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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 Grump
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Thanks for posting this thread. I am thinking of putting up a small wind generator. And running 12v camper lights through the house.
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.”
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!
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
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.
"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."
Today we got over to the farm to see how the progress was doing!!
over in the neighbors field
this is the Westward view
Thats me standin' at the hub of one of our propellers!---Somehow I felt rather SMALL standin' there!
this was about half way down the blade
same view, different camera settin'
and the main event ----Well they don't call them "PORTA-POTTIES" for nothin'! LOL!
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
Here are the pics from the other camera!
Look closely and you can see the joint towards the top of the pic
West blades on the ground!
West tower site
our Escort and the assembled East propeller
A nose cone!
general view of East site
The dog house that goes on the top rear of the nacelle
Today was kinda muddy and cloudy, but we wanted to get an update for you!--thanks; sonny
Do they have those windmills spinning in all this wind yet?
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
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
Thanks for the pictures that is amazing can't wait for more.
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.
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.
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
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!
completed turbine (last one of the entire project)
propeller going up
Propeller just off the ground
Nacelle up, ready for propeller
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
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