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I hope you did not stop too often with the drill seeding. You will have a gap after each time and a big clump at the stopping point. Only did that once before o got a talking to from dad. 

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It looks like a corn sheller to me as well.  I noticed the elevator that takes the shelled grain to the wagon and the blower blows the corn shucks or husks into a pile.  The fellow leaning up against the blower housing is probably covering the drive pulley for the machine.  The blower usually needed the most power, so the pulley was on the blower shaft.  In later years the PTO was connected to the blower shaft.  I've worked around a Minneapolis model E that a neighbor pulled all over the country with a 630 JD.  And my uncle had a John Deere model 6 mounted on a KB-8. 

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1 hour ago, VacDaddyt said:

I hope you did not stop too often with the drill seeding. You will have a gap after each time and a big clump at the stopping point. Only did that once before o got a talking to from dad. 

This is the third season I’ve used this drill. And every time I’ve needed to stop for a rock or stick in the field, I did. It doesn’t leave a gap at stops but yes, it will kick out a few extra seeds. Dad cut sections of 4” pipe about 1” thick, put a couple linked together and made drag/closers behind each disk. That’s likely why it doesn’t leave a clump, they get drug out. I’ve walked behind the drill and seed immediate starts to drop once it’s primed. Gary, you have a good idea of dragging a piece of hog fence behind the drill to smooth and close. The old drill does a good job for what might be 100 years old. It was originally horse drawn. 

And I almost forgot, Happy Easter everyone!!  ???

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MT Matt, Your IH Farmall tractors look great on that Montana Farm background with those mountains in their splendor. Your fine spot on Montana's earth is very great to look at! We're not "farming" yet. Soon, I'll bet!

I sure understand turning sharply at the end of the field with a wide or a narrow front end. I used to be able to crank the wheel, step on the brake and the tire on the brake side stood still. I loved that when mowing hay. 

Thank you guys for identifying the corn sheller. I knew you "corn country" guys could do that!!

Mike's Van Brunt drill doesn't look as new as yours, due to paint on yours. There is still some faint John Deere green in places on Mike's. Of course our Farmall H, "Annie" is what Mike is pulling it with here.

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This was my wife (No, not at this time. I met her in 1950, 71 years ago.) on her dad's WD-6 in 1949. His "modern" Van Brunt drill was behind the IH tractor. 

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I have this photo collage above the mill-drill in our metal shop room of the two of us.

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Thanks for putting your IH Tractors on a Montana Farm on again, Matt. And I put a couple on too. Gary?

PS: This was out of our kitchen window this morning, about a half hour ago.

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I wouldn’t want to live any other place in the world!  Gary, we have the best state as far as I’m concerned. Here was my commute to work this morning. 

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This is Bald Mtn. 

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And right across the Clark Fork (or is that Clark’s Fork?) River, Sheep Mtn on the left and Blacktail Mtn to the right. 

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Also a double shot of IH tractors on a Montana farm. I was hired to work up and replant two small hay fields. So more work for the Super C and Super MTA!

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10 minutes ago, MT Matt said:

I wouldn’t want to live any other place in the world!  Gary, we have the best state as far as I’m concerned. Here was my commute to work this morning. 

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This is Bald Mtn. 

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And right across the Clark Fork (or is that Clark’s Fork?) River, Sheep Mtn on the left and Blacktail Mtn to the right. 

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Also a double shot of IH tractors on a Montana farm. I was hired to work up and replant two small hay fields. So more work for the Super C and Super MTA!

Awesome scenery Matt ????

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MT Matt, You won't get any argument from me. I like our wide open spaces and lack of so many people. Those mountains get beautiful up in your neck of the woods too. St. Ignatius has some of the most spectacular mountains in the country, in those Mission Mountains. You will likely recognize the first photo, Matt. The other one was taken at Polson and Flathead Lake, the largest body of fresh water, west of the Mississippi River.

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Thank you for posting your IH Tractors on a Montana Farm too!  Gary?

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Well, I don't know one darn thing! (have you heard that before and concurred, "He sure doesn't know one darn thing!") I just have photos from Facebook, other than the last photo of IH Tractors on a Montana Farm, hiding behind a 1925 Model TT Truck at Silver Creek.

This B-17 Flying Fortress was hit over Cologne, France with German flak during WWII. The bombardier was lost and the nose of the plane, but the pilot got it landed back in England. It could have been a lot worse? he saved the Maw Deuce machine gun hanging there too.

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One of Henry Ford's huge bliss drawing presses stamping out front fenders for Ford cars. The fender in the press looks like one from an Improved Ford of 1926 or 27, but I doubt it, as the stacks of rear fenders at right sure look like Model A fenders to me.

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A Vulcan "Little Giant" steam shovel working in a pit, digging, maybe digging a channel through the hill?

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An injured horse ambulance pulled by a team of horses. I've never seen one of these before.

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I was intrigued by this speed limit sign in some "Mount Vernon" somewhere. The boy on his trike was trying to figure it out as well! Maybe he could pedal that trike 25 mph??

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I had to download this old Kenworth "bull nose" semi tractor with its sleeper cab. I don't have a photo, but I used to drive a "bulldog" Mack "bull nose" truck back in the 1960s. I have forgotten in my mind how to shift the "road ranger" transmission (one stick) it had. I chased the rear end of that little chrome bulldog ahead of the windshields a lot of miles too!

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I never expect what I'm going to see at the tail end of an exhaust pipe on a Dodge Ram pickup with a Cummins diesel. But I'd expect it is just in Montana where we'd see something like this exhaust pipe with a Sousaphone bell? This can't be happening in other states?

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An IHC hay press (baler) making bales from either a hay or straw stack.

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I'm not real sure what is going on here, but I'm pretty certain they're making bundle stacks to stack thresh at a later date.

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An early Geiser-Peerless steam engine with wooden spoke wheels is threshing (something?) in California. Maybe rice, but likely something else? They're sacking the grain too. The engineer has a couple of boys "helping him out" too. Young boys are generally intrigued with a live steam engine close up.

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This later model Geiser Peerless wasn't so fortunate. The steam locomotive won the contest. It appears the owner, or someone, is going to try to skid it off. It may go to a sawmill? It'd likely do just fine there?

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A kerosene (coal oil) powered 30-60 Hart Parr "Old Reliable" tractor is breaking sod.

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A father has his daughter sitting on the seat of his ca. 1917 Emerson-Brantingham Model L three wheel gas tractor. He is apparently working on something, as the rear wheel, right end shield is removed. Their dog looks content. That is one fine looking old automobile setting there too!

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A father and son pose with their IHC 8-16 tractor. I believe this is a foreign photo? Probably European.

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This Weeks-Dungay tractor is also foreign. How did he get Mama to ride that plow, anyway??

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Barn threshing, saving the straw blown into the hay mow. I can't ID that gas tractor, with what is showing. It appears to have a cast iron front wheel, but it's not a Hart Parr. I don't think it is a Case either, but again, I don't know?

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I'm not certain what this Rube Goldberg outfit is supposed to cut with that saw? Whoever posted this photo on Facebook thought it was designed by a "bored engineer with too much time on his hands."

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This must be an F-30 IHC on rubber? The fuel tank looks tall enough. I don't know what crop he is cultivating. 

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This farmer has his daughter sitting on the seat of his rubber tired IHC F-12 in North Dakota.

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This is likely across the pond? Did Henry Ford sell a rubber tired Fordson tractor in America at this time period? It could be in the USA? they're pulling a wire tie hay baler. It apparently has a mechanical pickup. I see they're using a dump rake instead of a side delivery rake.

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This farmer is pulling an IHC sub soil "plow" with his IH Farmall M.

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I don't know Duane George (some of you may?), but this is his collection of IH tractors posed for the camera. I know it's not on a Montana Farm.

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I was intrigued by this photo and had to steal it too. These must really be a beast?

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The 1925 Model TT Truck as I photographed it last week at Silver Creek. Notice there are two IH Tractors on a Montana Farm beside the truck, the IHC Farmall F-12 "Johnny" and Farmall H, "Annie." However, IH Farmall M, "Toot" missed out of the photo in the right foreground.

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 ?Clean your cheaters Gary  ? the Geiser-Peerless thrashing machine picture is labeled at the bottom. ?  Thrashing beans at Carpentaria, Santa Barbra county California.  My neck of the woods relatively about 100 miles down the coast. Pinto or something close would be my guess of what bean is being thrashed. Dry beans, chickpeas more often called garbonza beans now where big crops out here from 1900 to the 50's. Still in such acreage in the 60's that Tony has the bean cutter 806 that never did any other job he is polishing up.

 

Keep digging them up and post I still enjoy checking them out here. Thank you.

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Thanks for the full page of pictures Gary.  Based on the shape of the leaves------the F-30 cultivating picture appears to be cultivating cotton.

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My eye caught the following pictures as I was scrolling through my picture files this afternoon.  These most likely have been posted here before-----but they are surely worth a posting here today.

Rogers's Autowagon---

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A Studebaker wagon.  (don't know who or where----but Studebaker was building wagons long before building automobiles)-----

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Hoping Mike and Matt fill their pockets with gold and silver coins as they plow that Montana Dirt this spring!!!  (and-----no telling what Mader might dig out of those post holes???)

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We just don't have Dirt like that here in the Delta.?

 

DD

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49 minutes ago, Delta Dirt said:

Thanks for the full page of pictures Gary.  Based on the shape of the leaves------the F-30 cultivating picture appears to be cultivating cotton.

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My eye caught the following pictures as I was scrolling through my picture files this afternoon.  These most likely have been posted here before-----but they are surely worth a posting here today.

Rogers's Autowagon---

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A Studebaker wagon.  (don't know who or where----but Studebaker was building wagons long before building automobiles)-----

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Hoping Mike and Matt fill their pockets with gold and silver coins as they plow that Montana Dirt this spring!!!  (and-----no telling what Mader might dig out of those post holes???)

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We just don't have Dirt like that here in the Delta.?

 

DD

Anson, When it comes to Dirt, Delta, I assure you, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul and Puget Sound Railroad didn't know what the heck they were talking about either. It's easy to move to Montana with a Million Dollars and farm until it is all gone. I happen to know!

That Studebaker wagon was in the Mehmke Museum. This shed was the original engine shed, when Walter F. Mehmke was the curator in the mid-1950's. I remember seeing it full of engines back then. This is a picture from 1956, when our family was at Mehmke's back lot of engines awaiting to be restored. I'm at the left, Dad, Mom, Mom's sister Ann and I don't remember the other's names. Both of our engines, the  20 hp Reeves is there, at left and the Case there above the couple at right. Gary?

 

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1 hour ago, ray54 said:

 ?Clean your cheaters Gary  ? the Geiser-Peerless thrashing machine picture is labeled at the bottom. ?  Thrashing beans at Carpentaria, Santa Barbra county California.  My neck of the woods relatively about 100 miles down the coast. Pinto or something close would be my guess of what bean is being thrashed. Dry beans, chickpeas more often called garbonza beans now where big crops out here from 1900 to the 50's. Still in such acreage in the 60's that Tony has the bean cutter 806 that never did any other job he is polishing up.

 

Keep digging them up and post I still enjoy checking them out here. Thank you.

Ray, I leave myself too many things to think about when posting a half page of stuff like I did. When I put that photo on, I knew there was a description somewhere, but I couldn't remember what or where I had it saved. Thanks for the answer, and now I don't have to clean my cheaters! Gary?

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No gold or silver coins in the ground here but I found another delicacy today.  Little man was taking a nap this afternoon so I had a little time on a Sunday afternoon and went for a walk. I’ve never been any good at finding mushrooms but heard of a few people finding them so I decided to look. Until today I think I’ve found about 6 in my entire life. Ended up with 41 total in a couple hours.
 

 I bet if these things could be cultivated in some of Anson’s “Delta Dirt” they would grow to the size of 5 gallon buckets and we would be cutting steaks out of them ?

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DD, I know that I won’t be digging up any coins from our Montana soil this spring. After paying the bill for the grass, alfalfa, and oat seed as well as fertilizer, it looks like all of my coins have been spent and about half has been sewn into the ground so far. Hopefully this summer I’m rolling in MT coins again at double the rate.  My baler better kick out nice square $5 bills! ?

Hammer, I have a buddy in Missouri who picks mushrooms. He’s said that once you find a nice patch, you can go back to the same place every year for more. Not that he has ever taken me to any. Kind of like a secret fishing hole. ?

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Those pictures...you blokes, incredible stuff ..... Gary and DD  thankyou as always......

But..the B17  picture just takes your breath away.......I just stared at that for many minutes....never able to imagine what  thoughts went through  the surviving crew members , upon landing.... .......

Mike

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6 hours ago, MT Matt said:

Hammer, I have a buddy in Missouri who picks mushrooms. He’s said that once you find a nice patch, you can go back to the same place every year for more. Not that he has ever taken me to any. Kind of like a secret fishing hole. ?

Ive never been taken to a mushroom spot by anyone. People keep those spots close to their heart. You don’t ask, and they don’t tell. Hopefully his spot will produce for years to come. Time will tell. Nobody should be in there but me. (Crossing fingers)

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OBG, kinda odd you posted the pic of the B-17 with the nose blown off. saw a article about it just a few days ago. Said it was the result of a direct hit by flak. l've also seen a pic of a B-17 with almost the entire tail shot off and it still brought her crew home. And the tailgunner survived. They interviewed a WWII bomber pilot and he said that when they were assigning crews most wanted to fly in B-17's because were tougher than the others like B-24's and Lancasters.

 

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I have never known what/which mushrooms were good to eat-----but don't ever remember seeing any that look like Todd's pictures.

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Damaged B-17s---

A brother of one of my dad's friends  flew a B-17 back to England with the tail shot off.  May be that the one in TwoStep's picture was Willis's plane??

Willis wrote his mother in Greenwood, Mississippi to "don't worry about me Mama------Jesus is my co-pilot".  The co-pilot (Je'sus) was of Mexican/Spanish decent.  I would think everyone was glad to have him aboard!!!!

They made it home-----Willis went on to fly internationally for one of the airlines.

Here is to the good ol' boys!! ???

DD

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My wife bought me these AMT 1/25th scale kits for a belated birthday present. l know this is a far cry from posts about the Booger Creek gin but kinda excited about it. ln the past (maybe mid 70's) l had 3 of the D8 kits. l'm sort of anxious to build the Transtar and do it in a paint scheme like the real Transtar when l first started hauling crude oil all those long years ago.

The three kits total almost 800 parts so once l start building them it will take a while. l don't know how to do videos but l will post photos as l work on them if you guys would be interested.

 

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Granddad went today and did what Granddad's are supposed to do. Watch Granddaughter Heather in her tennis match. I had on two pairs of long johns, an upper flannel undershirt, a tee shirt, a heavy flannel shirt, a winter coat, gloves, a stocking cap and still froze my buns.

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Heather bouncing the ball to serve at her tennis match.

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Lillian and Heather waiting for the opposition's serve and Mike's head at lower right in the stocking cap.

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I was trying to get a selfie of Mike and me. The sun was at our backs ruining my ability to see my phone's screen. Then the sun went behind the Helena Civic Center and Main Fire Station, just behind us. I left before her second match. I was frozen out sitting in my lawn chair.  Gary?

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On 4/14/2021 at 4:05 PM, twostepn2001 said:

My wife bought me these AMT 1/25th scale kits for a belated birthday present. l know this is a far cry from posts about the Booger Creek gin but kinda excited about it. ln the past (maybe mid 70's) l had 3 of the D8 kits. l'm sort of anxious to build the Transtar and do it in a paint scheme like the real Transtar when l first started hauling crude oil all those long years ago.

The three kits total almost 800 parts so once l start building them it will take a while. l don't know how to do videos but l will post photos as l work on them if you guys would be interested.

 

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I think those will be a cool looking pair. I found one of their Scout models a couple years ago on a quick run into Wally Mart. I had to buy it. I was trying to make it look like the real one in the bottom pic. It was a desert racer in its day. Possibly even one of the Baja 1000 Scouts, not sure. 

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13 minutes ago, Old Binder Guy said:

Granddad went today and did what Granddad's are supposed to do. Watch Granddaughter Heather in her tennis match. I had on two pairs of long johns, an upper flannel undershirt, a tee shirt, a heavy flannel shirt, a winter coat, gloves, a stocking cap and still froze my buns.

I thought tennis was a summer sport! That's football!

But I was on the track team and remember high jumping into snow.

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12 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

I think those will be a cool looking pair. I found one of their Scout models a couple years ago on a quick run into Wally Mart. I had to buy it. I was trying to make it look like the real one in the bottom pic. It was a desert racer in its day. Possibly even one of the Baja 1000 Scouts, not sure.

l remember when you did that Scout. They have re-released quite a few of IH model kits. The Scout like you built, the Transtar 4300 and the Payhauler 350 truck. l keep hoping they'll re-release the IH 1466 and the JD 4430 kits but so far haven't seen anything about it.

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10 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

l remember when you did that Scout. They have re-released quite a few of IH model kits. The Scout like you built, the Transtar 4300 and the Payhauler 350 truck. l keep hoping they'll re-release the IH 1466 and the JD 4430 kits but so far haven't seen anything about it.

I had a 4430 kit when I was a kid that I won as a door prize or something. I wouldn’t build it as a kid because it was a JD. Ha ha

edit: that was in the middle 90’s I’d guess. Maybe a re-release of the original?

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1 hour ago, Sledgehammer said:

I had a 4430 kit when I was a kid that I won as a door prize or something.

Back in the 70's when they were first released, l had two of the 4430 kits. l opened one and put it together. l kept the other in the box still in the plastic wrap to put on a shelf with the rest of my toy collection. Only reason l didn't have the IH 1566 kit was l just couldn't never find one. Of course that was WAY before internet or ebay to find one.

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