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  1. Sweeping and stacking hay has come up in a few threads over the years leaving many people with questions. I stumbled onto this video earlier that does a good job showing how the whole thing works. It aways fascinated me as a kid and still does today.
  2. This is a great thread! Junior Brown's surf medley is a cranker for sure.
  3. It's pretty hard not to crank Dropkick Murphy's. Lots of good tunes mentioned in this thread. For the more country and western minded, take a listen to Chris Ledoux. Bareback Jack comes to mind.
  4. Your post is exactly what I was thinking for the second part of my post but couldn't find the right words for.
  5. Our community is in the same position with restaurants and businesses having to make adjustments due to lack of help. Part of it is that there are plenty of people who are able to live comfortably by sitting at home and doing nothing. Another part is that local control has been traded to large corporations who feel a one size fits all approach is the best way to run things. Sooner or later things will get sorted out but I'm not counting on it to be easy.
  6. Congratulations!
  7. nc1112


    Thank you! As firefighters we really appreciate it.
  8. Believe it or not the plows are making a comeback with the organic crowd. There are half a dozen 10 or so bottoms that showed up in this area in the last couple years.
  9. There was a local ag pilot that lived nearby growing up. That guy was plum crazy. He since retired but we always figured he'd end up like the guy on Secondhand Lions. It wasn't uncommon to hear he broke off a fence post or something like that. He would fly fires for us quite often too.
  10. For the most part the conglomerates aren't terribly popular. However if you look closely at the current or proposed definitions, more of us little guys fall into the same category than you might think.
  11. Right wrong or otherwise Neil Messick explains about using different height tires on skid steers. https://youtu.be/js7whn-jcRw
  12. Our dept is all in back too. Our neighbors still have some weenie roasters as we call them. Never liked the design either.
  13. Pretty neat rig. Out in this part of the country you'll see a few of those with baskets on the front and water tanks on the back for fighting fires.
  14. nc1112

    Bale Picker

    If you're trying to pick single rounds out of the field get one with the arm. If you are using them to transport from a stack yard they work alright. We use a Kramer mfg retriever with an arm and get along very well.
  15. We've got about 15,000 bales on our 7090 specialty crop. We had a problem around 10k bales that required us to cut the endless belts and install laces. We made sure all the belts were within spec on length and cut them all exactly the same. So far we have not had any problems. We used titan laces as that's what our old balers used and got along fine. The OEM belts are scary expensive. When we had one belt fail we got a wcco replacement and it's been fine.
  16. I agree that there are plenty who don't want to work or have outrageous demands for their employer but your statement about poor management also sums up a large portion of the problem. We have a couple businesses in the area who were once great places to work until the wrong person stepped in as manager and things went to **** in a hand basket really quickly. The employment problem is definitely a multifaceted one.
  17. I've owned a Hilti TE-3000 like you have pictured above for nearly 10 years and can safely say it will be worth the rental fees. It puts the smaller electric hammers to shame. Start at an edge and work out smaller pieces.
  18. It is annoying to have things changed every few years. In most cases something is better than nothing. Like the others have said, CPR is extremely stressful both mentally and physically. Keep in mind that saves are really rare but unless you try the outcome is guaranteed. Don't be afraid of the AED machines either. They are about as fool proof of a machine as there is.
  19. Shoestring is one of those people who is able to do a good job explaining things and seems quite knowledgeable. One of those deals where you stumble onto his channel and all of a sudden you end up spending quite a bit of time watching.
  20. nc1112

    L O L

    Amen to that. And sadly interoffice communication is getting worse everyday.
  21. That whole neighborhood is full of good folks.
  22. There used to be quite a few reversed tractors in the area. There are a few people that stack yet but big round balers have pretty well taken over.
  23. They are a good bunch and work hard. They've added a few kids since then. Would have been a fun trip. It's pretty entertaining to hear his stories many of which involved him having the same bad luck as us.
  24. Yes sir. He lives about 15 miles southeast of me. Know his family well.
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