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Posted September 10, 2014 - 07:54 PM

Whenever I stop sweating I start drinking. I sweat so much that it takes a lot of water to get me going again.



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Posted September 10, 2014 - 08:27 PM

LOL

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Posted September 10, 2014 - 08:54 PM

Daniel, the last 3 years or so I have had to teach myself to drink water every hour out here in the heat and I been feeling better because I do drink all the time. I can really tell when I'm on a breakdown and don't get to drink water like I am used to.


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Hope your day is more trouble free tomorrow, Daniel
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Posted September 11, 2014 - 06:31 AM

Hope your day is more trouble free tomorrow, Daniel


I second that.




choppers up our way will go crazy next week,
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Posted September 11, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Only a few have filled bunkers so far.
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Posted September 11, 2014 - 07:30 AM

Just got a call from my parts guy....belts are in his hands!  I'll get them this morning & have them installed & ready for morning!  :thumbs:


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Posted September 11, 2014 - 07:33 AM

Glad to hear that!


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Posted September 11, 2014 - 07:40 AM

great news from the parts guy.
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Posted September 11, 2014 - 10:30 AM

kinda funny how the parts guy can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on his news!!!

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Posted September 11, 2014 - 03:20 PM

Well, (you know when I say well that's it's another issue) I went to pick up the chopper belts.  Dropped teresa off at Wally World while I finished the next 20 miles to my equipment dealer.  Halfway there, I hear a slapping noise.  Thought it was something hung up on the driveshaft like a plastic bag.  Pull over and stop, but the sound is still there.  Shut her off & lift the hood to find the outer edge of my serpentine belt is coming off, and the reason is my harmonic balancer rubber is failing.  I bump the starter a couple dozen times, each time pulling the strip of belt off, then cut the cord.  I made it to get the chopper belts.  It stayed on all the 50 miles home too, so got lucky following bad luck.  Get home, put the new belts on the chopper & commence making silage.   Finish the field, then go to another field for maybe 4 or 5 more loads to cap off the pit.  Starts raining!  I quit.  Then went to my parts Jeep & beat my knuckles to pieces pulling it's balancer off.  heck, it might be worse than the one I'm driving with.  So called my local parts house & a new one will be there in the morning.  I guess tonight I'll pull the one out of my Jeep, and it's no party.  Life has been such a battle, and I feel I'm losing the war.

 I need to upgrade vehicles, but I just can't afford, but I may be forced to before it's over.


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Posted September 11, 2014 - 03:23 PM

I know the feelings. If it ain't one battle, it's another! Good luck on the ballancer. We had to replace the one on the 'Yota last year!


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Posted September 11, 2014 - 03:29 PM

I guess the worst part is I can't go get parts to fix one thing without something else breaking in the process!


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Posted September 11, 2014 - 05:17 PM

I guess the worst part is I can't go get parts to fix one thing without something else breaking in the process!


A double dose of bad belt luck... good grief!!! Glad you made it back home though.

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Posted September 11, 2014 - 06:15 PM

WELL..................yet another setback.   :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:    Our main milk parlor vacuum pump that we paid $1,500 to have professionally rebuilt just a few months ago......she locked up solid tonight!  We have our backup pump, but makes me nervous when we're down to no spare.  All I know is they had better fix it right this time, and I shouldn't be out more money either.  It should have ran a good 5 years with no problems.  One good thing....the belts are still good!


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