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


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Posted February 01, 2011 - 11:30 AM

Just finished tilling the sawdust bedding in the large calf group pens. Used my Massey "2055" (customized MF1650) and my altered MF4250 tiller (now cuts 53"). I do this at least a couple times during the winter, as the top of the sawdust forms a tough pack layer. Tilling fluffs it back up & extends the life of the sawdust bedding.
I love the fact that my GT's actually help me make my living, and more excuses to use them! :thumbs:

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:52 PM

Didn''t plan on using the HT23 today. But my father in law call and said he had both tractors stuck. I told him i would be right down but he thought that the 23 would not do it. I laughed and away i went.Turned the corner where he had the JD318 stuck dropped the plow and pushed the two feet of snow down the driveway laughing at him.Went back pulled the JD out and drugged it over into the yard and went back and pulled his Ariens GT17 out. He had nothing to say at that point.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:55 PM

Just Goes to show you the Power these Bolens have :dancingbanana:

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 11:58 AM

Rewind to sunday, cleared a large part of the back yard so I could turn around and back up close to the wood shed with the trailer. While pulling a tarp over the wood I slid off and rolled my ankle, so I havn't been outside since I got back from the doc.
Went out this morning, WOW what a mess. It took me over an hour to do do the drive, I average about 10 min. normaly. It's like a layer cake or something, 4" of snow, 3/4" of ice sitting on that, then another 2" of snow. First time I've been stuck with the Bolens, although I didn't stay stuck for long :) This will be the last time I'm going to just wait till it's all over before getting in the seat. lol

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 11:19 PM

Today I cleaned up the yard with the Bolens 1600H and snow blade. I then got out the Bolens 1220 with the snow blower and blew the windrow out onto the lawn. I was over cleaning out the neighbors path that I do for her every storm and I got stuck. Just enough ice under the snow and the studded tires just didn't have enough traction. When the wife got home I had her pull me out with her van. I will finish cleaning the neighbors path on Saturday after I get off from work. We are suppose to get more snow Saturday also.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 11:31 PM

On Wednesday after it stopped snowing I used the Bolens 1220 to clean up the 9" of snow we received. I had a blast as usual and ended up spending 3 hours using the tractor to clean up the yard and the path that I keep cleared for the neighbor. Here is a picture of the 1220 next to a pile of snow that I have piled up with the tractors. 0202111318a.jpg The pile on the right side of the picture is the grill, the center pile is the picnic table and the pile to the left in the back is 4 GT's under a tarp.

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 07:44 AM

Nice Pics

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 07:58 AM

Tinkerer,I see you got some snow.

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 05:29 PM

We got about 3" last night so I went out to play.
It's always a blast when I can throw snow in high range! :dancingbanana:

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 06:32 PM

We got about 3" last night so I went out to play.
It's always a blast when I can throw snow in high range! :dancingbanana:


Yeah I know what you mean. When you get some nice powder its a blast using hi range.

Today was A 1st gear low range day for me. Heavy wet snow makes for a long day LOL

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Posted February 06, 2011 - 07:38 PM

Yeah I know what you mean. When you get some nice powder its a blast using hi range.

Today was A 1st gear low range day for me. Heavy wet snow makes for a long day LOL

We didn't get anything here so I can only dream about more snow.

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 08:49 AM

We got 3.5 to 4" saturday morning, so yesterday morning I went over to dad's and borrowed his case 444 so I could clear the parking lot at the church.

Took some work to get it up the icy ramps (left over from the last storm tuesday). Got the lot cleared. Went to load the tractor back on the trailer, and it climbed right up to the top of the ramps before slidding off and breaking the hydro line to the 3pt lift. Add that to my good (BAD) luck with mechanical things I have been having lately.

lately it seems if it werent for bad luck , I wouldn't have any when it comes to Outdoor power equipment.

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 10:02 AM

getting ready to crank up the MF1855 & use the FEL to clean bedding from under the calf hutches.....in the rain though! :rolleyes:

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Posted February 07, 2011 - 10:58 PM

lately it seems if it werent for bad luck , I wouldn't have any when it comes to Outdoor power equipment.[/QUOTE]

Hope your luck changes to good, Chuck!

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Posted February 08, 2011 - 11:15 AM

Hope your luck changes to good, Chuck!


Thanks Bill, Glad to se that you've been on lately again more.




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