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Gleaner k2

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  1. We never had a strong ag community back in the day of my grandpa the area had it all! The dairy farms here progressed till the 70s the 80s rolled around and alot of guys shut down those older guys hung onto the farm untill they dad well in the past 20 to 15 years alot of those guys past on and the kids finally got it all straightened out and alot of these farms are all getting broken up in 20 acer parcels and sell to hunters wanting food plots and house builders! Pretty soon i dont think thier be anything left of a actual farm! They break them all up and get every nickel they can out of them! And from a ag point of view you cant pay 4k a acer on ground that will barely grow 135 bushel corn as it sits! Things are definitely changing! Good or bad i dont know! 

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  2. 57 minutes ago, nate said:

    Tons of stuff out there.    Not cheap but neither is that tractor...


    Thank you 


    2 minutes ago, Farmall Doctor said:

    Fawcett Tractor in St. Mary's Ontario has new LED headlights for the MX120. They are a brand new product. I sold the very first set in Canada to a customer of mine in the late fall. Excellent product. If you call them 1-800-372-7149 and ask for Paul Lewington. Tell him I sent ya.



    Thank you to both you guys mx 120 lights are like hens teeth definetly check this out! And get a set! 

  3. Well stopped at dads the other day and now after two of his mechanic friends tried to fix his leaking valve cover on his 5288 he asked me of I wanted to try! He doesnt usually let me touch his stuff no matter how much stuff i fix of mine own in his shop! Father son deal. Im sure some of you can relate! 😕But any how long story short but dad says you gotta pull everything off the top of the engine to get the cover off the air box on top is the main thing do to the a piece of sheet metel over top of the cover in the front! I have never worked on a 88 series but i have fixed all my leaking valve cover gaskets on my 10s and 9s! O was just wondering if thier is a short cut to get that cover out without tearing the air box off? I didnt look at very long last night hoping to do this today! Now this 5288 did get a replacement dt466 before dad bought it so maybe the valve cover on a original 88 series is different thats why this cover was hard to get off before! Any thoughts would be appreciated!     


  4. 13 hours ago, TP from Central PA said:

    Skip jockeys.............go straight to southern belle, or atleast that is my prefered way of going about it..................I wouldn't buy anything off Jockey's in my state.

    Thats cause you cant afford anything in PA. Tractor prices in pa. Are nuts!  Then you cant afford to truck it very far cause are stinking fuel prices are the highest around! Thanks to old uncle wolf! 😡

  5. 1 hour ago, Long Farms said:

    How the grille and front plastic IH emblem survived this long and being intact still today amazes me. 




    Dang I tried! Hahahahahaha! I try again on the next 14. Shes looking good! It must be cause its dryer climate down thier in texas those old girls wake up from a long nap heck up here engines can lock up in a couple years if conditions are right! 

  6. Been thier done that 2 times on dads 14 do to hired help! First time sent to our dealer who is good fast and decent shop time came back with 6000 bill! Second time we pulled the rear end out from under the tractor hauled the rear end and transmission down to the dealer to go through it! Bill was like 15 to 1800 cant remember! So 3000+ savings to do it ourselves in about 15 to 20 hours total was great! I wanted to do it all dad said no his tractor his money so yep! 

  7. You will miss those hydraulics when thier gone! And if you ever decided to sell it and no hydraulics nobody wants a tractor with no hydraulics! If you up grade disc or bush hogs you may want hydraulics! Just saying in my personal life experiences when you say you dont need something down the road you wish you had it! So id just fix the darn thing!

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  8. On 2/24/2019 at 9:40 PM, bitty said:

    I like to go out shed hunting, a close second to actually hunting. I am fairly embarrassed with what I have to show though. I did go out early once this spring as they seemed to drop earlier because of some weather factors . This one is a find from this spring when I caught a sapling with the wheel loader and it was entangled in the roots when I drug it out. 

    Neighbor shot this buck last week of the season. I had seen him in archery. My boy had hit him a year ago and he survived. This is a year old shed

    He had what is called a reverse pedical . He shed when the neighbor tried to pick it up after shooting it. 

    Third pic is of the buck harvested 




    I think the porcupines beat us to them! I usually take a walk through the woods once the snow melts and i havent found one in a couple years in the woods out in the middle of the field when doin tillage i will but hardly anything ever among the trees or near them! 

  9. 14 hours ago, Long Farms said:

    Ace, i took the 2 post ROPS off my 1066 black stripe because it was terribly loud. 756 i bought last year with 2 post rops was noisy but not loud. Took it off 756 and put on 1026 and its like its not even on it as for noise. But that rops is full of sand. Wasnt many 4 post rops around here. More common on gulf coastal bend. I drove a hydro 100 and 1468 with 4 post rops. I liked it because it was something different. Local pecan harvester has a 1456 with added 4 post rops. prefer the 2 post rops due to less metal in the way to work around. I do have a 4 post 86 platform i need to get rid of. FIL and my Granddad both have 686s with 2 post rops and i like them. If i find another ROPS its going on a 1456. 






    Wish you were closer id buy that 4 post! 

  10. On 2/21/2019 at 10:39 PM, jimw said:

     Times have changed? No one wants to work 12, 16 hrs a day for very little pay, now there are some guys that pay very well. No people in Nebraska who make 40 50 grand a year plus vehicles and housing.  I guess my biggest problem is this new American way of having 6 Mexicans do your work while u sit on your phone all day, country would be better off if we all only took on what we can handle ourselves. But that’s just my opinion 

    I know what you mean and agree! Everybody wants bigger and bigger till the day comes 5 people are in control of all the ag business! Maybe not that extreme but you know what i mean! 

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