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Head on shot of a JD 9400T finishing up a steep north
slope seeding winter wheat just east of the The Dalles,
Oregon. The air cart between the tractor and the drill
has fallen off the hill some, and the lower side tire on
the air cart has started to roll under a little bit.;-)
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wooow that's a beautifull picture is that on your farm or a
farm nearby you. how many hectare's own this farmer, must be
a lot when you're driving such huge equipment.

take care
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Hey there MF8480! These pictures of the 9400T are shot on
SRS Ranches, where I have worked since my own farm went
broke ( too small) :-( SRS is scattered ( like many others
here) across the north end of Wasco County. We seeded just
over 3000 acres this fall and will do about 2000 acres next
spring. ;-)
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that's a lot. I saw on the pictures that the land is only
cultivated. Is it possible to seed every year on the same
soil or do you plough it sometimes.
sorry for my bad english.
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Hey, don't worry about your english, you are doing just
fine. :-D This area used to be all bottom plowed, then a
lot of it moved into chisel plowing to slow erosion. Now
the big switch is to no till, which takes the erosion to
zero. I had my doubts ( about no till's success) at first,
but now I know that we will never plow again.;-)
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how long took it to plow all those 5000 acres with a bottom
plow. and a how many furrow plow was that. i think it wasn't
a 3-furrow plow like my dad has ;-)
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MF8480 Not to interrupt Mr. McManigal and I am sure it is
different plowing the flat plains than plowing the hills,
but we bottom plow 4000 acres of wheat ground on the plains
of Kansas every year. We run two 12 bottom, two 10 bottom
and one 7 bottom. The tractors run 24 hours a day (except
to fuel and change plow shares) for 9-10 days.
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wow dirtdr that's amazing we don't got such huge machines
over here. can you post some pictures of those ploughs. i
like plowing very much and it's also a hobby of me but i've
never drove such huge ploughs.

take care
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John ;-)
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Hey MF8480: I don't have any good shots of our plows since
we don't run them that much anymore. But I do have some
that I took at a neighbors last spring. If we were plowing,
we would run one 10 bottom and one 11 bottom 24 hrs a day
and it would take about two weeks ( running time) to get
5000 acres. Our plowing would not be much different than
the Dirtdr; just a little steeper to keep you awake on the
night shift.;-) This shot is of a JD wheelie pulling a
set of doubles.....two five bootom plows hitched together.
All the best from Oregon :-D
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Another shot, this one from behind.
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Seven bottoms behind a D6B.....at the same neighbors.
An older plow without auto resets. This plow you have to
back up to reset after triping.
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beautifull pic', thanks. It's a dream of me to work with
such huge equipment some day. And i'm always thinking of
planning a vacation to a big agricultural area like this to
work at a big farm. maybe it comes true some day. As i can
see at this pictures te furrows are different than the
furrows we use to plow with but maybe i'm wrong cause i
can't see it that good. maybe you've got some pictures which
are taken a bit closer to the plow.
take care
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