Monday, May 28, 2012

Some Video Clips

Zone building with Greenstar auto-steer GPS, and merging hay.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Busy May!

Zone Building
                    Chopping
                             Turbo Tilling
                                         Fixing Broken Equipment
                                                          Fixing Broken Equipment
                                                                               Fixing Broken Equipment
                                                                                                 Fixing Broken Equipment
                                                                                                                       Fixing Broken Equipment...

Such fills the days of a farm mechanic/operator in the spring rush.

The 8630 roars to life in a cloud of diesel exhaust

Fixing a bent blade on the turbo till
(it's like a shallow disk)

tire changing with my Milwaukee 1/4" impact gun

Zone Building
Digging out rocks:-( that broke the zone builder)


windrows of cut hay

My contribution to the massive hay-chopping operation - the Merger
Picks up two windrows and puts them on a third, making either 3 in one or 5 in one.
A 3-in-1 windrow ready for the chopper
covering the bunk of haylage



The setting sun...I finished merging the last field at 9 PM friday.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

April at the Farm #2

Leaking oil cooler gasket on the 8630

cleaned and disassembled...

Making new gaskets


All that black stuff came out of that air filter?!
Time to fix some exhaust leaks....
This one...
a large vertical one...

...and one at the base.
exhaust pipe worn thin is hard to weld but we'll give it a try.

The forklift is handy for bringing the Millermatic to the job site.

That's better! Note the round piece of metal -- I tack-welded it to the back side of the muffler as a ground tab because there is no good ground on the rusty stuff.

Aircraft tire from the mixer wagon. The rim was badly cracked, but instead of taking the 32 bolts out and pulling the rim apart, I pushed the tire down with the excavator...

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Ben spraying wheat

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Me driving the truck and trailer with the tank to refill the sprayer. A very rough little trail through the woods.

F250 reaches 111,111.1 miles :)