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    Painting, Powder Coating, Welding, and Engine restorations. SCUBA Diving and Guns. J&R Farms Tallahassee, Fl.

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  1. dieselox4

    IH interior decorations

    asmashooter is correct with addiction. Be VERY SCARED! Just ask my wife. It all starts with one then you move to the accents. She too has been supportive with helping to build shelves and curtains. Mike
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    Red Power Round Up 2018

    About 250mi away from the house here in North Fl. I just made our reservations as well on Maxwell AFB lodge being military, about 6mi out. Wanting to drive the IH 4900 Crew but haven't decided what to bring. 1206 and/or 504.
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    The new New Holland Crawler

    Yesterday when I looked at their website,they have a rubber track option. Mike
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    The new New Holland Crawler

    Ray54, Yes I was looking for a TD9 and found a few. Just not any with the loader. The HD5 I purchased is in great shape. Track adjusters work, Good Hyd and rams that don't leak, much. Only issue is the Radiator leaks a little. I've got a great local Rad shop that will be taking care of that this spring. It was local so no driving to get it and its a low hour with no show of wear on the pins. I'm happy with it but like you recommended, I take my time. Seeing them yesterday, they definitely didn't look as sturdy as the TD9 and AC HD5/6. So yes I was curious how they did on tillage equipment. I wouldn't have thought there would be 3pt issues after reading 4100lbs lift. I thought the weight was low for a 90hp at 10,800lbs but I'm guessing as everyone has stated mainly for vineyards they want the lower weight. oldTanker, This is what I thought. When looking this past year for one, I would have thought JD, Case, NH, MF, etc or others would have continued to offer an affordable AG crawler. Not just for the commercial or construction guys. Then my thinking was that maybe there were plenty of used machines in the 50+ hp market of used construction equipment that those listed above couldn't compete in the JD world market. I've been by plenty of AG dealers like NH and never seen these until yesterday on the HWY.
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    The new New Holland Crawler

    Driving home from work tonight (about 5hr drive on I-10 east) I passed about a dozen flatbeds hauling these crawlers. This past Fall, I was shopping for a TD with loader and couldn't find anything so I settled on a local Allis Chalmers HD5 with loader. Its been going well. During the time of looking I wondered why AG didn't get back into crawlers. Read lots of great posts from you all in the know and remember IH getting out of the crawler market. I just find it interesting that someone thinks there is a market for crawlers that the current market isn't meeting. Im curious to hear what others think. Neat to see though! $54,000-$78,000 and 64-88HP
  6. I'm looking to start customizing some 1/64 internationals as I already do 1/64 DCP lonestars. looking on Bossen Implements website, they shop stickers from "Gunning, Clifton" and "Matsen". I see minor differences in the grill but what others and or fit different models or years? Also, what red and white in both Testors and or Model Masters are you guys using that match? Thank you all. Mike
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    Retirement

    Doug, If you drove I-75 there and back, you passed within an hour from my house here east of Tallahassee. Most people that drive through North Florida forget or cant believe how much woods, country and or farms are around. They mostly think of Florida as beaches or Resorts. I was born and raised here in Florida living mostly in central florida, only leaving for the military. I'm still active duty and travel to work out of the area. We bought my wife's family farm about 12 years ago planning for our retirement and just recently built our dream/retirement home. Cost of living is great here. tons of farms. bonfires whenever we want, shoot out your front door, hog hunt all year round... etc. I wouldn't live anywhere else! Mike
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    Trucking quotes

    Down here in the South East along I-10, best quote I got was $1.37 a loaded mile about 3 months ago for our 1206 shipped from New York. My SIL and Uncle are both independent and don't go less than $2.25 loaded. Remember, this is one-way with someone else paying for a load on the return. One way loaded with an empty return, you're spending your own money at that point. Locally here your gonna pay more for 200mi because that's still considered local with no return freight. Friend of mine had a tractor shipped about 100mi and it cost $50 initially and then about $3 per mile. This was a large rollback. Mike
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    IH 710 6 bottom plow value?

    5 bottom 710 for sale down here in Florida for $800.00. I could probably get it for 600 or 700. Mike
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    Looking for a parts tractor

    jeff311, I just went with the wife to T&H Sales and Salvage ((229) 859-2643) down here in South Georgia this past weekend. 17147 Ga HWY 122, Pavo, GA. 31778. They have one 460 or 560 LPG sitting in their lot off South Main Street. I cant remember the exact condition it was in but noticed the tank sitting on top. Maybe they (I think his name was Jonathan) will send some pictures to you. They are about 45 minutes North of me. If they cant get pictures to you or find it, let me know. This next weekend I can make a run up there and snap some pictures of it and the other 460/560s they have (maybe 4 or 5). Tell them the guy with the big International 4900 Crew Cab that was there yesterday told you it was there if they don't remember. If there is something big you need, I have family that farm up by you outside of Kokomo, that make trips down here to Fl. Might be awhile though. If its smaller, we can work it for shipping. Mike.
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    Debating about down sizing trailer

    I agree with cgage. Id keep the current trailer and truck until you can upgrade the truck. I would rather have a larger trailer than a smaller one. Also as stated, don't load up the trailer to full weight. No one will stop you seeing that you have a small load on a large trailer. Just ensure its loaded and strapped properly. I have a huge OTR trailer that I pull with my Medium duty truck that clearly would hold more than the truck is rated. I just don't load it to the max. Never stopped. Then again I live in the south and they let pretty much anything on the road! Mike.
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    Medium Duty + Goosneck or Day Cab + Lowboy?

    Agreed in the costs. This is the way I saw it. When I did the cost comparison with the cost of a late model dually (F350/450/550 range) with insurance, MPG, occasional breakdown, tow rating to include the what if good deals or occasional heavy load, the math wasn't there to support. My neighbors 1999 IH 4700 just hit over 600,000 miles with only an alternator and A/C fix. As I stated in my other post, purchasing almost brand new class 7 1998 IH 4900 for a steal under $10K was a heck of deal with the same gas mileage. I got it from a OTR truck dealer who bought out Jackson Co. Al. municipal trucks that they were getting rid of to make way for the emissions required equipment. The market is flooded with medium duty trucks down south here. Like most things its how you take care of it. As far as cost to maintain, with the cost of the truck i'm still way under. I just took the 4900 to the dealer for complete PM and inspections for $600. I tried to do it all myself and it was too time consuming with other jobs going on to do all the filters, greasing and different fluids everywhere. Which there are about 18 different fluid change areas. They did it all in 2 days. Mike
  13. dieselox4

    Medium Duty + Goosneck or Day Cab + Lowboy?

    All great points as usual with this board and its experienced group with regards to state and fed laws! I got tired of wondering what would happen or trying to figure it out as others have stated its never the same. I went down this road last year when deciding to go to a new/used one ton or medium duty. I already had the CDL and medical card. My point was to sell hay and move equipment for myself and others. On average I travel about 1100mi a week In conjunction with my real job. I'm sure we all see improper loaded one ton tow rigs, but I wanted to do it safely. Not to mention that most these new/used (late Model light duty) 400hp 800tq diesels cant seem to go 50,000mi without going to the shop. And then the price! My cousins new F550 had fuel issues around the 20,000mi needing an entire new system. Loaded flatbed was getting 8mi per gal. I found a 1998 International 4900 crew cab with single axle with 63,000 miles, 275hp 466 for under $10K. still getting the same MPG as his 550. looks brand new in and out with air for brakes and trailer all documented at the local Intl dealer. It wont win a speed record going up hill with a full load but will maintain 60mph and 75mph on flat. You don't need to go faster in a maxed out weight limit medium duty anyway. Especially with the retard drivers on the HWY. Mike
  14. dieselox4

    504 tricycle front axle

    rray, Not sure if this answers your question but a quick search looks like its the same for 340, 230, 404, 504, 240, 2504, 200 tractor axles. Mike
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    Navistar engine production

    I hope it works out for your dad. I was originally looking for a clean 2003 Super with the 7.3 but found the medium duty for half the price. You can find them everywhere since new emissions standards needing to be met by state and federal. Mine was a municipal crew cab that sat and ran occasionally with full service documentation from the local IH dealer. My main reason was not finding a newer light duty that for a good price, mechanical issues with newer and the new emissions standards. So reconfiguring the Melrose plant again laying off the workers due to low sales of emission concerns (lawsuits) in the 9 and 10 motors (9.3L, 570ci). Getting reamed in the OTR trucking engines as well. The Maxxforce DT (7.6L, 466ci) ended in 2015 when replaced by the Cummins earlier so its been going out the door for a few years. Sorry to see that engine leave for good. There will be plenty left in the yards as you eluded to with them owning the bus market. I guess I need to start putting together a good rebuild kit for use down the road.