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#1 skyrydr2 ONLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2016 - 08:12 AM

Well the time has come to move up or give up! And I aint givin'up yet!
So I bought a bigger tractor.. 97 hp tractor..Got me a good deal on a David Brown Case 1594. This should run my 8'brush hog just fine. Also need to find me a round baler that will do balage as it is too late to make small sqares now cant get the stuff dry enough for safe bales..
Anyways, this should make a decent field tractor as it has a cab and a/c that blows cold best part is how quite it is and NO COMPUTERS!!!!
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Posted September 23, 2016 - 08:29 AM

Pics?


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Posted September 23, 2016 - 08:47 AM

When I get it home.it isnt a pretty color yet..
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Posted September 23, 2016 - 08:48 AM

My J.D.4040 is about the same horsepower and it handles the New Holland round baler, (1200 lb. bales) just fine. Of course the J.D. has big horses, lol. Do you use a moisture tester for your bales or just go with touch and twist? My old N.H. is a hard core, and seems to need a little drier hay than the soft core balers to keep the bales from heating. Saw a bale spontaneously combust one time, baled too wet, and don't ever want to have that happen in a full hay yard. The darn thing just started smoking and within a very few minutes simply exploded with fire. Couldn't believe my eyes, it happened so fast.
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Posted September 23, 2016 - 08:58 AM

When I was bailing a lot of small squares for horse people I run the moisture meter on the baler as well as prior checking.  I also run a preservative on the baler when I thought it might need it.  Meter checked the bail that was being made and could turn the preservative on & off  with a switch.  Made a lot of 16% hay and never had a problem.  There were times I would bale late evening to keep the leaves on, like from 8 to 11pm.  When the tires started to come up damp it was time to quit.


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Posted September 23, 2016 - 09:09 AM

We never used the preservative back in the day. This year I bought my hay and half of it was put up before the rains came and is dry. The other 30 bales got one rain on it and was put up with the preservative. I'll see what the cows think of it when the time comes. So far the stacks are cool and look good, but I check for heat all the same.
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Posted September 23, 2016 - 09:51 AM

Got a international 1086 or close to one engines water lock but it is a powerful and my grandfather John Deere 4840 and 4020 but they aren't worth driving

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Posted September 23, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Balage needs 45-65% moisture so it ferments thus preserving it. But it must be wrapped tight.. so i need to find a wrapper too..
And olddeeres you are correct.. your 4040 is a beast.. too long and too heavy for my fields.
Never cared much for the green ones because i grew up on red and blue. Red being David Brown and blue Fords.. doing a heads up comparison ;ford 800 to a DB 950...Id take the DB every single time!! And I did..the 1020 deere was about the most worthless tractor i ever sat on that we tried to use, powerless, trouble at every field.. and it wasnt just one thing.. it was always something different.. and when the same thing happened twice that was it.. no more green ones. My best friend was deere washed.. he broke 3 tractors and a crawler in half and still went back for more.. the pain...he finally saw the light and bought a used DB/Case 1394.
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Posted September 23, 2016 - 11:54 AM

There's a farmer up the road from where I work that has a round baler for sale.  Not sure of the make or price.  I just saw the for  sale sign on it when I was driving by the other day.                 Stewart


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Posted September 23, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Where abouts do you work Stewart? Your avitar puc looks like the garage of The old Case international dealer in Templeton?

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Posted September 23, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Yes it is.  Henshaw Service on South Rd.



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Posted September 23, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Then that would be the Lane Farm that you saw the baler at. I might have to stop and check it out.

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Posted September 23, 2016 - 12:48 PM

That's the one.  I wasn't sure if you knew them.  



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Posted September 23, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Yup grew up with the boys .

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Posted September 25, 2016 - 06:12 PM

Ok a shot of the new tractor. Its going to need a little lovin to get it back to tip top condition but I'll get it there!
I really like the 6 cylinder diesel its smooth as glass.

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