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Professor, any chance that you will be in Rollag next weekend? My  wife and I are planning to check out the 150 and all of the other cool things they have there. Anyone else going? I haven't been there since '15 and I'm ready to go back! 

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Gary just some of your part of the world in stuff Montana Historical society has on you tube. Campbell farming corp on the Crow reservation. There are links on Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club site.  Some steam engine,Holt Cat's, and the big gas tractors. Plowing,planting,reapers,and thrashing. Even a self propelled holt combine.  Sorry I have not mastered a link yet.

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5 hours ago, 12_Guy said:

Professor, any chance that you will be in Rollag next weekend? My  wife and I are planning to check out the 150 and all of the other cool things they have there. Anyone else going? I haven't been there since '15 and I'm ready to go back! 

No, 12_Guy, I won't be going to Rollag. I was there in 2005 with a couple of steam friends. I can't leave my wife alone like that anymore, with her dementia. Last September, son Mike and I went to Andover, South Dakota to see the unveiling of the 150 hp Case. She "loses it" over my being gone. I called home the first night and I told her who I was. She accepted that. Mike got on the phone and she said she didn't know him (her son). She had a spell last night and couldn't remember my middle name. You'll be impressed with the 150 Case though. We sure were. This photo is of myself, Kory Anderson and Chady Atteberry. 

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This is me visiting with Colin Beamish and his dad, Jack (out of sight), on the 150.

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A picture of the 150 Case pulling a 24-bottom plow, effortlessly.  Gary😉

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4 hours ago, ray54 said:

Gary just some of your part of the world in stuff Montana Historical society has on you tube. Campbell farming corp on the Crow reservation. There are links on Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club site.  Some steam engine,Holt Cat's, and the big gas tractors. Plowing,planting,reapers,and thrashing. Even a self propelled holt combine.  Sorry I have not mastered a link yet.

ray54, Thank you for that information! I've sat and watched the VHS tapes of the Campbell operation at the Montana Historical Society, several years ago. You had to watch it in their quarters. It couldn't be checked out. I said, that would be an awesome thing to sell (by then DVD's) of the operation, but the lady in charge at that time would not hear to that. I said, you could make money selling DVD's of it. She didn't care. She retired a couple of years ago. I don't know if this YouTube is on the dark side of things, or whether the MHS decided to put it out there? I was especially impressed with that video when the 110 hp Case steam engine caught the straw stack on fire. The engineer pulled it ahead, (maybe ran over the belt??) and hooked the engine up to a log chain they'd had attached to the threshing machine before the fire, saving the separator. I'll have to go watch that! Thanks, Ray! Gary😀

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Troy, after watching that video of your T-20 grading, I think maybe you need to exchange the wood platform for a cement slab to hold the back end down better . . . either that or you need put on a lot more weight around the middle, kinda like Anson and me.   smily_ROTFL.gif.034639b6680e3cc369630ea63e4efafb.gif 

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Gary,  I'm sorry to hear about your wife's condition. My wife's mother had alzheimer's for the last 8-10 years. It's painful to watch a loved one go through that. Terrible disease, the only blessing is that the victim is, at least later on, unaware of their condition. 

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6 hours ago, Roger Byrne said:

Troy, after watching that video of your T-20 grading, I think maybe you need to exchange the wood platform for a cement slab to hold the back end down better . . . either that or you need put on a lot more weight around the middle, kinda like Anson and me.   smily_ROTFL.gif.034639b6680e3cc369630ea63e4efafb.gif 

Don't worry Troy.  You will either find your rear wheel weights (or more likely they will find you) quick enough!!!!😳🤣

Sure happened to me-------and now I have gotten all wormy in my old age and need to find those "rear wheel weights" all over again.

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I've got two old rusty Adams pull graders to go along with yours.  Maybe we can partner up together and pick up an interstate highway contract passing through those Montana mountains that the Professor keeps showing us.👍

 

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The old Adam's graders have so much slack in the pins and joints that they sound like a freight train starting up as the slack comes out one point at a time.  (as if car by car on the train)

Still do a pretty good job---------once the slack is pulled solid.

 

DD

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9 hours ago, Roger Byrne said:

Troy, after watching that video of your T-20 grading, I think maybe you need to exchange the wood platform for a cement slab to hold the back end down better . . . either that or you need put on a lot more weight around the middle, kinda like Anson and me.   smily_ROTFL.gif.034639b6680e3cc369630ea63e4efafb.gif 

I'm curious, Roger... What does it take to become a member of your and Anson's private club? Gary🤔

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2 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

I'm curious, Roger... What does it take to become a member of your and Anson's private club? Gary🤔

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Pardon me for being awake at this late hour---------having trouble sleeping tonight.

Professor------- I will have to consult with Roger before giving you a definite answer;  (don't want to wake such a sleeping beauty right now).

My initial reaction is that you do appear to be highly qualified------------but I just don't know how either Roger or myself can swallow that polka dot cap you wear.  It would be so out of place in our club!!!!🤣🤣🤠

 

While on the subject-----I did splurge for a new summer hat recently.

 

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A $12 item at Tractor Supply------full ventilation and flexible.  I have had a similar hat for several years------extremely comfortable and durable.  (and luckily no polka dots)

 

DD

 

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Anson is right Gary, you qualify but it's just that Poka-Dot cap thing.   Now Anson, I did notice that in the photos he posted of the 150 Case, he is wearing the proper cap.  Maybe we will have to reconsider and let him join?

 

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3 hours ago, Roger Byrne said:

Anson is right Gary, you qualify but it's just that Poka-Dot cap thing.   Now Anson, I did notice that in the photos he posted of the 150 Case, he is wearing the proper cap.  Maybe we will have to reconsider and let him join?

 

Well, you two... Here's the Stetson straw hat I wore yesterday, riding and tripping Mike's McCormick dump rake, raking hay. I don't always wear that polka dot cap. And thank you Roger for admitting I was wearing the "proper cap" on the 150 hp Case! Polka dot wasn't "proper" there and neither were "Choo choo" caps. I'm sure glad I qualify in the "belly area" to belong to your secret society.

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This is who and what was pulling me and the rake. We're threshing Saturday afternoon, so Mike took the afternoon off of work. And notice, also, that is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm.  Gary😉

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Re: hats and hay rakes

That hat is a step in the right direction Professor------keep up the good work.

 

My dad used to tell the story of losing his high school class ring while raking hay on a Farmall Regular demonstration day over in the Carolinas when he was working for IHC.

The next summer------the farmer was raking hay in the same field and found the ring on one of the fingers of the hay rake.  Saved it for my dad for the next time he travelled through the area.

And--------that story at least keeps us on a RedPower subject matter; even though the old Regulars were painted grey back at that time.  Seems like the color red came along in 1936+/_  (??).

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Hey Roger,  does this look familiar? 😊 It is posed proudly at the Half Century of Progress show at the Mecum booth. 

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Yes it does . . . it headed down there on Sunday.  Big Four #1045 is the second of the two complete restorations/recreations that were done at the shop. 

By the way, this is what it looked like about 6 years ago when in arrived.

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Here are some more pics. I will probably post them in a separate thread also. 

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THANKS Sledgehammer for the great photos.  There are a couple tractors that a know a bit about.   I'm pretty sure the square radiator Aultman-Taylor was original restored by Fay Orr back in the late 1960's.   In about 1978, he knew that I had a 30-60 A&T and I met him when he made a trip to the Mayo clinic. 

You also took a photo of what was always my dream tractor, that Type A,  2-speed International. 

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2 hours ago, Roger Byrne said:

THANKS Sledgehammer for the great photos.  There are a couple tractors that a know a bit about.   I'm pretty sure the square radiator Aultman-Taylor was original restored by Fay Orr back in the late 1960's.   In about 1978, he knew that I had a 30-60 A&T and I met him when he made a trip to the Mayo clinic. 

You also took a photo of what was always my dream tractor, that Type A,  2-speed International. 

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Roger, If you had this Type A two speed IHC tractor, what color would you paint it? IHC Red or McCormick Gray? Just wondering??😀 Gary😉

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Sledgehammer, thanks so much for posting the photos of that show you attended. All such neat old equipment. Roger, what horsepower is that later model Aultman Taylor with the fan cooled round radiator? And that Case gas tractor... is that a 40 cross motor?

Now I have another question since you're a man with gas. This is the 40-80 Avery Carl Mehmke owned.

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This is the 40-80 Sledgehammer posted at that show.

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And this is Bud Budinski's 45-65 Avery. I didn't realize there was an intermediate model, like Sledgehammer's Avery. Can you elaborate on these three tractors and also the effect the Nebraska Tests had, regarding the ending horsepower, please? Gary😉

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The other Aultman-Taylor is also a 30-60 but they don't have the canopy on it that like the way it came from the factory . . . maybe they just haven't finished working on it.  The big Cross Motor Case is a 40-72, a super rare tractor with few being built during its 2 year production run ending in 1925.  The 40-80 and 45-65 Averys are the same tractor.  The early ones had the round radiator and the later versions used the modern type.  The re-rating was due to the Nebraska test showing that the belt horsepower was way less than advertised. 

The Type A Internationals were originally mostly RED . . . but IF I had one like the one above, I think that rust color is just perfect the way it is!

 

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13 minutes ago, Roger Byrne said:

They were originally mostly RED . . . but IF I had one like the one above, I think the color is just perfect the way it is!

 

I think you'd probably make your Type A two speed IHC shiny red, like the new ones, Roger. Mike did an excellent job of rattle can painting the cab on his 1925 Model TT and brush painting the box. The Balloon tires he traded for made it look newer too! Gary😉

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Would someone be able to educate me on this little unit?

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Gary you said "I think you'd probably make your Type A two speed IHC shiny red, like the new ones" . . . I wouldn't be so sure of that.   After all, my Autowagon still wears its original paint job and by the way, you didn't seem to have any objections (notice his big grin!) to its condition when you were tooling around the Minnesota countryside.  

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On 8/22/2019 at 9:39 AM, Old Binder Guy said:

Well, you two... Here's the Stetson straw hat I wore yesterday, riding and tripping Mike's McCormick dump rake, raking hay. I don't always wear that polka dot cap.  Gary😉

 

Gary, and Anson, remember in some areas it was traditional that as the last sheaf went through the separator, the farmer would throw his straw hat in too. :-) Kind of celebrating the end of harvest for another season. 

Here is a recent shot of my IH tractor on a Saskatchewan farm again. 

 

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