farmer52

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About farmer52

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  • Birthday 07/05/1952

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  • Location
    Canton, OH and Roaring Spring, PA
  • Interests
    Trucks, farm tractors, muscle cars, photography, and computers.

Previous Fields

  • Make
    Mack
  • Model
    MH612
  • Year
    1992
  • Other Trucks
    2005 Great Dane 28' drop van trailer, 1990 Dodge D150 Club Cab (my dad's), 1962 Cockshutt 570 Super, 1961 Cockshutt 570 Super, 1958 John Deere 730S, 1972 John Deere 4320, 1968 John Deere 3020, 1957 Cockshutt Black Hawk 35 (my dad's), 2-1966 John Deere 110H, 1990 John Deere 318, 2005 John Deere X748, Allis-Chalmers WC (my dad's), and Allis-Chalmers C (my grandfather's). Is that enough? Then there are my current rides: 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4WD V6, 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.7L HEMI, 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (my late brother's), and a 2015 John Deere X590 garden tractor. Whew!! I think I am done now.

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  1. Fuel additives discussion

    I am a firm believer in fuel additives. In my previous life I spent many a day running field tests to develop and evaluate Diesel fuel additives. I always use Stanadyne Performance Formula in my Diesel powered vehicles/equipment. Stanadyne recently sold the additive business to Alliant Power. The same product is now called Ultraguard. I buy mine from eBay but you may have a local fuel distributor that handles this product. An alternative is Power Service brand that is available at Wally World and most truck stops. Some fuel distributors offer a "premium" Diesel fuel with additives. Get the details from them on what additive package they use and specs. ULTRAGUARD Benefits: Restores Engine Power, Torque, & Improves Fuel Economy Increases Cetane for Improved Engine Combustion Cleans Deposits & Eliminates Stiction in Common Rail Injectors Removes Water by Demulsification, Stabilizes, & Protects Against Rust & Corrosion Lubricates Fuel System Reducing Friction & Wear Provides Anti-Gel Protection & Improves Diesel Pour Point Reduces Particulates in Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems (DPF & SCR) Minimizes Filter Clogging from Asphaltenes
  2. Mack trucktoberfest

    Yardo... Is there going to be a "training/tutoring session" at the Nunnery on Friday night? BTW, I heard "mother Volvo" dictated the date for Trucktoberfest. Luckily the weather is forecast to be nice (keeping my fingers crossed). Roll Hauler goes into hibernation on Sunday.
  3. Try not to laugh

    I was raised on a farm and had to learn how to back not only 2 wheeled equipment but also 4 wheeled equipment using a tractor without power steering. Try backing a 2 wheeled baler with a 4 wheel wagon attached around a corner. Liken that to a truck with doubles.
  4. Gerharts show next week. Who's going?

    Another BMT member I missed mentioning is maint1. Saw Dave several times each day so I don't know how I forgot him.
  5. Gerharts show next week. Who's going?

    Vinny is busy "working" on a farm and I forget where else. He said still working on the U when he has time. He did not mention anything about "girls" but I have my doubts!
  6. Gerharts show next week. Who's going?

    I knew I missed a BMT member...the Vinster. Yes Vinny was there scoping out those U models.
  7. Gerharts show next week. Who's going?

    Great show! Other than a few sprinkles on Friday evening (enough to crap up the roads) the weather cooperated. About time since the past two (2) years were a "wash out". Lots of trucks. I heard 128 were registered but there were several others that were not registered (I will not mention any names). Nice turnout of BMTers...Barry, Freightrain, FWD, Doug M, Baby Mack, Alex G, Dave I, Back in Black, JT, Underdog, yarnall, Firemack, and I am sure I missed someone. There were likely other BMTers lurking around. Al did his infamous burnout on Saturday afternoon. I left early Saturday evening to drive back to the farm to beat the rain, an uneventful but somewhat expensive trip ($32.50 on the PA green stamp). Apology to Larry for letting you "hang" by yourself on Saturday evening. Hopefully you got a good night's sleep without the neighbor's blaring TV.
  8. Gerharts show next week. Who's going?

    Although I been to Gerhart's many times, I use my Garmin to track miles and do program destinations for the "health of it". But from PA green stamp....Route 72 north to Route 322 east to Route 501 south to Newport Road. Turn left at Shittz (second light south of 322), go to next light which is Brunnerville Road, turn left, and go about 1 mile north. Simple! About the only things Google is good for are SEARCH and visual maps. Larry - Google knew it was your first visit to the Lancaster area so it wanted to give you the grand tour. You were likely places some of locals never been. But bottom line is you made it SAFELY! Enjoy the show, weather is looking good (short of some showers last night). Yesterday I cleaned the bugs off the windshield, today I get to clean the "road crap" off the back of the cab from bobtailing in the rain.
  9. fxfymn happy birthday....

    Carl, Happy Birthday and many more. Enjoy your day!
  10. Mack trucktoberfest

    Trucktoberfest show is open to the public (at least it was in the past) so if you just want to come and see the trucks, nothing stopping you. Just bring your own sammich. The spaces are limited for trucks and same with the luncheon but do not know the selection criteria. I thought it was first come first served. Doug Maney at the Museum is the person to direct your concern. In past years there were many empty seats (no shows?) at the luncheon.
  11. Gerharts show next week. Who's going?

    Unless something changes I will be there Turdsday after lunch. Let me know if you want someone to hang with on Turdsday evening. I have not heard from anyone else that will be there on Turdsday.
  12. Gerharts show next week. Who's going?

    The show is actually Saturday October 7th but many will arrive on Friday afternoon and stay for the Food Fest on Friday night. Saturday is the best day to be there. If the weather is nice, lots of Macks. So far the weather forecast looks good so should be a good turnout.
  13. Gerharts show next week. Who's going?

    Rodeway is nothing special but it is clean and priced reasonable. It is an old style motel where you park outside the door. Ron (39 Baby Mack) and his wife have stayed there too. The Rodeway does not have breakfast but Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant on Newport Road (just west of Shittz/501 - near Gerhart's) is a good choice for breakfast on Saturday morning. Looking forward to meeting you at Gerhart's. Have a safe trip. Planning to stop by Roger's on Thursday morning and drop the trailer. Then suffit buffit at Oregon Farms and Rodeway check-in. Anyone planning to be in town on Thursday?
  14. keg1 is having cake today

    Happy Birthday and many more.
  15. Pictures of the Week

    Notice they ALL are wearing pantyhose. Those ladies know how to dress for the "boss". Nothing better than a pair of female legs covered in pantyhose. Just sayin'...