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alleyyooper

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I felt he was trying to remove to much stump at a time. It was a couple big old hickorys.

So much rain her I am now floating the logs from the woods to a cut area near by.


:D Al
 
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These 3 were parked a couple hundred yards down the road from me for 9 days.



This one was across the road from those for 9 days.




Then they were gone for 2 days and then back plus a front loader back hoe tractor. Yesterday they had babbies I guees and there are now 6 setting there where the 3 had been.
I am guessing 3 million dollars worth of tractors and equipment just idel and only 30% of the corn this farmer puts in done.
When do you say screw it and throw in the towel and hope it drys so you can do some sort of mid summer crop like winter wheat?

:D Al
 

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I am guessing 3 million dollars worth of tractors and equipment just idel and only 30% of the corn this farmer puts in done.
When do you say screw it and throw in the towel and hope it drys so you can do some sort of mid summer crop like winter wheat?

:D Al
They have insurance.

I'm sure they're not as thrilled as anybody about the weather but there's always next year.
 
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yep crop insurance. things were not too bad last year until the 9 tornados hit on the same day, still a lot damage to crops and property over a 3 county area. all small ones. this is WI's tornado alley though where my home is.
 
alleyyooper

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Yes I am sure the farmers get some sort of crop insurance, Always thought the crop had to be in to collect.
But for sure all the workers who are not working to get the crop in are not happy and can not collect squat.

All the seads and fertlizers not used this year can beused next year so the seed and fertlizer sellers get screwed on next years sales.

It all comes around at one time or another to all but the collector of the insurance but bet they make a whole lot more from a crop that has been harvested.


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Yes I am sure the farmers get some sort of crop insurance, Always thought the crop had to be in to collect.
But for sure all the workers who are not working to get the crop in are not happy and can not collect squat.

Crop has to be in and by a certain time in my state.

Like I said they know there's no chance of a record year but it keeps them from losing the farm.



NOT all farmers have crop insurance, most bigger farmers do, but not all...

Many planted corn and the seed rotted in the wet ground, so they are out the seed, fert, and all the time/fuel ect. they have into it.

SR
The guys who's equipment he took pictures of, have insurance.

This is a whole other topic but our system is set up to nearly force people to go all in. People used to think you don't put you eggs in one basket but now with all the regulations/paperwork/insurance a guy practically has to commit. A small farmer may only farm and still not have insurance and that's unfortunate. But a guy can't legally dabble in multiple ventures anymore. Emphasis on legally and dabble. Beer money here and there sure but you catch the wrong persons attention and that beer money will come up a bit short.

My grandpa was a carpenter, farmer, ran a sawmill, cut logs, and did his own trucking and that was all for work, making a living not just fiddling around. His words "those days are over."
 
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Your right Rob not all can claim crop insurance. The pictures of the equipment setting I took belong to thr biggest crop farmer in the area. On the local news TV 12 Flint he told reporters he had till June 15th to clain crop damage and only had 15 % of the corn in. Still had 5 days to get more in by the June 15th dead line.

Didn't make that dead line only had 40% in the ground then.
Corns done finished to late except if you have cattle and do inslage.

Soy Beans are still being planted this week. should finish by the 20th of July.


:D Al
 
VW Splitter

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1B5A5EC4-3848-4030-8278-0700DE0DD74F.jpeg 4092AB37-2A98-4AB9-9E52-231E9533F6E7.jpeg 3C15039E-D14A-41EB-B07D-E41FF505C3B4.jpeg DCD08DD5-661D-47A4-88C7-7949DBC9372B.jpeg Hey guys does this count, if it’s a homemade firewood tractor? It’s got tractor tires front and rear. Got a handy winch to pull the wood or tractor out. Which ever needs pulling. I just finished the handy luggage rack to carry all the firewood tools. Does not have the ever so handy 3 point lift, but does have a receiver hitch to pull the splitter or trailer. It will move on thru the field faster than your average tractor. And it’s a 2 seater. You can haul your helper right there beside you. A front end loader on it would be nice , but not sure how to hook it on. Any suggestions?
 
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Today was the day to get my fall firewood cutting started AND this is the first tree,



It's tornado damaged, so I rotary cut all the HEAVY brush out from around it...



AND as it was a very dangerous one to cut down, I asked a friend who is an arborist, to come help me cut it, and a few others down too. And that's exactly what we did today.

It had a HUGE base with three big tree's coming out of it,



There was a LOT of broken off limbs ect. that had to come out first, so we hooked the winch line onto them and winched them out,



The big ones that were REALLY holding on, we winched on them to pull the trunks over,



Here's the last one, ready to come down,



as I winched it over,



Each of the three attached trees were pretty big,



and that just left the stump. See the wire in it? Dad and me, put that fence up more than 50 years ago!!



Then it was on to the next one, a hard maple,



and another hard maple,



and then this bitternut hickory. It sure looks good, UNTIL you get up to it, and it's split in two, for 20 feet!



Pallet forks with grapple, sure takes care of the brush!



We did a few others too, but that's all the picts for today!

SR
 
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SR, enjoyed the pictures. Especially like the part where you got help putting that tree down. I am guessing but I would bet outside loggers and other professionals you probably have as much or more falling experience than most on this forum. Glad to see someone who isn’t too proud (or ignorant) to seek help.

Ron
 
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