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  1. 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.
    28 points
  2. Our cornpicking weekend is this weekend. Have the other half of the field to do today. Awesome weather.
    28 points
  3. Thank You ALL for your service! I appreciate you. The local VFW had been doing this for years. Every year it gets larger. Families purchase or donate a flag and pole in memory of a loved one. This is a view from this morning of the front of the local courthouse as I was headed to work. Your efforts are remembered.
    24 points
  4. Bought this one about 25 years ago. Then over 2 years ago I Bought It was 2500, the hydro was week. With an O ring, a washer and re bending a spring it works good, I square baled for 2 hr. and still could hold my hand on the hydro. Still needs a lot of work. Over a year ago I bought this. I was showed a picture on a phone and told, that is a ruff looking tractor, I told them I might want it. Jan. I bought this from next door. This is how it looks now. I like it sounds when I mow with it.
    22 points
  5. This is the very last new 5488 built , hope you guys enjoy it . It is sitting in my customers shop and they run it a couple times a year , change out fuel , they had me put this all together in memory of there dad . He never got to finish it before he got sick and I was honored to finish it for them . When I took it back it had 4.4 hrs on it and today it has under 20 hrs last I talked to him . I had to promise him I would never tell anyone where he is located and I will always honor that , it is a great piece of history 👍😎 Danny
    22 points
  6. Tomorrow is a day of feasting and visiting indeed, but don't forget the reason we are able to enjoy the day. God has provided ALL that we have and has blessed us greatly, let us be a blessing to others also.
    21 points
  7. Here are some fieldwork pictures I have taken from early September on. From chopping corn to where we're at currently. Shelling corn.
    21 points
  8. You didn't see a coyote in the vicinity did you?
    20 points
  9. The John Deere dealer finally got all the trading done. And we ended up with our 1486. Doesn’t look to bad,it was sold new 5 miles out of town and has resided farther north by the Canadian border for a while don’t judge it’s just in off farm they are going to wash it and clean cab
    20 points
  10. Had a bumper crop of food grade pumpkins this year!--- guess the old 340 and tiller blessed the ground for us! lol! The big guy is only 31 pounds and we have had bigger ones in past years. The pie was for my Birthday yesterday! --- some have cake,--- well I had pumpkin pie! lol!
    20 points
  11. The old 13.6's we're showing their age,that and just too small and didn't look right.So put a set of 16.9/38's on it. Picked up a set of used 15×38 wheels had em sandblasted and I painted them with Ford argent silver wheel paint.I bought this tractor five or six years ago from a guy in Idaho.Tractor (late 1976 model)had around 3400 hours on it then,has just over 4000 now.Mostly used for raking and tedding hay and pulling a bale wagon. Paul
    18 points
  12. Finally got dried out enough I thought I'd better slip in the river bottoms and finish the last of my corn. This patch was blasted with water hemp late this year. Gonna have to hit it hard with better spray next year. But I'm all done now. Second one is my boy. He was riding on the heater core on the old gleaner. He says it's his buddy seat. I told him they made it just for him. Amazing the places a kid can sit comfortably.
    17 points
  13. Hello everyone! Last night I took delivery of my very first IH and my very first tractor at that. It's a '63 706 gas model with a loader and little over 4k hours. A few very minor problem - leaky bucket angle cylinders and a small drip from the fuel shutoff valve just above the sediment bowl. It fires right up and runs/shifts great. I'll continue lurking and perusing but if there's anything you recommend being proactive on checking out, I'm all ears.
    16 points
  14. I’ve never seen these before and wondered if anyone knew much about them? Cross reference books for the light line trucks from IH to XXX brand parts. 14 in total for various parts. I’m not sure how many there could have been originally. Would potentially be handy working on a larger IH truck and attempting to find parts a person could still buy.
    15 points
  15. We have a S series IH flatbed with a 48' knuckleboom crane . It's tandem axle, 466 and Allison auto and gutless. Kid borrowed it and had to drive it 7 miles one way. He said he thought the only way you can get a speeding ticket was to be going downhill through a school zone and the crossing guard is an ex girlfriend that holds a grudge against you 😂
    15 points
  16. With deer season opening Saturday, thought I would share a couple of participants. Wish I had pics of all the big boys I see at night in the truck or coming home in the pickup.
    15 points
  17. And this my friends is what 6-20”’s look like rolling across the field.
    14 points
  18. My daughter and I carved pumpkins tonight. 😊 I will be sad if She outgrows this in a couple years.
    14 points
  19. Doing some cleaning at the farm over the weekend. My sister found this in a closet. I had wondered where it got off to a few times over the years. A wild guess would be that it was ordered in 1982. 39 years ago! The amazing part, it still fits! Well kind of anyway. It never was loose on me, must have 'grown' between ordering and getting it. I might add that for most of my adult life it wouldn't have come close to fitting, hence my pride that it does now.
    14 points
  20. who ever said "diamonds' are a girl's best friend..never had an ol' hound..... Mike
    13 points
  21. I love to moldboard plow. Bought this 565 Oliver some years back, never got it dirty until today. Good job for the 756, only about 1&1/2 acres, it ties two of my small fields together. First time I have plowed with a semi-mount plow. Took awhile to get it set and get the levers in sync! After plowing, I hooked the 10 on the 490 and disced the crap out of it. My 'guy' at the local coop requested that I do that before they put on the anhydrous. I may disc it one more time before they put it on.
    13 points
  22. On saturday my brother and I spent (literally) before sun up to after sun down covering an old barn roof that had some natural unwanted skylights. We used 15X4 (or 3 foot? I forget) ribbed sheet metal. The client told us to cover what was left, didn't care much for what it looked like, it just had to shed water. It was a satisfying project once completed and the weather was amazing for early November in Michigan. This country boy that lives in the suburbs enjoyed getting back to rural America where I felt like I belong.
    13 points
  23. old time farm estate auction. Advertised "early thrashing machine". Along with home and barn contents. I remembered the name of deceased from the 50s and 60s, milked about 25-30 cows. Thrashing machine was wooden IH machine. I bought it, but I won't get it here until Monday. Also bought a David Bradley ensilage cutter and an Allis hopper blower. Plus boxes of books and pamphlets from the 40s to the 70s. Included in same was a handwritten letter from 1946 to the IH Co, Chicago, Ill, asking for info on a recently purchased old Sterling threshing machine. Clipped to the letter was "Directions for setting up and operating Heebner and Sons No 2 Little Giant Thresher", and handwritten "same as Sterling". Boxes and boxes of pamphlets on a 30' GN trailer, and I ended up with the right ones by chance. Also got a flat of paper from when Dad was county Farm Bureau president in 1958. Life is good.
    13 points
  24. NO! If it was flat the cats would have everything knocked off the edge by now.
    13 points
  25. 10/30/21 Not a lot of Red here but never less we had a tractor drive Central Cal ! they traveled 21 miles to a fantastic BBQ provided by Scoto Bros of Merced . after lunch they traveled back to starting point making 42 mile Drive. 32 tractors made it to lunch . They traveled through Residential , industrial , by the old Castle Air Force base and out through vineyards and orchards all lined and speckled with old oak trees . lunch rendezvous was at a old sprawling beautiful Parreira Dairy farm under the oaks along the Merced River and because of a nice rain here last week the setting could not be nicer. I did not take a tractor this year , I had the pickup and a big tool box just in case . my pictures are little limited but I wanted to share a great tractor day with you guys and assure you that next year there will be more Red ! Lol the restored IH , Chevy , Studebaker trucks belonged to Mr Parreira the dairy and landowner and the old equipment was a retirement yard on the farm . the pic of the old Oliver Baler and tractor is to show one of our members , Eddie , what he missed ! Lol He likes IH but loves Oliver ! Imagine that ! BTW what do you think of that BBQ pit ? tony
    13 points
  26. Found a post in a Rat Fink group in Face book by a model builder that hand built this Combine. With his permission, I am sharing them here.
    13 points
  27. My Father In Law worked for "Atlantic Richfield" oil Company,.. Sinclair Oil Company was the Name of the Corporation on the West side of the Mississippi River. My Father in Law Grew up in a "Gone with the Wind"...White, "Grand Looking House".. Out In the Country, near Lansing Michigan, Surrounded By Large Productive Farms in the 1930's-40's. He Learned to Fly during WWII, He was an Officer, He was a Firm Handshake type of Gentleman,.. We Became close Friends, ..I miss Him. My Father in Law Never Farmed,... Never really needed to Help the local farmers,..He Enjoyed Building Engines & Car Chassis in there Family's Indoor Heated shop. His Father was an Executive for "General Motors", Oldsmobile division, He Passed away 10 years before I started Dating My wife to Be... My Father in Law Came from an Intelligent Blood Line,, My Wife is Intelligent that same way, as are My Children, I can see this Trait in My Grand children. ***My Future Father in Law would visit our Farm operation while my Girlfriend & I were dating & Watch our Farm equipment, all International Harvester, Do tillage work, Baling Hay, PTO chopper Harvesting Etc..,He would walk beside a 5 bottom Plow, stop & Pause and try to analyze the effectiveness of Rolling dry soil Verse's wet soil. ***One of his Favorite Statements was, "It Takes an equal amount of energy to move an equal amount of friction",.. One Afternoon they had a Farmall 706 hooked to a 4 bottom plow, also had a Farmall 460 in the same field, both had new 15.5-38's, the 460 was loaded with rear wheel weights, Both Gas Engines & Fast hitch tractors. His Experiment was filling both fuel tanks to the top of the fuel necks, How many gallons of fuel was needed after two hours of Plowing on Both of the Tractors, This was on My "Mother in Law's" Fathers Farm, Grandpa Sniders Farm were long Fields, no hill's parallel to the county gravel road, Easy to measure for time and distance, A Land was already established, the 460 had been plowing with the fast hitch 3 bottom, so a 4 bottom plow wasn't difficult to operate, the 4 bottom plow was kept after Grandpa Snider traded his 450 Diesel 15.5-38's,.. several years ago, for the 706 Gas. They were also disking corn stalks with a "M" next to the plowing Demo,.. The Neighbor to the North was plowing that spring Day with a 4010 gas also 15.5-38's 4 bottom semi mounted plow & his son was plowing with a John Deere 70, 3 bottom Trailer plow they didn't know they would be invited to the Plowing event. Those folks stayed on there side of the Fence line, Headlands almost lined up at each end, Neighbors were plowing down a thick covering of hog manure, so the tire slippage would be different. All 14 inch bottoms, International plows & John Deere Plows My Father in Law topped off everyone's fuel tank and away the event went, the two Deere tractors pulled there own plow's,... Every one evolved thought it would be a great idea to get that "Hog Poop" rolled under!! By the 2 Hour Mark, The number of furrows were counted,... For the most Part everyone was allowed to come to the same end of the field within a minute or so... The 3 tractors gas tanks were top off, the second round of 2 hour plowing began. The 460 was in 1st gear, once or twice they tried 2nd with the TA back. The 460 was unhooked from the 4 bottom & hooked to the 3 bottom that it normally used. 706 was In the field plowing for the next 2 hours, 4th low was the normal plow gear. By the end of the 4 hours of Plowing Lunch was ready for all the Participates, and the fuel Measurement began, My Father in Law had Some other folks that stopped on the Gravel road, next to the field to inquire about a collection of fuel cans & a clip boarded table, help do the measuring of fuel for each tractor, In all fairness, the John Deere 70 spinning in hog poop never got the Weighted down pressure that the mounted plows received, The John Deere 70 Burned "twice" as much fuel in two hours as the 460, and gained 6 furrows more across the field. 706 Gas's competition was a 4010 Gas, The 706 used the TA when there was a tough spot, the 4010 had 80 horsepower to power through the spots. The end result was the 4010 used a 1/2 gallon more fuel per Hour than the 706 did, both tractors were at the headlands at the same time, Slippage?? Per furrow Comparison, the 706 plowed more efficiently than the 460, I'm guessing but the 706 would have been a stock 263 engine, the 460 would be a 221 engine. In that 2 hour period of time the 706 turned twice as much ground as the 460, I don't recall all of the Details that were shared with me those many years ago. I Heard My Father in Law say Many times at Farm shows, How does a person Think those 2 Cylinders are more efficient than an IH 4 Cylinder or an Oliver 6 cylinder. My Father in Law also Got involved with another Farm purchase & fuel comparison, A 1600 Loadstar with a 304 V-8 or a 1700 Loadstar with a 392 V-8, Same Neighbor also Had a 1964 1600 Loadstar, with a In line 6 cylinder, 263 cubic inches? Raining Today, Some Traveling down memory Lane, Jim Droscha
    13 points
  28. My whole family has Covid right now so I’m isolating in a combine cab and taking Theo for walks. Across from our house is a old quarry and we found this. It was really neat!
    12 points
  29. Maybe good to develop new mechanics. But... for realism, it should say... you're not authorized to service this system, please contact your local JD dealer.
    12 points
  30. Into my shop that is, I thought I'd have some slow time between the end of Aug and the start of harvest but that didn't happen. Then I thought I'd have time right after harvest and that didn't happen either. So now it's a little at a time but I'm moving things into the new shop. Here's the important sign.
    12 points
  31. Words cannot express my feelings of gratitude. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
    12 points
  32. I’m working on a 1983 Dodge 1/2 ton of mine tonight, got the driver’s door glass back in with new window channels/weatherstrip, the old scraper seals were cracked and oversprayed, I have gone way overboard on this “quick” project but seeing it together this far it might be “worth” it
    12 points
  33. Hi Everyone, hope the forum doesnt hold it against me that my name is Oliver? Cyrus and McCormick didnt make the final list for entire family approval. Just wanted to say I enjoy looking at all my fellow dog pals out there from time to time. Im jealous of all the furniture sitters out there as im not allowed here... except when no one is home. Bark Bark Oliver
    12 points
  34. Those Detroit engines were the catalyst of the invention of hearing protection ...
    12 points
  35. This maybe a little macabre, but I thought it was kind of cool. My cousins son contacted me this morning, wanted to 'load' some of his Dad's ashes in a 12 Ga. shell. He was having trouble, would I help? Yeah, pretty sure I can help. Dug out my trusty old 700 Versa-mec. He had some AA empties, used plastic buffer for the powder. Some antique card wads for filling and the ashes took the place of the shot. Sealed with finger-nail polish. We made five rounds for those of of close to Jay. There was enough ash left I loaded one more round, will give that to the uncle/helper. It still doesn't seem possible that he's really gone. At any rate, I thought this was a pretty cool, fitting tribute to a guy that loved to shoot.
    11 points
  36. ........you blokes make things so bloody complicated......in the winter months here, anything that needed transporting , and had a turbocharger....you loaded up and slid you spare gumboot over the stack......'stack heat'....never a problem, by the time the machine is racked down...the stack is cool... Summer time same deal...use your boot !!!......You can easily organise a reunion with boot and foot at journey's end.... ""Exhaust Socks "" ......good grief... what is the world coming to...?? Mike
    11 points
  37. This isn't a deer but was my view the last half hour today
    11 points
  38. My birthday is coming up, and I have helped Lisa with her shooting classes, or whenever someone has a gun issue, I become the resident gun smith. Well for my birthday and to say thanks, I got this. The Luv Ya part came from a gal who over heard Lisa say love you bye, when she called me to come work on a .25 cal magazine. The gal is about 5 foot nothing and about that wide. When I took her gun back to her after getting it working, both Lisa and her said Luv Ya as I was walking away. It was cute and funny and all the gals picked up on it. Tonight was fun and the cake was delicious!!
    11 points
  39. Got this for his birthday Tuesday 👍
    11 points
  40. ....made a good start on the 500 acres allocated for me to seed, this spring....of course they are all small paddocks....and have many obstacles..like water ways....'copses ' of tress...heaps of stones pushed up etc etc Drilling kale..oats and peas, new permanent pasture etc ..some for summer feed for the sheep.....The drill is very robust..because the river flats are all stone , with a bit of top soil covering most of them......so I get to use the old NZ made drill ....because the Station boss figured I go a mite slower than the younger blokes....and I have to do the repair work on it....which, involves a lot of muttering , whilst crouched under the drill.....and lots of blood being released on forearms...... There was about 20 calves in a group ..but they decided to pull pin ,,before I could photograph them....The "Blue Heron " is a NZ bird......I was watching him ..whilst sitting in the JD....He was 'working ' that little water way.....We were both have a bite to eat.... Mike
    11 points
  41. Loaded up My daughters M tonight for a fun pull tomorrow. A guy I met at one of my friends pulls last month asked a few of us to come up to his property in Southern Vt about 40 miles away. It will be all green tractors I’m sure I know of one other M that’s coming it’s got a low first and about 1000# ‘s more weight than I do. But it doesn’t pull a lot more than this M this one runs out of power around 16-17k on the boat
    11 points
  42. After a hard day of hunting for the food dish!
    11 points
  43. Got my first buck with a bow, not a bruiser but I'm proud of it
    11 points
  44. I got this in an email a few years back & found it when cleaning out my in box. Thought I would share it with you. It has been slightly edited for content. The red text was in the original message.... also edited. Mike The following questions were set in last year's GED examination These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)............and they WILL breed. Q. Name the four seasons A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists (?) Q. How is dew formed A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire Q. What causes the tides in the oceans A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed Q. What are steroids A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs (There is little hope) Q.. What happens to your body as you age A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery (So true) Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes A. Premature death Q. What is artificial insemination A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow Q. How can you delay milk turning sour A. Keep it in the cow (Simple, but brilliant) Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorised (e.g. The abdomen) A. The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A, E, I,O,U.. (wt*!) Q. What is the fibula? A. A small lie Q. What does 'varicose' mean? A. Nearby Q. What is the most common form of birth control A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium (That would work) Q. Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section' A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome Q. What is a seizure? A. A Roman Emperor. (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit) Q. What is a terminal illness A. When you are sick at the airport. (Irrefutable) Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature? A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and they look like umbrellas Q. Use the word 'judicious' in a sentence to show you understand its meaning A. Hands that judicious can be soft as your face. (OMG) Q. What does the word 'benign' mean? A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight (brilliant) Q. What is a turbine? A. Something an Arab or Sheik wears on his head
    11 points
  45. I drove this 1959 460 Hi Utility about 1962, to rake hay. First 6 cylinder and power steering tractor for a 12 year old. Big impression! I tried to buy it from the original family owner for the last 20 years. Finally successful last Thanksgiving time. Had to put rings and bearings and one new sleeve and piston in the engine, clean the gas tank and carb, replace 1 rim and tire, and repair the radiator and brakes. parts donor 460U and the 460 HU. Interesting thing about the pipe hydraulic handle. My uncle worked for the previous owners many years ago. One winter day, he came back to the barn after spreading a load of manure, and jumped off the right side of the tractor. But his winter coat was hooked over the hyd handle, and he was left hanging in mid air, calling for help. When they tried to straighten the handle, it broke and the pipe was scabbed on. I will leave it that way. Used it at TOYS plow day this spring. Spent most of the summer with a sicklebar mower hooked to it. Still some work needed this winter to tighten up the fast hitch and get full range of throw on the FH quadrant. Next to a friend's Case 970 that he bought in the spring.
    11 points
  46. Hey, I used to have one of those. Good tractor. Liked it best on the mower & conditioner. It'd be nice if I could find those pictures but noooo. Did find some of it on the 12' 401. Mike
    10 points
  47. I've got both gas and diesel here. Not much to look at. Top one is a 1960 diesel, the bottom picture is a 1959 gas. Both had hard lives before they got here and were saved from the scrap man.
    10 points
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