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Author Topic: Big Work weekend  (Read 284 times)

Offline NWIAdeerhunter

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Big Work weekend
« on: August 19, 2018, 11:21:06 PM »
Well, after a long weekend on the tractor and fourwheeler, I completed all the plots about 20 minutes before the rain started so I guess it was perfect timing.  Only had to plant around 3.5 acres total but one of the plots was brand new and have been working last summer and this summer getting the trees taken out that needed removed. Still have some more to take out but it was time to get them in so will maybe cut some of them down over then next few years or wait until the fusion is worn out to take them out.  Plenty of light getting through just need to remove them to make planting and tilling easier.  Ended up planting an acre of whitetail institute fusion, 1.5 acres of imperial clover, and 1 acre of pure attraction on the new farm.  A couple weeks ago I overseeded tall tine tubers into standing beans, missed the rain on that one, did it right after a big rain, seed was still there so today's rain should germinate it.  If I can find another free weekend or two planning on building a couple of elevated box blinds, but those weekends are few and far between with silage chopping, haying the new farm, calf weaning and harvesting just around the corner.  Good luck to all whose season has started or will be starting soon!
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Offline King Ben

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Re: Big Work weekend
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 07:48:07 AM »
Yep, never enough time to complete everything in one season.  How are you enjoying the new tractor?  It sounds like you went with the tiller as well....good choice!

Offline NWIAdeerhunter

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Re: Big Work weekend
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 08:51:04 AM »
Yep, never enough time to complete everything in one season.  How are you enjoying the new tractor?  It sounds like you went with the tiller as well....good choice!
I'm really liking it.  Need some more implements for it though so can wean off only using the fourwheeler for seeding and maybe some fertilizing. I did stay with the tiller, and like it, especially when breaking new ground, my only complaint is that its really quite slow, I'm so used to tearing up 15 to 20 acres an hour with 25 foot equipment at 7 or 8 mph on the farm so then going to a 6 ft tiller at 1.5 mph really is quite slow.  my 4 acre bean plot I can get bigger equipment in, so I think in the future I will use the older 4630 and 21 ft disc to tear that up and just plant with the 4720.  One thing I will remember from now on is some extra fuel for the compact tractor, last 10 minutes of tilling on saturday the gauge was laying way over on the empty, luckily I have an aunt and uncle about a mile from the farm so I was able to get back there and park it until I can bring a little fuel up this week.
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Big Work weekend
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 09:05:28 AM »
Oh man, yeah that's a pretty big shock jumping out of big equipment at "high speed" and crawling around with a 6' tiller, but I'll bet you're going to have an awesome plot out of the deal. 

My Powerplant plot is thriving even though I got it in late and was pretty marginal on moisture.  Got some grass in it but the beans and sunflowers are getting above it now.  Had to get out in it yesterday and yank out about 40 cockleburrs, hate those things and didn't want them to go to seed. This plot is only a half acre, they'll be hitting it hard in a month or two after the corn and beans are taken out around us.
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Offline Split toe

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Re: Big Work weekend
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 09:23:47 AM »
Congrats on the perfect timing...best of luck this season!
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Offline yari

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Re: Big Work weekend
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 10:21:58 AM »
nice work. it looks like you got nice rain down there. i'm praying for rain on mine this week. it's been 2 weeks w/o a drop. i hope the dew in the mornings is heavy to get me past the dry spell.
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