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jon f mn
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:08 am    Post subject: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Some pics of the down corn from a storm that went
through a while back.





 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi Jon,
Not being a farmer or even owning a tractor I just love this site I do own a H3 Allis Crawler but I have a couple question for you folks. First what do you do with a mess like that, plow it under or try and salvage what you can? Second question when you see them threshing and they have those forty or fifty foot belts between the tractor and the equipment what is the purpose of that? Iím sure they had a good reason but they didn't waste things back then and it seems like a waste.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The loss here won't be too bad if it doesn't snow and cover it up. Corn heads will pick most of it up it will just be a pain in the backside. Those long belts are what transfer the power from the tractor to the machine. The more power required the longer the belt needs to be because weight of the belt helps keep it from slipping.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

jon f mn is right. The longer the belt the more weight on the pulleys. Also most long belts had a twist in them. This was to keep wind from flipping them. When they flip off the tractor or machine they could cause a lot of damage.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have to put the twist in to make it run the correct direction as well
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

also the long belt allows the tractor to be away from the threshing machine to keep the risk of fire down
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jon, Great pictures, but sad to see the corn down like that. I had that happen a few years ago and put the grain head on. Crazy I know but it worked, got 95% of the crop. Let me know when you are coming to Ohio maybe WE can have lunch.
Jerry
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jerry funny that you bring up using a regular hdr as Jon and I were chatting about the downed Corn a few days ago and I asked him about doing it that way as I had done a couple acres here for a friend with my 960 some years ago
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One of the reasons for the long belt is to keep sparks away from highly flammable straw stacks and straw dust, which could be measured in feet of depth.. This was especially true for steamers, but also applies to gasoline engine exhaust. A twist in the belt makes the threshing machine cylinder and other belt driven attachments turn in the right direction, which is opposite of the direction most tractor pulleys turn. Don
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jon, We have had that happen a few times and it sucks. You are right most of it the corn head will get. But as you know it makes for a long miserable day starring down watch those downed stalks get pulled through while hoping there is not a rock hidden in the corn. Our stalks are not very good because of drought stress and we are just a big wind away from having the same mess. Fingers are crossed, Rod.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:34 am    Post subject: Re: Storm damage pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you all for your replyís that makes since, I could see the spark thing with the old steamers. The belt thing now makes since as well so thank you again, Don
 
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