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11 hours ago, acem said:

Saw some snakes. I know y'all like seeing them. They are out eating frogs

I have the dry variety, like eating mice🤠

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14 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Finished banking tanks with old faithful 966.

Since the 1486 followed me home, I can leave the blade and bucket on the nine.

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Explain this process to me.  Why do you need dirt banked around the tanks?  Is this something you do yearly?

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27 minutes ago, IH Forever said:

Explain this process to me.  Why do you need dirt banked around the tanks?  Is this something you do yearly?

Yes, every spring before turning cows out to pasture.

Over the previous year the combination of cattle coming up to drink, wind and rain pulls the sand away from the tank.

These are 30' bottomless tanks so they need the sand on the outside to help keep the water in .

Also easier for the calves to reach the water when they are young.

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I welded up a mount for an ATV sprayer to be used off my Super C. 

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I used all scrap pieces laying around the shop. I think it turned out pretty good for having $40 in the whole thing, I bought the sprayer at a garage sale last summer.  Couldn’t get the money out fast enough!  🤣

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I’ll use it for spot spraying around the border of my fields to knock down Leafy Spurge. Tough stuff to kill but have to keep after it or it will spread further. 

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No pictures but I woke the 560 up for the first time since last fall. Blew it off and check the tires and took it for a spin to the corner. Probably use it to rake hay in the next week or 2.  Before that I moved the 826 up by the house so I can check it over a bit tomorrow nite. It will go on the mower, which I will also need to check out this week. Then I moved some left over firewood away from the house with the 400 and loader. Relocated it behind the outbuildings. Started taking the weather brake off it but not all the way, just enough it wouldn't blow hot air on me. Will need to drop the rear chains this week too. Ya I been procrastinating  a bit again.......🙄

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12 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Yes, every spring before turning cows out to pasture.

Over the previous year the combination of cattle coming up to drink, wind and rain pulls the sand away from the tank.

These are 30' bottomless tanks so they need the sand on the outside to help keep the water in .

Also easier for the calves to reach the water when they are young.

So bottomless as in the water is coming from the aquifer underneath the ground?  Ever have wild or domestic animals drown in them?  Very interesting.

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52 minutes ago, hobbyfarm said:

So bottomless as in the water is coming from the aquifer underneath the ground?  Ever have wild or domestic animals drown in them?  Very interesting.

No sir, some tanks have metal sides and a bottom

These are like a 30' grain bin ring.

we set them on the bare ground with a plastic sheet on the inside to hold the water at first.

After awhile the weight of the water compacts the ground enough to hold water. 

 

They are filled with a windmill.

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It was cold (37 degrees) and foggy this morning so it took awhile for the plants to dry off so I could start spraying. 

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I spot sprayed two fields for leafy spurge. Then I pulled the ATV sprayer off the Super C and hooked up the trailer sprayer. I put down dicamba on oats to slow down a thistle problem. 

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10 hours ago, billonthefarm said:

Picked up the 12 row 500 and moved it.  Cool old planter.

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Reminds me of the 500 8x36 my Dad had when I was a kid.  The 800 he moved up to was a big improvement.

Neighbor had a fully mounted 500 6x30 when I was a young kid.  That had to have been a heavy thing, he had it on an Oliver 1755.

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Washed up the bean planter a little. Then pulled the tin off the 856, don't think it's been off in awhile! Took it to the power washer. It's getting ready to go see a local mechanic for clutch job. I'd like to do that myself but time and facilities dictate someone else doing this.

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Put an I-beam skid under this small building I drug home a few years ago.  Welded cross members under it so I could pick it up like a pallet. Bolted the building to the skid. It’s going to be a hunting blind placed on a platform eventually. Dubbed the “Attack Shack” It got pressure washed and will get a darker colored roller paint job along with some windows.  

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Finished planting corn last Wednesday morning. 

We did have a 4 acre chunk down at the Cousin's farm that  is a active gravel pit. They dug on this 4 acre chunk a few years ago and it was reclaimed. She wanted it planted to pasture. But first we needed to pick stone. Crown stone picker we picked up cheap and had to rebuild a little over a year ago. 

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Treflan application on my last 40 acres of soybeans. A llttle warm out today. Pulling a 21 foot Krause disc had the water temp 3/4 way up and 1200 exhaust temp. Had to let her cool down a few times. Went home to refill and lost a wheel off the sprayer caddy. Must have had a wheel bearing go bad. Guess I'll spray it on top and then disc it under to finish it. 

This 1066 is probably the hardest working tractor on the farm. It applies all the chemicals that get incorporated at the same time. Disc and field cultivator are pretty well matched for that tractor. 8600 hours and getting time for an engine overhaul. Has a fair amount of blowby. I've only ever did rods and mains and injectors since buying it from my dad at 5500 hours. A couple TA's. Dad bought it in the 80's with around 4000 hours.

 

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Night before last I pulled the disc bine and baler up to the house. Last nite I changed the oil in the car and the 826 as well as brought home a green endgate seeder from the father inlaws and got some more fuel for the tractors.

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11 hours ago, TN Hillbilly said:

Baled small squares with the 706. Super M pulled trailers but didn't get pictures of it.

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Small squares are showing up on craigs list already and they are asking $10 to $12 each around here.

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1 hour ago, SMDFarmboy24 said:

That seems absurd.

It does. Until you start paying the fertilizer bill, rent, fuel, twine, repair parts and have to pay someone to help you stack it on the wagon and then stack it in the shed. Then load it on a customer's truck or trailer. Or worse yet spend a half a day or more delivering it......don't know what it's going for here this year and I don't think anywhere near 10/ bale but......

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2 hours ago, SMDFarmboy24 said:

That seems absurd. I've started to scrape some bales together with the 424, 706, and 806.

 

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I quit doing it almost ten years ago because I figured I needed $5/bale and no one wanted to pay it. I was tired of arguing with people and don’t miss it one bit. There’s too many weekend warriors here who are basically baling hay for free. 

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