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1 hour ago, MT Matt said:

I needed to use it on a 9’ haybine, so I plumbed up a hydraulic valve too.

How does the H handle the haybine, Matt? Looking at one for myself and would have to pull it with the 300, so just curious.

Mac

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1 hour ago, MT Matt said:

Yes Gary, I had been wondering where the Case engine from town went off to after the antique shop moved!  I’m glad it went to a good owner also.  I ran into Andy at an auction sale in Missoula, MT this spring. It was good to see him and It’s good to see Tom is still out and about too!

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And to add a little more red to this topic, I finished the H! 

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I needed to use it on a 9’ haybine, so I plumbed up a hydraulic valve too.

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And now this IH tractor is back to work and covered in dust on a Montana farm!

Looks great Matt. Good to see these old girls fixed up and put back to work! 

 Was toying with the idea of picking up a 990 ih mower that had a bad wobble box but came with a spare. My thought was I could use it behind the 560 or 400 and free up the 826 for other things. Or if the 826 was down (as it has been off and on lately 😡) or the very worn disc mower had an issue I would have a back up plan. I thought about it too long tho and the ad disappeared.  Too many projects anyway right now!

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4 hours ago, twostepn2001 said:

@MacARhow abut a update on your cotton crop?

My little jag of cotton isn't looking too bad. I got it plowed a couple times, but not hardly big enough to lay by. It's a bit short for being planted the 9th of May, but that's probably because we've had no measurable rain here in the month of June. I finally broke down and irrigated it a bit last night, so maybe that'll help. Supposed to rain Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so that'll help a lot. Grandad always said that the Lord's water was better than what came out of the spigot. We're still hoping for a bumper crop to carry to the Booger Creek Gin this fall. Hope ya'lls crops are coming along well. 

Mac

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Overshot loader, kind of like throwing a scoop of mashed potatoes into a pot with a spatula, speed is critical 

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1 hour ago, jeeper61 said:

Ran Across this on FB

Never seen one before

probably not a good idea to load big rocks with it 

 

 

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Reminds me of the Eimco rocker shovel. Kind of a goofy contraption.... ok, it's a really goofy contraption. But, I'd wager it beats a shovel.

Mike

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30 minutes ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Reminds me of the Eimco rocker shovel. Kind of a goofy contraption.... ok, it's a really goofy contraption. But, I'd wager it beats a shovel.

Mike

God, almost NO clearance between the wall, and the operator, working in standing water, and having to listen to that air motor, not something that I would want to do.

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16 hours ago, MacAR said:

How does the H handle the haybine, Matt? Looking at one for myself and would have to pull it with the 300, so just curious.

Mac

It did very well. I would rather have the TA on a 300 though if you have areas that are thicker then others in your field. The haybine is a 469 NH.  It’s has all new guards and sections so it cuts nice.

I could go in 3rd gear in most areas but just went in 2nd gear so I didn’t have to shift for thick spots. Wheel weights would be nice and I need to put a 3 1/2” lift cylinder on instead of the 3”. When the oil is hot, the belly pump didn’t want to raise it.  But it did the job and I will put the bale wagon to use in this field. I think I’ll have 700 or more bales to pick up. 

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It sprinkled a little this evening and I waited for it to dry. Nice double rainbow over the field. 

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13 hours ago, MT Matt said:

It did very well. I would rather have the TA on a 300 though if you have areas that are thicker then others in your field. The haybine is a 469 NH.  It’s has all new guards and sections so it cuts nice.

I could go in 3rd gear in most areas but just went in 2nd gear so I didn’t have to shift for thick spots. Wheel weights would be nice and I need to put a 3 1/2” lift cylinder on instead of the 3”. When the oil is hot, the belly pump didn’t want to raise it.  But it did the job and I will put the bale wagon to use in this field. I think I’ll have 700 or more bales to pick up. 

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It sprinkled a little this evening and I waited for it to dry. Nice double rainbow over the field. 

Thanks for getting back with me, Matt. I'd say my old 300 won't have any trouble with one then, it's been "updated" with 350 pistons, rings, and sleeves, and the carb and governor have been tweaked a bit as well. The t/a is a great feature; I use it a lot when baling hay, and sometimes when plowing. I've used it so long now that I'd hate to be without it!

Coincidentally, I bought a seven foot New Holland 472 today just down the road from the house. Going to pick it up this weekend. It's a cherry little machine, rollers are like new and the paint is excellent. Going to have to find another knife for it so I can have a spare. Any suggestions? 

Mac 

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If it were me, I’d buy a new sickle from Blains farm and fleet for a 488 and cut it down to the right length.  The drive head should have the same bushing. If you do this, make sure to lay it next to the old sickle and cut the end so the double guard fits at the end. 

I couldn’t image going down to a 7’ haybine. I have a 12’ 495 I’d rather use over the 469. But in really heavy hay and small fields, that would work. 

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1 hour ago, MT Matt said:

If it were me, I’d buy a new sickle from Blains farm and fleet for a 488 and cut it down to the right length.  The drive head should have the same bushing. If you do this, make sure to lay it next to the old sickle and cut the end so the double guard fits at the end. 

I couldn’t image going down to a 7’ haybine. I have a 12’ 495 I’d rather use over the 469. But in really heavy hay and small fields, that would work. 

Thanks for the tip on Blain's, I'll check them out. I have a neighbor that uses a 488 and he never replaces sections, just goes and buys a new knife every time he needs one, so maybe I can cabbage one of his old ones and cut it down. I've got all the tools and pieces to built the knife except the knife back and head. Guess that's what happens when you fool with sickle mowers for a decade? 😄😄

The reason for a 7', at least in my case, is narrow roads, lanes, and gates. It can be pretty interesting moving a square baler at times, so that was a serious consideration. Couple that with a 300 Farmall's 40hp, small fields and steep hills, and you are kinda limited on your choices. But, the deciding factor on this particular machine was the fact that it's 10 minutes from my house; all the others I'd found were a couple hours away and would have to be hauled home. 

Mac

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Don't really know that much 'bout hay machinery------but we sho'  nuff knowz 'bout Hay!!!

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You boys better send a couple of samples down and let me get Wrangler's "stamp of approval" for each of you!!!

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Shipment via steamboat will be fine.;)

 

I can remember back from the 50's------the hay boys liking the "T-A's" when cutting hay.

 

DD

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10 minutes ago, Delta Dirt said:

Shipment via steamboat will be fine.;)

 

I can remember back from the 50's------the hay boys liking the "T-A's" when cutting hay.

DD-

If we ever get a second cutting(we will but it'll likely be in October), I'll happily send a bale of the Ozark's finest mixed grass down to the Delta for Wrangler's approval. I'm sure steamboat shipment would be adequate, but if only we could catch Roger and his amazing AutoWagon coming back from the Professor's after delivering his melons. Then, I could send a bit of hay to you and he could carry my cotton on down to Booger Creek and have it ginned. Two birds, one rock: that's how I like to do business. 

The t/a is mighty fine for hay work, I can tell you that much. Then again, a man could just say that the t/a is mighty fine and leave it at that!

Mac

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23 minutes ago, MacAR said:

The t/a is mighty fine for hay work, I can tell you that much. Then again, a man could just say that the t/a is mighty fine and leave it at that!

Yes the T/A was great but try cutting hay with a 990 on a hillside with a Super H and the field is full of pocket gopher mounds and Badger holes. Having an independent pto was Heaven. Makes a new meaning to having your act together. Shift , start pto, drive, raise and lower haybine (990 was much better than the PT10) and hang on all at once. One more note none of our fields were square because of the contour strips.

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1 hour ago, Delta Dirt said:

Don't really know that much 'bout hay machinery------but we sho'  nuff knowz 'bout Hay!!!

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You boys better send a couple of samples down and let me get Wrangler's "stamp of approval" for each of you!!!

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Shipment via steamboat will be fine.;)

 

I can remember back from the 50's------the hay boys liking the "T-A's" when cutting hay.

 

DD

Anson, I can send some hay down to Wrangler by going over to the Missouri River and putting it on a steamboat. But MT Matt, who has the most hay can't do that. His will end up on a steamboat in the Pacific Ocean. We have these Rocky Mountains which make water flow two different directions. So if you see a yellow patch going by your Delta Dirt, it's my urine and not Matts! Gary😁

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ln my continuous search in ways to kill time, l was searching the infamous interweb when l came across these pretty neat pictures of some old trucks.

First one is old cementer rig on a IH truck. All these pics are from the Breckenridge, Texas area in 1936 and '37 during one of the oil booms.

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Next one is a IH truck hauling a cable drilling rig. What models of IH trucks are these?

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This a 1937 GMC pickup at Werner Tank Manufacturing in Albany, Texas. For many years Werner Tank, later becoming Albany Tank was a major supplier of oil tanks in all of Texas, Louisana and eastern New Mexico. Personally l have climbed the ladders on probably hundreds of Albany tanks, from small 90 Bbl all the way up to 1500 Bbl tanks.

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I want to wish you all a Great 4th of July, celebrating American Independence Day!

Twostepn2001, I don't know the exact models of those IHC trucks, but they are "C Models" and one of my favorite styles of IH trucks! This is a C-Model.

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This is the earlier "flat radiator" type of S Model. It's hauling a Sawyer-Massey (Canadian) gas tractor. Gary😁

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Happy 4th to everyone.  Hoping flags are flying high everywhere!!!!

 I must still have a hang over from the 4th from 50 years ago????:wacko:

 

can't find the flag with the emoticans???:ph34r:

*****

Gary-----

I had noticed that yellow spot on the big River------I wuz worried about you.  Talked to Roger-----he said not to worry------he figured it wuz a spot off of your "Easter cap"!!!!!:P

 

DD

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1 hour ago, Delta Dirt said:

Happy 4th to everyone.  Hoping flags are flying high everywhere!!!!

 I must still have a hang over from the 4th from 50 years ago????:wacko:

 

can't find the flag with the emoticans???:ph34r:

*****

Gary-----

I had noticed that yellow spot on the big River------I wuz worried about you.  Talked to Roger-----he said not to worry------he figured it wuz a spot off of your "Easter cap"!!!!!:P

 

DD

Anson, I apologize for the mixup with that yellow spot from my polkadot cap being laundered. I only wear green when I'm on a 40 hp steam engine. This was the 40 hp Reeves and I was even wearing blue on it.

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This was the 40 hp Gaar Scott. I think the green makes the water appear yellow?

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I'm going to have to tell Sharon to not put so much soap and hot water into the Maytag?

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Otherwise I wear blue polkadot steam traction engineer's caps.

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Grandson Maverik wore a "beginner's" steam engineers cap 30+ years ago. They are red, so as to be seen.

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I was wearing a blue polkadot steam traction engineer's cap this day, threshing. I like the United States Flags on the front of the engine.

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And since these colors don't run, I'm putting this photo here today! Happy 4th of July! Gary😁

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