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  1. The REA, the gov subsidized New Deal program to electrify rural America?
  2. 100% wind power is not the goal the EU has set for themselves. Expecting 100% of their electricity demand to be generated by wind power is an unrealistic expectation and is not what they are trying to do. https://energy.ec.europa.eu/topics/renewable-energy/renewable-energy-directive-targets-and-rules/renewable-energy-targets_en
  3. Batteries aren’t cheap but they’re not $50 per amp hour either. A quick look at Blains FnF shows 5ah batteries for $129. There are probably the same or better deals out there if you shop around a bit. You can also get adapters to convert batteries to different tool brands to keep your old tools going if you switch brands. https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/880873-dewalt-20v-max-xr-5ah-battery.html
  4. I just ordered some TY6341v(not hundreds of tubes) from greenfarmparts.com that has shipped and should be delivered tomorrow.
  5. The four lanes must be divided by a median to not require stopping from both directions. Texas law states “ Texas Transportation Code Sec. 545.066 Passing a School Bus; Offense (a) An operator on a highway, when approaching from either direction a school bus stopped on the highway to receive or discharge a student” Seems like you were ok to pass at a RR crossing to me
  6. Of those two blades the Woods is far superior, it has offset and tilt functions.
  7. If you had it, how were you going to wire up a 3 phase home charger?
  8. It looks broken in half. The stack and both side mirrors are still in place so that signals no rollover. Possibly a traffic accident- rear ended maybe?
  9. Agriculture receives billions of dollars of subsidies, not just for ethanol. https://www.thebalancemoney.com/farm-subsidies-4173885 https://www.thoughtco.com/us-farm-subsidies-3325162 https://farm.ewg.org/farms_by_state.php Still all kinds of different subsidies in place for 2023. https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/laws/ETH?state=US
  10. Large animal vets are hard to find, especially ones that make farm visits. All of the young veterinarians at the place we use are women. The older men that work with large animals work their tails off, especially during certain times of the year.
  11. What do you think about subsidies for nuclear power? https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=41534 https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-admin-launches-6-bln-nuclear-power-credit-program-2022-04-20/
  12. If I’m the C&G guy I didn’t say that, the Deere operators manual states that (up to a certain weight). Care to show your math where a small, low capacity 70 stroke per minute square baler is generating 7,000+ pounds of force with the plunger?
  13. Express Steel is a small business that fabricates attachments for tractors and skid steers. Their prices include shipping to residential address to the lower 48 states SSQA bale spears are $565 right now, that’s reasonable in my book. 3000# capacity rating and weigh <150#. Might be worth a look if anyone is thinking of picking up a bale spear setup. https://expresssteelinc.com/product-category/es-attachments/universal-quick-attach/hay-spears/
  14. I use Rotella T6 in most everything that’s not a vehicle. A small engine only turns 3600 rpm, I’d say that’s low rpm use.
  15. You’ve misinterpreted the information. The baler is 2200 pounds, tractor would be 2500-3000 pounds, well within the rule of thumb limits. The heavier balers have more PTO HP requirements. All the >3000 pound balers have 35+ PTO hp requirements which none of the listed tractors meet those requirements even if they meet the weight requirements. The 2025R could transport the heavier baler according to the specs (as long as vertical hitch weight was appropriate) but not operate it.
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