TN Hillbilly

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  1. A&I has nothing. Sorry.
  2. That sure looks like a Cessna pump. In fact, when I had the pump off my C to replace the shaft seal, it looked and mounted like yours seems to. I will run your part number through A&I and see if it crosses to anything.
  3. The new tedders that we are getting in have 00 "cornhead" grease in them from the factory. Used to have 90WT oil. They found that when they switched to 00 grease, they had a lot less complaints of gearboxes leaking after a year or so.
  4. I think MFA, which used to be part of Universal Co-op, sources their oil through Cenex, who supplied Universal for years. Cenex is a large producer, makes several name brands (though I can't remember which ones). Overall, good quality products. Is their hydraulic oil comparable to Hy-Tran, well that's another story....(and cue the arguments)
  5. How low was the fuel level in the tank?
  6. We try to put up the first cutting as early as weather will allow it to cure. Ideally, that would be before orchardgrass or fescue head out. However, weather being what it is in TN, we usually don't get good curing weather until its headed out good. This is round bales for beef cattle and small squares to sale to horse people. Around here, folks who want quality forage for cattle are going to wrapping the bales for haylage so they can cut about a month earlier.
  7. Hooked up and greased the 1300 balanced head to the 706 last night. After everything was ready, I couldn't just let it sit there. So at 10:00 last night, I started. Mowed about 4 acres of good orchardgrass as a test run. Thick hay, dew had fallen. The 1300 ate it up! Tell me a good sickle machine won't mow!
  8. Agronomist told me to recommend increasing population no more than 10%, but for leftover seed we store in our warehouse, I think the germination loss is more like <5% when it is retested. I would plant it, and if I was lazy, might not even change population settings.
  9. That reminds me--we chose to go in October. The peak tourist season seems to be May-September. To avoid crowds, aim for the fringes of the season--April and October. If you go during the winter, the weather is still fairly moderate, but the issue is there are fewer hours of daylight. As far north as Ireland is, they have very short winter days, so you can't see as much and end up killing a lot of time indoors after the sun sets at 3:30 in the afternoon. Of course, the pubs all seemed to have decent lighting, so...
  10. Also, the people we met were all very nice and friendly. They will take time out of their day to stop and chat a few minutes. Everywhere we went, the people seemed genuinely nice. Either Irish people are just that friendly, or the whole dang country has bought into the idea of putting on a good front for the tourists. I'm thinkin its genuine. And when you have the common ground of agriculture, it doesn't take long until you're talkin like neighbors, complainin about the high price on inputs, government regulation, etc!
  11. (Anyone else notice the irony that guy named "Hillbilly" is having a discussion with a guy called "Redneck" about travelling to Europe?)
  12. We crossed paths with the big tour groups at several places. I do not thing I would have liked that at all. For one thing, they all go to the touristy things. Period. For another, there are MANY places in Ireland you can't get to in a big bus.
  13. My wife and I went last October. I was not excited, to say the least, but she wanted to go, so we went. We rented a car and toured ourselves around the country. We stayed in B&B's (somewhat different from B&B's here) and went where we wanted to. By staying in the B&B's, you get to know some nice folks, and get good recommendations for what's worth seeing and what isn't. We navigated with an ol' fashioned paper map, and got lost plenty (best parts of the trip). We did not do a lot of the castles that were tourist attractions, but we saw a lot of old, abandoned castles. They dot the pasture fields like old upright silos do here. We saw a lot of neat agriculture, and stayed one night at a small dairy. We spent 10 days, and saw a lot of the country. We loved it! I WOULD GO BACK TOMORROW IF SOMEONE OFFERED ME A TICKET!
  14. For the record---it is much, much easier to change teeth or pickup bars in these balers by removing the head. It is held on by ONE BOLT. Take out one bolt, slip the chain off the sprocket, and the whole pickup head slides right out, Stand it up, and you can get to everything you might need to replace very, very easily.
  15. Need to replace all the pickup teeth and some bands on my 24T baler. You guys think its easier to just remove the pickup head and stand it up to do this? Was told it is easy to remove. Any opinions, advice?