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  1. We made a quick trip to Longview Texas to watch my oldest granddaughter graduate from high school. She was in the top 10% of her class of 435 kids! She international bachelorette graduate. She explained that to Lisa and I only caught part of it, but it is a tough deal. she was my hired girl when we were up on the ranch. And at the time could out shoot me with her 410. it was hot down there but a beautiful stadium and a hoot to sit in the nose bleed section with proud family of all the graduates.
    6 points
  2. I am 10 miles from the fairgrounds west of Springfield. You are welcome to leave it at my place One more trailer won't hurt.
    6 points
  3. Raining today, had a old rim that was bad. decided to make a shop chair.
    5 points
  4. 4 points
  5. I am not sure you guys that are driving the F150s fit my generic profile. I have compiled a list of poorest, aggressive, non caring drivers and the vehicles involved. A jacked up F150, is almost always going to challenge a 80000 pound semi. It’s big or little brothers won’t, but the 150 will. The driver of a Kia Soul must think that they are driving a Mini Cooper! But they don’t have any of the performance enhancing options and generally are looking to get munched by a big truck. If you come across a gal driving a say, Mercedes, BMW, or heaven forbid a Range Rover, those gals are entitled to every inch of the highway, and you better bow and get out of her way. Now if she can somehow get military or National Guard plates on said vehicle and add a handicapped parking permit to it, you are totally at their mercy.
    4 points
  6. Isnt the soul the one that the hamsters drive?
    4 points
  7. Get 4 have-a-heart traps and live trap four skunks and put one at all four corners of the trailer, problem solved ..... Sorry I don't have any ideas besides would tarping it completely help ?
    4 points
  8. Hello All, I've been lurking here for years and absorbing the info I learn here. Now, just for fun I thought I'd share my progress on my 1206. First I'll give some back story. Around the age of 7 or 8 (1981-82) I was riding along with my dad in the cab of his 1026 plowing some hilly land we rented. The farm across the fence line was run by my god-father. He was out working his field with his 1206. Open station, duals, and that straight pipe stack puffing away as he climbed his hills. I knew at that young age I wanted one. Fast forward 10ish years. As a senior in High school, I needed a project for shop class. My god-fathers 1206 had been sitting in a field for about 3 years with the MCV and misc parts in 5 gal pails. It seems it had broke down and after inspection, it was found the gear for the hydraulics on the main shaft was shot. He wasn't interested in splitting the tractor in the field and had no shop to work in so it sat. I told him I'd take it to school and do the work if he could get me the parts as I needed them. Done! The 12 was put back to work until he sold it off at his farm auction. I was crushed when I heard it got sold. I didn't even know he was having an auction. I know who bought the tractor and still owns it now. He is a neighbor of mine that I get along with very well. So, I am on the long list of people waiting for him to sell it. I couldn't wait any more so I started watching c-list and auctions for my own 12. Turns out one popped up half way across the country that I was the first to call on. It had been sitting in a fence row for 20+ years but it ran and drove. I hooked the trailer and rolled out 5am the morning of Good Friday 2017. The wife and I arrived at the spot early Saturday morning. We met with the daughter of the previous owner who had passed away. She didn't know exactly what she had but the neighbors had told her it was very a desirable tractor. She was great and we loaded up, headed for home, and I unloaded it Easter morning. Here's the pictures that were in the ad when it was listed. Yup. I drove half way across the country to spend my money after seeing these. I had been bit bad all those years ago. I'll add more later on and share my progress. I hope you all enjoy. Thanks, Dennis
    3 points
  9. I think the man in black might have got a chuckle out of this. From the size of that stream I'm thinking the marksman must have been shooting a .50 cal. And he shot to the left just a bit. https://rumble.com/v15eug7-johnny-cash-the-man-in-black-springs-a-leak-water-tower-in-kingsland-arkans.html
    3 points
  10. The pistons and connecting rod travels normally but the sleeves rotate and open and close the ports
    3 points
  11. He didn't buy a lorry? Lol. That's the problem with threads like this. Everyone gets shell shocked and anxious about their own spelling and grammar! When I read the English/Canadian/Australian/new Zealandian (idk) spelling of neighbour, harbour, etc., I always say it like neighboor or harboor in my head, as in "cool" or "soothe". Then I chuckle to myself. Easily amused is the way to be. It's a happy life. 😆
    3 points
  12. They need the male plumber for that one too
    3 points
  13. Cost of ownership looks too high, looking like a high houred unit that has already received a lot of replacement parts and updates
    3 points
  14. Sandhiller, she certainly looks intimidating. I always enjoyed driving my beat up, POS pickup. It looked like it had been in a few wrecks but actually it had not. Just hard farm and jobsite abuse. Anyway people would normally give me plenty of personal space. I guess they were afraid I might hit them?? And yes big horns can be a blast.
    2 points
  15. The 656 gas brought 5300 and the 5130 brought 23500. I was unable to attend auction and get price on the 300. Beautiful day here for an auction but boys are full swing into baseball.
    2 points
  16. I call it the "Idiot Whisperer" I have to slow down a lot less when the knuckleheads pull out in front of me and this is all they can see in there rear view...................😅 The "train air horns" are just for bonus sheets and giggles and helps them find that acceleration they did not know they had 😆
    2 points
  17. ...the old Caterpillar 46A was always a beast.......and that bloke looks right at home on it........Great country to road in...and with a bull blade it is quite easy to bring those cut batters down as he has....Batter boards are not normally on site unless, there is a very high cut involved....and the operation is for a public highway .... There was a D8 here like that , back in the days...(there were many, actually ..)...that one, Willie Stewart ran , for one of the major contractors from that era...Willie always had his dog on board...and had a 'bed' made for the hound....How the hound could put up with its head an inch or two above the trans housing, was always a mystery to me...The noise and heat from the trans would have been horrendous......Willie used to put a bit of an act on by putting his ear muffs on the hound...Always looked amusing.... Excellent video Mike
    2 points
  18. Finally a little bit of progress. Got going about 8:00 his evening finally. Was going to go till I ran the air cart empty but didn’t quite make it. Just got back in, had a flat tire on the front of the air drill. On the home quarter so I limped it back to the house and parked it for the night. Managed to get 55 acres in at least. Not much but it’s a start.
    2 points
  19. ...now you are talking. Bro...
    2 points
  20. He is going to have a pony keg!
    2 points
  21. Bang on vt, thats what Ive been doing for the 15 years, all of your suggestions are what Ive done, just wondered if any other spots there I could look for, no blisters bubbles or anything, the worst is the water marks on the roof, even at that the clear is still fine, your sanding of the paint from salt care happened to me and I had bed liner sprayed on the leading part of the rear fenders, did good.
    2 points
  22. Demonstration was put on well overall. I liked the plowing with the different models. There were a couple tractors that were having issues due to likely sitting too long or bad fuel. I am partial to the smaller bottoms in how neat they leave the soil afterwards. A couple plows I felt were a touch to big for the but getting that many lined up probably was a challenge.
    2 points
  23. Bud Trever just broke his shop chair. This emphasizes the importance of following labelled safe working loads...
    2 points
  24. And DON'T lay out a headland by sighting on a grazing cow on the horizon!!!!!!!! (a friend told me) Mike
    2 points
  25. I like it! There is something especially satisfying about nice aluminum welding craftsmanship.
    1 point
  26. Careful Mike, your linguistic gymnastics are gonna land you in jargon jail over in the My Rant for Today Thread. He says with a sly grin and a chuckle...................😉 😄
    1 point
  27. What boggles my mind is that, apparently no one in that town knows what a boiler plug / expansion plug is!?
    1 point
  28. I started soybeans after work on Friday. After working the last 2 Saturdays, I had this weekend off. Lost some time Saturday morning to repairs on the planter, but soldiered on. Finished planting at 7:45 PM Sunday night. Felt good! First field of corn I planted is up.
    1 point
  29. For the most part, yes, the trucks are somewhat refurbished. These also stay inside a good portion of their existence. Most are not from the "salt belt" of this country, but rather out west from a much dryer climate. Two of my antique Mack R model trucks are eastern variants and need cab replacements. I have those but not done the swaps yet. The cars and personal vehicles over the years are not kept inside and condensation deteriorates them rapidly.
    1 point
  30. Guy down the road from us liked his liquid bread. Would start the day with a 12 pack in the cooler. Early rows were straight as an arrow, later in the day not so much. 😅
    1 point
  31. The security inspection at the Dirt Boyz bunker went very well. The beer was cold, the bacon and eggs were hot, and the cinnamon rolls were fresh out of the oven. BK
    1 point
  32. We need to figure out how to get an honest government back….
    1 point
  33. Mom got one after her hip replacement and kept it up when she broke her femur bone a couple years later. Does come in handy for sure. I’m sure some people look twice at my truck siting in a handicap spot but what ever. Makes it a bit easier for her. Other knee or hip is bothering her a bit now. Other hip is worn out, we know that much but the doc said as long as it’s not bothering you to bad we’ll wait. Terrible backlog now after all this Covid mess. Basically a 2 year wait for anything. Told her she should get on the list now before it gets worse but she’s a stubborn Swede so what cha gona do lol.
    1 point
  34. I want to update this thread to reflect my results. I ordered new actuating assemblies from All States Ag Parts along with new disks. The disks they sent did not fit, and my “old” ones( only few years old and not that much use) measured .510” thick so they were like new. With everything upside down on a bench, I had very little clearance from a straight-edge. Certainly way less than .100 or .060”. I did have a decent amount of slop radially between the actuating assemblies and the housings in the 3 contact points there. The new assemblies have very snug fit here. I used a wire wheel on the disks and steel braking surfaces to remove glazing, and on the outer contact points of the housings where the actuating assemblies contact the housing. I cleaned up the splined shafts and applied silver antiseize here, and on all contacting moving surfaces that aren’t braking surfaces. The stops on the new actuating assemblies actually didn’t quite fit into my housings without a bit of “preload” on the assembly. When I put it together like this, I actually had some drag in the brakes, so I took them apart and ground these stops a bit to allow assembly with no preload or pre-actuation so to speak. The brakes work great now. I have enough braking to lock up a wheel with moderate pressure and yet still release linearly. I can touch a brake while moving and not have it stick. Time will tell, now, if they stay this way. I am very happy with them for today, however. I’m not sure what exactly the issue was, perhaps a combination of things. Hopefully they stay in good shape for a lot of years trouble free for me now. Thank you to all for your guidance and sharing of knowledge here.
    1 point
  35. ...if he has manicured facial hair...designer sunglasses...knows a lot about nothing....and wears to work, pants that look like pyjama pants....once you would have laughed...but the reality is that you really have to 'metaphorically ", cry......because it is my observation that those ''males'' are certainly not about to become the salvation of mankind..... Mike
    1 point
  36. ...this is the starting point for a great hunting experience....via fishing boat to 'steam ' down to any of the many huge 'sounds' that run back of our south west coast....This takes in vast areas....which have wapiti and red deer At certain times of the year, many fishing boats work out of Milford Sound (some of which pictured...),,,,and if you know the right bloke...you are on your way !!...and if you are like me....once you hit the open sea...puke time..big time.... Mike
    1 point
  37. Homeless? Lived alone, no family? Did it really happen? Dunno but makes me feel good to think it did.
    1 point
  38. The LH fender is actually still needing to be painted, so it's not done yet. Picked up the new to me baler last night on the way back from the welding shop, so that was exciting. Tractor was getting new manifold and bolts due to a problem that started fairly small and compounded. Full story later.
    1 point
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