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Troubleshooting / Blowing fuses
« Last post by Admin on April 17, 2017, 11:10:17 am »
On a vehicle, if your keep blowing fuses for an intermediate wiring issue, you can replace the fuse with a light bulb, you can try and track down the short.  If the light gets bright, then the wire is shorted somewhere.  If the light goes out all the way, then it probably is an open circuit.  For most things, it should be a dim light.  I use this trick quite often after I have blown 2 fuses in a row, and suspect a rubbed thru wire somewhere.
Camping/Hunting/Fishing/Boating / Re: Fish'n (or lack of catch'n)
« Last post by Jon on March 13, 2017, 09:56:20 am »
Another day on the river...  Water was muddy and lots of debris floating around.  Saw a few other boats running around, and a few people fishing from the shore.  Didn't see many people reeling in fish.  But it was sunny and 60 something.  Felt great.
Camping/Hunting/Fishing/Boating / Fish'n (or lack of catch'n)
« Last post by Jon on March 01, 2017, 05:21:56 pm »
Bought a jet boat this summer.  We used it some on the lake and this winter we have been out steelhead fishing.  While, we haven't had good luck fishing, I will agree that a bad day catching fish is more fun then a lot of other things I can think of.
Combines / R72 Gleaner Combines with Case Headers
« Last post by Jon on February 28, 2017, 07:40:19 pm »
Several years ago we purchased to 36 foot CASE IH 2062 headers and modified the adapters to fit our R72's.  This was a big performance increase, as the 27ft auger header was one of its limiting factors.  We also changed the helical bars to move more straw to the far side of the straw chopper, this made these older machines (2002), into very capable machines. 

We ended up painting the end tins grey and orange, because we were getting lots of strange looks from people seeing case headers on out gleaners.
Cameras / Updated my CAB Camera
« Last post by Jon on February 28, 2017, 07:33:57 pm »
I posted this on another site, and thought I should put it here.

I have ran the CAB CAM on the back of my no-till drill, and a camera underneath where it is hard for me to see if I get a plug. I tried a wireless version originally, then switched to a hard wired version. I am now, changing (upgrading) to a true WiFi camera that connects to a computer network that I am setting up in my tractor (no I won't have it connecting to the internet). I am doing this, because I can have several security type cameras, that can display and record on my tablet/computer. So, if I need to go review something that happened when I wasn't looking at the screen, it may help me figure things out. As far as looking behind while moving, any camera in my opinion is better then none, again I think the record feature of a security camera may be useful, in case there is an oppps. 

I cannot use the mirrors on my tractor, as they cannot see behind my drill.

A little more on my actual setup:

While not installed yet, but tested in the shop is this:
DLink Wireless router (has 4 LAN ports and wireless) - DIR-655, runs off of 12v 2Amps.  This will be wired to a key'd power source in my tractor.  It is setup to use local IP addresses on the Wireless and LAN ports (not planning to use the LAN ports at this time).  I will mount this somewhere out of the way in the cab.
I have a RAM mount holder, that holds my medium sized iPAD that is in a defender case (otterbox), that connects to the WiFi from the router in the cab.  You can verify it is connected, by connecting to the routers config webpage.
On my no-till drill I am installing a DLink outdoor wireless sercuity camera (DCS-2330L), this camera runs off of 5 volts dc , but comes with a 110v AC power cord with a transformer.  I cut the transformer off, and used a voltage regulator 12v dc to 5v dc to connect that to a power source I already have on my drill.  This wireless camera was configured to connect to my WiFi network that is boradcast from the tractor.  Can have security setup on it if ya want.  I am starting with 1 camera, but if the first week goes good, I plan to add several more.
After it is powered on, I open a website for the camera to watch/configure and use the security camera all from my iPad.  Because it is not "internet connected" it will not effect data usage.
Does that make since?

Weather / Farm Weather Stations?
« Last post by Admin on February 28, 2017, 07:22:25 pm »
On Farm Weather Stations, what is your take.  Fill out the poll.
GPS / After having GPS?
« Last post by dbljfarms on February 28, 2017, 07:13:28 pm »
Would you go back to before having GPS?  Reason?
What are you planting? / Spring 2016....
« Last post by dbljfarms on February 28, 2017, 06:53:45 pm »
While the prices of our commodities are not very good, I am not changing much of my rotation this year, as I believe that a diverse rotation is important.  I will be planting soft white spring wheat (probably 2 varieties), lentils and some round-up ready canola this year.
My Favorite Tools/Equipment / The best piece of equipment I have
« Last post by dbljfarms on February 28, 2017, 06:50:01 pm »
My '94 KW service truck with he 10,000 lbs crane.  More details are on the website:
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