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Here are some pics of our tractors used on our farm. Any questions, just ask.

first is a shot of our D4D caterpillar and great plains seed drill, behind is our D6C cat and john deere chisel plow.



the D6C chiseling wheat stubble



D4D harrowing



D6C cultivating with wil-rich cultivator



D6C moldboard plowing



this is our older cat that doesn't get much use a D6B and John Deere disk



You may wonder why we use cats for farming with? Well it is fairly common in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and some parts of California to farm with crawlers. This picture should show why.



Cats hold better on hillsides and pull better uphill with better traction, it sometimes makes a big difference especially if a wheel tractor is only two wheel drive. And the working speed is faster than one may think, we can work at 5.5mph with cats. Our three cats were never designed to be bulldozers, they have no blades or rippers, a direct drive transmission and drawbar.

This next picture is courtesy of John McManigal showing what real steep farm ground looks like, and trust me there is steeper farmland than this near here. This D5 cat holds the hillside though.



Okay so maybe you want to see a wheel tractor, we also have two massey fergusons, first is an 1155



pulling a roller with the river in the background



and the 275 pulling the sprayer



I also have pics of our combines with automatic hillside leveling. just a sample






If you want to see more let me know, and if you have any questions about the tractors, farming, area, just ask.
 

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wow!!! spectacular photos.... you just gave me an idea for a photo contest :thanku::thanku::thanku::thanku:
 

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Great photos! I would love to see more.

I've never been around operations using crawlers before, so these are really interesting to me.

Thanks a lot and more please!
 

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Wonderful pictures. I really enjoyed them. Yes we would like to see more. Thanks for sharing.
 

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:congrats: Excellent photos. Beautiful scenery. Great farm and machines. Sure we'd like to see more! :thThumbsU
 

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Great Pictures! That hillside tillage would give me the creeps.
 

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What an absolute blessing that you get to wake up everday and see that while you are farming. Excellent.

What's the upkeep cost on that type of tractor?

T.C.
 

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Appreciate you posting those and would love to see more. Beautiful land yall have there.
 

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WOW is the best word i can think of right now..

I would love to see more pics of the crawlers working. Heck anything your willing to snap pics of. Very nice place, very nice equipment, very nice pictures.
 

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What an absolute blessing that you get to wake up everday and see that while you are farming. Excellent.

What's the upkeep cost on that type of tractor?

T.C.
Its pretty cheap, just running old equipment requires a winters worth of work in the shop. I would say the cost is lower than that of our wheel tractors.


Thanks for all the comments guys, I will post some more soon, also if you want to see more pics of the scenery and landscape here I have tons of pics of that I can post if anyone is interested.
 

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Wonderful pics, and yes please do post more when you can. Those type of pictures always make me feel proud to live in these United States. Thank you!
 

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Very good pictures. Enjoy the machinery at work as well as the scenery in the back ground. Thanks, and post some more!

And a contest? Fantastic. Looking forward to the entries!
 
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