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About ihrondiesel

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  • Birthday 05/17/1974

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    Ireton, IA (NW corner)
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    my wife & kids, IH tractors, trucks, & farming

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  1. That’s the bridge on the county line? I remember that.
  2. Funny you should say that. A few years ago I was part of a crew spreading gravel on the roads for the next county south of me. I pulled onto the gravel road grossing 46-47 tons and handed my scale ticket to the county guy who gave me instructions on where to dump my load. I asked him “What about that 26 ton posted bridge 500 yards ahead of me?” He told me not to worry about it, it’ll hold, been sending trucks over it all day. The bridge held, but who would have been liable if it hadn’t? I’m sure it would have been me.
  3. But I don’t stay in the flat states. I drive more miles in SD, ND, MT, & WY than I do in IA. And FWIW, 104,000 in a bull rack at 75 mph pulls a lot harder than 95,000 in a side dump at 60 mph. And I like to keep up with the guys I run with. Except Greg. His 386 Pete with a Signature 600 would walk away from my C-16 like it was a C-12. 😢 Edit: I’ve driven a 237 Mack with a twin stick six speed. In granny gear, I’m pretty sure you can throw a brick on the right pedal then jump out and pound a stake in the ground beside the front tire to make sure you’re actually moving.
  4. Thanks for the replies. I stopped to look at the truck tonight since I was in Omaha unloading cattle and it was only 10 miles out of my way. I talked to the owner and took it for a test drive. It runs and drives pretty nice. I’m not so sure about the W900 part now. Quite a bit different feel than my Peterbilt. Also needs paint and some interior work, seems quite a bit more worn inside than my Pete with roughly the same miles. Guess I’ll see what it brings on AuctionTime on Wednesday.
  5. Unfortunately no. Pretty sure it would have needed an overhaul, the front axle sheared off the oil pan when I hit the ground. 😢
  6. After I wrecked my truck last fall I’ve been looking for a replacement. Kinda always been a Cat guy but I’ve driven Cummins powered trucks too, but never a Detroit. I found a W900 Kenworth that’s in my price range but it has a 12.7 Detroit. Local shops don’t really seem to like Detroits (some refuse to work on them) but as many as are out there I don’t think they can possibly be THAT bad. I would like a truck that can hang with my current one. This one is a 379 Pete with a C-15 (6NZ) originally set at 550 hp but turned up to 600 hp (after I wrecked the one with the 750 hp C-16). Will I be disappointed with a 12.7 Detroit?
  7. One thing about a CAT skid loader is they are set to their rated capacity. If you are running a 3,000 lb rated machine, it will lift 3,000 lb with ease, but don’t try lifting 3,050 lb, it won’t do it. Pressure relief won’t let it, they are set right to the pinpoint.
  8. It didn’t. The soil particles got washed into the water.
  9. A recent USGS study sampled waterways in 38 states and found glyphosate in the majority of rivers, streams, ditches, and wastewater treatment plant outfalls tested. Not much was found in groundwater because it binds tightly to soil. Glyphosate also was found in about 70 percent of rainfall samples. It “attaches pretty firmly to soil particles” that are swept off farm fields then stay in “the atmosphere for a relatively long time until they dissolve off into water,” Capel says. Found this in a National Geographic article from April 2015. From reading the entire article, my conclusion is that any glyphosate found in water is likely there because of soil erosion. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150422-glyphosate-roundup-herbicide-weeds/
  10. I can admit it if I’m wrong, but I haven’t heard of it being found in groundwater. But I don’t know everything, either. Food I could understand, if it had been applied in the area of a food crop, either purposely or accidentally. Got any sources for groundwater contamination by RoundUp? I’d love to see them. Not being a smartaleck but I’m always ready to learn.
  11. Ask Lorenzo or RKO what happens when someone on a board makes a bad decision in Nebraska and taxpayers end up footing the bill.........
  12. I think you misunderstood me. You are correct, RoundUp is a contact weed killer with ZERO residual effect. I’ve had a private applicator license for 25 years. I know that. My point was that RoundUp binds tightly to soil particles when it hits the soil. It doesn’t leach out into groundwater. That means once applied, it’s stays there, either on the soil or it’s intended target, weed plant material. That’s also why you won’t hear of it being found in groundwater, like you hear of with atrazine, which DOES leach out into groundwater and has been the subject of lawsuits because of that. No disrespect intended, but a commercial applicator should know that.
  13. Must take awhile for the water to filter down to the Ogallala Aquifer.
  14. RoundUp molecules bind very tightly to soil, makes it one of the safest herbicides in existence.
  15. Don’t feel too bad about snapping off bolts when tightening them. I’ve done that myself many times. It’s that darn German torque value I always use—Guten-tight! Congratulations on getting your problem taken care of.
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