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  1. May have to use different gasket depending on how much material is removed. Gasket thickness sets pump gear clearance I think
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    I have some hay and crop ground that borders neighbors pasture along an abandoned right of way. After his cows got into corn a couple times, he put a fence in. We agreed to run fence down center of right of way. He paid for all as I will never run cows there. Brother has pasture that needed new fence, bordering neighbors had no cows so we paid/did all work. Another neighbor has since told me that SD law is to split cost regardless of livestock situation, but broke landowners will never pony up anyway. If you do not need fence for livestock containment, I'd let neighbor worry about fence
  3. My son put this together Nov/Dec of 20. Started as an 89 f350 crew cab long box 460 5 spd. Sold motor trans all body parts for more than he paid for truck. Got 76 crew cab from a buddy, rest of parts came from his stash and a donor f150. Put a new flatbed on it and put in his built 7.3 IDI ih diesel turboed and intercooled and another zf 5 spd. Painted it all blue, cab was brown, fenders 2 tone brown. New carpet and door/window seals, 93 ford crew cab cloth seats. Body not perfect but good enough for a daily driver he says. Needed another truck after sold the 69 f250 in October
  4. You may be able to find someone to ultrasound the ewes. We have a local vet come and check the last ones to lamb about 6 weeks into lambing. Always a few opens. Opens are less on mature ewes but we our replacements always yield some opens. Late gestation the vet can only determine bred or open. If done early in gestation it's my understanding that they can tell you if twins, single, etc. Have heard about traveling person that does this service but have never had it done early here. As mentioned they usually are very fertile. Maybe try to talk to other local sheep producers to see if they know
  5. Some ewes just have one. Wife runs 300 ewes and we keep back replacements from the herd, try to keep only twins or triplet born and only earliest born. Our replacements will have lambed by the time they are 12 to 13 months old. Some have twins their first year but dont all feed twins. The next year we still have some singles. I always flush ewes before breeding by giving them a half pound of corn for a couple weeks before buck turnout and throughout breeding and for a month after to help retain multiples. This year they got grain all fall and up to lambing, but not sure if the lambing percenta
  6. Just replaced primary water pump in my neighbor's 12 f250 6.7. Only had 45k but was leaving a puddle. I think Dorman makes a kit of orings for that lower connection? My 16 f350 rolled over 29k recently, wonder how long before it gives issues. Son thinks I should delete the def and dpf, but I wonder how they will think at trade in time?
  7. I sent in my 2290 forms for our semi trucks a little late, early August instead of July and finally got them back December 10th, usually takes a few weeks. I didn't even tag my truck for fall harvest. Wife got jrs done online for a fee cause he was nervous. I guess I can buy tags now for 21 anyway
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    My 1586 had 2 walmart group 24s that I installed July of 13. One failed last week, unhooked ground and ran on one battery until I could get replacements. It runs daily on a feed wagon. The 2388 got exide group 31s from caseih dealer before harvest of 14 and still going strong. Sons 08 Honda rancher still has original battery, my 08 Rubicon has been replaced once since new. Son gets battery cores from local o'reillys that are "bad" and takes used up cores to replace them. We use them for electric fence chargers until completely junk. Son uses napa battery, likes warranty. Guess we've had good l
  9. We have a couple semis for farm use, but I'm definitely not an over the road driver. Have also been behind 2 governed trucks, one trying to pass the other. Would it be so hard to back off and let truck 2 pass truck 1 then govern it out again, just to improve traffic flow and safety?
  10. Son has a nice 428 he wants to put in his 67 mustang gt, that intake would make it go. He has an aftermarket old school dual quad intake that he'll probably use. Glad to see that fords are alive elsewhere too! Nice parts you are finding/saving!
  11. Sons 1456 broke one rocker last winter, we replaced with a good used one and has worked fine since, but just last week noticed that the belt pulley part of the damper is loose and wobbling. I'm sure we checked that at the time of rocker replacement, but dont remember for sure. Its sidelined until seal gets here later this week, got a new damper here already. Better take a look at your pulleys too
  12. If I remember right, remove filter and then remove the adapter nut that filter screws onto. Then push it thru the housing. We're up in SD and haven't had trouble without the heater during winter, just run #1 during coldest months
  13. We have popped it out after filter is removed then tapped hole with 1/2" pipe thread tap and install plug from the bottom, as long as you dont need the heater. A little hard to keep tap straight and square in hole from bottom going up but can be done.
  14. I usually bale about 100 corn stalk bales for bedding for sheep barn and calving pen. Have a neighbor who chops/windrows in one pass, makes very nice bedding that can be spread by hand with a pitchfork. Have been using skid steer for last 8 yrs, but still best way to bale them. Last year he broke down, so we raked with an 18 wheel v rake. Much courser in the bale, and it is hard on rake and baler pickup teeth. Haven't replaced a tooth in pickup last 7 yrs on 2 different balers, but have a dozen to put in after last years taking corn stalks. Best route as mentioned is to have cows process the r
  15. Worked on a buddies 5.4 that showed misfire, we swapped coils around with no change. Pulled fuel injectors out and just blew them out with compressed air, put them back and has been running great for 5k now and counting
  16. Yes, hand clutch is probably correct term, sorry. He'd like to get it back to how it was when he grew up. Have to see what hes actually still got and what he needs. Anyone know of a take off unit or one for sale?
  17. Got a neighbor with an M with a few M&W add ons. The clutches wore out years ago on the live pto attachment and was removed. He is looking for parts or a replacement unit, is there any available? I've never seen one personally, anyone have pictures? Thanks, Robert
  18. Hi, all, I have a friend who is trying to clean up his folks equipment after his father passed a year ago. They have a 211 pay scraper they would like to sell, but do t have a clue on value. It looks like decent condition but I have only seen it from the road at 70 mph. His dad had a dream to build his own fishing pond and had used it for that purpose. Any ballpark estimates on a selling price? Thanks, Robert
  19. Had a fuel leak and broke clean grain auger first night of wet corn. Fixed those next day then an hour later the double sided cleaning system drive belt let go. Got that replaced along with the return elevator drive chain and fired it up to see air screen not moving, so pulled that off to clean debris from behind and found 1 roller bearing out as well. Fixed that and next day the 5/8" all thread for adjusting separator drive belt let go. But Thursday and Friday went great and we finished the pile. Wife runs the 2388 and was ready to quit, lol
  20. Took these this morning as we finished our wet corn pile
  21. Rowse still puts these together, but this is a set my grandpa bought in the early eighties. We dont put up as much hay now, but they can knock down a lot of hay in a day. I mostly use them for tougher ground and ditches. Alfalfa and flat fields we use an 18' 1475 haybine
  22. Getting closer, this is the lower hill sides along the James River. I usually farm the actual riverbottom and up top, just hay the hills a little. Neighbor rents higher up hills and corn stalks for fall grazing. No water on mine except for flooding last 2 years, lol. Got 9 miles of road ditches and about 15 acres in another spot to do yet
  23. As an exhibitor, I had the easy job, haul some equipment in and out. The hard work was putting it together and X2! The equipment on display was excellent and attendance on Saturday was pretty good. Less people on last two days, but I didn't have any trouble finding someone to talk to at any time, barely made it through some of the buildings. It was awesome to see a somewhat normal gathering, my 81 yo dad was very pleased. He has been disappointed with the cancellation of nearly every farm show for this season, but during the roundup he was grinning from ear to ear! Hats off to the organizers f
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