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  1. Art, Please read Mike Neuman's explanation. There are no holes or brackets on the sides of that dozer frame. Gary😉
  2. Thank you oldscoutdiesel, I knew there were two designations for those two styles of blades, but it had escaped me. And "Bull Dozer" has been an all encompassing term, whether IH, Cat, AC or Cletrac, it seems. I'll attempt to remember that mine was a "Bull Grader!" But I sure dozed dirt and snow with it! Gary😁
  3. I am inclined to agree with Hardtail, that they used a "V-plow," similar to this massive snow plow being used, ca 1924-25. But like Anson said, it can also be used for an angle dozer or blade. Some of the Bucyrus Erie (IH) hydraulic blades were not able to be angled. They were fixed in a 90° square permanent position. My late uncle Fritz's TD-14 had such a Bucyrus Erie fixed blade. Anson's and mine were able to be angled to either side discharge of material. So, like an erector set, I'd say the TD-18 hauling pulpwood had a couple of possibilities. Son Mike and Daughter Michaelle on the 1955 TD-18A, 181 series that I had. By pulling those pins on both sides, the blade could be angled either direction from square. There were holes for the pins in each of those positions. Below the front upper track support roller was a large pin on each side that held the larger channel to the main frame of the dozer. I am drawing a blank as to how, but the blade could be tipped with one corner bit lower than the other, for cutting ditches. The circular post can be seen behind the center of the blade, where the main frame hooks on. Ah, my "brane" just recalled that there were wedges on both angle frames, on the outer ends of the blade that allowed the blade to be tipped down on one or the other side, then the wedges driven back in with a big hammer. So this TD-18 shows the main frame. Thanks for that photo, Jeeper61! It sure clears up whether that is a TD-14 or a TD-18! Gary😁
  4. Thank you Jesse. Ours are more mechanically right than aesthetically right, but we do have fun with them. I've been very blessed in this life to get to play with such toys. And some of those are IH Tractors on a Montana Farm too! Gary
  5. Monday was Columbus Day, so federal employees got the day off. So, that was the day Mike chose to put the steam engines away, back into the shed for the winter. And speaking of "winter" this photo is what I saw when I got up, raised the blind and saw the white roof on Linda's condo across the street. Her roof is actually dark grey. Well I ate a bite, drank coffee and fixed a cup to drive to SC. This was my view out the windshield after I ran the windshield wipers. The engines set outside all summer, parked alongside Mike's shed as in this file photo. Mike is an early riser and goes to work early at 0:Dark:30 at Fort Harrison. So he got up and had steam up by the time I arrived at 10:30. Being so cold outside as it snowed most of the day, but didn't stick very often. The STEAM was so cloudy all the time around the engines. I had the 15 hp Case turning over in these photos. The 1925 Model TT was in the road. The battery was dead, but I had the charger on. I started it on Battery and turned it over to magneto, and unhooked the charger. The truck went into the shop bay where the 1926 Model T Coupe set, because of the grain in the box that Mike mixes with oats, corn and barley. The Coupe got moved to Mike's Garage. Then there were a couple of McCormick-Deering tractors setting in the way. Audie, the 1936 TD-40 TracTracTor. The crawler and F-12 are both hand crankers. Mike moved the TD-40 up by the front door again, so it's handy to get out in case of an emergency. And the Johnny 1935 Farmall F-12 needed moved, so it went outside for a while. Mike had the other IH tractors outside already. The shed was pretty well cleared out. Mike then put the F-12 back into its winter berth. Toot the 1942 IH Farmall M was setting outside. And so was Annie the 1939 IH Farmall H outside. Mike parks Annie beside Johnny the F-12. I had to make a couple of laps around the place with the Case, before we put it inside for the winter. I have video but no still photo. Mike backed it into the shed doorway where we removed the wood in the firebox (i.e. pulled the fire) and he backed it in. But Randy had showed up and he wanted to take the Reeves out to the cul-de-sac before putting it inside. The Fire Chief and wife from nearby Marysville drove in with his family. Randy gave his two boys and two girls a ride on the Reeves. It's always great to see the happiness a steam engine gives kids. Heck, even adults like them. Randy had to toot the whistles for the kids too. These next two photos are "file photos" from last year. But you get the idea. Mike leaves a space between the engines to bring firewood into the shop from the woodpile. Mike brought the IH 300 Utility and Toot into the shed. Again, I took video (that I can't post here, because I'm not doing YouTube) in the shed, but forgot to take a still photo. After draining the engines' water tanks and getting the hoses hooked to the boiler drains, and drained, we went to the house for some of Mike's birthday cake and ice cream (yes... ice cream!) On the way to the house I took this photo of the mountain from Mike's driveway, that is just before you approach the Great Divide Ski Run. I took this photo of the Elkhorn Mountains. They are partially visible from Silver Creek. I took this photo about six blocks from our apartment in Helena. We were supposed to get about 2" of snow overnight. It didn't show up though! I think that was about all of the decent photos I took. There were IH Tractors on a Montana Farm in this post! Ooops, I forgot one photo. I only took one selfie of myself Monday. Gary😁
  6. Roger, ol' buddy, ol' pal, I hadn't noticed this post when I posted about the 20-30 toy. You know I don't know (check your rubber boots) $h-- about the later Rumely Oilpull tractors. I was just being an ice breaker for Todd, I thought, but I just didn't look close enough. If you guys want me to stop posting on this thread, I'd understand why. After all, I think you and Anson are stalling somehow about getting that load of melons to Helena, Montana, up the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. I think he doesn't have the melons and he can't talk you out of the IHC AutoWagon, in order to deliver it to Silver Creek and lock it in the shed. I think you can picture in your mind what I'd look like driving it? I'd think that'd get you off of dead center and get that truck up here? After all, you can float it down the Mississippi River to Anson's Delta Dirt Estate. And before I forget, I had a visitor at Silver Creek this afternoon. Tom Railsback stopped in from Great Falls today at Silver Creek Shop. We didn't have any ammunition, but we sure shot the breeze! Just because you guys on here can't get along with my caps, the correct polka dot, generic or A. Blinkin's Hat, they get along just fine. They all live on my mill/drill in the machine shop at Silver Creek. I even keep that cursed "choo-choo" cap in the same room with the real caps. I've kept that Choo-Choo cap in case I ever get to pull the throttle on a live steam locomotive again, like I did in the 7th grade in Lewistown. It was no Big Boy or big locomotive, it was just an old Milwaukee RR "tea kettle" engine, but it was real on real tracks! I had to put another photo of my mug here. I get smiley when I am behind the steering wheel of a Model T Ford. So you get this giddy, selfie from behind the steering wheel last week. Gary😁
  7. Todd, I'm going to call that a 20-30 Lightweight Oilpull you're kicking the tires on, since Roger is upset with me now and won't tell you the model. You should also buy one of these Oilpull Cup Grease buckets to keep your Oilpull in top shape. This one sold at auction five years ago. Rumely Oilpull Cup Grease bucket at auction sold for $1980.00 10-9-16. Also you'll need one of these signs like mine. It's important to run "Dewaxed" "Triple Tested" Oilpull Oil in your new Oilpull. Gary😁
  8. Anson, A fella in a hat that resembled Robert Blackburn stopped by one day and introduced himself as a steam engineer by the name of A. Blinkin. He was a tall skinny guy with a beard and wanted to look at the engines. After he showed me his hat, saying if I'm going to run steam engines, either use a good old Kromer polka dot cap or wear one of these type I'm wearing. Just don't wear one of those darn old railroad choo choo caps on a traction engine. He said, "I'd better be getting along. The wife and I are going to a theater play tonight." Apparently, A. Blinkin had told his wife about his encounter with me earlier in the day. She had this hat of A's sent to me. Some terrible, terrible (It's hard to call him a) human being shot and killed him. I'll never forget that day at the Silver Creek shop as long as I live. So I proudly wear A. Blinkin's hat. Now we just need to fire up a steam engine to make it my new engineer's cap. I also have this generic, but proper cap for operating steam engines. Mike is wearing the correct Kromer polka dot cap as we pose with the 150 hp Case when it was introduced to the world September 7th, 2018 at Andover, South Dakota. I'm also wearing that generic proper cap in this photo. I'm posing with this engine's builder and friend, Kory Anderson. He built this engine from scratch with the original blueprints. It was his engine, his show and I wasn't going to tell Kory to wear a correct cap. Now at right is an old, old friend of mine, Chady Atteberry from Blackwell, Oklahoma. He's one of the oldest steam engineers with the most years of operating them and is a genuine Case steam engine guy. He has me by three years, I think? I can't tell an old friend to ditch that darn "choo-choo" cap. So it was voted on that he was allowed to wear such a cap at that event, just out of respect for his age and engine longevity. If I ever get around that engine again, I guess I'll have to wear A. Blinkin's hat? Gary😁
  9. Facebook is "dead" today. I'm wondering if it is a Russian Hacker with Ransom Ware? I've been gathering stuff to put here on Red Power anyway, so it's a great day! Does anyone else have the senility problem I have when posting photos? I'm continually clicking on the "X" when thinking I'm posting the photo on my post, but in actuality, I'm deleting it and have to go add it with "Choose Files" AGAIN.😠 Robert Blackburn operating his steam engine in 1861 in England. It appears the boiler is inside the drum drive wheel? I know nothing about this steam roller. But it's unique. I've never seen another quite like it. A real unique steam traction engine is the Westinghouse. Their "milk bottle" upright boiler sets them apart from other upright boiler engines. Two women and a child pose with it. A friend sent me this photo of a stuck Gaar Scott steam engine. It appears as though it needs LOTS of help? I don't know anything about this steam traction engine factory, but I'd bet it is in Europe. Interesting equipment though! Generally seen digging trenches in towns and cities, this steam ditcher or trencher is digging drainage ditches in a field. A big IHC Mogul (45?) is filling a silo in Texas. This appears to be four IHC Titan "Flaming Four" gas tractors and a 75 Holt crawler. That was likely a "few buck$" back then and it darn sure is a bunch of buck$ today! Loading McCormick-Deering 10-20 tractors on a flatcar at the factory. I see the RR flatcar is Canadian Pacific. I don't know if these are Canadian built tractors in Canada or what? This is at the IH Rock Island tractor plant, loading Farmall tractors on RR flatcars. The IH Crawlers at right has at least one with military markings on the hood. Several have street (rubber) blocks on the tracks and appear to be TD-18s? What do you think is going on and when, Hardtail? I think this is a TD-18 (I can't make out the exhaust pipe(s) for sure?) hauling pulpwood on ice in winter, in Maine. Here's an International truck (I think?) moving a little house to a homestead in Kansas. For Roger, is this Fordson tractor and Model T Ford Coupe in a Ford Showroom. For Roger, is that same Ford Showroom at a later date. Fire sure makes tears flow for this Old Binder Guy. Last, but not least, is this photo I took last week at Silver Creek of my 1940 IH Farmall A and its new addition. Sledgehammer (Todd) sent me a muffler for it about 15 months ago. It had a tin can on the muffler even in the shop. Last week I was shopping at the "ReStore" (Habitat For Humanity) "junk shop." Among the things I had was an exhaust pipe rain flapper. I thought, "Aw, $2... What the heck. Maybe somebody else can use it." After I unloaded it in Mike's shop, I thought, I should see how much too large it is? Lo and Behold it just fit! So this IH Tractor on a Montana Farm now has a rain flapper and a retired tin can. I grew up using tin cans for exhaust covers. But at "first class" Silver Creek Shed and Shop. we're all first class now, with rain flappers. Gary😁 The 300 IH Utility doesn't have a flapper. It has the Ford tractor style under footboard horizontal exhaust. The rest all have flappers.
  10. Todd, there wasn't a lot to work with in your photos, but I may have improved them some? Your Grandpa after WWII, his John Deere tractor, Allis Chalmers 60(?) Combine and Chevy Truck. Gary😉
  11. Todd. Hi, my name is Gary. I have a problem too. How many times have I gotten home with something I didn't think I'd ever seen before, and there is another one setting here just like it. Maybe I should be institutionalized?...At the Institution of Duplicate Tools?
  12. Guys, you all know I don't know anything. And for darn sure, I can no longer remember what I posted or I didn't post. When I see a photo I think would nice for this conglomeration of mine, I put an IH in the title. Now I haven't the foggiest idea whether I've posted it in the past or not? So we need to just suck it up and it should improve from now on. This was the "August" photos I drew from tonight. My September photos, down the road, should be more foolproof. This 820 John Deere tractor was listed with IH behind it!😁😁 Now, here's a dandy that is definitely IH, this is Tom Kay's beautiful IH 1206 International Diesel. I believe this is an IH 706 Diesel harvesting sugar beets? A nice old Chevy truck too. I used to have one about that same year that could pass for a brother to this one. A W-4 or W-6 McCormick tractor powering a grain auger in North Dakota. This Farmall H is a pre WWII, I'm pretty sure. Two farmers visiting. A farm wife is on their McCormick-Deering F-20 on steel hitched to some piece of equipment from "corn country!" Elevator row in Beach, North Dakota. Elevators are a fast disappearing site on America's Ag landscape. A 1914 Model T Ford Touring Car in Dazey, North Dakota. I've always been fascinated by the old fire department's horse pulled steam pumpers. Are any of you familiar with a "Gyrotiller"? I'd never heard of them. Apparently they "make" farmland? Two hunters shooting off of a Hart Parr "27" kerosene tractor. I think this three wheel Hart Parr is a Forty? It may be a smaller model judging by the front wheel? Maybe Roger knows? This was my Great Uncle GR Hamilton's Forty Hart-Parr tractor in north central Montana. I'm going to ask Roger the size of this Rumely Oilpull. He's tried to teach me, but I'm too old and too forgetful to remember now. This is an IHC gas tractor pulling a road grader in the country. From Roger's part of the country is this Minneapolis double cylinder engine. I don't know the HP, but it isn't a real huge Minneapolis double. I couldn't tell you what make this small wooden wheel return flue steam engine is that is loaded on this Model TT Ford Truck. Last but not least is this photo of four IH Tractors on a Montana Farm! Gary😉
  13. Fred, yes that truck had been in a minor traffic accident and Dad bought it to put an F-10 Farmhand on. It was a GMC truck. Us old boys love testing our memories from things WAAaaaay back, don't we. It's kind of a right of passage for us to do that. Automobiles, pickups and trucks have kind of lost their way with me anymore. I used to be able to start with about a 1949 Ford or GM car and remember the years up through the 1960s. We were blessed to grow up in a time when that was all possible. It's a good thing they put an emblem on the trunks of cars I follow anymore, because the vehicles themselves are about the same. Gary😁
  14. Anson, OLD Buddy, (Careful who you are calling old, Mr. OLDER) It's great to see you are back here to "keep the pot stirred!" The guys have missed you, that's for sure. I had to put a photo of you on your 1943 TD-14 moving some Delta Dirt around with that Bucyrus Erie dozer. I'll send you an email about what I did but not this very minute. Gary😁
  15. Thank you for caring B.J. If everyone had been having the same problem I'd have wondered. But I'm "out there" so far on here and Facebook that it is no wonder the hackers found me. Gary
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