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  1. Well, I had an email from Farmall Kid (Mike) this morning, asking if I could get the TD-40 out of the shed and disk the oatfield. I had to charge Annie's (Farmall H) battery, install the battery in the Model TT (I was so busy, I forgot to take a picture of it. But I drove to the highway with it to pick up Granddaughter, Heather from the school bus after I was finished farming.), gas into TD-40 starting tank, Model TT, Annie, Farmall F-12, Diesel in the TD-40 and all sorts of little things. I couldn't get the F-12 started, so I pulled it outside with Annie. Mike and I got it started later. It's always a treat to don my polka dot cap and go farming. I started wearing a polka dot cap and farming with a TD-40 almost 65 years to the day. I got some video, but I can't put it on here, but I can Facebook! From up at the buildings after finished. The TD-40 back into the shed again. After Mike Got home, we pull started the F-12. I even got my clothes dirty and had to put them in the "dirty laundry pile" when I got home. A day of operating IH Tractors on a Montana Farm and driving a Model TT Ford, is a hard thing to beat anywhere else! Gary 😀
  2. Thanks for bringing this back to life. I hadn't been seeing much of McCormick Deering or IHC stuff on Facebook, then I got a spurt... Finally. Otherwise I don't know a darn thing. We just had a couple of rib steaks here at home for our 56th on Saturday the 20th. On Easter (the 21st) Pam and Mike invited us there for a ham dinner. Mike used my phone to take this picture of the old man and his mother. This is a parade in Belfield, Iowa with a tower cooled IHC Type A or B gas tractor, flaunting its stuff, brand new. This is an early IHC Mogul 22-45 plowing, I'm told. A 10-20 IHC Mogul plowing. This little scale model of a 10-20 McCormick Deering sure caught my eye on Facebook! What an artist with cast iron and tin! A Farmall Regular pulls a binder. The two boys must feel pretty important to be in the field with Dad? This must also be a Farmall Regular? And pulling a binder. This is a Dealer's "bill head" on his stationery, with a McCormick Binder, horse pulled. This is literature of the No. & McCormick Deering #7 mower that runs in oil! A couple of boys on their Dad's Farmall M, and the binder behind it, setting. An early, early (1939) IH Farmall A "Culti-Vision" tractor. No starter, battery or lights. Early plastic steering wheel. I guess those disk front wheels were standard then? I had to add this next picture. It was some kind of high school parade in North Dakota, but it had a KB-5 IH Truck behind the lead truck. Hope all is going well with "All, ya'll" out there in IH Country! Gary😉
  3. Yesterday was Dad's youngest sibling, my late Uncle Audie Yaeger's birthday. He was born April 19, 1910. His first son Alvin was born in 1940. He was a favorite of mine, as he'd take time for me, three years younger, and be kind. His younger brother was just 4 months younger than me. He liked being with my big brother, five years older than us. We grew up about two blocks apart on the farm, until they moved their home several miles away to another farm when we were 2nd graders. On April 19, 1957, cousin Alvin died at age 17 with a massive coronary while checking the oil on their IH L 170 truck. This first photo is of Uncle Audie, his son Alvin and my big brother Bill as they were cleaning out the barnyard with the RD-4 Caterpillar the Yaeger Brothers had at that time. This was the Moore(Eddies Corner) School annual dedication to Alvin in 1957. Today is me and "Punkin' Cakes" 56th wedding anniversary. There have been good times, great times and some not so good times. But now we seem to have it figured out. She likes very dark toast. I like light toast. The deal we made; she puts the toaster back to light, and I put the toilet seat down. And last, but not least... A North Dakota Farmer did this with his tractor and hydraulic lift disk, in a bean field. He didn't have GPS either. What a great reminder from a farmer this is to the world. Tomorrow is Resurrection Sunday! Jesus Christ arose from the grave and lives today. He died for every one of us... All Mankind. But we have to ask Him into our hearts and lives, before this has any meaning to mankind. He died to wipe away our sins, if we're willing to ask Him into our lives to guide and direct us. Something I'd encourage anyone who reads this to do, right now. It's simple to do (other than turning from our old ways?). It's the most important decision a human being can make in their entire lifetime... To follow Him and spend eternity with Him. Happy Easter, Gary😔
  4. MT Matt, we have very similar seeding outfits. Our Farmall H and Van Brunt (our token piece of John Deere equipment) double disk drill. We'd just finished that year and Mike was backing it into it's annual setting spot. So both of our outfits are IH Tractors on a Montana Farm. Gary😀
  5. MT Matt, we had varying types of soils. The gumbo or clay I ran into was usually on hilltops where the winds blew it off in the Dirty Thirties. I never had any huge spots, so I worked through them so I could seed the whole works. And, in certain years, I DID get stuck. But that was usually in lowland coulees where the spring runoff would make things extra wet. I remember trying to get the hitch pin out of the TD-18A's drawbar, to get loose from the toolbar. I remember wasting a half day or more, getting dug down to where there was no strain on the hitch, so the pin could be pulled. I also stuck the combine, that fall in a nearby place that was still wet. We had water running as springs, where it had always been dry in the past. Something else you might consider... You could pull your drill(s) down the outside, first round, only not seeding, just to mark the location you'd need to follow later, when you were ready to seed the far patch. Then the second round, proceed up that same side, as though it was seeded and finish the first side. Then later seed where you made that first patch, up to the wet end? Or if you have another way of marking the width of your drill(s), to leave that strip, until you're ready to seed that last wet patch. This is the outfit I got stuck. And this was a grain truck stuck during harvest, the TD-18A doing the pulling this time. Of course it was an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary😉
  6. I haven't been finding IH stuff on Facebook. Maybe I'm too busy posting or something? I did find this IHC AutoWagon with a cab added. It is a 1913, I believe? I remembered the answer long enough to pass Professor Roger's test, then let my mind slip back into little or nothingness. There's something with the different wheels and maybe it was a heavier duty truck? Like a 3/4 ton truck, rather than the earlier 1/2 ton? Gary😉
  7. My guess, Ralph, is that G.3170. was a parts number? Back in the old days when parts numbers started with a "D" etc. Gary😉
  8. Mike, Millers Falls tools are a great quality tool. I have several. These are two of several breast drills I have by Miller's falls. Note the spirit level. These revolution counters are Millers Falls, Craftsman and Starrett. One of my favorites is this Millers falls wood plane. It's a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Gary😉
  9. Wow, Sledgehammer, what a treasure trove of "swingables!" I see you got another leather handle Estwing claw hammer and ball pein!!! You have definitely been stricken by the same "tooldisease" I have! You may have even come home with some pliers? Good on you for grabbing those things. I'll put salt on my heart, before I "eat my heart out." Gary😁
  10. My dad had a K-5 truck that I rode hundreds of miles in before we made a Farmhand truck out of it. There wasn't a bit of chrome on the grille. I agree with that. I guess I've just seen so many KB-6's and KB-7's in central Montana in my lifetime they ALL had chrome on them. They were a great looking (and sounding) truck in my opinion. Between Dad's K-5, Uncle Bill's KB-5 (with chrome) and all of the 123 and 125 SP combines I've ran, I've heard a lot of that flat head green diamond engine running around in my head. I'm putting this picture my good friend Don Greytak drew (again), showing a K-5 like Dad's, a WD-9 and the pull type combine, like my father in-law had. Gary 😉
  11. Facebook Friend Sam Moore says he's doing an article for Farm Collector Magazine about the Red Baby IHC trucks. He posted this drawing of one, and it's entitled "SPRING." Speaking of spring, it snowed here all morning today. This is a ca 1937 D-30 IH truck with the steam engine's water tank mounted on the box. The crew must be heading in at the end of the day, or at dinner time? I sure don't understand this truck at all. It's likely about a K-8 IH truck pulling a trailer. I've never seen one with no chrome at all on the front end. A KB-8 would have chrome all over the front end. Would it have been a late WWII prototype design? I'm baffled. This is a color advertisement for the second model Cub Cadet tractors. This was an IHC Titan tractor on a Prony brake at Winnipeg over a hundred years ago, checking the brake horsepower. This Farmall Regular belonged to Sam Moore's father. Their hired man is on it in 1943. Here's a Farmall F-20 powering a sawmill. Here is a special IH tractor at work near the White house. Here is a T-40 gas or kerosene tractor logging. Uncle Audie bought this TD-40 of ours, that had also been a logging tractor at Forest Grove, Montana. Audie gave it its second rebuild. It was sold new in 1936. It was rebuilt during WWII under the Blue Ribbon McCormick Deering program, putting it back to "like new." It went back to the woods and was worn out again, when Audie bought it in 1950. He rebuilt it from the crank to the hitch pin again that year. Of the four TD-40's we had, this one is the best. This is another photo showing the IH Farmall H and Farmall F-12 a couple of years ago when we were threshing at Farmall Kid's place. They are IH Tractors on a Montana Farm.
  12. Good thinking, Howard_P! That makes perfect sense! Gary😉
  13. I don't think I've posted this before? About a month ago, I was dropping popcorn alongside the reclining seat of my recliner. I know I'd made a mess, so I looked underneath it and the popcorn wasn't there.....? There was a flap on the back of the chair that has four snaps along the sides of the chair and velcro under the bottom of the chair. I put my hand on the bottom of the chair and felt something. I started exploring how that back opened up. What I felt was the $40 Buck pocket knife I got for my 70th birthday. It's been missing for nearly a year. I told Farmall kid, if he saw it setting on something I may have been working on to put it on the table in the shop. But... I hadn't remembered using it as of recent. I'd lost several 4" "crescent" adjustable wrenches. I always use the early kind that had the screw in the roller-screw, adjuster. I take the screw out and you can pull the upper jaw out and file another slot into on the end of the adjustment slots already in it. That way, when I put them back together, they'll open up to a 9/16" wrench, instead of just a 1/2" wrench. The current (late) style, has a pressed in pin, so you can't take the wrench apart. Fingernail clippers are slippery too. These "tools" had all fallen out of my pockets while I was taking naps! At least now, when something important goes missing, I'll have another place to look! Gary😀
  14. Well It's snowing here in Helena. The song, Springtime In The Rockies has been going around in my head all morning. Gary😉
  15. I'm not surprised, TroyDairy. It was so scarce, and complete with original equipment that if it needed a new boiler, it'd still be in the correct ballpark. It is a single compound. It's almost an oxymoron, since it does have double or two cylinders. High pressure and low pressure, but they're rated by the number of connecting rods and crank journals. This 40 hp Gaar Scott that I got to engineer in 2010 at Forest City Iowa, while staying at the Byrne Bed and Breakfast in Racine, Minnesota, is a "double tandem compound." It has two connecting rods and crankshaft journals. And, it has four cylinders. Two high pressure (in front) and two low pressure cylinders in the rear. I grew up with this engine when it was at the Tyler farm at Moore (Eddies Corner), Montana. I was about a sixth grader the first time I saw it. I rode on it the first time the Tyler's steamed it after Charlie Tyler's passing in 1956. My late friend Walter F. Mehmke was engineer and is standing on the side water tank working on something. A friend took this photo of me standing beside the 40 hp Gaar Scott in 1958. Gary😉
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