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  1. 31 minutes ago, searcyfarms said:

    it amazes me how many guys are here that spent time in the IH dealers once upon a time in various capacities - very interesting

    I forgot to include that I put in a year part time at our local case IH Dealer while in high school 

  2. 12 minutes ago, billonthefarm said:

    Moor Mans was a feed supplier for farmers.  There were many but in our area Moor Mans was one of the most popular.  Kent, Super Sweet,  and FS also had a big presence here.  Back in the day those salesman were busy guys.

    We had Moor Mans, Wayne, Kent, Purina, Super Sweet and Farmland 

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  3. 14 minutes ago, farmer john 8910 said:

    My personal tractors have been 1939 H (bought new by my great grandpa), 1950 M (bought new by great great uncle, 1976 JD 4230, 1972 1466 White cab, 1992 JD 4255, 1998 8910 MFD, 1983 5488 2wd, 2005 JD 6420, 2010 maxxum 125, 2005 MX 210 2wd, JD 8630. Started with 4420 JD combine then 2 1979 1460s, 1992 1660, 1993 1688 Mudhog, and 1995 2188

    Forgot my 1974 966 red cab and maxxum 115 I have now lol

  4. And my uncle that I currently farm with started in 1980 with an early 1586 then 5488 2wd, partnered with my grandpa on several of his and bought his share of the 7140 MFD, 8920,285, 2388 when he retired. Since he’s had a 275,two 856 diesels, 305, 120 maxxum, STX 400, 4410 stayer, another 2388, a 7010, and currently 340 half track power shift, 380 half track cvt, the 120, 8230 combine, and 4440 sprayer

  5. My personal tractors have been 1939 H (bought new by my great grandpa), 1950 M (bought new by great great uncle, 1976 JD 4230, 1972 1466 White cab, 1992 JD 4255, 1998 8910 MFD, 1983 5488 2wd, 2005 JD 6420, 2010 maxxum 125, 2005 MX 210 2wd, JD 8630. Started with 4420 JD combine then 2 1979 1460s, 1992 1660, 1993 1688 Mudhog, and 1995 2188

  6. I will start. My great grandpas all had Hs Ms F20s I know on my dads side there was a Minni UB and Z and also a couple pull type allis combines. Them with my to grandpas I’m way less cloudy on dads side started with an Allis WC, JD B and an M. Then WD 45 and two 3020 gas. 1206, 706,1066 BS,early 1086, late 986 factory no TA, 81 5488 2wd, 84 5488 MFD, 90 7140 2wd, 92 7140 MFD, 98 8920 MFD and last one he got before retirement in 2005 was a 285

  7. I have lived and breathed farming since I could talk. My grandpa and uncle farmed together so I spent every second with them growing up (got countless hours riding in back window of their 5488s and in 1460). In 2000 when I was 14 a local BTO went broke who did most of the custom baling around here. Grandpa helped me buy a tractor and round baler and that evolved into renting ground and building a beef cow herd. Was farming a fair amount of row crop when I graduated high school but those were the sub $2 corn days so it was nothing special. I went to diesel school for a year and then got in to the millwright union and worked with them off and on for a few years. In the meantime grandpa retired and my uncle took over all the family ground. I was officially farming full time in 2007. Had a lot of good times and was farming around 1500 acres for a while. But just never really made any real money. Had a 12 inch rain and a flood in spring of 2007 and planted everything twice, had way to many cattle to feed for the terrible winter of 09 and 10 and had 500 acres of crop in the field all winter. After another flood in 11 and drought in 12 I had to make 2013 my last year of farming on my own. I started running my old Freightliner over the road with a hopper. Trucking has been good to me and got me back on my feet. I now have been married 11 years, have an excellent 8 year old daughter and 3 year old boy. We usually run about 5 trucks with hoppers, have a tire and repair business, and sell 2 brands of seed. I also started farming again in 2018 with my uncle this time. It’s very busy around here but it’s good.

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  8. 13 minutes ago, lightninboy said:

    Harvest International makes planters. Meridian has the augers now?

    I think that’s correct. The meridian augers look the same except the bracing and cables now go past the weak spot ours has

  9. We have a Harvest International 13X92 auger that was new half way through harvest 2017. It has always had quite a sag in it halfway between the swing hopper and where the first support starts. Put a couple bearings in the hopper right away. By the start of last fall it was shearing 10 plus bolts per day,had new flighting in the hopper and every bearing on it had gone out. At the beginning of this year on the first bin it started to buckle by the first joint. We lifted it straight and welded on more support. 2 weeks later it buckled behind the same joint and broke the bore pipe and flighting. We cut it open got it straight and repaired again. This thing probably only has 250-300000 bushels through it and should have over a million by now if we hadn’t used our old Fetrl so much because this one won’t stay in on piece!!!!

  10. I have two 2015 cascadias with dd13 470hp no problems here with def or anything. They both run at least 400 miles locally every day. Use 7-8 gallons of def a week 

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  11. On 12/1/2020 at 4:32 AM, Reichow7120 said:

    Insurance must have gotten tired hearing from you. They aren't trying to cancel you? Are they,?

    So far just looks like they are going to double my rates

  12. 7 hours ago, Dasnake said:

    Aside from the trucks, are you insured for the other damages?  Were the trucks beyond repair but salvageable for parts?

    Got paid for the two that tipped over which were actually the same truck 2 weeks apart which totaled out two different trailers and the tractor the second time. The white international was mechanical failure which is not covered. The reverse gear fell off and locked up transmission going 65 mph loaded. It put driveshaft through the trailer and sheared the  bell housing and fly wheel off the engine 

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  13. 6 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

    Yikes looks like almost everything that could go wrong did. Sure a good feeling to wrap things up after a harvest like that. 

    It wasn’t all bad. We had good yields for the dry summer we had and the corn stood well. Got a lot of tillage done while waiting on combine parts too!

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