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Tractor Talk Discussion Forum

Year for record breakdowns

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rrlund

12-21-2013 09:35:34
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I just got done putting a starter bendix in the 1600 Oliver. Everything's pretty much up and going again.

What a year for breakdowns! It started in February with the motor going in the wife's pickup. Then the clutches in both big tractors. The splines got ground off of the PTO long shaft in the flywheel of the 1850 Oliver,then the top seal in the steering hydramotor. The spring came unwound on the bottom variable speed drive pulley on the combine,I broke a thousand dollar roller in the round baler that wasn't worth fixing at that price so I bought a different baler. The gearbox went to heck under the mixer on the New Holland grinder mixer a week ago yesterday. Got that back together Wednesday. Then of course there was the usual tires,wires,hoses,belts,wheel bearings,sealed bearings and all the other things that make keeping this stuff running so much fun. And I won't even get in to the problems the weather caused to crops and livestock! Just glad this year is finally about over.

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Tom Schnitzler

12-22-2013 05:58:33
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
I here ya, this spring the two big tractors went down, engine in mine and ps in dads the next day, was not fun trying to get planting done with one tractor. To many things to mention, but one thing sticks in my mind is when I was going to bale hay for a guy and the 4020 was in front of the baler, went to move it and the hydraulic hose was tied to the back of the 4020, (I was not a happy dad) my five year old said he hooked the baler up for me!

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J hikemper

12-21-2013 21:04:52
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
Aint that the truth ,, I feel Your Pain ,wORST YEAR EVER for me at TARA ..seems like everythinfg I own needs at least 1 hour of wrenchin before I go to the field ,, sometimes serveral days work ,...most things I can fix easily ,just gotto find time ,



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Paul From MI

12-21-2013 19:56:19
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
Almost made it through this season with no major breakdowns, but at the end the combine and my JD D got me. Combine canvas and clean grain elevator are fixed, D is waiting for parts and warmer weather. Maybe next year.



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North Vale - PA

12-21-2013 18:57:33
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
and, that"s why we have at least 2 of everything.



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Ralphwd45

12-21-2013 18:39:49
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
If we really love our kids, how come most of us would like for them to eventually take over the farm???



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Royse

12-21-2013 18:39:22
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
Oh go ahead, get all new equipment.
Think of it as a retirement fund! LOL

Keep on keeping on. ;)

Oh, and Merry Christmas!



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rrlund

12-22-2013 06:47:38
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to Royse, 12-21-2013 18:39:22  
Ya,Merry Christmas to you and Joan too. We got the card. Thanks. I'm sure Kim thanked Joan online too.



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onefarmer

12-21-2013 17:17:51
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
Yep and for everything I fix, two more breakdown! GRRR



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showcrop

12-21-2013 16:48:29
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
Randy, Go Ahead, you have my permission to go out and buy all new equipment.



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rrlund

12-21-2013 18:32:30
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to showcrop, 12-21-2013 16:48:29  
I'd have to get it by the wife,the bank and that little voice inside of me.



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fixerupper

12-21-2013 15:34:48
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
And it's all a tax write-off. LOL Folks who don't have livestock usually don't hear about all the machinery troubles a livestock farmer has to endure. Next year should be better for you now that a few things are fixed up? Jim



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JayinNY

12-21-2013 16:22:45
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to fixerupper, 12-21-2013 15:34:48  
I'd say the same for hay and row crop farmers too! But your right some have no idea were food comes from, or what it takes to produce it. The two things I read that ill never foget, one woman said why do I need a farmer, I have a grocery store to go to, other one was some woman did a "study" and said animals cows ect all have the same personalitys. They don't think different from one another. Apparently this bozo never worked around any anmial, not even a cat! Lol, I can't remember we're I read if.

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fixerupper

12-21-2013 17:10:49
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to JayinNY, 12-21-2013 16:22:45  
Row crop and hay farmers do have breakdowns too for sure. And most of us have been involved with all of them. The animals have to eat, drink and have a clean bed so that makes a livestock breakdown a little more urgent than a field breakdown.
When I think of a livestock breakdown I think of the grinder mixer unloading auger taking a dump on a cold night when the mixer is full and a feeder is empty after you've just come home from a wedding. Jim

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JayinNY

12-21-2013 17:41:33
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to fixerupper, 12-21-2013 17:10:49  
Yes, or the gutter cleaner chain breaks, or the manure spreader, ect lol, been there done that, there's nothing better than fixing the gutter chain, when it's full of manure and 3 * out!



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formenwhogrow

12-22-2013 09:24:46
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to JayinNY, 12-21-2013 17:41:33  
Amen. Many a time I've turned the cleaner on and closed my eyes and crossed my fingers that I didn't here a BANG somewhere. Or on another dairy related headache, it's 1:30AM and you're just getting started milking because a bunch or relays got fried and you finally just got the pump to kick on. Oh, and it's mid summer, you were filling silo all day, and you know that in the morning you have to fix the chopper because a hunk or something made it into the machine causing unknown amounts of carnage. Ahhh, the joys....

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Dave Sherburne NY

12-21-2013 14:26:15
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
My neighbor used to say,"Ain't farmin fun?"



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DeltaRed

12-21-2013 12:30:24
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
Been a pretty easy couple of years.Nothing major and damn little minor as well.Just wait.My turn's a comin'....



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kyhayman

12-21-2013 13:31:01
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to DeltaRed, 12-21-2013 12:30:24  
It must have been my turn, I'll be glad to pass it on. A clutch in my pickup, clutch in the freightliner, clutch in 5600, and a complete engine in one of the 7610 Fords, harmonic balancer gear came off and knocked it out of line bore....



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scott mcintosh

12-21-2013 11:53:31
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
Sounds like my place constant wrench pulling livestock etc.Some years better than others.But me or livestock are not hungry.Scott



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4010guy

12-21-2013 10:24:00
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
Hasent been all that great around here eather.
13 isent knowen as a real lucky number ya know
14 8) 8) 8) Come on in
O..And just let me say Thank You for doing your part in helping keep the econemey going.. :wink: :wink: :wink: .
Just a little kidding ...OK



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Case Nutty 1660

12-21-2013 10:17:24
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
seems like they go that way at times for sure, for me repairs were nothing out of ordinary really but is was a tire year for me over $8000.00 worth this year but hey it can always be worse cnt



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farmerwithmutt

12-21-2013 09:53:38
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
good thing farmers are optimist other wise we might get hungry



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55 50 Ron

12-21-2013 09:48:32
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
I appreciate all you farmers do to keep our food supply affordable and safe. I grew up on a farm and understand what you go through to farm. Sometimes it's great, sometimes it's not. I'm not sure that the general population understands the issues farmers deal with, but I'm doing my small part to try to educate them.

Thanks again and Merry Christmas to all you bonafide farmers.



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JayinNY

12-21-2013 09:43:16
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 Re: Year for record breakdowns in reply to rrlund, 12-21-2013 09:35:34  
Yep. Same here, got threw 2012 hay season with no breakdowns, not so this year. Haybine reel belt broke, just as I made 1 pass around the field, bent the pto shaft on my Tedder because the tractor 3pt hitch settled over night, I dident realize it was under the pto when I started the tractor.lucky it was long enought to cut out the bend of the shaft, Then the baler thrower acted up! Now I"m rebuilding the plunger and wear guides in it ect. Well see what 2014 brings! Lol

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