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Not as tough as I used to be

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jon f mn
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:01 am    Post subject: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bales some hay on Thursday. Used my 400 to pull my 200 baler.






Good thing the case baler is not a high capacity baler, after handling 500 bales I felt like I was run over by a truck. Lol. And I switched off with a neighbor kid that helped. Back in my youth 1000 bales a day was just a normal day. Hard to believe I'm that old. Put up 150 bales of nice alfalfa and 350 of really nice grass hay. Hope we get some rain so I get a second cutting so I can sell these bales. If not I'll have to feed them. With hay and corn prices so high I may have to get rid of the cattle and hogs. Lisa expensive to feed them now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:16 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice looking hay. I used to like baling also not near as much appeal as 10 years ago. We had long hay racks like that one of yours. Could get five tiers on them and still have room for a few on the front. Good job done for the day. Hope you get rain, then send some south. Jim
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:26 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jon, ain't that the truth. When i was 50 i could outwork most guys half my age and now pushing 77 i have to hustle to keep up with guys my age.Been cutting and splitting wood this week in the hot weather for 4 hours in the A M while it is cool, then gotta sit for a bit--too hot to do anything after that. Darn nice hay with good weather for haying, but yes we need rain really bad. Gary.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:30 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote


If you have the hay, they will finish if you lessen the grain. Use that nice alfalfa stuff. Obviously it will just take a bit longer. Just leave them hang in the cooler longer.

My Dad's rule of thumb was 1 day hang for every month live as a min. Mine are usually 18mo and I use three weeks mainly because the help is more available on the weekends!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:41 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Be glad you found a kid thats as tough as you to help.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I watched the video, that Case baler makes one heck of a nice bale, what size / weight are they running ?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't know, maybe 50 pounds. Nice dry grass so not heavy
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That baler brought back memories. Dad & uncle bought a new baler just like that Case. Nice looking hay bales.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Brings back memories of when I was a kid, except the baler was a New Holland and the tractor was a Minne.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

As a teenager, I had the fun of stacking bales on the wagon, but we forgot to chain down the the rack to the front bolster one season. Had a nice row at the back....hill too steep...rack tipped up...Whee! Got to restack them all again..LOL. Leo
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jon nice looking hay.Wish I still had my 200 baler.My wife has finally convinced me that it's ok to admit that it takes longer to get the things done that 40 years ago only took half the time to do and can now only carry half the weight I use to carry.I worked the farm, milked cows and had a full time job at the feed mill.and then drilled wells too. (The good old days) keep the postings coming.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The bales I have seen come out of a 200 Case baler look like yours, picture perfect. Like the others said, I used to be able to bale 1000 bales with another person on the rack with me and sometimes play nine holes of golf walking that evening if I wasn't too tired. I can't admit to being the toughest man around when I was young but I held up pretty well. Not anymore!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks great!!!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I got lucky! The neighbor saw me on the wagon and the wife on the tractor. So he sent over one of the boys he has working for him. I did not do much better at driving the old COOP E3 than my wife was doing. I have a bale lift hooked to the side of my hay wagon and my baler makes the 16x18 bales.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Not as tough as I used to be Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Man, that brings back memories.
I grew up on a dairy farm that had between 50-70 cows. Yes, we fed with small square bales and seems like about every-other week we were baling alfalfa. Two older brothers, myself and dad would put up hay. Except for one time that I can remember, dad did not stack the trailers. He would drive the tractor that ran the baler or he would throw the bales off the trailer on to the bale elevator. (He had a bad heart) We used a John Deere G and a New Holland 269 to bale. For many years, I had no idea what a live PTO was. Two people would be baling and two people would be stacking bales in the shed. We later got some diesel Oliver tractors to help put up hay. It was my job to drive the G, the baler and two bale trailers to the alfalfa field, about 8 miles away from our farm. I also had to drive a very slow Allis Chalmers C to the alfalfa field shed, pulling the bale elevator. Man, that was BORING!
We baled with twine, not wire, and I wore out blue jeans and leather gloves very quick.
 
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