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Posted November 30, 2014 - 03:46 PM

I have the cheapy HF 1/2" but that thing has been working great.  The battery charge last's quite a long time and it has done everything I have asked it to do.  It also has 300 LB torque. I do need to get a spare battery for it because it takes it a while to recharge.

 

Kenny once you get one you will ask your self how did I get along with out it.


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 04:05 PM

Dang it....always something.  Gotta put the Massey 1100 on the silage feeder/mixer wagon tomorrow.  The 1130's water pump bearings are going out.  :wallbanging:


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 04:19 PM

Daniel.  Have to admire you for staying on the farm.   :worshippy1:    

We had grandkids this weekend.  we played a board game called "Life on the Farm'.  It was frustrating enough just playing the game let alone doing  it for real.    Rick

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Posted November 30, 2014 - 06:20 PM

Sorry to hear about the water pump, Daniel. Hope it's somewhat of an easy fix for you.
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Posted December 01, 2014 - 05:57 PM

I hope the water pump change over will be smooth, how are you feeling physically ?? I am starting to worry again.

 

Dang it....always something.  Gotta put the Massey 1100 on the silage feeder/mixer wagon tomorrow.  The 1130's water pump bearings are going out.  :wallbanging:



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Posted December 01, 2014 - 06:11 PM

I hope the water pump change over will be smooth, how are you feeling physically ?? I am starting to worry again.

 

I am doing ok.  Still building back up, but on the right path.  I go to Dr again Wednesday for blood thinner check.  Busy day today.  Milked this morning, then had to go to FSA office to find out the new milk price insurance deal they have is worthless to me, in fact worse than worthless....it would cost me so much money so as to guarantee I'd lose money to buy into it.  Then had to pick up more water heater parts, as my parlor small water heater I just repaired is now leaking.  I have a used water heater with almost no use I can replace it with, but needed some fittings.  Also stopped & picked up some groceries.  Then had to go to Farm Bureau Insurance to change all the billing to my address.  Then a stop for meds for Dad, then home to clean the shop before putting the Massey 1130 in there.  Then fed silage in the cold rain.   Supper is ready, so heading to the table!  Feeling better today than in a while.  Tired yes, but better!  :thumbs:


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Posted December 01, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Ain't it funny how insurance costs tenfold of what it covers most times!


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Posted December 01, 2014 - 06:44 PM

Also, today I called a tool rental place about renting a drywall lift thingy for putting the shop ceiling metal on when the time comes.  It was gonna cost me $140 for the week.  Heck, Harbor Freight has one that will lift high enough for the job for $186 delivered to my door, so for an extra $46 I'll own the tool!  Ordered the Massey water pump rebuild kit tonight & saved 20% because of Cyber Monday discounts....$92 delivered.  Then called my local auto parts store about WIX hydraulic filters for the Massey 1100 & 1130 (MF 1100 now on the silage wagon has VERY sluggish hydraulics), and they want $53 each for the things.  I found Baldwin filters with an exact replacement at $30.34 to my door for a pair!  Sure pays to shop.  Baldwin filters are great quality, so I'm not worried about that.  Like I said....been a hectic day! 


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Posted December 01, 2014 - 06:50 PM

How high is the ceiling?



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Posted December 01, 2014 - 07:35 PM

How high is the ceiling?

 

11'....well, actually 10' 10", and this tool lifts to 11', so it'll work perfect.


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Posted December 01, 2014 - 08:28 PM

Glad you found a good deal on the filters, Daniel. Always great to save money! The lift for doing your ceiling will be helpful too. You had a busy day, but sounds like you're feeling pretty good.
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Posted December 02, 2014 - 05:07 PM

Milked this morning, then swapped out the water heaters in the milk parlor.  All went smooth...no leaks!  Then I took the water pump off the Massey 1130 and pressed it apart.  Got it all cleaned up & awaiting the rebuild kit.  I did have a problem when I pressed the shaft out of the pump & pulley.   The pulley's neck where the fan bolts on broke clean off, but I'm glad it did, as it had been cracked over 40% the way around for a while, as it was rusty where the crack was.  Oh well, another $139 to get a new pulley to my door.  If it hadn't broken in the rebuild process, then it would have likely finished breaking later, sending the fan into the $450 radiator.  Well, that price was from a few years ago when we had to buy a new radiator for the 1100, so likely higher now.  After that, the barn full of calves got their penicillin shots.  Silage fed a while ago, and retired for the evening I hope!


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 05:33 PM

Sounds like a good day! How's the stamina doing?


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 06:05 PM

Sounds like a good day! How's the stamina doing?

 

Yep, a good day.  Stamina ever so slowly increasing.  Just gonna take a while, but I can tell things are improving.  My biggest issue is my joints hurting without my arthritis meds, but it's not that bad.  Knees sure hurt whenever raising up from working or even from a chair.  Still again...not that bad.  Just being 3 weeks out of the hospital, I'd say I'm doing very well.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 06:10 PM

Glad you aren't tiring as easily. Too bad they can't do something about Arthur!


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