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Posted July 06, 2010 - 06:09 PM

:smiley-score010: Dan,
That is a full 10 pointer on doing something HOT on a HOT day!!
Peter


I am flat-A worn out too. Fell asleep in my recliner, but got woke up for supper. Gotta go finish brushing off the Bush Hog frame, but can't make myself go out. Earlier I took a 20,000lb load of corn 60 miles to mill. Got there & one inside tire on my C78 Chevy 2 ton was flat. It's a wonder that single tire carried the load. Also ground 2 loads of calf feed. Had to climb into that corn bin 5 times getting corn to flow. The work was enough, but the heat..........

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Posted July 06, 2010 - 07:30 PM

Glad the one tire held for you Daniel. That would not have been a fun ride if it had blown! I've done that corn bin routine a time or two... not fun on a hot day! Hope you get some relief from the heat soon.

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Posted July 06, 2010 - 08:23 PM

Glad the one tire held for you Daniel. That would not have been a fun ride if it had blown! I've done that corn bin routine a time or two... not fun on a hot day! Hope you get some relief from the heat soon.


About 30yrs ago, I was heading up I65 to Louisville grain elevators with a 22,000lb load in this same truck. I had one right rear blow like a double barrel shotgun. I was going about 60+mph and immediately slowed way down. Was hoping to limp about 5 miles to a truck stop to have a new tire mounted. This was about 4am. Well, I went about 500' at 20mph or so & the other tire blew....BANG!! Man was that a rough ride for just a few seconds. Both rims looked like stop signs. So now I needed 2 rims and 2 tires. No cell phone back them days, so walked a few miles to a store & called home. The tire service we used had to locate me a couple rims (took a few hours), then had problems with their jacks raising the load. Finally got repaired & I just turned back towards home at 10pm that night. I was 1/2 way to the elevators, but too danged tired to finish the trip. Talk about a looooong day!

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Posted July 06, 2010 - 08:28 PM

BTW...when we delivered to Gold Proof Elevators (torn down now), I would usually have to go up at about midnight or so to get in line & sleep in the truck, so I could hurry home so the combine could fill her back up. Many times 30 trucks or more would already be ahead of me. Seedy part of Louisville too, so I packed some heat with me just in case. I'd see some pretty "earthy" people walking through awfully slow. I didn't much enjoy that, but I was ready! :shoot2: :D

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Posted July 06, 2010 - 09:47 PM

Wow! That sounds like some interesting old times, Daniel! I been in some of them lines too... long line on the road and then when you got into the elevator lot it split into about eight lines. Man, that got pretty confusing!

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Posted July 07, 2010 - 12:03 PM

It is another day of hotness. I think they said it is supposed to cool off a little bit by Friday. I know we need rain, the grass isn't growing and that means no seat time.

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Posted July 07, 2010 - 05:22 PM

:orangecool:It was a "cooker" here today. Not much breeze either. My half gallon of Gator Juice was gone by before noon!

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 09:17 AM

Got :smiley-score004: of an inch of rain last night! :worshippy1:

Hoping to get more today, but most is north of me now.

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 01:46 PM

Raining pretty heavy here, we really need rain!

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 02:21 PM

Raining pretty heavy here, we really need rain!


Glad you got rain Brian! The 4/10 we got will take most of our corn to full ear I believe. May get some more light rain in next hour or so, but won't be that much I don't think. Another decent chance Tuesday for me. I feel much better about the corn crop anyway.

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 04:49 PM

Good to hear you guys are getting some rain!

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 06:25 PM

Got another 10th or so, so about a full 1/2" rain here. Maybe more Tuesday, and if so, we'll pull the corn crop through just fine. We got ours planted early, so it's just gotta finish the ears pretty much.

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 07:31 PM

I just took a tour of the yard, and although theres still some nice green, alot of it has dried up and brown. Good news is we are getting rain tomorrow and all this should pass. HOORAY!

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 08:22 PM

Rain in the morning and cooled off a bit in the afternoon, nice, all the grass around here is green.

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Posted July 10, 2010 - 04:49 PM

Heavy rain & thunderstorm as I type. My rain problems are over for the crops! It's really coming down, & with the previous 1/2", the ground can absorb it fast. Wasn't supposed to even be a chance of rai here today either....so a great surprise!




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