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Posted May 06, 2014 - 02:04 PM

Been milking, then herd vet check, then teddered the 20 acres of wheat.  It'll roll fine tomorrow & we'll get out of the field Thursday.  Then Friday it can rain all it wants.  My knee has been doing ok today, but I can tell it's not quite right.  I've been avoiding any stress on it. But just now sitting here at the computer, I swiveled the chair & put a slight twist in it.........no, not as it should be.  Very sharp pain.  Just gotta nurse it through.


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Posted May 06, 2014 - 02:14 PM

You want a couple of my old ones? lol

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Posted May 06, 2014 - 02:34 PM

I've been sitting here today with my knee aching.  Must be the weather.  I injured it a few years ago doing something or other.  Doctor said I need a surgery but I don't want to go through it.  If I am careful its good.



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Posted May 07, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Forgot today & bent down greasing the hay roller....knee pain!!!!  Milked this morning, then mowed around the barns & silage pits waiting for dew to dry on the wheat.  My John Deere F935 tossed the driveshaft isolator (there goes another $100), so got the other F935 out & finished up.   Then raked the 20 acres of wheat.  Eating lunch, then heading out to roll it.  May plant some corn tomorrow.


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Sounds like it is time to put a grease fitting in that knee


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Sounds like it is time to put a grease fitting in that knee


now that would be a medical breakthrough. only if they could do that.
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Posted May 07, 2014 - 12:46 PM

You may need to wrap that knee for a few days and give it some extra support, it might help.


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 03:52 PM

85 rolls later, and now time to feed silage.  Still need to tow the F935 mower up by the house, as it's close to the road out of my sight.  Doubt anyone would try stealing it, as it's awfully heavy, but they would at least try I bet.  My knee held up decent today.  It's my neck that's stiff now from baling.  Dad & Josh hauled 60 rolls in today.  We'll get the rest tomorrow, but kinda doubt we can get everything ready to plant tomorrow.  Rain coming Friday.

  Yep, I need to get some Ace bandage at least, maybe a knee support wrap. 


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Posted May 07, 2014 - 05:48 PM

Glad you got it rolled! I hope the knee eases up some for ya!



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Posted May 08, 2014 - 04:14 AM

Uncle, if u want a great knee support for them days that hurt. I'd suggest bicycle department @ Walmart bypassing drugstores. Bicycle braces are adjustable and the best that I have found to get me through a day's work. Slipping it off during breaks and lunch time to let it breat. just slipping one on reduces my pain by half, then let Tylenol take care of the other half.
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Posted May 08, 2014 - 07:27 AM

Thanks Craig, I'll check them out as soon as I get a chance to go to town.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 08:42 AM

I know about knee pain as well. My knee cap will "dislocate" or slip to the outside and get locked there. Have to bite the bullet and manipulate it back in place by hand and then wait a couple of days for the swelling to go down before wrapping it with Ace. Will have to try that brace idea .Thanks, BaumBaum.

    That's a lot of bales off 20 acres, wish our land produced like that! How heavy are your bales Daniel? Depending on what we're working with we make 1000/1200 pounders. Anything bigger than that and the loader on the old J.D.4040 is pretty much at the max. Don't know if I'll be doing my own baling this year or not. That was always Olde Deere#1's pet job. Time will tell, I guess. 


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 09:43 AM

Lorna, our baler is set to make smaller 4x5 bales for ease of handling.  Ours weigh around 800lbs or so.  Be careful doing your farm work!  

  Today I milked, then mowed more around the sheds.  Then ground & unloaded a load of calf feed.  Josh & Dad got the rest of the wheat rolls in, and destroyed a like new 11-14SL tire on the hay wagon.  Got the rim too, but we may try beating it back in shape.  The running gear was built from 60's Pontiac axles, with an odd hard to find bolt patterned wheel.

 Later today I'm gonna build a helper step on the 1130 so I can put it on the silage mixer wagon.  Dad has to have the step to get on, plus it does make it easier for anyone.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:33 AM

A helper step is a good idea. Ken put one on the J.D.4040 and used a plastic milk crate with a long rope on it as a portable step to reach the "booster" step. Then he just pulled the crate in after him so he could get out again easily. He often considered putting the "booster" step on a kind of hinge/swivel because it would catch on a really heavy swath and bunch the hay up at times. Thanks for your concern, I'll be careful--- famous last words, lol.
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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Glad to hear you got all the wheat baled and moved. I hope you can find a good rim, 14" Pontiac's may be a real hard one to find. Let me know if you need me to check a couple older places around here for you.


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