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  1. do you know why chicken coops only have two doors? if they had four doors they would be a chicken sedan.
  2. i cant personally guarantee anything in someone elses area, you might have lower quality fuel. when i got my diesel pickup i started having problems with it in cold weather. when i changed the fuel filter it had a bunch of white slime on it, i called dk diesel and asked them what the slime was and they told me it was animal fat they used to cheapen the fuel up, i started buying my fuel at the truck stop and no more problems with the pickup if i ran a blend. i havent had a problem with the 966, knock on wood, the tractor sits in an unheated building, it doesnt have a cab so i have a comfort cover on it. it is plugged into a timer and depending on how cold it gets determines when i set the timer to come on. it runs a small mixer wagon a few hours a day. it does get kinda cold here, jan 2019 it got down to 35 below zero here, that morning the tractor batteries gave up. by the time i got to town and back with the new batteries it had warmed up a bit and i did put in a little #1 fuel to be on the safe side after being so cold.
  3. And the ones with inline filter right next to the fan are even worse, cousin has a 4455 and he had a terrible time gelling up until he poked a screwdriver through the filter, now it doesn’t gel as easy. Love my 966, run #2 all winter long, if I can get it out of the barrel.
  4. Dad would run a chain from one three point arm down under drawbar and up to other three point arm when running grain cart, I’m sure the drawbar would have been fine without it but it was cheap insurance. Just make sure to adjust the chain length so it just lifts the drawbar slightly when three point is all the way up
  5. I looked up our avg rainfall here and it ranges from 15 to 28 inches in the state, I thought I was told once that the avg was 14, after your reply I got to questioning what I was told and checked it out. I got to adding up the rainfall we’ve had since beginning of may and it is under 5 inches so far, sorry for misleading you.
  6. It is a drier climate, I’m in hand county, next county east of sdman, South Dakota’s average rain fall I believe is 14 inches but here I would say we are closer to half of that. The wind doesn’t seem to bother the stacks, I think the hay is so tangled together that it can’t blow.
  7. Here is a picture my wife took, pretty sure this was last year he did loose hay. He’s using an 86 hydro.
  8. My father in law put up his last loose hay in 2008, it was either the spring of 15 or 16 he started feeding from that stack, the hay inside the stack looked like the day he put it up. There is an art to it to get the water to shed off of it. He said he would like to make loose hay again some day, I would like to see it done just to experience it.
  9. Looks like a treasure trove, would be fun to walk around and look at what they have there. Any idea what the old truck was in its previous life?
  10. ive seen a 12ft dump rake that someone rigged up an electric drum brake with a switch mounted on the tractor, so when you wanted to dump the rake you hit the switch and it dumped the rake instead of having someone sit on the rake to run the lever
  11. nice tractors, wish paint on my tractors looked that good
  12. I would definitely trade you guys, first cutting alfalfa was about a tenth of what it was last year with the drought and the bugs, I didn’t bother to cut second cutting, alfalfa got a little over ankle high and bloomed out, might just run the heifers out in it to get some more grazing for them. Cottonwood trees are losing their leaves, it’s starting to look like fall around here. Guess I should be thankful for what we have though, the drought is worse in North Dakota. 2 years ago we were in the same boat as you guys, not much quality hay got put up that year, it rained about every other day. I got to figuring, it must take two years to answer prayers for rain, 2017 we were dry, prayed for rain 2019 came along we were super wet, prayed for rain to quit 2021 hits and we are so dry the grasshoppers are carrying a lunchbox
  13. my great uncle farmed with allis chalmers, one of his neighbors was giving him a hard time about farming with allis chalmers and said he should be using john deere, my great uncle told him he would rather ride allis than john?
  14. i used to yell at them and tell them to quit calling but that doesnt seem to phase them so now i play along with them until they hang up on me, figure i might as well piss them off instead of me getting pissed off at them, much more fun
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