Big Bud guy

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  1. Big Bud guy

    Maybe I should slam my hand in a door now

    X3 Screaming jimmies is were I thought his thread was going to start.
  2. Big Bud guy

    New IH paint on the new combines plus some bonus pics

    I don’t why any IH guy would complain about it. Should be thankful they did it at all. I like it too and if CNH knew what was good for them, they would continue that paint scheme in order to hold on to what little remains of IH. Versatile did the same thing.
  3. Big Bud guy

    The Great Depression

    My great grandpa on my fathers side tried to take my grandpa’s place in the draft. Course that didn’t work because he was way to old but they also sent grandpa home too since he was there only male heir and probably didn’t hurt he was a farmer too. Now my great aunts husband was drafted but the military made him stay state side and be a mechanic at the local IH dealer to keep the local machinery running.
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    Soybean Sample From Your Combine

    Exactly. Only thing I’ve noticed is for the most part guys with AFs tend cut their peas wetter to avoid splits because they like to use large wire concaves for all crops. Lot of the Deere guys including us use small wire for small grains and then go through the work of changing to round bar when we do peas. Using round bar concaves allows us to harvest drier which can be handy when the crop is going directly to the elevator or rail cars because like everything else they want them to be 14% moisture. Some JD guys just buy a set of worn out large wire concaves instead of a new set of round bars.
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    Soybean Sample From Your Combine

    We don’t grow soybeans but grow pulse crops such as yellow and green peas. They can be a delicate crop to cut and too man splits will reduce the grade. Lot of guys will cut peas up to 20% moisture then dry them in the bin to reduce splits. If you use a worn out auger to unload a bin, the peas will crack enough to reduce the grade. Happened to a neighbor of mine this year. As a result belt conveyors have become popular around here the last 5 years. Anyways we cut our green peas this year at around 14% moisture and the samples came back with at most 1% splits. Front beater on low, round bar concaves, rotor down to 250 rpms and concave clearance 25. Operator has more to do with it then the color just like what others have said.
  6. Looks like a D-145 with a can I’ve never seen before.
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    The Great Depression

    I think my great grandpa on my father's side had a harder time surviving his first few years in America then he did during the Great Depression. He grew up in the Black Sea region and lost his father in a coal mine accident when he was nine. His mother remarried and immigrated to the North America. At the time law stated minors couldn't accompany their step fathers immigrating so he had to stay behind. When he turned 21, he went into the Russian Army and served 3 years. Then he came over to Canada to look for his mom and eventually discovered she and her husband had homesteaded MT. At this time he had nothing but the clothes he was wearing, a double barrel Belgium shotgun, and could speak no English. In order to cross the border had to pick rocks for a few farmers to earn some money. Once he crossed and did find his mom since it was winter he asked if he could stay for the winter and she said no. Didn't have enough food. So he left but came back a little later and said if he hunted jack rabbits with his shotgun could he stay and she agreed. Basically spent the first winter here hunting food to get by. After that he eventually took up a homestead but still had to work for the area BTO for 7 years until the his homestead was self sufficient. I'm not trying to make light of the Great Depression but my great grandpa never borrowed one single dime his entire life, didn't buy anything until he had the money which include land, and didn't make stupid decisions. Its almost like he lived in the "Depression" mode before it arrived. So when the Great Depression rolled around, the farm was fully established. And with no debt and the means to grow all the food they needed, he and great grandma got by and raised two kids through it.
  8. A lot of that goes on around here. Hutterite colonies are famous for that.
  9. A BTO is anyone bigger then you and a family farm is anyone smaller then you.
  10. I just got my money a few days ago. Us wheat guys only get $.07 a bushel.
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    PTO horsepower ratings

    I am not. Although the 4020 is long long gone I remember you pulled the throttle lever all the way down to the first stop to get 1,900 rpms, then pull the knob out and pull the throttle down to the 2nd stop get 2,200. Also i know on our 5010 and 5020, 1,900 rpms is we’re you get your correct PTO speeds even though full throttle is 2,200 and pulling out the knob gets you 2,500.
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    Auction Results

    You have me beat. I had to give $5,000 for mine. But mines a wheaty too.
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    Auction Results

    Someone had rigged up a set of PTO cable contros like you see on old grain trucks to run the PTO and throttle without getting on the tractor.
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    Auction Results

    Your friend needed to venture west then. They can be had for as little as a forth of that price. Course they aren't restored but still. Right around when I bought mine, my local JD dealer had one with a factory cab listed for $8,500. It was a nice original tractor and was setup to run an auger or grain vac too.
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    PTO horsepower ratings

    4020s were 1,900 rpms at pto speed. I think all of the Waterloo NG tractors were like that. I can tell you one thing, we didn't run them at 1,900 rpms in the field on the plow.