Red Green, Man-Made vs. God-Made.
Tango Foxtrot, Is That you Lisa?
Let me do the driving.
RTK guidance is an engineering afterthought. No
way to hold the line. Roll, Pitch and Yaw with Implement Skew. There
is 740 acres in a typical section.
You must take total control.
Take control of the situation since there is no such thing as
Auto Steerage on these slope angles.
Very Uncomfortable when you are not in the
The field was CRP 4 years ago….The land
purchase allowed the land to go back into production and came out of
CRP in a No-tillage system .
The Tractor engineers did it again with the RX620,
and this 620 with a 15 liter Cummins is powerful. Running at
1800 rpm. Surefooted design….an ideal tractor for steep slopes,
complete with a Jake Brake to smooth out the downhill turns.
Remember the John Deere 8630, or the 8850
firebug, most burnt to ground in the west. The big time rework
program of the 8430 and 8630 that drove producers by the thousands
to the Steiger Panthers and Tigers with Caterpillar and Cummins
Looks like John Deere figured out the Quad Track, but it took a long
time and Case has about 98% of the market plus Row-Trak and Magnum
Case has more axles on each track frame in 620 hp, 4 total more
axles or 10,000 lbs. more load carrying…which is a big deal in
fighting compaction. The Case Quad axles oscillate side to side to
improve traction and reduces compaction. Also roading is better to
adjust track mid-wheels and belts for the road crown.
The producers, “Gave up Twice” or maybe even
Man created solutions by solving two problems,
the scavenger pump on the diesel engine allowed 45 degree
operations or 100% slopes, and developing hillside combines that
were ground powered with 33 mules.
Double Eyebrows just above the corner of the
tractor cab…yes sir, they farmed between two eyebrows on the same
Looks like something Evel Knievel would try to jump.
I jumped a few eyebrows in a Steiger/Yielder combination. It is a
thrill you will never forget, Getting airborne with 125,000 lbs. and
no wings is a real experience.
It is dangerous work for an outsider.
The shrubs and cedar trees are not natural on the slopes, Grassland
Deep snow accumulated on north slopes before climate shift of 10,000
They are really volcanic ash, soil impregnated snowbanks in the
formation of the Palouse Grassland soils.
Cascade Volcano’s provide the wind blown ash all the way to Montana
in the White Pine Forrest of Idaho.
That is a Case Quad Track, 620 pulling a 47
foot shank Case 12 inch applicator at the center top of the picture.
Red Green Jordan has 3 red quads and 2 green quads,
working on 12,000 acres of the Palouse.
Saving soil with No-tillage, TAPPS Banding and
ready for the Deere, 50 foot, 1890 seeder in two pass.
This will not erode due to the root channels of previous crops.
No-till works and gets better and better with more surface connected
A natural means, as close to natural as
you can get and keep the soil and build the soil with surface OM.
Green Peas in rotation with Winter Wheat.
Comparing Shank Tillage Application with
Exactrix Single Disc Application center to left,
the Fall Start, The single disc
TAPPS application on the right and banded about the same time. Both
machines are 12 inch band spacing.
Which one is best? The best seed bed is on the right. The most
stored soil moisture will be on the right. The best chance to get a
stand of winter wheat is on the right.
If you come a from a different era when soil loss was part of the
mining operation you like the center to left.
Your Great Plains Reporter.
Iron Chlorosis Tolerant Beans.
TAPPS and TAPPKTS formulators. www.exactrix.com/EPM.htm
Super Phosphate, http://www.cropnutrition.com/single-superphosphate