farmer52

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About farmer52

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  • Birthday 07/05/1952

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    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. Happy Birthday Staxx

    Mike, Happy Birthday and many more. Enjoy your day!
  2. What Brand Oil Do Mack Dealers Use?

    Last I knew, Mack oil is supplied by Mobil (Delvac). I don't think they changed suppliers. Chevron and Shell have been trying to get Mack's business for many years but have not succeeded (to my knowledge). But remember, just because an oil is supplied by a particular company does not mean it is the same oil. The engine OE can specify a different formulation compared to "off the shelf" brands. Important things to note...correct viscosity grade and API credentials.
  3. Pictures of the Week

    Tom, Good knowing you are okay. Always enjoy seeing your "road trip" pics (wish there were some Winfall wimmin here in central PA). BTW, the JD4420 combine is worth some money if it is in good condition. On a side note to Yardo...the Nunnery in Canton, OH closed...a sad day for tutors. How are we to maintain our certification?
  4. That picture was likely taken at the Mack Engineering Center with an engineer. I think technicians wore work uniforms. Don S. would likely know where the picture was taken and the guy in the picture. Back in the day, if you were an engineer you wore a white shirt with tie, dress slacks, and had a sport coat or suit coat handy for meetings. Too bad that is not the dress code at corporations anymore. Everything has to be "casual". When I was still working some people looked like they just got out of bed (or hadn't been there yet). And at the risk of offending females....females were usually the worst offenders. End of rant! BTW, nice pics!
  5. Where's OD and the Pics of the week???

    Swishy, One for each hand and one for the mouth. Talk about lucky! But difficult to motorboat. Just sayin'
  6. Where's OD and the Pics of the week???

    OD is probably on a secret mission.
  7. Happy Birthday FWD

    Yardo....Randy, Happy Birthday and many more. Enjoy your day!
  8. Microsoft Outlook Email

    Heard back from Microsoft...there was an issue on their end. Surprise surprise! Anyway they were aware of it and things are back to "normal" this morning (at least for the time being). As for MS email... they still have Hotmail and now Outlook programs.
  9. Microsoft Outlook Email

    Anyone here using MS Outlook email? Today I tried opening some messages and when I do, only the title shows and rest of the screen is blank. I tried opening it with another computer/OS and same thing. I tried forwarding a message but that does not work either. Now that Barry booted the BMT hacker, perhaps the hacker is screwing with MS. I sent a note to Microsoft but they will use my Outlook email address so I will never see the reply.
  10. Ron, Congrats on making the cover of DC and nice article about your "baby Mack". Are you charging for autographs?
  11. Fuel additives discussion

    Amoco was bought by BP. BP Supreme (Amoco Premier) Diesel fuel "was" a very good straight run Diesel fuel. It was actually closer to a #1 but did meet the #2 specs. It had high natural cetane and was very stable. We used it for baseline testing "back in the day". But as you mention, I doubt it is available anymore considering the cost of refining, etc. As for bio...the only thing good about bio is it "helps the farmers" - I think. Both ethanol and bio have "issues" when it comes to operability and emissions. Best to use corn, beans, etc. as a food source. Difficult to get non-bio Diesel most places.
  12. Fuel additives discussion

    The black slime is "bugs" or bacteria growth. Typical fuel additives do not address bugs. You need a fuel biocide to kill the bugs. Bugs grow at the interface between the fuel and water (water is on the bottom of the tank). Be sure to drain the water from the bottom of the tank occasionally to prevent bacteria growth. All fuel additives should be clear. Per the regs, all ON-HIGHWAY Diesel fuel cannot contain any color or dye. Only OFF-ROAD fuel can be dyed (typically red). Many years ago "premium" Diesel fuel was dyed green but since the regulation, one cannot tell by "color" if a fuel is premium or contains an additive. Only if it is on or off highway. BTW, this past summer when I went to Des Moines for the ATHS show, I refueled at truck stops. I noticed at several stops, the fuel was dark. I prefer not to refuel at truck stops but they are convenient when traveling cross country. I try to avoid truck stops because of the potential for "off spec" fuel (think about it, you fill up in New York and have issues in a distant location...makes it difficult to trace the fuel?). Also for many years, truck stops were suspected of dumping used oil into the fuel rather than pay to have the used oil disposed. I heard (and saw) too many horror stories concerning "truck stop fuel". Billy T - wasn't suggesting you were recommending "gasoline", just making the statement not to use gasoline.
  13. Fuel additives discussion

    I should clarify the "maintain like new fuel economy in newer engines"...don't expect a fuel economy increase just because you use a fuel additive. You may see a "slight" improvement due to the cetane boost but basically unmeasurable. Adding a fuel additive in newer engines will prevent deposits from forming in fuel injectors and combustion chamber. Deposits will eventually degrade fuel economy. Other than deposits, an additive will boost cetane, add lubricity, and stabilize the fuel. Cetane controls the rate and smoothness of combustion. Higher cetane has a decreasing rate of return...a little/some is helpful but MORE is not going to add any benefits. Higher cetane will decrease the typical "combustion knock" in Diesel engines. New Diesel engines us pilot injection and ultimately several injections during the combustion event. This is mainly to reduce emissions. Older engines with mechanical injection were one "big squirt". Did you ever notice newer Diesel engines seem to run quieter? You can thank common rail and electronic technologies. I agree overtreat is "wasting" your money. Treat as directed. Then there are the "coal rollers"...another subject another day.
  14. Fuel additives discussion

    I just bought a case (6-64oz bottles) of Standayne Performance Formula additive on fleabay for $127.90 with free shipping. Each bottle treats 250 gallons of Diesel fuel. Here is the link to Alliant who bought the fuel additive business from Stanadyne. Alliant: https://alliantpower.com/content/alliant-power-diesel-fuel-treatment Sales flyer: https://alliantpower.com/sites/default/files/documents/ap-product-flyers/2016/ap-ft-us-sales-flyer_en_0.pdf As for fuel economy improvement...fuel additives will maintain "like new" fuel economy in newer engines (prevent injector and combustion chamber deposits) and improve fuel economy close to "like new" in an older engines (depends on age and deposits). Real world improvements are typically in the 1%-2%. Again this will depend on how clean or dirty are your injectors and combustion chamber. And don't expect a fuel additive to "resolve" other mechanical issues. On another note: NEVER NEVER put gasoline in Diesel fuel. As Randy mentioned the flash point is lower but gasoline has lower cetane and NO lubricity. Diesel engines want high cetane and gasoline engines want high octane. If you don't want to treat with a fuel additive, at least blend some No. 1 Diesel for winter. Your fuel economy will drop but it will help prevent fuel gelling. Another fact about winter Diesel, the winterized fuel will vary from region to region. That is, fuel in the northern states will be treated for lower temperatures then fuel in southern areas. So if you buy fuel in the South and drive north to say New England or Canada you may have a fuel gelling issue.
  15. 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