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Farm Work
« on: September 17, 2010, 08:12:47 PM »
Not that I get any income from my farm, but work still has to be done.  Namely Bushhogging during this time of year.  Well I finally got it all done.  There are a couple of 5+ acre plots, but mostly 1-3 acres plus all of the roads and trails.  I finally had to just fill one gearbox with grease.

Disking the deer food plots will be next.  Both tires on the disk will finally have to be replaced.  The tractor will then need a complete fluid changout.  I wasn't planning on it, but it got two new batteries yesterday  :-\.
 


Model 3008 Bushhog.  My old 1530 JD has power enough for the 8', but can't lift it.  I'm using a semi-lift arrangement.  Lift on the front with 3 wheels in the rear.  That third center wheel does a good job keeping the blades out of the dirt when going over high spots. 
 


The disk needs tires.  A Grandson says "Pop, what is that?"   ;)
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Re: Farm Work
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 09:43:20 PM »
That third center wheel does a good job keeping the blades out of the dirt when going over high spots. 


I always thought the blades were supposed to hit the dirt.   Isn't is called landscaping?   Sooner or later it will all be flat and they won't hit any more.   :D :D :D :D

I've got one 20 acre pasture needing to be bush-hogged.   before I can get to it, I have an on the rad sawing job to knock out tomorrow, hay to haul on Sunday and fences to fix somewhere in between.     


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Re: Farm Work
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 12:46:31 AM »
Lynn, is that tool bar set up on the bush hog something that you added because lifting problem?
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Re: Farm Work
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 06:29:00 AM »

Those "bat-wing" brushhogs are nice, especially handy for doing your roadways!

Don't see too many of those old bead-breakers around anymore!
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 07:47:36 AM »
I finally got tired of brush hogging myself and took those areas and turned them into hay field. The neighbor comes in and cuts and bales it for me and sends a check for my share.

I'm guessing your area may not be right for alfalfa but maybe a warm season grass would work.

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Re: Farm Work
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 08:07:10 AM »
  Lynn, is that tool bar set up on the bush hog something that you added because lifting problem? 

Not because of a problem.  That's a 3 point Quick Hitch.  (With the Bushhog, the top link is not used.)  I can just back up to an implement, raise the arms, and it snaps on.  It helps the old man hook stuff up.   :)
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Re: Farm Work
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 08:29:19 AM »
I'm guessing your area may not be right for alfalfa but maybe a warm season grass would work.

That would be nice, but in my case, it wouldn't work.  If I went into detail, it would end up in the Restricted or Wood Shed.   :-\
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Re: Farm Work
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 11:04:55 AM »
Well there's been some talk about goats on a few threads lately, maybe you could get hooked up with some of them.....on second thought,think I'd just stick with the bushhog :D :D.  Hows the deer pop. there, we've got more than I can ever remember around here and starting to see a few really nice ones every now and then also.  What do you plant in your plots down that way?

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Re: Farm Work
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 12:43:16 PM »
Hows the deer pop.......What do you plant in your plots down that way?

I saw a nice buck Thursday late.  He rubbed an Oak tree from top to bottom, just to show me that he was there

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Re: Farm Work
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2010, 04:33:15 PM »
I got the "new" tires on the rims.  I'm not quite as fast as those pneumatic automatic jobs.  Plus using screwdrivers is a bit awkward.   :-\
 


MMMmmm, I'm now wondering if those tires could have gone for another year  ???   ;)
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 05:01:07 PM »
i dunno magic, they kinda look like they went for a year or so after they wouldnt hold air anymore! pc
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 06:00:12 PM »
i dunno magic, they kinda look like they went for a year or so after they wouldnt hold air anymore! pc

Yeah, there was a tractor with dual tricycle front I was looking at, and one front tire was completely wide open with a hole in it-- held up by the other tire. I commented casually that if I bought the tractor I'd have to get a new tire. The old boy said, "Yep, you can just about see the air in that one."
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 08:26:16 PM »
that is how you can for sure tell if your tires are bad. if you can see the air. 
when i was in drivers ed in h.s. i told my dad about the penny test on tires they were teaching us. if you stick a penny in the tread with georges head toward the tire and you can see all of georges head then your tires are worn out. he said he had a different penny test, if you lay a penny on top of a tire and it dont go flat its good enough for now.  pc
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Re: Farm Work
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2010, 08:39:20 PM »
When I finished disking/planting last year that one was in shreds.  I'd been waiting all year to do some tire work.  I had already found a couple of "casings" that will should last for many years.  ;)  :)
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2010, 07:03:55 AM »
I need a set of tires for my old glenco field cult.    It is getting harder to find 14" tires along the road ditches  with the economy and the cars all with those 17 ,18 and 19" wheels on them .  I might just have to make some steel wheels for it.   A fella I know told me that he had a flat on his old cub lawn mower  so he filled the tire with the window insulating foam . Said that it was still round after four years. 
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2010, 08:25:28 AM »
You should be able to fine 15" wheels for it with the same bolt pattern.  I did.  15" tires are easier to find.
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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2010, 09:14:37 AM »
that is how you can for sure tell if your tires are bad. if you can see the air. 
when i was in drivers ed in h.s. i told my dad about the penny test on tires they were teaching us. if you stick a penny in the tread with georges head toward the tire and you can see all of georges head then your tires are worn out. he said he had a different penny test, if you lay a penny on top of a tire and it dont go flat its good enough for now.  pc

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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2010, 09:16:21 AM »
If you could ever get your hands on some air-craft tires they will run for a whilllllle..The state uses them of the front of their 2wd tractors and the back tires on the 15' bushhogs...I think they are about 20 ply....Tim
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2010, 01:54:42 PM »
Down here in the states we have lincoln on our pennies. ;D

Much to the chagrin of some people around here-- I know people that hand you a $5 bill face down if they give it to you for change. They won't countenance old Abe.
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2010, 02:32:11 PM »
that is how you can for sure tell if your tires are bad. if you can see the air. 
when i was in drivers ed in h.s. i told my dad about the penny test on tires they were teaching us. if you stick a penny in the tread with georges head toward the tire and you can see all of georges head then your tires are worn out. he said he had a different penny test, if you lay a penny on top of a tire and it dont go flat its good enough for now.  pc

Down here in the states we have lincoln on our pennies. ;D
oops i am glad someone is paying attention to my mistakes. truth  is i should have known this since i get most of my pay in this currency. pc
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