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#1081 Craig. OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:53 PM

Sorry about the silage, I no that had to of Ticked you off. Your work is looking great. Oh and Hey, Sue want you to start carrying emergency food rations in your pocket IE candy bar, Bag of peanuts. She said no reason to let ur sugar drop. It could cost you! Don't kill the messenger, I just typed it lol.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 09:03 PM

Glad you are getting things worked out. I hate wasting anything let alone feed. Especially when it is my feed.



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Glad you are getting things worked out. I hate wasting anything let alone feed. Especially when it is my feed.

 

It will end up as fertilizer, so not all is lost....but expensive fertilizer!


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 09:50 PM

What a day you had.  Hopefully tomorrow will be better.



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 07:49 AM

Got the feed into the feeder with the MF1655D, then got the milking done.  Waiting on some Jimmy Dean sausage & eggs.  Then it's welding time again on the feederhouse.  Should finish welding her up before lunch, then instal the other augers & drive system.  Hang it back on the wagon, then feed!  Today WILL be a better day...... I hope!  :D


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:45 AM

Upper side completed.  Just gotta flip her over to do some welding on the underside, then mount it back to the silage wagon.

 

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Looks good Daniel. I would have thought that one of the mixing screws would be counter rotated like our industrial mixers do.



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 12:02 PM

Looks good Daniel. I would have thought that one of the mixing screws would be counter rotated like our industrial mixers do.

 

This is just the unloading auger assembly.  All mixing is done in the wagon with a large 30" auger in the bottom, with two counter rotating 24" augers, one on each upper side.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 01:35 PM

Wooteehoo!  Silage wagon is back together in working order!  Had intended to do the main floor of the wagon itself by now, but it'll have to wait till this late fall or winter.  The floor in it is patched many times as well.  We'll have to rent a mixer wagon when we get into that.

 

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 01:41 PM

Looks like it should do the job well now. Is that a scale unit mounted above it?


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 01:43 PM

Looks like it should do the job well now. Is that a scale unit mounted above it?

 

Yes, built in torque bar scales.  All 4 new bearings on the shafts.  Chains & sprockets still good as new, having been replaced a couple years ago.  This wagon is almost 15 years old.  They sure do wear the floors out fast, as it only runs about 40 minutes or so each day.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 01:48 PM

Now to go rake a small patch of hay for the baby calves.  Just a 1/4 acre patch of ground we saved from planting corn in so we could fill the calf barn corner with alfalfa.  We killed off & planted corn in the rest of the alfalfa, but will be sowing a 30 acre field with Alfalfa this fall.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 02:14 PM

Raked the hay patch, but not dry enough to square bale just yet.  Might be tomorrow after turning the windrows again.


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Posted June 21, 2013 - 01:29 PM

After milking this morning, I raked our little alfalfa corner, then neighbor asked if I could rake & roll his little patch of hay, as all his hay equipment was several miles away where he is rolling 35 acres of hay today.  I told him I could square bale it, being I had my square baler all hooked & ready.  He said great, so I square baled his first, and my jig after.  Now I said my corner was little, and to prove it, it only made 36 square bales, but I don't need much for the fresh weaned calves.  Neighbor had 42 bales.  Got ours loaded on 16' trailer, and put the baler away out at Dad's.   Took way more time hooking & unhooking up the rake, tedder, and the baler than it did to bale the stuff!  

Can't keep the sweat out of my eyes it so humid!


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Posted June 21, 2013 - 06:17 PM

Glad you got it baled and loaded out. Nice of you to do the neighbors, too!






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