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  1. 4 hours ago, acem said:

    There is much more money in being a trader 

    If you are successful at it! Like I said, as of late, I’ve not been very successful with the paper side, and I’m not looking to make millions, I’m just trying to find a little extra with my bushels I grow.  I don’t want to farm and drive truck to support the farm for the rest of my life, the truck takes to much time away from home/farm!

  2. On 11/26/2023 at 8:44 PM, stronger800 said:

    I think the IH ones I bought ten years ago had that grayish orange peel to them too.  
    I didn’t have anything not old or faded to compare to though, so I thought they were suppose to be like that. 

    Here’s an original decal to see the original orange peel IMG_4964.thumb.jpeg.ebbdc4dfc87719eeaa0023340af8b1b0.jpegIMG_4963.thumb.jpeg.63b49a0b722e621cf6b6fc496af149ba.jpeg

    can almost see the bumps of the orange peel.

  3. Most years having grain bins pay off, in my area it paid to put the beans in the bin for a few weeks, made a dollar a bushel over anything offered pre harvest.  Corn, was better to move in early October, but not many have corn ready then, still getting beans off too.  Now that harvest is about done, basis levels are strengthening, that tells me there’s demand for corn somewhere.  If I see $4.95-$5, I’ll be sending corn.  If I don’t, well then I’ll figure it out this coming spring and summer.

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  4. On 11/20/2023 at 9:57 PM, lotsaIHCs said:

    We had to say goodbye to our old German Shepherd Zeus tonight. I couldn't do it and a neighbor graciously came and put him down. His hips gave out and he was unable to walk tonight. He was a good dog and will be missed. A sad night at our house.


    So sorry to hear this!! After putting down our German shepherd husky Willow, about this time last year, I feel your pain!! It’s amazing how many tears we shed over an animal! I still miss Willow, but our new dog Jovie has definitely filled that void of Willow! 

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  5. I’ve bought a few sets from CHN in the last 2 years, they are cheaper than you think, price is comparable to anything you’d get aftermarket, but the orange peel look is slightly different than original.  I’ll try post close ups of the decals I put on, or open a package of a new one I have on the shelf.  I’m happy with how they look, nothing I’ve seen yet come from any vinyl shop, or decal maker looks close to originals!

  6. 1 minute ago, FarmerFixEmUp said:

    Just contacted Todd at The Farmall Shop. he can fix them again. I believe $100 plus return shipping, but don't quote me on that. I've had maybe a dozen or more fixed and all work fine.  His number is 319 330 7850.

    All depends on if he can get the capillary bulbs anymore.  I have 2 down at his shop now, and they’ve been there for about two months, and he said he is waiting on the capillary bulbs, with no luck!

  7. 1 hour ago, adam81 said:

    Recently we had our 5488 start on fire.  Fortunately,  it did not burn up the whole tractor, but did get all the wiring and hydraulic hoses under the cab floor, and on the wall between the engine.  Any one know how large of a job it will be to replace the harness from fuse block under the steering column to everything under the floor plate?  We did have the tractor briefly running about 2 hours after the fire, so thinking it is completely salvageable.  We also had the local mechanic out and said is completely doable to re wire.  Just looking for any thoughts or tips.

    Thanks in Advance!!!

    You need to reach out to Mike Links, Triple R Tractor, or @88seriesrestorer here on the forum.  He’ll be able to answer any questions you have!

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  8. We have had a Mini Gac for probably 10 years or more now, been within a 1/10 of a point as the elevators, but now this year it’s about 1/2 point off, not sure why? The one thing with the mini gac, I never trust the first test, I always figure the first test is its wake up test.  

    5 hours ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

    We have some old Dole moisture testers. They are pretty accurate, but being able to tell the moisture of soybeans is pretty easy by biting them. If they don’t crack, they’re too wet. 13% and 16% don’t “feel” the same at all when you bite them. I never witnessed my dad test beans as a kid. He would grab a pod, bite some beans and then say yes or no. We still use that method. 

    I agree with the bite method too! We do that a lot, if the pod cracks open nice, but the bean doesn’t “pop” or crack, they aren’t ready, and sometimes a 13% bean won’t crack, but will definitely be harder than a 15-16% bean! 

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  9. 22 minutes ago, Lazy WP said:

    Good luck. I had a Fasse valve on my 2090 Case and it never worked correctly. 
    Fasse has great customer support, but only open during the week. 

    That’s not very helpful when it’s crunch time and you need support!! Some people work more than 40 a week!!

  10. Trying to get finished with harvest, and we got a hole in a hydraulic line for remote valve 3, so instead of tearing the rear apart when we don’t have time, I thought we could just put a Fasse valve on remote 1, and still have 3 valves.  It’s not working so well, when we try to run the functions it blows oil out through the drain port plastic fitting, and pops remote 2 hoses out.  Is this because it’s not handling the gpm flow, or is there something wrong in the valve? Might have been further ahead fixing the line that has the hole in it?! 
    As far as I can tell, everything is hooked up correctly, and it plugs into the remote valve easy.  

  11. 1 hour ago, Jacka said:

    Boy,that sounds cheap or should I say a good deal.

    The trucker was on his way to the Deere plant, and was going to run empty, we were kinda in a round about way on his way to Iowa, so I think that helped too! 

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