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Posted June 26, 2015 - 01:48 PM

Yeah you better behave like I do.


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Posted June 26, 2015 - 04:22 PM

Yeah you better behave like I do.

That is an understatement!

Glad you are learning your limitations, unlike someone else!


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Posted June 26, 2015 - 04:33 PM

  The 2745 is hood-less but ready for work with working AC.  I also split some rubber hose & used super large zip ties to lock it in place at possible rub points, hopefully preventing another cut in the AC hose.

The last discbine part didn't come in.   Got the last gear box rebuilt, and Teresa picked up all the new shaft seals, so the 5 gear boxes will get 2 new seals each tomorrow.  I can just put the boxes on their sides, remove old seal, pop new one in, then flip & do the other side, no gear oil changing required.  If the one part doesn't come in the morning, I'll go on & get what they have so I can get 95% of the rest of the work finished over the weekend.  

  Lots of rain chances next week, so hoping on hope I can get this hay up.  It's past prime already.


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Posted June 26, 2015 - 04:57 PM

That is an understatement!
Glad you are learning your limitations, unlike someone else!


Limitations? Is that a mixed drink?
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Posted June 27, 2015 - 09:00 AM

The end mount bar still didn't come in, but I'm going after the rest of the parts that have come in before they close at noon.  Lots can be done till the new part arrives, and if it dries up enough to cut, I can even still use the old part with some home brew bushings to do for one cutting.  


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 09:09 AM

Hope you can cut soon. At least the hay is growing with all these rains!


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 03:21 PM

Made big progress on the discbine once I got over a round of ....well lets say I had to sit on the throne a while!

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 03:25 PM

If the end mounting bar had come in I'd finish it tomorrow, Monday latest.
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Posted June 27, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Made big progress on the discbine once I got over a round of ....well lets say I had to sit on the throne a while!

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Ah! King for a day, huh?


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Been working on fly control rubs.  Set 2 steel posts anchor bolted to concrete where the "pre-breed" age heifers eat mineral  tubs.  Then drilled through the concrete feeder and anchored another.  A regular fence T-post will serve (hopefully strong enough) as the 4th post to hold a fly rub to hang across each end so they must go under the fly control strips to get to their mineral they love.  The 2 posts opposite the feeder has a 16' gate wired to them.  I'll get pics once it's up & usable.


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 01:38 PM

Got this one finished and fly control applied to the rub.  Had to get the oil in it today before it rains or it would suck up water & take forever to dry.  Now that the fly oil is in it, it will repel water.  Now to put another system up for the larger bred heifers.  The smaller heifers have a small applicator with a tank that hangs over a narrow entrance from the field.  I just have to hang it in place of the old worn out one, then fill it up.  I sprayed them inside the barn by hand the other day, so they're in good shape for now.

 

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Posted June 30, 2015 - 01:55 PM

Cool! 😎
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Posted June 30, 2015 - 02:06 PM

My dad used to hang burlap over the gate headed to the field for his cows. That stuff he soaked it with looked like motor oil. Who knows, with dad it could've been back in early 70's


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 02:10 PM

I bet when those heifers come up the hill tonight they will stop in their tracks when they see all this! Mat take a while before they'll venture in, but curiosity will prevail.

  And Marty, it may well have been straight motor oil he used, or he could have added fly control oil to it.  The stuff I use is made to mix with diesel fuel, but even straight diesel will repel flies somewhat by itself.


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 02:21 PM

Got this one finished and fly control applied to the rub.  Had to get the oil in it today before it rains or it would suck up water & take forever to dry.  Now that the fly oil is in it, it will repel water.  Now to put another system up for the larger bred heifers.  The smaller heifers have a small applicator with a tank that hangs over a narrow entrance from the field.  I just have to hang it in place of the old worn out one, then fill it up.  I sprayed them inside the barn by hand the other day, so they're in good shape for now.

 

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I'd be real wary of all that!


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