Tag Archives: CIH 8250 combine

It’s a start

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Yesterday afternoon we inched our way into corn harvest.  We went over to our “Harry” farm location and got several loads.  We caught up to our dryer just before dark, so we stopped for the night.  … Continue reading

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Check that off the pre-harvest list

Thursday, September 9, 2021 Well, the mowing of roadsides went very well.  After 6 solid days of running the John Deere 6130R tractor and R15 rotary cutter, the roadside mowing is ‘caught up’.  After completing that task late this morning, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for fall

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 August already?  Another calendar page has flipped! We continue our march to prepare for fall harvest.  Bin work continues, with the guys from Montgomery Welding working to wrap up the new unloader and drying floor/aeration in … Continue reading

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End-of-July news

July 30, 2021 Well, the oppressive heat from the past week has broken, at least a little.  Highs near 80ºF (26C) rather than the mid-90s today.  And, of course, the humidity was high on those hotter days making for heat … Continue reading

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#wheatharvest21

Wednesday morning, June 23, 2021 I’ll post some pictures from the wheat harvest.  We started Monday, but Monday was gray and we got some short periods of drizzly rain.  We had to stop for part of the day.  But yesterday … Continue reading

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Rainy week

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Rainy week.  We received rain Monday, Tuesday, and today.  All in all, about 1.7″ (43mm) has come our way.   It is welcome. Wheat harvest is about two weeks away.  You can really tell it is “turning”, … Continue reading

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Wheat prep

Monday, June 7, 2021 The combine headers came out of storage today to begin preparation for wheat harvest.  The MacDon FD75 header is being checked for soundness of the cutterbar knife, and it will get a lubrication.  Soon, we will … Continue reading

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Damp Monday

Monday, October 12, 2020 With heavy fog in the morning and overcast skies all day, it has not been a good day for soybean harvest.  Instead we turned our attention to grain deliveries.  Sent loads by appointment to nearby GPC … Continue reading

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Clean up has begun

Monday, October 28, 2019 We finished harvest last Thursday evening.  Brandon used all of Friday to take the combines and headers out to the field behind the shop to blow off the trash and loose dirt.  He used a leaf … Continue reading

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Back to corn

Saturday, September 28, 2019 On Thursday evening, we ran out of May-planted soybeans.  The ones planted in early June are just too wet yet for harvest.   Looks like we can return to some next week.  In the meantime, we are … Continue reading

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