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1 hour ago, iowaboy1965 said:

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......

 

42 minutes ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

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. 

All very valid points. I guess that's why I'm using my old equipment to make what I need. I haven't seen those type of prices in Central PA yet. 

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3 hours ago, lorenzo said:

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

That's 3 times what I get for mine. I figure $4/bale for un-fertilized/ un-sprayed mixed grass is about right. The goat farmers around here snap it up as fast as I bale it, so I don't even have to touch it. I tell them if I have to help load it's $15/ bale; never had to help load yet! My equipment is paid for so all I'm out is fuel, twine, and wear parts. Guess I'm lucky, since it sounds like a lot of folks in other areas want hay delivered for nothing. I've got 500 bales pre-sold already, and we won't even cut til September (round bale first cutting). 

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Thursday. I was going to bale with the 826 hydro, but the valve core had other ideas. Waiting on the tire guy to put in a new tube. So Skippy, the gas 656 hydro scoop tractor, lost the scoop and did an admirable job of running the baler wide open. 3 wagon loads. Now the field can get plowed for corn with the 3588.

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Yesterday I spent about another half hour washing the 856, it's not as clean as I would like but way better than it was! Apparently the loader had been on that old girl a long time. Need to tighten the throttle friction just a bit. Right now if you hit a good bump it will open up pretty good. Thinking this is because of the go-fast throttle extension.

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53 minutes ago, DT Fan said:

Yesterday I spent about another half hour washing the 856, it's not as clean as I would like but way better than it was! Apparently the loader had been on that old girl a long time. Need to tighten the throttle friction just a bit. Right now if you hit a good bump it will open up pretty good. Thinking this is because of the go-fast throttle extension.

Got that new to you Orange one home yet?

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As alluded to in the above post, I 'won' a D-15 Allis in an online auction. Really hate the online thing but they seem to be here to stay. It didn't start when I got there so we pushed it on the trailer with the skid-steer. It was sold as a running tractor so I'm thinking, what do I do if it won't run? Well, not to worry, a little fresh gas and purring like a kitten. Putting my best used distributor cap and rotor on didn't hurt either.

On the Red tractor front I did get the throttle friction tightened up on the 856.

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Edit; Probably going to get different wheels/new tires on the front. Not crazy about the rims and the tires are not in near as good of shape as they look in the picture.

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Got started cutting hay Wednesday. Layed some more down today. Hope to bale some tomorrow 

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Started bailing hay today. Got the square baler Started and baled 3 loads of squares ( seems like the first startup of the square baler here after it sits all winter is full of start up issues) Round baled the rest of the field ( 17 acres)

Yes the tractor on the Round baler is the definition of "Think you used enough Dynamite there Butch" Reason is all the others that are a tad bit smaller are on something else. This one is available not being used. Don't have to unhook anything 

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Spread a little lime today 

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9 hours ago, bitty said:

Spread a little lime today 

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What do you think of the 2wd magnum? With all the others having 4wd.

I've thought it'd be handy for some things to have a 2wd that goes 26 or 27 mph. 

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5 hours ago, Super A_sepa said:

What do you think of the 2wd magnum? With all the others having 4wd.

I've thought it'd be handy for some things to have a 2wd that goes 26 or 27 mph. 

It would be awesome to plant with for manuverability if it wasn't for hills or mud (not this year at all) . I had a little trouble with a hill spreading lime once 

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18 hours ago, Reichow7120 said:

Started bailing hay today. Got the square baler Started and baled 3 loads of squares ( seems like the first startup of the square baler here after it sits all winter is full of start up issues) Round baled the rest of the field ( 17 acres)

Yes the tractor on the Round baler is the definition of "Think you used enough Dynamite there Butch" Reason is all the others that are a tad bit smaller are on something else. This one is available not being used. Don't have to unhook anything 

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105 U tractor ?

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26 minutes ago, utility 64 said:

105 U tractor ?

The one on the square baler. Yes

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THANKS icon_thumbup.gif

I have the same tractor. In France it is called JXU 105.

I am looking for the US brochure of these tractors

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I am converting a boom attachment that I made several years ago over from a 3pt hitch application to mount on my front end loader quick attach system. 

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