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  1. I sold a 44Special Diesel and a 444 gas last year, both were wide front row crops, both ran good. Also sold a 770 gas  wide front row crop Oliver and a n H John Deere. Was downsizing some. I did keep a 44 Diesel standard in it's work clothes. It runs good.

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  2. I don't buy much farm tractor parts, but do buy construction machinery parts. I have been in business for 50 years and was encouraged to get parts books and give the parts person the numbers. Now things are going crazy. Parts person says (We no longer want parts numbers). I have a 1985 Cat loader and my dealer says give me the number from your parts  book, if it's been updated, the computer will tell him the new number. 

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  3. Check out Hampton Shoe, on line. They have American made work boots. I have bought several pair from them, mostly Carolina boots. They have quite a few brands for sale.

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  4.  Rainman, What county are you in? Our county, Barron, had their dairy breakfast last Saturday, the 1st. They had a rainy morning and had a struggle parking as the planned field was a no go for parking after the rain. Still had around 3500 people there.

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  5. Travelette, I hope you reconsider and stay. I have never needed your services, but others have surely been helped by your knowledge and genorosity! Original poster asked questions like you may be a fraud. Had he done a little homework on the site without asking stupid questions  about your honesty, this never would have happened.

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  6. I have an account at Fabick Cat, the dealer in Wi and a few other states. I can order by 3:30 pm and overnight they are delivered to a locked small shed on County property about 6 miles from me. Parts are there by midnight,but I always go the next morning. I buy a lot of Cat Hardeware, great product. No shipping charge either, unless it's a special order part.

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  7. I had a TD9-B Dozer with a direct drive transmission which had a DT282 and it ran at 1700 rpm. Engine had a lot of torque. IH also had a TD9-B with a power shift transmission with a D282 that ran at 2300 rpm. I have an old  piece of literature and it says The DT282 developed it's peak torque at 1350rpm vs 1600 rpm for the D282. Interesting old stuff.

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  8. 13 hours ago, sandhiller said:

     

    I'm glad I don't have to deal with the amount of traffic you guys do. 

    Totally different situation than what I drive in. 

    Out here it is two lane and hilly and I may go 60 miles without meeting anyone. Rare but it has happened. 

    I will blink my headlights off when they clear my truck a safe distance and then back on to let them know it is safe to move back in. 

    Most everyone out here gets that

    Better than having them hang out it the other lane, especially when they are passing with a hill or curve coming up. 

    I don't want to be the third person to the scene of the accident. 

     

     

    I long for the days when we didn't have that problem, we had bicycles and were damn glad to have those!🙃

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    Unsecure load, needs 2 chains.

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  9. I had an 80 Chev pickup bought new. At around 20000 miles on it the fuel pump went out, bad, yes, but it gets worse. I was out in the woods looking at a logging site to bid on. This was before cell phones of course. I walked 7 miles in fairly hot weather before I got a ride. This was a start of ongoing fuel pump problems until I traded it at around 60000 miles. You had to have a new pump and tools at all times, I traded for a Ford and have never walked from one or needed a tow since. Still drive a Ford.

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  10. Later TD8E's were Dresser's still with the IH engine.   82 was the last year for IH. G series came out in late 80's with the Cummins engine, don't remember exact year. I do know that the 530 loader with the IH 466 last year was 86, 87 the 530 had a 8.3 Cummins.

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  11. 59 minutes ago, dale560 said:

    Our town actually has a bluebird dealer and his twin brother in a really small town 40 miles away was a ward dealer. Our town is 2500 people and the other town was 300 that had bus dealerships. They started the dealers in the mid 60s. 

    Bluebird is still on their own, I believe Ward was taken over by Navistar and Thomas by Daimaler or Freightliner,

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  12. When Cat started coming out with direct starting vs the starting engine, they used glow plugs, at least on the D4 cats. I had a 69 Cat 120 grader with a D333 6 cylinder direct start with glow plugs.

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  13. I am in NW Wisconsin which is usually pretty good snowmobiling country, but not this year. About a month ago we were supposed to get a dumping then turn cold. All it did was turn cold and maybe 2 inches of snow. I had started my old SabreCat 500 before it turned cold as it needs a little priming after the summer break. Never got to use the sled  and doesn't look promising at all. I walked by the sled the other day and caught myself telling the sled it doesn't look like we will be going anywhere. Must be losing my mind.

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