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Absent Minded Farmer

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  1. Interesting. Glencoe's Yield Builder was the direct competition to the Brillion Soil Builder. I've noticed the older Glencoes go for cheaper than the Brillion. Wonder what the difference is? To me they look like the same machine. Mike
  2. I see the spring packs now. Is it a Brillion Soil Builder? Always wanted one. Mike
  3. Do you plow at all or just stick to the cover crop rotations? Mike
  4. I'm glad I didn't go! Would have spent all my money on books & manuals.... & probably would have had a coronary once the Regular & the H with dual steel came up when I had empty pockets. Jeez those went cheap! And I've never seen so many knife grinders in one spot. Also didn't see the vacuum pump listed that's in the pic with the milker. May have glazed over looking through the listings I missed it. Oh well! Saved some money missing out on that auction. Not any less heartbroken though. Mike
  5. Had no idea it was still syndicated. I'll have to watch out for it next year. Mike
  6. Yikes! Sorry to hear about that, oldtanker. You have my best! And don't worry about your hair, the monks refer to it as "ignorance grass". Guess in your case, you'll get wiser, faster. Mike
  7. Always good to see a fellow forum member out in your natural habitat. Never ceases to amaze me that you can take a picture anywhere in NZ & have it look like it should be on the cover of National Geographic. That must be your secret to staying motivated. That scenery would certainly keep me young at heart, even as my body clunks along. Mike
  8. Happy Turkey Day everyone! It's a good day to remember all the turkeys that have given their lives to make everyone's holiday a little better.... & a certain "PR stunt". Mike And now for more news.... with Less Nessman....
  9. ....with his sheep, congregated upon a bluff? He must have his spyglass out to check up on the status of the black billy over the camp fire. :vD Mike.... I saw this cover picture & thought of you down undah, in NZ with all the sheep. Don't think you were around in 1928, but if you were..... you have aged well, sir! Also, I think that's the Alps in the background? The AT apparently didn't believe in cover photo credits, so its just a guess. Regards! Mike
  10. That poor ugly thing. Has a face only a mother could love. A deaf mother. All that aside, if it does the job, run it! Mike
  11. It's a rototiller tractor that's missing it's tiller. I've seen a lot of them that way. Guess they wear out the tiller unit & hope to pass the tractor on to another job. Mike
  12. Didn't notice until after the fact that the cat going down the firepole pic still had the watermark on it from the seller. Here's the scan of the original & the accompanying description. Mike
  13. Believe me, it takes talent! 😁 It's been postulated by many a man that a smallish Asian lady should do the exam. Now, when my doctor sprung the question on me a few years ago, of course I requested a small Asian lady to do the deed. He said that was a good idea, as they can usually use their whole hand & get a more accurate reading. You know, after some thought.... I believe he may have heard that question before. Mike
  14. I'm that way too. IH inline 6 diesels smell great to me. Especially when mixed with cut hay or oats. Another combination is IH diesel, carbureted gas engine exhaust & cigarette smoke. The smell is reminiscent of the IH dealer shop from my younger years. Cummins smell sour & I'm not a fan of that. Fairbanks Morse & Alco locomotives smell good, EMD's reek!! Mike
  15. Ok.... few more for everyone, while I'm in my neat pics folder. Mike
  16. I've been digging through pictures & this one reminded me of the one you posted. Not sure that they are the same barrel. Mike
  17. The green mile or tunnel of love in Klevan, Rivne, Ukraine. Mike
  18. 80th birthday? Happy belated, good sir! Seems like it was just a few days ago that you were 79. How the time flies. I wish you many more returns.... especially in that gorgeous country you live in. Regards!! Mike
  19. That's a Gehl 2650. They came around when Gehl bought out Owatonna/OMC. There should be some promotional VHS videos for them in the collection somewhere. I'll be converting & posting those too. Can't wait to get that far. Mike
  20. After a busy year, I have time to edit all the things that were recorded throughout the season. Well, most. I think there's a few minutes of video of my NH Stackliner side unloading. Otherwise there aren't any haying videos from this year. There will be some IH & Gehl videos coming out through the winter months. And whatever other random stuff I can put together. There are several videos of deer & a few of the Sandhill cranes. A couple weather ones to celebrate the fact we stayed out of drought status for most of the growing season. There will be several from the thresheree in Richfield, Wi. I tried to get more steam this year. May also be posting something of a safety video, so as to advise people to keep aware of their surroundings when attending such events. The good news there is, nobody got so much as a scratch. That was a relief! It took me several tries with the new editing program to get the video done to where it looks right. My first attempt was half a dumpster fire. After several tries, the results were good enough to post. Hence the title. Enjoy! Mike
  21. How do you tighten it down? Crowsfoot on a torque wrench? Mike
  22. Be sure that the Fast Hitch you get is one from a utility 460. Not sure if they are the same as the Hi utility & not the same as the Farmall 460. Mike
  23. Obenauf, but yes, you have me thinking on the right track. Don't know why I didn't think of using softener. Some days.... Mike
  24. I took a closer look at it this afternoon & it has a CR rawhide seal. Does that make a difference? Mike
  25. I got a NOS cage assembly for the flat belt pulley on my 560 (#36 in the illust.) & am wondering if I can just rub some Hy-Tran on the old inner seal to soften it up? It looks to be in good shape, just don't want to take any chances. Mike
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