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    A guy could chase the numbers all night. I'm good with it.

    Then the dog clamp is mounted to drive the hub.

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Size:  233.7 KB Couldn't trim the bolt to size this evening. I don't like cutting in the dark, even with some light. Too easy to start a fire, and wind up in a real bind. Do it tomorrow.

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    Holes chamfered to receive the studs.

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    We have other problems to deal with.

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Size:  232.1 KB Buried it, and had to let the cows eat the hay off the bale spikes. They fight,, and a calf got killed on one of the spikes we figure. It's the usual crap. Might be able to get it out tomorrow, might not.

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    Re: Another Wheel

    Unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxford1 View Post
    Unbelievable.
    Yes, another Winter has rolled around. Two days of snow within a week, followed by about 24ish hours of rain a few days later.

    Inevitable...........much like your everlasting adoration. You my friend, are very much like the weather.........mostly turning foul after a stretch of sunshine.

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    Finally dried out enough to try to get the tractor out today. We got after it when K'kins rolled in from work this evening.

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Size:  233.7 KB I had about 6' of firm ground for the drive wheels............so we pulled 6' at a time, then reset the length of the chain..........and did it again. Pulling any further was out of the question.........tractor lost its bite once it got into the muck.

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    We move the feeders around to different spots on dry ground so the cattle don't get mired in the mud.......if we're able. But the killer is GETTING through this "intersection" to that dry ground. On the clay around here......it literally only takes a few bad wet days to make a mess. And once it dries out, it's like driving over boulders when going through the dried ruts.....which is why I rebuilt the front wheel last year, and the second one is due this year sometime.

    Now, I can get back to other stuff..........like finishing that damn baler wheel.

    K'kins helps with every bit of this stuff. She's quite a lady.

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    Can you firm up the intersection? Around here I dig down a foot, put down permeable geotextile fabric, put big breaker rock 8+ inches thick, and then gravel over the top. At that point I can drive a 40k lb machine on it and not make too big of a mess.

    On a wet day you might be able to dig it out with your loader bucket.

    I just did about 70ft of 12ft wide driveway last summer. Used 4 or 5 dump truck loads of breaker rock and gravel. Trucking and gravel is expensive around here, so that was about $1500 of material.

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    Sam. A good tool for you would be a PTO driven winch I used to have one mounted on an old tractor
    It was the greatest thing where one person could gently slide machinery out of a hole. I'm sure you
    could build something if You set your mind to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb0thn View Post
    Can you firm up the intersection? Around here I dig down a foot, put down permeable geotextile fabric, put big breaker rock 8+ inches thick, and then gravel over the top. At that point I can drive a 40k lb machine on it and not make too big of a mess.

    On a wet day you might be able to dig it out with your loader bucket.

    I just did about 70ft of 12ft wide driveway last summer. Used 4 or 5 dump truck loads of breaker rock and gravel. Trucking and gravel is expensive around here, so that was about $1500 of material.
    We have dibs on a pile of dirt removed from a tank battery spill. It's oil saturated,, and we're not sure about it. It would go a long way to fill in the ruts, and repel water at the same time. But I'm sure it would eventually migrate down to the creek. I'm thinking we could have some serious legal trouble from EPA, or the downstream land owner.

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    Re: Another Wheel

    Couldn’t you use the loader to push it back and out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwguy3 View Post
    Couldn’t you use the loader to push it back and out?
    Have you ever done that? If you are really stuck you may be able to push yourself back 6 inches and then have it slide forward 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Have you ever done that? If you are really stuck you may be able to push yourself back 6 inches and then have it slide forward 7.
    Around here a front end loader,especially on a 2 wheel drive tractor, is much more effective at getting you stuck than it is at getting you unstuck. Sounds like it is almost a universal truth. It's Friday, woohoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meltedmetal View Post
    It's Friday, woohoo.
    And it's gonna be a flipping' AWESOME one! I can FEEL it


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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    Finally dried out enough to try to get the tractor out today. We got after it when K'kins rolled in from work this evening.

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    We move the feeders around to different spots on dry ground so the cattle don't get mired in the mud.......if we're able. But the killer is GETTING through this "intersection" to that dry ground. On the clay around here......it literally only takes a few bad wet days to make a mess. And once it dries out, it's like driving over boulders when going through the dried ruts.....which is why I rebuilt the front wheel last year, and the second one is due this year sometime.

    Now, I can get back to other stuff..........like finishing that damn baler wheel.

    K'kins helps with every bit of this stuff. She's quite a lady.
    Can you plant some kind of gnarly grass on it? Go around until it roots?

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    If I wasn't so.....crazy, I wouldn't try to act normal, and you would be afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Have you ever done that? If you are really stuck you may be able to push yourself back 6 inches and then have it slide forward 7.
    Yes, I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwguy3 View Post
    Yes, I have.
    Nice! You're obviously a better operator than me


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    Back to square one yesterday evening

    News at 10:00

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    Back to square one.

    News at 10:00
    They may work well for “hill holding” but you will find the traditional round wheels offer a smoother ride and less roll resistance.


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    You need more stones on your fields. Around here I'd just run the stonepicker for an hour or 2 and dump 6" stones in those ruts. Keep driving on them and packing them into the mud. It's as good as pavement when you're done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    You need more stones on your fields. Around here I'd just run the stonepicker for an hour or 2 and dump 6" stones in those ruts. Keep driving on them and packing them into the mud. It's as good as pavement when you're done.
    That's what dad had me doing when I was a kid. No stone picker. No FEL. You do the math.


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    Re: Another Wheel

    It's been over 12 weeks. What's the story on that wheel?

    Tim

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    Re: Another Wheel

    He’s about half way through the jigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwguy3 View Post
    He’s about half way through the jigs.
    Wow It HAS been a while I had no idea!!!

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    Look familiar?

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    I turn the corner to go into the dry lot (dry lot), and go through the usual 1.5' deep ruts, that by now have started to dry out. There's still enough slop to cause the steering tires to slip sideways inside the rut until they gain enough traction to climb out. (This is probably where the damage occurred)

    I make a right to go down to where we have the feeders. This turn is generally very slow because it's pure muck, and the tires have to find some traction to actually force the front end to turn in the direction you want it to go.

    I make the turn (was a little slippery, and I didn't notice anything amiss)

    I get 'er straigtened out, hit the selector for high range, and push the throttle all the way forward to get through this mess.

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    She ain't runnin' right, and I look down at the front tires. AND REALIZE THAT THE TIE ROD HAS COLLAPSED, AND THE LEFT FRONT WHEEL IS RUNNING AT A RIGHT ANGLE TO THE TRACTOR. No choice but to keep it balz to the wall to power through the muck, and try to get to dry ground.

    The tractor pushed up mounds of dirt ahead of the messed up wheel a couple of times, but I was able to keep up enough momentum to get it beyond the muck.

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    Left it overnite so that they would eat the two bales. Cubed them to get them out so I could get in and survey the damage. (probably a good thing..........enough time so the little ones could grab a bite)

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    Luckily this was the second trip. We'd already put out another 2 bales. They'll be gone by morning.

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