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1 hour ago, forwhldrv said:

Started pulling some weights off for the winter they don’t need to sit in storage with all the weights on them took these off one gotta pull some off the other 450 when the rain stops 

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Good idea.  I took mine off the 8920 three years ago and decided i dont really even need them so they are on a pallet up on a shelf where they will probably stay .

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Been busy with hay and corn silage since my last post. Still have more to do of both but so far things have went well. 

3rd cutting did quite well

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So did later 2nd

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Last 4 bales for this field. Pulled out just as the lime truck pulled in

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So far I do like the process of balage. Much more flexible than chopping. We'll see how I like feeding it all winter by hand

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Corn did quite well all things considered. Some laid in the ground 24 days before germinating because it was so dry. Had some goofy and spotty stands and some that got too wet when it did rain so had short corn too. Had a hail storm come through July 22nd that shredded most of it but it did come back surprisingly well but did set it back. And some did quite well. Planted two different varieties from two different brands. Both are about the shortest day corn we can get

This field was furthest along when it got hail

 

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Had a family friend that's into fixing and building things make all new doors for the one silo

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Just some photos I snagged. Two silos full one to go

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Finished potato harvest as well

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Ooooo.  Nice pics. We did that door job about 20 years ago, still have a few of the newly constructed doors left over (made extra) and I just moved one of them in the pike barn  yesterday. Same doors as yours, where you have to pull  the rod out of the hinge and put it back in when you “move the door up”.  
 

I see a Badger and a Dion but I can’t name your Red wagon with the auger.  

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Hauled the last load of corn to town with the 1066 today. Used the 450 to back that wagon into its off-season resting place. Looked at the 856 trying to see where the coolant leak is. Looks like a short piece of hose between the water pump and oil cooler. 

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The 10 got out in the sunshine again today, disced about 6 acres of cornstalks. Going to plant these two little fields back to corn next year. They will need to be hit again but weather is supposed to go in the tank so get the first pass done now.

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1 hour ago, DT Fan said:

After lunch, mowed the lawn with the 782. Thankfully it has been growing very slow, been almost two months since some of it was cut!

I have not cut grass since the first part of August!

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I've cut mine at least 4 times since then. Needs it again but won't get it for a while. May have to put a snowblower on the 1862 soon. So I may have to mow with the 2185 

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Worked o n the 450 a bit today. Put some stop-leak in the radiator for a short term fix. Took the weight bracket off, it will go back on eventually. P.O. welded some sheet-metal in the bottom, for what reason I can only guess. Anyway, I can't chain through there now and that's why it's off. Hopefully get through Grinnell tomorrow and get some parts for this thing, and the 856!

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Loaded up for fencing. In the snow. Had to back up three inches to place pallet had to chain to do so...uhg. ended up pulling the truck up the hill out of the house anyways.

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Some pictures of harvest this week. 

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Replaced the leaking input shaft seal on the H belly pump this afternoon. Hardest part of the whole job was getting the lever lined up right inside the reservoir. Also used the 340 to unload a sickle mower and wagon gear between rain showers. To wet to farm today, but no complaints; we really needed the rain.

Mac

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1 minute ago, stronger800 said:

I thought it was just called an IH “custom” cab?  It’s original. Awkward. Loud. But I think it’s neat. Only put 35 hours on it this year 

It was the Custom, built by Excel. The only factory cab supposedly available for the big dog 1466 was the Custom Deluxe version built by McGlaughlin, commonly known as the "House Cab". The remainder of the product line down to the 766 could have either cab from the factory. If that's a factory cab it's a rare bird special order.

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