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  1. Dad was 11 when he went to the barn to tell my grandfather about the attack on Pearl.  He said grandfather leaned his head against the cow he was milking and heaved a heavy sigh.  Then he told dad “I’m thinking about all of the young men that are going to die before this is over.”  Grandfather was drafted into the army in 1918, but never made it out of the country for WW1.  That quote sticks with me.  The Arizona memorial is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made and how terrible war is.  You would think mankind would learn…..

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  2. I am no help on the axle mounted loader either, but have heard talk about a hay bucker that only pushed bucked hay into something called an overshot stacker.  Maybe they were axle mounted?  I too am the owner of a couple of F10 farmhand loaders.   One is mounted on my grandfathers 1944 H that he bought new during the war.  The loader was ordered in the “wide” configuration as it was originally intended to be mounted on grandfathers F20.  My dad told me that they discovered the H was not a replacement for a F20 as a field tractor.  Grandpas farmhand has a serial tag labeled “Superior threshing machine company”.  Must have been the forerunner of the farmhand company of Minneapolis, MN.


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  3. I like cotton gloves named green ape.  Heavier than yellow fuzzies and last longer too.  I don’t remember where I got the last dozen…ordered on line somewhere.  

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  4. A 1054 five row wide head will allow you to have the drive tires between the 36” rows.  Works ok with an eight row planter if you can drive pretty straight.  Also works well using only four of the rows .  Good luck!

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  5. 1 hour ago, tractorholic said:

    I have not had trouble with the bearings on mine but heavier bearings would be a plus. 

    The cushion gang 496 I once owned gave me no end of bearing grief.  They usually broke at the bearing cage.  There was a kit offered at one time to upgrade the bearings, but to me it was more cost effective to upgrade to a newer disk.

  6. My Dad and uncle bought a new #15 cutter in the early 60’s.  I was too young to help much with corn chopping then,but one of my memories was of one of the cast knife holders breaking and peeling out the bottom sheet of the cutting chamber.  It stopped the 400 dead as told by uncle Wendell!

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