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Custom chopping is not always available in all areas ..in my immediate area it's not available hardly anymore

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3 hours ago, bitty said:

Custom chopping is not always available in all areas ..in my immediate area it's not available hardly anymore

Odd how it seems it's only in pockets. Here can probably think of close to a half dozen custom guys. 

Most went rye corn double crop so everything has to be chopped at once in spring instead of semi steady hay chopping all year.       

Most all have at least one challenge in common: enough skilled operators there when you need them for maybe 10 weeks out of the year.

I only helped chop sorghum twice I think, hauled some for a farmer that was direct cutting it with a disc head, 13 or 15 foot. Had enough power to run that though.

We had chopped some sorghum Sudan grass that was 13 some feet tall and merged into too big of row. That was slooowww going. Truck hardly had a low enough gear.

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55 minutes ago, Super A_sepa said:

Odd how it seems it's only in pockets. Here can probably think of close to a half dozen custom guys. 

Most went rye corn double crop so everything has to be chopped at once in spring instead of semi steady hay chopping all year.       

Most all have at least one challenge in common: enough skilled operators there when you need them for maybe 10 weeks out of the year.

I only helped chop sorghum twice I think, hauled some for a farmer that was direct cutting it with a disc head, 13 or 15 foot. Had enough power to run that though.

We had chopped some sorghum Sudan grass that was 13 some feet tall and merged into too big of row. That was slooowww going. Truck hardly had a low enough gear.

Very few cows milked within 20 miles radius except for east of here. 

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On 11/8/2021 at 9:23 PM, Craigger13 said:

This is being used to pull a new Holland 900 chopper chopping forage sorghum that's been laid down with a discbine. We did it this year in low 1st and still had places where she brought her to her knees. Don't necessarily care of we go any faster would just like to not worry about plugging/killing it.

we chop 2 rows of forage sorghum  (usually after thanksgiving) with a gehl 600 and a 1206.  Havent in a few years after we added space and didnt need to make feed later on to get to spring.

Chopping forage sorghum ,  or corn silage never seemed like much effort was needed compared to chopping stubble clover where everything gets gummy on the knives and rim.     We have never cut down forage sorghum to use with a hay head before,  maybe im thinking of the wrong crop?

  

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My two cents  , that tractor can go to 200. this depends a lot on how and who operates this tractor. If you throw it in gear (pto) under a load and use full throttle doing so etc. you will throw parts on the ground no matter the hp. If you are in hilly ground and get the EGT to hot you will have damage.  If you are careful and bring in power slowly and run it easy shouldn't have any issues. I had a c-15 cat in my peterbilt which was putting out 775 at flywheel with light duty clutch and 13 speed. no problems ever because I was the only one using it. Every mechanic told me I would throw them on the ground, had over 500k miles on that setup when I sold it. Same with tractors our 1086 had 155 and never had a problem

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I’ve said it before, that I’m not a mechanic, but my good buddy is….and if I remember tomorrow I’m going to ask him the  2 minute process of just how a guy “turns up the pump” and I will post it here.  He’s done all of ours on the farm, 7/16 wrench for the cap, and a screw driver. Or is there a jam nut in there too? Idk. I know it takes 2 minutes and makes a world of difference.  
I know half of you guys know just how to do it already but don’t want to tell the op too. 

turn it up, watch tach and temp    gauge.   Tach cable will break if driver isn’t paying attention, or is an idiot and doesn’t know what Way to many Rpm sounds like. -yea that can happen.
 

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57 minutes ago, stronger800 said:

I’ve said it before, that I’m not a mechanic, but my good buddy is….and if I remember tomorrow I’m going to ask him the  2 minute process of just how a guy “turns up the pump” and I will post it here.  He’s done all of ours on the farm, 7/16 wrench for the cap, and a screw driver. Or is there a jam nut in there too? Idk. I know it takes 2 minutes and makes a world of difference.  
I know half of you guys know just how to do it already but don’t want to tell the op too. 

turn it up, watch tach and temp    gauge.   Tach cable will break if driver isn’t paying attention, or is an idiot and doesn’t know what Way to many Rpm sounds like. -yea that can happen.
 

The thing I have been told is the droop screw if you turn too much you will loose all your low end power or torque. Not knowing what the pump sits like currently (depending on what has been messed with before) it's hard to tell how to get the desired results without a Dyno and then someone who has done it before

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2 hours ago, stronger800 said:

I’ve said it before, that I’m not a mechanic, but my good buddy is….and if I remember tomorrow I’m going to ask him the  2 minute process of just how a guy “turns up the pump” and I will post it here.  He’s done all of ours on the farm, 7/16 wrench for the cap, and a screw driver. Or is there a jam nut in there too? Idk. I know it takes 2 minutes and makes a world of difference.  
I know half of you guys know just how to do it already but don’t want to tell the op too. 

turn it up, watch tach and temp    gauge.   Tach cable will break if driver isn’t paying attention, or is an idiot and doesn’t know what Way to many Rpm sounds like. -yea that can happen.
 

 

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I went to a Bto dairy sale out about 20 years ago they had about 20 1066’s supposedly dynoed they were between 150 and 225 hp they said ,couple had 466 truck motors in them . I also heard they had 2 full time mechanics guessing they was busy .

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This won't be the answer you are looking for.  But this is 2021, not 1981.  There are vastly superior and reasonably priced tractors out there to deliver 200 horsepower.   This from somebody who has spent thousands of hours on 66-86 series tractors and also has a 385 Steiger with a Steinbauer to add some juice.  

The 1486 at stock settings was the maximum that IH engineering was willing to stretch the 806 chassis, while memory of the folly of stretching the M into the 560 was still pretty fresh....

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