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  1. 16 points
    Well not exactly .... but got my latest issue of LG&T magazine and this was in it .....Kudos and hats off to writer @grnlark and @stevebo and those acredited for the pics and supporting our hobby and Steve's M & G. I had recently picked up another 520 and PO asked me why I had so many tractors and couldn't fathom the fact that ther was a such a following of these (fine) vintage machines. I just told him if I have to explain you wouldn't understand! Thank you Matt, Steve and Staff @ LG&T Sorry Kate I don't remember your handle here! Craig @AMC RULES this is where you insert a youtube of Dr. Hook @tunahead72 what are you listening to?
  2. 16 points
    Dec. 31, 2017 8 AM 11 degrees F The only sound was the dry cold snow squeaking under each foot step. Three deer bolted when I entered the woods...look close, I got the last one with the Cannon. The critters were busy searching for a meal during the night, but the tracks showed Mr. Fox returned to his den with an empty belly. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
  3. 12 points
    Story of the Plum Tractor WHEEL HORSE 312-8 Classic Tractor 1990 Mod# 31-12K801 We named Biddeford. Purchased locally in November 2015. Ran out well, but the P O informed me that several years ago the tractor was rolled over. The only noticeable damage was a twisted hood and bent steering wheel. So with a 42” R D deck, single stage sno-tho and the right price I snatched it up. As you will see in the pictures battery acid had its effect on the tower, tunnel and gauges, requiring a frame-up repaint. The wife, checking in on my progress asked if tractor rebuild #5 could be any color other than red? I replied that there were not too many optional colors used. She proceeded to walk across the garage and pointed to the post card on the wall, what about these colors? Getting the flames right could be an issue, was my reply. Don’t want the flames. By the way Terry has a Carbon Set with flames on it (someone has been looking over my shoulder). I get to pick the shades of Plum & Yellow, you do what you need to do to make the tractor look good. Let’s see,Don-t Scare Me.pdf one purple paint job for an unlimited budget? WooWoo, new tires all around. And that’s the story of the plum tractor.
  4. 11 points
  5. 11 points
    Geez Jim, My biggest fear is, when I croak, Mrs. K might sell all my toys for what I told her I paid for them. Somebody is gonna get some bargains.
  6. 10 points
    Thanks for the great pic's Ed. We haven't gotten much snow here just cold, cold, cold. Truly, once you get acclimated.... below 0 is still cold! We were blessed with this fantastic sun rise yesterday.
  7. 9 points
    To Everyone & all my Friends on the Square Happy New Year ! Before i Pass out from a Geritol Over dose
  8. 9 points
    It would take a lot less typing if I told you guys when I wasn't doing something stupid.
  9. 9 points
    When I was 6 my 4 year older brother talked me into peeling on an electric fence.
  10. 9 points
    Jim ive always said every good man can count to 21!
  11. 9 points
    Jim what is your address again??? I just realized that I forgot to send Cindy a Christmas 🎁....
  12. 8 points
    Just to Warn you all, i'm at Alex the Farmers place with his Family & i brought along my other Son Big Jaron the Brain ! Alex said here Dad, try this ? What the H is that i said ! Its Wild Turkey 101, it will relax me, more like plant me ! So Monday evening when you all are winding down & you have the 6 o clock news on & it say's a Pa man Running Naked thru Woods in Perry County, pa chasing Black bear yelling here kitty kitty kitty, Its BRF Oh My Cheers Fella's
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  14. 8 points
    I am not going to add to the list, as the statue of limitations hasn't ran out on a lot of them.
  15. 8 points
    When I was in high school I ran a wire from the fence to the front bumper of my car. It was the last time that our dog lifted his leg on my aluminum rims. As far as dumb moments. One of mine would be using a pole saw while standing on a step ladder. After the limb cut through it twisted. Me, the ladder, the limb and the saw all ended up in a heap on the ground.
  16. 8 points
    My next door neighbor found this in his basement and thought I might like to have it. He was correct. 35 pages.
  17. 8 points
    Once I'm gone it really doesn't matter what my wife sells the herd for, I just want them to go to a loving home. I don't have to tell the wife what any of them cost. She knows that her sewing machines each cost more than half of my herd and she has been eyeballing another one.
  18. 8 points
    I stopped counting too Jim (way to many) . I know in my head what I’ve payed for each tractor and implement . It would be a good idea to write it down somewhere especially someone in my position . Should do a list for just the parts (mostly round hood) people threw in when I purchased a tractor too . What I should do is have a M&G I try to thin the herd a little without having to haul it somewhere. Maybe then I could talk the wife into a “vacation” to Portage if she knew I wasn’t hoarding a bunch of tractors. Who am I kidding like that will happen !
  19. 8 points
    I have a couple choices
  20. 7 points
    Decided to pull the sickle mower off (tired of tripping on it). Well next thing you know I started another project. Pulled the Briggs. Had a hard time getting the steering apart then pulled the trans. Did a little wet sanding. Has some pretty nice red under the rust.
  21. 7 points
    it has been three years now since there was enuff snow here to plow. every fall i put the blade on with my turf tires and weights and never used them the last three years . this year decided to not do it so we did finally get three inches of snow last few days and really wouldn't need to plow i have a gravel drive (stones in the grass ) but what the heck i was out in the shed today no heat and it was about 5 degrees outside and put plow swapped tires and rims and put wheel weights on a played in the snow a bit .even plowed some paths for the dog to go out she don't like the snow she just a little weenie dog bout have to throw her out to do her business
  22. 7 points
    A post from Ed Kennell got me to thinking..What is the absolute dumbest , studpidest thing you have ever done? the one that tops the list for dumb?....make me feel good, I'll tell you mine and you tell me yours..short version: was a maintenance welder for Kaiser Aluminum in a foundry - had these enormous baghouses with 100 hp electic motors pulling the air from the furnaces..30 inch pipe ran from the top of the building down to a 2 story baghouse...I was on probation not having my time in yet and needed the job...foreman told me to go into the pipe and by kicking my legs I would get the dirt moving ( it had backed up and not going into the baghouse )..said to duct tape my ankles and wrists and wear a dust mask ( the kind with two rubber bands ! ! ) and they would tie a rope to me to pull me back out after getting into the pipe thru a hatch (motor was running) after the airlocks started dumping dirt... In retrospect I should have told him to @3##7& but I did it anyway..this was before OSHA became really effective...dumb, dumb, dumb..etc...I hope I'm not the only idiot......
  23. 7 points
  24. 7 points
    Happy New Year to everyone here at RedSquare...this be the first night in years I haven't went out to bring in the new year...truck got a flat and it's too cold to get out and change it...so staying home fixing up a big mess of fried potatoes and watching Smokey and the Bandit.
  25. 7 points
    I don't think of it as dumb things we do Jerry. It's more like a calculated risk. I can't really pick one, but the top five might be; 1. Removing a trigger fuse from a 440V breaker with a screw driver. Seems even with the breaker racked out, the fuse is still connected to the buss. I survived the resulting explosion that melted my safety glasses and knocked me unconscious leaving me with no facial hair, a severe weld flash and sunburn. After I got my sight back and signed off on the accident investigation, Allis Chalmers changed the design of the breakers. 2. Thinking the KEEP RIGHT sign, that I was about to hit when my brakes failed, would simply bend over and pass under the car. Seems the bottom bolt that held it to the metal pole was missing. The pole collapsed and went under the car as planned, but the sign separated from the pole and came thru the wind shield on edge like a guillotine. Lucky for me, it struck the steering wheel amputating my right pinky finger. An inch higher and...... 3. Working on a floating platform rebuilding the discharge edges of a hydro turbine that was the emergency supplier of electricity to a large nuclear plant. If the nuclear plant lost power for any reason, the hydro turbine had to be put on line within 10 minutes. That meant all the air, and power service lines to the pit work area were cut , the mandoor was closed , and the turbine pit flooded. The platform and all the equipment would be washed down river. We felt at least 4 of the 6 men in the pit would have time to get out. 4. Working in a hand dug coal mine as a 13 year old. The coal seam was 15" high. Of course you laid on your side loosening the coal with a small pick and worked it out to the main shaft where it was loaded in cars. After removing about 10' of coal, you would set a block of wood up and drive a wedge in at the top to support the rock ceiling. 5. Before I had a couple bouts with vertigo, I was once lower by rope around my feet about 15" down a vertical 20" pipe to lube and set the closed position of a butterfly valve.
  26. 7 points
    I did same to my cousin and he was old enough to know better ! Where to begin is a problem for me , as I done many of stupid things that should’ve put me in a wheelchair long ago. I guess anyone growing up on a farm can say the same . One that does stand out is when I worked at a machine shop as a finish grinder. I was running our new cnc grinder and I noticed my coolant was on the floor coming from the back . I went around the grinder and found that my filter paper was full . For some reason the conveyor wasn’t feeding out. The conveyor was made up with heavy duty plastic chain (like #60) with metal round bar running between so the coolant could pass through. When I grabbed the bar it started feeding in pinching my fingers against the top cover. This is when the adrenaline kicked in . With all my strength I pulled back bending the bar and breaking the chain. I’m lucky to have my fingers and the boss never did figure out how it got broken.
  27. 7 points
    Can't wait to get my copy. Matt is a real asset to the magazine for sure.
  28. 7 points
    Unfortunately .. or maybe not .. she holds the purse strings and I am honest with her, most times Ed, about what I paid for any given tractor. I just tell her I don't care what she does with them after I'm gone just give them to someone who will appreciate them!
  29. 6 points
    Well this is what I am starting with , I wish the paint was better but its not so its time to tear it down and give her new paint , the motor in it is wrong so its got to go plus I want a little more power for it so I bought this K161 to put in it , and of course I'm going to put a custom muffler system on it
  30. 6 points
    Happy New Year everyone !
  31. 6 points
    this is amateur night.. I'll be staying home. Hope you all have a safe one...
  32. 6 points
    This is another thread that never should really die...way too much good information here IMHO! For those of you that live in a northern (think— freezing cold) climate, you know how important a heated shop is if you want to work on your Horses during about 4 to 5 dark months! I got sick and tired of not having a space like that and a couple of days went and spent the money to buy the rest of the insulation I needed to get my shop closed in. Eventually the area behind the 418 will also be insulated and heated but for now t is just my 14x30 shop space that gets heat. I eventually want to put in a home furnace but for now it is a radiant heater to keep it above freezing and a torpedo LP heater for on demand heat! I’m still cleaning up and organizing after moving nearly everything to insulate but it is SUPER NICE to have a heated space in which to work. Caleb says to me, “Dad you’ve wanted this for several years!” I said, “Caleb, I’ve wanted this since the spring of 2006!” Now the 418 is ready to be cleaned up and the remainder of the fluids changed...in a heated space
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  35. 6 points
    I should have my wife start a list with price & where they are stored..... WHAT AM I SAYING??? I'm not ready for that kind of an argument. I like the creative thinking to get around ol lucky 13 Jim. I thought that you were back to 12 with the purchase of the 520, seems you had one leave at Christmas time?? Guess I'm gonna have to take a better inventory the next time I'm over there.
  36. 6 points
    Everyone write that down... maybe tattoo it to your forearm so you don't/can't forget. Mayhaps these be the BEST words of advice, intelligence, knowledge you'll EVER glean from "the redsquares" or even the whole internets... Just make sure she's got all our contact info....
  37. 6 points
    Well, I finally pulled the flywheel from the Briggs that locked up. Turns out that about 4 magnets decided to turn loose. The alternator ring seems ok. Guess that I got lucky. Gonna have to source a flywheel and save it for another project. Now, I've got another excuse to find another project after my bank account has a chance to recover from Christmas.
  38. 6 points
    I probably should have have my shoes off when I count so as I can get past ten!
  39. 6 points
    Actually it was my wife's idea. ... she was counting tractors and said I was 18. Well I says we don't count the two vertical shafts or parts or non running tractors. She says WELL you got TWO 1055's that can eventually made into one running??? She's got a point and who am I to argue ..works for me. Skipped the 13!
  40. 6 points
    January is almost here. Time to start preparing for the BIG Show. I just bumped the support member discount to 25% for the entire Month of January so if you are working on a tractor for the show now is a good time to save on decals. If you are a support member and have registered at redoyourhorse.com you will see all prices are 25% lower than retail when you are logged in. If you are a paid support member and have not registered please pm me with your name so I can add you to the RS Support group which will give you any discount in effect at the time you order. Thanks again for supporting this great forum. We look forward to seeing you at the BIG Show this year. Sincerely Terry, Lola & Buddy
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    All the Best - From my to yours - Cheers!
  44. 5 points
    Ed, if you were a cat I think most of your 9 lives have been lived! Mine was also at an Aluminum plant. I was doing electrical work for United Conveyor at the Alcoa plant in Massena NY. The plant used huge cast carbon anodes (about 2,000 pounds each) in the smelting process. The conveyor we were finishing up would sort them by length so they would be even sets and then deliver a full set to be lined up for the next batch as needed. We had tested individual components but this was to be the first full run to verify that everything worked as it should. A random selection of anodes had been loaded and we walked down the travel path to be sure it was clear, the switch was thrown and the test started. The casting plant was about a mile away and given the slow speed of the conveyor it would be some time before the sorter was reached. While we waited confidently a trouble alarm sounded and the machine stopped! Turns out a plumber had parked his truck in the path of the anodes unaware of the test and the first one in line drug the truck about twenty feet before the breaker tripped due to too much chain tension. Guess we should have posted all he doors as do not enter!
  45. 5 points
    Like many of us, I have so many it's hard to remember, but Achto's is very similar to my latest, anyway. I was cutting a large limb off a tree while standing on a ladder. I knew there was a good possibility the limb would kick back toward the ladder when it went, so as soon as it started to go, I started down the ladder, fast. Too fast, as I slipped and started to fall backward. I was afraid I would break my back or neck, so I jumped the 6 to 8 feet remaining. I broke both bones in my leg at the ankle. I thought I had just twisted my ankle, but when I tried to stand and see if I could put weight on it, it flopped over as if it weren't attached. Today, 5 months later, I am finally able to walk fairly well, and still have a LOT of pain. As far as electric fence stories, when I was a kid, a raccoon kept getting in the trash can, so my dad sat the galvanized can on a rubber floor mat, connected one wire of an extension cord to the can, and one to a rod in the ground. The raccoon woke us all up screaming, and never came back.
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  48. 5 points
    Thanks guys. I have these clowns to ribb me now. Never a dull moment for sure. And you are right about unconditional love. They are always happy when you come through the door.
  49. 5 points
    Forgot to add she's got a list of all our tractors and what we paid in case I croak and she's gotta get rid of them! Smart woman or unlucky me?!?!
  50. 5 points
    Gonna be a clean up and oil up, gonna keep her original
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