Discussion in 'Farming and Gardening Forum' started by weimedog, Oct 19, 2015.
Spent time with a D17 setting up for a GTG
Nice old tractor.
love those old allis chalmers tractors, bought my first wd 45 back in 1969, sure wish I still had it. traded it in 1973 for a jd 3010 diesel. wish I had that back to. never knew that these old tractors would be so sought after today.
My D 17 is a 1961 model Has a cheap Kelly loader on it that runs off a remote. I don't need a real heavy duty loader for the type of work I do with it.
I still love your tractor, I also see that you might have bees, if so do you know what is killing all the hives. other than the moths. I think that they can't find enough food to eat to make enough honey to survive the winter.
( don't over load your loader )
No moths I know of are killing the honey bees. There is a whole basket full of stuff going on from GMO crops, droughts(wild flowers die) Mites, viruses and people using insecticides indiscreetly.
The primary culprit seems to be insecticides- sprayed on the crops to rid them of unwanted species- Collateral damage.
"The primary culprit seems to be insecticides- sprayed on the crops to rid them of unwanted species"
Not really because people no where near crop farms are having problems too. As stated it is a whole basket full of things.
Not much snow. Where do you l7ve?
alley, what do you know about web worms in bee hives? ( and or moths ) my buddy lost 7 hives to some kind of moth, so he said.
Many places have a problem now with the small hive beetle. lots of sites on the net come up when you do a search about them.
About every one in North America and other places has a problem with Vorra Mites. We treat the hives in the spring and again in the fall for this with formic acid.
We also spring and fall treat for Nosema Creana.
Alley, thanks for the info. I will try to pass it on, Had to go to jury duty today, again not in good mood, the court girls had to help me out of the chair , and the judge finally sent me home.
a D17 Allis,,was one of the best,,if not the best, of small tractors for a farm.
They were fun, mine turned green into a John Deere 2754....that's one awesome little tractor BTW. 74hp and snappy!
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