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  1. Cat tails in sloughs and grass after freeze up where it was too wet to cut, overgrown fields that haven't been worked for years, etc. We don't always have the option to graze these areas. Also I mow ditches and old roads, etc, at work
  2. I ran a 15 foot JD behind a JD 2755 for quite a few years at work. It was a good pair, but I definitely wouldn't have wanted any less hp. In heavy grass I would down to 1st gear and that's all it wanted. I did knock down alot of willows and poplars taller than the tractor with it as well, just do it in a couple passes and slow. Now I'm running a M110 kubota with a 15' Schulte. That's about a perfect pair. I've never really ran out of power yet and mow the same type of stuff. We pull our 15' Schulte on the farm with the 1486. Can still tell its there when doing bigger stuff, but it never powers out, just keeps chewing. One thing if you're going to be doing much for trees and shrubs or in rocky ground I wouldn't run without some type of window protection. I've seen too namy smashed windows from flying debris and stones. As far as 1000 vs 540, I've seen no difference. Both can break stuff lol
  3. Ours are always outside but if it rains between combining I just make sure all the elevator and hopper doors are open
  4. How many sailboats do you own???
  5. Got some nice fall colors around here right now. Took a few pics while greenfeed the last few days. The tamarack's are turning colour now too
  6. If he thought his last field had cuts going every which way, best not to come here. That's just normal for our country 😄 Got started combining last night. Canola is good and dry so hopefully the rain stays away and we cam just keep rolling
  7. I was wondering if anyone was able to see northern lights tonight. There wasn't much here other than it was a faint colour through the whole sky. Hopefully they start dancing and bringing in some good weather. Things are still wet here. Just finished raking some 2nd cut hay. Was too dry this evening and by dark it was too wet to bale. Heard of lots of guys rolling on wheat today anywhere from 19-22%
  8. Like this just got done hauling more bins home. Works slick on a bin mover. Sometimes we lift bins with a long pipe or pole on the loader. I got a backhoe arm on the skid steer and we chained a pipe to it. Found a old 620 packer wheel and it fit just nice inside the lid and was able to lift and carry the bins around the yard. Should be able to rig something up pretty easily if you have a decent tractor with a loader. That's a pretty light bin you have to deal with so shouldn't take too much
  9. If all the crops are like the canola I don't think it will be too spectacular. The canola looked amazing what we had been checking, but once we got swathing it is not near as nice as it looked. All the lower spots in the field are drowned out. Just too much rain for 2 months after seeding. But I guess we will know once we get into it with the combines. Has a half inch of rain today here. Sure made the yard greasy. All week looks like showers off and on. Then turning nice after that.
  10. Half done would be a nice feeling lol. If it stays wet like this for another week I'm sure we will be combining canola first. Seemed to do that for years then it turned around the last 5 or so. There is still guys swathing canola here yet. We got greenfeed still a couple weeks away from cutting too. Gonna be a busy October lol
  11. You guys are all going to be done combining before we get rolling in this part of the country lol. Been wet the past week and looks like a few more damp days. But I guess things are still green so if it's gonna rain now is the time
  12. My 02 gmc Sierra would come on the display if the oil level is low. You would think in the last 20 years they would have made it to show the actual level.
  13. I belive the tech 2 should do it. We always took and we did pump work on to a shop with the tech 2 just to confirm timing was good. There is a program you can get on a laptop and buy the cables bit I forget what the cost of it was. We decided better off just paying the guy here for his time. Like cattech mentioned, make sure that resistor chip is in the pmd. That sounds to me like it that is your problem, but it could be off timing a bit too. Your lift pump is working, right?
  14. I could contribute lots too. Probably shouldnt admit that though hahaga. Last night I hooked the 1682 up. I got everything going and yep all is working as it should. Except the pickup wouldn't turn. It runs off the tractor hydraulics. Well I could see the motor was moving enough to tighten the chain. Figured well maybe it's tight from sitting. So I'm going back and forth around the tractor trying to help the belts turn. Nope, feels like it's jamming, and not gonna turn. Go back, check the hoses, etc. Nothing. What the heck. Looked at the monitor again and the pickup speed dial was turned right down...... turned it up a bit and away it went..... lol. Duh!! 😂
  15. Terrible situation there. That's never the kind of news anyone wants to hear, even worse when it's in your backyard. I heard last night they were in MB but exactly where I don't know. I could imagine to rcmp presence there. About 5 years ago there was a bunch of break ins and thefts here and ended up with a local cop getting shot. I've never seen so many rcmp and unmarked vehicles in my life. They had every road in and out of town blocked. Stay safe out there! And let's hope they can catch them soon!
  16. Well if you're really worried you can come east 😂
  17. I'll try to send you some of ours. We're still trying to wrap up first cut hay and having to leave spots on the last field with water sitting. We've never had to go around these spots before. And we've had wet years before. I can't believe how wet it still is here. But I guess it's going to take more than a week of sun to dry things up lol
  18. Thats a cool idea. I just changed 2 rear Good Year tires on the 1486 this spring. They both had Made in Canada on them
  19. No not that I know of. I wouldn't complain if it showed up in the yard though 😂 That would be about an hour east of me yet
  20. 66 and 86 are the same widths. Need spacers to put it on a 806. 1" spacers on each side I believe will do the trick. Or is it 7/8"?
  21. I just did the top end on my 08 rubicon 500 this past winter/spring/summer(Getting parts took a while lol). Right around 25000 km on it. I heard a pretty good ticking noise when we were using it last fall and then it quit. Couldn't get it going. Turns out the cam chain tensioner broke. Put the piston into the valves. Bent the valves, dinged up the piston, cam chain was extremely wore. Put in a good used top end, new piston, and hopefully get another 25000 out of it lol. Also one thing I learned is if you hear that ticking, or timing chain slap, stop and fix it then before it becomes a bigger issue! It's a big enough job but can all be done without pulling the motor. I had been looking for another quad for quite a while, and we had to play the waiting game for parts for this one. We needed a quad for spring around the farm, and good used rubicons rarely ever show up for sale, so I was going to just go buy a brand new one. Then just so happened a 09 rubicon popped up for sale no where near here but it also happened to be in my travels the next day. So I bought it lol. Now these 2 can keep each other company lol. Surprisingly both are on the go almost every day. Not sure how we survived with only 1 quad lol
  22. I think combine world was about the best price on new or rebuilt wobbleboxes. We've rebuilt a couple here over the years and really just parts alone are not far off what a rebuilt one costs. No harvest action around here yet. Another nice rainy day today. Still trying to finish haying but don't really want to cut when it's either raining or high humidity and not drying. We baled up what was down yesterday but even after 3 days around 30 Celsius the humidity was so high the hay was just borderline dry. On Saturday the top of the swath was dry and bottom was wet, so I raked it about noon. A few hours later I checked it and what was dry before was now damp and what was damp was now dry. It was hot and a nice breeze, but not drying at all.
  23. Our Massey had a similar issue last year. Would run fine for a while then statt to lose rpm. Would stop combining and sometimes it would pick back up but sometimes it would stall. Let it sit a few seconds and away it would go again usually just a few minutes. We weren't getting good flow to the fuel filters and the pump was cutting out. Put a new pump on and same issue. Turns out there was a check valve on the suction side and it filled with crud. Pulled it apart and cleaned it all up and runs like a top. Not sure if there is a check valve on yours somewhere but worth looking for
  24. Your not alone lol After a month of running mower in the bush, spending all day by myself, lacking social interaction, I too ponder some things like that lol Although yesterday was a different situation. I have a Bluetooth FM transmitter that I connect my phone with to the tractor radio, because it's pretty slim pickin's for stations in no man's land. Anyway I'm running a kubota with powershift, which has the little up and down buttons to shift. Well I started going along again and I'm pushing the up button and what the heck, tractors not shifting. So I push a few more times, no difference. Then I realized I was changing the song on the radio each time....... 🤦‍♂️😂😂
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