mike_newman

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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. Hi Mike

     

    You are a hard man to find :) thank goodness for technology eh? Do you have a cell number? as I couldn't find you in the phone book. I am back in from Australia in early February, staying with sis in Nelson and would love to catch up - I can drive over to the valley. look forward to hearing from you

    fuj (aka glenn) 

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      mike_newman

      hullo glen...been away from computer....hence no reply.....come over when you can to ngatimoti.....john ..my bro....now owns that place...we live up the baton valley.....john's phone #   5268524...

      regards mike n

  2. Favorite Truck Ever?

    Not really.......there are a lot of trucks around that are of less quality than the venerable Mercedes Benz.............. Mike
  3. Favorite Truck Ever?

    ...I don't recall a "split flat glass windshield"..... trucks came into NZ.....CKD.....from Allentown .....Pennsylvania. .I had three from new.....been awhile though !!...The only difference to your domestic product would have been the RHD set up.......Have a lot of pictures from that era...but none clearly showing the wind screen......there is a supporting 'brace' for the visor......sort of a shadow effect ?? Picture of a friends R Model with the old Ex200 on board......still have the Ex on the farm...... but the Macks are long gone......nothing is forever Mike
  4. Favorite Truck Ever?

  5. Favorite Truck Ever?

    ........IH and Mack.......why would you need anything more ???!! Mike
  6. uhhmm.....re the above picture........which in no way relates to the subject matter....sigh......In fact it is reflection on my ability with a computer...or ....lack of it.......once it used to be difficult for me , anyway, to post picture on this site.......now...as you can all see.....any moron can do it.... Sorry about that Dan........ Mike
  7. ...possibly the best advice on this post...not in any way detracting from the other posts though.......just recall pushing huge Macrocarpa trees with old 30 ton Cat excavator......had myself sat up on that mound as 'pede' describes......but the old cat was a bit light on KGs ....and as the tree was rocking back...then forward again....down came the two top leaders...missed me by a hairs breath........scared the ''livin' excrement '' out of me.... Had ROPS cab ...but... Good lesson....when you survive !!!!! Hullo Mr Drott 150.......haven't seen you on here for a long while How are you doing ??!! Mike ..Uhhmm.......well...the photo below neatly sums up my computer skills...sorry.....an errant push of the click thing on the entirely wrong picture......
  8. Interesting call from CNH today

    ...here it is !!...a few moments running around on the tractor mentioned above......thanks to Chris Tomac (Dr. Ernie ) knowing the right bloke...in this case Richard Lantis's son... ..a neat time for an old machine operator from Down Under....... Mike
  9. She didn’t see the humor...

    Ahh Sid......to much information Mike
  10. Hair Sheep in the south. Have I lost my mind?

    ..alternatively...you could shoot the lot and save a lot of work....... ...no only joking.....however we are down to 50 only ewes ....this to clean up various weeds following the cattle around......We only run about 230 odd cattle ..just a very modest farm......and the return on cattle for the effort expended is so far ahead of sheep....cross breed wool down here is virtually worthless.....that is not worth while unless you have 3000 odd ...and right now the fly strike is in full swing.....sigh....so many issues with sheep that never have with cattle...... Mike
  11. Farmall 504 Diesel Questions

    ...we also do a lot of 'pulling' with the venerable Diesel 504...in fact we have several, including two Farmall's......along with an 886 and a 5130, the old 504's do a lot of good work on our humble farm....... Down under.....spares are non-existant...so we have brought several 504's ..that came in a very distressed state...this from a larger farmer, whose kids saw the future in green paint...thus the old IH equipment was abused accordingly......so we have the ability to keep the classic American tractors going for some time .....rotary slashing/harrows/ trailers/ rolling paddocks/.(we have Pennsylvania size paddocks...) PTO wood splitter/ PTO welder and a myriad of small tasks ...... As for using one as a "tractor puller''.....I would refer to T.P's above, amusing post....... Mike
  12. T340 IH, TOP TRACK IDLER

    ........simple......make one !! ......get the required length / diameter of round stock.....if the original cap is ok...fine.....otherwise make one of them.....you can bush/ or bearing it to suit the existing shaft size... Any good machine shop can do this type of job...or if you have a lathe....... It will be of modest dimension....your carrier roller on this machine......BIL has just made four new ones for 9B......which required 5 inch stock...the finished product is unrecognisable from new factory carrier rollers.. Mike
  13. 504 international hi-clear gas

    .......seems to have a "Standard 504 ' bonnet......and is that front axle swept back......or is that these old eyes of mine playing tricks ?? ..looks to have that same diagonal bracing as on the standard 504...?? Mike
  14. Question for overseas folks on your metric sockets

    AF......American Fine NC.......National Coarse BSW ....British Standard Whitworth BSF .....British Standard Fine ....and the bloody Metric stuff .....all used on older farm equipment down under Mike
  15. A Rich Vein of IH tractors ( Pics)

    ......all the tractors have those decals.........all "owner added''......plus his farm / business logo........tractors are immaculate...inside and out....as is the IH ancillary equipment...including a restored 56T baler...which has a run occasionally...never seen a '56T ' before Mike