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Pretty cool ol truck.

We said were would BE social and Distant this wkend

Brothers got the wagon box on the "new" truck today!  As i remounted the fresh water tank on our trailer.  Frikin thing hangs by 1/2" between rails.  Must of twisted out an was sitting on axle.  Looked like been that way for a bit.  Glad i am not a rv repair man

Got some grass from.neighbor before tore up for spuds.  150t but better than letting it get plowed.  The rest of field was better fyi

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Wonder why our fields dry out?   Thats 12" below the ground level.  Spud guy asked us to swap him.  He went to rock pick this an filled a dump truck in 200yrds.  Hard on a potato digger!

Dont ask her how home schooling is going....

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You know… A little bit of eyeshadow and you can have two eyes looking like that!🥴

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Here nowdays....  Chee....Canadians and Americans visiting family.  On a nice evening this stretch of the ditch has 100s of people.  Sitting in law chairs just chatting.  I guess the virus cant go over a guard rail.  Border Patrol at least just watches and really dont bother them.  

Well Charlie is a steer now.😁

Local cops been pulling guys over lately without plates.  Our FARM EXEMPT licences are a sticker you put on window.  Well they wanted them on frt windshield for decades.  Now want them on back.  They if course wont give us new ones and Farm Exepmt is a 1x 70 fee.  So alot of us been getting these to keep them from bothering us.  Signs.com.. kinda freaky.  It looks 100% like a real one.  For $8.....only dif is the print is different since I made "farm exempt" fit.  They have every state and nation it appeared plus 1 off ones.

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Finally getting to 1st.  Cool April..but grass is heeeaavvy....order wrong so go by #

3.Grass seeding

2.Rye innerseed into corn

1.Wheat cover planted post corn

 

Then shop calls....now what?  20k hrs 7140...gear box for hydro pumps.  Its bad.  Needs split to fix gear.  Too involved for us at home  ...est..$10000

 

Our avg tractor hrs are 11000.  Prob should just bite bullet.  But guy iffered me a 7220 2wdand a 7150 mfd both 9k hrs....60k for pair.....  Bu be nice to get a newish one and not have to always keep fixing 1987 stuff...

Decisions 

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They all can break  despite if they have lower hours . Wish you were closer to me, have the burned 7140 but I don't have any time for disassembly

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Danny suggested just roll back half out and replace.  I never thought that!  Going to price this am.  Maybe get one from guy with 2 and drag this one home.  Fiddle with when have time and have a back up up up mixer tractor

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Well she just is not worth it $$.  We are letting the ol girl go.  On a pos note we figure it cost us $6000 a year for her to feed 365 days a year.  Cannot find a, not a cheapie, but a tested proven trans assembly for a number that makes sense.  We will not even put back together.  I had a gear box take off sent but will have to return.  Tech and service manager did some more penciling and the bill to just get that going and driving is $1000s.   And that drive gear is so chipped hes worried it will just grenade in few hours.  We were offered $7500 for her.  BUT, I cant stand it....new LED Tiger lights in last 6 months, new HD SMT stereo (was dead for 3 seasons), new back 20.8r42 6 weeks ago, 50% Michelin fronts, Thourhme muffler elim kit and stack.  Just not sure...The MX170 has same tire sizes and will need some in 18m or so.  The stereo in the 8930 is acting goofy, the 8930 is going to go on the mixer now so I'd like to swap the led lights.  Not sure what the junk yard will say if we pull the tires and wts etc off.  $2000?  Or just take the $ and use it to buy new tires and light...?

  This whole issue [during the busiest most needed time of year] has really made us realize we need to start refreshing things.  Avg machine hrs are 12000.  An each one is a part we need.  Custom guys are getting farther and few so relying on them for a 'emergency' is not wise.  We did 100a more grass friday trying to beat weather.  I looked at my brother in the 14k hr MX170 stacking and thought, "If that thing dies we are 100% screwed".  We have decided to do a big upgrade.....well its 9 years old.  We found this (not though our dealer...that's a looong story.  Bit of frustration there) Magnum 210cvt  in MT.  Mr Tubacase did a walk around for me last week and I have messaged a forum member trained in these units few times.  So we made a deal.  Farmer is selling it cosign.  Was a MT tech teaching tractor for ag technology.  He got it 'new' in 2013 with 100hrs on.  Pulled his big straw baler some and a grain cart.  He then got a new Puma 240 loader and said it was just a bit more nimble for his loading hay jobs.  210 just sat.  It was at some other yahoo for 2 years and guy never got a call on it!  Moved it to this yard and we seen it 2 weeks ago right after the 7140 left the farm.  Guy apologized 2x already it had not been waxed this season.  So it seems good care was given.  Very nice shop and in house farm mechanic.  Appears to be pretty tight all red operation.  By fate our kin at dealer asked if we'd be interested in a "stimulus deal" on a 140 Kobelco exca.  We chuckled..if prices were good I'd love a clean 6k hour 1 owner excavator.  Turned out in talks about the tractor the farmer says he wants the $ for a excavator.  The one here is exactly what he wants!!  We made a deal and hauling is cheeeap since guy will leave here and come home always full.  0 empty miles.  He is coming out tomorrow to see it though.  Machine owner said a few things that made him think he best have a hand on it.  Kin salesman said its good unit so everything should go as planned.  Farmer even says if he backs out of 140 he will still split hauling since he feels bad.  We are going to "realign" some.  The 210 is replacing the Mc135 which we are cosigning since it is under 9000 and a good hay/cattle guy size so it should sell easy.  Also we're selling our nearly mint 585 CIH as well.  It just sits since we got all dry cows home we dont need 3 scrape tractors.  When we get those $s in we are planning on getting a buddy who sold herds very clean 7150 with 9k hrs and a 2500hr CIH reman in it.  We will end up with 1 less little tractor and 1 more big one basically.  It will give us 4 that can do tillage and feed and 3 to stack and 4 to drag line etc.  Being short 1 has been surprisingly sucky.  When we are chopping we could not do any field work since they all were busy.  Then yesterday we should of been plowing but the lagoon needed pumping so the 8930 was dragging hose.  The 170 was feeding and the 135 cant do either.  Have guys who can do work even but no machines.  The 7150 is a ......realllly good deal imho.  Guy is top notch guy, know we will use and care for it and likes us so making us fair deal.  Since the 8930 has 11000 [new trans at 8000] on it she'll feed for now.  We will hope to maybe run her to teens and sell and find another 6-8k hr magnum for feeding again.  I dont need all the bells and whistles for running a mixer!  The debate on new and payments vs old and fixing has been a struggle.  Praying this middle of road approach will pay off with less head aches.  I cringe when feeder calls..."She is doing X or Y".  After 15000 it felt more nickle and diming.  Every oil change I had to fix 2-3 other things too.  Also our shop just is not equiped for big stuff.  If we had shop like Bitty be different story  I 100% think we could do the split etc ourselves and have it rebuilt and then reinstall.  But we just dont have room...or time.

 

Anyways wish us luck.....and a week of NICE weather, been crappiest May since 2010.  Rye cover is belly high and heading out, we dont even need it let alone want that.  Great silage unless it get away from you!  You prob cannot work in 3-4' rye either!!  Still 100a grass to go and only 30 of 250 corn planted.  

 

https://www.tractorhouse.com/listings/farm-equipment/for-sale/155654327/2013-case-ih-magnum-210-cvt

 

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sounds like all this swapping tractors around will work out well in the end. it sure is handy to have enough tractors to do several jobs at the same time.

one question- is it an illusion, or does the new tractor have skinny back tires? if so, why? seems like a ton of HP for the size tires.

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1 hour ago, ny bill o said:

sounds like all this swapping tractors around will work out well in the end. it sure is handy to have enough tractors to do several jobs at the same time.

one question- is it an illusion, or does the new tractor have skinny back tires? if so, why? seems like a ton of HP for the size tires.

I wondered that myself. Troy said they are 18.4R50 and I think they will be ok. If Troy was nearby I would trade him some 20.8r46 for the 18-50 

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11 minutes ago, bitty said:

I wondered that myself. Troy said they are 18.4R50 and I think they will be ok. If Troy was nearby I would trade him some 20.8r46 for the 18-50 

Says 380 on the tires, 14.9 width.  Cookie cutters.  Rough riding buggers.

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29 minutes ago, Gearclash said:

Says 380 on the tires, 14.9 width.  Cookie cutters.  Rough riding buggers.

I thought Troy texted 480 ......

My eyes fooled me

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Roger on the weather.  I've got 2 fields that are headed out.  Would still make some good hay, but if it goes another couple weeks won't be worth much.  

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On 5/18/2020 at 5:20 AM, ny bill o said:

sounds like all this swapping tractors around will work out well in the end. it sure is handy to have enough tractors to do several jobs at the same time.

one question- is it an illusion, or does the new tractor have skinny back tires? if so, why? seems like a ton of HP for the size tires.

Yeah it does.  It's from Great Falls, a big dryland region.  Guy baled straw and loaded trucks with it and did 'yard' work.  Why in the world it has them row tires makes no sense to us.  When my brother asked him he said it was common for "small" tractors around their neighborhood.  His Puma has 380 50s on it too.  I mean the potato guys here all have 15.9 type tires on big Magnums and 8R Deere tractors.  We are gonna swap to 46" (or 42" since the 7140 has new drivers and 75% 20.8r42 duals) rims with the $ from the junk yard.  They came factory with 42-54".  He has 46" rims for the centers, plate rims is what they call them.   Junk yard guy who is taking the 7140 said he cant hardly sell 50-54" tires anymore.  Tons have came in being swapped back to 46".  Just rough riding.  The 7140 will go to his place with 50" tires on unless we can sell them locally.  Tire guy thinks he has a lead on guy who will get them if 75% or better.  They look to be that.  I dont get why people want low profile rubber on a tractor.  Why not just 15" 42 or 46?  Guess that's why guys are switching.  The 54" look like rubber bands.

I wish the 2-3 that were perfectly set-up for us would of been closer.  But it was 7-9k bucks to get ones in from the mid-west etc with normal tires.  The farmer made us a very fair deal and freight with the excavator was a no brainer so we figured the tires would not break the deal.   

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Poor gal....she will sacrifice the tires for the new one.  Led lights for 8930 and then a guy who is restoring them inland is getting her.  Has a back trans sitting.  Says guys running them on big balers alot.  Simple for worker to get.

 

Finally last grass.  We sold/donated the rye..its 4' headed junk now.  Beef guy taking it.

The field looked dry so i went out to spread...  just today we got 3/4" again...

Got the 210...clean as hoped.  Few glitches.  Incorrect fuses, loader valve has broken lock handle so pops out...ordered new one today, few codes now.  Park stuck and some def issue.  Sat for almsot 2 years so maybe some gremlins.  Looked at 7150 for mixer duty too.  Mechanical mint...paint..whew..kinda ugly.  Price seems good though.  His 7220 2wd is niice but 2 remote.

Eagle...its whats for dinner..  ;)

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Well..more wet.  Have pushed back 2nd.  Last 40 of corn....no idea now when to plant.  30ac new seeding grass...no idea.  Cut the low pasture/pear Thur since we had 3 ok days.  Scary wet....water running off tires when loading bales.  We cant get more than 2-3 days dry so just not quite dry down.  Made baleage and finally got my 13yo operator going!

Brother took family camping.....so this happened .  Hinges broke....just caught door!

Got a 20 quick done.  Disc sunday, plow and disc monday.  Plant pm....rained .4" Monday 

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8 minutes ago, TroyDairy said:

Well..more wet.  Have pushed back 2nd.  Last 40 of corn....no idea now when to plant.  30ac new seeding grass...no idea.  Cut the low pasture/pear Thur since we had 3 ok days.  Scary wet....water running off tires when loading bales.  We cant get more than 2-3 days dry so just not quite dry down.  Made baleage and finally got my 13yo operator going!

Brother took family camping.....so this happened .  Hinges broke....just caught door!

Got a 20 quick done.  Disc sunday, plow and disc monday.  Plant pm....rained .4" Monday 

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Well my goodness!

Your wet description sounds exactly like what we suffered through here in the upper midwest for the last two years. In most places, this year has been better. I'm very thankful to see that the glass door didn't also break when the hinge let loose. No one needs double the expense when none was expected in the first place...

Keith-

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Funny how things are. You are too wet and we are dry. Haven’t had much more then a sprinkle in a month or more. 
Nice catch on the door, you still have your reflexes at your old age😜 Nice having help and recouping some of the time and money that you spend on her! 

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Bahhh....only cut 2/3 of 2nd...2 weeks late.  Still 70 corn to plant.  Worse spring in decades.  Weeds growing like crazy...cover crops we cut growing back ugly.  Just a mess.  

New seeding...dang oats..i swear i said no oats.  They lodged over...field was soft.   Not nice as was a week ago.  🤨

Lots of feed though.  Rain tomorrow...again.  3" last week...way past avg for June.  Better be nice like they guess next week.  Have to get something growing

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I use to think wet years where worse than dry. Then I got 2012-2016 that where all dry. Just read may have been the driest 4 years together in 500 years. But mud and weeds not so bad when compared to no cow feed and selling the cows.

 

May  the weather give you a chance to catch up.

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It’s crazy after 12 inches of rain in May we’ve had 3/4” in June and are in a flash drought now with how fast it’s dried out in the last week. Grass turning brown already. 

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Order is goofy

 

 

Had buddy in field cutting grass.  Got this poor old stuff for dry cows.  Hilly annnnd wet....pic with sun in it.  When i moved to N side of Swale here i forgot that you cannot swing the mower up the hill (kinda do a funky pattern since we have guy bale off swaths...to hilly to rake) annnd swoop there she went...i was ready and quick grabbed remote to swing it half ars so didnt take tractor with it.  When 15' mower is 20' on the wrong side....pucker some.  Went around and ran down some grass and "fixed" it.  

 

Bad tiles annnnd record rain in peat aint good

Had custom guy come in and disk/ripper last 40a.  I disc/rolled ot 2 days later.  Still left....2 acres.  Then plowed the peat and disc/rolled it quick.  Last corn....June 29  ugh.....2000 was did July 3.  Last 8 years June 10 done by.

 

Got few years out of last pair.  Only USA made Danners.  Wore em today...0 break in issues

Cut 2nd ...2 diff weeks since lo land was wetter than 1st cutting.   

 

The greatness of being dad.  8pm on a tuesday....new toilet 

 

Sunday after church seen this guy.  Then about hr later literally bumped into 806man!  Couldnt believe it!  Went for cruise 2 countys S to check a campground out and "hey that spud guy!!"  Forgot he has a nice little weekend spot by the sound.  Had little visit and checked place out.  Good times

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Nice pics.

Man those boots look small to me for some reason. Of course I have big feet so that may taint my opinion a little.

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9 hours ago, Reichow7120 said:

Nice pics.

Man those boots look small to me for some reason. Of course I have big feet so that may taint my opinion a little.

11D.....8" [4 loops] tall.  Danner Quarrys

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Tractor finally made it to WA.  At friends 2.3 hr S.  Another guy I know is running it up wed.

 

Got this one all cleaned up to sell.

 

Caught Grandpa being grandpa.  My youngest wants to build stuff all the time.  Made a table with scrap and stakes

After church went out to the Bay for day.  Perfect weather...and with border closed very quiet.

Lets see how deep the lane is?  Crap...pushed home (you can see shop)

This is behind out barns on the property line.  The berry guy has put 1000s of yards of broken cement and chips and you name it in the peat trying to make a lane between road and field.  Or its a 15 min drive in a tractor around block.  Worse ive seen in the summer.  Water was warm...

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