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  1. I hope this isn't against the rules. I have no interest in the items other than I would like some of it. Unfortunately I'm too busy with harvest to go get it or arrange shipping. There is an IH dealer building planning kit. Numerous tractor and truck books, manuals, sales, etc. Microfiche and viewer. Covering various IH trucks, IH tractor, case tractor, stiegler tractor, caseih tractor and more. And a sales guide for repowering trucks with DT466! It's not easy to see what's all in the lots but there are alot of jewels in there. It's listed on bigiron and ends tomorrow. I won't post a link, you'll have to look it up yourself. I really wish I had time for this... But it's probably keeping me out of trouble! Thx-Ace
  2. I don't remember all the details but I think dad made trips back to the west coast between invasions. San Francisco I think? As a landing craft pilot he was normally aboard troop ships. I guess the troop ships carried his landing craft, I don't know. He talked about going back to California to get more marines. They stopped at pearl harbor both ways. He complained the fresh marines would puke for the first couple days on the water. He said the head would be swimming in vomit. They got used to it eventually. They slept in hammocks. He said you always got a top hammock (they were several high). If the top person threw up you got it on you! They would scrape off good paint and put new back on as busy work. He hated painting and would never consider painting anything unless he built it. The original paint should last its lifetime! The sailors and marines fought alot. However, if they were around the army boys the sailors and marines would team up on them. Thx-Ace
  3. Before I had a crane truck I tipped one up. Used a front end loader to pick it up from the bottom side. When the loader was all the way up I pushed with the loader until it was up. Somehow I got it on the bolts in the process! I had several people helping. They are commonly put up and down with a trailer that tilts to set them up. Basically a long dump trailer. Thinking about it you might be able to set it up with a long flatbed dump. Thx-Ace
  4. I've welded them back on before.
  5. "Half a turn from striping" dad would say. So I'd ask "turn until it strips and back it off half a turn?"
  6. They cut them down to pile em up. Then burn them while standing downwind.
  7. I bought a 5488 here in Arkansas several years but it's not mine. I know people here and never heard anything bout it. 5488 were rare here. I've never seen a 5488 mfw. I bet it left years ago.
  8. acem

    Dump finds!

    I never go to the dump/transfer Station but have gotten many things from scrap dealers. I have been known to dumpster dive too. Thx-Ace
  9. I've never owned or operated one but have been looking. DJI seems to be the big dog in the pen. I heard about them at the rice field day at Stuttgart, in depth news about fighting in Ukraine, etc. At the rice field day they demonstrated a budget model for under a grand that was good for surveying crops for weeds, disease, etc. I want one that can spray my rice. Ideally it would fly the field. Find weeds and apply herbicide just on the weeds. They aren't there yet. Thx-Ace
  10. If your not in a hurry look for a used one. They get cheap when they need worked on. The older ones are simple controls. No computers. Thx-Ace
  11. In all fairness the photo credits it to an AP stringer. I think it's pretty easy to get these kinda pics in eastern Ukraine now. However, I understand your concern about staged pictures...
  12. I saw this in an al jazeera article about farming during the war in Ukraine. Says Caseih. Sure looks like a Claas though. The header looks odd too. I don't think it's a 1460! https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2022/9/23/photosfront-line-farming-bombs-disrupt-critical-ukraine-industry
  13. Harvest is underway in Ukraine, like here. They are short of workers because many are fighting in the war. Fields with unexploded shells, mines, craters and debris. But they are getting some done. When asked about the shelling "I've got used to it. It was frightening during the first couple of days, but now — a person can get used to anything,' the 55-year-old said, the smoke dissipating behind him. 'And we have to work. If we give all this up, we will abandon, other farmers will abandon. What will happen then?" https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2022/9/23/photosfront-line-farming-bombs-disrupt-critical-ukraine-industry
  14. The 715, 4400, small gleaners and small Massey combines were common here years ago. A neighbor ran a gleaner C for decades. It was easy to make money here back in the 70s. It was hard to make money here in the 80s. Times change. Thx-Ace
  15. Yes but honesty it's been a few years since we shot either.
  16. acem

    1975 IH Pickup

    Yeah. I was watching that. That's alot of money.
  17. I have an old weaver and Leopold scope.
  18. Lots of 8820 combines in rice country. Very good capacity in rice. Thx-Ace
  19. I saw a nice survivor scout sell at an estate sale a couple years ago. Very nice scout but not perfect. No rust (an Arkansas truck). The late owner was a mechanic that drove it often. It brought over $20,000. Thx-Ace
  20. I didn't think you could grow tomatoes in the UP! I think of them as a hot weather crop.
  21. My old valves are steel, not brass. I've been replacing them with the new ones from cnh like the ones in the pic. They are nice.
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