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  1. Took advantage of the 50 degree day and moved a bunch of diesels to the shop before the cold weather sets in. I'm in the process of putting lights up and had to snap this picture while on the scaffolding. Closest is the 856 custom. Needs 3 point arms, tach, fuel and temp guage. Needs the steering valve looked at, gets hard to steer at idle. Also going to slide the rear wheels out. 28" on center is just too close.... Next is my 806 standard. Needs a bunch of fuel leaks fixed, oil leaks, new seat. Bunch of lost motion in all the steering pivots need welded up. New front tires and rims. Also needs a better exhaust pipe. 3394 needs a seal in front right planetary. Radio hooked up, oil change, new hydraulic couplers. Dad's 806 with the cab is getting a bunch of smalls painted and cab interior work. Under the plastic is a Super M-TA diesel. It's owned by the guy I bought this farm site from, he wanted to leave it there to work on it over the winter. Stuffed full and it's not even December.
    7 points
  2. Me and my kids didn't get a buck yet, today was rifle opening day. First two were a buck shot a few miles away, it spent time on a landlords property bordering close to where it was shot. Next three are all at the landlords farm , an 8, 10 and 12 with one G3 broken off early in velvet they have his sheds from last year. I saw a total of 16 deer between morning and afternoon sits today but no shots fired
    3 points
  3. Late November in Northern Mn and it was sunny and nearly 50 degrees today. Beautiful day to be out. I didn’t get quite as much done as I wanted to as this was mostly elm so it didn’t split worth a darn. I figure more than a third but less than half a cord. Still felt good to be out in the sun and get a sweat going. I’ve gone to blocking splitting and stacking right in the woods. Let it dry over the winter and pick it up the next summer. That way I just use the 4 wheeler most of the time instead of firing up a tractor all the time. So there are stacks like this all over the place. Just need to remember where they all are.
    2 points
  4. Like Burt Reynolds said about their divorce; “What good is being married to one of the most beautiful women in the world, if she never wants to f__k”?
    2 points
  5. don’t look for it on my account! only thing i can build out of lumber is a bigger burn pile
    1 point
  6. Cody vol fire dept band making Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture it's own. 😳😉😂
    1 point
  7. The University of Guelph here in Ontario was formerly the Ontario Agricultural College and apparently back in the day they started keeping a copy of ag related advertisements. Their archives department at the library lets you view these collections, you can't check them out like books but I did convince them to let me scan them. There is 25 boxes crammed with IH brochures, sales bulletins, catalogues, probably somewhere around 20 000 pages of stuff, just roughly guessing by the fact that it took me 3 hours to get through the first half of the first box. The box I looked at was tractors, hundred series through 04/06 series, and I wasn't able to skim through every box but theres stuff on tractors back to pre letter series up to 66 series where it seems to get a bit more spotty, there's multiple boxes on trucks, many boxes on implements, there's some construction stuff, stationary engines, combines, cream seperators & fridges... you get the idea. I know the literature doesn't turn everyone's crank but to me this was quite the find. Not sure how much of it I will find the time to scan but it doesn't seem like they have any intention of getting rid of any of it... i asked. Quite a few of the smaller ads 2 pagers/4 pagers are "International Harvester of Canada". Not sure if the actual publication differed at all from the US version or maybe they just changed "who" it was from. The biggest oddity I came across so far was a 2 page ad for a 404 Lo-Boy , didn't know those existed but a google search brought a few up. I would imagine this ad for them hasn't been seen by many so thought I would share. I'm not sure when i'll have a chance to go look at some more but I'll extend the offer to you guys on here, if there's an ad you'd like to have a digital copy of, send me a PM and eventually if i come across it i'll scan it. Can't guarantee they have it all, as I said it seems to get spotty after 56 series stuff, but there sure is a lot. They've got all this stuff hiding in the basement, probably barely ever sees the light of day so it might as well be shared to the people who will appreciate it.
    1 point
  8. Drain line to drain water and crud from bottom of tank. Shutoff valve and bottom line apparently missing.
    1 point
  9. I had 77 4070B.318 with a 13 spd 4.11 rears.5" straight pipes could be heard 3 miles away but wasn't any louder in the cab than with mufflers. Loved that truck.
    1 point
  10. Yessir...you sure would.
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  11. Gheez Ace...what ever gave you that blasphemous thought ???? pensioners have feelings to, you know..... I am totally politically correct..... ...a traditional conservative..not some new age ''woke '' wanker...so I believe I would fit in with any of you good ol' hillbillys.... Mike
    1 point
  12. Ive been able to recalibrate my torque wrench myself for quite a while, pliers and a vice grip, move the pointer to 0, easy peasy.
    1 point
  13. I have a Stockman's Choice, automatic headgate, sides narrow in but it isn't a squeeze model. I have no complaints with it.
    1 point
  14. Too old, what a crock of ****! Unless the wrenches are electronic, any brand, or age of an adjustable torque wrench should be adjustable. And since, if I understand it correctly, there are only two makers of "click-type" torque wrenches, that should really simplify matters, as to the adjustment process. Since YOU have access to the mechanics shop at the aviation business you work at, have them either let the tool truck driver send it off, or throw it in with the shop's precision tools when they are sent off to be re-calibrated. That is what I did with my electronic calipers when we sent our measuring equipment off every 90 days. (Although for years, anything that went downhole, and that could back off, was measured an engineers tape for length between breaks, and layout calipers a regular tape for diameter.) As far as torque wrenches, I let Matco or Snap-on send them off to be checked. I've even been on Snap-on dealer's trucks where he had a tester set up on his bench.
    1 point
  15. jeeper61, I'd never pictured anything like this wooden thread spool mill. It's funny how we out west have very little manufactured, mainly just crops raised. I've long been fascinated with wooden spools. I always keep them, when I run into one. Mom's sewing basket used to be something I liked playing in when I was 2 or 3 years old. Grandma Yaeger had passed on and her huge sewing basket had so many spools of thread and lots of buttons too. There's not much in the way of spools in my old baskets I display near my antique hand crank singer sewing machine at Mike's shop. My "Coffin Top" hand crank Singer. My 1861 Hand Crank Chas Raymond sewing machine. This was my high school graduation present from my parents in 1961. It was $50 in a Lewistown antique shop even at that time. My parents couldn't believe that was what I wanted for graduation! Very few people understand how I function. Roger may come as close as anyone here on Red Power though. He has some ancient quirks too! Gary😁
    1 point
  16. On Oct. 7 our son who works for us was injured when his truck fell on him while he was repairing a leaking fitting on the air bags. He was able to get his phone and called. momma and I set a new speed record getting to him. He was taken to the Med center then flown to Vanderbilt. Seven cracked ribs in his back and six cracked vertebra and spleen was bleeding. He stayed 4 days and was released. No lifting over 10lbs. he went home would not come here. Momma cooked breakfast for him every day and friends brought him dinner and supper. I went to feed his cows but the guy who runs the feedlot we work for fed for him every day until he was able to get around. I contacted everyone we had projects going on for and explained what happened, every last one of them said no problem even though I knew some of them were in a bind to get them finished the projects affected their living. A girl who has been a helper on the pipeline for the last 6 years called my wife on Wednesday after the accident and said her job was ending that day and she was heading home and would be here Friday to work until our son was better. Her father who was sons welder foreman and used to work for me and her brother and uncle came by every evening to help. The Dairy who we do a lot of work for offered to send 2 of his hands for a week to help out even though I know he is short handed. The guy who owns the diesel shop we do a lot of work for offered to come and get his truck and fix it. The guy who owns the factories we work for called and said I can send people, money or what ever you need. In about 2 weeks he was able to come back to the shop and work from a chair at the tables. For the last couple of weeks he is getting around better and his helper (she) watches over him not letting him do something stupid. Momma has decided she will be here as long as she wants to. As some of you know we lost our youngest son to cancer when he was 2-1/2 years old in 1992 and you can imagine how momma took this. Friends of hers called and texted ever day numerous times and that really helped. So yes there are still a lot of good people in this world, they go about doing their jobs every day but when the need arises they step up to the task and then disappear back to their world as if nothing happened. They don't do it for the notoriety or chest thumping, they do it because they think its the right thing to do. Both sons and family were here for supper yesterday, made us very happy.
    1 point
  17. I must’ve missed that instrument in band class😂. Saxophone was certainly easier to get through airport security though lol.
    1 point
  18. Finished another tonight. This is a Plumb Boy Scout hatchet. I put it on an NOS handle that had red paint on it and I think it turned out looking just fine. Most of the original finish was still on the handle. Polished the poll minus a deep mark it already had in it from a previous life. Ready for work!
    1 point
  19. As you know, the company I work for sells several different brands of chutes. They all have l good and bad, like anything. From my perspective, Priefert and Powder River give the best customer service. They stand behind their stuff decades after it was built. For Priefert, I like the S04. For Powder River, the C2000 is my pick. I don't like auto headgates. I still need to get you some drawings of pens for your barn. Sorry about that, been right busy lately.
    1 point
  20. MT Matt, I was just pulling your chain about the Froid auction. You are our auction person here. Those look like a great side delivery rake setup! I wish I had a dollar for every day I pulled rakes in my young years. We sure got winter early this year. I don't remember many winters starting and staying this early in my long lifetime. We usually just get some "heads up, fellas, this is what's coming soon snow," but not this cold and snow like we've gotten. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of our friends here on Red Power! Gary😉 The transition:
    1 point
  21. Thought you were gonna say something bout me wearing white🙄😉😆 You can't see the knipco I had under there😅
    1 point
  22. instead of rollers in the track chain to carry the crawler along , they used balls ,steel, in the track chain like a ball brg. race set up.
    1 point
  23. Here is a F-12 (?) with a McCormick-Deering 2 row cotton planter near Town, New Mexico in 1940. There are some similarities in the pics but differences too.
    1 point
  24. Ralph, That is an excellent "wall hanger" as is. I used to have a T Barker double barrel shotgun years ago. I used it when us young guys used to go to Virginia City, Montana for "Sharps Buffalo Shoots." I wish I still had that 16 pound Sharps bonified Montana buffalo gun and that 16 gauge T Barker sawed off shotgun. It's amazing what a dad can do when faced with paying for our kids' college. This was me shooting the 45-2-7/8" Sharps at a life size iron buffalo at 1,000 yards. I used the T Barker shotgun when a bunch of us went uptown Virginia City about 11:30 to catch the noontime crowd for the shoot out in the street with black powder blanks. Here us "vigilantes" "got" our laughing "outlaw." Our outlaw was a deputy sheriff from Kalispell! Gary😉
    1 point
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