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  1. 5 or so years ago I purchased an 806 that had a 2355 loader mounted on it. PO had a welding shop weld the brackets for the rear subframe to the tractor's frame rails. Not the way I would have chosen to do it but it was a nice job. We already had a backhoe & the next year bought a MAXXUMM 115 & loader. We have no livestock so had no need for 3 loaders so decided to sell the 2355. Local farmer with livestock was interested in the 2355 to put on a 856. I didn't want to cut the brackets off so found a set of frame rails and switched them out with the ones with the brackets and sold those to the guy who bought the loader. Like I said, not the way I would do it but one way it can be done.
  2. A farm that my son farms has a bog on it. Story goes that years ago a team of horses & a wagon went down in it. Later farmer got a JD B stuck in it, walk home & came back with his brother & another tractor to pull the B out. When they got there the tractor was no longer visible. This came from the brother who was known to be an honest man After my son rented the farm we were cleaning brush near the bog I was pushing brush into it with our 4wd CAT 416B backhoe. Push so far & the front wheels would drop straight down, like driving off concrete into a mud hole. Only way I could back out wat to raise he front end using the loader bucket. A couple years ago the owner had the farm land grid tiled. Guy running the track tile plow had heard about the missing B & decided he would back into the big to see if he could find it. As he backed in the rear end started to go down, shifted to go forward & just barely got out.
  3. When my daughter worked for CAT SHE GOT TO operate a 994 at their proving grounds. Though she grew up on a farm she had only run a tractor once, a 4020 helping me pick up.straw. Guy should her all the control is on the 994, told her to take it around to other side of the dirt pile and load the truck sitting there. Guy then got out & she was on her own. Said she managed to get the truck loaded without hitting anything.
  4. CIH Steiger 435 is our big tractor, also have a MAGNUM 315 & 275. Demoed a 600 quad track for a couple days. Had the privilege of going to the Denver Summit in '95 where CIH introduced the first quad tracks and got to operate one of the prototypes.
  5. That reminds me,is an old gravel pit not far from Lafayette IN that flooded overnight back in the '30s or '40s. Workers went home one night & when they came to work the next morning everything was under water. Not sure if they still do but use to give scuba diving lessons there. I've talked to people that have dived there & they say it's amazing to see the equipment still sitting there like it's waiting to be used. Surprised someone hasn't tried to salvage any of it.
  6. I read an article a few years ago that said 3 CATD9s went down when building Disney World. Operators were barely able to get off they went down so quicksilver. Dozens are still there.
  7. Only took one Massey combine (550) to learn what the MF on the front stood for, & believe me it wasn't "Mighty Fine"
  8. For me the worst was a '75 & a '76 BS 1066 , both bought new along with a '77 1086 & a '81 1486, both bought used. The '75 1066 had transmission problems out of the factory, probably put less than 25 hrs on it the year I had it, was always in the shop. Traded it for the BS 1066. By the time it left the farm everything under the cab back of the tranny had been replaced, including housings. The 1086 had 5 TAs put in it, one went out bringing the tractor home after having a new TA & clutch put in. 1486 was 2 yrs old when I bought it, traded the BS 10 on it, 10 was in pieces in dealers shop when I traded it for the 14 from another dealer. Talk about tense when the other dealer came to get it out of the other dealers shop.. The 14 had to have rear end bearings the 2nd year I owned it, less than 1,000 hrs on the tach. Also had 7 hyd pumps put in it before they finally found a pinhole in the pickup tube just below the "FULL" mark. Got a '14 Magnum 315 that's giving those tractors a run for their money. Bought it in 2016 & so far have put over $20,000 in the mfd. Also has had the hyd remotes rebuilt 3x. Once last June & again this fall :÷((. Beginning to wonder if it isn't about time to look at a different colored tractor.
  9. Uncle had 2 # 62 combines when I was a kid. Once started he never shut them off till the end of the day. When we stopped for lunch he left them running. Like you said, if engine died it wouldn't start till the next day. The canvases on those 6' heads sure didnt like horseweeds, would RIP right thru them. Always said those old canvases were the fore runners of today's Draper heads. He had an IH baler with the Continental engine as well. Dont remember the model #, but it was white with manual knitters. Had a seat back by the plunger for the man that worked the knitters. Had to be the dirtiest job on the farm. I remember he had a young man that had hurt a finger so he put the guy on the baler running the knotters. Guy had his hurt finger sticking out & got it in the plunger cutting the finger off. They wrapped the guys finger in a handkerchief & rushed him to the hospital where they ses it back on. Finger lived but it was stiff the rest of his life. This was back in the early to mid '50s.
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    Plow share shape.

    Bottom share is not a "deep suck" share. Only shares we ever ran on our plows were deep sucks, had a lot longer nose. When the shares got to look like the bottom one in the pic it was time for new ones.
  11. Fairly common practice here. As for credit / debit cards, I know of some businesses that charge an additional fee if you use one.
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    Had a dr suggest I use CBD oil for pain in my knee last Jan. Used it for 2 mo, @ $150/mo. No relieve at all other than lightening my billfold.
  13. 68 yrs old here. I use to jump out of our hay now's, wanting on a knee replacement in Jan. At 65stepped backwards off the step tool box onto concrete tearing rotator cuff ..The falling didn't hurt but the landing sure did. Didn't realize they had moved the ground down so far Anymore it takes me twice as long to do half as much :÷(
  14. 1st new combine I purchased was a 615 in 1971. Had my uncles 303 with a elwood cab & the engine went south after cutting 20 ac of beans that fall. Wanted a 715 but the only combines the dealer had on hand was the 615 & a 315. Had a 13' platform with a HartCarter floating cutter bar & a 2rw, 728 iirc, cornhead. Thought I had really moved up in the world. Mine had a chopper, summer of '74 cutting wheat had issues with the upper chopper drive belt breaking it's back. I remember changing that belt 4x, housing on the back of the engine had to come off to change it, what a pita. Also remember having issues with the clean grain elevator chain breaking once. Wife was on a step ladder with her arm in the elevator trying to help get the broken chain out. When she went to remove her arm her wedding rings got caught & she couldn't get her arm out. She tried for several minutes to remove her arm with no luck and was starting to panic. Have to admit I was getting worried too. My aunt came out with a bottle of liquid soap & wife squirted it down her arm. Soap ran over her ring finger & she was able to wiggle her rings off. Then was able to get her arm out, arm had swollen quite a bit. Ordered a new 715 D Hydro that summer. Didnt come in when it was suppose to that fall. Steel prices had shot up and IH cancelled the order. New 715 was quite a bit more money & would t be delivered that fall. E ded up trading the 615 for a new JD 4400 on local dealer's lot.
  15. Place that I have had some head work done recommended Chapin when I had an 8060 that was cracked. Luckily I was able to find a good head for less money. I've also heard that there was some kind of disagreement and that Chapin split into two separate business
  16. My foster mother was killed in a car accident so I have felt the other side. I still remember vividly the day, 32 years ago, it happened and having to go to the hospital to identify her body. We own 3 semis so I have spent some time in them. Will agree, you have to be acutely aware of all your surroundings. I don't understand what people are thing when people in 4 wheelers "play games" with a truck weighing 80,000#.
  17. Use to be a local 1568 that had 4 turbos. Was used for pulling & field work. Later had 2 turbos removed & last time I seen it was back to natural.
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    CBD Hemp

    This is exactly what I told 2 nieces that are wanting to turn their grandparents 110 ac farm into a hemp farm.
  19. Leave strap partially open on a hopper bottom and see how big of a pile of there's on the ground. Happens here at least once a year. We just hand the truck driver a scoop shovel and say " you made the mess, you clean it up". You'd think they'd learn to check, especially since there's a camera in each hopper, after awhile. Or the cart driver that folds thr sugar in while u loading. 22" auger running full can dump out a lot of corn in a hurry.
  20. My grandfather was an e engineer of a passenger train. I remember someone asking him once how he felt after hitting a car than tried to beat his train at a crossinga killing the driver & occupants. Grandpa sid it never bothered him when he hit & killed a driver that tried to beat his train at a crossing but never could get over killing a passenger in the vehicle. Sounds cold hearted but he said the driver only had himself to blame but the passenger(s) died because of someone else's bad decision. I've never been in an accident where someone else was hurt or killed so don't know how I would react & hope never to be.
  21. Combine & grain cart are always folded in except when unloading.
  22. 3% gyl , 1% crop oil. I use a 50 gal tank in back of a 825 gator, 5gpm 12v pump and an adjustable pattern spray wand. Soak until spray mix is dripping off all the leaves.
  23. Common Reed. We've been fighting it for a couple years along creek banks & a couple grass waterways. Gylsophate & crop oil is the only thing I have found to kill it, pretty much have to soak the whole plant. They make an aquatic gylsophate to use around water, Rodeo is one brand name. Problem along a creek bank spraying gyl is you will kill the grood grass causing erosion. We're looking to buy a rope wick to use where we have it in the grass waterway. If anyone knows were you can buy the parts to build a rope wick we would appreciate the info.
  24. That's usually the range we are in, plus in season repairs.
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