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  1. 5 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

    Great pictures. Now someone has to explain the Gold tractors. I assume something like Case Black Knight?

    What is the story on the Pete?

     Machinery Pete has a nice video


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  2. 7 hours ago, Ihfan4life said:

    Saw this in my travels today. I wasn’t a fan of Dodge back when these were built, but if I came across one today I’d probably buy it. Tough looking truck. 8CC851F7-D1C7-42A4-B191-3FBE7E19AB67.thumb.jpeg.a3bd22b8ad64c4a88fa630c5127f1f41.jpeg

    I know that @Hot Plugloves those trucks! I don’t know how many he has but he’s really hoarding them! Lol

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  3. 8 hours ago, New Englander said:

    I only recently found that the clutch safety on my 786 has been disabled. I've always started it in park with my foot on the clutch but happened to turn the key without the foot and found the switch bypassed. It's on my list. I'm not a fan of bypassing safety items.

    Your 786 should have 2 safety switches, one on the clutch and one when it’s in park.you can test it by putting it in neutral and try to start it without pushing in the clutch. If it doesn’t start then you know the park switch is working,if it does start you know that somebody has bypassed the clutch switch on the firewall.

      I’m not a big fan of the safety switches on clutches, I prefer either neutral switches and or park switches. 
      Sometimes people will start a tractor with a clutch safety switch and then let the clutch out and forget to check and make sure it’s in neutral, then the tractor will lunge forward or reverse!

     Had a neighbour that went to shut off his tractor one time, he reached in to turn off the key and he accidentally hit the shuttle lever and put it in forward. The tractor moved ahead and caught his foot under the wheel and knocked him down and drove up his leg then his hip, his ribs and his shoulder just missing his head! He said he could hear his bones breaking as the tractor ran over him! He had to have a few surgeries to get “glued” back together!

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  4. 19 minutes ago, Hot Plug said:

    Geez " More Help Dale" ? your such a great guy there fella .... your a busy guy and its beginning to be go time again ... you need syrup again ? "Just say where an when ! "



    I’ll bring you some cheese curds to trade! Lol

     We had quite a work-out getting those old firestones off the 4386! The tires were original, it seemed like the tubes were glued to the rims!







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  5. I guess that’s my invitation to post pictures…

    In November 2020 I called up HP and told him about that tractor, I told him if he didn’t buy it I will!

    we drove down to Plympton Wyoming Ontario to look at it, needless to say he bought it and we brought it home that night. It was a long day, 1437 km or about 893 miles of driving that day!

     It’s a decent tractor for its age, it just needs a few little things fixed up…

     I had the privilege of helping him blow snow in February 2021. 
     I could build you a muffler eliminator kit if you like… How much maple syrup did you make this year? Lol

     I’m surprised you didn’t post any pictures of your 4386 that you bought last year, you posted pictures of the tires that I help you change! Are you waiting for me to post those pictures? Lol 

    23 hours ago, Hot Plug said:

    Well , had a good buddy help me spend some $$$$ on a 5088 FWA and she needs a little love so maple season is over and now time to give her some attention- love .She runs good, the 436 had a inframe done at around 46×× hrs I was told.  She makes a slight grind when your shifting from forward to reverse with the rpm up at 540 ( blowing snow have to figure that out any suggestions are very appreciated) the muffler exhaust exit flange is rotted out as most of them do . So in writing this I'm asking do they make a Delete kit for this ? By looking at the muffler it dosent look cheap by any means.... there might be more picture posted by another member ( he takes picture of everything 😏)







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  6. 22 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

    I have convinced myself that I need a drop deck trailer to haul hay and equipment with. I am not real sure about hauling hay, but I have a number of local guys who want me to, plus a friend who hauls equipment made in Salina, and he is having trouble keeping up. 
    My question is what should I look for in a trailer?

    Two years ago when they were doing road construction in front of the farm they had a step deck trailer to haul the equipment in and out, after seeing how they could load and unload stuff so easily even with low clearance I was convinced I needed a trailer like that! EAC17B77-9C09-47BF-ADC3-6CC865847E52.thumb.jpeg.5e1ced4ff85c6829b48ec639633a1f1b.jpeg Last year I started looking for one, I wanted to buy new but the wait was at least six months if I ordered one, I got real lucky and found one that a dealer had an order and it came in the middle of July. 
    It’s a Gincor Worx trailer, built in Ontario.

     It’s a three axle 53 foot 102 inch step deck all steel with apitong decking and air ramps. The deck height is 36 inches with the 17 inch wheels on air ride suspension. The trailer is rated at 46,380 kg which is about 90,000 pound GVWR. Legally in my area I can carry 32,000 kg or about 70,000 pounds on the trailer. 
     That trailer has performed beyond my expectations! Moving equipment loading unloading is so simple, when you want to put the air ramps down you just pull the button and unlock the ramps, they go down slowly on their own, and then you drive the equipment on and push the button and up they go while you start chaining The equipment on. 
     I haul a lot of hay for myself (big square bales) and I haul even more hay for others (mostly round bales). I also go and pick up equipment from the distribution centre and deliver it to a few dealers, the other day I was dropping off a round baler and the guy repeated to me how much he loves my trailer! 4 x 5 bales I can normally put on 54, 4 1/2 foot bales around 66

     I also have a Witzco double drop detachable low bed trailer, I built a set of racks for the front and rear so I can haul hay on it to, I’ve been using it for at least 15 years.I can put up to 52 4 x 5 bales on it  

     Last summer I was so far behind on hauling hay I hired my friend to help me, we were hauling 4 x 5 round bales and we were hauling in 106 bales at a time to the customer. We called ourselves the hAy-Team. 

     If you want more information don’t be shy just ask, I can take more pictures or post more pictures if you want.
















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  7. 11 hours ago, Hot Plug said:

    Oh on another note Tom might be headed to RPRU this year ... don't wanna stay at Bag dad Bob's thou will like to eat at that Restaurant we all ate at IMG_0013.thumb.JPG.59a1c98bb9e2877e358969a110fbc07e.JPG... 


    was that in 2013?

    you haven’t aged at all!

    what’s your secret??

    I guess you have a no stress life… I’ll have to work on that! (I’ll stress you out)

  8. 5 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

    Maybe over to the neighbors for coffee little sloppy around here now so don’t think I’ll venture to far. Been raining and snowing since yesterday afternoon.  Lots of snow in the fields yet but it’s horribly sticky and wet. 



    Happy birthday!

    Hope you had a great day!

    The snow disappeared here real quick the last few days!

    Today I was an hour and a half north and there’s still lots of snow there!

     Supposed to cool off for the next few days, we might have snow just because spring is not here yet!

     But on the bright side it will help the maple syrup producers!


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  9. 1 hour ago, Hot Plug said:

    So Seth .... are you saying you cant get 38 mpg out of a 1 ton diezel ?

    You live in the mountains don"t cha ahhh  yeah I forgot .... theres a big part of your problem ....  I bet if you only drove down hills  you get better than 38 mpg !!  Yup !!! LoL !  



             HP  🇨🇦

    Hey!!! That’s my emoji! Of me! Where did you steal that from?

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  10. 20 hours ago, sandhiller said:

    And a very happy birthday to you too sir and all who showed up for the first time on this day, however many years ago it was 🤠

    Birthdays need to slow down! Maybe we should just have one every second or third year, I am too generous to myself and it’s getting to be too expensive! Lol
     Last year‘s birthday present didn’t show up till mid July, this year‘s present I picked up on my birthday!

     This year‘s birthday present is that orange thing on the back of the trailer, last year‘s birthday present was the trailer! Lol

     Then my sweetheart took me out to a nice restaurant for a nice rib supper! All in all it was a great day!

     I hope you had a great day too!



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  11. Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!

    I had a busy day yesterday, I went to pick up my birthday present in Sainte Madeleine Quebec at the Kuhn distribution yard.

    I was lucky enough to be able to buy a new rake this year,it’s a GA 9032 double rotary rake.

    The dealer got me to pick up two other rakes and two tedders,my rake is on the back of the load and the others are all in crates.

     That load was valued at $170,000




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  12. 4 hours ago, Mountain Heritage said:

    @Hot Plug

    Dale says you have the "secret" to getting the mileage outta your tires on the truck - care to share? :)

    You will have to do what I do… Bribe him!

    I find the best way is to come over to Gatineau and pick up a fresh bag of cheese curds, you will need to pick them up at the trappe à fromage factory, they have to be made that morning and be warm!  Then you will have to rush to his place while keeping them warm, when you get to his place you will dangle them in front of his nose, let him have one piece at a time until you get all his secrets!

     Works for me every time! 

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  13. On 3/16/2022 at 11:16 AM, Mountain Heritage said:

    Looking to replace my truck tires with another set of good lugged tires for both highway/gravel road driving and off road in fields and crappy farm yards.  Running Goodyear Duratracs now, they are ok, but like to try something different.   Been looking at the Toyo  Open Country TA III's.  Anyone run them? Likes, dislikes? What kind of mileage are you getting from them?  Road noise tolerable?  According to web, these are supposed to better than the 2nd version for wear and noise????



    You should contact hot plug…

    I don’t know what tires he’s running  on his truck but he gets unbelievable mileage out of them!

     He’s got the secret formula to make them last! Sometimes I think he just jacked up his truck in the garage and pretends he’s driving down the highway…

    If I’m talking to him sometime today I will mention this topic to him and tell him to respond…

     He is awful busy these days sucking sap of the trees…


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  14. 2 minutes ago, TroyDairy said:

    Thought this maybe archived so figured Id stop and post.

    Sadly I see "men" like OT still here.  Maybe I'll check in later.  I just dont need to see those types anti-ag/farmer crap in my life.

    Miss some of you.  You all have a great spring!

    I for one (I’m sure others would agree) sure miss seeing your posts!

     I know it’s hard dealing with people like that, but there is a lot more of us out there that really enjoy seeing what goes on in your world!

     I also know that it takes time and effort to post, I would like to post a lot more either on my own topics or responding to other peoples topics but I just don’t seem to get the time to do it! Life is just too busy!

     I look forward seeing more of what goes on in your corner, if of course you feel up to sharing it with us!

     I thank you for everything that you’ve posted so far, it’s been interesting!


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  15. 45 minutes ago, Big Bud guy said:

    I honestly didn't know 86 series were bad until the internet. I for sure would take one over a 66 series.  My opinion only, the reason for the 86 series supposedly mediocre reputation is more because of what it had to go up against.  The old saying in my neck of the woods is IH was always a generation behind JD after 1960 at least until the 88 series.  The 66 series for sure and the 86 series somewhat were a step side ways for IH.

    Very true!
    I think the 86 series cab should’ve been on the 66 series tractors!

     Can you imagine how awesome the 88 series would be with the magnum powershift transmission!

  16. 35 minutes ago, 88power said:

    Whats the details on that back window latch and hinge?

    Pretty simple really, I use half inch rod and a bandit into the shape and then weld four tabs on it to bolt it to the original holes in the glass and on the hinge then I install to gas Springs and build my own latch. Then I weld a catch onto the tubing at the base of the window. I built one a couple of years ago for one tractor and I’ve been testing it out and I decided that it works perfect and I am in the process of making more and I will change all my tractors to that style in the future. 
     Here is some pictures of the first one I made





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  17. 47 minutes ago, dale560 said:

    This is the collection I want to achieve someday. You are also my hero now.

    Well Dale…(I’m Dale too) I’m missing a 1586, I know you have one so you are my hero too! Lol
     I  started in 2008 when I bought the first Hydro 186, Then in 2011 I bought the 986, 1086 I bought in 2012, the 886 I bought it in 2013, 3688 was 2014, my first 786 with the ROPS in the spring of 2017, 1486 end of August 2017, my second Hydro 186 October 2018, 3088 April 2019, my third Hydro 186 in May 2019, The second 786 with an aftermarket cab in April 2020, my 3588 2+2 July 2020, my 3388 November 2020, 3288 April 2021 and the third 786 last week. I’m still looking for 1586, I’ve looked at a few in the past couple of years but the prices have gotten a little bit too high for me! Someday the right one will come along at the right price for me!

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