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  1. A 766 diesel black stripe is a dream tractor of mine. All 766's seemed to have really jumped in value 8n recent years
  2. Sounds about like what 656's were around here
  3. I remember back in 2018 or 2017 they were talking on the weather channel or the local news or somewhere about how we were getting affected by smoke from wildfires from Siberia in Russia. It was way up high in the atmosphere it was more like thin wispy clouds. I've heard of the smoke from Western Canada and the US affecting parts of Europe as well Pretty incredible
  4. Storm coming out of the east.... This was after getting rained out of this field once...took two weeks to get it completely planted. About a 6 acre field
  5. Missed out on two really good hay days here today and yesterday. Mowed some first cutting Sunday around noon had it baled up by dark Monday rain forecast for Tuesday but didn't happen. Had a little shower this morning but not more than a heavy dew. This year it seems like it rains when it's forecast to be nice and is nice when it forecast for rain. Had that happen a couple times this year played it safe otherwise would be about done with first cutting. This year sucks
  6. Buy it and find out ?
  7. I don't watch or care about sports at all except for the Olympics. I watch them when I can and wish I could watch them more than I am. But as for the original post and not to pessimistic I have a feeling that team USA isn't going to be the big powerhouse it was in recent games
  8. They were saying on the radio Friday that the reservoir was 9ft above average and the army corps was increasing the outflow to get it lower. It's just now getting dry enough to get on the fields even to spread manure. Only have about a third of first cutting done this year so far. Last year on this day we were cutting the last of first and getting second cutting started. It's getting depressing
  9. Had a photo op when putting in new seeding
  10. I have a strong feeling that the way things are going things like toilet paper are going to become currency. Everyone laughed and made fun of people who hoarded it, but they'll have the last laugh
  11. Just because they are "organic" doesn't mean they can't use antibiotics
  12. Best farm vehicle we ever had was a Ford ranger. You would be very surprised at what you can do with one of them
  13. Always had a round muffler on ours. The guy who overhauled the engine stuck a oval muffler on as the one we had on it broke off and I was disappointed at first but it has really grown on me
  14. Best way to prevent from being used therefore not wearing out the TA ?
  15. Thank you for the clarification. I didn't even know the 06's or swooping it down was a thing. The 1256 I think it was that I saw on tractor house had the wide part of the handle at the lower/bottom and narrow at the top. I mean I guess it would work either way or swooping down depending on the preference
  16. Back in March I finally got around to installing the grab hand on the left hand side of the 856. The cage nut was missing so removed the tin over the steering tower and somehow with pure luck was able to get a long enough bolt down there and stuck through the hole. Mind you the fuel tank mount is in that area, makes things a bit tight and the main reason I held off so long on putting the grab handle on. Real question is it the correct way? I have seen them put on the other way around and now I'm second guessing lol
  17. Funny how all those "advocates" use roads and infrastructure and many other things the government funds with tax dollars of which in part come from animal ag. Not to mention the businesses that animal ag supports directly and indirectly F'ing hypocrites
  18. A little update. Couldn't get it to run at all end of last summer. Parked it and February decided to send it to a mom and pop dealer we do a bit of business with and who works on a little bit of everything. Had burnt valves. Like really bad lol Did a complete out of frame overhaul, new distributor, electronic ignition, new intake and exhaust manifolds. Bunch of other stuff and now have a third tractor with nearly twice it value in repairs ?? but it runs perfect though. Purchased from the original owner nearly 20 years ago I believe it had 3500 or so hrs and now has 7140hrs and I never remember it running this nice
  19. It's hard to wrap my mind around what those"kids" endured and accomplished. Young people these days have no idea how easy they have it
  20. First year I remember having this happen. Planted June 8th pics were taken June 22nd. It was so dry corn in some spots didn't germinate till like a month after planting while other corn was a couple inches tall. Looked awful and uneven but it ended up yeilding more than most years Almost mowed a turkey nest. Looked like a young hen. Neighbor who owns the field said a day after I took this picture the eggs hatched a mom and chicks made a bee line to the woods Got some ground back. Stopped to pick up fallen limbs and branches. Thanks to emerald ash borers Raced around and gathered up enough bales to finish filling out this layer before the help showed up and before baling for the day and so we could unload square bales...help was a no show. I managed with just me myself and I Water pump went in the 7405 so 856 to the rescue once again. Just had to let some pressure off so it didn't kill the tractor and it handled the new baler well
  21. I have never been able to get interestedJohn Wayne or most westerns from that period
  22. Starline and patz silo unloaders. Glad they are all gone and replace 89 ford f350 single rear wheel. Bought brand new. Seems we worked on it more than drove it. If it didn't have new or nearly new tires on it it had to have 4x4 locked in or else would get stuck on dry pavement. Replaced with a wore out 92 one ton Chevy with a 6.5 diesel thought we were in heaven Overhead doors. Previous owner of the farm had one on the door for the manure spreader. The barn cleaner spreader and tractor are all inside the actual barn. Had to pick it up just right or the cables would jump the spools and spring the springs and or the rollers would come out of the track. Was always fun in below zero weather with the wind blowing through the barn. Chainsaw was the best thing to happen to that door. Replaced with sliding door.
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