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Posted October 23, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Just looked up cost of the feeder chain....from John Deere $1,070.  From Sloan Express including truck freight $689.  No matter if the old chain finishes this year's crop, she MUST have new for next year.  I'll go with Sloan!


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Glad you got some grain put away, Daniel. I feel for you with the aches. I spent most of the day Mon. & Tues sanding sheetrock mud. Then yesterday spent the day under the house running the cold water pex lines. I was sore today. Tomorrow is back under to do the hot side!


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 06:37 PM

Glad you got some grain put away, Daniel. I feel for you with the aches. I spent most of the day Mon. & Tues sanding sheetrock mud. Then yesterday spent the day under the house running the cold water pex lines. I was sore today. Tomorrow is back under to do the hot side!

 

Oh yes, you must be sore!  Working under a house is shear torture in my book!


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Just looked up cost of the feeder chain....from John Deere $1,070.  From Sloan Express including truck freight $689.  No matter if the old chain finishes this year's crop, she MUST have new for next year.  I'll go with Sloan!

 

I made a mistake, John Deere wants $950.  If I had to have a new chain right away, I might give the $260 difference.  I found online that my local Deere dealer has this chain in stock.


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 07:36 PM

I gather were not talking a bicycle chain lol. What style and how big is this chain? Pic's if u get the chance.

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 08:26 PM

I gather were not talking a bicycle chain lol. What style and how big is this chain? Pic's if u get the chance.

 

3 rows of chain & cross paddles.  Nothing simple here.

 

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 08:59 PM

Glad you got some corn done, Daniel! Hope the feeder house chain will make it through the harvest for you. Have a good day tomorrow!!
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Posted October 23, 2014 - 09:17 PM

3 rows of chain & cross paddles. Nothing simple here.

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OK tks now I no! LOL

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Posted October 24, 2014 - 04:54 AM

3 rows of chain & cross paddles.  Nothing simple here.

 

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Sorry, I don't have one of those laying about!


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Posted October 24, 2014 - 06:00 AM

Even though it is an old machine, I still like the 8820 Titan II with the variable speed adjustment for the drum.... That thing is still a beast today. The feeder is the almost the same size as the new one's they produce today.... 4 -walkers you could really run the corn through that thing. 12 row head you can pick at 5mph if the corn is good and ground not rough.

 

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Posted October 24, 2014 - 07:41 AM

 Then yesterday spent the day under the house running the cold water pex lines.

 

I won't use anything else, so simple and easy to use. Not to mention 1/4 the cost of copper.


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Posted October 24, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Gonna give shelling a go in just a little while.  Stalks are pretty damp from dew, so giving the sun a chance to dry it a bit.  What I really need is a newer combine, so if this chain makes it through this season, I'll be looking for a good deal, but may not can afford anyway.


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Posted October 24, 2014 - 03:14 PM

Ran 2 truck loads, then choked up with grain in the fan.  Took a bit to track down, but a simple 10 cent pin broke.  Took most of the afternoon to get unplugged & fixed, so done for the day.  I have to milk the cows in a few minutes.  Josh is off tomorrow, but I'm gonna run some corn to make up for today.


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Posted October 25, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Ran another 1,000 bushels today.  Dad is watching the truck unload at the bin now.  The fields are cranking out corn like I've not seen in many years, so the rains came exactly when we needed them, despite my worrying to death over the dry conditions we went through a couple of times.  Right now we're doing 150bu/acre I estimate.  Even with depressed corn prices, this will help us survive.

 

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Love this hoist!   I can't seem to say that enough!  I could load this bed to overflowing & it would raise it right up!

 

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Posted October 25, 2014 - 01:16 PM

 The fields are cranking out corn like I've not seen in many years, so the rains came exactly when we needed them, despite my worrying to death over the dry conditions we went through a couple of times.  Right now we're doing 150bu/acre I estimate.  Even with depressed corn prices, this will help us survive.

 

 

 

 Great to hear this!






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