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#3226 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Man, I can't handle much of anything overhead due to my shoulders.  Doing overhead work causes me serious pain.  I still of course have to at times, but I have to do it in spurts, then lower my arms fast.

Driving 140 miles to the VA hospital in Saginaw to get another steroid injection through the back into the shoulder tomorrow.  Been playing the VA's game for about 4 years but since I am now paying for Medi-don't-care I'll start looking for a surgeon up here.  The Percoset three to five times a day just doesn't cut it.


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Hey Uncle, ordered 5 blue flag an tag safety locks, (without the flags) they came in today! Will bring them with me when I come down or will mail them. Which ever comes first.
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Posted June 10, 2014 - 10:40 AM

While waiting for vet time, I checked the last field of hay, and I went ahead & ran the tedder over it.  It's dried nice enough to roll we think.  Dad's raking now, and after I eat a bite it's "rolling time"! 


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Did you all not get the rain?

It poured all morning up here, got T-storms coming in tonight.



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Posted June 10, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Did you all not get the rain?

It poured all morning up here, got T-storms coming in tonight.

 

Maybe a tenth last night.  Our rain is supposed to hit this afternoon.  Heading out to roll hay now.


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 01:15 PM

Hay is finished!  Well, in a few days we need to haul it all out of the field, but it's rolled!  :dancingbanana:


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 03:30 PM

Sweet, sweet, heavenly RAIN!  Was dry as powder here, and crops were just sitting there, no growth, just holding their own.  Almost 1/2" by now I'd guess.  More to come!  We sure needed it, and the plus side is I got all my cut hay up!


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 04:39 PM

Rain is about over for now.  About 6/10" of rain.  I'll sure take it!


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 06:48 PM

Sweet, sweet, heavenly RAIN!  Was dry as powder here, and crops were just sitting there, no growth, just holding their own.  Almost 1/2" by now I'd guess.  More to come!  We sure needed it, and the plus side is I got all my cut hay up!

Jeez, that's all we ever get from May until July is rain, weather man is clueless, changes by the hour and the grass grows an inch an hour.

 

I hope you get some more, get those crops rolling :thumbs:


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 09:15 PM

Good to hear you got all the hay up and rolled.

 

Is the 175 the same version as your was, it appears to sit lower then yours did. I can't remember if MF made a utility and row crop version of the 175,


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 09:35 PM

Sweet, sweet, heavenly RAIN!  Was dry as powder here, and crops were just sitting there, no growth, just holding their own.  Almost 1/2" by now I'd guess.  More to come!  We sure needed it, and the plus side is I got all my cut hay up!

 

Good the hear that.

 

My step-dad always called those Million Dollar Rains  :D :D :D


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 07:21 AM

Good to hear you got all the hay up and rolled.

 

Is the 175 the same version as your was, it appears to sit lower then yours did. I can't remember if MF made a utility and row crop version of the 175,

 

Basically the same, and sit the same height.  But this new to me 175 has totally worn out brakes.  OE brakes don't hold up well.  Our burned 175 had a "wet brake conversion" kit in it we installed, but the axle housings are different, and I don't know if I can interchange them to the diff housing.  Have to do some calling, or just try swapping to see.  I'd SO much rather have the wet brakes.

  Drizzling rain, and a little more possible better rain coming our way.


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 10:23 AM

Real rain moved in a couple hours ago.  I'd say we got 1/4" more, but I've not checked my rain gauge yet.  

  Just finished up getting the front axle replaced on the 2745.  The replacement had a different spacing of holes, so we had to readjust the toe-in, but all is good!


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 12:08 PM

 I'd SO much rather have the wet brakes.

  Drizzling rain, and a little more possible better rain coming our way.

Nature is trying to honor your request for wet brakes.


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 06:10 PM

Nature is trying to honor your request for wet brakes.

That kind of wet brake might make Daniel get yet another new tractor! 






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