Thursday, November 30, 2006

Lexion 600 = Lexion 590?

Differences between the American Lexion and the "European" one: (Cat distributes the Claas combines in the USA): It takes more power to operate in the high yields and moisture often associated with European crops, especially when chopping and spreading.

A Euro Lexion 570 has roughly the same power as a Cat Lexion 580R. Or, a 9880 STS vs. a 9860 STS, they are virtually identical, but the 9880 has nealy 100hp more (mainly for the chopper, but conditions as well). North American corn and rice crops are extremely high volume and require large grain handling systems.

For example, the Cat Lexion 580R has a much larger clean grain elevator and the high performance JetStream cleaning system vs. the 580 used in Europe. When harvesting 180 bpa wheat at or above 18% with the header only a couple inches from the ground, the chopper's better be capable of spreading full header width, at least up to 30' evenly.

Undercarriage restrictions, gross machinery width (with axle and wheels) has to abide by strict Euro width restrictions which limits the flexibility of tire use. Duals and Single tires over 35 inches are prohibited during transport so most end up using 800 (30.5's) or smaller. Headers, for the conditions, a huge head in Europe is a 30' platform.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

DTU T860

Die Entwicklungsmaschine des T860 im Einsatz in der Agroland Agrar e.G. Thörey, Ilmkreis

DEUTSCHE TRAKTOREN UNION GMBH Neues Fahrwerkskonzept verbessert Fahreigenschaften.

In Stadtilm könnte die Thüringer Tradition im Traktorenbau wieder aufgenommen werden - Ein Schlepper mit 600 PS in der Erprobung.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Nissan Micra

Found this one on ebay.

Nissan Micra 1Nissan Micra 2Nissan Micra 3

I didn't bid for it but I asked the seller a few questions. The car was not sold because the highest

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


I just left Gort when the water temperature light flashed. Tried to get some heat out of the system by turning on the heater. But surprise surprise - just cold air came out!
So I turned around trying to find a mechanic. First one I had in mind was the garage on church street close to SuperValue. Well seems they're not doing cars... more like a farm equipment fixer. He sent me to the mechanics

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Dell Dimension 9150

Item title: DELL PC Desktop Dimension 9150 Scratched H39YC2J
Web address:
Item number: 270026459876
Buyer User ID: madonno*com
Seller User ID: dellfactoryoutlet

Your total inclusive VAT is:
EUR 571.45 for the computer
EUR 30.25 postage/packing
EUR 601.70 = Total

General Information
Service Tag H39YC2J
Express Service Code 37203416731
Computer Model Dell DXP051
BIOS Vendor Dell Inc.
BIOS Version A05
BIOS Date 05-30-06
Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Manufacturer Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz
Clock Speed 3.2GHz

Available Memory 52.36 %
Page File Size 1.7851Mb
Available Page File 17138 %
Virtual Memory 2047.8Mb
Available Virtual Memory 98.01 %
Memory Slot 1 [DIMM_1] 1024Mb
Memory Slot 2 [DIMM_2] 1024Mb

Network Card
Adapters Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport

Drive Type Drive Size Total Available Space Used Space
C: NTFS 229.7Gb 61.59Gb 168.1Gb
F: NTFS 232.8Gb 6.935Gb 225.9Gb

Type Description
Disk Drives SAMSUNG HD250HJ 232.8Gb
WDC WD2500JS-75NCB2 232.8Gb
Display Adapters NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE 512Mb
IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
Primary IDE Channel
Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller
Keyboards USB Human Interface Device
Mice and Other Pointing Devices USB Human Interface Device
Monitors Dell E196FP - Dell Inc.
Sound Devices SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
USB Controllers Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC

Name Version
Google Talk, Labs Edition
Google Gears
Microsoft Software Update for Web Folders (English) 12 12.0.6215.1000
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007 12.0.6215.1000
Microsoft Expression Web 12.0.6215.1000
Microsoft Expression Web MUI (English) 12.0.6215.1000
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007 12.0.4518.1014
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007 12.0.6215.1000
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007 12.0.6213.1000
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007 12.0.6213.1000
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007 12.0.6213.1000 Installer 1.0 1.0.9221
Google Gears 0.4.1500
Windows Live Messenger 8.5.1302.1018
Virtual Earth 3D (Beta) 2.5.803.21002
Java(TM) 6 Update 7
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 11.0.8173.0
Microsoft Office XP Web Components 11.0.8173.0
Google Update 1.0.0
Windows Live installer 12.0.1471.1025
Google Earth 4.3.7284.3916
Lively by Google 1.0.1930.330

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Schumacher Era Ending

I wouldn't call myself a fan of Michael Schumacher but as a Formula 1 fan, I enjoyed watching others trying to beat him. He was the man to defeat for more than a decade! And there was only one man who was able to "play in his league". Ayrton Senna.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Twin 5 Audi

A real fun car (not a pure hardcore dragster!) should have around 1000 BHP and weighing less than 1300 kg. So to keep the maintenance on a reasonable level, I'd use two of Audi's renowned 5 cylinder engines.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Largest Metropolitan McDonald's Debuts on Broadway

Fand erst jetzt (2006) heraus, dass ich in der 42. Straße sowohl im grössten Internet Cafe als auch im grössten McDonald's Restaurant Platz genommen habe! :-o

Artikel zum McDonald's:

Largest Metropolitan McDonald's Debuts on Broadway


McDonald's raises the curtain on the

Tricone Bit