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Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:21 AM

The market is so flooded with used Harleys they hardly bring big money. Guys I worked with at the last coal mine were trading in 2 year old bikes without even getting 25% of the cost back.

I would rather have a metric any day !

 

Maybe up there but not down here. If you had a Harley  and a metric cruiser same model year, same cc you would be paying a lot more $$$$ for that Harley. 



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Posted May 11, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Maybe up there but not down here. If you had a Harley and a metric cruiser same model year, same cc you would be paying a lot more $$$$ for that Harley.


The metric cruisers are even worse here for price.

You go into a Harley dealership and they have 50 to a 100 used bikes sitting. My buddy just picked up a 2 year old street glide for 10,000.

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 02:05 PM

I think I'll come up there and buy a couple of bike and bring them back here and sell them.  You won't find a '12 SG here for 10K.



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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:26 AM

So what's going on Down on the Farm Daniel??



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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:36 AM

So what's going on Down on the Farm Daniel??

 

Been busy today!  Decided we couldn't wait for our coop to spray first, so Dad started planting while I went to town to fetch chemicals & start spraying myself.  They said last week they might get here by Friday spraying.  I should have called, because they may get here this evening, tomorrow for sure.  So I told them to come on & spray, as I wouldn't get my sprayer ready till tomorrow anyway.

 So Dad had fun planting, and I'm taking over after lunch.  A little on the wet side, and plugged the planter.  Got that all unplugged and adjusted a guard that allowed dirt where it shouldn't.  Sun is out, so we're letting the ground dry during lunch time.  

  If no more issues, we'll get Dad's place planted by maybe tomorrow afternoon.  My plan for plow day being out here is looking good!


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Get it in the ground, we are under Severe Storm warnings thru tomorrow night with the possibility of 5+" of rain and it will be coming your way in a day or 2. Glad to hear Dad is planting, I know that has to improve his mood a lot.


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:43 AM

It is good to hear that your dad is getting back into the seing of things Daniel. It's been pretty cold and wet here. I hope to get in the gardens and till them this weekend.


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 10:58 AM

While in town, we swung in real quick to a local greenhouse & got a few tomato, bell pepper, and eggplant.  They may stay in the trays a few days, but hoping to get them in the ground soon.  

  Gotta leave in a few minutes to start planting again.  


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 11:30 AM

The market is so flooded with used Harleys they hardly bring big money. Guys I worked with at the last coal mine were trading in 2 year old bikes without even getting 25% of the cost back.

I would rather have a metric any day !

 

trading in is one thing, selling is a different ball game 

The market around here isn't very soft, prices are still up there for the HD's. My coworker bought a Road King about a year and half ago, paid over 12K for it, it is a 2002 w/41K miles. He just bought his wife a 05 or 06 Peace officer edition, he still hasn't told me the price of that one.

 

Cool sign Daniel!

I was at Cracker Barrel on Saturday, I was eyeballing some of the old oil/gas signs they had hangin up.


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 03:33 PM

Got the 2 fields planted today that we plowed last fall, so plow day will almost certainly be out at Dad's again.  Tomorrow morning we'll finish the whole place out there.  Then if rain holds off, we'll start on the last 90 acres at Josh's house.  Now to go put the 1130 on the silage wagon.


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 03:51 PM

Glad to hear we got a plow fields planted earlier then everything else. I hope the rain will hold off long enough for you to get Josh's place planted tomorrow.



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Posted May 12, 2014 - 04:43 PM

Glad to hear we got a plow fields planted earlier then everything else. I hope the rain will hold off long enough for you to get Josh's place planted tomorrow.

 

We don't want to plant all Josh's place too fast.  We need to spread some fields out some so all doesn't mature at the same time.  That gives us some chopping time so non gets too far along.  Especially important if we have breakdown repairs to do, which it seems we always have.  I'm hoping all the corn on the hillsides at Josh's can go on to make grain.  MUCH easier to shell the corn than get the truck around the steep inclines.  If we have a good crop, we won't have to chop all of it like in the last 3 years.  We will have about  1/2 to 2/3 of one pit left from last year when chopping time comes.

  Before feeding silage, I got the new rubber driveshaft isolator put in the one John Deere F935 mower, and fixing to go mow roadsides while I have the chance.

 The 1130 works nice on the silage wagon with it's rear wheels kicked all the way in.  Good clearance to the feeders now. I didn't get into the park brake due to running out of time with planting & all.  I found it still has an issue.  With too much load against it, it won't come out of park, so I have to be selective where I use it.  Has to be pretty level.  I'll get to fixing that after planting gets done & our grass hay rolled.


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 04:51 PM

That make sense on spreading out the maturity dates of the fields to get the best silage possible.

I bet your tickled to have the 1130 working again full time.

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Posted May 12, 2014 - 05:04 PM

Daniel, Can you believe you now have 200 full pages in this thread and 3000 posts.


This makes you the biggest windbag on the site!!!!

Congratulations my Friend.. :)


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 05:33 PM

Now he has 3000


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