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Well i knew that that ole flat rack needed to be r
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STEVEN H    Posted 09-07-2003 at 16:07:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
i just never thought that it would be today. after baleing a very late and poor second cuting i puted out the flat rack today and started to stack her up. well i stoped up by the house and nailed on a few 2X4's and a 2X6 so as not to lose any bales out the back.(what a joke looking back now) well i had that inplace and started stacking. the back baord leaned back abought 2 foot and so did the stack. thought to my self when i am done with it i am going to renforce that back board.( another What a joke now.) well i had it all stacked nice with the bales that i had and stared off, mayed abought 4 inch and the left main bean snaped and dumped abought 5 bales off the back and the wagon was tiped up. (snaped the board that i nailed the one 2x4 to $#@%@$)
so now here i am with out my only flat rack and all the bales in the field. time to get the trucks hauling bales agin@!#$@#!. well got to run.

Lazy Al    Posted 09-08-2003 at 04:26:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sounds like my luck, Just about finished
raking my last field of my very poor second cutting when I see I had a flat tire on the rake.
So today I have to figure how to get it off and fix it , Looks like I'll have to hold the whole back end up and take off the axle and tear off one end of the drive part to get that tire off .
If it was the other one I could just take it off but this one looks like it could be a corker .
Old black grease been in there for years . probably should tear both ends apart and clean them up and put it back together . it's lookin like an all day messy job to me ,Good luck with you flat rack

Loren    Posted 09-07-2003 at 18:51:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Steven, what happened to chat? Did you guys close the whole thing down? Doggitter.

Hate that...    Posted 09-07-2003 at 16:37:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
But been there more times than I care to remember...Glad now that I don't have to rely on haying jobs for a living...

20 years ago was the last time I saw a 'wagon' as you describe...25 or so for a flat-wagon with no sides or back at all...

Thanks for the memories!


Drill    Posted 09-07-2003 at 20:56:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was hauling 14 round bales (1100lbs ea), going as fast as my old Massey 1100 would go, front wheel of the wagon decided to part company.
13 bales landed in ditch, one was trapped between tractor and wagon, right on the hitch. Pulled whole mess into yard, unhooked wagon, went back and carried each bale home one at a time.
Good thing I was only about 1/8th mile from home, only took about an hour.

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