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When I arrived at Silver Creek this morning, Son Mike was finishing mowing meadow grass down by the barley field. It will be hay for Heather's goats. He was just finishing up and brought the Farmall F-12 up to the top of the hill and parked it. I had to take some pictures of the tractor he had trouble with, keeping it running. It ended up being crud in the inline filter he had installed. It got a brand new fuel pump kit anyway! 

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I tried to show some of the mowed ground and barley crop across Silver Creek.

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This is a photo of the barley field over the goat pen and sheds. With the 1-1/2" of rain the crop got earlier in the week, Mike is finished irrigating the crop.

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Speaking of goats, this is Granddaughter, Heather with her two goats today. The black & white is Lucy the girl and the brown and white is Ricky.

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Ricky will eat alfalfa or oats out of my hand, but he won't let me pet him. But I guess the girls like me? Lucy will let me pet her on her neck and cheeks. Just not the horns! I'm giving her some alfalfa.

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Back to the F-12, This quarter inch prime cup I mounted on the F-12 is pretty handy for priming, when having gasoline problems with the lines. I don't know if anyone else has done this or not?

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I found I had a nearly correct grease gun by Lincoln, as shown in the Farmall F-12 & F -14 catalog, so I put it in the under tank tool box this morning.

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I thought while I was at it, I'd just as well arrange tools in the "mower" toolbox I mounted on the frame with the oilcan. I have an International Harvester embossed oil can, but it stays in the shop! I like having period tools, even if they aren't perfectly authentic IHC tools.

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That Oilcan! And this tractor is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary?

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I am enjoying my visit (via TV) to Mt. Rushmore for any of ya'll out that way.

Have never been there in person------but have always been impressed with both the area and the artwork.  That's not only a monument, but a monumental tribute to the country!!??

 

 

 

 

DD

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10 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

I am enjoying my visit (via TV) to Mt. Rushmore for any of ya'll out that way.

Have never been there in person------but have always been impressed with both the area and the artwork.  That's not only a monument, but a monumental tribute to the country!!??

 

The wife and I went in 2016. I found it very interesting.  I know there is all sorts of controversy about it coming this morning after the President’s visit last night...  I found it to be a very respectful place when I was there. 
We also visited the Crazy Horse monument while in the area which was exactly the opposite. My wife is very calm and keeps an even keel. When she saw a Native American woman wearing an American flag over her shoulders asking for money inside the building she looked at me and said “we are leaving”. I had the same thoughts. That is after we paid $30 just to get in and park.....  I have the utmost respect for Native Americans and I do feel that as a people, they got shorted in the past but the feeling I got visiting this monument was gimmie gimmie gimmie

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11 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

That's not only a monument, but a monumental tribute to the country!!??

l was there in the late 80's. Besides being impressed by the monument itself, another thing l never thought about till l was there was they had a huge parking lot for trucks also. Not too long ago l was watching a TV show about Mt. Rushmore and it showed what the artist had planned but ran out of funding because of WW ll. There was supposed to be a fifth President (l don't remember which one) and the sculpture was supposed to be from their waist up instead of just their heads.

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13 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

Happy Fourth of July guys! Enjoy your day as we celebrate America's Independence. God Bless America. Gary?

wish ya the same Gary and your family and all folks on here!

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I celebrated the 4th of July at Silver Creek yesterday evening. Not your average 4th of July "fireworks" though. Some of it was, and some of it wasn't. We were blessed with a nice rainstorm of nearly a quarter inch in the afternoon to make vegetation less combustible. I'm going to try to put these photos on chronologically. Nephew Randy and wife Donna came out at nearly dark with two boxes of fireworks under their arms. Their friends (I have a brain disorder CRS. Can't Remember Stuff) came and also brought their fireworks. This is likely the most memorable 4th of July in my long years? The Yaeger boys always wanted to do a "Spark Show" with a steam engine and last night was the perfect night! Mike had the 20 hp Reeves fired up when I got there. I helped belt up and lubricate the engine.

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Silver Creek valley southeast of Mike's place.

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Pretty well lined up, to belt up.

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Belted up to the fan.

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A small rainbow in the northeast. NO pot of gold, but perfect spark show conditions.

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Getting darker, Mike wooded up and had the blower going.

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Mike and Randy working on strategy.

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Randy finished stoking the fire.

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One of three tries at spark show. We'd never done one, but I'd watched a couple at large shows and knew the drill. We just needed practice!

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Real 111 year old fireworks!

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Donna and Michelle at the fire pit in the cool of the night.

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"Hey, look, the horn's as big as the engine!"

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Mike with his propane torch to light fuses on the "other" fireworks.

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This young man (CRS here) was taking a picture of the serial number plate of the 1909 Case 15 hp. His parents own "the oldest CaseIH Dealership in America." I forget the town or city in Ohio?

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I took this photo of him on the engine too.  

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Randy was parking the Reeves for the night. Plenty of hot ashes in the bottom through the draft door. Gary?

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Acting on a tip from local residents about foul odors in the area, authorities decided to bring in some heavy equipment to investigate the possible remains of the missing Mississippi watermelons. But after excavating a large area it was determined that the remains were from the local 4th Of July celebration and not connected to the missing melons. But a spokesperson from the MBMM (Mississippi Bureau of Missing Melons) says they will continue the search for the missing melons and have high hopes that the perpetrator(s) will be caught soon.

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Ol' Roger needs to go ahead and come clean on what happened to the watermelons.

Costs of the investigation are mounting.  The hole he is digging for himself is deepening (evidenced by the dragline pictured).

Roger, you could probably forfeit the AutoWagon, the ShovelNose, and Model T and walk right now!!!?

 

In the meantime------he could show good faith to the court by identifying the truck hauling the dragline in the above picture.  That is a load.

They probably left a string of broken down bridges behind them.  (my dad did when moving the TD-24).

He had a surplus WWII tank retriever (probably overloaded most bridges in itself)------the TD-24 (50,000 lbs)----pulled by at least two Farmall M's hitched in tandem.

Time is running Roger-----we are on your trail.

 

DD

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Well Anson, I'll tell you this . . . . . . the truck is a chain drive AC "Bull Dog" Mack.

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Where are the brakes on the Mack Bulldog truck?

I have more than enough time on a Massey Harris 92 sidehill combine. Had exposed drive chains very similar to the Mack. The MH had Ford brakes off a 2 ton truck with a master cylinder for each side at the wheel(past the chain). No hydro vac booster,but much better than some of the old combines. Enough brake that I am still here after have chain trouble more than once.

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The IHC model125 SP combine had something similar to the Mack and Ray's M-H combine------but were manual brakes to each side.  (not much braking power)-------but they were located at the wheel hub.

Pictures of my old 125SP cut down to make a hoist out of.

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Roger------for giving us such a prompt answer on the Mack Bulldog;  I will recommend to the Texas Ranger's Chief Watermellon Investigator to pass on to the judge a recommendation for a 3 day reduced sentence for you.

I am not into heavy trucks-------the little AutoWagon will suit me fine!!!!?

 

DD

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Yet that's what I was talking about. But the sidehill model had the wheels on a 4 foot arm. One side would come up the other down to level you out on a sidehill. A drive shaft to the final drive out there was big improvement.

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The main brake on a AC Mack is a band around the pinion chain sprocket.  There is also a brake shoe inside the rear wheel drum that is connected to the emergency brake lever.  I goes without saying, if you  loose a chain, the emergency brake is the only thing you have to slow you down.

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Since the topic of chain drives is here, thought l'd post these pics. l was surfin' the net and found a site that info about IH in WW II and the things they built. First pic is a one of seven prototype tanks they built called M-7. US Army decided there wasn't much improvement over the Sherman tanks so they weren't put into production. The M-26AT was a truck built by Mack but powered with a Hall-Scott inline 8 cylinder engine. Third pic is a close up of the chain drive.

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On 7/8/2020 at 8:49 PM, Delta Dirt said:

The IHC model125 SP combine had something similar to the Mack and Ray's M-H combine------but were manual brakes to each side.  (not much braking power)-------but they were located at the wheel hub.

Pictures of my old 125SP cut down to make a hoist out of.

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Roger------for giving us such a prompt answer on the Mack Bulldog;  I will recommend to the Texas Ranger's Chief Watermellon Investigator to pass on to the judge a recommendation for a 3 day reduced sentence for you.

I am not into heavy trucks-------the little AutoWagon will suit me fine!!!!?

 

DD

Anson, We had some darn steep hills on our farm. Steep enough that at times it required two 15-30's to pull the Rumely combine uphill successfully.

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I had a nearly full grain tank of wheat on one of those hills with Dad's  McCormick 125 SPVC self propelled combine. All at once the chain on the left side started jumping from being stretched. I wasn't sure what kind of "rodeo" I was going to have before I made it to the bottom of the hill. Gary?

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I would think you didn't need any seat belts riding the bronco down the hill at the ButterMilk Curve rodeo Professor.  Your butt was biting the seat like a pair of Vise-Grip pliers!!!?

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Somebody go back through the 125 combine designations for us.  (125 SP, SPVC, etc...)  Really not sure what mine was other than a 125.  Ironically-----when the 141's came out Daddy mostly  parked the 125 in favor of two 141's.  So----even as it sits now; the engine/drivetrain are low houred.

Wonder what else the differential was used on-----always figured it was from the truck line??

I had a local dirt track racer who wanted to buy the differential for years.  He said it had quick change differential gears------and apparently some close ratios to work with??

DD

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Old friend neighbor showed me a picture of his dad and another neighbor pulling a Holt 34 with a Cat D4 and D2. Sidehill machine leveled to the max and still out of level.He had a restored Holt 34 and put on a antique harvest day for close to 10 years before he died.I think it was the old family machine but I don't know. I hope the sons are keeping it in the shed with the fleet of Cat 30 gas tractors he had gathered.

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12 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

Maybe a better use for heavy pitch roller chain?? 

End result

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DD

I like the hinges Anson. 

Looks delicious. What time is supper?

Just kidding but it does look like the beginning of a fine meal. 

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I've not paid enough attention to the IH sites on Facebook lately, I guess? Here are a couple from ebay. I think this first one is utilizing power from an 8-16 Mogul to propel these mounted plows? A radiator from the cooling tower types?

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I think this was an IHC Prototype 4X4 tractor utilizing a 12-25 gas tractor?

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I never knew IH produced this M-7 prototype tank during WWII. It obviously was aced out by the Sherman tank?

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Some of you guys use front mounted cultivators for your crops. I've never seen on in the parts of Montana I've lived in. This one is mounted on an IH Super M-D.

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For you Travelall fans, here's the stretch limousine model! Armbruster-Stageway evidently built it with IH parts? Gary?

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13 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

I've not paid enough attention to the IH sites on Facebook lately, I guess? Here are a couple from ebay. I think this first one is utilizing power from an 8-16 Mogul to propel these mounted plows? A radiator from the cooling tower types?

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Gary, that sure is an interesting photo. I can’t quite understand what is happening. Looks like more than one tractor. I see two steering wheels. Any more info?

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1 hour ago, 12_Guy said:

Gary, that sure is an interesting photo. I can’t quite understand what is happening. Looks like more than one tractor. I see two steering wheels. Any more info?

12_Guy, I have no other information. It appears to be two of the same type units, one facing the other? Gary?

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I can see mold boards facing both directions also. I’m sure the older photo and lack of depth perception In the B&W photo puts us at a disadvantage. Interesting unit though. 

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