Saturday, April 24, 2010

John Deere Combine

Close up of John Deere Combine largest made by Deere with Graco corn head 24 row header with 20" spacing which means it's 40 ft wide. The Graco corn head chops stalks after the ear corn has been pulled off. Needless to say this machine is very hungry and eats copious amounts of grain ie corn for breakfast. lol.
John Deere Trac Tractor pulling a Kinze Grain Cart which holds 1100 bushels of corn or soybeans and safely fills a semi trailer which handles 800 to 900 bushels of crop allowing the combine to not stop on the ends to unload.
Soybean crop head carrier 35ft long used to transport the head on highways and rural back roads, safety is most important.
John Deere mean green machine notice the size of this combine compared to the old machine shed that once housed all of Pete's fathers machinery back in the 1940's thru 1960's. The size of implements has tripled.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rusting Au Natural

Pete mixes up his special rusting brew and allows mother nature to finish the process, they sunbath near the barn or on top of the old silo, people think we are crazy when they see all these rusting objects and we are. lol.