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About Sledgehammer

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  • Birthday 07/18/1983

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    Ellery, Illinois
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    Family, Faith, Agriculture, Hunting, firearms, blacksmithing, fly fishing, and of course red tractors.

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  1. Sledgehammer

    D310 overhaul

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    Why Indians rode Appaloosa into battle

    What did you do with the $400? 😁
  3. Sledgehammer

    Winter Project: IH 1026 Hydro

    Looks like you got your work cut out for you there. Lots of parts, hopefully most of them are there.
  4. Nice looking crew there.
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    Daughter getting bullied in school.

    I just found this thread today as I've been very busy. As I read it a lot of things come to mind. Nobody and I mean NOBODY deserves to be treated that way. I was picked on severely in jr high and high school because I wouldn't follow the crowd (didn't try to be different but wasn't going to do things I knew weren't right). In the mid to late 90's nobody cared about a kids feelings. I came home bleeding and bruised on multiple occasions because I refused to play football and the coach/PE teacher thought it was funny when I took elbows in the teeth, was crammed into a brick wall, or got smoked in the head with a bottle from across the room. I was always taught that judgement wasn't for me to give and I should not fight back. I would come home worried about what people thought of me but always kept my composure because I felt that showing it bothered me wouldmlead to worse harassment. One day I decided I wasn't going to care about what other people thought any more. Something changed in me and I began to stand up for myself. I was not fighting but refused to just take it. Since then I have stepped in to help those who couldn't help themselves on multiple occasions and turned my anger from the way I was treated into kind words and a helping hand to others. Reading this brought back lots of bad memories and I hope and pray your daughter comes out of this a stronger person with a deeper desire to be the good person helping others as that is the best way to get back at all the hatred. She has skills that will help others whether she knows it or not at this point. 1Corinthians 10:13 says "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." Sorry for the long winded sermon. I don't intend to impress my beliefs on anyone other than the fact that if you can turn the bad into fuel for good, you will see good come from it.
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    Daughter getting bullied in school.

    I agree with this 100%
  7. Sledgehammer

    Half Century of Progress question.....

    I know some guys from the site have rented before. Tony got one when he came in 2017 from CA. Lots of people bring their own but you don't have to at all.
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    Half Century of Progress question.....

    Whether it was my fault or not (sometimes I was heckled by a guy with a big white trailer and a bunch of dynos) I spent more time socializing than looking at tractors. That is the fun part for me. In my opinion, I would rent a cart or have a ride of some sort worked out.
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    Half Century of Progress question.....

    I was told 100,000 carts and 300,000 people went in and out in 2017. That was according to a gate worker. Many people bring their own transportation though.
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    Half Century of Progress question.....

    We walked it the first time (2015) and had to plan our day out. Second time (2017) I took a Polaris Ranger and still didn't see it all. I would say a cart is highly recommended but they will let you drive anything with insurance smaller than a car for the most part. There was a manure spreader with a Chevy 305 and a Narrow front on it driving around last year. I kind of want to take the Fat Cat next time but the plowed fields would be a little rough.
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    Plowing In ohio

    What he said! Just a toy or does the 12 have history in the family? We might even need more pictures to drool over.
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    Arcola il

    I've got some family in the Arcola area. A lot of old school Amish around there (not my family). I heard they had a tractor in that bar but hadn't seen a pic yet. Cool piece of "art".
  13. Sledgehammer

    Happy Birthday

    Just a natural fur coat.