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Delivered a load of soybeans for my cousin yesterday, forgot to get a picture of the loading process!🤷🏻‍♂️DDB97A99-904C-41DE-A010-C08287FC140D.thumb.jpeg.89565c4ae5d76f67778f31089c08ea77.jpeg9F36CC35-8CAE-482D-A161-533BFA4732C0.thumb.jpeg.4dcc47cf3a9df82c8a5afec3ed5db319.jpeg
this truck pulled in and onto the scale, I don’t know how lost he was but he was a long way from home!

 It was a moving truck from Victoria BC, that’s out in Dasnakes neck of the woods! (sort of)E7BEA432-DD11-4DE8-AB84-E518C45F0AD3.thumb.jpeg.cdd337e83c21455ced65ece136575389.jpeg

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I was doing this a few years ago, I found my old one but it’s been archived so I’m starting again. it’s just random pictures of the work I do in my corner of the world. I hope you guys enjoy!

I finished my cropping on the 22nd and on the 23rd I had to truck hay. With all the nice weather now everybody is dragging out their boat, and driving slow on the roads! LOL picked up hay for the

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Not great weather for making Hay, we’ve been getting showers which we need badly all week. 
  I hauled some hay for one of my regular customers, He asked me to bring my tractor to help load because the bales were scattered all over the field. 
 As some of you may know I dislocated my left shoulder at the end of April, so instead of climbing up a strap to get onto the top of the load, I have to use a ladder now.

  He thought I was going to have to make three loads, but I was able to put on 64 on the first load and 68 on the second load, there was just two bales left in the field.

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I made a receiver hitch to slide over my 86 series Drawbar So I could pull my 14,000 pound bumper pull trailer with my tractors, I made one a few years ago for the MX 100 and 5120 drawbars. 
  I found a couple of pieces of steel that were left over from an installation kit for something that’s been lying around here for over 20 years. 
 I welded the two yellow pieces together which fit perfectly over the drawbar, I welded the tubing on top of the yellow pieces to slide in the trailer hitch. 
 I drilled a hole in the upper tubing big enough for the head of a 5/8” Bolt to go through into the drawbar, When I slide in the ball receiver it holds the bolt that goes through the drawbar.FE4C5DCC-AAD6-41EB-96F9-C3CD5663E1E7.thumb.jpeg.09c914355f1fbf70248917d4d568cfc5.jpegD51F8DF1-F7E5-40F6-9D89-267D2B0A547D.thumb.jpeg.efd30bfc801a81814b402826fed9719d.jpeg
 For the past six weeks they’ve been working on my road, they had left over chewed up asphalt and gravel, So I told them if they wanted to get rid of it I would take it for my 2 lane ways, I think they brought me over 15 loads and they levelled it and rolled it too. 7CBD2D05-806F-4676-94BA-B1CE2E4FFBB2.thumb.jpeg.b29890cf6a868ecbbdaeb61496daa923.jpeg

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11 minutes ago, Qc.Can.IH man said:

Not great weather for making Hay, we’ve been getting showers which we need badly all week. 
  I hauled some hay for one of my regular customers, He asked me to bring my tractor to help load because the bales were scattered all over the field. 
 As some of you may know I dislocated my left shoulder at the end of April, so instead of climbing up a strap to get onto the top of the load, I have to use a ladder now.

  He thought I was going to have to make three loads, but I was able to put on 64 on the first load and 68 on the second load, there was just two bales left in the field.

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I made a receiver hitch to slide over my 86 series Drawbar So I could pull my 14,000 pound bumper pull trailer with my tractors, I made one a few years ago for the MX 100 and 5120 drawbars. 
  I found a couple of pieces of steel that were left over from an installation kit for something that’s been lying around here for over 20 years. 
 I welded the two yellow pieces together which fit perfectly over the drawbar, I welded the tubing on top of the yellow pieces to slide in the trailer hitch. 
 I drilled a hole in the upper tubing big enough for the head of a 5/8” Bolt to go through into the drawbar, When I slide in the ball receiver it holds the bolt that goes through the drawbar.FE4C5DCC-AAD6-41EB-96F9-C3CD5663E1E7.thumb.jpeg.09c914355f1fbf70248917d4d568cfc5.jpegD51F8DF1-F7E5-40F6-9D89-267D2B0A547D.thumb.jpeg.efd30bfc801a81814b402826fed9719d.jpeg
 For the past six weeks they’ve been working on my road, they had left over chewed up asphalt and gravel, So I told them if they wanted to get rid of it I would take it for my 2 lane ways, I think they brought me over 15 loads and they levelled it and rolled it too. 7CBD2D05-806F-4676-94BA-B1CE2E4FFBB2.thumb.jpeg.b29890cf6a868ecbbdaeb61496daa923.jpeg

Now that’s a load of hay!

Thats nice of them to give you the material and make it nice also. 

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1 hour ago, Qc.Can.IH man said:

Not great weather for making Hay, we’ve been getting showers which we need badly all week. 
  I hauled some hay for one of my regular customers, He asked me to bring my tractor to help load because the bales were scattered all over the field. 
 As some of you may know I dislocated my left shoulder at the end of April, so instead of climbing up a strap to get onto the top of the load, I have to use a ladder now.

  He thought I was going to have to make three loads, but I was able to put on 64 on the first load and 68 on the second load, there was just two bales left in the field.

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How heavy would those bales be?

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8 hours ago, IH766 said:

How heavy would those bales be?

Not very heavy at all, the guy baled it with a Claas baler, the hay was very short and dry, the baler had a hard time to start to roll the hay. 
They were 4 feet wide by 4 1/2 feet in diameter, I don’t think they would’ve even weighed close to 500 pounds.

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Great pics, how far do you haul the bales, that looks like a heavy load. As for the movng truck that's a long trip and to start from Victoria with the ferries and all the covid restrictions the driver would be happy getting away from there.

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2 hours ago, Dasnake said:

Great pics, how far do you haul the bales, that looks like a heavy load. As for the movng truck that's a long trip and to start from Victoria with the ferries and all the covid restrictions the driver would be happy getting away from there.

Thanks  

  Those loads had a 30 minute truck ride, too far to haul with tractor and wagons. 
 

 I truck hay for a lot of farmers, some are 10 to 12 hours for 1 load, some places it takes 3 or more hours to get loaded because some farmers don’t have very good/big enough tractors. 

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Send some rain down south will you Dale, if it can cross the border😆,we are burning up in the fields here

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1 hour ago, ChrisNY said:

Send some rain down south will you Dale, if it can cross the border😆,we are burning up in the fields here

Bought some hay last week as pastures drying up then last night and today RAIN!

Try to push some north Chris

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11 minutes ago, MTO said:

Bought some hay last week as pastures drying up then last night and today RAIN!

Try to push some north Chris

.01 here was all we got. Stayed south of us

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MAN are we getting hammered with thunderstorms and just pouring it down!

Thank you Lord!

Hope my CDG don't wash away!

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Not much fieldwork going on the last week or so with all the showers every day. 
 I did save a couple of lives last week, one was a bird stuck in my chimney and the other was a Black and yellow bumblebee stuck in a spiderweb.
 I was working in my shop one day when I could hear a buzzing sound on the floor, when I look down there was a 🐝 Walking on the floor with a big spiderweb attached to it and it could not fly, I grabbed the spider web To try to untangle it from the 🐝 but that wasn’t working so I ended up just blowing on it a couple of times at a blew the web right off the 🐝 and off it goes! I didn’t get a picture of the 🐝  but I did of the bird.
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 I went and picked up an excavator for a guy close to me, it was only an hour away so it wasn’t a big day. It’s an old Hitachi excavator which needs some love.A33138CD-D2AA-464A-87CB-2BDCEEBD05B0.thumb.jpeg.eb31bc43c510665cd23b346f2cf54f73.jpeg

I saw a couple of cool old trucks while picking up the excavator8FB54C09-E706-4C03-97F4-0A311EEBB60C.thumb.jpeg.8938b60720100fe7d0f2a6fa4244ffe4.jpeg9548BE2B-CD9F-465A-9853-A5375934BA5B.thumb.jpeg.a6829d784b6b9252c5a97edf40bfb9f4.jpeg
 

yesterday I went and picked up the 2+2 that I bought from my friend and forum member hot plug.  I wanted a picture of him in front of it but he refused, he didn’t want anybody to see the tears in his eyes! I’m sure he cried himself to sleep last night! LOL
but I did make him feel better by buying him a big bag of cheese curds from the local cheese factory.BD1E35D7-D7F2-458A-BB79-B47B56A97114.thumb.jpeg.5c5981350811fbf6fabd4eb6b1a447c9.jpegEC23850F-A572-4A71-BAEE-5EC3C097A2D2.thumb.jpeg.e6d8f1a2e83872d35e217591abe44143.jpegF66E4B60-03C5-40B4-90BF-D60A490A2E8F.thumb.jpeg.f78547b0a7a419ba737aac4c33a011ec.jpeg

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Good 4 u Dale preserving wildlife.

Now you have to take tractor home and clean all the sap and syrup off the seat and steering wheel.

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8 minutes ago, MTO said:

Good 4 u Dale preserving wildlife.

Now you have to take tractor home and clean all the sap and syrup off the seat and steering wheel.

Always with the compliments Eh ? 

I'm surprised Dale didnt tell the hole story here ..... it involved a couple of Hornet nests , ( not discovered at the same time ,two night time sprayings ) 

And alot of arithmetic at the Kitchen table .......Phew !!    It was hard to sleep I'll admit .....  sniff sniff. 

" Shes a Dimond in the rough "

  

              HP

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24 minutes ago, MTO said:

Good 4 u Dale preserving wildlife.

Now you have to take tractor home and clean all the sap and syrup off the seat and steering wheel.

Well… The tractor was home for two hornets nests, I wish I had a picture of HP running from the Hornets!

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58 minutes ago, Hot Plug said:

Always with the compliments Eh ? 

I'm surprised Dale didnt tell the hole story here ..... it involved a couple of Hornet nests , ( not discovered at the same time ,two night time sprayings ) 

And alot of arithmetic at the Kitchen table .......Phew !!    It was hard to sleep I'll admit .....  sniff sniff. 

" Shes a Dimond in the rough "

  

              HP

I can JUST see you at the table with 2 bare feet up ciphering... sigh.

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14 minutes ago, MTO said:

I can JUST see you at the table with 2 bare feet up ciphering... 

Yup ran outta fingers  .....   just ask Dale !

 

             HP   

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Forgot to mention when I was at hot plugs We were snacking on blue diamond almonds, they are the company that Tony in ca supplies his almonds to, So it’s quite possible we were eating some of Tony’s almonds. They were yummy!9818C294-19EB-4291-8A83-6308D904248D.thumb.jpeg.12469e767804c95753fefce21500c7c8.jpeg

yesterday hot plug came to help me bale hay, He wanted to see the real way to bale  hay!

 It wasn’t a big day at all because I only had 30 acres ready, so I put him on the baler and gave him a crash course on how to operate it.F100C650-C476-4268-B968-D2CE619B5635.thumb.jpeg.411ce4de545d5e2c4feaa9c065358b37.jpeg
it only took him an hour to bale, The 30 acres consisted of six odd shaped fields, We only got 76  6 foot bales (poor yield everywhere this year) 

after baling he went home to get my truck and trailer, picking up the bales was fun,this guy can be a clown sometimes and his hand signals I don’t understand at all, it’s like he’s speaking another sign language! Here is a picture of him trying to strap the load of hay on the trailer.  22D2AD88-7162-4F11-892E-02C8F633F687.thumb.png.0da020dfd3e78f6d2a342cc029a891cd.png
thanks for your help Robert, I really enjoyed feeding you before and after you helping me!

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5 hours ago, Qc.Can.IH man said:

Forgot to mention when I was at hot plugs We were snacking on blue diamond almonds, they are the company that Tony in ca supplies his almonds to, So it’s quite possible we were eating some of Tony’s almonds. They were yummy!9818C294-19EB-4291-8A83-6308D904248D.thumb.jpeg.12469e767804c95753fefce21500c7c8.jpeg

yesterday hot plug came to help me bale hay, He wanted to see the real way to bale  hay!

 It wasn’t a big day at all because I only had 30 acres ready, so I put him on the baler and gave him a crash course on how to operate it.F100C650-C476-4268-B968-D2CE619B5635.thumb.jpeg.411ce4de545d5e2c4feaa9c065358b37.jpeg
it only took him an hour to bale, The 30 acres consisted of six odd shaped fields, We only got 76  6 foot bales (poor yield everywhere this year) 

after baling he went home to get my truck and trailer, picking up the bales was fun,this guy can be a clown sometimes and his hand signals I don’t understand at all, it’s like he’s speaking another sign language! Here is a picture of him trying to strap the load of hay on the trailer.  22D2AD88-7162-4F11-892E-02C8F633F687.thumb.png.0da020dfd3e78f6d2a342cc029a891cd.png
thanks for your help Robert, I really enjoyed feeding you before and after you helping me!

 Anytime Dale , I'm glad I could help ya out . I understand only to well when its time to get things done an you could use an extra pair of hands ....  Dales spoiled me running all this air conditioned equipment , I could of baled all day Dale ,you've done the same for me an I appreciated your assistance ( old school )  the Best part was super guys ( moose-beef burgers )  his lovely GF made them an Dale did the cookin .  Mmmm .... awesome meal  !!! 

 

             HP 

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42 minutes ago, new guy said:

Hard to find good help

using the term "good" loosely...

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Poor strap.............going down the road. Loosen n tight, loose n tight, loose n tight. 

Round here we would hook it in the frame somewhere instead of the rim.......

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The need to live my life vicariously through you guys up here makes my day, 5 minutes after reading about our 300 billion shortfall and troodoh’s WE scandal, it helps with happy kanadians like y’all.

can’t wait for you to post after I read more about the Ontario muslim/islamic  party startup.

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