Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
* * * * - 22 votes

Life On & Off My Farm - Life Changes


  • Please log in to reply
8700 replies to this topic

#5896 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,656 Thanks
  • 29,842 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted June 13, 2015 - 03:35 PM

Woke up in pain, but bearable.  We made all our planned stops in one day, and we both brought home some goodies from the flea markets.  Yes, home already, but found I need my own bed to get a decent sleep, especially after overdoing things getting the hay baled.  But once home I found all the hay had been brought in.  Now for some badly needed rest.


  • grnspot110, Texas Deere and Horse, Craig. and 2 others have said thanks

#5897 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,521 Thanks
  • 39,741 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted June 13, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Take another day trip tomorrow! Doc Kenny's orders!


  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#5898 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,656 Thanks
  • 29,842 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted June 15, 2015 - 01:21 PM

Milk tank sold & taken out today.  It was kinda stupid sad seeing it go, but it's money coming in!  

 

P_20150615_1232541.jpg P_20150615_1233201.jpg


  • grnspot110, Texas Deere and Horse, Craig. and 2 others have said thanks

#5899 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,521 Thanks
  • 39,741 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted June 15, 2015 - 02:58 PM

I can imagine that. Daniel! You put a lot of milk through that tank!


  • olcowhand said thank you

#5900 Craig. OFFLINE  

Craig.

    Ronald Craig

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 1842
  • 884 Thanks
  • 765 posts
  • Location: Indiana

Posted June 15, 2015 - 03:32 PM

I can imagine that. Daniel! You put a lot of milk through that tank!


I agree
  • olcowhand said thank you

#5901 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

Texas Deere and Horse

    RED Wild Hogs, Horses & Deeres

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1435
  • 14,464 Thanks
  • 15,392 posts
  • Location: East of San Antonio Texas

Posted June 15, 2015 - 03:43 PM

Happy Belated Anniversary, :dancingbanana:  you 2 make a GREAT couple for sure !! Give "T" A hug from me.. :thumbs:


  • olcowhand said thank you

#5902 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,656 Thanks
  • 29,842 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted June 15, 2015 - 04:13 PM

Josh got the cutter assembly back off the discbine today.  Some parts we passed on replacing the last time....well, this time those look worse, so another 4 to $500 in parts ordered.  Might as well do it right for sure this time, but I'm raising the cutterhead height to try avoid dragging rocks out of the ground.  I'd rather leave a little hay than do all this damage again!


  • Craig., KennyP, EricR and 2 others have said thanks

#5903 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,656 Thanks
  • 29,842 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:06 PM

Been kicked back some of the day, but this morning before it got hot out, Teresa & I hit yard work.  She weed whacked while I mowed with the John Deere 430....till the pto jack-shaft seized.  I finished with the John Deere F935.  Then I kicked back a few hours to rest.  I hurt my neck/shoulder yesterday, and need to be extra careful here on out.  Talked to Brian & had a great talk (TD&H) till Dad called.  

  Finally I couldn't stand it any longer, so put the 430 in the shop & pulled the front axle rock-shaft/pto , then pressed out the seized shaft.  Front end has a roller bearing & it feels good as new, but the rear is needle, and it was shot.  Fortunately the shaft is undamaged, but I'll put it in my lathe & dress it with emery cloth just the same.  Called local John Deere & they will have the bearing this Thursday, which is perfect, as I have a Dr checkup that afternoon up that way saving a special round trip of 50 miles.  And their price was just $13.01 which surprised me!  Now I'm done for the day.   :thumbs:  


  • grnspot110, Craig., KennyP and 1 other said thanks

#5904 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,521 Thanks
  • 39,741 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:17 PM

Sorry the JD gave out on you! Guess they all do that! It's great being outside, huh?


  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#5905 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,656 Thanks
  • 29,842 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:21 PM

I hadn't put it inside when a rain came, and the deck top was covered in grass.  So I drug the bulk out with my hands before giving it some compressed air cleaning & drying.  Yes, it was kinda nice getting out while cool, but still hurts to mow, although worth a little pain to do something.  I also finally got our replacement cordless phone base wired & mounted, plus put a swivel mount on the replacement TV in the kitchen to get it up off the counter where it's safer.  I guess for a damaged guy I still got a lot done today.


  • grnspot110, Craig., KennyP and 1 other said thanks

#5906 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,521 Thanks
  • 39,741 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted June 16, 2015 - 04:45 PM

That bouncing around will have it's effect on the neck. I know that from the issues I have.


  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#5907 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,656 Thanks
  • 29,842 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted June 17, 2015 - 08:52 AM

Gonna be a light day physically, but going over some checkbook upkeep & tax work papers, so it'a gonna be a mind twisting part of the day.    I went out early & cut some vine growing up an oak in my yard, so clipped it back to the ground & used my little loader to haul off the vine scraps.  Wish I could do more physically, but I think I finally learned my lesson the day we sold the milk tank & scrunched my neck & shoulders handling the big door.


  • Craig. and KennyP have said thanks

#5908 HDWildBill ONLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,712 Thanks
  • 8,564 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted June 17, 2015 - 09:23 AM

 Called local John Deere & they will have the bearing this Thursday, which is perfect, as I have a Dr checkup that afternoon up that way saving a special round trip of 50 miles.  And their price was just $13.01 which surprised me!  Now I'm done for the day.   :thumbs:  

 

Every once in a while these big name manufacturers will surprise you and not an arm and a leg.  I was having a problem with my starter on the Harley a couple of years ago and needed a starter relay.  I was sure it was going to be at least $50 - $60.  To my big surprise it was $5 and some change.  You just never know. 

 

Glad you are feeling better and are able to get some things done.


  • olcowhand, Alc and Craig. have said thanks

#5909 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,656 Thanks
  • 29,842 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted June 17, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Josh started to take the discbine cutter bar apart this morning.  Found another gearbox leaking.  I am now looking at possibly taking all these parts back & buying a complete new cutterbar, assembled, easy to bolt on & go.  There is lots of wear in this old unit, but the rest of the machine is good.  They list for $8600 for the new assembly, but my dealer will sell it to me for $7000.

 

Had company which slowed this posting, so after further thinking:

 

 Just what I know now will run going on 3 grand for repair.  I just ordered the new assembly.  A new entire machine runs going on 25 grand, so that is totally out of question!


  • Craig., KennyP and HDWildBill have said thanks

#5910 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,656 Thanks
  • 29,842 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted June 17, 2015 - 11:14 AM

Well craps...shows back order with no promise date!  He's doing a search for dealer inventory nationwide to see if someone has one they can snag for me.  Everything has to be so darn difficult!   :wallbanging:


  • Craig. and KennyP have said thanks




Top