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  1. On ‎2‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 6:33 PM, kscarbel2 said:

    Parties are nothing more than a distraction for elected officials, who should be 100 percent focused on their place in government.

    Simply stated, parties should be banned.

    I have never encountered a "party" that was good for "the people" and/or the efficient execution of government.

    I view the party system as a dual chapter labor union with fantastic potential for over-reach, with no one to regulate them properly or bargain against, and no annual dues. I can't vote (for union officers) outside of my workplace labor union any more than you can successfully bring in someone from outside your political union.  

  2. 3 hours ago, 41chevy said:

    Newer is not alway better when it puts food on the table. My humble opinion.

    Our humble opinion.......

    The machines our rolling equipment feeds never sleep 24/7/365 days a year. My Super is afraid to purchase any deeper into final 4, particularly on Liehberr Eq. 

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  3. 3 hours ago, MACKS said:

    they banged me 226 bucks...….:omgcarrot:


    Take that ridiculous thing back and pay whatever restock they charge. PAI Industries sells that same branded kit for $55.34, available, in-stock @ Georgia's PDC. The PAI conversion part number is FKT-1148.

  4. 15 hours ago, h67st said:

    Did he fail to check the fifth wheel jaws?

    Driving a little Capacity Yard Jockey. They were working through a rain/ice storm, some theories about things freezing solid? They have(had) a good history of not dropping. 

    Not sure if he got a reprimand, we sublet this work to a local railroad company.

    Worst I've experienced...….I drove/wrenched for Wausau Carriers Inc, on the weekend, bringing newly purchased Stoughton Trailers from Stoughton, WI to Wausau. One Saturday I was on the 2-lane Hwy leading into the industrial park and spied a shiny new Stoughton trailer off in the swamp alongside the road. Yup, it was one of the other guys I was trailing. I knew what I was going to be working on Monday morning.    

  5. The lightest we’d run is 10W-40. We can park 75% of trucks and off road equipment indoors so we generally use heavy oil, mostly Mobil 1300 15W-40. All 4 of our D13's are running 15W-40.

  6. “New America” cont.....

    I’m at a CPR and first aid training today. We train on CPR dumbys. One guy said, “hey, why are these things wearing shirts?”. They never had shirts in the past. The instructor said a person (thankfully not from our company) complained about them being naked. It was a national complaint/issue they had to comply with. 

    Cant make this stuff up, it’s an armless plastic chest attached to a head! No doubt the same person watched the Super Bowl half time show last night and began shaking uncontrollably at Adam Levine’s bare chest. 

    The baby CPR dumbys had to get full onesies. Nearly tore it....Took me five minutes to strip the damn thing off cause the babies arms don’t bend and you have to see the LEDs underneath. 

  7. 11 hours ago, HeavyGunner said:

    I wish I could find the article our weekly news paper had in either '09 or '10 on our winter temps that year. It was an incredibly cold year. It was so where around 100 days the high was never above 0 and it listed all kinds of interesting stats like that about that winter. I honestly thought I was going to have to buy an ext main that year for my ice auger. My hands would hit the slush about the same time the auger would bust through. We lived, but didn't make national news on escaping near death from winter. 

    Are you sure your not thinking about 2013-2014 winter? That was the year LP, if you could get it here, was selling for $6 a gallon. We hit 80+ total days touching subs. 

    Wikipedia “Early 2014 North American cold wave”. 

    I’m surprised, guessed you would be on quick-punch, thin ice, river system pulling trout and not needing an extension for your auger.

  8. Your a gentleman Heavy “G”.

    When I started the car I plugged my ears and ran back in the house so I couldn’t hear the 45 seconds of oil-less death clattering.

  9. 4 hours ago, HeavyGunner said:

    What the media won’t do for ratings. Polar vortex pffft what a joke, same as “gale force winds” Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas are in a polar vortex with gale force winds almost weekly. Pump it up, make it bigger and scarier than it is and you’ve got quality news according to the media. I had -16 twice last week and we didn’t have to declare an emergency, send the national guard in or close down schools. We just went to work like usual. 

    Ahem...cough....ah, forgetting anyone....



    She bottomed at -31 last night...but who’s counting backwards. Not beg’in for pity since I-Falls, MN only cancels school at Zero Kelvin.

  10. 3 hours ago, fjh said:

    Yup good call Tech ! The grounds and connections at the block and  starter are a good place to go as those could have weakened that first relay to start with !👍

    Somewhere I have (and you'll remember) the 9 page Service Bulletin Mack wrote during those years. A page by page on restoring chassis ground/distribution connections. Probably a garbage can full of star washers left the back door of the dealership.  

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