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Comparing D4D SA to TD9B CA

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3 months 3 weeks ago #252190 by gary in CA
Yes a 1948 CB Hay Standard with a 371 engine. We had blackeyes in the Montpelier area.When we bought it,it was full of Lima bean straw with a blown Hercules engine.
It was a great machine.Around 30,000 + sacks a year

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3 months 3 weeks ago #252193 by Ray54
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Good to know the dry bean business has not dried up and blown away like the sidehill wheat and barley.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #252194 by juiceman
Nice bean photos! Around here, it is still common to see something the size of a D4D pulling a bean machine on flat ground. Dried up and withered? The nut business here is still in the toilet; I want to guess that Pistachios still do well, (just a guess). It is really scary when the Bartlett pear and Cling peaches (processor) made $$$!
You guys tried to convince me to leave here, but the red club would not let me in! I did not make it past their trick questions during sign up. I guess you are stuck with me. JM

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3 months 3 weeks ago #252196 by gary in CA
Around here it went from grain fields,beans and then almond trees.Now the trees are coming out and putting beans in again.Going full circle.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #252198 by 17AFarmer
Ray54 The dry Bean business is pretty small compared to the 70s and 80s if I remember right there were a few years when black eyes could push a million sacks which were too many. There is not near the diversity of crops we had 50 years ago and a lot of the processing, marketing of all of those crops is gone and if some of these nut crops go bad I don’t know what you are going to plant on all of this HIGH priced ground. 17afarmer

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3 months 3 weeks ago #252199 by juiceman

Around here it went from grain fields,beans and then almond trees.Now the trees are coming out and putting beans in again.Going full circle.

***Hahaha, same thing here, nuts going back to CLING PEACHES. I call it the cycle of growing. We just knocked out 200 acres of clings for almonds, only to have the tenant jump back into it; they will spiral downhill in a few years and repeat...***JM
 

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3 months 3 weeks ago #252201 by 17AFarmer
I talked to a banker several months ago who said the bloom is off Pistachios, everything gets over planted. As a long gone Barfield-Montpellier farmer once said, first it was Range then it was Grain now it’s Almonds the way they are going it’s back to Range again!! That was 40 years ago he said it he might still be right 17afarmer

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3 months 3 weeks ago #252211 by LimaGrower
Hello still A lot of beans to thresh down in Ventura county. 300 acres to go of a 800 acre program. Weather has not made this an easy season. Cool spring and early summer, then 3” of rain in August followed by fog and a very cool fall. Not the best threshing weather.
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3 months 3 weeks ago #252213 by neil
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LimaGrower, what's the rationale behind using a crawler to pull the threshing machine rather than a wheel tractor? Is the ground soft? For sure, I like that they do and I was wondering why

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Neil

Pittsford, NY

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3 months 3 weeks ago #252214 by Rome K/G
Looks like the Cat gives more stability than a wheel tractor would with that big machine.

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