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About Blackstripe7

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    NE Iowa
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    All Farmalls from 39' to 85'
  1. I went to school with Joel, he's a good guy! As far as no phone bidding, that is due to the fact that there is little to no cell service there. A lot of the consigned machinery is local, but some of it's brought in by "machinery jockeys" too. And some of it shows up when they show up to attend the sale. As for Joel not being able to tell you much about it, he probably hadn't seen it and didn't know anything about it. If Joel owns a piece of machinery, he will represent it to the best of his knowledge. I'm pretty sure he has a ride and drive policy on tractors, skid loaders, etc. if you drive it and find trouble, you don't have to take it and no money changes hands. Joel was in this business before he was out of high school. He has built a good business and reputation. But he can't be held responsible for what others bring to his sales!
  2. Thanks Jerry!
  3. I like your lights, let us know how they work.
  4. I'm not sure if you need the rock trap. Does your 2144 have the stone retardant drum on the feederhouse? My late model 2144 has the rock trap and the rock drum. Just set the drum down into the lowest setting and you shouldn't get any rocks past it. The rock trap fills with trash right away and I'm not sure how effective it is. Good Luck with your 2144, I really like mine, and that 5.9 Cummins works its tail off without ever complaining and on very little fuel!
  5. In this area there aren't many split tank tankers, most of them around here are 6000 to 7000 gallon single tanks. As the others have said, they won't take on much heat, and the tank itself won't freeze in the winter, but the lid and the valve will freeze pretty hard if the temperature drops much below 0 degrees. Thawing frozen milk out of the valve is a cold, wet, messy job! Usually you get a pretty good milk bath when they let go!
  6. Pull a cultipacker or cultimulcher over it twice, then hook up your drill and do your seeding into a firm seedbed. You will have great success. I attended a forage/alfalfa meeting this spring, the guest speaker said to have the ground firm enough to bounce a basketball on it before drilling. And then roll it again after the drill. My old Kewanee cultimulcher has been used by three different farmers on their new seeding, all three of them were believers after seeing the results.
  7. I knew a guy that was disappointed with a new 460, because it wouldn't pull like he thought it would. He ended up buying a 560.
  8. The 350 might have similar horsepower, but the torque has to be a lot less than an M.
  9. I run a 5400 no-tilling 15" rows. It has the SI belt meters in it and uses Cyclo row units. It plants as accurate as a Cyclo. If you want perfect accuracy you need to buy something else. As neither machine you mentioned will give you a "picket fence stand". They both meter the seed to far from the ground. But they will get every seed into the ground at the same depth and you will get even emergence. I plant my corn with a White 6100, it's a simple planter, but an accurate planter. It replaced a 900 Cyclo. I no longer get triples and doubles are pretty rare. I'm very loyal to IH and Case IH equipment, but that 900 was costing me about 10 bpa on my corn. I had to do something different.
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  11. There is a fair amount of fast hitch implements around this area. Plows are probably the most common. One thing about Fast Hitch implements, they are built to last, unlike most of the modern 3 point pieces for small tractors.
  12. Explain this tractor to the IRS! Looks damn nice!
  13. I run a White planter now, that has a 540 rpm pump and that calls for some AGCO Hydraulic oil. I've used Hy-Tran in that since I've owned it. I don't think that it's going to make a lot of difference what you use.
  14. I used liquid inoculated once, it caused the beans to bridge up. I poked a steel rod down into the hopper. I heard the beans flow into the drum and they worked fine after that. I also used dry inoculant, that worked fine to.
  15. When I had a 900 with the 1000 rpm pump (power steering style) the manual said 30w No1 engine oil. At least that's what I used and never had any trouble with it.