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OK, so it's just another hill. Got your attention though, didn't it. The
start of our harvest has some of the steepest going....here are a few
shots on the Home Place of SRS Ranches just east of The Dalles, Oregon. The 8010 taxiing out from the truck landing and getting ready
to drop back into the cut.




Hooked in and getting back to work:



A nice head shot of this Bad Boy at work:

 

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Ace 8010 operator "Steep" was having a little trouble feeding on this
hill...the platform was set up to cut pretty short...when he went to
raise it some to cut down on the material, the flex draper header starts
to droop at the ends (see above) The wheat was bunching at the center and giving him some problems. This slope had the worst possible combination....long draper down hill and a slight down angle
....his normal "tricks" with the reel to keep it feeding right didn't work.
Another look at his problem:

 

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The rest of his run was no problem.....down on one side of this cove,
getting over the steepest part light, then the return leg on the other
side:






Back to the head of the draw...climbing out to the landing:

 

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"Steep" did not want to reset the platform to deal with this feeding problem....so Kirby & I got the call on the radio to swap runs with him.
I think he said something like ' take your Tonka Toy down in there and
finish it up' No problemo.......headed out:



Made the turn at the far end....on the way back:



Some really nice wheat on this slope;

 

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Leveled out quite a bit.....but not near the 1670 limit of 48%




Getting close enough now to spot Kirby.




"Steep" got a really good stand in here last fall with the no-till drill...
the wheat was running in the upper 80's in here.

 

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My favorite time of the day to harvest
.....and it's always fun to work
on this slope;



Just about done with this pass.....the true hillside leveling keeps the
1670 rock solid.


 

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Pulling up to the end of the run.....only a couple of more trips to get this hillside done.....then it's back to taking the scraps that "Steep'
and the 8010 will leave us!




Unloading up at the truck landing.....many thanks to Ace truck driver
"Hollywood" J. Wilson for shooting the pictures of Yours Truly & Kirby
in the 1670 on the "Hillside of Doom"


 

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Again they are great shots of you guys in action. I bet the leveling system is given an eagle eye every morning and a heavy service between seasons.
 

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Looking at the first picture; for a second there I thought the 8010 was airborn!

With a green operator, that could be a real Hillside of Doom.
Great pictures
 

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Quote:Awesome pictures. Truly awesome. What straight truck is that in the last picture? Looks like a KW W900.

Thanks for the pics!


Hey there Cornhusker! Yup, a KW .....a 78 to be exact. This one
we nicknamed "The Bus".....powered by a 8V 92 ( the Silver 92)
she sounds just like a Greyhound pulling into the terminal. An ex
logger ( all 4 of our tandems are ex loggers) They make great wheat
trucks....all have 13 speed tranny's & Jake's ( great for our hills)
The Bus is Hollywood's again this year.




Another look from 2 years ago when the 8010 was new:



The line up one morning while we were waiting to get started:

 

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Absolutely fabalous pictures!...keepem comming! I would guess that there are a lot of tricks to the trade for the operator of a hillside machine but sitting level all day and not having to ajust your butt in the seat every 5 minutes,.....does it get kinda boring? LOL
 

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They are great pictures, always been fascinated about sidehill, hillside and the really hillside. worked on JD sidehill but this is 100 times more, show us more. Thank's
 

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WOW! I have said it alot of times when it comes to your pics 98j but I shall say it again. Totally amazing shots, thanks so much for sharing these pictures with us


Regards,

TC
 

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What SWW did you plant this year? We planted club this year, so much for the big premium. Only went 46bu/ac average. Neighbor across the road average 54bu/ac with Tubbs 06 and OR101.
 

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Quote:What SWW did you plant this year? We planted club this year, so much for the big premium. Only went 46bu/ac average. Neighbor across the road average 54bu/ac with Tubbs 06 and OR101.

Hey Wamag! We have Tubbs & OSU seeded on the bulk of our ground
and some Coda ( club wheat) seeded at a higher elevation. All the pictures on this thread of the home place are of Tubbs. We cut some
Tubbs & 101 side by side last week.....the yield was a push in the mid
70's. The 101 has been a very good performer down here. The Coda
is sure impressive....we had some two years ago that had a run away..
yield over 80 with a test weight of 61 lbs....I have cut a lot of club in
my day....never seen a Club as good as Coda. A shot of it from two
years ago:


 
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