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  1. 2 hours ago, Art From Coleman said:

    How does a hammermill (which is assume is the grinding mechanism if almost all grinder mixers) handle the shucks on ear corn.

    I understand that the kernels and cobs will pass through the screen, but I would think that the shucks would just wind up in a ball.

    I believe that my Dad went to a LETZ burr mill, because it would shred the shucks, and produce feed from ear and shelled corn, without turning it into powder/dust (which was the purpose of the dust collector on a hammermill)  It seems that cattle would nose through the ground feed, without eating the fine, flour like powder, which wound up in the corners of the bunks.

    I wonder how a roller mill would handle the shucks on ear corn, after looking, it seems that ArtsWay grinder mixers use a roller mill, and I do not know if Kneedler is still in business or, if so, they still make roller mills of any size.

    We filled a silo with ear corn. We put a Farmall 230 on the blower ran the unloading auger from a 1150 mill into it, covered it with canvas. 766 on mill with a 1 1/4 screen in it. put a gravity wagon feeding the mill. Elevator to gravity wagon and filled it with the wagons cycling to the 702 Uni two row and the two row 324 picker. One person just stood by the mill feeding it with earplugs in. Filled a 14x 45 that way for years. Feed quality was if you used less than a 1 1/4 screen it pulverized anything including sticks and handles that were unplugging the bridging, never had a problem with stalks or the husks. One year the mill broke and rented a roller mill which was quicker but my Dad flipped his lid when he saw the bill for the rent.

  2. 14 hours ago, sandhiller said:

    i am not taking a side either way. 

    Plug it into your ration and see what it does for what it costs. 

    Some years may be a cheap source of energy some years maybe not. 

    Then you have to have a way to feed it. 

    Heard of guys taking the beaters off an old turd tosser and feeding it out that way.

    I also see Dale every winter with his pickup in first gear scoop shoveling out of a pickup box trailer. 

    In my operation, I'll stick with cake and range/hay for now. 

    Painful memory there with the turd tosser. One year when I was less than 15 we had a lot of corn that dropped ears when we were chopping with a Uni system(I want to say 30 acres or more, corn was short and we filled two 18x50) and dad was into Parkinson's bad enough he would be off the row for a while before he corrected.  Well we picked up the cobs by hand, walking 4 to 6 rows at a time, probably three 150 bu spreader fulls and possibly a flare wagon full of the cobs. We fed two lots of about 70 hogs in open lots and the brood sow were on an open lot. Just back in and run a bunch off.

  3. Not sure what some people think, but for our farm we could start harvest at least a week or two earlier by going high moisture in a silo and then using cribs we could go sooner than a combine. The cribs we shelled out and used the cobs for bedding the brood sows. It broke harvest up and we did not spend for dryer gas on probably half our crop. With the silo we needed bulk to fill out the ration. So many reasons when you have livestock.

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  4. We had a 1466 with a white cab, for a few years and a neighbor sold my Dad a 5 bottom 20 inch 720 toggle trip plow. Went out to try it out in an old hayfield. First of all the only suit case weights we had were on another tractor. Well we dropped that puppy into the ground and saw a lot of sky as everything in the front went way up:-) After that first scare we were more careful and the tractor pulled it OK. Went and dropped a bottom off, and moved things forward. We could now plow without weights and full gear faster. I think the only time we ever plugged it was when my brother got too close to a fence line on rented ground and sucked in a barbed wire fence some one had taken down and just laid it up against the remaining fence.

  5. Yeah about the tractor trailer with the suicide sticker. And then they proceed to drive in the left lane only--maybe a exaggeration but seen it more than once. First cousin had a 600 and a 650. Poor guy died last year, I wonder what happened to them. Those earlier tractors had a certain grace about them.

  6. My first thought is that they were going to do a clutch job and when they removed the last center bolt, they lost control and it tipped over possibly hurting some one and the survivor said get it out of my sight.

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  7. Like mentioned it could be the spring. My self I would disconnect the shaft to make sure it is not affecting it because down at the bottom it has to allow the stub coming out to move in and out. My one 560 the spring did slide over the wimage.thumb.jpeg.ceb26352dee243d70cae747c77cbffdc.jpegashers and caused something like it. Attached pic. You do have to drop the bottom stub shaft out first before you can pull this out. If I remember correctly the is something holding all the parts , some kind of a keeper. All this stuff can be dropped out the bottom but with a loader on it will be a pain. Dropping that side rail makes it go really easy. Support the tractor if you go that route.

  8. There was a bulletin of which cranks depending on the hardness you could use in that series block, also the gear for the timing train is the exact same part number. Not sure if I can find it though as that was 4 or more years ago.

  9. 9 hours ago, snoshoe said:

    You specify "late" so I won't argue. I do know that more than half the broken D282 cranks I have seen were junkyard cranks with casting numbers ground off. C301 is another crank with same dimensions but different number.

    Actually the diesel crank ended up in the gasoline engine when I think about it. Still running and the guy who bought it off me still rubs it into my face how well it runs, he got the better running one of the two I had at that time. 

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