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Well, I'm hoping that I can return the favor some of you did by posting pics of your harvest by hopefully posting a few of mine.

Opening a field just after sunup. Once the sun hits the field, it's just minutes away from quitting for the night and going to have breakfast.


Time to eat and come back to service the machines for tomorrow night.


Built a new rear axle for the combine amoung other improvements.


First day, first field of tall fescue.


Rain is in the forecast, and those clouds are rolling in fast.



In the tank.


Out of the tank. I had to remove the Michels cover for low clearence transport to this field.


After an extended rain delay, time to get back at it.


Good to see the dust again.


Keep'n on keep'n on.


Coming in the tank after the rain.


A little more. That homemade helper auger sure works awesome.


Well whatdoyaknow, a full tank.


Allmost empty so I can go fill it again.


The weather is pushing again so we had an '06 2388 come in for a day.


Yep he's still there........following.......



I better continue this in a second thread cause I dont even know yet if all that posting time is even going to work yet. Look for a continuation in part 2. Thanks for looking.
 

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Great pictures, Really nice grain tank topper cover and awesome bubble up auger, do you have that drive by the clean grain elevator.
 

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Here's a link with pictures to the project as it went together. The vertical auger is a section of the stock tailing input auger. I needed to put new bearings and elevator chain and sprockets in, so I lengthened the top shaft to drive the gearbox. Worked 100% all season. The plan for the shield is to take the drive shaft shield off of an old 810 header which folds up so you can unhook the header, and install it on the drive shaft to the gearbox.
http://u15205752.onlinehome-server.com/f....=162829#M162829
 

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Quote:How do you like doing that kind of stuff? I've never done it before.


Ya know, that's a good question. Its been nearly 10 years since we last planted a seed of grain, but I think we'll try again this year. I'd have to say that the seed business is just as "enjoyable" as any form of farming as long as you enjoy the "farming" part. It is completely different than growing an annual grain. The grass seed that we grow is perennial fescue and a stand can last as much 10 years. Though most of our contracts are only for 3-5 years. Our plow share expense got diverted from shares to guards and sections for the swathers once we decided to go 100% into the seed business.
 

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Good to see that you put a proper return on your 1680,I'am going back 20 years plus,an outfit in Saskatchewan,called Kruger made a return system that fit CIH, Massey,can't remember if was for other brands. Used to farm in Canada's grass seed belt,Alberta's Peace River country.The grave yard shift on the swather cutting alsike clover was a must on a dry year.
 

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I know that machine!

Looks like all the mods were done by old pokey's West Coast Harvest shop! Its my favorite show over on Newagtalk. That Don guy really knows his way around a welder!

You all should see that guy and how he can "pimp his rides"!

Don I think you outa put some tracks under that rig.

Greetings from B575, aka Newguy.
 

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Quote:I know that machine!

Looks like all the mods were done by old pokey's West Coast Harvest shop! Its my favorite show over on Newagtalk. That Don guy really knows his way around a welder!

You all should see that guy and how he can "pimp his rides"!

Don I think you outa put some tracks under that rig.

Greetings from B575, aka Newguy.


Hi Brian. You must hide over on the Cat page? I guess I'll have to visit there more often now that I know I have a friend there.
Thanks for the kind words. And yes, I am working on a track setup that should retrofit these old machines.
 

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Hi Brian. You must hide over on the Cat page? "


I wonder over here and the green pages once and a while to see if the locals have caught up with German engineering........ they are getting closer every year. (its only been ten years)
All Case needs is a guy like you to teach their engineering deptartment whats up.

Once all those 8010's get runnin without updates, and rids itself of those nasty rubber doughnuts, my interest might flow back towards red.

Read ya later Don
 

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Quote:Doorknob, what does that stuff run out of the tank like? Looks a bit slow running like oats! Nice pics by the way.

Probably not to far off from oats. It is a little slower than wheat, but in all honesty it depends on the amount of straw and chaff you decide to take in. We set the machine pretty tight to get a lower cleanout so we dont have to pay so much cleaning cost and storage, so our seed runs out of the tank and augers quite nicely. I have ran some years back that was a dickens to clean up and it about had to be poked out of the tank with a stick. Talk about a waste of time.
 

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Those are excellent photos, thanks for sharing them.

What sort of yields do you get with these fescues?

Regards from Tasmania, Australia,

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Quote:Those are excellent photos, thanks for sharing them.

What sort of yields do you get with these fescues?

Regards from Tasmania, Australia,

TasCowboy


Hi Tascowboy. In my location, far north willamette valley oregon, allmost to portland, we are blessed with very deep and fertile soil. The grass this farm grows is all turf type tall fescue "certified proprietary varieties" and though our yields vary somewhat from year to year depending on weather and age of the stand, we shoot for about a US ton/acre. If we get the weather and conditions in the early fall to plant and establish a stand, we'll get somewheres around 1500lbs/acre the first year. 2nd year usually sees well over 2000lbs/acre, and from then on small declines usually take place as the crop becomes closer to being root bound etc.

This year, just about all second year fields locally went way over 3000lbs/acre. One of ours went over 3600lbs/acre. This is rare to happen, but as varieties progress and new growing practices are used, we are seeing this sort of yield happen more often.

BTW, thanks much for all the pictures you post on various boards. Very educational. I really enjoyed the pics you recently posted with the combines picking up 2 rows of grass. Thanks.
 
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Quote: Here's a link with pictures to the project as it went together. The vertical auger is a section of the stock tailing input auger. I needed to put new bearings and elevator chain and sprockets in, so I lengthened the top shaft to drive the gearbox. Worked 100% all season. The plan for the shield is to take the drive shaft shield off of an old 810 header which folds up so you can unhook the header, and install it on the drive shaft to the gearbox.
http://u15205752.onlinehome-server.com/f....=162829#M162829


Thanks for the link. We have been wondering how to put an auger like that in a 9790 massey. Looks like a simple low maintanance and efficent means to an end.
 

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Thanks doorknob


Here they grow some grazing fescues for seed, good yields around 1 tonne / hectare they tell me. The guys in NZ use Moddus (a growth regulator) on their crops, helps them out alot apparently, prior to using this product they struggled to get decent yields from their fescue paddocks.

Alot of ryegrass grown for seed here in Tassie, grazing types the majority. Fits in well with the mixed farming of our region, grazing sheep & cattle mixed with cash crops (poppies, grain, vegetables, etc).

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Quote:Doorknob, what does that stuff run out of the tank like? Looks a bit slow running like oats! Nice pics by the way.

Probably not to far off from oats. It is a little slower than wheat, but in all honesty it depends on the amount of straw and chaff you decide to take in. We set the machine pretty tight to get a lower cleanout so we dont have to pay so much cleaning cost and storage, so our seed runs out of the tank and augers quite nicely. I have ran some years back that was a dickens to clean up and it about had to be poked out of the tank with a stick. Talk about a waste of time.

Doorknob, We had some six row barley years back, 40 acres to be poked out of a 2 tonne tank with a stick, a nice job for me in my early teens, I remember we were almost permanently tanking off!! PS it wasn't an Axial Flow!!
 
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