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#7561 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2016 - 08:34 PM

You dumping into buggy's or into "Big-A" and Floater Trucks? I used to keep these fed.

 

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Actually I'm not off-loading at all.  I've been meeting the other driver near the Western Ky Parkway and swapping trucks.  I just keep full trucks to him.  He's putting it into a "Vector" spreader, with tractor tires about head high.  

 

Sounds like you might start a new standard for these guys. They won't know how to act with a clean shop and clean windshields!

I did get some more floor cleared in the shop yesterday morning.  Moved parts out of a crate that had sat there for months.  Put them on shelving, then pushed the crate outside.  My boss is great to work for.  When he told me he needed me earlier tomorrow, he also asked if it would make it harder on me feeding in the morning.  I told him not to worry, that I'd be here when he needed me   and I'd adjust my feeding time according.   

  The toughest part of the job is climbing up & down the truck shoveling to fill the truck completely.  Pulls my stuffing out of me fast for sure.  But since I started, I've lost 3 to 4 pounds, and that's a good thing.  Gotta hit the hay now, so talk to you guys tomorrow night.


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Posted March 22, 2016 - 08:38 PM

Not to many other things worse then dirty windshield in the sun. I just hate that unsafe feeling. Glad your cleaning them.

Today the sun didn't affect me too bad, but yesterday afternoon I was nearly blind at times and on very curvy roads down Past New Haven, Ky in God's country.  I had to be extremely cautious.


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Posted March 22, 2016 - 08:42 PM

Still learning this trans, but it's just my 2nd day, and getting better at it.  Today I drove 4 round trips totalling 320+ miles hauling 32,000 pound loads of fertilizer.  The trucks drive extremely well.  I'll try to remember to snap a couple pics of one tomorrow.  And tomorrow will be just as busy, and maybe later.  I got done at 6:30 tonight for a 10 1/2hr day.  Gotta go in 1/2hr earlier tomorrow, but I'm going in a bit sooner than that so I can clean the windshields.  Early morning and late afternoon the low sun makes for bad vision through all the grime.  We have to hit it hard tomorrow, as Thursday is calling for rain.


Just for my curiosity, what transmission are you driving?

The most confusing tranny I was ever around was actually a compound 5 & 4. Way too many possibilities for me. 10 spd, 13 spd, 15 spd, and 18 sods weren't nearly as bad once I thought to check the shift pattern. I ran across one that had the 4 & 5 gears reversed...
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Posted March 22, 2016 - 08:44 PM

You wearing polarized sunglasses?  :watching_you:  


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Posted March 22, 2016 - 08:55 PM

The most confusing tranny I was ever around was actually a compound 5 & 4. Way too many possibilities for me. ...

 

I drove a Ford tandem dump truck with a 5&4.    It was a learning experience!!  

When I was 16 and working for a local canning factory they put me into an old international and told me where, and what to do, and left me to figure it out myself.

Good thing I had watched my stepfather shift those old trannies.     Rick


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Posted March 22, 2016 - 09:19 PM

Yes Sir Dan Get some good sun Glasses.

I use "Drive Wear" and it is great in all weather conditions Be it bright sun, over cast or anything in between.  The lenses adjust the light to your eye according to the light coming in.  You will find that you actually see better and more clear.  It does stuff with the blue and yellow light that just makes everything look great.

I even use then at night to stop the glare of the idiots that can not find there dimmer switch.  We haul silage some times till 1 or 2 AM and these even melo out the chopper lites when we turn on the head lands.

There not Cheap but I have used then for the last 30 years and love them.  You take off your regular glasses and put these on and your eye just seem to relax and feel better.


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Posted March 22, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Here's what we used to use to refill in the field. This was back in the late 70's.

 

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This is what I guess they use now.

 

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Posted March 22, 2016 - 10:22 PM

WOW Brain 

I think I can reminder those up here.

Have thing not changed a lot?


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 04:13 AM

Nothin better than an old Mack with the old quad box... NOT!! Both hands on levers, one through the wheel, the other behind you all the while double clutching to keep the revs up because they were such slugs ! 13 SP road ranger behind an 871 Detroit baby!! Now your talking! All kinds of noise with very little results , and boy if ya missed a gear loaded it was game over.;-)
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 04:29 AM

Nothin better than an old Mack with the old quad box... NOT!! Both hands on levers, one through the wheel, the other behind you all the while double clutching to keep the revs up because they were such slugs ! 13 SP road ranger behind an 871 Detroit baby!! Now your talking! All kinds of noise with very little results , and boy if ya missed a gear loaded it was game over.;-)

Those were the days that really I really don't miss, winding up and down just to have some idiot pull out in front of you to go 1/2 a mile and turn off...


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 08:52 AM

Kinda boring this morning as I stay with my truck instead of swapping to empty to turn and burn. Got windows cleaner this morning but no sun today but still an easier view.
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 08:52 AM

Awful windy and pretty cool yet.
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Posted March 23, 2016 - 09:25 AM

Our winds are gusting over 30 MPH here! Makes it tough to get out there!


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 10:27 AM

We are on the northern edge of a storm. Woke this morning to winds and a little snow. 

Come On Summer!!!!


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Posted March 23, 2016 - 01:49 PM

We are on the northern edge of a storm. Woke this morning to winds and a little snow. 
Come On Summer!!!!


Agreed! Cant wait either!
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