- Dec 16, 2017
Nice equipment.My great nephew has a new baler and wheel rake. I guess he’s going to leave them up here for the winter. I know he’s going to leave an old ford 5000 here for feeding the cows. We still have 2 tractors if he gets in a bind. He bales with newer tractors since last year.
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No harder work than putting up hay.I worked a little hay in ’17 but my last full season was ’16. I really miss parts of it, the smell of new mown hay… the sweetness… and the smell of freshly baled hay… too many little things to mention. I don’t really miss spending an entire day in alabama heat indexes over 110 degrees .
You mean you didn't like being up in the loft , on a 100 deg day, watching the bales fall off elevator , grab it and build a mountain.I loved working in the hay growing up. We only did the square bales. Older equipment and we were the only ones keeping it running. Good training though on troubleshooting problems. I got paid anywhere from $1.50 to 3.00 an hour. For picking it up. I enjoied mowing and raking a lot better. LOL
It is. I never got to run the tractor, that was Pop's job. I stacked 'em on the rack, and he threw them off onto the elevator to get them up to me in the barn. I sure don't miss being in the barn. Hot, stuffy, dusty, and no air movement. Plus as I stacked it deeper, I either tripped on the uneven surfaces that my hurried stacking job created, or my foot would slip down between the bales. Pops would have had an aneurysm if he heard the language I was using when I had to stack in that barn...Just once I'd like to run a baler in a tractor with a cab and A/C... just once to see if it is nice as I always imagined.
My family doesn't have anything big like that but we do have a 235 horse 4 wheel drive. That's actually on the smaller side for farmers in my area these days. My brother just got a "new to him" combine. I'm not sure exactly how big it is, but I know it's a heckuva lot bigger that anything we've had before...I would love to drive one of the huge tractors plowing fields out in the midwest, or running a Combine harvesting.
Big bud was the tractor. They showed it on RF TV thru DirecTV TV that thing was massive and turned in the middle.@Bacpacker I saw a tv show years ago... had a tractor on there. I think it was named Big Bud, Big Mud, something like that... had over 1000 horsepower. I think is was out west or in Canada... It was white or red... homemade too.
I love to make a pass around a field with that thing!