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Posted February 19, 2014 - 09:45 PM

How many acres do you guys run in Indiana?   what part of the state?  


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Besides farming, I have an outdoor power equipment business and enjoy that, but it never gets old driving tractors and some times the combine. We have about 400 acres. We are in eastern Indiana. How much do you farm? What kind of combine do you have? We have a JD 9500. I will look forward to your pictures!

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Oh, we do have one JD tractor. It is an LT155. It has been a great lawn tractor! This is not an actual photo of ours(I don't have one on the computer).

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 10:23 AM

My Dad worked construction and farmed for 35 years, now retired from his off the farm job, he's free to farm full time . I work for a large private Agronomy center, and do all the GPS work including mapping and griding fields and pulling soil samples for manure management plans..... I get to help my dad eves and weekends when my real job permits. He runs 300-350 acres of corn and beans . His combine is a 7720 Deere . Our operation is located in the far northeast corner of Iowa. Where the glaciers left us rolling hills and bluffs, All of our land is farmed on the contour, to save the soil. Terraces are also a staple to slow the water .
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Posted February 20, 2014 - 11:27 AM

My Dad worked construction and farmed for 35 years, now retired from his off the farm job, he's free to farm full time . I work for a large private Agronomy center, and do all the GPS work including mapping and griding fields and pulling soil samples for manure management plans..... I get to help my dad eves and weekends when my real job permits. He runs 300-350 acres of corn and beans . His combine is a 7720 Deere . Our operation is located in the far northeast corner of Iowa. Where the glaciers left us rolling hills and bluffs, All of our land is farmed on the contour, to save the soil. Terraces are also a staple to slow the water .

Thanks for sharing about yourself and your farming operation! Our land is pretty flat, though we have a few hills. We had a JD 7720 before the JD 9500. An oil seal(I think it was the crankshaft seal) went out and messed up the engine, so we had to find another combine. It was the experience that you never want to have happen and it happened in the middle of harvest. It was a shame to have to get rid of it as it was still a good combine. A farmer in Ohio bought it and either fixed the original engine or put a different one in it. Are you getting any of your equipment ready for Spring?



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 01:18 PM

Yes we are getting our equipment ready for the rush.  Dry floaters terra gator and toolbars for now.  By March should be working on the JD 7920 speakers.  Bet your business is going to get crazy in a few weeks too.  Is there much corn in your area?  When do you start planting ?  


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:26 PM

Yes we are getting our equipment ready for the rush.  Dry floaters terra gator and toolbars for now.  By March should be working on the JD 7920 speakers.  Bet your business is going to get crazy in a few weeks too.  Is there much corn in your area?  When do you start planting ?  

So does the company you work for do custom application? Do you ever run any of the equipment? My business is small and in its first years, so it won't be to busy, though I do have, as far as I know right now, 3 lawn tractors and 2 garden tractors waiting for service. We have 2 lawn tractors to service(one I'm in the middle of doing right now) and all our other personal lawn & garden equipment too. Hopefully my business will grow this year. I guess it varies from year to year how much corn is grown here. Most of the crops here are on rotation(that's how our farm is as well). We usually start planting corn the end of April and beans after that, or when ever it's fit.  


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:35 PM

I personally just get to tender the operators of the sprayers in the spring, because most of my time is spent pulling gps soil samples in the spring and fall, Im kept very busy sampling as we map and sample 4-4500 acres in the spring and another 7-8500 acres in the fall most of which is in 2.5-5 acres squares, by the time Iam done pulling dirt the crop is just about in . and the same in the fall. We try to start planting here same as you guys, end of April for corn , then beans to follow. Do you have much for livestock in your area? The Company that I work for manages 6 sow farms about 18,000 sows then grinds the feed for those plus another 80 + grower/finisher buildings. We keep pretty busy.
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Posted February 20, 2014 - 09:08 PM

That sounds like quite a job! It's good there are people like you that are willing to do it.  As for livestock, there are some cattle in our area(we have a beef cow/calf operation and raise freezer beef). There is a large hog farm to the north of us.  

 

Do you see much Massey there in Iowa?



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 09:36 PM

Back in the 80s there was a lot of Massys  both tractors and combines.  In fact my dad first three combines were massy. His first was a Massy Harris 82,then a 300 Massy Fergason,his last Massy was a 410 .  Now you see very little other than Deere and Case International.  We have real time finding good help.  Seems like everybody wants no weekends and just 40 a week.  


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 09:45 PM

This is the coolest collection of garden tractor and related forums that I have seen on the internet.  I really like the formats ,and its nice to  see people getting along, for the promotion of a cool hobby no matter what color is in the garage.  


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 10:02 PM

This is a great forum! I've been here a month and a half or so and am really enjoying it! It's been great talking with a fellow farmer! I think there are others(one I know for sure). Speaking of GTs, what kind do you have? Any pictures? Here are pictures of my MF 14 GT I'm restoring. Some of these were taken before I owned it.

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 10:04 PM

I have it basically torn down to the frame.



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 10:23 PM

I am a cub cadet guy ,but have a soft spot for all brands of classic garden tractors.  I have 6. Cub cadets. A 70,  123,  2. 782s,  1812. Plus a lawn tract Ltd 1045.  I will post some herd pics tomorrow.  


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Those Massy tractors were well built machines.  Thanks for the pics.  


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