Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter Work

Here Butch is checking a reel as it is ground.  He is also grinding a bedknife in the next picture.  Before grinding, he inspects the entire cutting unit and replaces bearings and seals as needed.  With the help of Jose, all machines receive oil changes and new filters.  Repairs are made to anything that is broken.  This could include hoses, head gaskets etc..

Tee markers, ball washers, garbage cans etc. receive a fresh coat of paint.  This process takes a couple of weeks because we are outside when weather permits.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tree Removal

3 trees were removed from the ditch on #14.  They were all cottonwoods that had died.  As you can see, it opens up the left side.  We have a couple more to cut over between 11 and  12 in the ditch.