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  1. Zeke has not done very well in pedal pulls, he was always frustrated and sad when he didn't get close to the other kids. The last month and a half he has been pedaling his 1256 pedal tractor up a hill on our farm and doing 50 to 100 squats every few days. He learned that hard work pays off. Today at farmfest he did a full pull, along with 10 others , then the 10 pulled again with more weight, zeke full pulled again, then the last 3 pulled again and zeke got 2nd place. He was shocked, nothing but smiles at our place tonight, this trophy means more than all mine put together
    49 points
  2. It weighs 13 lbs total. Thought you guys might enjoy. I’m far from a carpenter. Bought a few small nails and had the rest of it laying around. Turned out pretty solid.
    45 points
  3. A few weeks ago, Dad and I drove out to the field to bring in the last truckload of corn for this season. As we approached the GMC straight truck, Dad uttered something I NEVER thought I would hear while he was alive. He is ready to retire from farming. He started in 1970 with a rented 240 acres. This year was his 51st harvest. (However, he had been helping grandpa since he was old enough to tag along.) His right shoulder and his back are suffering from old injuries and years of hard work. He worked 35 years in town in addition to farming. He wants to relax more and not cripple himself up for his remaining years. So, operation of the home farm has been turned over to me. I am the 5th generation of my family to farm that ground. I am going to be busy, but proud and excited too. Probably have to change how I do things a little to accommodate my job at Colfax Tractor. Can't make it without that income. He told me that evening that operating the equipment was going to be up to me now. However, last Sunday He mentioned that he might help me spray. So, it is hard for him to let go! He is free to do whatever he wishes. I know he plans to bale his small acreage to feed the calves over winter. Here are a few pictures of Dad to celebrate his farming career.
    42 points
  4. I got back my dads old Cats back 5 years ago from down in my home town in north east Iowa . The first one I got done and back down to our neighbors farm where we use it today , the original one that I was on since I was 6 months old in the spring of 1963 when he was building the golf coarse in my home town . I spent many hours riding on this machine as a kit and dad let me start running it when I was 14 years old . It was in need of a bunch of work but it had a new overhaul from Caterpillar and had about 50 hours since it was done . The under carriage was ok . I had to buy a donor D 6 Cat out in Colorado from a government surplus auction and it had 788 actual hours on it . I’m sure dad is rolling over in his grave as we hit that new dozer in the head and took all the good parts and put on dads machine . ‘We burned some Lang days and nights to get this done for the ACMOC Show in my home town two weeks ago . This show was a working show so I hauled the original dozer down from MN and my other machine was hauled into town from the construction company that was hosting the show . It’s the first time these two dozers worked side by side for over 50 years . My some came down and we had a weekend of pushing dirt and they both worked great 😊 If any of you get to north east Iowa stop into the new Caterpillar museum that was just opened two weeks ago , it is unbelievable what John Moyna /owner of CJ Moyna and Sons construction company /MTS factory where they build big scrapers, offset disks , rollers , quad track tractors , John and I went to school together and of coarse he rolled the red carpet out for me knowing I was going to have dads old dozers there at the show . He gave me the scraper that dad pulled behind the original dozer , he had it giving to him by the guy that owned these dozers my dad run for many years . So I guess I will have another project down the road .
    41 points
  5. Here’s the story on this old girl. She sat a mile down the road from me inside an old shed wearing a 2MH corn picker for 40 years. The owner died and his sons wanted nothing to do with it. Finally last august I purchased it and brought her home to restore. Almost everyday after school I worked on this tractor, I did almost everything myself, with a little help rebuilding the engine from my grandpa. I stripped this tractor down to bare bones and rebuilt the motor, along with some other various things. This tractor was over bored to 264 cubes and came equipped with M&W turbo dome pistons, a hand clutch and a pto lever. I added a friction throttle and a few other various parts. After 10 months of hard work, she’s finally finished. I put the decals on Sunday night and drove her 5 miles to the Memorial day parade Monday morning.
    40 points
  6. If I have been a bit shirty lately it’s because I’ve been a little stressed out, my apologies to any i have jumped on. Today my wife and i welcomed our first born into the world, it did not go as smoothly as one might have hoped, required emergency surgery and things were pretty tense there for a few minutes… well hours, never the less, allow me to introduce, nearly 2 weeks late and highly anticipated Charlotte Thompson Beauregard, or “Charleigh” for short. arrived 1/30/22 at 1:29pm 9 lbs 13oz (hence the difficulty) and 20.5” long… full head of hair!
    40 points
  7. Finally got the little Farmall 100 finished up. Turned out pretty well.
    39 points
  8. All of our kids help on the farm, but the oldest son is getting old enough at 10 to handle a few tractor jobs on his own. He got to rake some hay this summer on the C but I didnt get any pics of that. We just finished up plowing and he got to make four or five rounds with me in the buddy seat. He was actually a little overwhelmed but settled in quickly. He actually got the hang of leveling the plow quite quickly.
    38 points
  9. Had stuff out reorganizing last month so lined up for a group photo. Thought I would share now the board is back from hiatus.
    38 points
  10. My son started this when he was about 13,he's 16 now and moved on to the real things. Thought I'd take some pictures before we take it down for more room in the shop. Most people really enjoy looking at it. Sorry for so many pictures hard to get small details.
    36 points
  11. Thought I would share some pictures from the past week from southern Ohio
    35 points
  12. From J&D productions. She has the matching crib set too!
    34 points
  13. Finally got around to driving this 966 home this afternoon. Was always 5 miles from me since 1974. 3 brothers bought it new. They were all bachelor's. They milked cow's and farmed. They never hurt it any as you can see. That is the original paint. Going to join my little, but manageable collection of the 2 Hydro 70s, Hydro 100 and the Allis 185.
    34 points
  14. 😊😁☺️ Taken at a neighbor's ranch, sorting off replacement heifers.
    34 points
  15. From my family to yours, I wish you all the best on this blessed Christmas Day. I hope you are able to enjoy time with family and friends. May 2022 reward the patience and fortitude we showed getting through 2021 Feeling especially blessed this year as we baptized our first grandson two weeks before Christmas.
    34 points
  16. I have been dealing with death lately. The one that hurts the most is the loss of my lifelong best friend to esophageal cancer. I am helping his wife navigate life without her soulmate. Horses, cattle, some equipment and tools. What direction does she want her life to take now. There is a lot to do. Praying for guidance and good judgement in giving her sound advice Just have not felt like posting much. Still don't really. But just like the seasons, with death comes the promise of new life. Last night wife and I welcomed our first grandbaby. A beautiful healthy boy. (Momma's doing great) With restrictions, we could not get in to see him last night so had to drive back home. We were able to hold him today. I would like to introduce to all my RPF friends, Cason Jay who came into this world at 7# 7ozs and 20 1/2". The Lord took George home but sent Cason in return. Life renewed. The circle continues. My family is truly blessed. I am healing. Thank you.
    34 points
  17. I took delivery of my late uncle Warren's 186 . 2350 loader skid loader q-tach, reman engine has 25 hours on it. Needs rear rims, I will try to Long Farm treat the wedge lock hubs with a glorious amount of iron hanging off . Hoping to add a set of duals for batwing mowing . Needs a cab or lots of cab refurbishing . Also want to add a second two remotes I have laying around to make it 4 rem and add a joystick at the same time for an independent loader valve. I have a sway block drawbar support but will need to get the correct lower links to convert that. It came with the new knees for the front axle. Also a repaint in it's future This is all a while down the road as it's a back burner project for now
    32 points
  18. 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
    32 points
  19. Close to finishing my 16 year olds first car. Thrashed on it all night and this morning to get it road worthy to go to the GS Buick nationals today in Bowling Green Ky. I've painted metallics and pearls but never a true metal flake before and really screwed it up. Put 2 coats of clear over the metal flake and it was still rough like cast iron so I changed guns on the 3rd coat and really laid it on and really laid on the runs too 😅 We'll sand it out and re-clear and get it right somehow. We've both learned a lot on this and today this car drew more attention than cars costing much more.
    30 points
  20. I have a son with an addiction to alcohol. My prayers were answered when he finally admitted he had a problem and agreed to accept help. He allowed me to help him enter a top rated voluntary treatment facility. Progress is not coming without challenges. My wife sent me this, this morning. It could not have come at a better time. "A LETTER FROM GOD....LETTING GO OF THE ADDICT Beloved, You want to hear from me about letting them go. You are not abandoning him/her , as much as it may feel like it. You are simply transferring his/her well-being from your care to mine. It was never my... intention for you to direct, guide, and control his/her life. That is my role. Yours in the beginning was to love him/her, protect him/her and teach him/her You've done that. He/she was never yours to keep. To have peace you must let him/her go. Your stubborn self-will only gets in the way of the plans I have for him/her . I know it is not your intention to interfere, but you are. You are not all- wise and all-powerful. You cannot remove his/her disease. You cannot love him/her to wellness. Only I can do that. You must trust that I care for their well-being. You must trust that I love him /her more than your human love can. My thoughts, my ways, my plans are bigger than you can comprehend. Your lives are so short, yet you waste so much time in worry and fear. Yes, they may cut their life short. That is not my intention, but his /her choice. They must trust me also, and seek to have a relationship with me. Only then can I work in his/her life. I will not force myself on him/her or you. I am very willing to be involved in your lives, but only to the degree that you allow. We both know what a struggle trusting me has been for you. You can't make it any easier for them to trust me. He/she has to find me on his/her own. Let him/her do that. Get out of the way. Love them as my child, the way I love you. But let them go so that he/she can be themself whoever that may be.We're in this together. You can come to me anytime to tell me your worries and concerns. I'll listen, I always have. But I may choose to be silent. Thats my way of growing and stretching you.I know you love them and I love you for that. But ultimately, he/she is my child. Entrust them to me and you will grow. You will find the peace that you want. You have so much in your own life to focus on. Focus on growing yourself, and let me worry about our child. If this helps just one other person out there, then it was worth my posting. The support I have had from some very fine people on this forum has been worth more than I can every repay. Thank you!
    30 points
  21. Just three of us. Everyone else busy with harvest. I am not done. I just quit for the day. Pics of my 1566 pulling the 735 6 bottom.
    30 points
  22. hi to all of you loving amazing brothers/families/sisters out there - you cheerleading, your prayers, your hope, your thoughts, your words are sustaining us. My wife made huge strides in past 24 hours. Her oxy machine is OFF!!!! She managed a short trip to town to get more meds for us. Today was treatment 5 of ivermectin and sunday will be treatment 6. still on the dexamethazone and doxycycline - terri cant deal iwth the side effects of dexamethazone she cant sleep at all and says she has brain fog. Me, im sleeping hour or 2 at a time then awake a few hours. I think my sheer lack of oxygen helps me be able to sleep better im just so lethargic. I did have two pieces of digornios and a can of sprite today cant beleive it actually had a flavor and ate a half a blueberry muffin with extra butter for bkfast to take pills this morn. Gnawed on a piece of hard crusty bread for dinner to take pills. No huge appetite but something for sure. Taking all the supplements along with the meds to help with recovery. Definitely going to add elderberry plants to my fruit trees/bushes around here next yr they seem like nice berries. i think im gonna make it!!!!!! Its gonna be a slow sucker but I am so thankful and blessed.
    30 points
  23. Since they were clean I snapped a pic.
    30 points
  24. Last year on the 4th we decided to park a row of tractors along the road hoping to brighten at least one persons day during the whole covid mess. We didn't tell anyone, we just parked them there for the day. The word must have spread around quickly, because we had steady lookers all day. Our best guess was around 80ish strange to our road pickups that road past. So this year the boys and I decided we would make this an annual tradition at our farm. This year our tractors were out yesterday, today and will be tomorrow. They all go in the shed at night. (The boys say we sleep inside so those girls do too.) This year every tractor sports a pair of American flags, with our big flag flying on top of our boot arch. Here are some pictures of getting them all out and standing along the road and a couple cool flag shots as well. Happy 4th Y'all! Let's remember why this country is what is!
    30 points
  25. Thought I would share some pictures From this fall in southwest Ohio.
    29 points
  26. 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
  27. Got some interest in this after posting in another thread so I though I would start a thread by itself. The truck is a 2019 with only a little over 6k miles. It was rolled over and I bought it at a salvage sale. Got it home and started swapping out parts. Every body panel is new except for the right fender. That and the right mirror were about the only pieces that made it through with no damage. None of it was really all that bad, just minor damage everywhere. No frame or suspension damage. I really miss the old two-tone paint jobs and color matched interiors. Seems like every new truck is just a single color and grey interior. There are exceptions of course but that's what is mostly on the road. In 1976 my dad bought a brand new F250 that was red and white with red interior. Over the years my family had that, a 1990 F250 just like it, a 1997 F350 the same, and even a 1980 Bronco. Those were all between my dad, mom, and brother but I never had one. Now its my turn.
    28 points
  28. My son is going to state wrestling for the first time. He's in sixth grade and this is the best I've ever seen him wrestle today. He ended up second in his district. I knew he had it in him but he let himself psych himself out.
    28 points
  29. Have a real passion for the days gone by farm. Still like the '70's and '80's machinery the best. Took these pictures of the boys hauling cattle manure the other day. Haven't seen anyone else with an IH heat houser still being used for moons.
    28 points
  30. Got this real cool metal sign from my mother in law. It’s pretty neat, thought I would share. Merry Christmas all!!
    28 points
  31. Our cornpicking weekend is this weekend. Have the other half of the field to do today. Awesome weather.
    28 points
  32. Took the 806 in the local parade yesterday and will be going to the county fair this weekend. Everything got a new coat of paint and put on new 11L15 front tires. Got the original fender radio working and listened to it during the parade route yesterday.
    28 points
  33. Finally finished my winter project. 55 chisel plow, was a 7 shank, made it a 9 shank. Sandblasted, painted.
    27 points
  34. My boy zeke finally leanerd how to clutch , shift, and run the throttle. We had a bunch of 1.5 in rock on the yard and was to ruff on the kids feet and bike riding, so I had zeke dig it up and he ran the super c and I ran the blade. Was one of the proudest days of my life
    27 points
  35. From my 97 year old Mother to my 9 month old grandson. Mom told her hair fixing lady she wanted her hair color touched up a bit for this picture session but said "I don't remember mentioning Naomi Judd"😄 And I better not forget the other two mothers, triple header 😄 I wish anyone on the road today safe travels and hope you had a good time celebrating Mother's Day!
    27 points
  36. My wife is finally making me a quilt, she makes them for all our grandchildren and I asked her quite a while ago, when you gonna make me one and this is it. I love it😃
    27 points
  37. I have a modest collection of old IH tools, that I've picked up here and there over the years. I thought I'd post, since I put them all in one place today. I don't think any of them are particularly valuable or anything; I just like having them.
    27 points
  38. I heard on the radio that he was covid positive, but tested negative for testosterone.
    26 points
  39. He had a big smile on his face when I gave this to him. It's a Savage .17 cal semi automatic. We're going to go out prairie dog shooting this spring so I could see the writing on the wall of him shooting mine all the time and me not getting to shoot. Long story short I had my buddy order this in with American flags all over it. Buddy ordered a scope in for it. I'm trying to get him into outdoor things instead of sit on you but stuff like his town friends.
    26 points
  40. BigTractorPower filmed me for a day while combining corn this fall. A clip of it is #6 in this video. He has it labeled wrong as a 1482 but🤷🏻‍♂️. Will be a full video coming out at some point.
    26 points
  41. Just got back from the funeral of my friend Steve. West Nile destroyed his immune system. Second bout with Covid did him in. Overflowed every room in the church and moved outside. Big church too. Three pastors did duty. It was truly a celebration of his life. Won't bore you all the stories but one. When they put Steve on a ventilator, he said seven days is it. Then I am either going home 👈 (pointed west). Or going home 👆(pointed up). All those that attended him said they never saw a man die happier. When you know where you are going, death is not scary. So many people don't know where they are going and certain forces in this country are trying to keep them from searching, creating a lot of fear. Know where you are going.
    26 points
  42. As I mentioned in the 3788 thread. We bought a 7230 Magnum at the end of June. Got a ok deal on it knowing a few things needed to be fixed but were ok with that. It was delivered Tuesday and we have spent a little time addressing some of the issues. None major or really mechanical in nature. Not the most beautiful paint job on it anymore but otherwise it looks and operates great. Happy with the purchase at the moment.
    26 points
  43. 7/10/21 we are at our last leg of trip home from RPRU . Was a great show , enjoyed meeting new members and re visiting with many friends . Note : with Danny Anderson in his 5388 on parade is Our own Sledgehammer’ s Son Nash! He was pretty excited . Also you may want to take note of the “new IH pickup “they called it , but it was like a 4500 or 5500 We are in Henderson NV . 113 % visiting my Daughter. Monday Am we’ ll began our last 7 hour trek home. I have posted some pic’s on FB and some here . I’ll post few here and if I bore you let me know . tony
    26 points
  44. I started a topic about a members mother in dire straits. Many prayers were sent from you all. She suffered thru cancer/heart and coma issues 82 yrs old. He cared for her 24/7 thru it. A year later, I recd a pic of her today BACK AT WORK!!! God is good all the time...
    26 points
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