katrina said:It's dirt uder the pile... The silage is tarped so we pull the tarp back and start at one end and work to the other end. It's a toss up on who's faster. I would say I am.. He piddles by gettting in and out to scoop by hand. I don't scoop by hand because I do it right the first time. No oil or gas leaks. My jd is a cherry....
katrina said:Denny, what do you use to pack your silage? I wouldn't say ours is real hard. We use an 8630 jd.
katrina said:Our's is hot or warm......Anyway steam rises..... Ours is probally 15 ft to 18 ft high. I know when I was packing it, in the tractor I could see over the tree row and on to the shed roof. I'm scared of heights, so after I could look over the trees, I quit... I could go up, but I couldn't get back down. I froze up... Couldn't clutch or anything. I just couldn't handle it...
canadian angus said:Does string ever bring a slide show to me, not only in the thought of silage and computors. Let me explain, I grow up with our place putting silage up with a flail cutter, hauling with a wagon, a wire apron on the bottom, pulling it out into the pit, spreading with forks and at the end of the day packing with a 9 N ford tractor.
Come winter hauling with a sliegh, but better yet our front end loader was an axe, and a fork. Flail choppers left the silage up to 16 inches long. We would start a colt with an older horse in the fall and come spring the new horse was seasoned.
When I said about te slide show, funny in the late 50's and 60's computers were not in my vocabulory, or was a front end loader.
Guess that is progress, now we have time to play on this silly thing, young people have time to get into trouble, dream of new machinery, not be too tired to go to bed at nite but talk to people around the world in this site.
Not complaining but comparing times.
CA and now we have big bales.......Yeah