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  1. which older semi

    if its a 8 bag air ride, they have a bad habit of swaying back an forth loaded, friend has a nice W900, only his son will drive it, scares the s--t out of the dad
  2. I806

    what serial number did the I806 start at? and what year would it be, serial number 2573 be? thx Scott
  3. transtar 4300

    yes it does, and the brake drums, just nothing else
  4. transtar 4300

    recently bought a 1977 transtar4300, truck has a deck on it, but in Canada, we have to have brakes on the steering axle, has anyone put brakes in on one of theses, if so, what model of truck did they come off? thx Scott
  5. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Not so advanced in this area. This picture from this afternoon shows the only machinery I can drive in the fields. That sign shows up in quite a few locations in this part of Sask. I don't see how anhydrous trucks and other heavy loads are going to get around here for a while. fields around Vanscoy are saturated, the snow has been gone for 2 weeks now, but theres no place for it to go, my deep well normally has a water level 45'down ,now its 4' down, im not sure if this crop will ever get seeded
  6. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    this is one of the threads that i truly enjoy reading, and the old pics are amazing to see, only to be outdone by the old tales that are told! don t stop, its the best thread on RP thx Scott
  7. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    thing here in west central saskatchewan are turning out better than they looked, peas ran 40bpa, and the wheat on the quarter that i did yesturday made about 44bpa, very good for 5" of rain all year. john w
  8. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    dad had a 175, a 19', we had that one for 3 years,i cut hay on 7 quarters one summer when i was 12, every morning dad put a quart of oil in it then used the tin from the oil can to shim up the bearing in the pitman arm, boy she would pound in wiregrass, soon learned to lift above it alittle. that was traded for a well worn 230 19"with a crimper,we used it for a few years then he bought a 775 mf 21' with a crimper, i plugged that thing steady in the alfalfa, not sure way he bought the 21"? we had that for 2 years and couldn t keep it together, it was just too hard on it cutting hay,so he bought a new 4000ih , i remember him ordering one with no cab,and my older brother derry was there,he told dad that he better get a cab and air on this one if he wanted me to stay home and run it. as one summer before i left to work with my other brother ken down at lipton on the train bridge ,leaving derry to run the 230, he loved it asmuch as i did, we put up alot of feed in those days ,we had 275 head of cows and kept the calves over too,fed them hay and chop then pastured them that summer only to feed them chop and finnish them out as 2yearolds 4 mixmill loads ever 2 day,boy that old 806 did alot of work in those day,dad shure liked to work! john w
  9. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    i talked to my brother ken and he remembered it well, it was just outside of lipton.its too bad about them pulling out the railine i always hate to see that, btw a dw21 was a 6wheel cat scraper , they cut the bowl off and put steel packer wheels on the back, that old girl would fly too, i never did figure out the shift, once in awhile id kill it turning it around on the grade, id shove the clutch back in to keep it from running away down hill and she would run backwards, smoking through the aircleaners,lol, wasnt a good thing! john w
  10. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Not a bad question Chub and thanks for asking as it is a fascinating subject for me. This pic would have been about 1924 when they were filling the grade. I don't know how long it took but would think quite a while. There was a short spur line built for the project about a quarter mile to the East where the digging went on. I've been there and its quite a sight. Relatively level land and suddenly a big excavation, at a guess, maybe 20 feet deep and in places a hundred feet wide. Its partially grown up with trees now. I'd like to have seen the machinery used for this work. Likely steam powered excavators in 1924. I assume the rail cars just dumped the earth right off the side, or maybe centre dump was used. It appears to be a long way from the trestle out to that cement culvert and it is. Standing on the top now, it takes a good arm to throw a stone all the way out to the water at the end of the culvert. Yet looking down from the top, it looks very steep, not quite vertical, but steeper than I'd care to try and climb. Heres an "after" picture taken in the 1970s showing the same crossing from almost the same angle. You can see the cement culvert. I know I"ve posted this pic before but it seemed relevant to this discussion. that picture looks awful familiar to me, my brother and i work for dallas construction out of humbolt sask in the 70s ,we redid the slope , as u can see in the picture the bank was sliding. we were told it was a wooden trestle bridge. i was 15 at the time and was running a dw21 with steel packer wheels on it, no brakes or starter, we pushed it with the 627 to start it, needles to say it was a handfull for a 90 pound kid to drive. and yes i can atest to the steepness of it, i got over too far and the dw21 slipped over the side from about a quarter of the way up! the only thing that saved it was when it went over i turned it down into the bottom instead of trying to pull it back up. we rolled a 627 there to when we were cutting the bank down. we stayed in the lipton hotel all summer, i still remember the good food there thx john w