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#1636 wrbourget OFFLINE  

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 08:28 PM

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Had a pretty bad day the funny thing is the little one goes through this little hole all the time but I finally got it out after blowing a hose on one of the lift rams and bending the poop of the lower sheet metal.

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 08:36 PM

Oops! Guess the little one floated through that stuff!

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Posted April 15, 2012 - 08:48 PM

GE 059.JPG Did some mowing with the "scrap yard" Massey today after installing new turfs and adding water. I weighed before and after, it was 50 lbs of water in each wheel. Traction was improved, plus the tractor seemed a bit less "tippy" when hitting bumps on side hills.

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Posted April 19, 2012 - 09:33 PM

I did some tilling in the garden today with the Bolens 1000. The old gal did a good job. Since we have some rocky soil I also had the Bolens 800 with the utility trailer close by as I picked rocks from the garden. Just turned out to be a good day for some seat time.

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Posted April 19, 2012 - 10:03 PM

Did some mowing with my L130 then i got out my Simplisity Sunrunner I love that little machine and it runs good for what it is.
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Posted April 20, 2012 - 07:31 PM

I was going to hook the utility cart to my Bolens 800 again today to do some work in the garden. Decided to hook the granddaughter's MF12 instead. I knew she would enjoy driving her tractor while towing the cart. I just had to wait till she got home from school.She was definitely excited when I told her about our work plans.Very good day.

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 08:03 PM

I was going to hook the utility cart to my Bolens 800 again today to do some work in the garden. Decided to hook the granddaughter's MF12 instead. I knew she would enjoy driving her tractor while towing the cart. I just had to wait till she got home from school.She was definitely excited when I told her about our work plans.Very good day.


Brings back memories. We had a big yard with a lot of trees when I was growing up. I always hated it in the spring because we had to pick up a lot of limbs and crap that fell out of the trees over the winter before we could mow. Then one spring my dad let me drive the tractor! It was a 66' mf10 pulling a homemade trailer made from the back of a ford f100 pickup. I looked forward to "picking up sticks" after that. That's why my first GT was a mf12.
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Posted April 21, 2012 - 08:22 PM

We also have a few trees that require some clean up before mowing. Just another excuse to fire up one of the old tractors.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:58 PM

Today I was going spend my 1 day off work fixing my tractors, but instead I spent some time driving tractors, cutting grass for my neighbor. I still had to service his tractor, oil change and grease but that didn't take long.
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Posted April 23, 2012 - 08:35 AM

Did a little mowing with the GT5000, I was trying to get the yard cut before I tore the Gt5000 apart to fix the head gasket. The belt from the deck to the motor decided it was done and came apart on me. I had to borrow dad's mower to finish the yard.

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Posted April 23, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Been trying to plant some deer grass out in the wetland but kept getting tractors stuck got a Zetor buried and blew loader lines, not having much luck getting it harrowed and last night it rained a lot, might give up the idea but I'm going to try running an old David Bradly i got recently through there. I was out fooling around with it today and got into some serious mud with it and it just pulled it's self through it with no problem, I think i'm going to give it a try.P041412_1742.jpg resize_image_77389394.jpg Tom.jpg DB.JPG

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Posted April 24, 2012 - 07:14 AM

Got the Sears lt2000 out and did the first mowing of the year. Late last night I drove a two hour trip to pick up a 10' plow, cultivator, and disc from a guy. Finally got me a plow, yeh haw.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 05:29 AM

Saturday was nice. First I had to cut off and drill out holes on the s-tine cultivator I bought this winter. A previous owner had welded category 1 pins onto it, so I had to category 0 pins onto it. That took a while because drilling through old weld with cheap drill bits is kind of time consuming. Also, on Saturdays the only place to buy Cat 0 pins is the JD dealership, so I had to drive down there. I got it done though.

Once I had the cultivator on, I used it to take a couple of runs up and down the path I have to bring in more clay fill for. That area is low and gets wet and rutted as a result. I've been bringing in fill when I can get it (they don't like to deliver out here) and building it up. I've been keeping it tilled to keep the weeds down.

Then I decided to break up some sod and dirt for where I'm planting a garden this year. I made enough room for taters, onions, and carrots. Then Mrs. Rev started talking about peas, so I ripped up some more to make room for that. Since there was a strip of grass between the two patches, I decided I might as well break that too. I think I might put peppers there.

Anyway, once I had it broken up, I put the tiller on the tractor. I needed Mrs. Rev's help with that, since the tiller has a tendency to roll when you hook it up. It became pretty clear that I have to give Mrs. Rev some tractor and safety lessons during that. I actually had to yell at her once. In more than 25 years together, I don't think I've yelled at her more than three times, but yelling is better than amputated fingers. She scared the living heck out of me when I realized what she was doing...trying to guide the lift arms into the tiller. So I put her on the tractor while I steadied the tiller, since I know how to keep my fingers out of the way. The first thing she did was slow the engine down to an idle, then she put it into full reverse. After that she made the loader go up and down instead of the 3 pt. So next weekend is tractor lessons.

Anyway, we got the tiller on and I worked up the future seed bed pretty well. It looks okay. The soil in that area is pretty good. I seeded part of it to grass almost a decade ago and the rest about five years ago because the soil was becoming depleted. It sure is dry though. We got rain yesterday though, and will be getting more today, so maybe we'll get out of this dry period yet.

I'm still hoping for a hard frost or two to help kill the grass I turned over. It's still about three weeks to seeding time.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 07:44 PM

Been trying to plant some deer grass out in the wetland but kept getting tractors stuck got a Zetor buried and blew loader lines, not having much luck getting it harrowed and last night it rained a lot, might give up the idea but I'm going to try running an old David Bradly i got recently through there. I was out fooling around with it today and got into some serious mud with it and it just pulled it's self through it with no problem, I think i'm going to give it a try.P041412_1742.jpg resize_image_77389394.jpg Tom.jpg DB.JPG


That David Bradly is quite a tractor not only is it powerful but it does a really good job, nice deep cuts with the bottom plow and the harrows really cut with no effort or weight on it, and it's all done with a 3 horse engine. I was thinking I was going to sell it but now I'm thinking i wanna keep it for being what 60 or more years old it's still as useful as a brand spanking new tractor could be better than a new one.
I did the lawn today with the L130 and my simplicity sunrunner dang yard looks goooood! The guy across the street came over he said he just had to know what the heck i was mowing with not Manny people have heard of a sunrunner and i didn't either till a got this one.

Oh Took out another coyote to didn't get to soot it someone hit it with a car but none the less it's another one gone, I hate killing them like this but there a danger to the kids and livestock. Been Killing rabbits and critters but the coyotes are not going away there just killing cats and small dogs some ones piglets there is just to many and there too close to the houses so they have to go.

Edited by wrbourget, April 30, 2012 - 08:02 PM.


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Posted May 02, 2012 - 08:52 AM

We got that same coyote problem here too! I go out and hunt them now and then.
Yesterday I started making ditchs along one of the roads in to our place. I was using a back blade tilted and angled down and forward. It's going to be a slow job with my Craftsman 917- I'm using the Brinly box scraper blade with the end plates removed and a bracket bolted to the sleeve hitch lower right arm to tilt the blade. It works but slow. But hey that's just more seat time! :-)

Edited by Rupe, May 02, 2012 - 08:53 AM.





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