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#6016 EricR OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2015 - 04:07 PM

I used to run my cousins JD discbine but instead of the rollers it had the beaters and those didn't dry the hay right for bailing and we used to have to rush because of time and they were so heavy LOL. 


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Posted July 03, 2015 - 04:13 PM

I figured the flail conditioners would do well, but maybe not. My discbine could be bought with rollers or flail.
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Posted July 03, 2015 - 09:35 PM

We have a JD1460, this one has rolls, and a 1327 with flails, flails seem to work better IMO.


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 10:35 AM

Hooked up the discbine to the Massey 2745 & PTO tested it.  All seems smooth as silk.  I want something awful to field test it, but it has rained 6 inches the last 3 days, so I need for the ground to dry or at least settle a bit.  I feel rough as a cob after yesterday's work finishing the cutter, but SO glad it's done.  I moved the Century welder to the new shop today & put a new plug on it's cord so it & my plasma cutter can use the same outlet.


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 01:29 PM

Went ahead & cut 10 acres of alfalfa/orchardgrass.  Discbine doing great!  Chances of rain, but this alfalfa is way past full bloom, so I need to get it baled if any way possible.  6 more acres of this to cut, but needed to come in for a break.  After all, this is only the 3rd day since I was supposed to start easing back into work. LOL  I had to start easing back in 2 weeks after surgery.  


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 02:07 PM

Nice work on the cutter. You might want to think about bringing it over to cut my field. I think you might get 3 good bales out of it. HA.


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Posted July 04, 2015 - 03:14 PM

All the alfalfa is cut.  I have another 12 or so acres of Sudan grass to cut, and may cut it tomorrow once I tedder the alfalfa to aid it in drying.  Over half the Sundan grass field was in corn last year, so that ground definitely needs another day to settle or I'll leave tracks.  

 

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Posted July 05, 2015 - 12:08 AM

Nice job! That cutting bar was sure clean!
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Posted July 05, 2015 - 07:38 AM

Lots of hay been laying down around here. Problem is it rained 3 1/2" yesterday in less then 4 hrs,so fields are wet now plus calling for more the next couple days. Glad I no longer need to make hay.


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Posted July 05, 2015 - 07:42 AM

We buy 2-3 gals of milk per week, my son is addicted. He is on vacation with a buddy this week, we have used less than a 1/2 gal. :D

We usually go through about 6......
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Posted July 05, 2015 - 07:43 AM

Rain is spiraling just to my east. Sure hope it misses me as it works eastward. If it misses me, then my gamble will likely pay off with hay making tomorrow afternoon. If rain comes, well, it won't be good as more rain is coming Tuesday on through the rest on the week.
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Posted July 05, 2015 - 07:58 AM

My dad is at the field right now re tedding the stuff that got rained on yesterday...skies are are clear blue this morning, so hopefully they can get it dried out and bailed before more rain ruins it...
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Posted July 05, 2015 - 08:01 AM

Rain is within 2 to 4 miles of me. If I get lucky, I'll be tedding later in the morning. Nerve wracking!
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Posted July 05, 2015 - 08:07 AM

You are not kidding!!! My dad is all wound up.... Has to use small equipment so as not to rut up fields too ..there is good money in hay, but it has to be small square bales, no one with horses or goats wants round bales up here, and most guys doing hay now make hay-silage or wrapped fermenting round bales. No good for anything but cattle.
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Posted July 05, 2015 - 09:11 AM

Just found out that my Uncle Gene, Dad's youngest brother passed away last night.  They removed a large tumor from his brain last month and he never recovered.  He was a great Uncle, but I didn't get to see him often being he lived near Dallas/Fort Worth.  Gonna miss his gentle soul.  He was extremely intelligent.  He was in the Air Force when younger, navigator for C130 gunships & B52's during the Vietnam war.  

  My only remaining Uncle on Dad's side is Dad's brother Russell who reads my thread here, so if I got any info wrong here, he can correct me.  


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