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  1. Mile on a/f? I have read that till the 2020 models GM knew the air box was to small for the air incoming needs of a dmax. Who knows, but i had light go on otherday. Turbo performance issue is code. Changed a/f..like 14000 on it maybeee...code again. Reset now been fine for trip over. Brothers did what yours did. We just got it and had no idea it was dirty. Figured dealer woulda chk it......his now burns little oil ever since.
  2. Met a gentleman camping 1x. He had been a 3rd party adjuster for his career and now since retired. He said.. "if it has State and/or Farm in the name...run." said best he had ever delt with was AAA. He said after Katrina he looked at flooded homes with 0 flood coverage. AAA said "missing some shingles?" "Yes"..."We got it then". Said they 100% put the payee first.
  3. Oh yes your neighbor directly south of you told Terry my brother at a meeting the other day all the wonderful stories about that guy. how the day he got his license from the state patrol he went to his father's Logging company and wrote him five tickets in the yard because he was pissed that daddy wouldn't let him be a logger with him. Since he qreaked seveal trucks. AND that the scale house he was stationed in Lyman had been burned down or ran over by trucks three times in two years or something because everyone hated him so much. It quite fascinating his story and how the heck he keeps a job and of course his son is following in his footsteps I understand. The state paid for him to move to next county since he recieved seveal death threats. Perfect fit for a State employee i guess. But most guy say I got off like a rose.....20k "over" wt is big deal in a semi they say
  4. https://www.dairyherd.com/article/new-kind-activist Good story...
  5. I have not read anything yet. Vilsask is out? 800k.....wow i get the 100k (dont like) but holy moley I frankly struggle with NMPF more than DMI. But its like Farm bureau vs Save family Farmers (state ag group). At Farm B we are in the capital pushing paper and shaking hands teyong to keep crap off ag. Save Family Farms is callin names and putting hurt in the folk who are tossing the crap. What is more exciting news? So people say "what does FB do?" Since its behind scenes. Nmpf though just seems totally out of touch. Apparantly dmi as well...
  6. Found this yesterday...fascinating look at the green energy thing. Makes you wonder why would Govt push this completely unsustainable field on it's populace? Guess who would end up managing the minerals? Or divying out the batteries....or giving permits to build the sites? weird.....duh https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-want-renewable-energy-get-ready-to-dig-11565045328 If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of plastic. By Mark P. Mills Aug. 5, 2019 6:48 pm ET Democrats dream of powering society entirely with wind and solar farms combined with massive batteries. Realizing this dream would require the biggest expansion in mining the world has seen and would produce huge quantities of waste. “Renewable energy” is a misnomer. Wind and solar machines and batteries are built from nonrenewable materials. And they wear out. Old equipment must be decommissioned, generating millions of tons of waste. The International Renewable Energy Agency calculates that solar goals for 2050 consistent with the Paris Accords will result in old-panel disposal constituting more than double the tonnage of all today’s global plastic waste. Consider some other sobering numbers: A single electric-car battery weighs about 1,000 pounds. Fabricating one requires digging up, moving and processing more than 500,000 pounds of raw materials somewhere on the planet. The alternative? Use gasoline and extract one-tenth as much total tonnage to deliver the same number of vehicle-miles over the battery’s seven-year life. When electricity comes from wind or solar machines, every unit of energy produced, or mile traveled, requires far more materials and land than fossil fuels. That physical reality is literally visible: A wind or solar farm stretching to the horizon can be replaced by a handful of gas-fired turbines, each no bigger than a tractor-trailer. Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of nonrecyclable plastic. Solar power requires even more cement, steel and glass—not to mention other metals. Global silver and indium mining will jump 250% and 1,200% respectively over the next couple of decades to provide the materials necessary to build the number of solar panels, the International Energy Agency forecasts. World demand for rare-earth elements—which aren’t rare but are rarely mined in America—will rise 300% to 1,000% by 2050 to meet the Paris green goals. If electric vehicles replace conventional cars, demand for cobalt and lithium, will rise more than 20-fold. That doesn’t count batteries to back up wind and solar grids. Last year a Dutch government-sponsored study concluded that the Netherlands’ green ambitions alone would consume a major share of global minerals. “Exponential growth in [global] renewable energy production capacity is not possible with present-day technologies and annual metal production,” it concluded. The demand for minerals likely won’t be met by mines in Europe or the U.S. Instead, much of the mining will take place in nations with oppressive labor practices. The Democratic Republic of the Congo produces 70% of the world’s raw cobalt, and China controls 90% of cobalt refining. The Sydney-based Institute for a Sustainable Future cautions that a global “gold” rush for minerals could take miners into “some remote wilderness areas [that] have maintained high biodiversity because they haven’t yet been disturbed.” What’s more, mining and fabrication require the consumption of hydrocarbons. Building enough wind turbines to supply half the world’s electricity would require nearly two billion tons of coal to produce the concrete and steel, along with two billion barrels of oil to make the composite blades. More than 90% of the world’s solar panels are built in Asia on coal-heavy electric grids. Engineers joke about discovering “unobtanium,” a magical energy-producing element that appears out of nowhere, requires no land, weighs nothing, and emits nothing. Absent the realization of that impossible dream, hydrocarbons remain a far better alternative than today’s green dreams. Mr. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, an energy-tech venture fund, and author of the recent report, “The ‘New Energy Economy’: An Exercise in Magical Thinking.”
  7. Ive got them EZpours on every [4] can for fueling irritation reels. Yes the threads are of a tick on Blitz but do work fine..... I only fuel the reels with water as well....😎🤫
  8. Recently on a Dairy Forum a guy asked about Skids and a reply was dont bother. Fellow had a compact loader like this...A whacker-Nueson...and said he would never go back to a SS again. Just easier to run, see, maneuver etc. Said just as handy as a SS but more operator friendly basically. I kinda want one for pushing up feed and doing what the SS does around here. I will NOT allow employees to run a SS.....SS mean Stall Smasher in Spanish I believe!
  9. Man time flies.... Labor day went for 2 nights to Twisp inland. Stayed with friends from church at her fathers property. Really nice place! I am happy with the truck buff i got for my birthday! Local rodeonwas neat. Real cowboys off for a Saturday afternoon. Sitting on tailgates and lawns all they had. Kinda cool imo. Girls got going selling sweet corn....late but really good. They sell 400 ears in 2 3 hours! Kinda silly it seams its just corn to us. Did 5th grass...turned out pretty good for 28 days. Hope/plan to get another 1st week of October. Vintage rv rally in town. Love it..kids do to. All open doors Redid speakers and deck in the 7140. Been doa for 2.5 years.... PO made mess of speaker mounting. Made due....but 1 is scratchy a bit. Think I hooked up backward...?
  10. He is just trolling Tim. Stop replying to him and he'll go away. Like a bee...ignore and they fly off. Swat at and fret they start stinging. His ignorance of a 100% nonone questions well documented issue (IH and magnum trans) shows his only reason to be on this page. Troll and stir.... Back to reg programming
  11. Agree...call mike. Ive gotten several over the years. Kawell on Amazon were reaaaly nice. Now junk....ones ftom a guy like mike are for sure higher quality imo. Brighter too. Never thought of the dust shine but totally true! It seems like alot of times the cheapies hsve hotten little better an mid rsnge worse q wise. Mike etc aint cheap but worth it
  12. Should find a vid of shaker. Pretty neat how they got rid of hand picking so long ago
  13. Yeah i domt wanna judge here but go to Kern and get a few old wts and bracket. Just too fancy for the coveralls. She deserves her age spots, grey hair and wrinkles. The story is in the original look. If she was all repainted and perfect the stories of work and reliable service sorta get lost. Your painter (or Rob) could easy airbrush a set to look old with your logo on em. Fwiw... former IH salesman has a big collection. From Cubs to perfect Oem 1468 survivor. But the fav of mine.? Local 80++ yo spud farmer gave him his 1st tractor. WFE H 100% original...cultivators still hanging on it with dirt in the corners. He told my buddy he had no idea how many 10000s of hrs he sat in that old pan seat. There are olllld potato sacks folded on the seat iirc. Just so cool sitting there. Like a book of metal.
  14. Sorry i think 3/32. So one size below 1/8"...i always grab the same pile. Amazon actually has cheap rods. Gloves? Like for making snow balls? Next thing your gonna say welding in shorts and barn boots is reckless....
  15. TroyDairy

    Lorenzo

    He get hoodwinked by some caballeros in the Argentinean high lands for fraternizing a senorita?
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