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  1. 1 hour ago, Tmtbob said:

    Don’t have a picture of him cause the access to phone cameras wasn’t good when he was in his prime and he was teaching me to cowboy. He came off the Drummond ranch and he could definitely cow. He was a better ranch horse than an arena horse and green riders was scared of him with cattle around cause he could change direction without shifting gears.  I got him as a blown up head horse. I worked him through his arena and box issues and made something out of him again. For a long time he was my go to mount. Even after I retired him he was my trusted pasture horse when I needed him. Last year he was at the ripe age of 32 when the other horses came up to feed and he wasn’t there. He was the top dog and the rest followed him so I knew something was up. Jump on the atv and go searching and I found a newborn calf I didn’t know I had yet and also found him laying peaceful beside the pond. Still alive but I couldn’t get him up and knew it was his time. I talked to him for a while then I left him beside the pond. 

      I’ve had to shoot other horses of mine when the time came but I didn’t have the heart to do it to him. He wasn't struggling or suffering and that was the spot he picked so I wasn’t gonna take it from him. The next day I went back to see him and cut off some of his mane for memories.  Sorry for the long post without pics but I didn’t want any pics of him being retired. I wanted pics  of him kicking butt and I don’t have any.  Just good memories.  I’ll take some of my others and get them up when I get a chance


    Shooting horses is tough. The best one I ever had did the same for me. Cleaned up his dinner one night, laid down and died an hour or two later. He was pushing forty. I've fostered more than a few that weren't mine to the end. Harsh as it sounds it'll make you a believer in kill floors. Horses die long and hard. Especially it seems the ones that have had good lives.

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  2. 12 hours ago, ray54 said:

    It seems you already have the 67,but the 76 Loadstars (or there about) forward tipping cab that looks the same is best hood I have ever dealt with. Just like a cabover,you can get to everything. Just a thought if your changing thing anyway. 

    School bus front. Was pretty much a standard upgrade in these parts.

  3. 1 hour ago, IHhogfarmer said:


    The #9 is the only IH 3pt that I know of. Neighbor has one. The pto is messed up on it.I asked him about it and he asked if I wanted it....... too bad I don’t have a tractor with a 3pt cause I would consider it but I don’t think it would work to make a hitch for the Cub.  

    Great Uncle has a 404 with a sickle bar mower that would look good it the 9 imo. 

    Tony, a #9 would fit about the same time period as your 71. The rake was built in 1965 (not sure about other years tho. 

    Colorado again. I may have to take a road trip. Got an old teammate in Greeley keeps telling me to bring a gooseneck.

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  4. 14 hours ago, Tonyinca said:






        I do not have the hay rake , We ran a I.H. three point ,PTO driven, basket rake.( don't recall the #) If I ever found one already restored, I would be very interested.



    I believe that's a #9. Also came in Fast Hitch or that may have been an earlier one. Been looking for years. No joy. Always thought that rake on a Hydro would be the slickest rake outfit going.

    Also amy links to the Oliver 101?

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  5. 9 hours ago, sugarmaker said:


     Well that is the snowball effect for sure! Next you will be residing the barn too?:)

    Nice work cutting out the beam from that white oak log! You might have a place on the Barnwood builder show!



    Possibly ,it's only that north face that's crappy.And it's not THAT bad. It is also the best place to store the remaining good siding until a higher use is found for it.


  6. 23 minutes ago, TP from Central PA said:

    We worked on ours here all weekend, other than painting it's in good shape for once. Even cleaned all the windows!

    Do you need any used motor oil to "preserve" the new beam?  Will need to eat your Wheaties to get that in place!

    121x Kubota or maybe a bigger Hitachi. Have to set some cut stones too.

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