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Offline skfarmer

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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2019, 10:01:28 PM »


New tracks this winter


glad you like it. always make me nervous when someone makes a purchase based on your  experience,

good looking track. i bet it hooks up well with that.!
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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2019, 07:40:59 AM »
It better  :-\

It did ok last year with the belts it had but these where definitely needed. Now if it would just stop raining.

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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2019, 07:51:03 AM »
Anyone see what boxcar magnums and 50/55 series deeres are bringing lately!  :-\

Go back even farther and look at what the 88 series IH and 40-45 JD's are doing. I still cant figure out what the draw to the 4440 is, they demand big $$ and I dont know why.

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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2019, 11:26:26 AM »
4440? Good hydraulics, decent cab, quiet, a 2 speed powershift, a transmission that acts like a shuttle between forward and reverse, parts availablity and maybe more telling is that well cared for ones often go to 10,000 hrs without touching the  internl engine, clutch or tranny.

My 4440 started yesterday like it had been ran the day before and I literally had not looked at it since December.

50, 55 and 60 series just kept getting better features and kept all the ones that were already great. I could hop in 40 series and up jd, new holland genesis or an early slab side magnum and run it all dayong witbout much fuss. An allis, white,  case, massey or ford of that vintage......um, no thanks.
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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2019, 03:00:56 PM »
My biggest gripe with the 40 and up JD's awkwardness of getting in the cab, and the pillar in the windshield. But I was also raised on a 5088 or an open station AC 190 so maybe Im biased. We had a JD 6300 for a few years, that was a nice little tractor. I would hate to think how many acres of hay I raked and moved with that thing.

I love the early Magnums, probably the best looking tractor ever produced imo.

Any opinion on the flat track Challenger's? (65,75,85) I have been watching them sell and they have slid off in price, most are bringing less than the Magnums and JD we have been talking about. 

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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2019, 03:59:30 PM »
My buddy has an old 65 and loves it. He doesnt use it a lot but wont get rid of it either. This is a guy who has a pile of late model john deere equipment  if that means anything.

I never thought the center post on 4440 was a big deal. It lined up with the exhaust and air cleaner so vision was blocked there anyway.
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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2019, 05:38:28 PM »
a good sign when the trucks get empty and you have to refill the seed trucks.
Looks like you are using that mid sized tractor you bought to run the grain/seed auger

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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2019, 08:48:52 PM »
I do not care for the 88 series styling one bit.

It seems the biggest problem people find with a piece of equipment is because they just arnt used to it. While someone whos been running the same machine for years sees no problem with it.

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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2019, 07:52:27 AM »
been an off and on week behind showers but the wheat is in. regrouping and or moving today, next field is corn and it is 20 miles away. going to move the planter and seed/fertilizer trailer first.
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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2019, 04:38:41 PM »
Been a crazy week. Got the corn in and been rolling hard on soybeans all week. Should  get done before the rain sets in for the weekend. If my old junk holds together. :))
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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2019, 10:17:30 AM »
late night work
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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2019, 10:22:20 AM »
planting corn and soybeans at the same time. we had rain in the forecast all week and missed it until late friday night.
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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2019, 10:34:41 AM »
josh planting soybeans with the 55.
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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2019, 10:49:43 AM »
old school! this a 1979 4440 with my oldest autosteer, still works! i planted soybeans into last years corn stalks. the seed bed wasn't real good after planting so we hit it with a drag. it leveled the field  and knocked more dirt from the root balls. it looked pretty good after that.
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Re: a day in the life of a farm 2.0
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2019, 10:55:47 AM »
hi elroy!
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