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billonthefarm

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  1. Do not use those crap CNH ones. Steel ones are ok. If you can find the right person get some solid copper ones.
  2. I am going to go down thursday, see the show and I am taking Smoke Rings with me and will pull thursday evening and then head back home.
  3. I am on the local school board and we just took delivery of 21 new school buses. 3 gasoline and 18LP gas versions. We have had gas, diesel and LP. Right now LP is the best option for us. Around the farm I have two power strokes. 6.4 and a 6.7. Bought them both new and they have done quite a bit of hauling. Zero complaints. I will stay will diesels for my work trucks. I have a half ton gas pickup to run around in.
  4. There are a lot of variables in play. The capabilities of the two tractors are very different. Chisel plow can mean different things and certainly soil characteristics come into play. I have a 10 shank 6000 conser till I use on my 10’s and 14’s. In tough going you know it’s back there and a 9 would never pull it. Other times it might. 9-10 shanks was normal size disk chisel, not a ripper, when they were commonly used in this area. Lots of heavy black soil in this part of the world and it can pull hard.
  5. We were at a county fair a couple weeks ago. Rained a quarter inch just before the 12,00lbs class. I was third in the class. They did a good job with the track but the mud coming off the tires made a mess. All over the hood, throttle, steering wheel. Oh well!
  6. There is a member on here who can help you out. He owns Guenther Heritage Diesel. Look him up. He is a good guy and knows his stuff. Helped me with this one......
  7. These things were on almost every farm. After we all grew more corn than we could fit the in wooden double alley cribs these sprung up everywhere.
  8. Mostly hay. Quite a few corn stalks. Rarely straw.
  9. I ran a Vermeer BP 7000 on my stock 966. Ran thousands of bales with it. No problems. It did work it more than a 1066 but no big deal.
  10. Been on the road making a few pulls lately. Win some loose some!
  11. A little bat winging, little side dressing, a little cultivating and some 300ft at a time farming!
  12. Got off the farm to go pull yesterday. Just a couple static pics.
  13. Good tractors. Do quite a bit of work with mine.
  14. I had one go out on my 5088. 3-4 years ago. Went to the C IH dealer and they handed me one from Hy Capacity and said “trust me, the IH ones are junk!” 250 hours a year for 3-4 years and still going so I guess they were right.
  15. Always thought it was hard on the axles on 1066’s too.
  16. Just imagine how innovative that mogul tractor was in 1918. The change from horse to horse power must have been quite a thing.
  17. Yep. Farm kept growing in acres. Hard to get livestock help. I was burning the candle at both ends to keep things going. I had forgot there was life outside the farm! Nice to have a life again. I kept 25 until last fall and sold them as well.
  18. 8920 uses AG Leader system using a Integra. Works good. I could run the planter but I still use the regular monitor. 7120 has a Trimble 250 running a Trimble auto steer.
  19. Tony, we are very fortunate. We have very good soils here that will be forgiving. We also have a climate that offers a huge window of opportunity. Doesn’t get too hot. Usually catch timely summer rains. Doesn’t freeze till Halloween or later. Right here we have a reasonable chance at a good crop. Many others will not be so lucky.
  20. I sold snoopy last winter. It had been here 2 years and since I sold the cows it really didnt get used at all. Dad likes to run the 5488 and wasnt a big fan so that meant it sat. I never did run it on the forage harvester but that was my plan.
  21. That’s the right style for the standard suspension just should be all black.
  22. Done planting. Big sigh of relief. Pictures of the red iron.
  23. Random pics of spring 2019. 1/3 done with corn. Waiting on dry weather!
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