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Daric Preston
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Krause 3131 31 foot finisher how much tractor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daric Preston Dec 15, 2011. 5 Replies

I recently bought an IH 4586 with a 300 hp cummins 855 conversion. Does it have enough ponies to pull a 31 foot Krause finisher? Looking to go on a 2 hour trip to buy a this tool. It has a 5 bar…Continue

Wheat yields and quality

Started Jun 23, 2011 0 Replies

We are a couple weeks out from wheat harvest here in Ohio and was curious on the wheat yields in the South.  Good, average or poor?  Also, any vomitoxins arise from a wet spring? (ie head scab)  We…Continue

Any advice on a Massey Ferguson 1805 4WD tractor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Draper May 1, 2011. 5 Replies

I'm looking at buying a Massey ferguson 1805 4WD tractor off of a guy for tillage use.  It's a late 70's model with the CAT 3208 motor.  It has 3 scvs, pto, 3 point.  I've heard bad things about the…Continue

Old school grain trucks market

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Reed Jul 4, 2011. 11 Replies

I bought a 1966 Chevy C60 last summer and love it.  It has a 14ft bed, twin hoist, 4X2 tranny, 292ci 6 cylinder and only paid 1200 for it!  I called about a 1965 cab over Chevy C60 last week and went…Continue


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Daric Preston replied to MikeMcGinnis's discussion Where's this corn market going?
"I was waiting on 6 dollar corn but pretty sure that won't happen. I think there will be some corn acres switched to beans but not sure if it will be enough to get corn to 6. If it gets in the 5.50 range and I get it in the ground, I will…"
Apr 20, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Jeff Caldwell's discussion "Toughest farmer" competition
"I agree, keep out the drama. I work with people in Columbus Ohio area who drive by crops and don't know what they are. I'm always getting questioned. I think a history channel show would be great, plus be informative."
Apr 20, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Kris J. Durbin's discussion Are you tiling? and if so (or not)...
"Tile is like anything else we do. You about have to lock in prices as they fluctuate like input prices do. I had some done last August but bought the tiLe in January due to a 3 cent per foot increase that was coming. Tile is by far my best…"
Apr 20, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Shaun Hamlin's discussion What is the biggest issue that you have with fertilizer costs?
"Ya they got us alright. I've tried to prepay for 28 or NH3 but last year some people got burnt as they didn't plant as much corn as intended due to the wet spring. Then they had to keep their purchases and pay storage on them. Not a good…"
Apr 11, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Jeff Caldwell's discussion "Toughest farmer" competition
"I think there should be a reality show about farming. We have ax men, swamp people, American picker, etc but nothing about the most important industry in America. Have a group of say five small farm operations ( less than a 1000 acres) and five…"
Apr 11, 2012
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Feb 13, 2012
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Feb 13, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Lawrence Quimby's discussion Hydraulic Brakes
"If the price is right don't be afraid of it. I run two chevys from the 60's with hydraulic brakes and they work just like a normal truck would. Just need more distance to slow down when loaded."
Feb 13, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Dave Kraeer's discussion Getting a loan through FSA
"Been there done that. I have a good paying job outside of farming and I don't (and never did or will) qualify for all the great programs fsa offers. I have dealt with Ag credit on getting a mortgage loan on my farm and also borrowed money from…"
Feb 13, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Jeff Caldwell's discussion Land rent auctions
"I am small operation and rent in my area has gone from 80-120 an acre to a record of 386 on a bid for cash rent. I figure you would need 180 bushel corn to break even on 386/acre rent. If prices dip, add more yield to that figure. I don't drive…"
Feb 9, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Ross Collins's discussion Pesticide Applications
"I agree PPE is key when handling any chemical. I have a restricted pesticide license in Ohio and have been doing custom work for 5 years and have had 3 children with no problems. I think NH3 (anhydrous) is the worst thing out there but you…"
Jan 21, 2012
Daric Preston replied to MikeMcGinnis's discussion Report Day
"Everything I saw just a bit ago has everything down 40 cents. Ouch!!!!!!! Gonna be a long year."
Jan 12, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Brad Jarden's discussion Apache Sprayer
"We had an apache dealer down the road but never really looked into them much as it is too much for my operation. Talking to the salesman, they are probably the lightest sprayer out there. I think they are the best bang for the buck. Keep us updated…"
Jan 3, 2012
Daric Preston replied to Adam Blonde's discussion prices by harvest 2012?
"I hope you are right. I'm hearing other things here in Ohio. I'm hoping corn stays in the 5 to 6 dollar range to make some money but I'm hearing 3-4. Wheat prices are weak in this are at 5-6 range. My wheat looks crappy right now but…"
Dec 15, 2011
Daric Preston replied to Daric Preston's discussion Krause 3131 31 foot finisher how much tractor?
"I have a brochure from John Deere for a 2310 finisher and it says 8-12 horses per foot so I'm in that range, but as before mentioned it depends on soil type and conditions. We've gotten away with the spike harrow only but a set of baskets…"
Dec 15, 2011
Adam replied to Daric Preston's discussion Krause 3131 31 foot finisher how much tractor?
"whats the rule of thumb?  7-11 hp per ft of implement.  Of course it depends on soil types.  Think you'll get along just fine."
Dec 14, 2011

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At 7:27pm on April 27, 2011, Adam said…
Yes a 42 & 4840, very solid and dependable tractors.  42 has 9000 and 48 has 6000hrs.  Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on here much lately.
At 6:40am on December 20, 2009, John Walter said…
Glad to hear you got the corn done. You won't have to decorate the combine for Christmas. Hope that tranny problem isn't a huge issue.... Merry, merry.... -- John Walter,
At 2:54pm on December 13, 2009, Daric Preston said…
I think theres about 2200 on the tach, but not actual. One of the best tractors JD ever made along with the 4020 in my opinion, especially for it's time. Hell, theres still alot of them in the field. Most only see light work now a days, but there are a few of us small guys around here who use it for almost everything. When I started looking for a tractor, it was no question on which one to get to do everything. Prices on this things are red hot here of late. I saw the article Machinery Pete did on 3 low hour machines including a 47 hour one that brought 58000!! About 25K more than it cost new. Mines not perfect. Looking to put some more updates on it like steps, mirrors and a chrome stack!!! I totally redid the cab when I got it. put a AMFMCD in it with remote as it's hard to adjust the radio in a bumpy field. You said you have a couple of 40 series deeres right?
At 9:48am on December 13, 2009, Adam said…
how many hours on the 4440?


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