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  1. Linda's FB post from May 1: 40 years ago, Bill and I bought the farm. Literally. (Not figuratively, yet, by the grace of God.) We raised our kids here. Started over after our dairy barn (the one in this photo) burned to the ground. Survived cancer, a nearly fatal chopper accident, and various other injuries and illnesses. We've had some profitable years and some years when, in effect, Bill paid thousands of dollars for the privilege of working 70 hour weeks in all weathers to produce food for other people. (There's no minimum "living wage" for the farm owner when costs skyrocket and milk
    33 points
  2. I broke down and had the old boy and the trailer wheels professionally polished yesterday , still need to buff and wax the white . I have owned this truck for ten years now and it’s a really nice truck and never gets run in the winter , well one time in all these years and washed top to bottom when it got home . It’s a 1998 , 379 , 470 hp series 60 Detroit and a super ten tranny . Danny
    32 points
  3. Here is my good friends 1206 that I finally got painted this summer , it’s been on the work list for 10 plus years , you know how it goes , everyone else’s stuff before this one , but it was worth the wait . It’s retired and we just use it for tractor pulling and it runs very good 👍😎 Danny
    31 points
  4. Here's what happens when you teach your daughter to shoot, she becomes a US Marine and an Expert Rifleman! Semper-Fidelis!
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  5. Left to right: 856, 1256, and 1026 Goldy 856 by itself. Purchased unrestored from original owner. He said tach has rolled over once so it has just over 16,000 hours on it. Motor has been overhauled several times. Don't know about the rest of it but I plowed 300 acres with it 2 years ago and it used 1 quart of oil and runs like a scalded rabbit. Pulls 140 on the dyno. jerry
    30 points
  6. One of the things that attracted me to this forum is this great group of like minded strangers that will give free guidance on anything from IH and CIH, along with numerous other farm, rural, and outdoor related topics. Even if I dont post i enjoy reading almost daily and get a great education from our forum experts. Recently some members have taken to attacking people whonare simply asking a question or looking for that same guidance that I have been given. I feel like this drives others away and keeps the experts from replying. Who wants to ask a question only to insulted or attacked
    30 points
  7. Bought this 856 3 years ago and wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it. It had a Westendorff loader on it that I immediately got rid of. came with wide front and 18.4x 34 rears. Tach shows 6xxx hours on a working tach but seller said it had rolled over. So thinking it has over 16000 hours. It has an IH turbo and manifold off a TD 15 dozer we think. It dynos out at 135. Spring of 2018 I plowed 300 acres with a 5/16 510 plow and it pulled like a new tractor and only used 1 quart of oil and used 5.6 gallon of fuel per hour. Had a few oil leaks that we fixed before painting. Local
    29 points
  8. I know some of these have been shared by me before probably, but here are some farm pictures just for fun. I really enjoy pictures and honestly don't take near enough. I like all the farm pictures that are shared here of all the classic IH machines. So here is a little bit of our farm simply for viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
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  9. I am really tired of all the junk going on. Here are some random pictures from our farm. Enjoy all the INTERNATIONALS and just smile, even if only for a minute. I have 20 pictures to share, so will have to load more than once.
    29 points
  10. Forget, for a moment, politics, social unrest, and the virus. Remember that God's hand is still on the controls causing the sun to rise and set like clockwork every day. Here is last night's sunset from our perspective. Keith-
    29 points
  11. Don't know why but I do. They have their faults but I still like them
    28 points
  12. Yeah, many most don't wanna discuss these cause we have enough to worry about. A few blacks die at the hand of un/non blacks and the country comes apart. I'm sick of BLM/covid/politicians/riots/welfare bums/entitlements and all the paranoid people in this country. We kill thousands upon thousands of babies and abduct and abuse alter boys/ boy scouts and sex traffic children and I'm supposed to give a $hit about BLM? Absolutely pathetic group of whining lazy leeches. Next I'll share my true feelings. Say good night Dick...
    28 points
  13. Scratch built 1/16 IH 10 Subsoiler/V-Ripper. 5, 7 and 9 shank models. Big thanks to Chris Martin for the specs.
    28 points
  14. Hello, everyone. Randy Sohn was my wonderful uncle, and I'm the person who put up the Facebook post about his passing on Wednesday evening. On behalf of Randy's wife Judy, and his children Sari and Mike, and all of us in the family, I just want to say that the outpouring of love and respect for him from so many of you here is so heartwarming. Thank you for that. It means so much to us. Randy's obituary will be in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press in the next couple of days. The Star Tribune is also working on a feature story about his life. I will keep you posted
    28 points
  15. Going to try to post a few pics of some of our working IH collection
    27 points
  16. I worked night shift through the weekend so when I got up this morning to be off for a day I decided to clear a small trail in the woods with enough room to camp and introduce my 3.5 yr old to the woods. Cleared off enough room to get through and raked the debris back. Made a small fire to cook on and got out some cast iron. Going to have beef and barley stew in a little bit.
    27 points
  17. Well I finally got the new decals for my 1066 narrow front, and had a few minutes to get it out of the shop for a drive and some pictures. Sorry it’s dirty from being in the shop so long waiting for decals, but here it is! I tried a different type of decals on this quick hitch, I kind of like them!
    27 points
  18. Buddy calls me this morning. He`s out in the woods checking creek for fish. He comes across a scared/soaking wet/trembling basset hound. It won`t allow him near to check for ID. He doesn`t want to leave the dog alone. He asks me what to do and says his cell signal is weak. I call our local shelter and they give me the number of a gal who reported she lost a basset but MANY miles away from where dog is. I call and gal answers. Ask her for description and dogs name. Told her how to get to my buddies location. She shared her 2 kids have been cry
    27 points
  19. Let us all take a moment to remember why we celebrate . In today's world it's easy to get caught up in all the commercialized hub bub but it's really about the birth of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, Merry Christmas to all.
    27 points
  20. My father is always commenting on how every obituary paints every person out to be a saint. “Salt of he earth, give you the shirt off his back, knit sweaters for homeless turtles and rescued kittens from mine shafts on his way to volunteer at the homeless shelter. Loved by one and all” I got into it with my MIL about George Floyd the other day, that a royal A-hole has been made a martyr by the whole country. But it brings up a point hat I have been arguing for years, I get crap for being flippant and irreverent about death, but dead is dead, and there’s no point using hushed voices about
    26 points
  21. It’s been pretty nice out lately even though we are drying up here. Thought we would get the gold ones out for a few pictures. The 1026 is by itself and it looked like a good one. Hope you enjoy!
    26 points
  22. Hello Taxpayers, Sometimes this year, we taxpayers will again receive another economic stimulus payment. It is indeed a very exciting program, and I’ll explain it by using a Q&A format: Q: What is an Economic Stimulus payment? A: It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers. Q: Where will the government get this money? A: From taxpayers. Q: So, the government is giving me back my own money? A: Only a smidgen of it. Q: What is the purpose of this payment? A: The plan is for you to use the money t
    26 points
  23. I had the great pleasure of visiting the collection of Mr. R. Chagnon of Coaticook, QC this past weekend. Mr. Chagnon's father opened an IH dealership in Coaticook in 1956. Mr Chagnon took over the dealership after his fathers passing in 1977 and operated it through the Case/IH merger, selling to retire in 2002. He has gathered a beautiful collection of IH tractors as well as a few trucks, and some other nostalgic items. The entire collection is housed in a beautiful modern building, lots of good light and easy to walk through. I felt it was important to honour the great work he has accom
    26 points
  24. We went to oldest granddaughters senior class awards banquet and music concert tonight. 60 kids in her graduating class so the gym was packed. They did the usual athletic awards, scholarships for various things etc. Came time for granddaughter and her awards were given by the music instructor..... he told about her 4.0 GPA, taking college courses, community volunteer, going to be a doctor etc. Grandpa's chest was getting puffed up. Then he said...."She told me today that she could not go to the band contest this weekend. It's probably the biggest contest of the year so I was naturally upset
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  25. Sounds like a long time, and in some respects it is a long time, I bought my car 51 years ago I haven't paid my taxes for 51 years. That suit is 51 years old. The mets won the series 51 years ago. But mother and I have put things together for 51 years as of today,
    25 points
  26. I know we have more than just a few pulling fans on this board. This Saturday (Aug 29th) night I'm going to make my first pass on the tractor I built a the pull in Mt Pleasant, PA. There are definitely traces of several famous IH Super Stocks incorporated into the design. This is a bonafide 806 all the way thru. We're running a D361 (on alcohol), 806 rearend and Binder Lite sheetmetal by the late Ted Dibble. I've read so many good stories on here over the years about the early years of pulling. This tractor is supposed to be a salute to the guys who started the sport and paved the way for thin
    25 points
  27. Hopefully we will be ready to go. Unfortunately, at this point, we didn’t have any 86 series show up besides the 4386. Also, no black stripe 66 series. But, we did have 3 3488 Hydros, several 50 series, and several other Hydro tractors show up. We may have a few more show up tomorrow.
    25 points
  28. We took Smoke Rings and ran up to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds at Davenport for a ECITPA pull. A real photographer was there and caught some nice pics. Had a great night. Snuck into 5th place in a tough sanctioned class.
    25 points
  29. My newest addition to the family. Theodore. hes sporting his IH onesie so I figured I'd share.
    25 points
  30. I did some work on ( Tonto ) my Scout and after that I buffed it’s all out waxed it and sealed the entire finish when I was done , I figured it deserved some special care after getting my Red Power this week 😎 Thanks Dennis and Salli 😊 ‘Danny
    25 points
  31. This has been coming for a couple years now. Bad knees, back and shoulder has made installing DewEze bale beds increasingly more difficult for me. Taking care of the ranch during the day and driving truck at night is using up a large chunk of my 24. It got to the point I dreaded selling a bed because I knew I would have to install it. That isn't fair to a company that has treated me like family for 27 years. As my wife would say I finally "threw my hat over the fence" and told my rep last Friday I would be retiring from DewEze. Today was a day I wasn't looking forwa
    25 points
  32. My young assistant stopped by yesterday and said Doc gave him permission to come back to work in 3 weeks! Yee haw! I miss that boy! Then I`ll have more time to post jokes on........nevermind.
    25 points
  33. The 856 I grew up on was sold on our realignment farm sale back in February of 1999. I put a lot of hours on that tractor, and for some reason, this 856 had snort!! Since the day it left, I’ve missed it! Had a chance 3 years ago to buy it back from another farm sale, but couldn’t get there. Then, this past September I got a phone call to haul grain for a new customer, and the first morning I pulled on his yard, I spotted something, yep, our 856!! I didn’t want to get to nosy until I got to know the guy. Well day number 3 of hauling, he finally asked me why I kept looking at the 856?! I just
    25 points
  34. And here is what it looks like now:
    25 points
  35. Last summer I got an email from HyCapacity looking for tractor photos for the 2020 calendar. I sent some of my tractors, 706, 1066, 1206, 5288 and 5488. I got a calendar in the mail Saturday and my 5488 is in there for April!😛 The picture was taken when I got the tractor 3 years ago and I'm sure it hasn't been that clean since.🤔 I just got it back from a body shop that buffed the paint and I had a new decal set I got from Pete 1468 put on it.
    25 points
  36. A local guy was injured very badly in a combine accident the other day. Figured I'd take a second to realize how lucky we are. Dad and I finished my corn tonight and I thought it was a great time for pics with the setting sun, my farm place is just over the combine.
    24 points
  37. I would rather catch COVID 19 as a free man than live in fear as a political puppet. Glad I put on my big boy pants today.
    24 points
  38. For moderating us through the most divisive topics ever. Thanks a bunch - you're doing a great job.
    24 points
  39. I'm re-reading an aviation book that I first read almost 40 years ago - 'THE SAGA OF IRON ANNIE' by Martin Caidin, it describes the the history of the Junkers Ju52, a German tri-motor transport developed in the 1930's and widely used in WWII and Caidin's re-building of the only flying example in the United States. This morning I turned to page 174 and at the bottom of the page is a picture of the Ju52 arriving at the Confederate (as it was known prior to political correctness) Air Force airshow in Harlingen Texas on Oct 9, 1975. A crowd of people is surrounding the airplane to congratulat
    24 points
  40. Hello, I wanted to thank all of you for the prayers for Ed. The fever has finally broke. He is still pretty sick. Very weak just taking a little at a time. Not able to be back to work, hopefully everyday will be a little easier for him. Again thank you all for your prayers, Leah
    24 points
  41. My 1975 1066 and 10 shank 6000 conser -till.
    24 points
  42. Just got in from plowing snow, and she was 5 miles from the farm. So I waited until she was there, she sent me a text and is safe on the farm with family. She is tired and is going to bed. Thank you all, the prayers were answered, she is safe and surrounded by family. and now dads stress level can lower
    24 points
  43. Just thought I would share a bunch of random pictures of life on our farm with International Harvester. Enjoy!
    24 points
  44. I have been trying to get this finished up all winter , to darn much snow to deal with and just got back to it the last couple days . My dealer had used AC compressor, lines , bracket , condenser , hooked it all up to the new cab . This cab is new and come out of Engineering near as I can tell it was built 5/87 was the dates on the wiring harness , there is no sn plate and not sure what they did with it other than I think it might of been used for training ? Today when I was working on the flashers I pulled the cab air filter out and got a smile on my face , it had an IH air filter and
    24 points
  45. You can’t compare the current state of Affairs to the 70’s. 80’s. And 90’s people back then knew what gender they were , social media hadn't been invented so there was no platform for idiots to hide behind a keyboard, libtards had less of an influence on the meek and undereducated. It’s a whole new world now and new isn’t always better.
    23 points
  46. Back in January I was fortunate enough to be contacted by a gentleman who had purchased our 1980 1486 tractor back on our farm sale in 89 when we were scaling back. It had always been a dream of mine to have one of our former tractors back and of course I went and bought it. We bought the tractor brand new in 1980 from Howard and Hannon implement in laporte Indiana. It has been 30 years since I had seen the tractor. I ended up buying the tractor and brought it home and I’m currently working on getting a few minor things fixed on it And eventually it will be restored. Dad and I both kind of had
    23 points
  47. Relax. And be kind to each other.
    23 points
  48. Yesterday our local Purdue Ag Center Farm celebrated 100 years of operation. Many displays of things done there over the last 100 years were on display. I was in charge of putting on a tractor display, so I rounded up 25 tractors from that timeline of all colors to display. Turned out really nice. The interesting thing to me was the fact that that I was able to secure a 1918 Mogal and a 2020 CIH 340 prototype half track. There are only 6 of them and they are all hand made and were first shown at Louisville last February. Just so happened our local dealer got their hands on one for the ne
    23 points
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