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Blog entry by revieck posted 05-17-2013 12:34 AM 1096 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This video is by Merv French of Australia in his Case Quadtrac, like Merv, I have been there, done that!.... With all the modern technology in farming today, farming can get a little boring!... When the work is done, to the woodshop I go!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.



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Nicky

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#1 posted 05-17-2013 01:52 AM

Good job! That was fun to watch.

-- Nicky

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ShopTinker

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 02:06 AM

I really enjoyed that. Thanks for the laugh. Wow that’s some equipment, what a difference from what I used as a teen in the 70’s. I planted using a tractor without a cab and a four row planter with seed plates. We sprayed after the field was planted.

I do know how sitting on a tractor seat hour after hour can get very boring, and I still had to steer. I think maybe you should take up whittling. :)

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Mark828

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#3 posted 05-17-2013 02:58 AM

That was hilarious. Now I’d be real impressed if you started cutting dovetails or sharpening chisels in there… just out of curiosity, do you purchase roundup ready seeds?

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#4 posted 05-17-2013 09:14 AM

Finally, a job I can do! Where do I sign up? Thanks for the laughs. I could’t help but be highly impressed with that whole rig and the enormous size of the fields.

I lived on my grandparents 160 acre farm in Minnesota for a year during WWII. We had plough horses and a hay wagon. Corn and potatoes were harvested by hand. In fact most everything was done by hand.

Amazing how times have changed. Who knows? Next year you might be making a similar film, but with nobody in the cab!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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revieck

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 10:29 AM

stefang… That has already been done! Checkout this video!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 05-17-2013 03:05 PM

I think a lot of us can appreciate that nice cab instead of setting on a open cab D8 with way to many feet
of Graham Holm behind you on a 1 mile long strech of summer fallow. I was in school during planting season
and just got the pleasure of summer fallowing and harvest. I wonder how many of you know what a bang
board and husking gloves are.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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revieck

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#7 posted 05-17-2013 03:31 PM

Bluepine38,...I know what a bangboard and husking gloves are! Here in southeren Indiaina we called them shucking pegs.

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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#8 posted 05-17-2013 07:04 PM

You could have at least whittled some wood.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 05-18-2013 02:12 AM

My wife and I cried Laughing…..Thanks for that.

-- Just a man and his opinion.

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Bluepine38

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#10 posted 05-18-2013 06:17 PM

Revieck, before we could use that JD autosteer, we would have to move all the rocks we had piled at various
spots in and at the ends of the fields. I was surprised at the size of some of those rocks that grew in the
eastern Montana dryland fields. Who needs an industrial grade rock picker when you have a husky teenager.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 05-25-2013 12:42 PM

That was really enjoyable. Now, if they only came up with something similar as far as building a project, LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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