Tensions are Running High

Tensions are Running High-Nothing seems to be going right with the stril-till machine and aircart.
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  1. Daniel Bucklin

    Daniel Bucklin

    پیش 2 ماه

    Anyone else see that repeat at 11:00 to 12:00 and thought they were having a stroke?

    • Richard Akins

      Richard Akins

      پیش 19 روز

      Deja Vu, or just another glitch in the Matrix.

    • Jacob Daniels

      Jacob Daniels

      پیش ماه

      @Millennial Farmer Just what you need more issues

    • Taylen’s Garage

      Taylen’s Garage

      پیش ماه

      @dave reckner click on the time stamp and then the same senior hall repeat at 12 mind

    • dave reckner

      dave reckner

      پیش ماه


    • Taylen’s Garage

      Taylen’s Garage

      پیش 2 ماه

      Yes lmao

  2. Brian Gardiner

    Brian Gardiner

    پیش 4 روز

    Hi there i live in the UK love your films can i ask you did D J TRUMP help you farmers out I'm sick he didn't get a second term I no it was STOLEN from him just asking God bless the USA

  3. Jayson Mic

    Jayson Mic

    پیش 5 روز

    Trial and error with a new setup.

  4. Carl Legg

    Carl Legg

    پیش 8 روز

    Have you tried winter wheat?

  5. Phil K

    Phil K

    پیش 11 روز

    After watching these videos I became a huge fan. I grew up on a farm and so I know what it's all about. I would definitely like to come see some of the different operations that you guys do

  6. r3b3l xxleader

    r3b3l xxleader

    پیش 20 روز

    We strip till ourselves but we don’t put out any fertilizer so I don’t know that pain but I can understand issues. Glad y’all got it all figured out by the end

  7. Blair Joyce

    Blair Joyce

    پیش 25 روز

    Awesome tractor and plow also planter ! Happy new year to your family and enjoying fresh 2021 from Australia 🇦🇺🥳🙂👌👍

  8. Scott Mitchell

    Scott Mitchell

    پیش 28 روز

    Scars show, in part, the nature of a man

  9. Παναγιωτης Νταλας

    Παναγιωτης Νταλας

    پیش 28 روز

    Other people would say "Why bother fixing it, or why bother staying on a tractor doing something that won't work", but a farmer... Oohohoho. He would see that problem and say "Bring it, b!#%&". That's his mentality, he's always testing everything and taking risks more than anybody else in order for his crops to grow and make a living for himself

  10. marcth37


    پیش ماه

    Would it had been easier to spray both potassium and nitrogen on the field with a sprayer and then bury it with either the ''Mandeko''or the ripper?Just askin...That s what i would have done!

  11. Terry Larkin

    Terry Larkin

    پیش ماه

    People just don't realize what's involved in farming this great .

  12. krvnjrcbs


    پیش ماه

    Every farmer knows this routine

  13. Frank Massaro

    Frank Massaro

    پیش ماه

    What I see Zach is a person with no quit be proud of that it is a rare quality in today's world you will always be successful because of that.

  14. TmanGamingX


    پیش ماه

    Jeeze that air cart whines like an air raid siren ! LoL

  15. TmanGamingX


    پیش ماه

    Does anyone know what kind of tractor he is on in this video ? I would really like to know thanks for your time in reading my short message.

  16. John Sebar

    John Sebar

    پیش ماه

    Hill? can see for miles in all directions, great chuckle on your descriptions of the land. It is all just flat. Mind you I live in the mountains, can't see more than 1/2 a mile out back cause there is a hill in the way. Look forward to your videos, have watch most of the past ones. How on earth do you remember which cable to pull on the grain bins.

  17. Big Red

    Big Red

    پیش ماه

    As a person that can & has killed Cacti having been told that they are near on impossible to do so? I would never have made it as an arable farmer. Seriously: Have you tried application of agricultural gypsum? Improved soil in my gardens being heavy lumpy clay very well indeed. I even got stuff to grow after its application too!

  18. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu

    پیش ماه

    Great idea putting the rye on that light spot.

  19. Nikolai Townsend

    Nikolai Townsend

    پیش ماه

    I am sorry you had to go through all that trouble.

  20. Jennifer Kalbus

    Jennifer Kalbus

    پیش ماه

    Since it is a used machine, were there are new rear colters on it? They look like they’re backwards. Nuts should face the fertilizer tubes. It makes them harder to install (need to use a manual wrench instead of a power tool).

  21. Edwin H Singmaster

    Edwin H Singmaster

    پیش ماه

    Mike seems to have good luck with his ProTill. You have probably tried them. Thank for your video.

  22. Benjamin Cadnum; Cadnum-Crabtree farms

    Benjamin Cadnum; Cadnum-Crabtree farms

    پیش ماه

    At 12:36 did anyone catch the language? Hopefully, IRmys doesn't catch that!

  23. John Criswell

    John Criswell

    پیش ماه

    Zach, This may have been answered or explained much earlier by someone smarter than me but: Why do you always till, plow, plant, harvest and maintain a field (or plot in a field) in only one direction? North/South or East/West? It would seem you could get better dispersal of the remaining stobs, and better destruction of mud balls, etc. if you varied the directions of your field work ? Would that not also change drainage patterns and help prevent top soil (and fertilizer) runoff/loss. Obviously, if you have a field that has a severe slope you must work it to horizontally (to hold mosture and prevent runoff) ... but for a relatively flat field why not treat it like a multi-dimensional chess, rather than checkerboard ?

  24. George W.

    George W.

    پیش ماه

    You’ve been bitten by Murphy’s law.

  25. Mar Kee Ta Farmer

    Mar Kee Ta Farmer

    پیش ماه

    Ever think of putting a scraper on each disk to keep them from clumping It would be a lot of fabrication but might pay off in long run if clumping is continues problem

  26. james williams

    james williams

    پیش ماه

    Hey Zack I have been watching all of your videos im in Stokes nc mostly farm land corn cotton tobacco peanuts soy beans love your Chanel your awesome family person im a truck driver semi retired but suffering from spinel stenosis nerve damage on my right side effects neck right arm and shoulder so you're videos along with Larson farms welcher farms keep my mind off the pain and misery again thank you all for what you do i grew up working on a farm it's hard work

  27. FreedomRock44


    پیش ماه

    Wouldn't it be O-52-11......Nitrogen is the first number I thought?

  28. Tritron


    پیش ماه

    Did I see that right? You got the RTK receiver on the bar instead of the tractor? Why is that?

  29. Tritron


    پیش ماه

    Did I see that right? You got the RTK receiver on the bar instead of the tractor? Why is that?

  30. mfanwe Likeit

    mfanwe Likeit

    پیش ماه

    So kind of like pasture cropping, good on you for working on the erosion.

  31. Let's travel the world

    Let's travel the world

    پیش 2 ماه

    Can I join you I'm also a farmer

  32. Dbirk 507

    Dbirk 507

    پیش 2 ماه


  33. Phil Hosier

    Phil Hosier

    پیش 2 ماه

    The end of that air fertilzer cart needs to have a set of roller baskets to smooth the ground ?

  34. Reggie Rose

    Reggie Rose

    پیش 2 ماه

    I wouldn’t be real happy with dealer support, if I’m gonna spend the money to buy a rig or demo one I sure expect dealer support to be there to help get it set up right or i find a dealer that will.

  35. Glenn Gaul

    Glenn Gaul

    پیش 2 ماه

    Watching the back part of this video I almost felt like I was working on the equipment with you Been there

  36. Glenn Gaul

    Glenn Gaul

    پیش 2 ماه

    Oh no Zach is stripping! Kids look away!

  37. jarryd grimes

    jarryd grimes

    پیش 2 ماه

    Thank you Zach great content no matter what keep pushing. I’m a few vids behind keep going Zach

  38. Roger Fleenor

    Roger Fleenor

    پیش 2 ماه


  39. Deebo Dixon

    Deebo Dixon

    پیش 2 ماه

    I was just as frustrated as you! And I don’t even know how to work any of the equipment!

  40. Conrado Castro

    Conrado Castro

    پیش 2 ماه

    What`s the concentration of you potash fertilizer ? my is 60%

  41. rob wells

    rob wells

    پیش 2 ماه


  42. joann ford

    joann ford

    پیش 2 ماه

    If you were to open up the soil so it can dry out on that hill that is so sticky. Or cross till the field before you make it into rows to seed. It seams that you do the same direction with all the your tillage. I was planting Chowder Pea's and we cross till our fields before we planted as we also had some soggy soil, and also much sandy soil in places. Just suggestion.

  43. Loud Mike Media

    Loud Mike Media

    پیش 2 ماه

    are they???

  44. Turbo Farms

    Turbo Farms

    پیش 2 ماه

    You are a better man then me to take the time a film all that... I'm having similar problems with my air cart and fertilizer machine. Make you want to just park it and spread it all over the top. Keep with it, things will all get done sometime.

  45. Michael Vanwynsberghe

    Michael Vanwynsberghe

    پیش 2 ماه

    Rolling baskets would help make it look better.

  46. The Flying Scotsman

    The Flying Scotsman

    پیش 2 ماه

    "I can't even make it to the other end to quit if I want to" That already describes trucking this year with all the snow we've been getting in the mountain passes already.

  47. iBelieve


    پیش 2 ماه


  48. Eugene Reinard

    Eugene Reinard

    پیش 2 ماه

    feel sorry for you man, it has to be extremely frustrating, all that work and machinery and can't get anything done.

  49. thr8061


    پیش 2 ماه

    "It's like deja vu all over again"!

  50. Paul Diffenbaugh

    Paul Diffenbaugh

    پیش 2 ماه

    I know the frustration all to well

  51. Nascar Kid

    Nascar Kid

    پیش 2 ماه

    Trump 2020

  52. Rowen Hamilton

    Rowen Hamilton

    پیش 2 ماه


  53. Dan Hladun

    Dan Hladun

    پیش 2 ماه


  54. Grow The Farm Up

    Grow The Farm Up

    پیش 2 ماه

    Somebody should tell this guy... way to complex piece of equipment with way too many moving parts trying to be way too cute... His soil is way too wet to be strip tilling... What are you doing??? Destroying that field!!! You should hook up to a grain drill and plant some overwintering legumes and cool season grasses for cover crops. BTW a mandako turbo till is not a cover crop "planter" Lol. Park the mile long train, save the time and spread your fertilizer and actually use a drill to plant your cover crop! Probably is pretty frustrating to do things backwards... look at some regenerative cover crop farming practices It will make your operation 100 times more time efficient and manageable! And is way better for building soil health than anything I saw in this video. Farming's never easy especially when making it harder then it has to be man! Feel for you, Simplify and regenerate. There's a much better way

  55. MechanicMan


    پیش 2 ماه

    Did Brian edit this vid?

  56. Clinton Emmert

    Clinton Emmert

    پیش 2 ماه

    Zack a bad day in the field, is still better than a good a in the Hospital. Hang in there bud.

  57. waterskiingfool


    پیش 2 ماه

    Frustrating that it was taking so long to get it to work. Glad you decided to share even the frustrating times on the farm



    پیش 2 ماه

    Sorry you had such a hard day.. thing do wear out.. I would be pissed off if the gears to that handle you were cranking on.. were made of nylon or even just one of them.. especially if it has stripped out the teeth.. I remember in old days.. that square pipe on a case planter or cultivator was turned up 90 degrees, maybe 45, anyway the corners were turn-up to 0 degrees & pointing at the sky.. the age of the case equipment was about 40 years old & there was not a bit of wear on these bars.. I know because I turned a 3 point cultivator into a two row planter.. & things that old just don't go that long without showing any wear.. SO MUCH FOR MODERN EQUIPMENT BUILT IN EXPENSES FOR THE FARMER.. THE DIGITAL AGE SUCKS... YOU DIDN'T NEED ANYONE BEFORE? MEET YOU NEW BEST FRIEND.. THE ELECTRONICS ENGINEER.

  59. Mike Cox

    Mike Cox

    پیش 2 ماه

    You can say that again

  60. Gower Shaw

    Gower Shaw

    پیش 2 ماه

    15:27 Does the Larson text connect to anything to do with Larson farms

  61. jrntucson


    پیش 2 ماه

    Thanks for flying "Old Glory"! I love my country!

  62. jrntucson


    پیش 2 ماه

    Tshirt weather in MN on Nov 9th?

  63. J. Scott Smith

    J. Scott Smith

    پیش 2 ماه

    Thunderrrrrr, the more dramatic version please. In a continuous job my experience has led me to believe, Self-Comedy-Drama exploits helps a 50 pound lift become a 10 pounder. .All Day yee ha..and Thank You, for the Work-Hummor. Ithink spell-check is in De-Enhanced Mode..Hope we meet to help Us figure out what a possible solution could be, or become for tomorrow's schedule.

  64. Not You

    Not You

    پیش 2 ماه

    Moma said, there's gonna be days like that.

  65. Tom N

    Tom N

    پیش 2 ماه

    Thks for the "learn along". Sorry for the issues but learned a lot about what works and doesn't. Keep the faith.

  66. Meanold bonbon

    Meanold bonbon

    پیش 2 ماه


  67. kreuzerkreuzer


    پیش 2 ماه

    Try to get some Humus with less processing steps all over the year. Greedings from agricultural student from Germany. I always enjoy your videos go on, happy that I maybe could help a bit. The Hums will help to stop erosion and will improve the quallity of your ground. It will be a process over a longer time to collect enoth Humus, but it will help. By sure your on the right way to get some plants into the Ground over the Winter !

  68. LINDA Scott

    LINDA Scott

    پیش 2 ماه

    Lol I laughed when you said you could have got killed because there was no handle, glory 🤣 I am 73 and I always think they should get a forklift to get me in a regular truck. You have such awesome machine very good video

  69. * Trish1000

    * Trish1000

    پیش 2 ماه

    I know this does not affect your farm but the government is about to ban round bales of hay. Seems they spent several millions of dollars on a study that showed farm animals are not getting their three square meals per day.

  70. Rhett Blecha

    Rhett Blecha

    پیش 2 ماه

    Simple change is if they would have rolling chain baskets on the back. I don’t know why they wouldn’t put them on in that heavy soils. Strip till will work for you just a different set up with those baskets.

  71. Frank McCann

    Frank McCann

    پیش 2 ماه

    Glad to see intelligent person as farmer because from this point on, to not have same might prove fatal.



    پیش 2 ماه

    I am very glad you posted this video. Farming is NOT always easy or fun. That is what makes the good times so enjoyable. Also, everybody deals with high tensions at times and its nice to see its not just us. Love the content.

  73. Jared


    پیش 2 ماه

    Good machine, just need dry soil.

  74. Jakethesnake ANF

    Jakethesnake ANF

    پیش 2 ماه

    i saw a add of nick welker talking about yankum ropes and saying to to check out his channel in the middle of the video

  75. Kieran Hanlon

    Kieran Hanlon

    پیش 2 ماه

    I'm not a farmer, but I've been involved with enough projects working on our vehicles and house while balancing a full time teaching job that I feel your pain!!!! Hang in there, and know that the work you do is appreciated.

  76. dmmadde x

    dmmadde x

    پیش 2 ماه

    Mike Bloomberg thinks you dig a hole, drop a seed in to it, cover it up and add water is farming.

  77. Brett Sandish

    Brett Sandish

    پیش 2 ماه

    Did I hear it right, that you have a neighbour running tile for you, and it’s not the master pipe layer??🤭

  78. Alan Koss

    Alan Koss

    پیش 2 ماه

    Dude you need a beer!

  79. GW


    پیش 2 ماه

    I had my focus away from the video for about 15-20 secs, talking to my girlfriend about dinner and I heard "Tim" and I was like HUH, WHAT? then realized it was the video @ 5:43 Anyways, farming can be frustrating as heck, bud. Keep grinding!

  80. Otto Neidlinger

    Otto Neidlinger

    پیش 2 ماه

    After a day like that I’d go back to tossing!

  81. Hal Williams

    Hal Williams

    پیش 2 ماه

    There is a reason why Orthman dominates the strip-till market. And now they have teamed with Salford to make a fertilizer carrier.

  82. Taylen’s Garage

    Taylen’s Garage

    پیش 2 ماه

    What do you mean by tensions are high with your son

  83. david mcgrath

    david mcgrath

    پیش 2 ماه

    That is a lesson in perseverance.

  84. rick nelson

    rick nelson

    پیش 2 ماه

    Moisture and bridging of the fertilizer in the tube entry/ Venturi is a common issue and if the fertilizer has high ratio of fines it is worse. One year the fertilizer plant had issues with the prilling process machinery but sent out fertilizer anyway, the headaches and trouble that caused was enormous and the application of product was erratic, even when we switched to spinner applications the streaking was ridiculous as the fines would not carry far enough to cover the width of the normal.

  85. lewis holstegge

    lewis holstegge

    پیش 2 ماه

    As someone who use to sow a hell of alot of country with a JD air seeder it was funny to watch.

  86. rick nelson

    rick nelson

    پیش 2 ماه

    I literally had a mud puddle in the yard that I watched for years, if there was standing water in it, it was too wet to farm. As soon as the water disappeared we could farm without issue. Also had a portable scale that could calculate lbs of materials per cubic foot as well as small tube that went on the seed hose where you drove so many feet and collected material and it gave you a rate per acre. Simple tools that computers can’t argue with or give error. As I see farming now, the computer is a curse and a boon to farming, if you rely too heavily on them it can severely skew your common sense and you definitely need to validate and verify results as well as listen to the old boys that learned lessons. Not saying you shouldn’t try new and innovative ways. I was instrumental in numerous design and testing of machinery and techniques that are currently the standard of farming now. There were often total wrecks and trusting your gut should not be ignored. Good luck and you are doing a great job showing the trials of farming that are encountered each day. Hang in there.

  87. Kiley Sonn

    Kiley Sonn

    پیش 2 ماه

    Them air carts can get frustrating! Have had same problems as u were having. Humidity especially with potash gums the meter an where it drops from meter to air system plugs when wet/humid. Putting a hydraulic oil cooler where fan sucks air in helps warm an dry the air in the fall but don't cure it. Food for thought if continue to do fertilizer in fall. Like watching ur videos! From western sd/nd border an u are doing alot advocating for us farmers. Really appreciate it!

  88. The Weapon Collection

    The Weapon Collection

    پیش 2 ماه

    Does your dad have any relatives in Colorado? I know a fella here who looks as if he could dang near be your dad's twin...

  89. MontyCarlo1977


    پیش 2 ماه

    If I've learned anything from your videos, it's that I'll stick to my method of farming. Older machines, less tech, no debt, less pressure. It's cool to see all the newest machinery, but as soon as something quits or throws a code and you have to call the dealer to hook up a laptop, that's where I'm out. Sometimes all the newest most efficient machines don't seem to pay for themselves and what little they gain in efficiency they kill you somewhere else.

    • Grow The Farm Up

      Grow The Farm Up

      پیش 2 ماه

      I have a great plaines seven and a half inch grain drill that runs on ground driven chain sprockets My brother wanted to put a hydraulic drive on it I just laughed and said no way!!! I can relate because I tried to get too cute with my corn planter a few years ago and was nothing but headaches until I literally got rid of it and went back to a simpler version. All of that new fancy stuff looks pretty good in January and February when the salesman is giving you the pitch but when it's go time you need manageable functional equipment that you can get in and just go! Time is money I found with the variable rate technology guys have equipment big enough to do a whole field in 5 hours, But around my area I see most of them sitting on the end for 45 minutes to an hour just setting up all of the prescription stuff! Lol. Drill some cover crops that will help even out your soil and if you really want to do some prescription variable rate which we do I use a nice Salford single container Salford spreader for dry fert. Never been a fan of strip till it seems like only every 3 years the soil is dry enough to do it right and the machines often have so many moving parts... If it moves it breaks

  90. Judith Yoder

    Judith Yoder

    پیش 2 ماه

    I just wanted once again Wanted to tell you how terrific your videos are, you do a fantastic job. Love watching your videos and the times I’ve seen your family as well. And think you have a neat dad and Jim your worker. Where you live is beautiful and you’re so blessedHaving a farm and being a farmer. What would we do without you, we couldn’t. We Americans are blessed all of you are willing to farm. Thank you and keep looking up you don’t want to miss anything.

  91. The Weapon Collection

    The Weapon Collection

    پیش 2 ماه

    I don't dare say "get em" when my dogs are around other domesticated animals... They're trained to tree cougars and run down coyotes so they don't differentiate between wild animals and some one else's pet.

  92. Iowa Farmer

    Iowa Farmer

    پیش 2 ماه

    Zach, sometimes as a farmer you wonder why you just didn't stay in bed. The frustrations sometime get to be to much. Been there done that. I know how you feel.

  93. Cooper Viney

    Cooper Viney

    پیش 2 ماه

    What happened to the that’s what she said jokes and thunderrrrrrr

  94. dingleberry xo

    dingleberry xo

    پیش 2 ماه

    it can only go up from here.

  95. Billy Ogle

    Billy Ogle

    پیش 2 ماه

    I literally despise Days like that! There’s nothing like having a time constraint, weather constraint, and having to swing a big hammer! I hope you get things sorted out Zack

  96. Denny O'Connor

    Denny O'Connor

    پیش 2 ماه

    That exercise in high tech frustration sure makes broadcast the MOP/MAP and scratch it in look efficient. I just did that cuz I'm cheep cheep cheep (I think I hear birds migrating)

  97. Art Ayers

    Art Ayers

    پیش 2 ماه

    Just remember to breathe...

  98. kimjeppesen


    پیش 2 ماه

    I really love watching your channel! But I must say, when there is up to 6 or 7 commercial in every video it takes the fun out of it...

  99. JohnMphs


    پیش 2 ماه

    In the Arkansas delta, we call that soil, “Mississippi gumbo”.

  100. JohnMphs


    پیش 2 ماه

    Wrong “Thunder” voice. Please correct.