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#1831 hatedge OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2012 - 07:49 PM

I had a good Tractor Weekend. At the farm, I harvested what little was left in the garden, then asked my neighbor for some help. He brought his horse and ground driven manure spreader, and spread a heaping load of stall cleanings (horse and cow.) Then I fetched a few loads of sawdust from the other neighbor's sawmill. Some sawdust went straight into the garden, some went into the horse shed, and some started a new compost pile.

I plowed the garden with my Cub Cadet 147, then hooked up the cart and took the kids for a ride. I also mowed a bit with the John Deere LT155.

This evening, at home, I mowed with my Cub Cadet 72. Then I used the Ford 80 with front blade to move a log and small boulder out of the yard.

Lucky you , you make me jealous.

I spent most of the after noon trying to figure out a no start problem then gave up and had a few cold ones while bitchin at the Bolens. Gotta spend quality time with her sometimes no?

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Posted October 02, 2012 - 09:25 PM

All I managed to do from the seat of a tractor today was get a few minutes to sit on a cold pan seat, lean on the steering wheel, open a cold one and watch the full moon dance thru the clouds. Relaxing.

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Posted October 02, 2012 - 09:30 PM

I mowed the grass late this afternoon then cleaned up my 3414s in preparation for the visit of my grandsons from CA.
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Then when they arrived I treated my oldest grandson to a ride around the back yard.

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Posted October 02, 2012 - 09:35 PM

I cleaned up my 3414s in preparation for the visit of my grandsons from CA.


Then when they arrived I treated my oldest grand son to a ride around he backyard.



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Posted October 06, 2012 - 11:41 PM

I hitched the YT18 to the wagon to pick some pumpkins and squash.

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 09:26 AM

Yesterday I took the Massey 12 G to the boys school for a volunteer grounds beautification day. They had 20 cubic yards of mulch dumped in one spot, then needed it spread out around the school around trees and shrubs. We had a good turnout, I reckon about 40 people all told. I was put in charge of a "crew" of 8 kids. They were a good crew, had some energy and were willing to work. I tried to make sure we had some fun too, everyone loved hopping up on the trailer on the way to the next stop. After we finished spreading mulch, I gave everyone else who wanted one a trailer ride.
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Posted October 07, 2012 - 11:22 AM

No beer was spilled during this moving of the pontoon event, it was all consumed.

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 11:26 AM

Using the 70 I for cart toting duties today, cleaning off more "frost-bit" gardens.

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Hauled the plants to the compost bins where they will be shredded with the Merry Mac 5 HP shredder:

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The 70 I is handy to use because of the low seat, I can just swing my leg over the seat to mount or dis-mount! ~~ Lowell

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 05:33 PM

Worked on getting the leaves picked up. I first chop with the John Deere LX280 bagger 003.JPG

And then use the X320 with the Powerflo / Bagger to clean up. bagger 001.JPG

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 11:12 AM

spaced up my finish mower to it's highest setting and run over the garden. it did great at mixing up the grass clippings and house compost. not much seat time but we did get to go to a tractor show and see some really nice machines. next year I'll have the wagon finished so I can pull the lady folk around. might even turn it into a camping trip.

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Posted October 08, 2012 - 06:02 PM

Used the Craftsman Pro with 3-bin bagger to mow and vacuum up lawn. It's amazing how well the non-powered bagger works picking up pine needles, pine cones, leaves, acorns and even hickory nuts when used sensibly (sharp hi-lift blades, mower deck low, moderate speed, emptying the bags when they needed it).

Then I used the JD 317/Johnny Bucket to grade more stone dust onto the low spots of the driveway. Before putting her away I also used her to turn the new yard clippings into the compost pile.

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 04:06 PM

I used the Ford and cherry picker to pull an engine from a 2002 Ford Focus. Tomorrow, the other one goes back in!
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 05:07 PM

Today I moved some crushed rock into my new lean too to level the ground. It will be used to stack firewood and I need a level base to set pallets on. I couldn't get the 2320 in there but the 314 and box blade would fit but it was still tight quarters.

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Here it is before starting. I used the 2320 loader to dump crushed rock at the front and then used the 314 to drag it back.

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The blade lifts high enough to get over a pretty good sized pile of stone.

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This is taken from the back. All finished and roof sheathing installed!


At the back it drops off quite steeply. I was running back as far as possible and had the front wheels way down in the woods. A couple of times I had trouble backing up the hill but it always came back out. It spun itself to the outside once and I had to do some maneuvering to get myself out from between the 2 posts. The rear tires are quite soft on the 314. I haven't added any air since I got the tractor and they were showing a lot of sidewall flex but did they ever provide good traction. No weight on the back and it would pull the full box blade without any wheel spin.
I really wish it had a foot hydro control though. In those tight quarters it would be nice to have 2 hands on the wheel.

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 05:22 PM

Mowed the entire lawn for most likely the last time this year. Finished up a John Deere 345 that'll be headed for the sale block and tested it out for a bit as well.

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 05:27 PM

Gave all of mine a great big hug, and told them they all will stay and not be sold!
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