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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 02:11 PM

Well, it wasn't a garden exactly. part of the drainage ditch by the road kind of disappeared and fanned out into the yard leaving a wet mess. It has been like this for about a year now but it wasn't bad until Irene messed it up. I hooked up my plow and made one pass then flipped the grass back into the furrow and used a shovel to cut away half of the plowed section so it wasn't 12" wide. I had just finished making my pass and my brother came out to help. I went to get a little plastic wheel barrow like thing thinking it would be enough to do the ditch. It was full after 10 feet and knowing we had to go 50 I went and got the trailer with my '71. It went very smooth until we found a few rocks in the way.

Here is the '75 with the plow. I know there is a whole proses to setting it up but I just hooked it up and it worked perfect for what I needed it to do.
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This is everything that came out, grass patches in the front, dirt in the back. Those are the big rocks that had to be dug out. The black thing is the plastic wheel barrow I mentioned before.
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Here is the completed ditch.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 03:49 PM

Ryan, that's a nice job of using your GT and available attachments to solve a problem that would normally require a lot more work if done by hand. It's always handy to have a GT or 2 around!

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:03 PM

Ryan, that is a great looking ditch line, keep up the great work.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:07 PM

Ryan, your ditch looks first rate. It also looks as if there is water already running in it. Congratulations on your first plowing. It looks good on your 75'.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Thanks guys!

Dave, I used my '75 to pull the plow and the '71 pulled the trailer full of the material coming out of the ditch.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:54 PM

Looks good, Ryan. I think I would have made two shallow passes either side to slope and give room for more water to run thru there. That skinny ditch may wash out some with heavy rains. But with it skinny, easier to mow over. Catch 22! Great way to get seat time!

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 05:13 PM

Looks pretty good Ryan! Sounds like you're working smarter instead of working harder! Congrats on the seat time and the accomplishment.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 05:25 PM

Looks good Ryan. I've also used my plow to dig a ditch. Had to bury 120 feet of electrical wire in conduit for the new hot tub. Worked great. It's nice to have the equipment to make jobs easier............especially when you get old like me.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Looks like that did a good job Ryan, got some seat time, saved some labor, all in all Id say Posted Image Posted Image
We used the plow to bury a water line from our pump at the lake partway back to the garden. I have yet to actually "plow" with it though.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 06:28 PM

Thanks for the kind words everybody!

Greg, when my dad bought the '75 about 6-7 years ago and the plow came with the tractor. Since we have had it it has done nothing but make a few ditches. I wish I had better land to have a garden, I only have an acre at my house and its very, very uneaven.

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Great job Ryan! That was a smart using the plow to do the ditch. I also like those Tractors, they look like awesome machines. :thumbs:

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 12:04 AM

Sweet Job pal...looks great! Gotta love dem old school tractors!!!

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 05:11 AM

Ryan,that looks good.You and your machine did a great job.

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Posted April 11, 2012 - 05:27 AM

You did good Ryan!

Remember, if a job's worth doing, it has to involve a tractor. :smilewink:




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