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#16 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 06:43 AM

Looks like it's too busy this weekend to take a load of topsoil... Sigh...
Was just aching to give this some use.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 07:13 AM

I'm glad you were able to make it work for you, Dean. Hope you can keep the front end on the ground bouncing across the yard.
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 11:04 AM

I'm glad you were able to make it work for you, Dean. Hope you can keep the front end on the ground bouncing across the yard.


Now that would be a lot of fun... and a good time to use the independent rear brakes. Though I don't think it's going to happen. With the mower on, I stood 215 pounds of dude on the very back edge of the bucket and it didn't feel close to coming up. That's one thing I like about this is that the mower can just stay on.

Though I'll have to take a weight of the Panzer one of these days. Just the cast iron nose and front suspension have to weigh 75 pounds together. These things have some weight to them.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 12:49 PM

I like it. nice job and looks to be a much more economical alternative to a FEL. BEAUTIFUL tractor too!
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 02:27 PM

I like it. nice job and looks to be a much more economical alternative to a FEL. BEAUTIFUL tractor too!

Thanks. Still haven't got a chance to put it to real work. However, I did leave it on while mowing last evening and it rode back there with no problems. Would have to say that the steering was only a tad lighter because of its weight back there, but I'm able to compensate with the independent braking.

I'm still trying to make it out to the Dover show this Sat with Franky. I've got a conflict that needs gotten arounds somehow...

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 02:35 PM

I am glad you are getting it to work! Thanks for the video! To bad I can't see it... Lol! It says it is run by an unknown program? Could you upload it to youtube?

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 02:40 PM

It should open in Quicktime (Apple) on a PC. Unless you're trying to use a phone or something. I'll try the youtube thing, but may make it private instead of public.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 03:40 PM

That rear scoop looks quite good on there .Nice job.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:30 PM

I'm still trying to make it out to the Dover show this Sat with Franky. I've got a conflict that needs gotten arounds somehow...



You might not have a conflict after all. The Dover show isn't this Saturday, it's the following weekend. August 17,18,19 :smilewink:
I'll be lookin' for ya.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Gosh, I had the wrong weekend. No idea about next weekend. I really thought it was this weekend. Thanks for catching the mistake.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Good video, looks like it will work out well, I find chains and working in loam go hand in hand , :thumbs:
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 06:32 AM

Thats pretty darn cool. Great job on the bucket and thanks for the video.
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Posted August 09, 2012 - 07:57 AM

Thanks. Going to try and get dirt this weekend. May only be possible if they'll do a Sunday delivery. If I get that, then it'll look good and "worn in" for next week's show.




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