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    30 IHC projects waiting--some completed

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  1. ...could it be the brain gets 'rusty '...from the salt laden air...and corrodes marginally....but retains enough cells..for the slow witted among us, to realise the ongoing virtues of the unemployment benefit........this observation after seeing the hordes of ''surfers'' colonising beach's here and in Western Australia...?? Mike
  2. .....picture placed in the wrong place !!!! Very nice photo Mike
  3. ...a De Haviland Vampire jet aircraft ..on its last run..on the back of a truck..to an aviation museum in the South Island of NZ The Royal New ZealandAir Force brought 15 Vampires in 1951 .....decommissioned 1n 1972 My Dad , when the Korean War started , promptly re-enlisted and got 'trained -up '' on P51 .s and Vampire 's...but was never called up ..for active service ....He told Mum that it was a "'Refresher Course ""...which was a slight distortion of the reality of the situation,,,,This all came out after Dad was 'taken out '' ....and we studied his log books ..and saw what really transpired..... Mike
  4. ...what about the now seemingly ''out of control'' regression of all our countries where the left wing nut jobs are currently sitting on the respective lids..... ...perhaps ""Second World "" status...or will it degenerate into "'Communist Block "" catagory ???......or are they one in the same ?? ..our Glorious leaders achievements....The wonders of Socialism Mike
  5. ...incredible, ........and out there are people ...(The planet savers ...) who are seriously concerned with cattle...breaking wind.... ...to quote my American friend in Utah "'...it sure makes you wonder..don't it..."" Mike
  6. Thanks Tony for those great pictures ....Seems you had a very nice day.....without torrential rain...forest fires or hurricanes to contend with....... Your tractor / baler combo looks the part ....,,,as does that lady in that old red truck ....... Mike
  7. No no Jeff...we don't have bears up the Rainbow Station....... Mike
  8. ...@Tim1573...... ...just wondering if you can update us on any further news of Jim and his family... ,,Thankyou Mike
  9. ...what about the bears, Jeff?? Mike
  10. ...courtesy of Brett....another of our NZ members.. Mike
  11. Oleman......back in those days Kiwi's and Aussie's remembered what America meant to 'us ....Joe Average "" down under... despite the Veitnam fiasco....(both countries suffered many casulties in that conflict...)...however with the rise of ''Anti _ American " sentiment...brought about by profesional ''excrement stirring pieces of left wing flotsam ''.....that caused major issues with US Navy visiting NZ...because of the ''nuclear reactor's ''...percieved by the great unwashed...to be in the bowels of these Naval Craft......thus the US Navy does not grace our shores any longer.......More's the pity There was a well reported incident ..on the West Coast of the US....as I recall...where several NZ Ships were exercising with the American Military....the ''Boss ' of the NZ Naval unit sent a message to his US counterpart..requesting permission to bring in his (NZ) Fossil Feul powered ships..... in a deliberate slap at the stupidity of the NZ Socailist Govt of the day....It was well reported in NZ ...with considerable mirth, aimed at those idiots in power..None the less...they killed off the ANZUS treaty group.....(Australia New Zealand United States)...despite the extensive and angry protestations of the many war veterans ...and the New Zealand public who were able to think for themselves....Just bloody absurd.. Re the topic (!!)..I would imagine parts for any Aussie built, IH trucks...of which I had several big ones , would be like rocking horse excrement Mike (I would like to comment on another ''Joe Average"...but I guess that would incur trouble.... )
  12. Seems I might have thrown down the gauntlet there Cattech...re operating .... ..Yeah ..the ISO was around before Cat Excavators hit their stride..... and Kobelco were very 'civilised ' with their Excavator presentation by offering a 'multiple operating shift pattern '' arrangement , neatly built behind one of the RHS side panels... Mike
  13. .....Australian "C" series Circa 1967 .....the truck with the trailer and discs , I brought new in 1967 One great feature was the 12 inch disc brakes on every corner wheel...That truck could go..but it could stop very quickly.... ...the other two pics were taken at a tractor show.....to prove to an indignant, unbelieving forum member...that indeed the trucks had disc brakes on all four wheels...He figured the Australians were far to backward to come up with this innovation ..when the US built tracks were still on drum brakes...this some years gone..... Mike
  14. ..it makes total sense once you try it.....and the older you get with buggered shoulders...the Hitachi set up is a lot easier on the old body.... .....DWF...because all these young fella's that come along and want $40 /hr to ''drive a digger''..instead of starting at the bottom of the contracting heap...i.e water cart or compaction roller.....are all full of piss and wind, so eventually if you get one that will stick around and shows a bit of promise...he will inevitably start on the ''tea spoon '' excavator that most sites will have......thus he / she will get eventually proficient (??!!) with an ISO system....simply because half of the kids these days are so fricken' dumb..they barely know the right hand from the left..thus the ISO is more readily understood....Swing left for left etc I had the dubious priviledge of trying to teach West Indian ''locals'' the gentle art of truck driving (class 8 ) and excavator operating....Frustration on steroids...possibly why I have mild heartt issues and a stomach ulcer at the present time .... ...so it is easier , I guess to send the new Hitachi out into the field with the standard ISO pattern ...that way any halfarsed opertators can at least do some sort of wet mark on the ground....where as if the machine was set up for Hitachi pattern....once again the ''training '' would start ...again In the West Indies, it took me four or five hours to learn the ISO set up !!!....I had to get up to speed on that set up before the challenge of teaching the locals could proceed ...and incidently...I reckon I hold a world record in the 60 yrs plus class, for running between the door of a 30 ton Komatsu...to outside the swing radius.....those men are like little kids as they go from a bloody shovel and wheel barrow...to an excavator......despite days of ''trying'' to keep them calm when they get into a 'live' situation.... Mike
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