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  1. I found the one I want!! I just have to find someone who will sell it to me. LOL
  2. A man left work one Friday afternoon. Being payday, instead of going home, he stayed out the entire weekend hunting with the boys and spent his entire pay check. When he finally appeared at home, Sunday night, he was confronted by a very angry wife and was barraged for nearly two hours. Finally, his wife stopped the nagging and simply said to him, “How would you like it if you didn’t see me for two or three days?” To which he replied, “That would be fine with me!” Monday went by and he didn’t see his wife. Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with the same results. Thursday, the swelling went down just enough where he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.
  3. For those suggesting JD, just forget it. The 2 in our area have been unreliable, and dealer support sucks! We have as good a Gehl dealer as any- it was the largest Gehl dealer in WI, possibly the country. But that doesn't change the fact that they are out of production. The NH 790 is still built, correct? Are the new ones exactly the same as they have always been? What HP are they rated for? I'm not hearing much talk about a Uni- I'm starting to think there is a reason for that....
  4. He charges 305/hour (cutterhead) for the Claas, which really isn't bad. But by the time I pay 50-80 per truck (varies by size) on actual hours, and they end up sitting waiting for my bagger, it really adds up. He does have two wagons, and I pulled one this time, but the other is stuffed in the shed and rarely gets used.
  5. Since dad and I split our operations he has always kept chopping for me with his Gehl 800 chopper pulled behind an 806. A couple years ago he said he was going to be done, but since the chopper has always been so reliable he kept going. This year has not been good for it. It needs new knives, but we decided to run it another year as is for hay. That didn't go well, with plugging and shearing bolts and such. The final straw was when something appears to have gone through it and damaged the band and the piece before the spout. I'm pretty confident it has chopped it's last load. I had to get my brother in law to come in with his Claas to finish, and although it was quick and convenient, it was expensive! I've been looking around on CL and such at what is available without robbing banks to fund it.I've found Gehl 865, 1065, and NH 790 all in the $5000 or under range. But I don't know what condition they are in or how reliable they may be. I know my uncle had an 860 that was a nightmare, and I'd hate to get into a POS when I need something reliable. I've also run across a couple Uni setups. I like the idea of not tying up a tractor, plus being able to open up anywhere. Are they even worth looking into? Or run away?
  6. A delightful angelic little boy was waiting for his mother outside the ladies room of the gas station. As he stood there, he was approached by a man who asked, "Sonny, can you tell me where the Post Office is?" The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street two blocks and turn to your right. It's on the left." The man thanked the boy kindly, complimented him on how bright he was and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. If you and your mommy come to church on Sunday, I'll show you how to get to Heaven." The little boy replied with a chuckle; "You're shitting me, right? You can't even find the Post Office."
  7. If that was my field and I needed silage I'd try getting seed to replant it! You can still usually get it far enough for corn silage. Another option would be forage sorghum.
  8. I've got a small Bobcat (model 463) with a little 3-cylinder Kubota engine. Lately when I work it hard for more than a half hour or so it starts acting like it's overheated. But the heat gauge won't move at all- stuck on the lowest temp. Would a stuck thermostat cause the temp gauge to not move? I've checked the radiator and it's plump full, and the overflow tank reads correct. Any other places to check to diagnose it?
  9. A couple points to make: Nobody doubts you saw one, but that doesn't make it factory. While the Coleman MFD used a wet bolster like a narrow front used, they were dropped during the 86 production and replaced by Elwood units which did not need the wet bolster. I can guarantee that you CAN put a narrow front on an 88 series, be it the 3688 size or the 5088 size, but it's gonna take a little work. If I'm not mistaken, the 88 series uses a different bolster than the 66/86 that puts the weight bracket lower without using the spacers. That's gonna be hard to duplicate!
  10. They have that "front hitch" on wheatland models through at least the 06 series. Makes a good place to mount a clevis to tie down a show tractor!
  11. I'm thinking they were around 3000 when I went with my FFA over Christmas break '99.
  12. I don't think it was ever a factory option like it was on the 786/886, but I imagine it could be done.
  13. Robots are all the rage around here! About a month back a farm had a barn fire but saved the cattle. They had trouble finding a company that would even talk to them about a new parlor; everyone was pushing them to robots. All the numbers that I've seen to justify them use "lifestyle" value to make them pay. I don't know about you, but I can't use my lifestyle to make a payment at the bank!!
  14. A predicted storm is hitting an area that is known to get them. And I'm supposed to get excited about that???
  15. If you are looking at a basic 42-46" lawn cutter, you can get a box store brand for a couple hundred less than the yellow and white or green and they are just as good. Not great, but not junk as long as you treat them as a lawn cutter, not a utility tractor.