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Wow you have a lot of pictures. Must be well over 1000 of them, and I'm not through them all yet.

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Just going through the Moving & Loaded gallery and came across the image of one of the Kenworths with a grain box on it and a header stuffed in the back. How on earth does that get loaded in there?

How many combines, trucks, grain trailers, tractors and carts in total?
 

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Thanks for the amazing pics! Nice to see some harvest pics from 'across the pond'


Was all the combines new for this season? I like the new tractor for the graincart. I bet that pulls the graincart with no bother!

By any chance did you get stuck with it?
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Was anything else new for this season?

Still going through them all
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Thanks all for the comments.

mx270a: I would say there are 11-1300 pictures, had to widdle them down from about 4gb of pictures or around 2500 pics.

iahawks: The drapers heads worked awesome in all conditions except in areas where there were alot of rocks, they cut so close that they would pick rocks worse that the 1020's. Quality of cut is hands down the best there is on the market today and we put them in some pretty severe hills with sharp valleys and they still cut as good as the true flex heads. We didn't get to do any edibles with them but after running them I would love to do a field of Navies just to see how well they would work. Mud would cause some problems pushing in some conditions but they still worked well.

olblue: We have put headers in the truck boxes for years. Pretty common in the harvesting industry for guys with straight trucks to do that. We have built "booms" which attach to the feederhouses and then we use the "boom" and lift to the left of the feederhouse opening on the header so the left side of the header comes up and then we back the truck under the header as far as possible then we take the combine and boom to the right side of the header and lift on the reel arm to lift the header and then we push the header in the rest of the way. Once everyone knows how it is done a couple guys can do it in about 5 min. Here is a link to a series of pictures of the loading process taken by mx270a http://www.lefebure.com/farming/2004harvest/7/.

roundbaler: All but one of the combines were new this last year and we have traded already for new 2588's for next season. Anyone interested in a terrific set of used combines should give these guys a call www.pioneergarage.com as these were one of the best sets of combines we have had for reliability and productivity in many years. The STX worked good on the cart, needs more ponies and a lot less weight but is was a day and night difference compare to the MX's. Never had it stuck on the cart but we were close to having it stuck on the planter this spring once but we were able to push ourselves out with the telescoping hitch on the Kinze planter, got to love Mr. Kinzenbaw's engineering dept.


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JHarvest, very nice pictures. Glad to see Dave's crew trailers are still going strong. I lived in one of them in '99.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I see this guy is once again running with Johnsons. I'm unsure of his name but I'm sure he has ran with them for a few years.

Anyone know how long?



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Quote:I see this guy is once again running with Johnsons. I'm unsure of his name but I'm sure he has ran with them for a few years. Anyone know how long?

Yes.

What are you doing, stalking that guy or something? I don't know if he wants to be identified on the net now.

(BTW, I'm sure that picture with the funny face was taken in good humor, as that guy was always making jokes and keeping the crew in good spirits.)

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Hi

had a look at those great pictures. Really loved it, too. There is one question that came up? I finally got the idea how everything is moved. Before I wasn't quite sure where lets say the headers go and who pulls what. But how do the cart get there? Is there another semi? Or does someone have to go back?

About loading the header on the straight truck. There is another way. You can see in the video link someone posted here a while ago. The too have the crane arm on the feeder house but the only lift the header up and drive the truck under it. Really nice to watch. Just like the unloading scene in another vid. Really fast. I never thought you guys were doing it that fast.

Thanks thewanderer
 

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Lance: I was just curious as I have saw him in previous seasons and wondered how many seasons he had ran with Johnsons.

Now, I'm sure you'll agree that there is nothing wrong with being curious.

(BTW, I only selected that pic as it was the 1st one I came across)

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What kinda hopper extensions are those? they look like the one's that come on our 2388 each year but with an extra ring
does that really make a difference..

also nice KW's.....those are by far the best semi's and we love our 3 T800 daycab's
 
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