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Ian Beale

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  1. One local was mentioning that they were having trouble getting their cat to eat. Another's solution was "Get another cat"
  2. That one is removable - sort of. It was actually made for a smaller dozer and has been widened and extended. The brace across it above the blade has a lifting eye and it is pinned where it attaches to the fittings on the dozer blade arms. A neighbour has a framework with a couple of posts in front of the blade on which he can sit the pusher arms and one in front that it clips under. Then he can just drop the blade some and drive out from under it. It has other uses - .also makes a handy "high lift crane". For relativity the FA 10 is 100 hp torque converter.
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    But don't forget that +1.5 degrees is going to kill us
  4. In action. That is full height and you can see where I would be pushing with the cutting edge if the pusher wasn't there. Not much inconvenience if you are dealing with small stuff. The blade is 10' wide, the pushing end tapers to about 3'6" and has teeth formed on the leading edge.
  5. Getting the extra leverage makes a lot of difference to what you can push. Full height push is around 10' as opposed to about 3'6". Most of ours hook on to the push arms pretty close to the blade trunions, so minimises stress on the blade gear. They just rest on the top of the blade. There are not many trees that it won't handle. Might have to rip around the base with trees like those in the background. About the biggest tree it has done was a silverleaf ironbark (Eucalypt) that was about 4 feet across at the base and about 75 feet high. And they have serious tap roots. One son said to me "How is the dozer going?" Me "OK, why?" Son "I reckon I'll get rid of that tree that is blocking access to the stock loading ramp at the yard" Me "You're joking!" Son "No". I went out and when I got back the tree was gone! Now the behind of the story on the tree - it was old. He was ripping around the base, broke some roots on the back side and it fell over - fortunately missed the loading ramp. The radiator guard that goes with this. Pull 2 pins and it swings out for cleaning. Pull 4 and it slides down the tilt hoses.
  6. Wasn't "Cattle free by '93" a howling success?
  7. IMO you have created a discussion - no "sorrys" in that
  8. The British Medical Journal weighs in http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/01/21/safe-and-effective-38/ Iinks to https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o102 And the background tune to the "vaccine" saga (IMO)
  9. Also note on that video that they're doing rounded turns. Most rigs up to D9 size here have a power problem with that and the turns are done square. I'm of limited experience but basically they clear the face into the previously cleared area. Then the one in the timber reverses about the width of the next strip back over the chain and then does a right angle turn over it for the new direction and the outside one takes up the slack as it changes direction. One bloke here has a fleet of Komatsu 450's and apparently doesn't have that problem. On dozers - another bloke in that game has owned Allis 21's and Komatsu's and paired with most anything else. Reckons the best heavy duty cooling system he's met is FA FD30's. Seems the telling test is long down-wind legs on a hot day. Most chains have a heavy section on the middle. Philosophy on length varies. They use a shorter chain and the FD30's are flat in second so they have momentum going their way. Did a job for us and reckoned "it's tight". When the chain hit it didn't just roll the trees over, it yanked them out of the ground and spat them forward. It is testing on machinery and TD30's didn't make it.
  10. Well I had a go. Even found oil specs for a Belarus 1500. Penrite 20 - 60 But that was for Australia so not much use to you
  11. There are a couple of chains in here - H.V. Mckay Stripper - note the date https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/items/402797 And, also out of that stable "Inventor of the modern header harvester Headlie Taylor cast in bronze for Henty monument" https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/headlie-taylor-father-of-the-modern-header-harvester-statue/10256308 Sundercut disc plow https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/items/1486563 Stump jump plow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stump-jump_plough The Massey Ferg connection https://researchdata.edu.au/hv-mckay-sunshine-collection/937166 https://beaconmensshed.com.au/restoration-projects/ The second explains the amount of Massey Harris farm gear around here, which was opened for selection for wheat growing in 1902
  12. IIRC years ago you didn't use Russian oil to top up an engine that had European oil as it would cause frothing
  13. Firstly very rarely is everything flattened. The young stuff just goes under the chain. Out this way our drought fall back is mulga scrub (Acacia aneura). The foliage is edible - with nutritional problems. First is protein level - measures about 10 - 12% but the high tannin content reduces digestibility by about half. Second is a sulphur deficiency. And first you have to get it down to the stock. Basic tools are chain saw, single tractor wheeled or tracked and chaining. As a job it is like carting water - seems an endless routine and over-rides other jobs that ought to be done. Management is to encourage regrowth and around here it will go from use to OK for next use in about 20 years. Despite vocal tree-hugging claims it has been managed that way since about 1875 when they started with axes and it is still here. Which means that most of it is "about as pristine as a recycled virginity". Due to soils it does not lend itself to introduced pasture establishment. For pasture development you need to deal with what goes under the chain. Primarily by fire after first grass growth - which gets most of the fallen timber - all hopefully! Often seeded into the ash. May need follow up by further fires or stick raking or blade plowing if things don't go right.
  14. IIRC a lot of it came from off shore oil rig stabilisers
  15. Usually just grass up and burn if pasture is the aim. Realise that "W" brand is the Wilderness Society, one of the "football fields a minute" anti-clearing mafia I got an email from one of our boys at boarding school with a link to a similar production. The message was "Hey Dad, get a look at this load of BS"
  16. Does it look like part of this? https://i2.wp.com/allnewspipeline.com/images/UN_SimulationMap21.jpg
  17. I find that about 2 - 4 pm is the worst. Found that "Juicy Fruit" chewing gum helped but made your mouth taste like a vulture's crutch (or something like that) And I don't use chewing gum anywhere else.
  18. A builder we had used a Makita of about 10 or 12 inch capability IIRC. He had frames for feed in and out to keep the boards level. Did a lot of 6 x 1 " cypress pine floor boards here and that wasn't its first job.
  19. So were IH pumps like the "A"'s on the way to common rail?
  20. Years ago I heard a radio interview with a bloke who was a multiple returnee. One of the questions was "If you are out on the ice and you get "caught short" - how do you handle that"? "Very quickly"
  21. Well I thought that this might be about Vitamin I, not Vitamin W
  22. There was this article "The M1 Today" in "Guns 1989 Annual" which had some on "collectables". I've scanned one page re that and hopefully attaches Some points were "Never buy an "all one contractor National Match rifle" - they were assembled from parts that measured up regardless of contractor Especially an "all Winchester one" - "Winchester made M1's only during WW2 and there were no National Matches then" "IH did not make all parts for the rifle so a weapon which carries their code everywhere is immediately bogus" Mentions "people with WRA stamps and engraving kits
  23. We had 332's on glider winches And (IIRC) around here the car was known as "The 5 Acre Ford"
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