Another week has passed. We’ve been meeting about taxes, checking out farm sales, cleaning up equipment, and more. Here a few pictures of the highlights.
An old road grader for sale at an auction.
These short lengths of drain tile were used as cores to wrap longer but smaller diameter tile around for packaging and transport. We loaded them up in my truck and returned them to the tile manufacturer.
The 8420 got an oil change this week.
I dug up a few cover crop radishes to see how they are doing after some very cold days last week. They should being dying off soon. As they decay in the spring they will release the nutrients they have absorbed to the growing corn crop.
I thought this was pretty cool. And old and large dragline bucket probably used for cleaning out drainage ditches.
The farm auction we visited this week was a mint farm. These are mint wagons used in the harvesting process. I don’t know much about mint farming, but if you click the picture it will take you to a video from and Idaho mint grower. Good stuff!
Our 8420 has the ILS front suspension. It’s very much like the independent front suspension on a car but with larger parts. The shaft powers the front wheels. After changing the motor oil I serviced the front end by greasing it.
This is a before an after shot of the disc off of our disc/belt sander. We got the tool from my great uncle and the sanding disc we finally wore down was apparently glued on the machine. The last disc wasn’t the stick on type. I let the metal plate sit in the parts washer during lunch and the glue came right off!