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  • Okie Proving Ground

    Had to put some hay out this morning. K'kins always helps if she's off work.

    So...……..it's a mixed bag here right now. It's either as hard as concrete...….

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    Anyways...…..it's still muddy in places.....real muddy.

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    Tried backing out...….no soap. K'kins is standin' there looking at me like I'm a total idiot. "Why did ya go runnin' off in there????" Well, the alternative was running over some other semi muddy ground with shelves that the tractor has to climb over. I figured this way, which we've had to run most of the Winter, had maybe dried down enough to hold the weight.
    Last edited by farmersamm; 03-07-2020, 11:32 AM. Reason: spelling

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    It's time to roll out the backup plan.

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    Come outta there like crap outta goose.

    Another epic project was the total rebuild on the drawbar system on the Oliver. Again, ya mighta seen it bouncin' around the web.

    Passed it's first test I guess.

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    Good deal of my rigging is made in USA...……...when you could still buy US made stuff. It's held up to mondo abuse over many years.

    Was a busy morning, mostly due to me LOL.

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    • #3
      Isn't that the same place you got stuck last year. Maybe you should find a easier way in or fill it with stone.

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      • #4
        Yeah, it absolutely is LOL. It's a favorite of mine ROFLMAO.

        It's been one of the wettest years on record here, and nothing ever dries up. The problem is the gate location...….Everything from the gate onwards, is a mess due to the heavy traffic from running the tractor over it constantly to feed. What I need to do, is to put another gate in further to the North, so I can bypass the muck when it gets bad.

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        • #5
          Snapping an axle or blowing the clutch out will cost more money and down time then another gate.

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