Mike's First Corn Crop
This was my first corn crop where I did all the tillage, planting,
and harvesting myself. 1999
I was so happy to see it actually come up. I planted it with an old
John Deere 494 four row planter that I bought for $50. I moved the planter
units in to 30 inch rows so I had to chop down the seed hoppers and
shorten the marker arms.
This is one of two John Deere planters that I have. This is not the one I planted
with. I bought this one later. It's got a swing up hitch and is a little newer.
The seed hoppers are removed in this picture.
Ready to harvest. Notice a few horse weeds.
I borrowed a friends New Idea UniHarvester.
I stored the ear corn in my corn crib. This is a picture looking down from the top
of the inside of the crib. I use this corn now to feed a few cattle. I grind the corn
using a burr mill.
Picture of the main drive wheel and part of the corn elevator on the inside of
my crib. This is used to transport the corn up and into the side of the crib.
It's one of those completely safe, OSHA approved operations.
This is a picture of the burr mill I use to grind the ear corn up for
cattle feed. This runs off of the PTO from my tractor.
Last updated Mar 5, 2000