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1586 Jeff

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  1. Trying remember exactly where you are, but Himrod Farm Supply used to have an excellent selection of hardware as well as tillage consumables.

    Hiawatha Fastener has an excellent selection in Syracuse (and Watertown).

  2. 9 hours ago, Dzldenny said:

    Potato digger?

    The shield over the "pick up" says it's not for tall crops. Not even enough clearance for cabbage heads...

    It is not a potato digger, but it certainly COULD be a potato topper for removing the tops from potato plants to halt their growth and let the vines dessicate before harvest.  This prevents the potato harvester from getting tangled in green vines and keeps the potatoes themselves from outgrowing the nutrients in the field.  When there is no longer sufficient nutrients to sustain growth the potatoes continue to expand, becoming hollow in the center, a condition called “hollow heart”.

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  3. 12 minutes ago, supermechanic said:

    Yeah, that didn't work.

     The thief was knowledgeable, we figured he used the hoist gear to back-feed the house swing. Engine was not started.

    Draining the air out of an air controlled machine and lowering the boom into the boom hoist dogs should prevent this,  But when there is a will there is a way…..

  4. The white machine is a man lift or zoom boom depending on who you ask.  Sort of like a rough terrain bucket truck.


     The red machines are set up for sizing and cutting whole potatoes into seed pieces.  There are a few different schools of thought on what the optimal sized seed piece is and I am so far removed from seed potatoes that I would not know much of current relevance.  It appears that the payloader is being used to toss the cull potatoes into.  The straight trucks with the v-bodies have either a chain conveyor or a belt conveyor to unload.

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  5. 2 hours ago, Lazy WP said:






    Potatoes (stored well) are >85% water, even more water (by volume) than tomatoes.

    Were they doing anything to cushion the potatoes from the conveyor belt to prevent bruising?

  6. 1 minute ago, vtfireman85 said:

    I just don’t like sci fi as a genre, I've never seen Lord of the Rings or Chronicles of Narnia either. 

    Again, your Uncle Mark seems to have shirked his duties.  Perhaps HIS Uncle Pete will chime in on this……..

  7. Just now, vtfireman85 said:

    I have a date with an adjuster tomorrow.. we shall see how that goes, i will be very agreeable as long as I get new Ford parts and no argument 

    That should be a very simple thing for you.

    It HAD OEM Ford parts on it when it was built, AND continued to have them when it was crunched by the offending party.

    Therefore it needs to be returned to the same (or better) condition WITH compensation for your loss of use for personal transportation, professional work duties, and volunteer firefighting responsibilities.  A Hyundai Accent rental is just not going to work in your instance.

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  8. 18 minutes ago, acem said:

    It's been initiated now.

    It was initiated the first time that his Uncle Mark’s nephew started it and drove it off of the dealer’s lot…………..

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  9. Knowing how long you had waited for that truck to be delivered and how much you had wanted THAT truck this is an unfortunate setback.

    BUT, glass half full, trucks can be fixed or replaced.  People on the other hand are not so easily fixed or replaced.  Be thankful for your own health, as well as the health of your family.

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  10. I put mine into the scrap steel bin at work.  N the farm I toss them in the same tin soup can that I put welding rod stubs into, then toss the full can into the steel bin.




    Be sure to electrically insulate the metal soup can from the steel welding bench.  Otherwise dropping rod stubs into it can get exciting!!

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