Good News, Bad Timing?!

Millennial Farmer
7 Mar 202423:51

Summary

TLDRIn this engaging video, the host shares a day in the life of a farmer amidst unseasonably warm weather, discussing the impact on ice fishing and farming activities. They express gratitude to their sponsor, AG1, and reflect on their recent trip to the Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas. The video also covers various farm tasks, including leveling the yard, fixing mechanical issues with trucks, and dealing with grain handling challenges. The host's appreciation for their supportive community and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through AG1's products is highlighted, as they share their excitement for upcoming farm equipment upgrades.

Takeaways

  • 🌞 The weather is unusually warm with temperatures around 55° and the ground is dry on top.
  • 🌬️ There's a strong wind, causing dirt to be blown around, and the dogs are enjoying the weather.
  • ❄️ Despite the warmth, there's still some frost in the ground, which is unseasonably low for this time of year.
  • 🎣 Ice fishing is popular in Minnesota, but currently, the ice is only 6-8 inches thick instead of the usual 3 feet.
  • 📺 The speaker recently returned from the Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas, where they had productive interactions with many people.
  • 🚜 The speaker is considering leveling the yard with a tractor and gravel blade, despite the early March snow.
  • 🛠️ The speaker has some mechanical issues with their trucks, including a non-functioning blower motor and an air leak.
  • 🔋 The speaker discusses the importance of foundational nutrition, particularly during changing weather, and promotes AG1 as a supplement.
  • 🚚 The speaker is planning to have a new planter tractor and an actual new planter delivered to the farm.
  • 👨‍🌾 Jim, a former farmhand, is returning to work after a month, and the speaker is preparing his truck for his return.

Q & A

  • What is the weather like in the video?

    -The weather is unseasonably warm, around 55 degrees, with dry dirt on top and wet underneath due to frost still present in the ground.

  • What is the speaker's opinion on the current ice conditions in Minnesota?

    -The speaker notes that the ice conditions are unusual for the time of year, with only 6 to 8 inches of ice on the lakes instead of the usual 3 feet.

  • What was the speaker's recent activity in Houston, Texas?

    -The speaker attended the Commodity Classic, where they spent time at the Farmers Business Network Booth and interacted with many people.

  • What is the purpose of the AG1 product mentioned in the video?

    -AG1 is a science-driven nutritional supplement that supports the immune system, mental and physical health, and promotes healthy aging.

  • What is the issue with the speaker's truck and how is it being resolved?

    -The truck has a non-functioning blower motor, resulting in no heat. The speaker plans to have it fixed at a truck shop.

  • What is the problem with the grain conveyor system?

    -The conveyor system tripped a motor and won't start. The speaker suspects the issue might be in the transition where the grain flows into the leg of the system.

  • What is the speaker's plan for the mono storm parked behind the yard?

    -The speaker is considering using the mono storm to till over some wheat straw that wasn't tilled the previous year.

  • What new equipment is the speaker expecting on the farm?

    -The speaker is expecting a new planter, which was recently at the Commodity Classic, to be delivered to the farm.

  • Who is Jim and why is he significant in the video?

    -Jim is a person who is returning to help run a truck on the farm. The speaker mentions that Jim's return is a positive development and plans to wash his truck's windows.

  • What is the speaker's strategy for dealing with the grain conveyor issue?

    -The speaker plans to open up the transition to allow the corn to flow better and avoid pinch points, which might be causing the conveyor system to trip.

Outlines

00:00

🌞 Unseasonably Warm Weather and Farm Updates

The video begins with the host discussing the unusually warm weather, which is around 55° and sunny, despite it being late winter. They mention the dry dirt on top and the frost still present underneath. The host shares their recent experiences from the Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas, where they had the opportunity to interact with many people and express gratitude for the support of their channel. They also talk about their plans to level out their yard and prepare for potential future snowfall.

05:01

🚜 Tractor Work and Equipment Maintenance

In this paragraph, the host describes their efforts to level the yard with a tractor and the challenges they face with the uneven ground. They mention the sale of a dryer and discuss the importance of supporting one's health during the changing seasons. The host also talks about their plans to use ag1 for immune system support and shares a promotional offer for their viewers. They end the segment by discussing the need to check the radar for potential weather changes and their plans to clean and prepare their tractor for the next day's work.

10:01

🛠️ Mechanical Issues and Truck Preparation

The host addresses the mechanical issues they've encountered with their trucks, including a broken blower motor and an air leak. They discuss the process of fixing these issues and the importance of having functioning trucks for their operations. The host also talks about their plans to use a mono storm and their considerations for tilling wheat straw. They express frustration with the day's challenges but remain optimistic about upcoming improvements.

15:02

🔧 Troubleshooting and Electrical Issues

This paragraph focuses on the host's attempts to troubleshoot electrical issues with their grain bin's conveyor system. They describe the steps they've taken to identify and resolve the problem, including shutting down the system and searching for a reset button. The host admits their limitations in dealing with electrical issues and plans to call an electrician. They also discuss the logistics of transporting grain and their plans to improve the efficiency of their operations.

20:03

🚚 Truck Repairs and Farm Equipment

The host wraps up the video by discussing the repairs and maintenance of their trucks, including a visit to the truck shop for a blown motor. They express relief that the issues were resolved and share their plans for the next day, including loading trucks and preparing for upcoming farm tasks. The host also mentions the arrival of a new planter tractor and their excitement about the new equipment. They end on a positive note, looking forward to the return of a team member and the potential for smoother operations in the future.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡weather

In the context of the video, 'weather' refers to the atmospheric conditions experienced by the speaker, including temperature and precipitation. The speaker notes the unseasonably warm temperature and the absence of ice on the lakes, which is unusual for early March in Minnesota. This sets the tone for the video, highlighting the unpredictability of weather and its impact on daily activities and farming operations.

💡sponsorship

Sponsorship in this video refers to the financial support provided by a company, AG1, for the content creator's video production. This support is often acknowledged at the beginning or end of the video as a way to thank the sponsor and promote their products or services. In this case, AG1 is promoting their nutritional supplement, which the speaker uses and endorses.

💡farming

Farming is the practice of cultivating land and raising stock to produce food and other agricultural products. In the video, the speaker discusses various farming-related activities such as ice fishing, the use of a tractor for leveling the yard, and the challenges of dealing with unpredictable weather. The video provides insight into the daily life of a farmer and the importance of adapting to changing conditions.

💡tractor

A tractor is a powerful vehicle designed for farm work, such as plowing, tilling, or pulling other machinery. In the video, the speaker uses a tractor to level the yard and prepare it for potential future snowfall. The tractor is a crucial piece of equipment for the speaker's farming activities and is a central element in the video's narrative.

💡ice fishing

Ice fishing is a form of angling where a hole is made in the ice on a frozen body of water to catch fish. The speaker mentions the popularity of ice fishing in Minnesota but notes that due to the unseasonably warm weather, the ice is not as thick as it usually is at this time of year.

💡AG1

AG1 is a brand that produces nutritional supplements, which the speaker endorses and uses in the video. The product is promoted as a way to support the immune system, mental and physical health, and healthy aging. The speaker's endorsement of AG1 is part of the video's sponsored content.

💡farming equipment

Farming equipment refers to the machinery and tools used in agricultural activities. In the video, the speaker interacts with various pieces of equipment, such as the tractor, the gravel blade, and a conveyor system. These tools are essential for the speaker's farming operations and are discussed in detail throughout the video.

💡Minnesota

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. The speaker mentions Minnesota to provide context for the local weather conditions and farming practices, which are specific to the region.

💡gravel blade

A gravel blade is a type of attachment for a tractor used for leveling and grading surfaces, often used in construction and landscaping. In the video, the speaker attaches a gravel blade to the tractor to level the yard, which has been disturbed by the dogs and previous snowfall.

💡farming challenges

Farming challenges refer to the difficulties and obstacles faced by farmers in their daily operations. In the video, the speaker encounters several challenges, such as dealing with unpredictable weather, maintaining farm equipment, and managing the farm's physical layout.

Highlights

The video is sponsored by ag1, a company that supports the channel and offers free membership for farmers with various deals and services.

The weather is unseasonably warm with temperatures around 55° and dry dirt on top, but still frost underneath.

Ice fishing is popular in Minnesota, but this year there's only 6-8 inches of ice on the lakes instead of the usual 3 feet.

The speaker recently returned from the Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas, where they met many people and received compliments for their work on the channel.

The speaker plans to level the yard with a tractor and gravel blade, despite the early March snow and potential for more snow.

The speaker discusses the importance of foundational nutrition and promotes ag1 as a supplement for immune system and overall health.

A dryer is for sale, described as a great conversation piece for a living room, referencing the Millennial Farmer movie set.

The speaker is trying to level the yard with a tractor but faces challenges due to the uneven ground and wet conditions.

The speaker mentions a potential issue with a grain bin's conveyor system and the need to troubleshoot the problem.

A truck with a faulty blower motor is taken to a shop for repair, highlighting the challenges of maintaining vehicles in extreme weather conditions.

The speaker discusses the need for an electrician to fix an issue with the grain bin's motor and conveyor system.

Despite the challenges, the speaker remains optimistic and plans to have two functioning trucks by the end of the day.

The speaker plans to use a side draw on a grain bin for the first time and hopes to fill a semi-truck load.

The speaker is expecting Jim, a friend, to return and help with truck operations, indicating a positive change in Jim's health.

The speaker mentions a new planter tractor and an actual new planter on its way to the farm, showing upcoming improvements in farming equipment.

Transcripts

00:00

morning dogs well it's not even morning

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actually I think it's almost noon thank

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you to ag1 for sponsoring today's

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video this weather is just crazy I don't

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need this coat at all it's got to be I

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don't know 55° out here I'm thinking

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it's obviously Sunny the wind is ripping

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get

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her you just you don't listen you're

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supposed to do that on command even

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though I never trained you the dirt is

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dry on top anyway there you can see

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where the dogs are tearing it up it's

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wet underneath we definitely still have

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some Frost in the ground but an

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unseasonably low amount for this time of

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year even the cats are coming out to

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check out the

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fields oh yeah you like that let's give

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him a pet no you're going to run away

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I'm a good guy ice fishing is really

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popular here where we're at in all of

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Minnesota really but normally this time

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of year early March there's like 3 ft of

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ice on the lakes and right now I'm being

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told there's 6 maybe 8 in and even all

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the ice and snow in the Shaded part of

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the yard here is gone now everything is

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drying up quickly it's a Sunday

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afternoon right now I just got back from

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Houston Texas I was down at commodity

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classic spent a lot of time in the

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farmers business Network Booth which

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got a ton of stuff there it's colder in

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this shop than it is outside I had a fun

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time down there I ended up talking to

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I'm pretty sure it was

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4,862 people that I've never spoken to

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before but it was a lot of people that

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were just great to talk to I met a lot

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of good people got a lot of really good

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honestly humbling compliments from

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people who love what we're doing here

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with the channel and and um what we've

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always done and it really was a humbling

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reminder of why I started this channel

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so I just wanted to tell you guys thank

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you as well and just thank you for being

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here and supporting the channel and

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watching the videos I'll get to work now

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it feels like it's been about 2 weeks

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since I finally hooked this thing up and

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mostly just blew gravel all over the

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yard because we had 8 in of snow with

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soft gravel underneath but now I'm

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thinking it needs to come off even

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though it's the beginning of March and

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I'm positive we're going to get a bunch

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more

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snow I think I should take this off put

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the gravel blade on and try to level the

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yard out now while it's dry but I don't

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remember I can't think right now where

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that blade is at so I'll go find

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it not

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there there we go

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ah yes right where I left

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it man that wind is going to get real

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Annoying real quickly just in case I

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don't actually end up using this thing

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again I'm going to put a little

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something on the

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chain that way it doesn't sit there dry

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for 8 months if you watch the video

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where I hooked this up you know that

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that wasn't fun it should come off

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easier oh yeah yeah that'll come off

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easy

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but I've decided to run it a little bit

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before I unhook

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it just cuz re oil everything I don't

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know no

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reason

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dang

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it I'll put a brick under that I won't

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leave it sitting on the

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ground got to raise it up though I made

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a big

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mistake there are a couple things in

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life that you never want to step in one

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of them was that

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you

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come on break

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loose there we go come

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on no I think I need more under the

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front

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Jack got to be careful

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there right where I I left

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that

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ah that wasn't working either I think

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the ground is just too onlevel right

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here I like it cuz it's tucked behind on

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the north side of the shed but it just

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doesn't seem to work lot more level

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right

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[Music]

05:28

here

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come

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on I'm kinding kind of on there but it's

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not really set all the way down in there

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so I'm going to get it to gravel well

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none of those tracks were there when I

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started so even though we've been crazy

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dry you can see just how wet everything

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is underneath when that Frost starts

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coming out there it's just a

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[Applause]

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mess oh maybe it is in on the

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bottom there we

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go adjust this a bit but not with it in

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the air look at that we are

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leveling spring type of

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things hey by the way that dryer is

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help you load it it would make a great

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conversation piece for your living room

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you could put it in there and tell

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everybody that it's an official prop

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from the millennial farmer movie set I

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think back blading this is doing the

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best if I go forward it cuts in too deep

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right now I just need to level off the

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[Applause]

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edges that's a vast a vast a large a

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nice getting kind of dark there to the

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north haven't had Skies that look like

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that for quite a while maybe we won't

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get snow we'll just get 60° rain at this

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you again to ag1 for sponsoring today's

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video can you guys see the difference in

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here where I've gone versus where these

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6-in truck ruts are I'm not really sure

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if the camera picks it up or not but

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there seems to be more ruts on this side

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than there are over here you can tell

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cuz of the way it is oh would you look

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at that it's actually gotten pretty dark

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in the west just now with a killer South

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Wind I should maybe check radar either

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way this tractor needs bath so I think

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I'm actually going to park it on the

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concrete pad and leave it outside well

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there's no rain near us but there is

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some snow out in the

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dtas nice final thing for Sunday now is

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I want to get this truck loaded up so

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Scott can take off with it in the

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morning and then I got two other trucks

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to go grab from a couple different shops

09:59

tomorrow so we can keep them moving and

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hopefully the yard stays dry so things

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don't continue to get this messy Tire

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check I'm going to open the tarpon here

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because of the extreme winds outside

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just make

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sure everything looks good inside there

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I never really thought I'd use these

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windows I kind of thought they were a

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silly idea but they're

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nice

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loading

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Cho

11:00

well that's one truck ready for tomorrow

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the other two had a couple minor

11:04

mechanical issues that are fixed now I

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just need to go pick them up and since

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it's Sunday I'm not going to pick them

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up today but I am going to call it a day

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and go do the family thing on Sunday

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night here and I'll see you in the

11:15

morning all right good morning dogs dog

11:20

dogs the morning wrestling and

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stretching get after her come on go

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ahead Scott should be back any minute

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with the first load of the day we will

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load him up and then he's going to drop

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me off at one of the truck shops on the

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way back down and I'll bring that other

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truck home load it oh we got a mess over

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there don't worry about the mess I'll

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let you speculate it's handled while I

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wait for Scott I'm going to walk back

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here behind the yard where we've got the

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mono storm parked and see how muddy it

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is or not no and listen to Joe

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vavic grain marketing information so

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it's relatively dry it's frozen good

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good right now so I'm actually thinking

12:00

about hooking that up because we've got

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a little bit of land that it wouldn't

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hurt to take that over maybe next week

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which would seem a little bit ridiculous

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but we got some actually wheat straw

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that didn't get tilled last year that I

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wouldn't mind just running it over at

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sort of a low angle just to chew some of

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that stuff up before we get back to

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Planet a few weeks later but I wasn't

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thinking very much ahead and I didn't

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plug the tractor in last night and it's

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like 18° out right

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now probably not going to like that very

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much in 2023 a lot of farmers um were

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able to trigger Indemnity payments well

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there we go Scott's back so I'm not

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going to fire that truck right

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now where you taking the fake

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duck

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shorts

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o I'll have you take me to Michel's on

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the way down I'll bring that other one

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back she's full

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he left without

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me luckily I'll be able to intercept him

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over

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here they also put a gear reduction

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starter in this so let's see what

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it she's

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cold come on

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baby she's firing

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real

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cold ooh look at

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that that looks expensive I guess I'll

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find

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out well the good news is we got this

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truck back bad news is the blower

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motor's not working so there's no heat

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in it we just had the blower motor fixed

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in the other

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Kenworth exact same

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it's for sure the blower motor so I'm

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going to load it up and have Scott meet

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me at the same truck shop on the way

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back home but I'm going to load it out

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of a different bin because we also

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pluged this same conveyor system out of

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the new bin for a third

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time so we're going to go out of a back

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bin I did a little bit of searching

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around and I could not figure out on

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this other

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deal augur conveyor grain pump whatever

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you want to call it it's not pluged

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Tight cuz I got it shut down in time I

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could tell what was happening or I got

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everything closed down but it tripped

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something on the motors and I can't find

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a reset on the motors themselves and I

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can't find one in the box so somewhere

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there's a breaker or something that I'm

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missing I flipped every breaker on this

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end that would be affiliated with it and

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I can get the bin motor to turn on

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but it's the actual conveyor that won't

15:02

now most of the stuff sitting over in

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this little area here is way over my

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head but I know a lot of it goes

15:11

there never pretended to be an

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electrician before I'm not going to do

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it today with those big panels well this

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day did not take very long to kind of

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turn to crap when my hands warm up

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enough I'll call an

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electrician see if we can figure it out

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luckily Mikel truck shop where I'm going

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back to is less than 10 m straight south

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of us actually directly on the way to

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the ethanol plant so I'm not going out

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of the way at all that's why I loaded

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the truck and yeah I could change the

15:36

blower motor myself but it's going to

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take them 2 hours they're going to get

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it done right it'd probably take me all

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day and I'd do something wrong i'

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probably mess it up so we got plenty of

15:47

other things going on I'll work on other

15:48

things while they fix the heat for me

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right back where she was

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parked

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I got a couple things to do quick in the

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shop and then Becky's going to take me

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to the other truck shop where the Peter

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Built is at and then we'll bring that

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one home and hopefully have two

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functioning trucks that are

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working now this truck here had a nasty

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air leak that it developed up underneath

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the cab there kind of tucked back in

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there

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jeez come

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on this one's never done

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this well as I was saying it had an air

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leak we couldn't get to it was a goofy

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fitting that we didn't have actually the

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truck shop didn't have it either but we

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had them fix it because we couldn't get

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the parts and now it doesn't start that

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is the first time this truck has ever

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done that to

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me what a

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day well they don't have a jumper pack

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so they're just going to hook it to a

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charger Becky's going to come back and

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get me this is the most annoying day

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I've had in a long

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time we just don't have we don't have

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any guys around this time of year so at

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least Scott's getting some stuff

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hauled since I don't have any trucks now

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because I have two that are still at the

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shop and Scott's gone with the third one

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we're going to hope that this Beast will

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fire up but it's cold this tractor's not

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plugged in this one usually does pretty

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well nothing to

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it never mind Scott's back so we got a

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truck now we may as well go right in

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there and the truck shop called and they

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found a jumper pack and they got the

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truck running I've been home for 5

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minutes I guess it's all good news it's

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just ironically

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timed so we had Luke up there checking

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on things just to make sure the corn was

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flowing good I've got it running wide

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open now which I don't really trust so

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I'm going to close it down some cuz I

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think maybe it's possible that the

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transition going into the leg after all

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this maybe there's some something weird

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is happening in

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there all right that's all going good

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Scott's out of here with the full truck

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the issue with that bin is definitely

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not it's not the bin it's not the on

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load and it's not the conveyor it's uh I

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think it's in the transition or the way

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that the grain flows through the

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transition getting into the leg there's

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something weird going on there but

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anyway we got it going again I'm just

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going to have to not run it as fast but

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ultimately it should be able to take

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that wide open because it's a 6,000

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bushel per hour conveyor and a 7,000