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  1. The Fareway store in my hometown has 6 self checkouts next to the cigarette lane that one employee watches over.  Most of the time, 3 of the 4 full service lanes have folks waiting their turn in line.  The kids bag and carry out like always. People still appreciate that.

  2. The only reason Dad and I make any money farming is because our overhead is low.  My labor is cheap, land and equipment are paid for,  self financed (no banker interest).  We no till and do our own spraying. The last few years have been good for Dad.

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  3. 48 minutes ago, bitty said:

    Pretty sure our 1066 hydro has the larger PTO drive shaft 

    Maybe your tractor has had something unusual done it inside it. 

    Parts book shows drive shaft 381513R11 and input drive shaft 389529R1 for 766, 966, 1066, hydro 100, 1466 being the same.  Hydro 100 should be same as 966 or 1066 hydro.

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  4. Not only does the battery technology need to improve on EV vehicles to be practical for mainstream customer use, but the electric infrastructure needs improved as well.  I'm not sure solar and wind are the practical answers.  Maybe we need to go back to coal or nuclear.... unless something better comes along.  Point is: the power supply system and EV technology must evolve together. 

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  5. 2 minutes ago, Dzldenny said:

    I'm not saying it's right or wrong but back in the70s, 80s and 90s we hauled countless loads of baled and chopped hay and chopped corn. The 706 was one of our road tractors. I used the T/A as an engine brake for the entire time we had the tractor. I learned to do it riding on the fender watching Pa. I started road driving probably around the age of 8 in '82 and we had the 7 until around 2000? In that time it went from 34 to 38 inch rears and gained more road speed and the wagons got bigger and heavier. We never had any T/A issues. I do seem to remember a clutch replacement early on but that's it. 

    Why and how did we get away with it so long?

    As long as the TA was only (pulled back) used under load you were fine.  What tore them up was using them to slow down at the end of each row instead of throttling back. 

  6. 55 minutes ago, DT Fan said:

    I was really looking forward to picking day at Gene's this year. However, he said it's all going to beans this round. Been in corn the last two seasons. Guess we'll have to wait? On the positive side of the ledger, he did invite me down to do some plowing when it warms up. Hopefully have the 450 back up and going so we can test the new rubber.

    He invited me to come down some Sunday next fall and help him harvest.   I mentioned that I miss it, since we hire it done now.  I would love to go down and run one of his plowing rigs!

  7. I mentioned this one in another thread, decided it was time to document the project. It was destined to be dismantled for parts, so I saved it. I have a pair of diesels, but did not have a gas.

      Runs and drives. Has a messed up shifting rail, so the rear cover has to come off. New tires and rear rims, rear wheel weights, no welds on the front axle, decent tinwork.  Rears have fluid, that has to go.  The dash has been butchered:  switches in wrong places and a hole with an oil guage installed. Seat assembly is comfortable enough, but gotta go.  Needs a battery box, lower dash panel and a taillight and bracket. With some repairs and detail work it will clean up decent.

    At work: where it was for sale, whole or parts. 😭20240130_172605.thumb.jpg.b994a5276b605344a63988691a659038.jpg






    Hauled it to a co worker's farm for now.  My trailer is tucked away untill spring. 





    This poor dash.....




    Yesterday,  I stopped at my friend Gene's place.   Harvested some parts off of his parts 606.  Proper seat support, dash assembly,  lower dash panel, battery box parts. 20240217_170611.thumb.jpg.dbb4429257c5cab9c366367ed4a4f54f.jpg

    I also acquired the three point and drawbar assembly for my 544 utility. (That's another trip.)  I provided him with keys for a 400 with 234 picker he recently drove home. (He borrowed a key from an Oliver to drive it home!)20240216_184129.thumb.jpg.7c514b9fa45096f14365ff5c8546f330.jpgIMG_20240218_085142.thumb.jpg.6f061c36c1443c6a9b05078f8e158be5.jpg  The 400 has a single front wheel, so I am trading him a proper narrow front end off an M. Win/win for both of us!

    The parts 606:








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  8. I was there as well. Great show: lots of vendors,  great people and good food. Someone even donated 300 free admissions! Not that the entry fee was outrageous at $3.00!

    Picked up an owners manual for the 455 4 row cultivator and a H - Super M starting and lighting attachment manual. 20240218_110305.thumb.jpg.876812b40d7a01cda7305160b7329f06.jpg

     Premier Edition 1/16 scale 966 black stripe with narrow front, 1/64 A/C 7030 maroon belly (lots of neat detail) and a 1/16 (weak members avert your eyes!) John Deere 7520 4wd.  I have wanted one since I was a child....20240218_110448.thumb.jpg.ed097eab141314f271997788a6edaadf.jpg




    I stopped on my way home at my friend Gene's place.  He provided some necessary items off of his parts 606.  I provided him with some ignition keys 🔑  for his new toy.  Farmall 400 and 234 picker.  He drove it home.  Works great.  He had operated it in the past.





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  9. 20 hours ago, Modrob said:

    (And as mentioned before, best I can tell and from previous owner it is original dipstick…but wouldn’t hurt if someone had a pic of theirs I could compare mine too…just to be sure.😊)

    That engine in a Farmall M does not have an engine oil dipstick.   Just 2 petcocks in the oil pan.  Maybe the crawler is different or someone had added one?  Is this dipstick in the block or threaded into the oil pan?

  10. On 2/17/2024 at 4:58 AM, 12_Guy said:

    It seems to me that IHC had this problem solved with the 66/86 style hydraulic couplers. Plug in hose. Flip the lever to release the pressure. But guys on here all seem to hate on them. 

    I don't hate them, but compared to the pioneer style on my older tractors:  I seem to struggle pushing the hose in far enough to lock in. (Yes, I push the barrel ahead while coupling the hose.) When I feel I have them seated, I flip the lever and they pop out.  I attribute this to the fact that I have decades of experience with the pioneer style. If I had the hours on a 1066 I have on a 706, I would likely feel confident coupling hydraulic hoses up on them.

  11. 16 hours ago, IHKeith said:

    I got a new car, a 1978 Plymouth Fury cop car with a 440.  It needs lots of TLC but is fairly complete and solid.  It wasn’t running so I put it in the garage when I got it home, I have it running now but it’s not running well, I suspect fuel issues but going to start with a compression check next.  The previous owner had the torsion bars set real low, way lower than they should ever be, the driver’s side broke at some point today, it’s a fresh break.

    I didn’t need another car but one like this is on my bucket list, I’ve been casually chasing this one for a while and the time came. My favourite version of this body style is a 76 Plymouth Sport Fury two door.  I’m not settling with the 4 door though, it’s still just as cool, especially because it’s a real cop car 



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  12. 4 hours ago, supermpuller said:

    i've watched every SB  and enjoyed most of them. This year SB was the most watched event ever in tv history

    I heard it was the most watched super bowl in history.  Was not aware it was the most watched event in television history!

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