Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

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Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:11 pm

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I was cutting strings off a bale and heard a blast go off. Dang bull took off running and bucking. That was a first for me, dang light duty Kubota glass can't even handle a bull rubbing on it.
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:16 pm

That is good advice.
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:17 pm

Let's see, 2 side doors and 1 rear window. Yep you are not the only one.
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby ez14. » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:21 pm

Look at the bright side now you don't have to worry about shutting the door when you feed! :D
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby saltbranch » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:47 pm

We had that happen on a 73 chevy when I was kid, bent the be nice out of the door and fender. Never forgot the experience
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby 1wlimo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:06 pm

lol John Deere glass is no better.

had my work truck beat up one time, yet an old car use as a field car and stayed in the field they left alone
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby Nesikep » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:19 pm

You should see the doors on our old Chevy.. totally caved in from the bull rubbing on them
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby jltrent » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:05 am

If this one would fit I would see how bad they wanted to sell with a best offer. I busted one last year on the M9000, an Ash tree limb swarped it as it fell, it went a different direction than I though even after wedges inserted, etc. I never though it would even get close and if I would have just had the door closed. The glass goes into a million pieces. Putting that rubber seal on (Able to reuse old seal) and the door handle in is not much fun on the new glass either.

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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby Hook2.0 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:48 am

We caught cows up and sorted to load the calves. I was backing up the truck up to the portable pens to load out with my door open. Turned to look in the passenger mirror and next thing I knew there was a bang.
Backed into a cow that had moved closer with the driver side door that was open. Sprung it.
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby pdfangus » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:49 am

We used to have a guy here who wrote a column in the va cattlemans newspaper.

he was a grass and cattle management guy....big on stockpiling and managed grazing.

His position was that everyone who insisted on feeding cattle baled hay in the winter time should have to do it on an open tractor with no cab....they would soon look for a better way...

I tend to agree....we fed with open tractors for thirty years and I was always looking for a better way....Up side is never had a bull or anything else break any doors or glass.

the guy who rented the neighboring place after my partner died sold his cows a little over a year ago because he said he was not going to go thru another winter feeding cows in the rain snow and mud...but he did not have time to change his management...

new neighbor is in the hay business and wraps everything that can not be made into good horse hay....he has a lot of hay and feeds cows to use the hay....and he likes the cows but he has equipment and hauls hay daily to feed the cows and grazes the whole place...he does manage the grazing better
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby Txpiney » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:09 am

I have an open station JD so I've never broken a window on my tractor buuuuut , my wife backed Into my tractor hay forks, and broke out the big azz back window in her Saturn Vue. :mad:
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Re: Tip of the day, shut your door when feeding hay.

Postby Texasmark » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:53 pm

Was buying a freezer beef calf once. Farmer had his truck right where he put the cubes to get them where I could pick one out. Sure-nuf, they got to pushing and shoving and a cow backed right into his driver's side door on his fairly new PU. Lesson for me.
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