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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3330 on: July 09, 2018, 09:50:28 AM »

I'd heard before that Kubota had someone else build their hay equipment but I didn't recall the name Kuhn.

Very nice looking piece of equipment but it was 'never been to the field' clean too.  He was hauling with a Ford Super Duty and it was squatting like it had a good load on. 

My Dad used Hesston hay equipment which I think ended up getting bought out by White or AGCO in all of that 'consolidation'. 

The list of manufacturers of ag equipment in the US is very, very long and now getting very intertwined.

Actually, it's Knight-Kuhn.  Kubota makes nothing as far as implements themselves.

In reality, there are very few domestic producers of ag related equipment here.  Most are offshore in Europe.  That includes John Deere.  Agco was in Coldwater, Ohio for many years (I used to deliver to the plant).  They are gone too.  Union drove them out.  Talk about a tight union.  The workers 'worked' about 30 minutes each hour.  The other 30 minutes was spent loafing.
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« Reply #3331 on: July 09, 2018, 10:03:10 AM »

I was never in a union and usually had unfavorable thoughts of them.  Like everything else almost, it's a few bad apples that spoil it all.  With union leaders and corporations it got to be nothing but a power struggle rather than protecting the workers.
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« Reply #3332 on: July 09, 2018, 05:36:18 PM »

Union drove them out.  Talk about a tight union.  The workers 'worked' about 30 minutes each hour.  The other 30 minutes was spent loafing.

You just described a few Big 3 UAW plants I used to go to.

I can't go back. 

They aren't there anymore either.
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3333 on: July 10, 2018, 08:08:09 AM »

Sunshine again today!  Supposed to have the possibility of a shower or two but it doesn't look like it yet. 

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« Reply #3334 on: July 10, 2018, 05:09:06 PM »

Col's Restaurant at 12 and Stephenson on fire
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3335 on: July 15, 2018, 08:20:21 AM »

Lots of sunshine again. 

I saw on TV that this will be the hottest day of the summer so far for much of the nation although we're not in that zone.

When I opened the door to let the dog out this morning there was a rabbit sitting there eating.  The dog charged out and the chase was on.  They both headed for the woods at full speed.  About 5 minutes later I saw the rabbit come back out of the woods but no sign of the dog.  The rabbit went across the yard and into another small patch of brush and about that time the dog showed up.  I called him and he was glad just to come back inside and get a drink.  Now he's resting from his morning sprint. 

Amazing how they can go from 0-90 instantly...

I guess that's what makes them dogs 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #3336 on: July 15, 2018, 08:42:24 AM »

We need rain bad.  Not just a 'shower' but a soaker.  Don't see that happening.  At least I'm not burning up gas, mowing the lawn, no lawn to mow.  Smells like cured hay in the morning when I go outside.  The smell of dry matter.

I see Fire specialists from West Virginia have been assigned to the National Forests in the lower upper and upper just in case there is a fire issue and there may very well be without appreciable rain soon.

Going to be a very interesting hay season (as in expensive).  I have my hay in the barn for CL's nags already and my back field will get cut again, but, a lot of people will come up way short this year and if they can get forage, it will be a wallet drainer.
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Re: What did you see out your window today ?
« Reply #3337 on: July 15, 2018, 08:55:37 AM »

We need rain bad.  Not just a 'shower' but a soaker.  Don't see that happening.  At least I'm not burning up gas, mowing the lawn, no lawn to mow.  Smells like cured hay in the morning when I go outside.  The smell of dry matter.

I see Fire specialists from West Virginia have been assigned to the National Forests in the lower upper and upper just in case there is a fire issue and there may very well be without appreciable rain soon.

Going to be a very interesting hay season (as in expensive).  I have my hay in the barn for CL's nags already and my back field will get cut again, but, a lot of people will come up way short this year and if they can get forage, it will be a wallet drainer.

Our lawn ranges from a lush green over the seepage bed to a dull brown on the sand hill that is always in the sun.  I'll mow again tomorrow maybe just to get the high spots and those nimrods that grow  when it's dry.

I've been using the brush trimmer on the weeds cleaning up some walking paths in the woods.  Even the deer will take the path of least resistance.
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