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 Post subject: Hello, and thanks for letting me join you!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:38 am 
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Hello folks! Glenn Taylor aka Farmboy856 from SE Indiana here. I've been reading posts on here for quite a while now, but just thought I'd take the plunge and join officially. I grew up on my family's farm, using mainly Farmall/IH/McD equipment. I now work a day job, but still live on the farm, and farm part time with my brother and uncle, who still farm fulltime. We counted up the other night, and there are over 30 running tractors on the place--- only five of them aren't red. I personally own an F-30, 2 Super As, one A, 3 Case VACs, 1 Case DC, and a Farmall M. I'm working on putting the F-30 back together--- the motor was torn apart when I bought it. Way too much money later, I'm about ready to start re-assembling it. I've bought parts for the 30 from Mr. Cowman himself, and got a good deal and good parts from him.

We just finished harvest,, so I'll be getting back to the tractor work soon. I have a 1206 to paint for my cousin before the weather turns cold. Thanks! :)


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File comment: I saw video on Cowman's youtube channel of someone picking corn with a JD and New Idea picker. It reminded me thqt I had this picture of my Grandad picking with an F-20 with a 2M picker on it. Probably about 1957--- picture was taken about 500 feet from where i'm sitting now. He bought the F-20 with the picker mounted and never took it off. This unit was replaced by a 560D/2MH picker in 1960.
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 Post subject: Re: Hello, and thanks for letting me join you!
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Welcome aboard! Youll fit right in Im sure :D

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 Post subject: Re: Hello, and thanks for letting me join you!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:20 pm 
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Hello Glenn and welcome aboard.

Very Nice introduction, With photos. :D :D

Feel free to chat and reply when you want.

No need to be shy around here.

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 Post subject: Re: Hello, and thanks for letting me join you!
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welcome, nice pictures

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 Post subject: Re: Hello, and thanks for letting me join you!
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Welcome !!! Do you have a 856 ?

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I'd forgot they had color film in 1960. That's a neat piece of history!

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and wear the stiff collar, and yet he will always look like the grass where
the buffalo have eaten and smell of the new ground he has trod.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello, and thanks for letting me join you!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:16 pm 
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Howard,

These were some pictures I made from color slides. I'm not sure they had color snapshot film, but my mom bought a 35mm Kodak "slide camera" in 1955--- and every slide she took was in color. I bought a new HP desktop scanner with a slide attachment in the lid/cover about 8 years ago, and I've had very good luck with it. Just scan on high resolution and start enlarging the image.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello, and thanks for letting me join you!
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Thanks fellows--- J. J., Frank, Steve, Boomer and Howard--- for the warm welcome! Boomer, we do have an 856 on the farm yet. My granddad bought it when it was 2 years old on 12/31/1972. A neighbor bought it new and always traded tractors every 2 years, always between Christmas and New Year's, and when he told my granddad that he'd traded it on a new 1066, my granddad went straight to town and bought it that day.

It was the first "big" tractor I drove as a kid, and we used it for EVERYTHING. I spent a lot of time in the seat of that tractor--- we cultivated soybeans back then and I was the primary operator when we still plowed beans. It always was and always will be my favorite tractor on the farm. Now it spends 95% of its time on a feed grinder-mixer. It is still used almost everyday.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello, and thanks for letting me join you!
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Holy cow that's spooky :shock: . Our 856 was bought in 73 used & was our biggest tractor , even now . My late Dad went to the dealer to look at a new 1066 but Grand-Pa talked him into saving $$$ and the rest is history :wink: .

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