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  1. Farmwithjunk

    From Ky Commercial Vehicle Enforcment....

    Specifically, read 5th paragraph. http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/cve/pdf/CSA_Just_The_Facts.pdf Open ended interpretation allows State/Fed DOT officers to inspect/enforce/police applicable regs on truck and/or trailer over 10,000lbs., NOT limited to vehicles over 26,000lbs. Word is...
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    Turning blue......

    My personal favorite will ALWAYS be my Massey Ferguson 150. No changing that. But it's been seeing too much action of late. I don't want to pile up the hours on what I HOPE will become a family heirloom. So it's about to be shuffled off to a safer home....My son has a big barn we've...
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    ...Can't call it a birthday.....?????

    ...I don't even know what the build date is. So we'll go with original purchase date. May 17th, 1971. Bought at Kinney's Farm Service, Washington Kentucky. (Found the cancelled check and bill of sale while ago) I guess we'll have to go with 40th anniversary. I'm rambling on about my '71...
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    Awwww man.......! (tragedy strikes)

    It HAD to happen sooner or later.... My '71 MF 150 suffered a mechanical failure yesterday. :eek: Almost 4 years ago, I decided to "clean it up". That led to an eventual paint job, a few thousand hours of searching Ebay/Craigslist/internet sites to find OEM "original" parts to make it look...
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    So you wanna be a........

    .....contractor? You have a tractor and a mower, think that a few extra bucks would come in handy, and have someone with a nice big lot that needs mowing! Sounds like fun! What could possibly go wrong anyway? Well, let me tell ya. I get a call 5 weeks ago. Friend of a friend referred me to...
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    Oh yeah....I forgot to tell ya....

    Anyone who's spent much time bush hogging has no doubt hit SOMETHING in the weeds. Goes with the territory.... I've been finding out lately the same applies to tillers. Till for other people and the odds multiply. Add in for the "being a nice guy" factor and it get downright ugly...
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    Hot Bird!

    Check this out! SR-71
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    PoulanPro 3416 chainsaw

    Someone who owes me a few bucks wants to satisfy some of the debt with a new Poulan Pro 3416 chain saws. I've got 2 Stihl MS260's that outperform any saw I've ever hd my hands on. However, I'd like to have a second saw with each for those times when I get a bar pinched. He has the original...
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    Challenger brand

    French???? AGCO is headquartered in Duluth Ga. With a large part of their production based in Italy. Which French company?
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    In a word, WOW!

    I'm shopping for a couple tractors for the mowing business. Just went to the Deere home page, 2009 line-up edition. Impressive updates to the website to say the very least.
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    Challenger brand

    Once upon a time, Caterpillar's large tracked AG tractors were built by CAT. They were Challenger (brand) . Perkins Diesel was owned by Massey Ferguson (Division of AGCO) Caterpillar had a very successful line of BIG diesels, but hadn't done all that well in the small diesel market. They...
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    Gasp...Choke....Wheeeeze.....Uh-huuuuck :(

    ALMOST time to plant turnips. We're 2" behind on rain for the month, hot, low humidity and slight breeze. All the makin's for dry, dusty ground. So. I just hooked up the tiller and worked up all the vacant ground in the garden. Cloud of dust should clear in a day or 2.
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    In your worst dreams.....

    From my youngest days, I recall being addicted to tractorin'. It never took much of an excuse to get me on one. I really enjoy the time I spend in the seat to this day, even after literally THOUSANDS of hours. But then you have days like my yesterday :eek: 8-1/2 hours (fortunately in a...
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    Tiller  "DARK HORSE" Tillers

    I had to go visit a job site this morning. As I was leaving, it started pouring rain. I HATE driving in city traffic while it's raining and coincidentally, I was passing my FAVORITE TSC store (Sarcasm light flashing brightly) So, I ducked in for a quick look around. As I was getting out of...
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    Aren't you the lucky one(s)

    Someone has to listen to my rant, so why not you guys? As many of you know, I own a mowing business. We bush hog large acreage for a number of regular clients, along with a few "one timers". MOST of my customers are happy with the job we do and the price we charge. But on occasion. I...
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    Things found in the field

    Something a little different here. I was bush hogging in three different fields today and found three different items of value laying in the grass/weeds. Just happened to look down at the exact right moment. 1st field. 10 acres. Mowing with the Deere 6430/15' batwing. Grass about 10" tall...
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    Intresting read

    I wish every state had a site like this. Good info for any Hoosiers. Lots of info on farm hauling in Indiana http://www.btny.purdue.edu/Pubs/PPP/PPP-68.pdf
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    Almost looking forward to the next flat tire!

    Way back in Feb, I bought a "Bead-Cheata" at the National Farm Machinery Show. I had the opportunity to use it to dismount a couple tractor tires later that month. I was suitably impressed! Tractor tires that have spent a couple decades mounted aren't generally the most co-operative items...
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    Herd F-160 seeder/spreader

    Anybody got one? I'm picking one up this afternoon. Used less than 2 hours. I'm getting it at 1/2 new price. Good points? Bad points? I've got a bigger Vicon spreader for throwing fertilizer. This'n'll be used to seed hay fields. Herd Seeder - Seeders, Spreaders and Feeders
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    Can't pass up a bargain!

    I sold a load of hay and then delivered it this morning. On the way back, I spot this nice looking 8 ' EZ Flow lime/fertilizer spreader sitting along the road with a for sale sign displayed. 5 minutes later, I'm loading something I surely don't need. Can't pass by a bargain though. The...
  21. Farmwithjunk

    Gun shoot. PLEASE don't turn this political

    This is about 5 miles from my place. (Close to Ft Knox.) Please don't turn this into a commentary on the legality or need for such. Simply an overview of Kentucky rural life. Machine Gun Shootout // Current
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    Oh yeah.....!

    Hmmmm! Musta been on here a time or two a'fore they made this'n! YouTube - How To Behave On An Internet Forum
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    Every now and again...........

    ......You find a tool that not only acheives your goal, but far exceeds any expectations you might have had. I found one of those tools. Some of us are too "thrifty" to hire out tire repairs. I've owned a fluid pumping set-up for ages. 4 tire irons, a tire hammer, and a bead breaker chisel...
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    #70 Deere Flexiplanter

    Back in 1958, John Deere introduced the #70 Flexiplanter. It was an instant success story. By 1965, They had a better idea. The #71 FLEX PLANTER. But for 7 years, the #70 was Deere's best selling unit planter. The #71 was simply the 70 with easier adjustments for down pressure, a less...
  25. Farmwithjunk

    Agco discussion from Farmtrac thread

    Robert, there is nothing amiss with my reading skills or comprehension. I fully understand what you've said. I would suggest YOU re-read your own post's to see several inconsistancies in your stated opinions
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    Agco discussion from Farmtrac thread

    What I'm finding so hard to believe is how your opinion has shifted as the thread moves along. Early on, you critisized AGCO for NOT holding on to old obsolete brand names, now you've completely flip flopped to say they should have dumped on the AGCO Allis name (and therefor, it's established...
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    Agco discussion from Farmtrac thread

    Robert, I'm at a loss as to why you can't see the facts as they are. AGCO didn't do ANYTHING any different than Deere, CNH, or 10,000 other companies assembled from bits and pieces. They don't need to please you personally, nor me, nor anyone except the stockholders of AGCO. Would it have...
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    Agco and Their Troubles With Persian Orange

    I wasn't talking to your comment specifically, but words to that effect I've read at a number of sites. Until it's in the boat, it's just a fish story. WHEN or IF Mahindra makes it to #1, then they can claim the bragging rights. Every brand, every manufacturer has their own "numbers" that...
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    Agco and Their Troubles With Persian Orange

    I find it so strange that I keep hearing comments like how Mahindra will soon be #1 in tractor sales so they're a force to be dealt with. I hear how AGCO is a no name failure. I hear how it's suicide to drop "old names". Let's see... By most accounts, MASSEY FERGUSON already IS #1 in...
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    Agco discussion from Farmtrac thread

    I feel you've failed miserably to make your arguement stick. With the logic you use to determine why YOU think AGCO has "failed miserably", John Deere failed us all by not keeping their tractors badged as Waterloo Boys. Deere got into the combine business by purchasing early Caterpillar...
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    Agco discussion from Farmtrac thread

    First, reread MY post. I never thought or said anything about you critisizing AGCO's product line. I had a few things to say about their products BEFORE AGCO purchased them. Your critisizm was regarding AGCO dropping a couple names that weren't worth keeping in the grand scheme of things...
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    Agco discussion from Farmtrac thread

    Why did CNH drop the FARMALL name, why did they sell off the McCormick brand name? Did Fiat "drop the ball". Nope. Neither did AGCO when they decided to eliminate AC, White, ect. Those WERE once big names but they don't carry much weight outside of the antique collectors realm these days...
  33. Farmwithjunk

    Almost new again!

    A year and a half ago, I bought a Massey Ferguson #25 disc. It was an 8'-10" model. Last fall, I decided it needed to be a little narrower. I wanted it under legal hauling width. So. I pulled the axles, sawed off 7-1/2", re-threaded the ends, and installed with one less blade, one less spool...
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    Planters galore!

    Sheesh! I plant about a 1/4 acre of sweet corn and maybe that much popcorn. I also plant green beans with a 2-row planter. So. Just how many planters do I need? Still have 2 rows I took off my 4-row Deere #71 planter. Good machines. 2 weeks ago I bought a Massey Ferguson #39 2-row...
  35. Farmwithjunk

    Everyone needs 2 or 3 corn planters!

    At least that's what I tried to explain to my wife. (Not sure she bought it though.) Just hauled this'n in today. I've got a nice 2-row Deere #71 planter, but I can't resist a bargain. Actually, I'm shopping around for all the correct implements to go with my MF150. This is a 1974 Massey...
  36. Farmwithjunk

    Exactly what IS "restored"

    I'm sure most of us have been to an antique tractor show at one point in our lives. Not everyone has the desire, time, disposable income, or shop space to get involved in a serious restoration. But most of us can admire a quality restoration of one of our favorites. There is no "rule book"...
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    Lawrimore trailers?

    Anyone own one? (besides me) There's a couple new Massey Ferguson 583's on the way for my mowing business. They were going to be quite a load on the old Ridgeline 14,000gvwr gooseneck. So, there's a 20,000 Corn Pro gooseneck on the way too. But that poses a problem. The Corn Pro trailer...
  38. Farmwithjunk

    Plow parts!

    Anyone who's tried to re-hab a moldboard plow in recent years will tell you parts are getting harder and harder to pin down. Certain models are destined for the scrap pile because they're worn out and OEM parts just aren't there any longer. Agri-Supply, Valu-Bilt, TSC, ect can still get SOME...
  39. Farmwithjunk

    What I did on my vacation, day 1.

    I bought a subsoiler on EBAY yesterday. Seller was only 15 minute drive from my place. We made arraingments to meet this morning. I picked it up at 9AM. Talked a while, then back home by 10. Dismantle and sandblasted by 11. Primed by 11:30. Hung parts over a kerosene heater. Primer "dry"...
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    Landpride OS-15 Overseeder???

    I've heard people's endorsments for Landpride products in general, but I'm looking for any experience with the OS-15 Overseeder, 72" model specifically. Looking at the slit seeder option too. I'm considering expanding the mowing operation somewhat, to include turf renovation. (Some interest...
  41. Farmwithjunk

    Test

    Testing new photo software
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    New rubber for an old friend

    My '71 MF150 was originally equipped with 13.6X28" GoodYears. About 20 years ago, it needed new rubber, so I decided to go with 14.9X28 Armstrongs. They were good tires, but I never really did like a couple things about them. 1. 14.9's are 2-1/2" taller than 13.6's. That made the tractor...
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    Michelin Man!

    Best tires I've ever owned. But what about FLOOR JACKS? One of the mechanics in our shop has a jack for sale. It's a 7000lb MICHELIN floor jack. Same brand, same logo. PROBABLY made by someone else for Michelin. Very well made. It looks very simular to a Walker jack I have at home...
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    Wait'll next year!

    No, not the official team motto of the Chicago Cubs :rolleyes: I started back in early spring with a list of home projects that were planned for completion this summer. There's still a few weeks of decent weather left, but not enough to finish all that was planned. I'm probably not alone...
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    How dry I am.!?.!?

    I aughtta let the TV weather guessers do my taxes. They make things disappear right before my very eyes. We had a front headed this way with rain. Once it got to with-in a few miles, it evaporated....literally. Spring arrived in early March, about 2 months ahead of schedule. 80 degree...
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    Dodge Hemi running bad

    '04 Dodge 2500 4X4 Hemi 5.7. Automatic. Was running fine then all at once started vibration at speed. Vibration ended up being an engine miss. It won't idle. No shops open today with diagnostic computer. I'd like to know before monday what's up. Stopped in an Advance Auto to hook up to...
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    5000 series

    There's a guy over on Mahindra forum claiming ALL 5000 series Deere's are made in India. I'm fairly certain that's not right. I know the 5003 series is made in India. Not sure where the rest are built. Would like to know. Anyone have correct info?
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    Harry Ferguson, Inventor

    The 3-point hitch probably has influenced the tractor world more than any single invention ever. It allows smaller tractors to do work of a much bigger machine, as well as standardizing implements from brand to brand. Eventually, someone would have came up with a simular idea, but the man who...
  49. Farmwithjunk

    Cable barriers

    It's a stretch I'll admit, but this needs to be in the saftey forum I'd think. Since many of us haul tractors on the interstates, highway saftey is an important consideration. I had a "demonstration" on this past Friday afternoon of a relatively new saftey feature on the highways in my area...
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    Smokin' in the boys room!

    Remember that ol' "Brownsville Station" song? Well, it's about down to that for smokers where I work. I drive in to Louisville Ky every day. On July 1st, a city/county-wide ordinance takes effect. NO MORE SMOKING in ANY public building, or outdoor public gathering EXCEPT tobacco proccessing...
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    Top 10 favorite movies

    The "Clint" thread got me to thinking about all my favorites. The list is extensive, but I tried to narrow mine down to the top 10. What's yours? 1. Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid 2. Hollywood Knights 3. Kelly's Hero's 4. Field of Dreams 5. Forrest Gump 6. The Longest Day 7. A Few...
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    Yard sales and cell phones. (rant)

    Here I go. The morning rant. I just hauled home one tractor and plan on going after another in a few minutes. We're catching up on mowing jobs. Time to bring everything in for service while there's time. Saturday morning yard sales and pudgy women with cell phones imbedded in their...
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    Moral/legal obligations

    Last December I sold a 2-bottom plow to a guy in Pennsylvania. I thought he'd forgot about it. FINALLY, we made arraingments for it to be picked up. The buyer hired a hauler to deliver it to him. Well, the driver was supposed to contact me by phone 5 days ago. No call. So I get his number...
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    UNBIASED opinion

    Question on innertubes. I know there's a difference between radial tubes and "regular" tubes. But what IS the difference? I know you need to use radial tubes in radial tires. But should you use radial tubes in BIAS ply tires? Why/why not? Enquiring minds want to know;)
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    CHOMP! (How's your garden?)

    Momma never had to force me to eat broccoli. I LOVE the stuff any way it's fixed. I started growing it years ago. Thought myself to be the self-proclaimed broccoli King. We had an unusually warm March. This years crop got a quick start. Then 2 weeks of hard freeze in mid April knocked it...
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    What's wrong with this picture?

    Uh.... The tire's missing. While bush hogging today, I found a nail someone lost. It was a slow leaker. The fluid (ca/cl) leaked out of the tube but stayed in the tire....for a while anyway. It started leaking out the nail hole in the tire. We got the bulk of the fluid pumped out, but the...
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    Oil dry?

    If you've ever turned a wrench on a tractor, chances are you've spilled a few drops (all the way to several gallons) of oil. I like to keep it cleaned up and off the shop floor. Seems it always gets tracked into the house or my truck or some other spot where it shouldn't go. The old reliable...
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    Pass the salt please....

    I may need to season my words before eating them. I'm probably the last person on earth to give King Kutter any credit beyond their tillers. I'm just not impressed with their offerings. Over the years, I've slammed KK as much as any one person I know of. But here we go. A neighbor bought a...
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    How long is long enough?

    Last October I sold a plow through an internet classified add to a buyer in Pennsylvania. We made an agreement that I'd store the plow indoors until pick-up in "a few weeks". A check was sent. It cleared and I considered the plow as someone elses. Fast forward 6 months. I hadn't heard from...
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    Deere and Kubota slash prices

    HA! APRIL FOOLS ;) You should have known better than that !
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    36 years ago...

    36 years ago today I got a price quote on what became my first new tractor. I bought it less than 2 months later. This morning I FINALLY finished the repainting that's been ongoing for 14 months. After making sure all the red was done, I went back and 2-toned the battery side covers. (below...
  62. Farmwithjunk

    Mr DISCo

    When it started looking like rain a couple hours before I was done, I might have even been doing THE HUSTLE ;) Last fall I ran on to a deal on an 8'-10" Massey Ferguson #25 disc. These are without a doubt the best 3-point disc's ever built. Even without a lot of weight, they dig. Also...
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    Famous neighbors

    Just to the southwest of home is Clermont Kentucky. For those who're interested, that's the home of both the Jim Beam and Wild Turkey distilleries. The "Turkey" grounds are locked up on Sundays. Jim Beam himself was famous, as well as his descendants, for throwing out the welcome mat for...
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    Plowing new ground.

    Here we go! Today is the first day of my plow rebuild. It's a worn down and worn out Massey Ferguson model #66, 2X14", saftey trip beam plow. They were built starting in the mid 1950's, and continued in production until the early 70's. Tons of them sold with 35's and 135's. I'm going to...
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    They say that cat Shaft is a BAD mother.....

    Well, THIS SHAFT doesn't involve Richard Roundtree OR Issac Hayes. (Good ol' movie!) Todays project. Restore the PTO shaft from my KK tiller to its former glory. The slip clutch is just about ready for retirement. Too many hours with too much HP being applied. The replacement came from...
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    Kids at Christmas time!

    First off, let me wish each and every one of you a joyous Christmas day! The past 4 days have been some of the best days of my life. Yesterday was spent with our 5 grandkids. Last night we found out there will be 6 of 'em next Christmas. (Daughter is due in June) Christmas isn't so much...
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    Ag tire question

    I'm about to buy 2 sets of tractor tires. One pair for my Massey 150 and the other pair for my Ford 3000. The Massey came originally with 45* GoodYears. The Ford had 23* Armstrongs. I like the looks of "long bar/short bar" tires. Leaning towards Titans. (Formerly GoodYears) For the record...
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    Why I don't paint for a living

    There's so many ways to make a living. I'm officially narrowing the list of acceptable jobs by one. I wouldn't paint (auto/truck/tractor/airplane/ect) for all the tea in China. (Must be a lot of tea there to get an old saying like that?) Anyway, I'm about to sub out my spray painting. Here's...
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    Golden Jubilee prices?

    How much are they selling for nowdays? One just popped up on the radar. It's all there, about 95% original. Tires are trash. Couple small dents in one fender. Needs a battery, Runs like a, well, a Jubilee. Nothing fancy. But something to work with. Owner mentioned a price that he would...
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    Cole Planet JR. veggie planters????

    Anyone know about them? I've got a chance to buy 6 row units. I'm not in a position to go see them until I've already bought and paid for them. I've got a Deere 71 planter. It's great for corn and beans, but the ability for it to plant very small seed is ungodly expensive. Coles will...
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    Toplink  Shape of a top link pin revisited.

    After spending way too much time searching for the old thread, here's a new one. Some time back there was a question as to why top link pins have their familiar shape. A great deal of the 3-point hitch is still influenced by the first version Harry Ferguson invented. His tractors had the...
  72. Farmwithjunk

    Cold Kentucky Rain

    One of my favorite Elvis songs. I'm searching too, even though it's not raining today. Back in 1956 and 57, my father and my uncle bought a couple tractors. They knew someone who was a (first FERGUSON, then) Massey Ferguson dealer in either the Glasgow or Bowling Green KEntucky area. When I...
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    If time could stand still

    Everyone has that moment in time where they would return to if it were possible. That defining moment in ones life. Everyone who's hooked on tractorin' has that moment too. That split second when you realized THIS IS FOR ME! I was 13 years old. Dad was working out of town. We had been having...
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    Time to put up or shut up!

    Every few months, there's a post where someone wants to know "how much to charge" for various tractor related chores. Quite frequently it's regarding bush hogging. I've replied to a few. Obviously there's a great disparity in pricing from state to state. Here in Kentucky, a person will be LUCKY...
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    Roll call

    Well, it looks like that one millionth post is coming up soon. Seems like a good time to get everyone to check in and get an up-to-date list of tractors owned and tractors we dream of owning. My list of "in the barn" stuff; 1956 Ferguson F-40 1957 Massey Ferguson 50 1971 Massey Ferguson 150...
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    Summer is over

    There's that date on the calender when fall officially begins. Ignore that. They claim Labor Day is the last official holiday of summer. Ignore that one too. We've built a couple fires in the fireplace on cool evenings. That's not it. There's frost on the hayfield. The old Texaco thermometer...
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    Runners, TAKE YOUR MARK...........

    Starter pistol fires at 7AM. Paint will fly by mid day. Another track meet of a paint job is on tap. I've got 3 days to dismantle, prep, paint, and re-assemble my Massey Ferguson 150. I've got a big box of new parts, decals, bolts and nuts. 2 qts. Flint Grey Metalic, 2 qts. MF red, hardener for...
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    EBAY, FED-EX, and bad luck.

    Looking for advice from frequent EBAY-ers, and/or shippers who use FED-EX. I bought an item on EBAY. Seller had near perfect rating, with over 50 sales in last 6 months. Shouldn't be a worry. One "red flag" though.(albiet not a bad one) He won't take PAY PAL, nor personal checks either. Money...
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    Up a creek without the proverbial paddle

    Ever seen it flood on a hilltop? If you were here now, you could answer that with a firm YES. 8" of rain last night from 6PM 'till 6AM. 5" since then, with the "heavy stuff" still on the way. There is water in places I've never seen it around here. We've got a creek that runs through the back of...
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    On my way to school

    Better take an apple for the teacher! My granddaughter is in pre-school. Her teacher decided to have "farm week" and teach the kids who aren't from the country a little of what goes on out on the farm. Yesterday they had an area farmer bring in 2 calves, 2 pigs, and a couple goats. Today is...
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    Most expensive part

    My wife has accused me of being obsessive/compulsive. And you know what? She might just be right! When I start "restoring" something, the sky's the limit. NOTHING stops me from reaching my goal. I've got 3 tractors that are restoration projects. 1 is all mine. The other 2, which haven't been...
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    Massey Ferguson #25 disc

    Back when I bought my MF 150, it wasn't ever intended as a tillage tractor. I had a 5000 Ford then, later replacing that with a 2440 Deere. I never once hooked a disc to the 150. Had I, it would have been a model #25 MF disc. That was the best 3-point disc available back in the day when smaller...
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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZtttttt!!!!!!!!!!

    Yesterday, a friend dropped off a 135 Massey (diesel w/alternator) at my house. Charging troubles. It was literally melting batteries. I found the 3-wire (GM style) alternator wired rather odd. It had sensing wire and field wire tied to #2 (field) terminal. Alternator was in a state of constant...
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    New Sher'f 'n town boys

    AKA The TSC Saga continues! On the same day as I posted in another thread of the lousy service at our closest TSC, I had to go there today. And much to my dismay..................! I walked in the front door and IMMEDIATELY knew SOMETHING was different. I saw people in TSC vest's all over the...
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    COOL!

    Spent all day talking about the heat and how I'd like to see some cool weather. 97 degrees and humidity that was off the chart around 3:30PM. 4:30 PM and it was 71 degrees. Only problem, 70 MPH wind gust's, wild lightening, pounding rain, and the electric went out for 3-1/2 hours. When it hit...
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    Time flies when you're having fun

    What's more, time flies even when you're NOT having fun. It just slips away sometimes. I had my agenda for this summer all mapped out. Most plans involved getting our new place "just right". First on the list was to fence an area in the back yard for our dogs. Then to finish the tractor shed...
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    YEEEEEEEEEE OWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

    Somebody help me! We're finishing up with our canning. Just got done with 32 qts of various peppers. Red chiles and japaleno's were the last to go in the jars. I can't touch ANYTHING without inflicting serious pain upon my person. Since I've been drinking lots of water in this stifleing hot...
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    Rental rates

    Just got back from the Post Office. (Needed stamps) On the way back, I spotted a sign that wasn't there earlier today. We've got a new equipment rental place in town. I HAD to turn around and go see what they had. The place was already closed. Tomorrow I'm headed there to find out the rates...
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    'Maters out the......

    Well, so much for the best of plans. This year I decided to cut down on the size of the garden somewhat. Last year we did 72 tomato plants. This year, only 36. Are we going to have enough? I'd say yes. We do about 120 qts of quartered tomatoes, 90 to 120 qts of juice, and some salsa, plus what...
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    "DICO" mower?????

    Auction tomorrow near the house. Among other things that I don't need but will probably bid on if it sells cheap, there's a 6' DICO brand mower (bush hog). Anyone know of such a critter? Never heard of it 'till now. Looks sorta like KK, only different. 6' box blade, (no tractor oddly enough)...
  91. Farmwithjunk

    'Tater quiz

    We've always planted potatoes in the spring. (Tradition in our family is to plant as close to St. Patricks Day as possible) Well, I broke tradition this spring. Just too busy then. So, I'm thinking about doing a "fall crop". My Grandfather used to plant 2 crops. I'm at a loss as to WHEN he put...
  92. Farmwithjunk

    Light show extrordinaire

    WOW! That seems kind of cliche', but.....WOW! We just had a band of very strong storms blow through (literally). 70 MPH wind gust's accompanied by pounding rain and very intense lightening and thunder. I've always been mezmorized by lightening. When it started, I went out on the covered porch on...
  93. Farmwithjunk

    Envision this if you would

    One of these days I'll learn to keep my camera with me. But until that time, I'll just have to describe what I just saw. From our front porch, I can see a Christian Church across the hayfield next to the house. There's a big parking lot behind it. Someone who's obviously moving away from our...
  94. Farmwithjunk

    Trailer hauling gone someday?

    Yesterday afternoon, I had a discussion with a friend who happens to be a "Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer" ("D.O.T. cop") in the state of Kentucky. He told me about a "movement" towards reducing and restricting the numbers of "haulers", both "not quite legal" commercial haulers, as well...
  95. Farmwithjunk

    Iz this spelt rite?

    On another website, having nothing to do with tractors. (NASCAR) there is a civil war brewing over spelling. We all have access to "spell check", but most of us never use it. I've seen young college age "kids" who can't spell a lick (probably because of a dependence (sp?) on spell check. They...
  96. Farmwithjunk

    Time to say goodbye

    In a few minutes, I'm leaving work to say goodbye to a long-time friend. The funeral leaves for the cemetary at 3PM. My friend's name is Larry. (L.D. to his closest friends) L.D. was an electrician/maint man where my wife works also. I've known Larry since the 6th grade. Thursday morning, he...
  97. Farmwithjunk

    Pull-type bush hogs?

    Anyone actually OWN one? I'm talking 7' or 8', drawn type, NEWER models. (Seen a gang of old ones, but haven't seen anything made new in the last 20 years actually in use) I favor Bush Hog brand, but would consider about anything. I want to mow with a tractor that easily has the HP, but nowhere...
  98. Farmwithjunk

    Remember the reason

    In a few minutes, I'm on the way home for a nice long relaxing weekend like most of us Americans. This weekend has always been the "official" start of summer for most people. Some of us will spend time out in the sun, playing, er, WORKING, yeah, that's it, WORKING on our tractors and enjoying...
  99. Farmwithjunk

    WAKE UP!

    Yesterday was a nice day for being outside. I had some shop work to do, but the sun drew me out. There's about 2 acres of weeds along the back of the property that need bush hogging. First, douse myself with Deep Woods Off, get the head phones tuned in to the oldies station, then to the field we...
  100. Farmwithjunk

    Burn it up

    How many of you live in areas that have legal burning? We moved last year to a county that does allow open burning UNDER CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. I was wondering how many localities allow you to burn? Our restrictions don't allow trash, rubber or roof products to be burned, and there's restrictions...
  101. Farmwithjunk

    Orange box store, bitter old man, and my future.

    Can't exactly call it an epiphany. Not even a vision of the future. How about a "flash-forward". My most recent visit to Home Depot has led me to visualize myself as a bitter, crotchety old man. It wasn't a lovely sight. I better not get any older. I went after 36 landscape timbers saturday...
  102. Farmwithjunk

    Somebody STOP ME!

    I did it again! Last December, I sold an old 3000 Ford gasser that I've owned since new in 1974. It was tired. It needed an engine overhaul, clutch, hydraulic work, paint, tires, seat, fenders, and a radiator. I took off the Kelly loader, and planned on re-fitting it to my 150 Massey. After...
  103. Farmwithjunk

    Saddle up and ride on outta here.

    That's my stand on owning horses. But this one friend of mine..... OK, he's got a problem. His pastures are full of weeds. Mostly broadleaf. He's got no way to spray, and I don't do spraying off my property anymore. (He's got a "spinner" fertilizer spreader.) Anyone know of a (NON-restricted...
  104. Farmwithjunk

    Tale of the tape.

    Need a "field measurement". I'm looking for a couple front tires/wheels to level a tractor that's had bigger-than-stock rear tires added. I need to raise the front a couple inches. OK. We start with 6.00X16"'s that measure 28.1/4". Firestone data book says 7.5L X 15" is 30.5" tall. (7.50X16...
  105. Farmwithjunk

    "Crop report"

    \"Crop report\" Garden crop. Onions up about 4" tall! Kale looking good. 24 cabbage plants set and watered tonight. Radish's poking their head above the dirt. In the greenhouse, the tomatoes are about 6" tall, peppers are about 1" tall and looking good. Potatoes go in the ground this week...
  106. Farmwithjunk

    Mr Rogers neighbor, Hood.

    Talk about your basic waste of bandwidth, that's this post, but I HAD to share this one. With spring springing, we're starting to meet all the new neighbors on our road. We moved here just as winter set in late last fall. Last week I met Paul Rogers who lives 3 doors down. This morning he...
  107. Farmwithjunk

    North vs. South....

    ....left vs. right...up vs. down, big vs. small. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Yep! What lawn mower to buy? (But not a lawn mower question.) Normally, I try to buy the best stuff I can afford. Trucks, tractors, trailers, furniture, guns, food, whatever. Quality counts. But I just flat...
  108. Farmwithjunk

    New addition to the family

    As if 2 dawgs isn't enough, we added one more to the mix this past weekend. Here's Nikki, our 8 week old Papillon. She's a real sweety. Already "daddy's girl", I can't do anything that she isn't shadowing me. They're just about the most intelligent dogs I've ever ran on to. This one isn't...
  109. Farmwithjunk

    Cause and effect

    Let's say a voltage regulator is failing. It allows 16.2 volts into the system. Obviously, the battery suffers. (It's started to swell on one end, leaking at the caps, ect) Reg is 35 years old. It gets replaced tonight. Battery is getting replaced shortly after that. My question. I've noticed a...
  110. Farmwithjunk

    And then came the rain................

    Last summer was a dry one here. Fall was even drier. We had very little rain or snow this winter. Jan, Feb, and the first week of March were MUCH drier than "normal". Last saturday, I plowed 8 (+) acres for the corn maize our church does every fall. I was stirring up dust. That's not too common...
  111. Farmwithjunk

    Upwardly Mobile

    Well, I started off as a simple nail-bending carpenter. A few years back, a position opened up as the companies estimator. That seemed like a fine job, and it payed well. I took it. It pays well but it isn't always such a fine job. (One man doing the job of 4 or 5) A couple months back, the...
  112. Farmwithjunk

    vintage

    You get 10 people together and you'll get 10 opinions. 10 new people and 10 more opinions. IN YOUR OPINION, what is vintage 1950? the 70's? What is a vintage tractor?
  113. Farmwithjunk

    No lights, lost manual, and now insane owner

    Got a problem. The bright lights on the right fender of my Massey Ferguson 150 went out last night while feeding cows. Not a problem! Or so I THOUGHT. I THOUGHT it would be a simple "get out the meter and trace the problem" issue. No such luck. I tried everything I know to jump wires around...
  114. Farmwithjunk

    SQ 72 Bush Hog opinions wanted

    I've got a couple heavier mowers. I NEED a lighter weight, 6' bush hog. It will stay at a piece of property I own. (I'll haul the tractor there when needed.) The best price on a name brand piece is the SQ72 "Squeeler" Bush Hog brand mower. Anyone have one? How do they hold up? (I won't be...
  115. Farmwithjunk

    Twilite Zone vs. X Files.

    Not sure which one I woke up in today, but here's the skinny; It's Jan. 8th, This is the Ohio Valley. Winters are usually cold, damp, and overcast. Today. . . It's 67 balmy degrees, sunny, with wind gusting to 25 MPH from the southwest. Couldn't beat it with a stick!
  116. Farmwithjunk

    Cabin fever

    Fall was unusually warm and dry this year. I stayed busy outdoors until mid-November. We moved to a new home, so things shifted indoors at that point. We're just about "complete" inside. (As if anyone's EVER finished with a house) Because of the move, I kept the "winter projects" to a minimum...
  117. Farmwithjunk

    Splitting headache!

    I didn't want to hijack the thread just below on 3-point splitters, but I've got a question. I've always borrowed my cousins splitter, or done it the old fashioned way. (maul/sledge hammer and wedges/axe/chiropractor visit(s)) In my old age, I don't see myself continuing this self-induced...
  118. Farmwithjunk

    OH, she said BR asso.

    Army artillery, loud car stereo's, 30+ years of loud power tools at work, and a few loud tractors, and my hearing is toast. But I could have sworn I heard the Mrs. calling me a derogatory name while ago--- I was on the way to the store. She stuck her head out the kitchen window, telling me...
  119. Farmwithjunk

    To all "Owners and Operators"

    To all \"Owners and Operators\" Since this seems to be one of the busiest and most frequently read forums, I wanted to post this here. (It might get moved, but I tried anyway!) It looks like I'm about to get VERY busy, and may not have time to post later today. So here goes nothing! I want to...
  120. Farmwithjunk

    One more for the records.

    I don't have a link to the story, 'cause it's only been printed in a small local Kentucky paper that doesn't even have a website yet. I'm not completely up on the story myself, just second-hand info from a friend who's on the vol. fire dept. that handled the call. Saturday morning, a 75 year...
  121. Farmwithjunk

    For those so inclined,

    Please say a word or two when you hit your knees today for my sister-in-law. She's about 2 hours (scheduled at noon) to under-go a "radical masectomy". A tumor was discovered about 6 weeks ago. (Doc said it is the relative size of a lemon) She also has the great misfortune of having hepatitis...
  122. Farmwithjunk

    On the horns of a dilema

    I'm not going into the specific "wrong answer to a question" because that would soon become the focal point of the thread. Here's the problem. My #1 favorite dealer just hired a new saleman. The older gentleman that I've dealt with for 30+ years just retired. I'm shopping for a new tractor...
  123. Farmwithjunk

    Play time only moments away!

    Winter isn't even officially here, but the weather sure looks like it's here. Winter storm WARNINGS in effect today. Weather guessers are calling for 4" to 6" of the white stuff. (A couple meteorologist's are saying 6" to 9", but they usually over-estimate) It's supposed to start around noon...
  124. Farmwithjunk

    Spur of the moment 4520 purchase?!?!?!?

    My old delapidated 3000 Ford is giving out. The Massey Ferguson 150 is equally tired. The 2440 is flat too big for some chores. When the 2 oldies get sold, I don't have a loader anymore. So--------- I've talked myself into a new tractor. Local dealer is working up an offer on trading both old...
  125. Farmwithjunk

    Happy Birthday SoundGuy

    Looks like a busy schedule this weekend, so I better get this done NOW! I just saw where our very own SoundGuy has a birthday this sunday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! Also, we better put all Florida fire personel on alert. That's bound to be a BUNCH of candles!
  126. Farmwithjunk

    "Black Friday"?

    \"Black Friday\"? The day after Thanksgiving. The biggest retail sales day of the year and/or Christmas shopping season. When did "Black Friday" become the catch phrase for this day of excess? I've never heard of it described in this term until this year. OK. How does "Black Friday" link to...
  127. Farmwithjunk

    Top 10 list of things to be Thankful for!

    10. Turkey is almost done! 9. 4 straight days without having to go to work 8. Family coming here today instead of us having to hit the road. 7. All the grandkids will be here soon! 6. Did I say the turkey's about done? 5. A sunny (but cold ) day here 4. Everyone here is healthy and happy...
  128. Farmwithjunk

    SoundGuy? Any Ford fans?

    Just got a line on a mint 860 Ford (less than 1000 original hours!) I know the X6X part means live power. It's a 5 speed as I'm told. But the question of the day is, what horsepower is this tractor? I'm looking for a winter project. This could be the one!
  129. Farmwithjunk

    Weekend update

    This has been such a productive weekend, I just had to share all the fun! My workshop would have been a posterchild for how NOT to wire a building. When I bought the place, first thing I did was to pull the circuit breaker out of the panel. It was a fire hazard from the word go. There was 24...
  130. Farmwithjunk

    Suggested reading material

    I love to read. Even if it's on a computer monitor. But my real love is books. Nothing like climbing into the recliner with a fire in the fireplace, the dog on my lap, and a good book to read. That's the best way to spend a cold winters day I can think of. But the book HAS to be good. I like WW...
  131. Farmwithjunk

    And now for something completely different!

    I've always been one of those "self-motivated" types. Never enough things to do. That's somehow changed. We just bought a new house, then spent the last 5 weeks moving, setting up shop, and buying new furniture. There was 4 weeks without TV. 3 weeks with no telephone. (Both MUCH easier for me...
  132. Farmwithjunk

    11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.

    I'll be in a meeting at that time tomorrow, so in order to get this posted, I had to do it a little early. THANK YOU TO ALL THE VETS OUT THERE! The "War to end all wars" ended at 11AM,11/11/18. Then there were more wars. To all who have risked their lives (before 11/11/18 and after) Thank you...
  133. Farmwithjunk

    The bells tole 29 times

    Just a reminder to those who are interested in this sort of thing. 30 years ago today was the last time the Edmund Fitzgerald was above the waves. She sank with 29 sailors on board. I wonder how many times we'll hear "that song".
  134. Farmwithjunk

    Leave it or love it!

    My old (well, 3 years old) Stihl leaf blower wasn't hacking it anymore (Model somthin' somthin' 85) The new place has a BUNCH of trees. Hence, a BUNCH of leaves. I cleaned 'em up saturday afternoon, and by this morning, the back yard was a foot deep in new leaves. The little hand-held blower...
  135. Farmwithjunk

    Who needs sleep anyway?

    My day off.....Yeah riiiiiiiiiiiiiight! The past week, and the 4 before that one too, were long and tiring. I was looking so forward to "sleeping in" 'till maybe 6AM this morning. (Animals to be fed. Can't get them to sleep in) I stayed up a little later than usual last night. We went out and...
  136. Farmwithjunk

    Hmmmmmmm, said I.

    I don't know just how to take this one. I'm always looking for free or at least cheap hay ground to cut. There's a field next to our place that looks like I could get a few bales off of it next summer. Nothing on the place, about 5 to 7 acres I'd guess. I dropped in to the county office last...
  137. Farmwithjunk

    Breaking the silence

    I probably aughtta keep my trap shut. But that's not my nature. I've got to sing the praises of low gas prices! Local discount station has regular for $2.05.9 Diesel is $2.65.9 The funny part is, I called about having my farm tank filled wit off-road diesel this morning. It's still $3.01.9
  138. Farmwithjunk

    Post with two homes

    This is a PARTS and REPAIRS question about a LAWN and GARDEN tractor. I've got a 1992 Deere 265 Hydro (with Kawasaki 1 cyl. 18 HP engine) It's getting hard to start, and on occasion, will backfire when starting. All the classic symtoms of a bad spark plug. I can't imagine why. It's the original...
  139. Farmwithjunk

    Resistance is wearing thin.

    The new place we just bought has what will be a nice hayfield. For now it's scrub grass and weeds. I'm going to plan it in corn next spring, then plant alfalfa next fall. It's just a little 20 (+ or -) field. Sounds like a plan. It's been an extremely dry year here. NORMALLY, by this time of...
  140. Farmwithjunk

    How much wood.............

    ..........can a wood truck truck? We buy and sell firewood by the rick around these parts. Cords, facecords, and all those other terms don't apply here. So. (a rick is 4'x8'x2') How many rick(s) have you (or can you) stack in the bed of a full-sized pick-em-up truck? I just loaded 2-1/2, and...
  141. Farmwithjunk

    High pressure sales tactics

    I'm in the final stages of moving. (That should make you show me great pity) Over the weekend, we moved the last of the "heavy stuff". That consisted of a concrete patio table and matching benches, several old concrete flower boxes, and a few odd pieces of furniture. The patio table top weighs...
  142. Farmwithjunk

    Back in Black

    Just about scrubbed the hide off my hands. My new boots look like they're 100 years old too. But the driveway is black, slick, and ready for winter. I caught asphalt sealer on sale at Home Depot. (Only $4.49 per 5 gallon.) I forgot how much time it takes to do 600 feet of 10' wide driveway...
  143. Farmwithjunk

    Can snow be far away???

    It's been unseasonably warm and dry here in Kentucky up until yesterday. Then, like Elvis sang about, we got that "Cold Kentucky Rain". Last night it dipped down to 33 windy, rainy degrees. This morning, at 4AM, as I was out feeding cows, I had to melt a thin glaze of ice off the truck...
  144. Farmwithjunk

    Rock Show!

    150(+) tons of crushed stone on the way to the farm! Gonna build a new driveway to the barn. Geo-tex fabric already laid down. Looks like I get to play this afternoon! Pictures to follow!
  145. Farmwithjunk

    Calling Dr. Phil!

    Or any other self-professed marriage councelors. I NEED HELP! I bought my farm back in the late 70's. It seemed quite adaquate. Nice place, good ground, couple big barns, nice older home. And a HAPPY wife. But civilization started encroaching upon my happiness. SO... We decided to buy...
  146. Farmwithjunk

    Life is short

    And I almost made it shorter this afternoon. If there's a moral to this story, it's "When something just doesn't seem right, go with your instincts". I had to load up the 2440 Deere on my gooseneck trailer, then haul it across town to do some pasture clipping. I hit the interstate, and let...
  147. Farmwithjunk

    The reason for the big smile??????????????????????

    I just saved a BUNCH of money on my car insurance! I'm not doing a commercial, so I won't mention names of companies, but I just got some EXCELLENT news! Before; Wifes car insured with one company My truck insured with another Farm insured through someone else Homeowners yet another...
  148. Farmwithjunk

    Calender Girl!

    I'm sure I'm not the only one so "ate up with it" that I have a tractor calender in my office. I just notice September was still showing. Flipped to October. What I found; 1958 John Deere 520V (single front wheel narrow front with tall 42" rear tires) What have you?
  149. Farmwithjunk

    What's left to do this summer?

    What\'s left to do this summer? Alright. Summer's over as of yesterday afternoon. Guess it's what FALL work is there to do? This weekend, I'll mow the last of the pastures needing cut. 28 acres. In a few weeks, start picking 25 acres of ear corn. (Always LOVE pulling the corn picker!)...
  150. Farmwithjunk

    O K... YER SO DANG SMART..........................

    You figure it out. You get us a price. That was the comment I got after letting a friend know didn't care for his snow removal plan. He has a business with a 280 slot parking lot, and close to a 1/4 mile of access road leading into the lot. In past years, he's let a couple employees "deal...
  151. Farmwithjunk

    The village Smithy!

    I bought an anvil, built a forge. (per instructions on a show I saw on RFD-TV) and now I'm ready to start making "stuff". Anyone know of a good link to a blacksmithing supplier? I'll ring up a farrier I know come monday morning, but I'm getting antsy. I WANNA KNOW NOW! Thanks in advance
  152. Farmwithjunk

    Bush Hog SQ84T mower?????????????

    A buddy called today. He's got a BH SQ84T (double spindle, 7' medium/light duty) cutter for sale at $.50 on the dollar of what he paid. He's buying smaller. (Too much mower for the old 32 HP MF50 he has) I like the concept of the double spindle mower (shorter, less load on he back of my...
  153. Farmwithjunk

    B7510

    Gimme the lowdown! I have a chance to buy one at a good price. Nearly new, with loader. Never dealt with a tractor of this size before, nor with a Kubota. What's the skinny?
  154. Farmwithjunk

    Ho ho ho!!!!!!!!!

    It's GOTTA BE Christmas! No other plausable explaination. There was a very well stocked short-line equipment dealer near home that went out of business this past winter. Owner sighted health reasons. (His ex-wifes divorce lawyer made him very ill) Oh well......... I had to run over to my...
  155. Farmwithjunk

    Vacation?

    From WHAT? 9 days off work. (YEAH RIGHT!) Day one. Clean up the garden. Put away tomato cages, ect. Mow grass Day two. Spray pastures, bush hog. Day three. Seed pastures. Day four RESEED pastures after finding out seeder wasn't working right. Day five. Service 3 tractors, 2 trucks, 2...
  156. Farmwithjunk

    Blow no go

    My shop needs to be clean! That's all there is to it. I use a Stihl HS85 leaf blower to keep the dust and dirt OUTSIDE. That's where the problem starts. The blower is 2-1/2 years old. Never missed a beat....until this morning. It took about 4 or 5 minutes to get it to "throttle up". It...
  157. Farmwithjunk

    Controversy....Left or right?

    GOTCHA! I bet you thought this was gonna be a political thread, didn't you? NOPE! The biggest challenge I had to face today was deciding to put the meat platter on the LEFT side of the grill, or the RIGHT side! Brats, burgers, a few hot dogs for the kids. Home grown sweet corn, grilled...
  158. Farmwithjunk

    Laboring on Labor Day weekend

    Yeah, yeah.... I know it's SUPPOSED to be a day of rest. The end of summer. Relax and enjoy a day/weekend off. In fact, I'm on vacation for 9 days, so I'm gonna be doing nothing for more than a week! Sure. That happens all the time in my world. (How do you spell sarcasm?) Sprayer is hooked up...
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