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mattfromNY
09-15-2007, 09:25 PM
Some pics from earlier today. I have a friend with a large farm, and once in a while I blow off some steam by running silage trucks. The first two pics are another truck filling while I wait my turn, the third pic is the chopper (John Deere 7400, with 6 row corn head), and the last pic is through the windshield while we open up a field (The chopper is blowing the corn over my cab into the box)

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P.Services
09-15-2007, 09:29 PM
what a view makes me want to leave michigan

LindblomRJ
09-15-2007, 10:01 PM
Looks like fun. Missing haying. Miss hauling hay off the field.

Dstosh
09-15-2007, 10:14 PM
Awesome. The corn looks a lot greener there than here.

capelawncare.com
09-15-2007, 10:29 PM
Its like mowing really, really big grass! with a really really big mower!

silverscapes
09-15-2007, 10:48 PM
dstosh different season corn...which means less time to maturity and its probably a corn grow just for silage new york season is alot shorter then say md or de :usflag:

copeblk
09-16-2007, 12:03 AM
were these taken recently? where in cny are you and already chopping. i live on a family farm south of cazenovia. looks like some of the hills from around here.

josh1981
09-16-2007, 12:40 AM
nice pics. what town in ny? im from plattsburgh

South Florida Lawns
09-16-2007, 01:00 AM
cool pics, now thats a way to mow a field!

mattfromNY
09-16-2007, 12:16 PM
We were chopping in Dryden, near Cortland. All of the big farms around here have started chopping (Actually, that was the second farm we finished this year, custom work) Most of the smaller farms are just getting started with corn. The farmer we were chopping for on this farm is a big bowhunter, and he wants all his corn done well before bowseason.

FearThisDeere
09-16-2007, 05:43 PM
Looks like fun. I wish I was out there with you guys. I do haying during the summer and love it. There is nothing like working out in a field on a hot sweaty day. Nice stripes by the way!:laugh:

DBL
09-16-2007, 09:48 PM
now thats what i want to do i have a bunch of family on farms in wisconsin and i talked to a cousin and he said they were filling silos last week have fun

josh1981
09-16-2007, 11:14 PM
We were chopping in Dryden, near Cortland. All of the big farms around here have started chopping (Actually, that was the second farm we finished this year, custom work) Most of the smaller farms are just getting started with corn. The farmer we were chopping for on this farm is a big bowhunter, and he wants all his corn done well before bowseason.

cool cool. i was 5 hrs from there.

Runner
09-17-2007, 10:46 AM
Yeah,...never mind the truck,....I want to drive one of those giant mowers!
Seriously, though...It has always been a dream of mine to drive one of the large combines. I am just amazed by the farming industry.

JB1
09-17-2007, 11:38 AM
that sure beats the two row chopper we were using last week. nice outfit.

Guzman Properties
09-17-2007, 12:02 PM
Sweet corn, I mean sweet rig!!!!

Idealtim
09-18-2007, 04:31 PM
How many yards does the dump hold?

mattfromNY
09-19-2007, 09:18 PM
The best thing about the whole deal is I dont own the equipment, I just go out, get into a truck, drive for the day and leave. and except for the trucks, all the other equipment is less than two years old, so there are very few break downs or down time.
Idealtim- Not sure how many yards the trucks hold, there are three 10 wheelers and an 18 wheeler that we use, so they are all different. 2 Fords, an International, and a Peterbilt.
JB1- I was thinking that same thing this year. We chopped, hauled and packed a 6 acre field in 45 minutes. I grew up running the old IH 886 and the New Holland 770? 2 row choppers. Hauling open top self-unloading wagons, and filling silos. Dealing with plugging silo pipes, and all. UGGGHHHHHH!!!!! That same 6 acre field would have taken all day, provided we got out of morning barn chores early enough, otherwise 2 days!!!!