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JOSHJA 431752 308 Took the Deere to town! either
Took the Deere to town!
A few weeks back I took the 7630 in to town, it was in bad need of a wash! :-[
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Even with the front fenders... :-\
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Dont you have a pressure washer on farn Josh?
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I told you it was dirty...:-D
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Craig, we do have pressure washers, 2 bigger ones actually, but this amount of mud required a lot of work, and a lot of water ($157 CAD / $176 AUD worth of water from the carwash). Being spring, I didn't want all that soapy water around the yard, especially since we also took the 2006 Ford F-350 1-ton pickup (in the left bay) and the 2007 VW Jetta TDI (center bay) at the same time.
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A shot of the new tool carrier for the loader. I'm very pleased with it.
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It was in such bad condition, my main concern was to get most of the mud off, keep everything out of the engine and moving components clean. That's why I did a quick job at the car wash.

(This is still before!!)
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The tractor still had another month to be spent on the bale processor, getting dusty. Now without all the mud, it was to remain relatively clean, and I'll do a good job at home soon as it's done feeding duty, just before we start silage. After silage it'll be on manure duty, and will require another wash before fall, and once over the winter.
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Ok, fair enough. You must have too much money if you reckon it is cheaper to go to a car wash, than to wash it on farm :-D

I guess the secret seems to be to not let them get in that state in the first place (by more frequent washng or by washing off at the end of the day, if you have been in particularly muddy conditions). I know what a nightmare it is to get really hard, dried mud off my ute if I havent washed it for a while.

Most farms here have a really good pressure washer, to wash tractors, trucks & utes (+ other gear, as needed), so getting the mud off isnt usually a problem (not bad enough to go to a car wash anyway) LOL :-P
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Just finished.
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It's not immaculate, but it's a piece of farm equipment, not a Porsche.
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The Jetta and the Harley.
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The Deere joining the others...
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Tire treads are really accented....
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A John Deere 6010 with loader on my way home (I slowed down for the picture).
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Back home, before going out to feed. 15.25 feet to the hinge pin. ;-)
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Still looks new. :-)
Out feeding again.
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Thanks for these pics Josh A. I can't get enough of your JD with loader. :-D Really a very very nice combination.

By the way, Josh: What do I have to I hear there? "It's a piece of farm equipment, not a Porsche" ???
I would give away any Porsche for this JD without hestitation.
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realy nice truck you got there josh ! i wish i had one of those ford - harley trucks. nice john deere to ;-)
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Josh, I've never heard of washrooms for tractors like that one. Or is it a truck washroom? Are there more farmers who do this same way of washing the tractors?

What's that for old farm on you're way home. Looks like it's a big junkyard with old shed's and old iron stuff. Interesting to walk around there and look's what's inside the shed :-P
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The sign says Car&Truck wash so ;-) But it's a really nice tractor! But I would just wash it on the yard.
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I guess the secret seems to be to not let them get in that state in the first place (by more frequent washng or by washing off at the end of the day, if you have been in particularly muddy conditions). I know what a nightmare it is to get really hard, dried mud off my ute if I havent washed it for a while.

Most farms here have a really good pressure washer, to wash tractors, trucks & utes (+ other gear, as needed), so getting the mud off isnt usually a problem (not bad enough to go to a car wash anyway) LOL :-P[/quote]

TC, now you see why it got so dirty? One day, that's all it took. We had a VERY wet spring in our county, and some of the water dykes broke. I disked this field a few days before this. Within 36 hours it turned to this, I was out until 11pm moving bales 2-3 at a time to higher ground. :-\

Our pressure wash is obviously pretty good, the neighbors keep borrowing them, even though they already have a smaller one. ;-)
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I never got stuck though, even with 3 big rounds on the front end! :-D

GHMB wrote:
realy nice truck you got there josh ! i wish i had one of those ford - harley trucks. nice john deere to ;-)


That truck, and tractor too, are my mom's! :-)

Johan & Ziko:
That's a rather run-down place, but it's the only car wash in town (there are 3 in that town) that was big enough for the Deere. Yes, it's actually a truck wash, lot of oilfield trucks use it (and other semis).

A few farmers do use it.

TasCowboy wrote:
Ok, fair enough. You must have too much money if you reckon it is cheaper to go to a car wash, than to wash it on farm :-D

Most farms here have a really good pressure washer, to wash tractors, trucks & utes (+ other gear, as needed), so getting the mud off isnt usually a problem (not bad enough to go to a car wash anyway) LOL :-P


I never said anything about it being cheaper...:-[
We normally was wash at home during the summer, but consider we have how many things to wash right now?

TV145
7630
Highline 7000 bale processor
Highline 8000 bale processor
Freightliner FLD120
ATV
F-150 (extended cab)
F-150 (crew cab)
F-350 (crew cab)
Jetta
Motorcycle

That's a heck of a lot of soapy water around the yard. 20 minute drive in the Deere, and 3 people can be washing 3 things at once.

Ziko, I would too! :-D The funny thing is that my father had a reunion with some of his friends from high school shortly before the Deere was built. The one friend was bragging about his new Porsche, and the build date was for a few days before our 7630. I told them the build date for our new tractor was February 7th, and people were more interested in that than they were in the car! Especially the one guy, who now happens to be the owner of Pentagon Farm Equipment, which is pretty well the biggest Agco dealership in Western Canada!

Johan, there are a few run-down farms in my area as you can see... rather embarrassing...:-[

-Josh
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Why Americans always have so much cars? :-D :-P A run down farm does that means that there is a sort of slope? So the water just runs down? Or am I really getting the wrong point about what you say?
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Ziko, run down means they are poor farmers, the farm is being operated below the level it should be. Maybe this is because the farmer doesnt have much money or because he is lazy, etc.

Josh, point taken but dont you have a washdown bay on farm? Here some of the bigger guys have a concrete washdown bay, draining the washdown water / soap / etc away from the site, especially useful when washing sprayers out.

Cheers,

TC ;-)
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