Not been on today till the last few minutes. Like I had said, this is my day off, so took it easy & just chopped 7hrs.
But I didn't have to milk a single cow today, so still somewhat of a day off. Ran all day with only a few minutes downtime. The tractor has a side panel mounted shifter, and the shift lever broke off in my hand...broke flush with the mechanism. Kept on chopping like that till lunch, then drilled the center, then drilled out all but the threads, then tapped it clean. Threaded the remaining lever & back to work. Then I put the pto
in a bit fast & sheared the bolts to the chopper head. Maybe down a total of 20 minutes. Still didn't get this pit finished, so will top it off Monday.
Yesterday was a 14+hr day. Today only 9hrs (2 hours chopper prep & then feeding cows & 7hrs chopping). I milk tomorrow, but just milking chores, so tomorrow will actually feel more like a day off with about 6hrs free, in between chore times.
Edited by olcowhand, August 07, 2010 - 08:13 PM.