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#1 ksmith OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 01:48 PM

A friend and I are hosting a plow day this summer at one of my parents farms. It will be in Erie Michigan, on July, 19, from 5pm to 8:30pm, and 20th, from 8 am to 4 pm.

We'll have a over 50 acres to turn. It will be wheat stubble that will be bailed, or chopped before we plow it.

The field is about 4.5 miles off I-75, very easy to get to.

The address next to the field is

2191 E Rauch Rd.
Erie, MI 48133

Enter the field just east of this address, there is a narrow entrance to the field.

It will be open to any make of garden tractor, I'm not going to open it up to big tractors because the field wouldn't take very long to finish with large equipment.

I'll rent a port a pot, and we'll have a couple of coolers of water. Everyone would be responsible for their own food.

Since this is my parent's property I'd like to have no alcohol.

Thanks, Kurt

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:37 PM

A friend and I are hosting a plow day this summer at one of my parents farms. It will be in Erie Michigan, on July, 19, from 5pm to 8:30pm, and 20th, from 8 am to 4 pm.

We'll have a over 50 acres to turn. It will be wheat stubble that will be bailed, or chopped before we plow it.

The field is about 4.5 miles off I-75, very easy to get to.

The address next to the field is

2191 E Rauch Rd.
Erie, MI 48133

Enter the field just east of this address, there is a narrow entrance to the field.

It will be open to any make of garden tractor, I'm not going to open it up to big tractors because the field wouldn't take very long to finish with large equipment.

I'll rent a port a pot, and we'll have a couple of coolers of water. Everyone would be responsible for their own food.

Since this is my parent's property I'd like to have no alcohol.

Thanks, Kurt

brushfiredesign@yahoo.com
734.368.3273

 

 

 

 

Is the ground as hard as last years field?



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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:43 PM

Shucks...that's just 2 hrs from me, and I should have the HDT1000 setup with the 3-pt plow.

 

I'm definately going to try to get there.

 

You will have enough parking for a 36' motorhome?



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 01:16 PM

Is the ground as hard as last years field?

 

We won't know till time gets closer last year the ground was hard due to the fact we had not had any rain for quite sometime.  Kurt and I will make updates once the date gets closer and we can go out and check the ground



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 03:46 PM

There shouldn't be a problem with a 36' motor home... The field is quite large, as long as you don't end up in a wet spot :) We'll warn you of where not to go if it is wet. I'm hoping conditions are perfect this year, as I won't have a 4x4 tractor to plow with. :)

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Posted July 02, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Well good thing is we don't have to worry about a dry plow day this year we have plenty of moisture in the ground. I talked with Kurt yesterday and they are hoping to have the wheat off the field some time next week weather permitting. As the time gets closer we will post updates if you have any questions feel to ask.



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 02:11 PM

Good hopping I can still make it again.



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Posted July 05, 2013 - 07:40 PM

How big is this plow day, how many tractors expected?



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Posted July 06, 2013 - 02:37 AM

Unless something unforeseen happens, I will be there with the Bolens HDT1000.

 

I had planned on going to the big show down near Columbus, but now that I have a good 3-pt plow, I can't wait to try it out.  :D :D :D


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Posted July 11, 2013 - 06:27 PM

I got this update from Kurt yesterday and just getting around to posting it today

 

"I spoke with my Dad today about the plow day. He hoped to cut the wheat on Saturday or Monday depending on the moisture. He isn't too sure the plow day is going to happen. We will know more once they cut the wheat, and try to bale it.

We've have 10 inches of rain in the past month, so the field is saturated. I'm not worried about the tractors, we can always pull them out. My concern is parking the trucks and trailers.

I'll know more by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, and will post an update then.

I wish I had better news. happy.gif

Kurt"



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Posted July 11, 2013 - 06:29 PM

Doug I would guess we have averaged 30-40 tractors every year

 

How big is this plow day, how many tractors expected?


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Any news?



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Kurt and I are headed to the plow field in the morning and to check it out as long as no rain comes our way we both believe it will be a go we have decided to make the offical call by wednesday I'll keep you posted

 

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 03:42 PM

Erie Michigan Plow Day 2013... CANCELED

Unfortunately, with all of the rain we've had lately, the plow field is too wet to get in to. We just had and inch yesterday. My brother said the combine was leaving ruts in the field, and a pickup truck with a trailer attached will only be worse. So rather than tear up the field, and our vehicles, we've decided to cancel.

I hope no one has loaded anything yet...

We will not be able to re-schedule, as the rest of the summer is crazy for my family.

Sorry everyone,
Kurt


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 06:23 PM

Thanks for trying to put this together and letting us know the conditions, you can't beat mother nature.






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