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About twostepn2001

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  • Birthday 03/18/1953

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    West central Texas
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    IH 664
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    Farmall 560LP
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  1. Harold H would have been 77 today

    He sure did. Use to really enjoy talking to him.
  2. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I don't feel quite so old now since some of you fellers have got some great-grandkids too!!! Cute little guy in the pics!!
  3. Dr. Evil

    Happy Birthday!!
  4. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I have no experience around pickers so l have no idea what the water tanks were for. I bet Tony or Randy could tell if they chime in here. To be honest l'm not exactly sure how the "cotton sleds" worked. But seems like l read somewhere that there was wooden slats with metal spikes that just "stripped" the whole stalk, bolls and all. Was told that this one in the pic was pulled by 4 mules. The steering system was used to help keep the headers on the rows.
  5. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Bet they had to be careful so no low flying airplane would snag that exhaust pipe!! :-)
  6. New member

    Welcome to the forum! Lots of nice people here and great place to learn about all things related to IH.
  7. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Ralls, Texas is my home town. No.... l wasn't around yet when this pic was taken. :-)
  8. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    With all the talk of Rock Island tractors, just thought l would throw this in the mix. I'm a bit of a history nut and have done some research on the events of Nov. 22, 1963. Not so much the assassination of JFK but also other events like the shooting of the Dallas Police officer. One thing that l thought was really interesting is that the Texas Schoolbook Depository building was originally built by the Southern Rock Island Plow Company as their Dallas Branch Office. When Rock Island went under, the building was sold to Sexton Foods, a grocery distributor then later used by the State to store text books. But a problem came up that grease and oil from first the Rock Island Plow Company and later the grocery storage had stained the floor and was soaking into the cases of books. To solve that problem, they hired temporary help to lay down a plywood covering on the floor. was Oswald's job to help move the cases of books so the new floor could be put in. l just thought it interesting that a old plow company building could become so famous...or infamous. I read somewhere that it is among the top five most recognized buildings in the world among others like the World Trade Center twin towers, the Alamo and the Empire State Building.
  9. What ruled the roads then?

  10. Well, he did it again!! MTO

    Happy Birthday compadre!!
  11. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Gary, was wondering where you been. Just figured you was still just a little sick and not feeling well. Glad you're back on!! Anson, l've got pics scattered all over 3 different hard drives. l think l do have some pics of a JD stripper running in skip row cotton but danged if l can find them. I even have a video of a 8 row stripper running in skip row and showing how they raise and lower each individual header to match the rows. But here is a pic of a planter my Dad used to plant skip row back in the 60's. The middle lever position planted solid row, to the left or right did skip row to match the direction you was going. Had a series of jackshafts and sprockets. I did find a pic of some skip row cotton.
  12. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I don't have anymore info on that pic. Just found it on a facebook page called "Traces Of Texas". They have 1000's of pics pertaining to Texas history, just like that pic of the IH truck full of vegetables l posted a week or so ago. It's really interesting but slow looking at them all but if l find any more cotton pics l'll post them for you.
  13. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I had one more pic of a cotton harvesting machine (l think it's a picker because looks like a water tank above the hood) l wanted to post when the forum went down so l'll do it now. Only info on the pic said "San Patricio, Texas". Kind of odd how the crank handle is extended way out front. I say it's a cotton picker....but could be a Mississippi watermelon picker......??
  14. 2+2 from concept to the field

    Is this the ad? It don't say on the ad but think it is Canadian.
  15. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Guess these aren't Montana tractors but did want to show some pics of early cotton harvesting equipment. Don't know if Anson has seen these before or not. The IH picker pic came the Wisconsin Archives. The other pics of early strippers came from a Facebook page called "Traces of Texas", has all kinds of pics pertaining to Texas history.