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About jworley

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  1. I heard a guy say one day, “yeah I went to the funeral, I just wanted to make sure that lying SOB was really in there”.
  2. Tillers with planters mounted on back were very popular in the Deep South for planting peanuts back in the 60s-80s. Dad planted 600 acres a year with a 4-36 KMC Tillavator with JD 71 planters mounted on it behind a 1466 then a 1486 with 150 gallon saddle tanks. 200 acres of peanuts the rest was corn and double crop soybeans. The corn and soybeans were disced,ripped/bedded then planted with the Tillavator. Went to the field with three tractors it was all done at once. The soybeans were planted after winter wheat. Disced a fire break around the field then burned it off. Before the smoke cleared, one started discing with 1066, as soon as he made a round or two the 1086 started ripping/bedding, after he made a couple of rounds the 14 and Tillavator started planting. Peanut land was broke(plowed for you northerners) with a 1066 pulling an IH 145 flip plow, once he made a few rounds a 5000 Ford with a four row cultivator equipped with row markers and a “scooter” sweep between the rows started “laying off rows”. This made beds in the soft dirt for the peanuts to sit on top off and packed the tracks for the 1486 and Tillavator/planters. The Tillavator also had a spring loaded bed shaper between it and the planters. Without laying off rows it was pretty much impossible to keep the 1486 with 150 gallon saddle tanks and the Tillavator straight on our slightly rolling sandy soils. It incorporated Balan and Vernam on the peanuts and later on Sonolan and Dual. Sutan+ on the corn and I don’t recall for sure on the beans but I think it was Treflan. I still enjoy the smell of yellow herbicides, it smells like spring. lol Sutan+ had the best smell. I wish I had pictures of those old planting rigs.
  3. Just 1,3 and 12 are me lol.
  4. It already has hit the fan in a lot of places. Looters, arsonists and vandals aren’t protesters.
  5. Maybe I should have phrased it as “will”. More speed means less torque on the shaft per revolution. Speaking from experience, a big mower with 1000 pto will be a lot less trouble than a 540. There’s shock loads on it even if you take it easy and 1000 can handle it much better. Spinning 3-4 gearboxes on a 540 shaft is a big load.
  6. I would think with a larger mower 1000 rpm would be better as it should absorb shock loads better which will lead to longer gearbox and ujoint life. There’s a reason 90% of large mowers are 1000 pto.
  7. Oh that one, it’s just an old house. There used to be those everywhere around here, termites and wind have almost gotten them all now along with most of the old mule barns.
  8. Rattle snakes are everywhere around here, any time you are outside in warm weather you have to watch where you walk. If the picture you’re asking about is the one with the tobacco basket hanging on the wall, it’s an old tobacco “pack house” where, after it was cured they wrapped it in big burlap sacks for transport to the auction. It’s now just used for storage.
  9. All Georgia. It’s generally in about a 50 mile radius of Wilcox County, mostly in the coastal plains. Some people say the country in this area is ugly and shapeless, I say they can’t see the forest because the trees are in the way. Our rivers, such as they are, are almost always muddy except during really dry weather. The only rivers close to my home are more like good sized creeks. Theres about 120 acres in the field in the first pic if I recall correctly, not very wide but, it’s LONG way from one end to the other. From what I’ve seen of NZ, it’s a beautiful place.
  10. There are some awesome pictures on this thread. I decided to add a few from my phone, they may not be awesome but, they’re at least kind of cool
  11. I too have wondered why people who sound as though they don’t even like IH come here to read and or comment. A 1486 would run circles around a 4440, just saying. Not tractor related but, the green guys sound like the AR and Glock guys. Their answer to any question asked is, “just get an AR/Glock”.
  12. Dollar General here has regular shipments, it just depends on what day you go as to what selection is available. I went yesterday and the pickings were pretty slim. A few packages of DGs finest house brand and a few Charmin, I got the Charmin because after trying the house brand recently (no choice at the time) I would rather not have to use it again if I don’t have to.
  13. Nice pictures. I’ve never been to a dry area like that, it’s hard to imagine actually. Here, anything that isn’t mowed, disced, bulldozed or somehow kept clean will turn back into forest in short order.
  14. I always wondered if it laid of squiggly rows and how hard it is on the shanks. I bet a 4x4 could carry one easier than a mfd.
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