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  1. I know a fellow that had a remote start/stop switch on the control platform of his Ford F600 boom truck.

    While servicing it inside his shop one night it he started it up from the platform expecting it to be in neutral.  I can only imagine his surprise as it trundled through the closed overhead door!!!

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  2. Thank you Troll for the update on your Bulldogs!

    Coincidentally enough I have just last week learned more about one of my family’s old Bulldogs that I have been tracking for years.

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  3. 29 minutes ago, mike newman said:

    OK    Troll...now you have that problem tricked.....calm us all down by posting a few Mack pictures.....:)


    GOOD EYE Mike!!!


     I will echo what Mike said, give us some pictures of your B Model!

     I have always liked B Model Macks.  I just do not fit in them.

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  4. How it was explained to me is that the issue with these Case poweshifts is that the transmission lubrication pump is driven by the powershift.  When the powershift is in reverse the pump runs backwards.  Short periods of using reverse should not cause harm, but long periods are supposed to be catastrophic.

    What does not make sense to me is what would happen with the powershift in neutral?   Or is there not a neutral position in the powershift?

  5. 1 hour ago, smfarms said:

    6” curve jaw genuine Vice-Grip. Been riding in my pocket for many years. 

    I can completely relate to this!

    For decades I have been destroying pockets on pants with a succession of Genuine Vise-Grip 5WR’s, five inch curved jaws with wire cutters.  I would sooner go without my cell phone or key ring than my Vise-Grips.  On my family’s farm we used to issue each long term employee a set of these and they were expected to carry them.  Many small (and not so small) fixes were made with them!

  6. On 5/2/2022 at 10:17 AM, vtfireman85 said:

    Thats what threw me off and one of the reasons i was so resistant to changing them. I had a good steady light. 
    conceivably my test light doesn’t draw enough power. 

    Are you using an LED test light or incandescent test light?

  7. 6 hours ago, Wes806 said:

    Has anyone called him or have his number to. If so I wouldn't knowing how he is doing.

    Yes, Seth checks in with his “Uncle” Mark regularly.  I believe that they had spoken about a month ago.

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  8. 3 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

    Lufkin is what we have around. I’m sure it has to do with being intrinsically safe.  

    Intrinsically safe??????

    Wait until you pinch your fingers in one!

    Or find out that even a wooden Lufkin is conductive.

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  9. 13 hours ago, acem said:

    Since I got my 4wd back going I'm rolling rice again. Notice we are not in a drought here. There is almost no corn planted yet and we are approaching the deadline...Thx-Ace 






    That is impressive to me that you are able to move, much less tow a roller, in those conditions!

    How come you roll your rice?  For smoother combining?

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  10. 1 hour ago, KWRB said:

    So are you saying it was used in equipment because it was cheaper?

    It was used in equipment due to being cheaper AND due to burning cleaner.  The second reason is why forklifts used to primarily be run on propane inside of wharehouses.  Now they run on electricity with rapidly swapable batteries......


    I know that a number of midwestern farms had propane tractors because they had a propane line or propane well at there farm.  This made the increased consumption, compared to diesel fuel, tolerable.

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  11. 4 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

    I have been buying terminal strips with their own enclosure specifically for trailers. Use a double insulated 4 conductor flat trailer wire for the lights and another for the brakes. Then i buy pre-molded 6’ plug/cord sets which go into the terminal box. It makes for a tidy installation that is easy to troubleshoot. Doesn’t cost a lot more than a zillion flying splices and I have been very happy. 

    Is a terminal strip electricianese for a seven (or ten) pin automotive junction box?1FC4A96D-660F-4F9A-ADD6-BCC1799AD85F.jpeg.57fb3b1367b81415da0a5c53929843ba.jpeg

  12. 1 hour ago, forwhldrv said:

    That M runs good but I know those two JD’s they were pushing it for sure that G runs real good 

    I know a couple of brothers that have done something like that with a chain and a pipe to get through wet spots in a field in the spring.

     I cannot imagine how it worked out on the headlands without having to back up, but they made it work.

  13. 41 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

    Can be a bit startling, all of a sudden catching a glimpse of pickup tail light right in front of you cuz of no trailer lights.

    When you spend your nights on the road like a lot of you do. You see a lot of 💩

    The most unnerving thing that I saw was lights on the back of a sleeper in a snowstorm.


    Then realizing that there was a flatbed trailer loaded with pipe behind it.  I backed off considerably then.  The swirling snow had completely obscured the back of the trailer.

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