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About IKS

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  • Birthday 06/21/1947

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    South of Frenchman River in SW Sask.
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    Making "stuff" and tractors from "The Muscle Tractor Era"

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  1. Tony ,"You and Carol are the Heroes of the day" ! Passing out those autographed posters was a very nice finishing touch .
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    Large prize raffle

    Our Lions Club has just started to sell tickets for a $4000.00 travel voucher .300 tickets @ $50.00 each .It took 3 months to get the licence for that high dollar value .I guess we will know how well it works on July 1st. Each fall we sell cheap tickets $1.00per or $10.00 for a book ,that raffle is in conjunction with our annual carnival the prizes are $1000.00 ;$500.00 and $300 I think it is maximum 3500 tickets.
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    Tony, was that you.... on Fox news

    It is a tough call but these gentlemen look better than the tractors . Well done Tony .
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    IH 2250 Loader

    I guess this is why I like our Leon 747 on the 1256 I ,it has a sub frame that wraps from the draw bar u -bolts on one side around the front and back to the u - bolts on the other side .That remains on the tractor when you remove the loader .
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    Ice beeakup in miles city montana

    Havre was reported at least70" and set a new record back to when recording started in 1880 . I posted on another forum about the roads ,visiting with the post mistress in Turner and what I saw from Turner Port of entry to Turner ,I could easily say the highway was blocked in 70 places in a little over 50 miles from the Port to Harlem .
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    March Storm

    There aren't many pictures that appeal to me more than snow in the trees , the parkland is one of my favorite areas to visit .
  7. http://www.redrunrite.com/ih-custom-diamond-cab-upholstery-kit-756-826-856-1026-966-1066-1256-1456-1466-1566/ I don't know if this is the same cab or not this my help or may not.
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    Ever Done Something Really Stupid

    Had a bit of window lesson at New Years ,I was backing my pickup out of my not completed car port after I cleared the first post I started cutting hard ,the crushing of glass and tin got my attention when I hit the second post .Local shop has a decent door for a bottle of Rye .
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    What ruled the roads then?

    Locally it was predominately GM ,one class mate had a 2+2 Pontiac after a Comet and a Ford ,my Best man had a 1957 Chev car ,1960 Chev pickup then a hot Fairlaine then a 1969 Judge. There were lots of big block Chevells a few Mustangs , a Grande Torino comes to mind and Mopar product. My high school vehicle was a ?100 that was a well beat vehicle when I got it ,then I stepped up to a1960 or 61 GMC stepside 6 cylinder good match for my friends 1960 Chev . From there I went to a new very base 1967 Chev 1/2 ton ,a year and a half later I traded to a nice 1969 Chev that was my last new vehicle . It was interesting to watch the muscle car stuff but interestingly at the drag strip in Saskatoon it was quite route to see a small bloke Chev Biscane or Ford Fairlane be top eliminator for the weekend .
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    rod weeder

    It is interesting when people start talking about building things ,good for you . Because of your comment "big weeds " and "shallow " ,those things don't go together I will highly recommend you make it driven . Rodweeders are a great finishing tool for seed bed prep but not so good for turning a mess into a miracle . BBG comes from where rods were on almost every farm at one time as well he may share more thoughts .
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    Pull type combines

    I am not aware of any still operational ,I don't think there were more than a half dozen built . Slightly different approach ,Rick Wildfong from Craik Sk. built a few kits to put 24 ft on a 7721 JD .It involved widening the undercarriage for stability as well moving the gearbox over to align with the tractor and putting an extension on the out put shaft to reach the main drive pulley . Ralph (Loadstar} may have some scans of this topic.
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    Take that Canada!

    On a more positive note than looking at Trudeau and Obama , congratulations to the U.S. men's curling gold . If the comments at coffee this morning are correct there should be crow for dinner at the U.S. Olympic committee table .
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    Pull type combines

    I don't think I can find pictures but I bought a new MF 751 in 1980 ,I have no idea how many acres or hours it had .I run it until it was well wore out and bought a second at an auction to finish my farming career. I can't imagine running a 14/1682 with a 1486 ,on sharp draws or hills my 1086 had all it needed if the hopper wasn't near empty .Back when swathing was still common there were a few 1482 like this .
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    We are only a couple degrees warmer .Fortunately no wind ,the furnace smoke is going straight to the lawn.
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    Are The Lights Still On In California?

    Unfortunately ,the WISER people whom make the heavy handed regulations and cause businesses to move or close shop completely are not the ones that lose their job . A good day for the ones in Wyoming to get a job . It would be interesting to know how many will transfer to get out of California .