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TwoStep-----

Keep that Lone Star camper trailer locked down tight------I see the cartel is back in action.  (stole 2 semi loads of ammunition----see thread started by Acem)

Don't reckon it would hold many people (maybe 37--39?)--------but would just about be ideal size and shape for smuggling 1 large watermelon!!??

 

DD

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On 6/7/2021 at 6:38 PM, TN Hillbilly said:

 

 

Can't be too easy havin a steam engineer for a nurse...

 

While this picture will post------ better post it.

If Sharon can put up with a steam engineer as her caregiver----maybe I could get by with this middle age lady as my "special undercover agent" in the missing watermelon saga???

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I think she is hiding a couple watermelons!  Well, sort of hiding them….  ?

Gary, I hope Sharon is doing better. I promised you a picture of the parts yard up by Charlo and I was there last week. Here ya go!

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Plenty to pick through at this place!  We got rain the day before but it snowed on top of the Mission Mtns. 

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I was able to find some parts I needed for this 273 New Holland baler I traded for this spring. I put hay through it yesterday and it seems to work good. 

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After picking up the bales, I started mowing another field but only got half done before rain came. I’ll finish it today after it dries off. But it is always good to use some IH red on a Montana farm!

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Someone sent me this person's job application and asked if l would post it here. So if any of you might have a job opening, let me know and l'll forward it to him:

   Howdee my name is Billy Jo Bob Gudwrench. l is a tractor mekanic and knows how to fix most kinds of'em cause l went to tractor skewl and gradjeated. Theys gave me a Farmall shirt, a jon dear belt buckle and a number 2 lead pencil with a rubber eracer. My Pappy says l kin brake anvils with a rubber hammer so's l reckon l could probably work in a blacksmith shop. And l reckon l kin run one of them there steem injuns iffen you just show me which handle to pull and what valve to turn.  And l does have my own tewls. lffen ya'll don't have no jobs fer me l reckon l kin go to Kalifornia and work on a nut farm. My pappy says l'd fit right in with all them there nuts out yonder. lffen that don't work l reckon l kin go join the United States Air Force. My cuzin Will Stockdale did and he says they probably would let me work on them there airplains they has.

   Yours sinceerly,   Billy Jo Bob Gudwrench

PS  l'm also thinkin' bout joinin' the Mississippi Missing Melon Bureau coz l heered they gives ya a genuine American army surplus kompass so's ya don't git lost lookin' fer them there missin' melons.

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5 hours ago, hardtail said:

I’m thinking Deltas emphasis is on “undercover”❤️

Hardtail, I'm thinkin' Delta Dirt misspelled "uncover?" I agree with MT Matt. I think she found a couple of those missing watermelons but hasn't found the whole AutoWagon load yet? Gary?

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On 6/16/2021 at 9:50 AM, MT Matt said:

I think she is hiding a couple watermelons!  Well, sort of hiding them….  ?

Gary, I hope Sharon is doing better. I promised you a picture of the parts yard up by Charlo and I was there last week. Here ya go!

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Plenty to pick through at this place!  We got rain the day before but it snowed on top of the Mission Mtns. 

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I was able to find some parts I needed for this 273 New Holland baler I traded for this spring. I put hay through it yesterday and it seems to work good. 

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After picking up the bales, I started mowing another field but only got half done before rain came. I’ll finish it today after it dries off. But it is always good to use some IH red on a Montana farm!

MT Matt, now something clicked inside my head. I remember a bunch of combines lined up near Charlo probably as early as 35 years ago. Some days, I can't add 2+2. Those haying photos are great. You have one swell IH Tractor on a Montana Farm, friend! And many others parked at the home place! Gary?

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Yesterday at Silver Creek, Mike took the afternoon off to help his ol' man put in hand hole plates in the two steam engines so we could fill them with water. I think we're long past the "freezing at night" temperatures. We had 105° one day last week. But it seems hot temperatures are the norm, at least in the western half of the USA.

The engines opened up and ready for the hand hole covers to be installed. It's not always an easy job either. Kaiser Jäger is just the hand hole inspector and ball chaser.

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These are the removed hand hole plates for the Case engine, with the new Rainbow rubber cut to fit and the "crabs" placed on them.

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This is a hand hole cover bolted in place. When removed, the oval hole gives engine men a place to reach in with their hand, hoses, etc. to clean (wash) the boiler scale out. This one was a seeper. A little more snug of the nut stopped the seeping.

 

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Now, it seldom happens, but the front flue sheet hand hole was more than a seeper. A piece of slag got between the gasket and the hole in the sheet. We had to knock it out, and replace it one more time. Mike is bent over doing something.

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Mike was working at getting it correctly placed and tightened up again. The breaker bar with extensions is how we tighten these front ones. It seems they are the hardest to install.

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We finished filling the Reeves with water. Then we filled the Case, below. They both have firewood in the fire boxes and are just some "boy scout fluid (kerosene) and a match away from firing up.

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I had to throw in a selfie of me holding a hand hole in my hand in the shop, in my 67th season of doing this $tuff.  Gary?

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PS: I just noticed my 15 month Covid caused "Dunlap disease" looking pretty bad. (My belly done lapped over my belt!) Heck, I could have had a baby in less time!?

 

 

 

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From 1973------hipping rows with 1943 model TD-14 using homemade 3 pt hitch designed by Red Neck Design & Fabrication, Avon, Mississippi.

That's my late son Reb riding shotgun-------he was about 3 yrs old at the time.

 

 

 

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1973 was a high water year on the Mississippi River-----we experienced extreme seep water levels along the mainline Levee .   (spongey-----soft surface;  rubber tired tractors did not have enough flotation to stand on top of ground)

Zoom up picture and you can see the mainline Mississippi River at the baseline of the trees.  The trees are on riverside of Levee.

Also pulled a chisel plow a good bit with the 3 pt hitch------along with a little 12 (?) ft model 37 disc harrow with the 14 that spring------all in an effort to "tickle the crust" so for the soil to dry quicker.

 

DD

 

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1 hour ago, Delta Dirt said:

From 1973------hipping rows with 1943 model TD-14 using homemade 3 pt hitch designed by Red Neck Design & Fabrication, Avon, Mississippi.

That's my late son Reb riding shotgun-------he was about 3 yrs old at the time.

 

 

 

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1973 was a high water year on the Mississippi River-----we experienced extreme seep water levels along the mainline Levee .   (spongey-----soft surface;  rubber tired tractors did not have enough flotation to stand on top of ground)

Zoom up picture and you can see the mainline Mississippi River at the baseline of the trees.  The trees are on riverside of Levee.

Also pulled a chisel plow a good bit with the 3 pt hitch------along with a little 12 (?) ft model 37 disc harrow with the 14 that spring------all in an effort to "tickle the crust" so for the soil to dry quicker.

 

DD

 

Anson, I understood the two watermelons. But "the Hipping" device, you'll have to explain that part of that lady you posted. Gary?

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1036596503_Handholesreadytoinstallin15hpCase6-17-2021.thumb.jpg.8733bd44c319ea9e5a0542d743fdbd93.jpgI had a customer come into the store about a year ago carrying one of those gaskets wondering if I had any gasket material like that. He was surprised when I said it looks like a steam engine gasket. He asked how I knew that and I said I learned from the professor in the coffee shop. I said that I had no idea where to find it but I'm sure you would. He said he knew you but I didn't get his name. He was from Cannon, Falls MN I believe.

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On 6/18/2021 at 3:02 PM, Old Binder Guy said:

Anson, I understood the two watermelons. But "the Hipping" device, you'll have to explain that part of that lady you posted. Gary?

I dunno--------this special undercover agent might be too much of a distraction from the intended purpose of this old codger's scrap iron thread.  May be best I just keep this sweet middle aged lady as my personal "caregiver"-------as much as I leaned on my wife yesterday; the wife would probably be glad to have her around also!!!!?

Probably need to place her under the auspices of the Puppy Patrol  for now.  More on the Puppy Patrol later---------time out for now.

 

DD

 

 

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I'm still getting this error notice about every third photo I upload.

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Happy Father's Day to all of you dads out there! Remember, the greatest gift we can give our children is our time! My dad was kind of a "clod." He was great big, only got to attend school through the 3rd grade, then made to work on the farm. He read newspapers and farm magazines; Successful Farming, Farm journal and Life, Saturday Evening Post and Look. He wasn't the greatest speller, but he had a fantastic memory. He thought he was a comic. I didn't think he was, but my kids think the same thing of me at times. I learned how to farm, how to fix broken things, weld, mechanicing, machining and blacksmithing. Lots about livestock too. If my late older brother Bill or I found an instrument we could get some music out of, Dad was likely to write a check for it on the spot. He loved the nights at home when we got those things out to make family music. He also loved the oddles of country dances all of our family played for. This was Dad's Venezia (Italian!) diatonic button accordion. It's priceless to me and is right here by my right foot.

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When as a 10 year old, a 1926 Model T Coupe was ahead of us travelling to a picnic one Sunday. The driver was brother Bill's high school classmate. I strong armed Bill to ask if it was for sale. Earl told Bill it was for sale, for $10! Dad was excited for us to go get the car I'd fed a half milk cow, half hereford calf on a bottle for. I first had to put $35 into a US Postal Savings Bond that matured for $50. When we arrived, Earl was kicking dirt and not wanting to look us in the eyes. I asked, "Don't you still want to sell it?" Earl said, "Yup, but Floyd across the road owns the cylinder head and he wants $5 for it. I didn't know what to do and Dad pulled out his $5 bill. He was happy I liked Model T's similar to the ones that had helped their farm survive.

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Later, when 11, I stayed overnight at my lifelong friend, Mike Tyler's home. Talk began with Mike's dad, Max, about the Yaeger Brother's 32 hp Reeves cross compound Canadian Special steam engine, as to whether it still existed or had been scrapped during WWII? He lit up when I said it still existed in our junk pile. There it still set on our farm/ranch/homestead, in the lower right hand corner.

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Dad came to Tyler's to pick me up to take home. Max asked Dad if he'd be interested in a trade of this old worn out Reeves for an operating 20-70 Nichols & Shepard. Max had planned to fire up the Nichols & Shepard for Dad, as an enticement for the trade. Mike Tyler and I ran it around in their huge driveway yard. Dad was excited to see me enjoying steam, as he had in the old days, when it was their motive power. I didn't get a photo that day. The next spring after the exchange had been made, the fall before, Mike Tyler came to our place in the spring of 1955 and our plan was to fire up the engine again. This was my second firing and first at our place. This photo below was while it was "cooking" getting hot. Dad was watching with pride! Uncle Bill was helping fill the water tank. We left tracks in the pasture with the lone tree in the upper photo.

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Dad had a lot of attachment to the Reeves he traded off. This was he (his back to the camera in the entrance way to the platform. Uncle Charley was on the steersman's platform.

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They plowed with this Reeves engine from 1920 through 1938. 1939 had brought a nearly forgotten phenomenon. The winter of 1938-39 brought deep snow. There hadn't been a lot of that in the immediate past. Then spring rains came and didn't quit for days, and came frequently. It was too wet for the heavy old steam engines in central Montana, so everyone went to gas, distillate, diesel or whatever to farm from then on. This was the Reeves pre-1938, when they still did plowing with it and the 36' of Emerson disk plows. Dad stayed in the cook car to sleep nights, arise at 4:AM to fire coal and raise steam for plowing when his brothers arrived at 6:AM. He kept his new accordion in the cook car for his evening entertainment. It's hard to see dad's head, down firing the Reeves, on the platform, but I can see it. Uncle Bill was steering and Uncle Audie was riding the plows.

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So, I've had plenty to say and post about Dad. I hope you all have as good of memories of your dads as I have of mine. Again, Happy Father's Day to all of you dads. Remember to spend time with your kids. That's the most important thing you can impart to them. I just learned on TV today that 85% of the US prison population were fatherless in their homes as kids.

NOW!!! more of my nonsense! Since I don't know anything.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle ambulance. At first I thought it might be a "hearse?" 

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An S-model IHC Truck, apparently hauling water? Maybe from the pasture to the homestead shack??

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I don't know for sure what we're looking at here? I believe it is a gas powered hit & miss engine as part of a gear reduction driven cable winch? Apparently engineers came up with this idea?

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I'm pretty sure, from the position of the horn button, this is a 1917 Model T Ford Touring Car tipped over into a ditch. The wrecker is parked there trying to figure out the best attack for the job.

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This is a threshing crew having Dinner! (lunch is a modern term for the noon meal.) I'm guessing there is a cook car nearby?

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A 10-20 Case three wheel tractor is apparently showing off for the crowd!

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An 8-16 IHC tractor is pulling a three bottom plow. I didn't realize they were in the "Farmall M" category?

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A Twin City tractor is being controlled and driven from the grain drill behind. I've not seen this done before, I don't think? I've seen it with binders though.

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I don't know my John Deere tractors (new or old) well enough to say what this one is, with a mounted cultivator.

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Speaking of John Deere tractors, this one is picking cotton. For my cotton pickin' friends south of Montana. Maybe this cotton went to Booger Creek Cotton Ginn? (Gin? as in "glug, glug"?) There appear to be a lot of important people watching this operation?

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This must be for Troy Vetsch? A T-20 McCormick-Deering TracTracTor.

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This is the first International Harvester 1088 tractor.

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Going backwards in time, this is a Huber return flue steam engine doing something with corn. Maybe chopping? (Edit: Shelling Corn, not chopping.) You guys will know even if this "non corn country" farm kid doesn't know!

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And this is an early Pitts Agricultural Company steam engine pulling the water wagon. Apparently the very early engine didn't have the "snoose" to also pull the hand feed, slat stacker threshing machine as well? So a team of four horses are pulling it. Those early engines were designed to move from place to place, or tighten into a drive belt, but weren't designed to plow or any heavier work. I'm done! Gary?

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Happy Father's Day to all of you dads out there! Remember, the greatest gift we can give our children is our time! My dad was kind of a "clod." He was great big, only got to attend school through the 3rd grade, then made to work on the farm. He read newspapers and farm magazines; Successful Farming, Farm journal and Life, Saturday Evening Post and Look. He wasn't the greatest speller, but he had a fantastic memory. He thought he was a comic. I didn't think he was, but my kids think the same thing of me at times. I learned how to farm, how to fix broken things, weld, mechanicing, machining and blacksmithing. Lots about livestock too. If my late older brother Bill or I found an instrument we could get some music out of, Dad was likely to write a check for it on the spot. He loved the nights at home when we got those things out to make family music. He also loved the oddles of country dances all of our family played for. This was Dad's Venezia (Italian!) diatonic button accordion. It's priceless to me and is right here by my right foot.

1618387252_VeneziadiatonicbuttonboxAccordion.thumb.jpg.076865e37230808d26c5dc4b562f0bb2.jpg

When as a 10 year old, a 1926 Model T Coupe was ahead of us travelling to a picnic one Sunday. The driver was brother Bill's high school classmate. I strong armed Bill to ask if it was for sale. Earl told Bill it was for sale, for $10! Dad was excited for us to go get the car I'd fed a half milk cow, half hereford calf on a bottle for. I first had to put $35 into a US Postal Savings Bond that matured for $50. When we arrived, Earl was kicking dirt and not wanting to look us in the eyes. I asked, "Don't you still want to sell it?" Earl said, "Yup, but Floyd across the road owns the cylinder head and he wants $5 for it. I didn't know what to do and Dad pulled out his $5 bill. He was happy I liked Model T's similar to the ones that had helped their farm survive.

1841428290_1926ModelTCoupeGarys1953.thumb.jpg.60b6d5a43f0382b4d7105a093f33fc78.jpg

Later, when 11, I stayed overnight at my lifelong friend, Mike Tyler's home. Talk began with Mike's dad, Max, about the Yaeger Brother's 32 hp Reeves cross compound Canadian Special steam engine, as to whether it still existed or had been scrapped during WWII? He lit up when I said it still existed in our junk pile. There it still set on our farm/ranch/homestead, in the lower right hand corner.

805672976_3YaegerRanchfromBeaverCreekHill32ReevesinLowerRightcorneratRRButtermilkCurve.thumb.jpg.ffe1d46c7a1a146ff65f7ee40adedc32.jpg

Dad came to Tyler's to pick me up to take home. Max asked Dad if he'd be interested in a trade of this old worn out Reeves for an operating 20-70 Nichols & Shepard. Max had planned to fire up the Nichols & Shepard for Dad, as an enticement for the trade. Mike Tyler and I ran it around in their huge driveway yard. Dad was excited to see me enjoying steam, as he had in the old days, when it was their motive power. I didn't get a photo that day. The next spring after the exchange had been made, the fall before, Mike Tyler came to our place in the spring of 1955 and our plan was to fire up the engine again. This was my second firing and first at our place. This photo below was while it was "cooking" getting hot. Dad was watching with pride! Uncle Bill was helping fill the water tank. We left tracks in the pasture with the lone tree in the upper photo.

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Dad had a lot of attachment to the Reeves he traded off. This was he (his back to the camera in the entrance way to the platform. Uncle Charley was on the steersman's platform.

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They plowed with this Reeves engine from 1920 through 1938. 1939 had brought a nearly forgotten phenomenon. The winter of 1938-39 brought deep snow. There hadn't been a lot of that in the immediate past. Then spring rains came and didn't quit for days, and came frequently. It was too wet for the heavy old steam engines in central Montana, so everyone went to gas, distillate, diesel or whatever to farm from then on. This was the Reeves pre-1938, when they still did plowing with it and the 36' of Emerson disk plows. Dad stayed in the cook car to sleep nights, arise at 4:AM to fire coal and raise steam for plowing when his brothers arrived at 6:AM. He kept his new accordion in the cook car for his evening entertainment. It's hard to see dad's head, down firing the Reeves, on the platform, but I can see it. Uncle Bill was steering and Uncle Audie was riding the plows.

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So, I've had plenty to say and post about Dad. I hope you all have as good of memories of your dads as I have of mine. Again, Happy Father's Day to all of you dads. Remember to spend time with your kids. That's the most important thing you can impart to them. I just learned on TV today that 85% of the US prison population were fatherless in their homes as kids.

NOW!!! more of my nonsense! Since I don't know anything.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle ambulance. At first I thought it might be a "hearse?" 

1386152167_EarlyHarleyDavidsonmotorcyclecoffintypeambulancebodycarrierthreewheelIHC.jpg.c639642ce5b5a2acf9218ef02f69c037.jpg

An S-model IHC Truck, apparently hauling water? Maybe from the pasture to the homestead shack??

691819914_SModelIHCTruckhaulingwatertolivestock.thumb.jpg.5cda3a34c6c44bc4794cee5665f5e719.jpg

I don't know for sure what we're looking at here? I believe it is a gas powered hit & miss engine as part of a gear reduction driven cable winch? Apparently engineers came up with this idea?

407493705_MaybeagasenginethatturnsawinchengineeringcompanybuggyandhorseDavidFullerIH.jpg.e7cd6017ce56779fd481c752fe2d4909.jpg

I'm pretty sure, from the position of the horn button, this is a 1917 Model T Ford Touring Car tipped over into a ditch. The wrecker is parked there trying to figure out the best attack for the job.

175872604_Circa1918ModelTTouringCarrolledoverinditchbarrowpitpeoplepresentroadsterautomobilewreckerDavidFullerIH.thumb.jpg.0257761df17b398b5d3100f302ff3e8d.jpg

This is a threshing crew having Dinner! (lunch is a modern term for the noon meal.) I'm guessing there is a cook car nearby?

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A 10-20 Case three wheel tractor is apparently showing off for the crowd!

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An 8-16 IHC tractor is pulling a three bottom plow. I didn't realize they were in the "Farmall M" category?

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A Twin City tractor is being controlled and driven from the grain drill behind. I've not seen this done before, I don't think? I've seen it with binders though.

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I don't know my John Deere tractors (new or old) well enough to say what this one is, with a mounted cultivator.

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Speaking of John Deere tractors, this one is picking cotton. For my cotton pickin' friends south of Montana. Maybe this cotton went to Booger Creek Cotton Ginn? (Gin? as in "glug, glug"?) There appear to be a lot of important people watching this operation?

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This must be for Troy Vetsch? A T-20 McCormick-Deering TracTracTor.

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This is the first International Harvester 1088 tractor.

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Going backwards in time, this is a Huber return flue steam engine doing something with corn. Maybe chopping? You guys will know even if this "non corn country" farm kid doesn't know!

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And this is an early Pitts Agricultural Company steam engine pulling the water wagon. Apparently the very early engine didn't have the "snoose" to also pull the hand feed, slat stacker threshing machine as well? So a team of four horses are pulling it. Those early engines were designed to move from place to place, or tighten into a drive belt, but weren't designed to plow or any heavier work. I'm done! Gary?

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They are shelling the corn shovling the ear corn out of the crib and into the sheller 

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2 minutes ago, SASW6 said:

They are shelling the corn shovling the ear corn out of the crib and into the sheller 

In the second to  last photo

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Gary---

I keep getting the funny error codes also.  Have for several weeks now-------sometimes pictures post; ---sometimes not.

Appears to be related to my Google Chrome app?????

Site won't normally load on Chrome-----I switch over to the old Google button and am usually able to pull RedPower up??

And------then apparently (with one of my comments) I caused the Juneteenth thread started by Acem to be pulled.  When first trying to access RedPower this morning------it showed a warning that I was "unable to view this site"-------and then RedPower popped up.  (and I noticed that the Juneteenth thread was gone)

May be this is some sort of filtering of the old codgers to move us on out of the way??  I certainly don't come here to fight and argue----life is too short for that.

Hope I didn't offend anyone----partucularly Acem.  Everybody should be able to speak their own mind without getting into a fracas here on RedPower.  Everything seems to be in a worse case of dis-order today-----jumbled????

In case I get lost from the crowd; Delta Dirt (Anson Sheldon, Jr.) can be contacted via phone or text @ 662 335-5213; or e-mail @ dltadirt@tecinfo.net .

We don't answer many unknown numbers anymore-----please leave your name and number stating your call relates to RedPower and I will get back with you.

Hoping site gets back in order soon.

 

DD

 

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....great pictures as usual, Gary......

,...a bit of useless information.....

When I was learning to weld properly  at the local Caterpillar    dealer.....I was also ''fixing up '' ..or ''getting going''   an old T 20 crawler...as depicted above in your pics...

I foolishy  told the shop foreman, about my T 20.......Obviously the the Caterpillar product  of a similiar size , in his mind, ..was far better than the IHC one..

Thus he said .."Huh....that T20 would get bogged on a cow turd  , they are so low....""

I guess that was in 1961.....never forgotten that comment......

Picture of  said T20...hand painted !!!

Mike

 

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Been getting an error here too only on this thread when I try to view it it says this page isn't working.. When I refresh page it comes up but I have to scroll down thru page to find where I last was. Have a Samsung Galaxy phone. Only started this nonsense a week or so ago and only on the Montana thread. ?‍♂️

   Always enjoy both Gary and Ansons pictures and reminiscing As well as others too.  Thank you fellas. 

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I have not tried to upload to this thread but have had to refresh to get a page to come up on my iPhone. I figured it was because the thread was so long(914 pages?) it’s definitely worth the aggravation I’m liking everything you guys put up here! From a younger guy that hasn’t lived long enough to remember those good old days, but still appreciates them, thank you for all your posts. Even if they get frustrating !

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9 hours ago, mike newman said:

....great pictures as usual, Gary......

,...a bit of useless information.....

When I was learning to weld properly  at the local Caterpillar    dealer.....I was also ''fixing up '' ..or ''getting going''   an old T 20 crawler...as depicted above in your pics...

I foolishy  told the shop foreman, about my T 20.......Obviously the the Caterpillar product  of a similiar size , in his mind, ..was far better than the IHC one..

Thus he said .."Huh....that T20 would get bogged on a cow turd  , they are so low....""

I guess that was in 1961.....never forgotten that comment......

Picture of  said T20...hand painted !!!

Mike

 

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Mike, your T-20 has wider pads than mine had. What implement are you pulling there that is stirring up the ground? This is the only photo I have of my T-20. My cousin bought it at my auction sale and it is in his barn lean to.

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Caterpillar may have had troubles with their's getting stuck on the same substance? This is a picture of a Caterpillar Low Ten and a Caterpillar High Ten. Obviously they had the same problem with the Low Ten? Gary?

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6 hours ago, iowaboy1965 said:

Been getting an error here too only on this thread when I try to view it it says this page isn't working.. When I refresh page it comes up but I have to scroll down thru page to find where I last was. Have a Samsung Galaxy phone.

 

My cell phone is a Samsung Galaxy also.  

The last post from me above-----was a culmination of 6---7 efforts to complete plus some edits.  (kept losing parts of paragraphs???)

Right now seems OK????

 

DD

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I've had issues viewing this thread for over 3 weeks.  Most of the time I just hit the "re-fresh" icon and it pops right up.  I'm on a desktop computer with Window 10 and have posted without any problems.

Anson, I heard there's been a lot of rain down there and that these photos were taken just outside Avon, MS . . . . bs.gif.2b3abdd7d37a986b30cdd9334bcfb32b.gif

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