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

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  1. ...the old Caterpillar 46A was always a beast.......and that bloke looks right at home on it........Great country to road in...and with a bull blade it is quite easy to bring those cut batters down as he has....Batter boards are not normally on site unless, there is a very high cut involved....and the operation is for a public highway .... There was a D8 here like that , back in the days...(there were many, actually ..)...that one, Willie Stewart ran , for one of the major contractors from that era...Willie always had his dog on board...and had a 'bed' made for the hound....How the hound could put up with its head an inch or two above the trans housing, was always a mystery to me...The noise and heat from the trans would have been horrendous......Willie used to put a bit of an act on by putting his ear muffs on the hound...Always looked amusing.... Excellent video Mike
  2. ...Art....I looked up on their website thing...''Health and Safety"......they are recruiting...giving six months ''INTENSIVE " training......thus bringing them up to speed with operators and the like who have had a mere 40- 50 years plus, experience....simple So re the quote: "small dick syndrome '...I have observed some of these highly trained specimens....and noticed that there are 'females'' (I use that word gaurdedly ..)....among them....characterised by the thin lips....(obviously Democrat / Socialist fanatics ).... and very small mammary glands...(an assumption from a casual glance...)...which of course means that these "females '' are certainly not favourably disposed to "old white males '' This attitude issue was evidenced when I was asked to put a "Dangerous Goods "" sticker on a tripod petrol tank...that our highly trained Safety expert said ..how dangerous these tripod feul tanks were...and it could fall over at any time...... The fact that it had defied gravity and remained upright for forty odd years was of no consequence....thus I placed the large Dangerous Goods sticker on vertically.....instead of horizontally..... Questioned by this display of reckless disregard for authority......I told her that ''as its going to fall down at any moment....and lay on its side ...we can easily read that sticker..."". Of course it could have fallen on any one of three sides...but suffice to say...that is how I know those females ...charged with keeping us safe...don't particularly care for old white men....... Mike Apologies to Gary for further tainting his thread.....
  3. I have no wish to join in a pissing contest Steve......but ""windage or elevation""?? ...no neither... ..more like a portable plumbob.... with no strings attached....(as 'they' often say...) Mike...............................the golden years eh ?? Ha F***ing Ha
  4. Oh no...you have that wrong ...!! It's a "KENWOOD ".... ...well, that s what one of the ER Nurse's who attended my stupidity said.... after putting the R Model Mack on its roof...... However....I have the utmost admiration for those women whose lives revolve around ''repairing'' alcohol fueled idiots like me....(actually I don't drink alcohol ).never complaining ...underpaid for their dedication.......and no doubt their tools of trade differ radically from some beat up hillbilly's tools ...... thus I didn't even bother to 'correct'' her.... Mike
  5. ..on reflection, Seth ...of course you are correct about the wind....you were obviously talking about the ''head '' wind....... Mike
  6. ...envious of you blokes with that cheap feul.... .....put 36 litres in my Daughters little Toyota RAV...36 litres equals nine US Gallons.... ....cost a mere 114 New Zealand Dollars ....the joys of a bunch of left wing nut jobs....sitting on the lid of our country..one could say shitting on the lid of our country...and it would be absolutely correct... ...and that my friends...is just the bloody start...never mind the burgeoning food prices...or the bovine excrement the High Country Farmers are about to face...from a bunch of clueless , ignorant left wing ideologists....who ,left to their own devices would perish in the real world, within weeks.... Mike
  7. Ok Seth....I can tell you that after 60 or 70 years , the ol' pecker no longer has a mind of its own......so directional shifts are unlikely at that point....!! ...guess you are closing that gap....??? Mike
  8. ...Gary..You may be interested in this....The New Zealand Ploughing Champs were held ''up our way'' recently...the days were fraught with rain...this after several weeks of glorious Autumn weather... Two local ''steam engines '' arrived by transporter, complete with big old multiple furrow ploughs....which the event organisers had given their blessing ...to be used after the main 50 acre paddock had been ploughed up by the contestants....The steam boys were going to plough the headlands etc....however, the dreaded "Health and Safety''dipsticks were on site......and after consultation with each other...deemed the paddock...due to the light rain....'Unsafe"' Talk about letting off steam !!!...just absolutely ludicrous....not interested in the cost of getting the two engines there....not interested in the fact, despite the inclement weather...there were dozens of rural folk there to see the steam engines do their thing...,this on the second day when the vintage tractors and horses were going strong.. Mike
  9. ...if he has manicured facial hair...designer sunglasses...knows a lot about nothing....and wears to work, pants that look like pyjama pants....once you would have laughed...but the reality is that you really have to 'metaphorically ", cry......because it is my observation that those ''males'' are certainly not about to become the salvation of mankind..... Mike
  10. ...you do have a 'spitefull '' streak in you, Hardtail ........but notwithstanding your comment...I would happily endorse it .... I have a bunch of pictures , still on 35mm slides.....but have yet to sort them out....despite suggesting otherwise.. Globull warming has struck us this Friday morning, we have been snowed out up where the rock cartage is ongoing ,for river work...I know you Canadians would laugh at this...but the river is up and the 30 ton Cat Excavator 's quick hitch let go around the front jaw.....so homeward bound ...!! Mike
  11. ...this is the starting point for a great hunting experience....via fishing boat to 'steam ' down to any of the many huge 'sounds' that run back of our south west coast....This takes in vast areas....which have wapiti and red deer At certain times of the year, many fishing boats work out of Milford Sound (some of which pictured...),,,,and if you know the right bloke...you are on your way !!...and if you are like me....once you hit the open sea...puke time..big time.... Mike
  12. ..its not that awesome...but a a few sheep on a spur....above the ubiquitous South Island braided river..... Mike
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