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2006 Alfalfa Silage Harvest in Canada
These pictures are from when we did Alfalfa Silage in June, in Alberta, Canada.

For silage we used...
- Hesston Self Propelled mower
- John Deere 4440 and a JD 576 round baler (normally the 7410; 4440 on the rake)
- New Holland TV145 loading in the field
- John Deere 7410 unloading the trucks and loading the silage bagger (normally the TM125)
- Pronovost SilaTube bagging machine

This picture shows the JD 7410 with 740 loader, hooked to the silage bagger (transport only). I spent close to 30 hours on this tractor during silage.

-Josh
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Loading bales with her TV145.
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New Holland TV145 Bidirectional with loader again.
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NH TV145 again.
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From up on the trailer.
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New Holland TM125 with Quicke 980 loader parked and the 7410 in the background.
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Nice pics Josh. That alfalfa (lucerne) hay sure looks good (& smells sweet, I bet) :-)
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John Deere 7410 with 740 loader. At up to C-4 at 1700 rpm, I can unload a truck fastest, which is a good thing when there's 3 trucks running back and forth.
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Are these TV's still commonly used in your area? I thought these trac's warent a big succes.
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Nice hi quality pictures as always.
Thank you
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This is a 2000 model, with about 4,000 hours on it. In that time, it's been to the dealer once for warranty work, and had two on-site visits for in-cab sensor problems. All 3 problems were covered in the warranty period, and it's been a very reliable machine.
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Again, this time with a view of the truck as well.
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Again.
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Last picture.
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Quite a few farmers over here (especially in the dairy areas) have gotten into tubeline type silage (as opposed to individual wrapped bales), mainly due to the cost.

While it is open to some spoilage, it is still a good option in my opinion.
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Pete, and Tascowboy, thanks, and yes we had a very good growing season this year, unfortunately we harvested about a week late. Got it off 1 day before the rains though, finished on Sunday, and on monday there was standing water six inches deep around the silage bags! ;-)

Arcane, I wouldn't say they're overly common, as I only know of 3 other farms with them in my area, however I was told by one of the NH mechanics that came out to service it, he said they'd sold 46 TV's so far, and that was back in 2004, not to mention all the Versatile models and 9030s, see a handful of those too. Not sure how far that area stretched though. A salesman at the farm show we went to also said they were relatively popular, especially now with the 2 different choices of loaders. He also mentioned that he had sold 15 TG210s and 3 TG215s with loaders, as we were interested in a TG215 with loader ourselves.

-Josh
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TasCowboy, a while back I addressed the different methods of silage on another forum. It's a lot of reading, especially my second post, but might be of some interest to you.

http://talk.newagtalk.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=8446&posts=8&start=1

-Josh
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Cheers Josh, I shall check it out.

It is always interesting to see what others are doing in farming around the globe; one may even find something which they can apply in their operation, on the other side of the world :-)
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good documentary,but the 7410 is just from the dealer or a neighbor for a while?
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Right, the 7410 is from our neighbors. We were actually looking at the exact tractor before we bought our TM125 and when we went for the TM the neighbor took the 7410, so I've been paying close attention to it, as he has been with ours. I've spent time on his, and he's spent time on ours, was actually the one using it when the front axle broke on the TM125 the first time.

Although I'm still happy we got the New Holland over the Deere, as many on the forums know, the TM125 has been a lemon, and that's why I mentioned the 7410 being so problem-free. The TM is a far nicer machine to run, although the 7410 has a few nicer things as well, such as the tires, smoother transmission and possibly more visibility, although that probably has most to do with the loader. Simple things like the TM having the one-piece flip-up hood versus the multiple removable panels on the 7410, same as on our 7710. The TM is a very good tractor/series from an operators stand-point and we've considered a new TM175 in the past couple months, but they have weak front axles among other things, and are a well known problem series, mainly the earlier models.

-Josh
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Hey Josh

looks like you've got quite some operation there. Is it cattle? You probably posted it somewhere in here already but maybe you could give me an update :-) I just can't remember what it is..... :-[

Thanks Martin
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edit: doubleposted, sorry. Martin
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Hello Martin, check out his website if you like, it is very interesting (it shall give you info on his farmimg operation) :-)
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That was quick.

Thanks, that's a very good idea. Should have thought of it myself. Martin
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