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Mr. Plow

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  1. We gave up on the added expense of red duct tape.....不不不
  2. I see your clean grain elevator received the "silver seal"...... Don't worry, ours did too....不不不
  3. I've used one. Ok on some easy splitting stuff, but no maul. They were all the rage in the early 80's
  4. Everything on the farm was a fort, pill box, hiding place......hours on end everywhere we could climb. BB guns......Daisy 840......shot it completely out. Replaced with 880.....and proceeded to shoot it out too. 840 would let you watch the BB and "walk it in" to a distant target. 880 was too fast for that. Would sit on tin barn roof, dump about 15 BB's in the barrel, shoot them straight up and then wait for them to rain on us. Simple fun days......
  5. Thanks for the heads up!
  6. very nice!!!! IH's and Fords......what more can you ask for?!?!?!?!?
  7. Angle with field cultivator is a must if you still use markers......especially if you work ground in evening and are planting at night. When the top doesn't dry off it's hard to pick out the marker mark from field cultivator harrow marks. 10 deg angle fixes that problem quick!
  8. Direct cut forage harvester.....tire mats crop down in front of cutter head.
  9. Old school / old equipment.... Double disk with Kewanee disk....first diagonal, then straight. 4.5-5 mph......keep it sharp for 250 bu stalks. Chisel plow on angle with old DMI Chizl-Champ 13 shank, straight points 9-10" deep. 1486 handles it all just fine. Yes it's 3 trips and not time efficient (we farm small). Fuel for 3 trips is cheaper than buying more hp and fancier equipment. Leaves about 50% on top, well stirred, not ridged too bad. All flat ground, heavy black Central IL top soil. In spring you can go straight into it with late 80s vintage field cultivator. (Open frame spacing).
  10. Wrench lives on the cab floor, right behind your feet.......half way down the ladder you grab the wrench......then off to the end of the platform you go........ The dance of the green stemmed soybeans and the 1460.......
  11. Thanks.........In all fairness, I have to go down to his place next weekend and help him do some basement sealing/insulating....but, you are right, he did me a nice favor coming up to help, and he did a great job on the blower hopper.....he didn't make a huge mess and always kept me in insulation......I was very appreciative of his help.
  12. Ceiling insulated........R45-50 with fiberglass blown in fiber. Son came home to help feed machine. That finishes all major construction! And planted a redpoint maple tree....
  13. I'm a little surprised....our 345 4+2 1700 handles 325 bu (30,000# gross) without much trouble......not breaking speed records, but not flogging it either. Wonder how your 404 is geared?
  14. I remember getting this playset for Christmas......just a few years older than the ones posted earlier.... Brand new just released 3588 2+2's in 1/16 scale for Christmas was a big deal!
  15. As you look at the Farmington Implement videos and the literature form the same period, you begin to recognize the shots. They took plenty of stills along with the movies. Many of the scenes and angles are the same. It wouldn't surprise me if they snipped movie frames for literature shots as well. The discussion on Danco belly mowers a while back had some literature posted......EXACTLY the same equipment and shots from the video Farmington Implement published. There is an 800 plow video that has the plow behind a 4366....that same shot is on the cover of the late 70s moldboard plow literature....certainly shot and filmed together. Many of the 284 scenes from the current DVD are also literature shots. ....Growing up as the kid who was always pouring over 70s and 80s literature has the benefit of "that looks familiar "不不
  16. 1000% agree!!!! Dad liked mine so much he bought himself one too....
  17. Thanks, been waiting, planning, saving for this one a long time....
  18. 982 got some service work this am in preparation for my wife's fall party Saturday and the traditional hay rides. First tractor work in new shop!
  19. Solid old units. Easy to fix up and play with.
  20. I toured the Ertl plant in the 80s when it was running.......pretty cool. I agree the show isn't the same.....I've been to almost every one of the National shows....good to see old friends, but not the same. Big Steve had a huge repair/repaint/customize business going in the 80's and 90's......then the bottom fell out of 60's Ertl repaints.
  21. Usually go every year,but daughter has a concert in WI Friday night, so I'm out this year. Big Steve (dad) will be displaying in gym right beside Toy Farmer table....look for lots of 1/8 scale IH stuff.
  22. H&S......Hay & S4it
  23. Agree...there wasn't technically any overlap in production.
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