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Harvesting alfalfa
Today we were harvesting alfalfa, we did approximately 160
acres in total. The harvester is a Claas 820 which is owned
by Claussen Farms, the tractor is our NH TM140 and the
dumptrailer was rented from Claussen Farms.

Vandaag hebben we ongeveer 42 hectare luzerne gehakseld,
gister hebben we ook nog 20 hectare gedaan. De hakselaar is
een Claas 820 van het loon bedrijf Claussen Farms. Die
kipper is ook van hun en de trekker is onze NH TM140
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This is what i was driving. Our 8120 with the loader taken
of, and out Veenhuis dumptrailer.

Ik reed met deze combinatie, onze 8120 zonder voorlader met
onze Veenhuis kipper.
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other side.
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The side.
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This is our John Deere 544H packing.

Onze John Deere 544H was op de bult.
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H&S inverter behind a JD 7210 combining swaths. This field
was pretty disappointing.

Dit is een H&S inverter achter een JD 7210. Dit apparaat
gooit een zwad op of naast een ander zwad om meerdere
tegelijk te hakselen. Stond niet zo veel op dit veld, het
andere veld was een stuk beter.
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Hey Gerard,

Nice Pics. I especially like the pic of the 544H packing,
and the TM140 with the Claas. Just curious, where were you
standing when you took the first pic, the one of the TM 140?
Nice shot!! Also, the 8120 looks naked without the loader
:-D still nice, just a little different!!

Take care,

Will
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The pic of the TM140 and harvester were taken while standing
on the top step of the 8120, and seems like I was on a
little bit of a hill compared to them.

The 8120 does look a lot different without the loader. I
just had to see what it looked like without it and it saves
1800lbs of weight. But it is hard to take the loader off. It
is easy on the 7210, did it today since a neighbor broke
their alo 980 loader and I let them borrow our loader. But
on the 8120 there is very little clearance in front of the
weight bracket and I damaged a hydraulic line on the loader
:-[ I`ll have to get that fixed, then I probably put the
loader back on and leave it on for a long time.
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Mooie combinatie, die jd met die veenhuis. :-D
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Hi Gerard. So First cut isn't that great of just that field?
I'll have to get some pictures of the new Taarup twin rake
in the next week or so.

Take care,

Nathan
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That field with the inverter was pretty bad, took 4 cuts of
it last year and this is the 4th year for that field. That
field was only 50 acres, the other field which was 110 acres
had an excellent stand, that field was mostly seeded last
year and was cut only twice. Had to drive 2MPH slower than
usual because of the amount of alfalfa on the field. Thought
about grabbing the 8120 to cut it, but the wheels on it are
set too narrow.
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Hey Gerard,

So will you try to get another year out of that field, or
plow it up in the fall? So will the 7210 be replaced with a
more powerful tractor? :-D

Take care,

Will
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sorry, meant them TM140 , when it is time for trade!!
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That poor field will definately be plowed this fall, would
have done it last fall, but there it was doing very well.
Last year a 3 year old field had way too much grass in it,
so it had to go first. I put some manure on all our alfalfa
fields and with the rain we had the fields are completely
green again. I think second cut will be better for that
field.

We plan on keeping the 7210 for a while, has 4850 hours on
it now, will be 5000 by the beginning of july, the loader is
semi-retired, the tractor is now mostly in front of the TMR
mixer. Since we stopped loading the TMR mixer with it has
not had any problems, good tractor, better PTO and
hydraulics than the TM140.

The TM140 is only a year and half old, 1600+ hours on it.
Our 8160 had 7650 hours on it, but it seems the TM140 has
had more problems than the 8160 already. Fortunately all
under warranty. Better shape up or there might be a green
tractor replacing it. The guys like driving it but it let us
down twice last week. :-\

Not going to trade the TM140 just for more power. If I have
to I`ll set the tires on the 8120 wider so I can cut with
it. More likely to get another tractor next year that would
fit between the TM140 and 8120
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Hey Gerard,

So by the sounds of things, you will be slipping another
green one between the TM140 & 8120? ( Or you could always
get a nice new 8480 :-D ) With or without
warranty a tractor going down twice in one week is not a
good thing!! I hope it gets better for you, that is a real
pain in the ass!! Hows the 8120 been? In total, how many
acres of alfalfa do you have in the ground?

Take care,

Will
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he flying dutchman, is die john deere 8210 niet wat te groot
voor zo`n kipper? maar mooie foto`s:-D

hi flying dutchman, is that john deere 8210 not to big for
that kipper? but nice photos:-D
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There is 160 acres of existing alfalfa and we seeded 110
acres this year for a total of 270 acres. We also bought 44
acre of barley silage which is a covercrop for a local hay
guy.

Yes, the 8120 is a big big for the veenhuis but we only have
3 tractors and the TM140 was in front of the other
dumptrailer which is the same size and the 7210 was in front
of the inverter.

De 8120 is wel wat groot voor de veenhuis kipper, maar wij
hebben maar 3 trekkers en de TM140 stond voor die andere
kipper die ongeveer even groot is en de 7210 was bezig met
de inverter.
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