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  1. I wanted it...I bought it
    20 points
  2. One more. We stayed long enough for little guy to try out the pedal pull. He placed 3rd and is over the moon happy with a trophy.
    20 points
  3. My missus was so overcome by my thoughtfulness I now sleep with one eye open🧐 😄
    17 points
  4. Not sure what's up with the pictures upside down. Turns out none of them drive very straight, but we will keep all 3 systems.😉
    16 points
  5. 6/25/22 I want to give a big shout out to Arron Wade our own Powershiekfarmall “ for a great tribute to our passed member “ Cooter” who passed away saving his family in their house fire. We had a moment of silence after our group picture on Friday for the Droacha Dairy family and all red power forum members we have lost this year tony
    16 points
  6. Always wanted to go to the National Museum of the USAF. Finally got there today. BK
    15 points
  7. I’ve had the same thoughts. I hope @DroschaFamilyDairy sees this. The moment of silence was touching and all commented at how we miss their input. You can thank @nepoweshiekfarmalls for the moment of silence. His words echoed all of our thoughts well in my opinion. Still thinking of the family, Your friends at Red Power
    15 points
  8. Exactly. Never know it’s out until too late. As far as all the other comments- we’ve all done stuff we know to be incorrect or wrong. “Won’t happen to me…. or this’ll work I’m only going so far…” hindsight is always 20/20 and if that fella took that many pieces to that show, he had a special place in his soul for them. Especially way they looked. I personally do not give one rats ass about why he should have or could have done differently. And I’d be willing to wager a bet he has already played that chain of events out a million times already. we are all adults. Well most of us. Either way, let’s get along
    14 points
  9. The National Board made a point during the meeting yesterday, that the eastern chapters need to step up and bid to host a Roundup! Nobody is keeping the show in the midwest, no eastern chapters are bidding. I know that hosting a show takes work (Iowa did it in Des Moines in 17 and I am a show chairman for Spencer in 24), but if you want a show close to home.... you gotta roll up your sleeves. So far I am one of three Co Chairs for the event. I am outdoor vendor chairman, I am in charge of recruiting Seminar speakers, I helped design the logo, was involved with the show theme. Lots of hours go into an event, but so worth the effort! Our club members are aging too, many cannot help like they used to. But, as the show takes shape more people contact us to be involved with an aspect of the show. It will all work out! I also want to say that Iowa Chapter 5 has never discriminated against anyone for owning other colors of equipment! You do not even have to own an IH machine. You just need the interest in the IH company. Membership in a State Chapter is not assigned by your location. You can join any Chapter you wish. Some people are members of more than one chapter. If your area does not have an active Chapter, join another. Then you receive the Harvester Highlights (national newsletter) magazine and you see the club from the nationwide perspective. Contact me, I will find you a Chapter or sign you up with Iowa 5. Membership has changed my life and opened up a nationwide network of friends with the same interests I have.
    13 points
  10. The Ohio IHCC chapter just released some stats from RPRU 2022... 1,150 Exhibits/Exhibitors 700 Tractors 100 Implements 115 Trucks 150 Garden Tractors 55 Engines 30 Exhibitors for Memorabilia.
    11 points
  11. I will post a few photos I took today. Shout out to Sledgehammer, thanks for being my wingman today as we prowled the grounds!
    11 points
  12. After losing my border collie Harvey back in February (13 yrs.) I wasn’t sure if I should get another dog that could probably outlive me. It was kind of a lonely Spring without a dog though and when I found a litter of red border collie/Australian shepherd puppies nearby on Craigslist, I decided to take the chance. Been a week now and seems to be going ok so far. Wish me luck with the whole “puppy” thing! This is Molly
    10 points
  13. Oh man, I am 60 miles away in the truck and I can feel my wife's (who is home in bed) eyes burning a hole right through me😅. 😬
    10 points
  14. I don’t know what or how it happened and from what I read, none of you do either. I want to know who is an accident investigator? Which one of you were at the scene? Who all ooed and awed at his tractors at the show, and would have made snide comments about either chain marks, or if he would have had easy hooks added, would have said that wasn’t factory? Unless you were involved, I recommend praying for the family who lost a loved one and leave it at that.
    10 points
  15. Just got back from RPRU 2022. What a great show, tons of tractors, beautiful weather, and got to meet a bunch of great people. We love doing these shows and meeting our customers that I talk to on the phone all the time. Thank you all for a great show. Holding the redpower members meet and greet at my trailer is a great way to meet everyone as well. Heck I even had to do a service call while i was there. Thanks Tony Ramos for the pics. Again thank you all for another great show. See you in Nebraska next year
    10 points
  16. The woman who nicely took our photo had the phone flipped incorrectly. I do that all the time like so many others. Great catching up with you and a Carol. It was a pleasure talking with old acquaintances throughout the show and nice to make new ones. Tractor people are just GOOD PEOPLE.
    10 points
  17. About had to walk home from coffee.
    9 points
  18. 6/30/22 been little preoccupied since leaving show . what a great show it was and wonderful people to visit with . I would do this trip again in a heart beat as long as my fuel credit card does not max out ! Lol we are on third leg of six leg , trip home . on first leg we visited our RPF member T-bone better known as Lowell Lindzy and Sharon got to see lot of Indiana’s farming and must say very impressed. He gave us the grand tour and tremendous hospitality ! Thank you much! today on the 40 into Amarillo how can you pass up THE BIG TEXAN at 4 pm and starving so it was a Filet for each of us and now we are resting up for fourth leg Amarillo to Gallup NM . God willing be home Sunday 7/3/22 few pictures PS : so many pics of MH near corn drier is because , I never thought I would be plugged in to a corn elevator / drier in the Mid west ! May never see it a gain . Also visited this maintained one room school house on this fellas land and he happened to be moweing Alfalfa with a White ! How collectable is that ? Nice . tony
    9 points
  19. neighbor kid, 14 or 15 at the time, came running into barn while i was milking said he had skunk in live trap what should he do. i told him walk up to trap slowly open it and back away. he came back later said it worked skunk just walked away. i said wow i didn't think that it would work!😊 pete
    9 points
  20. You have to use encouraging words. You like "waddle faster"....
    9 points
  21. wife wanted a shrub removed…no problem
    9 points
  22. Mechanical dump trailer, runs of the pto on the tractor 25 bucks it came home with me. Its got me curious how strong the hoist is? Truck is on a FedEx truck frame...
    9 points
  23. as in, a real cannon. The story is almost at a conclusion so I thought I'd post here thinking some of you might get a kick out of this. This cannon has been in my family for probably over 50 years. Went with my dad as a kid to some long forgotten location in Indiana. Brought it home, put in basement (walk out basement to concrete back driveway) and we'd roll it out every now & then to fire it. (I have stories about parents divorcing, me finding the "Charles Chips" can that held the gunpowder and fuses and making my personal little bombs, but that's for another thread) Folks divorce, dad takes cannon with him. Puts it in his office for YEARS (he's going to be 93 this year if he makes it to October). His office staff bought some cannon balls for him and some tools (tamper, cleaner...) SOMEWHERE along this path some dufas put not one, but TWO lead balls in the bore.... Today, my 92 year old fathers 68 year old wife, said cannon has to go, time to give it to Richard. Now I have it. Discovered a ball in it. Got my wood boring drill bit out, put on extension.... needed a hone, so cobbed a hone into an extended hone. Got the first ball out and WHAT? Some moron put a SECOND ball in there? I've oiled bore, used hone to some degree, the only thing that did it was just drillint into the ball. It's evidently lead so was easy to drill in. The SECOND ball however, would NOT budge. I need a slide hammer but don't have one. So, I cobbed one by taking a 2x4, put hole in it for end of drill bit extension, clamped drill back on and it pushed the drill off. I could not tighten it enough. So, took drill off, clamped some vice-grips onto end and used board as lever....ball moved.... did again..moved again.... finally took 5-pound hammer to board and pounded the ball out. here's my home made slide hammer and the second ball. Put flashlight back to bore, vefified there were no more balls in there. Put some oil in and took hone to it. Started to thunder so shut things down and that's where it currently stands. I bought 2-pounds of gunpowder today. They didn't have fuse material. I have some fuse material but don't know yet that it will work. It might be 30 years old for all I know. Might light some of it over weekend to see what happens. I'll not fire one of these balls out of it. I was told, I could maybe go to store, buy some orange juice....take container, fill with concrete and use it as projectile (as long as container fits inside 2 1/4" bore of course) Be nice if I can get this done in time for the 4th. Not sure yet but now that the balls are out, I'm much closer. Wife is just rolling her eyes at me.
    8 points
  24. Local FD bought this new. Build date late 75’ 350, 4 spd.
    8 points
  25. It did very well. I would rather have the TA on a 300 though if you have areas that are thicker then others in your field. The haybine is a 469 NH. It’s has all new guards and sections so it cuts nice. I could go in 3rd gear in most areas but just went in 2nd gear so I didn’t have to shift for thick spots. Wheel weights would be nice and I need to put a 3 1/2” lift cylinder on instead of the 3”. When the oil is hot, the belly pump didn’t want to raise it. But it did the job and I will put the bale wagon to use in this field. I think I’ll have 700 or more bales to pick up. It sprinkled a little this evening and I waited for it to dry. Nice double rainbow over the field.
    8 points
  26. I'm just sad this occurred on what appears to have been a great weekend celebrating the red tractors we love, thanking the Lord there wasn't worse injuries or loss of life but not downplaying how devastating this must be to those involved
    8 points
  27. 786 from the RPRU had to go back to work on Monday! Great show everyone!
    8 points
  28. Kind of a bitter sweet day today I weaned my fall calves. Part of the routine is putting the feed into the bunks with sacks and on foot. Gus would always carry the empty sacks back and put them in a pile in the barn. I would fold them in half so he wouldn't trip over them and he would be there to take them out of my hand. I loved watching him prance to the barn with them, he was so happy, youda thought he was carrying a rooster pheasant with a 24" tail feather. 😄 Well, for the first time in ten years of weaning, he wasn't there to carry the sacks back. I tried to grin and think of how much he enjoyed the routine and how I always got such a kick out of watching him prance to the barn but could not keep my eyes from leaking. Gus was a good dog and provided me with many great memories. I just have to keep my damn eyes from leaking and work on my smile more when I remember. Thank you Lord for giving us dogs as unequalled companions.
    8 points
  29. The view of the show as taken by my 4 year old daughter.
    8 points
  30. 8 points
  31. Good on @nepoweshiekfarmalls for the tribute to Cooter and the rest of the RPF members who have passed this year. I’m really hoping to get to Roundup next year in Grand Island to meet all of you great people!
    8 points
  32. 6/25/22 the party is over ! show over at 3.41 pm after National meeting . was a great show Kevin and Ellen Paul did a great job along with there committee .they are the couple several pictures down . The upside picture I have no idea what happened it Carol and I with our own Sledgehammer family ! took few more pictures today attended chapter auction and National Board meeting bought a couple Ohio RPRU banners at auction for my toy shed . the band was very good played a concert Friday evening . tony
    8 points
  33. I like them also here’s mine 87 3/4 4x4 4 speed
    8 points
  34. I was wondering what age qualified a piece for the "Heritage Collection"??? I am a "Rusty & Dusty" fan myself-----but tip my hat to everybody that has rubbed and scrubbed on any piece of farm equipment in order to make them shine as most of these displayed do. So many of these restorations didn't look this good when new!!!! May be the next time I go to see the doctor-------that I tell him I came in for a full "restoration"?? DD
    8 points
  35. Yeah...I remember that picture, Alan...it was the tractor that Lorenzo tows around and takes pictures in different parts of the farm....he thinks it fools us into believing the back end is still functional..... Note the '' industrial grade " towbar on his FX4 Off highway...Ha !! Mike
    7 points
  36. City folks buy a bike and a harley shirt, and think they are bikers. My opinion is the real fools are the people buying into the "Harley club" 😂😂 Mark
    7 points
  37. No wife for me, but I tell my tax guy that it's a business trip.😆
    7 points
  38. 6/24/22 Day two of show ! Great venders , visiting , RPF group picture, attended Lee Klancher seminar , IH ten top tractors ., pictures with Binder Books and IH parts America . We all started visiting in isle we clogged it to the next vender , Sorry . nice dinner with Mn friends Randy Van Wye and his lovely wife Terry . attended a very nice concert on grounds finished day with a glass of wine with our friends and camping nieghbor’s Jerry Smoker and lovely wife Kelli , Dale and lovely wife Lisa Markle ! so tired can’t see straight but I wanted to take it all in . tony
    7 points
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