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  1. I finally got this project done in my basement. The rounded shelf end caps were out of my old IH dealer. I got them for free when they remodeled their store. Pretty happy with how it turned out.
    55 points
  2. 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.
    36 points
  3. Neighbor giving his 4366 some exercise. Had to stop while driving by with Combine. Couldn't miss the good photo op. 1976 IH Flyer worthy pics....
    30 points
  4. It’s that time of year that can be stressful for some. If any of you want to talk, I am available no matter day or night. Life can get stressful in so many different ways. Maybe your crops didn’t make what you hoped, or your boss is a jerk, whatever. Talk to someone. Your life matters!! 402-389-2007 anytime
    25 points
  5. They do pretty well on their own🤣
    22 points
  6. Found this picture of my great grandmother in October of 1955, thought I’d share. looks like it was taken outside of a dealership? And she’s sitting on a regular? Should’ve been taken around Steubenville, ohio
    21 points
  7. Since Mom's passing I find myself with no commitment today, decided to take a swing at the 'traditional' dinner. Her turkey was always to die for, very moist. Don't think she did anything to black magic just cooked it in a bag. Since I had a 6 lb. chicken in the freezer, no turkey but hey it's close! Since I didn't want to be working on this for a week just stayed with the classics. Mashed taters, green been casserole meat and stuffing, oh, and gravy. Things turned out well!
    20 points
  8. Been plowing off and on the last couple evenings. Weather sure has been nice.
    20 points
  9. Grandpa sent me this the other day. This is his great uncle Orville with his Super M-TA Propane and model 46 IH baler during one of the summers between 1963-1965. That was when grandpa helped on the farm with the hay. He got this from his cousin (Orville’s daughter) a few weeks ago. This is north of Oklahoma City around Guthrie. Grandpa grew up in a town between the two named Edmond which is where my grandpa (and dad) were born. We are going back there this weekend for great uncles funeral (grandpas brother). Anyways, thought you all would appreciate this. I really thought it was neat.
    20 points
  10. For those of you that will be out on the roads, I wish you safe travels.
    19 points
  11. It's been slow going in ta 3rd gear. Only 275 acres left for the year. For next year I'm going to add two more chisel points to get my spacing down to 11". Now it's 7 points at 15".
    19 points
  12. Always feels good to see these rows of corn but then a day or 2 go by and I wish a had some more. Finished mine all up monday afternoon. Gerty the bigfoot gleaner did me a very good job on corn and beans. I know its small compared to most of y'alls but gets me through.
    19 points
  13. Tomorrow, we start the project to build a shop We are excited. Grandson Calvin wanted to run the grader.
    19 points
  14. Cody vol fire dept band making Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture it's own. 😳😉😂
    18 points
  15. Rainbow Station produces huge amounts of honey..both from their own properties as well as hundreds of bee hives around the country side.....mountain bush honey and a ''manuka' blend from the Marlborough Sounds, where they own another huge area of regenerating bush ..manuka and 'kanuka'...a similar tree but with quite different quality honey There are many ''musell farms '' down there....green lip mussells which grow on ''laterals ' suspended on a heavy rope...with big mussell bouys holding the whole shooting box above the water...There is constant mussell barges rumbling up and down the Sounds..night and day , harvesting these shell fish...The average barge holds 90 tons of mussells...which goes up into big processing factories, at the local, small ports I am not involved with the honey, but was sent down to this property..to put in yet more willow stakes for river protection.... a total waste of time . in my opinion but good to get down there for a few days..The little 11 ton Hyundai was barged down...and four of us went down in the small 23 foot boat with a Honda four stroke 225 hp hanging off the stern..... The power is from hydro set up...and the old house on the site..one of several goes back over 100 yrs old..in fact it used to be the local Post Office..when all the hills were clean and dairy cows and sheep were farmed down in the Sounds...now the ubiquitous''monterey pine'' from California is just everywhere...Untill recently..it was just a bloody weed...albeit a big weed....now it is ''saving the Planet''.......sigh Some of the pics are dark....found some dust stuff on the camera lens..... mail boat...a days work to get around all the farms etc by sea paradise bay random pic of the sounds view from the veranda of the old homestead early morning tea on the veranda..three daughters and self..on the 80th bd random pic from top ridge poor pic of mussell raft leopard seal...sunning himself freight barge mussell barge unloading place for Hyundai 11 ton excavator realignment of a creek..putting in willow poles barge with 8x4 stock truck and trailer..pickup from farms ..heading back to port barge coming in early morning with two excavators onboard..one for us Mike
    18 points
  16. It’s been a while since I’ve posted but I’d like to introduce my grandson…. Kaiser David Hodson the proud papa is David A Hodson JR known as Cougarcub400
    18 points
  17. Neighbor passed away a few years back, his wife stayed in the house as long as she could, just got to be too much for her to keep up. The man was a tractor/dozer "collector" . Most everything was in some sort of repair state. Anyhow, the out buildings all collapsed, she sells, and tells me I have 3 days to save what I can get to. More than likely, new owners will have scrap company come in and clean up. Freezing cold, I try to look through all that rubble, no IH goodies, Massey, case, lots of caterpillars and fords. I was able to get to 3 Ford's, a 600, a Fordson super major, Fordson major, (in 2 pieces mind you ), grader, Alice HD7, Ford Cabover, caterpillar D-7, and a case that I would like to figure out it's model and year of make. Perhaps someone here can assist me on that one. Pics, we all like em, so here's a list of what I hauled Mark
    17 points
  18. 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.
    16 points
  19. Corn harvest is hard work!
    16 points
  20. ...typical NZ seascape...taken on the way to the "water farm '' belonging to the Rainbow Station Mike
    16 points
  21. Since no one else has t=started a thread I guess I will. 'Shiek' and I attended Dan's corn-picking event Sunday. I had a great time, pretty sure Aaron did too. I didn't take a lot of pictures but did take a few. Aaron probably got a bunch. There was a fellow with a drone, maybe Dan will post some of that footage? Dan's buddy Kevin is quite a fellow, has lots of cool toys! Long story short, here's the pics I took.
    16 points
  22. Started to combine for dry corn today. We have purchased a second combine, a 2388 to run along with the 2366 , both have around 2800 separator hours. This was from our servicing dealer and it was just up-timed. We have been getting poor weather lately including as we wrapped up filling both carts and the combines are full also. Parked in the shed now @GeorgeB230's is the 2366 😁 We also got two of the Magnums back and sent another two out for work to get them ready for the partial equipment sale next spring. We have a more nimble line of tractors for doing more things like hay in the works for the future needs . One in the middle of the bottom picture was professionally painted , I did the steiger and the euro on the right Oops I added a few more pictures and they are a different order now
    15 points
  23. We finally got the cranes put in over the weekend , we had them done this summer and finally got time to install them . I have to order the small beam to go across the top from upright to upright from our steel supplier this morning . I am super happy how they turned out 👍 if your wondering what I did for the base , there is a 3ft hole 7 ft deep , I beam frame welded to the 4ft square 1 1/4” plate . We did the first pour of cement 12” from the top and then did our foam ,in floor heat , rebar 18” on center and 7” of cement . I’m very confident it will be there for a hundred plus years 😊 Danny
    15 points
  24. 15 points
  25. We had a rough weekend so since it is frowned upon for teachers to take holidays off i was Mr Mom today. She was feeling well enough for a ride so i had a ride along for the elementary school parade.
    15 points
  26. I was putting my pickup back together and it was starting to get dark. I was irritated because it gets dark so early. I looked west to see how much time I had left and saw this sunset. Sometimes I get in too much of a hurry...
    14 points
  27. We do thanksgiving on Friday, I decided with the fried Turkey we needed fried sweet potatoes, so far i am getting good reports from the kitchen, I am doing 5 gallons of potatoes. had to bust out the Coleman lantern to finish up, got Waylon cranking, cold beer . Been a good afternoon, not much small talk as it’s cold out.
    14 points
  28. Always liked a open station 1566 but Id have to throw a 5 inch wide and four foot tall chrome pipe on it first thing if it was in my shed. Everybody says ya cant never seem to find the right gear and I wonder could these folks ever find the right gear on a M or a H or many other tractors for that sake. Couldnt pass this one up had to post the 1566 with no cab or roll bar
    14 points
  29. Gentlemen meet Paisley, 4 year old Heeler. She belonged to Justin, a good friend and neighbor of mine who passed away at a too young age. When he passed we agreed to adopt Paisley but she went to a friend in town. The friend called me today and said Paisley was not getting along with her dogs, they were picking on her. Would I still be interested in taking her. 45 minutes later and Paisley is now a part of our family. She is a sweet dog and I hope she accepts us as we accept her. She has picked a spot behind me as I work at the desk. A quick shot of Justin on a hunting trip to New Zealand And one corner of his trophy room. He was a special kind of guy and I hope Paisley can be as happy here as she was with Justin. The missus and me are honored to care his best friend.
    14 points
  30. I'm not as photogenic as some on here but I take a few when I think about it. Some pictures from 5th cutting hay harvest and the crops. Everything ran good. Only problem I had was the reverser cylinder blew the end off on the 2588 cutting beans. Found out that you loose LOTS of hydraulic oil in a hurry. Thankfully the dealership had one and i put it on and back in business. I replaced the top elevator panels before harvest and that's a poor mans scaffolding I came up with. Lol! Worked good for me. And that's the way you plug holes in a Westfield when you don't have tape handy
    14 points
  31. Sorry to bring this up from the dead, but I always like to finish off the story for anyone in the future who comes across this post So, new turbo is in, boost gauge and EGT all of it for the first time, I hook up to our 70' heavy harrow which is likely a bit much for the tractor but I don't have it set aggressively more of a hard tickle being I'm just moving straw around after combining. Anyway make sure it's nice and warmed up, get moving and put it in the ground and zero issues! Seems happy as a clam pulling that harrow around. The new digital EGT and water gauges I installed are really nice and I find I'm watching them all the time bombing around. EGT temps on normal flat'ish land was sitting between 930-980F the entire time, temp gauge 180-190F, boost gauge was around 10PSI (not sure how much I trust the gauge though) but still it was nice! Everything ran just sweet, pulled really nice, wasn't lugging at all. RPM was set for right around 2550-2600RPM. There was a couple times I had to pull the harrow up a bit of a hill and the highest I ever saw the EGT get to was 1050F and the boost was up around 14PSI, RPMs dropped a little bit down to 2400+ but it just chugged up the hill and kept going. I put on about 30 hours harrowing and zero issues Really would've been nice to have all these gauges working with the OEM stock turbo, I know this one is supposed to produce less exhaust temps but I'm impressed it's staying below 1000F most the time on a warm fall day. I think the operators manual for my elevation normal temp should be 1150+ or something like that? So it seems quite a bit cooler versus OEM, and plenty of power. So thanks again to everyone that helped with this and all the thoughts and ideas, the old 4386 is back in the rotation!
    14 points
  32. This picture says it all. Really any series of all the pickups I liked. My goal is to get at least one of every body style platform of Chevy or gmc . Well on the way there but sold one so will have to acquire a 70 through 72 body. If I had money I would have a Late IH, 77 or last year of that and a 85 Ford and a 89 to 93 dodge 1/2 ton.
    14 points
  33. Dad and daughter watching for mom.
    14 points
  34. Been a while since I posted a pic. He’s still a pup at heart but he has his moments lol. Came out from behind the couch last night and layed down with the cat.(his favorite chew toy by the way 😂) they’re kind of buddies now. Photo was not staged lol.
    14 points
  35. .....Absent Minded Farmer ??? Uhmmm !!!! ....In 1928.....I was..to coin a phrase , still swinging around in "'Dadsbag"" (*)....and the release point came early in 1942..(this by mathmatical deduction....) thus there is no valid claim to being that ''sheep herder'' depicted on that American Thresherman magazine...... My journey through life has been littered with incidents best left untold...and even on the ''School of Hard Knocks '' honours board , where my name might have been , there would be a short notation...''Could have done better ''..or some similar condescending epitaph... ..thus , now as just a grotesque parody of the young man I once was...it is highly doubtful that my visage will ever grace the cover of a magazine ...... further more, as I slip seamlessly into senility....(along it would seem , with some of my Red Power friends...... ) ...things like the ''finish line '' must loom ever closer.... Anyway, '' Mike the AMF '' I enclose a photo of my "Rumpelstiltskin ' like visage...thus confirming the diminishing years ( now 80 )...and the resultant fossil look captured a few days gone..on a very warm spring day on the adjacent Molesworth Station ...always a picture of sartorial elegance..very little blubber......Levi's /black woollen singlet/ Canadian made braces and my old battered American made Stetson...which despite its well used appearance , keeps NZ's severe UV rays at bay ...plus it doubles as a ''rain ' hat......and, by the way, I still drink (black) billy tea..in copious quantities Thankyou, AMF, for you flattering comments Mike *..apologies to the Bagdad city Fathers
    13 points
  36. This morning. Weighed 245 before dressing. 10pts Good mature deer which is what brother and I were looking for.
    13 points
  37. First buck for the youngest grandson of a friend of mine. A friends son was out caking bulls when he saw this buck and called his dad, told him he better come and get it. "Not without the grandkids" so he called school, drove into town and brought them out for the "hunt". His hands are not small by any means, this buck has mass.
    13 points
  38. Maggie watching the yard while I'm in the shop.
    13 points
  39. one of our pups; blue heeler about 11 months in this pic from Feb of this year.
    12 points
  40. ..self explanatory.. Mike...............................................................................................Sorry ,Ian !!!
    12 points
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