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About mike newman

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  • Birthday 11/08/1942

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    Motueka Valley New Zealand
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    30 IHC projects waiting--some completed

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  1. ..the former.....just freakin' unbelievable,,.....just come up for lunch and more diesel. (For the Komatsu !!) More later Mike
  2. The socialist prime minister here is in every ones face re this virus.....full time electioneering , and combined with media 'hype' this is getting really alarming for...…. as I see it.....all the wrong reasons....As so many on here have said....the '' cure " will be infinitely worse than the 'cause ' When all but the exalted few, are on the bones of their /our arse's...….with a Socialist Govt ….there is only one way...and for the peasants , that is down....to the lowest common denominator which is Nicodemus.....the village idiot....or any Green party supporter Mike
  3. oh..once again , the "elderly " gentleman on this site come up trumps …….. ….Its a worry , Dasnake …..however this elderly gentleman (?) is now in trouble with the police.....more later..... Mike
  4. TD...that $4.60 per kilogram is "on the hook " price.... 'on the rail '...for you guys ??!! Mike
  5. ...Uuumm… ..yes.....trouble was the rake had just flown to pieces......the rain was imminent …..thus I started baling on one side of the paddock ...just to get the show on the road, while son was getting the rake going....Yeah , well spotted, but we were just trying to beat the rain....also our hay shed was on the other side of the river that runs through our place ….Bit of a panic, that day …... because the old 165 MF that we loaded the hay with...decided to get a flat front tyre......and one of our helpers managed to get it stuck in the river, whilst heading over to the workshop....sigh Baler is an IH 445 …..forever totally reliable...picture from that day....MF165 driven across where normally (!!) the D6 /TD9and EX200 track machine would cross......massey, stuck with front tyre now dead flat ….sigh Mike
  6. ..good grief.....way under our cull cattle.....mind you ...can't get them processed anyway...… R2's = Rising two yr old...Thanks TD Mike
  7. Troy Dairy.....could you elaborate for me the' cull cow ' price please.....Presume you are talking Lbs..as in weight ? Managed to get nine cattle away...finally...R2's......Dairy /beef X...since the BS started, price has fallen from $6.20....down to $4.60...per kilogram....(and NZ dollars)...taken a real hit.....and the other 30 odd R2's we will have to carry through the winter..... BTW...lovely pictures of your troops.....though the cats being clutched didn't look that pleased !! Mike
  8. Hannibal Lector ??!! Mike
  9. ...guess its got the freakin' virus...…. ….its ok......we have four of these little tractors....they are great for all the small jobs !! Always replace our feul filters regularly...... Mike
  10. The Good News thread...…. is simply this very forum..... As I chew up breakfast here this morning ...the first day of April...….all the news that I normally look over from home is just so bloody depressing …….all about this freakin' virus and the horrendous effect it will have on us...….The amount of jobs lost is incredible, already......this lock down is set continue for far longer than the initial four week period.... All sport is gone......and now all the NZ Sport stations which have all your American sport etc...talk to their contempories all around the world ….all gone.. So I have to listen to that crap long haired music in the excavator..or none at all !!!.. The hourly news has nothing but doom and gloom on the radio Our cattle have lost their 'prime '...now buying in feed..ours is gone....(winter feed coming on fine )….freezing works limping along through this ''shut down ' period...so as we are but a little island at the bottom of the world......and our income is exporting tucker/timber etc...could be months before that cranks up....my proposed trip to see my brother in Canada...friends in Utah and Captain Crunch in Lorene , Oregon...has been canned.....no spare dollars for that ……..sigh So this wonderful site is ….for me...so good for the soul, at times like this..or any time for that matter.... Sooner or later ,some of you blokes will no doubt come under the virus cloud.... but in the meantime ...just keep 'on truckin' ".....….with the vast variety of posts .....covering all sorts of stuff...(interesting from Dale re ND's moonshine grog ) Of course I can still work..as per normal.....(Agriculture )...and yesterday, as I chewed up my lunch...(made with my own hand ...sigh )...sitting in the excavator, I could hear stags roaring ..in the adjacent bush gullys, which run up to the snow grass tops.....a wonderful bit of normality in these troubled times..... Mike
  11. Steady,......steady there Dasnake…...just sit and rest for a moment...…..don't give to much away...….!!!!! Mike
  12. ...always a wealth of usefull information , Lorenzo...….and this is no exception.....(gasp ) ..Now, was that directed at the older members of this forum....?? Mike
  13. ..re those broken studs......those " easy outs " are not that good..on that type of operation..../..because they need to ''lock '' into ..in this case ...the broken stud...they sort of expand the stud...making it tighter.....In fact they are bloody worthless things really I would go buy a set of "left hand twist " drills to do your holes.....because sometimes those broken studs will 'spin ' right out , under pressure from a twist drill cutting into the grade 8 steel......Often used that method......won't work on a blind hole ..but works great on a threaded hole going right through a casting..for example...Hence in your case . left hand twist would/could assist the project.....Heat that broken remnant though.....first...as the other blokes have said..... Obviously you need a reversible drill...as most are these days.....Harbour Frieght ...might have them...If you can buy them in New Zealand...you will find them in the US ..easily... luck !! Mike
  14. ...Well, congratulations...you have just found it !!...looks good...….just what you need, oleman Mike
  15. …..most of the 'long haired '' music portrayed in video' form in previous posts …, I rate as PFG...….but that is merely my opinion.... ...John Prine is something else again...song writer extraordinaire……...great with his guitar......top entertainer...Another well loved American Mike
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