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ChrisNY last won the day on July 5

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About ChrisNY

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  • Birthday 05/14/1968

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    Jefferson County ,NY
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    In the shed got restored 1966 Farmall 1206, restored 1961 460U, 1456, 4386, 1984 1460 combine and assorted implements, collect farm toys and generally anything IH,60' and 70's muscle tractors, crawling down hot smoky hallways, moving endless amounts of snow and cow poop and trying to grow the best corn, beans, wheat and alfalfa we can.

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  1. You might want to check their funding sources, the state does not give any money to fire departments. FEMA has a grant program once a year but other than that all money for any department in NYS comes from taxes or donations and 2% money. I was fire chief for 15 years and the state has never given one penny to any fire department that I know. While fundraisers might be a good community event without a doubt I think you will find that calls for service are much greater than they were 20 years ago and training requirements are also much greater. Its alot to ask guys to go on calls, give up a couple nights a week training then spend their weekend flipping pancakes to buy their own equipment.
  2. I agree with him, you give your time for free, shouldn’t have to raise money for your equipment. Cops don’t do pancake breakfasts to get bulletproof vests. A new ladder is well over 1 million dollars now, thats alot of pancakes. Times have changed
  3. I remember HD well, he was a frequent poster on the old board. Condolences to his family. Rest in peace HD
  4. ChrisNY

    New Addition

    Yup, wife has already claimed it as hers to go with the 460 as they are more “ her size” 🙄🤷🏻‍♂️
  5. ChrisNY

    New Addition

    I know, now I need one point FH implements 🤷🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
  6. ChrisNY

    New Addition

    Well it must be my lucky day, because other than a couple seals, its all good, lol
  7. ChrisNY

    New Addition

    Me either, thats kinda why I wanted one. A’s, Super A’s and 140’s everywhere, 100’s you don’t see as often. I have never seen one with the “ factory” optioned tach either..and it works.
  8. ChrisNY

    New Addition

    Will use it in the garden with cultivators but thats it. Mostly just for show.
  9. ChrisNY

    New Addition

    Guys that know these little guys feel free to point out anything you see
  10. Wow that is good, I am career firefighter and all we get is pulmonary function test , hearing checked and take our blood pressure every 2 years. Have had 3 colonoscopies so far, get one every 5 years. I have IBS and father died of prostate cancer and mother of colo rectal cancer so high risk
  11. ChrisNY

    New Addition

    So a new addition to the family, not sure why as I really don’t need another project but have always liked the little 100’s and they are easier to haul to shows than the big ones. This one is a 55 and very straight, not a dent anywhere, everything works as it should, runs very smooth no smoke,couple minor leaks is all. Needs a couple new rear rims as tires are loaded and seep around valve stems. Is pretty well optioned with fast hitch and original tach, Rockford heavy duty clutch, nice set of cultivators. Not real familiar with these little guys so am sure will have questions for you guys as I go.
  12. Sad deal, I saw it on the news. Looked like he had a small tedder behind. It is dangerous out on the roads, driver inattention, everyone in a hurry. I log ALOT of road miles on big equipment and you always want to be on your toes as alot of people have no idea how close they come to dying out on these roads
  13. Mansfield Oh, great show, great grounds and lots of 1206’s!!
  14. ChrisNY

    Cover crop

    I understand you got it cheap, but cheap on the front end may not be cheap on the back end with increased herbicide costs and yield drag. Just something to consider. If you want a cheap cover, oats are the best just to get a cover out there. Winter kill, cheap, easy to establish. If you are determined to use the wheat, terminate it early.
  15. Was planning on going but with the weather having us a month behind and have to go out of town the following week for a doctors appointment we decided to cancel our reservations. Just have to much to do and the calendar says time is running out before the weather starts turning. Hopefully 2021 will be a better year
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