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


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#2866 limebuzz ONLINE  

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Posted February 16, 2016 - 08:37 PM

I cleaned the yard with the 1650 and front blade.
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Posted February 23, 2016 - 08:48 PM

We had some trees down on the West fence line so I needed to get down there and get them cut away to keep the cows in. Took the Ventrac with carry-all for tools.

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I've had the Tanaka almost 40 years ! The Stihl is only about 3 years old.

Dogs had a blast chasing squirrels, beautiful day, about 63F, sunny and clear :thumbs:


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 08:19 AM

I usually do my 27' x 90' driveway with a 21" 2-stage snowblower.  Problem is when the snow is wet it tends to either push ice logs out the chute which drop and break or the chute just plugs up with ice.

 

Yesterday we got about 4" of very wet heavy snow with temperatures in the low 30s.  I decided to tackle it with the Speedex and back blade.  While it got the job done it wasn't as easy as I'd hoped.  With the clearing happening behind the tractor the wheels were up on the snow and traction got to be an issue.  I need to come up with a modification so I can reverse that blade.

 

Still, I got the job done in less than an hour.  I'd have been out there all night with the snowblower.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 10:08 AM

For wet snow I still like a front blade.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 10:35 AM

For wet snow I still like a front blade.

 

Yeah, I'm learning the back blade has its limitations.

 

There is a guy about an hour from here with a Speedex on Craigslist.  His price is way too high for what it is but he has a plow.  I may contact him and see if he'll separate it.


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Posted February 25, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The last few years we've gotten a lot of deep dry snow, anything will work on that, but what we've had this year was wet and heavy. I used my front end loader.
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Posted March 06, 2016 - 08:03 PM

I almost had to make up something to do... Wasn't able to really dedicate time to a project because of some scheduling changes today... So, I asked the kids to bring in a load of firewood while I used my FEL to haul a couple trips of barn garbage to the burncan.
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Posted March 11, 2016 - 07:27 PM

Here's a short video of what I did today. I had 18 yards of topsoil delivered. I used the loader and the trailer to move it into the back yard . Once out back I will smooth it out and then use the York rake . More pics and maybe another video to come.
Here's the short video of me loading the trailer. Enjoy!

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Posted March 12, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Here's a short video of what I did today. I had 18 yards of topsoil delivered. I used the loader and the trailer to move it into the back yard . Once out back I will smooth it out and then use the York rake . More pics and maybe another video to come.
Here's the short video of me loading the trailer. Enjoy!
http://youtu.be/OfVcmBt_h2c


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Posted March 12, 2016 - 05:42 PM

How, exactly, are you keeping yourself from smiling?

I'm smiling , you just can't see it.  :D



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Posted March 12, 2016 - 10:52 PM

I moved my utility trailer to a more convenient location, according to my wife.

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Posted March 13, 2016 - 07:33 PM

So today I moved the rest of the topsoil to the backyard. I used the tractor I sold to the neighbor to smooth out the piles I dropped off with the trailer . His tractor is light and wouldn't pack down the dirt too much before I used the 195 to York rake it completely smooth. I put a homemade backblade on it. I reversed it to spread/ smooth out the piles.
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And here's a short video of my daughter doing some of the final passes before I took out the York rake.

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Posted March 14, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Got one muddy , found some pics of stuff I did last spring/summer ( is that a disqualification? It's all I got.. ) unloaded one , sized a couple up for comparison.

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Posted March 14, 2016 - 07:46 PM

Wrench, nice Speedex there, missed that one from any earlier posts of yours.  Mine are working everyday.......that is working on charging up battery's on tender's!  Don't count? :smilewink:



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Posted March 16, 2016 - 03:05 PM

I moved some top soil with the loader, pushed more trees into the woods, leveled some areas, and took out a stump.




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