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mcmanigal 318316 103 1670 either
1670
Parked on a quite Sunday morning for servicing, the 1670 &
the 8010 that do the harvesting for SRS Ranches are just
below
the "80". Some interesting spots to cut on it the next
morning. ;-)
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Since the 1670 is my ride for harvest, it's impossible to
get
pictures of it in action by myself, so I enlisted the help
of one of our truck drivers..."Hollywood" J. Wilson who took
the rest of this series with my camera. Here the 1670 climbs
out from the truck landing, headed forthe steepest part of
the "80".
Meanwhile, the 8010 heads out on it's run on the north side
of the field. :-P
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Headed out on to the steepest slope....the trick here is
getting the lay out right...a little bit of a down angle
across this part. Pretty easy to do here....just follow the
drill rows. :-D The first pass is pretty tame down next to
the old plow berm. As the cutting moves up the slope, more
& more of the leveler gets used.
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The plan here is to get across the steep slope, then turn
around right away & come right back....that way the combine
is light on the steep ground. Here the 1670 starts back....
:-D
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Getting into the "red light" portion of this run. Getting
close here to the leveler max of 48% ( when the red light
comes on) :-D The 1670 is built for this....very stable
on slopes such as this. ;-) The gaps in the seeding is
where
the no till drill dropped off the slope a little last
fall...
still some pretty nice wheat across here.
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just awesome :-P
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Just about at the leveler limit... the good looking one in
the
cab there is my dog Kirby. :-D
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Missed the red light by a whisker....Kirby checks out the
view ahead. :-)
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A few days later...a different hill for the 1670 to work
over.
This one has a different set up than the one seen above.
Here the combine starts off from the top and "dives" off!
:-D
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The tricky part of this hill...important to get into 1st
gear
BEFORE starting down....part way down the field turns off to
the right and the machine starts to level into the hill. ;-)
A little pucker factor right here. Except for Kirby....he
slept through the whole deal. :-D
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Got the hard part of this pass done....down the hill far
enough that the chance of a crash into the bottom from any
mechanical failure is pretty much gone. Time now to enjoy
the scenery....and the nice wheat down in here. ;-)
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Gets steeper on the 2nd pass....first the down hill dive,
then
a gradual turn to the right and the combine levels over to
the max limit of 48% :-D
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Down off the hard part....time to shove that hydro handle
ahead! :-P
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Shot from a little different angle...this gives you a pretty
look at the 1670 in action. A very special thanks to
"Hollywood" for getting these pictures. Nice work with the
camera and very good help throughout harvest! :-D
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as always: Awsome pictures John!!
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Nice pics.... ;-)
Good Job..... ;-)
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ooooow verry nice and impressive pic's !!!!!
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how the hell do you keep your pants dry? That's some pretty
scary stuff....As you can see, no such hills in Southern
Alberta, Canada, and even if, we would leave it in prairie
grass.....Here we are tackling a field of spring wheat, does
about 85 bushel under irrigation....Nice pics though
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here is another one. People used to swath all their grain
first here, and then use a pick-up on the combine, but now
they are more and more straight cutting...
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Yo Michel!! Hey, not too much trouble keeping the pants in
a
dry condition. :-P The 1670 is built for the steep nasty
stuff.....get up on the level too much and i start thinking
something is wrong. Got some pretty scenery to take your
mind
off things. :-D
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Michel: Found a few more in the 'ol file to add to your
nightmares about hillside harvesting....do you use roundup
on your wheat to speed up the drying & get it even?
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Headed out. ;-)
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Nice pics. That looks pretty scary to me too. Like Michel
said, we don't have hills that steep in S. AB. We harvest
our wheat with a 1680 too, here a nice pic with the 3 1680's
together on 1 field:-D

@ Michel: Did you sell your Fiat 180-90? Because a while ago
it was showing beside the Highway 3:-P

Rony
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another one, from behind
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Coming back.....with Mt Hood in the background. :-D
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