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Posted May 03, 2013 - 11:15 PM

Grandpa asked me if I would plow the one garden for him. I thought he meant with the Mf10, but he had other ideas.

Man this thing is much nicer than my 10... hey Dad, think we could hook my Massey up with some power steering? LOL.

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Grandpa said I could go faster, but until I have a few miles on this tractor, I think I will keep it slow.



It wasn't bad, until I got "lapped" by the snail. :rolling:
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Posted May 03, 2013 - 11:19 PM

Am I gonna have to get ear muffs too?? Great day for fun, and good practices with ear protection.
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Posted May 03, 2013 - 11:22 PM

Looks good!! That is a nice Massey 165. Are those 14" bottoms on that plow?


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Posted May 04, 2013 - 03:51 AM

Good to see you have 'graduated' to larger equipment. Don't pay attention to that snail, just be comfortable with using the tractor! Plus, seat time lasts longer that way!


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Posted May 04, 2013 - 06:20 AM

Looks good! I think you need a bigger tractor, now, don't you?

 

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Posted May 04, 2013 - 06:22 AM

Looks like fun Ryan. You gotta love the power of a big diesel like that. Drop the 3 furrow plow at idle and it just keeps chugging along until you increase the throttle. It's like the old Midas muffler commercials Ryan. "First you get good.. Then you get fast" It looks like you are well on your way to being good and the fast will come in time. Thanks for posting!


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Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:42 AM

Nice job there Ryan. Having some quality time with Gramps is always great.


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Posted May 04, 2013 - 09:01 AM

With almost 100% no till farming practices, I've not used a full size plow in 30 to 40 years!   I used a chisel plow on several acres this year, but it's just not the same.  Looks like you enjoyed yourself Ryan! :thumbs:


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Posted May 04, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Excellent!!  Those big tractors just aren't quite the same as our little garden tractors are they?  It looked like you were doing a great job, and I applaud your decision to keep it slow for now.  Before long, you'll be running in a higher gear, whipping the plow up at the end of the furrow, hitting the right brake, lining up in the next furrow and dropping the plow back down again without missing a beat!


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Posted May 05, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Thanks guys, I had fun.

Looks good!! That is a nice Massey 165. Are those 14" bottoms on that plow?

yes, they are 3-14" trips plows.


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Posted May 05, 2013 - 10:34 PM

With almost 100% no till farming practices, I've not used a full size plow in 30 to 40 years!   I used a chisel plow on several acres this year, but it's just not the same.  Looks like you enjoyed yourself Ryan! :thumbs:

 

While its not been 30 years here its been almost 10.  In fact the big 5 18" semi mounts went goodbye last year.  Still got a set of 4 16" semi mounts but we dont use them either anymore.  The most tillage we do anymore is chiselling and disking to clean up tracks left by our combine in the mud the year before.  Going to garden tractor plowdays while being great fun just isnt quite the same as doing it with the big tractors.

 

Looks like you did a good job Ryan.  Dont know what your ground is like but around here big plows are harder to run than Brinley plows as we got clay thats easy to bring up if you get em to deep.  Even harder on our big moldboards as we always ran deep suction shares on them.


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Ryan, your video reminds me that the other day while driving through a rural area not far from here I saw a huge corn field being plowed by a big JD tractor with a 6 bottom plow on the back. It's a beautiful sight to see and I was tempted to stop and watch but I was on a major highway so it wouldn't have been safe. Thanks for the video.


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Nice Job Ryan!! Plowing a straight furrow is something some people never learn to manage!!

And you got to do something very few even do anymore.

Even my dad was saying a couple weeks ago, he did not understand how I could plow straight being blind in one eye? Where he always had good eyes and alway turned out at the end of a run.

I told him looking at the world all catewampus for 60 yrs, you learn to compensate.


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 12:18 PM

Grandpa asked me if I would plow the one garden for him. I thought he meant with the Mf10, but he had other ideas.

Man this thing is much nicer than my 10... hey Dad, think we could hook my Massey up with some power steering? LOL.

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Grandpa said I could go faster, but until I have a few miles on this tractor, I think I will keep it slow.



It wasn't bad, until I got "lapped" by the snail. :rolling:

 

Ryan, I don't think it came out in the quote, but those photos of your grandfather riding the fender, instead of vice/versa, are fantastic pictures.  Those are great family photographs that I'm sure you will cherish for your lifetime.  Nice job too.


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 05:07 PM

Well I can certainly say that the 12 passes were reward enough for 14 years of helping and or hindering the gramps!
Jdbrian, no it's not a diesel however, it still will chug along at idle, and yeah, those memories will last a little more than a lifetime!

All I can really say is thanks for all the compliments and I just wanna do it again !!




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