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  1. That’s a nice setup @TractormanMike.mb I’ve got a picture in my head of how to make Mike’s style gate swing to the side. Basically add a plate to the trailer side of the bi-fold with a tube that lines up with the pin on the outer piece of the gate so everything moves as one assembly. Then add another pin holder on the corner of the trailer so that you have an upper and lower hinge point. Bottom hinge across the back of the trailer could be made out of a “C” shaped bracket welded to the trailer with pins to hold it in place, but could still swing open.
  2. Not sure about fuel, but here in Eastern Pennsylvania we are being told 20-40 weeks delivery from time of order on HDPE drain pipe. Combination of resin shortages due to weather on the gulf coast last year and huge demand for pipe for stormwater management systems for new wear houses and distribution centers. Some sizes they are saying they won’t produce again until 2022.
  3. So sorry to hear about this Robert after all you have been through. FWIW I’d do my best to stay calm and hear your manager out. See if you can find a way to stay on while you look for a better situation. I was thrown off when I was laid off about 8 years ago. Luckily the company took care of me with a 10 week severance package. I started a better job 5 weeks later and collected 2 checks for 5 weeks! Eight years and 3 employers later I’m in a much better place than I would have been if I hadn’t been laid off. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, we may not understand the reason at the time, but it will become apparent later. Keep your head up and let us know how it goes. Dave
  4. A couple of gallons of paint on the tracks and she would look like she was fresh from the factory.
  5. I was thinking the same thing @vtfireman85. Appears to be setup to attach something to it. What’s the history on the rig @bcsmta?
  6. How do you like the Tweels @Paystar5000? I’ve been thinking for a while that a tall set with a snow tire tread on them could be a good setup for snow work.
  7. I had one like that when I was a kid in the sandbox. Buddy had a Ford 555 that the front end was crushed. I had my Dad pull the smaller hoe off of my Ertle International loader/backhoe and mounted the Ford hoe on the back. Worked like a charm with the exception of the pin falling out from time to time since it didn’t have a cap nut…. Dug miles of pipe trench with that rig back in the day, or at least scale miles 🙂
  8. Back in the day I ran with a CB in my pickup. One day a driver commented to another driver about how 4 wheelers shouldn’t hang by the tires. Learned from that conversation and have done my best to stay away from those danger zones ever since. Thank you for sharing the stories @oleman and others!
  9. Guessing that he’s refilling the spray tank from the tender, not the fuel. Probably can spray multiple loads of product on one tank of fuel. Thank you for sharing @Absent Minded Farmer!
  10. Excellent @Rusty shackleford! For the next round of training you need to get him waxing one of the tractors!
  11. I know I’m a week late on the post lift subject Tony, but please be careful moving it with anything heavier than what it’s designed for. I would hate to see a “Red Kid Down” post if something failed. Looking forward to seeing photos of the baler in the field! Dave
  12. $1,675 with just over an hour to go! (and no, it’s not me)
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    I'm free!!

    Great story MTO! We fenced the back yard last fall (we live in town). Prior to that the 3 dogs were never off leash when they were outside. They absolutely love it out there now being able to run around at full speed. I certainly could never have run them that fast on leash!
  14. It looks great just the way it is TN. If nothing else you have stabilized it until you can save up for a full @Tonyinca reconstruction! I had a 79 F100 Custom that I bought when I was in high school. Absolutely loved that truck. Got hit a couple days after I graduated in 1990. Ruined the driver’s side door and dented the bed. My Dad and I (mainly my Dad) swapped out the door, repaired the bed and the rust the truck had at that point in our garage. Dad then had the guy who painted the trucks where he worked come over and paint it one night. Came out great and between my Dad and I we drove it for another 10 years. Unfortunately by then the rust had come back and I had moved onto cars that could carry my growing family. I wish I had it now...
  15. Good friend of mine from growing up in Sudbury moved to Warwick a few years ago. Small world! Dave
  16. Thank you for posting Art. When I did a search for “booster buck” another if your threads popped up: Dave
  17. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of him, but a quick search shows that he is from around here. I have a friend who is into cars that probably knew him.
  18. Currently hailing from Berwyn, PA - about 25 west of Philadelphia, very close to Valley Forge. I grew up in Sudbury, MA, about 25 miles west of Boston. Family farm was leased for nursery stock for years before being developed in the mid 90’s. Great topic @vtfireman85! Thank you for starting it.
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    I’ve worked in the heavy construction world as an engineer for the last 25 years so I’ve worked with all kinds of great people with “colorful” word choices. On mining superintendent shared the story of his wife asking him why he cussed so much. He replied that if he didn’t the crew wouldn’t know when he was upset. She suggested that he try not cussing for a week. Not surprisingly everyone knew when he was upset even without the cussing and he cleaned up his language going forward. That was more than 20 years ago and I’ve done my best to follow his example ever since. Dave
  20. How about a capstan type winch? I’ve never used one myself but seems as if it could work pretty well in this type of application. Could possibly be as simple as a horizontal shaft engine and a wide pulley. Dave
  21. My wife and I have been doubly blessed in that we have stayed healthy and neither of us have missed a day of work so it became the money for a few small purchases that we had been considering for a while. Ours showed up as a debit card that we almost threw away as junk mail! Got me wondering how much was sent out in this fashion that was never spent and if the debit card company keeps it... Dave
  22. Thanks Danny and Red211 for the replies. They look so different I didn’t even notice the old one there. Dave
  23. What do the standard rollers look like? Guessing it’s something less than 3 flanges. Are the tracks different too to work with the 3 flange rollers?
  24. Did you write it into the sales agreement that Matt has to join the site and post regular updates for all of your followers Chris? Glad to hear that it is going to a good home. You will just have to find another piece restore and post about... Dave
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