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2+2 Guy

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  1. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Had a good day.
  2. Probably not going to make it this year, BJ. My son’s farm drainage business has really started to take off and he keeps me busy wrenching on equipment. I tell folks that I’m his VP in charge of transportation, fabrication, repairs and parts procurement. Hope next year at Springfield will work out. Wishing you all the best.
  3. I’m not a big conspiracy theory person and I haven’t verified all the claims made in this article but it sure makes me wonder. Follow the trail of the $! dakotashadow13/13/2021 at 7:31 AM−Vote up+1Vote down A Coincidence Theory: The Chinese biological laboratory in Wuhan is owned by GlaxoSmithKline who (by coincidence) owns Pfizer! (the one who produces the vaccine for the virus that (by coincidence) started in the biological laboratory in Wuhan, which (by coincidence) was funded by Dr. Fauci who is (by coincidence) promoting the vaccine! GlaxoSmithKline (by coincidence) is managed by Black Rock finances who (by coincidence) manages the finances of the Open Foundation Company (Soros Foundation) which (by coincidence) serves the French AXA! By coincidence Soros owns the German company Winterthur which (by coincidence) built the Chinese laboratory in Wuhan and was bought by the German Allianz which (by coincidence) has Vanguard as a shareholder which (by coincidence) is a shareholder of Black Rock, which (by coincidence) controls the central banks and manages about one third of the global investment capital. Black Rock (by coincidence) is also a major shareholder of MICROSOFT, the property of Bill Gates, who (by coincidence) is a shareholder of Pfizer (which–you remember? is selling the miracle vaccine) and (by coincidence) is currently the first sponsor of WHO!!! (World Health Organization) So now you understand how a dead bat sold in a wet market in China infected the ENTIRE PLANET!! FOLLOW THE MONEY people!
  4. Best wishes for your birthday, Mark.
  5. Ken Updyke’s book, IH Identification Guide lists the average shipping weight for a 460 International as 5300 lbs. That makes that a 26,500 lb. load. Pretty interesting the way they stacked those last 3 tractors.
  6. Bought a book titled International Trucks of the 1950s at the I-80 truck stop last summer when BJ and I visited Farmall Land. Finally getting around to reading it and found this picture. The caption reads: Crouch Bros. Inc. of St. Joseph, Missouri, seen here pulling a flatbed trailer, owned this ACOF Sightliner. It has the 48” cab, standard cast spoke wheels and most likely the V-549 gasoline engine. The 48” cabs were short but there was plenty of room for comfort. The load contains International 460 tractors.
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    I’ll bet it was the one from Farmall Land. BJ and I were out there in August and I snapped a few pics.
  8. Thanks for all the great pictures, Bill. Really enjoyed them and the beautiful scenery where you live. I feel kind of lazy though after seeing all that you accomplished last year. Keep up the good work. Hope we can get together again.
  9. Every time they build something idiot proof somebody builds a better idiot.
  10. Congratulations Bill. Always nice to have a tractor from your youth. That is a pretty unique tractor.
  11. Gotta be kind of a bittersweet time for you, Bill. Wishing you all the best.
  12. Here in NWOH the state has instituted some voluntary programs to help reduce the phosphorus load into the Western Basin of Lake Erie. It’s administered through the USDA by the FSA. They have made funds available to offset the cost of practices like variable nutrient placement, nutrient management plans and cover crops to name a few. One of the requirements for cover crops is that they must be planted by October 15 hence the interseeding experiments.
  13. I tried it this year with mixed results. Didn’t get enough rain and I should have seeded it sooner than I did. Will try it again next year.
  14. Congratulations Bill. Love the picture.
  15. Bib overalls here. My IPhone fits perfectly in the front bib pocket.
  16. As others have said it’s really pretty basic. Four philips head screws hold the bezel in place. Lower center straight screw is the adjustment screw. Sealed beam unplugs and sets in a formed mount. Here’s the only thing in the parts manual concerning headlights. Top pic is from service manual.
  17. I’ve seen it done. The alfalfa mill near here has one they use to seed alfalfa with. Have only seen it from the road but I noticed they had fabricated transport wheels in the rear somehow. Will see if I can get a picture for you.
  18. Thanks for the pics, Tony. Always enjoy seeing different crops in different parts of the country.
  19. Yes. I put one in my 5088 that I got from Mike. Fit perfectly. Sure beats glueing one in for a guy my age.
  20. I would speculate that it depended a lot on the area of the country on how popular they were. In this part of NWOH we did a lot of spring plowing. The right wheel was spun out to match the furrow on the 4-14 mounted plow. It stayed there through spring planting as our 450 was used to work ground. Corn was planted in 36, 38 or 40" rows. Soybeans were planted in 30" rows. Corn was cultivated first and the wheels had to be spun out to match that row width. Then it was time to rotary hoe and/or cultivate the soybeans and the wheels had to be spun in to match that row width. Sometimes the corn then needed another cultivation and they were moved again. Then back to beans for another cultivation. When it was time to pick corn both wheels needed to be moved way out to match the mounted picker. After corn was off and if weather permitted we removed the picker and plowed stalks with the 450 and the wheels needed to be moved again. It's a wonder we didn't wear out those rails. ?
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    Nothing beats the simple pleasures in this life.
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