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#6211 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2015 - 08:06 AM

I hope you can make it to a show!

 

I'm shooting for Lanesville, IN in September.  http://lanesvilleher...ekend.org/site/


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 09:03 AM

Took off on a day trip.  Hit 3 peddler's malls from Somerset to Harrodsburg, then stopped at Old Fort Harrod State Park.  From there home through Lebanon, then highway 289 over to highway 210 to home.  Found myself a good used Matco shop creeper with adjustable angle bed.  Very heavy built, and will make it so much easier on my neck when working underneath as I won't have to hold my head up like before.  Took 9 hours, but had a good time.  Teresa found a couple items, but it wasn't about buying anything, rather just a getaway.  All the grass is mowed already, so no yard work to do now even.  Been a nice day.

  Had I known ahead of time where I'd end up going, I'd have shouted at SupplySergeant (he lives around Harrodsburg) so I could stop by his place & visit his family.  I just kinda took off, then went as the road & breeze took me.

Definitely! The wives need to meet sometime.


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 09:44 AM

I'm shooting for Lanesville, IN in September. http://lanesvilleher...ekend.org/site/


That's my long weekend, maybe I can bring my RV down there and see you there.
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Posted August 03, 2015 - 09:46 AM

That's my long weekend, maybe I can bring my RV down there and see you there.

 

That would be good.  I'll be making it a day trip only most likely, but we'd meet up for sure.


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Posted August 03, 2015 - 10:21 AM

This morning I got the cow lot all ready for getting the bred heifers up tomorrow afternoon for Wednesday's preg check.  Had to change some gates around to keep them only in one set of freestalls for the night.  I'll do some more bush hogging after lunch.


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Posted August 04, 2015 - 06:24 PM

Got the 3 last of the small calves dehorned & given shots this morning.  Then had to run to town.  Stopped & looked at a scissor man lift on the way home.  It's been sitting out for a couple months, but didn't have a for sale sign on it.  He wasn't home, but the tax service next door had his number.   Later I got a call from him so I went back to look at it again & talk with him about it.  I need to rent one of these to add new rafters to 12' of my shop where we used 12' of the old shed.  The carpenter bees have weakened them to the point it isn't safe to get up there to fix the old section of roof.  I would do good to get this done in 2 days of rental on one, and it would be $130/day.  He had been wanting $800 for this one, but needed money soon, so priced it for just $450.  I forgot to take any pics for you guys though.  Anyway, he plugged the charger in & after just a few minutes it had enough juice to test it out.  Everything appears to function as it should, but was limited to test due to the flat batteries.  I'd have to pull a couple of batteries from things I'm not using to operate it, or I might just buy a couple 12V, as it's a 24V system.  I told him I'd take it as long as when it has more charge it could be tested better, and if I can, I'll pick it up tomorrow late in the day.   Now I can repair the roof at my leisure, and likely resell after I am done.

  I also got my 21 heifers & bull up for tomorrow's vet check.  Gave them some hay to keep them happy, but not too much so they'll lock up easy in the morning when I give them some grain.  A possible buyer will be there by the time the vet is finished to take a look.  Hoping all are bred, but I think one may be open & sterile, as she's getting older & doesn't look to be bred.

  Then I changed a tire on my 16' trailer to get ready to pick up the scissor lift.  I flipped my receiver upside down to put the trailer rear lower to the ground so there won't be such an angle where they ramps meet the trailer.  This lift only has 4" belly clearance.

  Gonna be a busy busy day tomorrow, much like today.


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Posted August 04, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Here's a pic of the same model scissor lift off the internet.  Model SM2633E.  The one I plan to get is almost as good a shape as this one.  Platform goes to 20' high.

 

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Posted August 04, 2015 - 06:33 PM

Neat little thing! Seen lots of them but never used one!


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Posted August 04, 2015 - 06:33 PM

Good deal on the lift. Be handy to have around or use it and sell it for a little profit
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Posted August 04, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Good deal on the lift. Be handy to have around or use it and sell it for a little profit

 

If I bring it home & I decide to sell it after the job is done, I'll paint it up & refresh it, make some new stickies, and likely triple my money.  These things fetch a pretty penny.  Now if it were a boom lift, I'd keep it for sure.  Maybe trade it later for something else I could make use of.  Oh well, gotta own it first!


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Posted August 05, 2015 - 05:37 AM

Good luck!


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Posted August 05, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Wow...busy morning.  Loaded out 1100 bushels of corn, had vet check, then my cattle guy came and I sold him 19 heifers.  Trailer is on the way.  May load out another load of corn after lunch.  Have to wait & see if rain arrives this afternoon, and if it does (looks likely), I won't be fetching the scissor lift till Friday at least.


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Posted August 05, 2015 - 11:43 AM

That scissor lift will be great. IF you buy it I would recommend getting a tow truck to come pick it up and set it on your trailer. They are very low and get hung up real easy.


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Posted August 06, 2015 - 07:44 AM

Slow morning with rain.  Nothing much going on, and not planning on much.  Sore & tired from yesterday, and mind wouldn't shut down last night, so not a good night's sleep.  Appointment with my surgeon after lunch, then stop to see my CPA for more financial advice.  This evening family coming for a dinner celebrating my youngest daughter turning 20 yesterday.  


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Posted August 06, 2015 - 04:42 PM

Happy Birthday to her! Got the oven turned up here! Spent most of the day out in it!


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