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A little seat time

Postby Mac AR » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:41 am

I got in a little seat time yesterday. Laid off a few rows to plant green beans even though it was a bit wet. Going to take the big one and finish out some sweet corn ground this afternoon.

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Re: A little seat time

Postby Waif » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:26 pm

Heck yes!

Nice to see warm weather and leaves in a picture of a Cub at work on the soil ,knowing it will soon be time here as well.

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Re: A little seat time

Postby Mac AR » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:53 pm

Yep, sure was proud to get the beans in the ground. Put sweet corn in today. Now I'm waiting on the rain. "It'll wash you away or there ain't never enough", so Steve Earle said. Been a long, cold, wet winter here in the Ozarks so warm weather, green trees and dry ground are all welcome sights.

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Re: A little seat time

Postby Waif » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:01 pm

Good tractor tune!

A local band plays Copperhead Road.... But I don't recall singing it in the seat ,yet.

[ The Rain Came Down.

The old man loaded up everything that he owned
On a wagon and headed out west
The old woman fearlessly faced the unknown
'Cause she figured he knew what was best
And they settled down hard on a government grant
With six mouths to feed and forty acres to plant
And the rain came down
Like an angel come down from above
And the rain came down
It'll wash you away and there ain't never enough
Fall turned to winter another year gone
Over and over again
Some took their lives from their land and moved on
And some stayed on to plow it back in
And the good Lord he giveth and he taketh away
And the restless shall go and the faithful shall stay
Now my grandaddy died in the room he was born in
Twenty-three summers ago
But I could have sworn he was beside me this morning
When the sheriff showed up at my door
So don't you come around here with your auctioneer man
'Cause you can have the machines but you ain't taking my land
Songwriters: Steve Earle / Michael L. Woody ]

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Re: A little seat time

Postby Mac AR » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:23 pm

Waif wrote:Good tractor tune!

A local band plays Copperhead Road.... But I don't recall singing it in the seat ,yet.

[ The Rain Came Down.

The old man loaded up everything that he owned
On a wagon and headed out west
The old woman fearlessly faced the unknown
'Cause she figured he knew what was best
And they settled down hard on a government grant
With six mouths to feed and forty acres to plant
And the rain came down
Like an angel come down from above
And the rain came down
It'll wash you away and there ain't never enough
Fall turned to winter another year gone
Over and over again
Some took their lives from their land and moved on
And some stayed on to plow it back in
And the good Lord he giveth and he taketh away
And the restless shall go and the faithful shall stay
Now my grandaddy died in the room he was born in
Twenty-three summers ago
But I could have sworn he was beside me this morning
When the sheriff showed up at my door
So don't you come around here with your auctioneer man
'Cause you can have the machines but you ain't taking my land
Songwriters: Steve Earle / Michael L. Woody ]


Yessir, that's the one. Seems like this year has been wetter than any other that I can remember. Matter of fact, weatherman's hollering rain til the end of the week. Used to be, I didn't gripe about the rain, since about August we'd always be in the middle of a drouth. But I wouldn't mind if it'd dry out a little around here, at least for a little while. A nice slow rain would be good on my seed, but by the sound of it, we've got several inches coming. What can you do? Just wait and pray I guess.

Mac
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Re: A little seat time

Postby Waif » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:25 pm

It's a gamble. No doubt.

I put wheat or rye in during late summer for deer.
Would rather plant earlier than later , but putting seed out mid August has resulted in deer and rabbit eating toasted seed...
Last year seed sprouted and then it went dry again. Enough made it , but getting crowns up to decent height to over winter gets nip and tuck sometimes.

If I depended on it to eat bread I'd not only be waiting , hoping, and praying , but biting my nails to the quick too.

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Re: A little seat time

Postby ShawnAgne » Thu May 02, 2019 8:15 pm

Got a question, the big tractor says 300, but it has the white behind the letters and the grill like a 350. Were 300's painted like that towards the end or is it a 350? Just asking because I have a 300 and there is no white on it.
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Re: A little seat time

Postby Mac AR » Thu May 02, 2019 8:44 pm

No sir, that 300 should be all red, since it's a 1955 model. The guy I bought it from said his uncle did that before he died cause he liked the two tone color scheme. And honestly, I do too. IH may have done some like it during their dealership overhaul programs, but I don't know that for certain. All it really needs is some 350 badges to be right, since I've done a lot of work to the motor and it makes about 45 horsepower on a dyno. You're not the first to ask that either, by the way. I'm a big fan of the x00/50 series, they're Cadillac tractors in my opinion. If you have any other questions please ask! Always like to talk about my old red iron.

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Re: A little seat time

Postby Mac AR » Thu May 02, 2019 8:50 pm

Waif wrote:It's a gamble. No doubt.

I put wheat or rye in during late summer for deer.
Would rather plant earlier than later , but putting seed out mid August has resulted in deer and rabbit eating toasted seed...
Last year seed sprouted and then it went dry again. Enough made it , but getting crowns up to decent height to over winter gets nip and tuck sometimes.

If I depended on it to eat bread I'd not only be waiting , hoping, and praying , but biting my nails to the quick too.


Yea, I've walked the floor the last couple days over this rain. It can get to you but you gotta just keep on getting it, or it'll eat you up inside. Truck farming is a part of my livelihood, same as the orchard and the egg business. Wife and I both work in town, but the extra from the farm does help. That is, when there IS extra! Its a hard life, but so rewarding when it all comes together.

Mac
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Re: A little seat time

Postby Waif » Thu May 02, 2019 10:48 pm

Good for you's.

I sure miss fresh sassy eggs. Pretty dependable when industrious hens are happy. That homestead went to an ex..


Greening up here. Trees budding. Been a couple days of needed rain.
A good start.

Replaced the on/off switch on the 53 Cub , and have a steering wheel ready to put on it when the weather breaks.
Hopped on the tired old 47 after it sat for months and it fired right up just as pretty as you please.
A long won condition.

Market demographic means alot.
Good eggs and produce , is good eggs and produce.
Certainly worth being on a milk run for. Even if the clientele has to pick em up themselves.
Place near me fell on it's ears or something and eggs petered out.
I dropped off quite a few cartons there after eggs were getting scarce. (Self serve mini fridge on the porch). No signage been out since and it's been a year or so.

Hang in there. Scratchin in the real dirt beats wallowing in plastic dirt where you can't touch the earth. The taste proves it....

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Re: A little seat time

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri May 03, 2019 8:42 am

Good to see the Cub working the earth as it should. I’d use mine like that but I’ve a fence around our small garden plot, (40x60) no room for a tractor to turn. Its even tight for the rototiller.
If I didn’t have a fence the deer would pick us clean.
Been wet here too. I know we need it but I’ve still been cussing it when it dampens plans to move forward on a project.
BTW... I really like this ;)
"Go get me a crescent wrench... git the biggest SOB you can find 'cause I'm gonna use it fer a hammer ennyway" - Words of Wisdom from Dad.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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Re: A little seat time

Postby ShawnAgne » Fri May 03, 2019 9:07 am

My 300 was rebuilt by pre-previous owner. Not sure if its to 300 or 350 standards as far as HP. Tending to believe 350 as that is what the guy I bought it from said he thought also. Doesn't matter as mine is just a big lawnmower with the 72" woods
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Do you have the power steering? Mine doesn't but haven't seen the necessity for it.
But I do agree I love the looks of the 00/50 series. Wanting to do the 100-200-300-400 thing as far as collection. Some nice 100s around here that are for sale, so just need to get the wife's blessing since we just had our first on Monday.
Shawn Agne

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Re: A little seat time

Postby Mac AR » Fri May 03, 2019 12:29 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:BTW... I really like this ;)
"Go get me a crescent wrench... git the biggest SOB you can find 'cause I'm gonna use it fer a hammer ennyway" - Words of Wisdom from Dad.


Ya, I heard that from Dad a long time ago and it just sorta stuck. It's one of many of his little "pearls" of wisdom. Glad you liked that.

Mac
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Re: A little seat time

Postby Mac AR » Fri May 03, 2019 12:31 pm

ShawnAgne wrote:My 300 was rebuilt by pre-previous owner. Not sure if its to 300 or 350 standards as far as HP. Tending to believe 350 as that is what the guy I bought it from said he thought also. Doesn't matter as mine is just a big lawnmower with the 72" woods
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Do you have the power steering? Mine doesn't but haven't seen the necessity for it.
But I do agree I love the looks of the 00/50 series. Wanting to do the 100-200-300-400 thing as far as collection. Some nice 100s around here that are for sale, so just need to get the wife's blessing since we just had our first on Monday.


Boy, that's a slick ol' rig there! Most of the time when they were overhauled, they put the 350 engine kit in them. They're stout for their size, that's for sure. No, I don't have power steering, but that's coming pretty soon (I hope!). I also had similar thoughts about a 100/200/300 collection, but that probably won't ever happen.

Mac
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Re: A little seat time

Postby ShawnAgne » Sat May 04, 2019 5:57 am

That was right after I painted it. After mowing yesterday, there is a lot of mud on the wheels and grass clippings. I've never looked but thought about adding power steering myself. But then the luck I have with messing with hydraulic systems (see numerous Cub posts) I may not mess with it.
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