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Old 05-11-2018, 03:12 AM
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After watching the video I'd say yes, you are. Made quick work of what you pushed.
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:26 AM
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I can understand the having 300 acres left to work and having a window of 12 hrs before rain is forecast. Been there at 3 in the morning after having plowed till midnight and wanting shit fixed for sunup.

But I can see where your points of complaints are coming from.
In todays world, with the horsepower available, when a farmer can cultivate and prep for seeding a quarter section in 4-5 hrs, the pressure is not there like it is for the older or smaller farmer. I am amazed with the next door neighbor pulling at 30 mph with a 550 hp Cat and the field looks like a pool table when done.
But weld on top of weld persists. I have become so frustrated over some of it that I have given lessons (to my detriment) on how to repair a broken weld.
They still weld over broken weld, and wait til next season, in the middle of it the weld breaks again, and then it comes to visit me.
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:59 AM
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In todays world, with the horsepower available, when a farmer can cultivate and prep for seeding a quarter section in 4-5 hrs, the pressure is not there like it is for the older or smaller farmer. I am amazed with the next door neighbor pulling at 30 mph with a 550 hp Cat and the field looks like a pool table when done.
But weld on top of weld persists. I have become so frustrated over some of it that I have given lessons (to my detriment) on how to repair a broken weld.
They still weld over broken weld, and wait til next season, in the middle of it the weld breaks again, and then it comes to visit me.
Same thing here in WY. I can't bitch too much, as it doubles the cost of the repair.

Nice end around to the problem Sammy. When will you be inviting us to come over for the weenie roast????
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:03 PM
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In todays world, with the horsepower available, when a farmer can cultivate and prep for seeding a quarter section in 4-5 hrs, the pressure is not there like it is for the older or smaller farmer. I am amazed with the next door neighbor pulling at 30 mph with a 550 hp Cat and the field looks like a pool table when done.
I got to drive a cat challenger with a 20' chisel plow/disc.

The richest farmer in out county (paper said he gets 1/4 million
a year from us taxpayers) runs a case articulated with tracks all around.

Latest toy ? a big planter that both sides fold back. My renter
said it is a 20 row, and that it is 60' wide.

What with our small fields, the one I saw it on (maybe 50 acres)
it looked like 3 passes, and he was done.
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:51 PM
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I had good luck by accident.

The skid loader I bought had a smooth bucket edge.
So I rooted thru my neighbors scrap bin, and came up with
a skeleton from the plasma table.
1/2" plate 6" wide with triangles cut out.

Worked good for digging, tried removing some brush.

This pinched the trees (2" dia), and I could get to where I would feel
the resistance, and lift up as I continued on forward.

It worked good to snag them, and rip them out roots and all.

Simply drop down the bucket, and reverse to strip off the trees stuck
in the triangles.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:07 AM
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Doesn't quite fit the small farm business model, but I do see your point.
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Mods V2.2 (the second rework) worked like a champ.

But the damn thing was made for big trees, not groveling in the dirt to pick up small trees. Hit an obstruction, and broke off a fitting on the cylinder. Instant $110 price tag.

Now more stinkin' welding to make a protective device for the stinkin' cylinder.

No pics of the mods..........I'm getting a little funny about putting up one-off stuff. I figure folks can come up with their own ideas. Unless it's something with a common every day application, I tend to keep this stuff to myself these days. Nothing personal, and no harm meant.

Been rolling 16hr days since this all started, and I got very little patience left. This is a killer at my age.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:07 PM
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Sam, get a seal kit for it, get that cap off and braze a fitting to it. I'm thinking a 1/2 elbow would be good.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:15 PM
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How is the tree trimming going ?
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:35 PM
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I got to thinking about the last post I made.

Hate to leave the wrong impression.

I've been seeing a lot of stuff going out there online that's pretty good stuff. One offs like I do, and a lot of other people do.

We complain about the Chinese stealing our intellectual property...........BUT PUT STUFF OUT THERE ON THE INTERNET FOR ALL TO SEE. I just can't see people giving away their creativity for nothing.

Weldingweb is now owned by some overseas company. At least the manufacturing arm is. Why give the competition a leg up??

Anyways......that's my take on it
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