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All I can say is WOW!!!! :eek:mg:
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:eek:mg: That thing is longer than a three week payday! I'm from the mountains and have never seen anything that size before! Thanks for the pics!
 

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My dealer has a new 24 row sitting on his lot right now and I thought it was
big. With $4/bushel corn and $200/bag seed corn I don't see how they justify
buying these things. The base price on a planter like that is around $150K.
 

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I take it thats a 36 row?I only have a 12 row and my boss has a 24 row.It is amazing where things are headed.Im sure that is Green Star equipped ''auto steer''?Im also sure he probably farms 5000 acres or more.

The sad part about seeing big planters like that.Is it shows he farms to much.Im sure he is a nice guy.But its just a shame that big farmers just keep getting bigger and more and more little operations go under.When a farm comes up for rent its a shame the smaller operator like my self is not given the chance to expand a little.They alway seem to loose out to the big operators.Luckily 80% of my small operation is family owned.Because the Nice guys with big monster equipment like this are always scouting around to get rented ground taken away from the little guy.
 

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The longest I have seen in Illinois are 1 mile long we have sections and a section is a mile sqaure.There is always a road every mile.It might be a dirt road but a road just the same.Might be different far southern state?As far as I know Iowa is this way and Indiana.South Dakota and Wheat country states have long runs but not that much corn to plant.
 

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I have seen a lot of big equipment here in southern mich but nothing like that.
Saw a big JD a couple of weeks ago pulling 3 mold board plows.
 

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My dealer has a new 24 row sitting on his lot right now and I thought it was
big. With $4/bushel corn and $200/bag seed corn I don't see how they justify
buying these things. The base price on a planter like that is around $150K.
I thought I seen on another site the price for this 48 row is around $300-$350K!! And only 5 or 6 were built.
 

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Go to Deere.com, click Agriculture, then planting, then Planting & Seeding,
then DB Series Planters, then DB88 48R22, then Build Your Own, Base price
$155K says it does not include Bauer Frame Pricing, I have no idea how much that is.
 

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I take it thats a 36 row?I only have a 12 row and my boss has a 24 row.It is amazing where things are headed.Im sure that is Green Star equipped ''auto steer''?Im also sure he probably farms 5000 acres or more.

The sad part about seeing big planters like that.Is it shows he farms to much.Im sure he is a nice guy.But its just a shame that big farmers just keep getting bigger and more and more little operations go under.When a farm comes up for rent its a shame the smaller operator like my self is not given the chance to expand a little.They alway seem to loose out to the big operators.Luckily 80% of my small operation is family owned.Because the Nice guys with big monster equipment like this are always scouting around to get rented ground taken away from the little guy.
Yes, the tractor is equipped with autotrak on RTK. 5000 acres? Actually about 4 time that.

I understand what you mean, it's not a good thing to see but that's all the farther I will go.

As far as the big guys taking land, that works two ways.

1. They are paying high cash rent.

2. They might have had a well built relationship with the old farmer before he quit. In our area some might consider us "big" and we do get to rent land once in a while. However, most of the land come from retired farmers who we've know for ages, some have kids, but they are not interested in farming. So are we stealing land or not?

This is kind of a touchy subject.:00000060:
 

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:hide: Dont get me wrong im a friendly:thThumbsU I know what your saying.I only farm 220 acres and have been investing in bigger and better equipment to be able to farm more.I have a shot at 360 acres more to rent owner is 59 and saids at 62 he is done and will retire.He saids its a done deal family friend for a life time.That will make me happy.50 50 split or reasonable cash rent he has already promised that.

I work off the farm for a about 5000 acre operation.There also a trucking company.They have a Kinzie 24row for corn and a Kinzie 16-32 uniplant for beans.Two 48' Case IH field cultivators behind a 9400 Deere and a 9530 Deere and two 9760 STS Deere combines 12 corn heads 35' platforms.So im on both sides of the fence here.Im a small farmer partime and a partime hired man have been with them for 10 years and worked 10 years for another large operation before that.They have more equipment then they need for 5000 acres.As I also have more then I need for 220 acres I have a 12 row Kinzie my self.I could easily farm 1000 acres with the equipment I have today.

Im sure your like the out fit I work for.You are not out to rent a farm out from under a neighbor.But there are a lot of guys today that would.I can remeber when a neighbor needed help.Sickness or death neighbors came in and helped that guy in need.That was just the way it was.But today there are many that would be to busy trying to rent the farm out from under them.I see this and thats what I refere to.

Cash rent is way out of line in my area.Some is going for 200 per acre give or take 20 thats nutts!Cash rent for 80 acres $16000.00 just to farm that 80 for 1 year.I have done the math and it does not add up.With todays prices to put a crop in and market values?Some rent this land that has surplus fertilizer built up.Potash, Lime and do not put it back then Corn it out Corn on Corn for a few years and do not resighn the lease and move on to the USDA office to see what land may be available to cash rent.There the ones I refere to and there out there.Several went broke a few years back and when we have a drought year that were past do for this 200 plus bushel per acre corn yields luck will run out.

This was a wet spring second year in a row.Many of these big boys have numerous land lords.They were as nervous as a pet coon trying to figure out who they pleased with getting the planting done first while nothing was happening at the farm down the road.I had my planting done and the planter back in the shed during most of this.I got it in between rains while the big boys had to explain to retired farmer Smith that he was planting retired farmer Browns and as soon as it dries up again and I finish retired farmer Wilson and Widow lady Johnsons I will get in yours.

Or even worse they mudded in this place and had dirt clauds the size of softballs because of it on one farm.But it was dry when they did the landlords down the road.

Thats what the retired farmers who rent there farms out and the Blue haired widow ladys are saying in the coffee shops and hair parlors these days.I like this and I chime in and say.Well us little guys maybe need a little more land and the Big boys need to scale back a bit.

The problem is that the Landlords who get these big cash rent prices are sitting pretty.As long as they get there payments in advance.Before a crop failure and the big boy goes broke.Because if they are offered $200.00 per acre cash rent and pass it up.Thats when 2 fools met.
 
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