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About retento

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  • Birthday 09/29/1958

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    Rocky Mount NC, USA 7 mile off of I-95
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    Walking horses, tobacco, Farmalls, old yellow Cub Cadets, salt water fishing.

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  1. Direct link to the "Vintage Harvest".... I could watch this all day... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBhved_BkyY I believe this one may already be on here...
  2. Quote Loadstar.... We'd hear the adults talking about tire chains on cars and trucks and I guess that inspired us kids to try something similar. As I recall it did help traction some. Speaking of twine and ice..... Did you ever try wrapping twine around your leather sole shoes to get a little "grip-shun" on the ice? Or wear a pair of sox on the outside of your shoes, that would help that leather get a little bite!!
  3. OBG.... Tell me about the little compressor on the 1914 Cadillac, sitting just beneath the horn.... I guess it's a compressor. That engine sure polished up nicely!!
  4. (Quote, Delta!) Great ramblings-----very educational to the "uneducated". Ramble on OBG, Ramble on!! We're listening!! Closes I've ever been around a boiler was some old Whiskey Still contraption! Never any steam traction engines around here. Everyone farmed with Mules, then moved on from the Mules, to A's, H's and M's..... Except they kept their Stills!!!!
  5. Delta Dirt, I got two old "house jacks" like that, one steel and one aluminum. The name on them are DUFF-BARRETT. They came from the Rail Road if I remember right. They were just the right height to jack up a big Farmall by placing the jack underneath the rear axle housing in the area of the fender mount brackets. I always used the pipe that came with the tractor that was strapped to the frame rail that was to be used with the wheel lug wrench. That pipe was made for those jacks!!!
  6. That looks like a AC WD-45 "DIESEL", don't see many of those!!
  7. What did they do with all that straw? Burn it in the boiler, in the heater in the house, let the winds blow most of it away..........Use it for feed?
  8. Didn't that single, one off, Cockshutt 580 have a 330 cid 6 cylinder english built Perkins? I don't think it used the "Perkins 354". I think that tractor now resides in Delaware, U.S.A.
  9. OBG!! I like that tail board on the dump truck at the auger... No corners to shovel and sweep out, someone was using their head, never seen one like that around here!! Old 7520's make a fine auger tractor!!
  10. OBG, Is that a intake manifold boost pressure gauge strapped just under the air intake bonnet on Palouse's TD-9, 92? Keep the pictures coming OBG, loadstar, toyboy and others!!
  11. I'm finally figuring out why most of the wheatland tractors have the big wide tires!.........So you can lower the pressure and float over all of those stones!! That picture of OBG's 660 and disker looks like it's in a beet field or a "tater' field. God bless anyone that is willing to farm that soil, cause I don't think we could raise a crop of tobacco around these parts in between all of those ............ROCKS!!!
  12. That looks like a pile of barley. What's done to keep it from molding, spoiling, catching fire, etc? Is it piled directly on the ground or is it on concrete or plastic? How long with it be left laying there? We have never piled grain on the ground, we don't even like to leave the round bales in the field. Everything goes in a bin, crib, or under a shelter. I have seen pictures of that way of storing grain, just don't know how or why it's done that way. You just don't see that in the southeast U.S.A.
  13. Keep'um coming. I could look at this stuff all day. I'm not but 48 years old and have never lived anywhere other than the farm from which I'm typing this. We had a TD-9 with a Bucyrus blade when I was a little kid and I thought that was the biggest crawler made back then. Back then I could not ever imagine that anyone could farm with track tractors, pretty much everything here is rowcrop, tobacco, sweet potatos, cotton, peanuts, soybeans, corn and and a little wheat. I should thank all of you guys out in the high up cold country for planting and harvesting those large wheat crops. If it wern't for you and your familys then MaMa couldn't have put any biscuits on the table.............And I do love me a hot, greasy, homemade biscuit with a dab of Cow Salve butter and some home grown Christmas time country ham packed inside. I'm going to make us a pan of biscuits while ya'll post some more pictures!!!
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