2+2 Guy

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About 2+2 Guy

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  • Birthday 06/25/1952

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    Northwest Ohio
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    Faith,Family, Friends, Farming & Farmalls
  1. retirement- try harder this time

    Hey I remember that barn! I was in there and there is an amazing amount of really great stuff in there. That barn alone could keep you busy, Bill for several years. Hey you could open a museum in there if you wanted to. Enjoy it my friend.
  2. retirement- try harder this time

    Congratulations and best of luck, Bill. I'm sure it's gotta be a tough transition for you.
  3. 2+2 from concept to the field

    Now ya did it! I gotta find me one of those!
  4. 2+2 from concept to the field

    I have always admired the innovation of IH. They seemed to me to have been one of the most innovative farm machinery manufactures in the United States if not the world. It just seems like they were always willing to (and pardon the over used clichés) think outside of the box or push the envelope. i.e. the torque amplifier, air planters, hydrostatic drive tractors, rotary combines and 2+2 tractors. They even considered building a turbine powered tractor. Granted, not all their ideas proved successful and some of there concepts were even held onto too long. i.e. the T/A ?? But at least they had the audacity to attempt to develop new concepts. I think the 2+2 was a perfect example of that kind of imagination and audacity. Yes it was a completely radical departure from what was considered the norm in row crop tractors and the competition loved to make fun of it. However, so was the Regular when it first came out. Heck no one even new what a row crop tractor was until IH developed the Regular. I believe that it is absolutely ridiculous to state that it was brought out at the wrong time. IH was able to develop a completely new concept in row crop tractors with a minimum amount of R &D money, using a lot of proven technology at a time when the Ag. industry was floundering and desperately needed a little excitement. Had the "perfect storm" that brought down IH not occurred, I sincerely believe that there would have been a green copy of the 2+2. Just like the rotary combine and the quad track. They made fun of both of them. With that being said, I do feel obligated to acknowledge some sort of disclaimer. As many of you know and the rest can assume by my online name, yes my opinions on 2+2 tractors are highly biased.
  5. 2+2 from concept to the field

    Good topic! Somebody’s gonna turn this into a discussion about hats.
  6. Sometimes it's the little things

    Nice find, Todd and great story to!
  7. Watching Dad

    Wouldn't ya love to know what was going on in that little mind as she watched daddy out there. Won't be long and she'll be telling you.
  8. New joke

    Nymphomaniac Convention MTO boarded an airplane and took his seat.. As he settled in, he glanced up and saw the most beautiful woman boarding the plane. He soon realized she was heading straight towards his seat ... As fate would have it; she took the seat right beside his. Eager to strike up a conversation he blurted out, "Business trip or pleasure?" She turned, smiled and said, "Business. I'm going to the Annual Nymphomaniacs of America Convention in Boston". He swallowed hard. Here was the most gorgeous woman he had ever seen sitting next to him, and she was going to a meeting of nymphomaniacs. Struggling to maintain his composure, he calmly asked, "What's your business role at this convention?" "Lecturer," she responded. "I use information that I have learned from my personal experiences to debunk some of the popular myths about sexuality." "Really?" he said. "And what kind of myths are there?" "Well," she explained, "one popular myth is that African-American men are the most well-endowed of all men, when in fact it is the Native American Indian who is most likely to possess that trait. Another popular myth is that Frenchmen are the best lovers, when actually it is men of Jewish descent who are the best. I have also discovered that the lover with absolutely the best stamina is the Southern Redneck." Suddenly the woman became a little uncomfortable and blushed. "I'm sorry," she said, "I shouldn't really be discussing all of this with you. I don't even know your name." "Tonto," the man said, "Tonto Goldstein, but my friends call me Bubba."
  9. CAFES show

    Still on my bucket list. Probably not gonna happen this year. Just booked my flight & room for Montgomery. I will be looking forward to Tony's pics from the show.
  10. Something you don't see everyday

    Exactly what I was thinking.
  11. My first combine

    Great pictures. Great machines. Looks like they would still get the job done today.
  12. The Passing of a Forum Member

    So sorry to hear this. May God be with you and your family during this most difficult time. Your brother will always be remembered fondly here on The Red Power Forum.
  13. I might need a new battery

    Several years ago I had a customer stop by the shop to talk about having some work done on a piece of construction equipment. He was driving a beautifully restored early Ford Mustang. When he went to leave, I heard a very large bang. He walked back into the shop looking white as a ghost. When I inquired what had happened he told me that his battery just exploded. There was battery acid all over his restored engine compartment. I got the hose out and we washed everything down, wiped things off and blew things down with compressed air and I sold him a new Interstate battery. Boy, it sounded like a 12ga. shot gun when his old battery blew.
  14. Alderman's in Michigan decal?

    Is this what you are looking for? I took this in CA while visiting Tony.