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  1. brewcrew

    Marshmallow Farming

    Those need to be shaped and sugar coated yet for Peeps!
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    Fast hitch for tractor pulling

    Only once have I seen a guy move the fast hitch while pulling. Even us IH guys called it out. They were watching him closely the next time down the track!
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    genius's at Genex

    Breeding services sell semen. Eliminating service will eliminate sales. The good news is that select sires has some of the best dairy sires anywhere.
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    IHC top ten produced tractors?

    The whole article read like a John Deere advertisement.
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    Speaking of Elwoods

    Years ago I saw a hydraulic FWA for a 706 on ebay. In hindsight I should have bought it as a novelty, it only brought something like $700
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    Spring trip subsoiler

    Perhaps find someone with a sub soiler and borrow a shank? Build a small tool bar to mount it. But my experience is that a spring loaded shank will bring the rocks to the surface. Not what you want in a hay field.
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    looked at a truck today

    I'm thinking there were four or five places for gas tanks on that body style- perhaps based on year, or maybe options. Behind the seat, each front fender, and two in the box. But I could be wrong.
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    Over-sized Load or Under-sized road?

    A friend moved a trailer house maybe ten years ago. As long as he said it was a farm building and pulled it behind a tractor he didn't need any permits. Was told to have a farm truck ahead and behind with flashers, and if they needed any assistance with traffic control for corners or bridges the state patrol would help.
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    drying corn

    Blow air when the temps rise. You would be surprised how much 40's and sunshine can dry it down without additional gas!
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    Anybody need a mother in law?

    I agree with removing the thermostat. Our house has split zones too, and upstairs will be 2-3 degrees higher than downstairs. If you have mentioned the heat and she still doesn't respect your house, remove the thermostat and force it.
  11. You say you don't like parting out a good running tractor. You are going to freak when you hear that some salvage yards will buy brand new tractors to strip!!
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    Elwood axle 06-56 series

    We have an Elwood on an 806, but it was put on in the early to mid 80's. Your friend's 12 could have been the same.
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    Farmers only

    The internet is great for hooking up. It can be ok for finding true love- I found my wife that way- but you have to be willing to wade through the crazies
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    Convincing dad not to switch oil!

    Look carefully at the label on the cheap stuff. I picked some up at tractor supply and they had two kinds- the real cheap stuff was only rated to something like 20 degrees above! Not gonna work going into a Wisconsin winter!!
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    babysitting tax question

    She is likely not properly licensed. We have used several day care individuals over the last almost 6 years and were only able to write off 2 of them. But to have our kid in an environment that we can trust to be safe and healthy was more important. Everywhere we have gone is pay per hour your kid is there, not flat rate. But in some places you pay even if your kid stays home sick, even if the provider is sick, even while your provider takes a week long vacation! Our current provider has kids old enough that she's taking off early for sports way more than we prefer, but having her just a mile from home is more than worth it.
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    Hauling Tractor or Truck

    How is the truck equipped? If it's a regular cab with aluminum flat bed it may be within your towing capacity.
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    Glad I`m a poor nobody

    We need good people in politics. But if locker room talk like Trump will get you in trouble, that leaves me out!
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    Hauling Tractor or Truck

    So drive a little car and tow it back behind the truck. Years ago I bought a truck in NC, over a thousand miles away. Rode my motorcycle out and hauled it back. It was fun and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
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    Silage packing tractor?

    My brother in law runs a Claas chopper doing custom work. He's got the chopper, wagons and trucks, merger, but not a pack tractor. Either his customers pack their own, or he jobs it out to someone. But I know he lost a job because he couldn't get a pack tractor in a timely fashion, and nobody has a tractor actually heavy enough to get a true good pack (according to the extension office numbers at least). My cousin is trying to get rid of a 4586 that he bought on a whim. Would that be a good pack tractor? Or would the clutch wear out fast? What else would have a blade that would fit? I'd love to see a big chunk of concrete on the 3-point for extra weight, but it doesn't have a 3-point. Can they be easily bolted on? what would it cost to get one? Would that big V-8 do well with a job like that, or be a recipe for disaster? What about newer Steiger tractors? Say a 9170 or even STX? Will the reversers hold up? How heavy can you ballast them? If a guy was just packing, not any tillage, could you run fluid in the tires, cement on the 3-point, heavy blade, and more? I'm thinking 50,000 pounds would be a minimum to get effective pack. More would be better. Would a guy wear one out doing that work? Should you be scared of one already set up to pack?
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    Silage packing tractor?

    How much does it weigh?
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    A video for those people scared of heights

    People call the fear of heights a phobia. But a phobia is defined as an irrational fear. I find nothing irrational about being afraid of heights!!
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    Farmers only

    Someone should probably warn you about Grindr... It has nothing to do with feed mills!!!
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    7240 spinning

    If you have one side spinning while the other side is not you will put extra stress on your differential. If you have the dif locked, you are just wasting time and fuel.
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    Silage packing tractor?

    You are partly correct. Pounds per square inch over a period of time packs. Drive over a soft field and you will see the ground compress then rise back up. Leave a wagon over night and you will see a hole where each tire sat.
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    756 Build-Out

    Without a doubt your low hour gas tractor has less driveline stress than even a low hour diesel the same size. Those gas engines just couldn't hurt the transmission! If you want to compete with a 8 or 9, you will need a Diesel engine . A 5.9 should be cheap and easy to find, but putting it in is not real cheap. Other options include the stock German, or a 360- either ag or truck based. Any will work, but beware the power setting on a turbo engine- they can make more than enough to tear up your really nice tractor! As for weight- your 756 is only slightly lighter than an 8, and a little more than a 9, especially the 86 series with cab. As long as you are using it for stability rather than pulling power I don't see putting a couple thousand pounds of iron on it hurting anything.