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Old 04-28-2012, 08:20 PM
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MScotsman said it may be a sugar cane tractor.

It looks like the tractor of death to me...
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Was this a production tractor? Or something that someone put together themselves?

Marsh or swamp is the only use that I can think of and that would seem to be pretty dangerous.
I Think i read somewheres that it's a special order tractor possibly from Case for a Sugar Cane farm in Cuba back in the 40s, The soil in the fields was wet and sandy and the Tracks were needed to keep the Tractor level for topping the seed heads off the cane before the seeds fell on the ground.
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Darn GPS autoguidance system ... drove right into it.
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Darn GPS autoguidance system ... drove right into it.
Or maybe someone was tired of the power company trampling his "easement".
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Or maybe someone was tired of the power company trampling his "easement".
Ummm ... you are joking I hope.

Alex hit a REA pole with the field cultivator one spring.

Within a half hour of my phone call, REC had three trucks and six guys out there, and the maintenance supervisor was parked on the township road a quarter mile away ... every soul and vehicle billed out at time-and-a-half.
(I know, I saw the invoice my insurance paid.)

You don't mess around with those guys.
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Ummm ... you are joking I hope.

Alex hit a REA pole with the field cultivator one spring.

Within a half hour of my phone call, REC had three trucks and six guys out there, and the maintenance supervisor was parked on the township road a quarter mile away ... every soul and vehicle billed out at time-and-a-half.
(I know, I saw the invoice my insurance paid.)

You don't mess around with those guys.

Don't even get me started about Ngas lines and fiber optic cable accidents.....
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Alex hit a REA pole with the field cultivator one spring.

Within a half hour of my phone call, REC had three trucks and six guys out there, and the maintenance supervisor was parked on the township road a quarter mile away ... every soul and vehicle billed out at time-and-a-half.
(I know, I saw the invoice my insurance paid.)

You don't mess around with those guys.
Nor do they mess with you.
I have an easement. They sent out a letter last summer letting me know they were spraying the easements.
I gave them a call to let them know that I had a garden nearby, and to please be careful of overspray.
They called me when they were on the property to verify and they skipped the entire easement.
So to thank them (and keep them off I bushhogged it for them this spring.
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I took the hoe down to the wildlife area to fix a drainage tile.

Three pics of my corn planter ... I've put some serious ground under that thing the last few days.
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Ahh all the John Deere pics. Seems like this side of the state is all Case and Massey Ferguson. Always good to see the green and yellow.
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Don't even get me started about Ngas lines and fiber optic cable accidents.....
I thought that I was the best in Texas in locating underground utilities. Let's see...

One arbor day I got the 10 free trees and the ground here is so hard that I decided to use the auger on the tractor to break up the plots. On my first try I (with a great deal of precision) drilled where my gas and water lines were run in the same trench spaced out 6 inches and cut both! My gas line filled with mud and I went ahead and ran two new lines after spending a couple of days realizing there was no other fix.

My Dad sold a right of way for a fiber optic line. I was going to run a new fence line up my driveway when again (with a great deal of precision) I nailed that sucker dead center! It was 3-4" diameter and evidently tied everything in the south together. I didn't even realize it until I started cleaning out the hole with post hole diggers. And as quickly as that someone showed up. There were 36 guys standing around most of the day and all kinds of equipment watching one guy in the trench repair the lines one at a time. This was on a three day weekend Sunday! I can only imagine the charges. My Dad had stipulated that the cable be buried 4 feet deep across our property and it was barely 18 inches, so we refused to pay. They huffed and puffed and finally threw in the towel.

My underground phone wire. I nailed that with a single T post!

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Darn GPS autoguidance system ... drove right into it.
Was that tractor running unmanned on GPS?
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Fertilized the Tifton today. I'll get pics later.

7000lbs. of 24-12-12 granular -- $2003.00

Wrote a check to my hay baler for the bales he just made, 212 bales....$4876
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Custom work is becoming brutal as well.......

Talked to my harvester,he informed me that he is charging three 22's this year.
$22 an acre to cut, ˘22 a bushel for hauling, and ˘22 a bushel over 20 bushel an acre.
If my wheat makes 40 bushels an acre,I'll shell out approximately $100,000 to get it cut.
Yep, thats One Hundred Thousand dollars.

Some days , I wonder what a 9 to 5 job feels like.
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Fertilized the Tifton today. I'll get pics later.

7000lbs. of 24-12-12 granular -- $2003.00

Wrote a check to my hay baler for the bales he just made, 212 bales....$4876
Serious bucks! I'll be doing a rain dance for you. Why the heck is fertilizer that high?

As for cutting, raking and baling they earned their money. Time, fuel and wear and tear really add up.
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So.......when bread costs $22∞ a loaf, I'm sure you will gladly pay for it and say (man,those farmers sure are deserving of this.)
[Face Palm].......♣
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I forgot to throw this picture in. It was when they first began to cut.

It's getting bone dry now with this wind.

We need a freakin' rain.
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So.......when bread costs $22∞ a loaf, I'm sure you will gladly pay for it and say (man,those farmers sure are deserving of this.)
[Face Palm].......♣
Hyperinflation and fiscal irresponsibility are pretty large concerns here by a lot of people. That's not any fault of the farmer.
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Have we got an 8N in here? No tractor farming thread would be complete without one.

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Have we got an 8N in here? No tractor farming thread would be complete without one.

Not mine, but I wish it were...


Damn right, close enough,,

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