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It was in the 90s for the last two days here, 3/4 of an inch of rain coming today, another inch and a half for Sunday. And we had gotten 3/4 of an inch late this past Monday night. The ground rarely dries out here. Even in the field while bailing, the center rib on a new set of three rib tires will show moisture on the edges. As well all of the lugs  on your rear tires if you stop and the tractor sits for a few seconds. If you left the hay on the ground without tedding, it would stay very wet on the bottom and be black ish in three days.

We started  out dry over a month ago but it has been very wet ever since.

Last year was much drier and there was days when I only had to ted one time per day. But it still took two or three days to dry. Occasionally we have Dew that does not evaporate until about 11 o’clock in the morning and then it comes back at 6 o’clock at night.  

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15 hours ago, stronger800 said:

what I’m baling today was cut Tuesday at 9am and was tedded 3x Tuesday twice yesterday and once today. 9-11% moisture right now 

I'm not knocking you but good grief are there any leaves left after all that? See a few Tedders in my area now but didn't use to be a thing. Roll it with a rake the day it gets baled if really wet then might roll it the day before and then again the day baled. I still roll mine the day I bale.

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55 minutes ago, stronger800 said:

It was in the 90s for the last two days here, 3/4 of an inch of rain coming today, another inch and a half for Sunday. And we had gotten 3/4 of an inch late this past Monday night. The ground rarely dries out here. Even in the field while bailing, the center rib on a new set of three rib tires will show moisture on the edges. As well all of the lugs  on your rear tires if you stop and the tractor sits for a few seconds. If you left the hay on the ground without tedding, it would stay very wet on the bottom and be black ish in three days.

We started  out dry over a month ago but it has been very wet ever since.

Last year was much drier and there was days when I only had to ted one time per day. But it still took two or three days to dry. Occasionally we have Dew that does not evaporate until about 11 o’clock in the morning and then it comes back at 6 o’clock at night.  

Wow you are wet there.

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Plant  mostly Timothy and brome grass. No leaves. We Ted 2x the day it’s baled and sometimes rake (roll) -twice- as well. Depending on the ground moisture and the wind. If No wind and wet ground, the row will start to absorb moisture back into it. So you flip it over an hour after you flip it the first time.  I like 100 fifty pound bales to the acre.  From what I can tell reading on here, our typical yield is much higher that what guys are use to out west. And prices are 3x higher. 
not saying it may not be 6x as much work though. I have three tedders and four rakes. They get a lot of hours. 

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I took the exhaust pipe off my 1256 and got it repaired after I was using it in the car port in the spring and forgot what I was doing and backed up with the wheels off the ground. 

After I put it back on I brought it home from town where it had been used for a couple of jobs preparing for the Centenial Celebrations. 

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Used my 656 to haul away a dead birch.

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2 hours ago, gafarm49 said:

Sprayed citrus this morning and raked hay this afternoon with the 1086. It has an easy but busy life here. Coldest air conditioner on the farm. Ap air hit a home run with the package.

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Glad you got your ac working good.

What kinda citrus you raise?

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Started 2nd cutting hay yesterday since wheat isn't quite ready. Didn't cut but I did ted the hay today 

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11 hours ago, gafarm49 said:

Sprayed citrus this morning and raked hay this afternoon with the 1086. It has an easy but busy life here. Coldest air conditioner on the farm. Ap air hit a home run with the package.

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That has to be the only 1086 in the world with a QT-1. I have to admit I find the concept fascinating.

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1 minute ago, Drysleeves said:

That has to be the only 1086 in the world with a QT-1. I have to admit I find the concept fascinating.

I've seen a similar cab on JD 30 series tractors.

A neighbor had a 4230 with a similar cab. Originaly a fender tractor.

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Local co-op is getting out of the sidedress rental business, so they offered these bars and tenders for sale.  I managed to scoop one of each up and brought it home.  I need to get the 1456 down to 30 inch rows, as I use my 1086 right now.  Also got the canopy off the Hydro 84 and changed fuel filters.

 

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Gave the new to us 826 its first bath! Was a dirty little bugger!! Probably hadn’t seen a pressure washer in decades! It will need the hoods pulled and another washing yet! 6A2AA621-EA3F-43EB-9E4F-FA97DB1842A0.thumb.jpeg.2263f8666fc3f2ef2f055621946a5522.jpeg
 

Next on the docket, get the band duals off, narrow it up, full service, and probably put new wiring harnesses on.  It has the cloth coated wiring, and it’s starting to bare in places.

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Mowed some failed popcorn today (too dry) with the 340 and 5' hog, then tilled it in with the 300, 9 shank tiller and 9' JD disk. Got to use the new radio today, that sure was nice! Sure didn't know what I was missing. No photos unfortunately. 

Mac

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Got the 856 out, looked at the fuel gauge, probably ought to fill it up! So I did. Then went on a little tractor ride to the Coop to see what she weighs. 10,680 full of fuel with me in the seat. May be able to get down to 10,000 for the pull net weekend.

After returning home, jumped on the 756 to do a little mowing. Neighbor was here today to mow the grass to bale, I just wanted to mow the stuff he isn't going to bale. Got most of it done, always more mowing to do.

Was a good day, got the old garage mostly ready for paint. Maybe tomorrow I'll take the D-15 for a little tractor ride!

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Neighbor called up this morning and asked if I could bale a little hay for him

Sure

Said, I got about 30 bales raked up I'd like get baled before gets rained on

I'll be right over

Then he told me why

BIL was on his way over, when crossing an autogate in road gear, the hitch pin broke.

I never saw it but I guess the carnage to their almost new green baler is pretty severe.

So anyway my old 1486 and 7090 got the job done for him

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Yesterday I used the ‘48 Cub to mow a strip between our fence and the irrigation ditch. We’ve had a lot of rain so I think this was the third time I’ve mowed it in the last month. Cub worked pretty hard in the tall, wet thick grass but take it slow and it gets the job done. 

Today I fixed fence and dug three new holes for the posts. I always use the Cub and our little utility wagon as the “fence fixing” rig. 
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**Ignore the sand, our road isn’t graded property and therefore the road gets washed in our pasture and most recently this strip.
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