Wind Turbine Construction On Our Farm (With Pictures)

Farming and rural life discussion forum. Cooking, hunting, gardening, fishing, critters, etc.

Moderator: Team Cub

Postby grumpy » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:46 am

Sonny, I had to comment on the bird kills from the blades. Just ask em if they've ever seen any birds killed flying into a house window and could they tell ya how fast the house was moving :?: Maybe natures way of giving out Darwin awards :P :P :P Grump
David Dee Mock-Leonard

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints
User avatar
grumpy
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 2703
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:03 am
Location: PA. Bedford (Centerville)
Zip Code: 15522
eBay ID: grumpysales
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Postby cowboy » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:31 am

Cool Sonny

Thanks for posting this thread. I am thinking of putting up a small wind generator. And running 12v camper lights through the house.

Thanks

Billy
Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you. 1964 cub. Farmall 100 and 130.

"Those that say it can’t be done should not interrupt the ones who are doing it.”
User avatar
cowboy
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
 
Posts: 3414
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 11:10 am
Location: MI, Britton
Zip Code: 49229

Postby Billy Fussell » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:09 am

Amen, Grumpy!!!

Billy
Billy Fussell
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 654
Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Tx., Milam
Zip Code: 75959

Postby SONNY » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:17 pm

This pic was taken here at the house about 3 weeks ago when I was diggin' up fruit trees! it was west-bound on I-74, don't know where they were headed, but I got the camera out almost too late!

Image

We also seen some of the "super big" blades on the move too, but never could catch them!--they only haul one of them per load, this one has two! I will post some of the pics from section 1 of our Twin-Grove project! thanks; sonny
SONNY
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:26 pm
Zip Code: 00000

Postby beaconlight » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:14 pm

We got a red tailed hawk with our house 3 years ago. Seems it cleared the stupid genes problem Grump talked of. We haven't had gotten any since.
Bill

"Life's tough.It's even tougher if you're stupid."
- John Wayne

" We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
- Aesop
User avatar
beaconlight
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
 
Posts: 7698
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:31 pm
Location: NY Staten Island & Franklin
Zip Code: 10314

Postby SONNY » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:56 am

here are some blade pics from section 1, (last year)!--got my paw prints on the parts!--couldn't resist!

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

I have more from last year that I will post! thanks; sonny
SONNY
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:26 pm
Zip Code: 00000

Postby SONNY » Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:23 pm

Today we got over to the farm to see how the progress was doing!!
over in the neighbors field
Image
this is the Westward view
Image
Thats me standin' at the hub of one of our propellers!---Somehow I felt rather SMALL standin' there!
Image
this was about half way down the blade
Image
same view, different camera settin'
Image
and the main event ----Well they don't call them "PORTA-POTTIES" for nothin'! LOL!
Image

Thursday they will put the blades on our other one and boss invited us to come at 7 am and watch,---and of course bring cameras!

Bolt tension is 1,500 pounds per bolt, x 206 bolts!---Don't think they gonna fall!!

Movement at top of turbine is 3 feet, depending on which way the wind is blowin'---movement BEFORE propeller is installed can be 6 feet!
We have a few more pics in the other camera, but have to wait for batts. to charge so we can get them into the putter, will post them a little later! thanks; sonny
SONNY
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:26 pm
Zip Code: 00000

Postby SONNY » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:31 am

Here are the pics from the other camera!
Look closely and you can see the joint towards the top of the pic
Image
West blades on the ground!
Image
West tower site
Image
our Escort and the assembled East propeller
Image
A nose cone!
Image
general view of East site
Image
The dog house that goes on the top rear of the nacelle
Image

Today was kinda muddy and cloudy, but we wanted to get an update for you!--thanks; sonny
SONNY
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:26 pm
Zip Code: 00000

Postby beaconlight » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:26 am

Thanks Sonny.
Bill

"Life's tough.It's even tougher if you're stupid."
- John Wayne

" We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
- Aesop
User avatar
beaconlight
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
 
Posts: 7698
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:31 pm
Location: NY Staten Island & Franklin
Zip Code: 10314

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:33 pm

Hey Sonny,

Do they have those windmills spinning in all this wind yet?
Don McCombs
MD, Deep Creek Lake

"1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
1951 Farmall Super C w/FH
User avatar
Don McCombs
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
 
Posts: 10365
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:45 am
Location: MD, Deep Creek Lake
Zip Code: 21550
Tractors Owned: "1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
1951 Farmall Super C w/FH
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Postby SONNY » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:59 pm

They have most of the 240 turbines spinnin'!!---last 3 are to be "topped off" the middle of this month! I wanted to get pics of the big crane, but it's been below zero here with a little snow, lots of wind so don't know if the crane is moved in yet or not. They have to take it apart to move it this time as it finished up 4 miles away from us and is too far to drive it!
Weather is supposed to warm up a little towards the end of the week so I am watching my chance to go see how they are progressing! thanks; sonny
SONNY
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:26 pm
Zip Code: 00000

Great post

Postby Joe Malinowski » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:29 pm

Thanks for the pictures that is amazing can't wait for more.
Joe
22 mower 5', grader blade, 189 two way moldboard plow, cultivators ,danco C2 mower,1961 Comet, 1984 BMW 318i

Part of life is falling down, living is getting back up.
User avatar
Joe Malinowski
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 2375
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:03 pm
Location: MA. Hadley
Zip Code: 01035
eBay ID: jayrod01035
Tractors Owned: 1975 F cub, 1965 F cub, 1949 parts cub,1953 F cub 1942 JD LA, 1988 JD 330 diesel
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Postby Eugene » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:52 pm

From "Missouri Resources", Winter 2008 issue.

"At Bluegrass Ridge, each landwoner allowing a tower on his or her land receives an annual lease payment of $3000 per turbine." "In the next year the wind farm will pay property taxes of more than $500,000 to Gentry County." There are a total of 27 turbines on this wind farm near King City, Missouri.

The dollar figures were the only ones provided in the article. Just my opinion. Leasing out a portion of your farm for a wind turbine would sure beat getting $17- to $27- an acre for pasture land.
I have an excuse. CRS.
Eugene
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
 
Posts: 12119
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:52 pm
Location: Mo. Linn
Zip Code: 65051
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:29 am

Are those used blades that were brought in form another site? In the pictures they appear to have rust on thme. Or is that mud?
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government
to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the
government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." Patrick Henry
User avatar
John *.?-!.* cub owner
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
 
Posts: 19093
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:09 pm
Location: Mo, Potosi
Zip Code: 63664
Tractors Owned: 47, 48, 49 cub plus Wagner loader & other attachments. 41 Farmall H.

Postby SONNY » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:00 am

Today was a historic day for us!!!---Turbines up!! Temps right around zero, but we managed to get some pics of the very last turbine of the 240 going up! (ours were the last 2)
This is the completed East turbine!--Virginia took it's picture so it wouldn't feel left out!
Image
completed turbine (last one of the entire project)
Image
There!
Image
Almost there
Image
propeller going up
Image
Propeller just off the ground
Image
Nacelle up, ready for propeller
Image

Picks are kind of not in order but at least you can follow what is happening!
We have more pics. to post in another batch or 2 and have some of the crane bottom (its hidden behind the dirt pile in these pics).
Enjoy these while we work on processing another batch! thanks; sonny
SONNY
501 Club
501 Club
 
Posts: 2155
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:26 pm
Zip Code: 00000

PreviousNext

Return to Farm Life and Better Half Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron