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  1. Got the baler winterized and put away. Just had to snap this shot of the "14" before the duals come off and the Bale processor goes on😄
    17 points
  2. I started fresh out of college with a large corporation and have worked there 25 years as an "Industrial Electrician". Fifteen years ago I got married and moved into my wife's home which was an hour away from where I worked. I had it pretty good there, but the drive and mandatory weekends sucked. The electrical superintendent for our local township is retiring and I was fortunate enough to have been hired as his replacement. I am so very thankful to not have to drive through another winter and have to worry about being late to work by a minute ever again. My new drive is actually a walk of a quarter block down to the municipality building.
    16 points
  3. We were able to have a couple of fun plow days in September here in SW Ontario. The first video is my friend on his new 650 Diesel. It needed fairly minimal work to get running, (minimal for us, anyways, it had stuck starting valves in the head) and then we rebuilt the hydraulic valves and he put all new hydraulic hoses on it. We plowed that day in hard, heavy clay ground. 4-14" bottom #70 plow in 2nd gear. The second video is my oldest son Cameron and I plowing with our W4 and 2 furrow #8c plow the following weekend in lovely clay loam ground. Running 2nd gear, 3/4 throttle. We don't much care for tractor pulls as much any more, we would rather fuel up and plow for 6 hours straight! What a great way to spend a sunny day! Cheers! FD
    13 points
  4. Big hood and bigger fenders, feels like you are climbing to the sky and this machine was tight! Always loved the 930 tractors.
    12 points
  5. For many people, this isn’t a vaccination vs not question. For many it is a personal invasion of privacy. No one has the right to tell you what you should do. I respect those who do choose to get this vaccine. I also respect Ace’s ideas above. If the OP just goes and gets this against his best judgement, it is not right. If he wants to get it, totally different.
    12 points
  6. just thot i would add one last lil update, were doing so much better - holding our own and able to do stuff we need to - now its just a matter of time it seems to get the strength and stamina back. thanks so much again for your encouragement, your prayers, your thoughts, your wisdom, and concern - may I somehow serve some of you likewise someday hopefully in better circumstances tho
    11 points
  7. Sunset a couple of days ago
    11 points
  8. There are many people out there I consider members of the entertainment industry. They provide me no end of entertainment with their intellectual skills and good judgement😆
    10 points
  9. Picked up my new ride yesterday 😎😎. I’ve wanted one of these since I was a kid. 5151 hrs, spent the majority of its life in PA running a snow blade and last owner did a little bit of hay and misc farm work. Drawbar and 3-point arms have almost no wear on them at all. The bad news: the hydro is out 😕😕. So I’m hoping I bought it right to feel like I still won after I spend big money to fix it…… I have the test gauges and copied service pages (really hard to read) from Herr’s, but does anyone have the full service manual in PDF form?
    9 points
  10. Do trailer count in restorations? 🙂
    9 points
  11. Both.... Most 361s are not as good of starters as 407s, 06 shifters are not the greatest thing, i like the wider 26/56 platform with fender extensions. 56s had more factory options. 1456 is just a brute and just heavier built front to back (the list of differences is extensive). Easier to find a 1206 than 1456. 1206 will always have its own paint scheme and identity. Most cant even name 5 differences of a 1256 vs 1456. Id take a good 1206 over a rougher 1456. Side by side both good condition 1456 all the way.
    9 points
  12. Monday was Columbus Day, so federal employees got the day off. So, that was the day Mike chose to put the steam engines away, back into the shed for the winter. And speaking of "winter" this photo is what I saw when I got up, raised the blind and saw the white roof on Linda's condo across the street. Her roof is actually dark grey. Well I ate a bite, drank coffee and fixed a cup to drive to SC. This was my view out the windshield after I ran the windshield wipers. The engines set outside all summer, parked alongside Mike's shed as in this file photo. Mike is an early riser and goes to work early at 0:Dark:30 at Fort Harrison. So he got up and had steam up by the time I arrived at 10:30. Being so cold outside as it snowed most of the day, but didn't stick very often. The STEAM was so cloudy all the time around the engines. I had the 15 hp Case turning over in these photos. The 1925 Model TT was in the road. The battery was dead, but I had the charger on. I started it on Battery and turned it over to magneto, and unhooked the charger. The truck went into the shop bay where the 1926 Model T Coupe set, because of the grain in the box that Mike mixes with oats, corn and barley. The Coupe got moved to Mike's Garage. Then there were a couple of McCormick-Deering tractors setting in the way. Audie, the 1936 TD-40 TracTracTor. The crawler and F-12 are both hand crankers. Mike moved the TD-40 up by the front door again, so it's handy to get out in case of an emergency. And the Johnny 1935 Farmall F-12 needed moved, so it went outside for a while. Mike had the other IH tractors outside already. The shed was pretty well cleared out. Mike then put the F-12 back into its winter berth. Toot the 1942 IH Farmall M was setting outside. And so was Annie the 1939 IH Farmall H outside. Mike parks Annie beside Johnny the F-12. I had to make a couple of laps around the place with the Case, before we put it inside for the winter. I have video but no still photo. Mike backed it into the shed doorway where we removed the wood in the firebox (i.e. pulled the fire) and he backed it in. But Randy had showed up and he wanted to take the Reeves out to the cul-de-sac before putting it inside. The Fire Chief and wife from nearby Marysville drove in with his family. Randy gave his two boys and two girls a ride on the Reeves. It's always great to see the happiness a steam engine gives kids. Heck, even adults like them. Randy had to toot the whistles for the kids too. These next two photos are "file photos" from last year. But you get the idea. Mike leaves a space between the engines to bring firewood into the shop from the woodpile. Mike brought the IH 300 Utility and Toot into the shed. Again, I took video (that I can't post here, because I'm not doing YouTube) in the shed, but forgot to take a still photo. After draining the engines' water tanks and getting the hoses hooked to the boiler drains, and drained, we went to the house for some of Mike's birthday cake and ice cream (yes... ice cream!) On the way to the house I took this photo of the mountain from Mike's driveway, that is just before you approach the Great Divide Ski Run. I took this photo of the Elkhorn Mountains. They are partially visible from Silver Creek. I took this photo about six blocks from our apartment in Helena. We were supposed to get about 2" of snow overnight. It didn't show up though! I think that was about all of the decent photos I took. There were IH Tractors on a Montana Farm in this post! Ooops, I forgot one photo. I only took one selfie of myself Monday. Gary😁
    9 points
  13. 1206s always stand out because of the paint, but I'm partial to the 1456. It's my favorite tractor and would be my choice.
    8 points
  14. No need to poopoo and pass on a good 1256 either.
    8 points
  15. this is my brothers tractor he had our neighbor do. took him a year and a half but the end result is fantastic.
    8 points
  16. l've posted this pic several times here on Red Power. A friend had bought two new 3788's with new discs to plow wheat stubble in the summer 1980. He hired my first wife and l to run them. l had taken a two week vacation from my regular job. (equipment operator for the local electric co-op) We made a big deal out of it. We pitched our tent next to the center pivot of the irrigation system so we would have lights. The wife would run to town for hamburgers or pizza for lunch and supper. She would cook breakfast on the Coleman stove while l greased and checked the oil in both rigs. When the ex took this pic of me on the 3788 l was running, it had less than 10 hours on the clock. l haven't talked to the owner in several years but last l heard he still had one of the 3788's.
    8 points
  17. Well I combined everything full Saturday night and the elevator doesn’t open until 11 on Sunday’s so I had the whole fleet lined up and loaded this morning for pictures. I like seeing everyone else’s pictures and I appreciate the advice from you all. It’s not new but it’s bought and paid for. 3, 7120’s, a 7140, and a 2366 with a 1083 corn head.
    7 points
  18. 30.5's on 656. Love looks.
    7 points
  19. Poor guy must have terrible balance to trip and fall enough times to sustain those kinds of injuries, it is sure a good thing those Marines were there to help him up each time he fell.
    7 points
  20. He was very fortunate the marines were there to help stabilize and watch him while they waited for EMS to arrive. Yet again we sincerely appreciate our servicemen.
    7 points
  21. He tripped on that curb 11 times
    7 points
  22. This just seems to fit this thread. Prayers for continued improvement
    7 points
  23. Building moo cow feeding area
    7 points
  24. 10/9/21 Return of Pioneer Days Parade held Main Street of Paso Robles , Ca . Central Coast area of Ca . After bowing out to Covid last year. Beautiful fall day for a parade ! I took two of my older girls , the 52 MM UTN LP and the 1945 LA Case LP , John Domingo's my baler helper drove the LA and I drove the MM Loved picking out our own “Ray54” from the crowed as we rode by and heard his cheering ! Parade route was longer and appeared to be many more spectators then pre covid. I was able to capture few pictures and I will try posting them all accept videos which is a whole different endeavor . Most of pictures are before or after parade once parade started not much chance for pictures on my part. Rather then trying to narrating pictures, I'll answer any question of pictures. tony
    7 points
  25. They don’t really qualify as awesome, but these are a few I’ve taken this fall.
    7 points
  26. I have said it many times to my dog, “you are one of my favourite people” Nicky likes to hold long treats such as dental sticks in her mouth for a while before devouring them, she looks like she’s smoking a cigar
    7 points
  27. so here is how this went down, I asked for documentation from management to provide that I am required to perform my work in the specific way they are stating I am not able to perform my work by not being able to be vaccinated and the job description. I asked for them to provide documentation that I had not been performing this said job while not being vaccinate for the past yr + and how I was able to do that work w/out being unvaccinated but now all of a sudden I am unable to perform the same work. I also asked for written documentation that ( per the biden vaccine mandate ) states that I will be allowed to test weekly to prove I am not infected and able to perform my work. This is not being offered to us. So in that sense we are not being allowed what the mandate offers in order to rightfully perform our job responsibilities. I did see that not only has montana but now texas followed along yest that forced vaccines will not be allowed by any employer and missouri and kansas have 2 each such legislative items being looked at now. I did get confirmation that my position will be until 3/1, my continuation of that status will be assessed at that time depending on what happens. Its possible if things loosen up things might just go back to the way they were but no guarantees. It did not sound like there were any plans to terminate people but then again you just never know. I sure as heck dont have any trust or faith in that. I need to look out for me and my family. What I do know, my life is different, my perspective is different, my wife and I are on a new mission of change and what the lord is doing to move/prepare us for what is next. We will be ready come 3/1 to move into that whatever it looks like. We are rattled yes, we are regrouping yes, we are trying to be the best stewards of what we need to do with our means. Thank you for your prayers - I was able to articulate what I needed to and stay on track during the conversation. The most maddening part of all of this for me is this. In Feb 2020 I was handed a mask, a pair of rubber gloves, and a spray bottle and role of paper towels. - Robert we dont know what is going to happen to you but we need you to go take care of our customers and company. WE dont know if you will survive this covid situation but we need you to work. Go out and lay it on the line for us. I did just that with a slap on the backside - got gettum troops!!! off into battle. No resistance, just pure heart and loyalty. Today................Because I am unable to get the vaccine, i am a liability and risk to my own company and coworkers dangerous to the extent i cannot even be around them. What a difference someones attitude can make to turn goodness into waste.
    7 points
  28. The book of Revelations is at hand. It would be way easy to make this go political, but it isn’t a political issue. It’s a Christ issue. All I can say is give it over. The Lord brought you through the garbage of sickness He sure isn’t going to let you down now.
    7 points
  29. Make them fire you. Don’t resign.
    7 points
  30. A local guy, that had passed years ago, had borrowed a neighbors truck to haul grain. He was hauling it to the city for 10-15 cents a bushel more than local elevator. Portables got him for 2K over weight, but didn’t make him unload any grain to legal up. Portables were still set up when he came back empty. He pulled over and ran over to the DOT cops and asked if any of them knew a good lawyer, because the elevator stole 2K lbs from him. They tore up his ticket!!
    7 points
  31. my tractors are to powerful for that, check with the john deere guys
    7 points
  32. I grew up on this 856, was sold in 1999, and I just bought it back last spring!! Needs a TA, wheel seals, a bunch of gaskets, and orings, steering wheel work, seat, and a bunch of other misc. work, but it’s back home!! 10,413 hours on a working tach, and as far as I know, never been open up, and looks like the original pump on it yet!
    6 points
  33. Some from various shows that I have taken.
    6 points
  34. Will add my contribution to fat bottom girls
    6 points
  35. I'd say that is a question that only you can answer for yourself. Both are great tractors , but myself I went with what caught my eye 55 years ago when I was 15 and that was the white trim paint. So I fixed up this old girl a few years ago.
    6 points
  36. Now she looks great walking away instead of laying her side like a fat butt on the couch 😀
    6 points
  37. got both, but my 1456 would be the last work tractor I would ever sell.
    6 points
  38. It would look something like this Mike🙄
    6 points
  39. Thats a fine looking 930, except for the silly straight pipe. I had a 68 model very similar except had the red steering column and 18.4x34 tires. Too small a tire for serious pulling but I got by with it. That 401 sounds great working away at 1700 rpm all day. I traded it on the 2090 I have now. Still wish I had kept it. Have to be satisfied with the old 730.
    6 points
  40. Just a shot of Gus n Cash to keep this thread from falling too many pages behind. They have been this close since they were puppies a year apart.
    6 points
  41. the question I want to ask is, So everyone in the office is vaccinated, I have had covid, I have antibodies, what risk do I pose someone ? If they have the shot WTHeck are the worried about ?
    6 points
  42. If we can get the weather to cooperate we are hoping to get a plow day in on the 24th. If you are around Farmington IL, bring a plow and hunt us up!
    6 points
  43. My ground has a hard pan. You can't flood rice without a hardpan or something to hold it water up. You can sprinkle or furrow irrigate rice. A friend in Guatemala grows rice without irrigation or flooding. He gets monsoon rains and the ground keeps ample moisture but has no hardpan. We sometimes bale the straw but normally incorporate it. I pull a roller over the stubble in standing water. Rice has a husk on the grain, similar to oats. This makes it stack up in the bin and in the truck.
    6 points
  44. Camouflage of Lockheed aircraft factory during WWII. Before. After. Above. Below.
    6 points
  45. And the craftsman making the ski runners date 1949
    6 points
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