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10 minutes ago, PeacemakerJack said:

Thanks Dan for weighing in here!  This is your “current” (pun intended)

 

That's baaadddd... I'm shocked you went there. 

 

10 minutes ago, PeacemakerJack said:

 

livelihood after all!  This is a small potatoes piece compared to the monsters that you are used to dealing with on a daily basis.  I can’t wait to brainstorm on this piece with you and I’ll be sure to do a thread elsewhere to follow the progress... 

 

Oh yeah you are! 

 

10 minutes ago, PeacemakerJack said:

 

regarding age—If I can get the necessary parts to keep it going—I’d rather have something old and reliable than something new that will need to be thrown away in about 5-7 years!:computer:

 

Agreed! 

 

10 minutes ago, PeacemakerJack said:

If I can’t get parts—I have about a 120# front end weight for plowing!:stupid:

There's a silver lining. ... and a very "original & interesting" style of weight. 

 

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21 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

There's a silver lining. ... and a very "original & interesting" style of weight. 

 

Old timers from across the field might mistake it for an LP tank as big as it is!!!

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50 minutes ago, PeacemakerJack said:

Old timers from across the field might mistake it for an LP tank as big as it is!!!

I was thinking more like this, go big or go home I was told...

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@WV Hillbilly, That sure is a cool tractor. Looks like a good way to spend A LOT of money, I count about $4800 in IH suitcase weights alone.

 

The best way to become a millionaire pulling tractors is to start with 3 million.:D 

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1 minute ago, Achto said:

@WV Hillbilly, That sure is a cool tractor. Looks like a good way to spend A LOT of money, I count about $4800 in IH suitcase weights alone.

 

The best way to become a millionaire pulling tractors is to start with 3 million.:D 

Soooo true!

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More my style.... Mean Ole Allis was one of the tractors to beat in the 70’s and 80’s .

 

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18 minutes ago, Achto said:

@WV Hillbilly, That sure is a cool tractor. Looks like a good way to spend A LOT of money, I count about $4800 in IH suitcase weights alone.

 

The best way to become a millionaire pulling tractors is to start with 3 million.:D 

Oh I know, I have buddies my age playing in the truck pulling game spending way too much $ to earn a $20 plastic trophy, I drove one time in my buddies $5k "street legal" 400 Pontiac powered GMC and got the truck a best distance ever of 262' for 2cd place, the other buddy has $50k in a short bed Chevy with about 10 trophies on the bookcase that was 7 years ago...I'll stick with my "street legal" car playing on the streets scaring old women and young children :laughing-rolling:...

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Today I install a paire of Led light on my Horse hod mount ;)

 

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16 hours ago, ACman said:

More my style.... Mean Ole Allis was one of the tractors to beat in the 70’s and 80’s .

 

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That was back in the good old days Mean Ole Allis vs Screaming Demon

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Got above freezing and it’s been a while so I pulled the 314H out to start and assure battery is good, fluid levels ok etc. started right up:-)

 

Also installed LED headlights.

 

May be selling the entire herd in next 6-8 weeks.

 

Gonna miss this one of that’s the case.

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1 minute ago, elcamino/wheelhorse said:

@Aldon I take that you have too much equipment to move out west. That is a shame.

That is part of the issue. Two other reasons..1) Annual percipitation is ~ 12 inches so very little snow and grass is not quick to grow even if you can keep it alive enough to do so and 2) homes with land and outbuildings are beyond what I want to pay as I am gearing down for retirement in 10 years or so. So little need or room for the larger toys and implements.

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On 1/26/2018 at 8:39 AM, PeacemakerJack said:

You have an amazing way with words Eric:D!

 

 

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It’s a 5KW generator made by WINPOWER. I’m guessing by looking at it that it is more than 30 years old.

 

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Not pictured is long pieces of angle iron that bolt to the frame to hold it on.  I would like to fabricate a hitch though that works with the front attach-a-matic with a support strut like the factory setup. 

 

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It has a residential exterior  Square D box.  I want to reorganize all the exterior wiring and make it durable and streamlined...

 

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I’m open to thoughts and ideas from the electrician’s here to make it the best, convenient setup possible since I’m not bound to keep it original...

Yes that looks heavy! I think you might need to borrow @elcamino/wheelhorse's suspenders to help support that! :lol:

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20 minutes ago, elcamino/wheelhorse said:

@squonk can't wait to see you in June. 

Same here Jim. :)

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Do you guyz need a room :ychain:

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One's gonna need a gas mask...

and the other, ear plugs. :ychain:

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3 hours ago, Aldon said:

I am gearing down for retirement in 10 years or so

Retirement is when a lot of us were able to get serious about :wh:.

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Sad. It’s reverse for me due to end geography.

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12 hours ago, edgro said:

That was back in the good old days Mean Ole Allis vs Screaming Demon

 

No you can’t leave out Jerry Van Dorpe’s Screaming Demon . Got to watch him make his last pull I believe he was 78 before he sold it . I also got to see the mad scientist behind these two machines Max Simpson make his final pass with his D21 Double Trouble . The engine split into with all that boost from four turbochargers . I guess I was a lucky kid growing up in 80’s in a AC Ag dealership. Keith Haynes part owner of Mean Olé Allis came around quite often .  It was exciting for a young man like me to get to talk with and interact with legends of the pulling world.

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7 hours ago, Aldon said:

May be selling the entire herd in next 6-8 weeks.

 

What????? Huh???? Aldon Armageddon?

Say it ain't so, Joe........

I'm deeply saddened to learn of this.

Hope you give all us RS troopers a shot, if you're biting the bullet THAT hard.

I really can't conceive of Aldon without a Wheel Horse, and Red Square without Aldon.......

Say it ain't so, Joe!

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Aldon without a horse is like Mary Poppins without an umbrella, Jack without a Daniels, Kohler without oil..we feel for ya big guy. Maybe there's just a way to keep a small round hood or three you ain't thought of yet. Keep us posted. 

Those are nice leds which ones did you go with? 

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30 minutes ago, WHX14 said:

Aldon without a horse is like Mary Poppins without an umbrella, Jack without a Daniels, Kohler without oil..we feel for ya big guy. Maybe there's just a way to keep a small round hood or three you ain't thought of yet. Keep us posted. 

Those are nice leds which ones did you go with? 

I ordered these from amazon based on another thread on the square....

 

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11 hours ago, ACman said:

. I guess I was a lucky kid growing up in 80’s in a AC Ag dealership. Keith Haynes part owner of Mean Olé Allis came around quite often .  It was exciting for a young man like me to get to talk with and interact with legends of the pulling world.

Every time I find out something else about you Jeff, the more amazed I am at the similarities in our lives.  My grandfather owned a Ford tractor dealership when I was a kid.  I loved to hang around there, check out the new tractors, see what work was going on, ride around on the old Poppin' Johns and Farmalls that were taken in on trade, and best of all riding around in the shop rollback with my dad delivering and picking up equipment,  Got a birthday coming up?  When? Mine is on Feb. 6th.

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On 1/27/2018 at 2:27 PM, Aldon said:

1) Annual precipitation is ~ 12 inches so very little snow and grass is not quick to grow

 

Aldon is shockingly correct about Boise's annual precipitation. I never would have imagined it.....being as for north as it is and nestled away in the Rockies.

Its surprisingly arid, bordering on desert type conditions.

I never would have imagined that.

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Boise Air Terminal (KBOI)

Lat: 43.56704°N,  Lon: 116.24053°W,  Elev: 2822ft.

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