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History Of Ram Trucks

In 1981 the Dodge, which belongs to Chrysler, decided to create a new generation of trucks, the Dodge RAM trucks……

Dodge Ram trucks are probably the best trucks in the world. They have 5 Generations of RAM trucks; here is Generation 1: The D series, and W. The D was for 2wd trucks, and the W is for 4wd. So in the first Generation they have 6 models, here they are; D150, W150, D250, W250, D350, and the W350. These 6 trucks had only gas engines available from 1981 to 1989. In 1989, the Cummins became the manufacturer for Dodge Ram diesel engines. These engines were the B series (12 Valve). Cummins engines were in the first Generation trucks from 1989 to 1993 and only in the D250, W250, D350, and W350 trucks.

In 1994 the new generation of Dodge trucks was born, the 2nd Generation. In this Generation, a new look has been introduced. With lots of new models. 1500, 1500 Sport, 1500 Laramie, 2500, 2500 Power Wagon, 2500 Laramie, 2500 Sport, 3500, and the 3500 Laramie. Cummins engines were a configuration in the trucks, 2500, 2500 Laramie, 3500, and 3500 Laramie.

In 2001 the third Generation was released.

This is the first year that Hemi gas engines are used in Dodge trucks.
Here are the models of this Generation. 1500, 1500 Outdoorsman, 1500 Classic, 2500, 2500 Laramie, 2500 Power Wagon, 3500, 3500 Laramie, 4500, 5500. All 2500 and larger trucks were compatible with Cummins engines.

Now the fourth Generation was born in 2009.
With new models Dodge Ram has become one of the best trucks in the world! 1500, 1500 Limited, 1500 Outdoorsman, 1500 Warlock, 1500 Rebel, 2500, 2500 Power Wagon, 2500 Laramie, 2500 Longhorn, 2500 Longhorn Laramie, 2500 Limited, 2500 Limited Laramie, 2500 Limited Longhorn, 3500 Laramie, 3500 Longhorn, 350 , 3500 Limited, 3500 Limited Laramie, 3500 Limited Longhorn, 4500, 4500 Laramie, 4500 Limited, 4500 Limited Laramie, 5500, 5500 Laramie, 5500 Limited, and the 5500 Limited Laramie. All compatible with a gas or diesel engine. (1500 with an 3.0L eco diesel).

In 2019 the 5th Generation is launched with new models. Since 2018 Ram trucks have been the best trucks in the world! With this Generation comes the TRX, 1500, 1500 Classic, 1500 Warlock, 1500 Outdoorsman, 1500 Rebel, 1500 Limited, 1500 Bighorn, 1500 Limited Bighorn, 2500, 2500 Power Wagon, 2500 Limited, 2500 Bighorn, 2500 Laramie, 2500 Limited Laramie, 2500 Limited Bighorn, 3500, 3500 Limited, 3500 Bighorn, 3500 Laramie, 3500 Limited Laramie, 3500 Limited Bighorn, 3500 slt, 3500 tradesman, 4500, 4500 Limited, 4500 Laramie, 4500 slt, 4500 tradesman, 5500 0,55005s Laramie , and the 5500 Limited. All are equipped with gas or diesel engines except the TRX (it is only available with a gas engine).

Here is a list of each engine available in each Generation for each truck.

1st Gen
D150 et W1501.Chrysler 3.9L V6 GAZ 2. Chrysler  5.2L V8 GAZ 3. Chrysler 5.9L V-8 GAZ.
D250 et W250 Chrysler 3.9L V6 GAZ. 2. Chrysler 5.2L GAZ. 3. Chrysler 5.9L V8 GAZ. 4. Cummins 5.9L I6 12 Valve Diesel. 
D350 et W350 Chrysler 3.9L V6 GAZ. 2. Chrysler 5.2L GAZ. 3. Chrysler 5.9L V8 GAZ. 4. Cummins 5.9L I6 12 Valve Diesel. 
2nd Generation
Truck Engine
15003.9L Magnum V6 2. 5.2L. Magnum V8 3. 5.9L Magnum V8 
25001.3.9L Magnum V6 2. 5.2L. Magnum V8 3. 5.9L Magnum V8 4. 5.9 L Cummins Turbo-diesel 12 valve I6 5. 8.0 L Magnum V10
35001. 3.9L Magnum V6 2. 5.2L. Magnum V8 3. 5.9L Magnum V8 4. 5.9 L Cummins Turbo-diesel 12 valve I6 5. 8.0 L Magnum V10
3rd Gen
15001. 3.7 L Magnum V62. 4.7 L Magnum V8 3. 5.9 L Magnum V8 4. 5.7 L Hemi V8
25005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 5.9 L Cummins I6 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6 4. 8.0 L Magnum V10
35005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 5.9 L 3. Cummins I6 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6 4. 8.0 L Magnum V10
45005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I
55005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I
4th gen
truck engine
15003.6 L Penstar V6 2. 3.7 L 3.7 V6 3. 4.7 L 4.7 V8 4. 5.7 L  Hemi V8 5. 3.0 L ecodiesel V6 diesel
25005.7 L  Hemi V8 2. 6.4 L Hemi V8 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6
35005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 6.4 L Hemi V8 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6
45005.7 L Hemi V8. 2. 6.4 L Hemi V8 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6
55005.7 L Hemi V8. 2. 6.4 L Hemi V8 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6
5th gen
15003.0L EcoDiesel Turbo Diesel V6 2. 3.6L Pentastar Gasoline V6 3. 5.7L HEMI Gasoline V8
25005.7L Hemi V8 GAZ 2. 6.4L Hemi V8 Gaz. 3. 6.7 Cummins I6 diesel
35005.7L Hemi V8 GAZ 2. 6.4L Hemi V8 Gaz. 3. 6.7 Cummins I6 diesel
45006.4L Hemi V8 2. Cummins 6.9L I6
55006.4L Hemi V8 2. Cummins 6.9L I6

The TRX is the newest model that comes from Ram. This truck has the same engine as the Dodge Hellcat! It sounds almost the same! My favorit of the two is probably the TRX.

My Grandpa had a W100 for a long time when my mom was a kid. (The W100 was a low production model that some called a 5/8 truck.) Now he has a 3rd Generation 1500 with a Hemi 5.7L V8 engine. Before he had the W100 he had a 1968 Dodge Charger which also had a Hemi 5.7L V8

My favorite truck is “The 2nd Generation Cummins 12 Valve 2500 Crew cab long bed.” This one is built by the Diesel Brothers of Utah.

But before Ram came into existence Dodge made trucks. Like the Power Wagon, D100, D200, D300, D400, D500, D600. and more different trucks from 1921 to 1980. But that’s for another time.

And that’s it, thanks for reading!


Different Transmissions For Different Vehicles

A transmission is a gear box attached to a vehicle’s engine; the transmission gives vehicles different speeds.

By engaging the clutch, you can change gears on a shifter, or if your vehicle has an automatic transmission, they change gears on their own.

Fig 1: Clutch.

Fig 2: Brake.

Fig 3: Gear Shifter.

Some tractors need a lot of torque to pull plows, but they need to go fast on dirt roads to get from field to field. So often ¾ of the gears are for the field and the others for the path. As for example for our Kubota M110X, the first 12 gears are for the field but the last 4 are for the path. But not all tractors have the same transmission; tractors that have less horsepower have a smaller transmission. For example, our smallest tractor is a Kubota M6800 with 70 hp, and our largest tractor is the Kubota M110X ​​which has 110 hp. The M6800 has an 8-speed drivetrain, and the M110X ​​has a 16-speed drivetrain. Why? Because the bigger the transmission is, the more power is required.

Basically it has different transmissions for different jobs; for example, a trailer truck, or a tractor needs a lot of gears, so you can pull big loads, but you can still go fast on the way. But a car has a small 4-gear automatic transmission to carry the world. But you can have different transmission options in the same vehicles. Like for example if you want a truck that hauls light loads it has a 6 gear transmission, but if you want your truck to pull heavy loads it can have a 10 gear transmission.

Many trailer trucks have what is called a “Jake Brake” which assists the truck in downshifting to stop them. The transports have probably the coolest transmissions!

Emile Levassor and Louis-René Panhard are credited with developing the first manual transmission in 1894. Levassor and Panhard used a chain drive on their original transmission. Their invention is still the fundamental starting point of contemporary manual transmissions. Not too long after that Alfred Horner Munro, a Canadian steam engineer, designed the first automatic transmission in 1921 and patented the transmission in 1923. He created the automatic transmission with four forward gears and no reverse or park gear, and it used air pressure instead of hydraulic fluid. Over the years the transmissions have evolved to be bigger, faster, more gears, and more torque!

And that’s all! Thanks for reading!


Howdy, It’s Been A While!

Il be honest I lost interest in the whole blog thing for a bit but I thought I’d start doing posts again, so here is a farm update.

Well I have not made a post in quite a bit so here is a farm update. We sold the M9540 sadly here is the last picture I have ever taken of it before it left 😦

I bought a snowmobile its a Polaris Indy 440 liquid cooled. I am the proud owner of 6 push lawnmowers and one of which runs but barely as I need to clean the full tank. And the best part is there all free! We also got back into the pig business we have around 57 pigs. All of the sheep are sold, and my sisters got two new pet kittens.

My tractor is almost ready I need to call in for a part today pick it up install the replace the one tire and I will be able to drive it!

Anyways I thought I’d give an update so you don’t think ive disappeared!


Life Cycle Of A Chicken

Howdy! today I will be writing about the life cycle of a chicken since yesterday dad found a hen with two little chicks that she had been raising in the ditch!

To start it of a rooster fertilizes a chicken the it lays eggs and lays over them for two weeks. Then they will hatch…..

Once hatched they are wet which means they are cold as the egg is no longer insolating them, so the hen (mom) lays on them. once they are able to walk mom shows them how to eat. Chicks at a young age eat little seeds.

Once they are about half the size of a chicken they become a pullet as we call them and start to mature. My little sister, Emma has a batch of 100 that just started laying eggs!

Once they start to lay eggs consistently they are considered a chicken and for roosters: since they don’t lay eggs I don’t know when they become an adult.

When a pullet starts laying some eggs they can be small, large, or soft. When a egg is soft it’s because they are not getting enough calcium, and when it’s to small it’s because they are small or, it’s there first time laying.

Once they have good mid sized eggs consistently, a rooster can reproduce with the hen and you will have good little chicks, and the cycle starts all over again!

The end.

And about the hen we found: We noticed earlier in the summer a hen was out and it kept getting out so we left it then I moved my goats to a new paddock which happened to be where the nest was and at the corner of a culvert there was a hen laying in the rain we two chicks so we put the family in the barn and they are still living!

Now that’s the end!


RPC Science 6 Lesson 95

Howdy, hope you had a good weekend!

So I learned about mulching, which is essentially something you put on the soil to protect your plants like, woodchips, or rocks. So in a farmers case residue from last years crop is like a mulch (if you do no-till). Like for example last year you had wheat in a field then this year you no-till soybeans into it, technically once the soybeans start to grow, the wheat stubble becomes a mulch. Mulch helps prevent disease from coming out of the ground when it rains and landing on the plant which could ruin in a farmers case your crop, or in a gardeners case your plant.

Then I learned about weeding. And that Mr. Dignam, pulls weeds out and talks about not using pesticides, but if you have a field full of army worm for example you will need to spray herbicides or else you’ll loose you crop!

Then I learned about good bugs, and bad bugs. For example a good bug is a bee for obvious reasons. And a bad bug which I already mentioned is army worms, which we had trouble with last year.

And if you read this good for you because on Wednesday I’m finally going down south so there will be many pictures to look at!


RPC Science 6 Lesson 90

Howdy here is what I learned today in science!

So to start of with I learned how to transplant (or whatever you want to call it) little shrubs like dog wood. So first your cut a small branch about two inches from the top and remove all the foliage except for a few of the top leaves then get a bin put holes in the bottom of it and then put sand in it. Make sure the sand is always wet. once the sand is watered transplant the trees into it then put a plastic garbage bag over it and in a year they should be ready to put into the ground!

Next I learned how to make a square foot garden with sinder blocks. So essentially all you do is make an about 4 feet long and wide wall of sinder blocks and that’s it!


RPC Science 6 lesson 85

Howdy I’m back again with another homeschool essay here it is.

I learned about how gardeners do compost. First we just dump it into a big pile and mix it up once a year. And gardeners tend to stir there compost once a week or every other week. Some use chicken wire to hold the compost, dig a hole or put it in a bin with ventilation so it does not stink.

In the video Mr. Dignam says do not put dead animals in compost, it brings disease, but since we do manure, or compost on such a large scale, if an animal ever dies which thankfully that does not happen too often we put it in our manure pile and since it’s so big it can fully compost a animal unlike garden composts. For example we have a 20 acre field of corn that we but manure (compost) on and it’s doing great compared to last years crop. The cobs are already denting unlike last year they where denting at the end of September.

Anyways I also learned about hydroponics, which my parents are against because you don’t use any soil for that, and the plant does not taste as good and pesticides and all of that stuff and it’s not good for you when you’re eating it. So hydroponics is when a plant is grown, with no soil, and only water, some people use fish poo to fertilize the plants. So know you are wandering how do they live? Well the plants essentially grow there roots into water with nutrients put into the water, but they don’t go to deep so they don’t drown.

And that’s it for know chow!


I’m Back! And RPC History L50

Howdy! Sorry I’ve been gone all summer I decided to try to avoid going on my computer (although I did end up playing video games sometimes), In other news I bought a four-wheeler it’s a Yamaha moto 4 200 which happens to be the only model without suspension. I Also got a new buck, and I still have not got my tractor running yet as I got the radiator rebuilt and there is one hose left to replace then its complete.

In lesson 46 I learned about the electric clock.

So the original design was just a pendulum clock that had been electrified. And it was invented in London Great Britain by Alexander Bain in 1840. It’s important because before, mechanical clock were inaccurate by about fifteen minutes and know electric clock are of by the minute if not by the second!

Next, in lesson 47 I learned about blue prints. It was invented in 1842 by John Hershel in south Africa when he was on a vacation with his wife as they where studying plants and wanted a way to accurately have a way to copy them which is know used, in construction and so many more things!

In lesson 48 I learned about the stapler, it was invented in New York state USA, by Samuel Slocum, in 1841. When he wanted a way to make his product easier to ship to customers (I forget what it is) he invented the stapler to hold the paper together that was protecting his product.

Then in 49 I learned about grain elevators which I already know quiet a lot about but it was invented by Joseph Dart in 1842 In Buffalo new York not to long after the Eerie canal was built. When he needed a way to store grain he bought from boats passing by so the he could sell it over a wide distance.

And that’s it for now!


L’histoire de la culture de foin

Comment les cultures deviennent du foin.

En général, trois étapes sont nécessaires pour transformer une récolte verte en ce que l’on peut appeler du foin : la coupe, le séchage et la mise en balles. Ensuite, le foin doit être stocké correctement pour qu’il retienne les nutriments. Si le foin devient humide ou s’il est exposé au soleil, des nutriments peuvent être perdus.

Ceci était comment on récoltait le foin dans les 1800-1900:

Couper le foin

La coupe du foin a été et peut être effectuée de plusieurs manières.

À la main : Pendant des milliers d’années, le foin a été coupé avec des outils à main comme par exemple une faux.

Par machine hippomobile : Au XIXe siècle, de nombreuses machines permettant de couper le foin ont été inventées et pouvaient être tirées par des chevaux. 

Par une machine tirée par un tracteur : Lorsque les tracteurs ont été inventés, la faucheuse à foin a également été améliorée.

Séchage du foin.

Les agriculteurs utilisent le râteau à foin à la ferme durant les années 1900, créant des andains de séchage.

Le foin doit sécher avant de pouvoir être mis en balles. Lorsque le foin est coupé, les agriculteurs le laissent dans le champ et le laissent sécher partiellement. Ensuite, le fermier ratisse le foin dans ce qu’on appelle des andains. La pluie peut endommager le foin le plus à ce stade. La pluie ralentit le processus de séchage, et trop de pluie peut faire que le foin commence à se gâter dans le champ.

Mise en balles de foin

Le premier équipement de mise en balles de foin a été inventé à la fin des années 1800. Ces premières presses à balles étaient stationnaires et le foin devait y venir. Le foin était transporté à la main dans des wagons qui transportaient ensuite le foin vers ces premières presses à balles, où la machine pressait le foin en balles carrées. Dans les années 1930, l’équipement de mise en balles de foin pouvait être tiré par des tracteurs et ramasser le foin du sol. Cela a permis à l’agriculteur d’économiser beaucoup de temps et d’énergie!

Stockage du foin

L’empilage est la plus ancienne méthode de stockage du foin, et différentes parties du monde ont empilé le foin différemment. Dans la prairie de l’Iowa dans les années 1840 et 1850, ces cheminées servaient parfois de logement pour les animaux. Au fur et à mesure que la ferme s’améliore, de plus grandes granges étaient construites qui peuvent stocker plus que des outils et des semences. Les grandes granges contenaient souvent d’énormes quantités de foin empilées au centre. En 1900, le foin en vrac était entreposé dans la grange. Le foin était transporté par chariot à la grange où il serait mis dans le grenier à foin.