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Posted August 19, 2013 - 06:32 PM

That's not good! Want me to bring the Toro up?

 

Well, while it might be a wonder at chopping grass, I don't think it could handle this 8 to 10' corn so well.  BUT, my yard needs mowing and I don't really feel like doing it, so come on!  :smilewink:


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Posted August 19, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Well, while it might be a wonder at chopping grass, I don't think it could handle this 8 to 10' corn so well.  BUT, my yard needs mowing and I don't really feel like doing it, so come on!  :smilewink:

I will loan you my machete



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Posted August 19, 2013 - 06:36 PM

I will loan you my machete

 

Hey, my shoulder was just starting to feel better when this silage chopper went down on me, so I'll pass on that offer.  :(



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Posted August 19, 2013 - 06:38 PM

I wonder if the States would buy me fuel if I mowed a sawth as I came up there? Can do the other side on the way back! I think the challenge would be picking it up off the ground once I went across it! Don't have a bagger.

Hope you get this fixed while the timing is right, Daniel.



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Posted August 19, 2013 - 06:41 PM

Daniel, I will sharpen it first.

 

 

Kenny while you re mowing this way hook my FF up and drag it along. It can always be a spare if the Toro has a problem. You are on your own on the way home though.


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Posted August 19, 2013 - 06:41 PM

The silage corn is just now approaching optimum moisture content, so if we get this chopper chopping even as late as next Monday, we're still in good shape as far as quality.  We started on the wet side anyway in anticipation of problems like you usually do have.  Just didn't figure on this many problems at once.  


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Posted August 19, 2013 - 07:40 PM

Kenny!  Hold off....hope you haven't pulled out with the Toro yet. :smilewink:  Just got my yard mowed, at least all that shows when ya drive down the road.  I'll maybe do the back side of things tomorrow evening.


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Posted August 19, 2013 - 08:24 PM

I could slap my 30 inch deck on my Gravely Commercial 10.  We can chop that corn up for you, but like Kenny said, no bagger, you'll have to get it off the ground on your own.


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Posted August 19, 2013 - 08:30 PM

I could slap my 30 inch deck on my Gravely Commercial 10.  We can chop that corn up for you, but like Kenny said, no bagger, you'll have to get it off the ground on your own.

 

Now just what would you 2 guys do if I told you I'd take you up on that offer?   :rolling:


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 10:57 AM

So far so good today.  milking went easy enough, then vet check went well.  No major issues with any cows.  The bull has bling!  A nice brass nose ring with a brand new 4' length of shiny chain attached.  His mojo just got mowed down!  :rolling:  Ouch though...needed lots of meds for mastitis treatment etc, so bill was a bit over $800.  An easy check runs $200+.  

  Also did some work on the silage chopper while waiting for the vet to arrive.  Much more after lunch to do.


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 02:21 PM

100 mile round trip blitz on the bike to get 3 chopper header bearings so we could wrap up the head today.  Another 100 mile round trip tomorrow for the gear case bearing.  "Should" be chopping Friday morning, but we'll have to wait & see how it shakes out.


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 02:44 PM

At least your getting some seat time on the bike, which is a good thing!!


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 03:40 PM

Silage head is DUNN done!  Now for the reverser gear case repair tomorrow.  Long as that needle bearing comes in tomorrow morning or by noon, we will be chopping Thursday, so then it'll just be a 2 day shutdown.  Not bad for such a mess of work to do.


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Posted August 20, 2013 - 05:20 PM

Now just what would you 2 guys do if I told you I'd take you up on that offer?   :rolling:

Might take me a while, but I'd find a way there, Daniel!



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Posted August 20, 2013 - 06:18 PM

Glad you are getting that thing beat into submission






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