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The New Era, A 100 year run for Diesel Horsepower
 comes to the beginning of the end.       

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From Guy Swanson.    
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Can you believe it ?….each hybridized Percheron mule weighs about 2,200 lbs.  They were breed in Kentucky or Tennessee where horses are still used to log the hardwood forest.  

Percheron Mules… they turn white at Maturity and are gentle giants at the farm gate.  

This is the only application where six horses pushed the load other than a two horse buck rake used to load a haystack maker, The famous “Beaver Slide” in the Big Hole of Wisdom, Montana.  

These harvesting horse players are a split team  with three horse eveners.    The outside left team turns outward at the corner and this causes the inside drive wheel to back up. The right inside team backs up (backup bar) to allow the operator to make a square corner.   

The cleated power wheel has a backup clutch to the drive the sickle, the reel, and the elevator. Six horses was barley enough in the Palouse when it came time to work on steep slopes and make uphill turns.  

The really steep ground (30% to 60% slope) was set aside as pasture until the Diesel Caterpillar tractor showed the operator it had a superior might with a 40% torque rise. 


“All men are created equal, the differences between men comes later in life.”   
“Creating a powerful team requires a special leader.”

  • By 1905, the combine had become common and before long it had swept away the competition. Some of the biggest combines cut a swath 30 feet wide or more, which made them marvelously efficient, but it also meant they required a tremendous amount of horsepower.
  • Most used a 32-horse (or mule) team, and some rigs on steep rolling farmland required 50 horses.
  • Everywhere in Washington wheat country people were treated to a new spectacle: "32 horses in one hitch, pulling a machine through the fields, which gobbled up wheat in one end [and] discharged filled sacks out the other end" (Brumfield, 120-121).
  • On hills, the combine driver was often faced with the disconcerting sight of his long line of horses disappearing over a ridge.
  • "Even the most experienced drivers had a sense of relief as the combine pulled over the hill and the horses came back into view" (Scheuerman and McGregor, 85).
  • The manpower required for a typical harvest plummeted from an average of 20 to about six.

From WSU, A special story about outstanding men who took on the most difficult dryland farming area of the world producing fantastic rewards.

Mule Teams Extraordinary, four rows of six with two lead mules….all 26 mules in moderate slopes most likely around Lacrosse, Washington based on the landscape of moderately rolling land.   

Soft Wheat and Hard Red Winter Wheat Varieties were tall and provided hay and grain.  

Most of the land eroded terribly in the 60’s with the loss of livestock and alfalfa. Anhydrous Ammonia changed this world totally.  

A ground powered Holt Combine with a six man crew and a “Straw Boss” or a mounted go-for.   

Rick Engelmeyer. At Beemer with the Drone.

Matt Gangwish and the 4515 with the steering track cart.

The beginning of the end of dominant diesel powered mobile and stationary vehicles is facing an old competitor, The Wind.

Mariah will take the world by storm in the next 10 years. Anhydrous Ammonia will lead the game as the storage and transportation source of the highest economic performance fuel. Always exceeding pure hydrogen.

Hydrogen will be overcome by the effectiveness of NH3.

Why will wind and anhydrous ammonia lead the way in energy and reliable grid designs?

Here are the answers of your future with renewable energy and the beginning of the end of fossil fuels.   Wind Power Leads The New Era.  Cooling Planet Earth. Energy costs go low with Ammonia at $100 to $300 per ton.

Guy J Swanson

John Cory
Security West Financial

Call your new banker, John Cory, Security West Financial.   (509) 994-8555 You can go off the balance sheet and work with the best using the strength of Farm Credit and others.

John will help you spend about $40,000 annually to make $150,000 more annually by spending only $60 per acre in irrigated production for fertilizer. John understands the cycles of agriculture and how to keep your balance sheet looking good.

At the end of five years you will own a powerful machine that continue to produce good returns having already been paid for at the end of the first year.  You can even apply for your neighbors with a Mustang Tool Bar.

At 1,000 acres of corn, An internal bottom line savings of $750,000 over five years on 5,000 acres of corn.  

An Exactrix Mustang Tool Bar capable of producing $550,000 of internally available funds in five years.   

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Application time cut in half at 1 acre per minute.
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