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


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Posted July 23, 2013 - 02:58 PM

Used the Massey 1655D's loader to move gravel & bags of concrete to make a drain pit, then to put away the concrete mixer.  Then I used it to cut dirt away from the approach to my mailbox,  and placed gravel there.  Moved 2 trailers with the loader so I could mow those spots.  Then I mowed with the John Deere 430.  More to mow, but came in for a pit stop.  Not terribly hot, but terribly humid it IS! 


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 09:34 PM

Spent some time with the girls today...

 

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taught the wife to use the finish mower...

 

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added one to the herd...

 

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Posted July 28, 2013 - 06:31 PM

Pulled out the Massey 12H and the Massey 8G and mowed the lawn with my son.  I think he enjoyed it like I did.  No PICS!  Our yard sure does get done fast with both tractors going.



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Posted July 30, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Yesterday I got to pull a length of pipe from the pile with the FF. After we gussied it up a bit it became this:

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Now we have a decent flagpole! Aaron found this for the top:

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It's a well used drill bit they use at the quarry.


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Used the Massey 1655D's FEL to haul 16 bags of feed from the feed truck down to the calf barn.  8 bags per run, 400lbs x 2.  NO problem at all & ran nearly full speed in high range with it.   Then also used the bucket to haul the sweet corn out of the garden.  Handiest tool in my GT arsenal for sure!


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 10:51 PM

Pulled a boat out the the deep woods with my JD 314 :rocker:

 

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Then mowed around 12 acres with it :thumbs:

 

 

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How did you mow 12 acres with a boat??  :say_what:

 

 

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(Sorry, I could not resist! :hitting_self_roller: )



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Posted July 31, 2013 - 07:56 PM

Fired up the WH Raider 10 and pulled a trailer load of limbs and branches to the brush pile.



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Posted August 01, 2013 - 02:55 PM

Hauled gravel with the MF1655D's loader for calf stalls.  That's it for GT use today.



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Posted August 01, 2013 - 04:21 PM

Spent some time with the girls today...

 

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taught the wife to use the finish mower...

 

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added one to the herd...

 

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Now you went and Done it!!  Think you will ever get to use the Kubota after doing that?



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Posted August 01, 2013 - 07:17 PM

Went down to my Dad's old house today.  The yard has suffered this year, as cutting it, or getting it cut, has not been in the forefront of my mind.  In fact, it was a bit of a shock when I got a realtor feedback that said the yard "needed some trimming", though in hindsight I shouldn't have been surprised.   The weeds were having a blast.

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But it wasn't very long before two boys with Gravelys cut everyone down to size.

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Meanwhile, the truly tall weeds were lurking in the old garden, which I tackle with the sicklebar tractor.downsize7.jpg

 

One area of grass was too tough even for the 5460 (Commercial 10) to cut, so I went after it with the sickle bar mower also.  I found out that going uphill produced great results from the sickle bar, with the extra little tug from gravity causing the grass to just fall over and slide off the bar.  Grassy areas that weren't quite as tall or thick worked well also.

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Posted August 01, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Now you went and Done it!!  Think you will ever get to use the Kubota after doing that?

I know... I kept her off of it for as long as possible and finally she just flat out asked to mow. I couldn't say no.



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Posted August 02, 2013 - 07:05 AM

USED my ole 3414s "Sweet Allis" to mow the lawn. Though the tractor will mow easily in 4th I mowed in 2nd to prolong the seat time and save the landscaping.  I really like having the option of  being able to moderate my ground speed by feathering the direction selector or the foot clutch especially when I'm sipping on a "Big Orange"  "Clyde",  my 916,  is still being marginalized due to a high speed miss. 


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 07:19 AM

Yesterday evening, I used my PGT9000 to haul some bagged grass clippings from the neighbor's yard to my garden, then loaded it in the trailer to mow a lady's yard. Got a late start on the yard, and it was a lot higher than I usually let it get. It has rained recently, and the hot, humid days are really making the grass/weeds grow! I finished in the dark..... I'm hoping the yard looks decent in the light of day!

 

I should get some more clippings today from the guys mowing my neighbor's large back yard. I like using the clippings to keep down the weeds. By the end of the season, it's ready to till in.



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Posted August 02, 2013 - 08:55 AM

I know... I kept her off of it for as long as possible and finally she just flat out asked to mow. I couldn't say no.

Just kidding of course!! Jo has offered to help with the mowing. But with putting up things from the garden, and with a 3 month old Great Grandaughter that is at the house 2-3 night per week she really does not have time.  No doubt she could do it as well or possibly better than I could and the 318 with power steering would be easy for her to handle. She is not interested in running the Ford.

What I would really like to get her is a golf cart and convert it into a Chore Buggy to carry tools and produce to and from the garden.

And once in a while I'm clear out on the far end of the property and she has to walk out to call me in for supper or to get my car keys?


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 09:15 PM

Had some good seat time today, ran several tractors.  First thing, I used the Massey 12G to dig some more potatoes.  My little girl came running out to help find potatoes and enjoy riding in my lap.  Then I cranked up the Gravely 5460 and got it off the trailer, where it had been sitting since Thursday, and did a little trimming in some of the corners.  Later in the day, I got the 12H out and did some companion mowing with my son driving the Massey 8.  Our next door neighbor later commented that we looked like a pair of go-kart racers having fun rather than working!






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