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  1. My first grandson Cason enjoying his😃
    21 points
  2. Me and my boy pulled at the fair today. We pulled against each other in 12.000 class . I got second place and he got second to last .... We were the only people in that class 😁
    17 points
  3. I should have added I ran out of weight bracket space before I got to 11k I needed 800 lbs more. This was all for fun although he got a trophy
    12 points
  4. Old Brush Trucks still pop up once in a while
    11 points
  5. Loaded up my girlfriends 450 and my daughters M for a show on Sunday in Vermont. At the Billings farm museum I guess the farm is owned by the Rockefeller family I’ve never been to it before it’s about 2 hrs north of us. I had time tonight tomorrow work starting at 330 am for a few hrs then a clambake in the afternoon we got tickets for through a friend. I didn’t want to leave all the wright on the truck and trailer for a long time so I jacked up the back some with my farm jack then cranked the landing gear down to take the weight off. I will need a longer trailer when my 450 is ready and all painted up
    11 points
  6. Roger, my native name is "Straight as an Arrow." So I'm IN LINE. I'm also IN LINE to inherit your 1912 MA AutoWagon (That you KNOW I can drive.). I need to get back into it and head down to Anson's melon farm and load up melons so I can follow the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers here to Helena (Handbasket). Since we moved the engines out of the shed, there's lots of room in there right now to keep the rain off of it (If it only rained). Now that we have that settled, I'm posting some photos of our steam up of the 15 hp Case and the 20 hp Reeves July 30th. Paw had screwed up. We'd forgotten to open the petcock on the bottom of the Case throttle. Freezing the throttle made a mess of the original throttle, and a friend had given me this throttle spool, so I didn't want to ruin it. It wasn't distorted at all, so I had Mike help me put it together this summer. I got the spool 180° off. So after I'd discovered that after we had steam up, I shut off the main steam valve. Mike and Randy took it apart and turned it the correct way. We were in "tall cotton" then. Randy is holding the spool up in place through the petcock, with a piece of welding rod while Mike tightens the bottom cap. After filling with wood at the woodpile Mike and Randy were preparing to grind corn for making feed with the Peerless engine and Appleton grinder. The Reeves furnished steam for the Peerless upright. Mike is adjusting the throttle for grinding feed. Randy stands by the Reeves while Mike grinds feed. We just use a common hydraulic hose to feed steam to the Peerless upright engine. Randy had invited a couple of his friends out that day. They had an older Ford Pickup with a 5 speed transmission. They were talking about young people being unable to negotiate stick transmissions. His friend Skip said he could drive just about anything as he works for the local Caterpillar dealership. I asked him if he could shift "that" pointing to the 1925 Model TT in the shed. Mike caught the cue and we got it running. I drove it outside and showed Skip how the Model TT shifted. After several minutes of instruction Skip felt he was ready for a test drive. He couldn't wipe "that" (eatin') grin off of his face. He did pretty fair too. I eventually got out and let him "solo" (airplane talk). His wife Deena is looking through the passenger door at her hubby. After Skip's "solo flight" he just HAD to take Deena for a ride and show her his new skills! He did finally kill the engine after her ride, but that's not uncommon when first driving a planetary transmission. For those of you who have never driven an old Ford vehicle before the 1928 Model A Ford, here are the pedals for the planetary transmission. As it is sets, it's in "high gear." (file photo) After her Model TT ride, Randy took Deena on a steam engine ride. I only have video of the Case engine ride I took Skip on. Gary😉😁
    10 points
  7. Taken at the air museum at the former Forbes AFB, Topeka, KS. Refueling boom on a KC-135 Cut-a-Way (obviously) of a 28 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-4360 US Army "CH-54" Flying Crane Operator's Compartment Replica, or Real, I do not know A couple of more from the Kansas National Guard museum Gas Turbine Power Pack from a M-1A Breech of the M-107, or M-110 Another view of the Power Pack A better view of the barrel, from what I have read, the short, stubby barrel on the M-110 was later replaced with a longer barrel with a muzzle brake. I also understand that both the 175mm and the 203mm barrels were interchangable. Lastly, a M-42 "Duster"
    10 points
  8. Some mechanic special hookup here. instead of staying under the sheetmetal just slap it on the outside and go on with it. That big inline pump really jetted some fuel down her throat I bet, would like to see this in a old video
    8 points
  9. Very seldom does one see a 1466 with the nfe, I guess the only ones Ive seen are on the pulling track but still looks good to see something a little different and I found this over on tractorhouse and you can take it home from Pennsylvania for $29,500 or about three times more than what it sold for new back in 72
    8 points
  10. Might have to sell the farm to buy it, but you'd be trucking in style.🤠
    8 points
  11. In all seriousness, if i was going to go do the RV thing. Setting it on a Class 8 chassis IMHO would be the way to go!
    8 points
  12. 3 of these in a auction on Tuesday https://www.aumannvintagepower.com/auction/rocky-mountain-consignment-auction-63016/details
    7 points
  13. Cash will dutifully go out at daybreak to check the fall calving cows with me. but as the temps climb to a hunnert as they have been. This is his his spot and he could care less about me leaving the house. The dog days of summer 😄
    7 points
  14. This was the first time out on this 1946 Powermatic, 1/4” cuts on black Locusts. It came from a cabinet shop that upgraded to a 30” and couldn’t spare the room, so it really was set up and in nice shape.
    7 points
  15. This is the cabover I drove for a couple of years within a 500 radius of where I live. 1984 Peterbilt
    7 points
  16. I have a couple H's with 221 and 238 cultivators.
    7 points
  17. Sounds like the ph is low, and it probably needs lime?! A soil sample will help you diagnose some issues!
    7 points
  18. Got done plowing at the power show today. Parked the tractor, talking to a nice gentleman who also has a 45 at the show, reach in my pocket, no phone! This is a really bad feeling. Just sure it fell out of my pocket while plowing, how are you going to find it in the roughly 4 acres of dirt we plowed? I plowed my checkbook under last fall, no money tree has been spotted yet! I Didn't get all that shook up, not crazy about this but I really need to get a new phone and this would get me off the pot. Long story short, left it on the computer desk this morning. Never so happy to see a P.O.S. in my life! May even try to import my contacts onto the puter in case this would happen for real.
    7 points
  19. Anson, It's sad seeing you in a hospital bed. I know we get tied up there occasionally, but I'm still sorry you had to celebrate your 58th wedding anniversary in that bed. But I am glad you are home. I'll bet your Melinda takes real good care of you. That's great. You got to operate a TD-24! I've sat on them but never operated one. I did get to operate and go for a long drive with a TD-30 though. The 1955 IH TD-18A 181 series had hydraulic steering assist. It was a real pleasure to operate over the 1953 TD-18A I had. With the 181 you could have tied Wrangler's bit loop around those levers and made all of the mountains you wanted to on that flatland Delta Dirt! Wrangler could have just been munching on a hay bale watching you each day! The 1953 TD-18A. It had helper springs, but it was still a pretty good muscle builder! The 1955 TD-18A 181 Series with hydraulic assistance steering levers. (Farmall Kid, standing, is now retired!) Gary😁 PS: I've also operated the big TD-40! Well.... It was the biggest at that time! That is until a few years later when the TD-65 prototype was out. It never hit the market though. They were both the impetus for the TD18, but the lower one would have been the latest design before the TD-18 in likely 1938?
    7 points
  20. It's time for a gallows in front of every Courthouse. It is reuseable which is considered Green?
    7 points
  21. Watch the first two mad max movies. Some philosophy in there among the violence if you look. Jeff Cooper has good philosophy as well. The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” ― Jeff Cooper, Art of the Rifle
    7 points
  22. I think I found some early footage of you helping work cattle 😉 😄 But I can seriously feel that shot you took to the shin. Bet you said some grownup words! Good luck on the heeling process🤠
    7 points
  23. His static sheller up on the hill in the JD display. His auger drag. I have never seen one before.
    7 points
  24. Friends who hauls hay with a truck and pup. @mike newman
    6 points
  25. Acem ,Cool photos thanks for sharing them. The old freightliner looks the part and is definitely long. Can be fun times getting around some of those farm gates. That little green Tractor doesn't look big enough to lift the forks ,let alone a bale of hay. Interesting the different ways the trucks are set up although our trucks are usually built to be multi purpose. I normally get 70 medium square bales on a load due to having my sides and taildoors (with the unit being a tipper)with me. Not often that I haul the medium or big squares these days. Normally I get on 44 (4x4 round) bales but sometimes manage to squeeze on 48 (if I don't have my sides with me but still have the taildoors in). Often get 5x4 bales to shift too and normally end up with 40 bales. 52 (4x4 round) bales barley straw (on the flats and with no sides or taildoors). The back bales on the truck overhang the deck slightly. Same truck with sides in tipping off fertilizer. Marty,NZ
    6 points
  26. Probably had more cake on his face!! 🤣🤣
    6 points
  27. Pops and I restored this Fordson, it’s on display at this museum. The bridge should have been a tunnel coming up in the parking lot of Angie’s (the nearest strip bar in New Brunswick)...
    6 points
  28. A good dog that will protect you is a very reliable old school security system. But you must train it properly.
    6 points
  29. Snagged this one from FB 1981 Transtar Brougham belonging to Troy Link of MI
    6 points
  30. Well the government is tasked by law to ENFORCE the law,every law in USA. It shouldn't matter what political party is in power,Americans,legal Americans should be protected and come first because we are the ones paying the bills.If you want to make this statement political go ahead but it is the facts.Either party's first priority should be Americans and America first as every other country whether it's Canada, Mexico, England, China wherever. It's called looking after your own and patriotism.
    6 points
  31. our legal system is more interested in stopping speeders and trucks for over the hours, dui, seat belts etc! They like generating the revenue from those. Violent criminals however get to be set free! Lawyers fight harder for murderers than they do non violent crimes. Pretty sad.
    6 points
  32. Anson, sorry to hear you been "under the weather' for a spell. Noticed you been absent a little here lately but l just figured you was incognito trying to devise a plan to get that high wheel autowagon down south. That "missing Mississippi Melon caper" is still on file but put in the cold case file. Bigfoot and Willie Nelson are still on the list of suspects. George Strait was officially taken off the suspect list when it discovered that he was in Arizona selling ocean front property at the time the melons were absconded.
    6 points
  33. I love the dog in this photo! He rides with them on whatever they are doing. Tractor, hay rack, wagon, buddy seat, etc. Bob on his mini 826 gold demo with matching cadet trailer. The MIAPA club firetruck. Irene in the front passenger seat financed the restoration, the gentleman driving did the work.
    6 points
  34. Parade of power. Leading the parade, Fever with his 4020 LP and no.6 sheller. DT on his 856 Bob on his 826 Gold Demo Unusual AC 190 high crop.
    6 points
  35. Yup here too. And the back porch smells like pine tree smoke. Not a bad smell but I would rather get it from a scented candle 😂 And I title this one Empty Promises.
    6 points
  36. Don't ask me how many calibers I reload. I have stocked up over the years and still have plenty of everything. Been working on a black powder sharps in 40-65 and a 56-50 Spencer replica lately. Casting bullets in the South Alabama heat can be fun. I reload everything but rim fires. I have also been working on a Uberti in 41 Colt. I been trying both the heel-based and hollow based bullets. I cast both. Looks like the heel-based loads with unique will be the one going forward. They are a pain to load though. Have to shorten case and then use a special die to crimp. Looks like a big 22 rim fire. Keith called the 41 Colt the ultimate fight stopper. Bill
    6 points
  37. Fever's shelling rig on the ear corn crib. It really gobbles the corn! He explained the drag storage to me. A separate PTO gearbox operates a mechanism to pull the drag sections up from the rear.
    6 points
  38. Just Stupid So are the ones who will pass it
    6 points
  39. I got the sheetmetal back on last night and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I still need to order decals and get the loader painted and back on. I used rustoleum rusty metal primer and rustoleum farm and implement paint thinned 6-1 with acetone. I sprayed it all through a harbor freight purple paint gun. I was happy with the paint and the gun. I'm sure a guy could get a better finish from a quality automotive paint, but it seemed like the rustoleum was more idiot proof, which was good news for me.
    6 points
  40. My deepest apologies to vtfireman85. Your initial post kind of got a life of it's own. Later you posted the video which I have now watched. I was way off base in what was believed. The artificial intelligence on the farm will be staggering in years. And few people know what happens on the farm so they listen to whoever spews their misinformation. I do believe, after seeing the video, that the checkoff programs need to be utilized to spread the word of what really happens on a farm. Fight misinformation with truth!
    5 points
  41. I've seen loads over 140K here. Never heard of anybody ever rejected for weight. I know you guys don't allow GVWs as high as the states in the Upper Midwest do. All the gravel haulers exploit South Dakota's bridge laws to every advantage they can get away with. True story about law enforcement and elevators here in SD. Back in the 1980s, a South Dakota highway patrolman entered an elevator right at harvest time....wanting to see the scale tickets of all the trucks coming in. Mysteriously......every truck in line to the scale/pit just "quit and would no longer start up and run". While these guys distracted the Highway Patrolman....the elevator manager contacted the elevator's lawyer about the legality of the Hi-Po doing this. The lawyer told the manager that since the elevator was private property, he could ask the Patrolman to leave the premises with no repercussions...and that he had no legal standing being there. After putting up a fight, the Hi-Po did eventually leave. Amazingly, after he left, every truck in line to the scale/pit would start up and run again.
    5 points
  42. My first boards. Honey locust.
    5 points
  43. Troy was at the Harvester Homecoming show at the former IH Engineering Center in Fort Wayne yesterday as was this other CO-Transtar.
    5 points
  44. Steam threshing. Potato digging (IH horse drawn harvester.)
    5 points
  45. Had good night at Benton County fair. I beat 4 tough tractors. Enjoy.
    5 points
  46. Eat his momma in front of him first......
    5 points
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