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    I live in south central Kentucky and sell used farm machinery for a living
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    I own a restored 1970 Massey Ferguson 1130 and tractors my family use to own over the years: 1066 white cab with duals, 806 with narrow front end, 706 german diesel with turbo, 686, 585, 560, 560 with duals and a boom lift, SM, M, SC and a brand new 1977 International 1700 with rollback bed and a 85 acre tobacco and cattle farm

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  1. Hello Folks Read awhile back if anybody had seen me and they named off a few other ones also but I tried to reply but this new look had me confused and couldn't get my topic to appear on page so I gave up, never knew why ya fix something when it aint broke. Been doing some concrete work this year and right now I'm helpin my inlaws chop silage and drive a 250hp Sterling with silage dump bed along side the six row Claas 900 Jaguar chopper with six row head, don't take but a few minutes for Tony to have me loaded and headin for the silage pit, got some pics and theyre packin with his MX200 with big front blade and another boy runs the McCormick 660 its rated at 160hp and its FWD also. Yep Ill try to post up more often and have some good pics comin soon Cya Robbie
  2. I did a total of 13 years of service and I was a 11Bravo thats infantryman. Did two tours of combat in Iraq and that time was June to November 2005 on Forward Operating Base Summerall that turned out to be a real heavy hitting place where you could get dead real quick, during my time there we had 20 some fellow soldiers killed in action and 80 some fellow troops wounded in action and thats me in the second pic on a berm looking out the wire over into the village of Kubasa where alls those folks did was plant IEDs to blow us up and my second tour was from September 2006 to September 2007 on a small base on the outskirts of Baghdad and thats where Im at in pic 1 and Im the soldier in the middle with the black knee pads on and gaiter on my head, the soldier on my left in pic with the sunglasses made it back but overdosed on Heroin in 2012 trying to live with what we had to do there and when ya get home and your out and by yourself its hard for alot of my brothers to keep a handle on there emotions and things like that happen to us and thats our unit in the custom flag I had made when I was there and it hangs in my house today and Im very proud of the guys I served with when I was there and my time in the service ended after my tour was up and the Army giver me a medical discharge and made me disabled due to getting messed up on my second tour but I wanted so bad to remain in but the Army didnt see it so Im back home in Kentucky with a beautiful loving woman and livin life day to day without having to pass out violence on a scale that you could only imagine and to know what evil wickedness that man does to man and experience it and do it is a mixture of emotions that every combat veteran prays that nobody after us has to live in that human meatgrinder. Combat never leaves you and you never let your guard down ever and Im talking years being home and I still stay pumped and guess Ill always have that eye out for myself. One thing that is really good therapy for me is being a forum member and getting on this site and seeing pics and reading stories of my favorite manufacturer of machinery in the color red and called IH and going back in my life when my father was a IH dealer here in my hometown of Columbia, Kentucky and reliving that blessed time of my life when I use to go to my Daddys shop and be in that space for nine years and knowing now that that time of my life was the best time and I know it was a special time and in 1980 my Daddy passed away from a heart attack and boy talk about getting your world rocked my goodness what a hard time it was but as with everything time goes on but if I could ever change anything about ones self I would never change nothing about that time, No way. Im 57 years old now and look to each day to coming onto redpowermagazine and reading all the very interesting stories all yall put on here, its fun and that is what its all about and finding piece of mind.
  3. Ive always liked the 2wd muscle tractor with the big front rubber, just something about that look makes ya wish it was just you and it and a 100 acre field. Ive got more but just posted these this time
  4. Im the son of a IH dealer also and wonder what ever happen to either one of them tractors, do you happen to know the answer to that question. We opened our doors in 1975 and Dad had a heart attack and died in February of 1980 so two of my brothers kept it open till the farm crisis finally shut them down in March of 1984 but by then I was gone in the U.S. Army so when I got out in 1985 we had no dealership for me to go back to work in. We sold buku of the 86 series and even quit a few forty to seventy horse "Louisville manufactured" tractors. As far as 86 series we usally sold at least one or more 886, 986 or 1086 every month and 786 was a decent seller when they came out and I still live in the same area and town of our dealership and I see tractors we sold new all the time and sometimes Ill see one working in a field in another county and sometimes itll have our sales sticker on it and that's pretty cool. I lost my pictures from our dealership to my ex-wife she destroyed them or something just being a beach but around 2002 I posted them on here on a topic and if somebody happen to save them I sure would appreciate if you could send them to me cause I posted up about ten or fifteen of them and sure would like to have them I wonder if the owners here could retrieve them for me.
  5. I love me a Hydro cause I grew up on a Hydro70 our neighbor owned and he bought it new in 1974 the year before we bought our IH dealership and moved to the country. He never had one issue with that hydrostatic transmission on that tractor, he did everything that the owners manual told him to do with the service on it and it held up superbly so I'm not scared of them transmissions and we sold quit a few hydro tractors back in the day and don't remember them ever giving trouble either. I just ran across that white cab 1973 Hydro 1066 and had to share that with the group and Ive always loved the color combo of the white cab tractors, they were factory white from 1971, 72 and 73 then IH painted them red starting in 1974 along with coloring the levers from grayish color to all black that started in 1974 model year also and they did away with the bottom glass on the white cabs also in those same yrs. Never seen a frontend conversion like the one on that other 1066 but apparently that's a conversion off a Case tractor frontend and put on a 66 series which was a light weight frontend to begin with, they should've put them square front axles on all the 66s and 88s, but that's my opinion
  6. It saids it came off a small 140 acres farm and the hours are correct and by the looks of the original IH muffler Id say it is a low houred tractor and it sat in the shed many many years with little or nothing to do, that's 48 years ago and there probably not very many guys at IH still alive who assembled it
  7. another after market butt ugly cab that ruins the tough look of a 56 series, cant wait to see it after yall perform yalls magic on it.
  8. This is a Arizona climate 986 and not a bit of rust on this 1978 model and its on tractorhouse with 4,110 hours and they want $17,500 and then add the haul bill from Arizona to south central Kentucky and its about 22 or 23 thousand probably. Bet there are some clean tractors out that way as long as they find a roof to sleep under while not in use cause that sun would flat sizzle a paint job.
  9. Looks like the 656 was made up till 1972 and the new 66 series were introduced in the fall of 1971 so Id say this picture is during the winter of 1971-72 cause ya notice they aint a leaf one on those trees. Those pics of Marshall Myre are neat and I always liked keeping up with him in the Puller mag back in the 70s and I believe he bought that 966 new cause he pulled a 856 before he pulled it and he came out with it in 1972 and by the early 80s he had gone to four Turbos as seen in his first two pics and that last picture of him was in the Puller and it said Marshall Myre on the last pull of the year that year.
  10. Ain't that neat and must be late 70s or so
  11. I can count on one hand the number of Magnums with factory 4 post structure but there is one and its a 1988 model that cranks 250hp on the dyno and the other one is a 1989 model with duals front and back. The 4 post Magnum has a price tag of $24,500 not bad and looks clean, hey ya aint gotta grab a handle and swing open a door upon entry everytime but when it gets cold youll forget all bout that
  12. Been awhile since I put up some pulling tractors but here are some of my best pics of the 60s and 70s pulling action. The first picture is at Louisville and that Charles Outland from here in Kentucky, Murray, Ky to be exact and he was one of the first Prostockers and I saw him pull against River Rat and Tinker or the father and son John Deere prostockers at the Russell Co. Fair about 15 miles east of me back in the late ninties. That first 966 with the tricycle frontend is Stan Gotl from Nebraska and he later on bought a new 986 with ROPS and pulled it, he took the canopy off of it but still had the bars and HEY KRM you know of ole Stan being your from Nebraska also. That 986 with turbos on both sides is Jack Grant outta Canada and he sold it to Jerry Van Dorpe, there is another pic of Jack on his blackstripe 1466 he pulled for along time, he is trying to start it back up after his pull. That pic of that 856 blowin smoke with the narrow frontend was made in 1972 somewhere? The last two pictures are in Louisville and the man on that Allis-Chalmers 220 is Art Arnold and he won the 15,000lb class in the pulls first two years of 1968 and 1969, I was a little boy livin in Louisville when those pics were taken I was born and raised there until I was 12 years old and my Dad bought the IH dealership and farm so we moved about 100 miles to the south and I became a country boy. Notice no smoke tube on his tractor in 1968 and boy it got really bad in Freedom Hall I bet, my first pull there was in February of 1976 and they drove there tractors into the place and would sit and idle waiting there turn and the smoke would really be heavy if ya sat up in the stands and would burn your eyes, it happened to me that time. Hope ya like em
  13. 1971 model with five set of rear wheel weights, back in the good ole days of pulling youd take that big mammoth of a muffler off go straight and turn the fuel and away to the tractor pull youd go but high tech and big money has ruined that as usual.
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