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  1. 1 hour ago, Adam - NC said:

    So....  Back to the 240 project.

    Both rear axles leak, and when I jack up either side I get a few thousandths movement of the axle at the seal housing.  IF the axles are worn, can they be welded and turned back to size?




    If the axles are worn where the bearing race rides and is out of spec I would look at getting spray welded (what is done to crankshafts) and ground or look into getting that area hard chromed. Here is link to a company that does shaft repair I'm sure there are others out there. http://hausnerinc.com/industrial-hard-chrome-plating-services/hic/


  2. 10 hours ago, ZachGrant said:

    Thanks, you might have been getting multipath off the windshield. I tried both places and it seems to steer the best with the antenna sitting right over top of the steer axle. I thought I may have to raise it up to cab level but it seems to work pretty well like this.  If it ever dries out I will let everyone know how it performs in the field.  So far I have only been able to test it in the snow. Pass to pass accuracy has been around 6" running novatel's GL1DE pdp filter.


    I actually thought there might be more interest in this since it's a full hydraulic autosteer on a budget. Would be very simple to adapt to nearly any make/model of tractor, and it's all open source programming!

    Now you have to do your durability testing. 5000hr? Keep us updated on how well it works through spring planting.

  3. On 3/8/2018 at 2:15 PM, Loadstar said:

    Thought I better post something here just to keep in practice. I'd just posted this one on the J.I. Case facebook page . Its a 1964 vintage ad showing a 930 Case pulling 6 furrow plow. I've never pulled a plow with any kind of tractor. I know the 930 was rated as a 6 plow tractor but no doubt it depended on what type soil you were working. 

    64 Case usable power.jpg

    I noticed the 1030 isn't listed in the ad. Did it come out later than the models listed?

  4. 14 hours ago, mader656 said:

    Finally almost done...hit a rock with chain saw... No file to be found....half hour lift this wire would go up so much faster without the S*** on the the ground and having to shovel it...



    No spare chain!? I learned a few years ago to carry 1 or 2 extra chains. Seems like you trash a chain 5 minutes after you start cutting and when your furthest away from the garage.

  5. 10 minutes ago, AKwelder said:

    Not something you see everyday



    vehicle manufacters doing winter testing.  They want to keep it a secret. 

      A common sight here in MI. Saw a GM truck under wraps broke down/stopped along the highway last week. Could you tell who the MFG of the car is?

  6. 10 minutes ago, TroyDairy said:

    Man.....culled or lost 12 new cows.  Pnumonia, like nothing vet has seen.  Fine for 2 weeks and crash so fast you can't save em.  Worried what else they may be carrying.  We vacc for everything.  Going to vacc them with inforce, immune booster today.  What a mess.  I hate culling cows for stupid things we should be able to fix.  But 5 dead ones show 0 response to any antibiotic.  So if the cough we are loading them up asap.  What the heck were we thinking?  Cool wet weather aimt helping.  Vet is even shocked, esp since 0 of our cows are having problems.

    Can you put your new cows in an isolation area? 

  7. 12 hours ago, mader656 said:

    It's hauling water home at 450 gallons or bouncing a cross back country with welder tools and water that breaks stuff I think.... Air bags would help in those situations id go heavier springs but I drive so many miles empty too so hate to lose ride.

    I don't think it would put that much more weight on the front...ball only sits 3inches forward of axle center...

    We have airlift springs on our 2500 makes pulling the gooseneck horse trailer a lot nicer. Air up when hauling dump pressure when empty.

  8. 2 hours ago, mader656 said:

    X2 more wisdom from Tony

    I do what I can, but I can only drink so much milk....still 3.70 a gallon here, 

    I burn through 4 gallons a week of milk here $1.69 a gallon for regular 2%milk.

  9. On 11/22/2017 at 10:11 PM, TroyDairy said:

    Well got the lease signed....here we go.  Milk prices are perfectly timed....ugh.  Praying it will all fall into place.  Made agreement to get some cows/hfrs from S about a hour.  Robots are getting ordered next week.  Ufdah...spreadsheets, banker, accountants keep telling me it will work.  We go plenty of equity and generally know how to make things go.  Old banker told us 4-5 years into it with dad he never thought we'd make it.  Nice, we switched banks soon after.  And doing nothing will get us where the last 3-4 guys who sold out were.  Really feel a robot dairy will be good for kids too.  Easy to get them involved raking stalls and cleaning VMS up etc.  

    with all the auto truck stuff........got me thinking ;)

    You better start a new thread on here. When it comes time for robot install/operation.

  10. 2 hours ago, KeithFink said:

    And how! Fahr engineers must not have had enough to do the day they designed that one. That rake looks like a parts salesman's dream.



    German engineering

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