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Tony Eickman
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  • Templeton, IA
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Tony Eickman's Discussions

T band

Started Oct 31, 2013 0 Replies

we are setup with smart boxes and are running insecticide in furrow.  Thought about changing to a T-band.  Where can I find the T-band dispenser?  I've googled it several different ways but have only…Continue

land prices

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Folsom Sep 30, 2013. 2 Replies

There is 200 acres for sale a mile from where I live in rolling hills Carroll county.  It was the banker's estate, children are settling it-extremely nice people.  Given the recent outlooks in…Continue

1994 rogator 664

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Eickman Jul 22, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm running into an intermittent problem with our rogator sprayer.  I will lose product pump pressure occasionally and after playing with the hydrostat-back and forward it comes back.  Twice it came…Continue

planter smartboxes

Started Oct 24, 2012 0 Replies

We run continuos corn and were wanting to know more about smartboxes on planters.  We want to know if anybody else uses them and if they are operator friendly.  We use a stackfold planter with 32% so…Continue

 

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Tony Eickman replied to Jordan R Anderson's discussion Pre-Harvest Checklist
"we should be done other than putting duals on a tractor.  This last month I took the throat off the 2388 to fix a shaft/sprocket, then saw a wear plate was worn off on the rock trap, then pulled the rotor after seeing how worn the vanes…"
Sep 4
Tony Eickman posted photos
Aug 25
Tony Eickman commented on David Ekstrom's blog post The Farmer Wave
"a while back my uncle from Omaha originally but has lived all over the US was riding with my dad to town a whopping two miles from town.  After the sixth car my dad waved at my uncle had to ask if he knew any of the people he met driving so…"
Jul 23
Tony Eickman replied to Zachary P Green's discussion Crop Conditions
"We are about a week to ten days from corn tasseling and we haven't seen the corn look this good in years.  We have seen the start of gray leaf spot corn on corn but were planning fungicide anyway.  Beans are great depending on the…"
Jul 8
Tony Eickman posted photos
Jun 5
Tony Eickman replied to aaron dennis's discussion buying a welder
"We use the heck out of the Miller 200 welder.  It's a wire welder that we had for years that we bought used from a local welder when he traded up.  We haven't had any problems with that except the add on aluminum gun died and it…"
May 14
Tony Eickman replied to Matt Weemhoff's discussion best tractor ever.
"4450 with MFWD powershift is the best loader tractor we've ever had.  "
Dec 16, 2013
Tony Eickman posted a discussion

T band

we are setup with smart boxes and are running insecticide in furrow.  Thought about changing to a T-band.  Where can I find the T-band dispenser?  I've googled it several different ways but have only found the studies but never the product/tube/dispenser.  Help if you can.See More
Oct 31, 2013
Matt Folsom replied to Tony Eickman's discussion land prices
"At least $10,000 1700 just sold in Calhoun County to one buyer for around that price.  And that buyer has money enough to buy 2000 to 3000 acres more cash."
Sep 30, 2013
Matt Folsom replied to Tony Eickman's discussion land prices
Sep 30, 2013
Tony Eickman posted a discussion

land prices

There is 200 acres for sale a mile from where I live in rolling hills Carroll county.  It was the banker's estate, children are settling it-extremely nice people.  Given the recent outlooks in marketing nobody is saying the prices are going to bubble back up, in fact the majority are calling for $4.00 price range(corn) long term as in years.  Knowing what assume means, what price do you think it will bring?  Does deep pockets mean anything anymore?  If you were bidding would you look at it…See More
Sep 25, 2013
Tony Eickman replied to Tony Eickman's discussion 1994 rogator 664
"raven 460.  seems to start back up when you switch from rate to manual and play with inc/dec. we replaced the silinoid wonder about replacing the board."
Jul 22, 2013
Aaron Wedeking replied to Tony Eickman's discussion 1994 rogator 664
"What type of controller are you using?"
Jul 22, 2013
Tony Eickman posted a discussion

1994 rogator 664

I'm running into an intermittent problem with our rogator sprayer.  I will lose product pump pressure occasionally and after playing with the hydrostat-back and forward it comes back.  Twice it came back and was trying to blow the filter apart with too much pressure -150 psi.  It would quit when I turned the switch off and clean the rubber on the fitting and turn it back on.  I would say it shut off on its own more if I was going downhill faster than set speed.  We put new parts in the…See More
Jun 25, 2013
Tony Eickman commented on Matt's status
"finished planting on Friday and it has been raining almost non-stop since.  somewhere in the ball park of two inches a night except last night - no rain- Sunday night was the worst- 2 inches within a couple hours.  Washed like a…"
May 29, 2013
Tony Eickman posted a status
"anyone out there using schlagel strip till equipment? looking for something else."
May 27, 2013

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rain

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 9:03pm 3 Comments

Got missed by the rain again.  It evaporates or goes around us every time.  In three weeks since we planted we have gotten a 1/4 inch.  the corn rolled up this weekend with the heat and the sidehills are starting to die in places.  The beans are barely emerged and look like they need a drink.  I give it another week or two of high heat and we'll be out for the season.

land prices Ugh!

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 8:24pm 6 Comments

A neighbors 160 acres are up for sale.  The lawyer sent out a newsletter stating the starting bid is set at $10,000.  That blows me out of the water before I even get my big toe wet. So disappointed.

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