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  1. We have a 3900 32ft rock flex disk with a 3 bar narrow. I know the narrow makes the disk very heavy in the back but how do you adjust it to get the front to go deeper? Right now the back cuts deeper than the front. We also have brand new blades on the front. I attached pics of the adjustment handles.
  2. heard on the local news today by our public utilities Commissioner that onxe it gets to a certain temp below zero the wind towers no longer can produce, but in fact have to start drawing power to run heaters to keep the hydraulic oil warm. I live in northeast South Dakota and we have two wind projects going right now around 100 and some towers. we had blackouts today. 1.75 hrs out -22° this am not having power not good on the cattle waterer.
  3. we always would plug them in when we were done with chores and they would stay plugged in for 10 hrs straight. Our backup loader tractor would be plugged in for days on end never any trouble. I was told it costs a dollar a day to run a block heater. We used to keep 3 plugged in all the time. Built a 45x48 heated shed with floor heat and it keep it at 48° and it costs around $120-150 per month with electric heat so in our eyes the shed more than pays for itself by having a warm place for maintenance and just having all the oils warm on start up
  4. I am looking at a different pickup and the used one that I'm looking at meets absolutely every option that I want, only down side is its 1500 miles away. That got me thinking what is the farthest you have gone when looking at or buying a piece of equipment?
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    Our 1985 6788 is in the shop, for a ta replacement and also there is a bearing going out in rear end or somewhere inside not sure yet. Anyway where is the best place to get a ta really don't want to go thru Case IH but if they are the best then we will, but just looking for cheaper alternatives.
  6. Ours is floor heated and 45 x 48 with 16ft sidewalls. Dirty as heck I know and needs to be twice the size, and we should have put say more lights in it. That is my winter project to put more lights in.
  7. coming up on the wieman auction online consignment sale next Wednesday
  8. That is very common with the L600 and L700 series loaders because even when the cylinders are fully retracted the ram is still out of the tube quite a ways, and when they are fully extended there is alot of pressure on those rams. You can watch them flex when using the loader with cylinders extended. We have broke the rams on our L700 twice and have bent the rams on our L605 loader.
  9. I live in NE South Dakota and there arent any loader tractors around me without a grapple fork. We rarely take the bucket and grapple off in the winter when feeding ground hay and silage, but rarely have the bucket on during the summer. The bale spear is so quickly pit on with the euro style hookup and so much quicker when loading and unloading bales in the field and hay yards.
  10. If it is a 650 it has to be a hydraulic self leveling loader in that series they never made a mechanical self leveling loader
  11. I am guessing its in the hydraulic self leveling valve. My mechanic said they were prone to problems.
  12. my grandpa when he started farming would haul baby calves inside a vw beetle
  13. I got asked to haul some hay 40 miles one way for a local farmer. The bales weigh 1700lbs and I xan haul 15 at a time. What would be a fair price to charge? I'm using a diesel pickup. I was thinking of $150 per load. Does this sound fair, or too much or not enough?
  14. we have to run a disk or a disk ripper on our stalks to get them worked in. We have a model 55 high clearance chisel with twisted slspokes and it just plugs up in the trash. This is after we chop them with a stalk chopper.
  15. I dont see why you shouldn't be able to pull it just don't fill it full. Use it like a 450 or 500 bushel cart, and it should be fine
  16. I have 5 kids the oldest is nine and the youngest just turned 3 this month. It is very challenging at times but we make it work. I work a full time job during the day and farm at night my wife works nights so it gets hectic at times, but anytime you can spend with the kids no matter what you are doing they will look back and remember. Sometimes its not always good memories, but hey we all have those. Biggest thing just always try and set aside time each day to do what the kids want to do and everything seems to workout.
  17. I had the chance to run a maxxum 150 with the active 8 iys a really sweet set up and don't get hung up on the joystick and the mfh being to seperate levers. On the maxxum I ran it actually had where you could shift up and down on the electric joystick.
  18. I'm guessing we must not have done it right
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    We have a 2005 2388 with a pro 600 monitor. We started in cirn last night and the monitor was saying 18-18.5 moisture when I checked it at the elevator and with our handheld moisture tester it was 12.8 to 13 what is wrong with my combine sensor and how do I fix it?
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    I actually just bought a 1973 Mack R600 for $600. It had been sitting in a farm yard for 16 years, took fuel line off and ran one into a pail of fresh fuel, put new batteries in it and it started and ran like you just shut it off yesterday. All the brakes released air pumped up to 100 in about 2 min and we drove it 8 miles home. Changed fluids only thing it has air assisted steering and when you open the steering valve it blows air out til you get to 60psi, so I need to figure that out. I figure worse case I can sell and should double my money. I will take a pic of it tomorrow.
  21. All 5 of our mx tractors are the same way you can fill the reservoir up but before long it's back down under add and just stays there
  22. We bale 1,000-1,500 per year with our 8480 balers. We either run them through a stalk chopper then the vrake or the neighbor just bought a vhoppibg head we just rake behind the combine and bale them. Let the stalks sit a day or two after combining or chopping they seem to be dry then .
  23. I don't have any pictures of it on my phone but we still combine 100 acres a year with our 914 pull type that we bought new in 1978. We bought this 2388 last year so this is our 2nd year on this one
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    actually as much as I'm not a fan of the loader (we used to have a 510 and 2 520 loaders and another L300) this one is pretty good have yet to break a loader pin and have only had to weld two bushings for the self leveling arms. The tractor has 9000 hrs and moves close to 2000 round bales a year. Personally I still much prefer our L605 or L700 loaders much better
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