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Posted February 23, 2014 - 11:13 PM

Must of felt good.



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Posted February 23, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Makes me wonder sometimes just how much gravel a guy can put on a road before it stops working in !lol

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Makes me wonder sometimes just how much gravel a guy can put on a road before it stops working in !lol

Depends on how far down bedrock is.


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Posted February 24, 2014 - 06:49 AM

Makes me wonder sometimes just how much gravel a guy can put on a road before it stops working in !lol
 

 

  Our gravel drivway close to the house is on a crest of a slope , almost no topsoil around the house just shale , the gravel stay nice and firm even this time of the year but as you get closer to the bottem where all the fine dirt went through the years the stones just seem to dissapear every year and is mushy right now  lol



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Posted February 24, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Milked this morning, FAST bite of breakfast, then out servicing & setting up to haul manure from the poo pit.  Almost full, and with all the constant rains, we needed to at least lower the poo level while we can.  Fields aren't dry as I'd like, but we'll hit the hilltops and anywhere it's dry enough not to track up the ground.  One load out, then had to change fuel filters on one of the MF2745's.  Grease a ton of bearings, air up 2 low poo tank tires, then 80 gallons of fuel in the 2 tractors.  Hoping to possibly make a nearby dairy meeting tomorrow, but between work & Dad's health, not sure if I can escape.  Not going to worry too much either way.  I have enough to worry about as it is.


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 12:08 PM

BUSY day!  Got milking finished a half hour early, then shot to town to finalize ALL the tax work........SO glad that is finished!  Then to the courthouse to get new registrations for all our vehicles.  Picked up some meds, then back home in a rush, as Josh was having problems pulling a calf.  Teresa & I drove straight in the field to the cow.  Josh was afraid there was a rear leg pointing forward, locking the calf.  I felt around best I could &* all felt fine, just a LARGE calf.  I hooked the puller back up, and pulled it right on out.  Having 2 of us made it easier as I pulled as Josh moved the calf back & forth to help it come on out.  Got that done, then mailed the state tax payments.  Then time to fuel up the Massey 2705 to mix the poo.  One of the 2745's is needing a new battery.  Jumping wouldn't start it, so I put my 40 amp charger on it a few minutes, came back & she fired up.  Soon as I toss down some lunch, it's "POO TIME" again in Ball Hollow!


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 12:47 PM

 

Soon as I toss down some lunch, it's "POO TIME" again in Ball Hollow!

 

That just doesn't sound right in the same sentence!


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 02:14 PM

Once again, you're sitting poolside.


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 05:37 PM

You spread a lot of poo every day! What's different about this?


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 06:00 PM

BUSY day!           ALL the tax work........, it's "POO TIME"  

 

 

What's the difference?    :D        Rick


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 06:51 PM

You spread a lot of poo every day! What's different about this?

It is all about the aim!



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Posted February 27, 2014 - 07:11 PM

Sorry to disappoint you all, but no poo flinging today after all.  While I left it stirring while eating a quick lunch, the Universal joint decided to let go.  I was long enough it not only let go, but it ate the yoke....destroyed.  So I spent the day chasing down a #44 weld on weasler.  This was the yoke welded top the tube shaft.  Places that always stocked them were no longer stocking.  I went to 5 different places & called 3 others...all no help.  Then finally, one place told me to call an Agco dealer a ways away.  Drove a total of over 120 miles, but FINALLY, the part is in my possession.  Hoping to get it welded in, cross installed & going by noon.  Rain coming this weekend, so would like to get another foot pumped out tomorrow afternoon.

 

The carnage:

 

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The illusive yoke.

 

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But one thing did soften the pain of the long parts chase.  At one of the implement dealers, whom I know well, he always has some wheel weights from various equipment.  He sold me these 2 weights for $20 each.  I think they will weigh out at 50lbs each.  They are 12" diameter, but will rest within the rim edge like the Farmall weights I have on Hogzilla.  Not bad at all for $40!  Still worn out as if I worked all day, but getting the weights helps.

 

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Posted February 27, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Well, poo! I was hoping to see a video of the poo hitting the fan, not the u-joint!


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Posted February 27, 2014 - 10:45 PM

Sorry about the U-joint, good on the replacement.

 

No poo flinging but nice weights :thumbs:



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Posted February 28, 2014 - 08:33 AM

Already finished milking, feeding silage, got the old yoke cut off & the new pressed in & aligned.  Came in for breakfast, then on to weld in place.  Maybe I'll accomplish something today!


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