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    Winter wood supply.

    I remember that propane rate hike well. We were living in Nebraska and were getting low on our 1000 gallon tank at the house. We managed to make it past the peak price and held off until it dropped a little and still only got a half fill but made it the rest of winter. I never let ours get below 20% in the winter. Usually fill it in late summer and once more in the winter sometime. I own my own tank but so far I've used the same propane company every refill. I kinda wish I had a 1000 gallon tank again. With this house I could get by filling once a year and buy it in the summer only.
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    Winter wood supply.

    I grew up cutting wood most weekends in the fall in winter. Never minded it too much but once I left and didn't have to cut it I was good with that. Besides with the price of outdoor wood furnaces and everything needed and used in a season of cutting and the fact that I have better things to do or not to do at all I will keep burning propane and making brush piles with dead and down trees. Besides I like watching brush piles burn. I do however miss those smokey mornings when the smoke just lays around. Love that smell.
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    Trailer Tires

    I have switched to LT tires on my stock trailer after two ST tires with excellent tread and no cracking blew out within an hour of each other this summer. Tires were aired to the correct pressure and were Goodyears. It now has Falken truck tires. Tire guy I got them from showed me the difference in sidewall softness and flex between the ST and LT both in 10 ply and it was significant. He mentioned I would likely wear the tread off the new tires before they came apart unlike the ST.
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    Bumper pull steel stock trailers, good and bad brands?

    Never been around a Corn Pro or Moritz. Been around 3 different Calico 12 foot bumper pulls and seem to be fair for lighter use. What about Titans? I have a Titan stock combo gooseneck and it's been a very good trailer. I believe they offer bumper pull stocks as well. One thing I really like over the Calico's is my Titan has a slam latch for the tailgate and smoother slider door in the tailgate.
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    Snow tires, steel wheels and wheel spacers

    I have used wheel spacers with no problems in the past. I had 1.5" spacers between the duals on my '79 Chevy K30 in order to fit 36x12.50's side by side. Rode around loaded with tools and welding equipment at about 10,000 lbs. Later I removed all of that and it became a single wheel and due to the Dana 70hd rear being considerably wider than the front I took my left over spacers and installed them on the front to bring it out to match. Other than wearing the king pins in the Dana 60 prematurely it worked great.
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    Head gate questions.

    I just finished building this one this evening. I used an old but barely used For Most head gate. Added a slide gate to the rear. Left side swings open. The sides were made from existing 8' heavy corral panels. It is 110" long on the floor. 6' tall and 26" inside width. I should probably add some rebar to the floor but I didn't have any.
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    IH 856 TERP

    Looks repairable to me. Are those holes low enough to be below the water jacket? If so for a using tractor I sure wouldn't be afraid to try and weld it up. After all it's useless as it sits, what are you out throwing some weld at it. I've had excellent luck welding cast in the past. Frame rails are an easy fix.
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    I wonder how far they made it.

    You should see what my boss hauls in his Prius. He pulled down by my shop one day and asked us to help unload a bucket. Walk over to the Prius and he opens the lid and there is a 4 or 5 foot loader bucket in there. Another time we had to unload an extra heavy set of leaf springs for a fertilizer spreader truck.
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    IH in Times Square

    It probably had to do with them being present at the stock exchange today. I was at his Mothers earlier discussing fertilizing some pasture tomorrow for her and she was really excited to show me pictures of her son at the NYSE. Tractor Supply is just following the money like every other chain farm store. I don't have one nearby to shop at.
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    IH in Times Square

    That's neat. Next time I see the President and COO of Tractor Supply I will have to thank him for having a IH on there.
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    Found in back yard

    Appears to be a Marten. American Pine Marten maybe. I used to live in Northeast Nebraska and I watched our dogs kill one. I had to research it to figure out what it was. Only one I ever saw. I know they dogs sure let out a yelp when it latched on to their lips.
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    If you are referring to a pto on 06-boxcar magnum then I just work them on with a straight pick. They will stretch but that's ok. I use a hose clamp to shrink them back down. I usually put this on first and then work on the rest o the unit while those are shrinking back up. Just be careful when you start tightening the hose clamp that the ring slips down in the groove. They will cut pretty easy when the hose clamp cinches down.
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    Born on under what tractors?

    1985 sucked
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    Finding a source for Craftsman tools

    I guess I'm the minority. I own mostly Craftsman tools. 90% of them are old enough to be USA made still. I make a living with my tools and even before I did I used them alot. I've had one ratchet rebuilt. It is a long handle 1/2" drive that has been used for things it shouldn't be. I've never had an issue with with warranty until I broke an 11/16 swivel socket 2 years ago. They no longer made them so they gave me a universal and 11/16 socket. I will say it sure sucks getting anything warranted now. Sears stores are few and far between now. If they have the tool it's made in China. I don't buy Craftsman much anymore. Snap On truck comes into work but the prices are too out of line. Im not going into debt to pay for tools. Certain tools I only buy high quality but others work well as cheap ones. I've been buying some Harbor Freight and have had good luck so far. Just have to be careful with what you buy.
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    New Holland 650 Balers

    I work on quite a few CNH balers as we have sold more Case IH balers than any other dealer in Missouri the last couple years. They did screw up some things on the newest series balers. Mostly to do with the twine system and hay buildup in the belts. I have done the updates on several balers and anything built in 2017 on has all of those issues addressed. Our customers all seem to be happy with their red balers. We have an RB454 out there that see's a lot of baleage and never has the choppers knives retracted. Has had several rocks crushed in it as well and has held up well. I wouldn't hesitate on a CNH baler but I know them well. I will say that a NH 688 is probably the best one NH ever built. I completely overhauled one last year and they have no intentions of trading it.
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    Old Dealer Photos

    These are some pictures of the Case IH dealership I work for. Most of these pictures are mid to late 70's and some from the 80's. Been in business since 1898.
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    Old Dealer Photos

    About the only thing changed is the bridge and highway moved. We don't do much of the fix up and sell anymore. Gets too expensive I think.
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    Old Dealer Photos

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    Old Dealer Photos

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    Old Dealer Photos

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    Old Dealer Photos

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    Old Dealer Photos

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    Old Dealer Photos

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    Riding Horses in the Big Horns

    The Wife and I finally got to take our trip to the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. We left the little one at home with grandparents and spent 5 days horseback. Weather was great sure beat Missouri heat and humidity. Rode through some pretty country and will definitely go back there. Camped at 9200 feet and rode up to 10600 and down to about 7700. Saw some elk and a lot of mule deer.
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    Riding Horses in the Big Horns

    They are our horses. They are the two highlined in the camp picture as well. We intended on riding a lot prior to heading up there but it didn't happen. We were a little worried about them adjusting to altitude but they did great. Had tons of energy. Cool air helped a lot I think. We rode about 60 miles those 5 days. Would have had a few more miles but the wife wasnt feeling good the last day.