We had 2 Scouts. The first one we bought in 1989, it was a 1973 with 40,000 original miles. It belonged to a priest in Anaconda, Mt. We used it for YEARS. Mr. FH said it could climb a tree! Semi ran over it bringing a load of mineral into the yard. We then got a 1982 buckskin colored Scout with automatic transmission and air conditioning. YAY! So we had one for parts and one to drive. We finally gave them to our grandson, who took the top off the '82 and had a lot of fun with it. He worked on them, repaired them and loved them. I think he learned a lot from those old Scouts. He wound up selling them to a guy in Louisiana for a good amount of money. After that, we got an Xterra and it was good too, but we only had it for a short time....and someone borrowed it and wrecked it. We didn't need an outfit like that any longer, so we bought a side x side....My grandma had an International Scout. It was the coolest old critter. Almost like a Ford Bronco. We had a lot of fun in that Scout. My dad had an IH dusky with a stock rack. We hauled a zillion cedar posts and lots of stock in that truck.
My dad was always a FORD man. Mr. FH uncle and cousins were IHC people. First time my folks went there for a holiday dinner, my dad said, "I'm sure glad my Ford made it out here to this International Country!" It was a good joke for years.Well now, Dodge may be the king these days, but until 1975, they sucked hind teat compared to International. I had a Dodge before the International and yes it made those urban diva sissy pickups like Ford and Chevy look pitful, but not until International quit making pickups did Dodge become king. 1907 to 1975 IH was the king, hahaha!
Soapweed agrees with me!!!!!!!! On a side note- Soap ya May wanna go make sure ya didn’t lose your marbles because agreeing with me is a sure sign your gears may be slipping2016 Dodge 3500 4x4 with Hydra-Bed bale hauler/caker. This outfit can haul and roll out two 1600 pound bales of hay, plus 1,000 pounds of cake. The basket on the front grille guard is hold net-wrap that is cut and collected. One person can cake a bunch of cattle, then feed the bales of hay while the cows are enjoying their cake "dessert" before their main meal of hay. The driver can then check the cows and baby calves on the feed ground. This feeding system allows an old geezer such as myself the ability to still accomplish a lot of ranching, without undue physical work or mental effort.View attachment 767
We do have a 10-pack bale handler to load the bales with. Works really well and the horse people we sell hay to love it because they don't have to load those little square bales by hand.Haha I'm curious, what are you trucking on the pallets?
You and Mr Faster Horses must be like Goliath in the Bible if you loaded all those small squares by hand! You must have some kind of way to load them with a machine?
I had no idea you used to sell mineralWe do have a 10-pack bale handler to load the bales with. Works really well and the horse people we sell hay to love it because they don't have to load those little square bales by hand.
The pallet load is Vigortone mineral that we were delivering to customers.
Gee, I'm glad you asked. (Saying that because those with a history on this forum
pretty much knows that, but I never mind mentioning it.)