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Farming via helicopter.
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Feb 6, 2015 05:00:18   #
RE Loc: California
 
While my daughter and I were walking my grand daughter home from school we heard a saw a helicopter fly by with a bucket so of course we had to take a detour to investigate. From what we could tell they were fertilizing the crops via the bucket. Well of course once we finished walking home I hopped in my car with my camera to see what I could capture.


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Feb 6, 2015 05:15:36   #
dooragdragon Loc: Alma , Arkansas
 
Thats gonna take a while to do, looks like a homemade system out of a old bucket used for dumping concrete with a crane ( we used them when I was building bridges instead of a pumper truck).
very interesting photos Re.
Pete

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Feb 6, 2015 05:20:06   #
RE Loc: California
 
dooragdragon wrote:
Thats gonna take a while to do, looks like a homemade system out of a old bucket used for dumping concrete with a crane ( we used them when I was building bridges instead of a pumper truck).
very interesting photos Re.
Pete


I thought so too Pete, but shucks I'm no farmer LOL! They were at it for at least 5 hours, not sure if they were there the next day because I was out of town. I did find it interesting though. Thanks for looking I appreciate your interest.

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Feb 6, 2015 05:46:05   #
dooragdragon Loc: Alma , Arkansas
 
Your welcome Re, when our crops reach a certain stage we just call Paul and have him spray the fields with his crop duster plane so we don't leave tire tracks and smash down the crop with the equipment.
We do use our Gator to make a narrow path to the pivots to turn them on and off and its lighter and less likely to get stuck then our full size 4x4 pickup .
Pete

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Feb 6, 2015 14:21:07   #
RE Loc: California
 
dooragdragon wrote:
Your welcome Re, when our crops reach a certain stage we just call Paul and have him spray the fields with his crop duster plane so we don't leave tire tracks and smash down the crop with the equipment.
We do use our Gator to make a narrow path to the pivots to turn them on and off and its lighter and less likely to get stuck then our full size 4x4 pickup .
Pete


Hi Pete, I live in a farming community, we are surrounded by vineyards, orchards and corn fields as a well as a few dairies. I am familiar with the crop dusting so you have convinced me this was something perhaps a bit unique. Pleased you chimed in! :-)

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Feb 6, 2015 15:15:01   #
dooragdragon Loc: Alma , Arkansas
 
Your welcome Re, I'd bet it was some sort of herbicide they were putting on the corn at this late stage.
Pete

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Feb 6, 2015 15:42:53   #
DOOK Loc: Maclean, Australia
 
Very interesting, Rena, but I don't think it would be very cost effective--everybody would be doing it if it was. :-)

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Feb 6, 2015 17:15:25   #
RE Loc: California
 
DOOK wrote:
Very interesting, Rena, but I don't think it would be very cost effective--everybody would be doing it if it was. :-)



Thanks for looking Earl and I agree, perhaps they just have an in with the helicopter guy! ;-)

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Feb 7, 2015 14:37:59   #
Floyd Loc: Misplaced Texan in Florence, Alabama
 
RE wrote:
While my daughter and I were walking my grand daughter home from school we heard a saw a helicopter fly by with a bucket so of course we had to take a detour to investigate. From what we could tell they were fertilizing the crops via the bucket. Well of course once we finished walking home I hopped in my car with my camera to see what I could capture.


This just might be a practice drill for putting out "hot spots" following a forest fire, or placing fertilizer on golf course greens.

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Feb 7, 2015 16:40:17   #
cucharared Loc: Texas, Colorado
 
Or maybe spot treating weed patches?

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Feb 7, 2015 17:04:34   #
jpgto Loc: New Haven County, The Taxation State
 
Concrete bucket, forest fire water bucket, regardless, great shots of something unusual. Thanks for posting and allowing me to learn something new today.

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Feb 7, 2015 20:31:47   #
jack schade Loc: La Pine Oregon
 
Looks like a tedious process. Nice shots.

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Feb 8, 2015 03:32:07   #
RE Loc: California
 
Floyd wrote:
This just might be a practice drill for putting out "hot spots" following a forest fire, or placing fertilizer on golf course greens.


It sure could be, thank you Floyd for looking in! :-)

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Feb 8, 2015 03:34:23   #
RE Loc: California
 
cucharared wrote:
Or maybe spot treating weed patches?


Perhaps! Thanks for looking cucharared!

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Feb 8, 2015 03:37:56   #
RE Loc: California
 
jpgto wrote:
Concrete bucket, forest fire water bucket, regardless, great shots of something unusual. Thanks for posting and allowing me to learn something new today.


Glad you found it interesting, thanks for checking it out jpgto I appreciate it!

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