Got the Massey 12 H out and cut the front lawn, then cut along the roadside of our neighborhood. The grass there was plenty long and thick and I finally reached the limit of the power on this tractor! Just had to take it nice and easy, which was actually a plus as I had time to pick up trash with my "picker-upper" and put it in the wagon I was pulling behind me.
What did you do WITH your tractor today? ie: plowing, hauling, tilling, etc.
Posted April 18, 2014 - 09:04 PM
- Gabriel and propane1 have said thanks
Posted April 21, 2014 - 08:38 AM
Well, I got in some major seat time on my Bolens HT23 over the weekend.
Our church had a "service day" last Saturday where we ask people in the neighborhood if they need help on their homes, yards, cars, etc. All the requests are posted on a bulletin board and members come and look at the needs, then go work on the ones they can. We had about 50-75 people working on it this year, so the turnout was good, and a lot of people were helped.
With a bad back, (and carrying a few extra pounds, lol) it's hard for me to do much digging or lifting, so I looked for something I could put my "mechanical mules" to work on.
A young couple around the corner from my house needed help with their yard. It was very neglected when they bought the home with several pine trees and alders that needed removed, plus the foundation needed to be back filled on one side and they wanted to level out a large slope in the backyard.
They had some top soil brought in, complete with chunks of sod, and had to move it to the back yard, and in the foundation.
I put the Bolens to work--I'm not too experienced at using a FEL, so it took a while for me to get a rhythm going, and to know where the bucket edge was when digging into the pile.
As a result, I gave the Bolens a workout--moreso because the bucket just has a straight edge--a toothed edge would have dug into the pile with less effort. Nonetheless, in the space of about 3 hours I was able to fill along the side of their foundation and move about 1/2 the pile to the back yard.
I wasn't able to complete the job due to another commitment, but they have a skid steer coming in today to finish it. But, they won't have to pay as much rental on it since more than half the work is already done.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted April 21, 2014 - 09:01 AM
Good job Smitty. That is one fine looking machine!
- Utah Smitty said thank you
Posted April 26, 2014 - 07:13 PM
I got the JD 68 out a few days ago and serviced it. Today I used it to mow with. Little rascal did a great job.
- grnspot110 and Gabriel have said thanks
Posted April 30, 2014 - 06:50 PM
Was heading to the gravel pile this afternoon with my MF1655D to scoop gravel with the FEL for setting pavers to the patio. Then I remembered the battery was dead in the loader (had to jump this morning). I didn't remember to swap out the battery today, so while driving to the gravel pile, I stopped & grabbed my jumper cables & headed to the loader. Feeding time anyway. Jumped it off my little Massey & left it running while I scooped the gravel & parked it next to the patio. I don't know how I ever got along without this tractor/loader combo!
- KennyP and toppop52 have said thanks
Posted May 04, 2014 - 07:35 AM
Yesterday was the day to wake the PK out of it's winter nap. It was rolled into winter storage dead....
I knew I needed a new battery, it is tough to pull a 14hp Kohler over with a rope on the pto pulley when it is 35 degrees.
New battery [OUCH] and a new plug and it came back to life fresh gas and a run around the property and she runs well and starts first pop, I'm a happy camper, next weekend it will go to work twitching some soon to be firewood up and over the bank.
Posted May 04, 2014 - 08:05 AM
Yesterday, I moved dirt that I dug up for my flowers, pushed brush and limbs into the woods, mowed grass, then started the lattice on my deck I built a year ago this month. About time, huh?
Oldcowhand, anyone that ever owns a bucket loader will wonder how they got along without it! I use mine for everything I do, I even put my ladder and tools on it to work on household jobs.
Edited by toppop52, May 04, 2014 - 08:08 AM.
Posted May 04, 2014 - 08:45 PM
Plowed the garden with the dual stick 1650, then tilled with the 125. Great day outside to get some garden work done.
- twostep said thank you
Posted May 07, 2014 - 09:06 PM
Moved a truck.
Hauled some compost into the garden
Spread the compost
Plowed it all in.
The flowers that were coming in a few days ago are really showing well now
- twostep and Gabriel have said thanks
Posted May 08, 2014 - 11:56 AM
Aannnddd.........Youtube finally finished with my video. Here you go
Posted May 14, 2014 - 08:26 AM
installed the mowing deck to the Sears and cut for over 2 hrs last night, mom's and her nieghbors'. Need to hit the field soon as it's almost knee high already.
Posted May 14, 2014 - 11:19 AM
I used the Kubota as a tug and pulled the neighbor's dead Case 686 (with D100 backhoe) into his garage. This thing is heavy! Tractor + FEL + Backhoe + belly weight = I wouldn't be scared to bet it weighs 3500-4000lbs. 1st gear and the little kubota didn't even grunt.
- GTTinkerer said thank you
Posted May 14, 2014 - 11:33 AM
Hooked the Sears Roto-Spade to the the John Deere 140H3 and tilled one of the daughter's gardens.
- Texas Deere and Horse said thank you
Posted May 14, 2014 - 04:15 PM
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