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


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#2101 HowardsMF155 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 08:06 PM

Did some discing in my garden.  We had a cold wet March here, so after a brief false start early in March I put the garden on hold.  Don't have time to plant today, probably not tomorrow either, but the weeds were coming up, so I got myself some seat time!

 

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I also decided to do a bit of work to an old David Bradley disk I'd picked up some time ago.  I used the "heat wrench" to loosen the totally rusted bolts and get them off.  I've never used a "heat wrench" before, but I was astonished with the way the nuts came on off.  Ordinarily I'd have fought to unthread the nuts all the way as the threads were full of rust and crud.  But the nuts came off without too much trouble.  Is that normally the case when you apply heat to a rusted bolt like that?

 

Anyway, I reversed the direction and the spacing on the disc so they through toward the center, then I hooked up to my other disc.  Now I have a double disc!!

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And look how it works!

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 02:25 PM

Did a little mowing with the JD430.  As much as I've teased the green guys over the years, I have to come clean to say that this 430 and my JD F935 are the best mowing machines I have ever used in my life, and I've owned some good ones in the past.  A lot is in the diesel engine's torque, but these mowing decks also do a very good job.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 03:29 AM

Cut some of the yard yesterday with my Tru-Cut. Can honestly say that it won't get used much. That little thing will absolutely beat y0405131914.jpg 0405131916.jpg ou to death.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 08:30 AM

Got on the FF and drove it around some. Aaron (my friend) has a bunch of jumps set up for dirt bikes (doesn't have one right now) and I took 'Bubba' through the track. A few I didn't climb as they are too vertical. but did most of them. Didn't get any 'air' though! I think those wheel weights are a big help. We need to get a brush hog in there as the old weeds are too much for a regular mower. Hopped on the Ford. Wouldn't start! No fire! Major pain to get to the points as the rear PTO shaft is just outside the points cover. DANG IT! There goes 3-4 hours to get in there!



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 08:54 AM

I did some "drop in" tilling with the 33 tiller on the back of my JD 140.  I had a couple of forsthynia bushes I wanted to plant  in front of the fence besides my driveway gate, and did not want to mess with a lot of digging now and weeding later.  So I backed up the tiller/tractor up along the fence, engaged the tiller, and dropped in the spot I wanted to plant.  I did this several times so as to create a 6 foot wide or so tilled spot,  I used a hoe to put the dirt back in the hole made by the tiller, and planted 2 bushes (starters I got at Aldi's) about 3 or 4 feet apart.  It worked out great!  Easiest and funnest planting I ever did in my yard!


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Posted April 17, 2013 - 03:42 PM

I'm a few days late posting but I finally busted out the finish mower Sunday before I had to go out on a business trip. In a few places the grass was so thick and heavy that I actually bogged the kubota down a couple of times... that is a first. I'm sure this weekend when I get back I will need to mow again.



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Posted April 17, 2013 - 04:18 PM

Not something I'm proud of!!! The Ford 1500 is sitting out in the rain for the first time since I bought it in September.

One tire looks to have been on it since new and is worn and badly weather cracked. Thought I should replace it before it went down on me when I really needed it.

The Tire guy was supose to come out and put a new one on for me. But It rained so hard I'm sure it did not get done.

May be out another day or two?

The other tire had been replaced in the past year so I'm not springing for a pair.


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Posted April 17, 2013 - 04:34 PM

Last Weekend, we did PA Plow Day, then on Sunday we unloaded and washed as best we could (Danville mud is good stuff)

 

On Monday Nite I did a little work on the New to Me David Bradley and found some gravity enhancers for the wheels on the ST16



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Posted April 19, 2013 - 10:43 PM



I think Minnesota hates me...

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 05:48 AM

Put the DB in the field for a few minutes just to see what it'd do with the 8" plow. We're good.

Pics in a week. (Saving it for plow day)
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Posted April 21, 2013 - 04:02 PM

I videotaped me playing with my thing.  http://gardentractor...e-2#entry309579

 


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 05:37 PM

Took "Charlie" (Sears Custom 10 XL) and put the york rake on it and smoothed out our 80' gravel driveway. Sorry no pics.. Part of the drive is still frozen so I couldn't get it all done. Supposed to be in the low 60s most of this week with some rain. It will help get it softened up so I can finish it later in the week. Finished putting the rear tiller on Bob (Homelite T-16H) and fixed a couple of dash lights and headlight. Once I get the pulley (later this week) for the tractor the tiller wil be ready to try. I will have some video of that for all to see. Also waiting for battery to come in. Roger.



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Moved a bunch of stones, that have been strewn about my yard since we moved in last year, with my 3ph after finshed fabbing up a flat lift attachment...
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Posted April 21, 2013 - 06:25 PM

I used the Super 12 to drag the Gravely 816S and its attachments to the front of the house. Sold everything today for 150 bucks. Im sure I could have gotten more if I waited but I wanted it gone.



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 08:14 PM

Mowed with the 682, mowed and bush hogged with the Kubota and the 140 pulled trailer duty.

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