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    7130MFD, 1660 Axial, 71 Loadstar, 59 B-110, R160 S160, Cockshutt 40 & 50 "The Merc"

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  1. Loadstar

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    We actually call them caps. I was doing some closet cleaning today and found a big bag of old caps from various herbicide, machinery, various other assorted things. Most are new and un-unused but a few that had been worn a bit have the foam lining rotted away. They clean up well with a vacuum cleaner. I guess some would go back to the early 80s and a lot of names many have never heard of. I've got another big bag of caps to go through one day. Here are a few .
  2. I'm not sure but think these combines might be a European design. They all had diesel engines. 3 models. 430, 630 and 730.
  3. I forget the year on this John Deere brochure but seems to me I picked it up in the early 70s. The Canadian Special combines. I saw a few of them around here but think the 66-7700 models were more popular.
  4. I figured this would eventually get into a wind chill argument. I can tell you that a small block heater will almost be fighting a losing battle trying to warm up an old diesel sitting outside on a windy day. But parked indoors or even in the shelter of the trees it will warm up just fine and fast with a frost plug type heater. Wind takes away heat. Its not rocket science. Just stand out in the wind when its -20f for a while. I have a 1500 watt circulating tank heater on the old diesel Massey that I use to feed hay bales. If its really cold, say -25F I'lll give it a couple of hours plugged in. If its above zero I can get that old Perkins going after a half hour on the block heater. And yes, that is in an unheated shed.
  5. I don't know of any brochures but it is possible. We have enough snow now to put one of these little Case tractors and snow blower to work. If I had one. From about a 1968 brochure.
  6. Yes, I was a bit too young to be scared by the nuclear war threat of the 1950s but we were more concerned by the late sixties with the coming ice age. Then the energy crisis had us worried the world was running out of fuel. And somewhere in there air, water, and just pollution in general was the great cause that people were on about. This climate change thing has probably been the biggest one yet and has converted a lot of followers. We already have the carbon tax here as of last year. Our farm fuel is exempt, but I'm paying it on my electric and gas bills. To add insult to injury, the federal govt charges GST (gouge and screw tax) on top of the carbon tax. Thats another 5%. Tax on tax. And how does it help? It takes fuel to produce a crop, and this year add the expense of drying all the damp grain. And at -32 degrees this morning I don't see myself cutting back much on the gas bill to keep my home heated.
  7. I had to go over to that thread and read what it was all about Anson and I'd say you were right on in your comments. I've got a fair bit of old iron around here and rarely sell anything. Although I"ve been known to give a few breaks to someone that has a good attitude and a little respect. Otherwise, high pressure salesmen just turn me more against the idea of ever selling. I'll enjoy watching it sit and rust until I'm not around any more. The day I get tired of that, then its for sale. Don't leave the forum because of some ignorant replies that somebody didn't give much thought to before typing. You are a good influence here.
  8. Some unique harvest equipment from the 1985 Case-IH buyers guide. I never saw any hillside machines or double swather hitches here. But the pull type axial flow combine was everywhere.
  9. I believe it is just one more reason to keep farming with all my pre 2000 equipment and vehicles. What will happen when all the good old simple and reliable stuff finally wears out though? Will today's complex computer controlled farm equipment and vehicles still be repairable and working at twenty years old?
  10. I never ran one but I think I would have liked the 1030. It was just a slightly higher horsepower version of the 930 and I really liked the 1968 model that I had for a few years. Here is a piece of an ad for the new 806 and 706 tractors. Early sixties I guess.
  11. Happy New Year Anson. Thanks, but my photo and video edit training amounts to the same as my Uncle Roy's musical training. None. I'm a little envious of my uncles and their ability to pick out a tune on guitar, banjo or violin. Much like Gary does with his. I've made some feeble attempts (with my uncle's guitar) but pretty sure I have no natural musical talents like they had. I'll post Uncle Roy and the "M" just to keep this thread on topic.
  12. I farmed with a 730 and then a 930 from 1973 to 1980 and had real good service out of both. I still regret not having kept that 69 model 930 but had to trade it on the 2090. And I agree I sure like the styling on that series Case.
  13. I've seen one of those rakes years ago. The curved back teeth meant you did not have to lift it up when raking grass. Just push forward. Heres a nice heavy duty Degelman dozer blade complete with a twin piped IH tractor to push it. From sometime in the 1970s.
  14. Happy new year Gary. Noticed you were m.i.a. on FB lately so glad to hear you are ok. I've finally got around to digitizing some of the old audio cassette music I have here. I put one song together with some old family album photos for youtube. Figured you might like this old tune by Carl Smith as sung by my uncle Roy back in 1955-56
  15. One of my favourite double page ads from the 1958 Country Guide magazine. The Case line of harvest/haying equipment and tractors.
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