bkorth

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About bkorth

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  • Birthday 01/13/1968

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    randolph, nebraska
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    farming, feeding cattle, tractor pulling,kids sports

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  1. Looks like it has the metric bolster and pistol grip shifters to make it a late model but I don't see any flow controls or the extra filter under the left side frame rail , or did the Mexican tractors still use the open center hydraulic system?
  2. How dry is it in your area?

    Very dry here also, since may 20th we had .65 all little piddle showers that just settle the dust for a couple hours. This past Tuesday night we got .65 - .75 in one shot but it's too little too late for most of the dry land corn, we could still make beans if mother nature would provide. It's hard to believe we went from too cold and wet to so hot and dry so quickly, the ground is hard as concrete. Go south 30 miles or east 20 miles and things look pretty good but there are dry pockets everywhere .
  3. One More Good Thing To Come Out Of Nebraska

    My oldest son who graduated from UNL last year worked there a little and knew some more of the students who worked there kinda full time, he had some interesting stories about some of the tractors that were tested. I always thought it was just hook it up and go but it takes months to test a tractor.
  4. Pierce 2017 pull

    Don't get me wrong Keith, I wasn't implying that you couldn't run with him, I just expected more from the weapon but he obviously had issues.
  5. Pierce 2017 pull

    That was a nice run Keith, the track seemed to take a lot of power last night. Do you know what happened to Ulmers' tractor, thought he would really put it out there but with the Sparks coming out of it I'm thinking his clutch might be toast.
  6. 800 cyclo accuracy

    At that population and speed the drum is probably turning too fast, I think 36 RPM is recommended top speed
  7. 496 non-rockflex discs

    I replaced the 496 with a 340- now that's a whole different animal, also replaced a sunflower soil finisher with a 3900 disc on 7 1/2 inch spacing. I took the harrow off ( which was junk ) and mounted a Remlinger double basket, by far the best finishing tool I've ever had. This disc is a rock flex but must have had the bearing updates as I have had no trouble with them, I do wish it had the 8 bolt hubs on the center frame due to the weight of the crumbler when folded for transport. Narrow spacing discs are hard to find so I took what I couldn't get, but in our hills and soil type the soil finisher leaves the ground too loose even if you pull a basket. I get much better emergence and far less erosion with This disc combined with the mounted baskets .
  8. 496 non-rockflex discs

    Silty clay loan soil, 200bpa +. Pulled it with a 7110 or 1066 with no problem in hills and I should clarify that I meant two wheel weights per side.
  9. 496 non-rockflex discs

    Had 19ft 496 for several years, did a good job after I bolted two wheel weights to the wings. IMHO the wings on these discs are not heavy enough until you get to 22ft and above when running in heavy corn residue.
  10. For All The 1066 Fans.

    Two day pull at the Lancaster event center in Lincoln, ne . I know most of the owners of those tractors , the Feedlot Special has got a lot of juice under the hood and are very nice people to talk to. It's a father and son team, saw the dad go 360 ish feet one night and shut the tractor down cause he thought there was something wrong with the sled, they run in the super farm class.The Red Factor is in the 3000 RPM 466 class and seems almost impossible to beat but trust me it's not too pretty up close.
  11. Prayer request

    A high school classmate of mine and his wife lost their 17 year old daughter in a car accident late last night. She was going home from a friend's house on a gravel road and lost control, she was thrown from the vehicle and God willing was killed instantly. Her parents were trying to reach her on her cell phone as she was late getting home and then got the news that she was gone. They said that she always wore her seatbelt but this one time without it cost her her life. Such a young soul taken from us, almost makes you sick. I had to tell my son this morning that his classmate was killed, one of the hardest things I've ever done. We have a four day school week so their were no classes today but the school was open from 8 am to 9 PM with counselors and clergy on hand all day so the kids could come in and just be together and help each other cope, and will be open again tomorrow, small towns are just great. This family and all of these kids could sure use your prayers tonight. Thx Brian
  12. Just in Case the Weatherman's Right

    Hard to tell but I'd say a good 16 inches here, we've had snow and we've had wind but I don't remember this much of both at the same time. Tomorrow is gonna be a long day.
  13. Just in Case the Weatherman's Right

    We're looking for 8-12 here with wind gusts to 50mph, really don't even want to look out the window in the morning let alone go out in it but the cattle will think otherwise.
  14. Tips and tricks for tractorpulling

    I haven't pulled for a couple years because of low turnout in the stock classes but I ran my 1066 in 11700 and 12700 with a 414, plus head from a truck engine,3lm 466 turbo,stock pump with 13mm head, .093 lines, stock 2nd gear,20.8 Firestones,and a hd 21 spring single disc clutch. Never touched the TA on the big end, I have enough horses to run h3 but can't get out of the hole without a double disc clutch. A standard clutch will not take more than about 300hp and you will smoke it IMHO.
  15. kaput 7140

    We have a 7110 that used oil from day one, I complained to the dealer about it and they got the territory manager to talk to me about it. I told him it was using way to much oil for a new engine , we traded a 1086 with 9000 hrs. that didnt use that much! It would easily drink 3 quarts in 100 hrs. He tells me thats acceptable oil consumtion for that engine, I call BS. Broke the rings in no.6 cylinder at about 900hrs , they replaced everything in that hole and at 2500hrs it broke the rings in no. 5 cylinder- now they put all six holes in new. The service manager said they found there was a problem with the rings being too brittle or something and when they were spread too install they would crack. This tractor has 10,000hrs on it now and I haven't added oil to it since, but yes I have changed it at least a couple of times