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Well if I don't get stupid and try to go cut around some water holes in the horse pasture, I am done mowing!

Bout darn time too. Had some to put up before I ventured into the duck pond.  Fell asleep raking, the "pop" of the post I broke off with the rake brought me out of peaceful slumber though. 😄

Guess the Harmonic hum of the old 656 Hydro lullibyed me right to sleep. And I darned near made the turn😆

Anyway the next few pics are the last of it on the last meadow. 

It was under water last year and I was surprised I got in and got it cut. Good old trusty rust Hesston 6650 got her done, best 3K I ever spent

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Some of this ground was pretty iffy and only way to find out was go for it. 

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😁😅

It's gonna take a while to dry but I can see an end to the haying season. 

How bout you guys, anybody else celebrating???

 

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All this power for 3 steers, 

Wait.....there is an End to Haying!?!??   These are second cutting  this week. after tomorrow, only 100 acres left of second. Then it looks like there will be a third cutt

Well if I don't get stupid and try to go cut around some water holes in the horse pasture, I am done mowing! Bout darn time too. Had some to put up before I ventured into the duck pond.  Fell asl

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31 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

So how many acres do you cut roughly?

Good question, maybe 3 to 4 hundred. It would be a rough guess, never measured out the acres on the meadows. 

A lot less when I let go of the spring calvers. 

Fall cows take some during storms, AI'ing, and weaning. Otherwise they winter graze. 

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So your in the country that Kosch told me the use the dual rear wheel Farmall Cs !

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I pulled the baler out of the shed to prep it again last night. I've got some second cutting to do and it looks like the weather is going to cooperate next week. I don't need the hay but I've got a couple of patches that should be cleaned off again.

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Don't do hay on the scale that sandhiller does but this is my last hay field for prairie grass I do about 200 acres prairie grass total besides some alfalfa 

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Finished mine up in June. Got 1 field a second time 3 weeks ago with a lot of clover in it. If it will start raining will try to cut everything again this fall. First year since I bought my cows back that I'm looking good on hay. Had to scrape by the last couple of years. 

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I’ve got irrigation, so I’m nowhere close to done. I’m in the middle of second cutting and starting to water third.

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Finished up last thursday. Just some ditches and a bit of pasture to cut. Maybe some second cut if we end up getting any rain

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Have a second cutting of grass to do yet and 3rd cutting to do at home. Neighbor stoped the other day and needs more hay next year and wants 3rd this year and all cuttings next year from over at moms. He is going to make it so that frees me up a bit.  I'm all small 2 to 6 acre patches, so peanuts compared to most of you guys. I like making hay on a good day tho. On a bad day its just tiresome. Lol

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If I can ever get the tractor and baler to work together, I could be done for now, if it wasn't the tractor running out of fuel due to the rags in the tanks, or the baler breaking sheer pins, and now out of wire for the second day, should be done baling today, will get pics when I get to the field. This year's windrows were way to big, too thick. Made it tough on the baler for sure. Have a round baler I have used yet, need to see if it works. That will help me out slot if it does

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1 hour ago, td9inidaho said:

This year's windrows were way to big, too thick. Made it tough on the baler for sure. Have a round baler I have used yet, need to see if it works. That will help me out slot if it does

My NH7090 is a pig, the bigger the windrows, the better the sounds coming out of it. 😆

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I didn't take any pics of my grass hay.  Here is one of knocking down some sudangrass last Saturday.  We finished 2 cutting on all the neighbors, 3rd on our own place, and have 1st cut done in both Sudangrass fields.  

We should see one more good cutting on all the grass, 2 more on the earlier planted Sudangrass (2nd ready soon) and 1 on the Sudangrass we just made in the pic.  Done now for a week or so.

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We finished up the alf/grass hay a bit over a week ago. Just trying to wrap up the last of the grass fields and slough hay. Then start cutting greenfeed probably end of next week. Theres really no end to baling for us. Once we start beginning of July the balers are hooked up till straw and second cut are done. Sometimes that is Oct/Nov

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12 hours ago, ksfarmdude said:

Don't do hay on the scale that sandhiller does but this is my last hay field for prairie grass I do about 200 acres prairie grass total besides some alfalfa 

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THESE^^^ @sandhiller
Are the fields I would fall asleep in! Straight as an arrow. Nice job mowing!❤️👍👍

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1 hour ago, Ihfan4life said:

THESE^^^ @sandhiller
Are the fields I would fall asleep in! Straight as an arrow. Nice job mowing!❤️👍👍

Our fields are very square so that helps  :) 

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Wait.....there is an End to Haying!?!??  

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0C734A25-A385-45FC-9D82-AD8536BF4CC5.jpegThese are second cutting  this week. after tomorrow, only 100 acres left of second. Then it looks like there will be a third cutting to chase  until it snows.  Second cutting yields are better than what we took off the first time around on the early fields anyway. 

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This is some second that I cut today. The bottom couple winrows are kind of light, but after that they are excellent. Hopefully it will dry in a couple of days and I can get it rolled up.

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Stronger 800 some real nice crop there...

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I got a couple pictures of second. I finished it up a couple weeks ago and now the third is getting close to knee high. The hoppers are working it over pretty bad so I will probably have to spray and hope they don’t move back in. lm still hauling 1st cutting bales home off the dryland and we’ve got a couple hundred acres of third to get put up and I can call it a season. I always get excited to start every June but I’m more than ready to be done by September. 
 

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18 minutes ago, ZG6E said:

I got a couple pictures of second. I finished it up a couple weeks ago and now the third is getting close to knee high. The hoppers are working it over pretty bad so I will probably have to spray and hope they don’t move back in. lm still hauling 1st cutting bales home off the dryland and we’ve got a couple hundred acres of third to get put up and I can call it a season. I always get excited to start every June but I’m more than ready to be done by September. 
 

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Love to see the F10 still earning it's keep

The F10 / F25 were the workhorses of my youth😀

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14 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

Love to see the F10 still earning it's keep

The F10 / F25 were the workhorses of my youth😀

This one is actually an f25. Growing up we had an f10 and for some reason those cables were always unnerving to me. It really only gets used anymore to load ear corn and pick up square bales.  It’s still a backup loader in case both 1086s go down at the same time but that hasn’t happened yet (knock on wood)
 

The reach height of the farmhands is unmatched by any of my other loaders. They get way up there.

 

 

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31 minutes ago, ZG6E said:

This one is actually an f25. 

Tiny phone pic LOL😁

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3 hours ago, ZG6E said:

This one is actually an f25. Growing up we had an f10 and for some reason those cables were always unnerving to me. It really only gets used anymore to load ear corn and pick up square bales.  It’s still a backup loader in case both 1086s go down at the same time but that hasn’t happened yet (knock on wood)
 

The reach height of the farmhands is unmatched by any of my other loaders. They get way up there.

 

 

Nobody needed scaffolding. A farmhand and a ladder in the bucket to paint the barn. If you were good you shimmied up the arms to the bucket instead of using ladder

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5 hours ago, ZG6E said:

This one is actually an f25. Growing up we had an f10 and for some reason those cables were always unnerving to me. It really only gets used anymore to load ear corn and pick up square bales.  It’s still a backup loader in case both 1086s go down at the same time but that hasn’t happened yet (knock on wood)
 

The reach height of the farmhands is unmatched by any of my other loaders. They get way up there.

 

 

In the early 1970s I was hauling pull type New Idea corn pickers from Coldwater Ohio to dealers.  Took some to Winner, SD where they had a Farmhand loader on a 3010/4010 size tractor.  The “platform” had vertical pipes with chains dropped down through them to lift with.  Grab hooks above the pipes to adjust the chains.  Was impressed that they were able to lift the pickers over the 4 ft. plywood sideboards on the trailer.  The quickest and safest unloading I ever had!

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