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  1. Thanks all for the picture post. In my humble opinion, fall harvest is the most wonderful time of year. Special because the rewards for all your hard work through the year can be seen. Rewarding because you can now look forward to a winter of relative ease before you are tasked once again with the coming of Spring, and starting all over. Too, hopefully, be rewarded once again. And you do so with the knowledge that, well, that worked out Ok, (or not so well) let's see if we can repeat or improve on that past performance.
  2. Can't say it's an improvement. but the Tre stoogies can now be found right there in real life in that Big White House and capitol building in the district of cartoonistan. Use your DVD's as a backup. The one happening in real time is even mower hilarious. Da Stooges never dreamed you could make up stuff this dumb. nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk....
  3. I've always found the best place to watch the most hilarious cartoons was that place called The Big White House in The District of Cartoonistan. It's always good for a head slappah, and an Oh Good Grief exclamation.
  4. I have been reading this AM that it's going contagious, Italy, Brazil, and a few others I can't remember, and now farmers are joining in up Canada way. Either everyone is jumping on the bandwagon wanting their 15 minutes of fame or people are starting to wake up en masse, saying; hey overlords, you been warned.
  5. Just an aside to those of us running dually's all winter; cause of the nature of dually's and not always having much if anything in the bed, no tire of any makeup is going to perform well on the backside on snow, ice, compact snow/ice, @ 28-32 deg. You got two choices to get traction. Haul 1,000 pounds of concrete or rocks around all winter or get used to slapping on a set of chains. And even with chains, in deep snow even they are a bit high on leaving you short in the traction dept side of things. Been there done that, ran out of fingers and toes. Is it spring yet?
  6. Free is a game changer. I've used both, settling on good old Shell Rotella in everything. Good quality 80/90-140 wt for rear end lube, synthetics won't take the same abuse. Transmissions same, & transfer cases, factory recommendation. Synthetics were more expensive, and got to be a hassle finding them (the ones I wanted) so I went back to whats been used for practically ever. Found out you can gain a little by using synthetics, but it takes 7 lifetimes. I ain't got that long. Same with tractors etc., for rear ends & tranny's, use the mfg recommended. or equivalent.
  7. I've had BFGoodrich TA on my 05 Ram dually, decent all year traction except in deep snow. Have put on Les Schwab Back Country (cause they are local) made by Dean Tire and in the snow they pretty much suck. Have researched for cost, wear, rating and will go with on the front; #1 General ATX (50,000 mile) #2 Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus (50,000 mile) #3 Hankook Dyna Pro AT2 RFII. (60,000 mile) #4 Firestone Destination X/T. (50,000 mile) Choices # pertains to the better tread design. All are within $10 of each other. I live in the pucker brush so availability is an issue, as is snow traction (I get lots and steep driveway access) Check those out. That's my 2 cents worth. Bottom line - if they stay round and don't go flat every other day you're ahead of the game no matter what you use. On my old jeep factory issue Goodyear Wranglers had better traction with 78/80,000 miles (they lasted 84,000 miles) than new Toyo's similar tread design. Conclusion was the Toyo compound was too hard. Compound makeup matters if you can find out the makeup of the tire.
  8. Technology dependance is your worst enemy of control over your own life. Higher production harvest requires higher production equipment, which requires higher equipment costs, where's the win in that? You make more income but that income cost more in expenses, along with the stress of balancing them both. Inviting govt. regulation to fix or deny your ability to repair your own property into the equation increases govt. in you life, and they are in your life enough already. With the present rate of increase in technology driven everything in a few years you will be resigned to operating your entire farm from the easy chair with a computer screen and a joy stick like playing an X-Box or whatever. (I never played one - I don't know how). I realize some may not have the choice, but for the most part, the way to bypass increased govt. regulation in our lives and Mfg.'s' insistence upon their shops/mechanics controlling all is to simply quit buying them. Buy or rebuild existing equip or bypass the majors and insist on a more independent Mfg. to make more simplified equip. Or as stated in the video. Farmers like to tinker - SO TINKER! And bypass most of the existing regulations. In my book thats nothing but a win all around. But whaddaheyeknow!
  9. N S

    What is this?

    Thanks you Mr. Downs for that info and update. I believe you are correct re: the celestial/LAT/LON as I believe thats how the international boundaries were set. Amazing, and makes no sense, how boundaries are determined by numerous systems. It would be the same as determining time by 3 or 4 different calculations, each one coming up with a different answer. But then the NFS is done by feral approved surveyors so it's a total crap shoot. Either way, in my experience, I lose.
  10. N S

    What is this?

    Far as I know they are like Dave Down says. Monuments marking Corners pertaining to ALL Ranges, Townships, Sections and boundary markers of significance marking all parcels of land throughout the entire US. Usually close by a "Boundary" Tree, rock, or other substantial landmark of significance that is taboo to hinder, cut down move or otherwise disturb in any way. The boundary trees. rocks & what have you ,have tags with distances in deg to monument as well as section, Range, Township numbers they are in. Far as I know, every single parcel in the entire US came from measurements from a specific point in the US, (where exactly I can't remember, but remember it from history class in high school) when surveying land was first thought of as a specific determination of who actually owned what, as well as to mark State and International boundaries and borders. The monuments on my piece of dirt is 1973. So here's my question for all you land surveyors out there. Last year the NFS came through and surveyed their boundaries (again) in my canyon. 3 Times in that last 15 years and it's different each time. Their boundary marker now is another 27ft one way and 9.5 ft another way INSIDE (on my side) of the existing monument. The survey for my dirt was done in 2016. The neighbor had his dirt surveyed and now the property line is another 50ft past and 18ft further into my dirt from the other monument. All in all I just lost 2 acres of my field, the only field I got. The bone is that the same surveyor did both surveys. And the surveyor won't return my calls. How can the survey be that far off? I can understand the NFS corner but the other corner is so far off it's not even ridiculous. And it doesn't corner the NFS. I paid for 40 and got the shaft (again). To top if off the county assessor is of no help, stating their info indicates the NFS only surveyed a completely different section. You'r guess is as good as mine, and mines pretty crappy.
  11. Most of you have been at this farming full time gig a whole lot longer than I, and I grew up on one. Back in that day there was no such thing as destroying crops. Only reason I can think now to destroy crops is from an insect or biological infestation. As far as I'm aware gummints paid to destroy crops for the sole reason of maintaining a stable price and regulating availability. Gummymint regu-lay-shunz HA! When any sane logical thinking person would know that if you can't make a profit or pay the bills with the crop you intend growing cause the price is to low, You better be changing the crop you're growin. Thats how this free market system works. Well, according to Adam Smiths "Wealth of Nations" anyway.
  12. Trying to figure out how to eat it. And will it taste good!
  13. No matter which way you choose, or who tells you, it always goes the other way! NO NOI the other other way..... now turn it around the other way. Either way you'll be 50% right or 50% wrong.
  14. I would guess that the name "HY Tran" is controlled by CaseIH (CNH) or the company that makes the oil for them. But as the orange jug states, it's "HYTRAN" could very well be legit, whether or not its the same oil, as its spelled without the space between Hy and Tran. Unless specifically stated in a trademark or patent filing, spelling is sometimes all thats needed to get around a trademark or patent. Patents and trademarks are real finicky and convoluted in their makeup as there are so many ways to encroach on them or get around them. There are many many brands of oil out there by all the major brands of equip mfgs. that state their oil is "Compatible" with Hy Tran. But according to any of the major Mfgs. the oil they recommend is the only one to use cause the others don't meet "their" formulation requirements. It's to keep you reliant on the recommended oil and keep you buying it from the dealer. Once again for the correct answer in all things. Follow the money!
  15. N S

    brake lines

    Try looking around the inter web at various speed auto & truck shops. Most sell all the stuff needed to make all your own brake lines. Here's a few I have used in the past and there are others as well. It'll take a bit of searching but keep at it, you'll eventually find what you need and even stuff you didn't know you needed. https://www.summitracing.com https://www.speedwaymotors.com/?msclkid=9eda49210cad128f1fda1742f3dec14c https://www.jegs.com/?creative=76347365054294&device=c&matchtype=b&msclkid=cf56cb31e84a11ef5a1295521466c207&__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_f322ba2f604039ab69a92ac159f027914441d76b-1629227800-0-gqNtZGzNAjijcnBszRD6 https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/document.asp?DocID=TECH00096
  16. Now thats a story worth telling. My guess is they are educated by the pubic indoctrination system and have never heard the phrase, "figure it out". Seems to me most exhaust systems today are welded together, seldom using actual clamps and hangers.
  17. Like a lot of us, it may be old, and it may be small, but it'll still get the job done. Unlike all this modern machinery with all the bells & whistles, remote this and that, guidance systems etc., the bottom line proves it over and over. The more ya spend, the more ya gotta make.
  18. Quick quick, man the flamenwurfers, the worms nave jumped the fence around da district of cartoonistan. How are we gonna stop em, their multiplying too fast, enabled by useless shenanigans. Oops, scuse me, you're talking about a different kinda of worm here.
  19. On the plus side, appears you silo is still standing, emphasis on "Still", at least so far.🙂
  20. Man do that bring back memories. Back in the days the I was slogging in the mid 70's we got into some old growth in No Central Wa. so full of pitch they had turned purple on the cut. Hooked onto a few 36 ft butt cuts that could only be moved by winching them along, move ahead, set up the brakes & winch along, then repeat. And this was with A D-7 - 17A. 1st gear didn't have enough power to pull em. Looks like you lucked out cause they appear to have a fair amount of rot throughout. Make some nice table slabs too I'll bet.
  21. Here ya are, found the answer to ur crappy brakes.
  22. Sounds like Maynard has a good handle on it. and many others are on the track as well. Most (I'm aware of ) suction pumps are gear and gears do wear over time even when immersed in oil, but it would take many multiple thousands of hrs of wear. Could possibly be the seal between the gears and housing or a crack in the pickup tube. leak where the pickup tube is pressed into the housing. If you already got the oil drained, the messy part is already done eh! Next comes the fun part requiring 17 fingers and 3 hands all attached to limbs that bend in 7 directions, 5 floor jacks, 4 chain hoists, and 2 com-alongs. Plus a truckload of cribbage, (wood not the game) and support timbers & stands. Just scatter the parts about the floor, the janitor'll sweep it all up when you finally give up and give it away for scrap. PS: You could always just trade it in on one of the fancy new ones that you can't fix anyway, and when anything goes wrong just trade it on for another new one. Hey, it's the American way, the way modern merka does it.
  23. I'm a bit partial I think to the added "iron" weights front or rear. Always thought it more practical than adding calcium to the rear tires, whose weight is unchangeable once added. Besides, who in their right mind puts basically salt water against a steel rim? Tractor I bought had calcium in tires and now the valve is so rusted and glicked up it leaks and no way to fix it without dismantling the entire tire. A $200 dollah endeavor to fix an $8 dollah problem. ☚ī¸
  24. Good on ya! I'll bet though that @ 90 grandpa enjoyed the neighbors as much as the tractors.
  25. N S

    Welder ?

    From what I understand, if you're considering an engine driven welder, go for the Lincoln 260 (it's much quieter) than the 225 or 250 or the comparable Miller. Both use the same Kohler eng. Unsure about the non eng driven welders like I think you are referring to hence the nomenclature 255. Miller or Lincoln, whatever you choose, get Stick, MIG, TIG capable, as well as Steel, Stainless & Aluminum (each require different gasses) you won't be sorry you did. Go more than you expect to use. Ifn you don't have the horsepower, you can't use it when you need it!
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