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these things are getting fewer and fewer



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nice pic

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They sure are.


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Yeah but is it a working windmill? I see a pressure tank in the pic.


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Your right. All of our windmills on the Pitchfork have been replaced with solar powered electric pumps.


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Your right. All of our windmills on the Pitchfork have been replaced with solar powered electric pumps.


I've been thinking about putting in a shallow well with a windmill, but $3500.00 to $400.00 price tag on the mill has be looking for something else. Do you have any information on brands, cost, GPH, of the solar powered electric pumps?
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Yeah but is it a working windmill? I see a pressure tank in the pic.


I havent' seen a working one in quite some time.

most have been replaced with electric or solar pumps. They keep them up for nostalgia but I see more and more getting taken down and scrapped


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That is a nice pic. You are right, those things are getting few and far between.


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Yeah but is it a working windmill? I see a pressure tank in the pic.


I havent' seen a working one in quite some time.

most have been replaced with electric or solar pumps. They keep them up for nostalgia but I see more and more getting taken down and scrapped

I have still have one working mill. The last ranch I was on had 4 working mills on it. On the place we hunt in Pecos County they are shifting more and more to solar from those really old mills out there. Is the guy out on 140 towards Charlotte still have all the windmills around his farm house/barns?


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Yeah but is it a working windmill? I see a pressure tank in the pic.


I havent' seen a working one in quite some time.

most have been replaced with electric or solar pumps. They keep them up for nostalgia but I see more and more getting taken down and scrapped

I have still have one working mill. The last ranch I was on had 4 working mills on it. On the place we hunt in Pecos County they are shifting more and more to solar from those really old mills out there. Is the guy out on 140 towards Charlotte still have all the windmills around his farm house/barns?


yeah he does. I haven't counted them but I'd say he has upwards of a dozen in his yard


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Yeah but is it a working windmill? I see a pressure tank in the pic.


I havent' seen a working one in quite some time.

most have been replaced with electric or solar pumps. They keep them up for nostalgia but I see more and more getting taken down and scrapped

I have still have one working mill. The last ranch I was on had 4 working mills on it. On the place we hunt in Pecos County they are shifting more and more to solar from those really old mills out there. Is the guy out on 140 towards Charlotte still have all the windmills around his farm house/barns?


yeah he does. I haven't counted them but I'd say he has upwards of a dozen in his yard

You ought to stop and takes some pics of all of them one time. There all different brands of them and some old wooden ones if I remember right. It would make a neat thread on here.


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I'll do that. I'm driving by his place on wednesday. I'll make a note to stop and snap a few pics


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We still have one windmill on our place, the rest are electric now. This windmill didn't work for over 10 years & I wanted to fix it. So, we rebuilt the thing. Used compressor to blow out the casing, rebuilt the pump (new leathers all of that). Climbed up top & fixed the brake & lubed it up etc etc. Got it working great! I brought in a small water trough to pump into & the spill over feeds a small pond. It WORKED great for several months, & now it's not pumping. I don't know if I need to go deeper now or if crud screwed up the leathers? I'll find out as soon as I can get back down there & look at it.

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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
We still have one windmill on our place, the rest are electric now. This windmill didn't work for over 10 years & I wanted to fix it. So, we rebuilt the thing. Used compressor to blow out the casing, rebuilt the pump (new leathers all of that). Climbed up top & fixed the brake & lubed it up etc etc. Got it working great! I brought in a small water trough to pump into & the spill over feeds a small pond. It WORKED great for several months, & now it's not pumping. I don't know if I need to go deeper now or if crud screwed up the leathers? I'll find out as soon as I can get back down there & look at it.


thats the reason people are switching to electric or solar pumps.

less hassle with the leathers wearing out


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We still have one windmill on our place, the rest are electric now. This windmill didn't work for over 10 years & I wanted to fix it. So, we rebuilt the thing. Used compressor to blow out the casing, rebuilt the pump (new leathers all of that). Climbed up top & fixed the brake & lubed it up etc etc. Got it working great! I brought in a small water trough to pump into & the spill over feeds a small pond. It WORKED great for several months, & now it's not pumping. I don't know if I need to go deeper now or if crud screwed up the leathers? I'll find out as soon as I can get back down there & look at it.


thats the reason people are switching to electric or solar pumps.

less hassle with the leathers wearing out


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we had one windmill up and working last summer before the leathers gave out...i got 2 others that are just reminders on how things used to get done....i do know of a ranch south of Rosston that had a working windmill feeding into a cement stock tank...finding those old wooden water troughs are even harder than finding working windmills

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