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    Farming, music, rodeos, and all around good times. We farm with a 2013 Farmall 105U, 1996 Case IH 3230, 2 1990 7120 Magnums (1 fwa, 1 2wd ) 1, 1981 IH 786, 1,1963 Farmall 460 gas, and 1 1948 Farmall H. Have a 2005 2377 combine with correspondening heads. A Case IH 6500 conser til chisel plow and even a 56 forage blower. Also own a 1988 9370 IH Eagle semi tractor to pull hopper bottom.Everything else is a conglomeration of stuff to make the farm go round. Am a IH guy born in the Case IH era.

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  1. Our entry in 460 week. Been on farm since new in 1963. Bought by my Grandpa
  2. Granddaughter actually. Not trying to nit pick.
  3. It still sounds like a air leak somewhere to me.
  4. He did on that front at least. A lot of other fronts not so much. He learned recently that if you are faking a injury and claiming work related. Don't go play basketball and post it. The companies tend to seize on that. Also he learned that lack of money and job and bills to pay equals his truck being reposesed and the bank starting foreclosure on you. Cousin is glad she divorce him
  5. I feel his pain. About 18 years ago i had to chisel plow this 5 acre field that the beef cows had ran on corn stalks all winter down at my Uncle’s farm. My cousin's now ex husband had been responsible for feeding the cows hay that winter. Round bales with plastic twine around them. I started plowing and hit the first spot he fed hay and immediately plugged the plow up with plastic twine in all that $-IT and mud. It was tangled in everything. I cleaned the plow out and tried with a fork i found near the buildings to pick up what I could find in the piles but even then I couldn't find it all. There were 5 places in that field he had fed hay. Every time I hit one. Plow plugged and I dug twine out of the plow. A small plowing job turned into a half day ordeal. By the end i was covered in $-it and mud digging that plow out. I was really hating life at that point. When I was done. I had a big pile of twine that I threw on the sidewalk to the house to get a point across. I was just finally finishing up and getting ready to leave when her husband showed up. I saw him and blew a gasket. I slammed on the brakes. Threw the tractor in park and flew out of that cab. ( don't remember hitting and steps on the way down honestly.) I stormed over to him and Launched into a curse filled tirade that went on for 5 minutes. He never said a world after hello. He had this person on a railroad bridge with nowhere to go and a train coming at them look. When I was done i stormed back to the tractor and drove off. He never made that mistake again while he was around
  6. What I was thinking. I wouldn't trust Deere as far as you can throw them without something holding their feet to the fire.
  7. Where do they test now? Somewhere close to Racine?
  8. Interesting. Amish here aren't that big if players here in the land buying. There is a big settlement to the South of us. But they really haven't expanded their holdings much. A family moves out looking for new blood. Another moves into their old place. And they are not huge spreads. What farming they do is enough to get them by. If they want to do extra. They end up buying hay and grain from the English as they call us to have larger amounts of livestock. We have sold a number of them hay over the years. They make their money in sawmills, cabanet shops, and being day laborers like you see with the Mexicans. I watch some of the stuff that the Amish in other places can get away with and realize the ones in our area are the hard core ones. It doesn’t look much more than farming at the turn of the 20th century there except they can use a small square baler pulled by houses and a gas engine. And they definitely know their way around small gas engines. They put those on everything.
  9. Not advocating it at all. I think it's a waste of ground and it's never going to be reliable. You are using logic. You say its not going to work. I believe you 120%. I live in Michigan. Weather pattern is similar to your neck of the woods. From November til mid to late March and sometimes early April i refer to this area as the arm pit of America. Its always cloudy, damp, dreary. Everything just looks like $-it during that time frame. Know what is going on around here north of where I live? Putting in a solar farm. Explain the logic there. We just came off the 5th cloudiest December on record and this type of weather isn't uncommon around here during this time of the year In your area. Who is buying the ground. If its investment groups.. they aren't buying it for a nature preserve. No ROI on that. So ask yourself. What are they buying it for? There is something there even if its the most retarded thing imaginable. Because government money makes it profitable to them. Back side of my farm I live on was a 75 acre chunk of ground that was sold at auction in December 2021. We looked at it but decided against it. From the 1970s thru the early 1990s, the local foundry dumped foundry sand on it. In places its probably 30 or 40 ft deep. We didnt want to buy it and end up with the liability of cleaning it up if the EPA got a cob up their @-- and demanded it cleaned up. ( in fact the family only sold what had foundry sand dumped on it. That made our spidey senses tingle there. ) Know who bought it? Big land investment group out of Boston. They sure didn't buy it for farming. Its not great land for that obviously. A few months ago got a flyer from Boston claiming they were looking at some of my ground for a solar opportunity. It got promptly filed in the trash.
  10. I sometimes wonder if this is a backdoor approach to forcing us to put solar panels on the land. Work 20% with your alloted fertilizer. The rest of the ground we put damn solar panels on it because you can't do anything else with them. Just a crackpot theroy i have.
  11. How are they fueling these grain dryers then. No natural Gas means you are down to propane and im assuming that propane is just as evil as NG. Never seen a electric grain dryer ( can you imagine the electricity one of those would suck at a farm level much less a commericial Elevator) You are then down to putting it in a bin and blowing air at it and hoping for the best. Leaving it in the field to dry down and feeding the government lives took ( aka the wildlife) which at times could be there to spring before you can harvest and then how much have you lost? Or back to ear corn picking and throwing it in crisis. I realize im using logic in the face of insanity. But there isn't any other option out there.
  12. Like you said companies special ive in it. But do they specialize in getting debris out? Most of them handle if a bin goes bad. Not for all intents and purposes a building burning down on top of it. Getting all that metal out to feed to animals sounds like a nightmare I wouldn't want to touch. And honestly you probably wouldn't want all that metal running through the mills at a ethanol plant. Plus the possibility of it the distillers grain being loaded with metal. I bet no one would want to deal with making it useable. Insurance probably doesn't want the liability if it hardwared a bunch of livestock if they sold it to someone and it wasn't cleaned up properly.
  13. Thats what im betting happened. I even mentioned it being a possibility earlier in the thread.
  14. We almost lost our shop about 12 years ago from a brand new battery that came with a cordless drill shorting out and melting down. We got lucky. On our bench are these 2 3 inch slabs of steel we use as anvils. When I sat up the charger, I sat it on one of those slabs of steel. It melted on that steel but never went any farther. Scraped the reminds of the steel and was fine. We make it a point to put our chargers on stuff that's pretty fire resistant after that.
  15. Out of sight is what they are usually thinking. There is a mansion near us. It was built by a factory big wig years ago. Sold to the local private college. They used it as the college president's mansion until 2014 when they sold it. Has a 5000 gallon buried propane tank.
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