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    Norfolk, NE
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    F-20's, SM, SMTA, TD6, TD14A, 1st Scout diesel sold in town, 350, 460U, '46 KB-2, Scouts ('67, '76, '78),

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  1. Dad had a used 20C for chopping corn or sudex. It was PTO model and didn't tax his 560 or 706 that much. I never heard him complain. The 20C was probably traded or sold in the mid 70's when the dairy herd was sold and he continued his stock cow herd. I think he even had a 2C but not sure of the model number. I will have to check the IH 150 years book to get the correct model.
  2. I just sold my '96 cummins dually with Michelin's, highway in front, mud and snow tread on rear. It was 2WD but took my gooseneck and fifth wheel wherever I needed to go and gave good wear. I bought the truck 9 years ago with them on it, drove it 22,000 miles and never had any trouble. They still had half their tread but were starting to show a little cracking in the side wall.
  3. I too, always enjoyed anything that he wrote. Have been a fan for many years.
  4. Would that be because the late 403's had a square back? Dad bought a used 403 that was a late model that the square back and I think the 560 motor because he didn't want to deal with another 706 gasser that might drop a valve like his tractor did. He bought a 706 gas because he wasn't ready for diesel yet but when it dropped a valve at 800 hours he traded for an 856 diesel the next spring. That was all before anyone had figured out the low ash oil needed in the gas models.
  5. I had heard many years ago that the concrete idea came about because the old cases had more rubber in them or were actually made of rubber (think 40's and 50's, when batteries were used more instead of the crank on the front end!). Since then the technology supposedly has removed that problem with plastic cases. But I may be wrong. Won't be the first and certainly not the last.
  6. Out West in Idaho they haul tree length logs, semi style with a detachable trailer. After unloading, the trailer is loaded on the back of the tractor and hauled back to the timber where it is off loaded from the tractor, hooked back up to the tractor and the entire outfit reloaded. When I worked in the timber up on the Continental Divide between Idaho and Montana, that timber went to stud mills. There aren't many of those left but I still see a few trucks on the road when I'm out West in Idaho.
  7. Dad bought a new '59 Custom, 223-6, 3 on the tree 4 door, medium green color. It went in the garage, the '59 Chevy wouldn't. He took family on vacation to the Rockies in Wyoming into Idaho and got pretty upset when a Beetle passed him on a hairpin turn in the Togwatee Pass in Wyoming. Bought a V8 when he traded in '65. And the first smaller body Fairlane's came out in '62. My first car was one and it had a 144 cu.in. 6 with a 3 on the tree. Was kind of gutless but with the 15" mud and snow tires that came with it, it would plow a lot of snow in 1st or 2nd gear!
  8. Another factor leading to more SP combines was the decrease in livestock on farms. We ground a lot of ear corn for the milk cows and fat cattle during the 60's and 70's when I was growing up. But when the milk cows went down the road and dad fed less cattle, the combine reduced the need for ear corn and he didn't want to hire a sheller anymore to shell the ear corn. Like was said, used combines became more available.
  9. Great story! I have neighbor's in their 80's that are physically having some trouble getting some maintenance things and since I'm retired, I help them every chance I can. Mowing the large yard, moving snow now this winter (hasn't snowed yet but that's coming), keeping his cars running, etc. He offers to pay me but I just tell him that we'll square some time that I too busy right now. I remember when an older gentleman helped me out years ago when I was job hunting and now it's my turn to repay.
  10. If you can find an abstract it is rich with history. We bought the house next door to us to make into my wife's childcare center and the abstract has as exhibit #1 President Grant's granting the homestead of the 160 in 1866 when the town of Norfolk was homesteaded by 26 German families that moved from Ixonia, Wisconsin to start fresh.
  11. Merry Christmas to you also. Daughters in twin cities and Winona mentioned it had snowed up your way. I was in the cities just 2 weeks ago over the weekend and didn't enjoy the traffic on a Tuesday morning with snow, icy roads and traffic moving 10-50 miles per hour. My normal drive out of Minneapolis is usually 45-60 minutes but was closer to 90 that day. Rather enjoy living in the sticks here in Nebraska. And yes that is a good looking H!
  12. Maybe by applying a brake to one side like a TD6, etc.
  13. Probably afraid to open it up because they have never been there, day in and day out like some of us have. I ran an old Allis WD on a 2 bottom pull type a couple of years while growing up while Dad pulled 4-16's mounted with the 706. Sometimes he let me run the 706 while he went and milked the cows just so we could keep the plow going. And we ran both of them wide open!
  14. My prayers are with you and your dear wife. We have 3 healthy children, 2 of which are married. Son and wife lost a little girl at 33 weeks, lived for 35 minutes. Preemy, abnormal growth (leg missing, etc.) that the Lord took home early. They are now expecting another child which is now about 35 weeks along and seems all OK, but the mother is just nervous as can be. The married daughter lost a son at about 3.5 months, later adopted two adorable Chinese children that they love as their own. She never was able to conceive easily, having to fight tooth and nail for the son they lost. So, I have grandchildren in heaven waiting for me!! Best wishes to you as you go through this tough time together.
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