It took approx 2.5 to 3 hours before we got going again. Anyone who is familar with a sandy lome soil type knows that its the worst stuff to get stuck in. We had to dig her out with a hoe and then the stx375 and a 9170 steiger pulled her out. but because she sunk so deep we had some welding and straightening to do.
We have had our quad stuck in that kind of soil, we were building a lagoon when the scraper got stuck. while the scraper was removed the quad sunk a little. tried to get going again and the tracks would just not turn. in the first gear, throttled up completely, rode the clutch, it didnt budge the tracks, she stalled in the first gear. had to dig it out too, now you probably know what kind of soil it is.
You probably notice that one wheel on the digger is not even dirty, it takes a quarter of a tire revolution san she is on the frame. and no that red beast did not walk away with her. the digger is somewhere between 55,ooo and 60,000 lbs. !!!!!!
Gallenberg actually has a track option on his units. i believe they were built by grip-trac.
But whatever i said about the sandy lome. you can drive over it, but..... one little bit of slippage. Its usually worse on irrigated ground and in lower lying spots. which that was.
If you want I can tell you of a guy that can set up your hydraulic pumps so that the digger has a much more difficult time getting stuck. I worked with him at Larsen MFG in the late 90's when we built the harvesters and rebuilt the dam prototype pieces of junks. The crossover that you bought was built by gallenbourge themselves but we had to totally re-fabricate it so that it could actually work in the conditions in Nebraska. I don't know if you know this but the harvester is about 6' shorter than the original design so that they wouldn't get high centered while going over hills. By the time that we were finished with with them they could out climb the 4 by 4 tractors with 4 row combines on them.
At Larsen's we had two 6 row crossover's dumping into the row that the 6 row combine would pick up so technically you were actually digging 18 rows total. They timed how long it took to load a semi in Nebraska and I think it was under a minute. In Idaho, where I was at with them, it was around 3 to 4 because of the conditions.
If you have any questions feel free to ask. I was involved more with the harvest in Idaho and the rebuilding of the combine where we made it look more like your combine, where it looks more like a Double L setup, and also added two huge fans to blow the vines and junk off. I can also give you the name and # of the guy that was the Foreman and hydraulics specialist of the project.
Quote:I dont know if you pig out on potato chips or not.
We seed rye after spuds, otherwise, if there is a wind there is a real estate change
Not only do I like potato chips but a raw potato is one of my favorite snacks too.
That's not exactly a zero till operation, I can see wind would be a concern.
The way rye prices are going maybe rye will net better than potatoes.