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Mike, Wasn't Henry John Deutchendorf from Montgomery or Mobile, originally??

And ,while I'm thinking of Montgomery, have you ever heard the John Prine song titled "Angels From Montgomery"??? I like!!! :lol:

Sorry to bother you so much.......but I was fixing a gearbox today and I was thinking of you for some reason?!?!??? :lol:

PS. Sorry!! I know that was uncalled for! :?
 

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TimH said:
Mike, Wasn't Henry John Deutchendorf from Montgomery or Mobile, originally??

And ,while I'm thinking of Montgomery, have you ever heard the John Prine song titled "Angels From Montgomery"??? I like!!! :lol:

Sorry to bother you so much.......but I was fixing a gearbox today and I was thinking of you for some reason?!?!??? :lol:

PS. Sorry!! I know that was uncalled for! :?

Yes John Denver was an Air Force brat here in Montgomery. His dad was a general at Maxwell AFB.
Bonnie Raitt did a remake of "Angel from Montgomery". She sings a lot better than Jon Prine. :lol:

No bother at all. I bet the gearbox that reminded you of me was sleazy. :wink:

Let me tell you what a genius I am. :wink:
I 've got one of those "water reels" for irrigation and pump out of a pond with a pump hooked to the PTO of my tractor. The pump is 540 PTO rpm so to get the pump up to the proper pumping rate I had to run the tractor at 1900 RPM (engine).
I made an adapter with a male 540 and a 1000 rpm female hookup. I changed the tractor to 1000 rpm pto (just swap ends with the shaft) and now run the pump at 1100 engine rpm's. Saves me about 35-40 gallons per night on fuel costs. That baby's just sitting there idling!
 

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Mike- "Saves me about 35-40 gallons per night on fuel costs"

With the price of fuel now, ya GOT'S to do that!!! :shock:


I gotta run away now. A friend of mine is having a bonfire/piss-up tonight. He's is an Angus breeder but I've never been too fussy about who I drink with anyway!!! :lol: :lol: :wink:
 

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Mike said:
TimH said:
Mike, Wasn't Henry John Deutchendorf from Montgomery or Mobile, originally??

And ,while I'm thinking of Montgomery, have you ever heard the John Prine song titled "Angels From Montgomery"??? I like!!! :lol:

Sorry to bother you so much.......but I was fixing a gearbox today and I was thinking of you for some reason?!?!??? :lol:

PS. Sorry!! I know that was uncalled for! :?

Yes John Denver was an Air Force brat here in Montgomery. His dad was a general at Maxwell AFB.
Bonnie Raitt did a remake of "Angel from Montgomery". She sings a lot better than Jon Prine. :lol:

No bother at all. I bet the gearbox that reminded you of me was sleazy. :wink:

Let me tell you what a genius I am. :wink:
I 've got one of those "water reels" for irrigation and pump out of a pond with a pump hooked to the PTO of my tractor. The pump is 540 PTO rpm so to get the pump up to the proper pumping rate I had to run the tractor at 1900 RPM (engine).
I made an adapter with a male 540 and a 1000 rpm female hookup. I changed the tractor to 1000 rpm pto (just swap ends with the shaft) and now run the pump at 1100 engine rpm's. Saves me about 35-40 gallons per night on fuel costs. That baby's just sitting there idling!


Say Mike how big a field can your water reel handle,I like your latest brain storm,I got a creek with springs and deep holes that run along side of a couple small fields one is 7 acres and one is about 26 acres I been wondering how to get some thing like that to work..............good luck PS becareful of "tiny tim"I found out he watches the Benny Hill show regularly :wink:
 

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My little reel will put down 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water on 10-12 acres in one pull (12 hours) Works pretty good on small fields - and helluva lot cheaper than a pivot - plus, it's portable.
I usually irrigate at night because of wind, evaporation, etc. I do a lot of food plots in the fall for hunters, because they all want to have green stuff up during "Bow" season. (October)
 

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Mike said:
My little reel will put down 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water on 10-12 acres in one pull (12 hours) Works pretty good on small fields - and helluva lot cheaper than a pivot - plus, it's portable.
I usually irrigate at night because of wind, evaporation, etc. I do a lot of food plots in the fall for hunters, because they all want to have green stuff up during "Bow" season. (October)

That dont sound all bad ,mind if I ask the approximate costs?..............good luck
 

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HAY MAKER said:
Mike said:
My little reel will put down 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water on 10-12 acres in one pull (12 hours) Works pretty good on small fields - and helluva lot cheaper than a pivot - plus, it's portable.
I usually irrigate at night because of wind, evaporation, etc. I do a lot of food plots in the fall for hunters, because they all want to have green stuff up during "Bow" season. (October)

That dont sound all bad ,mind if I ask the approximate costs?..............good luck

Initial costs for PTO pump, reel, hoses, etc. was around $8000 -$10,000 if I remember correctly. Bought this get-up about 6 years ago.
Google "KIFCO WATER REELS" and take a look.
 

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Mike said:
HAY MAKER said:
Mike said:
My little reel will put down 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water on 10-12 acres in one pull (12 hours) Works pretty good on small fields - and helluva lot cheaper than a pivot - plus, it's portable.
I usually irrigate at night because of wind, evaporation, etc. I do a lot of food plots in the fall for hunters, because they all want to have green stuff up during "Bow" season. (October)

That dont sound all bad ,mind if I ask the approximate costs?..............good luck

Initial costs for PTO pump, reel, hoses, etc. was around $8000 -$10,000 if I remember correctly. Bought this get-up about 6 years ago.
Google "KIFCO WATER REELS" and take a look.

I will ,thanks for the info.............good luck
 

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