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    Great looking Cats,with Garlics favorite patina,none of that shinny stuff. You mite as well take the old GMC that is in the way. If the earlier 60-62 I have some tin for the body,as there are 2 here that need a new home. How long have the Cat's been parked?


    Not that it matters but my worthless trivia 4R 100 and 9U 100 lived less than 10 miles apart on the west side of Paso Robles.Both have been sold but stumbled on 4R 100 several years ago.I spent to much of my miss spent youth on 4R 100,but no money for something I didn't want to really us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce P View Post
    CTS, yes, the stable is getting rather cramped. Of course you're right, once you run n a D6 or 7, a D4 or 2 seems pretty rough riding. I think GoPro footage from my D2 would look like a scene from a crab fishing boat on the bearing sea!!!

    Deas, I would need a trailer, then I would need the fortitude to drive a semi down there. I have neither at the moment. OTR truck drivers have my UTMOST respect. Feel free to swing by for a visit though, I'll get some steaks out.

    Juiceman, that wood canopy would be cool. I wonder how many tractors they could build in a day? 10? 5? It would be interesting to know if #17 was built within the first week, then would #31 built the second week??

    BP.
    Bruce P ! I need more farmer types at SM, I am enlisting you and your family to attend. I can't have 7upuller and his dirt dogs hogging all of the glory in their dirt pile. If I can make time to go, anyone should be able to. Just say when, and I can aim an equipment transport to you and load up some toys. JM

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    Hi Ray, nope no shiney stuff here!! Although if I were to paint one it would probably be the 9U, it's pretty straight.

    They have been sitting for about 20 years give or take, I started inquiring about them probably 10 years ago. I had offered to bring a couple batteries and at least start them maybe 5 years ago but was turned down. 2 years ago when I asked about them, I was given a pretty cold response. So this summer I called the owner up and invited him to come watch the Harris cut wheat, didn't even mention the Cats. He came up and stayed all day as we cut, when we finished up he came over and asked if I was still interested in those sixes. I guess he was finally ready to part with them.

    The old jimmy truck is headed to south Idaho I guess, if it sits much longer the yellow jackets will figure out how to drive it!!

    Wombat, the 9U and the 98J D5 were indeed the work horses for many years, there are still quite a few used for seeding, as they have such a light foot print. Give a shout next time you come out this way, I'll give you the tour.

    I am torn on how to proceed with the 9U, part of me wants it closer to original. Then the other side wants to leave it as is to showcase the modifications made here in the PNW.

    I'm still open to suggestions on un sticking the forward/reverse lever, next time I'm in town I'll go shoot some loose juice around the shaft.

    BP
    Two Ton, Diesel 35, Diesel 40, No.11 AutoPatrol ,(3) 4G D4's, 5U D2, 17R D6C, 9G D7, 7M D7

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    Quote Originally Posted by juiceman View Post
    Bruce P ! I need more farmer types at SM, I am enlisting you and your family to attend. I can't have 7upuller and his dirt dogs hogging all of the glory in their dirt pile. If I can make time to go, anyone should be able to. Just say when, and I can aim an equipment transport to you and load up some toys. JM
    Ok, I'll start working on the boss, it will be Memorial Day weekend I'm guessing.

    In all seriousness what are the logistics of having a transport company haul stuff like that???

    Turbocharged 9G would be fun down there I think. Do you have something to pull, or would I need to bring a plow??

    BP
    Two Ton, Diesel 35, Diesel 40, No.11 AutoPatrol ,(3) 4G D4's, 5U D2, 17R D6C, 9G D7, 7M D7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce P View Post
    Ok, I'll start working on the boss, it will be Memorial Day weekend I'm guessing.

    In all seriousness what are the logistics of having a transport company haul stuff like that???

    Turbocharged 9G would be fun down there I think. Do you have something to pull, or would I need to bring a plow??

    BP
    I send some of my trucks to the "Great White North" on occasion; shouldn't be too much of an issue to bounce one over to you via OR, WA, ID or even BC. Glad to help out fellow members! I am planning on bringing some more tillage equipment to SM, and with Mr. Madden and Mr. Rossi's blessing, if possible, I would like to leave there for the following shows....
    There are a few pieces sitting there now; some which I do not know who owns what. I can bring some Killefer discs/ring rollers, Killefer Chisels, rippers, trailing plows, scrapers maybe even a Marvin TriPlane to smooth out Glen's area when they wrap it up.
    No pressure, but I haven't heard anyone complain about SM yet, except for a chilly evening that they weren't prepared for.... JM

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    Default Parking At Santa Margarita.

    Hi, Juiceman and Bruce P.
    As far as I know, Rob Rossi hasn't complained about parking machines there from one show to the next. How-wevver, most things do have limits and I would hate to 'strain the bonds of friendship' in that regard. It may be something that we need to put on the agenda for discussion with Rob, maybe including a possible hardstanding area for at least the rubber tired machines to help reduce the risk of fire damage. We also need to be careful that we don't have machines parked around the loading ramp 'cos that assumes a huge importance in the weeks leading up to each show and again after each show.

    Just my 0.02.
    You have a wonderful day. Best wishes.

    Deas Plant.

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    Default Hey Garlic Pete,

    I asked the owner about the screen on the hoses. It wasn't for the mice, it was for......

    Porcupines!!

    They farmed up near the timber and the porcupines would raise heck with anything they could chew on.

    Thought that was interesting

    BP.
    Two Ton, Diesel 35, Diesel 40, No.11 AutoPatrol ,(3) 4G D4's, 5U D2, 17R D6C, 9G D7, 7M D7

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    Default That's a New One.

    I've never been around porcupines and never would have thought that. I could sure see, being rodents, that they'd probably chew the heck out of everything. Every rodent I've ever encountered chews the heck out of everything!

    Thanks for the info. I'll keep that in mind if I ever park where porcupines might be trouble.

    Pete.

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    Default D6B is a runner

    Well I went down and fussed with the B today since I figured it was going to be the easiest to get running. It wasn't too bad, but I did have to pull the solinoid off of the starter to clean up the contacts. Once I could crank it, it started pretty good considering it's 20 year nap. You should have seen the wasp nests flying from the stack!!

    The brake had been set this whole time so I was pretty sure the band would be stuck to the drum. To my surprise, it wasn't, and I was able to move the tractor forward and back.

    Then on to the 9U. I checked the rack, good thing because it was stuck. Luckily it wasn't stuck bad and with some loose juice it's working nicely. By this time it was about time to get the kids from the school so I'll wait for another rainy day to fuss with the 9U.

    BP.
    Two Ton, Diesel 35, Diesel 40, No.11 AutoPatrol ,(3) 4G D4's, 5U D2, 17R D6C, 9G D7, 7M D7

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    Default Good stuff. BUTTTT, ??????????????????

    Hi, Bruce P.
    Good stuff on getting the 'B' started. BUTTTT, WHAIR are the photos of the wasp's nests flying out of the stack? LOL.

    Just my 0.02.
    You have a wonderful day. Best wishes.

    Deas Plant.

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