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Posted July 22, 2015 - 06:18 PM

Sure is a purdy bike.

 

That pic makes it look all clean & shiny, but truthfully, it's in a bad need for cleaning.  It is sharp all cleaned up.


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 06:21 PM

I'm not into bikes much since I went over the handle bars of one!


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 09:41 AM

Need a lift table, Daniel.  Makes putting a set of pad on a snap. Glad to hear you and Brian had a good time.


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Posted July 23, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Yes, we had a great time.  Here we are at suppertime.

 

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 09:48 AM

Not a good day.  Had to climb up the corn bin and pull a shovel up with a rope.  Got some mold on top of the corn from the weeks & weeks of rain we had.  Shoveled maybe half the moldy corn into the center so I can auger it out into our truck.  Need to get most of this out so I can finish getting it hauled to the mill to sell.  I was going to try to stay up there & take breaks till I finished, but I realized I would get so tired it might not have the strength left in my shoulders to safely come down the ladder.  It's 20' up and no ladder cage.  It spooked me some even when I was 100%, so now I'm worse.  I scooped 75 to 100 bushels already, and my shoulders held up decent.  Gonna be hard to make myself go back up there after lunch.


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Continue to be careful!
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Posted July 24, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Sitting in the shop in front of a fan trying to build the courage to climb back into the bin. Very hard to go back up there. Gotta try to have the bad grain out by Monday.
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Posted July 24, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Continue to be careful!

Just put new filters on my respirator!
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Posted July 24, 2015 - 01:11 PM

Down from the bin. Will air dry with the pile in center to force more air to the outside where the moisture problems were worst. Then unload into my truck till I get the worst out. SO glad to be done scooping.
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Posted July 24, 2015 - 02:30 PM

Just put new filters on my respirator!


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 05:33 PM

That is no fun inside a bin! Glad you got it going your way!


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 06:57 PM

If you think its hot outside go inside a hot grain bin and start shoveling. Sure glad you got it done and didn't have any problems.


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 09:48 AM

Got the bad grain out of the bin this morning.  The truck has a bit over 400 bushels in it, but appears I scooped a good 300 bushels, as  ran maybe a hundred bushels more after the bulk of the bad grain came out.  No wonder my lower back is so sore.  My shoulders are doing pretty good after all that though.  Only slightly more sore than normal.  Climbing the bin today made the shoulders hurt a bit, but not bad.

 

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Posted July 25, 2015 - 10:47 AM

What do you do with the bad corn?  Just dump it somewhere?


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 11:20 AM

What do you do with the bad corn?  Just dump it somewhere?

 

No, it's not bad enough to dump, but not good enough to sell.  Once I get all the corn out I plan to sell, this corn will go back in the bin, along with 1 to 2 times it's amount of good corn so I can blend it while grinding it to feed.  I may add a little distillers grain to it when grinding to improve palatability.


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