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  1. Looks like that 5288 has 30.5-38s on it? I'll have to investigate more Saturday....
  2. Since we have the pulling tractor that we run around with on the state level I have probably been to 25 different fairs in Illinois/Missouri this summer. Most fairs have had average attendance for the tractor pulls with a few pulls with attendance much larger than normal. Pulling tractor wise numbers have been down all summer. A lot of tractors sitting in the shop due to parts availability but I think also some sitting due to guys finding other hobbies last summer. For Red Power Roundup this year it was kind of a similar story, I thought it was well attended people wise but I was very disappointed with the number of local tractors that were there.
  3. I might be there Friday, for sure will be there Saturday and will be pulling Pro Stock in the Saturday night show. To anyone who hasn't been to hcop before. Unless you don't mind walking 3-5 miles, a golf cart or side by side is a must.
  4. 1. 10/1486 Narrow Front (with the cab). No practical reason but I've always thought the few I've seen in pictures looks so goofy that they are cool. I'd like to have a line up of big narrow fronts eventually. Already have the 1206 and 1256 narrow fronts, just need a 66 and 86. 2. 10/1466 Narrow Front. Same reason as #1. Dad and the uncles used to have a 1066 NF, but it got away before I could remember it. 3. 72/7488. Probably an unpopular opinion but if I ever have the funds to buy one, I'd farm with it some. Obviously wouldn't pull it hard but it would be an awesome experience to run one in the field.
  5. You got it right Todd. My uncles put this tractor together sometime in the 70's. Its the combination of a junkyard 650 repowered with an IH DV550 V8. The purpose of the tractor was to pull a 7yd scraper that we used at the time to reshape our pasture fields so we could row crop farm them after we sold the dairy cows. This combination sometimes required another 650 outfitted with custom built front blade to push behind the scraper depending on the hills. We did farm with it some in the 70s and 80s but it was never one of the main farming tractors. A few years back I had put it in a local parade and before the parade I drove it across an elevator scale. With the 30.5's full of fluid it weighted somewhere around 14,750 lbs, just a little heaver than a factory one! The main downside to the conversion was that the tractor is geared very fast with the V8 engine in it. When I was moving it back to its storage shed after red power round up last week I pulled my phone out as I was going down the road in 5th gear and it said I was going 28mph at around 3/4 throttle. I've never been dumb enough to open it all the way up in 5th gear lol.
  6. My sister's boyfriend has this 47, we repainted it and put a new turbo on it this past winter
  7. Spencer IA, June 20-23 2024
  8. I have been using that rig for the past couple of years to side dress corn with 32%. The front end is a little tight going down 30" rows but it works pretty good. Hope to see many of you down here today and tomorrow.
  9. I have been using that rig for the past couple of years to side dress corn with 32%. The front end is a little tight going down 30" rows but it works pretty good. Hope to see many of you down here today and tomorrow.
  10. Man, that's tough to hear, RIP Rush
  11. Also, only the 40 and 50 had intercoolers
  12. CNH for whatever reason decided to move away from viscosity and partner up with shell for oil and lubricants moving forward. I just checked here at the dealer I work at and a 55 of new regular hytran was $45 cheaper than the viscosity. Make sure they are not quoting you for synthetic hy-tran. New regular hy-tran should be cheaper across the board. I dont know if that relates to a change in quality but the new style buckets definitely seem to be more cheaply made.
  13. I bought a couple of low dollar put options just because, don't quite have the capital or guts to actually short it.
  14. Don't know how many people have been following along with this reddit/gamestop story but it is pretty incredible. Basically a group of average people in this reddit forum? called WallStreetBets started pumping money into Gamestop stocks pushing the price from $20.00 a share 2 weeks ago to over $350 this morning. Wall street hedge fund managers are crying now because I guess they are the only ones that should be able to manipulate the market. Here's a link kinda describing what's going on. https://apnews.com/article/gamestop-stocks-reddit-updates-0bfe08b10002e7bb334983948f53b6e4 Here's a better article if you don't mind a little language https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkdvgy/send-this-to-anyone-who-wants-to-know-W**-is-up-with-gamestop-stock
  15. Probably not the furthest trip I've made, but probably the craziest was right at a year ago. One of my buddies was looking at an 80's 359 pete down in far southwest Arkansas which is about 500 miles away but over half of it was on 2 lane roads. 4 of us left at Midnight Saturday/Sunday and drove straight down there, bought the truck, and drove straight back getting home around 10 pm Sunday night for a 22 hr round trip. Other than blowing the intake boot off the turbo on the pete and having a coil go bad on our transport car it was a fairly smooth trip. Well at least for the guys in the car, the pete rode like a log wagon.
  16. Hotter than a tire fire, Nervouser than a cat on a hot tin roof
  17. Singulation probably isn't as critical as consistent depth. I know this past year I was disgusted by the depth control and singulation on our old 2300 Kinze so now I have a Case IH 1200 vacuum planter that I am going to play with next year to try and improve on those. I know guys have good yields with mechanical planters but in my opinion a mechanical meter doesn't have the potential to be more accurate than a vacuum meter. The vacuum meter can definitely be more accurate than a used mechanical meter though. For your original question, my vote is for the front fold over the wing fold. I haven't been around a wing fold deere but on the wing fold kinze I have used before, you had to get out of the cab twice to unfold it.
  18. Got a decent little 8 pointer this morning. Doesn't look like a very good shot but it only made it about 20 yds from where I shot him. Used my new to me 870 super mag with a rifled barrel. Back out for another doe this afternoon.
  19. SDman pretty much nailed it. Very few belts on a flagship, feederhouse and rotor both shaft driven. No auger bed under the rotor on a flagship either. Whenever we sell a customer a flagship coming from a legacy combine we tell them to pretty much forget everything they though they knew about setting a legacy combine. The principles are still the same but the flagships just take a different combination of settings for optimum performance. Legacy combines after a 2388 goes something like this 2344/2366/2388 to 2577/2588 to 5088/6088/7088 that have the newer style side pannels. My understanding is that a 6088 is the replacement for a 2588, 5088 replaces the 2577 and the 7088 is once bigger than a 2588. Then they went to 7130/6130/5130, then 7140/6140/5140, and now they have the 7150/6150/5150.
  20. I replaced those lower shaft O-rings on our 1566 last winter and I'm about 80% sure you are going to have to pull the left side axle housing and brake housing off to get the torsion shaft out of the housing. IIRC, the brake housing kinda expands out around the left side cast piece and there isn't the clearance to pull the torsion shaft straight out. Once you get the tires and cast center off the left axle, pulling the axle housing and brake housing isn't that hard if you have a cherry picker.
  21. Ah yes, the crazy/hot matrix, what a classic video.
  22. Finished up side dressing corn last night. I built my own y drop side dress bar for this year and Im pretty happy with how it turned out. We were really dry this last month but have now 3.5" of rain in the past 4 days.
  23. We finished up with the poverty grass (wheat) last night and will hopefully finish planting double crop beans today. Wheat has mixed opinions in our area, some guys are really good at growing it and can raise 80-100 bu wheat, and others have sworn it off. We are somewhere in between, can raise 55-60 bu wheat pretty consistently but can't seem to take it to the next level. However, the guys that are raising the high yielding wheat are having to make 5-6 passes across the field with the sprayer during the growing season. Personally I'm about ready to quit growing wheat but dad likes the income it provides during the middle of the growing season and if you can catch some late summer rains and raise 40 bu double crop beans there is some decent money in it.
  24. The simple explanation from what my understanding is that by breaking up the corn into strips you get more sunlight on more corn plants, creating more photosynthesis and hopefully adding yield. The way I accomplished it was by splitting my 12 row planter planting 6 rows of corn on one side and then 11 rows of beans on the other (in 15" spacing), then when you turn around you end up with the 12 rows of corn and 30' of beans. There are definitely some challenges in adjusting management practices in order to make everything work but I have enjoyed the challenge so far. The guys who I have read about that have tried split planting like this claim anywhere from 20-40% increase in corn yields with no increase in fertility added compared to regular corn fields and bean yields consistent with normal.
  25. We had about a week of good planting here in April but haven't turned a wheel now since the 21st of April. Thought we might get back in the field this week but the rain continues and it is starting to look more and more like a repeat of last year. The stuff we did get planted in April looks pretty good overall although I will probably have to replant the creek bottoms that we tried. Anyway the only picture I have so far is of one of my split planted fields that I am experimenting with this year. It's 30ft of corn (12 row 30") next to 30ft of beans (23 row 15") alternating all the way across the field.
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