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Posted September 09, 2014 - 05:22 PM

He's done quite a bit this time.  If he's comfortable with it, he can go ahead.  But if it makes him too nervous, that can't be good.

That's where you need to teach him how to do that! He'll never learn listening to you! Gotta do it!


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 07:19 PM

That's where you need to teach him how to do that! He'll never learn listening to you! Gotta do it!

 

True enough, guess I'm being a mother hen!


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 08:16 PM

I'd be worried if he got up on the pile and he wasn't nervous. Over confidence and lack of experience can be a bad combo.


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Daniel

You know from experience that packing a silage pile is harder than it looks. Best if Josh can take his time and learn the right way rather than the hard way.
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Posted September 10, 2014 - 01:16 PM

Well, Josh was doing half decent packing, but we're shut down.  The twin belts that run the reverser transmission gave up the ghost.  They normally stock them at my dealer, but when I stopped by Saturday, they were out.  They should have been in yesterday, but still not there yet today.  One more truck delivery today, otherwise they will surely be in tomorrow, and I'll go get them.  We'll finish chopping Friday I guess.  

  Once the new shop gets completed, this chopper goes in this winter for a going over.  Several areas need attention, and I'm not waiting till it's time to chop next year to see to it.


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 02:58 PM

Had more problems....just not my day.  Went to crank the Cat loader to work down the pit a bit. Nothing...not even a click.  I check the battery & the ground terminal had been hot, and it was loose.  Wiggled it & sparks....key was off!  Had pliers in pocket, so pulled the + cable off battery.  Got to digging & found the main charge wire from alternator to starter had shorted against the block & burned in-two.  It's a wonder it didn't burn to the ground.  While working on the wiring I pulled my Massey 1655 diesel up by it & put my junior jump cables from it to the loader battery to charge it.  After a few minutes the 1655 started to miss.......CRAPS...out of fuel!  Before I could unhook & get took off....she died.  Had to bleed the system after a gallon of fuel.  That's MY fault though.  :wallbanging:   Anyways, all taken care of and pit packed.  We would definitely had finished "Silage 2014" hadn't the belts blew apart.  :(


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 03:40 PM

Well, Josh was doing half decent packing, but we're shut down.  The twin belts that run the reverser transmission gave up the ghost.  They normally stock them at my dealer, but when I stopped by Saturday, they were out.  They should have been in yesterday, but still not there yet today.  One more truck delivery today, otherwise they will surely be in tomorrow, and I'll go get them.  We'll finish chopping Friday I guess.  

  Once the new shop gets completed, this chopper goes in this winter for a going over.  Several areas need attention, and I'm not waiting till it's time to chop next year to see to it.

sounds like an awesome plan. 


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:23 PM

I think I suffered from dehydration today.  It hit me while building new trailer ramps.  DIZZY every time I stood up, then the last time I thought I was gonna pass out.  I didn't take a jug of water today as it wasn't really hot, but all the signs point to dehydration.  After this hit me, Teresa said she noticed I didn't even drink much at lunch.  Getting older requires modifying what you do to take care of one's self I reckon.  I had dizziness, muscles ached, and severe muscle weakness.  Once I came in, drank fluids, and rested, now I feel almost normal again.  Well, the "new normal" as it's a constantly changing description.  Drinking some Gatorade right now!


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:28 PM

Oh, forgot to post...the 2 ton GMC we haul silage with must have a faulty fuel tank gauge or sender.  I know I have a pickup tube pinhole in the tank, and if it gets much below 1/2 tank, it picks up air & starts dying or at least powering down low before catching again. (another winter repair) Well, it had a bit over a 1/2 tank yesterday, but after it died on Josh today, it read 1/4 part of the time.  So I shot it to town, having it drag down twice on the way, but recovered once I downshifted & kicked up the rpm's.  Then as I turned into Bault Oil, she died completely & I had to double strong arm to steer it, and I coasted to the pump!  Got her filled up, restarted with a burst of starting fluid, and back home to chop, only to chop maybe an hour or so when the chopper belts failed me.  Oh well...I did my best.


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:28 PM

At work we have 'I Need Grease To Live' stickers on most of the equipment. Do you need a 'I Need Water To Live' t-shirt?


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:30 PM

At work we have 'I Need Grease To Live' stickers on most of the equipment. Do you need a 'I Need Water To Live' t-shirt?

 

Seems I definitely need supervision!


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:35 PM

Seems I definitely need supervision!

sometimes,  a clone would be nice


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:37 PM

sometimes,  a clone would be nice

 

Yeah, but likely I'd not get along with (my other) myself well enough!  :smilewink:


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:38 PM

Seems I definitely need supervision!

 

I got it: Spray paint "Drink Something" on the side of your cows.

 

:thank_you:  :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:40 PM

I can cut some decals for all the equipment..... "Got Milk....Water, ...Anything?"


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