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  1. I always sharpen blades on the gang mower in place. Only time they come off is to change them. Same with the skid steer mower. As for tightening what others said. I let the impact hammer away and haven't had any issues, but I usually put a new bolt and nut on. I have had the odd one loosen up a bit with a used bolt/nut, but never come off, but that is one thing I make sure I check regularly
  2. Should last you a long time. I looked at them when we got tires this spring but went with a pair of Alliance since they were about 250 each cheaper. There's enough of those titan tires around here and they seem to hold up alright.
  3. Things are coming along nicely here. We'll crops are, putting up hay is not. Seems to be rain every day or every other day. Alot of nice crops, and alot of patchy crops in the area. Worked fields are definitely coming along better than zero tilled this year. The way the crops are growing its not going to be far behind normal for harvest from the looks of things The canola fields are the same just 2 days apart. Sure a solid yellow now
  4. X2 on the air. Long wand and regular cleaning and it's not bad at all
  5. I got the 2 inch leveling kit in mine too. What a difference from hooking up my 02 or dad's 94 lol. I used to jump over the sides to hook the gooseneck. Now I use the jack as a step and crawl on the tailgate and into the box lol
  6. Things are looking good there. Looks pretty even and not much behind a normal year. Very few wheat fields here starting to head out. I see the last couple storms lodged some all ready though. Canola is hit and miss in the area. Lots of yellow fields, and lots just cabbaged out. Ours seems to be very even and decent looking in full bloom, as do some other fields, but there is alot of others with bare patches, either too wet or bugs maybe destroyed some. Things were really picking up and starting to improve this past week, fields were drying up. We were finally able to work most of what we couldn't seed in June, and now it's probably underwater again. Looks like more rain for the weekend again
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    Rain anyone?

    .1 of an inch is a tenth, easier to type 1.1 than say 1 and 1 tenth lol. I read rainfall in tenths, but lots around here read it in mm. I don't think we even have a guage here that shows mm. Lol We've had about an inch and a half in the last 2 days here. 2 days of thunderstorms. Lots of trees down again. Wind was up to over 60 km/h this morning in the yard, had to be higher in the open. Good thing the hay swaths were soaked in water so they wouldn't blow away
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    Rain anyone?

    Here in Western Manitoba, for once we actually haven't got a rain every time a cloud passes. Still pretty wet but it is drying. We were finally able to work up about 80% of what we couldn't seed 3 weeks ago. We're still getting rain every few days or once a week but not big downpours anymore. Pastures are keeping way ahead of the cows. Hay crops look awesome if we're ever able to put it up dry. I feel for you guys where it's really dry. We had a few years like that, and it's not any nicer than being too wet
  9. I've tried that here. They used the soaked cotton balls for their nests. And yes it is very strong. There's 2 spots here that I cannot keep the mice out of here. The cab roof of the claas combine and the cab fan on the 4166.
  10. Ahh a Kitty Kat. The start of a great addiction..... lol I never had one but my grandpa has a Rupp Junior Brute that me and my cousins put alot of miles on during Christmas break when we were kids. Of course it didn't take long to realize that wasn't near enough sled for some of us.
  11. We had the coupler go between the gearbox and hydro pump on the 4000 years ago. I thought it was still available but very pricey. We ended up picking up a good used gearbox and pump but a good hydraulic shop should be able to fix it up
  12. We've cut old beams and hydro poles without issue but we always tell guys to get any metal out of them and if we break a blade that's a added cost. So far never broke a blade. If they're dirty we run the de-barker so they gotta be pretty embedded with dirt before there's too much issue. Something tells me last time we checked out blades there might be a carbide tipped option, which would pay for itself for stuff like that. But I personally would shy away from something like that that has spent alot of time on/in the ground
  13. Doesn't matter if you got 2 or 200. Always seems to be that one that drags it out lol. We spring and fall calve so any late spring ones I just call them early fall calvers lol. We're never really "done" calving, just get a few months break at the start of winter lol
  14. We got 1 field with bad wild oats. Last year we hit it with everest. Seemed to control them good. This year we hit every wheat field with everest. No set back at all. Actually once we sprayed the fields started taking off, but I think that's to the fact it's drying up and not under as much stress. I wouldn't be afraid of using it. For some reason I want to say it's a residual too. I know it site worked good on that bad field of ours.
  15. Early seeded canola here this year was the first week of June and it looks pretty nice. But our last canola seeded about 5 days later than the first has caught right up. Things are growing fast. I'd say the flax is growing the fastest. We were 2-3 weeks behind normal seeding, but spraying was only a week behind normal. In fact flax is usually always on the long weekend to spray and we did it already. Canola will likely be bolting by next week. As long as the rain holds off things are starting to look decent, although the low spots are drowned out. Not even any weeds growing. And fields haven't dried up at all from seeding here either.
  16. Sometimes you get one like that. We had one heifer this year. She calved easy, then she got up and backed up and just stared at the calf looking like, "what am I supposed to do now?" In the meantime another cow calved in the next pen beside in the barn and she got up and started licking the calf. The heifer was watching the cow with her fresh calf and about 20 minutes later the heifer would take one lick of her calf, then look at the cow, then back to her calf. About 15 minutes of that then she figured out what to do and licked her calf dry
  17. That would be right around what that machine would be worth around here. Everything has gone up significantly. I know my 2011 mustang is worth more now with 3000 more hours than what I paid for it 8 years ago. I've never actually seen a Wacker in person but have looked them over pretty good online. For the price they are advertising at I've been tossing around trying one. One main thing stopping me is the biggest ctl they offer doesn't spec out big enough for me, unless they've added one recently. I asked a rental place a couple years ago about Wacker skid steers, as he runs any brand and handles some smaller Wacker equipment. All he said was they are cheap for a reason, and left it at that. I do see some used ones for sale and it looks like the resale price on them is not very high compared to other brands
  18. I'm not sure which is better. When our 3788 burnt the fire kept going for 5 or 6 hours because it made a pinhole in the front fuel tank and it kept shooting out till it burnt the full tank of fuel. Fire department couldn't get it out. Had to let it burn itself out. The rear plastic tank melted and burnt pretty quick
  19. I know I've mentioned it before but you won't regret the suspended booms. They've really come down in price the past few years too for ones like ours. Wet years is where you really don't miss thise little wheels lol
  20. It dropped on the crop insurance seeding deadline day here. Between guys cutting back and a pile of unseeded acres, I believe they have carryover they did not expect to have. Clearly shows the price was high for no real reason. Just a game to them big companies
  21. We've pulled the 14 wheel v rake with the 4494 a few times, round baled with it. 3788 running a 10" swing auger. Sometimes you gotta use what's available if another goes down. Then there has been a few years, and I think this year might be the same, where we needed a 4wd to pull the rake it was so wet. A couple times I sunk the 766 bad enough on the hay fields we just parked it and put the 4166 on it. Probably the funniest looking setup we had for a while was a 70 foot 500 gallon wheeled boom sprayer behind the 4494. It handled it no problem lol. Looked hilarious but never got stuck. Actually had to be careful with it because if you went though too much water it was hard on the booms lol. I don't miss that sprayer lol
  22. Urea dropped 500 a ton here 5 days ago. Never heard on anhydrous but it sounds like it dropped too
  23. There's alot of those TV 140 and newer tractors around in western Canada, but I've never dealt with any. One thing to check is are all the connectors and pins in the connectors good? Any squished out or just not making full contact? I spent a month chasing an electrical issue on my skid steer. It would give me a fault code but what it was coming up with was not the problem. I checked every wire probably 20 times, from plug to plug, before the wire, etc. Plug stuff in and it would work. Put everything back in place and then it would quit. Turns out the metri-pac connectors used in one of the plugs had pressed down just enough that it wouldn't make a good enough connection. Couldnt really tell by eye. Put new terminals in the plugs and good as new
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