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Day 3:  Rough day for our family.   Dad calls me at work about 4:30.  He is in the hospital.  He started feeling numb in his right arm and cheek this morning while spraying the last of the ground to be planted to corn.  So, he drove to the house and went to the ER.  The doctors think it was a small stroke caused by a blood clot.   He is resting comfortably overnight tonight for observation.  An MRI is scheduled for tomorrow morning.  The doctors should be able to tell what areas were affected then.  He insisted that I head home and plant corn,  no need to visit him tonight.  So, that was what I did.   Arrived home to find that he put both the sprayer and the planter away in the shed before going to the ER.  He is such a stubborn man!  I wanted to chew him out, but have to admire him anyway.

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Here are a couple photos I took while filling the liquid fertilizer.   You can see the water tanker in the background that I utilize the transfer pump to fill the front tank with 32% nitrogen. 20220512_191309.thumb.jpg.22f53b079b5f0d7c34294f869e1c37c1.jpg

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Had a good night planting and knocked out most of this field.

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Called a friend tonight.  He is going to use my pickup tomorrow and pick up my Pioneer seed from our local dealer.  I will need it to continue working tomorrow evening. 

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Best wishes for speedy and full recovery for your dad.  Sounds like a guy we would all be proud to know. Gotta respect that generation for their will power and determination. 

Hope the planting continues to go well.

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Tell your Dad to rest up and get well soon. Guys like that normally don’t even want respect, but the little things they inadvertently do to earn it amaze me. Putting things away and thinking of others is a bygone thought. Special traits shown by a special guy. 

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Mom remarked that last night was only the second night She spent alone in the new house.  The first was when he traveled with me to your place, Sledgehammer!  Hopefully He comes home soon.  Until then, I have a couple good friends willing to help me with farmwork. 

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Hope your Dad gets to feeling better soon.

Not trying to hijack your thread but i have some more pictures from our spring so far. Have 80 acres of beans in then switched to corn and been at that since Monday night. Do ok progress when the planter stays together. We were going to upgrade planters this last year but with shortages and whatnot we didn't get one and we're going one more year with the 6 row. Bought the 7230 last year to pull a 12 row and it ends up on the 6 row 

 

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27 minutes ago, Reichow7120 said:

Hope your Dad gets to feeling better soon.  

 

Not trying to hijack your thread but i have some more pictures from our spring so far.

Bought the 7230 last year to pull a 12 row and it ends up on the 6 row 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your prayers and best wishes.  I am confident that he will be okay, just causes some panic!

 

We LOVE pictures, so keep them coming!

 

I guess I am not the only one with plenty of tractor for my planter!

 

Hope the scattered showers miss me today,  could have the corn planted on Saturday. 

I am amazed how working the farm and at the salvage yard has not been more tiring for me.  I am actually feeling good, not tired at work and down several pounds!  But,  maybe I am living on adrenaline? 😎

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Aaron:  

Hope your dad’s problems are minor and he can get back home soon.

Couldn’t help noticing the barn in the background.

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It looks like the same style as the one on my home place, but in much better shape.  Does it have laminated rafters and no interior posts in the mow?

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Hope your pops feels better soon bud, I've been thinking about y'all. Its a hard row to hoe trying to farm with a town job. I'm going to start plowing my corn tomorrow if it don't rain. Going to try a new set up on the Cub, will post a picture if it works. If it don't, well it'll be my secret! 🤣

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3 hours ago, E160BHM said:

 

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It looks like the same style as the one on my home place, but in much better shape.  Does it have laminated rafters and no interior posts in the mow?

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You are correct.  Laminated rafters and no support posts in the mow.  One BIG room!  Has 3 small doors for elevators, 1 big door for loose hay and a stantion on the north wall to drop hay down behind the slats for cattle to eat downstairs. 20171119_161103.thumb.jpg.3604b4b0d5d45836cb28f576502240c0.jpg

You can see the south end in this photo. 

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Day 4:  Had to clean some dirt out from between the press wheels on row 4 before filling the planter up. 

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A couple pictures loading the 32% nitrogen.

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Put in a few hours tonight.  Almost finished the field I am in.  Just one 40 acre field left after that.

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Dad came home late this afternoon.   A little tired and slow.  His right hand is numb and hard to feel when he touches something.   Can't button his shirt or fasten his belt.   So, it will take time to get him back on the equipment.....  His lip droops a little on the right side.  Has appointments with a neurologist and a vascular specialist in Iowa City.  My sister will take him for those.   He is clearly frustrated and ready to get back to the farm! Thanks to all for your continued prayers. 

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Spent all Thursday morning and afternoon on open station 656 pulling 6 row 30 IH 800 planting corn.   Got 60 acres done, came in and washed 1/2 the dirt in the field off me, then worked 40 acres with the 1486.   Good day, but long day.

 

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I can now say I am officially started planting- an 8 acre seeding is in. Earlier in the week, I was disking it and broke the Rf spindle on the 5288, so that took an extra day to get that going again. Week was super hot with a clear sky and it drained me. I started planting alfalfa, timothy and bromegrass with the grain drill, but wasn't happy with seeding rate, and bromegrass kept bridging up in the hopper, so switched to the Brillion seeder. Rolled it to finish. Seeders are put away.

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On to corn next week!

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Day 6:  Saturday.  Had to take the 706 out to the fresh tile lines and heap a little more dirt in where it had settled.  Picked up the 706 over at Dad's shop.  He greeted me in the garage in his bathrobe,  supporting himself with one of Mom's canes.  Hard to see him that way,  but SO thankful he is still here!  He said he enjoyed a warm bath this morning and smiled so big!  Glad he has a positive attitude about his condition.

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Filled the planter with the last of the Pioneer corn.   Almost too pretty, like Easter candy. 😋

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Views from the office chair.   Saw a family of small rabbits in the waterway earlier.  Few passing raindrops, but I could keep going....  cross my fingers,  should get the corn in before dark tonight.......

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On 4/28/2022 at 9:51 AM, 766 Man said:

  Pretty wet here and we are going to zone till everything.  The only tillage will be to fill in ruts from last fall.  

One pass zone till on the planter ? What brand

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Seeding was tremendously late here in the neighborhood. We did 3/4 now and will fall seed one property after taking rye off . Planting corn as soon as field conditions permit. Have a third of the manure to haul yet. Plowed one field to get a ditch along the top and bottom of it . Not bad for 18k hours on pistons and sleeves and it still pulls fine . Wish it had Firestones on it though . Almost done spraying the first pass IMG_20220512_151929821.thumb.jpg.9ab5e432ca6660a76f691e5216ee5615.jpg

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11 minutes ago, bitty said:

One pass zone till on the planter ? What brand

Unverferth.  Fully mounted on the planter (JD 1750) and the depth is adjustable via hydraulic cylinder.  I also own the Unverferth 120 zone builder and a Yetter 6700 weight transfer system.  My plan for the spring has gone sideways given the recent hot weather crusting the ground heavily.  Also, spray such as 2-4D for burn down complicates things as a 1-2 week wait is needed depending on application rate.  We are at the middle of May currently and do not want to wait until June to plant.  More tillage than originally planned is in the works.

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We're down to 20 acres of corn to plant. Ran out of starter fertilizer this afternoon and can't get anymore until tomorrow morning. Though there is a decent chance of rain tonight and if it comes to fruition we may not plant again til Tuesday or Wednesday though Wednesday has a decent chance of rain too. Get corn done then switch back to soybeans and finish them up. Since we only have 80 acres in.

Did have one big disappointing problem arise yesterday afternoon. The auxiliary fuel tank on the 7230 developed a fair bulge in it and it contacted the wheel and it rubbed a hole in it. Dad got out to fill and the inside of the inside tire was wet and it was drooling fuel. Got the tractor back to the farm and put the dwarf tractor back on the planter like the last 2 years. ( guess its a good thing we haven't gotten that 12 row planter yet ) and kept going while my brother and I drained the fuel from the tractor. Its probably sitting until we're done planting unless we have a prolonged rainy stretch happen 

 

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2 hours ago, 766 Man said:

Unverferth.  Fully mounted on the planter (JD 1750) and the depth is adjustable via hydraulic cylinder.  I also own the Unverferth 120 zone builder and a Yetter 6700 weight transfer system.  My plan for the spring has gone sideways given the recent hot weather crusting the ground heavily.  Also, spray such as 2-4D for burn down complicates things as a 1-2 week wait is needed depending on application rate.  We are at the middle of May currently and do not want to wait until June to plant.  More tillage than originally planned is in the works.

We had 3 Unverferth coulter's per row on a toolbar on the 955 and loved it. We want to go back to a similar system. Not sure what brand coulters we are going with yet. We had lots of issues keeping the Unverferth in working order although I will admit our "soils" (mainly rocks) is hard for anything

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Planted all of our corn on Friday and Saturday.  New to me planter worked great and the 1086 didn't miss a beat.   I have all the beans to go.  I haven't been able to spray burndown yet and the cereal rye is really starting to grow.

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