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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

16 year old S10
40 year old baler
almost 60 year old tractors

100 bales of hay----no equipment cost PRICELESS!

Made the second crop of hay in drought stricken southern Wisconsin today. I hope to make another 50 bales before the snow flies.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

More from my photo bucket:

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote


FORD 860 and 8n New Holland 275

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sorry to tell you this, but you are modern compaired to the Old School Haymaker on the combine fourm a couple of days ago. Horse drawn rake and a hay loader!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's hard to tell in the photos but most of the bales are dropped on the ground due to being on a steep slope. If the is under a 100 bales I chase them down with the S10 any more the 8n gets pulled off the rake and the old IH flat rack comes out. The New Holland 275 had a thrower on it but I took it off because it seems like I would fire the bales into the woods or brush.

This is only my second year on my own baling with my own equipment. I have less that $700 in all my equipment over the last 6 years. Most of the money went into the baler. Today it never missed a knot!

I would like to thank everybody on the board that help me with advice and knowledge. AND ALSO RULE NUMBER 1 OF HAY BALERS: GET THE OWNERS MANUAL.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The 1st year on the farm in 2006 and 2007 we cut all the hay by hand. All we had was the S10, IH wagon found in woods and a hand sickle.

2008 brought the New Idea 30a mower, 8n and a hand rake.

2009 we bought the Farm Hand rake behind the 8n still picked up the hay and threw it on the wagon or S10

2010 and 11 brought the 860 and baler, 2012 finally got the baler running great and the 860 needs to be upgraded to 12 volt.

I'M Living Large now!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

8n, 860, mower, baler, rake, S-10, bale wagon, for less than $700? Shrewed shopping my man.
I'd pencil it in at about 12 thousand.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Love it! Plan to do that myself one day when I get some land. Did it when I was a teen. $200 Allis 303 square baler, $80 New Idea semi mount mower and a New Idea #4 steel wheeled rake. Still have the running gear from under out small rack, made with "37-"39 Ford hubs, axles and rims.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

OK OK my shopping habits:

New Idea 30a sickle mower $100 craigslist

Farmhand hay rake $200 by the side of the road in Northern Illinois, drug it home with my van.

8n was my maternal Grandfathers second tractor, he retired horses with it. My Grandma gave it to me before she passed away. It may be my most prized possession, it still smells of my grand parents farm.

The 860 was bought new by my paternal grandfather and my dad. My grandfather told my dad at that time "Its the biggest tractor he will ever need." He passed away in 1973 or 4 and my uncle Clarence kept it. Clarence passed away in 2008 and my uncle Dennis passed it to me. I love but it is jumpy compared to the 8n.

The IH wagon I found in the woods when we bought the farm the deck was rotted off. the wood came from a swimming pool deck.

The New Holland 275 came from the neighbors junk pile. It paid cash for it but he paid me all the money back last winter because he has a hernia and I took care of his farm all winter, why he recovered.

The S10 is my worn out former work truck.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If that is old school guess I have never gotten to doing it modern then. I use only machines from the say 60 and older to do all my hay and have done so for 32 years. Shoot even that S-10 is to new school for me I use a 1980 Chev truck to haul the hay or a 1965 ford. Shoot you want real old school how about pulling the hay rake with a 1935 JD-B on steel wheels now that is old school
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am in the same class at the old school. 860 ford and 268 baler with 451 new holland mower and new idea rake with an 850 ford or famall super C to pull it. At Mother in laws place farmhand rake that I use when we take hay off her place.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dad had an old car chassis that we put a flat bed on and used for a bale wagon for many years. My brother & I took the flat bed off and mounted two galvanized Gleaner hoppers on it for a grain cart about 1955. We didn't use it much, so Dad gave it to my BIL, who passed it on to his son when he retired.

Nephew called me awhile ago to ask what that chassis was from as my younger brother didn't know. I remembered that Dad had told me that the running gear was from a Chandler car, made really strong. Nephew was wondering about finding some steel wheel for it to replace the wooden spoke wheels. Chandler Car Company went out of business in the early 1920's.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hey, that dog would add another couple of hundreds to your price list!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Makin Hay old school Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Roger,
I have some newer equipment, but we cut the last few acres each year with the old 1948 Cockshutt 30, pulling the 1909 Deering Giant sickle mower.
Together the two of them have a total of 167 years experience.
I don't think I can tell them much!....
 
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