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What did you do WITH your tractor today? ie: plowing, hauling, tilling, etc.


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#1786 bja105 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 08:38 PM

I hauled 3 of my sons and the next door neighbor's girl around the yard with my Cub Cadet 72. Also found that it uses oil. It was down to the fill mark after cutting the grass twice. I'll check it every time, now.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 12:29 AM

Just Mowed mine & the neighbor's lawns.. It's been raining like it's May around here lately!! :confuse:

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 01:58 PM

Today I took my Sears GT 18 out to the tractor club for a mowing day, I was going to take my Ford 600 but the club bush hog was broke so I took the smaller tractor, and I am sure now it needs new blades, for that tall grass. About 25 of us mowed the 240 acre club properity in about 3 hours. There where machines of all kinds from Big Ones to the guy with a weedeater triming.We where mowing and not visiting until the job was done, then we stopped for lunch and it all seemed to be finished. When we got there this morning the instructions where if you see grass mow it. I really enjoyed myself.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 07:10 PM

"Twas a busy day around here, and tractors were much in use. My two boys used the MF8 to cut the front and back yard. I also am trying to get a second crop of cucumbers in this year, and wanted to do a better job of weed control than I did on the first batch. This was the desired result:
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I bought a trailer load of leaf mulch and hauled it home. Then I used the Gravely with the scoop to move the mulch from the trailer into the garden, where my boys were able to spread it out.
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There is a lady in our church who leads the youth group my two boys attend. She injured a finger and hasn't been able to get her grass cut, so I've been doing that for the last several weeks. The back part of her property is a steep hill which has grown up and is producing briars. I offered to cut it back, so today I finished the job with my Gravely. Dual wheels offer SO much stability and traction!
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:53 PM

I mowed... with the new shoes on and I like them. bye bye turf tires.

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 07:38 AM

I hauled a couple yards of topsoil in the dump truck and used the FEL on the 420 to move it in to its final place and get it more or less level, then I seeded grass (by hand) and watered it.

After that I had to cut a high branch off a tree. The tree is leaning and we're trying to keep it from falling. No, I don't know why we don't just cut the whole tree down.

I got out the extension ladder and found a place I could kind of lean it. Climbing up there to tie it off so it couldn't fall was a little challenging, but once it was tied off, the ladder wasn't too uncomfortable. Until I cut through that big branch and the tree sprung up what felt like four feet from my perspective. Mrs. Rev, who was watching from the ground says it only rose about a foot, but she wasn't standing on a ladder that was tied to the tree. Anyway, I knew the ladder was secure, but it still didn't make me happy.

After the branch was cut, I used the 420 to drag it out where it could be cut up. We burned all the little stuff and I got 4 or 5 decent rounds that could qualify as actual firewood.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 07:32 PM

I mowed... with the new shoes on and I like them. bye bye turf tires.


Nice looking country! Great tractor & "new shoes" too!
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Posted August 23, 2012 - 07:34 PM

After mowing the plow day field, my mind was on plowing. So got the severely dusty/dirty "Hogzilla" out & plowed my corn area of the garden.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 12:12 PM

Got the MF1855 out to use the loader to pull the green bean wire from the weeds in the garden. Then used it to put the manure spreader back into the barn. Then I got the John Deere F935 out to mow down the remains of this year's garden. I've already plowed the corn area, so I'll plow the rest soon, maybe tomorrow.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 05:03 PM

Mowing the yard is about the only large event for me. I alternate between using the Craftsman's and Ford. It was BMP's turn this weekend. I have about 2-1/2 acres that I mow, and a path around another 2-1/2 acres. It takes around 4 hours of seat time, and aftwards it feels like I have been walking behind a hay bailer all day. So for the clean up, I start with an air hose, and blow as much dust off that I can. Then I wash them down, I have previously used this method to cleaned under the engine cowlings on the Craftsmans, this is the 1st time I tried this with BMP. Seems to work good, I have pulled the shrouds off one of the 18hp B/S after about a year of use, and did not see any adverse affects from doing this, and the cooling fins were very clean.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 06:31 PM

I used the 70 I & 10P cart to haul the downed apples from under the trees to the compost bin. ~~ Lowell

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:14 AM

mowed the yard yesterday with the yard machine

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 12:34 PM

Did some test plowing to dial in the plow today with the Massey "2055" custom. That's pretty much it!

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 01:22 PM

Actually went to a auction yesterday and saw some not only nice but rare tractors.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 08:57 AM

Didn't need to mow this week due to lack of rain for the last couple of weeks. Did use Craftsman II and trailer to haul a few things around. After working on a POS honda car for the last week it was nice just to be able to get out and putt around on it a little.




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