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  1. Here are your US Marines using their TD-18 on the invasion of an island in the Pacific. I had the blessing of getting to operate my late friend Carl W. Mehmke's USMC WWII TD-18 a few years back. I felt honored to also take an old former Marine for a ride on this crawler at that show. He'd operated on in the jungles building runways during WWII. Ironically, Carl knew his neighbor had farmed with this TD-18. It had been repainted (Red, I believe?) after the farmer had removed all of the extra "stuff." The winch, the double seat and rear basket. When Carl asked about it, the neighbor asked if he was wanting any of the stuff he'd taken off and left setting "in the junk pile." Carl bought it and put it all back together and repainted it pretty correctly. I had to take a photo from my operator's seat, just for old times sake! And incidentally, this TD-18 had been an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm. Gary😁
  2. Thanks for that Traction Engine Locomotive Mike. I have some photos of American examples. That must have been somewhat popular? Here are a couple of different Geiser Peerless engines built into them. This is a Buffalo Pitts. This is a Russell. And this is a British built engine of some kind and is believed to be in Australia or New Zealand. They may even be of your family, Mike?🙃 Gary😁
  3. Art, Please read Mike Neuman's explanation. There are no holes or brackets on the sides of that dozer frame. Gary😉
  4. 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😁
  5. 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😁
  6. 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
  7. 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😁
  8. 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😁
  9. 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😁
  10. 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😁
  11. 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.
  12. 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😉
  13. 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?
  14. 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😉
  15. 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😁
  16. 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😁
  17. 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
  18. On page 915, I'd posted photos of a good friend Carol from North Dakota on Facebook. She is a real farm girl, but not a country girl. I liked this photo I posted of her sitting on her dad's 10-20 McCormick-Deering tractor that had been converted to rubber. At Age 8, she's climbing up on the bundle wagon (hayrack the rest of the year!) at the to pitch bundles into the threshing machine. Her older brother Ellis is driving the Farmall Super C at right, moving bundle wagons in and out. Carol is pitching bundles into the threshing machine (R) here at an older age. With that photo I also posted a picture of her father's IH Farmall Super C that she drove for her dad haying on a daily basis during the season. I think I see a Model A Ford Sedan at right also! In this photo she hadn't seen a badger hole that was hidden by the windrow of hay she was raking, and it broke the narrow front bolster steering shaft. A neighbor brought his John Deere to lift the tractor for the shaft replacement. Farm neighbors are usually very helpful to each other. At least here in the northwest and mid-west. In another post, I put photos of that IH Farmall Super C, as of recent. These are them. Sad, but very restorable. Well after the posts above, I stumbled onto another photo of hers of her little grandson Graham sitting on the Farmall Super C Carol used to operate, now at his Great uncle Steve's place, where the IH sets today. I hope Steve decides to restore it someday. I remember hinting to Dad at Bourke Motor and Implement Company in Lewistown, Montana that I was sure interested in a Farmall C. We seemed to have every IH Farmall "letter series" BUT the Farmall C. This is an IH Tractor on a North Dakota Farm. Gary😁 PS: Did I mention she's deaf? And that she attended Gallaudet University, just like my Aunt May did? This lady amazes me. I guess the reason I have so much empathy for this Facebook friend is because I grew up my entire single life with my Deaf Uncle Bill living with us. He taught me to have compassion for the deaf. He was just like a dad to me. The last photo I have of me with Uncle Bill. And that 4568 is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm!
  19. Oh those 1895 Winchesters and the 1894's I had at Big Mountain Trading Company in Whitefish, almost 40 years ago now! I'm glad you enjoyed them. Well I just as well post the 1876 and 1886's too. I no longer own them. Gary😁
  20. Thanks, Hardtail! I $pent $ome money on protection from Avast and it cleared up all of my computer problems. This computer got a new lease on life, and I'm not trying to plug Avast. It's just the one I chose. Since YOU, my friend, are the actual guy who got me posting here on Red Power Forum, and it was due to IH Tractors with tracks, on our Montana Farm. OR TracTracTors. So for you, buddy, here is an amount to founder on. However there was an RD4 Caterpillar on the farm first. It got traded off after it got stuck in Beaver Creek and was left overnight, to get the steam engine filled with water to pull it out the next day. The sand in the rollers kept chewing the rollers up, so they got rid of it. This is a picture of Uncle Audie using it to pull a cable scraper with manure out of the barn, ca 1942. He's holding his son Alvin and my brother Bill is at right, riding. This is that photo that has been all over the internet, that I took with my brother's Brownie camera in 1951, when Dad (R) got his TD-40 McCormick-Deering TracTracTor with a Holt dozer stuck, straightening up some potholes after straightening some of Beaver Creek out. Brother Bill is on the stuck one. Then Cousin Bob Yaeger on the middle one and Uncle Bill on the far one. The middle TD-40 is moving a house for Uncle Frank Yaeger. Uncle Bill is on this wide gauge International TD-40 TracTracTor. My dad is at the right side of the hitch. Nephew Randy, now age 65, is sitting on Granddad Joe's TD-40 that was stuck. Our old "ice house" that kept ice blocks sawn from Beaver Creek in winter, is at right. This is cutting the pie pretty slim, but at the very right in the shed is the front end of Dad's TD-9. It also had a dozer. The three Yaeger boys I took this photo of in 1951 with brother Bill's Brownie camera are Alvin, Charles "Chuck" (no That's NOT Beaver Cleaver) and my brother Bill. Dad is behind the IH Farmall tractors on this Montana Farm, going to ride through the cows with his horse Yank. That upper tiny black blotch above our McCormick-Deering threshing machine up the lane was the 32 hp Reeves steam engine they plowed with from 1920 through 1939. Another photo of Dad's TD-9 pulling one of our two Rumely combines during harvest. Dad is shoveling grain in the back of his K-5 IH truck. Believe it or not, Dad traded this TD-9 for the TD-40 with the dozer. The TD-40 is older, but way more powerful. My icon photo has always been taken from this photo of Uncle Audie, Me and Cousin Fred moving this oil tank from one area of the farm to another about 1964. A 1934 TD-40 that was their first TracTracTor, and the faded red shows the original gray underneath coming out. I'm on the 1953 TD-18A, and Fred is operating the July 1936 TD-40 that I now own. It was gray too but repainted with the IHC Blue Ribbon restoration program during WWII, when they rebuilt tractors with genuine IHC parts and then painted them "red" like the new ones. Another photo taken of us moving the tank, and the 1934 TD-40. Son Mike was 4 years old in this photo where I was working with a sick cow and my K-5 mounted Farmhand. The 1934 TD-40 is at the right hand corner of the shed. Like a dummy, I repainted it RED! This lousy postage stamp size photo was right after Dad and I bought this used 1953 TD-18A to farm with in late 1964. I was proud enough to wear my two tone gray IH coveralls I was wearing when working at the IH Dealership, Bourke Motor and Implement Company in Lewistown, Montana. I was wearing these, or another pair just like them when the news came over the Bourke shop radio that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had been shot. This TD-18A got used for other things too. This was a wet year when the IH A-160 truck was stuck. I also pulled out the IH 403 Combine when it got stuck too, this same harvest. But no photo.😟 What the TD-18A was intended to do. Pull farm machinery. This John Deere 620 chisel plow was the only piece of green machinery we had on the farm. I later built a cab for the TD-18A. I listened to the clanking of those tracks for a heck of a lot of hours. Likely one of the reasons I say, "Huh?" when someone talks to me softly! In the mid-1970's I bought this 1955 TD-18A 181 Series, in a hillside with the tracks thrown! But I got it cheap, even if it a bunch of tools, jacks, blocks, porta-power, etc., I got it running (Starting valves were stuck too.) I used the heck out of it. Got it stuck (no photos) rebuilding a dam, plowed miles of snow. It sold for way more than I paid for it, at my auction sale in 1981. Mike and Michaelle are on it. Another photo of Mike and Michaelle on it. I'm dozing dirt with the 1955 TD-18A to allow this IH truck to pull the house I grew up in, into its new resting place. After Uncle Audie passed away, his TD-40 TracTracTor was stored in my Quonset. At my auction sale, it was sold to the gentleman who bought our farm. He later gave it to me and hauled it to Whitefish, Montana for me, where we lived after the farm went down the drain in 1980. At Whitefish, I had it out at the first ever public steam show held at our place southeast of town. Grandson Maverik is riding with me on this July 1936 model. You had to know my good friend and steam mentor, Austin Monk to understand this photo. He had his 50 hp Case steam engine at our place and his 4-bottom John Deere plow. He wanted to see what the TD-40 would do pulling his plow. It pulled the plow easily. I was pulling it here, breaking sod in 4th gear. It's job at Whitefish was to pull the steam engine in and out of the shed. When we moved to Helena from Whitefish and Kalispell 12 years ago, Mike wanted to break some land to raise a crop to be able to thresh with steam. He put it in 5th (road gear) for kicks and this photo. Mike, the TD-40 and IH 4-bottom plow on his place. In October of 2013, I'd had enough of this "pre-IH Red" TD-40 being still red. I was determined to paint it its original gray. It was basically gray all over underneath, on the oil pan, rails, rear housing, etc. I believe IH Red went onto production units in November or December 1936? Pressure washing it. Mike had gifted me the seat cushion and arm rest recovering for my birthday! After I finished painting. Magneto and gasoline primer detail. One thing I learned before I was 10 years old was the primer was the most important thing on one of these diesels. Decals on. I'm so sorry I don't remember the old Canadian Gentleman's name who I bought these decals from, but he passed away sometime after this. Backing the TD-40 out of the shop and taking it to the shed. After priming it, it will usually start with the first 2/3 of a round cranking. I started one all by myself at age 10, thereby earning passage to get to actually plow in the field that year. Did I ever feel BIG! It gets used some too. It pulls the steam engines out of the shed every spring. Mike likes the TD-40! Mike is pulling the Reeves out of the shed. It spends a lot of time in the shed anymore, here next to the McCormick-Deering threshing machine. Rear. My last three pictures are from 1949, when I was in the First Grade at the one room school in Glengarry, Montana. I loved art class. A Farmall, a mowing machine, a plow, a TD-24 (which I'd seen the first one in Montana at the Great Falls International Harvester Company Store), and last but not least, a TD-40. I could no longer tell you why the man is walking ahead with a firearm? Maybe to shoot field mice plowed up in the spring? The sun is shining on a TD-40, a house, and an IH Farmall. I've had an inferiority complex for many years. And, did I ever tell you guys that our youngest daughter Mev says, "Dad's a little bit 'Rainman'?" Gary😁 PS: Administration: Thank you for giving me my IH life back here on Red Power!
  21. Just to let my friends here know, I'm so glad this is back, and not for just me. I'm glad YOU'RE all back. Like a herd of Jersey milk cows gathered here, We all get a "Kick out of each other." (They were the worst kickers on our farm decades ago.) And I did get this computer to conquer the problems I was having here. I spent some money for "protection" from Avast. (Anson and the house for his shovels and hoes, is different from my old antique cotton hoe. So is his protection.) Apparently a hacker got my IP address and screwed up my connection to Red Power Forum? Because I kept adding protection $ome more, and when I added the protection for the IP address, my woes here all went away. I click on "R" on my upper margin, click on Red Power... etc. and this all comes up faster than a baby throws up after a "burp." It is sure a good feeling being back on Red Power. I've really missed this nonsense! Gary OBG Old Binder Guy😁
  22. I didn't know what that tractor was, Roger, but I'd certainly have to agree about it being an altered Crossmotor 12-25 Minneapolis. I haven't seen any of these earlier cross motor Minneapolis tractors before. Actually the only one I've been around was a later model at Belgrade, Montana that they operated at the Barnes Steam and Power Show in the 1980s and 1990s. I know you've tried to teach me the horsepower ratings of these in the past, but my thinker is running low on thinker fluid, Roger. (No, it's not the same as "blinker fluid.") PS: thanks for calling me this morning and letting me know this has been resurrected back to life, Roger!
  23. Since the difficulty purportedly happened on my Coffee Shop thread, IH Tractors on a Montana Farm, would someone with some knowledge and authority please tell me (this creator) what happened, besides it was "political?" Thank you, Old Binder Guy
  24. Thanks guys... It's too bad BJ can't suspend the guilty ones and not punish everyone else in the Coffee Shop. I expected Facebook to ignore the First Amendment. And they did with me. But I wasn't aware of any personal reprimands here? I'm not saying this is the place for politics. It isn't, but politics has shut this down. I'm not aware of who, or what shut down the Coffee Shop. I was having such a terrible time getting on here, I was hardly here any longer. But I sure as heck wasn't done connecting with my friends here. I hope Admin can figure out something more personal and not so broad of a punishment. OBG-Old Binder Guy-Gary😪
  25. Hoe is as if for chopping weeds, Anson. I should have known you'd gravitate to the other end of that spectrum? I know Marines and Navy landed in ports and they weren't intent on chopping weeds, but were looking for the hoe house. Actually, I have a couple of old hand pushed garden cultivators. If I sent you one, it may keep you away from the hoe house? When you deliver the watermelons in the 1912 IHC AutoWagon, you can take it with you, put it in the bagage compartment of the airliner, when you fly back to Mississippi!
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