Tag Archives: JD 4730

A look ahead

Thursday, January 16, 2020 John brought the JD 4730 sprayer into the shop this morning.  He bought a complete set of filters (on special reduced price this time of  year) and will be performing the annual service on the sprayer … Continue reading

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Hot day

Monday, July 1, 2019 Goodbye, June.  It seemed to go by fast.  It is over 90ºF today, and you can feel the humidity.  Summer has arrived with gusto! John is out today in the JD 4730 sprayer, stopping the weeds … Continue reading

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January Thunder

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Yes, it happened.  Again.  Thunder in January!  We were awakened Monday morning by peals of rolling thunder.  It is a rare thing to happen in SWIN, but not impossible.  Thunder in January is also connected to … Continue reading

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Shop Work

Friday, December 16, 2016 We had Jason the mechanic in the farm shop today.  Two machines got his attention:  The JD4730 sprayer and the 9360R tractor.  The sprayer needed the suspension adjusted (snugged up) and the solution pump rebuilt.  The … Continue reading

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Spray day

Saturday, April 18, 2015 This afternoon, we were able to get across a few fields to put down some preplant soybean herbicide.  John worked at Downen, Holscher, Burke, and VanVleet.  Over 400 acres went down this afternoon.  With the soybean … Continue reading

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It begins!

Wednesday, April, 1, 2015 This is a very beautiful southern Indiana April day.   We are grateful for the gentle wind, the 72ºF (22C) temperature, and the clear blue sky.  The soil here at the home farm has dried sufficiently for us … Continue reading

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Testing…

Monday, March 30, 2015 John is testing the spray boom on the JD 4730 sprayer.  He put about a hundred gallons water in the tank, and now he is circulating that through the boom, checking for any leaks or cracks … Continue reading

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Welcome, July

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 John is busy with the JD 4730 sprayer, applying some Roundup + Intensity to the early-planted soybeans.  This combination of chemistry will stop not only the johnsongrass and other problem weeds but also the rogue or … Continue reading

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Patience…

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 It’s sunny out there, even if it’s a little cool.  The machines are waiting quietly, but they are ready to spring into action when the conditions get right.         It is a good … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 This afternoon, you can hear thunder roaring all around, and rain is coming in heavy waves, time and time again.  So far, we’ve received .9″ (24mm), and it looks like it has ‘set in’ to rain all … Continue reading

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