Wednesday, May 2, 2013
Yesterday was the first day to operate the new soybean planter. It was a pretty good first day. There were only a couple glitches… some fasteners came loose on two electric clutches on the air cart. I was able to continue, and John secured them (I didn’t have the right tools with me in the tractor) at the end of the day.
I began at the Holscher farm, and then moved to the Harvey-Wanda and Steimel farms. The soil condition at Holscher was ideal, I found some areas a little wetter at the other two places.
The new drill is quite a load on my tractor, I notice that it pulls harder than the previous 40-foot drill. But it will be okay… we’re not ready to replace the 9330 just yet.
All in all a good day.
Also, congratulations to our niece, Jenny Hobson-Green of Berea, Kentucky. She turns 40 tomorrow!