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Jerry...putting a loader on it. Found a 890 on Craigslist in IA. Dad wreaked his truck trying to get it. Finally got the hydro stuff figured out off of grainy old manual photos and some members help. Put tires on tomorrow and try driving into it. A 890 is pretty big in real life!

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You need one jerry for the loader show you got there!

806...Stensland stopped to BS other day. Was surprised how wet we were too. He said he just did work in your neighborhood and was fine.....below sea level.

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TroyDairy,

Normally, the kind of dairy equipment you discuss on your thread is so far over my (old) head, I feel like a pig watching television. It's interesting, but I don't have a clue.

Now lack of moisture? I get that completely, if mader656 could share a couple inches of your rain for here at Helena, Montana, that'd sure be nice. We're dry. When you see bucket choppers carrying water into the smoky areas of a canyon, you wonder....? What's it going to be like in July? God Bless! OBG or Gary ;)

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Go back a page or two and see the new parlor my brothers friend built. Make you dizzy. Praying for rain over there.. we sure want to get rid of some!

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Jerry...putting a loader on it. Found a 890 on Craigslist in IA. Dad wreaked his truck trying to get it. Finally got the hydro stuff figured out off of grainy old manual photos and some members help. Put tires on tomorrow and try driving into it. A 890 is pretty big in real life!20150318_165243_zpspelw7mm0.jpg

You need one jerry for the loader show you got there!

806...Stensland stopped to BS other day. Was surprised how wet we were too. He said he just did work in your neighborhood and was fine.....below sea level.

That will be a beast on the 8930! Can't wait to see it in action. Magnums too big for my collection. Had to put 3688 and2355 into action yesterday. Pushing brush with the farmal 95 and pressure plate flew apart. Going to dealer in the morning for a fix. Still under warrantee. The clutch has never been right since new. Going to chip in a little and have them. Put in an extra heavy duty setup. Hope that will solve the problems.

Jerry

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Yikes. ..hours? How has that tractor otherwise. Look like a handy size. The 3688 deserved a day out!

400 hrs. Engineers must have been smoking something strong when they designed this baby. Handy and fun to drive but it has been a nightmare of mickey mouse problems that were a production problem. Wiring mainly. Wires run in tight places and insulation wearing off and salt damage from the boat trip over from Turkey. I could go on but no time. All stems back to you get exactly what you pay for.

I'll never buy Turkey again.

If the 3688 had FWA and a shuttle shift, it would be my main loader tractor.

jerry

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Thats what I figured. I looked at 1 a while ago at the dealer. Not china bad but not alot of pride in the build. Short cuts I say. Run the wire around here instead of up and ocer nice in a sheath type stuff.

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Good morning to me. Probe failure on pump.

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Doing Herd Health, still odd to see steamy manure solid being put in stalls! But man they love it, it stays better than sawdust and our SCC went down 20k or so.

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SCC ??? I love reading your posts Troy , Most of the time the closest I get to a cow is -------- well your pictures :)

What does it mean?

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Somatic Cell Count. Somatic cells are the white blood cells a cow (mammal) uses to fight infections 'bugs' in a cows udder. If you see them she has mastitis and the cells are 'trapping' the 'bugs' in a sack of matter. The white chunks we see if a cow(wife) has mastitis. But there is always some present in milk on a micro level. The # is measure in 10k parts per million in a ML of milk. Under 200K is very good sign you have health udders and an environment for them. Legal limit to sell milk is 750k. Not that people would notice either one. But higher SCC counts have a impact on shelf life. Our co-op wont take over 350k b/c our Asian customers have a lower limit for there needs. We avg 130k-180k.....about avg for our area. It can change b/c it is a % or 2 dif humidity or cooler vs hotter.

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So some bugs are better than udder bugs ?? :)

Jus kiddin thanx for the explanation

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Yikes. ..hours? How has that tractor otherwise. Look like a handy size. The 3688 deserved a day out!

400 hrs. Engineers must have been smoking something strong when they designed this baby. Handy and fun to drive but it has been a nightmare of mickey mouse problems that were a production problem. Wiring mainly. Wires run in tight places and insulation wearing off and salt damage from the boat trip over from Turkey. I could go on but no time. All stems back to you get exactly what you pay for.

I'll never buy Turkey again.

If the 3688 had FWA and a shuttle shift, it would be my main loader tractor.

jerry

Jerry,

Are You talking about the Farmall 95? If so ,I have one of those Darn things "in blue" for the orchard and my old 2640's & 2755's do all the heavy dirty work If I had to depend on the New Holland and its dealer I would still be trying to harvest the 2012 crop.

I was excited when I saw the Farmall 95 orchard model till I got inside and exclaimed to Sal my foreman, the **** with this its a "red" New Holland .

So, Mother Deere to the rescue with a 6340 orchard.

Tony

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I hope you don't mind, but I have a question for you dairy guys. On the morning ag show, they have the little screen crawlers that show commodity prices and such. When it shows milk prices, it says "CL3, CL4 and CL5." What does that mean? I hauled milk for about two years but we didn't deal with that part of it.

Just grab the assigned trailer and paperwork and go. Most of the loads I got went from Portales or Roswell, NM to Dannon Yogart in Ft. Worth or Blue Bell Ice Cream in Brenham,Tx. I have a few more questions but I'll spread'em out....lol

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It means.....

Class 3 milk- milk used for cheese

Class 4 milk- milk used for powder

Class 1 milk- bottled milk

Class 2 milk- milk foe ice cream, yogurt, soft stuff

The pay price is broke down into them. Some regions have more people so class 1 is a bigger chunk of price. It is highest b/c its perishable. Out here class 3 and 4 are 75% of our pay factor. We have way more milk than the states can use. Our coop makes about 50% plus in to powder and near 20% of our total is exported. Powder keeps in a container. Yes, its a crazy complex government system that is really needing a overhaul.

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It means.....

Class 3 milk- milk used for cheese

Class 4 milk- milk used for powder

Class 1 milk- bottled milk

Class 2 milk- milk foe ice cream, yogurt, soft stuff

The pay price is broke down into them. Some regions have more people so class 1 is a bigger chunk of price. It is highest b/c its perishable. Out here class 3 and 4 are 75% of our pay factor. We have way more milk than the states can use. Our coop makes about 50% plus in to powder and near 20% of our total is exported. Powder keeps in a container. Yes, its a crazy complex government system that is really needing a overhaul.

Just think how complex it will be after a government overhaul. I mean just look at health care.

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Yikes. ..hours? How has that tractor otherwise. Look like a handy size. The 3688 deserved a day out!

400 hrs. Engineers must have been smoking something strong when they designed this baby. Handy and fun to drive but it has been a nightmare of mickey mouse problems that were a production problem. Wiring mainly. Wires run in tight places and insulation wearing off and salt damage from the boat trip over from Turkey. I could go on but no time. All stems back to you get exactly what you pay for. I'll never buy Turkey again. If the 3688 had FWA and a shuttle shift, it would be my main loader tractor. jerry
Jerry,Are You talking about the Farmall 95? If so ,I have one of those Darn things "in blue" for the orchard and my old 2640's & 2755's do all the heavy dirty work If I had to depend on the New Holland and its dealer I would still be trying to harvest the 2012 crop.I was excited when I saw the Farmall 95 orchard model till I got inside and exclaimed to Sal my foreman, the **** with this its a "red" New Holland .So, Mother Deere to the rescue with a 6340 orchard.Tony

Piece of crap for sure. If not for good dealer support, it might just turn green. Pardon my French!

Jerry

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Now if we can figure out why the tilt cyl bleed down in a minute. We do have the joy stick 90* off so float is on the rt/lf not fwd/back. Brother switched the cables to compensate then we realized today they were correct and the loose nuts were off. Had a near disaster today. Why do cows have to poop so much? And God cant you send some rain S and E 6-700 miles since we got ENOUGH? TIRED............

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Bill

I know! This is the one with the new trans. The ring gear juuuust was starting to get some odd wear from the 3pt stacking rack. And she gets relegated to racking during grass. Heaviest tractor raking dont make much sense. We will rake with the McCormick and stack with this and the mx170 now on.

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Yep, some are terrified and others are gung ho. I am more thinking the 50% drop in pay will cut a lot of herd out of biz. From what I have seen there is not a lot of efficient management on lots of farms there. Not all but lots. Their break evens are really high vs the US and Oceania style of dairying.

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So the very high break even might explain the exspensive technology?

Hope the North America market doesn't get drug down any worse.

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