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Old 02-10-2013, 07:16 PM
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Awesome pics. Yall have one hell of an operation Warren. Everytime i look at your pics it makes me think of my uncles farm operation in West Fargo, ND. Hope yall have a great yield this year.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:41 PM
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Some good looking pics, I have to admit, everytime I see a silo, I can picture myself drawing up plans to take it down. FYI, if you Onterrible farmers want a bunch taken down, fly me out for free and I can provide free assistance.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:53 PM
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Oh hi there,

Test cut! New knife was working well but with the drought the beans podded right on the ground. Stopped here to tip the knife as far forwards as we could without picking too many stones.


Stand and pod counts put this field at a 52bpa average. Truck scale came back with 51.5bpa. I'd say that formula dow came up with works pretty well.


After a good hour on the phone with Trimble tech support and my dealer we finally got the settings right on the yield monitor. Ran until fog set in around 10. It was still there come morning! Going to be a lot of mould if there are more days like this.


Apparently the moisture sensor was right when it jumped up to over 40%. LOL I learned to use that as a ok time to go home warning.


Really tough combine settings. With late august rains restarting the beans flowering we had two moistures. The bottom of the plants were bone dry and prone to splitting, but the top clusters were tough and the pods didn't want to break open.


Dark green was 75bpa, red was 30bpa






New toy! I finally convinced mister mould board plow to buy a ripper! 7 shank no-til caseih 2500 inline ripper.


Sample is cleaning up. I am a firm believer in shipping 2% pods in the beans. If they're going to pay me for them they're going to get them!


Factory settings were too shallow. Quick adjustment and look over at the shop


And we're off!


I am blown away with the job it did!


Determining depth.


We rented a mini excavator this fall and drove over a bunch of corn and beans to dig soil pits. We learned that we have a severe plow pan from 8 inches all the way to 13 inches. I was taught to run the inline ripper one inch lower than the plow pan and that's what we did.


Trying every other run with the Trimble 750 and ez steer. The old guys were not pleased with the GPS for the first hour but then wondered how they farmed without it after the first day




What was really cool was when you look at the speed map the 750 made and over laid it on the yield map. Low yield meant low ground speed. Compaction connection?


The old girl is getting a work out! 5mph in the good areas but the headlands and severely compacted areas down as low as 3


We are fortunate to have the Port of Prescott so close. However it is a union run facility and as a result they don't work real hard. So Past 4pm and weekends we have to store the beans we harvest. Auger is set up on the drying bin.


Checking on the ripper again waiting for the dew to lift. Really cool to see the soil profile lift as the ripper passes by


Unloading last nights gleanings


Big test plot. Two products three dates fungicide trial! 17 samples to cut and weight


RTK really makes test plots easy!


Thanks Pioneer


Green is 85 red is 55. These were some LUSH beans


Big trucks mean big loads! Ready for the port in the morning


Long line


The port holds 6.5million bushels and is accessible by Rail, boat and truck




Rainy day. Good time to winterize the sprayer for the last time on our farm


Dismantled the sprayer tender as well. Needs some reworking for spring


My modular design really worked well


Back at it.




Thanks giving day cutting with the girl friend. Hard to beat it!




Next contract was to a brand new inland elevator constructed this summer by one of the broker houses. Very nice facility. 6 minutes to unload 1600bu


I complained about the position of one of their driveways. Two days later they moved it to where I suggested. Really cut down on congestion. I changed the world.


Trained the next guy how to use the GPS and rip


Another day another field


Off to our highest producing farm.


Still too tough. Try again later


A white mould suppressant product trial. No response. Sigh


Managed to get the headland done in the rain. Lots of slippage on that last pass!


We rented a huge brush shredder to go over our cob meal acres.




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My favorite photo from this fall


Delivering to another inland elevator. Took a few dollars less per tonne here but the time saved with no four hour lines was well worth it!


Yep. We broke it! That ripper pulls hard. Third one of these arms we've destroyed




Washed oiled and ready for storage




This is interesting. Pioneer did a huge variety trial on our farm that they managed. All we had to do was spray it. This combine is super modified and can sample weigh and record multiple plots without stopping!




Very narrow so they can easily float it across the province


I absolutely love RTK! The last field!




Using the leaf blower to get the dust off before we wash it in preparation for corn


All perdied up


Painting slip plate on the floors


Adjustment time


Moving the moisture sensor


BTO?


Changing oil and a bath on the weekend so she can keep swinging next week




And we're off!


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Old 02-19-2013, 07:11 PM
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Awesome update Warren. You are ripping at 14"? Will you only rip that deep until the pan is gone? Did that ripper max the tractor out?
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:11 AM
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Oh hi there,
Some photos of our winter work. The new shop has really changed the way we treat winter.

Any questions or comments are welcome but may be billed.

Warren

Winter started in a great way spending New Years in Los Cabos Mexico.


First day back was COLD!


Pushed the manure pit back




Had a great trip to Indionapolis for the National No Tillage Conference


Slowly but surely we'll end up with square fields.




Rock truck living up to its name


New welding table






5 days a week for Jan, Feb and March the truck is on the road.


Lots of snow storms to compete with this winter




Sneaky sneaky




After Louisville I was in the mood for spring so we started bringing equipment home




Walking tandems needed to be rebuild


I like days like this better




Some days silo unloaders are really annoying


Finally shipped some cattle








32ft cultivator.


1990CCS through the shop,.




Fertilizer wagons


Weekly chores


The planters started rolling in




After accidentally working past 6 several days this winter I got fed up and installed a clock.


The design of the shop works very well


Stripped down


New shop, new chop saw, new table


Big and little






Offices are coming together, 150 bucks a piece for used desks. WIN!


After three years unchanged we painted all the pieces we fabricated when the planter was new




Put a ladder on the Montag. Really confused why one doesn't come from the factory.


It is a really great feeling to have all the main planting equipment ready to go in March. Over a month ahead of schedule
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:36 AM
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Love the pics Warren. Hope yall a have a great year.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:37 PM
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One of the best threads on LS! Nice pics Warren
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:30 PM
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Amazing operation---Do you by chance use electronics when planting? or the row markers of old Tony
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:26 PM
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Amazing operation---Do you by chance use electronics when planting? or the row markers of old Tony
Yes, all of our crops are planted with GPS autosteer. Corn RTK sub inch accuracy and beans/wheat 6 inch accuracy.

Actually the markers on the 24 row planter are not even set to the proper length. They are necessary on that frame for weight to keep the wings in the ground. If removed you need to add about 1200lbs to the end of each wing.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:39 PM
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Yes, all of our crops are planted with GPS autosteer. Corn RTK sub inch accuracy and beans/wheat 6 inch accuracy.

Actually the markers on the 24 row planter are not even set to the proper length. They are necessary on that frame for weight to keep the wings in the ground. If removed you need to add about 1200lbs to the end of each wing.

Warren
That`s an amazing new development, and to be able to see how the yield is in a particular part of the field when harvesting...

When I was farming down here in S C a yield of ninety or even eighty bu. an acre wasn`t in the vocabulary

It has just today begun to warm up...We`v had the coldest March I can remember.....Tony
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