Saturday, May 17, 2014

From inside the cab

Spent some time in the field this spring preparing fields for planting. 

This is what I saw if I was looking ahead...

Or if looking over the right shoulder...

And when looking over the left shoulder...

And in the cab...

Fun Facts:
  • At 8 mph and a 42 foot field cultivator, about 30 acres per hour can be tilled.
  • Tilling 160 acres means driving about 50 miles.
  • Each acres is tilled with a little over 1/2 gallon of diesel fuel.
  • Last Monday I worked 3 fields totaling just under 160 acres in 6.25 hours.
  • The same day, about 4,960,000 corn seeds were planted on that acreage.
  • That amount of seed would have cost about $15,000.

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