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  1. oldtanker

    We had gun fire today at the job site.

    Specops have a different budget. They get far more money per man for training and equipment than regular units like Armor, Infantry or Artillery. The Military gets a budget as you well know. But congress in it's alleged wisdom doesn't just hand them money. They get told X amount for troop...
  2. oldtanker

    We had gun fire today at the job site.

    True but I spent from 1974 until 1996 on active duty US Army. 22 years of training isn't easy to overcome. Rick
  3. oldtanker

    RIP My Sweet Girl

    WOW, I don't know what to say. One of my brother in laws is going through the same thing. My nephew, 33, wasn't feeling well. Told his dad I'm going in to get check out. Stopped by Wal Mart on the way in. Collapsed in the parking lot and died. This was less than 2 weeks ago. Services are...
  4. oldtanker

    In too deep

    This is something I can relate to. Except I was a soldier. Had to be in a 5:30 AM and most often didn't get home till after 6 PM. I was married and raising a family......or my wife was raising a family. Now that was normal duty days, not including field maneuvers, gunneries or deployments. When...
  5. oldtanker

    heavy equipment accidents

    Note: Looks like most of accidents took place in countries that were part of the former Soviet Union including Russia, Asia including India and maybe South America. Consider just how many job sites there are around your local area. Now think of how many are active just in the US. Now expand...
  6. oldtanker

    Being "threatened" by dealer

    OK, is the problem with you teaching or with you doing side work? Some dealer supported schools get training materials, components and or complete pieces of equipment to train students with. That is a "dealer" supported school. Rick
  7. oldtanker

    This Corn Was Not Roundup Ready !

    Interesting read. For those who have bought into the GMO thing and Roundup I have one question. If you are wrong and this stuff is really as bad as some claim, are you willing to risk your life, your wife's/partners life, the lives of your children and grand children for profit? Because that is...
  8. oldtanker

    JBC3CIII engine question.

    Anyone know if there were any great differences between the Leyland 4/98 engine in my TLB and the 4/98 engines used the Leyland farm tractors like the 270? According to the specs I can find they are both the 4/98 NT. I may have a line on one. Thanks Rick
  9. oldtanker

    Millions in damages.

    This is from a tribal member that I know. The tribe was offered some money but the leadership didn't think it was enough. The Standing Rock rez is one of the poorer rez's in the area. What I was told the offer was about 20 million so that each member of the tribe could get some cash...
  10. oldtanker

    Galion 150 Refurbish

    Now wait just one second here! You were supposed to practice on my JCB backhoe before you started another project! Rick
  11. oldtanker

    Old Cat hauler!

    Saw this at a truck museum in WALCOTT, IOWA this weekend! Museum is by the "worlds largest truck stop" off of I80. Free will donation to get in and you can take all the pictures you want! Rick
  12. oldtanker

    Methane gas dangers!

    Not in construction but on the farm there have been 2 deaths attributed to methane gas in the last couple of weeks. Lot of earth work has a methane danger so I thought I'd post this to make people aware. 1: Farmer put an agitator in a manure lagoon prior to pumping it out to spread. You...
  13. oldtanker

    Insurance Company

    1. Do not shop insurance by price! You may pay less now but when you have a claim you may really pay for it then. You really don't want to be sitting in a court room because your insurance company is trying not to pay! 2. You have access to the net. USE IT! Research your company or the...
  14. oldtanker

    Need business help

    Gotta agree! I worked for a guy in a small outfit, most blacktopping and some dirt work. 7-10 employees. When I worked for him he was at the point of getting too big for him to be a worker too. He, early in the season realized this and after getting some help/advice from a larger operation made...
  15. oldtanker

    Whats a good price for my 41 Ford 9N?

    Yea the availability of a dealer in some areas made a big difference. In other areas like mine even though the JD was closest most opted for other brands. The JD back in the 50/60/early 70's thought that if he didn't have a part or his very few mechanics were busy you would buy something new...
  16. oldtanker

    Whats a good price for my 41 Ford 9N?

    Willie, no one is claiming that there was a Ford on every farm. Ford accounted for about 1/4 of tractor production between 1939 and the end of the N series in 1954. IH was a close 2nd and actually topped Ford if you count crawlers sales too. Not that's kinda hard because most of those went to...
  17. oldtanker

    Whats a good price for my 41 Ford 9N?

    Nope! It's correct! I know what you are thinking. But look at modern tractors today. The vast bulk of tractors sold today are not row crop models and will never spend a day in a corn field cultivating. But the vast bulk will have a 3 point hitch! Heck, the vast bulk of tractors today are...
  18. oldtanker

    Whats a good price for my 41 Ford 9N?

    LOL, I know. I knew farmers here in the early 70's that had tractors with the Fast Hitch that either had adapters for it to 3 point or just used drawbar pull implements. Sounds like my dad. And he was typical with most of the older guys who had been teens to young adults during the depression...
  19. oldtanker

    Whats a good price for my 41 Ford 9N?

    Wasn't any argument. I just pointed out the whys and how's. Didn't claim one was better than the other. Only that to someone not really familiar with book keeping would think the N was a better deal than the M. Kinda simple really. A tractor, plow, disk, cultivator, planter and mower for the...
  20. oldtanker

    Whats a good price for my 41 Ford 9N?

    Willie: Lot of the people who survived the depression were really tight with a dollar. Heck they were farmers. They expected to work from sun up to sun down. So they never considered what their time was worth. And they had the impression that the smaller tractor would burn less gas. Most farmers...