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Well finally got some more done. Just about half done now. Wee little bit of wheat to do and we’ll be at the half way point.  Technically speaking though I’m all done lol.  Finished up the last of the

42 year old 1460 in 215 bu corn....

Soybeans here in north central Kansas Looking good 

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PFL those are some beautiful places quadding on the river, nice inlets, glad to hear your almost wrapped up next time might be on sleds😳

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10 hours ago, farmer john 8910 said:

Still just getting a good start here, been messing around putting up some used bins 

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Always nice to have extra storage.  To a untrained wheat farmers eye it looks like the wind got to it a bit. Any trouble combining it? Hopefully it’s yeilding good. 

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26 minutes ago, hardtail said:

PFL those are some beautiful places quadding on the river, nice inlets, glad to hear your almost wrapped up next time might be on sleds😳

Those first pics are about 17 miles from the Nipawin hydro dam so it’s backed up some from there. Resivoir is called Codette Lake. We used to go boating/sea doing at the ski hill up stream from there but haven’t now for years. After the break up this spring the ice jam moved a tremendous amount of dirt and debris. Looking down from the bridge crossing you can see trash and sand bars all over now. Would be hard to even navigate through there I think. It’s unreal how that ice jam changed the river bed. These pics were taken when the river was still fairly high. It’s dropped some now and is even worse.  The last pic has always been there but it’s expanded some this year again. 

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6 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Always nice to have extra storage.  To a untrained wheat farmers eye it looks like the wind got to it a bit. Any trouble combining it? Hopefully it’s yeilding good. 

It’s not too bad anything broke over is a couple feet up so I’m getting it all. Yields are all over the place but better than expected not seeing a lot under 165 in Hills low ground is very good

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3 hours ago, farmer john 8910 said:

It’s not too bad anything broke over is a couple feet up so I’m getting it all. Yields are all over the place but better than expected not seeing a lot under 165 in Hills low ground is very good

Good to hear. I can only imagine what a pain it would be to deal with when it’s broke off down low. Just finding the rows would be challenging enough I imagine. 

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4 hours ago, IH Forever said:

Just a few corn harvest pictures. And a pretty sunset picture.

Great job capturing that sunset , you must have a good camera or a good phone, I have tried to get that picture lately and it never turns out near as good as yours. 

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How’s everyone making out? @db1486 you guys manage to get some decent harvest weather finally?  Been freezing my bit off here the last couple days. Today wasn’t quite as bad but yesterday was awful. Been working with the cat leveling out some ditches and clearing a little bit of brush. Got cold enough yesterday I went and turned the blades on the fan so I could get some heat lol.  Was actually quite comfy tonight when I quit was almost to hit actually lol. The ground is very dry and hard now though  the dirt rolls out to powder infront if the blade. Going to be a dry year if we don’t get some snow and a little rain next spring  

 

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Well I guess this might be the last update from me for anything crop related. Been busy with the cat clearing some brush around some old sloughs that have mostly dried up now. Lots of dead willows and small poplar. Few larger ones too but nothing to crazy. 

Mom and dad went for a load of firewood the other day and drove by my land that I rent, they were surprised to see it mostly all worked up. Kind of left a uneasy feeling as no one knew what was going on for sure. Next day I drove out and had a look. They’d worked almost the whole thing and then just quit so I figured something was up. Talked to the fellow who owns the land and he didn’t know anything about it either so that left me a little bit more at ease. Talked to a neighbour after that works for the bigger farmer on the reserve and sure enough one of their new hired hands took their tractor and high speed disc over it lol. Part of it i wanted worked but it’s so dry here now I kind of hated to do it all. They didn’t get to the one spot I’d like to have worked but covered all the other ones so it’s kind of a mixed blessing. They started on the side that head the heaviest straw cover so that part was kind of good  Would’ve of been nice if they’d called us and let us know anyways. If they’d done it all I would’ve offered to chip in for the fuel at least lol. 

No snow here yet to speak of. Little further south they had 2-3 inches though. 

Hauling grain tomorrow and hopefully cleaning up the wheat pile we have on the ground.  Would sure be nice to have that picked up before it snows. 

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ya just been tinkering around aswell rented a breaking disk trying to shrink some of these sloughs at have been getting bigger and selling some grain for november pick up, few snow flakes every now and then this morning it was lightly white but melted off, winds has been cold thou 

could use a cat like yours for a few days i got one quarter that has some bluffs on it that i think would stay dry and be able to farm through if they were cleaned up 

atleast it was just a high speed disk my neighbour had a quarter section seeded by the new btos that moved into the area one year haha 

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On 10/16/2020 at 8:27 PM, poor farmer/logger said:

How’s everyone making out? @db1486 you guys manage to get some decent harvest weather finally?  Been freezing my bit off here the last couple days. Today wasn’t quite as bad but yesterday was awful. Been working with the cat leveling out some ditches and clearing a little bit of brush. Got cold enough yesterday I went and turned the blades on the fan so I could get some heat lol.  Was actually quite comfy tonight when I quit was almost to hit actually lol. The ground is very dry and hard now though  the dirt rolls out to powder infront if the blade. Going to be a dry year if we don’t get some snow and a little rain next spring  

 

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We officially wrapped up harvest Monday night. Had about 4 acres of flax that was green yet when we combined the rest the week before. Had a pretty decent run weather wise. 2 weeks ago it was a drizzle or mist every day but somehow things got dry by evening so we could go for a couple hours. Wrapped up the oats and finished baling wheat and oat straw that week. Pulled in to the canola that Friday night and started on it. Next morning was so foggy and misty we thought would never be able to go but by dark it had dried up to around 10. Last of it was just over 9. We ran all night, got a little rest and kept rolling the next morning. Started raining that Sunday afternoon as we were picking up the last few swaths. Covered about 230 acres, and not all close fields, in about 18 hours. We were quite happy about that lol. At least the canola was done and we got to have Thanksgiving supper in the house lol. Was able to get rolling on flax this past Wednesday and finished up Thursday. And as crazy as it sounds, the flax was the best combining we had all fall. Just pulled in and did it with no troubles. Never wrapped on a single thing, and even the old 4000 with wore out guards did such a nice job cutting. And the straw was green! Moved in to the last field of wheat after that and finally finished it up on Saturday. 

Now as far as equipment running, this had to be the worst fall for breakdowns as far as I can remember. Everyday, other than the day on flax, something or multiple things kept happening. Needless to say, I have a some some fixing to do on the combine before next fall lol. The massey did not want to finish harvest this year. I had about 3 acres of wheat left and the cylinder belt blew all the cogs out of it. So the pull type finished up harvest this year lol. We even had the 914 going this year

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On 10/20/2020 at 8:24 PM, wheatking said:

ya just been tinkering around aswell rented a breaking disk trying to shrink some of these sloughs at have been getting bigger and selling some grain for november pick up, few snow flakes every now and then this morning it was lightly white but melted off, winds has been cold thou 

could use a cat like yours for a few days i got one quarter that has some bluffs on it that i think would stay dry and be able to farm through if they were cleaned up 

atleast it was just a high speed disk my neighbour had a quarter section seeded by the new btos that moved into the area one year haha 

The cat comes in handy once in a while for sure. It’s old but it usually works trouble free. Having issues with the aspirator now though. Have a new one on order from korpan in Saskatoon. Hopefully it comes in tomorrow.  My air filter is plugging up with soot from the exhaust.  Hopping the new one fixed that issue. Getting sick of blowing it out every hour or two.  

Ive always been afraid of them spraying the wrong field with the wrong chemical on mine. Would make a mess in a hurry. Harvest time I always look to see if my crop is still there too lol.  If they seeded it with lots of N and the proper seed I guess that wouldn’t be so bad lol. 

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On 10/21/2020 at 11:12 AM, db1486 said:

We officially wrapped up harvest Monday night. Had about 4 acres of flax that was green yet when we combined the rest the week before. Had a pretty decent run weather wise. 2 weeks ago it was a drizzle or mist every day but somehow things got dry by evening so we could go for a couple hours. Wrapped up the oats and finished baling wheat and oat straw that week. Pulled in to the canola that Friday night and started on it. Next morning was so foggy and misty we thought would never be able to go but by dark it had dried up to around 10. Last of it was just over 9. We ran all night, got a little rest and kept rolling the next morning. Started raining that Sunday afternoon as we were picking up the last few swaths. Covered about 230 acres, and not all close fields, in about 18 hours. We were quite happy about that lol. At least the canola was done and we got to have Thanksgiving supper in the house lol. Was able to get rolling on flax this past Wednesday and finished up Thursday. And as crazy as it sounds, the flax was the best combining we had all fall. Just pulled in and did it with no troubles. Never wrapped on a single thing, and even the old 4000 with wore out guards did such a nice job cutting. And the straw was green! Moved in to the last field of wheat after that and finally finished it up on Saturday. 

Now as far as equipment running, this had to be the worst fall for breakdowns as far as I can remember. Everyday, other than the day on flax, something or multiple things kept happening. Needless to say, I have a some some fixing to do on the combine before next fall lol. The massey did not want to finish harvest this year. I had about 3 acres of wheat left and the cylinder belt blew all the cogs out of it. So the pull type finished up harvest this year lol. We even had the 914 going this year

Awesome nice to have it done and not have to worry about it come spring. 

Usually after a fall like that you’re good for a few years again though lol. I’ve got a list for next year too few big things and fair bit of little things too. 

Did your waterpump repair work out? Nice to have the backup machines around just incase. 

You thinking about snowmobiling yet? I know I have been lol. Haven’t had time to go through mine yet. Between running around doing odd jobs, working with the cat/hoe and helping dad haul grain there hasn’t been much free time.  

Went to haul the last of the wheat pile I’m this morning and the auger motor went to heck. Started smoking real bad. Was pushing oil up the breather line and spitting it back into the carb making it look like a giant smudge lol. No mosquitoes in sight anyways lol. Got the pile loaded with my swing away and headed to town auger shopping. Brought home a new meridian 10x46. Stupid expensive these days but the dealer did what he could. 

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I'm almost done with rice harvest. It very late this year, should be done in September. This is a pic of me harvesting a levee after harvesting the paddy rice. 

My 1460 is a 79 model rice special, 41st harvest. Probably the only 1460 that still cuts rice in the US.

Crap, the pic is sideways.

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10 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Awesome nice to have it done and not have to worry about it come spring. 

Usually after a fall like that you’re good for a few years again though lol. I’ve got a list for next year too few big things and fair bit of little things too. 

Did your waterpump repair work out? Nice to have the backup machines around just incase. 

You thinking about snowmobiling yet? I know I have been lol. Haven’t had time to go through mine yet. Between running around doing odd jobs, working with the cat/hoe and helping dad haul grain there hasn’t been much free time.  

Went to haul the last of the wheat pile I’m this morning and the auger motor went to heck. Started smoking real bad. Was pushing oil up the breather line and spitting it back into the carb making it look like a giant smudge lol. No mosquitoes in sight anyways lol. Got the pile loaded with my swing away and headed to town auger shopping. Brought home a new meridian 10x46. Stupid expensive these days but the dealer did what he could. 

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Yes the water pump fix held out. That was quite the ordeal and good thing it was wet that week. The machine shop had everything made up in a couple days and dad had ordered a seal kit from cropper, which was the last one in north America from the sounds of it lol. It would be about a 4 hour drive for us but got them to ship it since we had to wait in the machine shop. Figured a couple days we would have it, right? They sent it Wednesday morning. Well wasn't in by Friday, still somewhere in Saskatchewan. Figured Monday. Nope in Winnipeg! WTH? Showed up Tuesday. Old seal was a rubber sleeve and edge where it fits in the impeller. New one is metal. Hmmm, that's not gonna seal. Sure enough put it together and it's dripping. Pulled it back apart and found some rubber washers and such and put some silicone in the shaft and all was good. It still gave heating issues but the fan pulley is wore bad. Went through 2 sets of fan belts just trying to finish harvest lol. Anyway we got a brand new pump coming from germany for a little more than what the seal kit cost here. 

No sledding thoughts here yet lol. I haven't even looked at them lol. Got a few inches of snow on the ground but still got lots of jobs to do before I pull the sleds in for a service. I dont wanna think about it till December lol

Nothings cheap anymore. And used augers are really holding their value at sales too. You'll really be moving grain with that 10" auger now lol

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14 hours ago, db1486 said:

Yes the water pump fix held out. That was quite the ordeal and good thing it was wet that week. The machine shop had everything made up in a couple days and dad had ordered a seal kit from cropper, which was the last one in north America from the sounds of it lol. It would be about a 4 hour drive for us but got them to ship it since we had to wait in the machine shop. Figured a couple days we would have it, right? They sent it Wednesday morning. Well wasn't in by Friday, still somewhere in Saskatchewan. Figured Monday. Nope in Winnipeg! WTH? Showed up Tuesday. Old seal was a rubber sleeve and edge where it fits in the impeller. New one is metal. Hmmm, that's not gonna seal. Sure enough put it together and it's dripping. Pulled it back apart and found some rubber washers and such and put some silicone in the shaft and all was good. It still gave heating issues but the fan pulley is wore bad. Went through 2 sets of fan belts just trying to finish harvest lol. Anyway we got a brand new pump coming from germany for a little more than what the seal kit cost here. 

No sledding thoughts here yet lol. I haven't even looked at them lol. Got a few inches of snow on the ground but still got lots of jobs to do before I pull the sleds in for a service. I dont wanna think about it till December lol

Nothings cheap anymore. And used augers are really holding their value at sales too. You'll really be moving grain with that 10" auger now lol

Shoot, least you managed to sneak it through and have a cheaper option coming. With covid freight backlog it should still show up before next harvest lol. There was a stretch where we were going through fan belts on our 2188 too. Replaced the tensionert and still had issues. All of a sudden it went away and knock on wood 5 or 6 years later the same belt is still on the combine and the new spare is sitting safely under the buddy seat. 

Went to use the new auger this morning on a older 14’ flat bottom bin. Didn’t work out so well and almost ended up wrecking the flighting. Got off lucky and moved to a hopper bin. Not sure what we’ll do yet with the flat bottoms. Our old auger was super charged and basically the same intake I believe. Was a bad start to the morning anyways. 

Went to put the sprayer away this afternoon and the ih combine wouldn’t start either. Gave it a little shot of either and it didn’t seem to like that.  Quit before we hurt something and will try again another day or try and sneak the sprayer in behind it as is. 

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10 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Shoot, least you managed to sneak it through and have a cheaper option coming. With covid freight backlog it should still show up before next harvest lol. There was a stretch where we were going through fan belts on our 2188 too. Replaced the tensionert and still had issues. All of a sudden it went away and knock on wood 5 or 6 years later the same belt is still on the combine and the new spare is sitting safely under the buddy seat. 

Went to use the new auger this morning on a older 14’ flat bottom bin. Didn’t work out so well and almost ended up wrecking the flighting. Got off lucky and moved to a hopper bin. Not sure what we’ll do yet with the flat bottoms. Our old auger was super charged and basically the same intake I believe. Was a bad start to the morning anyways. 

Went to put the sprayer away this afternoon and the ih combine wouldn’t start either. Gave it a little shot of either and it didn’t seem to like that.  Quit before we hurt something and will try again another day or try and sneak the sprayer in behind it as is. 

I had to put new bearings in the tensioner pulley to because it seized up and one of the belts turned into little rubber pieces lol

The old flat bottom bins weren't really designed for 10" auger. Even our 8" we gotta be careful with some of the doors. Have caught the tins a couple times. The best way to solve that problem is either put them on cones, or buy a vac lol. We got enough flat bottom bins here that we can buy 3 or 4 new vacs compared to the price of cones lol

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1 hour ago, db1486 said:

I had to put new bearings in the tensioner pulley to because it seized up and one of the belts turned into little rubber pieces lol

The old flat bottom bins weren't really designed for 10" auger. Even our 8" we gotta be careful with some of the doors. Have caught the tins a couple times. The best way to solve that problem is either put them on cones, or buy a vac lol. We got enough flat bottom bins here that we can buy 3 or 4 new vacs compared to the price of cones lol

That happened on my duramax a few years ago. Middle of winter it started to develop this whine when you put it under load. Was affraid it was the turbo as it only did it when you accelerated or reved the motor up.  Figured well it’s still running ok might as well drive it till summer. That spring I was coming home from the field and all of a sudden I lost power steering. I was only a half mile from home so I just carried on. Got in the yard and sure enough one if the idler pulley bearings went out. Put everything on new after that and it’s run quiet ever since. Just glad it didn’t got out at -30 on one of our snowmobile trips. First time I heard it was when we were on our way to Saskatoon and it was -37. That wouldn’t have been fun. 

We’ve got 4 of them yet. One is used for pony oats so it doesn’t get emptied very often, have a short 7” auger with hydraulic drive on it in that bin that we fill barrels with for people. The other 3 are in desperate need of hoppers. Trouble is the bins aren’t really worth the 3-4,000 for a new cone. Can almost buy another 1805 for the price of the hoppers. Nice to have the smaller bins though too at times. Not tying up a big bin with a 1,000-1500 bushels of left over grain. 

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9 hours ago, poor farmer/logger said:

That happened on my duramax a few years ago. Middle of winter it started to develop this whine when you put it under load. Was affraid it was the turbo as it only did it when you accelerated or reved the motor up.  Figured well it’s still running ok might as well drive it till summer. That spring I was coming home from the field and all of a sudden I lost power steering. I was only a half mile from home so I just carried on. Got in the yard and sure enough one if the idler pulley bearings went out. Put everything on new after that and it’s run quiet ever since. Just glad it didn’t got out at -30 on one of our snowmobile trips. First time I heard it was when we were on our way to Saskatoon and it was -37. That wouldn’t have been fun. 

We’ve got 4 of them yet. One is used for pony oats so it doesn’t get emptied very often, have a short 7” auger with hydraulic drive on it in that bin that we fill barrels with for people. The other 3 are in desperate need of hoppers. Trouble is the bins aren’t really worth the 3-4,000 for a new cone. Can almost buy another 1805 for the price of the hoppers. Nice to have the smaller bins though too at times. Not tying up a big bin with a 1,000-1500 bushels of left over grain. 

Tightened pulley went on dads GM 6.0 when we we were hauling logs a few years ago. I was pulling the skidsteer with it and it seized up and melted the plastic pulley about a mile and a half from home. So I unloaded the skidsteer and pulled the truck and trailer home 😂

Yes new cones are crazy. If a guy doesn't mind moving bins a bit of a distance there are quite a few deals on 2-3000 bushel hopper bins. They always seem to be 4 or 5 hours away though lol

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