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    Tractors, motorcycles, cars, trucks,...things with engines, especially diesel engines.

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  1. Upper Midwest/Great Plains. Things to see?

    I enjoyed Teddy Roosevelt National Park. It is west of Dickinson near Medora, if I recall. It breaks up the day and you will very likely encounter some bison. I had one slowly cross the road in front of me and ambled within 10 feet of my close I could smell him. I was there in July of '02 and there were not many people there. I kept this post card that I sent back home. My experience of the views was pretty much identical except for the rainbow.
  2. More big stuff (yellow)

    Coincidentally, a co-worker brought this beast for Show & Tell this week. He had previously worked in the maintenance department of a local quarry and this bearing remained after a rebuild of one of their 773 Cat haul trucks. Now it doesn't look as impressive to me...
  3. Cool old Kenny

    You're right. I checked the Silver 92 brochure and it is dated February of '83. I didn't think I had it that long since I had it shelved with several Cummins brochures from the early-'90s.
  4. Cool old Kenny

    Yes, the torque numbers of 3408 and Cummins KT are not that impressive by today's standards...but remember the era of the 3408 and the Cummins KT. Those torque numbers of the big blocks were hundreds of lbs./ft. over the Cat 3406 and Cummins 955 at the time. I would guess that 1,450 lbs./ft. would have been the top of the heap for the majority of 14L engines of the time. I have a Detroit Diesel Silver 92 brochure that shows the 8V-92T only churning out 1,250-lbs./ft. I would peg the age of that brochure to be early-'90s.
  5. Cool old Kenny

    Those numbers aren't bad. A former co-worker of mine said when he worked in OK for a couple years in the early-'90s. He said would see some livestock haulers really put it in the wind with those big displacement engines. If I recall, he was talking about 85-90 mph...that would take some fuel! Great photos, by the way! I'm really enjoying this topic.
  6. Cool old Kenny

    That was a big dog back in the day. Between the 3408 and a KTA Cummins, those were as big as you could get. I was told that cattle haulers would run those big displacement engines to get possum-belly stock trailers to the destination ASAP. How thirsty is that 3408? I've never heard MPG numbers.
  7. The Passing of a Forum Member

    I'm sorry to hear that, Kevin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We Red Power members would love to see the progress on the 1206 restoration when time allows. That would be a great way to honor your brother.
  8. 20 Most Important Red Tractors

    Mr. Klancher, keep up the good work! I think that you are producing excellent products and this thread proves that you listen intently to your customers. I find that I eagerly await the arrival of new books and a kid on Christmas morning. I think that it would be great to have dinner with both you and Randy Leffingwell some time. I wouldn't need to say anything, just listen and learn.
  9. 20 Most Important Red Tractors

    My votes are currently for all the tractors previously mentioned. We are pretty much like-minded on those significant IH tractors. Perhaps the addition of the 5488 since that tractor was a significant leap in horsepower, transmission speeds, service, and style.
  10. Small gravity wagon opinions!

    If this is who I am thinking of Bitty, the Wenger wheel guy is my co-worker's neighbor and is located in the greater-New Holland area. Driving past the farm, it looks like he's farming rims & tires!
  11. CAD software?

    I would say that It depends on your end goal. Is this recreation or do you have any aspirations of using it in a career? If your answer is career, I would definitely look into making the investment in a program that is a force in their respective CAD fields. Even with limited skills and experience, a potential hire is going to be worth more with some experience. I would lean toward SolidWorks for manufacturing design and SketchUp for the building trades. Both CAD programs are used by large companies in their respective fields. We have SolidWorks at work and it has become very powerful over the years. SketchUp is now owned by Trimble and is being integrated into a "3D jobsite" from start to finish. This means that the same program and files can be used in layers for anything from initial rough grade excavation, foundation work, framing, plumbing, grass seeding, and even to painting the curbing near fire hydrants. Each layer can be peeled is an incredibly powerful program.
  12. Rail travel

    I've have taken the train from Lancaster, PA to Boston and Pittsburgh to Chicago. I thoroughly enjoy using Amtrak and would take it more often. I feel like my vacation begins when dropped off at the station. My experiences have been so much more relaxing than flying or driving! The Northeast corridor is probably the smoothest and easiest to navigate with Amtrak. I also would like to take an overnight via Amtrak. I've recently been researching a PA to Glacier National Park trip. Amtrak's website is fairly easy to use, but the route options can be quirky. For instance, the train arrives at most of the stations in the region in the middle of the night. No motels, no rental cars. Few Red Power members. The best option seems to be to Spokane, but it still isn't the best. That also means that the most scenic part of the trip (western MT through the Rockies) is during the middle of the night. I hope that I painted the picture of what you can face when traveling by rail. Passenger rail service to major metro areas can be difficult once you get west of Chicago.
  13. snow shovel

    The Bull Shovel with the stainless steel edge wears really well. It can grip textured concrete sidewalk a bit too aggressively, however.
  14. 2350 loader

    Smoker 1's numbers are what I have. as well. Be aware that there are two, pin positions for the top bucket pins as seen in Smoker 1's photo. The lower pin dimension is 10". I'm not sure why there are two pin locations...the same buckets get used on a 2250 but use the lower hole or perhaps for Case IH's optional quick attach? Somebody with more knowledge can help out.
  15. Dual 3100 loader question

    Yes, both skid steer or Euro/Global quick attaches are available for the DuAl 3100. PM me for details.