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  • Birthday 05/10/1991

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  1. That's a common setup around here. Not sure I would want any smaller than a 1086 on a 13" but it should run it no problem. A neighbour used to run one on a 1086 and one on a NH 9030 bidi
  2. That is correct. I'm in Manitoba and yes it seems like it's either too wet or too dry. Tha past 4 years have been getting dryer and dryer. This fall has been dryer than normal though. Usually have to quit by 9 for the heavy dew and can't get going till 4 or 5 in the afternoon. This fall can go 24 hours and not get tough most days. It is kinda nice not needing to carry tow straps in every tractor though lol
  3. I could handle harvest with a few breakdowns. No trips to your neck of the woods, yet anyway lol. I almost called out there for a tie rod, since it broke the ball stud, but we got a truck one and going to make up a new one. I welded the stud back to the ball without welding the socket part solid and so far its been holding but too much hilly fields and road travel coming up to chance my welding lol
  4. Harvest is cruising along here. It's really spread out this year. Started wheat Aug 16, then had a 2 week break with rain and then we were rolling again sep long and it's just been going on something everyday. And fixing, seems like lots of fixing lol. Finished the cereals a week ago today. Ran not bad. No bumper crops but we've had worse. Overall wheat was just below average for us and oats was half of what we're used to. The straw situation is terrible too. We dropped every bit we could but still ended up chopping quite a bit where there was nothing. As it is I've been chasing swaths trying to make a bale. Where we would normally get 1.5-2 bale an acre this year is maybe .25-.5 bale an acre. Canola is all down, and hoping to try combining the first stuff later this week. Swaths look not bad but we will see once we're in it. Lots of regrowth and late flush. It's a sea of yellow between the swaths on lots of everyone's canola fields. We got one field of flax that is full bloom again now too. It's gonna be a mess I'm sure. And for the first time I can ever remember, we are going to do some second cut oats for greenfeed. Looks as good as first cut was lol As usual, here a few pics from this fall
  5. It's beautiful haying weather here right now. Been getting in to more sloughs since it's so dry and the hay is drying like it's July. I've been trying to bale straw the past few days. Such a struggle. So little straw and so short. As soon as you touch it it crumbles in your hands. Been trying to catch a dew and bale during the night but it's been windy and no dew every night. Finally today it was not as dry of a day and it drizzled last night and I was able to finish it up. I think it went 4 acres per bale lol. Oh well, this weather is great for harvest
  6. Our hydro 100 did the exact same thing. When it was cold there was steering. Not great but not bad. Once the oil warmed up it was very stiff. Put another hand pump in and works the way it should. Oil was bypassing in hand pump when it warmed up
  7. They guy we bought it from had it for that reason. He said he would go till he got stuck with the 4630 jd then go home and get the 4166 and pull everything out himself then keep going on the jd. He said he wouldn't run the 4166 all day cause no a/c but I think he just did that for entertainment lol
  8. Used to be a 4186 in the area here. Was the exact same as our 4166 except it had a/c. Like other's have said the rear steering can be troublesome. Ours has gone through a couple of the linkages. In 4 wheel it follows perfect but 2 wheel I can't get get it to return to center. For all we do with it we live with it. One thing I found is to run it in 2 wheel steer till the oil warms up. Seems like in the cold weather is when we would have troubles if trying to use 4 wheel steer from start up. We have blade on ours for pushing snow, and that it does awesome. I like that little tractor. We pulled our 28 foot air seeder with it for a few years and it handled it just fine. Now it just does what it needs to throughout the year and pushes snow and skids logs all winter. I wouldn't want to farm with one as my main 4wd but I also wouldn't be without it. Such a handy tractor and will go anywhere when it is wet. It seems to just float and still pull. I think it seems to do better in the wet ground than our 9130. I think it is balanced just right
  9. They do tend to float around nice without much tread. And I do agree these taks can be very hard on tracks. When I bought my machine it had camoplast zig zag tracks on it, about 60% tread I would say. When I changed them I had put 1400 hours myself on them. I'm thinking they had all of 2000 hours on them. They were very rough shape already, missing a couple bars, big chunks gone, but we're still working. I ended up putting them back on this spring after the new ones let go. That's a whole other story. Anyway, I snapped one of them clear through like yours pushing trees this summer. I'm surprised they lasted like they did. So the new ones I put on this time were the camso ones. And to my surprise, they were about $600 per track cheaper than 2 years ago. What brand are the Canadian ones you got? For my machine there is only 2 or 3 brands available, and only a couple styles. Your size and smaller has alot more choices
  10. At least yours are fairly worn down. Mine were like new yet with only 700 hours and they did that. No warranty either. Stay away from tuff bilt tracks
  11. That looks like the forecast we just come out of. Looks like some decent weather coming up here now. Got probably not far off 6" of rain in the last week and half. Things are really not that wet though. It's really soaking in. For most guys the rain was too late but it sure helped the pastures and any later canola
  12. Sad part is feed wheat price is that price or maybe even a bit higher now. Pretty hard to let it go as hrs. Especially if protein is down a bit. I heard of some guys paying 10.50 right now for feed barley too. I'm kinda expecting hrs price to jump up since I've heard alot of wheat taken off already was not much better than feed. I guess time will tell
  13. Well harvest is underway around here. Was to Winnipeg a week ago and not much wheat left to go around there. Lots of canola down too. Crops look terrible off the road. Further west you get and the better things look, still not great but not bad considering. We started combining on Monday. Never would've thought we would be going Aug 16. That is unheard of in this area. We were straight cutting wheat, beautiful sample, and testing 13. Not desiccated. Quite a few guys going like that too. Heard of some swathed wheat that was testing under 10. We did all that was ready and the rest had some green, but we got a rainy week now so that's ok. Canola is still a couple weeks from going down for us. Heard of flea beetles in the area too. Also had a bit of hail knock out some crops this week Not much for pics. Too busy lol. Couple of the neighbours across the road going same night we started
  14. If you got cleavers they will wrap up on the reel alot of the time. Same size seed as canola too. We had it bad in spots but got it under control now
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