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  1. I finally got this project done in my basement. The rounded shelf end caps were out of my old IH dealer. I got them for free when they remodeled their store. Pretty happy with how it turned out.
    54 points
  2. It weighs 13 lbs total. Thought you guys might enjoy. I’m far from a carpenter. Bought a few small nails and had the rest of it laying around. Turned out pretty solid.
    45 points
  3. A few weeks ago, Dad and I drove out to the field to bring in the last truckload of corn for this season. As we approached the GMC straight truck, Dad uttered something I NEVER thought I would hear while he was alive. He is ready to retire from farming. He started in 1970 with a rented 240 acres. This year was his 51st harvest. (However, he had been helping grandpa since he was old enough to tag along.) His right shoulder and his back are suffering from old injuries and years of hard work. He worked 35 years in town in addition to farming. He wants to relax more and not cripple himself up for his remaining years. So, operation of the home farm has been turned over to me. I am the 5th generation of my family to farm that ground. I am going to be busy, but proud and excited too. Probably have to change how I do things a little to accommodate my job at Colfax Tractor. Can't make it without that income. He told me that evening that operating the equipment was going to be up to me now. However, last Sunday He mentioned that he might help me spray. So, it is hard for him to let go! He is free to do whatever he wishes. I know he plans to bale his small acreage to feed the calves over winter. Here are a few pictures of Dad to celebrate his farming career.
    42 points
  4. Here’s the story on this old girl. She sat a mile down the road from me inside an old shed wearing a 2MH corn picker for 40 years. The owner died and his sons wanted nothing to do with it. Finally last august I purchased it and brought her home to restore. Almost everyday after school I worked on this tractor, I did almost everything myself, with a little help rebuilding the engine from my grandpa. I stripped this tractor down to bare bones and rebuilt the motor, along with some other various things. This tractor was over bored to 264 cubes and came equipped with M&W turbo dome pistons, a hand clutch and a pto lever. I added a friction throttle and a few other various parts. After 10 months of hard work, she’s finally finished. I put the decals on Sunday night and drove her 5 miles to the Memorial day parade Monday morning.
    40 points
  5. If I have been a bit shirty lately it’s because I’ve been a little stressed out, my apologies to any i have jumped on. Today my wife and i welcomed our first born into the world, it did not go as smoothly as one might have hoped, required emergency surgery and things were pretty tense there for a few minutes… well hours, never the less, allow me to introduce, nearly 2 weeks late and highly anticipated Charlotte Thompson Beauregard, or “Charleigh” for short. arrived 1/30/22 at 1:29pm 9 lbs 13oz (hence the difficulty) and 20.5” long… full head of hair!
    40 points
  6. All of our kids help on the farm, but the oldest son is getting old enough at 10 to handle a few tractor jobs on his own. He got to rake some hay this summer on the C but I didnt get any pics of that. We just finished up plowing and he got to make four or five rounds with me in the buddy seat. He was actually a little overwhelmed but settled in quickly. He actually got the hang of leveling the plow quite quickly.
    39 points
  7. Not as big a milestone as some of you guys have had, but today was 11 years with the Mrs. 18 years together all told. As i ate my pasta concoction while trying to keep the little hands out of my plate and catch the bits of cracker she was not eating I realized it was the best anniversary yet.
    37 points
  8. My son started this when he was about 13,he's 16 now and moved on to the real things. Thought I'd take some pictures before we take it down for more room in the shop. Most people really enjoy looking at it. Sorry for so many pictures hard to get small details.
    36 points
  9. Finished new farm shop the other day. I thought I would share the cherry on top for the whole project
    34 points
  10. From J&D productions. She has the matching crib set too!
    34 points
  11. Finally got around to driving this 966 home this afternoon. Was always 5 miles from me since 1974. 3 brothers bought it new. They were all bachelor's. They milked cow's and farmed. They never hurt it any as you can see. That is the original paint. Going to join my little, but manageable collection of the 2 Hydro 70s, Hydro 100 and the Allis 185.
    34 points
  12. 😊😁☺️ Taken at a neighbor's ranch, sorting off replacement heifers.
    34 points
  13. From my family to yours, I wish you all the best on this blessed Christmas Day. I hope you are able to enjoy time with family and friends. May 2022 reward the patience and fortitude we showed getting through 2021 Feeling especially blessed this year as we baptized our first grandson two weeks before Christmas.
    34 points
  14. On Oct. 7 our son who works for us was injured when his truck fell on him while he was repairing a leaking fitting on the air bags. He was able to get his phone and called. momma and I set a new speed record getting to him. He was taken to the Med center then flown to Vanderbilt. Seven cracked ribs in his back and six cracked vertebra and spleen was bleeding. He stayed 4 days and was released. No lifting over 10lbs. he went home would not come here. Momma cooked breakfast for him every day and friends brought him dinner and supper. I went to feed his cows but the guy who runs the feedlot we work for fed for him every day until he was able to get around. I contacted everyone we had projects going on for and explained what happened, every last one of them said no problem even though I knew some of them were in a bind to get them finished the projects affected their living. A girl who has been a helper on the pipeline for the last 6 years called my wife on Wednesday after the accident and said her job was ending that day and she was heading home and would be here Friday to work until our son was better. Her father who was sons welder foreman and used to work for me and her brother and uncle came by every evening to help. The Dairy who we do a lot of work for offered to send 2 of his hands for a week to help out even though I know he is short handed. The guy who owns the diesel shop we do a lot of work for offered to come and get his truck and fix it. The guy who owns the factories we work for called and said I can send people, money or what ever you need. In about 2 weeks he was able to come back to the shop and work from a chair at the tables. For the last couple of weeks he is getting around better and his helper (she) watches over him not letting him do something stupid. Momma has decided she will be here as long as she wants to. As some of you know we lost our youngest son to cancer when he was 2-1/2 years old in 1992 and you can imagine how momma took this. Friends of hers called and texted ever day numerous times and that really helped. So yes there are still a lot of good people in this world, they go about doing their jobs every day but when the need arises they step up to the task and then disappear back to their world as if nothing happened. They don't do it for the notoriety or chest thumping, they do it because they think its the right thing to do. Both sons and family were here for supper yesterday, made us very happy.
    33 points
  15. Neighbor giving his 4366 some exercise. Had to stop while driving by with Combine. Couldn't miss the good photo op. 1976 IH Flyer worthy pics....
    30 points
  16. Close to finishing my 16 year olds first car. Thrashed on it all night and this morning to get it road worthy to go to the GS Buick nationals today in Bowling Green Ky. I've painted metallics and pearls but never a true metal flake before and really screwed it up. Put 2 coats of clear over the metal flake and it was still rough like cast iron so I changed guns on the 3rd coat and really laid it on and really laid on the runs too 😅 We'll sand it out and re-clear and get it right somehow. We've both learned a lot on this and today this car drew more attention than cars costing much more.
    30 points
  17. I have a son with an addiction to alcohol. My prayers were answered when he finally admitted he had a problem and agreed to accept help. He allowed me to help him enter a top rated voluntary treatment facility. Progress is not coming without challenges. My wife sent me this, this morning. It could not have come at a better time. "A LETTER FROM GOD....LETTING GO OF THE ADDICT Beloved, You want to hear from me about letting them go. You are not abandoning him/her , as much as it may feel like it. You are simply transferring his/her well-being from your care to mine. It was never my... intention for you to direct, guide, and control his/her life. That is my role. Yours in the beginning was to love him/her, protect him/her and teach him/her You've done that. He/she was never yours to keep. To have peace you must let him/her go. Your stubborn self-will only gets in the way of the plans I have for him/her . I know it is not your intention to interfere, but you are. You are not all- wise and all-powerful. You cannot remove his/her disease. You cannot love him/her to wellness. Only I can do that. You must trust that I care for their well-being. You must trust that I love him /her more than your human love can. My thoughts, my ways, my plans are bigger than you can comprehend. Your lives are so short, yet you waste so much time in worry and fear. Yes, they may cut their life short. That is not my intention, but his /her choice. They must trust me also, and seek to have a relationship with me. Only then can I work in his/her life. I will not force myself on him/her or you. I am very willing to be involved in your lives, but only to the degree that you allow. We both know what a struggle trusting me has been for you. You can't make it any easier for them to trust me. He/she has to find me on his/her own. Let him/her do that. Get out of the way. Love them as my child, the way I love you. But let them go so that he/she can be themself whoever that may be.We're in this together. You can come to me anytime to tell me your worries and concerns. I'll listen, I always have. But I may choose to be silent. Thats my way of growing and stretching you.I know you love them and I love you for that. But ultimately, he/she is my child. Entrust them to me and you will grow. You will find the peace that you want. You have so much in your own life to focus on. Focus on growing yourself, and let me worry about our child. If this helps just one other person out there, then it was worth my posting. The support I have had from some very fine people on this forum has been worth more than I can every repay. Thank you!
    30 points
  18. Thought I would share some pictures From this fall in southwest Ohio.
    29 points
  19. Got some interest in this after posting in another thread so I though I would start a thread by itself. The truck is a 2019 with only a little over 6k miles. It was rolled over and I bought it at a salvage sale. Got it home and started swapping out parts. Every body panel is new except for the right fender. That and the right mirror were about the only pieces that made it through with no damage. None of it was really all that bad, just minor damage everywhere. No frame or suspension damage. I really miss the old two-tone paint jobs and color matched interiors. Seems like every new truck is just a single color and grey interior. There are exceptions of course but that's what is mostly on the road. In 1976 my dad bought a brand new F250 that was red and white with red interior. Over the years my family had that, a 1990 F250 just like it, a 1997 F350 the same, and even a 1980 Bronco. Those were all between my dad, mom, and brother but I never had one. Now its my turn.
    28 points
  20. My son is going to state wrestling for the first time. He's in sixth grade and this is the best I've ever seen him wrestle today. He ended up second in his district. I knew he had it in him but he let himself psych himself out.
    28 points
  21. Have a real passion for the days gone by farm. Still like the '70's and '80's machinery the best. Took these pictures of the boys hauling cattle manure the other day. Haven't seen anyone else with an IH heat houser still being used for moons.
    28 points
  22. Got this real cool metal sign from my mother in law. It’s pretty neat, thought I would share. Merry Christmas all!!
    28 points
  23. Finally finished my winter project. 55 chisel plow, was a 7 shank, made it a 9 shank. Sandblasted, painted.
    27 points
  24. My boy zeke finally leanerd how to clutch , shift, and run the throttle. We had a bunch of 1.5 in rock on the yard and was to ruff on the kids feet and bike riding, so I had zeke dig it up and he ran the super c and I ran the blade. Was one of the proudest days of my life
    27 points
  25. From my 97 year old Mother to my 9 month old grandson. Mom told her hair fixing lady she wanted her hair color touched up a bit for this picture session but said "I don't remember mentioning Naomi Judd"😄 And I better not forget the other two mothers, triple header 😄 I wish anyone on the road today safe travels and hope you had a good time celebrating Mother's Day!
    27 points
  26. My wife is finally making me a quilt, she makes them for all our grandchildren and I asked her quite a while ago, when you gonna make me one and this is it. I love it😃
    27 points
  27. I heard on the radio that he was covid positive, but tested negative for testosterone.
    26 points
  28. He had a big smile on his face when I gave this to him. It's a Savage .17 cal semi automatic. We're going to go out prairie dog shooting this spring so I could see the writing on the wall of him shooting mine all the time and me not getting to shoot. Long story short I had my buddy order this in with American flags all over it. Buddy ordered a scope in for it. I'm trying to get him into outdoor things instead of sit on you but stuff like his town friends.
    26 points
  29. BigTractorPower filmed me for a day while combining corn this fall. A clip of it is #6 in this video. He has it labeled wrong as a 1482 but🤷🏻‍♂️. Will be a full video coming out at some point.
    26 points
  30. It’s that time of year that can be stressful for some. If any of you want to talk, I am available no matter day or night. Life can get stressful in so many different ways. Maybe your crops didn’t make what you hoped, or your boss is a jerk, whatever. Talk to someone. Your life matters!! 402-389-2007 anytime
    25 points
  31. I got to welcome home the 1566/68 today! It was 78* yesterday, still 65* this morning, so I grabbed the new fuel hose, and stopped at the parts store, got a 12v battery, and a few other things. Within a few minutes, it was running! It runs ok, I might have to have the nozzles rebuilt, and put a turbo on it, it had no get up and go, and hills I wondered if I’d make it to the top?! 🤞🏻🤔 It probably needs fuel, and air filters to be better, but I drove it 12 miles home, trouble free!! It doesn’t smoke very much, so maybe it needs a turn on the fuel screw? TA is out, of course, I just can’t tell if it’s stuck in direct, or low? My dad followed me home, said I was doing 20 mph by my pickup, but it sure didn’t feel like 20, felt more like 15! Tonight, the 15 finds itself undercover the first time in probably 20-25 years!
    25 points
  32. My 10 year old tested positive Wednesday night so we were unable to go to the New England power of the red show. She seems to like the hanging out in her room watching TV. I decided to get her outside this morning moving tractors around. This is the 5 farmalls at the farm. Her 50 M my 53 Louisville SM (AKA flipper as it went belly up before I bought it cheap ) my 58 450 my girlfriends 57 450 and my 53 SM with the loader (AKA Scrapper as it was heading to the scrapyard with a stuck motor when I bought it 3 years ago for 600$
    25 points
  33. Last year at this time Zeke got last place outta 20 kids pedal pulling, then he exercised alot and later that summer got a 2nd outta 20 and went to the state pulls. Well this winter he would do sometimes 50 to 100 squats a night, he would go for runs , rowing machine , he even did a workout with me at crossfit called the murph , a 1 mile run , 100 pull ups 200 push-ups 300 squats and another 1 mile run. He also took his pedal tractor around the 4 mile bike trail around sleepy eye lake 3 times, 2 of which he had a trailer and pulled his siblings . Well he had his first pull of 16 this year and got 2nd place. We both are incredibly happy and I'm glad he learned that hard work pays off. Going to need to build a trophy shelf
    25 points
  34. Got here late afternoon. Good turnout. Here comes the pics....
    25 points
  35. I wanted to smooth the lane down before getting some rock added. Almost 1/2 mile long. The 686 does a nice job with the 7’ grader scraper. You can put the teeth down and bring rock back up if needed. Literature says 90hp for this. I’m sure I don’t have 90hp but it will make her groan some with the teeth down running up hill. No teeth today. Just smoothing and bringing rock in from the edges. I’ve got her winter weight on just in case of white stuff 😉
    25 points
  36. This year I bought a baler to compliment my sickle and rake. This is the first time I've had everything needed and not had to hire the neighbor. Everything went well and was quite a bit of fun. If I make some money, I will look for a hay rack before my kids move away.lol
    24 points
  37. As I was raking hay past my 14, patiently waiting its turn. I thought, you know the 86 series is IMHO one of the finest looking tractors ever made. Even this old warhorse in it's work clothes quietly earning its keep. And this is the first haying season with the muffler eliminator 👍🏻👍🏻
    24 points
  38. Here is a couple of pics of a tractor I built a lot of parts for at a indoor pull in TN last night. Don't know how he finished.
    24 points
  39. Had a discussion about firewood with my FIL yesterday, I still don’t think he got it… must be heck being boring he likes short finely split wood i prefer a mixture of splits, but longer and mostly larger wood. He doesn’t approve, it went something like this. Him: your wood is too large, it’s difficult to handle. Me: i like big wood, i don’t have any issues handling big wood. Him: it is much easier to use short small wood. Me: big wood does a better job, lasts much longer and really fills up the whole available space Him: but its hard to cary, Me: i don’t have any issues carrying big wood. Him: well it may be ok for you to handle but (my wife) must have a hard time with such big wood. Me: (my wife) handles the big wood just fine, in fact, she says she likes it much better. the conversation went on, but you get the gist, I really don’t think he ever got it.
    24 points
  40. I opened this in my stocking today, its a dish towel, I laughed so hard I nearly cried.
    24 points
  41. Dad traded his F-12 on a M in 52, went after a F-20 with a road gear but they talked into the M. Next an AC G in the early 60's His 4th tractor a SMTA in the late 70's Then a 706 in the mid 80's Then a 1586 in the late 90's Then in the late 00 he found this for $4000. it's a 79, he ran it for a few years, but it needs work now. We still have them all.
    24 points
  42. Well boys, I hesitated to even say it here but here goes it. Stuck with my roots on a better combine for my little operation. All I've known is gleaner and I have parts available everywhere. Found a nice little F2 not too far away that the gentleman that owned unfortunatly passed away last year from cancer. He was a machinist by trade and really kept up on this thing. He spent a ton of money updating it, including the A/C and belts. It lived in the same 1/2 mile radius its whole life. came with every single option, and extra available along with a pickup load of spare belts, parts and books. Big 28L rubber, and 3 heads. A decent little header cart for bean head,and corn reel lord help me when I need it. One is wide row but most parts interchange with my narrow head. I think for my acreage it will do me just fine. I'm as red as it gets on tractors but laugh at me if you must. No I wouldn't recommend hauling it how i did. Fact is I knew I could pull it off and after calling about 8 places to get turned down on hauling I went for it. So dodge made the win on all 3 loads.
    24 points
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