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Posted July 01, 2015 - 01:48 PM

Started this morning on the new corral fence.  Got 3 sections up, which is plenty for now so I can put up the fly rubs.  I also did some welding on the auto head locks and it still needs more work later.

  Then I did some work greasing the discbine.  Can't find the manual, so downloaded a user's manual, and I found 2 grease zerks we never remember greasing!  Found some other info which may be partly why rocks have been giving us issues.  A couple adjustment procedures haven't been done that I know of and I know those header float springs have surely sagged in close to 15 years.  

  Started raining at noon & just came another flood a few minutes ago.

 

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I decided just to use a single fly rubber here, so at the far end I'll put a 16' gate across and hang the fly rub at the gate opening at the front of the pic.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:10 PM

Started this morning on the new corral fence.  Got 3 sections up, which is plenty for now so I can put up the fly rubs.  I also did some welding on the auto head locks and it still needs more work later.

  Then I did some work greasing the discbine.  Can't find the manual, so downloaded a user's manual, and I found 2 grease zerks we never remember greasing!  Found some other info which may be partly why rocks have been giving us issues.  A couple adjustment procedures haven't been done that I know of and I know those header float springs have surely sagged in close to 15 years.  

  Started raining at noon & just came another flood a few minutes ago.

 

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I decided just to use a single fly rubber here, so at the far end I'll put a 16' gate across and hang the fly rub at the gate opening at the front of the pic.

Ain't it just the berries. Use a piece of equipment that long and find new things to grease!


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:54 PM

Did I miss something?  Are you going into the cattle business?

 

 

 Can't find the manual, so downloaded a user's manual, and I found 2 grease zerks we never remember greasing!  Found some other info which may be partly why rocks have been giving us issues.  A couple adjustment procedures haven't been done that I know of and I know those header float springs have surely sagged in close to 15 years.

 

When all else fails read the directions!  :poke:  :smilewink:


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 05:08 PM

Did I miss something?  Are you going into the cattle business?

 

 

When all else fails read the directions!  :poke:  :smilewink:

Daniel kinda knows cows!


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 07:10 PM



Daniel kinda knows cows!

But not in the Biblical sense. 

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Posted July 02, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Took Dad to Dr today, as he's been feeling short of breath, even though the finger oxygen meter says all is good.  Turns out he has fluid in both lungs, but not pneumonia yet.  Raising his Lasix dosage & all should get better.  

  My part for the discbine is IN!  :dancingbanana:  It was a part the books show would replace the back-ordered OE part, so I'm taking my old swivel arm to make darn sure it matches up.  I can finish it in one or 2 days easily, but still rain chances every day through a week's forecast!  When I'll get to make hay I have NO idea!


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Posted July 02, 2015 - 01:17 PM

We're mowing some this evening, decent forecast here till Monday. 


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Posted July 02, 2015 - 02:39 PM

I HAVE THE DISCBINE PART!   :dancingbanana: The part was identical, so no idea why it was listed as a "substitute" part.  The OE # was back-ordered but this part is the same thing.  Oh well, I have it.  I'll start on finishing it in the morning unless I feel bad.  Not feeling so great today.  I guess building the new corral fence pulled on the muscles too much as my neck & shoulders are hurting today.  I thought I would be ok, as I tacked in "hanger nails" so I could just sit the 2x10's on them instead of holding them up in place while nailing.  Come to think of it, it's likely swinging the hammer was the culprit.  


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Posted July 02, 2015 - 04:01 PM

Swinging a hammer uses more muscles than you think! Glad the part was correct!


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Posted July 02, 2015 - 09:53 PM

Battery framing nailer!
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Posted July 03, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Heifers finally came up for mineral last night, and like I figured, stopped in their tracks, huddling together talking it over.  Finally after 20 to 30 minutes, one got brave & went on in.  Soon they all joined in.  One loved it and stood rubbing his face & neck for several minutes.  I noticed this morning they weren't swatting their tails nearly as much, so the fly control is already working.  :thumbs:


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Posted July 03, 2015 - 02:47 PM

:dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:   The discbine is finished!  Well, kinda.  I need to weld in a gusset plate, but haven't moved the Century welder down here to the new shop yet, and it's been pouring rain on & off all day, so hoping it'll be dry enough to pull it down there tomorrow, or maybe finally move the welder down here.

  Also haven't tested PTO it of course, but everything should be a "go".  I've turned all with a pry bar in the pto, and all feels smooth.

  Now for a few days without rain to make hay, which may not come for over a week.  Forecast has rain chances ever day through next Thursday.  When it stops raining, it likely will get dry as can be.  I hope it will for at least a week!

  All the bends in the shields have nothing to do with me.  Dad has run the thing into all kinds of stuff.  I'm hoping to do all the cutting myself after all this repair.  If it gets broken again, it would be best that I did it. :smilewink:  All the new parts inside and outside that cutter bar totaled about $4,100 and several painful days work.

 

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Hate to sound stupid but what does the discbine do ? Cut and windrow the hay ?
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Posted July 03, 2015 - 03:25 PM

Hate to sound stupid but what does the discbine do ? Cut and windrow the hay ?

 

It cuts the hay, the runs the crop between 2 rubber "Chevron" tread rubber rollers to crush the stems to aid in drying.  It will windrow for chopping as haylage, or lay it down in wide flat strips for drying to make baled hay.  Once dry, then you rake into windrows for baling.


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Posted July 03, 2015 - 04:03 PM

I can't get over how clean that cutting bar looks, nice job! 👍
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