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About Farmerboy72

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  • Birthday 11/11/1972

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  1. OK, lets see ya favorite tractor you own and use

    My favorite to drive working ground, the 7288. The 7120 is fun in front of the bean planter. Our MTX 135 is fun in front of the corn planter. Our 5140 is fun side dressing 28%. The Duetz 6265 is great for bush hoggin and putting wagons away. i guess it just depends on what job is to be done!
  2. Interesting call from CNH today

    Wouldn't hurt to talk to your insurance guy ( liability stuff, etc) and maybe a lawyer if some sort of "loaner" contract would need to be made.
  3. Vertical tillage of corn stalks

    We have mostly heavy clay to deal with. once it is wet, it takes a while to dry out. I came home from work Tuesday and he was already working one field a second time. I wasn't happy, I thought he was bringing up to much mud. So I may have my 20 acre check field! My thinkng is to lightly vertical till in the spring as my second pass. This way I leave some fodder on top to protect from erosion over winter. And by working it in spring, it may dry out a little faster and help reduce early disease pressure.
  4. Vertical tillage of corn stalks

    I ran my corn acres two weeks ago. It did a good job and I am satisfied, but my dad on the other hand is not. He feels we need to do it again. The first time we managed to get 3-4 inches of dirt mixed with the fodder and fields are leveled off good to. We received about 4 inches of rain a day or two after we ran the first time. The ground is good on top now but it is still wet enough three inches down. I am afraid hitting it a second time now will only undo any good I did the first time. The hard part is getting him to see it my way.
  5. Vertical tillage of corn stalks

    A couple of questions For those those of you that vertical till. Primarily those that run with the Great Plains Turbomax. What do you find as the best option for heavy corn residue? Do you get by once in the fall, or need to hit it a second time? If you go a second time, do you in the fall or let it wait till early spring and work it lightly?
  6. Unusual Phobias or fears

    Rats, cleaning out a grain leg, many years ago, had one climb up my left arm to my elbow then proceed to jump to my right arm. Passed within inches of my nose! Before I realized what happened his brother did the same thing. I came climbing out of that pit screaming like a little girl! My boss at the time was at the opening when I came flying out. I know my hand was in his face shoving him out of my way! Gives me the Heebie jeebies every time I tell that story. and fat people in speedos!
  7. Downloading a video from iPad?

    How do you this? I assume it is not the same as a photo
  8. Do a little ground work

  9. Do a little ground work

    For those of you that like to see her work. It's not much but enjoy! not sure how to upload a video. Only a 22 second clip, but it is not in the right format. I will try to fix it later
  10. Forum rules

    Amish special!
  11. I feel lazy at times

    Got the same problem, seems like there is less time than ever. Fortunately my boss has been very understanding. As long as I give him some sort of heads up, he lets me take off to get planting, harvesting, or whatever is going at the time. Although, that didn't pan out tonite. Would have liked to be off at four, didn't get home till eight. So lazy nite works for me!
  12. Who Still has Silos Around the Yard.

    The sealed silo is a Cropstore. Sorry for the mistake.
  13. Fall Harvest 2017 Thread

    Running around 11%-12%. Yielding in the mid 50's, which is pleasantly surprising. Got neighbors that were saying they're around the mid 40's. Also got beans that were replanted that still at 15%, will need to wait a few days for them.
  14. Who Still has Silos Around the Yard.

    You can see, I have robbed pipe of the blue for the other two!
  15. Who Still has Silos Around the Yard.

    The sealed silo is a harvestor. Almost all of them around here are no longer used or were converted to a regular top unload. Too many problems with the bottom unloader. Our has not been used for ten years (unloader was bad an the track was shot). Not sure what brand the staves are anymore, but they are common around here. Guess the salesmen never made to your area!