Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Farm Work

Dramatic Sky - with Atwaters' silos in the background
(Although a phone camera doesn't do it justice)

Taking the plow frame off the 9320 so we could put the fertilizer tanks on.

One of the fellows backed the old fire engine into a ditch because it doesn't have brakes.:-(
So I hitched up 375 horses and pulled him right out.:-)

Repair weld on the Brillion pulverizer (also known as a packer)
I also made a new cable assembly for the hydraulic lock.
JD green is a little off, but better than rust.

My tool spot.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Tuneup: UM Zone Builder

Last week I got the zone builder ready.

This tillage implement prepares the soil in 12 evenly-spaced 1-foot strips, using the GPS guidance system in the tractor to prepare everything perfect for the planter to put corn in those exact strips through the field. It's green, but it's not a John Deere. These are made by Unverferth Mfg. in Ohio. (Say Unverferth 10 times fast) 

Those U-bolts have a tendency to break, so I welded the extension frames right to the main frame of the implement.

I also rebuilt the rear end of the Chevy pickup. A first time so I learned as I went along!

Old and New


Ready to roll, with a freshly-painted cover!