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Posted December 08, 2014 - 07:18 PM

Bad septic issues. But on the bright side you have equipment available to dig it up. Sure beats a shovel
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Posted December 09, 2014 - 02:50 AM

Been looking at the 10 Atlas.  BendPak is what I'd like, but way higher.  It will be a long time before I could. if ever get one though.

When we moved the maintenance building back in 2008/09 we poured 3' X 3' X 3' rebar reinforced concrete pads when we poured the floor to bolt the two post lift down to.  Might be something to think about when you put the floor in your new shop.


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Posted December 09, 2014 - 08:39 AM

When we moved the maintenance building back in 2008/09 we poured 3' X 3' X 3' rebar reinforced concrete pads when we poured the floor to bolt the two post lift down to.  Might be something to think about when you put the floor in your new shop.

 

Floor was poured back in the summer.  It has 1/4" welded wire throughout the floor.  Not as good as rebar though for sure.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 08:43 AM

Yesterday I took off 5 cull cows & brought home 5 replacements.  They milked pretty darn good this morning too.  They averaged 50lb each in their first 24hrs here, and that is under stressful "new home" conditions.  All are 1st calf cows.  Was going to go to our feed company's "customer appreciation" day, but I found enough pour on wormer that they have on special today, so I had intended to sawdust stalls this morning instead.  But last night was pretty sleepless, so instead gonna check electric fence that's shorted this morning, and take Dad to Dr appointment this afternoon.  I'll do the sawdust tomorrow.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 02:11 PM

Glad to hear the new cows are doing so well the first day, maybe they will help bring up production. Get some rest sometime today !!


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 04:15 PM

Maybe the other cows will decide they don't want to go for a ride and step up! Hope your nap was a good one!


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 07:06 PM

Glad to hear the new cows are good producers!
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Posted December 10, 2014 - 07:10 PM

They are all fresh just 30 days or less.  Cows peak production hits around 90 days in, so we hope they go up & up.  In a couple weeks or less I'll go get another trailer load.  I hate spending money I don't have, but it's a case of "gotta spend money to make money".


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 09:23 PM

Don't forget ur list, coming down in about 10 days. Just overnight then back again.
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Posted December 11, 2014 - 08:36 AM

I see it as an investment in the dairy production.
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Posted December 11, 2014 - 10:39 AM

but it's a case of "gotta spend money to make money".

A good friend of mine has a small fab shop.

 

He needs to buy some new equipment to buy to speed up his production because he can't keep up with his orders currently.

 

I told him today, spend money to make money, plus the added equipment will let him make new products.


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Milked this morning of course, then I got all the stalls bedded with fresh sawdust.  I then parked the little sawdust loader by my old personal shop & took all the battery cables off.  The cables, starter solenoid, and intake rubber hose all get replaced with new as soon as I get to town to pick all the parts up.

After that, I uncovered some of Josh's lateral line with the Cat loader.  Got it flowing, so I'll have to finish the repair asap.  Ate lunch, and gonna walk some more electric fence line.  One end is hot, but I must have missed a short on the other 1/4 mile going down to the creek.  Good exercise coming back up!


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 01:58 PM

Just got back up the hill, and whipped, but a good whipped.   Best I've felt in days!  It sure helped that the sun came out after being sunless for several days now.  The fence is now 100% HOT!  I may go pick up the parts for the little loader in a bit.


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 05:14 PM

Glad you are getting built back up, Daniel! I hate lateral lines!


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 05:25 PM

I got into town before feeding silage this afternoon. I got new battery cables & starter solenoids for both the "Big Dipper" loader, and my old T340 hi-lift dozer.  The dozer starter had quit working, relay clicking, but when I removed the starter today & bench checked it, she whizzed right over.  Cables were old on the dozer, so while I was at it, a new solenoid to go with the new cables.  I think the solenoid was the issue.  Most productive day I've had in a while.  Hope it continues.


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