched to it. Peter Paulson is stopped wit his sulky plow to pose for this picture with his five horse team. Maybe he dreamed of owning this new 30 hp Nichols & Shepard steam engine? Or he could see himself stack threshing with this Huber return flue engine. Of course he probably dreamed of a big threshing crew and good food at the cook car from these ladies? I'm sure he dreamed of someday owning his own tractor? Such as this IHC 10-20 Mogul. Or maybe even maybe an 18-36 Hart Parr as on this train. B Before he retired, he may have wanted an ID-9 McCormick with duals? This one is hauling slabs from a tie mill, maybe? He may have even dreamed of an IH 125 SPV combine with a cab? It's factory cab, but from Ford in 1925 for trucks, and not from International Harvester for combines. I think this is a TD-9 International pulling a Massey Harris drill in England. And the IH Granddaddy by 1950 was the IH TD-24. I'd bet a nickel that the truck under this "egg body" delivery truck was either a D-model or a K-model IH? I remember when I first started going to Eddies Corner and seeing "semi truck drivers" they looked something like this. They had a jacket and cap, maybe even pants for their uniform. Of course they had IH trucks parked outside. (Well, I remember Kenworth, Freight Liners, Macks, etc. setting out there as well.) Somebody spiffed up this IH R-190 in recent years. This photograph is a modern photo shoot, but I thought it looked great and quite realistic. Right down to the Brakeman or Conductor's gloves and cap. It was taken in color, but I'm kind of a black and white fanatic on old photos. And I have to put on IH Tractors on a Montana Farm. This was when Mike was having troubles with the old gasoline tank on Johnny, the 1935 IHC Farmall F-12 when haying. He has fixed this problem. It wa$n't cheap or a fa$t job, but it i$ fixed. He has that perplexed look when I took this photo. And the rest of the haying equipment are IH Tractors on a Montana Farm too. Pam had Jacob and Heather helping, since the hay is for Heather's two goats. Gary😁 Lucy and Ricky.
    3 points
  26. I had a 616 with all 3 heads back in the 60's. We chopped dry hay with the pickup head then switched to the direct cut head and custom chopped green hay for others. The corn head want on in the fall and dad and I chopped our sorghum that grew 16 to 18 feet tall. GREAT old machine too! Here are a few pix of our sorghum job, and yes it did grow 16 to 18 feet with a few stalks reaching 22 feet. It was Pioneer brand 999 forage sorghum and was only in production for a few years then dis-continued so we had to switch to sorghum-sudan cross which grows MUCH shorter! Enjoy the pix and thanks!
    3 points
  27. Friends, thanks for all the messages of prayers for my father in law, Baxter Black. Short answer is, Yes, he’s on “home hospice”. HOWEVER, this is not the “hospice” we’ve all known but is a once or twice a week visit from a home healthcare worker to just check on how he’s doing, etc. with some health issues. Baxter and Cindy Lou Logsdon Black visited us a couple days right after Christmas where he got to inspect his grandson’s first 4-H goat project. Not sure where all the confusion came from but at this time it’s not exactly what it sounds like. God bless y’all! I copied this from Baxters family
    2 points
  28. I took your advice and put the rebuild-able one in the center. Didn't have time to mention that earlier. Thanks, think I may even have some around here somewhere. Would probably help to pull the blades back off to do that. Put them on to check level, looks pretty good. May even have this thing ready to cut grass this spring.
    2 points
  29. 2 points
  30. Most of the physical I understand but the whisper test? If you have no hearing problems now, you will after driving over the road for a while. I did my physical a few weeks ago. Young girl, looked maybe 15. She walks to the far side of the room, about 20', turns sideways and whispered something too soft. I was not paying attention to her so I couldn't repeat what she said so failed. I asked what she meant and she walked out of the room and said physical is over. I went to a different office the next day with a copy of DOT whisper test procedures. When that nurse said she was going to do the test I asked her to read the information and why I had a bad experience at the other place. Instructions say "at least 5' " so that is what she did. I probably could have heard her as far as the waiting room. She said most trucks are way louder than that. Passed in flying colors. I have a friend that snores like trying to shift a twin stick transmission. When they ask if he uses a CPAP he honestly says no. He has never done the sleep study because they will possibly pull his license.
    2 points
  31. It was very cold here last week with little snow so the ice is near two feet. The Walleye fishing has been terrific here for over a year. I seen a picture of a 30" one caught just the other day. Most run in that 14-16" range. Walleye is good eating.
    2 points
  32. I just got the letter saying I’m up for renewal. I’ve got a chiropractor that still does them- cheaper and I feel chiropractors are more interested in being healthy than just what medications they can put you on. My opinion only, ymmv.
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. I passed the written so I'm good till the learners expires.
    2 points
  35. I could NOT have been more wrong, could I?
    2 points
  36. We got good thick ice a few years ago and went out on a Sunday afternoon. Probably caught 50 bluegill in 2-3 hours. The ladies ice skated while us guys fished. It was fun and made a nice big meal for everyone.
    2 points
  37. Gary, your description of the two is of course very accurate. I will try to describe how the horsepower is calculated. I hope my description is as accurate as yours are. Horsepower of a shaft is a function of the torque and speed of the shaft. Speed is of course RPM. Torque is expressed as foot-pounds or pound-feet. Either way you express the torque value, it is a measure of weight and distance. There is a formula that escapes me at the moment for horsepower. The Prony brake measures the RPM and weight. The length is fixed as the length of the bar that applies the torque produced by the brake to the scale. The brake is a constricting band type brake that acts on a spinning drum. I don't recall who figured out that the formula could be simplified by making the bar a specific length. That length is 63" from the center of the shaft to the end of the bar where it contacts the scales. This makes the formula HP=weight in pounds x RPM / 1000. The measurements are normally recorded at several weight and RPM points and then calculated. As the weight (torque) increases the RPM will decrease. You get different HP at different speeds and torques. I started building a half scale brake several years ago with a 24" pulley for the brake drum. It's arm or bar will be 31.5" long. The formula remains the same except you divide the product by 2000 instead. Unfortunately the pulley was not very balanced and had a couple of flat spots that would not work well as a brake drum. I hope this makes sense and is helpful. Most of my information comes from Bruce Babcock and Jerry Christensen. Both of these fellas have built, operated and written about Prony brakes extensively. Both are great guys who are willing to discuss them. I thank them both. I am currently still searching for a suitable large pulley for mine.
    2 points
  38. The WEBER wagon company was formed in 1845 and was purchased by International in 1904. The WEBER wagon line was the premier wagon sold by IHC and my 1920 dealers book has 58 pages dedicated to the WEBER wagon in various versions and styles. It's the second largest section (P&0 plows was the largest) in the whole book dedicated to just one product.
    2 points
  39. I worked at the museum for 36 years, restorations and curatorial. Yes, I am retired and go back as a volunteer.
    2 points
  40. ...still better than NAPA or baldwin.. haha
    2 points
  41. I would not feel right taking advantage of such unselfish generosity. Besides, the first load of snow I got from you, I would be rewarded with of 2 feet of the Nebraska natural white. Thanks for the offer though🤠
    2 points
  42. Art, I was reluctant about Weber. But Champion was purchased by International Harvester for their binders and farm equipment. Likely to eliminate competition, more than anything. Osborne was another IH eliminated. I know there were others that my old head can't recall from my IH partsman days. Eddies Corner. The first time I stopped there was in 1953, with the Tyler family when I was going to their home to stay for the weekend. The weekend Dad traded for the Nichols & Shepard steam engine! One thing I learned to love the Tyler Special. Earl Tyler often stopped off at Eddies Corner on his way back to Moore from the Tyler Farm. This was his thing. Buttered toast, Oyster Stew made from half & half with a big chunk of butter floating until it melted. (I didn't know anything about cholesterol back then!) This was back in 1973, when my late friend Scotty Zion Construction Company was moving the Kolin (Montana Elevator) was being moved to Moore, Montana. They stopped on the highway and went in to eat. They had flagmen out. I think that truck in the middle hauling the elevator mover beams was an IH R-220? After they left here, the next place was past the farm where my wife grew up. She went to work at Eddies Corner at age 14, as a waitress for .50¢ per hour. After school and weekend days. After school when I went to Moore High School, Eddies Corner was the gathering place many times. I'd like to have every dime and quarter (real silver) I put into their juke box and these remote gadgets. I have several different ones of these. This was the earliest model with Duke Bauman's name on it. He bought it in about 1950 and built the bar onto it. My wife's aunt and uncle had originally built Eddies Corner. Harry Edwards furnished the lumber from his sawmill, and Don Edwards furnished the labor. (hence, two Ed's made Eddies!) My wife's mother's sister, Aunt June Edwards (then) ran the cafe and kitchen. I still have several Thorsen Tools I bought at the Eddies Corner service Station. The Bauman's sold tool sets. I inherited my father inlaw's set of Thorsen 3/4" sockets and they live at Silver Creek, like this ratchet. My best friend at that time worked the weekend and night shifts there before he left for the US Navy. I often spent time there with him. (and bought tools.) They also sold go karts and had a paved track at Eddies Corner that was very popular for a while. I had two of their go karts. I still have this patch for my white coveralls from back then. In more recent years, Eddies Corner remodeled completely inside and outside. This photo is before the remodel, but shows semi's parked out on the area that used to be a go kart track, and inside eating. This is the "new" Eddies Corner. I stopped to gas up the Hyundai when down in the "old country" for a quick afternoon school reunion of Moore students in 2018. This photo was taken inside Eddies Corner within the past week. My old friend Bill Belden was there eating desert on his 101st birthday. Bills late wife, Roberta, was my General Science teacher at Moore, a few years back. Gary😁 PS: Art, I remember seeing a lot of US Air Force blue pickups, and trucks, and missile vehicles stopped at Eddies Corner over the years. Afterall, Lewistown, Montana where I was born is one of two cities with a Minute Man Missile on display. Cooperstown, North Dakota also has one on display.
    2 points
  43. Oh yes they will. If I understand the stories right, tractor fires from picker residue was not uncommon back in the day. I'm told grandpa used to blow the m or 400 off at lunch and at the end of the day to reduce the chance of fire.
    2 points
  44. No lowball offers. They know what they've got. 😁😂🤣
    2 points
  45. And since I know someone will ask.... it’s big brother sitting beside it must have come from the same bargain basement engineering firm.
    2 points
  46. what happens when something breaks on the cultivator. what happens when it finds mud. what happens if it catchs fire. what happens flat tire.
    2 points
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