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New-Gen's Notes
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New-Gen    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:11:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I got up this moning and listened to the obituaries on the local radio station-then re-checked last nights paper--couldn't find my name anywhere so I guess I'd better start my day.
It's raining here, which isn't all bad. The crops could use a little drink, and it might cool things off a little in the process.
Still working on the old combine, giving it a much needed tune-up. Since it's 25 years old it needs a little TLC once in a while-but on the plus side, it gets the job done, and with a little pre-season TLC, it's never let me down in the field. And better yet, what I paid for it wouldn't pay the first month's interest on a new one. And it's not like I farm half the county anyway.
Well, if you've read this far, thanks for listining, and have a good day!!

Larry806    Posted 06-10-2004 at 08:20:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Everyone knows Deere made the New-Gen's to try & be as good as IH tractors lol.How many hours you got on thet 66 I've got a old 8820 with 5600 & a 77 with 5900 hours We still cut between 2200 & 3800 acres a year with them.I'm in Ohio & ground around here rents from 75 to 135 per acre depending on the farmers welefair payment on it The game here is to buy ins. to 80 per acre & pay back the gov. paymet to the landlord witch means if I want to rent a farm I check what the gov. payment is & put 80 with it & offer that to the landlord Some people risk more

DD    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:42:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad to hear ya didn't find yerself in the Obits. That's always a good thing ; ) I'm tractor illiterate but them colors look purdy together! LOL! I never knew tractors came in so many different colors until about a year ago. All I had ever heard of was John Deere. Don't see many tractors here in the city though so that's alright too I reckon. Glad to hear yer combine is still working, I may not be a farmer but I do know that everything in life is much better when handled with a lil TLC : ) Have a Good Day!

New-Gen    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:48:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
All you ever heard of was John Deere? Well, that's all you really need to know!! {Try saying that on some of the other boards and see what a color war you start} LOL

DD    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:59:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, I've seen that before ; )

Texas    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:17:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
What kinda combine is it?

New-Gen    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:25:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

It's a 6600 Diesel Hydro. The last year they made the 00 series before they went to the 20's, so it has the 404 engine and the hydraulic lock on the unloading auger.
You're probably not too surprised to hear I run a John Deere combine are you? LOL

Texas    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:30:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not surprised at all. I have an old 95R, use it in narrow cuts on rice and for milo.

Got a '77 7700 diesel and a '75 Int 915 gas.
The 7700 runs great and the 915 does too..but that 915 is huntin a gas pump after about 8 hours. Thinkin of installing a bigger tank on it.

Niether have mud hogs on them, but I have a set of tracks for the 915.

Wish I had an extra $250,000...would love to have one of those new Rice Edition JD's!

New-Gen    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:34:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I had an extra $250000 I'd go buy 80 acres of land and keep nursin' the ol' 6600 along!

Texas    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:36:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I lease all my crop land. With the revised govt programs that now pay the land owner instead of the farmer to set aside crop land...Im lucky to still have the place. Raise all my hay and cattle on owned land.

New-Gen    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:45:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I own some and cash rent some-I'm lucky enough to have good landlords with a sense of loyalty.

Texas    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:48:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
So if you dont mind me asking...whats crop land lease per acre for where youre at?

New-Gen    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:51:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depending on the land, anywhere from $80 for sandhills and river bottoms to $225 for the really good stuff. How does that compare with your area?

Texas    Posted 06-10-2004 at 06:57:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whoa! 225 an acre? Im gettin one helluva deal maybe....$40 an acre, and $1 an acre more if I want the hunting rights! There are some dry land farming that get $100 an acre or more.

I have 430 acres leased with options on 200 more.
These are broken up into different acreages, all ajoining (due to water flow for rice) 110, 105, 84, 57, 32, 30, 12.

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