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    growing corn and soybeans for 5 generations just outside Farmington IL

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  1. Ran one of those things on a 1466. It worked ok. Eventually on a 7120. The 7120 handled it with ease. The more front weights the merrier! Planter was quick to transport and handy to get around with but I never did like it in the field.
  2. 2001 2366 with 2208. It does have the rear weight bracket. Only 2 lift cylinders. In good corn that is 20-22% 2.5-3 mph. 16-18% corn you can get over 3mph even in really good corn. No issues just can’t drive as fast as we did with a 1063.
  3. These new tractors with suspended axles, suspended cabs, air seats and soft radials tires all ride much better than anything before them. I will say guys have mentioned 2+2’s and they did ride very good but not like these new tractors.
  4. We had a saying, “cattle are always looking for a new way to kill themselves!” They sure could get into the darnedest situations.
  5. These little blowers work just fine in a few inches of snow or feet. My Fair likes deep snow and it isn’t as good around the building because it just doesn’t clean up in front of itself when you stop. Like in front of shed doors and the like. The 80 doesn’t leave a pile at all.
  6. Everyone has their favorite way of moving snow. A tractor and snowblower has been mine for a long time! No piles. No rocks in the grass. Every pass 7’ of snow disappears. It works good on 3-4” of snow and if need be you can attack 3-4’ of snow! I cleaned out the bar lot at home and when I finished the snow plow hadn’t been down the road yet so I headed to my parents 1/2 mile up the road. Took me half an hour as the snow was as deep as the blower in places so it was stop and go but I got it done. I saw the hiway commissioner today and he said my path with the snow blower made it way eas
  7. I have 4 different 720 plows and they all have that cylinder. I would take it apart and take seals and or rings to a hydraulic shop and get them. I bet less than $25 will fix you up.
  8. People loose track because the focus is on bigger is bigger all the time. Magazines never talk about the guy that farms 400 acres and works a job in town. Truth is there are far more smaller part time farms than big farm operations. 97% of all farm operations are still family owned. Something like 90% gross less than $300,000 per year. That’s a lot of medium to smaller and part time farms.
  9. Same here. Empty shelves everywhere.
  10. Would like to find a 770 or 760 in my part of the world. Very unusual to see offsets here.
  11. I have it. Started to notice it 3-4 years ago. Sitting here in the house with the tv on right now and it is pretty obnoxious. It does vary some. I try to wear muffs on the open station tractors and older tractors with cabs. Too many years of old tractors, high powered rifles and I really think the fans on grain dryers didn’t help a bit either. It never really stops but it doesn’t always bother either. Run a fan in the bed room. Being around loud noises makes it worse. They say hearing aids can help.
  12. I used to have 3 tractors on timers plugged in at night any time the low temps would get below 30 when i had cattle to feed. They were all on heavy duty timers with dedicated outlets and 25 ft 12 gauge cords that were wired in the timer. I kept the plugs in polished and clean and tried to pay attention when unplugging if the plugs were cool, warm or hot. The timers were generally set to run for a couple hours prior to morning chores but if it was going to be -10f or less I would adjust them to be on for 5-6 hours. Never left them on all night.
  13. They aren’t hard to torch out if you really have too.
  14. Here in central IL we had less than one inch. Quiet weekend.
  15. Drones make it easy to do. This is the farm I live on. I have 2-3 older ones.
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