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  1. 22 hours ago, acem said:

    I've never seen in person a 1206 with headlights in the grill 

    That loader looks small on the 1486...

    Lights were located on the grill of Wheatland and standard versions of International 1206’s because the round fenders were replaced with the flattops fenders that had lights.

    Here is a TRUE Wheatland 1206, true meaning barebones, little to no options that a standard version or rowcrop would have This one had the narrow wheatland fenders (as opposed to wide coverage on standards), no 3pt hitch, no TA, no PTO but it had a swinging drawbar, hydraulics, and a fixed front axle. This one also has the Wheatland sticker above the 1206 badge. A true wheatland was basically a tractor to pull with in wide open spaces. This one also had big cast wheel weights on the outside of the rear tires. 

    This was my great-grandpas 1206 he bought new in July 1967. 


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  2. On 10/7/2023 at 3:53 PM, FoxrunFarms02 said:

    Thank you. I was brought up super super religious. Church and Sunday School every Sunday, confirmation class 2 hours twice a week. As I got older I lost my way........more so the church itself. I feel like I can talk to whoever is up there by just sitting on my atv over looking my wetlands and soaking it in. When this 1st happened I couldn't beleive the out pour of support from the community, total strangers, or long lost friends stopping in checking, asking to help with farm tasks or just calling. For 3 days at the hospital I was in a dark place. Playing what if's " another sip of coffee in the truck", " not moving some garbage cans I blocked" but you can't think like that. What was done was done. I was worried on being the old me after being told I'd never work again or bend my leg and how I'd support the family. I asked to talk to someone. 3 day's later 2 ladies come in. 1 hides behind the door taking notes and the other is asking me questions if I'd go on a man hunt after the kid.......nothing even close that I wanted to talk about. I was kind of mad at my employer too cause I was one of the few guys who had a cdl no one else got pushed to get one or docked in pay for losing theirs after dui's. So I got switched from being a landscape foreman to an operating on trees without being asked and my boss was kind of upset when he heard about my anger. The hard part was no one understood my emotions or experience. It's real easy to say something but no one can relate to it feel it like you. I found a forum of suviours from traumatic events and it helped so so much reading other peoples stories, knowing I'm not alone and it's okay to be mad, sad, worried, or upset but not to let it control your life.

    6 months ago the wife's cousin got into a bad car wreck. She's okay now but was pretty banged it. She talked to me ALOT and it made her feel good to talk to someone who could relate or give her advice. It's funny how everything has an effect or rhythm and reason.

    Very cool pictures also btw!


    On 10/7/2023 at 5:47 PM, ray54 said:

    Having faith in a higher power can give a real lift in deair circumstances.

    I had major gallbladder problems, had a new kind of "inner inspection". My body being abnormal set off a case pancreatis. Which caused dehydration, asked the surgeon who was to remove gallbladder  what was going on.  His diagnoses was pancreatic cancer, let me send you to the University Hospital for new experiments because you have less than 6 month.


    Well if that doesn't give you a bad feeling your tougher than me. But the dehydration sent me to emergency room. By the end of the day they had information from the "inspection" and where a biopsy was taken no cancer. The gallbladder still took me out for 3 months, with way to much hospital time. 


    Thank you for joining our group here and sharing with us. Really enjoying your photos.

    I’ll be praying for you both.

    Reading God’s word, handing over everything to him (since it’s his plan that will work out), memorizing/studying scripture and praying/talking with him through out the day makes a world of difference I’ve found. 

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  3. On 9/27/2023 at 7:33 AM, SDman said:

    They're parked like that so that the semi pulls in between the MotherBins and gets loaded up by both bins. An empty semi doesn’t spend any time in the field this way...he's loaded and ready to leave in a few minutes.

    They have a 4th combine and second grain cart....they were in another part of the field. This corn was making roughly 175 bpa. With corn that wet, I'm not sure the grain carts help a lot....it unloads pretty slow out of the combine hoppers.

    This guy runs a private hunting lodge, so he's combining in strips for his paying hunters that will show up the next few weeks. Depending on which day the feedlot is taking corn or silage, he combines corn one day, then maybe soybeans the next.

    As far as corn and moisture, we are like lorenzo and Dirt_Floor_Poor in that corn delivered to the elevator over 18% will generally get you docked greatly. Now, one thing that has changed all that is an ethanol plant 60 miles NW of me would take wet corn right out of the field for the last several years, so that's where guys would take a lot of wet corn. Unfortunately, that plant had an explosion this summer, so it is shut down right now. They were hoping to get it repaired in time for corn harvest, but don't sound like that will happen.



    Are those 45’ drapers or only 40’?

  4. WOW, I loved all you pictures and your story! Stay strong, God has a plan for you! For me it helps a lot praying and reading the Bible and really get into the word. You begin to find a path. This is what I’ve really trying to work on since I’ll be graduating in May and going out into the real world. I’ve been seeing some progress in trusting in Him and His plan for me. Just thought I’d share a little of what I’ve been doing.

    I also like taking pictures and editing them. I really like the communications side of things…… in Ag. 

    Good luck in your journey. Here’s a few of my favorites.



    This was not one I took but I did some editing to make it look better than the 1971/1972 original. This was my great grandpas Gleaner F and 1957 IH A-160 truck. 


    This is my 1992 GMC 1500.



    This is my 1948 Farmall Cub


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  5. I have one too. 75th annual edition. Can’t remember what year its from (it’s not with me).

    Here’s a pic. It’s from the dealer in my hometown. Also is a couple implements that my grandpa gave me from when he was a kid.


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  6. 17 hours ago, Farming Enthusiast said:

    That's the second time I've heard a story about a 2wheel drive tractor out performing a 4wd in the field on here. The first was a 6030 outdoing a White 4-180 I believe. In my mind these 2wd tractors would have to be turned up wouldn't they? These are cool stories I'm just trying to wrap my mind around how it's possible? 

    I wasn’t around then. I know nothing about the 1200 except I would be pretty sure it did not have duals, same with the 4166. 

    Great Grandpa had the 1206 from 1967 - 1974 when he traded it for the 4166. The 12 had 38 inch rear tires with big cast weights bolted to the outside of the wheel castings. I’m not sure if they were on the inside too. I wouldn’t doubt it. In 1969 or so it had 34 inch duals added, then after a couple years they got a pair of 38 inch duals. Around 1969 it also got a set of suitcase weights. 

    I don’t know when the 1206 and 1200 would have been compared…… if great grandpa and neighbor figured that out or ran them side by side. I would guess it would have been in the later 60’s. (The 1206 replaced a 650. When the 12 came home new, they hooked both up to Miller bars and the 12 was quieter than 650).

    The 4166 on the other hand had 23.1 x 26 8 ply tires. I would highly doubt great grandpas 1206 was ever turned up on power. I’m fully confident that it WAS a well taken care of 1206. 

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  7. Don’t have one but a neat story : my dad got a 1456 toy (ICB Cab) Christmas Day 1971 when he was a year and a half old. Thirty years later on Christmas Day 2001 I got a 756 toy (Hiniker Cab) when I was nine months old. We both still have these today. His has been restored, mine is original. 

    20 hours ago, Farmall Doctor said:

    To Me, a 1456 is the ultimate in class and power for a farm tractor. It's what a real tractor should look like. 

    A story:   

         The local JI case dealer wanted to demonstrate a new 1570 and a big vari-width DMI moldboard plow to a fellow looking for a new plow. Charlie took the farmer for a few rounds in the new rig. He said "This tractor pulls pretty good, Charlie, but I wouldn't mind trying my tractor on this plow".  OK, What have you got to pull this plow?  They put the 1456 on it and they went for a round. Charlie said, Not bad..., but the 1570 will pull it at any speed or width. The farmer said "Hang on!". He wiped the throttle, threw the TA ahead and opened the plow up to the full 22"!  Charlie took the 1570 back to the lot.... haha! 

    My great grandpa had a true Wheatland 1206 and the neighbors had a Case 1200. The 1206 would out pull the Case and supposedly the 4166 that he replaced the 12 with. 

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  8. Here at West Texas A&M I have a class named Grain, Fiber, and Oilseed. We learn about Corn, Wheat, Milo, Cotton, plus two others I can’t think of. Then we have to research a crop to present in class. My group presented Barley yesterday and I pulled up the diagram on the board of the 16xx series to show how the grain goes through the combine.

    I wanted to show something a little newer but this diagram showed up the best on the classroom screen. My point was to talk about the basic function of harvesting, threshing, separating, and cleaning of the crop. I did include rotor and fan speed for these combines in barley. Got good reviews for the presentation. 

    I don’t think I ever showed any wheat harvest photos from back in July. Here are a few favorites. The farmer dad and I help has a 2588 I run and a 7130 dad runs.






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    This is my phone screensaver. June 2020 at Farmall Land.

    I have a 966 Hydro and a 1466 all original from the 1970’s. (I don’t think they were repainted). Got them both from Girard Auction. 


    This is one of my favorite brochures. Printed in May 1971. Only a 966 Hydro on the front but it is such a neat piece. If I wasn’t 7 hours away from home I’d get an inside photo of a 966. Ever since I got in to IH stuff in around 2011, the 66 series has always been my favorite. 


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  10. Dad and I help a friend with wheat harvest and he has a 2588 and a 7130. There are several differences. Dad went from the 25 to the 71 and likes it. I run the 25. Both are good machines. 

    Having met SDman at RPRU this summer and reading about his knowledge here on the forum in past years I’d say he’s a great resource for help on running Axial-Flow machines if you have one. A stand up guy with a lot of knowledge! 

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  11. Four lanes at 75 in Texas is a dream. 

    Truckers, thank you for all you do! I am amazed by all the trucks running on 287 between Amarillo, Texas and Kit Carson, Colorado on my way to and from home and college. 

  12. 1 hour ago, Littlefeller said:

    Any time you can take something that your grandparents had and make it like new again in their honor (and your pleasure) is good.  Making your first vehicle last that long is great.  It speaks volumes about you and the care you take with things.  You have every right to be proud.  In fact you should be damn proud.

    Thank you for the kind words, means a lot. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, 1965Dennis said:

    I had a 1997 Chevy truck same color as yours. Those older ones would last a lot more miles that the newer ones of a few years ago.

    What part of Colorado are you in? My wife lived in Greely before school age. Also lived a short time in Kimball, Nebraska during kindergarten. That was a long time ago. She is 73 now.

    Northeast corner. We are about an hour and a half northeast of Greeley and about 45 minutes south of Kimball.

  14. 57 minutes ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

    My grandpa had the green version of that mower. He kept it up good & it still didn't run the best. Think it's replacement was a Murray. That ran fine, but didn't cut as nice.

    Also.... my '91 F250 wouldn't get that mileage of your 1500 with the key off. Not bad!


    I was quite surprised mine made it that far. Having the tailgate down made a huge difference. It was the first time trying to go that far. I believe its got a 28-30 gallon tank. 


    I think I have my mower running pretty good (they do mow great) but I think adjusting the carb will make it run better. 

  15. 3 minutes ago, lotsaIHCs said:

    What  coincidence...the first pickup I bought shortly after graduating high school was a 56 chevy (still have it). That fall it was my college vehicle. That was in 1987 so my 56 was 31 years old, just as your 92 is 31 years old and is your college vehicle. 

    That is so neat! And I don’t plan on getting rid of mine either. 

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