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  1. Not sure what's up with the pictures upside down. Turns out none of them drive very straight, but we will keep all 3 systems.😉
    16 points
  2. 6/30/22 been little preoccupied since leaving show . what a great show it was and wonderful people to visit with . I would do this trip again in a heart beat as long as my fuel credit card does not max out ! Lol we are on third leg of six leg , trip home . on first leg we visited our RPF member T-bone better known as Lowell Lindzy and Sharon got to see lot of Indiana’s farming and must say very impressed. He gave us the grand tour and tremendous hospitality ! Thank you much! today on the 40 into Amarillo how can you pass up THE BIG TEXAN at 4 pm and starving so it was a Filet for each of us and now we are resting up for fourth leg Amarillo to Gallup NM . God willing be home Sunday 7/3/22 few pictures PS : so many pics of MH near corn drier is because , I never thought I would be plugged in to a corn elevator / drier in the Mid west ! May never see it a gain . Also visited this maintained one room school house on this fellas land and he happened to be moweing Alfalfa with a White ! How collectable is that ? Nice . tony
    9 points
  3. 9 year old Emma driving up the field after finishing planting drybeans.
    4 points
  4. 6 year old Amelia side dressing corn
    4 points
  5. Who let my secret out?
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  7. Emma found a new friend .
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  8. Ever since engineers were presented with the problem of "make the tank as large as possible while fitting it into the smallest hole possible on the machine....and make it as cheap as possible while you are at it". Engineers had some help, too.....namely marketing people, bean counters, and other people involved in product design.
    3 points
  9. They look like well made systems, probably just a calibration issue 😁
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  11. I’m going to get flamed for this, but you did yourself a favor by letting it burn. Electrical gremlins on these newer/modern equipment will haunt you if you saved it
    3 points
  12. Yup. Looks good on paper in the classroom. Not always possible in the real world.
    3 points
  13. A full frontal of the ol sandhiller is copyrighted and owned by a syndicate down in Hooker County. Don't want to get in trouble here for posting copyrighted materials "at rest"??? sandhiller is never "at rest" 😉😄😂🤣
    3 points
  14. Like the other guys are telling you on the chaining down , anything over 10,000 lbs needs to have 4 chains and for binders . I use all grade 70 , 3/8”chains and screw binders , make sure you check the binders for the correct lbs rating , there are binders that are under rated depending on what your hauling . The ratchet load binders are not the thing for tiring down a tractor . I had a new 53 ft step deck and it was setup for straps but they don’t work well for tying down a tractor because of the sharp edges of steel cut straps , even the 6” straps . ‘I have had a commercial drivers license since I was 18 years old and have hauled a lot of stuff over the years and trust me I have done things wrong and had chains come loose , straps get cut , you name it and it happens . Just take the extra few minutes and tie it down good . Keep in mind the DOT officer looks at you when you coming by and I had one tell me , if your truck looks to be taken care of / clean , looking maintained and you have things tied down and chains are tight I won’t pull you over . Make sure you guys pulling a trailer with a pickup look in the door of your truck for the gross weight and the sticker on your trailer for the gross weight and add them together , if your over 26,000 lbs your considered a commercial Vehical . So then this opens up an entire different can of worms 😳 US Dot number , name on the truck , 5 lbs fire extinguisher, safety markers , drug testing program , CDL license 😕😕😕 better save this for the next discussion. Danny
    3 points
  15. For those who were unable to attend the show I did a video of my experience at the RPRU 2022. I am usually deployed overseas and depend on folks posting picture or videos of the event. So this year I did it for anyone who missed out or wants to relive it. Enjoy! Thank you to all who contributed to this great show! We had a wonderful time!
    2 points
  16. He’s gonna have Bill Clinton to turn the crank for him pretty soon.
    2 points
  17. Was Emma out joy riding the 560 again and forgot to check the fuel? Those silly dogs are always doing that!
    2 points
  18. Makes a big difference in the turn that you make as to where the axles are. A 53 foot van, with the axles moved all the way forward turns a lot shorter than a 53 foot RGN, bullrack, or hopper with the axles clear to the rear. You have to remember who wrote the manual. It wasn’t someone who actually works for a living.
    2 points
  19. Some candy for you Dart and Scamp owners, pretty quick car ♥️ https://youtu.be/rsk2P2htItQ
    2 points
  20. There is a term for that. It's called "farmer tight." Here's one of many torque charts available online. Near as I can find the bolts holding the rim to the wheel center are 5/8-18. There isn't a listing for the B250 or B414 on CaseIH's website, but the later Bradford-built Utility tractors like the 434 and 384 are there. Torque spec for 5/8-18 grade 5 is 128 ft-lbs. 100 ft-lbs should be plenty. Just keep an eye on them for a while. https://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-information/bolts/US-Recommended-Torque.aspx
    2 points
  21. Curly wore a skunk skin cap in a few episodes of the three stooges. Looked quite fashionable on him
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  22. Pulling a set of 28' trains loaded a little ( wink, wink) too heavy and only a 425 Cat under the hood. Had 5 cars stacked up behind me climbing a hill and only rolling 50 to 55, could only see the last 2 cars. I wiggled the steering wheel a little and that pup started dancing enough to wake them up. Turns out no one had the cahoneys to pass me either, treat stupid like stupid
    2 points
  23. IH West Pullman works made fasteners, hydraulic cylinders etc. Above post is correct.....dropped IH for WP to be more marketable.
    2 points
  24. Great pics Tony 👍🏼👍🏼. Always enjoy chatting with Mr/Mrs T-Bone. They are the kind of people you want for neighbors.
    2 points
  25. u were sposed to say HUH? lol
    2 points
  26. Working at cleaning the shop and organizing the storage barn and shed. Looked at the GenerJunk and found control boards corroded. I’ll clean them up but they’re potted and have a pile of tantalum capacitors which are sheiit and fail/drift value. If she doesn’t work right after a little board cleaning I think I’ll put an aftermarket AVR (automatic voltage regulator) in it and build my own board for alarms and shut downs. It doesn’t need to be as complicated as it is. These boards are probably somewhat generic and some features aren’t needed here. A friend stopped by and asked about helping clear his land this summer. Has about 5 acres he plans to build a shop on to house his steel roofing business. Took the small John Deere with a 5’ bush hog and cleared most of it in 3 hrs. Some heavy alders and red whips in there... his summer suddenly became much easier... Oh... and same friends son wanted to go for a motor chyckle ride this evening. Seeming as I’m riding his fathers bike rn who am I to say no... left him a little note though!
    2 points
  27. How do those numbers compare to previous shows?
    2 points
  28. My younger Brother was hauling a fully permitted, oversized load (Cat on a lowboy) and gave himself plenty of room for a right turn, SUV driver decided to take the turn room for a quick pass right. Brother said all he saw was an SUV over the free way embankment, rolling wheels-up, wheels-down, down the grade. He didn't feel a thing in the rig. Fortunately the SUV driver was not seriously injured.
    2 points
  29. Yeah...I remember that picture, Alan...it was the tractor that Lorenzo tows around and takes pictures in different parts of the farm....he thinks it fools us into believing the back end is still functional..... Note the '' industrial grade " towbar on his FX4 Off highway...Ha !! Mike
    2 points
  30. When I bought this last '19 F250 I tried paying in cash. Dealer said he would only take $9995 in cash and the rest had to be a check. Something about a cash transaction over $10K and he would have to fill out some PIA paperwork. OK, paid like he asked and all payment methods listed on the purchase agreement, above board. Deposited the cash to cover the check when I got home. You got me thinking so I called my bank. They said large transactions go on a report to used by the bank. If something looks suspicious like a lot of cash deposits from someone who normally doesn't do it may bring a red flag and it could be reported to some gov agency Otherwise it will just stay internal. Sadly I don't foresee getting rid of large sums of cash becoming a problem for me😪 But then they haven't found DB Cooper's loot yet so there is still hope😂
    2 points
  31. I have a sharpener like that. I can look and see if there are any spare stones/parts in Great Grandpas stuff.
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  32. Picked up this old thing yesterday. going to be fun to see if it works. inputs are welcome.
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  33. That stinks. At least it didn't take a shed or barn full of stuff with it.
    1 point
  34. Your trying to make ice cream out of horse manure. But I can see it being done. A great tubing bender would be a start.
    1 point
  35. Thanks for the tip on Blain's, I'll check them out. I have a neighbor that uses a 488 and he never replaces sections, just goes and buys a new knife every time he needs one, so maybe I can cabbage one of his old ones and cut it down. I've got all the tools and pieces to built the knife except the knife back and head. Guess that's what happens when you fool with sickle mowers for a decade? 😄😄 The reason for a 7', at least in my case, is narrow roads, lanes, and gates. It can be pretty interesting moving a square baler at times, so that was a serious consideration. Couple that with a 300 Farmall's 40hp, small fields and steep hills, and you are kinda limited on your choices. But, the deciding factor on this particular machine was the fact that it's 10 minutes from my house; all the others I'd found were a couple hours away and would have to be hauled home. Mac
    1 point
  36. My Dad was sent home after his father died in 1944. Dad was the only son and my grandfather was a farmer. Farming was almost as important as being a soldier. It was everyone, the whole Country, working together to beat the Germans and Japanese. All soldiers were in for the duration unless dead or wounded and not able to fight. Many wounded remained in to do administrative tasks, if able, outside of combat. It was a different time from today. I still remember the veterans when I was growing up. Some had seen a bit to much and had a rough time with life. Thank You to all Vets for your dedicated service to OUR country!
    1 point
  37. Hope it works out for you....
    1 point
  38. It’s all good as long as you don’t have to bleed lines!
    1 point
  39. The 53 is a pretty tight fit already while Trying to keep the truck low!
    1 point
  40. When I was 18 I was offered a resident managers position of a 14 Plex apartment building near the UNL campus in lincoln. I knew the owner. All i had to do was fix stuff, scoop snow, mow the little front lawn, let people in when they lock themselves out , collect rent ect…. (Rent free for me). All college kids usually moving in and out every six months. Nothing but problems constantly. Rented to a Nebr football player whom I’m sure you’ve heard of but I will not mention. He had an underage girl friend with a new born. 2AM one morning , snowing and cold, someones banging on my door. Heres this cute little girl holding a baby, both crying, stark naked begging to come in. He had beat her up and locked her out. I called the police for her, she got a protection order, he kicked in the door a week later, i called the police again, he tore the screen out and busted a window , i called the police. Stuff like this went on and on and on . oh did i mention him being a fu:/king football player for Nebraska? In other words you can rob gas stations and commit all kinds of crimes without any Consequences. when we finally evicted him he stayed three more months and when he finally moved out we found refrigerator wide-open with ketchup and mustard squirted all over the inside of it , we found the sinks running ,the toilet valve broke ,and running ,the toilet seat broke ,pizza smeared on the walls ,feces and urine in the carpet ,broken glass in the carpet ,holes in the drywall ,the oven on broil and all four burners on high, the dishwasher door was hyperextended, both window screens torn up, and there was nothing we could do about it. Thats just one of hundreds of stories, One night I came home on my motorcycle and I used to shut the engine off and come coasting in so I wouldn’t bother anyone. I witnessed a man carrying a stereo running from the third-floor apartment number 14 he was dragging the speakers by the wires. I threw the kickstand down and took off after him as he fled the building crossing a busy four-lane street. I was right on his heels as I heard cars screeching to miss us because neither of us even looked. I caught up with him behind a McDonald’s restaurant about two blocks away he swung the stereo at me I ducked and it hit the owner of the stereo in the head Who was right behind me and knocked him out. I got him down on the ground and literally kicked the **** out of him. I stomped so hard on the back of his leg that I heard the bones snap. By now police are coming from about six different directions. The owner of the stereo was in his bedroom listening to music talking on the phone with his door open when the guy just reached in and grabbed his stereo . When the ambulance came he had went into a diabetic coma so they hauled him off in the first ambulance and hauled the thief off in the second ambulance who by the way had three warrants for his arrest. Police officer’s said I did the community a favor. I only put up with that place for three years the free rent was not worth the trouble and to this day that is the reason I have never owned any rental property.
    1 point
  41. i havent hauled as much equipment as some of you but did work for municipality driving low boy when needed. Man that also worked there also said tighten ratchet binders tight as you could get'em then 1 more round, lol. Had a panic stop once hauling a Case rubber tired loader. Loader didn't budge but i sure did, trying to get my drawers unwedged out of my behind........ l
    1 point
  42. The view of the show as taken by my 4 year old daughter.
    1 point
  43. Good on @nepoweshiekfarmalls for the tribute to Cooter and the rest of the RPF members who have passed this year. I’m really hoping to get to Roundup next year in Grand Island to meet all of you great people!
    1 point
  44. The woman who nicely took our photo had the phone flipped incorrectly. I do that all the time like so many others. Great catching up with you and a Carol. It was a pleasure talking with old acquaintances throughout the show and nice to make new ones. Tractor people are just GOOD PEOPLE.
    1 point
  45. 6/25/22 the party is over ! show over at 3.41 pm after National meeting . was a great show Kevin and Ellen Paul did a great job along with there committee .they are the couple several pictures down . The upside picture I have no idea what happened it Carol and I with our own Sledgehammer family ! took few more pictures today attended chapter auction and National Board meeting bought a couple Ohio RPRU banners at auction for my toy shed . the band was very good played a concert Friday evening . tony
    1 point
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