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  1. On 2/7/2024 at 3:29 AM, jass1660 said:

    And thanks to Toby he discovered and signed Taylor to her first record deal. 

    Is that a good thing?  LOL! 

    SO, tired of all the flack about her supporting her man by attending his games.  Too many keyboard warriors need to get a LIFE!

  2. In 1979, Dad had a 1969 IH pickup, a 1972 Gran Torino Sport.  Grandpa had a 1974 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 20 and a new Chevrolet Impala.  They had the 1976 Loadstar, an 815 combine, A/C no-till planter, 2 IH 37 disks, 550 4 bottom plow, Oliver 5 bottom plow, 990 mower conditioner, a/c side delivery rake, A/C 303 square baler, 1150 grinder mixer, 500 bushel Behlen batch dryer and several hoist wagons and hayracks on IH and Wards running gears. Dad and grandpa both had cattle and hogs.   Raising corn,  soybeans and alfalfa.  Soybeans were the only cash crop.  The corn and hay fed the livestock. Farming 720 acres then.

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  3. I saw Toby in concert twice.  Once as opening act for Alan Jackson and the second time at the Iowa State Fair.  It was a HOT August night. His music was still worth the discomfort!

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  4. I went to the 9 plex movie Theater located in the mall in Marshalltown last Saturday night.   Only a DOT testing station,  a cell phone store, a Mexican restaurant, planet fitness and Hobby Lobby left besides the Theater in the mall.  The parking lot was being lit by gas powered tower lights.  A big banner outside the theater entrance announced that they were "open for business ".  I asked the young man about the lights.  He said the mall did not pay the electric bill and the service was shut off.   So, the Theater chain rented lights for the parking lot!

  5. We have to remember that at some point, the 5 millionth 1066 became a decade old symbol of a former powerhouse company that no longer existed.  The photos that show the 6 hole cast centers, the tires were different too.  So, likely at some point, the dealer needed the centers, rims and tires to put on a tractor they were selling.  Just ordered in the 6 hole centers through parts and replaced them on the 5 millionth.  It was just an asset at that moment.  Nobody was concerned about the originality!  After all, they did donate the 1066 to the Fort Benton Ag Museum.  Likely as a tax write off at the time.   Thankfully,  for us enthusiasts, they did that and preserved it.  It could have been sold to a farmer out west, hoods repainted and eventually lost to the world.....

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  6. Condition of tires, TA and clutch good?  Weights?  Rear rims solid or rotted with fluid? PTO good?  Hydraulics strong?  Condition is everything....  Good luck!

  7. Like others had said, lots of melting here in Central Iowa.   Lots of bare spots.  Most of the snow I pushed off my parking spot by the house has melted away.  With the warm temperatures,  it is mostly soaking into the ground.  We needed it! 

    Was thinking last night about the gradual sinking back to the earth that the Hydro 100 went through as the packed snow beneath the tires disappeared. 

  8. 4 hours ago, Diesel Doctor said:


    This is getting a bit scary as history tends to repeat itself.

    The Dirty 30's, Dusty Bowl, not matter what you call it, would kill a lot of people today.

    It was humbling the past couple summers how much the smoke and dirt blowing in from burnt areas out west affected the Midwest.   I know the darkened skies took heat units away from our crops.  Night came sooner.  People with sensitive allergies and breathing issues suffered.

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  9. On 1/29/2024 at 7:42 AM, DT Fan said:

    That is true. I've had Kringle, think it cane from Racine.

    Mike, is it about time to road trip and stock up on the suds and cheese curds again?

  10. On 2/1/2024 at 7:45 AM, Qc.Can.IH man said:


     (The picture has been cropped to protect the identity of the person and the other people in the picture! LMAO!)


    I MAY have a photo that would reveal the identity of the 3 people..... a, uh contribution,  may prevent it from appearing here!!  Of course,  that works for those wanting to see it!😁

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  11. 4 hours ago, FoxrunFarms02 said:

    When I was in the hospital the doctor told my wife to bring shorts and tennis shoes for me...........she had to buy some.

    When I lost my leg, I had to invest in sweatpants.  I did not own any and my family insisted that thermal underwear were not appropriate in public!

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  12. Congratulations,  Sir!  Enjoy your life after your career. Dad says retirement days are far too short, so take advantage!  I am sure you have wonderful memories and have seen some fabulous views from the cockpit.  I have never flown, so I can only imagine. 

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  13. I hauled in big round bales with my 856 with duals once.  Three point bale carrier.  Just hours after it was baled.  Smooth ride and negligible damage to the stubble.  It was just after I purchased the tractor and drove it home.  Never did it again. 

  14. I have served twice on jury duty.  The second time. I served on a 3 day trial.  We convicted the gentleman to 30 years. We were handed the case mid afternoon.   Could not come to a unanimous decision.  They put us up into a motel with no TV.  The next morning over donuts and juice we finally came to the guilty verdict. 

  15. 1 minute ago, vtfireman85 said:

    Looking good for a lady of her age. Full Jack? Mom and dad took one in… to say he was strong willed and independent minded would be an understatement. 

    Full blooded Rat Terrier.  Dad was black, brown and white.  Mom was brown and white. Littermates all had black markings but her.

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