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  1. This year's corn crop

    In a normal year it would be go time right now. But I'm looking out the window at a snowstorm. When the weather allows, it's gonna be full throttle til the crop is in. But at this point the hay crop is falling behind as well. That is not something that can be pushed.
  2. Value of 966 mfwd

    That’s an Elwood axle and would have been put on later. They turn pretty well, but not as tight as a 2wd.
  3. Iowa DOT portable scales

    Scales are accurate on the day they are calibrated. They become less accurate every time they are used from there. If his scales were just a few hundred pounds off, and the elevator was a thousand pounds off that would make the difference.
  4. Has anyone been able to do any field work

    It has been dry enough that a guy could have put oats in but I haven’t heard of anyone going yet. Manure is being hauled like crazy. Some of my piles still have frost, but it breaks up easily. My neighbor asked me to seed a fence line for him. His bto renter said he would but with this weather he may not have time. The dozer is behind schedule due to wet and frost.
  5. Consignment Auction

    A 7140 is an old tractor; he should have taken that price. There are more than a couple for sale at half that needing basic tlc
  6. For a work tractor I think it would be just fine. But I was under the impression Mecum was a place to sell collector tractors. It is not a collector set up like that!
  7. 4840 motor

    Fuel in the oil may not be as bad as they thought. I had my 1026 seize completely and it only needed the crank polished and new bearings. But maybe the green ones aren't as tough
  8. Our Privacy is Being Stolen?

    Art I don't think you are wrong about what the government can and will do. But I don't expect them to just go fishing to see who may be breaking the law. More likely when they already know someone is doing something wrong, they can confirm it. I would love to go off grid and cash only, but it is very difficult in this modern world.
  9. This spring explained--------

    Exactly! Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it!
  10. M rear weights.

    They will fit all clamp style hubs. If your 7 has had wedge locks put on it gets a little complicated but can still work
  11. The milkweed?

    We subscribed to the milkweed for several years. The editor gives unfiltered information and opinions about the dairy industry,m. The price is high so he can avoid running advertisements, thus allowing him the freedom to speak his mind without losing revenue. Dad saw him speak once, but said he’s a better writer than speaker. Dad asked if he had ever been threatened by those in the industry that he was speaking out against; he said no, but he discontinued putting his family picture in the paper just for safety. Bottom line is that we quit subscribing because although it was refreshing to see someone write the truth, all it really did was make a guy mad.
  12. 7 more herds next week!

    I sold out at the end of March. Could I have continued? Yes. Would I have made any money in the next year? I doubt it. There were many factors that went into the decision beyond finances, but that was definitely a major factor. If your facilities are in good shape, you have little or no debt, and are on state insurance and assistance you can still make a little money but not much. If you have to buy your own health insurance you are up a crick!
  13. Question about the DV-800

    Some people confuse IH and Detroit engines because IH built some that were labeled Detroit for Agco products.
  14. April 1rst

    I’m not really one to get into the pranks, but one year the radio station started calling themselves “Hank100” and played nothing but Hank Sr and Hank Jr. I think it lasted for a couple hours, but dad and I had no complaints!
  15. Return of Roseanne tonight

    Roseanne voted for Trump, and vocally stands by that. She has said that they will use her as pro Trump while others are anti Trump to attempt a balance- aka keep the bigwigs off her azz.
  16. Smaller combines.

    New idea made a pull type sheller, and for some reason I’m thinking jd did as well but I could be wrong. If your current machine does well on grains, don’t replace it with a mystery machine that could need thousands in work
  17. New joke

    Never fall in love with a woman for her looks, but rather for her personality. They usually have several, so just pick one to love!
  18. land o lakes patrons?

    I’ve heard that some of these plants that put quota on their farmers are allowing transfer of the quota. Maybe selling ones quota could make up for the crappy cow prices for those getting out!
  19. New joke

    While riding my motorcycle, I swerved to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and landed in a ditch and severely banged my head. Dazed and confused I crawled out of the ditch to the edge of the road when a shiny new convertible pulled up with a very beautiful women who asked, "Are you okay?" As I looked up, I noticed she was wearing a low cut blouse with cleavage to die for. "I'm okay I think," I replied as I pulled myself up to the side of the car to get a closer look. She said, “get in and I will take you to my house so I can clean and bandage that nasty scrape on your head.” "That's nice of you," I answered, but I don't think my wife will like me doing that! "Oh, come now, I am a nurse" she insisted. "I need to see if you have any more scrapes and then treat them properly. "Well, she was really pretty and very persuasive and being sort of shaken and weak, I agreed, but repeated, "I'm sure my wife won't like this." We arrived at her place which was just few miles away and after a couple of cold beers and the bandaging, I thanked her and said, "I feel a lot better, but I know my wife is going to be really upset, so I'd better go now." "Don't be silly!" she said with a smile, while unbuttoning her blouse exposing the most beautiful set of ****s I’ve ever seen. "Stay for a while. She won't know anything and by the way, where is she?" I replied, . . . . . . . . . "Still in the ditch with my motorcycle, I guess."
  20. My rant for today....

    You might be missing out by not asking miles. Back in '04 I was looking at 99-00 super duties with 7.3 and a 6-speed. I screwed up entering years in my search but let it go because I had a dollar cap anyhow. Pulled up an '02 in my range. I figured it had to have a quarter million miles so I looked past it. The next day I gave in to curiosity and called. Only 117k. That's a lot of miles for a truck that was still two months from its 3rd birthday, but no more than the older trucks I was looking at! I drove that truck til just shy of 200k and only sold it to get a crew cab.
  21. Foam filling tires

    I’m on my second set of 23-8.5-12 foamed tires. It doubles the cost, but I was having enough flat tires that it works out very similar in lifetime cost, and this way I have no down time. I’m just guessing that you are running 10-16.5. That lower price is a bit suspicious. Talk to another customer of theirs. They will ride rough. I would never foam fill a used tire, nor would I do anything but a good rim.
  22. K&M door cylinder

    I had a set put on my 3588 and I wouldn't want to use one without them!!