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Red Flyer

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  1. We have a center pivot irrigation system and some Sudan grass showed up in our field in a perfect pie shape. I assume someone dumped the seed into the supply ditch and ended up on our field. Still see some of it in the field 5 years later.
  2. And the off color pistons from a 466 so said Eddie one time.
  3. We did that about 10 years ago. Cribbed up inside the barn and raised it with jacks. Used an excavator to dig out the old foundation then did footings and concrete blocks. APF
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    IH DC-3

    Dad passed away in march of this year. While going through his belongings I came across this card. I remember dad telling me that he along with his father rode the DC-3 from MSP to MEM and back. As I recall the story my grandfather sold a certain amount of hay balers that won him a free trip to the factory in Memphis TN. My grandpa was always called "tractor grandpa " so we would not confuse him with my other grandpa. Grandpa's dealership was called Fratzke's in Watertown MN. Phone 955-1901. I was 4 months old at the time according to the date.
  5. Driver next to the trailer?
  6. Last week the heater/AC blower fan quite on the wife's JD 6605. Hooked up the round bale monitor - nothing no power. All I could find on the fuse panel was a blown fuse for the horn. Checked the horn and is was inoperative as well. Replaced the horn fuse and guess what? The fan and monitor were back in service again. Go figure.
  7. All I ever find are broken plow shares that say Oliver on them.
  8. Lost my dad March 6. Dad was still helping with field work last fall, by February he could not get out of bed and into his chair with out my help. He is in a better place now.Spent a lot of days tagging along with him to grandpa's IH dealership when I was a kid. APF
  9. Who are your helpers in the back ground?
  10. On a sunny day around March or April it was common to have temperature inversions. It could be below zero on the ground and at 2000 feet the temperature was 40 degrees warmer. You could actually see the inversion when you climbed through it.
  11. All the bear did was roll over and go back to sleep.
  12. Wow things have changed a bit. Back in the 70s and 80s seismic work was done with cat trains out on the frozen tundra. D7 and 977 were the caterpillar of choice back then. I used to fly support for them in the Twin Otter and the Turbine Beaver on skies. The cat trains as we called them were always on the move when they reached their destination they would call in the lat and long on the hf radio. We would plot the course on a sectional chart and set out hauling diesel fuel, dynamite and groceries. In the mean time the dozers plowed a landing area out on the frozen lake and lined it with smudge pots. We would leave Umiat and establish our course out bound from the NDB and then hold a heading sometimes up to an hour and a half until we saw a light. Very little daylight that time of the year. We kind of devised our own approach crossing the runway perpendicular at about 900 ft on the radar altimeter then continuing in a descending left turn not losing sight of the runway then roll out at about 200 feet on short final approach. I flew the Turbine Beaver during the day when the cat trains were moving if I needed to land on skies next to the trail. I will never for get the bear lady that studied the hibernating grizzly bears. The bear lady was worried about disturbing the bears when the dynamite went off so one day I dropped her off on a ridge above the Colville River and left her there for 2 days. When I dropped the bear lady off the temp was about -25 and the wind blowing a steady 20 knots and she jumped out with her back pack and sleeping bag to spend the night in the bear den while the dynamite shots went off. Picked her up 2 days latter. Sorry did not mean to hijack your thread.
  13. Mine was hard to start after I changed the fuel filter. I cracked the lowest injector line and let it set over night, Started the next morning. Just sayin. APF
  14. Looks completely different to me.
  15. Mine is manual and I am converting it to hydraulic. I have managed to accumulate all the parts except this one. I have one but need two just thought I would ask before I fabricate a new one.
  16. Newer drills incorporated the arm into the rock shaft and not a stand alone part.
  17. I have looked all over the internet for this part. I actually found the number as available but when I contact the vendor they say it is no longer available.It is the arm attached to the rock shaft to raise and lower the planting disks. Does anybody know of one that is available? 510 grain drill.
  18. I installed a new switch and solenoid that is why I am at a loss here.
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