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Reichow7120

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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. Also have a 2001 2366 combine with the corresponding heads. a 2005 2377 combine. 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. Well, we have been trying to plant beans this weekend on our lighter ground. Yesterday we planted until 9 pm. Other than one shower about 2:00 yesterday afternoon that skirted us to the south of where we were planting. (The main farm had a quarter inch out of it which would have put a stop to us. ) we stayed dry. Started in again this morning and ran til a thunderstorm rolled through about 11:30 which put a stop to us for good today and looking at the forecast it might not be until the end of the week until we turn a wheel again. Unless it doesn't rain anymore and dries tomorrow. Tuesday and Wednesday look shot. Here's a seat shot from this morning.
  2. Ehh, ive seen bigger. Anyone ever seen a Caucasian Mountain Dog? I saw one for the first time a little over a week ago. Its like looking a lion. I found a couple of pictures of what they look like.
  3. I thought all 750 John Deere drills were set up no-till. At least all the ones ive seen around me were no-till.
  4. Don't like the position we're in but compared to a lot of our neighbors in Southern Michigan we are sitting pretty. We at least have all our corn planted as of last Thursday which compared to almost everyone else with any acreage that they work leaves us sitting pretty. Of course we have next to squat of beans planted. (32 acres planted out of 340 planned) the weather forecast leaves us shaking our heads and we have 1st cutting hay coming up which should be a blast .
  5. Ive been dealing with Reliance issues on a 1655 Oliver diesel i rebuilt for a buddy this winter. He bought the parts for me to put in it. Crap rings. That tractor has been giving me ulcers trying to get it right. I saw the Reliance boxes after he got them. And i thought (Oh S--- , Here we go ") But finding non Reliance parts for a Waukesha engine is pretty tough to do.
  6. You guys have anything in the ground yet? We do have our corn in as of last Thursday night. Got a bunch of beans to plant. We did plant some beans yesterday afternoon as we didn't get as much rain Sunday as you guys did (4/10). Ground was ok, nothing to write home about but better than we thought but its raining as i write this so today is shot. In the law of averages trying to coverup that 0 is a hard thing to do crop insurance wise. It haunts you for a long time on your yield average.
  7. I always said that a dyslexic engineer created that gear shift pattern. I didn't learn to count that way in school so in my opinion those numbers should not be in that order. With that being said i realize that's not how it always works. I was one of those people who had a heck of a time learning the pattern. The neighbor we chop corn with has 2 4010s a one 4020 with the Synchro Transmissions on them that we pull silage wagons with. Between him helping us fill and us helping him fill i finally got a really good education on that type of transmission. I to this day get a chuckle about this. When I was going to college at the University of Northwestern Ohio for my Diesel and Ag Mechanics degree the school had a 4010. One day the tractor was in the shop putting some seals in it. It was done with that job and needed to be backed out. A die hard Deere guy jumped on it to back it out. He fiddled around trying to find reverse without much luck for a few minutes. Meanwhile im watching this with a smirk on my face. He finally saw my face and yelled " What are you smiling about, i bet you you can't figure it out either ". "Want a bet". I walked over. Here i am with a Case IH dealer hat, 1990 Case IH parts trade fair belt buckle. Everyone knew i was a red guy. I climbed on that tractor, put it in the 2nd speed reverse and backed it out of there with his mouth opened. Won 10 bucks on that bet. The red guy schooling the Deere guys how to run a synchro. I had to do that a few times that semester. It turned out the teacher and me were the only ones that knew how to drive syncros. When i said to one "I thought driving a New Generation Deere was a requirement for you guys like a red guy has to drive a letter series at least once in his life" None of them had been on anything that old. Definitely not from around my area were Deere guys still run those everyday.
  8. Im sorry to hear this. I thought just a few days ago that he hadn't posted anything in a while. He was a great wealth of knowledge that will be sorely missed. RIP
  9. My Grandma told us stories about gathering the milk cows in the muck across the road from my house when she was growing up. The North Branch of the Kalamazoo river runs past it. She told stories of Missauga rattlesnakes biting at her boots. The boots were thick enough that the fangs didn't penetrate but that has always been in my mind whenever I was on that muck (which was only a handful of times, We didn't get that chunk of ground in the settlement of my Great Grandpa's will) Never have seen that type of snake in my life.
  10. Looks like a lot of fun around here. . Rain every 2 days. Today we might get to a high of 60, though looking outside i find that hard to believe. Cloudy, wet, nothing dries out. We got lucky and finished our corn last Thursday night. We have 340 acres of beans to plant and looking at the forecast this week i doubt we turn a wheel. We have a bet going if we end up with 3 or 4 things going at once if the weather turns good all of a sudden. 1st cutting hay, sidedressing our early planted corn that is coming considering the weather and if it warms up like they say and the moisture we have will grow quick. Soybean planting will still probably be going on. Have 7 tractors around here and probably won't have enough to cover it all without unhooking stuff all the time.
  11. Its tough for sure. We know a guy that used to have a dairy farm. They were chopping hay and he was quitting for the day. He pulled into the driveway with the tractor and chopper and silage wagon. 3 year old son was in the house with his mom. He slipped out of the house without her knowledge because he was excited to see Dad. He went running towards the driveway and ive heard 2 stories one is he flat ran in front of the left rear chopper wheel, the other is he tripped and fell in front of the chopper wheel. Either way the chopper ended up running over him. He survived long enough to get to the hospital where he died that night. Mom ended up in a mental hospital for a while after that. They ended up getting a divorce. He lost interest in farming and when it got tough he got out and sold everything and went to driving truck. Said home wasn't the place to be for him after that.
  12. That and dump beds. Guy near me about 5 or 6 years ago was working on his dump truck with the bed raised. Bed came down with him under it. When they found him, his cell phone was still in his hand. Not a pretty sight.
  13. Just found out that the accident in the grain bin i mentioned above ended up being a series of unfortunate events. He was wearing a harness while in the bin when it broke dropping him into the corn and allowing a envelopment. Sad deal all around.
  14. There is a guy that lives just down the road from me that put up a replica Sinclair station on his property. Complete with a old tow truck.
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