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Fieldman12
11-03-2006, 08:49 PM
Just curious on how many of you have a farming background here? Im a Computer Technician/Systems but I have been born and raised on farms all my life. We have a total of 132 acres total. I also help my best friend farm 2000 acres. Here is some of the toys I play with. And before anyone says it no I dont think Deere is the best but they usually make good stuff. If I have my choices though I choose Deere, CaseIH/New Holland, and Cat.

Massey Ferguson 255
Massey Ferguson 165 ---Dads
John Deere GT 235 Garden tractor---Dads
New Holland TN70
John Deere 250 series II skid steer
pickup 99 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with a Cummins Turbo Diesel

Now to the equipment I help my friend run
9610 combine with duals and RWA -12row corn head, 30'Flex Head
John Deere 8640
John Deere 8650
John Deere 4440
John Deere 4450
John Deere 5400
John Deere 3010
John Deere 4020
John Deere 4230
Farmall Super H
Freightliner Classic XL
Freightliner FLD 120
Freightliner FLD 120
Kenworth T600
Kenworth T800
Kenworth W900L
John Deere 310 backhoe
old Cat dozer
John Deere Gator

I also have run allot of Case, IH, Case IH, Allis Chalmers,Agco, Ford,Gleaner equipment.

Now for the construction stuff I have run

Cat 931 C crawler, Cat D4 dozer, Deere 310backhoe

Now on to the guy we rent our farms too. Ocassionally I will help him.

JD 4850 FWA x2
JD 8640 x2
JD 4440
JD 4020 x2
JD 60
JD 4630 x2
JD 2240 x2
JD 1520
JD 4200
JD 1520 with side mower
JD 9600 combines with Duals,RWA, and a spare set of Floaters x2 30' Flex Platform and 8 row corn heads.
JD 9500 combines with Duals and RWA, 25' Flex Platform no corn head

All he farms is 1,800 acres but he loves farm machinery.

tarp5350
11-03-2006, 09:02 PM
i have lived on a farm my whole life here in oklahoma and i run john deere equiptment, the reason is they have good machinery and they have more dealers around me. i am thinking about getting out of the farming business because this last year we had the worst drought i can ever remember. you can,t make any money anymore if you can,t depend on mother nature.

Fieldman12
11-03-2006, 09:10 PM
Around hear the yields are great this year but we cant get the crops out because all the rain.

FearThisDeere
11-04-2006, 10:26 AM
I've been farming 365 days a year for about the last six years. I don't think I will ever stop.

LindblomRJ
11-04-2006, 11:16 AM
Not a whole lot of farming. Grew up on a ranch. Able all we did was cut hay. Alfalfa mix.

jd270
11-04-2006, 03:55 PM
i have been farming all my life i have way more jd equpment than i can list

JDSKIDSTEER
11-04-2006, 05:30 PM
I have sold parts and eqipment since 1981 to farmers and construction. I own 850 JD and a 727 z-track mower.

ksss
11-04-2006, 08:09 PM
I grew up in North Dakota and farmed for the first part of my life. We ran red and green machines. My favorite still is the 3788 2+2. I would spend endless hours in that machine. Certainly not without its share of problems but the concept was excellent.

jazak
11-04-2006, 08:12 PM
Get some pics up of that stuff.:clapping: I lived in OH for 2 years and lots of my friends out there farmed and I would help out.

Dirt Digger2
11-07-2006, 12:01 PM
dont live on a farm myself, but my best buddy does...i'm at his place working more then i'm at my own house

janb
11-07-2006, 05:37 PM
farmed in NE, KS, CO, WA, OR, either on my own, or with friends and relation.

good work if you can get it, but certainly not for everyone. (most folks aren't keen on working 5 AM - 10pm w/o a break, and for minimal pay)

used lots of 2cyl JD's as a kid, (learning to start with flywheel at age 8)
latest tractor used was a 465HP Case Quad (besides the general stuff I have around the place) Held a CDL / Chauffer license for over 35yrs, due to farming and trucking needs

Built Grain Bins and conveyor legs as a HS job, and also 'big-blue' Harvestor silos, (not real fun to climb into to fix an 'unloader' chain...)

good memories, will be heading back to a dryland op when I 'graduate' (may 2007) we have had 20" of RAIN in past 4 days!!! kinda soggy... I prefer snow, ez'r to move

btw... DD#2, if you could add some 'black smoke' from that pic of JD exhaust, you could send it to the 'Clean Bus coalition', who is fighting that terrible crime of diesel school bus exhaust ruining kid's health. Seems some of us who grew up sucking a diesel stack 12 hrs / day are doomed... [|:o(

Dirt Digger2
11-07-2006, 05:49 PM
btw... DD#2, if you could add some 'black smoke' from that pic of JD exhaust, you could send it to the 'Clean Bus coalition', who is fighting that terrible crime of diesel school bus exhaust ruining kid's health. Seems some of us who grew up sucking a diesel stack 12 hrs / day are doomed... [|:o(

HA...i stand next to diesels just to get whiffs of the smoke...nothing better then waking up on a cold morning to the sound and smell of a diesel engine pumping

Dirt Digger2
11-08-2006, 01:47 PM
here you go Janb...little black smoke for ya....needless to say nobody passes us on the roads around here, haha

jazak
11-08-2006, 01:53 PM
HA...i stand next to diesels just to get whiffs of the smoke...nothing better then waking up on a cold morning to the sound and smell of a diesel engine pumping

Agreed- to the second part not the first. LOL :usflag: :cool2:

RockSet N' Grade
11-08-2006, 09:25 PM
My Dad grew up on a farm in Illinois and ran his Dad's store. My Dad's side still farms and does the dairy cow thing. Generations on the same farm ground feels good to be there.
Myself, I kinda went a different way. I spent my childhood on a ranch in Colorado and the high schooled on a 60,000 acre cattle ranch in Arizona. From there, I cowboyed on a ranch in Arizona and somehow ended up on a little "ranchette" of my own.......12 years ago we had to drive 20-30 minutes for fuel and food and you could pee in the front yard.......now, there are sub divisions going in all around us and we are becoming the outcasts. Next thing you know, the new neighbors will be complaining about the flies and "stink" from our horses and manure in our pastures......we know our days are coming to an end here, all in the name of progress.
Some time ago, our family owned and farmed the ground under O'Hare Airport in Chicago......how times change.

JB1
11-08-2006, 10:08 PM
heres one like the rest around here, setting waiting for the ground to dry , so as to be able to get back on it.