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  1. JD 625 Mower-Conditioner :: Small Acres, and Waterway Contours

    I'm trying to decide whether it's better to get a small moco like the JD 625 or a disc mower for my small acre fields, and potentially a waterway with a somewhat hilly contour. I'm concerned...
  2. Re: Haying - Alfalfa mix, wheat, or neither -- Decisions...

    Hmm, decisions-decisions! If what I'm reading is right, the price for wrapped round bales of wheat haylage seems to bring a fair amount more than mixed grass -- so it seems that utilizing the full...
  3. Re: Haying - Alfalfa mix, wheat, or neither -- Decisions...

    I've got a smaller compact tractor -- was thinking of getting a 5115M or going to a 6R tractor so I'm setup to do anything.

    I was thinking if I kept the compact tractor to do small square bales...
  4. Haying - Alfalfa mix, wheat, or neither -- Decisions...

    Hey guys, I've got an idea but not sure how to properly proceed.

    On my personal land, I have about 5 acres of free flat area I could grow an alfalfa mixture to bale into square bales. I've also...
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    Hay - To grow alfalfa mix, wheat, or both

    Moved to Haying forum.
  6. Re: Looking to start growing & harvesting Hay - with a Compact Tractor. Advice please

    Did you end up haying ... Or ... Do the pumpkin, christmas trees proposal?
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    Re: Anyone use 5M for row crop?

    I was right on the edge of approving the quote, but I was too indecisive. And that was what... Almost a year ago! Just want to make sure I make the best choose from a budget/financial standpoint,...
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    Anyone use 5M for row crop?

    Anyone use a 5M, like a 5115 or 5085 for general utility and also small row crop production? I'd like to at some point row crop 50-60 or so acres.

    Would that tractor likely pull a decent disk,...
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    Re: JD 3520 Stuck in Muddy Creek Crossing (video)

    Better than snakes on a plane.
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    Re: JD 3520 Stuck in Muddy Creek Crossing (video)

    We finally got it out. Had to go to a different area and cut a few trees down to access the creek. I couldn't film it because the camera was full... Should have had the gopro!
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    Re: JD 3520 Stuck in Muddy Creek Crossing (video)

    R1s would have been nice! So would a bigger tractor lol.

    Oddly enough, the MX6 was fully raised at the 3pt.

    Reason he had the fronts turned was because on both sides of those crossings there...
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    Re: JD 3520 Stuck in Muddy Creek Crossing (video)

    Tractor is all doing good! It's for sure getting a workout on this project! That was an intense little ordeal! Was about to storm, which ended up laying down more than an inch! Area was about 5...
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    Re: JD 3520 Stuck in Muddy Creek Crossing (video)

    http://youtu.be/Wj7xoAxNvQE
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    Re: JD 3520 Stuck in Muddy Creek Crossing (video)

    http://youtu.be/t1RjpnjFEtg
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    JD 3520 Stuck in Muddy Creek Crossing (video)

    Figured you all might enjoy watching some of this. Was stuck trying to get back to the dry side of a "island" type area between creeks for mowing.

    John Deere 3520 - Pipeline Right of Way -...
  16. Re: Loader Mount Mulcher and 3pt Hydraulic Power Pack, 30gpm

    Only reason I'm for the FEL mount is so I can get to high places on and around trees, and better access up hillsides.

    The boom operated rotary cutter that is 3pt mount looks pretty awesome.
  17. Re: Loader Mount Mulcher and 3pt Hydraulic Power Pack, 30gpm

    Hmm.. I'm stuck between the loader mount, or a boom mower that's 3pt mounted.

    Would be on the 5115M.
  18. Loader Mount Mulcher and 3pt Hydraulic Power Pack, 30gpm

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a skid steer type forestry mulcher powered hydraulically and a 3pt hydraulic power pack that will produce to 30-40gpm needed by the mulcher.

    John Deere has some best...
  19. Re: JD 3520 4x4 Issues, and Gator 550 XUV (and Right of Way Mowing Video)

    fyi, found the culprit of the mfwd light. On the 3520 the sensor switch is on the transmission. On the left side, between the rear wheel and the step. Behind the engagement linkage. It's hard to...
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    Rear Duals for 3520

    Anyone know of a manufacturer that makes some sort of system to run duals on a compact tractor?

    I saw some stuff unvenferth made, but had no luck in contacting them.

    This would be for stability...
  21. Re: JD 3520 4x4 Issues, and Gator 550 XUV (and Right of Way Mowing Video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77NTeFdFBCo
  22. JD 3520 4x4 Issues, and Gator 550 XUV (and Right of Way Mowing Video)

    Hey again!

    Got the tractor back from being serviced.. they said nothing was wrong with it; it does seem to be doing better after a full "severe duty maintenance" though.

    Today when we were...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Not sure. Initially I'm doing this with the expectation of making some money off site with the tractor by mowing fields in the fall months.. Until I'm able to utilize it fully on site.
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Problem is my goose neck is only rated for 14k and the trailer is 3k :/
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Yeah I think I could get away with putting the 5115m and mx8 on the gooseneck but the 6115r is way out of the question. Figure just drive it on the road. No more than 40 miles one way
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    I know I'm really beating a dead horse here... But is there any reason for me to get a 5115m vs a 6105r or 6115r?

    The initial cost is a bit higher, but the creature comforts, capabilities, design,...
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    Trailering an MX10

    Des anyone have a 5 series tractor and an MX10 or HX10 that they transport between mowing fields?

    I've got a standard deck over gooseneck that has a 102" deck width. The mower is said to be...
  28. Thread: 5093e Delivery

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    Re: 5093e Delivery

    Congrats! That's a sweet looking rig!.. well, "rigs" -- both are nice!
  29. Thread: 5093e Delivery

    by Thowle
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    Re: 5093e Delivery

    Mmm :shocked:
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    Price Check Re: John Deere 3320 price?

    Not sure if it helps, but when I ordered my 3520 deluxe cab, air ride seat, radio, fender extensions, mirrors, 300x loader, and mx5 mower I payed $34k
  31. Re: John Deere 3520 - Air Conditioner Issue & Cleaning Radiator in Field

    She's still for sure having issues. Used it a bit today.. hot, hot, hot.

    Got a list going of issues on it so far. Some may be normal, but others for sure need to be addressed...

    - Front Axle...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    I guess... If I'm going to do it, might as well go big! 6r!
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Yup! The console in the 6m looks flat and 1990's style.. The 5m seems curved and ergonomic. The 6r just looks like... A luxury office!
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    I looked at some pictures on the deere site at the 6115m vs a 5115m... From the looks, the interior cab design took a major step backwards for the 6... The 5 looks really nice.

    I'm honestly torn...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    I looked at some pictures on the deere site at the 6115m vs a 5115m... From the looks, the interior cab design took a major step backwards for the 6... The 5 looks really nice.

    I'm honestly torn...
  36. Re: John Deere 3520 - Air Conditioner Issue & Cleaning Radiator in Field

    It does seem to be doing better now that everything is clean. Had no real way to do it out in the field on the job site though. Need to get a portable air tank and air gun/nozzle to spray it out. ...
  37. Re: John Deere 3520 - Air Conditioner Issue & Cleaning Radiator in Field

    Not an option in this case. This will be at a job site.



    Will let the dealer know... Seems like yours works awesome! Mine usually works good... It just started not keeping up that day.


    ...
  38. John Deere 3520 - Air Conditioner Issue & Cleaning Radiator in Field

    Seems like I'm posting a lot of questions on here lately about the tractor... But the other day, it was 102 degrees outside, high humidity. Had AC on full blast, had been mowing about 10 hours.. Was...
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    Re: John Deere 300x Loader - Will not dump

    You all were right! Took the QDs off, and re-seated, and now she works like a charm!
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    So... can you just spray that on the coil through...

    So... can you just spray that on the coil through the hole where the filter goes, without removing the cab roof? Does it not tear anything up in blower? Cause foul smell or vapors in cab?
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    I don't think he is exaggerating at all.. on my...

    I don't think he is exaggerating at all.. on my 3520 today and yesterday, while bush hogging... I had to clean it every hour.. including grille and radiator, else heat alarm would come on...
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    Re: John Deere 300x Loader - Will not dump

    Maybe they are both bent, because we took that timing rod off, and they both stayed about the same.
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    Re: John Deere 300x Loader - Will not dump

    Not the QD's... everything looks fine. Took bucket off today and tried to extend arms (dump), and there is a lot of resistance after about 1". My buddy thinks one of the rams is bent. Guess time...
  44. Re: JD 3520 - Drinks Water (overflow/fill jug is always low)

    Will give it a try. Was getting hot earlier when mowing. Noticed it was way low, but also the whole grille was covered totally with dust and grass... so there was limited airflow. Guess that's...
  45. JD 3520 - Drinks Water (overflow/fill jug is always low)

    Filled it up a while back with distilled water. About 20 hours later (today) I look at it once the tractor gets high in temp, and it's below the fill cold line. Added more water. Any ideas what...
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    John Deere 300x Loader - Will not dump

    Used the 3520 to bush-hog today; some trees/saplings that got pushed over with the loader.

    After about 5 hours of mowing, went to shut tractor down and level out the bucket.. it will raise, lower,...
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    Price Check Re: John Deere 5115M, HX15, and H260 Price Check

    But.... it's.... BLUE! The only thing good, that's blue is the UK Wildcats... and the sky! :)
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    No leaks. Same level now as it was when I filled it up.

    I have a drive shaft from a finish mower I could use.

    I called JD; they have a lead time of about 1.5 weeks for service. Have to use...
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Squeak noise on rear when moving; and it's extremely hard to shift through H, N, and R.
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Gator is screwed up too... Think I'm just going to bring to jd this week and have them fix them both.
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Here is the video..


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSXjUMRAEwc
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    Price Check Re: John Deere 5115M, HX15, and H260 Price Check

    So what do you think will be better? Get the 15' bat-wing, or a 10' 3pt mower? I'll be using it to mow local here (water ways, etc) and also going around 15 miles away to mow other fields. Can't...
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Yep, 3520 with cab. Here are some pictures from the mowing yesterday.

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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    This is a 3520 with an MX6. I'm going to get a 5115M with an MX15 or HX15... but, I'm actually thinking more of an MX10 3pt lift instead now. So long as I can trailer it. The CX15 was awesome at...
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    Re: New 2014 Deere 3R series

    I'll sure be one to give it a try! I'm sure the mounting for the hood will be the same.. hopefully same size too.
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    Okay... now a forced refresh of the mobile site...

    Okay... now a forced refresh of the mobile site and it doesn't have the 4r either... maybe some gungho developer jumped the gun posting it and then took it down later today. I saw it earlier this...
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    You're right... the desktop site has no 4r... but...

    You're right... the desktop site has no 4r... but mobile site has it all!
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    Here is a screenshot of what I see...

    Here is a screenshot of what I see...
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    Here is the link......

    Here is the link...
    http://m.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/campaigns/ag_turf/new_product_intro/newproductintro2014.page?cid=SMC_FBJDHP_AG_JDProdIntro_USCollage_08212013&cid=sf15882208
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    Here are the pics of 4r and 3r. If you look close...

    Here are the pics of 4r and 3r. If you look close you can see the lights
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    I see both a 3r and 4r for 2014 lineup. I saw the...

    I see both a 3r and 4r for 2014 lineup. I saw the hood image on JD sure for new 2014 lineup. It has new air cutouts and headlights/grille like the 6r and 7r.. the awesome looking headlights
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    Mowing Used it today in heavy fescue. It makes that...

    Used it today in heavy fescue. It makes that horrible grinding noise upon engagement, and at certain times when its running. It never makes noise when actively cutting thick stuff. Only when free...
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    Price Check Seems pretty good. I'm thinking a little more...

    Seems pretty good. I'm thinking a little more work on cutter and loader and it will be golden.

    This is with no trade, correct.
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    The hoods for the 3r and 4r look amazing.

    The hoods for the 3r and 4r look amazing.
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    Price Check Re: John Deere 5115M, HX15, and H260 Price Check

    Brand new order from the factory. Read good things on the 5115M.
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    Price Check John Deere 5115M, HX15, and H260 Price Check

    Hey guys,

    Below are the details of a quote I received from a local dealer -- what are your thoughts on the price for the tractor, loader, and mower. I'm thinking I can get it down to about $80k...
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    After tightening the clutch to spec, it still makes that noise.

    I can rotate the drive shaft and or blades about 1/4 of a turn before I get a lot of resistance.
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Yep, it was for sure slipping at the first; I suppose it still is after I tightened those 6 nuts up on the slip clutch plate. It's still making a very odd sound though. If it is from the slipping;...
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c48vvPPY1NM

    Slip clutch was for sure not tight enough.. I suppose all that noise is just because of the slip clutch?
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Just now got the quote back on it. The lead time is 2+ months. So, no time soon. The quote for the 5115M (loaded, deluxe cab, etc), with an MX5 (loaded, with rough-ag tires), and an H260 loader...
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Loosened all of the bolts on the slip-clutch, made a mark, engaged the PTO a few times, and it never spun up the blades.. so the slip-clutch was engaging. I tightened the bolts back up to where they...
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Okay... Slip clutch seems fine. Re-tightened it, still a lot of noise... Sounds like from under mower now... hmm, guess I need to flip it over.
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Hey mark, is this the correct procedure?

    http://manuals.deere.com/omview/OMW49746_19/?tM=
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    Mowing Re: MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Tried idle. Makes noise and drops too many rpm, makes oil pressure alarm go off and about to stall.
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    Mowing MX6 Engagement Noise w/ 3520

    Hey Guys,

    Got a used MX6 the other day -- it's a 2009, in decent/good shape. Checked the gear box, seemed dry so filled with new oil. Haven't flipped the cutter up to look under at the blades...
  76. Thread: Startup Cattle

    by Thowle
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    Startup Cattle

    Hey guys,

    I'm contemplating buying 90 acres or so, some haying equipment, fencing in about 30 acres and getting 20 head of beef cattle. I'd like to just buy calves, feed them and sell after a few...
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    Re: John Deere 3520 and MX8 Mower

    Yup! Yeah I can't wait for the new rig!
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    Re: John Deere 3520 and MX8 Mower

    I agree about appreciating the 5115m. It will ship the day this land has to be mowed by lol!
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    Re: John Deere 3520 and MX8 Mower

    Sold the MX5. And this land is all new unknown. Hasn't been mowed in 2 years.
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    Re: John Deere 3520 and MX8 Mower

    True. I think I'll give this a whirl. I just don't want to overwork the finish mower (Bushog RDTH84). It's pretty beefy, but would hate to tear something up on it. Going to be quite a bit of...
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    Re: John Deere 3520 and MX8 Mower

    Not cost effective in this case.

    I've got a 7 foot finish mower on it now.. I suppose it would suffice.. just be mowing through some tall thick stuff.. might have to go over it twice I suppose?
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    John Deere 3520 and MX8 Mower

    In a bit of a delima.. I've got an obligation to mow some property that will require an 8 or 10 foot bush hog. Right now I've only got my JD 3520 tractor; the JD 5115M is on order, but won't be here...
  83. Re: Physical Size of 5101E, 5115M vs 6115M and 6115R

    Did you ever find who stole your tractor?
  84. Physical Size of 5101E, 5115M vs 6115M and 6115R

    I was looking on the Deere site, among others -- but can't find good specifications.

    Does anyone know what the physical size difference is between the 5E, 5M, 6M, and 6R tractors?

    I did find...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Guess I though was spoiled when I got in the 5101e a few years ago to now... Was nice. Still nothing compared to whatever transmission was in the jd 644j loader tho! I assume the powerquad is more...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Hmm, seems nice. Wonder what a reasonable price on a 6105m and cx15 package would be... About 90k total or so?
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Didn't see a powerquad option on configuration for the 6...
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Eh, maybe my naming isn't sticking the same... But I see the 6d on the configuration has a 9/9 power reverse max, and the 5m has a 32/16 power reverser
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Is the power reverser in the 5 series not as good as the power quad you mentioned in 6?
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    Tractor Sizing Re: 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    What's the big difference in a 6D? Just a watered down tractor? Be better with a 5000 than a 6D?
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    Tractor Sizing 6M vs 5M for Field Mowing

    Guys,

    Thinking of getting a tractor (either 5E, 5M, or 6M) and a CX15 or MX15 mower to start mowing fields here that are in the USDA CRP Conservation program.

    Some fields will be flat, others...
  92. Re: John Deere 7000 2-Row and Row Cultivator (advice)

    Well, got the planter.. had to do some work on it -- welded some plate to drop the 3 point hitch attachment points down about 6"; my tractor wouldn't raise the planter off of the ground far enough...
  93. Re: Sweet Corn - Liquid Fertilizer & Implement Advice

    Got the Fimco 40 Gal Boom Sprayer all put together and running today! This thing will come in handy.. for some reason I'm all keen on doing everything liquid.. Did find a local Ag store than is...
  94. Re: Sweet Corn - Liquid Fertilizer & Implement Advice

    Super55,

    Thanks for the awesome information!

    The ground has been farmed for the past 2 years (all soy beans).

    I've deep tilled it twice already, then took the soil test. Planter and...
  95. Re: Sweet Corn - Liquid Fertilizer & Implement Advice

    Great! Sounds like what I will try and do!

    Sent from iPad.
  96. Re: Sweet Corn - Liquid Fertilizer & Implement Advice

    First thing I did after I tilled it for the 1st time. Results came back as follows...

    Phosphorus (P): 209 (Very High)
    Potassium (K): 430 (High)
    Soil pH: 6.8
    Buffer pH: 7.1
    Calcium (Ca): 4098...
  97. Re: Sweet Corn - Liquid Fertilizer & Implement Advice

    Thanks for the information! The planter is already setup for liquid at planting time; will probably give that a whirl -- can you go and buy liquid 34-0-0 or would I need to go by a coop and have...
  98. Sweet Corn - Liquid Fertilizer & Implement Advice

    Hey guys,

    I'm about to dive into about 1.5 acres of sweet corn project. I've got a John Deere 3520 Cab tractor with a PTO tiller, 2 row John Deere 7100 planter, and a 2 row cultivator. The...
  99. John Deere 7000 2-Row and Row Cultivator (advice)

    Hey guys,

    Been doing some looking around, and think I've settled in for a John Deere 7000 2-row planter setup on 26", with a liquid fertilizer system and then also a row cultivator setup the same....
  100. Re: JD 3520 - SpeedMatch / LoadMatch / MotionMatch Issue

    So would that mean that eThrottle/AutoThrottle should be available on all machines? Dealer said that the eThrottle is ONLY available on the AutoHST not the eHydro... sounds... IDK.. ??
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