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Lars (midessa)

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  1. Back in the day, worked at a place that had 2 856’s, when doing heavy work, ie: plowing, forage harvesting etc., normal oil consumption for those tractors was a quart of oil per day. Didn’t matter the brand, IH 30wt, Cenex SuperLube 30wt., didn’t matter. Boss man didn’t bat an eye about.

  2. 35 minutes ago, hillman said:

    my question would be what does the yields look like year to year growing corn on corn every year

    Years ago worked at a farm where one of the farms they worked was next to a busy highway, over 200 acres. The eight or so years I worked there, it was corn on corn the whole time. Farm Manager said he didn’t want to harvest three crops a year(alfalfa) from that farm due to the highway, so it stayed corn. Yields were average for the times(100-120 bu/acre) if rains were just right, maybe a bit more. Just went a little heavier on fertilizer, and insecticide.

  3. Today is the 3rd day in a row schools, city & county offices are closed in the Midland/Odessa area. Tomorrow afternoon predicting high of 49.  The 50’ and 60’s for daytime highs for the foreseeable future.

  4. 10 hours ago, barkerwc4362 said:

    Starting out you overlap the dirt of the two inner furrows.  I always use/used a disk to move the dirt to level out the dead furrow.  Whether it be the disk behind the 966 or the 790 compact I developed a technique to move the dirt back in the dead furrow and create a level surface.


    I was taught to never disk the dead furrow completely level, always leave it noticeable, so the next time you plow that field, that dead furrow is your starting point.

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  5. Can’t tell from my phone, doesn’t look to be split rims, possible Budd rims? Those are no problem, running 2 trucks with them currently.

  6. Air brakes work? Lights? Would love to have a couple trailers like that here! All fuel trucks here have pintel hitch’s. All were originally ‘West Coast Doubles’, a straight truck setup to pull a pup trailer. Definitely save it!

  7. 7 hours ago, Alan Dinan said:

    Love to drive at night in the fall with the windows down to smell the freshly turned soil!! 

    That, and nite plowing you can look up at the muffler, and see the fire coming a foot or so out the stack when you go over those clay knolls.

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  8. Learned to plow with an 856, 5-18 720 auto reset. Nothing better than listening to that natural aspired diesel, generally L3, TA forward, wide open throttle. 
    Worked for neighbor for a couple years who had an Oliver 5-16, with auto reset behind a JI Case 1030 Comfort King, nothing slowed that 504 cu. in.

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  9. 26 minutes ago, billonthefarm said:

    We had been busy up till last week with farm stuff and getting Ruthless ready to go to the Midwest Winter Nationals.  With that over I have my next project in the shop.  1973 966 factory nf.  Pretty straight but it has a lot of hours on it.  Getting it cleaned up and did some repairs on the wiring yesterday.  Got some tax paperwork and corn to haul but I will keep working on it as much as I can this week.  This is my happy place!









    Well, that puts pictures to the phrase; what a rats nest!!

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  10. 2 hours ago, forwhldrv said:

    Got this and about 10-12 pound of Cabot in the fridge bought this last summer along with some other good sharp cheddar 


    $20.99 per pound? Holy crap!!

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