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Everything posted by brewcrew

  1. You need the centers, rims and tires. If you wanted to go to a different size, this is certainly the time, and pressed wheels with 18.4-34 are a cheaper option. Personally I hate the look of even the factory pressed wheels, but looks are subjective.
  2. So how would a guy identify the basic tractor or the loaded tractor? Was the transmission an indication? IE- the basic tractor have a synchro vs the power shift in the tractor with more options?
  3. Yes, the truck dt-360 runs a bigger bore and shorter stroke, though externally they are still interchangeable. I can’t swear to it, but I believe external block dimensions are the same.
  4. I assume they use a computer controlled engine. But a friend said he thought they started with a mechanical injector pump. Can you confirm this? Or which year the switch happened? What year did they get def?
  5. I’m not particularly familiar with these tractors past the MX/MXM line. I’m seeing some maxxum 125 type machines for less money than an MX with similar hours but 10-15 or more years older. What engine did they use? What year did they start def? Did some still use a mechanical injection pump? Are they significantly less reliable than the legendary MX?
  6. I haven’t hauled a new jd combine so I can’t verify that, but I highly doubt it. I can tell you at Grand Island they load a case ih on your trailer in 15 minutes and you pull away unsecured to a gravel lot to chain. I have loaded a few places such as Kinze where they help chain. I hauled a new jd Draper head and did all my own securement. They even hesitated to tell me where to chain it! Based on the machine being completely off the trailer I’ll take a guess that it either wasn’t chained at all, or chained with chains way too light.
  7. I sold just before Easter 2018. It doesn’t bother me much to see the barn empty, but I still catch myself checking the tank weights on the chart on my way out. Old habits die hard.
  8. Anyone who doesn’t dread that job doesn’t have a heart. But I think the world would be a better place if everyone put their own pets down, or at bare minimum sat with them while the vet does. I think it teaches respect for life.
  9. If you are referring to CIH, they are certainly represented. I delivered a strip till unit and there was a quad Trac and some other red equipment in the staging area. I was shocked when told how much it costs to set up a display at these shows….
  10. I get a portable tank in every year to dry corn. There is probably 100 yards between the two uses.
  11. I delivered a combine from Illinois to the Palouse region last year. As cool as those videos are, to see it in person is amazing!!
  12. I had considered using the water heater from my milk house, I believe it’s 105 gallon electric. But I was told it will run constantly and not keep up, plus suck electricity. Currently I don’t use any propane on the farm except to dry corn. I need to check with my coop if they even have a tank!
  13. We have geo with a ground loop. It took about 50’ by 200’ that we farm right over. I love it when it’s working correctly, but it has a tendency to kick off and we don’t find out until we get a really high electric bill. Unless it’s summer, then we lose ac and notice it immediately. The people I’ve talked to say this is not unusual for geo, regardless of brand. But it’s sure nice to not buy propane !
  14. It’s finally time to get a heat source in my shop. I have in floor loops, and a mini split to make the office area an appropriate working temp above or below shop temp. Building dimensions are 44’ by 60’, 18’ height. Plans for down the road include provisions to expand to 100’ long, but no timeline on that. I see ND state university says well insulated shops need just 20 btu/hour per square foot, which puts me under 100k including expansion abilities. How does that sound to those of you with such a building? I figure it will likely be kept around 45° unless working in there, then likely bump it to 50-55°. This will not be a continuous use building going in and out constantly, but it’s main function is storing and washing my semi on weekends. I have a pair of 16x24 doors on either end. I’m planning to fire the boiler on propane unless someone tells me a better idea (not wood!) and it will also do hot water for the bathroom. I’d love to hear some testimony from those who have already been there! Thanks.
  15. If the truck was built after December 31, 1999, then you must have an engine built by that date to run paper logs. There are exceptions for local, for not needing logs more than 8 days out of 30, hauling livestock, and probably some more.
  16. Exactly. Paper logs vs elog is really a preference. Paper is much easier to cheat, but elog is not impossible for someone who knows how. But even those of us who run paper legally can prefer them due to simplicity and no elog subscription fees.
  17. Pre elog involves a build date, or at least an engine date, prior to January 1, 2000
  18. My wife has a project going that she wants to be rustic. Rather than spending thousands on new materials that look old, I’ve got some old tin that was sitting in a corn crib. The goal is to use it as wainscoting. I’m power washing it for cleanliness, but what can I do to stabilize it, as well as make it safe enough that we don’t need a fresh tetanus shot every time we use the room? I was thinking the small nail holes I’d put a nail with a washer to cover them. Any and all suggestions are welcome!
  19. I assume you know the reason they are cheaper in the northern areas and Canada is due to rust. Pre emission is easier to find than a pre elog truck with the i cab. Around here many trucks get deleted, and quite a few get back dated engines. I would definitely put an older engine in before I simply deleted a newer engine!
  20. Illinois doesn’t require permits for overwidth ag equipment that is legal height. Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania will. Tractors aren’t typically wide enough to do much routing, but you might need some. The biggest hassle is that oversized needs to be a direct route, so side trips to get extra cargo on the trailer can get challenging, so it’s less likely to get a good price quote.
  21. hauling a single piece oversized or overweight is typically just a matter of getting a permit. I hauled an excavator out of the Vegas area grossing 99k without issues- I need my cab card listed as higher weight in Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska and likely a few other states if you go through them. But even with the increased cab card weight I need a permit so they can calculate miles and charge you for the extra abuse to the road. I was running a Tri-axle lowboy, but I’ve seen guys leaving Waterloo with a new 9RX grossing similar with just 5 axles.
  22. They use a different size bell housing, so it won’t just bolt up. BUT- you could probably use your frame rails, or get some for an 8 or a 7 German, then find a backing plate for a 66/86 series. It would definitely make a better tractor out of it.
  23. I run 16.9, but I don’t recommend it with 12” rims. However, my father in law has a set of duals that way. Those 16.9 tires are pinched so much they match well with 18.4-38 main tires!
  24. What size tires do you have? It might be simpler to change tires than gears.
  25. Amish are big into biological and organic farming around here, but I think that organic is as much for the market than religious principles. As for better quality soils- yes you can have better soils using different techniques, and compaction is lessened without giant equipment running wet fields. I know an organic guy who gets disappointed if he sees less than 200 on his yield monitor, and was consistently 20,000 plus pounds per cow on pastures when he still milked. Was he ever gonna make the record books? Probably not, but he fed way more than just his family.
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