I have 6 of the 275 gallon ibc totes, Plan was to catch rainwater, BUT it quit raining here so I put the little 550 gallon tank in the Ford and haul water from neighbors 10,000 tanker that he keeps full. I also have my big tank, 1,650 gallon, that I used last year on the tri-axle trailer and tried to pull it with a WD-45 Allis, ---well that was kind of a wild ride so went to the little tank on the Ford. Was thinking that pvc stuff might be easier to find.---- need to draw something out and go shopping for fittings.
I'd go back to 2" to attatch to pump, then stack multiple PVC reducing Tees down to garden hose fittings. Get some garden hose screw on caps to block off any tap not in use. Glue just termination cap or final reducing cap on end. PVC is relatively cheap and sturdy. Just remember to drain it come winter. Doc
Have the base/log frame welded up and have been working on the head the last week or so. The main beam for the head is a 6x6x5/8x103" long. The shafts and bearings cost just under $2000 and the wheels/etc. will be another $2000. The rush job at this time is getting 4 apple cannons ready by next weekend, finishing 2 bale sweeps and a short bed livestock carrier.
I have a 2" pump reduced down to 1 1/4" and I need to make something to run 6 or 7 sprinklers from to try watering more of the gardens from a bigger tank.---My idea was to try a tube, say 2" or so and seal one end somehow then install some garden hose size fittings along the tube. With this I could use the transfer pump to hook directly to the sprinklers instead of using a little 12-v pump on 1 hose at 260 gallons per hour.
Any suggestions as what to use for adapter?---pvc? steel? open to suggestions!--need something fast! No rain here and water hauling is the only way I can save some of the garden! thanks; sonny
Deer have gotten the tops of my peas, beans, and squash. Have a couple of squash blossoms, so may still get some? Got beans, no idea why they didn't eat all the way down to them like a woodchuck will, just the top leaves. Got one good picking of peas before they were starting to get munched, just a few odd ones now here and there. Good year for blueberries. It would have been a good year for mulberries if we had gotten to them, now we just have fat happy robins. Have a bunch of apples weighting the trees down, the deer will probably get most of those, too. A few peaches. Onions and garlic look good so far. May actually get potatoes this year. Some wild raspberries (smaller than domestic), a few black currants.
We picked first green beans and put 12 quart bags in freezer for winter use. Jap beetles here have wiped out the apple trees, grapes, and now on the sweet potatoes. Not sure if I can save the plants or not. The regular potatoes are getting good sized and might make it. some of the short day onions are ready to pull and long day have a long way to go yet. Sweet corn is trying to tassel and put on ears, gotta spray often to keep bugs off so will see if we get corn or not this year. We were hampered by the wet weather early, so planting was 6 weeks late this year. NOW it wont rain so I been hauling water from the neighbor's tanker to the garden trying to keep some of the plants alive. The tomatoes are setting green ones on them, so be a long while before they are ripe.
getting bunches of green beans, some cukes, tomatoes are starting to ripen. summer squash and zucchini aren't doing any thing. Lots of blossoms but no results. not getting pollinated I guess. Peppers are doing well too.
Some loaders have to be made from just looking at pix. and start with an estimated dimension and work up from there. --- Also that way you can make it fit your specific tractor. ----Plans are nice, and a lot simpler, but sometimes you have to improvise!
Anybody take pix. of clouds/storms in your area? --- Here are a couple from yesterday. --Winds were 42 mph, and dirt was flying ahead of the front, temps went from99 to 50 degrees in less than a half hour. ----We didn't get a drop of rain!---getting dry now and we need rain, probably won't get any for the rest of the summer. Will have to start hauling water to the garden, or whats left of it!