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Posted September 02, 2014 - 10:24 AM

 Nix loading junk iron.   I just went to check the fields, and I believe we can chop this afternoon.  Sun is out and ground is setting really good.  Forecast looks good for the next 2 to 3 days!   Maybe, just maybe we'll make some progress chopping.  fingerscrossed.png


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Cool!

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Posted September 02, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Hope all goes well. :thumbs:



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Posted September 02, 2014 - 10:40 AM

 Nix loading junk iron.   I just went to check the fields, and I believe we can chop this afternoon.  Sun is out and ground is setting really good.  Forecast looks good for the next 2 to 3 days!   Maybe, just maybe we'll make some progress chopping.  attachicon.giffingerscrossed.png

what % moisture do you shoot for in corn silage.     The dairy farmers up this way like to start around 65% or so. 


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 11:25 AM

 

  Rain all broke up and what was left went to Cincy...I think maybe Marty got spared this rain???

 

don't think we got any of yours, but radar shows a bunch coming across Indiana. If it comes straight across, we will get more this afternoon.


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 05:11 PM

what % moisture do you shoot for in corn silage.     The dairy farmers up this way like to start around 65% or so. 

 

Ours is around 68% right now, but the grain is past prime for silage, hence my urgency, that and needing the fields finished & prepped for plow day.  

  We actually chopped for 4 hours today!  Got many loads hauled, and no major problems.  One field with lots of grass was too wet still & caused balling up around shafts, so I pulled out & went to the other field.  Only issue I had there is I lost a master link off a roller chain.  Had another & was back in business in a matter of 5 minutes.  It did come a heavy 2 or 3 minute rain, but I was determined to finish this field, so I pulled the loads near the farm drive to unload, as Josh got stuck the previous load & I pushed him out with my chopping train. I liked just one pass finishing the field when another 2 minute downpour came through, so called it a day.  Very happy to having made progress this afternoon! 


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 06:28 PM

Doesn't sound like too bad of a day,Daniel. Glad you made some progress with the chopping!
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Posted September 04, 2014 - 03:18 PM

Looks like Daniel is having a good day today. This was posted on FB by his neighbor and I copied it and posted it here for everyone.

 

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 03:21 PM

Yes Brian, the day was a GOOD one chopping & doing other farm stuff.  Only had to get out of the tractor 2 times, and just for 10 seconds each time to beat a piece of tin work back in to keep it from snagging corn.  When I finished I saw why it broke & pooched out.  A bracket had lost a bolt, so this piece was moving up & down till the cheap thin tin broke.  Taken care of while lubing the chopper after calling it a chopping day.  The hardest part of the day so far was after I quit chopping.  The AC in the tractor isn't cold, but keeps the cab comfortable enough.  I sweated buckets while fueling the tractor & lubing the chopper!  Takes about an hour to do it proper.

 Hope tomorrow goes as nice as today!


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 03:27 PM

I hope tomorrow is an even better day then today was. Good to see you chopping in the field for sure. :thumbs:


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 03:28 PM

Now I need to go pack the silage a bit, then do the feeding.  Me thinks I'll need a shower tonight!  :smilewink:


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 04:31 PM

Just take a dip in the stock tank! Teresa may not approve, but you'll feel better!


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 06:25 PM

Took my dip in the shower!  Then took Teresa out for some Famous Recipe chicken!  We earned it!  Now once it cools a bit out, I'll go unhook the other Massey 2745 from the discbine so we can pack silage good with it in the morning.  Then it gets the batwing put on it so I can start getting the plow fields in shape as soon as I get time.


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Posted September 04, 2014 - 06:37 PM

Sounds like a good, productive day Daniel! Glad things are going better with the chopping. Hope you can get some relief from the heat soon.
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Posted September 04, 2014 - 07:42 PM

Went out just a bit ago to unhook the other 2745 from the discbine, but thought low battery.  Jumped charged it off my diesel MF1655, but after several minutes no difference.  I think it's in my master power cutoff switch, as I turned it on & off a couple times, then she cranked over fast.  Anyway, put a charger on 2 amps overnight just to be sure.  After milking tomorrow evening, I may go batwing some plow day field!  


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