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Could not make AIM this year. What am I missing not being there this year? Any must see? Who has the booth that you had to stop in at?

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Your not missing much other then AGI spent a lot of money building a show case grain setup. Harvest west sent a bounce of used Combines- Really. Seed companies all watered the crap out of plots and none are really realistic of anyone's fields. Not sure I need to go back for 4yrs. Really disorganized and poorly planned if they ever get a large crowd attending or it rains for 3 days. Gowan at least gave some tought to future farmers and had a bouncer castle for little ones.
 

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Actually I thought it was a decent show.

Though we missed the air drill demo passes, it was still interesting to compare the field finish between all the units.Pottinger had this crazy contraption that was a double disc, then packer wheels, then planter, then harrows in one machine. Not for southern sask, that’s for sure!

First time I got to see DOT run. They trundled around with the Pattinson sprayer on one unit and switched between the seedmaster drill and a fert spreader with the other.

Was hoping to take a spin in the sprayers just to compare cab noise but got there just after 3 when they shut down.

For all the talk about plots, in the end I think most are a waste of time. Other than straw height, what really can you compare visually? Most things need to be harvestd to actually see differences.

Saw the steam guy, didn’t talk to him. The machine wasn’t there, just a booth in a tent.

Seriously though, why aren’t all sockets square on the end? It might not get used all that much, but it’s so simple. The Milwaukee tent was almost as busy as the beer gardens.
 

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Highlight of the show: Milwaukee has sockets that are square on the end so you can put a wrench on them.
Isn’t the box end of the wrench like a socket already? Only thing I could see them being handy for would be bolts in recessed holes, but usually they have Lots of room for an impact or ratchet.
 

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Isn’t the box end of the wrench like a socket already? Only thing I could see them being handy for would be bolts in recessed holes, but usually they have Lots of room for an impact or ratchet.
Yeah I was thinking for hard to reach spots. Or maybe to add a wrench if you need a bit more torque to break a nut?
Like I said, it might not be used all that often, just seemed like such a simple thing to do to make an often used tool a bit more versatile.
 

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I like the high end Milwaukee grease gun as it pumps a lot of grease in short order! Just don't forget to turn off the light at the end of the gun (useless IMO) as it will drain your battery when you put it away.


I love the longevity of their batteries. The old lincoln used up a battery in 2 tubes or less and eternally slow. I think this gun can pump 8 tubes (just guessing) before putting in another battery!
 

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Got a call from someone at the AIM show today, well....actually seven calls. Could make out probably every third word spoken each time with some plain dropped calls in there to boot. Never were able to have the conversation we wanted to until he was driving away from the show on highway #16, and then only one bar of reception. What kind of third world operation are you guys over there in SK running?:wink: Sure hope there isn't an emergency and a call needs to be made!
 

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Moose Jaw air show had little to no data or cellphone service, crowds were just to large for the towers I guess.
Kinda like cellphone service at a large Ritchie sale.
 

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Got a call from someone at the AIM show today, well....actually seven calls. Could make out probably every third word spoken each time with some plain dropped calls in there to boot. Never were able to have the conversation we wanted to until he was driving away from the show on highway #16, and then only one bar of reception. What kind of third world operation are you guys over there in SK running?:wink: Sure hope there isn't an emergency and a call needs to be made!

Couple thousand people on a section of land with crop all around them. Gee - I wonder why they all can't watch cat videos at the same time. Give your head a shake - you're smarter than this. The notion that we all should have gigabyte bandwidth 24/7 no matter where we are displays a lack of common sense.
 

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At the show on Wednesday.
Thought the female portion of the population was well represented!! "Cuteness" factor was a couple notches higher this year!!
Had a few questions for Raven, but someone must have warned them I was coming - couldn't find them, nor Trimble or TopCon.
If I was going to be farming for another 20-30 years would have taken more interest in the DOT demos.,
I thought the show was pretty amazing, can hardly comprehend the work that goes into putting a show like that on!
 

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Moose Jaw air show had little to no data or cellphone service, crowds were just to large for the towers I guess.
Kinda like cellphone service at a large Ritchie sale.
Most years our summer holiday spans the August long weekend at Candle lake, cell service is alright Thursday and gets slower as the day goes on, is terrible Friday Saturday and Sunday then starts coming back Monday afternoon.
 

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Couple thousand people on a section of land with crop all around them. Gee - I wonder why they all can't watch cat videos at the same time. Give your head a shake - you're smarter than this. The notion that we all should have gigabyte bandwidth 24/7 no matter where we are displays a lack of common sense.
I was joking, notice the winking emoticon.:wink:

Never have a problem making calls at Farm Progress in Regina though.:sFun_whistle:
 

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My thoughts on the show:
1 best outdoor farm show I've ever been at.
2 Lots to see food was great, especially all the free ice cream.
3 You actually have a place you can park a truck and not have to pay for it!
4 Excellent seeding demos.
5 One day 2 farmers cannot see everything, go with wives and no problem, LOL.
6 The Dewalt drill extender and staple gun were awesome tools for anyone who is doing decking and cattle fencing.
Overall highly recommended this farm show and sad to say I hearing more big names are pulling out of the Farm Regress Show Regina.
 
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