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Posted August 28, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Just finished up the truck.  I got the placement perfect, with a good steep dump angle.  Oughta dump a load much better than before with the low angle the old system offered.  So we'll be trying it out in just a few.

 

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Posted August 28, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Those multi stage cylinders are real space savers. The lift looks like it will do the job nicely and faster also.



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Posted August 28, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Looks real good.  !



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Posted August 28, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Looks good.  I have a old lift cyl down in the field that came off a 46 Stubaker. I have no idea if it is any good or not.



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Posted August 28, 2014 - 03:56 PM

Well, the truck hoist is a gem, but that dad-blasted New Holland 790 silage chopper is a piece of crap!  Anything at all causes it to shear bolts to the gathering head.  Any grass at all will cause it.....if you fart it shears!  We were better off with our old chopper as it turns out.  In the morning I guess I'll switch from working on the truck to working on the chopper.  This constant breaking down is getting old.  I don't mind challenges at all, but a never ending battle wears ya down.


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 06:04 PM

That truck lift looks great. But hows it do under a load? Guess you need the chopper going to find out!



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Posted August 28, 2014 - 06:57 PM

That truck lift looks great. But hows it do under a load? Guess you need the chopper going to find out!

 

Oh, we hauled about 6 big loads, and it doesn't act like anything is in the bed!  The new hoist is definitely a success story.  We can readily tell it has much better lift capacity than the old system.


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 07:11 PM

Wishing you luck with the chopper,Daniel. Not good when something new doesn't do as good, or a better job, than the old. Last time I helped chop corn was, umm, a long time ago... decades! I think they used a Fox chopper???

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Posted August 28, 2014 - 07:15 PM

Wishing you luck with the chopper,Daniel. Not good when something new doesn't do as good, or a better job, than the old. Last time I helped chop corn was, umm, a long time ago... decades! I think they used a Fox chopper???

 

At least 40 years ago, we used a friend's self propelled 2 row Fox Chopper.  I thought that thing was such a beast, but really, it just looked that way.  Most any 80hp tractor outweighed it, and it had a tough time pulling a load up an incline.  It was also a gas engine.


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 07:33 PM

At least 40 years ago, we used a friend's self propelled 2 row Fox Chopper.  I thought that thing was such a beast, but really, it just looked that way.  Most any 80hp tractor outweighed it, and it had a tough time pulling a load up an incline.  It was also a gas engine.


I can imagine the under powered problem. Being a "Flat Lander" I forget about those that are in the hills. Dale (Dstaggs) and I used to kid each other about that. I teased him that he should have bigger wheels on one side of his tractors.
The guys I worked for had a 3 row? pull type Fox chopper. Powered it with a 5020 JD. That tractor was quite a tank in it's time. It amazes me how that old "big" equipment is so small compared to what they use around here nowadays.
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Posted August 28, 2014 - 08:30 PM

The guys I worked for had a 3 row? pull type Fox chopper. Powered it with a 5020 JD. That tractor was quite a tank in it's time. It amazes me how that old "big" equipment is so small compared to what they use around here nowadays.

 

Hey Bill, that 5020 is still a big HP tractor by today's standards. You can't get any of these young farmers to run them because they don't have Condo to stay in while operating them. :rolling:


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 08:31 PM

Spoke with Dad a little while ago.  He thinks the grass issue is due to the cutting wheels that cut the stalk off on the one row are out of adjustment, not cutting the stringy grass.  Soon as I finish morning milking, we're gonna take a good look at the head & get this thing working right....I hope!  The entire problem is in the head, as the chopping parts are working fine.  Getting ready to hit the hay.  Only 9:30, but I'm wasted.  Had to work on my daughter's car till 8, so a 14+ hour day in miserable heat.


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Posted August 28, 2014 - 09:26 PM

Hey Bill, that 5020 is still a big HP tractor by today's standards. You can't get any of these young farmers to run them because they don't have Condo to stay in while operating them. :rolling:


Yep, I was thinking the same thing! That 5020 had no cab, but I loved running it and listening to it's throaty exhaust sound. They only had one cab tractor on the farm and I hated running it... rattle rattle, rattle!!!
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Posted August 28, 2014 - 09:34 PM

Yep, I was thinking the same thing! That 5020 had no cab, but I loved running it and listening to it's throaty exhaust sound. They only had one cab tractor on the farm and I hated running it... rattle rattle, rattle!!!

 

Did you ever run one of the Oliver 1955T or 2055T with the 2 cycle Detroit in it? I did for 3 days and couldn't hear for a week. Man they were loud, but great to run.


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 06:03 AM

Daniel: Hope you have a good day and your chopper adjustments go well.
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