Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

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Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:20 pm

This is what happens when you park a piece of equipment in a field and forget about it.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby Stanton » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:25 pm

So, what was it?
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:26 pm

Not WAS, IS !!!??

Man, blackberrie plants are nasty, too!
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:30 pm

Here's another couple pic's as I got closer.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:31 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Not WAS, IS !!!??

Man, blackberrie plants are nasty, too!


Got that right.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:35 pm

This is as far as I have cleared so far. Its a McCormick 52-R combine that we used to use harvesting grain.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:53 pm

We had the engine running about15 yrs ago. We made sure everything was covered up good the last time it was run and when I checked it today the engine still turns over like it always did. I don't think it will take to much to get it running. I'm toying with the idea of pulling the engine and bolting it on one of our cubs for now just to get something to drive.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:12 pm

Here is an old pic of it behind our Farmall H.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby Eugene » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:37 pm

I would have use herbicide to kill off the blackberries before I attempted to dig out the combine.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby Slim140 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:07 pm

Eugene wrote:I would have use herbicide to kill off the blackberries before I attempted to dig out the combine.

I’d put the blackberries plants back the way I found them and pretend this never happened :surrender:
Every home is a school, what are you teaching?

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:02 pm

Pulled the engine off the combine and hauled it to the shop in the back of the Gator. After blowing all of the crud off it I started checking it over to see what needs to be fixed. It felt kinda low on compression so I pulled the plugs and the valve/lifter cover. Three of the valves were sticking open, but with a little tap on them thru the spark plug hole and they snapped shut. I shot some oil on the stems and worked them a few time and they are all working now. Next I checked for spark and got zip. I figured the points needed to be cleaned up so after failing to get the screws out of the point cover I pulled the mag out where I could get at it. Sure enough I touched up the points and got good spark so I reinstalled the mag. Now I need to check the carb which shouldn't be too bad since the fuel was drained.

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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby 2cubs » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:00 am

Here is an old VHS tape video of the combine in use.


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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby Rick Spivey » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:38 am

Loved watching the old footage of the harvests! That's a real treasure, and as much as I love red, the sound of the JD 2 cylinder is really sweet. I'm going to have to find one of those just to have on the farm.
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby Stanton » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:58 am

Nice video! If you don't look out, you'll have the engine up and running before long... :-:-):
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Re: Whats hidden in the Blackberries?

Postby dgrapes59 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:11 am

Awesome video!

Thanks for sharing,
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