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Posted August 04, 2010 - 09:41 PM

Here are 4 video clips of my Son & I chopping corn silage. I tried uploading to youtube, but for some reason, they wouldn't go through, so here they are through Photobucket.
My voice sounds like a squirrel....never sounds like me on audio/video. Kind of hard to hold a camera while driving a tractor & operating controls, so bear with me.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 09:55 PM

Man what a great job as always. That corn sure looks good the corn here is already getting brown.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 09:59 PM

Man what a great job as always. That corn sure looks good the corn here is already getting brown.


This corn appears to be too young for silage, but it's a "Stay Green" variety that will hold the dark green color way longer than most corn varieties.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 10:27 PM

WOW. That brings back memories. Isn't it a little early for cutting silage? Maybe not if it is going into a silo. I think when I lived in Perry, OH, we put up the silage later than this. That was a long time ago so I could be wrong. Good job with the camera.

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 10:47 PM

That was great, Daniel. Thanks for the ride!!!!! It brought back some memories of the "good old days". Chopping silage was the first farm operation I helped with... about 36 years ago! My job was driving the tractor pulling a barge wagon beside the chopper. What a lot of noise and dust... no cabs! The one cab tractor, they had, you wished you weren't using, because it rattled something awful and there wasn't any AC!
Really liked watching the way your wagon dumps into the truck... never saw one like that before.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 05:10 AM

Thanks for posting the videos Dan, good looking corn!!
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Posted August 05, 2010 - 05:22 AM

Those are good videos.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 05:26 AM

Great video Daniel!
Thanks for making it.:worshippy2:

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 06:03 AM

Great job with the video Daniel! That brings back memories for me also from back in the 60's and early 70's. We used to have the old unloading wagons the you lifted up the rear endgate and they unloaded from the back. Later years we had self unloading wagons but nothing as cool as your side dump wagon and truck to haul with. Thanks for posting the videos!

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 07:38 AM

For most of my years, we used normal silage wagons with the side discharge unloading up front. Plus all we had were open tractors. Sure was a hot/dirty job back then! On our hills, we'd occasionally turn a loaded wagon over on it's side. I'll tell ya, it takes a long time to pitchfork out an 8 ton load of silage! Had a wagon tongue pin break on me when I flipped my MF1100 into high multipower. Full load in the "Big Blue" wagon...10 tons. The wagon took off across a yard heading for a mobile home. No time to think, so took the tractor into the yard to let it slam into it's rear, but the wagon's front tire caught the driveway tile & stopped it cold, wrecking the front axle very bad. Still better than hitting me or the home. I can tell some good ones about that kind of stuff, but I guess that's the only one that would effect the public.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 07:48 AM

Thanks for making the videos. that dump waggon is very neat.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 07:53 AM

Great video Daniel. Farming is hard work. I really liked the Massey. Very nice machines.

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for making the videos. that dump waggon is very neat.


Gotta mention this before I go back to work. We had an old Richardton dump wagon, and it was always breaking down, plus just plain awkward to use. We went to a local farm auction to buy old freestall piping. This Badger wagon was in the lineup for sale and only a little over 1yr old & costs around 15 to 18 grand new. Told Dad we oughta bid, but he said it would go way higher than we could afford. We were watching the bidding & they were about to let it go for $6,000, so I bid!! We took it home for just $7500. Heck, we got 4 grand for our old one a month later. This wagon is the slickest thing ever!

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 08:22 AM

Gotta mention this before I go back to work. We had an old Richardton dump wagon, and it was always breaking down, plus just plain awkward to use. We went to a local farm auction to buy old freestall piping. This Badger wagon was in the lineup for sale and only a little over 1yr old & costs around 15 to 18 grand new. Told Dad we oughta bid, but he said it would go way higher than we could afford. We were watching the bidding & they were about to let it go for $6,000, so I bid!! We took it home for just $7500. Heck, we got 4 grand for our old one a month later. This wagon is the slickest thing ever!


Congrats on the purchase of the wagon.

Edited by olcowhand, August 05, 2010 - 08:53 AM.
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Posted August 05, 2010 - 12:23 PM

Interesting vids, is that trailer counter weighted? seems to go over the point of ballance but stays glued to the ground.




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