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About Reichow7120

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    Farming, music, rodeos, and all around good times. We farm with a 2013 Farmall 105U, 1996 Case IH 3230, 2 1990 7120 Magnums (1 fwa, 1 2wd ) 1, 1981 IH 786, 1,1963 Farmall 460 gas, and 1 1948 Farmall H. Also have a 2001 2366 combine with the corresponding heads. a 2005 2377 combine. A Case IH 6500 conser til chisel plow and even a 56 forage blower. Also own a 1988 9370 IH Eagle semi tractor to pull hopper bottom.Everything else is a conglomeration of stuff to make the farm go round. Am a IH guy born in the Case IH era.

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    Salter Farms Antique IH Auction

    There were some posts a few weeks ago that would fill you in. Someone else might be able to provide you the title
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    Winter wood supply.

    X2. I haven't seen any around my neck of the woods since my childhood. Im thinking it's been 25 years ago since the neighbor use to get a dump truck load. Heck, he's been dead 18 years now.
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    Any of you guys have a long beard?

    Wow either he yelled so loud that you could hear him from 20 miles away or it was one of those "it hurt so bad he went silent" moments.
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    Winter wood supply.

    Damn, farm propane for running our grain dryer without taxes is almost 2 dollars and that was with a prepaid discount in August. House propane with taxes and what not is more than that.
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    Winter wood supply.

    Here's my personal supply for my house and i probably won't get through it all as i have a couple of other small piles to burn up before I get into this one. We have 2 more outdoor piles like this at the other farm as well as wood in a couple of old corn cribs to fuel 4 outdoor wood boilers. We cut for them a year ahead so the wood is seasoned to burn. Im one of those weirdos that like to cut wood. We live in a area that has tons of fencerows, lots of trees in them. We wouldn't mind getting rid of some of these fencerows someday so we are doing this the poor man's way. We pick a fencerow on both my place and the home farm every year to cut all the junk trees down and cut them up for firewood. We leave the trees that are good enough for selling for sawmill logs or will grow into that type of log. Once the trees are gone from a given fencerow the fencerow is buried to make a bigger field. We have over 500 acres to do this on. We hardly ever touch our woods. I will admit this routine hasn't worked quite as well the last 3 years. In 2015-2016 Dad ended up having a power line project run down the roadside of the main farm. A half mile worth of trees had to be cut down. We sold anything that could be sold for lumber and cut the tops and rest for firewood. That gave us a lot of wood. Then the same company asked if we had any other trees. I took them to my place to look and they bought another 55 trees. Some of them some huge oaks. We've been cutting on these tops for the last 2 years. I feel confident we will finish them up this winter and we can go back to our fencerow wars. I burned fuel oil for the first 2 years i lived in my house. Those bills ate me out of house at home. Wood became very attractive after that. No Natural gas lines near any of our houses and propane not far behind in the cost factor made the wood decision easy. Tons of people in our area burn wood if they can cut it.
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    Snow covered corn

    X2. We finished up corn like that 4 years ago. It was night when we were running the last of it. Full blown snow squaw. All i could see from the truck and wagons was the glow of the combine and tractor and cart lights in all that snow. It was 14 degrees at the time. It was cold sitting in the semi truck idling waiting for it to get loaded because that big engine and cooling system doesn't produce much heat when it's just sitting idling. The only issue that night was the roads were still warmer and all that snow on them made ice when it made contact. There is one hill that leads to a stop sign. That hill was slick. I didn't have any trouble stopping the semi truck loaded on it. I had a butt puckering moment with the tractor and Brent wagon. The wagon has surge brakes on it. I started to stop the wagon and the tractor started to kick sideways from the wagon pushing. I had to feather the tractor brakes to keep it under control. I did get the load stopped before the stop sign but it definitely puckered me up .
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    World Record Set

    Didn't AC to promote rubber tires hire a race race car driver to drive a modified tractor on racetracks wherever as publicity for the rubber tires?
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    Will we ever see another IH tractor/equipment?

    Case IH is probably here for good. Based on anyone that is buying brand spanking new equipment is probably not really into the whole nostalgia thing. Another thing to point out is IH has been gone for 34 years now. Guys that remember buying brand new IH equipment are fewer and fewer and getting on the old side of things if they are still around. My Dad is the only one left on our farm who actually bought a IH piece of equipment and he's 64 at the moment. Im 34 and have no memory of IH being intact. The only reason I have the connection i do with the equipment was the fact it was around for quite a bit of my childhood and there is still a fair amount of it on the farm. Of course part of the reason that is that we were broke when I was growing up and that's what we had to work with, even though it was worn out. Those that are buying into the nostalgia thing are probably getting closer to the end of their career than the beginning. Do i think it's cool, sure, but i wouldn't spend extra money on it.
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    Another oily job done

    Looks like you are replacing the 756 one piece at a time. Before long you'll have a new tractor. All kidding aside, nice work on it.
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    1086 starting issues

    Yeah, they were. Edit, some of the utility's were key start earlier than the 86 series. I remember our 454 being a key start so that series was probably key start.
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    Fall 2018, show your pics

    We finished up last Thursday. Glad to be done the way the weather has been
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    5488 powershift

    A brother that doesn't listen, imagine that Im downstate a little bit and came across the add.
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    5488 powershift

    Is this the tractor listed on Craigslist in Northern Michigan?
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    IH plows

    We used to have a 710 with Automatic resets on it. I still have the operators manual for it with the options it came with
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    beef price lately?

    We quit buying feeder cattle a few years ago. We now only raise the calves from our cow/calf herd. Yeah $1.04 isn't pretty, but tell me what is pretty farm market wise?