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  1. Cool old units. Look clean. I like the compressed air start idea. That baler is really new I think. I bet a brand new one is near 20k today. Neighbors got a new New Holland. Been a poor unit. It broke a twine needle last year. How does that happen?! They are disappointed with it's reliability. They started doing horse hay on some land and wanted nice even bales and it just wont stay set like they feel it should.

    We have a NH 565 its a few years old havent had any break downs with it. Baler makes very consistant bales as long as you keep the baler full (thin windrows + slow speed= funky bales). Wonder if neighbors ran something into the baler to cause the needle to break?

  2. That is sad about your firefighters! Our local volunteer fire department has some guys that are real butt heads but when it come to a fire call, they all get their poop together and are the best that money can buy, even though they don't get paid!!! My only gripe about them is they put too much chrome on the trucks at the taxpayer's expense. but they are still the best!

    jerry

    Ha! if you think chrome runs up the cost of trucks you should see some of the "special" request or custom stuff we design and put on the trucks. Just did a late change for washington DC they wanted labels on pretty much everything because they didnt trust their mechanic. I told our inside sales guy to mention all the training programs we offer.

  3. Kitchen remodel just got down sized a bit!

    By half? Neighbor just got a kitchen remodel quoted and it came in at $40,000 not sure what was all being done. Not looking forward to seeing the quote for our house:(. Once the trans is down overhaul the engine and you will have a new tractor!

  4. Moms gonna have her hands full in a week or so!

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    Does it look suspect to be loading a just shot cow into back of a Dakota at 9 pm on a weeknight?

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    Stange way to load a cow. I usually chain legs kitty corner from each other then load. Is it for your freezer or rendering?

  5. Skid loaders destroy most of the barn. 10 years ago the local CNH guy sold 10 skid loaders for scraping. By 2 years all were back to tractors.

    Justin, The 2 on rt are normal (smallish) the other ones are 22 months so light yet. Big cows are stooooopid. Eat too much and limp too much!

    Most of the gates at the ends of the Alley ways were U shaped from being backed into with the skid loaders curbs and tires dont get along either. Sure is nice to go from scraping to loading in a quick bucket change.

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    The KuLL-bota. 4000 hours and all that works is the motor and Hydro. Handy to use but tooooooo light for what we do. Looking for a ALL STEEL 585/485/595/495/3220/C50 with a shuttle.

    Around here we give everything a nickname. That bad boy would definitely be "Old Stinky".

    jerry

    We always used manure scrapers on skidloaders. Is there an advantage/disadvantage using a tractor?

  7. OBG you mentioned Mike being furloughed over on the Vintage ads thread. Reading your post I wonder if you thought you were posting on IH tractors on a Montana farm. You first commented about the AC Roto baler and then you continued with Mike building his lawn roller which you discuss over here.

  8. Another A Q update....

    I was having my first cup of coffee on the 'Front Porch', in Davenport, when I see this.

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    The pickup that you can just see on the left side of the pic, brought all the hoses, and catch cans they are using here. They pumped out the first truck, and about 3 minutes after it left, up rolled number 2......then number 3, ....and then number 4! (All identical) When they were done, they rolled up the hoses, picked up the drip cans, and you couldn't even tell they had been there. I wonder how many truck loads it would have taken if we had been going UP stream??

    In the upper right corner of the picture, they are unloading a whole semi load of food. This took a lot longer than the 4 tankers of fuel did. They also made a bigger mess when they dropped a large bag of soft ice cream mix. :o That's what the white stuff they are standing in, is.

    Mike

    Probably as entertaining as watch the ground crew when waiting for your plane to leave. Need MI fuel tankers to fill that ship (is it a ship?) they haul about 14,000 gallons.

    Actually, anything on the river is technically a boat. (I learned that on the trip too ;)) .

    Mike

    Thanks Mike! I wasnt sure of what to call it.

  9. Another A Q update....

    I was having my first cup of coffee on the 'Front Porch', in Davenport, when I see this.

    attachicon.gifRiverboat Vacation 003.JPG

    The pickup that you can just see on the left side of the pic, brought all the hoses, and catch cans they are using here. They pumped out the first truck, and about 3 minutes after it left, up rolled number 2......then number 3, ....and then number 4! (All identical) When they were done, they rolled up the hoses, picked up the drip cans, and you couldn't even tell they had been there. I wonder how many truck loads it would have taken if we had been going UP stream??

    In the upper right corner of the picture, they are unloading a whole semi load of food. This took a lot longer than the 4 tankers of fuel did. They also made a bigger mess when they dropped a large bag of soft ice cream mix. :o That's what the white stuff they are standing in, is.

    Mike

    Probably as entertaining as watch the ground crew when waiting for your plane to leave. Need MI fuel tankers to fill that ship (is it a ship?) they haul about 14,000 gallons.

  10. Advance tactors came from Battle Creek, MI? I live just south of BC.

    Yes, BOBSIH856, they came from Battle Creek, Michigan, just like Nichols & Shepard AND Kellogg's Corn Flakes! Gary

    I never knew the that BC had steam traction engine companies. I do know that Kelloggs and Post are based out of BC. Thanks for the information.

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