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Vp Farms -- Working in water Pt. 2


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Hinton Farms

Things have started to warm up  a little and dry out.  Not completely dry because the water is still sitting in the fields, but it is not really high enough for us to waterlevel effectivley, and we don't want to use the well fuel just yet by turning them on.  We were not able to finish the second field because of this so all of the equipment was brought back to the shop to be worked on.  We unhooked the chisel from the 9270 and hooked the small disk back to it to do some more repairs.  This disk has  been out of service for about 10 years so we want to make sure everything works before we put it back to full time work.

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The waterlevelers were gone over to make sure they were all working properly.  The wing on the waterleveler on the stx has been acting up.  We leave it folded and come back in a few hours and its unfolded again so we are working on that.

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Earlier this week we got some rain.  Still not as much as we really needed to effectively work, but it got us back in the fields.  We tried to pass the waterleveler with the stx in the high cut in the field we didn't finish but it was too shallow.

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The 9220 slows down to cross the levee, so as not to break anything.

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The stx and 9220 follow each other in the lower cuts of the field.

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We use the 4755 and the angle blade to remove the mud from in front of the drainage pipes in the levees.

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After we quit in the field for the day, we went back to the shop and hooked the chisel plow back on the 9270.  We can chisel wether it is wet or dry but it needs some maintanence first.

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Mike Lafler Farms

Mike stopped waterleveling after the first field.  The second field (the one he buffaloed last journal) ended up drying up before he could waterlevel it.  He decided to make drainage ditches and disk it up before the next rain.  He too doesn't want to use any well fuel this early.

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As always Questions/Comments are Welcome

Thanks for looking

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blimey it's all going on over there chap :o & the displays are getting better & better each time . over here if somethings been out of commision for 10 years it's scrapped  but it's good to see your lot dont waste the resources you have .

thanks for that david  :) :)

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Great goings on there DPH, some big kit too...... :) :) :)

blimey it's all going on over there chap :o & the displays are getting better & better each time . over here if somethings been out of commision for 10 years it's scrapped  but it's good to see your lot dont waste the resources you have . thanks for that david  :) :)

My "1/32 working" New Holland's are on a rolling replacement of every three years......One new one every three and then after another three years get a whole new fleet...... ;D;) ;)

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blimey it's all going on over there chap :o & the displays are getting better & better each time . over here if somethings been out of commision for 10 years it's scrapped  but it's good to see your lot dont waste the resources you have .

thanks for that david  :) :)

We had the disk for about 10 years before that.  Then as the tractor power was upgraded we upgraded to the 33ft disks.  It sat in the shed for about another 10 years, this year when we needed three wing disks to roll, we pulled it out of retirement.  I know this sounds like a lot of story just for a toy farm, but it is directly based on my cousin's farm ;D

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