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#2101 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:45 AM

 What is the power plant for that rig?  Where I work we have access to several of the mfgrs of the points replacement modules...   I can check for you, plus it is at cost and no shipping if it goes in with a regular order  :smilewink:

 

It's an IH 240 6 cylinder, well actually I think the engine in it is a 220 or thereabouts, as we swapped engines.  But it has the exact distributor as the 240 that came in the loader.  I'll likely also need a new coil to match whatever module you might have.  Thanks for looking into it Peter!  :thumbs:


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:54 AM

I'm hoping the cold doesn't cause more issues for you. Good luck with the bedding.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 10:00 AM

I'm hoping the cold doesn't cause more issues for you. Good luck with the bedding.

 

Likely it will, but I'll try to be prepared best I can.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 02:12 PM

There is nothing fun about farming in super cold weather, I still remember those days when everything you had to do took twice as long because it was frozen. Stay warm Daniel.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 02:29 PM

Next week is not going to be fun for sure.  We are supposed to get down to 9* on Tuesday and not get out of the 20's.  I was looking at the forecast map last night on the weather and it looks like you will get some snow over the weekend. Stay warm and Safe Daniel.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 03:30 PM

Today has been un-real.  Went out to Dad's to get some of the rolls out there.  MF1100 parked in way of wagon, and I new better than it starting, so chained to it, pulled it out of the way, then chained to the wagon & pulled it out.  Got 9 rolls down to the farm.  Met Teresa.  She found a heifer with a calf.  This heifer wasn't even supposed to be bred, so she must have slipped through the fence to the bull, then slipped back.  So I get all the rolls out & busted up for bedding, then notice I don't see  #68 in the dry field.  I find her, with stillborn calf.  So I now have 2 cows to get up, one with calf.   Just finished with getting them in & came in for a break.  During all this, Josh comes by to tell us he's going to the doc.  Now he has a fever.  I think I'm gonna lose my freaking mind! I'm still sick myself, and all this.  It's been since back in October before I've really had a break from anything.  I'm on my laptop now because my PC laid down this morning too.  It's getting way past crazy around here.

  No matter, I still have to feed silage in a few, then get the cows in to milk.  No idea if I get my day off tomorrow or not, but I'm not counting on it, as I can't count on anything around this place.

   Life sure hasn't been fair around here for some time now.  I keep saying how I gotta just keep on keeping on, but I just don't know how much more I can stand.  Dad has at least 2 more weeks before they will even think of releasing him from rehab too, so that is also on my mind.  If I'm sounding off too much, just let me know.  I'm just sick, tired, worn out, and worn down.

 

It Just Never Stops!!!


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 04:38 PM

Daniel, I just don't know how much more you can handle, but you hang in there and I'm sure things will turn around at some point just keep digging deep and try to get rest when you can.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 04:51 PM

Find a nice quiet corner and scream till you feel better.

 

 

Hope things level out soon.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Find a nice quiet corner and scream till you feel better.

 

 

Hope things level out soon.

 

Tried crying, screaming, and kicking in the corner....nothing seems to help.  I have no viable options....it's keep at it or lay down & die.  Gonna get a late start milking, so Looking like a 15+hr day.  Tough enough day when healthy.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Reading about what all you go through makes me realize that my life isn't so bad.  The good thing is at least you can come here and vent.  Hopefully that will ease a little bit of the stress.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:19 PM

  The good thing is at least you can come here and vent.  Hopefully that will ease a little bit of the stress.

 

It does help, but I even get tired of hearing myself at times, so I know you guys do.  Just got home from the milk parlor.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:32 PM

I don't know what to tell ya to cheer you up but

 

You have the 3rd annual Ball Hollow Plow Day, and Bush Hog reunion to look forward to.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:32 PM

I don't get tired of reading your stuff Daniel. Complain all you want. Share away!

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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:50 PM

 You have the 3rd annual Ball Hollow Plow Day, and Bush Hog reunion to look forward to.

  

That will happen no matter what!


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:59 PM

Just sitting here & noticed my breath fogged my glasses.  Yep, my fever has returned.  Just shoot me!   :wallbanging:


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