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Redpainter 110939 103 More on IH 51 hillside either
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When automatic leveller was added with electric header
height, this was the easiest combine to operate for the
driver compared to selfpropelled combines of the 50's and
60's since everything was operated by electic switches and
occasional pulling of levers on the crawler tractor.
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Red Painter. Thank you very much for these fantastic
pictures of the times past. The detailed pictures of the
operation and internal construction, really are fasinating.
Very informative. Thank you again.
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Nice job Redpainter! Here is a shot of an IH 51 in action
circa 1968. On this machine the header was run off the Cat
hydraulics; the leveling was done with the same Hanson box
that you featured. A real fun outfit to run; this is yours
truly at the controls; its a late 7U D4 ( a 5 roller track
frame) What goes around comes around....draper platforms
are now all the rage....the 51 had one years ago! :-D
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John, are you in Oregon USA? If so where abouts?
That is an awesome picture. Do you have more of Old
machines in the field?
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Yo Don! Yup, in Oregon USA about 25 miles SE of The Dalles.
Do I have pictures of old machinery???? Is the Pope
Catholic? Attached is a shot ( of rather poor quality I'am
afraid) of a IH 160 pull type ( a 51 on steroids) that I
ran back in 1975. The D4 was air conditioned, so harvest
was pretty cushy. ;-)
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FANTASTIC! Thanks John, That one really shows the slope
angle you're on. Any more?:-)
My dad had a ranch in Antelope. I used to haul a lot of
hay, grain and calves up and down highway 84 and 97.
Sometimes if we were just going over to take care of cattle
vaccinations or something, we would go up through maupin. Is
that any where around you?
How did your 2004 grain harvest go?
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Yup, Maupin is not too far south of here. The 2004 harvest
went well.....way better yields than the last couple of
years.....a little rain in June will do that for ya.;-)
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Great to hear the harvest went well. Wish the prices would
follow. That is truly some of my favorite country around the
maupin area.
What machine are currently running?
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Don: Well my own place is now in CRP (too small) My old, old
pull combines are parked out back. My newer machines were
sold off. Now I work for SRS Ranches, which currently runs
two 1470's and one 1670. That can't last much longer as
the two older machines are now old enough to vote. :-\
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SRS must be a pretty good size place for that much power.
That picture sure makes me want to just pack up and move
east. Around here, the people are so crowded and hostile
toward farmers. They want to see the scenery kept up, but
dont want any dust, or noise or slow equipment on the road.
My dad always used say he liked the ranch for raising cattle
cause even they got out, they did'nt know it.:-)
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Well, it's bigger than some, but smaller than a lot of
others. :-\
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Nice Picture John. I wish I could see the sky that color of
blue. Around here in Hillsboro, its like the pictures of
downtown LA.
What tractors do you run? Anything with tracks? I have a
few pictures posted of my unfinished sprayer chassis in the
sprayers section. :-D
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SRS is currently running 2 Challenger 65's and a JD 9400T..
rubber tracks. I still have a little dab that I farm on my
own where I use my 98J D5.....REAL tracks. Shot this just
today...doing a little rod weeding ahead of the drills.
;-)
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I like it. What ya gonna plant?
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Hey there Don and John! It's weird, I just e-mailed each one
of you, and here I find you talking to one another! Scary
stuff.....;-)
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Yep, every day I wake up, the world just gets that much
smaller. I love it. Well, the waking up part anyway.:-)
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Hi guys. John those are some fantastic pics! I grew up in
Alabama on a soybean and beef cattle farm. My father no
longer rowcrops but still runs a cow/calf herd to keep busy.
Our area used to be considered “out in the sticks” 20 yeras
ago but now the city (Montgomery) has closed in on us. Of
the thousands of acres we used to farm (mostly all leased
land within 20 miles of home) none of it is farmed anymore
unless you want to say it now grows houses! Too many people
around now and don’t even think about getting a tractor or
combine out on the highway anymore unless you want to be on
the receiving end of road rage! I remember us (in the 70’s
and 80’s) forming tractorcades of 7-8 tractors and 4-5
trucks headed to the bean fields to get it done and not
having any trouble with other motorists. Oh well, times
change I guess. I could have stayed in those days forever
and when I was a youngster, I always though I would. Anyhow,
thanks again for the pics and good luck this harvest season!
John Jenkins
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John, Its very ironic, but that description describes this
area in hillsboro oregon perfectly. High tech has moved in
so fast my head is still spinning. Used to be, we could
drive the machinery down the road and people would wave with
all four fingers and a thumb. Now, well, 1 finger seems to
do it, and sometimes a piece of artillery has been waved a
time or two. But, like you say, times are changing. Cant let
it get us down or we loose.:-)
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Tell me about it! We move along US197 all the time &
we get our share of the one finger salutes. When get all
three combines strung out along the hiway, it brings
out all of the Bozo's......figure it's their God given
right to drive 80 all the time and WHY ARE THESE STUPID
FARMERS SCREWING UP MY DAY? :-\
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John (McManigal), those 70's do have really wide feet, you
know..... ;-)

But I know what you mean, we move the 1440 and 1660 as well
as the 531 on public roads all the time and even here in
South Africa some people turn into real #$$holes when they
see anything bigger or slower than their car or pickup.
Weird. ;-)
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