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


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#2146 twostep OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 07:05 AM

Plowed a guys garden... probably 70x60. It took me about an hour and a half and reminded me that I need a gauge wheel on my plow. It's so much easier to be able to just drop the plow and go....

 

That and I also need another 400-500 pounds on the tractor. The little 2cyl kubota has the power at half throttle to pull the plow but the tractor is so light that I have to fight it to keep it pulling straight and to keep it from breaking traction.


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:21 AM

Plowed a guys garden... probably 70x60. It took me about an hour and a half and reminded me that I need a gauge wheel on my plow. It's so much easier to be able to just drop the plow and go....

 

That and I also need another 400-500 pounds on the tractor. The little 2cyl kubota has the power at half throttle to pull the plow but the tractor is so light that I have to fight it to keep it pulling straight and to keep it from breaking traction.

Far from expert......and not completely sure I understand your statement about "pulling straight".......but if the plow doesn't drop in the ground and pull straight, it probably needs some sort of adjustment.  Traction......Are your tires filled with fluid?  And are they perhaps overinflated.  I remember with our full-sized Massey, there were two pressure values.  The lower one, perhaps between 8 and 10? was for plowing and such.  The other figure, around 15, was for road transport duties like pulling the trailer and driving on the road.  If we didn't reduce pressure after a period of road transport, the grip was poor until we reduced pressure back to the lower value.


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:42 AM

What I mean by pulling straight is that it is so light that if a clod falls back into the previous furrow the front right tire will ride up on it and maybe slide off to the low (right) side which of course gets the tractor off course. The plow itself pulls straight as long as nothing pushes the front of the tractor off course.

 

The front tires are fully loaded (4gal/ea) but the rears are not. I have wheel weights (150lbs/ea) that run when it is set up for plowing but recently I had taken them off to minimize compaction during tilling and mowing. It actually pulled surprisingly well... it just didn't steer worth a hoot. I'm too cheap to pay a $1/pound for steel weights so I think I will make up a 100 pound concrete weight to hang off the front of it.



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:45 AM

Also... I'm no expert either!!! actually it's only the 4th time I've plowed with it.



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Posted May 18, 2013 - 02:40 PM

Since all my junk doesn't run I had to use the lt133 to haul rocks ave broken block. The last load was little but the rest were over loaded. I wanted to see if I could break it before I invested the time and money fixing the steering. I was impressed with the way it performed.

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Posted May 18, 2013 - 05:44 PM

I am plum wore out. After a hard week of preparation to move the Police HQ, I came home Friday and spent 3-1/2 hours edging the fence line and house, then push mowed around and under all obsticles. Today I filled RED, 2.5 Gallons and mowed the whole place, (4 hours) in 4th & 5th, the grass was kinda thick and was clumping. Had to reverse directions several times as the clumps got large, then ran back over them to spread them out. RED is cleaned up, and I will lube him tomorrow. I refilled RED, another 2.5 Gallons.

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Posted May 20, 2013 - 04:41 PM

We had  a garage sale today and yesterday. The wheel Horse was on trailer pulling duty and the JD 112 and 317 were on display along with the wheel horse. We didnt sell much but we got tons of curious people to look at the machines lol


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 08:53 PM

Got off work early enough  to mow grass with  JD x475



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Posted May 22, 2013 - 08:34 AM

Plowed and disced one garden that was probably 30x40 and tilled another 80x60 garden... Getting quite a bit of seat time in this spring, and getting paid for it!!



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Posted May 23, 2013 - 09:02 AM

Tilled another 20x30 garden. Went from virgin (ex-pasture) grassy yard to beautifully worked soil 8" deep in less than an hour. Oh and the tiller has officially paid for itself just in the last 7 days!!



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Posted May 23, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Plowed and disced one garden that was probably 30x40 and tilled another 80x60 garden... Getting quite a bit of seat time in this spring, and getting paid for it!!


I hope to have a good enough running set up to do the same thing next year.

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Posted May 23, 2013 - 11:21 PM

Dang, am I the only one getting any seat time?

 

Spent another 3 hours tonight on the Cub 682 and the Kubota mowing. Now we're ready for a LONG weekend of camping and four wheeling!



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 09:34 AM

worked in the garden with my JD 400, hilling potatoes, also used my JD 214 and no name cart to clean up some yard trimmings.

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 07:19 PM

I had my "BowFlex" machine out today. My brother exercises with his BowFlex in his spare room, I do it in the field.

 

My BowFlex;

 

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Who had more fun? My brother in the spare room, or me!!??  

 

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 10:00 PM

took the jd out for its weekly cruise around the yard to trim the grass then gave it a bath since it was a bit dust today






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