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  1. Finished new farm shop the other day. I thought I would share the cherry on top for the whole project
    34 points
  2. This year I bought a baler to compliment my sickle and rake. This is the first time I've had everything needed and not had to hire the neighbor. Everything went well and was quite a bit of fun. If I make some money, I will look for a hay rack before my kids move away.lol
    24 points
  3. As I was raking hay past my 14, patiently waiting its turn. I thought, you know the 86 series is IMHO one of the finest looking tractors ever made. Even this old warhorse in it's work clothes quietly earning its keep. And this is the first haying season with the muffler eliminator 👍🏻👍🏻
    24 points
  4. Most of you guys are pretty damn talented. You have my respect. Is there anyone else like me who can identify with this guy??? 😄
    20 points
  5. My addiction has spread out and I have broke down and bought a 450D today. Was in the last family since early 70's . Had clutch, TA , used head, along with tires and wheels 10 years ago totaling 7,100 at a dealership. Tires (Titan hi power lug) were only $260 each and rims were only $150.70 back then 👀 . A few extra parts and he has a few things to gather up for it yet. My dreams include ....I plan on restoring this eventually and would love to have a mounted two row picker (or something like that). I'd like to restore the LP and get a 4 row cultivators for it and then the gas possibly a 412 plow? Sorry I didn't get any pictures off the trailer yet . Looking at the serial number I am guessing it's a '57 like all the other three 450's and the five 230's we have What advice for correct shut down and starting procedures does someone have. .... Start with gas let warm, snap lever forward and juice throttle to switch to diesel. Switch to gas just before shutting down, after stopped snap lever back to diesel again to seat valves for switching to diesel
    19 points
  6. In the late 70’s i was disking a field by a creek when it started to squeak so i got off to grease it. This ( see photo) was laying on the ground. Had it authenticated at the university of Nebraska. Still have it. Coincidentally a few months later my cousin and i were pushing dirt up the sides of that same creek with a dozer when we noticed bones coming up over the blade. I called my Science teacher. ( that wasent very well liked) and was known for NEVER giving an A to anyone. he came out, looked at the bones and called UNL. They sent out a team of people and set up a big tent over the sight, excavated a Bison with skull and horns intact . They were on sight about a week. I got an A that Semester.
    19 points
  7. 7/22/22 Sometime back chit chatting with Randy Van Whye of Pine Island MN., I mentioned that I had been looking for a #12 IH fast hitch pto basket rake like I had raked beans and hay with in th 60-70’s , Looking for a number of years. lo and behold he not only found me a rake but also a IH fast hitch rotary hoe like we used to crust break seedling cotton after a rain . today they arrived delivered by Valley transport of Mn . few pictures of arrival tony
    18 points
  8. As youve noticed I aint been round much but heres the deal. November the 13th our house burnt to the ground and come to find out her parents had dropped the owners insurance, the house and property belonged to my longtime girlfriend and her parents didnt bother to inform either of us this two yrs ago so basically we lost practically all we owned. Then in March her Father got sick and passed away and we were staying in her parents basement so all this apparently throwed a loop in my girlfriends head and we broke up so Ive been having to find place to live and recover from this fire but ya know its not as bad as people planting bombs to blow you up or shot you down or whatever else and it aint 120 degreees and Im not in the desert on the other side of the world so life goes on. Saving my dollars and within a six months to a year I will be buying myself a home here in Columbia, Ky. and prefer out on the north side of the county where I grew up and maybe a acre or two lot so I can build that metal bldg Ive always wanted and still have a 1973 International 1066 that belongs to my neighbor that lived across the road from us and I helped them all the time when I was young and living at home and the tractor is completely original, with all sheetmetal even the heat sheilds are still bolted on and has the original IH muffler and raincap. My buddy has retired the old tractor and it sits in the driveway of a old tobacco barn and has for a number of years and he said only for me but I could have it for $6,000 and within two yrs I will buy it and will restore it, we agreed on that price and he is sticking to it.
    18 points
  9. 49 years married and we still like each other. I really hit it rich that day! picture was a couple years after the wedding. The actual wedding picture won't load. ....And now it is a jpeg that will load. Now my hair is white and my clothes have the color.
    18 points
  10. Just gotta wait for my scraper to arrive and dirt shall fly! 6.3 original hours.
    16 points
  11. 1 is a line to put distillery syrup in mixer wagon for dairy cows. 2 is billet carts for CNC lathes. 3 is starting a jib crane.
    16 points
  12. Bought this 450 5 years ago it ran was well used but had a fresh rebuild on the motor. It was my divorce present to myself. It sat and sat can blew off exhaust at some point had to pull the head off it freed it up runs great now. Spit it last fall to do the TA over had it back together this winter to find out one of the TA pressure plate fingers broke off. Spit it again another new TA pressure plate. Put it back together new seals in the PTO orings in the hydraulic valve body under the gas tank. I have some nice tin work to go on this tractor when it’s ready but for now it doesn’t have inside shelter yet and I want to run it a bit to check for leaks and paint it next year. It was nice to bring it home from dads shop tonight and take it for a ride around the farm. I still have some odds and ends to button up but nothing I can’t do in my open air shop
    15 points
  13. One of my passions is Schwinn bicycles, pre 1980; typically the electroforged bikes that were made in Chicago. I grew up on them and have been influenced by my Dad as he had a 10 speed LeTour he bought new out of college in 74. Long story short the bike that he got as a kid, a 1965 DeLuxe Typhoon, that he rode around the farm and then took to college, I acquired in 2009. I had been out of college for a few years and was starting to get into cycling. I had gotten a good 10 speed and remembered his old bike back at the farm. I inquired about obtaining it and I went to pick it up. Apart from replacing the worn components like wheels/tires (rusted and shot) and bearings, it's basically unchanged from when I got it. Here I am with it at my parents place around 2009. It came with a speedometer that presumably my uncle installed (he is 10 years my dads junior and dad said he gave the bike to him once he got his new 10 speed-that Dad still has-) that has an odometer on it that read just over 5K miles. Knowing it only has room to go up to 10K I knew eventually I'd roll it over. That day finally came yesterday. Since dad didn't remember installing the speedometer when he had it likely has way more than 10K miles on it. He still asks me why I ride that old heavy bike- it's northward of 50 LBs on a good day- but it's comfortable, pedals easy, and I can cruise around 12MPH on it for miles. It wasn't meant to sit and be forgotten in a barn. Here is a short video of it rolling over.
    15 points
  14. 7/14/22 she is home done ! 30 months lot of patience and ups and downs , not to mention the checks $$$ Now I have my two IH’s one is restored to compete with Ford , Chevy , at car shows and honor my Dad and the first vehicle that I drove to school . this one is restored to honor a man that helped me early in life and as a utility IH to show with ATHIS and tractor shows. pictures of arrival ! the man in picture is my Nieghbor and life long friend Eddie He knows the very first chapter of this truck before I started following it . He remembers when it arrived in 1966 on propane and a pickup bed on it . I came in after Herb had removed the bed and started the flat bed in 1967 the rear lic frame was the original we had it rechromed but it’s the Allied original frame . Beside tractors they sold many IH trucks . tony
    15 points
  15. Got a call this afternoon having trouble finding time capsule for church anniversary. Fortunately we found it right before we were done looking (even had the professional help come in - found it 32” deep). Someone had a parade picture for the 1976 celebration with the church group in it - it was dad’s 544 with him driving.
    14 points
  16. I couldn't afford a fancy tool box so I built my own. Back in the winter of 1994 when we actually had a wet year I set out to build my own tool box. I was inspired by my uncle have box he had, and never breaking it. He built his own sides which involved a whole of drilling and small machine screws. When I was at that point BIL who had been in the hardware business says buy Nap and Vogt brand draw slides which I did. About $20 a par back in the 90's. I have broken a slide or 2 by not closing the box before moving truck to a better place, by having it hit the end and over extending. The sixth picture show on of the drawers out of my old Proto Box. I put the first one in as it had socket clips already screwed down in it. Was handy so I added another. And since most like old trucks I added the picture of the box carrier, 1972 Chev C20 with a 350 and 350 combo and 4x4. Box is bolted into the bed. I started farming with a 75 C 10 short box so I put the fuel tank on a trailer. The truck needs some love now, but has less than 10,000 on a engine and transmission rebuild. The exhaust rusted out and son came in from fence fixing with it gone. So I move tools in the yard until I took the battery and has not moved in to long. Since I had my help available after posting other picture I figured to push a few buttons on the guys drooling on the new box somebody had yesterday. Show a home made box that works, not near a Snap On but only $150 or so in it. No mig welder ether all Ox/ Acetylene welded. Also sorry for the paint as that is feeder house cover off a JD 95 combine piano hinge and all. If the cover is down I never had a puddle in the box. But weather striping to keep more moisture out would be good. The drawers are 20x24x3 except the bottom one is 4 inches deep. A 24 inch Crescent and pipe wrench fit in top compartment. I just dropped a piece of plywood in the top, was always intending to finish with more steel. But after bouncing across ruff ground, thing in a drawer shifted and it would not open. Cleaned thing out of the top pulled wood . Then I could from jam, so almost 30 years latter wood is still floating in the top compartment.
    14 points
  17. I've got 2 landlord's that put in deer plots, I used the 14' IH 470 disc with the 856. Small field close to farm is clay and wasn't much of a load but today I went up to the sand field and worked 3 acres twice. 1st high, direct was a good load with the disc buried to the spools. Definitely needs wheel weights, plenty of tire spin. Love the sound of the turboed 407!
    14 points
  18. Well the hub on the disc mower hasn’t failed again yet and now it doesn’t matter anyway. The new to us mower showed up this morning. 4 months late, but it made it.
    14 points
  19. Saw a tag sale yesterday but was in the dump truck and the old man was along, so stopping was out of the question. Had to go back by today and after some trials and tribulations with a card hungry ATM I stopped just as it was starting to rain. An old blind woman had 6 lanterns, i didn’t look them over, just asked how much for all, most looked rough, she told me 30 for all 6. Sold, she asked me to count the money for her , yes i was honest, my mother might have raised an azzhole but she raised an honest one. i got them to the truck before they got too soaked. Then I started investigating. In the bunch were a few 220, no big excitement there, a 288, a Quick Lite! And best of all!!!!! A new, un lit, never fueled, September 64’ 200A with box and paperwork and original mantle!!!!!!
    14 points
  20. Went to New Havin Mo saturday to pull. Anyone here go?? I entered my 656 for fun. I unhooked the hay rake and went as Is. I had everything against me from the start and I knew it going in. Let's just say I was the only field class tractor on site with a top link hanging on the back 😂 She dyno'd in around 55hp and I drew option puller. Pulled something like 213 first pull and spun out just before she powered out and although it felt like a great pull I turned it down just to have more fun. Second pull I was able to learn the track a bit by watching and made it 232' I believe before she powered out spinning. I didnt place very well but have no issues there. I wasn't first, but I wasnt last either. I pulled 7500 lb class and she weighed in at 7300lb with me on it. I didnt take any extra weights so that's what I sent it with. I learned a few things along the way and got to meet some great guys willing to help me when I asked. I would like to go back again and change a few things one being the weight around. I feel like I would of been very competitive in the 6000lb class but I'm not sure I can get that 656 down that thin. Maybe if I only weighed 100lbs. Lol Anyway I couldnt drive and take pictures and there wasnt much time for it anyway. Oh I do have 1 terrible picture to share. Apparently i caught my exhaust trailering the 656 out and broke a weld on the pipe. I went to start it when I got there and sounded terrible. I realized I was in a jam with no welder so I Macgyvered together to get me to the sled. 2 beer cans, some tie wire, hose clamp off the intake pipe, and some vice grips and I kept the muffler from flying off during the pull. I think my phone was a little dirty when I took it. Edit the wife did take a few pictures just found out
    14 points
  21. After our family has milked 75 years to the same co-op (through mergers/acquisitions) we are going to chase other farming interests. Going to keep a half dozen for the kids to milk , rest of the herd is selling September 1st and 2nd. Been in some type of planning over the last year plus. Hopefully we made the right decision to have an auction rather than the cattle jockey offers we had . Will sell some machinery in the spring along with corn and beans this fall. Things have been different this year as we haven't chopped anything only made crops to sell. Some pictures of the years events . Have rye to combine soon then oats , beans and corn unless some gets sold as silage. Thankful for God's blessings over the years
    13 points
  22. when I pull in to Cody at night Tonight was a calf standing on the side of the highway across from the station. I figured someone had moved cows and the little guy tried to go back I parked the truck and did paperwork while it was cooling down. When I was walking to my pickup I heard him bawl so I bawled back. He answered me and came around the corner of the propane tanks where I could see him in a street light. I bawled and he bawled back looking around trying to find me I stepped out into some light and bawled, he saw me and trotted over to me. I stuck out my fingers and he latched on. Ah ha, bottle calf! The gal that owns the feed store with her husband has a barn and corrals where she keeps a couple horses. I headed that way and he followed. The horses heard us and came running up. The calf saw them and it was just like old home week.🥰 I didn't want to put him in with them and couldnt see how to get him to the barn so put him in her horse trailer. I'm guessing it's hers, but if it ain't she will know who it belongs to. At least he won't be getting hit on the highway🤠 Thinking about it now. I'll bet I looked pretty damned silly walking down the cowboy trail in the middle of the night with a baby calf in hot pursuit latching onto the back of my britches looking for a source of milk🤣
    13 points
  23. We went to the first year of a new car show beautiful day for it one of the coolest things I saw was this IH truck had a 3/53 Detroit in it and 5 speed nv4500 in it he says it cruises down the road at 80 no problem and gets about 18 miles to the gallon. I brought my daughters M there was about 10 tractors there. This was my friend Lenny on his massy he grew up on one of these it’s his pride and joy we voted that he should win the trophy it was up to his tractor and my daughter I told them she has a lot more years left to win a trophy
    13 points
  24. 7/9/22 HERBIE IS DONE ! I went up Thursday and drove it and signed off on it . they are going to deliver it next week . in meantime the boys from the I H parts America shop took it to A CARS AND COFFEE event in Grass Valley near there shop. they sent me a picture . Sorry I was so nervous Thursday that I forgot to take pics Rest assured when it arrives there will be pictures ! tony BTW only thing left is the logo on the propane tank of the old blacksmith shop .
    13 points
  25. The first picture is John Klug on his 1256 from the late sixties and early seventies and the last puller is I believe Rob Russells father from the sixites and seventies also that 1066 in the middle picture that mans sons still have that pulling tractor and its got Hypermax with three turbochargers and they pull for show from time to time.
    12 points
  26. the jehovahs witnesses have started telemarketing
    12 points
  27. @vtfireman85 Seth, gotta admit, I thought of you first Just trying to be helpful😄
    12 points
  28. Loaded up my girlfriends 450 and my daughters M for a show on Sunday in Vermont. At the Billings farm museum I guess the farm is owned by the Rockefeller family I’ve never been to it before it’s about 2 hrs north of us. I had time tonight tomorrow work starting at 330 am for a few hrs then a clambake in the afternoon we got tickets for through a friend. I didn’t want to leave all the wright on the truck and trailer for a long time so I jacked up the back some with my farm jack then cranked the landing gear down to take the weight off. I will need a longer trailer when my 450 is ready and all painted up
    11 points
  29. My first posts? Every spring when I go around fences It was set long before Albert Gore invented the internet and will be of usefullness long after they are both gone. 🤠
    11 points
  30. Hank enjoying the dog days of summer
    11 points
  31. Greetings all. this is my first post on this site and i thought it would be nice to share a photo of a painted 700 plow. This picture was taken as a feeble attempt to replicate some of those great pictures we see in the sales brochures from the 70's and 80's and a small tribute to the ones who created them back in the day. the plow was just recently purchased last fall to use for some of our local plow downs, but after completing it i sorta convinced my dad it would sting a little putting those freshly painted moldboards in the ground. A little background on the 666 gas tractor the plow is hooked to. Dad bought it from the JD dealer in 1984, so we are second owners. dad used to pull 2 eight foot 620 press drills and he would put band duals on for traction. We still have the band duals but have not seen them on this tractor since 93 or 94 which was the last year we drilled with this tractor, as we traded for newer drills and used a different tractor to pull them. it also used to row crop cultivate with a 6 row cultivator till the late 90's and we also used to plant soybeans with a six row number 56 plate planter till 97 when we upgraded to a bean drill. so for the last 25 years or so its lived life fairly pampered as an auger, rock picker, yard tractor. This tractor is almost 100 percent original other than new tires, new seat cushions and fresh silver on the rims. and with only 4000 hours on it. This four bottom would be an acceptable match for this tractor, accept for the fact that the 666 is a little light for our heavy ground. rear weights or the dual on land would solve that problem. The other challenge is the gas engine does not seem to have the same lugging characteristics as a diesel. I have been a longtime off and on reader of some of the posts and enjoy what you all are putting out there for us tractor enthusiasts to enjoy and i hope i will have more to share in the future. ( side note ) there is not a spot of rust on this tractor nor does it sit out in the sun and it has been washed and waxed over the years, but look at the difference in the red on the plow vs. the tractor.
    11 points
  32. Went to an estate auction for a JD collector today. He had several nicely restored 620, 720, 730, and similar tractors. Had a few rare ones, I reckon. The 620s and 720s were nice, restored, new tires. Most brought $5000-8000. That seems like a bargain to me. They sold a rare 320 for $13,000. Sold a rough 2240 4WD with loader for $9500. And I bought this. Always kinda wanted one. They couldn't get it started before the auction (which helped me, I'm sure) but I got it going and drove it to the trailer. A little rough, but usable. Runs out good.
    11 points
  33. Taken at the air museum at the former Forbes AFB, Topeka, KS. Refueling boom on a KC-135 Cut-a-Way (obviously) of a 28 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-4360 US Army "CH-54" Flying Crane Operator's Compartment Replica, or Real, I do not know A couple of more from the Kansas National Guard museum Gas Turbine Power Pack from a M-1A Breech of the M-107, or M-110 Another view of the Power Pack A better view of the barrel, from what I have read, the short, stubby barrel on the M-110 was later replaced with a longer barrel with a muzzle brake. I also understand that both the 175mm and the 203mm barrels were interchangable. Lastly, a M-42 "Duster"
    10 points
  34. I agree, I love the look of the 86s. This is my 1086.
    10 points
  35. Three weeks ago mom and I were going to the store and I was in a left turn lane waiting for the arrow, with my ankle being fused I sometimes have a slip on pressure of the gas pedal, this happened here and the jeep stopped for a second, I restarted and drove through but not before a driver behind me honked after milliseconds, I turned into safeway as did this car and one more, I got out and found the driver was female I said what was the problem, she says I have to turn at that light, I said I was but the car stalled and I had to restart, she said something else and I finished with I was sorry but the car stalled and I didnt need some complain honking at me, the other car pullled up and said something about having to turn and I explain with a curt duck you my car stalled so sorry. Something like this always invigorates me and keeps me from being happy go lucky and enjoying mankind. Yesterday mom and I were coming home on a two lane main road at quiting time and coming up are five or six stopped vehicles on the other side and us being first I see a lady running up to a little dog scared in the middle of the road, with me stopped there now is five or six vehicles behind us and the dog is running towards us about 100 feet away, I jump out and play defense getting close to the dog but its too scared and turns around and heads back to the middle of the road as I clap and yell go home the lady gets to him to a driveway on the other side and the pooch was about 20 feet in and another lady was within 10 feet of it as I gimped back to the jeep, as I get to the door I wave a salute to the vehicles behind us and get away and checking out the dog being corralled and then mention to mom that during that 5 minute foray not one yell, not one honk, not one car trying to get past, I felt really good about the whole scene and especially my fellow people, still made me smile this morning, very small incident but proved the good that still is in people.
    10 points
  36. Neighbor called me last week, wanted to know if I wanted a Cub. It was given to him with an almost new Woods 59 belly mower and a snow plow. Has new battery, 1 new front tire, new carburetor, sediment bowl and fuel line. He can’t get it to run and just wants it gone for the cost of the new parts he bought. I go look at it, its a ‘49 but in decent shape, mower deck is the cleanest one I’ve ever seen. I offer him $100 more than he’s asking so I can sleep at night!!!!! We go to start it, turn on gas and fuel leaks out carb and fuel line connection to carb, it does finally run (poorly) but won’t take throttle. It arrives at my place last night along with a box full of the old carb parts. First thing I do is throw a battery charger on it - I don’t bother to look at where the cables go but the shower of sparks alerts me to battery being reversed with negative ground instead of positive. Not worried about the ignition since it’s got a magneto. Long story short - I put the old carb and sediment bowl back on with a temporary rubber fuel line; no leaks! Starts and runs fine, I even started it with the crank. Don’t know why the original stuff was replaced. Only major purchase for me will be a new rear rim, both rears are loaded with liquid but one is really rusted, going drain both and repaint the non-rusted rim.
    10 points
  37. Emma wears em when we go to the Farmers market. Pavement is too hot. Hers have little lights that blink too.
    10 points
  38. I was kind of looking for a Chevy but wanted a diesel . Something to maybe fix up. Never could afford one years ago, almost can’t now 😳. It’s a 1989 7.3 . I wanted a Manuel but this came up and I ended up with it. Shows 56000 must be 156000
    10 points
  39. IH diesel power. 466 ground shaking cubic inches. Just as tough on the track as it is home on the farm.
    10 points
  40. I will take drums over this new fangle anti lock computer that massages your foot as you drive off the road 😂😂 Mark
    10 points
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