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#2026 HowardsMF155 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Boy, today was a busy day!  First, I hauled a load of red dyed wood chips to use as mulch around the roses and irises I brought up from Dad's house.  Then, I went back and got a cubic yard of topsoil, which was so heavy it just about put the tires up into the top of the fenders.  I actually drove home at only 30 mph and slowed down even further for the slightest bump.  Used the Geared Massey 12 to pull the trailer around back of the house.  The topsoil was used to top off  the planter boxes I installed last year, this year I think I'll plant butter beans and snap beans there.  One of my boys used the little two stroke tiller and tilled up all the weeds that had grown up in the planter box since last fall.

Then I got out the Gravely with the snow blade and pushed some soil back into the garden that was piling up around the edges.  Broke for lunch and got a call from someone at church wanting to borrow a tiller to till a new garden.  I offered to come look at what they needed and see if I had a tool that would do the job.  So I went and decided that what they wanted called for the Gravely with the rotary plow, so I went home, put the rotary plow on the Gravely and trailered it on over.  Spent about two hours breaking new ground.  I love using my rotary plow for that kind of thing.  At one point I hit a rock, an after a couple of seconds this rock pops up from the plow about as big around as a pizza and 3-5 inches thick.

     After I got back home, I had to rest a few minutes, my feet were hurting from the walking I'd done.   I decided that since this was the last nice day before rain sets in tomorrow, I needed to plow my garden.  So the problem was, use the Gravely, or pop the plow on the Massey.  I decided to plow with the Massey.  Spent a pleasant hour or so plowing with the Brinley.  Had my son take a video, I'm uploading the video to youtube, I'll post it here when it's done.  At one point I checked the furrow depth with a tape measure and got a reading of 8 inches! 

 

Here is the video of me plowing.

 

I'm past ready to get some peas planted, and maybe potatoes too, but between schoolwork and rain there just hasn't been time.  Anyway, progress is being made, so things will get planted sooner or later.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:16 PM

We used my 214 to pull a dead rear tine tiller up to the main shop for repairs.Took all of 2 minutes,but hey seat time is seat time! :thumbs:



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Don't try this at home! Photo taken on closed course with professional garden tractor driver. [:D]
I had to move our old refrigerator off the back patio deck and I thought, "what the heck I'll give it a try."
I could tell that the Johnny bucket was straining a bit but it lifted it and them I strapped it down and gingerly backed it out over the soggy lawn to the front of the house to sell or give away. The older I get the more I like labor saving devices.
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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:21 PM

We used my 214 to pull a dead rear tine tiller up to the main shop for repairs.Took all of 2 minutes,but hey seat time is seat time! :thumbs:

 

Yep!


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Posted March 17, 2013 - 01:21 PM

I used the front blade on my Ford 100 to push up the compost pile that the chickens had spread out.  Then I pushed some sand around the garden.  I had brought home 19 buckets of sand from work yesterday.  I use it to make the soil more friable, better for tiny seeds like carrots.

 

Then I pulled a little utility trailer full of brush and junk firewood to burn in the garden.  The ashes and charcoal are also used as a soil amendment.



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 01:31 PM

The Hemorrhoid got put to use dragging a small trailer around for us to load aluminum in and the DragonFly Dutifully manned the portable crane. Bad thing is that I never once had any seat time. Steph got it all.



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 04:09 PM

The Hemorrhoid got put to use dragging a small trailer around for us to load aluminum in and the DragonFly Dutifully manned the portable crane. Bad thing is that I never once had any seat time. Steph got it all.

Dude.......That was a noble sacrifice on your part!



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 04:32 PM

Hauled some more firewood up from out back with the 70 I & 10P cart!  ~~  Lowell



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 04:59 PM

I Mowed today! :rocker2:  Didn't really need to, but I was itchin to see if I got all the oil leaks fixed.


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Posted March 17, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Ran a tank of gas through the Plow Hoss.0317131642a.jpg



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Posted March 18, 2013 - 05:52 AM

Ran a tank of gas through the Plow Hoss.attachicon.gif0317131642a.jpg

 

And still have all your appendages? :rolling:



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Posted March 18, 2013 - 06:19 AM

I survived intact. Not the most "user friendly" tractor that I've ever operated.


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Posted March 18, 2013 - 06:59 AM

I survived intact. Not the most "user friendly" tractor that I've ever operated.

Have you considered training wheels for it?

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Posted March 18, 2013 - 07:30 AM

Thinking about maybe a sulky. That ought to be fun.



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Posted March 18, 2013 - 08:37 PM

Not actually today, but I got my neighbors garden turned over for her.  She usually pays a guy to come and do it, so I did the neighborly thing, and offered my free services.  Shes happy, and little does she know, I love seat time, so its a win-win!! 

 

This is my friends 400 that was at my house after a tractor show I hauled it to.  The plow was already hooked up, and mine wasnt, so I used his.  Its a repowered tractor with a 23HP Briggs Vanguard under the hood.  All original paint!!

 

 

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