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  1. Delta Dirt

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Professor---- PM me your mailing address there in Helena. It's probably about time for Mike and the kids get a new shipment of Moon Pies (before Christmas). Looking back at Mike's tour of duty-----and it's been 10 yrs. Time flies right on by. DD
  2. Delta Dirt

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Thanks for making us aware Tuba. I don't know when I started posting here. Do remember reading this thread for awhile before I realized that Old Binder Guy here-------and 20 Highwheeler over on Smokstak was the same person. A mysterious old codger--------even goes by the name Professor some times!! (I recognized him by his "trademark" polka dot cap!!!!😁🤣) Wish we could all meet up sometime------but I probably wouldn't make it even if it was in my living room. I have gotten where I miss alot of funerals-----just don't know when we will be up and running and when my clutch will be slipping. Keep it going Gary-------have enjoyed it all.👍 DD
  3. Delta Dirt

    Farming low ground

    question for b&c farms---- Based on my old farmland appraiser curosity------What is the typical cost per acre for tiling in your area?? Here in the Mississippi Delta area (flatlands)-----we don't see tiling. Drainage is of the number 1 priority here------but we tend to focus on land forming (enhances drainage and irrigation). If we don't have drainage-----we don't need irrigation. There will be no crop. Crop production capability is limited on almost all water logged soils. Getting back to 1566 3588's original post and following up on hillskinefarm's comments. Tiling should be of benefit if you have drain outlets-------AND the damage is not coming from surface FLOODING. Sometimes------ enhanced drainage enhances flooding also------if you are encountering frequent flooding. (water flows both ways) Don't they grow cranberries in low, poorly drained areas????? (know nothing about cranberries-----just seems like I have seen something along those lines) Good luck--- DD
  4. Delta Dirt

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Mader--- Our current weather conditions seem to be reversed------Must be why they call it weather ??😨😏 DD
  5. Delta Dirt

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Montana/Minnesota weather in Mississippi this morning------and it ain't even Thanksgiving yet.😳 Dusting of snow----30° with17 mph north wind. That's cold enuff for us old codgers way down south. Picture is looking out kitchen window through window screen------screen was keeping mosquitos out just a couple of weeks ago!!! DD
  6. Delta Dirt

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Sorta feel like I have been visiting with our friend Roger right now. I am in Sandstone, Mn (via RFD TV) watching Midwest Country. But I can't find him in the crowd-------and I don't see the mighty AutoWagon in the parking lot!!!!🤗 DD
  7. Delta Dirt

    "God Bless our Veteran's"

    That's a great looking building along with the patriotic flag sign. Please give the owners my compliments from way down in Mississippi.👍 (USMCR 1962-1968) Delta Dirt Avon Ms 38723
  8. Delta Dirt

    weather tonight

    Was looking at the wild fires in California on tonight's news and just thinking how hard it is to believe that they are so dry out west-------and we are so wet on the eastern side. And-----our weather down south (Mississippi Delta) has been much better than what ya'll have had up through the mid-west and northeast. Still areas of cotton and soybeans in the field down here-------and alot of cotton modules still in field waiting for transport to the gins. Wet falls are never fun-------but fires are devasting. Old man Weather is a strange critter. Good luck to everyone. DD
  9. Delta Dirt

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    More questions related to the early days of Montana farming: What would have been an average wheat yield back in the early 1900's??? And--------what would have been a typical size of a field in early 1900's vs 1970----80's??? Seems like ya'll have always been wide open spaces------gotta feel good not turning around every few minutes. ****** Turning around----- No need to lift or pull out of angle with the offset disks---------just turn to the left and you are turning against the backside of the blades. Walks itself right out of the ground-------goes right back to cutting as tractor straightens out and blades take their bite. It always intrigued me to watch the old mechanical scissor action slide close and open back up when the blades took their bite again as the tractor straightened out. Those old drag type disks worked great on dry land--------but sure not much fun in a wet spot (how can I lift this damm thing---------where is the lift lever????).😳 DD
  10. Delta Dirt

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Thanks for the description of the one ways Ralph. My impression of the disker was that it had more cutting action than it apparently does. Most of our disks here in the Delta area were set up with 22" blades on 9" spacing-------with the heavy "cutting" disks being 24" blades on 10" or 12" spacings. Don't know what size blades were on the old Towner------they are well worn and still measure slightly over 24". (way more disk than the 2090 wants to argue with) ****** Quite a biography (complete with pictures) that the Professor posted. Really wished he had not mentioned the 19+ % interest rates. Brings back nightmares to an old codger like me. Lots of things I can't remember------but have not forgotten those high interest rates!!!😨😳 DD
  11. Delta Dirt

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    I hear you Finney------down here the early land reclamation disks were commonly referred to as "bush and bogs" but were usually heavy built equivalent of a front section of a tandem disk. (don't know the difference in a "bog" and a "bush and bog"--------but they would definitely "bog down" alot of hp from a big tractor!!!)😊 And-----just tend to roll over big stumps. The old disk in the first two pictures is a Towner offset with heavy blades on 12" spacing for heavy cutting. It's prior days in the new ground were showing when a neighbor pulled it up to my shop as a donation . I did some corrective surgery and installed a hydraulic cylinder for controlling the angle of cut. It too was used in land reclamation (new ground) here locally. The offset disk is similar to the one way disker-----but with two gangs working in opposite directions. It's what we refer to as "drag style" with no transport wheels------and it originally was manual angle adjustment. ******* Thinking about the one way disker a little more-------might be that we have much more vegetation down here than the boys out west have (so we need more chopping action). Plus-------in most cases they are seeding at the same time, so probably not running very deep?? Noting Loadstar's Cockshutt 50 pulling a 12 ft one way disker triggered a slight brainstorm in my head. In reality-----the number of blades should be not much more load than a 6 ft tandem disk?? Am I thinking right Ralph??? DD
  12. Delta Dirt

    IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    Question for the Professor and maybe Loadstar: Why was the one-way disker (cylinder plow) so popular out west? We have always run tandem disk harrows------or for real heavy cutting a tandem offset disk. Either way------we were double cutting the soil-----moving it one way with the front gangs and the opposite with the rear gangs. In reality-------it appears that we both are running about the same depths (3---6"). Double offset disk harrow: (usually 9---12" blade spacings) Tandem disk harrow: (usually 7---9" blade spacings) I presume the one way disker allowed hitching the second gang of blades out wider to cut a wider pass (with same number of blades engaging the ground)-------but did you not have to make a second pass to create your seedbed. Must be differences in soil textures??? Our soils usually takes several passes to create a seed bed with conventional tillage tools. DD
  13. Delta Dirt

    corn drying

    My thoughts are that a 1 hp x 12" fan is not going to move much air through any sizable amount of grain??? We have much higher humidity levels than those of you up north. I have no experience on storing corn------but was always a believer in blowing some air ocassionally through whatever I had in my bins-------especially during cold weather. With cold outside temps and warmer grain inside the bin-------inside of bin will sweat (similar to a house window). Cold grain with warm outside temps may cause outside of bin to sweat (no problem)------I have seen that scenario. You will never be wasting your time worrying about stored grain------(crops converts to $$$$)---------and therefore always require some management. DD
  14. Delta Dirt

    Gravity wagons

    I've got a neighbor that runs the airplane tires in lieu of the 15" implement tires on problem trailers and implements. Don't know what the load rating is (heavy+)----------but the speed rating is 200 mph (says so on sidewall of the tire)!!!😄 DD
  15. Delta Dirt

    This week's aquisitions

    👍 to Big Bud. Looks like the quonset building sure kept everything dry and in good shape. Great set of pictures-----thanks for posting. DD