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  1. I feel your pane.
    5 points
  2. https://www.yellowswirl.info/414978414
    4 points
  3. I LOVED IT. SPENT THE FIRST FOUR DAYS AND NIGHTS OUT THERE. ATE VERY WELL. HAD SOME BUDDIES COME OUT AND VISIT/BS/EAT. WE HAVE A NINE DAY MUZZLELOADER HUNT COMING UP PLUS TWO DOE ONLY SEASONS. THE BOW SEASON/CROSSBOW SEASON TOOK A LOT OF BUCKS BEFORE OUR NINE DAY GUN SEASON. LIKE I SAID ITS BEEN SLOW. I BELIEVE TO MANY DEER BEING SHOT. PLAN ON MAKING THE SHACK SOLAR NEXT SUMMER. SAT IN MY LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT AND LONG JOHNS...HA HA HA NICE WARM. 72 DEGREES ON LOW. SHOT TWO BIG DOES AT 200 YARDS WITH MY 7MM-08. TWO SHOTS-TWO DEER. LIFE IS GOOD. MIGHT GO BACK OUT WITH MUZZLELOADER FOR A BUCK. PLENTY OF SAUSAGE GOING TO BE MADE. SAT LISTEN TO THE GREEN BAY PAKERS LOSE SUNDAY. DRANK A LOT OF COFFEE. LOTS OF CHILI AND SANDWICHES.
    4 points
  4. Those look like B's going by the mufflers. The As and Gs had mufflers that were the same diameter the full length; the B's had ones like the photo. Looks like they're cultivating cotton, too. Mac P.S.: OBG, I've followed this thread for many years, even before I joined Red Power. Just wanted to say I enjoy it immensely, and please keep it up. Your photos and stories are most excellent. Thanks, pard.
    4 points
  5. Wouldn’t have been to bad if I hadn’t layered up so bad lol. I usually dress the same no matter if it’s 30 above or 30 below. Fleece mid jacket combined with a cotton shirt doesn’t help lol. Still felt good to get out into the fresh air. Been getting enough of it lately cutting firewood but still nice to be outside on a sunny day. Have 7 loads home now but need close to that much more again.
    4 points
  6. Out this morning saw 8 doe . Nephew Peter got this one after a bigger one made it through the shooting lane too quickly for him. Should be out after I get home from church
    3 points
  7. ……..I thought this post would be about turning on the lights of a Christmas tree…….😀
    3 points
  8. I’ll always have a bit of a soft spot for them as it was the first combine that I ran by myself and basically learnt on. We still have the 850 but it doesn’t get used as much now with the newer swather and the 2188 working good. For now we have the shed space to keep it so it stays in the corner behind the 2188. Still does a few acres every year to keep it limbered up.
    3 points
  9. Another red power member was on the mayflower too Would be my likely 10x grandpa on dads side and going to assume grandma as well were on the mayflower George Soule
    3 points
  10. ...just wondering, Ryan, if you are embarking on another exercise in economy, this (your ) winter...like are you going to run farm diesel in your ski-doo again..?? Mike
    3 points
  11. The MF 35 and 135 are not even in the same category as a Ford "N" series. The MF's have live PTO and hydraulics, six or 12 speeds trannies, and power steering.....a much more user friendly and useful tractor. They are much more modern, perhaps a 2 or 3000 Ford might compare, but nothing in the "N" lineup is close. I have one that is my yard tractor.
    3 points
  12. Got the nytro basically finished up and detailed it this morning so I decided I might as well go and get it a little dirty again this afternoon lol. Put on maybe 60-70 kms just touring around home. Hasn’t been to many sleds out yet. Could hear some 2 strokes between our quarter and the forestry that must’ve came out from town but no one else out. Hadn’t been anyone in the bush since just after the first snow so the trails were pretty decent except where some of the hunters have tried to get back into the bush with their trucks.
    3 points
  13. The strip of round bar welded to the idler mounts are on both sides...wear plating perhaps ? Theres mo cracks,no welds, no missing bolts, not even a dent or bend on the entire machine
    2 points
  14. VIN# 514 built on the first day of the 806 in 1963 I was at an auction in PA. 10 years ago and it was mostly hi end restored tractors this was one of the last tractors to go through and the bidding stopped at $3750 so I jumped in and ended up owning it for $4800. I had no intention of buying a tractor as I was there to sell off my collection of IH toys and signage and to meet a buyer for my Bear trap collection as it was a half way point for both of us to travel
    2 points
  15. Make yourself a full length dolly out of pipe that you can slip over the post to stop it bending. We used to do that when using the TD6 to drive them. We do our manual drivers full length like that too - extra weight and no guessing on when they are in far enough
    2 points
  16. Don’t think I’ll ever live that one down lol. Times aren’t quite bad enough to start blending off my gas with diesel yet lol. Clear diesel at times is actually higher then gas so the economics might not pencil out anyways. Dyed farm diesel on the other hand is usually a few cents cheaper then gas though so if all else fails🤔🤔😂😂 lol. Clear diesel is right around 1.40/lt now and gas is 1.43/lt last I looked. Farm diesel is around 1.00/lt. Haven’t priced gas for a while but imagine it’s around 1.10/lt.
    2 points
  17. The muffler, and the size of the belt pulley tell me that they are "Bs" (Enlarging the picture also helps, as you can read the decal) The JD "G", during its entire production run, had the muffler and air intake side by side, instead of the air intake setting behind the muffler. The one on the left has a NON-Quik-Tach cultivator, the second from the left has a Quik-Tach. The John Deere pulling the wagon load of bales is either a 620, or 720. It also looks to have "squat" rear tires.
    2 points
  18. It's a deal in today's market. A 4wd 5488 brings over 20,000 consistently at online auctions. Whether you should buy it or not is another discussion. Thx-Ace
    2 points
  19. All these old Texas photos remind me of those I took at the museum at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville. First is a Super M on a baler; next is a fleet of John Deeres, all operated by convicts. Are these JD "Gs?" Do any of you Texans know whether they still operate a prison farm? I know they discontinued the prison rodeo some years back. Best, HMR
    2 points
  20. My neighbors missed a bear (4 shots) , I saw nothing this morning, 3 bucks 6 doe and 4 Coyote tonight. Missed two shots at the coyotes at 325 yards . I passed the bucks I saw bigger 8 was 100" I saw. One of the yotes ran over the hill and my cousin missed it at 160 so we had a poor day for getting anything . Picked food plot corn yesterday with my 1PR picker My afternoon view from+26' up
    2 points
  21. I an not blessed with a bigger mig so 6010 in standard arc welder. If broke down in the cast use a flat washer. After cleaning slag then weld a nut on the flat washer. The time consuming part is letting the weld cool. If the weld breaks just keep welding it back. I have done several cast iron radiator tanks. Never had one that did not come out. One took 6 or 8 try's. I never hit center if I try drill broke bolts out.
    2 points
  22. As I recall, 20 degrees was kind of a killer. Normal snowmobile clothing is way too warm for that! When I lived in Detroit Lakes it seemed like it rarely got above 0. We had insane amounts of snow that year. Co-workers thought I was nuts buying a sled, said get a 4-wheeler! Yeah right, 50 inches of snow later......... About wore out my little 7hp snowblower that winter! It was a great time though, wouldn't trade it for anything. Miss the people from up there all the time. My liver is probably in better shape for coming back to Iowa!
    2 points
  23. I would bet money that the John Deere is an "A", or perhaps a late UNSTYLED "G", but the early unstyled "G" ran hot because the radiator was too small, which was solved when JD installed a larger radiator with the top tank cut out to clear the steering shaft. Note that the tractor has headlights, and those rear tires fascinate me, as I don't see how they supplied any traction. The one tractor I would have liked to have, was my Dad's 1937 "A", as he had his name painted on the flywheel (which by the way, NEVER came loose and flew off into the wild, blue yonder) had a full set of French and Hecht spoke wheels, and I love the smell of the exhaust when running with the petcocks open. My first thought was that it was hauling hay up to the army post at Ft Davis, or if the railroad had a branch line running up from Marfa to Ft. Davis, but the post closed in 1891. As far as the two Holt/Best "Caterpillars", if one knew when the McDonald Observatory and Indian Lodge were built (early to mid 1930's), they may have been hauling construction material for that, OR were installing, or replacing the bulbs in the Marfa lights. https://mcdonaldobservatory.org/visitors https://visitmarfa.com/marfa-lights/ History of Ft. Davis http://npshistory.com/publications/foda/history/chap9.htm
    2 points
  24. Aye Haysus, and they call Texans Buell Sheeters. Maybe Mr. Sandhiller can get Cherry County to build a bridge over Buell Sheet creek, AFTER they repair the one near his house.
    2 points
  25. Anson, You'd better be bringing me melons or pumpkins in my 1912 MA IH AutoWagon. I can carve melons OR pumpkins to match up with your choo choo cap for Halloween. Those eggs would never make it unbroken. You can celebrate Easter with them there. You wouldn't want to ruin this image of me, you know. Gary😁
    2 points
  26. That do sound good!! Wonder what it would taste like to pour some giblet gravy over some fresh baked biscuits to go with the eggs and dressing......??
    2 points
  27. If your bull and cows are of different breeds you can inbreed for several generations without concern. Just Cull animals as you normally should. If they are of the same breed check their pedigrees. If they are closely related you should be concerned. If they are not closely related you should be fine for several generations. Problems with Inbreeding are greatly exaggerated. Many purebred dogs are severely inbred because of the small number of animals the breed was established from. Inbreeding in European royalty went on for centuries before problems began to show up. They linebreed chickens severely to make the hybrids we eat. Besides, hillbillies have been Inbreeding for a long time without any problems! If you don't believe me just watch deliverance! Thx-Ace
    2 points
  28. The dealership around here uses their semi to deliver the larger trailed equipment that they can't put on a lowboy. It makes more sense using a 16,000+ semi tractor verses a one ton pickup that is probably half the weight but the dot may not see it that way.
    1 point
  29. It is and when I dividing the 100k out per acre off my guess of the nutrient analysis it would be cheaper then purchased fertilizer. It is just the thought that $100000 in income from a biproduct of your operation seems crazy.
    1 point
  30. No 4 in 1...standard bucket with teeth
    1 point
  31. In the first photo of the front idler - it looks like there has been welding on the bottom of the idler slide?
    1 point
  32. Kinda of shame really reading the article because their performance was unequaled in the 70s. But that was only when they were actually running. Tom Carroll gets the credit for the modern SP combine but JD taught him a few lessons with the 55.
    1 point
  33. My buddy ran a 510 for years, never saw him smiling like Mr Carroll in the 410...a few inconsistencies in the article but overall well done, link to go the 2nd part of article on the rotaries didn't work and current state of the fancy 860, they did have some innovative features From the other thread on V8's pretty sure MF produced the highest hp 2wd non fwa tractor also
    1 point
  34. I keep a couple sets of cheep wrenches around for making the special access tools . Getting any snow up there?
    1 point
  35. I Had a PTO kit on the shelf with a reman center housing with the steel piston rings instead of Teflon rings I like them a lot better and last much longer
    1 point
  36. Last person to work on this didn't have an offset wrench and used a hammer and chisel to tighten the lines (I hate it when they do that) made a mess of the fitting But we have all been in the field with not the correct tool for the job Last time the valve stack was apart they must have lost the correct bolts (note the washers stacked on two of the bolts)
    1 point
  37. Our Dairy Farm is 20 Miles from Michigan State University, I went to School there, The Building at MSU were filled with Testing & weighing equipment, The Unit in the Picture is Similar to a unit that weigh's the forage in the basket, and dumps the load of chopped material on the conveyor. Jim Droscha
    1 point
  38. My uncle was a big duck and goose hunter with a permanent blind on the Missouri. I remember him telling me of being requested to do that with some of his hunting buddies that passed before him. It was usually done opening morning of the next season. If you've never experienced the comraderie of the blind, you probably can't understand the importance of being in the blind on opening morning each year.
    1 point
  39. ....you don't like the old methods...???... Mike
    1 point
  40. I've always avoided v8 diesels. Dad told me the best diesels were inline 6. Cummins and IH. Thx-Ace
    1 point
  41. I never understand why everyone ,well nearly everyone ,bags the Ford 8ns etc and compare them to Farmal M,s .Why is that,when they are both totally in separate tractor " classes".Like comparing an International TD9 crawler with Cat D6. The M is almost 2000 lbs heavier ,over twice the cubes ,(119 to 248 )33 hp at drawbar tested to 21 tested for the ford,38 inch rubber to 28,so there is no way you can make a fair comparison,plus the big one back then was the price.In 1952 ,the Ford was $1404 ,and the M was $2600 ! That would have been a deal breaker back then for sure. Both have their place ,both have been ,and still are used in large numbers .A lot of guys who bag the old Ford s have never had one .They all have their place and fill a niche with mounted implements where the bigger Farmalls didnt have that capability,Just my opinion!!
    1 point
  42. Hello there, maybe I can help. I believe your tractor is a model 444, built at the Doncaster factory in England as a skid unit . The skid unit was then sent to Manitou where it was built into a forklift . The July 2018 edition of “tractor and machinery “ magazine had an article about this tractor.....I have attached some pictures from the article that might help you I hope this may help.....your serial number (665) is very low , quite early production.....probably 1974 or 1975 All the best with your tractor, Heath, NZ
    1 point
  43. Went out for a shakedown run today with the sled after I got it all back together. Didn’t leave home till about 12:30 so I didn’t get a real big ride in but it was a good run none the less. Put on 90 kms. Snow was decent aside from the hard frost from the rain. That made life a little miserable at times as the front end would dive and buck you around usually at the most inopportune time lol. Everything held together anyways and I didn’t have to walk so it was a good day lol.
    1 point
  44. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/the-lucas-jokebook Seems you people own it. In my experience Lucas was no worse than others - the (IIRC) Prestolite alternators made under license in Oz were absolute winners in that contest
    1 point
  45. I think fuel quality, fuel pump condition, head condition, and motor condition in general all effect starting (obviously) and probably contribute to “starter/battery” problems more than some realize too . 35 degrees today and the 14 fired right off. 806 got about 20 minutes worth of love from the extension cord.
    1 point
  46. Here is a very rare Swiss made tractor made in the 1940s, Willy Lang made tractors from the early 30s at this time Doodle bug tractors (cars that had been converted into tractors) than from 1939 he started manufacturing his own frame and finale drives. Tractor production ended in 1952 a total of only 25 tractors were made. This one in the photo is the only one known to exist. The tractor has a Plymouth engine in it
    1 point
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