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Mr. Plow

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  1. So do i......lots of Ertl stuff, and the Lego track loader that went with the Massey!
  2. ERTL 1/16 IH 3400 backhoe..... Daisy 840 BB gun. LEGO Expert Builder Massey tractor. Still have all 3!!!!
  3. Narrow roads, low overheads, and 2x the highway safety rules contributed to over 1/2 of the modifications to the design
  4. Grease gun storage annoyed me, and didn't feel like $45 for a purchased rack, so I came up with this from some extra PVC fittings. Hope it catches all the drips and keeps things clean.
  5. Early 80's the Ertl company made a toy John Deere badged logging truck with an IH S Series tractor that had "International " molded into the grill, just like the real ones. Only made 1 run before mother Deere pitched a fit and then the "International " came off the grill....
  6. Dad wrenched there for many years after Lemans in Eureka closed in 1990 or so. I washed combines, set up equipment, and was general flunky for several summers. Learned a lot....worked hard......good times....
  7. Rothrocks, now Stollers in Minonk, IL
  8. I spend several summers of my high school years working at the local dealer. They were a big combine shop and always sold 30+ new machines a year. Old trades came in and I got to clean them up. Also had a 1st year check program for the new machines they sold that included a wash. I learned a lot about where stuff hides on an Axial Flow!!! Air first for sure....2 or 3 times. Then suit up in some rain gear and go at it like Mike Rowe with the Hotsy......no other way.....and it always sucks, even on a "clean" one.
  9. Milwaukee M12 3/8" impact rated at 250 ftlb is my most used shop tool. Handy for everything.....and it gets car and pickup lugs just right for a follow up with the torque wrench. Super handy for 5/16" and 3/8" bolts that are on EVERYTHING.
  10. No problem on the lift link. Hope it fixed you up! I'm sure freezing dated to days of running water in block and need to drain if too cold. Glad that isn't the case today!!! Cool old gauge though!!!!
  11. I have the M18 Fuel mid torque 600ftlb version. It's a horse in a small package. Das bought the 1200 ftlb Fuel.....lots of power there.
  12. That is an excellent book. Very detailed accounts of the salvage operations. I'll get there some day.....Arizona, then Missouri......bucket list trip.
  13. Wheatland with ice cream box from a local show and grandfather's.
  14. Compact battery powered tools have made "speed" wrenches and screwdrivers (like above) nearly obsolete. My 1/4 and 3/8 drive speed wrenches are in the box, but very dusty.
  15. Grandfather had an IH branded oil can punch/spout that dad has tucked away somewhere. I am old enough to have used them, but as a kid helping dad and grandpa......my own stuff used plastic quarts. Things I never use.......abrasive chop saw. Once I got a carbide saw, the chop saw collected dust. I also tend to avoid std grinding wheels in favor of flap disks for about 98% of what I use an angle grinder for (leaving out cut off disks of course) Bench grinder never is used for grinding, only wire wheels.......4" belt/disk sander took its place.
  16. Who wants to know its location anyway????? I hear you melt into a puddle like a candle if you look at it........no thanks!!!! 不不不不不
  17. We gave up on the added expense of red duct tape.....不不不
  18. I see your clean grain elevator received the "silver seal"...... Don't worry, ours did too....不不不
  19. I've used one. Ok on some easy splitting stuff, but no maul. They were all the rage in the early 80's
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