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  1. Flood or furrow irrigation can be efficient if managed properly using tailwater recovery, etc. With furrow irrigation you can irrigate the entire field while pivots irrigate circles, leave the corners. Thx-Ace
  2. I got my parts at my local napa. It's locally owned and they are great. Good luck finding a parts store that still knows how to look up parts that re not in the computer... II think the napa number was 80-5004. It is different than yours but might replace your hydrovac. According to my parts book a factory tandem axle loadstar would use hydrovac numbers 67 216c91, 3156091, or 419168c91. These are tandem boosters, not dual. Tandem boosters have two vacuum canisters and one slave cyl in one unit. school buses used a dual system which is different. You need to diagnose your problem before looking for parts. Unfortunately there are not that many people left who are good at working on hydrovac systems. I had to learn to keep my own trucks running, or stopping. Here is a link to a helpful document. https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.dspartscompany.com/DocumentsCenter/Hydraulic%20Brake%20edit.pdf&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjp2KuCy6viAhXNmq0KHXsIATkQFggeMAg&usg=AOvVaw20o_38QQUJGWx4UK5hqSPW You might consider starting a topic, diagnosing hydrovac brake problems. Thx-Ace
  3. The best soil is very dependent on what you plan to grow. I grow rice on some heavy wet flat clay soil. It holds water tell and is an excellent rice soil. A friend grows strawberries on a Sandy hilltop. His soil is excessively drained and is an excellent strawberry soil. Strawberries would fail on my flooded clay and my rice would fail on his Sandy hilltop. Thx-Ace
  4. The delta got interested in corn when the price went crazy high and cotton was in the tank a few years back. Most of the corn in Arkansas is grown on cotton ground. My uncle used to have a ranch in North central Arkansas near calico rock. He had areas of 'sheet rock'. Large areas of exposed flatish rock on mountain ground. To set a corner post he either blasted or made a circle with hog wire and filled it with rocks. The rocks were too hard to use a rock bar... he might have had good soil but there wasn't much of it. Come on down. We got plenty of water for ya. I'll be planting rice in the morning (friday). Thx-Ace
  5. Don't know much about the I states but I know some about the Mississippi River Delta. I was an engineer at a paper mill near McGehee AR back in the early 90s and for a time I worked with the well water we used for boiler water. The geological work we had done showed over 750 ft of alluvial soil. Our pumps were set that deep. It was mostly silt loam with zones ranging from clay loam to sand. There is alot of great soil there and alot of water available for irrigation. Corn yields of 200 bushels are normal, not bad considering corn is a 'new ' crop in the delta. I never saw corn in the delta back then. Just cotton or rice and a few soybeans. , The soil on my place is similar but not that deep. It ranges from as shallow as 10 ft on some pasture land to 50+ft on my cropland. My cropland floods too often for corn but my rice yields are around 180 bushels. My place is in the river valley between the ozarks and the ouachita mountains. Most of this part of the state is rocky. Thx-Ace
  6. I don't haul gravel that often but since 1979 we have hauled alot. I sometimes haul bigger rocks as well as all kinds of stuff including poultry litter. Considering it's age I guess it deserves to show a few scars. It is an Omaha Standard bed with a gallion twin hoist. I should be ashamed of the way that truck has been overloaded down through the years. It's just a loadstar 1600. Thx-Ace
  7. My bob and semi trucks get recap or cheap tires. I don't put that many miles on them. They work fine for me. If I drove for a living I would buy good tires. Thx-Ace
  8. Are you reinforcing the floor of the bed? I haul alot of gravel on my grain truck with a set of short wooden sideboards. Eventually the bed floor has gotten pretty bent up. Thx-Ace
  9. I have grown alot of sorghum Sudan hybrid and it is a great hay crop. it is related to grain sorghum and loves heat and is a heavy feeder. You must have a crimper of some type. I mowed mine with a mower conditioner and re crimped it with an old ih crimper. You should cut it at 30 in but if the weather doesn't cooperate it can go from 2 ft to 14 ft fast in a hot wet summer. My cattle eat it like candy. I planted some behind failed soybeans in late July 2012. the highs were around 110F and I was able to get it up by flood irrigation. The soybeans rotted in the same conditions. It saved my but that summer. IIf I felt I needed to replant I would no till some more on top of what is already there. Thx-Ace
  10. I have seen one years ago in the delta of eastern Arkansas. Thx-Ace
  11. acem

    rolling rice

    Water leveling is stranger than rolling. I have only seen pics and videos but would like to try it someday. I might need a bigger tractor though... In some countries they pull plows through flooded rice fields with draft animals. Thx-Ace
  12. acem

    rolling rice

    This is the roller I want. I just need to give out a few sheckels and get one. Thx-Ace
  13. acem

    rolling rice

    I have a rice shovel that is over 30 years old. The new ones aren't near as good. It will need a new handle soon. Snakes aren't that bad. You just gotta be meaner than they are. They can tell. I caught a snake today and threw it at my wife's dog. She didn't see me do it but the dog sure did! Here are some more pics from several years ago. If you look close you can see a little snow in some of them. I really need a bigger and better roller like Delta mentioned. I am just trying to get by with what I have. Thx-Ace
  14. I am still working on the brakes on my 74 loadstar 1600. They are working but I still have some air or something because I have to pump the pedal. I want to bleed the master cylinder and then everything else. If they are still spongy I will test the master cylinder . THis master cylinder has a fitting above the brake line. It looks like a pipe plug. Can I use this fitting to bleed the master cylinde? If not I can bleed it the std was, I was just hoping to avoid removing the brake line. Thx-Ace
  15. This is where your line setting ticket should be. Someone removed this one before I bought this truck... Thx-Ace
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