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Posted June 10, 2015 - 06:24 PM

Why Don,t you just put a small tire on one side of the tractor then it will set level along the bank.

Kinda hard to swap the short tire if you are going back & forth!


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 07:05 PM

Kinda hard to swap the short tire if you are going back & forth!

All he needs to do is change the air pressures. Air one side up and one down for one direction then swap for the return trip. 


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Guess I'm somehow gonna have to keep Dad from using equipment.  We just went through the whole cutterhead of the discbine, and in less than 40 minutes cut time, Dad has done $1500 to 2 grand in damage.  3 gearboxes are out.  He evidently hung into a big rock or whatever on the end cutter, and it tore the slinger tower off the gearbox, sending it down the row of gearbox gangs, and tore at least 2 more out.  He should have heard it before that much damage occurred, but as I said, all his senses have slowed way down.

  After lunch I'll just bush hog down what's left.  I serviced the hay roller this morning.  This has taken all my steam out of me.  I just want the hay up so I can do NOTHING for a couple weeks, but it'll take a few days to fix the discbine.  I am doing too damn much! 


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Do we have to lock you up somewhere with just a bed?


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 02:27 PM

I hooked up the 10' bush hog & finished what hay I wanted to bale.  Just finished, and I am done for the day till it cools a bit.  All electrical kept going on &  off while hogging, mostly off, which meant no AC, but since all was dead, I knew it was in the main feed.  It's near the alternator where a 30 amp spade fuse feeds it all.  Crimped the fuse link a bit & all was good in the world again....except for being worn out, and tons of breaking crap to fix.  Once evening comes & temps drop, I'll make a list of all parts I need for the discbine, then call to make sure it's all in stock.  If not I have plenty of time to order as I have maybe 2 weeks or 3 to get it fixed.

  I shouldn't be blaming Dad or anyone for that matter for the discbine breaking.  Heck, I've done my fair share of destroying things in my day.  It's just bad timing with my neck surgery & TRYING to heal.  Josh will start raking tomorrow as soon as any dew is gone, then I'll start rolling.  It'll be a loooong day, especially for me, but I'm getting it done.  Tomorrow is Teresa & my 22nd wedding anniversary.  I'll be too busy, then too tired to do anything tomorrow night, but hope to get out over the weekend & enjoy some "away from the farm time".  


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 02:43 PM

Oh, and my last purchased John Deere F935 is giving fits now too.  Get on a sidling & she will sometimes just shut down.  No idea what it is, but afraid it's in the injection pump.  Guess I need to get the driveshaft repaired in the other one so I can deal with this weird fuel issue later.

  Oh and Craig, one of the gearboxes that got destroyed in the discbine is the very one I just spent $500 on that you helped fix.  Everything we put in is history, as it ripped the gear teeth off both shafts.  :wallbanging:


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 04:12 PM

Oh great! Just wonderful. Oh well, @ least I won't be there to break or reshape any wrenches 😜
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 05:00 PM

Just picked up the parts. Almost $2200 ! I did get an extra $500 total gearbox repair kit and a few other "just in case" parts. Right now lots of money going out but NONE coming in.
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Happy Anniversary Daniel & Teresa! Sorry things are going South for you. Hope it turns back around soon!


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 05:49 PM

It's been south for a while, but by end of year I see a better future for all of us.


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 06:14 PM

Yikes. That is some anniversary gift. At least it is more useful than jewelry. 


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 06:44 PM

Happy Anniversary!!!  Hope the two of you get to spend some time together.


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Happy Anniversary uncle
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 09:46 PM

Wishing you a good day tomorrow. And Happy Anniversary!!!
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Posted June 11, 2015 - 11:49 PM

Happy anniversary, you two. Take the day off and go on a picnic.
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