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About nylyon

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  • Birthday 05/11/1963

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  • tractors
    1974 - C-160 Automatic
    1987 - 414-8
    1994 - 416-H
    1995 - 312-8
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    C-160 Automatic

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    Southeast, NY
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    Sr. Cloud Architect (IBM)
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    Camping with my kids.

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  1. We've all been concerned with JimD's disappearance from the forum, and not because he's a great Moderator. Today on FaceBook, Jim posted a new status: So our thoughts and prayers are with him on a speedy recovery. Hope to see you back soon @JimD
  2. The calendars are located in the manuals section, and contain every RedSquare calendar made.
  3. To add my 2 cents (not that it's worth that much anyway). Good thread. I think it's just our nature to want to be appreciated for the work we do, whether that's a pat on the back from your boss, your wife complimenting you at a party or having a thank you recognition on forums. However, throughout our day we all fall victim to lack of appreciation, both giving and receiving, and that shouldn't set us back. I believe that most people appreciate the help and advice given on the forum, and most show that appreciation in the form of a thank you, however whether at work, home or on the forum, we are resonsible for our own satisfaction of doing a good job, being proud of the new table we built, or giving an awesome reply, whether or not the primary recipient acknowledges or not. Specific to the forum. Your advice, while perhaps specific to an individual at that point in time, may help many, many more without you even knowing. The reach of the forum is far greater than you can imagine, and while it may not be indicated by everyone, the information and advice that you give helps people you will never even know. A short example of this, then I will stop: I've been doing this RedSquare thing for a long time. I have received many thank you's (even indirectly in this thread) for so many aspects of the forum, from the civility, layout, ease of use and of course the information it contains, which is ironic because YOU created this information not me. I also receive the brunt of the criticism as well, so it's not all butterflies and rainbows. It was at the Big Show a couple of years ago when a man approached me. I had never met him, and he is a member on the forum. He sought me out (I'm not very outgoing myself) JUST to say thank you. It turns out that he had been in the hospital for an extended time, and RedSquare provided him an outlet for all that he was going through. A way to get away from the trials of hospital stays. He wasn't grateful for any one thing specific but for everything in the entirety and he was very grateful for the site in general. The point of this example is simply that with that one gesture, each and every contributor here was thanked and you never even knew it. I don't believe that this man went to every thread and pressed the like button, or said thank you to a single post. He didn't create a new topic saying how reading this forum helped him pass the time and take his mind off of what he was going through showing everyone directly his appreciation. However, with that one thank you, which I selfishly accepted, you were all appreciated and never even knew it. Your efforts matter! So don't dismiss the individual effort as a sign of the times, degradation of society or lack of appreciation, but know that whether or not you are directly thanked, your advice, pictures, crazy antics and posts like this are greatly appreciated by someone you will never know. A significant part of this forum etiquette is set by our members. When people read polite, well structured and kind posts, they reply and participate in the same manner. So set the example, be the way you want to see others be and they will follow. So this post has run its course and will remain locked. Opinion posts are always welcome here, and the respect of everyone's opinion (whether you agree or not) is appreciated (even if I didn't say Thank You, so Thank You.
  4. http://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com
  5. I'm kind of glad because the Craftsman line is good quality (yes I know sears doesn't really make the tools) and I hope that Stanley is able to distribute them and keep the tools easy to get!
  6. Merry Christmas everyone, I hope everyone's day is filled with love and happiness. 🎅🏼
  7. Upon checkout, there's an option to pay by check, select that and it will display where to send to.
  8. A very special thank you to @T-Mo for taking the time to put together our 2017 RedSquare Calendar.
  9. Version 1.0.0


    Thank you to Terry (T-Mo) for putting together our 2017 RedSquare Calendar. This is free and not to be sold.


  10. Doubt I could be lucky twice
  11. Thank you, I will, and my office used to be in building 52 in POK
  12. If it helps, I am a Senior SAP Cloud Architect with IBM handling complex solutions. I have no problem sharing, but I'm not interested in publishing forum operations, architecture, maintenance processes or providers for public consumption, however if you're buying the beer, the sky's the limit
  13. Yes and no. The site is owned by me, I hold all the licenses, contracts and manage all the bills, as well as do all of the upgrades, maintenance and technical modifications. I do have protection in place say I get run over by a truck, there are others who have access to the "keys" to be able to keep things going. The supporters role is critical, as it is the supporter dollars which pay those bills, since I have no desire to fund the forum personally. There are no concerns over our technical stability (or at least from me) and the site is properly protected. The mention of the site going down again is a reference to our 2011 forum outage. When RedSquare was established, it was started on one of those "free" forum sites. Unfortunately, the terms of service did not include the "owner of the forum" to have a copy of their data. That forum company began having serious issues, which eventually led to them going out of business, then being acquired by another company. I was able to "crawl" the forum extracting all the posts, and members (minus e-mail and passwords) to build what you see today. Today, we are on a premium cloud hosting partner, and we own our data, license our forum software, themes (such as the Christmas theme), so the risks associated with the previous 2011 outage no longer exist.
  14. “Get a horse, a Wheel Horse, of course!” Winter is Snow Time Every winter, for those in the snow belt areas, it’s that time of year that we begin to prepare for the fluffy white stuff. And the same questions crop up every single season. Questions like, chains versus ag tires? Or snow blower or snow blade? Or how much weight or do I even need weight? Every question, depending on the situation, may have a different response. For instance, chains versus ags. Chains will give you the best overall traction, especially in ice. But if your drive is concrete or asphalt, chains may damage those type surfaces. Ags are a good compromise, but you will encounter some traction problems on ice or if you have to deal with any slopes or hills on your driveway. There are also Terragrips rubber chains, which are getting popular, but again, you will encounter some traction problems on ice, but they won’t damage your concrete or asphalt surfaces the way conventional chains will. Also chains can be bought in 2 link or 4 link. This mans the number of links between the cross links. 2 link chains will give you more cross links, which will give you better traction than 4 link chains. Also, chains will work best if mounted on turf type tires rather than the ag or lug tires. Ag and lug tires are good if you’re just dealing with snow and you have no major slopes. They will also not damage concrete and asphalt surfaces. And they do have that cool farm tractor look to them, so they have that going for them. How about snow blower or thrower versus a snow blade? This is a constant and good debate. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Both have their place in your horse shed. Snow blades are lighter in weight so therefore are easier to mount, to a degree. Plus they should be less expensive to buy new or used. But, in dealing with heavier amounts or more frequent snow storms, snow blowers are a better choice. Snow blades are great for the lesser amounts and if you have a gravel driveway, they don’t launch your gravel into your yard or into a car or house window, which a snow blower can do. But when dealing with deeper snow, snow blades are as efficient. Plus when there are frequent snow events, problems arises on where to push the snow as the snow piles can and will become large to the point that your drive way has become smaller as the piles of snow are now encroaching into the driveway more. Snow throwers will launch the snow far away from your driveway surfaces, so there are no snow piles to deal with. Plus, snow throwers can deal with the deeper snows more efficiently. The more the snow, the better they deal with it. Snow throwers and snow blowers have to be fed so keep the speed up and keep the throttle up. Cabs are also nice to have, especially when using a snow thrower, but for any use of your tractor in the winter months. Wet snow tends to clog the snow chutes on these blowers and throwers. So a good lubricant should be applied to the inside of the chutes, lubricants like PAM cooking spray. Just don’t tell your wife where her PAM went to. She might not appreciate your use of her cooking spray. Also good maintenance on your snow throwers is a must to keep them in good working order. How about a weighted subject? Weights are a must when dealing with snow and ice. Weights are the second most important thing to have on your traction, second to having good traction, of course. The debate is now on how much weight? Wheel weights versus loaded tires? Weights hanging off the back of your tractor, etc.? Myself I prefer wheel weights, especially the cast iron ones (the cast iron wheel weights is another subject that we won’t dwell into here). Wheel weights are almost universal. Wheel weights for 12 inch wheels will fit about any 12 inch rim. There are exceptions, i.e. rim depth being the most common problem. Wheel weights can be cast iron, plastic covered cement, or can be homemade out of any heavy material. They vary in weight, most are either 25 pounds, or 50 pounds, while some are as heavy as 75 pounds. You can put more than one weight per wheel, but be careful as not to damage your axles or hubs by adding too much weight to a wheel. Personally I don’t like loaded tires, but it’s an option and usually less expensive than wheel weights (especially cast iron wheel weights). Calcium chloride, anti-freeze, beet juice are the most common type of materials used for loaded tires, while others include foam. Disadvantages is possible corrosion to your rims, unless you use tubes. Other disadvantage is dealing with the weight when mounting or dismounting the tires. Other weight options include adding weight to the tractor by hanging them off the rear end of your tractor. This usually involves some home engineering, i.e. fabricating brackets to mount the weights. Weights can be suitcase weights, dumb bells, sand or gravel (provided you have a weight box), cement, or just about any heavy object. I’ve seen some people leave their tillers on so there is weight hanging off the back of their tractor. HAVE FUN OUT THERE Winter can be fun when you have a Wheel Horse. It gives you ample opportunity for more seat time. Your Wheel Horse can be used to deal with the snow in a fun like manner instead of shoveling snow by hand. It will shorten your snow removal chores significantly. You don’t have to have cabin fever just because it’s cold outside or the ground is covered. Go out there and have some fun. Bundle up, fire up the Horse, and go outside and enjoy the white fluffy stuff, with hour horse, a Wheel Horse, or course. Even wood gathering can be fun and adventure for you and your Wheel Horse.