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farmaholic's Avatar May 12, 2018 | 10:43 1 I just saw over a million dollars(tractor, drill and cart) drive past the field I'm seeding.

The roads are hardly big enough for today's equipment.

What would happen if two of these rigs would meet each other on the road with no where to pull over or an approach into a field to turn into and let the other guy pass. It is almost time for pilot vehicles.

I asked a Machinery Co rep when they're going to stop building them bigger, his response was when Producers stop buying the next biggest one. Reply With Quote
May 12, 2018 | 10:48 2 If that happens pharma, it will be the same farmer meeting his second unit.

Give me my bots! Reply With Quote
helmsdale's Avatar May 12, 2018 | 10:58 3 New bourgaults are nowhere near legal max height for transport down AB highways. Any transport company moving them requires permits from provincial govt and local power companies require measurements and then tell you what day and time you can move it down their designated route. 50km moves can double or more. Legally speaking as a farmer you're supposed to get a high load permit to move them. No one does. Your ASS is gonna wonder whether its reamed or bored if you bring down a line. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar May 12, 2018 | 10:58 4 I think the farmer with two of those won't have to be in each other's vicinity.... or will be more organized and will know what each is doing and where they're going. I hope. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar May 12, 2018 | 10:59 5 Come to think of it...probably 1.5 million + Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar May 12, 2018 | 11:13 6 Chequing, there's guys here seeding section fields. Maybe even bigger where there was never a road built on the road allowances. I just have to wonder how efficient and timely a field of bots could do it in comparison to today's behemoths. Can grain prices even support the technology? And if grain prices have to rise to pay for it, will consumers be able to afford to pay for it. Reply With Quote
ajl
May 12, 2018 | 13:07 7 These ridiculous monstrosities would not exist if not for the last ten years of money printing and zero interest rates. No way they are economic without cheap debt. As rates rise they disappear but the economy is now on permanent life support these days. Reply With Quote
May 12, 2018 | 13:15 8
Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
Come to think of it...probably 1.5 million +
$500-$550k for 580 quad trac depending on multiple discount
$600k - $650k for 86ft bourgout with 950 tank depending on volumes. Never as much as coffee shop thinks yet obviously still a lot of money Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar May 12, 2018 | 13:22 9
Quote Originally Posted by vvalk View Post
$500-$550k for 580 quad trac depending on multiple discount
$600k - $650k for 86ft bourgout with 950 tank depending on volumes. Never as much as coffee shop thinks yet obviously still a lot of money
That was my wild ass guess vvalk. Guess I was closer the first time. The high end of your numbers come in between my two guestimates...yup, still a pile of money.

Sounds like you shopped for that stuff? Reply With Quote
May 12, 2018 | 15:00 10
Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
That was my wild ass guess vvalk. Guess I was closer the first time. The high end of your numbers come in between my two guestimates...yup, still a pile of money.

Sounds like you shopped for that stuff?
Farma were those 1300 tanks? Reply With Quote
helmsdale's Avatar May 12, 2018 | 15:50 11 1300 bus tanks... and they looked at me sideways at the red deer show when I wondered out loud how long it would be till they put high flotation highway certified rubber and air packages on super b's. Dual purpose for hauling to the elevator. And you'd never have to fill in the field again... just drop one set and pick up the next. Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar May 12, 2018 | 16:20 12
Quote Originally Posted by biglentil View Post
Farma were those 1300 tanks?
Biglentil, I dont know, I wasn't close enough to see but I'm sure it was at least the 950 bu.

Only one went by here. Reply With Quote
May 12, 2018 | 17:23 13 So how about the big time operators like the guy in southern Alberta that went from red to green about four seeding outfits and it hasn’t rained for three years there? Last year he talked about 20 bus barley crop. This year, four new green quads.
Must be the multiple discount lol
Cue Richie Bros.. Reply With Quote
May 12, 2018 | 17:37 14 youd be in big trouble in this area with two big units meeting on a road, the ditches are 15 feet deep and steep. at least the land is flat so you can have a good look to make sure the next mile of road is free before heading on to it. Reply With Quote
iceman's Avatar May 12, 2018 | 21:49 15
Quote Originally Posted by Quadtrack View Post
So how about the big time operators like the guy in southern Alberta that went from red to green about four seeding outfits and it hasn’t rained for three years there? Last year he talked about 20 bus barley crop. This year, four new green quads.
Must be the multiple discount lol
Cue Richie Bros..
It really making you wonder doesn't it. Gross per acre doesn't lie. Like aj said it's a good thing debt is easily available

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GDR
May 12, 2018 | 22:22 16 I dont know what your guys problem with math is. Dont you know if you get double the size equipment you automatically get double the crop. Thats what i hear anyhow!

Funny you guys talking about this I was at a friends today standing next to his new 950 tank, drill and quad. I figure the rubber on that tank is worth more than my whole seeder. Sure wouldnt want to get it stuck loaded! Reply With Quote